30 & 31 October 2024

NEC, Birmingham

30 & 31 Oct 2024 | NEC Birmingham

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Oriental Motor, a leader in precision drive technology, has announced the launch of the AZX Series, an advanced range of high-precision servo motors. The AZX Series promises unparalleled performance and flexibility, catering to a wide range of industrial applications where precision and reliability are paramount. The AZX Series is designed... Read more
By Steve Welch
Published on: 2024-07-19
Scanivalve, the global leader in high-density pressure and temperature measurement technology, is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation: the MPS4216 16-Channel miniature ethernet pressure scanner This state-of-the-art pressure scanner is designed to revolutionise aerodynamic testing and industrial applications with its compact size, high accuracy and high speed... Read more
By Steve Welch
Published on: 2024-07-19
The UK’s national synchrotron facility has introduced a renewable energy solution, emphasising sustainability and cost-effectiveness. By adopting greener practices, the facility is projected to save over half a million pounds  Recently installed solar panels that cover the entire roof of Diamond Light Source are now fully operational.  Diamond’s roof covers... Read more
By Steve Welch
Published on: 2024-07-19
Maldon-based OrthoSolutions designs, develops and manufactures implants and instruments used in surgical repair of the foot and ankle. In support of the design process, the company works closely with specialist surgeons. The foot is a complex structure comprising 33 joints, 26 bones and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments... Read more
By Steve Welch
Published on: 2024-07-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its new Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022-2030. Inspection and contaminant detection specialist Fortress Technology explores how HACCP planning feeds into this, and what needs to be included in a food safety plan for it to gain approval from the Food Standards Agency... Read more
By Steve Welch
Published on: 2024-07-19
Louise Davis discovers how an automotive design firm is deploying “phygital” tools that blend physical and digital design elements for a forward-thinking approach to vehicle developmentWhen well-known automotive design expert Lowie Vermeersch opened his own studio in 2011, he adopted a future-focused approach from the off. What the ex-Pininfarina design... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-07-18
Source: Engineer Live
The Korean electronics giant LG has entered the smart factory market, offering the expertise that it has gained during 66 years of manufacturing to external customers. It is aiming to grow the business into a “multi-trillion” South Korean won (KRW) enterprise by 2030, excluding revenues it generates internally in the... Read more
Published on: 2024-07-18
Source: Drives controls
Introducing a world-first medium voltage, speed-controlled motor concept that promises huge strides in energy efficiencyWith global electricity energy demand growing 10 times faster than any other form of energy demand, it is vital for industries to address the way existing energy is consumed as we shift towards a more sustainable,... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-07-17
Source: Engineer Live
How Formula E engineers are tackling the electric championship's unique style of race strategy... The post Why Formula E Races are Turning into Pelotons appeared first on Racecar Engineering.... Read more
By Gemma Hatton - Writer
Published on: 2024-07-17
For intuitive and simplified operation of loaders and various implements, Fendt contracted RAFI to develop a new generation of the loader joystick with unique features. Fendt specified that the new joystick should have a third valve, enabling simultaneous control of up to three loader functions, e.g. lifting the loader with... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-07-16
Source: Engineer Live
The number manufacturing jobs in the UK dropped by 34,000 in the past year, but there are still 64,000 vacancies – representing around £6bn per annum in lost output – according to a new analysis by Make UK and BDO. Their annual Regional Manufacturing Outlook Report also reveals that the three... Read more
Published on: 2024-07-15
Source: Drives controls
The Japanese robotics and automation giant Fanuc has opened a $110m facility in the US which will provide advanced manufacturing and customised automation systems, and includes warehouse space for more than 6,000 quick-delivery robots and tens of thousands of parts. The 650,000ft2 (60,390m2) West Campus facility, in Auburn Hills, Michigan,... Read more
Published on: 2024-07-11
Source: Drives controls
