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New event for machine builders announced
A new event for machine builders, system integrators and OEMs keen to automate has been announced - and it already features exhibitors with bonding, sealing and threadlocking expertise
Student coffee machine project gets boost from Norelem
Supporting a bachelor thesis project at The Vienna University of Technology, Norelem has provided a range of components to enable students to make their idea a reality.
Weld-immune sensors perform in welding of aluminium assemblies
When a manufacturer of valves wanted to automate the welding of aluminium parts to prevent misalignment, it turned to Contrinex for an inductive proximity sensor that would ensure the presence and position of an aluminium tube, and be able to withstand the electromagnetic interference created by the high currents used in the spot welding process.
Bonding low surface energy plastics in medical device applications
Kevin Brownsill, head of technical: learning and development at adhesives specialist Intertronics, shares guidance on bonding specialist medical plastics.
Designing hardware to protect the physical side of the internet
Every server blade containing valuable data needs to be secured into a server rack, and the technology for securely mounting and latching sensitive electronic components into the enclosure is just as critical as mounting components to the mid-plane/back-plane or securing PC board components to a sheet-metal sub-pan, as the experts at Southco explain.
Introducing the Southco Universal Latch Sensor
Southco has removed the guesswork over whether you’ve securely locked a door with the introduction of the beautifully simple Universal Latch Sensor (ULS).
Video highlights castors and wheels from Fath Components
Just released by Aldershot-based Fath Components is a short video describing selected wheels and castors drawn from the company’s extensive range.
What are the design considerations when specifying lead screws?
The first in the new ‘Design • Engineer • Build’ series of video podcasts focuses on lead screws – components that are at the heart of countless engineering systems. We talk to Phil Jones at Abssac about the enduring popularity of these essential design products, and the design considerations in their specification.
1500 Series wall and corner mounting enclosure
The versatile 1500 Series enclosure from CamdenBoss is suitable for wall and corner mounting due to its unique shape and purpose built 45 degree angle mounting bracket.
Riveting insights and solutions
A guide to choosing the right fastener
Video highlights hose clamp comparisons
In this video a JCS Hi-Torque hose clamp is tested against a standard nut and bolt hose clamp, using three tests to determine the strength and durability of each
3 days ago
Quarter turn locks online from FDB Panel Fittings
FDB Panel Fittings offers a range of standard quarter-turn locks which use industry-standard cut-outs for ease of fitment to cabinets and enclosures across the industrial and office environment.
6 days ago
Staytite vending machines and smart racks
Ensuring that you have all consumables, C-class parts, fasteners and other needed items easily available to your operatives can often be an essential part of production. Staytite can help you administer that efficiently, without it consistently requiring your attention.
4 days ago
Avoiding voids in potting applications
Paul Whitehead, strategic accounts manager at Intertronics, explains how manufacturers can avoid the introduction of voids during the processing of potting compounds.
1 month ago
Henkel presents new additive-free sealant
Henkel Adhesive Technologies has developed a new sealant for cans used in the food industry. DAREX WBC 711 was designed specifically for irregular ends of tinplate or aluminium cans lined by shower head or die lining application.
1 month ago
Bostik relaunches Thermelt to celebrate 40 years of innovation
Bostik will be celebrating 40 years of continuous innovation of its bio-based Thermelt product range at Productronica from 14-17 November in Munich.
1 month ago
Optically clear potting compounds
Kevin Brownsill, learning and development manager at adhesives, dispensing equipment, and curing specialist Intertronics, explores the considerations when specifying an optically clear compound.
1 month ago
Henkel presents solvent- and chromium-free pretreatment
Henkel Adhesive Technologies is celebrating another sustainability milestone: the surface treatments expert has significantly expanded its production capacities in Montornès del Vallès, Spain, adding solvent- and chromium-free innovations for the pretreatment of metals in coating plants to its European portfolio.
1 month ago
WDS releases retained hand knobs with internal thread
WDS Components has released new styles of retained hand knobs with lanyards in an internal thread fit. The UK manufacturer and supplier of standard parts and components has extended its range of retained hand knobs, adding to its existing external thread designs.
1 month ago
Mecmesin expands its range of torque testers
Mecmesin has expanded its range of software-controlled torque testers. The latest additions to the lineup, the VortexPro and the HelixaPro, allow torque testing up to a capacity of 30 Nm.
1 month ago
FDB Panel Fittings stainless compression latches with wing knob inserts
New stainless steel compression latches to IP65/67 now from the DIRAK/FDB Panel Fittings sales partnership allow flexible use, especially in outdoor situations where their wing knob inserts enable quick and easy operation even with a gloved hand.
1 month ago
A snapshot of the UK rubber seals industry
Earlier this year, TFC announced its acquisition of EAP Seals, a leading manufacturer and distributor of rubber seals, O-rings, gaskets and associated technical products. Here Morgan Burgoyne (MB), president of TFC, talks to Dean Oliviero (DO), managing director of EAP Seals, to discuss trends in the UK seals industry.
1 month ago
Stainless steel press-in inserts for casting and soft metals
Manufacturers working with soft metals and die-cast alloys now have a time- and labour-saving solution to create strong, durable metal threads. PEM introduces the 300 series stainless steel CastSert inserts, designed for quick, reliable, and cost-effective installations.
1 month ago
Electronic rotary latch simplifies large cabinet security retrofits
Southco has expanded its line of electronic rotary latches with a new version that facilitates equipment security upgrades. The new R4-05 electronic rotary latch is designed to be used with a mechanical multipoint latching system or other combination of swinghandles and flat, round or hex rod solutions commonly used to drive multiple latching points to secure large cabinet doors.
1 month ago
Surface mount rotary actuation remote unlock accessory
Southco opens up new possibilities in remote and multi-point locking with its new cable pull accessory for AC-15 rotary latch actuators.
1 month ago
Transport hardware for commercial and specialist vehicles
The team at EMKA advise that the company’s electronic locking systems are also of value for sectors far removed from electrical and electronic cabinets, in applications such as commercial vehicles and caravan manufacture.
1 month ago
Fronius unleashes customers’ welding potential
Under the motto “Unleash your welding potential” at the Schweissen and Schneiden trade fair in Essen, Fronius exhibited future-proof and profitable welding solutions for manual work, series production, and automation.
1 month ago
PEM introduces RVTB captivated threaded rivet bushes
PEM introduces the RVTB captivated threaded rivet bushes, designed to deliver exceptional performance in thin sheet metal applications. These rivet bushes, including PEM RAB, RABS, Type RMAB, and RMABS, provide robust and reusable threads in ultra-thin panels, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of industries and applications.
1 month ago
High temperature adhesive for metal bonding
Intertronics has introduced SCIGRIP SG800 to its range of materials. SCIGRIP SG800 High Temperature MMA Methyl Methacrylate Adhesive is a two component structural adhesive for bonding metals, as well as composites and plastics, for applications in automotive, rail and component manufacturing.
1 month ago
WDS launches environmentally friendly hand knobs
WDS Components has launched a range of environmentally friendly hand knobs. Ideal for machinery and OEM use, the new hand knobs are made from a sustainable, biological source and are 100% recyclable.

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