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26 January 2015

The Electric Actuator Company Limited, has been designing, manufacturing and supplying electric actuators from their Bradford facility since 1957. They pride themselves on being a British manufacturer of a world-class product, building machines to suit a vast number of applications across many industries around the world.

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26 January 2015

Stemmer Imaging Ltd is the UK’s largest independent supplier of vision technology and services to industrial and scientific OEMs, system Integrators and reseller markets.

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26 January 2015

The VEGAFLEX 80 Guided wave radar level transmitter, was originally assessed for SIL conformity when independently judged and certified by TÜV Rheinland according to IEC 61508:2010 (Ed.2). It is also now the first Guided Wave Radar level sensor to also be independently assessed by engineers from EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd, as part of the EMPHASIS project to satisfy requirements on EDF as a Licensee under the auspices of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

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26 January 2015

CUBE67+: THE PLUS IS FOR… • An increased number of modules up to 2 x 16 modules • Increased cable lengths for installations up to 2 x 30 meters • Modules that can be installed at any position on the hybrid cable • Daisy chaining of the power supply at the bus node

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26 January 2015

The use of igus®’ polymer components on all moving parts improves machine performance. Their homogenous dry running self lubricating properties prevent the build up of dirt and debris sticking to the moving parts, which in turn can lead to breakdowns and unscheduled maintenance. igus® plastic materials are wear, corrosion and chemical resistant, the product range is so extensive that whatever the requirement of your moving application igus has the solution.

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26 January 2015

Power Electronic Measurements Ltd (PEM) is an established market leader in the design and manufacture of high performance current sensors based on Rogowski technology. The company’s RCT industrial AC current transducer range has been designed specifically for a wide range of industrial applications including process control, power quality measurement, energy monitoring, data logging, protection systems.

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26 January 2015

VEM is an innovative, flexible, and reliable manufacturer of technically sophisticated system and drive solutions, custom drives and single components. The output capacity ranges from 0.06kW to 42MW.

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26 January 2015

Quintex Energy Management Systems, Europe’s leading developer and supplier of demand based ventilation control systems for commercial kitchens, has now used more than 6,000 VACON ac variable speed drives (VSDs) in its Cheetah range of energy management and safety control systems.

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26 January 2015

Many machines today can be described as 'motion-centric', that is where motion is key to the function of the machine. Such machines will have a controller, usually a PLC, and drives for the motors or geared motors. The complete automation system for a motion-centric machine will often include I/O, visualisation, and one or more fieldbuses. A simple architecture with Lenze controllerbased automation offers machine designers high performance together with easy integration.

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26 January 2015

OEMs and equipment users, particularly of continuous running products, can both benefit from the latest high-efficiency motor technology. The benefits include a significant reduction in running costs plus more compact and lighter equipment/machines. In addition, because the motors meet mandatory current and future energy efficiency standards they eliminate the need for and cost of re-designs.

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26 January 2015

Mayr combine more than 110 years of innovation, manufacturing technology and quality control with world-class levels of customer service to ensure we maintain our market leading position in the supply of :-

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26 January 2015

Bradford Engineering Services Limited has been supplying industry with Belts, Bearings, Seals and Power Transmission since 1988. Their success and longevity has come from holding stock of key items and delivering great service, often the same day, a flexibility that can be offered as a small independent company. They are knowledgeable on the products they supply ensuring their customers get the right product for the specification.

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26 January 2015

Since 1965 Motovario® has provided technologically advanced solutions in the transmission components field for industrial and civil applications worldwide. Synonymous with innovation, quality and service, as one of the World's leading manufacturers of industrial gears and electric motors, it is well placed to serve its customers from the new purpose built assembly plant, warehouse and office facility in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

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23 January 2015

For designers of electric motors, as well as machine builders and appliance manufacturers, motor efficiency, noise and vibration levels are important design and quality criteria. Strict controls are now often placed on the motor regarding noise, environmental protection and occupational safety.

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29 November 2013

tGard is Fortress’ brand new customisable safety system that controls access to hazardous machinery and equipment.

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FEATURES

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01 March 2017

Automation is becoming ubiquitous across most industries. In manufacturing, global sales of industrial robots are expected to almost double in volume by 2018, reaching 400,000 units. In the home, revenue from the home automation segment is expected to hit over $6 million this year and show an annual growth rate of CAGR 28.19%, writes Dik Vos, CEO, SQS.

