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Equipment related to the manufacture of products; and technology that offers a saving on human labour through automation. Includes cutting tools, grinding, forming and fabrication, moulding tools, finishing and pre-treatment, workholdings, robotics and positioning, and welding and joining.

OMNI8C RLU remote logic annunciator

Data sheet: OMNI8C RLU remote logic annunciator from Omniflex download

OmniflexFri, 27 Mar 2015

Omniflex’s OMNI8C RLU remote logic annunciator is a full-function alarm annunciator logic module for eight alarm points.

Gedore tools

Product brochure: Gedore hand tools from ERIKS Flow Technology download

ERIKS Flow TechnologyThu, 26 Mar 2015

If your business involves any form of manufacture, maintenance, servicing, repair, assembly or disassembly, Gedore can supply all the hand tools you’re likely to need.

Frontal belt grinding machine

Data sheet: Euro FINTEC frontal belt grinding machine from Surtech download

Surtech Surface Technology ProductsWed, 25 Mar 2015

This data sheet presents Euro FINTEC’s frontal belt grinding machine — which is available from Surtech.

P4700 1/4Din limit alarm unit from West Control Solutions

Data sheet: P4700 1/4-DIN limit alarm unit from West Control Solutions download

West Control SolutionsWed, 25 Mar 2015

The West 4700+ is a programmable safety cut-out with optional outputs for annunciators and alarms. A latched relay cuts power to your process if safe values are exceeded.

OMNI8C RLU remote logic annunciator

Data sheet: OMNI8C RLU remote logic annunciator from Omniflex download

OmniflexFri, 27 Mar 2015

Omniflex’s OMNI8C RLU remote logic annunciator is a full-function alarm annunciator logic module for eight alarm points.

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Worker safety is a top priority in all robot applications

Technical article: putting safety first and foremost when working with robots downloadweblink

Fanuc UKFri, 6 Mar 2015

They can be despatched to inspect the safety of oil rigs, deployed on the military front line to assess combat dangers, enter active volcanoes and perform less invasive surgery. While robots might be the good guys when it comes to improving productivity, handling precision tasks and boosting workplace efficiency in manufacturing and automation environments, the safety of workers operating alongside robots should always be the prime consideration.

Rebecca Saunders

Interview: getting to know Rebecca Saunders, Warwick Mobile Robotics downloadweblink

maxon motorThu, 26 Feb 2015

This article from maxon motor introduces Rebecca Saunders of Warwick Mobile Robotics. Readers are given an insight into studying engineering, building search-and-rescue robots and encouraging women into the field.

Technical article: prevention of in-storage corrosion on cleaned machined parts downloadweblink

Envirotech EuropeTue, 24 Feb 2015

During the production of metal parts, many mechanical procedures are used — machining, bending, lapping, honing, drilling, grinding and punching — all of which use oils to speed up operations. Whether it is for automotive manufacturers or their tiered suppliers, medical equipment manufacture or aerospace production, cleaning is essential to remove oil and coarse contamination between machining, inspection and final delivery of the completed item.

WDS agreed to supply the Bloodhound SSC project with vital components free of charge

Technical article: how to guarantee accuracy throughout the manufacturing process downloadweblink

WDSMon, 23 Feb 2015

‘For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.’ This proverb carries on through rider and message to battle and kingdom. It pre-dates modern manufacturing — probably by a couple of centuries — but exactly the same principle applies to engineering. In this article, Chris Putman, sales and marketing director of WDS, explains that if you don’t get the small details right, the big picture will never be perfect.

Designing-in light curing adhesives

White paper: Intertronics discusses designing-in light-curing adhesives download

IntertronicsWed, 4 Feb 2015

The advantages of using adhesives over mechanical fasteners have been well documented. They include distribution of load and stress over wider surface areas, elimination of joint fatigue, improved impact resistance, reduction in finishing, and aesthetic enhancement. According to this white paper from Intertronics, design engineers will earn the gratitude of their production engineering colleagues if they can specify or allow for a light-curing adhesive.