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17 January 2022

SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTOR, Switchtec has released issue 8 of its dedicated Electrical Control Components Catalogue that covers all of its key control and panel products.

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17 January 2022

ROBOTICS AND automated machinery applications require highly versatile bearings; not only must bearings carry diverse loads with high precision, robotic motion is also becoming more complex. Machine designers must also fit bearings into shrinking mechanisms such as articulating arms that position and rotate objects.

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04 January 2022

By 2025 the electrical vertical take-off and landing market (eVTOL) is projected to be worth $524 million and is anticipated to more than triple to $1.9 billion by 2035. With such a huge growth curve on the horizon, at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022, technical moulding, tooling and assembly specialist Broanmain Plastics will showcase its precision manufacturing prowess.

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06 January 2022

BY LAUNCHING NearFi, Phoenix Contact introduces a new, innovative technology for contactless power and data transmission in the near-field range. This is the first technology to enable wireless, protocol-independent and latency-free Ethernet communication at speeds of up to 100Mbps across an air gap of up to 10mm, reports the company.

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17 January 2022

WITH MANUFACTURING companies building new IT and OT infrastructures for edge applications faster than ever before, the required rack systems need to facilitate individual solutions simply, safely and in a future-proof way. The new Rittal VX IT rack system addresses these demands.

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17 January 2022

THE SCHMERSAL Group has launched a new pull-wire switch that can be used as a signal generator to start machines, open electrically operated guard doors and gates and as a light switch in lift shafts.

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17 January 2022

PROVIDING A fast-track to improved productivity for safe entry/exit applications, SICK has released ‘all-in-one’, plug-and-play muting systems for its deTem4 Active/Passive range of safety light curtains.

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18 January 2022

EASY TO set up with a range of parameters to communicate the real-time operational and maintenance status of machinery, SICK claims to have reimagined the industrial light stack as a versatile and customisable Smart Light Tower

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25 November 2021

A NEW generation of high-precision, low-cost sensors for future smart cutting tools are in development at the University of Bath.

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22 November 2021

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING and machining engineers at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) which is operated by the University of Strathclyde, joined by six other companies, have created a low-cost remanufacturing solution that can extend the life of parts used within manufacturing by 120%, helping UK manufacturers to embrace the circular economy, boost sustainability, and save costs.

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17 January 2022

FOR USE in demanding applications such as agricultural and construction machinery, Ewellix has developed the CAHB-2xS smart electro-mechanical actuator with extended functionality.

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15 November 2021

NEW FROM Phoenix Contac, RJ45 patch cables for industrial applications allow data speeds of up to 10Gbps in accordance with CAT5 and CAT6A and are particularly suitable for Industrial Ethernet and Profinet environments.

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11 January 2022

Andy Billingham offers some hints and tips on what to take into consideration when looking to achieve optimum enclosure sealing

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11 November 2021

DISTRIBUTED BY Switchtec, Sirena’s M-Line range of beacons and sounders is reported to represent the state of the art in signalling. Important updates have been introduced to the range that expand its potential uses and even further hones the units to the specific tasks and applications in which they are asked to perform.

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09 November 2021

TWO NEW modular belt solutions from Habasit are reported to bring new possibilities for industrial packaging applications, particularly in applications where space is at a premium.

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01 November 2021

WHEN MOTION equipment is used in harsh environments, it needs to be of resilient design and manufactured from highly durable materials. Matara UK, specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, provides Armoloy TDC coated linear rail and ballscrews for maximum longevity in demanding applications and locations.

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01 November 2021

CARLO GAVAZZI has extended its PD30 photoelectric sensor range to include IO-Link versions.

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16 November 2021

SICK HAS extended its safe encoder offering with the AFS60S Pro and AFM60S Pro, its first programmable safe absolute encoders, opening a simpler and quicker route to safe productivity in stationary and mobile machinery, together with seamless integration for safe motion control.

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07 October 2021

WANNER INTERNATIONAL has opened a new Technical Centre of Excellence in industrial pump development.

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06 September 2021

FARNELL HAS announced a new global distribution agreement with Connective Peripherals that will enhance its range of market-leading connectivity products. Connective Peripherals products simplify system debug and maintenance of equipment featuring serial ports by providing simple and reliable USB connectivity.

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FEATURES

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10 January 2022

Monitoring relays protect vital devices and products against problems that can occur with AC power supplies. Will Darby outlines how to select the most appropriate machine monitoring relay for various applications

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01 November 2021

Safety, user friendliness and productivity should all be reconciled when it comes to area guarding of plant and machinery. Dave Scot looks at the latest solutions

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02 September 2021

Hexadrone has unveiled its first serial drone, the Tundra. The ruggedised, multi-functional, modular drone uses ultra-rugged, miniature Fischer UltiMate and Fischer MiniMax connectivity solutions, able to withstand the harsh environments it may need to operate in

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09 September 2021

CDA talks exclusively to Jorgo Kristo about harmonics, the potential problems they cause, how to rectify them

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31 August 2021

Ensuring an efficient and reliable connection between two shafts is paramount for system reliability and to avoid any costly redesigns. David Lockett explores the considerations for designers when specifying couplings

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23 September 2021

OFFERING HIGH levels of accuracy, reliability and optimal connectivity, the latest OM70 laser distance sensors from Baumer are designed to provide reliable and precise inline measurements, even on more challenging and inconsistent structured surfaces and materials.

