20 November, 2018

Smart pneumatics monitor

26 September, 2017

"What does machine downtime cost the company and how important is it to me to significantly reduce the probability of such an event?” asks Wolf Gerecke, director strategic product management at Aventics. In answer to these questions, Aventics has developed a product that detects and reports wear on pneumatic systems before it can result in a failure.


Reducing the chance of human error

26 September, 2017

One of the main issues associated with manual assembly processes is human error – with potentially costly ramifications that manufacturers can ill-afford if they wish to remain competitive. To tackle the issue, drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has developed a step-by-step virtual guidance system to support workers in a production environment.


Sensors measure hydraulic flow, temperature and pressure

23 August, 2017

Webtec has introduced a series of new SAE J1939 CAN hydraulic sensors for OEM mobile and industrial applications where customers require real-time monitoring of hydraulic flow, pressure and temperature around the clock.


New controller supports simultaneous control of up to 32 axes

23 August, 2017

Delta Computer Systems Inc. has introduced more Base Modules and Power Supply options for its new RMC200 motion controller to serve larger manufacturing processes and multi-function testing equipment.


PVL appoints new general manager

16 June, 2017

Industrial switch and sensor distributor, Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd. (PVL) has appointed Neville Osborn as its new general manager. His remit includes overseeing the marketing and sales strategy of PVL’s range of switches, transmitters, sensors, gauges, meters and valves. Osborn’s duties also include the overseeing of the company’s general operations.


Gardner Denver supports Industry 4.0 and IoT with iConn

16 June, 2017

Gardner Denver has launched iConn, a cloud-based, air management platform from its CompAir brand that enables operators to manage, optimise and improve compressed air-based services.


Beware the use of counterbalance valves with electrohydraulic motion controllers

16 June, 2017

By Peter Nachtwey, Delta Computer Systems Inc. Counterbalance valves are used for safety, holding loads and keeping loads from dropping when a loss of hydraulic pressure occurs. Sudden pressure loss can happen when a hose fails, for example, putting a lineman in danger who is high up on the business end of a bucket truck.


New CEO for Danfoss

13 April, 2017

After nine years as the CEO of Danfoss, with increasing growth and a digital transformation on track, Danfoss’s CEO Niels B. Christiansen has decided to leave Danfoss. COO Kim Fausing, who has worked closely together with Christiansen in the Executive Committee, will become the new CEO.


Industria Bearings appoints new sales development engineer

13 April, 2017

Industria Bearings & Transmissions has appointed Andrew (Andy) Blackler as its new sales development engineer. His remit includes being UK product specialist and salesman for the Murtfeldt range of chain guides, chain tensioners (Spann Boxes) and high performance plastics used mainly in the food, drink, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries.


Maximising machine efficiency with IoT

13 April, 2017

A wireless sensor company has developed an Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled condition monitoring device to help engineers more effectively observe changes in machinery.


Boge flushes away unnecessary costs at Armitage Shanks

13 April, 2017

A new state-of-the-art Boge compressed air system has replaced two ageing fixed-speed air compressors used to manufacture basins, toilets and other sanitary ware at Armitage Shanks’ factory in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The result has reportedly been a 27% reduction in energy costs and a 29% cut in maintenance costs, as well as carbon emission savings of around £3500 a year.


SICK sensors get smart at Industry 4.0 Summit

13 April, 2017

Unlocking the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in factory, logistics and process automation was the theme for SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester recently.


New igus servo cables with the world's smallest bend radius

13 April, 2017

The new CF29 servo cable series from igus offers possibilities for energy supply to drives, motors and industrial machines. For users with demanding requirements such as very low ambient temperatures, particularly small installation spaces or extremely heavy duty applications, the CF29 range extension is ideal.


The next evolutionary step for handheld measuring units

13 April, 2017

For 30 years Hydac has provided handheld measuring units for measuring tasks in relation to stationary and mobile machines. With the recently launched HMG 4000, Hydac comments that the next evolutionary step has been achieved based on the latest technologies.


Free advice on pneumatic valve selection

13 April, 2017

Festo, supplier of automation equipment, is offering free advice to help engineers designing and specifying pneumatic systems to select the best valve for their application…


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