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13 February 2017

Although the UK economy might be expanding overall, levels of productivity remain worrying low. CDA editor, Charlotte Stonestreet, looks as the issue, some of the reasons behind it and explores whether Industry 4.0 could have a role to play in providing a solution

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13 February 2017

Andy Pye offers a personal view on some of the consequences of Brexit for manufacturing and automation. A longer version of this article is posted on the CDA website

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04 January 2016

The drive continues for improved pump efficiency, as Steve Schofield, director and chief executive of BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association), explains

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13 January 2015

As 2014 fades into memory, thoughts are on 2015, and what it will mean for our industry. While economic optimism is rising, is all the news positive and what are the risks that we are all facing?

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13 January 2015

As consumers and general Internet users, we take care that we do not fall victim to cyber attacks. It’s equally important to think about cyber security in automation systems. The hack of a control system can result in lost production time, stolen intellectual property, injuries, or worse. Standard IT security practices provide some level of protection but further measures may be needed, reports CDA's Andy Pye


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13 January 2015

Independent expert knowledge base and forum for the electrotechnical industry, BEAMA, highlights the upcoming 2015 stage of the Ecodesign requirements for electric motors and the Lot 30 Study Report

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13 January 2015

Steve Brambley, Deputy Director, Industrial Automation at GAMBICA looks at Industry 4.0, comparing it to the emergence of the internet in the late 1980s and looking at how it could change the manufacturing business model

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05 January 2015

Reducing energy use makes business sense – it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps to tackle climate change. When it comes to energy efficiency in industry, argues Dave Berridge, Secretary of AMHSA, there has been a tendency to focus only on the components specified within manufacturing and distribution environments, rather than looking at the bigger picture

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07 January 2015

Director & CEO of the British Fluid Power Association, Chris Buxton believes that Hydraulic and Pneumatic technology are an essential complement to electromechanical drives in ensuring the inexorable march towards Automation within UK manufacturing and indeed our everyday lives

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07 January 2015

In spite of the difficult economic conditions that have prevailed in recent years, the machine vision industry continues to flourish and this multi-billion dollar industry is experiencing significant growth worldwide, writes John Haddon, technical consultant to UK Industrial Vision Association

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07 January 2015

EPTDA, the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association, closely follows industrial and economic trends and forecasts, conducting market and economic intelligence reports to depict a clear image of the PT/MC industry and industrial production as a whole. For the purpose of this article, EPTDA is sharing some of its findings and suggestions to the wider PT/MC industry in the hopes that this relevant information will be of help to the advancement of the industry as a whole

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07 January 2015

The last couple of years have seen increasing recognition that robots and automation are one of the key technologies for the future of UK manufacturing, writes Mike Wilson, Chairman British Automation & Robot Association

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15 November 2013

The global demand for increased energy efficiency has led to the introduction of the Ecodesign Directive for electric drive solutions within the EU. As a result, systems are to be analysed in their entirety when it comes to assessing the operational efficiency of an electric drive solution. CAPIEL (European Coordinating Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear) recommends that IE3 motors should be established as the minimum standard

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21 November 2013

The EPTDA (EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association) used its 15th-anniversary celebrations to introduce new strategy

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14 November 2013

Despite the misconceptions that have been allowed to flourish in recent years, manufacturing is a national success story in the UK, so says Business Minister, Michael Fallon, in this article written exclusively for Controls, Drives & Automation.

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11 November 2013

GAMBICA’s Deputy Director and convener of the organisation’s Variable Speed Drives group, Steve Brambley, explains why the invention of the wheel provides valuable insight for succeeding in today’s growing automation market.

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14 November 2013

Mike Wilson, Chairman of British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) gives an overview of robotics and automation in the UK over the past year

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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14 June 2023

Making Simple Applications, Simple.

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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09 May 2017

H-Fang Brand Slewing Solutions. Cone Drive’s slewing drives employ precision motion technology that provides a large ratio in a single stage of gearing.

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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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14 June 2023

Efficiency And Reliability n HVAC

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16 June 2023

High Performance, Scalable & Future-Proof

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02 December 2013

The drylin® range is specifically developed for applications within the linear sector, with the extensive product range completely covering all application areas from the drylin® T Monorail systems to the drylin® R Round shaft guide bearings.

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02 December 2013

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is expanding its Gateway to China programme to embrace all of Asia, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India and other growing economies in the region.

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14 June 2023

Simple, Reliable Flow Control

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09 May 2017

Precise and powerful custom solutions. Cone Drive is the world leader in double-enveloping worm gear technology.

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02 December 2013

Sysmac is the latest machine automation platform from Omron with integration throughout: from controller to software

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29 November 2013

Geoff Spear, Marketing Manager at Lenze Ltd, describes new products and concepts that can reduce the cost of building machines.

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09 May 2017

Powerful, Clean Solutions with a Stainless Reputation. Cone Drive’s stainless steel precision motion gearboxes are designed for sterile manufacturing environments.

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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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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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