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Uk sick day costs could rise by 45% in 2020

As the UK eases further out of the tight lockdown restrictions that were put in place at the end of March 2020, more and more workers are heading back into offices and factory floors that have laid dormant for nearly six months.  

Agility is the key in IIoT innovation says Advantech at major global event

Agile innovation in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the key in driving forward digital transformation in industrial applications into 2021 and beyond.


Managing your business and supply chain COVID-19 responsibilities

Who holds the responsibility for managing the risks of COVID transmission when working with contractors and is there anything new the procuring client should be doing? 

Empiricai launches worksafe analytics to prevent Covid workplace disruption

Empiricai, a provider of Advanced Analytics for corporate and industrial customers, today launched WorkSafe Analytics to monitor and evaluate COVID safety guidelines compliance in real-time.


Government and manufacturing industry warned of cyber-security ‘blind spots.’

A new report from Yokogawa UK says OT networks are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.


Keeping customers safe through the pandemic

Despite all the issues surrounding the effects of the Covid 19 lockdown, Stuvex has been supporting their customers maintenance and engineering departments with routine explosion protection system servicing.


Intertec acquires Thermotex Engineering

The industrial enclosures specialist Intertec has acquired the UK's Thermotex Engineering - manufacturer of soft insulation jackets for industrial processing equipment such as valves and piping. 

Be bold to cut pollutions, water companies urged

UK water companies must be “bold and brave” if they are to achieve ambitious pollution targets and meet the high expectations of regulators over the next five years. The comment comes from Karyn Georges, head of consulting at global innovation and technology consultancy Isle, ahead of the company’s Zero Pollutions Conference on 14 September 2020. 

International Flow Measurement Conference goes virtual

In its 38th year, the 2020 North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop is the single most important event in the global flow measurement calendar. To reflect ongoing worldwide restrictions, it has been transformed into a virtual event. 

HSE testing confirms Casella Cyclone Air Sampling heads reliability

Casella, leading expert in hazard sampling and environmental monitoring, has worked with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to undertake testing of its Cyclone Air Sampling heads to ensure that the heads meet the ACGIH/ISO/CEN (EN 481) standard. The intensive testing has confirmed that Casella’s Cyclone sampling heads meet this standard when sampling at the published flow rate of 2.2 litres per minute.  
Sensors & instrumentation

Istec presents new generation overspeed protection system

Istec presents its SIL rated overspeed protection system: The SpeedSys 200. A game changing innovation driven by decades of experience with speed applications, to broaden the range of rotating machinery that is eligible for high integrity overspeed detection, and to suit a growing demand for SIL-certified solutions. The SpeedSys 200 is expected to be globally available in Q3 of 2020. 

Chemical Dispensers – essential tools in achieving the new cleanliness

Companies across the country have begun welcoming employees back or will do so soon as COVID-19 lockdown policies ease. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has created heightened expectations of cleanliness and the need for an even safer working environment. Cleanliness is now a fundamental requirement to operating successfully in the new normal.  

Red Ledge Process Control Technology

Red Ledge automation and process control technology can be used for pick-and-place systems to aid automatic packing of goods. This means orders are 100% accurate.

Red Ledge automation and process ... 


For everything measurable there’s Eurolec

Often referred to in the Test & Measurement sector as Ireland’s best-kept secret, Eurolec Instruments is a company which offers measurement solutions across an enormous range of industry and ... 
Food processing & packaging

The real reason female engineers are still a rarity

The 26th August was Women's Equality Day 2020, and there’s no denying that there is still a gender imbalance when it comes to engineering. In the UK, only 12 per cent of engineers are female. A quick Google search on the matter will bring up countless articles busting myths about STEM subjects being a man’s domain (even though female students often outperform their male classmates in these subjects). 

Schmersal produces access control systems to support retailers during coronavirus crisis

The Schmersal Group is helping retailers and other companies to cope with the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The company has developed a digital access control system that makes it ... 

Increase the pressure with annular space heat exchangers

Annular space heat exchangers, such as the HRS AS Series, work by passing the product through the gap between the inner and outer tubes (the annular space), which makes them suitable for thick, ... 

Liftvrac saves time and increases production

In Offranville, France, The Taste Workshop specialises in supplying ready to cook dishes for the catering trade. By using the IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) freezing process, The Taste Workshop is ... 

FANUC expands range of handling robots

FANUC has expanded its range of handling robots with the introduction of the M-10iD/8L and M-20iD/12L models.

The two new robots are the handling versions of their Arc Mate counterparts, ... 


Asset management in hazardous areas

Standard laptops are often used in industrial plants for commissioning and maintaining instruments, but they can’t be used in potentially explosive environments. Endress+Hauser’s Field Xpert SMT70 is ... 

Magnetrol, ABLE’s partner is pleased to announce an exciting new addition

Magnetrol, ABLE’s partner for the supply of best-in-class level and flow instrumentation to the process industries, is pleased to announce an exciting new addition to the Eclipse Guided Wave Radar (... 

Renovotec Launches New ‘Warehouse Power’ Products With Three Years Interest-Free Credit

Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies is introducing a new range of ‘warehouse power’ products that are available now with ... 

How similar can humans and robots be?

How to reduce human error and training-time using guidance systems. 
Process Automation & Control

New appointment at BOFA targets international markets

BOFA International, a global leader in portable fume and dust extraction systems, has appointed Douglas Gray as International Sales Manager to support the company’s growing success in overseas markets. 

Standard components can help address industry skills shortage

Engineers are now being challenged with rapid advances in technology, changing age-old processes and methods, resulting in an increasing skills gap. Head of norelem ACADEMY and Product Trainer, Martin Ahner, discusses how standard components can help bridge that gap. 


Increase the pressure with annular space heat exchangers

Annular space heat exchangers, such as the HRS AS Series, work by passing the product through the gap between the inner and outer tubes (the annular space), which makes them suitable for thick, highly viscous products such as fruit purees, thick sauces, honey and syrups. 
Heat transfer

Work on new expanded Thorite UK Headquarters gets underway

Due to continued growth, Thorite have outgrown their home of the last 50 years and need to bring all their value-added services together under one roof.   

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