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RS Components announces LeakKiller Design Challenge winners

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Community engagement unveils innovative IoT solutions to help homeowners reduce insurance premiums and excess

RS Components (RS) the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc



CBI Survey reveals manufacturing growth, but businesses missing investment opportunity, say WWT

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

According to the latest Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) Industrial Trends Survey, the UK manufacturing industry is experiencing sustained growth, with 21 percent of firms reporting a quarterly increase.



CAD Shroer: How to easily perform complex plant design tasks

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

In order to correctly and consistently design process plant, software that supports the user with intelligent design processes is required.

The complexity of modern process plant, and the accompanying high level of stringent design requirements often represent a considerable challenge for designers.



For food, appearance is everything: How plant managers can reduce irregular shaped foods

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

For humans, our enjoyment of food is about more than taste. We eat with our eyes as well as our stomach and this largely contributes to the astonishing scale of food waste across the world.



Manufacturers need to start realising greater value from the data already at their disposal, says InfinityQS

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

The channel will be critical in helping manufacturers integrate ‘information technology’ into the manufacturing shop-floor

The manufacturing sector needs to make better use of the valuable data that often sits unused within their production environments, in order to dramatically improve efficiency, production operations and quality management.



SKF linear motion technology showcases at Drives & Controls 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Visitors to this year's Drives & Controls show will see innovative product ranges from SKF's market-leading linear motion and actuation systems portfolio.

Luton, United Kingdom 21 February 2018: SKF linear motion products are available in a variety of formats, including ball and roller screws, linear actuators, profile rail guides, precision rail guides, linear tables and slides.



Festo introduces new one-day seminar on basics of Industry 4.0

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

In response to strong market demand, Festo Training & Consulting has launched a new seminar entitled ‘The Fundamentals of Industry 4.0’. The one-day course – the first of which takes place on 8th March 2018 – is ideal for those who wish to gain a broader understanding of what Industry 4.



Environment Agency appoints ECS Engineering as South East Principal Contractor

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

CS Engineering Services has been appointed as Principal Contractor for the South East by the Environment Agency, under the MEICA (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation control and automation) Framework.



Ever changing expectations to drive packaging innovation

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Brumotactillophobia is the fear of different foods touching on the same plate, viewed by food psychologists as a hangover from childhood fussy eating. Here, Andrew Wilkinson, senior UK sales manager at leading European packaging manufacturer, Advanta, explains why a fussy consumer is beneficial to food manufacturers, as it drives the food packaging innovations of the future.



Variohm, One million custom sensors and counting: Variohm EuroSensor’s application customised sensors bring cost and performance benefits for OEMs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Variohm EuroSensor delivered its one millionth customised sensor in December 2017. The Towcester based sensor and transducer specialist has steadily expanded its in-house design and manufacturing service which is complemented by a comprehensive standard product range as well as distribution partnerships with leading global sensor component suppliers.



Student and apprentice engineers gear up for railway engineering competition

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers requires teams of up-and-coming engineers to build, design and run a locomotive

Eleven student and apprentice teams from the UK, Germany and Egypt are preparing to take part in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge in Stapleford Miniature Railway in Leicestershire in June.



New Topic Area on Digital Transformation at the SENSOR+TEST 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Sensor, measuring, and testing systems play a key role in digitizing and networking vehicles, machines, and systems – even of entire factories and indeed the industry as a whole.



Educational webinar series from M.A.C. Solutions kicks off with Alarm System Benchmarking in March 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

M.A.C. Solutions, developer of the ProcessVue® suite of alarm management software, is hosting a series of educational webinars on alarm management for the process industries.



Becoming smarter through real-time GIS and information: GIS for the energy industry

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are not a new phenomenon. The technology was first used during the Second World War to gather intelligence by taking aerial photographs.



Extreme tech to lead human frontiers ~ New tech will reach aerospace, space, defence and offshore sectors say Harmonic Drives

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

High precision gearing and actuation expert Harmonic Drive UK has launched a series of offerings designed to meet the specific challenges faced in a range of extreme sectors on the frontiers of human endeavour.



University of Huddersfield receives £1.5 million towards expansion of Materials Science research

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

The EPSRC funding will see the development of a Material Institute and the recruit of researchers for a number of Material Science and Engineering doctoral projects

AN award of £1.



Trust ARI for economical solutions in control, isolation, safety and steam trapping.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

ARI-Armaturen UK Ltd will be exhibiting on stand BV100 in the ‘Valve Zone’ at the Fluid Power & Systems show at the NEC, Birmingham, 10-12 April. Specialising in equipment for steam, heat transfer and energy management, ARI-Armaturen offers an extensive range of valves, steam traps and engineered systems for numerous applications and industries.



What to do when hit by ransomware: eSpida explains how businesses can reduce the damage caused by a ransomware attack.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Nigel Crockford, Business Development Manager of IT consultancy eSpida, explains how businesses can reduce the damage caused by a ransomware attack. 

When faced with an attack, business owners often lose all the IT common sense they ever had.



Students thrust magnesium back in to the spotlight

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Students in Birmingham, UK, are being challenged to showcase the potential uses of magnesium within the aerospace sector as part of a competition being set by Birmingham City University and the world’s largest producer of magnesium components, Meridian



Can artificial intelligence beat a human hacker?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Please type the words you see in the image. At some point we have all completed a captcha to prove we are human when online. So, when a robot successfully completed the test, we were left asking, are our computers secure? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete parts supplier, EU Automation, explains how machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) impacts cyber security.