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New configurator from Festo saves time and effort when selecting and ordering process valves

Industrial automation specialist Festo has introduced a new online configuration tool that makes it easier and quicker to select the correct valve or actuator for your process application. Simply select a few parameters and the Festo valve configurator will suggest appropriate combinations, offering a fast, reliable and easy way for process engineers to source coordinated and ready-to-install solutions.  
Pumps, valves & seals

Lake Shore offers precision input modules for cryogenic monitoring in PLS-based applications

The new Lake Shore Cryotronics 240 Series offers a convenient, modular input solution for precision monitoring of cryogenic temperature sensors in large-scale applications employing distributed PLC-based control.  

Update on omlox, the world’s first positioning standard for industry

omlox paves the way to industry 4.0 and supply chain transparency by unifying all locating technologies in one open, interoperable standard. 

New industry research project to improve water management

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to help the water industry increase the accuracy of abstraction and leakage reporting.  

Universal Robots launches online knowledge bank

Universal Robots (UR) has established a free online knowledge bank to ensure more organisations can maximise the potential of their collaborative robots (cobots). 

Precision components supplier increases sales by 60%

High precision components supplier, Accu, has increased sales by 60% during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to turnover between £6-7m this financial year, due to soaring demand from the engineering sector. An initial slump in March – due to the first COVID-19 lockdown – was quickly counteracted by a need from furloughed engineers and manufacturers to innovate new products quickly. 

In our wireless age, cables are adapting and transforming the manufacturing industry. Here’s how…

In a wireless age, the use of cables may be losing its function in some industries, however for others, the role they play is as important as ever. In the case of the manufacturing, as technology becomes increasingly integrated, so does the prominence of cables.  

The link between health and safety and operational efficiency

In workplaces throughout many different industries, there has long been a myth that productivity must be sacrificed for the sake of health and safety. The idea that health and safety is something that gets in the way of swift operational management is dangerous and, in reality, unfounded. In fact, high levels of health and safety are vital to operational efficiency, whatever sector you work in.  
Hazardous area & safety

Manufacturers, supported by Made Smarter, forecast 750 new jobs from £12.6M technology investment

Manufacturers supported by Made Smarter, the movement helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution, are forecasting the creation of more than 750 new jobs from £12.6M of technology investment.  

SolutionsPT launches Apprentice Academy and furthers its ‘People First’ approach to business

Leading industrial IT solutions partner, SolutionsPT is celebrating the launch of its Apprentice Academy in its tenth consecutive year attaining the annual ‘The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For’ award. 

Thorite unveils its brand-new UK Headquarters

Thorite, the UK’s leading independent specialist of pneumatics, air compressors and fluid handling equipment have now moved from their old Laisterdyke, Bradford address, to their brand-new UK Headquarters.


ASL sets new standards for safety

The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions Ltd (ASL), has announced the availability of a failsafe option for larger sizes of its popular range of HQ electric actuators.  
Pumps, valves & seals

Is your compressed air system doing Dry January this year?

Each winter the ‘Dry January’ campaigners’ remit is to limit the country’s social liquid intake, but it is also the time when compressor users could be battling with a real problem that is quite the opposite – keeping any moisture, with the potential to freeze, out of the air supply and its point of use. A compressor user may think that their compressed air system is moisture-free but, when temperatures start to drop below 5°C, this may no longer be the case.  
Compressors & Compressed Air

Latest innovations in voice logistics

What role do voice-guided systems play in optimising logistics processes?  
Process Automation & Control

Big energy and efficiency savings ahead as Riventa teams up with Toraqua Technologies

Riventa, who provide energy-saving expertise by optimising water and wastewater equipment such as pumps and blowers, have created an important new strategic partnership in South America with Toraqua Technologies in Brazil. 

Yokogawa and InSphero enter into partnership agreement

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has entered into a partnership agreement with InSphero AG, a pioneer in the development of 3D in vitro technologies for drug discovery and safety. 

ABB reinforces clean hydrogen commitment with ECH2A membership

Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB Industrial Automation becomes executive member of the EU Alliance established to kick-start the European hydrogen industry.  

UK Manufacturing calls for a deal to end uncertainty and save thousands of jobs

Make UK, Scottish Engineering and Manufacturing NI come together in last ditch plea to Government and EU Commission.


OMNI launches next generation asset integrity management software

OMNI (an ICR company) has launched a new digital full lifecycle asset integrity management solution developed by industry experts, allowing companies to manage, predict, plan and optimise their asset ... 

Fabcon Food Systems seals Indian partnership deal

A British food processing equipment manufacturer has continued its global expansion plans by appointing an agent in the Indian snacks market.

Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has appointed SM Food ... 


Fulton’s aftercare and business development manager Jeff Byrne takes a look at technical boiler house risk assessments

In this article, Fulton’s aftercare and business development manager Jeff Byrne takes a look at technical boiler house risk assessments, from their legalities to the potential savings that can be ... 

Trade In, Trade Up – Casella supports air and noise monitoring equipment upgrades with new offer

As employees begin returning to work, maintaining a safe and socially distanced workplace is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Statistics have shown that 32% of those surveyed were anxious about ... 

LAST CHANCE to ‘Buy a Fluke, Get a FREE Fluke!’

LAST CHANCE to ‘Buy a Fluke, Get a FREE Fluke!’. ONLY for purchases up to 15th December 2020, Fluke UK’s Industrial, Calibration and Networks divisions are joining forces to offer the biggest and ... 

Webinar: How PROFINET Works, A Beginners’ Guide

Are you looking for an introductory course in PROFINET? Our colleagues in PI North America are presenting this free-to-attend webinar to address your requirement.


Hazardous area approvals for low cost compact radar level sensor

ATEX Zones 1 & 20 made easier with new 80 GHz compact radar

VEGA have always developed their sensors with approvals for use in hazardous areas. The new 80 GHz compact series designed for the ... 



EUCHNER will showcase its latest innovations for Industry 4.0 manufacturing concepts at the SPS Connect trade show. One innovation users, design engineers and integrators will surely appreciate is ... 

Discover Netilion Health: the asset management system that not only identifies device faults but shows you how to resolve them

When a device unexpectedly stops working on a key component of your production line or plant, it’s important to act quickly. Traditional control or asset management systems might be able to tell you ... 

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