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Euchner’s new compact Safety Switch protects personnel within industrial and processing applications

International safety expert, Euchner, has launched a new range of compact and highly secure locking switches ideally suited to applications in the manufacturing, processing and packaging industries ... more

New profile connector system delivers substantial cuts in assembly time

Machine builders can now save up to 70% on framework assembly time thanks to the introduction of an all-new profile connector system from Aldershot-based FATH Components. The news is likely to be ... more

Wieland’s new HMI ECO touch panels - essential for machines and systems

Wieland’s new HMI ECO touch panels have become essential for machines and systems in their use for visualisation, operation, and diagnostics. When used in conjunction with the samos PRO safety ... more

Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?

While initially concerned at the impact of remote work mandated as part of COVID-19 safe working practices, many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems ... more

Barnshaws slides in to provide curved metal for Coventry’s new waterpark

Coventry’s new water park, The Wave, is contained in a curved oval shaped structure with blue shingles, a reference to flowing water, on the outside. The £36.7 million park designed by architects ... more

Swift lessons in lightweight design: the new bionic concept from Festo

What can nature teach us about lightweight structures, adaptive control and collaborative working? The “BionicSwift”, the latest bionic concept from Festo, demonstrates what is possible within ... more

Key components for automation and machine builders from Foremost Electronics

Foremost Electronics has a wealth of experience supplying components to designers and manufacturers of automation systems and machine builders. Key components in this market include rugged and ... more

Sandvik’s industrial heating expertise helps cook a pizza in just 37 seconds

To achieve a cleaner, safer and quieter working environment, many industries have begun to upgrade their heating technologies, replacing their gas furnaces with electric alternatives. Unlikely as it ... more

A strapping way to save costs

Fromm Packaging Automation in Italy has managed to save on strapping plant construction costs thanks to the solutions for active and passive distribution provided by Murrelektronik... more

The importance of specifying food grade lubricants for machinery

Smooth and efficient operations are imperative in production and manufacturing, crucial in all industries — including the food and beverage industry. Given we consume food and drink, it’s imperative ... more

Master of all processes

Watch the video: Murrelektronik products in situ in a logistics centre

Easily and cost-efficiently connect the Modlight70 signal tower using the Cube67 fieldbus system. In the Oppenweiler ... more

Safety light grids feature T-muting option

ifm electronic’s latest OY510 series of safety light grids have an integrated T-muting option for use in applications where the safety function must be temporarily suspended. This is typically to ... more

SICK Launches Combined Electro-Mechanical PLe Safety Lock Solution

SICK has combined its proven MB1 mechanical safety bolt for enclosed hazard areas with its advanced TR110 non-contact safety lock to deliver a high-performance PLe (EN ISO 13849) safety solution with ... more

Simplify smart machines in harsh applications with new ArmorBlock I/O modules

Manufacturers can now realize the design and productivity benefits of On-Machine I/O modules on smart machines used in harsh applications. The new Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock I/O modules, available from ... more

Application of the manual lift tables in manufacturing industries

Manual lift tables are common equipment in numerous manufacturing industries. Their impact in industries has been enormous, and their applications extend to more than load lifting.

Some of the ... more

Lasers - cutting through the choices

There is little doubt that lasers have become a firmly established production tool for cutting within many industries and applications. Choosing the correct laser cutter however can seem like a ... more

Different Kinds of PPE and when to use them

Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for many jobs, especially for those in the trades. In this article, we’ll take you through the different kinds of PPE out there and when it’s ... more

Using Industry 4:0 to future-proof automation projects

In the UK, there are many companies that specialise in automation projects. Some design and provide the technology, components or sub systems, usually called Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). ... more

Ace your next display project with products from Lascar Electronics

Lascar’s PanelPilotACE is a unique software and hardware display platform ideal for rapid development of touchscreen machine interfaces and control monitoring displays. Available in 4.3” and 7” ... more

How to cope with noise induced hearing loss

Our hearing is usually something we take for granted. We don’t realise how important and valuable it is until it’s taken away. While there are a number of things that can lead to partial or complete ... more

 
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