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Dawson Shanahan invests over £500k in precision engineering machines to meet demand 

Dawson Shanahan , the specialist precision engineering firm, looks set to exceed its investment targets this year to meet increasing demand from the power distribution, e-mobility and medical sectors, which is expected to increase further in 2021. As part of an ongoing strategy of investing in…

  • 02/12/2020
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Euchner, a leading specialist in safety engineering and pioneer of the RFID Safety Switch, has recently added new Modular and Classic variants to its successful Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB), which was first launched to provide a totally integrated locking & handle solution a number of years…

  • 19/10/2020
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New component portal introduced for machine builders

Just launched by Aldershot-based FATH Components is an all-new online portal designed exclusively for machine and system builders. The initial phase of the new resource, which went ‘Live’ on November 4th, features 18 complete FATH product families including some of the most popular and…

  • 06/11/2019

New technology used for solenoid lock

The Schmersal Group is using Plasma-SealTight technology in a pilot to produce its AZM300 solenoid lock. Used on safety doors, the interlock has a metal bracket integrated into a plastic actuator. The bracket engages with an interlock cross-head to ensure safety doors are securely closed.

  • 12/09/2019

Control choice for XYZ heavy-duty vertical machining centres

XYZ Machine Tools’ is now offering the latest Heidenhain TNC 620 control as a standard option across machines in its heavy-duty range of vertical machining centres. Customers ordering the XYZ 660 HD, XYZ 800 HD and XYZ 1100 HD VMCs can now choose between the Siemens or Heidenhain control as…

  • 31/07/2019

Key criteria for industrial drive specification

It can be challenging to continually update your specification choices in line with the rapidly evolving landscape of Industry 4.0 but in doing so, machinery manufacturers can offer their customers a wealth of financial benefits as well as better use of factory space, optimised machinery…

  • 11/07/2019

Wieland’s Safety in motion – functional safety encoders

The new Safe SENC incremental encoder with HTL interface from Wieland Electric is available as an accessory to the Wieland Samos range or for use with other third party systems and makes it possible to monitor the speed, direction, and position of the motor and/or machine load to provide secure…

  • 21/06/2019

Three Essential Benefits AC Drives Provide to Industrial Users

Variable frequency drives go by a lot of names, depending on who you talk to. Sometimes, they are shortened down to VFDs. Other times, people will refer to them simply as an AC drive. No matter what VFDs are referred to as, they still serve the same purpose. These devices will all control the…

  • 05/06/2019

SEEPEX rises to the challenge of viscous waste at ciabatta bread factory

An on-site trial at a ciabatta bread bakery has demonstrated that it is possible to successfully pump viscous, sticky dough products, even when they are mixed with baked bread. SEEPEX UK’s customised enclosed, automated waste removal solution has been proven to optimise the bakery’s…

  • 30/05/2019

Increasing productivity takes SMEs in the food industry to the next level

The UK is a nation of small business owners. According to data from the Federation of Small Businesses, the country’s 5.7 million small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) accounted for 99.9% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2018. However, according to a 2018 Parliament UK…

  • 29/05/2019