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It’s tempting to think that every company’s projects run over time and over budget. Yet they don’t.

There’s actually a significant sub-set that consistently deliver projects twice as fast as their competitors—when adjusted for headcount. Critical Chain reveals what they have in common—and how to apply their secrets within your own company.

20 Years of Innovation: Guided Wave Radar at Magnetrol®

The popular loop-powered transmitters we know as guided wave radar (GWR) burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. Here are some insights into this breakthrough technology and the effect it has had on the level measurement world.

Jacopa to Market Nordic Water Belt Filter

Jacopa Ltd and Swedish water and wastewater treatment specialist Nordic Water have announced an agreement that provides Jacopa with the sole right to distribute the latter’s highly-regarded Sobye self-cleaning belt filter in the UK and Ireland.

The Sobye belt filter has gained an excellent reputation over a 25-year period as an automatic, self-cleaning compact solution for primary treatment to replace settlement tanks. More than 200 systems are currently in use, with around 100 of these in the municipal primary treatment market.


Proper Enclosure Solutions Ltd is an independently owned company that was formed in 2009 by  three family members. Their vision was not only to produce and sell standard products, but to provide a full service to ensure that clients in a broad variety of industries could obtain “solutions” from one source of supply.

The upward growth trajectory of IO-Link continues unabated

Some of the many benefits offered by the globally established communication standard IO-Link include system and fieldbus independence. The universal and compatible interface allows the integrated networking of sensors and actuators, which reduces the costs associated with installation, commissioning, and plant maintenance. IO-Link makes it possible to collect and evaluate not only process data, but also other information. Pepperl+Fuchs offers a broad portfolio of IO-Link devices, ranging from Ethernet IO modules and intelligent sensors through to RFID read/write devices.         

German Components Distribution remains on track

Stable growth and healthy order situation shape the German component distribution market (according to FBDi association) in the 2nd quarter 2018. Semiconductors weak, passive components strong.

High Performance Solutions for EMI Shielding Problems

Fothershield’s range of EMI shielding and thermal interface materials give the EMC engineer plenty of choice when looking to solve EMC problems.

Welcome to Siltech

Process monitoring using colour change


Thermoprint: A range of inks that change colour when their temperature reaches a “switch” point.  They are used as indicators to show Tamper Evidence, or to offer Brand Security, or used as Cooking/Reheating indicators, etc.

LTi Metaltech Champions the Need for More Female Leaders in Industry

According to a recent report bridging the UK gender gap could help generate an extra £150bn to the UK economy by 2025

 Award-winning precision fabrication and welding specialist LTi Metaltech claims more needs be done to increase the number of female leaders in UK industry, if it’s to benefit from the fullest breadth of talent available and help drive future economic growth. It’s certainly something LTi’s Quality Manager, Stevie Keen is aware of, having progressed into a senior role with the support of her fully inclusive and forward-thinking employer.

Davall specialises in providing a complete “Transmission Service”.

Davall Gears is registered to AS9100 for design and manufacture of gear systems, and markets the Spiradrive, a high torque, low backlash, gear and gearbox system. Davall Gears is an established leader in the field of custom-made gearing. This position has been attained by successfully combining extensive knowledge of industry, with the use of modern technology. The company is able to provide design and manufacturing solutions to the many and varied power transmission and rotary motion problems posed by their clients. 

New Wireless Monitoring Devices Help to Improve Machine Reliability

Devices that use wireless technology are all around us in the modern world.  Whether it be remote setting of your air conditioning in your house, or instructing an Amazon Echo™ to turn on the lights, this technology heralds a new era of providing us with knowledge about our surroundings, and the convenience for managing it.

Vacform Group – Over 50 Years’ Expertise and Innovation in Vacuum Forming

Leaning on a wealth of expertise in plastics, Vacform Group strive to provide a wide array of unique and unparalleled services from concept to finished product.

UNISIG presents new manufacturing solutions for mold makers

UNISIG adds five new models to its proven range of deep drilling and milling centers.

STEINEL at EuroBLECH – the industry’s leading international trade fair

STEINEL will present their products at the 25th EuroBlech in Hannover from 23–26 October. The entire process chain for sheet metal processing will be presented at the world’s largest trade fair for the sheet metal working industry.

At the 120 square metre booth (Hall 27, Booth F128), STEINEL will give visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand their wide range of punching and bending technology products and services. This year, the focus will be on mechanical and electrical roll taps as well as standardised modular systems.


Compact, lightweight and affordable system offers permanent, consistent and durable marking in a cleaner, more usable and sustainable design

Senior Project Manger

Purpose of Position

Project management of allocated super yacht or residential/commercial projects.

Drive the order conversion of allocated projects with a pro-active technical back up of the business.

Key remit is: Order conversion, Customer satisfaction professional cost management & running of the project to the relevant contractual terms.

“I-GAS” A qualification for maintenance and gas fitters working in industry to demonstrate competence.

