Accuracy describes how closely a robot reaches a commanded position. When the absolute position of the robot is compared to the commanded position, the error calculated is the measure of accuracy. Chris Johnson, managing director of precision bearing specialist SMB Bearings, explains how quality bearings are integral for improving accuracy in the robotics industry.
Severn Trent has signed an important new agreement with Next Filtration to allow full-scale deployment of its Next FOG STOP technology, which reduces the build-up of FOG (fats, oils and grease) in sewers. The deal, which also includes evaluation of additional applications, follows an extensive 18-month trial, during which time Next FOG STOP has helped […]
By Matt Hale, International Sales and Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers Cross contamination in the pharmaceutical industry is not just an issue for those working in it, but for the wider public as a whole. As general awareness of the potential issues has increased, more and more questions are being asked of manufacturers and health […]
By David Laurello, President and CEO, Stratus Technologies In all the excitement over the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), the domain of computing activity that may do most to translate IIoT technology into lasting business value has been somewhat overlooked. Yes, we’re talking about Edge Computing
A new electronic motor controller is now available for Rittal’s RiLine Compact busbar system. All it takes is a matter of seconds for the controller to simply clip the controller onto the busbar. Its easy wiring means installation costs are lower than those for traditional electro-mechanical devices.
As the UK distributor for Metrix Instrument Co., Ixthus Instrumentation sells and supports the USA-based machinery monitoring specialists’ full line of Hardy Portable Shaker vibration reference sources. Recently Metrix have announced that, whilst it will continue to produce the newer Hardy Shaker series HI-903/913 for years to come, its older HI803/813 models are due to […]
The Procusini 3.0 is a 3D food printer, recently launched in its third and revised generation with NTC temperature probes from Variohm EuroSensor. The manufacturer, Print2Taste GmbH, was founded in 2014 as a spin-off company of the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences in Freising. Aimed at catering professionals, event-gastronomy and hotels, as well as specialist […]
‘Repair, Protect, Improve’ is the Belzona motto, encompassing the way Belzona systems are successfully used on thousands of applications around the world. On occasion though, an application calls to be neither ‘repaired’ or ‘improved’ but rather ‘protected’ preventatively. These applications are on new-build structures which use Belzona materials to provide a stronger foundation and a […]
Starrag UK has joined Made in the Midlands (MIM), the influential peer group for MDs and CEOs of manufacturing and engineering firms in the Midlands. The Birmingham-based company – which offers innovative machining solutions from its product ranges of Berthiez, Bumotec, Dörries, Droop+Rein, Ecospeed, Heckert, Scharmann, SIP, Starrag and TTL – says joining MIM will […]
There is little doubt that lasers are one of the most flexible production tools available to manufacturers today. Combine this process flexibility with a series of purpose designed interchangeable production modules, and you have the perfect solution for Sensor manufacture. The AL-SWS sensor workstation, produced by ALPHALASER and distributed in the UK and Ireland by […]
Uniqsis has introduced the Polar Bear Plus GSM™ – a versatile heating and cooling reactor module for flow chemistry applications using Glass Static Mixers / Reactor Chips (GSMs). To achieve high reproducibility and facilitate scale-up the control of mixing and temperature is essential, particularly for highly exothermic or fast, mixing-dependent reactions. Uniqsis glass static mixer […]
The new M12 Magnetics from HARTING is an industrial connector which combines a robust transformer and an RJ45 Ethernet socket in an IP65/67 protected unit containing all the necessary components that would otherwise have take up extra space on the circuit board – and all in the same size socket as before. Integral transformers in […]