New Light Curtain System Improves Flexibility and Industrial Safety

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Rockwell Automation introduces light curtains with patented transceiver technology

Monday 17th July 2017 – As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment.

Trescal’s largest calibration site to hold open day

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Stevenage UK –Trescal, the specialist provider of global calibration and measurement solutions, is once again opening the doors of its Stevenage site, the largest of Trescal’s UK facilities and fleet operations for an open day on Wednesday 18 October 2017.

Fokker presents Souriau Esterline Connections Technologies with the 2016 top connector supplier award at the Paris Air Show 2017 at Le Bourget.

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Fokker presents Souriau Esterline Connections Technologies with the 2016 top connector supplier award at the Paris Air Show 2017 at Le Bourget.

CAR ASYST APP 2.5: with vehicle data of the new high-tech flagship Audi A8 available for service and repair shop

As the new Audi A8 is launched in Barcelona, the CAR ASYST APP for Audi service and repair shop is now also ready to support the official vehicle data of the new AUDI AG flagship. Furthermore, the current CAR ASYST Version 2.5 now provides the functions Read battery history data, Query fluid levels and Reset service intervals.

Multi-million-pound modernisation programme lifts Icon Aerospace Technology to new heights

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A £7m investment is transforming a Victorian factory into a modern, state-of-the-art production facility for Icon Aerospace Technology.

Together with its landlord Strawsons, Icon is investing the sum as part of its ongoing vision to create a 21st century manufacturing business which succeeds the requirements of its customers for the long term. This includes providing its workforce, suppliers, and customers, with an attractive and productive environment in which to work, as the business works through an order book worth c. £150m over the next few years, a figure based on data released from Teal Group.

S and E Series multi concentric contact connectors

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Multi concentric contact connector is a new range of products dedicated to setups where connectors need to allow some rotation. Applications include petroleum downhole drilling systems and turret applications.

These precision engineered connectors include multiple concentric electrical contacts. The number of contacts range from 4 to 10, available in various shell sizes.

Cardiff University ‘Formula Student’ team become first UK winners in race history

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‘Cardiff Racing’ team make history by picking up Formula Student 2017 title at Silverstone

Cardiff University’s student racing team have won the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone, becoming the first UK winners in the competition’s 19-year history.

The ‘Cardiff Racing’ team, made up of 56 students from the University’s School of Engineering, beat off competition from over 100 university teams from all over the world.

Throughout the weekend, the building and engineering skills of the students were put to the test as the car went under serious scrutiny by the judges, before the students took their car onto the track to perform a number of speed and agility tests.

ROTECH SHARES ENGINEERING ENRICHMENT ROADMAP AT INDUSTRY DAY

Rotech’s most recent apprentice, James Bennett who joined Rotech just several weeks ago was on hand to share his personal experience of apprenticeships. (2)

As part of its pledge to bridge the engineering skills gap, Rotech, the Hertfordshire designer of end-to-end coding and feeding systems, participated in a two day ‘Insight into Industry’ conference at The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans.

Joining other national and local companies, including Marks and Spencer, Rotech used their presentation slots on the 5th and 6th July to engage with more than 200 year-9 students and showcase the exciting and varied career engineering pathways available to young people.

High-tech sensing illuminates concrete stress testing

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Using the principles of light, University of Leeds scientists have discovered a new way to measure the strength of modern forms of concrete – giving industry a better way to understand when it could fracture.

Their approach was based on applying a complex light-refracting coating, designed to display stress positions, to the surface of concrete beam samples.

PROTO LABS ANNOUNCES €4 MILLION INVESTMENT TO SERVICE EUROPEAN GROWTH

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Rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturer Proto Labs reports its largest European infrastructure investment since the UK business was established in 2005. The business has financed a spend of around €4 million on new manufacturing technology and facility renovations; primarily in Telford, UK and also its other locations across Europe. The investment is in response to current and projected customer demand for Proto Labs’ advanced manufacturing services from across Europe

2017 Product Line Card now available from the JPR Electronics’ Website

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High quality, cost effective electronic components from over 60 suppliers

JPR Electronics has made its 2017 Line Card available for customers to download from their website. With nearly 70 manufacturers of cables, connectors, semiconductors, sensors, keyboards, switches, relays, wound components, power supplies, enclosures, cases, motors, fans and tools JPR can supply any quantity from a single item, to productions quantities, fulfil the requirements of a complete bill of materials or provide a just-in-time kitting service to OEMs

LaserCube From TLM Laser – The Cost Effective Solution For Laser Cutting Small Parts

IPG’s LaserCube: a highly efficient laser cutting system with a compact footprint and low operating costs. Available in the UK & Ireland from TLM Laser

Laser cutting is often the preferred process for metal cutting, and indeed there are innumerable systems in production today cutting and profiling a wide range of metal parts for a multitude of applications.