Automotive Supply Chain

Steel & Alloy drives ahead with Street Crane

Steel & Alloy, an automotive supplier, has future-proofed its business with the opening of a new state-of-the-art alloy processing facility, fully equipped with three heavy duty Street cranes. The £27 million investment constitutes the first phase of the development, which has added…

🕘 08/02/2019

New TB-P and TL automotive power relay

With Panasonic’s new power relays TL (product number: ACTL3CR3C) and TB1 (product number: ACTBPDH4C), junction box manufacturers are able to reduce the size of smart junction boxes by replacing plug-in relays with space-optimized pc board relays. The new TL relay has a fuse rating of 40A and…

🕘 03/01/2018

Engineering innovation for the ultimate comfort at 200mph

Problem solving is a real Accuride strength and so when the team was approached by a luxury performance car manufacturer about developing a moving armrest for its new model it knew it had the expertise, innovation and resource to produce the solution. It didn’t happen overnight however. Two…

🕘 29/09/2017

EPLAN's Pro 8 Package will enhance your efficiency

EPLAN Electric P8 will enhance your efficiency in designing, documenting and managing the automation projects for your machinery and plant. The EPLAN Platform integrates all relevant disciplines in the development and design process. Interdisciplinary working becomes reality thanks to the many…

🕘 16/03/2016

Driving total control

Think luxury, think British innovation. Aston Martin is a byword for excellence and is a premier example of UK manufacturing. As it celebrates 101 years of automotive production, its high performance sports cars, including the Rapide S, Vanquish, DB9 and Vantage, ensure its place as a global brand.

🕘 03/03/2015

Driving down defects in automotive mouldings

Nifco UK, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of automotive functional plastic components, has recently installed its seventh Sumitomo (SHI) Demag injection-moulding machine. The company, based in Stockton-On-Tees for over 40 years, has built up a solid reputation for an unswerving attention to…

🕘 26/02/2015

Toyota’s patent giveaway is last-ditch attempt to kick-start hydrogen fuel car market

Toyota’s decision to make its fuel-cell related patents freely available is a positive move to kick-start the hydrogen fuel car market, especially in relation to hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, and is probably prompted by recognition that the vehicle manufacturer cannot open up the market…

🕘 04/02/2015

LVDT gage heads replace failing units on automotive production line

Macro Sensors LVDT gage heads are being used on an automated auto part production line as part of a quality control system that ensures the precise dimensions of hydraulic valve adjusters manufactured for use in different car engines. Every automobile uses a number of different engine valves…

🕘 02/02/2015

SKF is meeting the demands of the automotive industry

SKF has launched a Motor Encoder Sensor Bearing Unit (SKF MESBU) for the electric and hybrid vehicle market. This significant development in sensor bearing technology is a first for the industry, integrating bearing and sensor technology in a single, compact unit. The SKF MESBU is specifically…

🕘 29/01/2015

New car seat test system allows greater flexibility in automotive test labs

The Industrial Group of Moog has developed a 3-channel electro-mechanical test system to simulate loads on the seatback and benches of vehicles. The system has been installed at a car seat manufacturer in Asia that manufactures complete seating systems and interior components for automotive and…

🕘 27/01/2015