Dawson Shanahan to attend the Cenex-LCV 2019

Dawson Shanahan will be exhibiting at this year’s Cenex – Low Carbon Vehicle Show 2019 from the 4-5th of September, in collaboration with the Welsh Assembly. Dawson Shanahan, cold-forming and machining specialists based in Welshpool, will be showcasing a variety of new components, as well as their expertise on  connectors for the electric vehicle market.

New Anti-Corrosion Coating for Rare Earth Magnets

Neodymium Iron Boron magnets are utilised in a wide number of industries, including the highly demanding wind turbine industry. A multitude of these magnets are bonded together to increase the overall level of magnetism.

Additive Manufacture and Food Packaging Machinery Systems

One industry that has taken a fresh look at additive manufacture for machine parts is food packaging. Whether the requirement is end-of-arm tooling with complex internal vacuum lines not possible with conventional machining or unique machine parts, that provides a specific function, these can easily be achieved with additive manufacture.

10 reasons your business needs an IoT strategy

Basically they all come down to Competitive Advantage. And what business doesn’t want and need that?

Why Marketing Is Important For Your Small Business

Marketing is essential if you want your business to succeed. If you don’t do any marketing, or your marketing is not done properly, then no one will know about your business. It won’t matter how good your products or services are, if no one knows about them, you won’t make any money, and you will be limiting your scope hugely. What might have been a successful business with the right marketing will fail quickly without it.

Marketing is what tells people about your business and keeps it in their mind so that when they need what you are selling they will remember you. Here are some more reasons why marketing is so important, and how to go about getting it right.

How to organise a pick-up in a brewery

While brewing in Britain pre-dates the Roman invasion in 54AD, its evolution has helped to propel the food and beverage industry to become the country’s largest manufacturing sector. As techniques have been honed over the subsequent centuries, numerous breweries have established themselves as household names. Adnams still operates out of its original 18th century site in Southwold, but its commitment to tradition has not stopped it implementing a 21stcentury end-of-line automation solution.

Stainless Steel: The Favoured Option For Geared Motors In Food And Beverage Applications

From conveyors to processing machines, geared motors are utilised across the food and beverage production process. While specialised coatings exist to ensure they offer the cleanly compliance required in this highly regulated industry, specifying stainless steel geared motors has become the industry standard.

£200,000 robotic investment helps Arrowsmith Engineering deliver soaring sales

A leading Coventry aerospace supplier is tapping into the ‘march of the robots’ to help it capitalise on 20% growth over the last twelve months.

PVI, a global provider of an endless selection of process equipment

We are a global provider of an endless selection of process equipment.  Established in 2010 and based in Congleton, Cheshire. PVI boast a combined industry knowledge of over 60 years with our team having varying experience with both mechanical and instrument solutions in all industrial sectors such as Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas & Food/ Beverage and have exclusivity with WEIR BDK for their sleeved & Lined plug valves.

Rotamec’s Premier Customer Service Ensures 24-Hour Motor Repair Turnaround

Rotamec Engineering Solutions has launched it Premier Service to support businesses that rely heavily on motors, gearboxes, pumps and fans. The service agreement states that activity will commence upon the client’s instructions and continue to be worked on 24-hours a day until the job is complete. The service has been created to support customers who can’t afford downtime and need a repair partner who cares as much about their productivity as they do.

Tempa Pano

Tempa Pano was established in 1989 to specifically manufacture and design enclosures and cabinets for low voltage applications, Tempa Pano has since proved its market presence through affordable high quality products. With offices based in the UK, France, Romania and Bulgaria , as well as distributors in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Morocco – Tempa Pano constantly strives to be within close reach of the markets’ demand.

New Lindapter Catalogue

Lindapter, the steelwork connection specialist, has announced the 2019 edition of their catalogue which introduces new products and additional independent approvals. This edition represents the milestone of Lindapter achieving 85 years of continued business developing innovative, time-saving connection solutions.

Blackfast Chemicals Special Offer:

For the month of August we are offering UK Manufacturers 20% off our 20Litre Blacking Line! Includes 20litre tanks, chemicals to fill plus steel frame & baskets. (excl. VAT and Shipping)

Stuvex fire and explosion safety

Flash 2 Explosion Suppression System
The latest version of the industry leading StuvEx Flash suppression system has many advanced features.

KEM and AW-Lake Extend the TRICOR Coriolis Product Portfolio with the PRO Plus Series

Sister companies KEM Küppers Elektromechanik GmbH (KEM) and AW-LAKE COMPANY announce the expansion of their TRICOR Coriolis Portfolio. The new TCMQ Coriolis mass flow meters of the PRO Plus Series with sophisticated DSP technology offer high performance with an extremely short installation length.

One Call is all it took

Since the launch of our One Call VSD Contract we have been amazed by its popularity and the number of clients that have deemed this the perfect solution for their business.

Our One Call Contract provides 24/7 technical telephone support, 24/7 emergency call out and a guaranteed first visit fix on all manufacturers’ equipment for just £2.59 per day – the ideal solution for:

Additive Manufacture and Food Packaging Machinery Systems

One industry that has taken a fresh look at additive manufacture for machine parts is food packaging. Whether the requirement is end-of-arm tooling with complex internal vacuum lines not possible with conventional machining or unique machine parts, that provides a specific function, these can easily be achieved with additive manufacture.

