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UK packaging show collaborates with Pentawards for exclusive conference

Experts from Microsoft, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Stranger & Stranger and Design Bridge are just some of the leading packaging designers and innovators speaking as part of the Pentawards Conference at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019. more

The Smart Way to Industry 4.0 with PI UK

PI UK is part of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), the largest automation community in the world responsible for PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, the three most important enabling ... more

Rail Tales – Capita to host Women in Health and Safety event

Capita is hosting a free-to-attend event with breakfast and networking. The event, called Rail Tales, will take place on Wednesday 17 July from 08.30 – 10.30 at Capita, 65 Gresham Street, London EC2V ... more

Key criteria for industrial drive specification

Specifying the right industrial drives is crucial to machine and overall process performance, but with industrial automation shaping the landscape for drive selection, it is vital to keep abreast of defining specification criteria. Paul Streatfield, strategic product manager for industrial drives specialist Bosch Rexroth, explores the most recent key criteria for industrial drive specification, which meet the challenges of today’s industrial requirements. more
Drives & Transmissions

Informa Markets announce further growth for the 2019 edition of IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show

Taking place on 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London, the shows demonstrated notable visitor growth, representing 39,188 unique visitors – including thousands of international visitors from 128 countries – boasting an overall combined budget of £45.7 billion. more

Chesterfield manufacturers rebrand and invest in their future

Four of Chesterfield’s leading manufacturing companies have been rebranded, following a major integration into their parent company.



Clugston Group announces resignation of CEO and appointment of interim CEO

Clugston Group (‘the Group’), the privately owned company, which has interests in construction, logistics, facilities management and property development, announces that Mr R J Vickers, CEO, having previously tendered notice of his resignation, left the Group by mutual consent with effect on 30 June 2019. more

A great British success story

The growth of sister companies, R. A. Rodriguez and RARUK Automation, has resulted in both relocating to a substantial new facility in Shefford, Bedfordshire.  more

Launch of ground-breaking accelerator to help businesses adopt industry 4.0 technologies

First of a kind partnership between Siemens, Atos and STFC Hartree Centre will help increase industrial productivity and find new pathways to growth. more

Maintenance-free DC UPS modules for DIN rail mounting protect against power failure, brownout and flicker

Two new DC UPS compact modules from Bicker Elektronik (Donauwoerth / Germany) ensure the uninterruptible power supply of DC loads such as low-power embedded IPCs, gateways, motors, sensors, actuators ... more
Generators, Backup Power & Batteries

Machine vision: pick and place with Flir thermal imaging cameras

Machine vision inspections using visual cameras can occasionally cause recognition problems if the product and background have too little colour contrast. In such cases, thermal imaging cameras can ... more
Thermal Imaging

Freezer insulation inspection – thermal imaging keeps energy costs down

As important as they are for storing quantities of foodstuffs, commercial walk-in freezers use a lot of energy. So, it is imperative that this consumption is kept to a minimum by ensuring the ... more
Thermal Imaging

Gripple make multi million investment in automation

Gripple, the manufacturer of wire joining devices and suspension systems is investing £2m in a dedicated site for its subsidiary, Gripple Automation, to support the business’s rapid growth. more

Loma explains how incorporating functional 'fail-safes' in inspection equipment improves food safety

Loma Systems ( is stressing the importance of incorporating functional fail-safe measures into metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment typically installed at Critical Control Points (CCP) in food manufacturing facilities.  more
Food & Beverage

Gardner Denver launches new white paper on managing EPC contracts

Gardner Denver has created a new guide with helpful tips and insights on project management for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts that require compressed air and vacuum equipment. more
Compressed Air

Life-cycle study shows: a paper cup has the lowest carbon footprint

Huhtamaki participated in a life-cycle analysis study that surveyed the full carbon footprint of different types of cups used for coffee. According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54 per cent.  more
Food & Beverage

Maximising digital transformation while mitigating digital risks in manufacturing

A recent report from McAfee – Grand Theft Data II – The Drivers and Shifting State of Data Breaches – revealed that IT security professionals across all sectors, including manufacturing, are still struggling to fully secure their organisation and protect against breaches more
Smart Factories & Automation

Yokogawa wins Power Product of the Year at Electronics Industry awards

Yokogawa’s WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer has won the prestigious “Power Product of the Year” trophy at the second annual Electronics Industry awards. more
Inspection & Measurement

New manufacturing centre unveiled in Scotland

An £8.9 million centre to help companies benefit from lightweight manufacturing technology has been officially opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. more

Packaging food waste

According to a recent study from WRAP, approximately 60 per cent of household food waste arises from products ‘not used in time’. The study observes that consumers want clearer information and packaging innovations to help reduce this waste, valued at £6.7 billion. more
Recycling & Sustainability

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