There are many activities routinely occurring in industrial premises that might require breaking into a gasway for maintenance or repairs. Currently, available training and certification for gas fitters and engineers working on domestic and commercial appliances is often not appropriate for the types of gas equipment commonly found in industry, increasingly including premises where electricity is generated using gas.

Quantum Controls wins prestigious ‘UK Drive Rental Company of the Year’ Award 2018

We are delighted to win this prestigious award, working with market leading products makes our work much easier.” says Mark Hodgkinson UK Drive Rental Fleet Manager. Since launching the Rental Department back in 2015, it has been a steady increase for the department. During 2016 we saw our business double in size as we have increased our portfolio of products and really targeted the market.  

Oldham Engineering Ltd – Generations of Experience

Oldham Engineering Ltd remains a family run company and preferred supplier to the Nuclear, Defence, Rail, Steel, Oil & Gas, Subsea & Power Generation industries. Oldham Engineering is an expert in Turnkey Project Management and this unique business provides in-house complementary services of CAD/CAM proof machining, Coded Fabrication, Medium-Heavy CNC Machining, Robot Welding and Complex Assembly & Testing for batch and one off production. Oldham Engineering is one of only a handful of companies in the Nuclear Industry sector who is recognised as a key supplier to this market. Oldham Engineering Ltd also manufactures `safety critical’ components across all sectors under a range of qualifications. See

Wiseman Threading Tools Ltd Specialists in Tools & Gauges for Screw Threads.

We have been supplying a wide range of threading tools and gauges since 1987. Together with supplying plain ring and plug gauges manufactured to our customers specific requirements.We consider ourselves specialists in this field as this is our main focus.

Joloda lead the way in automation

In the ultra-competitive logistics environment, Joloda International provide world class solutions for truck loading.  Joloda design, manufacture and install automatic truck-loading systems from factories in the UK, Netherlands and USA.

Level matters to your business. That’s why it matters to Magnetrol®.

Information matters
What happens when it’s 2:03 am, no one is on site, and something unexpected happens in a tank?
Magnetrol is on it. In fact, all of the information will be right there in the morning for your team. Our advanced diagnostics capture an echo curve that reveals every detail.

Jacopa Scores 100% in Achilles Audit

Jacopa have taken top honours scoring a maximum 100% in every section across both the ‘Management System Evaluation’ and ‘Onsite Assessment’ categories in a recent Achilles UVDB Verify audit. During the two-day audit Achilles’ qualified assessors scrutinised everything from on-site incident records to the company’s corporate social responsibility policy to finally deliver Jacopa’s top marks score.

HORIBA: Global Leaders in Measurement & Analysis in High Value Processes

In the industrialised world of product engineering and manufacturing, the unsung heroes who take concepts and turn them into reality, utilise the unsung capabilities of technology companies who provide them with data essential to meet the increasing demands of regulation, safety and productivity. Among these unsung companies is a global leader by the name of HORIBA who through their philosophy of Joy and Fun and technical capability enable many household names to produce high quality products from high value processes. Phil Burnside, HORIBA UK’s New Business Development Manager introduces HORIBA’s many capabilities….

Advanced engineering company TP Group invests in technology as it expands into new markets and looks ahead to Industry 4.0


Following strong growth in the nuclear sector, TP Group launched a £1.5 million state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Centre at the company’s Dukinfield facility, near Manchester, earlier this year. The mission-critical and safety-critical equipment that TP Group designs and engineers is manufactured at this site as well as a facility in Portsmouth.

EEMUA – helping you improve safety, efficiency, and compliance

This year we are holding our EEMUA Annual Inspection Seminar in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Thursday 13 September 2018. The day will be focusing on the current issues and new techniques in inspection. If you have an interest in or responsibility for inspection, structural integrity or containment then this seminar is for you. Book today to take advantage of the early bird rate, which ends on 9 August!

Providing Torque Sensor Solutions for Any Industrial Application

With 30 years of torque, power measurement and expertise in equipment manufacturing expertise Datum Electronics provides both industry standard and off the shelf solutions. Tailor-made systems and products can be manufactured to customer’s specifications, including OEM transducers and solutions, in both medium to high volume.

Fraser launches revolutionary new cleaning and static neutralisation product

Leading anti-static specialist Fraser has launched an advanced product to clean and neutralise static in injection moulding workflows.

The Roto-Clean 4900 blasts pulsating ionized air from single or multiple heads to clean a product and remove static that could attract further dust. The device consists of a dual rotary nozzle driven by a patented centrifugal control integrated into a circular static eliminator.

SEIS investments in Science and Engineering Start-ups.

The SEIS scheme was introduced in 2012 and offers the most generous tax breaks of any government scheme in the last 50 years to encourage investment in start-ups.

RK Rose+Krieger

RK Rose+Krieger have been manufacturing components for automation and machine building for over 40 years. Our extensive range of products in the fields of linear adjustment, profile technology, connecting and module technology are renowned and respected for their reliability and performance.