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ABB appoints UK partner for motion control products

SMS Machine Automation (SMS) is the first UK company to be awarded ABB Value Provider - Technical Distributor status for ABB motion control products. ABB’s motion control range includes servo ... more

Two norelem-supported universities take top 35 positions at Formula Student 2019

Southampton University and the University of Birmingham both ranked in the top half of the Formula Student 2019 competition, with donated parts from standard components specialists, norelem... more

Schaeffler joins global hydrogen initiative

Schaeffler is increasing its involvement in hydrogen technology by becoming a steering member in the Hydrogen Council, a globally active hydrogen interest group based in Belgium. The initiative ... more

Schneider Electric awards Actemium ICS with Okken licence

Schneider Electric has awarded Actemium ICS with an Okken licence, enabling them to supply Okken low voltage switchboards and manufacture bespoke equipment for customers. Actemium ICS is now one of ... more

RS invests in future skills by launching Data Academy initiative

RS Components (RS) has demonstrated an investment in the future skills and capabilities of its employees with the launch of a Data Academy, which allows participants to learn vital data visualisation ... more

Plextek commits to driving innovation in IoT

Plextek has joined the Arm Pelion and Mbed Partner Ecosystem, a growing group of leading embedded and cloud companies, component manufacturers, system integrators and OEMs committed to driving ... more

“A disappointing end to a disappointing year”: Subcontract market continues to fall

The Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) for the final quarter of 2019 showed a further deterioration in the UK subcontract manufacturing market, with it falling 23% from what had already been a poor ... more

Electrical Installation Solutions – Centralised or Decentralised?

Advanced electrical installation concepts connect all sensors and actuators in machines or systems to the controller or cloud solution in the most economical way. There are no off-the-shelf ... more

Yuasa becomes title sponsor for M-Sport’s British Rally Championship operation

Battery manufacturer Yuasa has become title sponsor of Welshman Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod, with the unveiling of a new car and livery at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham. ... more

2020 ROIBOT awards: What innovative ideas do you have to automate your business?

igus is inviting you to enter the 2020 ROIBOT awards for clever return-on-investment ideas with robots. drylin delta robots, drylin linear robots or articulated robolink robotic arms from igus make ... more

Cut costs with precision cold forming

Precision cold forming is emerging as a key technique to reduce metal waste during machining processes in manufacturing and engineering. Cutting costs, reducing waste and improving margins are just ... more

Siemens announces partnership to accelerate the future of mobility by redefining design capabilities for complex electronic systems

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with global semiconductor IP company Arm, that will bring leading edge IP, methodologies, processes and tools together to help ... more

Schaeffler develops ‘e-kit’ specifically for electric motors

The new kit is suitable for use with the automatic CONCEPT2 lubricator from Schaeffler which can independently supply up to two lubrication points with lubricant and provides electric motor operators ... more

Nexeon on target to develop ‘significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries’

Nexeon - the company developing silicon materials for next generation Li-ion batteries – has reached the halfway stage in its £10million SUNRISE project, and has already produced silicon battery ... more

Transformative technologies driving the evolution of PLCs

After two years of strong expansion, programmable logic controller (PLC) market revenue growth is set to slow to nearly zero in 2019 due to weak demand from downstream industries. Global PLC market ... more

AVX is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON all-electric formula-E racing team for the second year

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has announced its continued support of the GEOX DRAGON ... more

Israeli startup TriEye collaborates with Porsche to help drivers ‘see’ better in low visibility conditions

Israeli startup TriEye, whose Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) sensing technology enhances visibility in adverse weather and night-time conditions, has announced a collaboration with the German sports car... more

PCB completes construction of $1million clean room facility

PCB Piezotronics has announced the completion of new environmentally controlled clean rooms totalling 4,300 sq. ft. at its Walden Avenue headquarters, and has begun assembly of all pressure and force ... more

Specac names Broanmain Plastics their new supplier of 2019

Specac, a global provider of lab analysis spectrometers used in science and industry, has named Broanmain Plastics their New Supplier of 2019. Working collaboratively with the company for the past 12 ... more

Renishaw Director honoured with engineering fellowship

Professor Gareth Hankins, Director – Group Manufacturing Services Division, at Renishaw, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). The Academy’s Fellowship represents ... more

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