Category Archives: Latest News

NEW: PatBase Analytics V2.0

Driving innovation is central to the ethos of Minesoft, a patent solutions provider for the intellectual property industry. With over 80% of the technological and scientific information available in patents inaccessible anywhere else, ignoring patents as an information source at best delays innovation and at worst, prevents it.

Computer On Module with NXP i.MX 6SoloX

The efusA9X is another compact and inexpensive module in efus form factor designed for easy interfacing and simple
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MobileWorxs adds Sewoo printers to target cost-conscious users

UK-based enterprise mobility specialist MobileWorxs has added the Sewoo range of thermal receipt and label printers to its portfolio to target customers in the logistics, manufacturing and field service markets initially in the UK and later in the EMEA region.

Does your company receive its full entitlement to research and development corporation tax credits?

This month PECM talks to Fiducia Consulting who have supported a large number of clients in the engineering sector in their efforts to maximise their entitlement to research and development corporation tax credits.

MECHANICAL AND PNEUMATIC CONVEYORS BOTH PROVE BEST FOR NEW “CHOCOLATE DODGER” PROCESS AT BURTON’S BISCUIT

LLANTARNAM, WALES—Burton’s Biscuit Co., a leading U.K. producer of biscuits and snack products, is best known for their “Jammie Dodger” sandwich made of two shortbread biscuits with jam in the centre. To build on the product’s success, the company decided to market a “Chocolate Dodger” version, made of chocolate biscuits with chocolate cream in the center.

A chip designed just for you? – Why an application specific IC will give your product the edge

Can a single, multi-function electronic component, designed and produced specifically for a single customer or product, make a major contribution to functionality, performance, size, reliability and overall cost? Without a doubt says Richard Mount of Swindon Silicon Systems.

Commander ID 300, the new Leroy-Somer integrated drive, showcased at SPS IPC Drives 2017

Leroy-Somer has announced the launch of Commander ID300, a new integrated drive for the control of IMfinity® induction motors. This decentralized system brings together performance and reliability, offering customized solutions for process, manufacturing and intralogistics applications.

Solve 9 common production identification challenges!

Products and components often have several distinct identification challenges. Depending on their size, their specifications and the environment they are exposed to, a variety of identification solutions are needed.  This guidebook will help you select and begin to specify labels that solve your identification challenges.

Space Air Ltd

Space Air with 37 years experience in HVAC industry are UK Nationwide distributors of the full range LG HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment covering One to One Splits, Multi Splits, Multi V™ VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow), Therma V™ air to water medium/high temperature heat pumps, extensive local, remote and central control systems and Spare Parts.

Composites Set a New Standard for Manual Handling

Over the last two years, a staggering 4.5 million working days[1] were lost to workplace injuries. A fifth of these were caused by manual handling[2]. One common activity which contributes to this, posing a high risk of manual handling injuries is the removal and replacement of heavy concrete and metal manhole and trench covers. Their position and weight makes them an ideal culprit for back and finger injuries which can be compounded if the covers corrode or crumble.

Building a Motor Test Rig In-House to Understand Actual Motor Performance

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According to the International Energy Agency, electric motors account for over 40% of world electricity consumption and are widely used across all the sectors of the global economy. On the other hand, stricter energy-efficiency regulations and increasing competition among electric motor manufacturers are two main factors that influence the market. To maintain profits and keep up with competition, the companies are required developing a superior quality and higher performance products at lower cost.

Process Monitoring Made Easy

With the Onset HOBO UX120-006M 4-Channel Analogue Data Logger from Tempcon Instrumentation. The high-performance LCD display data logger for process control applications.

Brexit: UK Foundry Keeps Calm and Carries On

Like many people, Richard Phillips, Sales Director at NovaCast, woke on the morning of the 24th June 2016 fully expecting the referendum on Brexit to have delivered a narrow victory for the remainers. And like many people, whichever way they voted, he felt a sense of bewilderment and even shock that we had actually voted to leave the European Union with the knowledge that all the key financial institutions had insisted that the Pound would significantly devalue.

Verderhus® HSTA Submersible for Clog Free Efficient Pumping

Verderhus® screw centrifugal pumps are suitable for the handling of flowable slurries, sludges and solid-laden media such as in wastewater treatment. The range has excellent utility in agricultural and related facilities such as abattoirs where chicken necks and bone-laden animal waste is pumped and macerated food or crops in the production of bio-gas.

Texture Analysis for Food Manufacturers

AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration has long supplied confectionary manufacturers, and other manufacturers within the food and packaging industry, with advanced testing solutions to ensure end-product quality on the consumer shelf. Its Lloyd Instruments TA1 texture analyzer offers affordable, high performance testing and analysis whether in a quality control or product development.

GE seeks to drive MES adoption with their latest Plant Applications 7 software

With the recent release of GE Digital’s new Plant Applications Manufacturing Execution (MES) solution, hybrid manufacturing companies are now able to benefit from improved operational visibility for more effective decision-making.

Take a fresh approach to electrical and mechanical troubleshooting

With the latest developments and the advent of low cost spot thermal cameras, thermography is now accessible to all for the fast troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical installations.

The invisible enemy of technical cleanliness

The belief that dirt or debris is not a major issue when it comes to technical cleanliness is, in truth, fiction.

Dirt and Debris should be a major concern for any one responsible for customer complaints, managing brand image through to product re-call, re-work or complete write-off.

TRS Designs and Manufactures Tech Modern® Presses

Website: www.trs-engineering.co.uk

Avoid downtime – with CSE and REMBE, the ideal pressure relief for your process

The CSE Institute, under the leadership of Professor Jürgen Schmidt, will support your operations as an independent consultant – from safety-related observations, risk as well as the worst-case scenario analysis, through to the assessment of existing safety concepts, all the way up to the design and dimensioning of equipment parts with safety functions (including safety fittings). The cooperation between REMBE and CSE has been active for several years and you can therefore rest assured that we will implement exactly the results and recommended actions from CSE.

Reliable connection for cooling water circuits

The right choice of materials prevents damage from corrosion by cooling water

Corrosion damage through aggressive media is a common problem. But even such a seemingly harmless liquid such as cooling water can have aggressive properties depending on the regional or local composition of the water and can cause creeping or quickly progressing corrosion in closed cooling water circuits. The solid metal connections of the Eisele LIQUIDLINE were specially developed for such demanding applications and have solved many a corrosion problem.

Enhanced capabilities with Vision Engineering’s latest Swift PRO video measuring systems

Swift PRO is a powerful yet easy & simple to operate range of non-contact measuring systems. Combining the latest optical and video measurement technologies, the Swift PRO is the right tool for a broad range of applications from electronics and aerospace to plastic and medical parts manufacturing where reporting and quality control is in demand.

VapourView® Wins Innovation Accolade

VapourView® from HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps won a prestigious accolade for innovation at the British Pump Industry Awards 2017. Defying stiff competition, VapourView®, the company’s revolutionary sealless pump condition monitoring instrument, won the coveted award for Technical Innovation of the Year (Product).

Progressive cavity pumps overcome the toughest processing challenges

Process pumps are the world’s most popular piece of rotating equipment, outnumbering all other process equipment such as compressors, mixers, blowers – in some plants they can represent as much as 85% of rotating equipment.  Industries as diverse as oil and gas, food and beverage, water and waste water treatment, pharmaceutical and chemical, all rely on pumps to move products around their processes.

Koyo continues to lead the way in bearing technology

Koyo continues to lead the way in bearing technology with our JHS range of products. Koyo’s extensive research and development has developed industry leading designs in both Spherical and Ball Bearing Unit technologies.