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Moog Industrial Group actuator

Moog Industrial Group featured a prototype for a new electro hydrostatic actuator (EHA) at the SPS/IPC Drives 2011 show. Combining hydraulic and electric technology in a self-contained system, Moog’s innovative EHA concept integrates high performance Moog products including a servo motor…

🕘 18/01/2012

Unison helps motorcycle land speed attempt

The tube bending machinery specialist Unison is helping the Angelic Bulldog Project – an attempt on the world motorcycle land speed record – by creating the roll cage for the streamliner bike. Unison’s work included the manufacture of custom tooling to accommodate the unique shape…

🕘 29/11/2011

Brammer awards

Brammer, the distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, celebrated the best in manufacturing performance improvement at its 2011 Manufacturing Forum and Awards lunch. Held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the awards were presented by…

🕘 29/11/2011

Stafforce enhances services to food sector with CenFRA acquisition

Stafforce Personnel has announced the acquisition of CenFRA (the Centre for food robotics and automation), based in Doncaster. CenFRA was formed with assistance from Yorkshire Forward in 2007 as the UK’s centre of excellence for all robotic and automation activities relating to the food and…

🕘 29/11/2011

SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 shows full force

At SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 in Nuremberg, the automation industry presented its full force. Just in line with the record number of 1,429 exhibitors, the event also attracted more visitors than in the past: 56,321 trade visitors filled the 12 halls to gather information about the latest products and…

🕘 29/11/2011

Manufacturing and engineering showcase at the NEC

One of the largest manufacturing and engineering events of 2012 will be taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 17 and 19 April. Drives and Controls Show, The Plant and Asset Management Exhibition, Air-Tech, and the International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX) will form part of the…

🕘 29/11/2011

Letter to the editor: No use trying to turn the tide of Windows

Dear Editor, In the September issue Mitsubishi Electric argued that, in light of Stuxnet, PLC based connections between the plant/asset and the enterprise represent a more secure option than PC connections (Automation, September, New defences after Stuxnet). However, because Stuxnet was the first…

🕘 29/11/2011

Call for continuous reinvestment in automation in Britain

A scheme to provide government funding for the automation of industrial processes needs to be carefully managed so a nationwide strategy of continuous reinvestment develops. This is according to Barry Weller, specialist robot engineer with Mitsubishi Electric. Weller said: “The Automating…

🕘 29/11/2011

Service brings peace of mind

TÜV SÜD Product Service, a product safety testing specialist, has launched its ATEX Safety Service to reassure manufacturers with processing facilities in a potentially explosive atmospheres that they comply with the European ATEX Workplace Directive. Jean-Louis Evans, MD of TÜV…

🕘 29/11/2011

More apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills figures show apprenticeships on the increase, with 442,700 courses beginning in the 2010/11 academic year. Deputy Chief Executive of Financial Skills Partnership, Sarah Thwaites has urged business to continue to value apprenticeships to strengthen the…

🕘 29/11/2011