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Manufacturing in the North West contributes the greatest proportion of gross GVA of any region in the UK. Alongside a burgeoning aerospace and automotive sector, process industries such as pharmabio and food & beverage also have a substantial presence. The pharmabio industry alone in the North West accounts for nearly 19% of the region’s total economic output.
Against this backdrop, the show provides the ideal marketplace for system integrators and panel builders servicing these and other industries. Moreover, while overall manufacturing activity is expected to remain somewhat muted while uncertainty over Brexit hangs in the air, the drive towards Industry 4.0 and reducing costs through greater automation remains strong and continues to provide a great many opportunities for integrators and related activities.
On average, around 40% of visitors come in search of electronic and electrical components. Visitors to the 2019 show will have plenty to occupy their attention. Highlights for 2019 include membrane keyboards from Calman Technology, TFT LCD displays from Crystal-Tech Electronics, pressure sensors and transducers from ESI Technology and power supplies from Luso Electronics. There’s also ruggedised connectors from Fischer Connectors, tough enclosures from Extreme Cases, specialist sensors and machine vision components from Keyence UK. Bespoke component makers include Protool Plastics, Peli Products (UK), J Coker (Rubber) and Whitehorse Plastics.
A new name for 2019 is industrial power transmission specialist Ringspann UK – part of the global Ringspann GmbH group. Ringspann provides a wide range of power transmission components for industry, plus associated hardware such as brakes, overload clutches and condition monitoring. Also exhibiting for the first time is Eurotherm – part of the Schneider Electric group. Established over 50 years ago, the firm provides world-class process control, recording and automation, and has experience in meeting the technical and regulatory challenges faced across a wide range of industries. Another name in automation and process control exhibiting this year is Tritec Systems Ltd – a UK-based systems integrator providing industrial automation and control systems, software, support and maintenance services to a variety of industries including automotive, renewable energy, food & drink, manufacturing, paper, pharmaceutical, process, water and utilities.
The show is also a great place to find specialist services such as electronics assembly, PCBs and custom wiring. Notable companies returning for 2019 include Turner Electronics, a specialist in SMD and cable preparation, PCB makers European Circuits and Scotland’s LCL Electronics. Other examples include Manufacturing Services Ltd, CIE Electronics, Wireco, wiring harness specialist HTK Europe and Hallmark Electronics.
Among the myriad of production hardware solutions on show for 2019 are labelling, printing and traceability systems from Brady and Dakota Integrated Solutions, workspace storage from Bott and stock control systems from Talliscan. PACE Europe will showcase soldering, de-soldering and rework stations, while UNIS Group will be highlighting its industrial electronics repair and refurbishment services.
Entry to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019 and on-site parking is free with easy access by road and public transport from central Manchester. To register online for free tickets simply visit: www.industrynorth.co.uk
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