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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

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

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

4 tips for growing your CNC machining business

If starting a business and turning it into a success was an easy endeavour, then everyone would be doing it. No matter what industry or field you enter, you will no doubt be competing with a myriad of other businesses. In order to challenge these more well-established businesses, you will need to…

  • 30/04/2019

Sensata Technologies Introduces Well-Sealed, Easy to Install Modular Hall Effect Sensors

Sensata Technologies, an industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, has launched the new ACW4 Single Turn and TCW4 Multi Turn Absolute Hall Effect Sensors, which feature an over-moulded, two-part modular construction that provides engineers with exceptional design flexibility.

  • 19/03/2019

Norton launches Quantum3 professional cutting discs

Saint-Gobain Abrasives is adding to its exclusive range of Norton Quantum3 grinding and combination wheels with an all new, cost-effective range of professional cutting discs. Specifically developed with operators in mind, the discs combine Saint-Gobain’s exclusive bonding system and ceramic…

  • 24/01/2019

Hybride transfer system for more output and flexibility

Whether it's the cam drive, direct drive, freely programmable redirection system corner unit, or conveyor belt system, the LS Hybrid transfer system currently in development is based on a modular design principle and allows to adapt the system even more precisely to your application needs than it…

  • 31/10/2018