30 November, 2023

Dr. Lucian Dold appointed Omron Senior General Manager

23 November, 2023

Dr. Lucian Dold has been appointed as the Senior General Manager for Global Account Business Development at Omron. Dr. Dold, has over 30 years of experience in industrial automation, and brings his expertise and passion for digital transformation to this role.

Energy efficiency: The first step to decarbonising construction

22 November, 2023

More than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities today – a number expected to increase to almost 70% by 2050 (1). As the global population continues to soar, construction of new cities and the expansion of existing cities will be required. In fact, the International Energy Agency estimates that global built floor area will increase by around 20% by the year 2030. Domenico Traverso, President, Editron & Incubation Divisions, Danfoss Power Solutions, explains further.

Safeguarding legacy equipment: Addressing cybersecurity challenges for manufacturers

15 November, 2023

In the fast-evolving digital landscape, manufacturers face unique cybersecurity challenges, with IoT devices experiencing an average of 5200 attacks per month. Add in ageing equipment, and the challenge to maintain operational resilience increases exponentially. Jeremy Whittingham, industry consultant and member of the Advanced Engineering team highlights the vulnerabilities associated with outdated technology and provides manufacturers with insights on mitigating risks.

Using AI to manage obsolescence

08 November, 2023

Tom Cash, director of industrial parts supplier Foxmere, explains how generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) could make the last order letter a thing of the past.

Apprenticeship partnership for sustainable growth

01 November, 2023

Representatives from Close Brothers Group plc, pictured alongside University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre apprentice alumni

A partnership between Close Brothers and the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre has further cemented a commitment to supporting apprentices and SMEs, helping businesses secure sustainable growth to build an engineering workforce for the future. H&P Reports

New proportional control valve for mobile machinery

19 October, 2023

Danfoss Power Solutions has extended its PVG valve portfolio with the addition of PVG 48, a pre-compensated proportional control valve for mobile machinery. Designed for applications requiring flow rates of up to 180 litres per minute (47.6 gallons per minute), PVG 48 provides customers with a right-sized option between the existing PVG 32 and PVG 128 valves. It greatly expands the range of medium-flow capabilities for original equipment manufacturers and distributors globally.

Industrial valve manufacturer introduces AM to oil and gas

18 October, 2023

To explore the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) processes in the oil and gas sector, UK industrial valve supplier KOSO Kent Introl has collaborated with global engineering technologies company Renishaw. To support the company’s adoption of AM, Renishaw has installed a RenAM 500Q Flex at the valve manufacturer’s headquarters in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. As the first UK valve parts manufacturer in the oil and gas industry to introduce the technology, Kent Introl will use AM to rapidly develop and produce components for its customers in a more efficient and cost-effective way.

Rapid developments in robotic automation

11 October, 2023

The engineering automation sector has been coping with the accelerating pace of innovation for many years. Beyond general progress, we also experience step-changes that can be triggered by the alignment of technological trends or a major global event like the recent pandemic. With disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence entering the mainstream, there are exciting times ahead. Steve Sands, Technical Consultant at Festo GB explains further to H&P

Is the future of AM hybrid?

04 October, 2023

Joe Godfrey, 3D print specialist at Tri-Tech 3D, explores how balancing in-house and outsourced additive manufacturing (AM) can enhance onshoring efforts.

Unique Group appoints Sahil Gandhi as CEO

12 September, 2023

(L-R) Sahil Gandhi, CEO and Harry Gandhi, Chairman at Unique Group’s Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) facility

Unique Group, the subsea technologies and engineering company, has announced the appointment of Sahil Gandhi to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Himanshu (Harry) Gandhi, who will now assume the position of Chairman of the Group.

Twelve-week transformation gives landfill compactor another life

07 September, 2023

A team of specialist rebuild engineers at Finning UK & Ireland have taken just 12 weeks to completely transform a 15-year-old Cat landfill compactor for FCC Environment - rebuilding it with a mix of reconditioned and remanufactured parts so it is fit for a second life. H&P reports.

How industry can attract young engineers to tackle the engineering skills shortage

29 August, 2023

Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK, explains how industry can help to tackle theskills shortage in the sector, with just a little influencing required.

Warehouse automation: Five key points on securing operational resilience

15 August, 2023

Automation in its varied forms is increasingly ‘mission critical’ to warehouse operations. But with such high reliance on sophisticated systems, how do you ensure reliable performance and a risk-free peak? Dan Migliozzi, Head of Sales at independent systems integrator, Invar Group, looks at the options available for maintenance and support.

AEMT Awards entry deadline fast approaching

09 August, 2023

Time is running out to prepare and submit nominations for the 2023 AEMT Awards Programme. With the final entry date set as 5pm on Friday 8 September, the AEMT again looks forward to recognising and rewarding business and professional excellence across the electrical and mechanical repair sector.

New Business Line Manager

03 August, 2023

Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Chris Ferriday as Business Line Manager, Process Cooling Solutions, in the UK. This internal promotion sees Ferriday succeed Angus Hall, who retired at the end of July 2023.

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