BEP Surface Technologies launches innovation arm BEP Solutions

BEP Surface Technologies, a leading metal surface specialist, has launched an innovation arm, BEP Solutions, to accelerate international R&D partnerships to solve global challenges. Leveraging 54 years of engineering know-how and using leading-edge digital techniques, BEP Solutions will build on its strong track record of collaborating with governments, academia and businesses to address challenges within existing and emerging industries. From …

SICK Develops precision sensor for demanding micron measurements

Developed for ultra-high precision in the micron range, SICK’s innovative and compact OD7000 displacement sensor reliably measures tiny distances in challenging applications cost-effectively. Comprising a separate controller and sensor head that are both extremely compact, the OD7000 is purpose-built to fit into the tightest machine spaces. The SICK OD7000 is a 1D laser distance sensor that measures differences in height accurately …

Bringing easier automation to more warehouses

Supply chain integration partner PeakLogix, an Alta Material Handling company, has announced a strategic partnership with Movu Robotics, a global leader in warehouse automation solutions that stands out by bringing easier logistics automation technologies to the world’s warehouses. This partnership means Movu Robotics and PeakLogix can offer the benefits of Movu’s plug-and-play robotics portfolio as part of their solutions for …

IDRIC secures additional funding to support UK industry transition to net zero

The UK’s Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) has been awarded £1 million in new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) part of UK Research and Innovation, to continue its vital work in catalysing industrial decarbonisation in the UK. The funding will allow IDRIC to maintain momentum and maximise its impact through continued knowledge sharing, supporting …

ParkerSteel elevates its manufacturing capabilities

In an era where steel supply chains face significant pressures and demand from end users has been tepid, the trend among stockholders has largely been to shy away from investing in new processing machinery that could enhance the value of their offerings. ParkerSteel stands as a notable exception. Throughout 2023, ParkerSteel committed over £4 million to significantly upgrade its processing …

Empowering additive manufacturing with material intelligence through machine learning

Machine learning specialist Intellegens and engineering simulation leader Ansys have announced a collaboration to integrate machine learning methods into Additive Manufacturing (AM) workflows, accelerating the development of reliable and repeatable AM processes. The combination of the two companies’ technologies will make it quick and easy for AM project teams to analyse data from experiment, simulation, or production generating models that capture vital insights. These …

Siemens steps up Industrial Network training to plug skills gap

Siemens has boosted its professional training offering in industrial networks to combat the skills shortage among manufacturers modernising networks and becoming 5G ready. Powerful, reliable and secure industrial networks are a cornerstone of industrial digitalisation and essential in bringing together machines, processes, people and data. A number of manufacturers are investing in ensuring their networks are upgraded and secure, whether …

Bringing connected metrology to the Digital Manufacturing Centre

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) is further expanding its partnership with manufacturing technology leader Renishaw, through the addition of state-of-the-art connected metrology solutions. This new agreement is critical to the DMC’s on-site machining and inspection capabilities, delivered via precision engineering specialist Produmax.   The partnership will see Produmax’s machining and inspection services linked into the DMC’s intelligent, connected process chain. …

New products extend the application flexibility of AMR

ROEQ mobile robotic equipment allows RARUK Automation to team its range of MiR (Mobile Industrial Robot) autonomous mobile robots (AMR) with handling accessories to meet customers’ individual application needs.  AMRs can be customised with bins, racks, lifts and conveyors and several new products have now been added to the range of available options. Each MiR can be customised with a …