Helping to demystify industrial
digitalisation in UK manufacturing

Smart Sensor ruggedised thermal cameras

21 June, 2021

The FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart Sensor ruggedised thermal cameras feature high-temperature detection for extreme environments paired with on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities – said to be ideal for industrial early fire detection or outdoor condition monitoring applications.

More safety in harsh environments

21 June, 2021


3D safety systems are a good option for reliably monitoring danger zones. They present a safe alternative, even in harsh environments where e.g. sparks, dirt and dust occur. They are therefore also a solution for applications where previously optical sensors were unable to provide a reliable answer 

Realising the vision of 3D printed accessories

21 June, 2021

Replique, a Mannheim based venture of the BASF business incubator Chemovator, has announced a partnership with Miele, a German premium home appliance manufacturer.

Controlling air conditioning unit from Modbus or BACnet-based automation systems via IR

21 June, 2021

HMS Networks has announced it has launched a new IR-based Intesis AC interface that enables integration of any Air Conditioning unit, regardless of brand, into Modbus or BACnet Building Automation Systems.

Simplifying analysis of the power market

18 June, 2021

The energy markets are now much more than an obscure and speculative playground for a few specialised traders. The European legal framework is developing towards more free trade and the attitude of professionals and consumers towards markets is also changing.

New technology will continue to revolutionise the global water industry

18 June, 2021

An international company with patents worldwide - and offices in North Wales, Jersey, Singapore and the Philippines - iVapps - has announced it will launch the latest addition to its award-winning pipeline application at a live virtual event from its UK research and development hub on Tuesday June 29 at 10am.

Moving Industry 4.0 data centre capability to the factory floor

17 June, 2021

Stratus Technologies, a leader in simplified, protected, autonomous Edge Computing platforms, has announced that Schneider Electric has released EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre architectures standardised on Stratus Edge Computing platforms to accelerate the move of traditional data centre capabilities to the factory floor.

Smart switch achieves network interoperability

17 June, 2021

Moxa has announced it has added the SDS-3016 Series to its Red Dot award-winning product family. The new addition includes Gigabit uplink, eight additional ports, and an easy-to-configure Industrial Automation (IA)-profile that allows automation engineers to quickly process the increasing amounts of data within the smart manufacturing industry.

System to assemble blood collection tubes

10 June, 2021

Optima Automation has announcd it has recently completed a comprehensive system to assemble blood collection tubes, including the dosing of additives.

Condition monitoring digital service for predictive maintenance of conveyor belts

09 June, 2021

ABB has announced it has launched a new condition monitoring digital service and says it is tailor-made for predictive maintenance of conveyor belts

Arrow Electronics adds professional software support services to accelerate adoption of highly advanced applications

02 June, 2021

Arrow’s new services accelerate time-to-production for complex designs with large software element

Simplifying incubator monitoring

02 June, 2021

Vaisala, a  leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, has announced it has introduced an easy-to-install wireless carbon dioxide measurement solution to simplify incubator monitoring and enable cost savings for customers.

Advanced servo capabilities

02 June, 2021

IQ Motion Control designs and delivers high performance motor modules for robotic and industrial applications. The company says its proprietary technology was born out of the University of Pennsylvania’s robotics lab and combines unique hardware designs with innovative calibration and control software to achieve high end motor performance at an affordable cost.

Smart city project

01 June, 2021

Sony Europe has announced its IMX500 image sensors with AI processing functionality are at the core of three smart city trials being run by Envision in the municipality of Rome. These are intended to cut the city’s transport-related pollution and accidents at pedestrian crossings.

Measuring strain using low-cost Bluetooth technology

27 May, 2021

Wireless strain bridge measurement doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking 

Enjoying the benefits of Industry 4.0

27 May, 2021

The new moneo starter kit from ifm electronic reportedly provides everything needed for users to start exploring and enjoying the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

New igus SLS material for electrostatically conductive wear-resistant parts from the 3D printer

24 May, 2021

 Lubrication-free tribo-polymer iglidur I8-ESD enables the cost-effective manufacture of durable special parts with no minimum order quantity

Safety scanner boosts productivity for small autonomous vehicles

20 May, 2021

SICK reports it has launched the first multibeam safety scanner in the world to use safe, solid-state LiDAR technology to enable small autonomous vehicles and line-guided shuttle systems to operate more quickly and productively.

CAN Bus Modules for Unmanned Smart Systems

20 May, 2021

Innodisk recently released its latest CAN Bus modules and syas with a complete line of form factors and strict industrial quality, these products have proven themselves indispensable in the success of unmanned systems

New miniature SMD PMS for 3D printers and industrial systems

19 May, 2021

Omron Electronic Components Europe has announced it has launched a new, exceptionally compact reflective photomicrosensor (PMS) with a sensing distance of 3-4mm, plugging a gap in the market for an SMD device addressing applications such as 3D printers, mini printers, e-locks and factory automation equipment.

‘Cutting edge’ at the heart of new Robocut series

18 May, 2021

FANUC UK has unveiled the latest additions to its ROBOCUT range of wire EDM robots, the α-C400iC and α-C600iC.

Modular connectors for modular automation

17 May, 2021

Modular automation is changing the way plants operate. Sectors including pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and food and beverage have seen an increase in the demand for customisation and smaller batch sizes. Processing plants, for example, while efficient, are less agile. Here Jonathan Parry, Senior VP and MD Europe at electrical connector supplier PEI-Genesis, discusses how modular automation will benefit from the advent of modular connectors.

High precision timing for next generation connectivity

17 May, 2021

As 5G is deployed across more areas of the UK and network infrastructure becomes increasingly important for more services and industries, highly accurate timing and synchronisation plays a critical role in network performance. To support the design and development of systems that require high positioning and timing with nanosecond accuracy, embedded computing expert Recab UK is offering the new Trimble RES 720 dual-band GNSS module for projects in the UK.

Integrate industrial Bluetooth Low Energy sensors

14 May, 2021

The compact FL BLE 1300 wireless module with integrated antenna from Phoenix Contact connects up to eight industrial Bluetooth Low Energy sensors to industrial controllers and IoT systems.

MultiFeature saves time and simplifies access to the IIoT

12 May, 2021

In 2021, HARTING says it is once again highlighting the right infrastructure for the road to the IIoT, including solutions such as the RJ Industrial MultiFeature, a significantly improved version of the classic RJ45.

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