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ASCO wins significant contract extension in the North Sea

ASCO, the global integrated materials and logistics management company, has been awarded a five-year extension, with options for a further six years by CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, to support all the operator’s North Sea assets. 
Oil & Gas

Servelec Controls develops safety systems for Tolmount

Centrica Storage has engaged Servelec Controls to help prepare Easington Terminal to process gas from Tolmount, a valuable new development which will extendthe site’s lifespan by 10-15 years. 
Oil & Gas

UK engineers anticipate skills shortages will have the biggest impact on the sector over the next five years

Over a third of UK engineers surveyed are concerned that their business will be affected by a lack of skilled workers, according to research by MPA, a professional business services company supporting all aspects of innovation in the UK. 

The right ingredients for level and pressure measurement

If you are in the business of modern food manufacturing, distribution and equipment provision, the VEGA Controls stand at this year's Foodex will be of interest to you (stand No. G169). 

Flow reactor for kilogram scale production

The FlowSyn Maxi™ from Unisys is a high throughput flow reactor for process chemists looking to optimise reaction conditions before scaling-up synthetic production to multiple kilograms per day. 
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Profinet, Profibus and IO-Link Training

Organised by PI UK, free-to-attend training events will address key practical issues in automated manufacturing and process industry. Paying particular attention to Ind 4.0 and IIoT, they cover key application areas such as control systems and energy management in chemical, utilities, pharmaceutical, logistics, robotics, automotive engineering, electrical and electronics assembly, packaging, printing, pulp & paper. 

Bluetooth featured TR7 series simplifies access to data

With the latest models in its TR-7wb series, T&D Corporation, the Japanese market leader for data loggers, has extended the TR-7wf series with a Bluetooth feature to enhance connectivity between data loggers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The ThermoApp has also been redesigned with a new look and easier to use interface. 
Sensors & instrumentation

UK reduces its oil imports by over 75 million barrels in five years

The UK has reduced its oil imports by more than a fifth (21%) in five years, a new online tool from has revealed.


Caple supports the Biopharma Group to acquire Easytesters

Alternative SME credit specialist Caple has helped Biopharma Group, a leading biopharmaceutical company, to access a £1.25m eight-year unsecured loan. 

Future Oil & Gas confirms Advisory Board and 2020 agenda

The organisers of Future Oil & Gas have announced the 2020 Advisory Board and agenda for the 4thannual high-level conference and exhibition taking place at P&J Live in Aberdeen on 9-10 June 2020.  

SME manufacturers offered free access to industry experts to design and develop digital strategy

SME manufacturers are invited to an immersive workshop to equip them with the tools they need to develop a digital strategy. The event, Powering Your Manufacturing Through Digital Transformation, is run by Made Smarter, and is aimed at companies looking to understand more about how digital tools and technology can create efficiencies and growth in their business.


Schmersal uses Plasma-SealTight technology in its AZM300 solenoid lock

A new, innovative process to manufacture plastic-metal bonds is currently being tested in an industrial application. Plasmatreat GmbH has developed a process for hybrid injection-moulded parts in ... 


Pipeline Inspection Using Optical Gas Imaging

FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that highlights the role its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are playing in detecting gas ... 


Test plant personnel’s footwear - don’t be in for a shock

Through their own movement people can generate large amounts of static charge if they are not grounded. Over 30,000 volts can be carried by people who are completely unaware that they themselves are ... 

Reduce the risk of injury and death in your most hazardous workspaces

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for work related injuries and deaths in the UK show that in the year 2017-2018, there were a total of 555,000 non-fatal injuries and 144 fatalities in ... 

Quick and easy IoT ecosystem with Tosibox

OEM Automatic Ltd is proud to announce new collaboration with Tosibox! With Tosibox, secure IoT infrastructure that is tailored to your needs can be built in minutes.





Spiroflow encourages businesses to take advantage of new for old swap-out initiative

Materials handling specialist, Spiroflow, is currently encouraging businesses to take advantage of a government-backed swap-out scheme to replace their ageing inefficient plant motors for more environmentally friendly models. The initiative, which runs until April 2020, allows firms to claim 100% back in capital allowance. 


Industry experts reveal top manufacturing trends for 2020

In a recent industry roundtable discussion, entitled ‘Is UK manufacturing ready to harness the power of new IoT technologies?’, industry experts revealed the top manufacturing trends for 2020—which is anticipated to be a particularly turbulent year for UK manufacturing.


Apprenticeships forging the way ahead for innovative, global Britain

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Make UK is celebrating the success of manufacturing apprenticeships which are providing a much needed skills boost for our sector and playing a key role in upskilling employees for new exciting digital roles as in automated production.


Aggreko commits to a greener future

Aggreko has cemented its position as a green supplier of temporary power, heating and cooling solutions after being certified to the Carbon Trust Standard and achieving certification to ISO 50001:2018 international standard for energy management. 

Albion Valves, the story so far...

Formed three decades ago employing five people, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd has gone from strength to strength and says it has built an enviable reputation amongst some of the UK’s leading manufacturers.

Pumps, valves & seals

Sensors & Instrumentation Live teams up with What’s New in?Electronics Live

Sensors & Instrumentation Live returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 29 and 30 September 2020. This year, the exhibition will be running alongside What’s New in Electronics Live following the ... 

It’s a Revolution, not an evolution. Masterflex® Ismatec® Reglo Peristaltic Pumps

Cole-Parmer is excited to announce the NEW Reglo Peristaltic Pump Series! These are the first highly accurate low-flow (<100-mL/min) models to receive MasterflexLive® capability and 21 CFR Part 11 ... 


Optimising production processes by improving energy efficiency and reducing costs are likely to be high priorities for most manufacturers and they can be achieved, thanks in part to the availability ... 

A new cutting system sets the pace in production at JACOB

Jacob UK Ltd are pleased to announce the installation of a new laser cutting machine at their production headquarters in Porta Westfalica, an investment of around 2.5 million euros. With an output of ... 

Fulton to continue showcasing award-winning VSRT and promote aftercare solutions

Heat transfer specialist Fulton will be using Foodex to showcase its range of fuel-fired and electric steam boiler solutions, launching its all-new boiler sequencing control system and promoting the ... 

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