Warner Electric contactless sensor provides improved monitoring of elevator brakes

Warner Electric, a premier brand of Altra Industrial Motion Corp., has developed an innovative technology for monitoring electromagnetic brakes in elevators and stage/theatre applications. Backwards compatible with conventional electromechanical microswitches, but with none of their inherent limitations, the patent-pending WES contactless sensor brings improved reliability to electromagnetic brake monitoring, and adds the capability for predictive […]

VISITOR NUMBERS SOAR BY 16% FOR SUBCON 2019

 4,100+ unique visitors confirmed  Record breaking 100+ exhibitors booked their stands onsite for the 2020 show  Subcon – the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show – returns 9-11 June 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham alongside The Engineer Expo   Subcon 2019, the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, which took place at the NEC […]

Laser Lines becomes UK reseller for Xact Metal

Laser Lines, a total solutions provider of 3D printers and laser equipment, today announces that it has become a UK reseller of Xact Metal’s 3D printing systems, which offer powerful metal 3D printing in a small footprint. Laser Lines will be distributing the Xact Metal XM200C and XM200S machines immediately, and the XM300C model when […]

Wind River Linux Harnesses Power of Containers and Cloud-Native Approaches for Embedded Systems Development

Wind River®, a leader in delivering software for critical infrastructure, today announced the latest enhancements to the industry-leading Wind River Linux. This release delivers technology to ease adoption of containers in embedded systems. It provides resources such as pre-built containers, tools, and documentation as well as support for frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes, all […]

Video of the Week – How dryspin technology runs smoothly and efficiently on high helix threads

The high helix thread design from igus is optimised to achieve greater efficiency compared to standard threads due to its flatter angle. The asymmetric geometry also yields a long service life and, because of the round tooth profile, operation is quiet and vibration-free. Available in stainless steel, the leadscrew is corrosion resistant, FDA approved and […]

Laser Lines becomes UK reseller for Xact Metal

Laser Lines, a total solutions provider of 3D printers and laser equipment, today announces that it has become a UK reseller of Xact Metal’s 3D printing systems, which offer powerful metal 3D printing in a small footprint. Laser Lines will be distributing the Xact Metal XM200C and XM200S machines immediately, and the XM300C model when it becomes available in 2020.

MINISTER PRAISES COMPETITIVENESS PROGRAMME AS UK AEROSPACE DEMONSTRATE BUSINESS GROWTH THROUGH INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Best practice beneficiaries recognised with All STAR awards Sharing in Growth demonstrates how it is beating the productivity challenge BEIS Minister praises high returns from Government-backed initiative   Productivity experts Sharing in Growth have celebrated their fifth annual All STAR best practice awards with ten award winners and three special recognition trophies.

WALTER AND EWAG FOCUS ON AUTOMATED TOOL MANUFACTURING AT UNITED GRINDING GROUP’S GRINDING SYMPOSIUM 2019

Informative technical presentations on Walter and Ewag tool grinding, erosion and laser processes – available in the UK from Walter Ewag UK – were among the array of technology treats displayed and discussed at the United Grinding Group’s three-day Grinding Symposium 2019 in Thun, Switzerland, where more than 1,500 visitors attended. While Ewag focused on […]

Improving the factory layout

“He that idly loses five seconds worth of time… might as prudently throw five seconds into the river”. Those are the words of Benjamin Franklin in one of his yearly almanacs, as he comments on the consequences of inefficiency.   The factory layout has a large part to play in optimising time, space and overall […]