Vortex rings, a naturally-occurring phenomenon seen in fluids, could be harnessed to reduce water consumption in process industry cleaning systems says R&D consultancy Sagentia Innovation. With water preservation now a major sustainability concern, the consultancy has been investigating ways to address water consumption in clean-in-place (CIP) systems. Initial analysis identified the... Read more
By editorial
Published on: 2024-07-10
Source: Engineer Live
A US company that specialises in workcell software for robot-driven manufacturing, has announced a “breakthrough” technology that will allow cobots (collaborative robots) to restart autonomously from stopped conditions, without needing human intervention. Flexxbotics says that its patent-pending Intelligent Recovery technology will eliminate inadvertent, non-safety-related cobot stops, thus cutting unplanned downtime... Read more
Published on: 2024-07-10
Source: Drives controls
NASCAR launches 1000kW electric prototype to highlight push towards carbon zero by 2035... The post NASCAR Reveals 1000kW Electric Prototype appeared first on Racecar Engineering.... Read more
By Daniel Lloyd
Published on: 2024-07-09
Industrial coding errors are resulting in manufacturing shutdowns that last 30 hours on average, cost $4.2m per hour, and $126m per shutdown, according to a new survey by US-based Copia Automation. It reports that half of all downtime is caused by industrial code changes, code confusion, lack of visibility into... Read more
Published on: 2024-07-09
Source: Drives controls
How Le Mans was won, F1 2026 chassis regulations, LMP2 rules reset, pre-war racecars and more... The post Racecar Engineering August 2024 Issue Out Now appeared first on Racecar Engineering.... Read more
By Racecar Engineering
Published on: 2024-07-08
Story of how the National Motorsport Academy kept the Lotus Evora GTE flame alive... The post National Motorsport Academy Breathes New Life into Lotus GTE appeared first on Racecar Engineering.... Read more
By Racecar Engineering
Published on: 2024-07-01
With more energy density than today’s lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries (SSBs) have the potential to double electric vehicle (EV) driving range while being safer and quicker to charge. However, there are still important engineering challenges to solve before full-scale commercialisation of SSBs is achieved.A new $40 million commercialisation initiative involving... Read more
By editorial
Published on: 2024-07-01
Source: Engineer Live
How automated strainers can be paired with macerators to eliminate solids from slurries.In the power industry, industrial strainers are used to separate unwanted suspended solids from liquids, and slurries from boiler water slag; or for filtering Bunker C fuel supplied to burners for power generation. However, conventional strainer methods can... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-07-01
Source: Engineer Live
Latest on Audi F1 power unit development as bench testing continues to ramp up... The post Audi Gives Update on Formula 1 Power Unit Development appeared first on Racecar Engineering.... Read more
By Racecar Engineering
Published on: 2024-06-28
Communication with machines needs to be a straightforward as possible - here we examine a new HMI that prioritises ease of use.A human machine interface (HMI) is the dashboard connecting a person to a machine; and with increasing automation throughout the process industry, a user-friendly HMI can significantly increase efficiency.Such... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-06-28
Source: Engineer Live
Preventing dust-related explosions is essential for good plant management, here we provide some tips on how to do just this.Combustible dust refers to the fine particles that can ignite and explode when suspended in the air in certain concentrations. They come from materials such as wood and plastics and can... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-06-26
Source: Engineer Live
Tips to help improve efficiency in the bagging process.Manufacturers in the food and beverage sector continually seek methods to boost their operational efficiency and are often prepared to invest in superior machinery when the expected returns justify this. However, the potential advantages of upgrading bulk bag filling systems are frequently... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-06-24
Source: Engineer Live
How one laser marking system helps deliver speed and efficiency to the process industry.The process industry has a particularly high demand for fast and accurate laser marking of its conveyor belt products – these might be food products, or parts for the automotive, battery technology, or engineering industry for example.A... Read more
By Christine
Published on: 2024-06-21
Source: Engineer Live