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10 June 2021

SHEFFIELD-BASED Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution. This is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-F Series compact PLC, HMIs, SCADA and MELFA articulated arm robots offered as a system option. The PostPro vapour smoothing machine fully automates surface finishing of 3D printed parts, skyrocketing productivity from a few parts finished every hour up to hundreds of parts per hour.

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15 February 2021

SWITCH AND control panels protect electrical devices in a 'hostile environment'. They prevent damage from moisture, dust or contact. But that is not enough. Accessories are often used for ease of use and to make the assembly of panels simpler and clearer. These usually originated from the user. It is important that these accessories meet the same requirements as those that apply to building the panel, writes Emma Ryde.

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09 February 2021

With self-landing rocket boosters, deep-space asteroid hopping probes and the reignition of Moon missions over half a century on – the space race might be over, but the race to exploit the final frontier is just heating up. Jonathan Parry discusses the special considerations that go into space-worthy cables and connectors

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18 January 2021

WITH ITS new generation myPNOZ modular safety relay, Pilz has introduced what the company reports to be the world’s first batch size one safety relay. Customers use the intuitive online myPNOZ Creator tool to configure their relay, which is then produced and delivered completely pre-assembled, set up and tested ready for installation.

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08 September 2020

EVEN IN these highly unprecedented times of economic uncertainty, the number of devices connecting to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is still gathering pace and it is reckoned that over 20 billion devices will be connected by next year. It’s a market that’s already worth a fortune. David Phillips reports

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01 July 2020

Orthotropy, or not to be? That is the question. The pertinent question for users of additive manufacturing, at least, as this article from Additive Flow explores

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07 July 2020

Specifically designed for horizontal use in intralogistics and on crane systems, the autoglide 5 from igus does not require a guide trough; instead, it lies on a steel wire rope held in place by the e-chain contour.

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23 April 2020

With almost half of all system failures caused by poorly connected conductors, there has never been a better time to re-examine the advantages and performance guarantees screwless conductor connection technology solutions offer. Clive Humphrey highlights the installation, performance and time saving benefits of going screwless for conductor connections in terminal blocks.

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10 March 2020

Spelsberg IBT electrical enclosures and fittings are being installed into pre-cast concrete panels to help in the time-critical construction of the London School of Economics’ new Paul Marshall Institute.

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17 February 2020

Dispensing robots enable the automation of the application of adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulants, sealants, form in place gaskets, temporary masking, lubricants and other liquids, fluids and pastes. Peter Swanson looks at considerations for choosing such a system

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03 January 2020

With factory automation on the rise, the need to connect components safely, reliably and cost-effectively is also increasing. Terminal blocks can provide a solution

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16 October 2019

When temperatures rise above 100°C, most sensors are unable to cope, can fail after a short period of time and frequently have to be replaced. Addressing this are flow and temperature sensors specifically designed for high-temperature applications, for example FlexFlow thermal flow sensors available from Baumer

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20 January 2020

Industry 4.0 is the current buzzword of choice for engineers and marketing professionals across almost every market sector; and for good reason. Industry 4.0 describes the integration of digital communication with the industrial process to create a network of ‘smart’ tools and components that can improve efficiency, quality, productivity and safety.

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29 July 2019

As a key technology for an end-to-end network from sensor to cloud, single pair Ethernet speeds up implementation of IIoT

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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18 April 2017

Helping you meet your production needs Unlike conventional service and support offerings, FANUC works on the premise that because every customer’s needs are different

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20 September 2017

From enclosures to accessories, Hoffman has your equipment protection solution. Choose from 12,000+ standard models or use one of our custom product configurators to create your custom enclosures.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify.

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04 January 2018

Integrated stepper and StepSERVO range.

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04 January 2018

From simple permanent magnet can stack motors to the hybrid stepper motors and complementary drives and control electronics.

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04 January 2018

Avery wide range of AC synchronous motors from a number of the leading suppliers.

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28 July 2015

We have recently expanded our comprehensive range of fasteners to include tools, personal protective equipment and abrasives.

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18 April 2017

Fast, accurate electrical discharge machining Where wire EDM is concerned, accuracy has traditionally come at the cost of speed.

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04 April 2017

Our Industrial instrumentation products focus on components that measure and control the pressure and flow of liquids and gases.

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16 July 2015

The NEW POSITAPE® range of rugged Tape Extension Sensors offers up to 20000mm of linear measurement
for the harshest environments, particularly MOBILE WORKING MACHINE & OFF-HIGHWAY vehicle applications.

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14 August 2015

Using the latest internet based industrial vending technology, TFC's Point-of-Work dispensing machines are easy to use, easy to implement and easy to afford.

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24 June 2016

Knobs, handles and adjustable feet in the special conductive technopolymer prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charge between bodies with different electric potential.

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16 July 2015

The POSIROT® range of PRAS (Analogue) and PRDS (Digital) Rotary Sensors are based around a contact free,
magnetically coupled encoder device which has been developed to work in rugged and harsh environments.

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26 October 2017

Linear and rotary motor feedback systems with interfaces for the future provide commutation, position and speed measurement in a single device.

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10 February 2015

The POSIWIRE® series of fully submersible wire draw sensors offer up to 10000mm of linear measurement for the toughest of environments including OFF-SHORE and OFF-HIGHWAY vehicle applications.

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