• 6 Aug
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    Ethernet robot cable from igus enables fast and reliable communication

    igus has introduced a family of Ethernet/CAT5 chainflex cables, the CFROBOT8.PLUS, designed specifically for 6-axis robots. Suitable for torsion angles up to ±360 degrees, the cables have been tested in-house for several years and remain running fault-free for more than 15 million cycles.

  • 5 Aug
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    Reducing the energy output of machine tools

    No business should ever underestimate the large amount of energy consumed by machine tools. Cooling enclosures and spindles alone commonly account for more than 15 per cent of a company’s annual energy bill. A test installation at a CNC lathe has demonstrated that Rittal Blue e+ chillers significantly reduce energy consumption while also being simple and easy to use.

  • 2 Aug
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    MICA now available with a secondary Ethernet interface

    The industrially-suited MICA Edge Computer is now available with a secondary Ethernet interface. It can be used to easily exchange and process data between two Ethernet networks, including wired-to-wireless gateway applications.

  • 31 Jul
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    Conrad now offering handheld Industrial Ethernet network and cable tester

    Conrad has enhanced its portfolio of networking testing devices by adding the first purpose built handheld network tester designed for commissioning, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of PROFINET Industrial Ethernet networks. NaviTEK IE is suitable for system integrators and IT Managers of PROFINET Industrial Ethernet and standard Ethernet IP networks.

  • 31 Jul
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    Morrisons chooses Brillopak to automate multiple fresh produce packing lines

    In the last 18-months, Brillopak has installed a range of fully automated pick and place packing lines at three of Morrisons' fresh produce and fruit manufacturing sites. Aligned to Morrisons’ strategy to provide the retailer’s 11 million weekly shoppers with the best quality fresh produce, Jason Kelly, Head of Operations for Morrisons Manufacturing has led the automation strategy across their fresh produce business.

  • 31 Jul
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    Omron brings the factory of the future to PPMA 2019

    Omron will make the UK debut of its flexible production system at this year’s PPMA Total Show. The 60 square meter display will present a wide range of Omron’s automation and robotic solutions. It will showcase an end-to-end flexible automated manufacturing process, giving attendees an ambitious, in-depth look at the possibilities of the future of production.

  • 31 Jul
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    Prevent equipment failure without ever opening the cabinet doors

    FLIR has introduced a combination of measures to cut inspection time of energised electrical equipment. The AX8 thermal sensor allows the continuous monitoring of critical electrical infrastructure and FLIR IRW Windows help reduce the cost and time associated with thermal inspection and add a safety barrier to protect from arc flash accidents.

  • 31 Jul
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    Value of manufacturing to UK economy significantly underestimated

    The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge.

  • 31 Jul
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    Cable entry connectors with new control circuit

    ATAM has upgraded its cable entry connectors with a new control circuit for solenoid valves, whilst also employing advanced new techniques to dramatically speed up manufacture.

  • 25 Jul
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    Lithium-Ion battery market poised for strong growth in Europe

    Europe will be the fastest growing market for lithium-ion batteries, according to new research from Interact Analysis, with Asian players expected to open local factories to meet demand. Meanwhile, energy storage is expected to be the fastest growing lithium-ion battery market sector.

  • 25 Jul
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    Next Prime Minister must act fast to get UK economy back on track

    Brexit has stalled progress on the UK economy for three years. Business is today urging the next Prime Minister to change this.

  • 24 Jul
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    Helping simplify integration of safety into machines

    Rockwell Automation has released seven new safety modules across three I/O platforms. This offers designers both local and distributed safety I/O options and a wide range of performance and connectivity attributes to help improve compliance and machine performance.

  • 24 Jul
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    Manufacturers speak out about uncertainty

    Ahead of this year’s show, Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals, has launched a new report gauging uncertainty in the engineering sector.

  • 22 Jul
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    Crystal Display Systems increases optical bonded capability for sunlight readable solutions

    Crystal Display Systems Ltd has increased its optical bonded capability by partnering with Optical Bonding (OB) specialist CiVUE Optotech enabling them to offer highly reliable sunlight readable solutions with increased durability.

  • 18 Jul
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    Rittal Ltd celebrates its 40th anniversary in Rotherham

    2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Rittal Ltd in the UK. The company started its operations in Rotherham in July 1979, providing distribution, sales and marketing support for its customers.