4 March, 2021

The digital transformation journey – don’t run before you can walk

23 February, 2021

January’s online Talking Industry panel discussion addressed issues surrounding digital data capture, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and better communication practices etc through deploying concepts and strategies related to the industrial network of things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0.


Remote commissioning of equipment allows installation during Covid-19

21 January, 2021

Normally the supply, installation and commissioning of a heat exchanger to sterilise food ingredients such as wort would be a relatively straightforward exercise, with HRS project engineers travelling from their bases in Spain or the UK to the client’s location. However, the travel and operation restrictions imposed globally by the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year meant that a different approach was required for one HRS MI Series installation in the United States.


Acrovision chooses Micro-Epsilon thermal imaging camera fever screening system

15 December, 2020

Acrovision, a UK-based systems integrator of factory and warehouse automation, vision inspection systems and direct part marking and identification technologies, has chosen the thermoIMAGER TIM QVGA-HD-T100 thermal imaging camera from Micro-Epsilon as part of its infrared thermal detection system, the AFS-100. The system provides end users with a reliable, versatile, high accuracy fever screening system to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The thermal imaging camera was selected due to its high accuracy and ease of integration, set up and configuration.


Precision mixing contains costs for product development

10 December, 2020

A pre-pilot mixing plant is using wireless TorqSense transducers for ultra-accurate viscosity measurement of high-value compounds. The plant is used to prepare small batches of compounds from shampoo and detergent to cosmetics, therapeutic and medical preparations. Some of the ingredients in the compounds are very expensive, so product developers are loath to make large batches early in the formulation process.


Bürkert’s new mass flow controller for low volume achieves high accuracy with any liquid

03 December, 2020

A new mass flow controller/meter (MFC/M) is providing high precision and repeatability for small quantities of virtually any liquid. The Bürkert Type 8756 achieves accurate control or measurement, thanks to its Coriolis sensor, which enhances stability and removes the requirement for zero-point adjustment in changing process conditions.


Sensata Technologies introduces high-accuracy hermatic pressure sensors

30 October, 2020

Sensata Technologies, the industrial technology company and provider of sensors, has launched the new PTE7100 and PTE7300 hermetic pressure sensors for industrial applications with mid and high-pressure ranges.


TF Automation designs plasma treat machines for automotive firm

12 October, 2020

TF Automation was commissioned by Kostal Automotive Electrical Systems to design and build two plasma treat machines to address the increase in demand for cleaning new automotive switch products.


Air Bleed Oriface improves efficiencies

06 October, 2020

In today’s environment technology is constantly pushing for improved system efficiencies and industrial hydraulic systems is a good example of this where reduced weight and size of components and increased system pressures are often among the key requirements.


Discover the full potential of servo drives with the Festo developer kit

07 July, 2020

A new developer kit from Festo enables system designers and machine builders to familiarise themselves with the functions and application possibilities of the company’s CMMT servo drives.


Industry 4.0 ready valve island to simplify preventative maintenance

25 June, 2020

Being fully equipped for smart manufacturing whilst also delivering outstanding price efficiency, were key factors in the development of Camozzi Automation’s new Series D Valve Island, which is Industry 4.0 ready thanks to Camozzi’s futuristic CoilVision innovation.


New wireless sensors enable automated machine monitoring for reliable rotation in heavy industries

03 June, 2020

SKF has released a compact and cost-effective vibration and temperature sensor for monitoring the condition of rotating parts on heavy industrial machinery. Designed principally for use as part of an SKF Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) solution, the sensor – called the SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1 – enables customers to reduce both expensive unplanned downtime and their maintenance costs.


Zyfra launches remote industrial IoT system for machines

20 May, 2020

In context of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raging globally, Zyfra, Finnish-Russian industrial digitalisation firm, has released a cloud-based version of its MDCplus real-time machine monitoring and manufacturing data collection system designed for the industrial facilities to remotely monitor CNC machines.


Festo introduces a compact servo drive for demanding positioning applications

13 May, 2020

Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMTST. Complementing the existing CMMTAS, this new servo drive is equally reliable but much more compact and economical. These characteristics make it ideal for point-to-point and interpolating motion in demanding applications in assembly and handling technology, packaging machines or in the electronics industry.


Bosch Rexroth adopts Ubuntu Core and snaps for ctrlX Automation

24 April, 2020

Canonical has announced that Bosch Rexroth has selected Ubuntu Core for its app-based platform ctrlX Automation. ctrlX Automation leverages Ubuntu Core, designed for embedded devices, and snaps, the universal Linux application containers, to deliver an open source platform to remove the barriers between machine control, IT and OT. Industrial manufacturing solutions built on ctrlX Automation with Ubuntu Core and snaps will benefit from an open ecosystem, faster time to production and stronger security across devices’ lifecycle.


Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

22 April, 2020

With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory personnel so that they can focus on more advanced tasks.


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