Automated Packaging Systems Introduces Its Next Generation Baggers

Autobag 500 series offers easier and faster loading, even for bulky and hard to handle items. An innovative adjustable pass-through automatically opens the bags much wider than traditional systems. And with no light curtains and less guarding, they offer unrestricted access to the pre-opened bag without compromising operator safety.   Read more.

XTS Hygienic in stainless steel for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries

XTS Hygienic, the stainless steel version of the eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff, opens up a wide spectrum of new applications, first and foremost in the primary food and pharmaceutical industries and for processing and filling liquids in general. Enabling optimal cleanability with the high protection rating of IP 69K, very good chemical resistance and without any hidden corners, edges or undercuts, the version in Hygienic Design offers a lot of potential for innovation in these industries.   Read more.

Mediline Code Collect - Manual Aggregation Unit with Central Serialization Solution

For the reliable aggregation of individually serialized pharmaceutical packages into larger units, a dependable aggregation workstation is essential. Atlantic Zeiser is showcasing the MEDILINE CodeCollectM solution at PPMA show 2017 (Stand A46), which combines maximum process security with an efficient and ergonomic workflow.

Its fully MEDTRACKER compatible interface ensures audit-proof forwarding and storage of data as well as plausibility checks from upstream coding processes.

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Advanced Handling Moves to New Factory

Advanced Handling has been operating from Market Deeping in Lincolnshire since first opening its doors in 1977. Its continued growth and its acquisition by the Sunnex Group in 2012, has led to a new beginning for the company on a much larger site in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.   Read more.

HepcoMotion to showcase core components used in packaging and processing

HepcoMotion will be showcasing a selection of its industry leading range of linear motion technology at PPMA Show 2017. Demonstrating the depth of its product ranges ideally suited to designers of processing and packaging machinery, Hepco looks forward to welcoming visitors to its stand (F60, hall 5).   Read more.

Digi International Ships Digi XBee SX 868 Sub-GHz Radio Module For EMEA

Digi International® has announced the immediate availability of the Digi XBee® SX 868, a surface mount (SMT) radio communication module with industry-leading interference blocking for noisy wireless environments. Deployable in several regions throughout the world and with pre-certification for EU countries, the module offers extremely reliable long-range, low-data rate connectivity for industrial IoT applications such as agriculture, heavy equipment, transportation, and energy/utilities.   Read more.

Contacts in no time

Wires and cables routinely have to be connected to copper busbars when manufacturing control gear and switchgear systems. The conventional approach is time-consuming and uses screw clamps or fixed conductor connection clamps.   Read more.


MeadCo launches ScriptX 8.0 for the Manufacturing Industry

UK company MeadCo has launched ScriptX 8.0 to the manufacturing industry. ScriptX is essential for consistent printing of order forms, packing slips, labels and all critical documents from Internet Explorer. With Microsoft now only providing technical support and security updates to the most current version of Internet Explorer, MeadCo has moved to provide the ScriptX 8.0, designed specifically for use on Microsoft's newest edition, IE 11.   Read more.

HELUKABEL Continues Course for Future Growth: New Offices Open in Brazil and Mexico

Helukabel GmbH, a global manufacturer and supplier of cable, wires and assembly components, is enhancing its global distribution channels by opening local subsidiaries in Central and South America. “Our aim is to be close to our customers. Additionally, the rising demand for our products in these regions of the Americas meant now is the right time to open our own subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil.    Read more.

Weidmüller Receives Top 100 Innovation Award

On June 23, the electrical engineering company Weidmüller was awarded as one of the most innovative mid-sized companies in Germany. During a festive event in Essen, attended by approximately 1,000 guests, mentor Ranga Yogeshwar handed the prestigious Top 100 award to Dr Jan Stefan Michels, Head of Standards and Technology Development at Weidmüller, and Michael Matthesius, Head of Automation Products & Solutions Division.   Read more.

The Recycling Association calls on Chinese Government to raise proposed 0.3% contamination level

A proposal to drop the allowed contamination levels for imports of bales into China has been criticised by The Recycling Association for being "unrealistic".In a consultation document provided by Chinese inspection body CCIC, The Recycling Association was made aware that the Chinese Government plans to reduce the current specified level of 1.5% to 0.3% by the end of the year.    Read more.

A Quality promotion at LCL Electronics

LCL Electronics is pleased to announce the promotion of Bilal Khalifa to the position of Quality Manager.As Quality Manager, Bilal will be responsible for planning, developing and managing LCL’s quality activities to ensure the products and services that customers receive meet, and exceed, expectations.   Read more.

Vanden Recylcing opens new East of England plastics processing facility

Vanden Recycling has opened a new plastic processing facility in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. This is a key milestone in the company’s UK expansion plans.Vanden is already well known in the UK for its nationwide collections and recycling of scrap plastics, primarily from manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, and markets these back into the manufacturing sector, both in the UK, Europe and export markets, as a valuable and sustainable material feedstock.   Read more.

Southern Springs and Pressings posts record sales and profits

South of England based spring manufacturer, Southern Springs and Pressings Ltd, has achieved record turnover and profit for their last financial year.The company has generated an increase in turnover of 12% in 2016/17. Pre-tax profits also increased by 20%.   Read more.

Makita introduce improve M-class dust extractor

Makita’s 447M M-Class dust extractor has set high performance and reliability standards throughout industry since its introduction and the latest version of the M-Class extractor, the new VC4210M, bristles with new features whilst maintaining a highly competitive price point.   Read more.


