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Combatting counterfeits - Why mission-critical industries need to fight the fakes

After some respite in 2019, the global shortage of electronic components worsened in 2020 due to a perfect storm of factors. Here, Jonathan Parry, senior vice president of Global Operations and ... more

SME manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

Manufacturers are risking wasted time, money and effort adopting digital technology without a strategic plan for digital transformation, research by Made Smarter North West Pilot has revealed. A ... more

Sensirion supports Swiss schools with free CO2 monitoring sensors

Sensirion, the Swiss high-tech company and global expert in environmental sensing, is delighted to announce that its internally developed CO2 monitoring system will be installed for free in 2,500 ... more

Hawke International to host special event on Cable Gland Compound Pots

Hawke International, a division of the Hubbell Harsh & Hazardous Group, and the leading manufacturer of cable glands and connection solutions, is hosting a live, interactive, online Q&A on ... more

CIP Security updated to support user level authentication

ODVA announces that user level authentication has been added to CIP SecurityTM, the cybersecurity network extension for EtherNet/IPTM. Previous publications of the specifications for CIP Security ... more
Communications & Networking

‘Rapid science’ makes custom-fitted facemasks for NHS workers

A company working with experts from the University of Birmingham and King’s College London has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to produce custom-fitted, reusable, medical grade facemasks that ... more

Mitsubishi Electric and Radiflow cooperation enhances industrial cyber security

Mitsubishi Electric has announced a new collaboration with Radiflow, a leading provider of OT cyber security solutions for industrial automation networks. The collaboration will help businesses ... more

Analog Devices announces alias-dree ADC that enables increased functionality, performance and ease of use

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced the AD7134 alias-free analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) that significantly simplifies front-end design and speeds up time to market for precision DC-350kHz ... more
Electrical & electronics

Thin section bearings boost medical device performance

When a major manufacturer of medical machinery needed to minimise the size of its equipment it turned to Oxford-based Carter Bearings for some solutions. With hospital space at a premium even before ... more
Bearings, seals & gaskets

Meeting the challenge: How to maintain the quality of vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies worldwide are diligently working overtime to produce an accepted COVID-19 vaccine. While this work continues, other companies are already planning how to distribute a ... more

Women In STEM: Breaking into a man’s world

With the growth in the engineering sector in the last few years, the requirement of additional workers has led to an increasingly diverse workforce especially with the inclusion of women. The STEM (... more

Virtual and real world united

Digital engineering offers enormous potential for efficiency in mechanical engineering - all the more so, the earlier the right course is set. More flexible, more powerful machines and plants not ... more

SmartNode prefabricated data centres from Delta enable rapid Edge Computing deployments for 5G and the Internet of Things

The way networks process data is changing. With the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and 5G networks gaining momentum, much more data will be processed much closer to its source. The ... more
IIoT & smart manufacturing

AESSEAL MD Chris Rea awarded highest accolade by IMechE

Chris Rea, managing director of Rotherham based AESSEAL plc, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It is the organisation’s highest accolade ... more

Micro dosing pumps play vital role in automated analysis devices testing against coronavirus

Highly automated analysis devices have become commonplace in many scientific and biotech applications, for example being used as the essential basis for extensive test capacities for the Coronavirus. ... more
Hydraulics & pneumatics

Apex Dynamics, delivering normality in uncertain times

Will business ever be the same again? Will there be a return to normal or a shift to a new normal, whatever that might be? These are questions that business people and politicians are talking about ... more
Gears & gearboxes

Component carriers simplify the mounting of sensors

HARTING has developed a component carrier that can be mounted directly with electronic components allowing previous manual assembly processes to be automated. Flexible circuit boards can also be ... more
Electrical & electronics

The CLPA celebrates 20 years of innovations in open network technology

November 2020 marks a significant milestone for the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), as the organisation will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Over these two decades, the CLPA has been supporting ... more

Manufacturing: Managing obsolescence and ageing machines

The ageing of machines in the manufacturing industry can raise issues at all levels, from business owners to operators and maintenance engineers. As assets age, replacement or spare parts can become ... more
Machine building, frameworks & safety

ABB opens dedicated Drives Service Workshop serving UK market

Reconditioning, repair, maintenance and upgrades are a handful of services now provided by ABB’s new dedicated, state-of-the-art Drives Service Workshop (DSW) located in Coalville, Leicestershire. ... more

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