Free Guide to mechanical power transmission couplings
A newly updated Guide from jbj Techniques provides engineers with a valuable insight into the considerations needed when specifying couplings for power transmission applications ranging from 12Nm to 7,200,000 Nm
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New eBook offers expert insights on embedded security
Mouser Electronics announces a new eBook produced in collaboration with global semiconductor leader Analog Devices (ADI). In Embedded Security: Keeping Edge Data Safe, experts from ADI and other companies take a deep look at embedded security concepts and their importance.
New era beckons at UK’s largest online valve supplier
Gary Hopkinson, founder of Valves Online, a sales partner for Bürkert, has announced his retirement, planned for the end of this year. In March, the UK’s largest online valves supplier underwent a business acquisition by R&G Fluid Power Group. Gary has been assisting the transition while Valves Online is set to retain its successful business model.
Lowering production costs in the beverage industry
BrauBeviale, one of the leading capital goods fairs for the beverage industry worldwide, is due to take place in Nuremberg from November 28 to 30, 2023. Schaeffler will be on site with a presentation that focuses on solutions for economical and efficient beverage production.
NSK Europe makes significant environmental progress in FY2022-23
NSK Europe continues to make improvements to its environmental credentials, with the past 12 months seeing significant progress in a number of key metrics as the company works towards its ultimate carbon-neutral goal.
Schaeffler UK partners with homelessness charity Centrepoint
Schaeffler UK has become a supporting partner of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading homelessness charity for young people. As well as making a donation to the charity, Schaeffler UK will support a number of Centrepoint fundraising events and campaigns, and will offer its own employees the opportunity to work with the charity as volunteers.
WDS reinforces Core Values for ultimate customer experience
WDS Components continues to strengthen its commitment to customers, including optimised stock availability and delivery, as well as ensuring quality throughout the entire customer journey. Now the Leeds manufacturer and supplier of standard parts and components has underpinned its customer assurance with the re-energising of its Core Values.
Solenoid interlocks are robust, compact and Ex-compatible
At the Powtech 2023, the steute business unit ‘Controltec’ will be presenting a new addition to its product range: the Ex STM 515 series of Ex solenoid interlocks with ATEX and IECEx approvals.
OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies enters partnership with Lowpad
OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies and Lowpad have announced a strategic partnership to expand OMRON’s line of mobile robots with Lowpad’s low-profile product offering.
Create double-sheet detection systems using Contrinex smart sensors
Contrinex smart sensors offer an affordable way to detect the presence of individual sheets and also detect double-sheet conditions, triggering an alarm and halting production to prevent damage to the press.
Essentra makes further progress on sustainability with latest EcoVadis rating
Essentra has been awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis, the global provider of business sustainability ratings, as confirmation of the organisation’s ongoing journey towards a more sustainable future.
DigiKey showcases automation offerings at SPS debut
DigiKey was a first-time exhibitor at SPS 2023 where it highlighted its complete automation offerings including vast product breadth, industry leading manufacturers and systems integrator program.
Schaeffler and Ewellix thrive at Machine Building 2023
The first ever MachineBuilding.Live exhibition took place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham in October. The day was a successful one for Schaeffler UK and Ewellix UK, both part of the Schaeffler Group.
Schmalz UK reinforces growth strategy with new appointment
Following the launch of the UK subsidiary in 2021, and the subsequent move in 2022 to new industrial and office premises, Schmalz UK continues its planned growth strategy with the recent appointment of Neil Turnbull as sales director.
Laser photoelectric ensures automotive manufacturer gets the right gear
The automotive industry is perhaps the largest employer of automation, using it to provide efficiency and to ensure the accuracy that is an essential part of vehicle reliability. An automotive first-tier manufacturer of forged and machined components trusts Contrinex distance-measuring photoelectric sensors to ensure that the correct gear is fitted in an assembly.
ABB YuMi cobots alleviate workforce shortages for aluminium supplier
ABB’s YuMi dual-armed cobots are enabling the reshoring of production and helping to address challenges presented by workforce shortages for SUS Corporation, a major supplier of aluminium frames and die-cast aluminium components for the automotive and other manufacturing industries.
WDS Components triumphs at MAKE UK Awards 2023
WDS Components has been named Regional Winner for the “Small Medium Enterprise (SME) of the Year” in the Northeast, Yorkshire and Humberside category at the prestigious MAKE UK Manufacturing Awards 2023.
CENTA celebrates founder Gerhard Kirschey’s 90th birthday
CENTA Antriebe Kirschey has marked the 90th birthday of its founder Gerhard Kirschey with a surprise gift at his party. A visionary inventor of industrial couplings, Gerhard received a special acrylic picture of the entire workforce at CENTA’s Haan facility near Dusseldorf, all sending their best wishes.
PI substantially increases hexapod production capacities
Based on a comprehensive analysis of the production processes for hexapods, Physik Instrumente (PI) has adapted its production capacities to the sharp increase in demand and is prepared to expand them even further if required.

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