Robot R&D: Bearings

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.

The Action is Out on the Edge

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

Ixthus Instrumentation announce Hardy Shaker HI 803 and 813 vibration reference sources on last time buy offer.

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 […]

Precise temperature control for novel food production: NTC temperature sensors from Variohm EuroSensor ensure accurate modelling of food in the Procusini 3D food printer

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 […]

Future-Proofing Three Futuristic Facilities

‘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 […]

Multi-Functional Laser Workstation Makes Perfect Sense

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 […]

Active Temperature Control for Flow Chemistry in Glass Chip Reactors

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 […]