German EMS “DELTEC” automates SMD component counting with X-ray system from VisiConsult

VisiConsult is known for its innovative X-ray systems for non-destructive testing. For the electrical manufacturing industry VisiConsult has developed the XRHCount. The component counting system for SMD reels delivers exact results within a cycle time of less than 10 seconds. This leads to massive savings in the field of material management.   Read more.

Innovative technology for cranes from KABELSCHLEPP Metool

With Easy Guide System, KABELSCHLEPP Metool has developed a new channel system for guiding drag chains as a simple and flexible solution for standard cranes which is also suitable for other areas of application. On workshop cranes with cable carriers, for example, this omits loose festoon loops.   Read more.

Motorised positioning tables brought to UK following German commendation

A range of new motorised positioning tables has been made available to UK engineers, after being heralded as one of the top 15 assembly technology and robotics products by a leading German expert.  
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First of its kind pig set for delivery

One of the UK’s leading pipeline pigging specialists – iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ - has successfully completed an integrated sea water inlet cleaning system for a series of inlet pipelines in what is believed to be the largest pigging project in the world.   Read more.


Premier Tech Aqua Launches the New Solido SMART

One of the UK’s leading providers of water and wastewater treatment solutions has announced it is extending its flagship range of products with the launch of a new sewage treatment plant that makes decentralised wastewater treatment easier and more efficient. Read more.

R&W coupling catalogue offers extra info through augmented reality

One of Germany's leading couplings manufacturers, R+W Antriebselemente GmbH, has reached new heights in the provision of information on its vast portfolio of products, by blurring the lines between the real and virtual worlds.   Read more.

Dudley Fire Service joins forces with Thomas Dudley for major training exercise

Thomas Dudley Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of grey iron, ductile iron, ADI and SiMo castings based in the West Midlands, teamed up with Dudley Fire Service, to carry out a major incident rehearsal.   Read more.

Solving the productivity puzzle with technology and training from Intertronics

With manufacturing productivity in Q4 2016 growing by 1.7% on the previous quarter* – but overall growth still lagging behind the curve – the UK economy continues to be haunted by the “productivity puzzle”. Engineering adhesives specialist Intertronics works with its customers to enhance their productivity in order to compete in both home and export markets.   Read more.

Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

A Teesside based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and radiant heat protection systems has successfully delivered a contract for Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project.Located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer, Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply its world leading fire and blast walls, which will play a vital role in safely harnessing offshore wind to power more than 410,000 homes in the UK.   Read more.

MMI Engineering appoints new resilience practice leader

One of the UK’s leading providers of technical consulting and engineering services - MMI Engineering (MMI) - has announced the appointment of a new Resilience Practice Leader to drive the company’s organisational and asset resilience practices.

Stepping into the role at the Bristol based firm is Caroline Field, who brings with her extensive knowledge having over 20 years’ professional experience in the industry, including 15 years specializing in structural resilience to extreme events,12 of which were based in the United States. Read more.

Union Technical launches ground breaking boiler for homes in Scotland

One of Scotland’s leading boiler and insulation installers - Union Technical Ltd - has been named as a premier brand ambassador to introduce the next generation of smart condensing boilers to homes throughout the country.Awarded by Flow Energy, developers of ground-breaking heating technology, the Glasgow based heating and insulation company will be the sole supplier and installer of the new Flow Eco RF boiler throughout the whole of Scotland.  Read more.

First train arrives for £2.4bn Sirius Minerals project

The first freight train of material for the construction of a new polyhalite mine in North Yorkshire has arrived in Teesside.The train, which was carrying some of the aggregates needed for the project arrived at logistics expert, AV Dawson’s Teesside freight terminal, where it was unloaded for onward delivery by road to the site.  Read more.

Revaluetech has the"main" solution

The Dame Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit launched on 18th May a $2m innovation prize calling on companies to create new ways of designing packaging and to find alternative materials to plastic that limits the amount of plastic polluting the oceans. "Choking on plastic we are suffocating our oceans and there will be more plastic waste in them than fish by 2050!" The Foundation estimates that eight million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year.  Read more.

Bond It is making it easier for trade professionals and DIY enthusiasts to tackle those quick, small or sometimes unexpected sealing and bonding tasks.

The business, which ranks as one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has extended its already comprehensive product portfolio with the launch of the new and innovative Squeezies range. Read more.




Sealing and bonding made easy ‘squeezie’

3D Printing Education and Materials Come Together at NYC Based ThreeD Materials

Henkel sites awarded certificate in line with standard promoting sustainable palm oil

Exciting times ahead for access specialists

Albion Valves promoting a healthy work environment

Leading British industrial history charity celebrates 10th anniversary

New piezoelectric strain sensor has integrated fully digital charge amplifier

PowerGear HS from Drive Lines meets the needs of high speed drives as standard

Teesside business expands its offering

Continuous innovation helps improve customer service

WEAF launches inaugural awards to find best aerospace ambassadors in South West

RPI extends global reach with distributors in the USA, Asia and Europe

New Sales Director for Light Management Systems in Glamox

Carbon capture company secures Queen's Award

Southern Springs and Pressings showcase at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show.

Customized standard solution with short delivery times

Drive Lines attain new quality management standard

Idom Merebrook supports Michelin’s investment in UK manufacturing

Teesside business secures its largest value contract to date

Unipump under new management

e-fficient Energy becomes Efficient Power Solutions



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