Apply fixed thermal imaging to ensure your heated car seats score 100% on quality inspections

The automotive industry features one the most sophisticated–and increasingly complex–supply chains in manufacturing. For newer components, such as heated car seats, strict quality requirements ensure that manufactured materials and systems result in a car that is both safe and comfortable to drive.

PULS DIN-Rail Power Supply with IO-Link port is Industry 4.0 Ready

Awarded the respected Manufacturing Leadership Award even before its official market launch.

Drive solutions for continuous conveyors

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers powerful drive systems for transporting bulk materials that are characterised by maximum reliability, safety and robustness and ensure smooth operation even under the toughest environmental conditions.

NIMS and Festo Didactic to Develop Industry 4.0 Skills Standards and Certified Training Program

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), in partnership with Festo Didactic, will establish industry-recognized skills standards and ultimately credentials for jobs related to Industry 4.0. In light of the significant trend in digitalization of manufacturing through technology advancements such as Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), training in these skills is vitally needed now. With NIMS’ emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing, and standards, plus Festo’s complete Industry 4.0 learning Factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are well poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.

Linx Builds North American Distribution For Its Range Of Coding And Marking Printers

Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Manchester

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics makes a welcome return to EventCity, Manchester from October 2nd to 3rd. Following a similar format to its partner event, the ever-popular Southern Manufacturing Show, the wide-ranging portfolio of components, production hardware and engineering services being showcased makes it an extremely useful event for designers, procurement professionals and engineers from across the North. The previous show attracted over 3,000 visitors from a wide range of industries.

HSE Report Raises Concerns Over 3d Printer Safety

Kora 3D, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of FFF/FDM style desktop 3D printers, has developed a unique universal safety cabinet to protect 3D printer users, following the release of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report which found that the printers can create harmful emissions, potentially endangering users.

How car parts suppliers can adapt to autonomous vehicles

It’s 2019 and we’re closer to having driverless cars on our roads than ever before. But what can car parts suppliers do to keep up? We spoke to Mark Barclay, Ecommerce Manager at GSF Car Parts, who told us how suppliers can adapt to the introduction of autonomous vehicles.

Klarius Products Welcomes Two Future Professionals From The JCB Academy

Continuing its community programme in conjunction with local education centres, Klarius Products Ltd has recently welcomed two students from The JCB Academy, providing them with a taste of what it’s like to work at the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts. The two budding professionals gained experience working in the Klarius technical centre and as part of the product marketing team.

Industry 4.0: should security take top spot?

Just as mechanisation revolutionised manufacturing during the first industrial revolution, digitisation is doing the same today. The benefits are widely known – improved productivity, agility and quality to name a few – but less mind is given to some of the accompanying challenges and to one in particular: security. 

What is Plug & Inspect™?

~ The technology that promises to make systems integrators obsolete ~ 

The world’s fastest PAT testing Solution from Kewtech.

Kewtech are an industry leading manufacturer of electrical test equipment designed specifically for the UK. The innovative technology in Kewtech’s next generation PAT tester’s sets the bar in both speed of testing and quality of reporting.

OPC UA in the smart factory

The story of the Tower of Babel describes a time where all human beings spoke the same language. When the Babylonians decided to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven, God stepped in and created a multitude of languages so the builders could no longer understand each other. The result? The tower was never completed. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the universal language of automation equipment ― OPC UA.

Nace: Corrosion costs $ 2.5 trillion annually1

Every year, corrosion causes an economic damage of more than $ 2.5 trillion worldwide. Therefore, the prevention of corrosion, is an issue that plays an important role in many areas. The new MMS® Inspection series that is optimized for corrosion protection reliably supports the inspector in assessing corrosion-exposed components and in jobs that involve checking of corrosion protection.

Inspection system offers benefits to HDPE bottles

Viewmax from Qubber Inspection Systems is an inspection system that detects imperfections and pinholes on the sidewalls, neck and thread of empty HDPE bottles. Based on proprietary EyeQ multicamera technology and due to its advanced design, Viewmax detects all defective bottles, and thus delivers a secure filling process while protecting the quality of the filled liquid.

Lascar – Inventors of the USB Data Logger

Believe it or not, there was once a time before USB conquered the world, when connecting any sort of data recording equipment to your PC risked turning into a lengthy and frustrating process, even if you had the right hardware to hand. But back in the early 2000s, Lascar’s engineering team realised that USB was set to revolutionise data connectivity.


ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE, UK — The future of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries found in laptops, phones, hybrid cars and other applications may be taking shape at a UK startup. Nexeon Ltd. has built a plant at its headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to produce a silicon anode it developed that significantly improves the energy density and operating life of Li-ion batteries.

Digital metal – 3D metal printing for serial production

High productivity, excellent surface quality, great resolution. These are some of the benefits that have brought our unique binder-jetting technology to a world-class benchmark standard with over 450000 high quality components produced and more than 30 geometries in serial production.

New techniques of immediate repairs for road surface damage: progressing cavity pump ensures efficient conveying of cold asphalt

 According to the German automobile club ADAC, there were 538 roadworks on German motorways in September 2018, causing traffic jams and delays. But not all road closures have to take long: A Dutch company has developed a technology for quickly clearing roads for traffic after repairing minor surface damage such as scoring, milling or accident damage. A special fast-curing, resin-based repair asphalt is mixed in a special vehicle directly on site and applied to the surface. The great advantage of this method is that the surface is ready for traffic again in less than an hour.