Materials Handling

First UK installation of Konecranes’s S-series crane

Konecranes has supplied a material handling system, incorporating an S-series crane, at ABB Limited’s Drives Service Workshop (DSW) in Coalville, Leicestershire. The contract represents the first installation of the new generation S-series model in the UK. The system supplied comprises a 16.1…

🕘 12/01/2021

Composite components: advancing automated machinery

In an athletic sprint race, a split second can mean the difference between winning and losing. It’s been shown that athletes who sprint 40 meters wearing spiked shoes can finish 0.11 seconds faster than those wearing jogging shoes. Just like in athletics, using the right components in…

🕘 11/01/2021

Ground-breaking solution for high volume manufacture of composite components

TRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) has created a new production process to deliver continuous-fibre thermoset composite parts at high volume. By combining innovations in materials science with robotic manufacturing, TRB is making advanced composites competitive for automotive and aviation markets.

🕘 26/10/2020

Henkel invests in advanced materials start-up Actnano

Henkel Adhesive Technologies further enhances its market offerings for functional coatings by investing in Actnano, Boston, the USA. The advanced materials start-up provides a unique tailored conformal coatings technology for the protection of printed circuit boards in a variety of applications in…

🕘 15/10/2020

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus arrives in Aberdeen

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus was revealed in Aberdeen which showcases the city as a trailblazer in hydrogen technologies. The arrival of the first of the zero-emission buses underlines the city’s role as the energy capital of Europe and shows its commitment to…

🕘 12/10/2020

Sumitomo Electric starts volume production of powder magnetic cores for thin and high-performance axial gap motors

Sumitomo Electric Industries has developed a powder magnetic core for axial gap motors, which help create thin and high-performance motors, in terms of output and efficiency. The company started mass production and delivery of the product in August 2020. With recent growing demand for light and…

🕘 09/10/2020

Brown Machine Group announces the C-RUSH System for reduced manual labour and increased productivity in paper cup manufacturing

Brown Machine Group (BMG) now offers the aXatronics C-RUSH System, designed for use in paper cup manufacturing applications. The first of its kind to automatically remove sidewalls, or Blanks, from high-speed, vertical die-cutters and robotically place them into work-in-progress containers, the…

🕘 21/09/2020

New MePIS RM Recipe Management distributor for UK and Irish markets

Industrial IT & Automation expert iioTek has been awarded distribution rights for MePIS RM, a revolutionary central recipe management solution. The agreement provides iioTek with the rights to market, sell, and distribute MePIS RM Receipe Management across the UK and Ireland. MePIS RM is a…

🕘 09/09/2020

Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts production

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. Nissan found a new approach to the existing production method known as compression resin transfer moulding. The existing method involves forming…

🕘 07/09/2020

Transvalor joins the AFRC as the first Tier One Partner in support of new FutureForge facility

Transvalor, a leading software developer in manufacturing process modelling, has joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), as a Tier One Partner. The first Partner to join the AFRC in support…

🕘 14/07/2020