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08 June 2022

CONCEIVED TO help address the worldwide problem of plastic waste, igus is to launch the world’s first all-plastic urban bicycle for the UK market at Engineering Expo on 8th June. Its debut showing was at Hannover Messe on 30th May.

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11 May 2022

FOR ANY company looking to improve the life and energy efficiency of its compressed air system, Hi-line Industries now offers its range of class-leading Vertical Air Receivers from stock at competitive prices.

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05 May 2022

WHETHER COMPLEX energy measurements or simple cost centre billing: the broad range of multifunctional energy measuring devices and MID-certified energy meters available from Phoenix Contact includes a product for every application.

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18 May 2022

THE NEW PTVFIX distribution blocks from Phoenix Contact are a combination of the PTFIX distribution block system and the PTV series with vertical conductor connection.

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11 May 2022

TCP THERMAL device circuit breakers from Phoenix Contact are being extended to devices with higher nominal currents with the TCP 10 variant.

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11 May 2022

CONSTANT RELUBICATION of metal bearing points in the food industry costs time, money and increases the risk of contamination. Maintenance-free igubal spherical plain bearings from igus are an economical and safe alternative.

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11 April 2022

SPARKS CAUSED by a lack of electrostatic dissipation can lead to expensive machines and system failure, and in the worst case can lead to explosions. To increase protection, igus has introduced a dissipated version of its lubrication- and maintenance-free xiros support roller made from stainless steel.

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17 May 2022

MACHINE COMPARE Marketplace, the leading e-commerce platform for selling surplus industrial spares, is reported to have proven its ability to monetise up to 70% of industrial companies’ inventories of unused, refurbished, and new stock.

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08 April 2022

NEW FROM igus is a plug-and-play energy chain system that allows connection of fully assembled e-chain systems in seconds, with no tools needed. Designated readychain speed, it is reported to enable users to cut machinery assembly time by as much as 80%, keeping assembly throughput times, machine downtime, planned maintenance work to a minimum. Readychain micro-speed also makes applications in particularly small installation spaces possible.

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15 March 2022

ELESA MAGNETS are an easy, efficient and safe solution designed for applications where non-permanent fixing is required. They are also are suitable for use where it’s not appropriate to drill holes, but fixing is needed, and are said to be ideal for machine protection, automation sectors and control systems.

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10 February 2022

THE NEW EVH. tubular handle from Elesa combines ergonomics and design with functionality for a safer and more comfortable grip. The anti-rotation oval cross section tube and compact shapes with no cavities or protrusions, allow high levels of safety during operations of opening and closing of machine doors.

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03 May 2022

Karl Metcalfe looks at key questions a prospective repair partner should be asked before being commissioned to work on Ex rated equipment, and shares the answers users should expect

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01 February 2022

BY LAUNCHING Caparoc, Phoenix Contact introduces an individual modular system for overcurrent protection. With many combination options, intuitive operation, and a simple design-in, users can set up their own personal standard for device protection that is fit for the future.

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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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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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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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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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05 July 2021

Quick installation, with focus on safety: Mersen (Euronext FR0000039620 – MRN) offers two versions of its new NH fuse switch disconnector series in size 000. The Multibloc 000.RST9 is being launched as a bus bar version for mounting on 60mm bus bar systems, while the Multibloc 000.ST9 is available in the mounting plate version with a width of only 53mm.

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FEATURES

09 March 2022

For Bailey of Sheffield, a rapidly growing British manufacturer of unique stainless steel jewellery, the practical support offered by Henkel was key in identifying the optimal adhesives and methodologies necessary to deliver 100% bonding success rates

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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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12 June 2018

Bollhoff’s Helicoil Plus range of threaded inserts has been developed to provide design engineers with additional security when using threaded fasteners in critical environments, particularly where loosening fasteners are at best an annoyance and at worst a potentially catastrophic occurrence

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21 November 2017

Thermal Management? Two simple words but what do they mean? It is the hottest topic in electronics at the moment. Effective control of heat is an increasing concern among today's electronic device manufacturers and, as products become more compact, and powerful, the need to dissipate damaging heat effectively is greater than ever, as this article from Techsil outlines

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23 June 2016

From engines to trim, toys to medical devices and instrumentation to valves, the Lee Spring capability to quickly create application specific springs and spring components is aiding the regrowth of UK manufacturing industry.

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26 April 2016

Traditionally used for structures such as machine guards and work stations, the versatile MayTec profile system is lending itself to an increasingly wide variety of applications. David Rowe from distributor, Applied Automation Industrial Systems, explains how the company uses MayTec itself and how the market is growing

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29 February 2016

According to Goss Springs, there are essentially just two ways to select an appropriate spring for the job...

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22 April 2014

Many accidents are caused in factories and workshops by hose whip when disconnecting compressed air lines still under pressure. Craig Forrester, Stäubli Connectors UK manager, outlines how this danger can be eliminated.

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21 June 2013

In modern production the clear trend toward modular systems and customised production necessitates short setup times, says Thomas Maier of Eisele Pneumatics

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16 January 2013

What happens when a rotary connection must be inserted into a 1000BaseT Ethernet transmission line? Moog has extensive experience of designing slip rings for use with Ethernet networks

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SPONSORED CONTENT

14 August 2015

TFC has a comprehensive range of sheet metal products:

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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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28 September 2015

We stock a superb range of electrical products ranging from sockets to full lighting systems, and a whole host of things in between, to keep your business switched on.

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24 June 2016

Handwheels, knobs, lever handles, adjustable levers and handles conceived for a broad spectrum of applications, typical of new market segments, Ergostyle® elements are destined to hospital and medical equipment, scientific instruments, laboratory fittings, office furniture, leisure and sporting equipment, and, generally, whenever aesthetics and user-friendliness are key requirements for the market success of the product.

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24 June 2016

Handles and knobs in RAL 9002 white colour with a smooth surface to make cleaning operations easier.

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24 June 2016

The high corrosion resistance of stainless steel makes it one of the most demanded materials in many industrial sectors.

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24 June 2016

Knobs,handles and latches made out of self-extinguishing special technopolymer certified "V0" according to UL-94 V (Underwriters Laboratories) for use in public environments where flame-proof materials are required. 

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24 June 2016

Plastic and metal plugs, oil breather caps and level indicators for hydraulic systems comply with Health and Safety Requirements according to 94/9/EC ATEX European Directive (explosive atmospheres) for equipment in Group II, category 2GD.

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14 August 2015

TFC has a comprehensive range of threaded inserts for plastic, timber and metals.

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