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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
Flexible structural adhesive prevents glass shattering at Heathrow Terminal 5
Glass is one of the most striking features of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, but also a potential vulnerability. In the event of a terror attack shattering the glass, a high percentage of injuries in an explosion or bomb blast are caused by flying glass fragments rather than any incendiary device itself. Ensuring that can’t happen is a bonding solution from Advanced Adhesives.
Optimal tension springs for garage doors
When Condoor, a major producer of insulated overhead doors for industrial and residential buildings needed tension springs for its products, it turned to Alcomex, part of the Lesjöfors Group.
Technology and magic
Arthur C Clarke, the science fiction writer, science writer, and futurist, once said “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Here, Peter Swanson, managing director of adhesives specialist Intertronics, explains the poignancy of this quote in modern day adhesives applications.
Types of hinges and where to use them
Choosing the appropriate hinge is an important step in the design process of many product applications, but with so many hinge types available, how can engineers ensure that they are choosing the right one? Stewart Beck, global product manager at Southco, explores the design considerations.
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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
4 days ago
180deg screw-on hinge without hinge pin reduces assembly time
Designed to provide the same performance as the existing Emka 1056 hinge but at reduced cost and enabling lift off door operation, a new screw-on hinge suits flush mounted doors and may be interchanged with the existing 1056 design with no need to modify drawings or production.
4 days ago
New anodised-look custom paint for Metcase enclosures
Aluminium electronic enclosures from Metcase are now available with an elegant new anodised-style powder coating that provides a cost-effective alternative to the traditional electrochemical anodised finish.
1 week ago
Secure and easy locking with latches with hidden fastening holes
New in the Norelem product range are latches with hidden fastening holes, combining functionality with an attractive design.
1 week ago
Various inserts for quarter turn latches from FDB Panel Fittings
FDB Panel Fittings advises that it continues to aid specialist panel builders by offering an extensive ex-stock selection of quarter turn latch inserts with which installers may create their own ‘spanner locks’.
1 week ago
Enclosure range maintains safety for up to 90 minutes in event of fire
The Lifeline range of enclosures from Spelsberg help ensure safety for up to 90 minutes in the event of a fire by enabling critical systems to continue operation.
1 week ago
Are dispensing robots cheaper than you think?
Peter Swanson, managing director of adhesives specialist Intertronics, explains how robotics and automation can support dispensing processes, discusses the costs and identifies opportunities for a healthy return on investment (ROI).
2 weeks ago
Anti-vibration compression latches from Emka seal the deal
Where the hardware priority for a cabinet installation is to do with the effect of the seal on the door, for example to ensure the gasket pulls down to a tight seal, in order to maintain the correct IP rating (up to IP69K), then Emka says anti-vibration compression latches are an easy choice.
3 weeks ago
Swinghandles address the needs of electronic installations far and wide
In considering hardware for electronic enclosures and cabinets, FDB Panel Fittings reports that it has seen an increasing need from end-users for more secure closure of cabinets, something which can be accommodated with the company’s swinghandles.
1 month ago
Optimise your supply chain in 2023
For businesses that critically rely on their supply chains, these past couple of years have probably been very stressful. Staytite’s aim is to take away the stress of procuring and delivering essential parts to the production line.
1 month ago
Emka cabinet hinges are detachable without tools
Components, like cabinet hinges which are detachable without tools, not only make life easier for engineers but also save money in the process, as the experts at Emka explain.
1 month ago
High-performance adhesives now in practical dual-syringe packaging
New from, Permabond is a handy range of dual syringes, making a variety of high-performance engineering adhesives available in this simple-to-use, no-fuss packaging. Just affix the nozzle, press the plunger and away you go.
1 month ago
Cable glands range includes new pressure compensation glands
New pressure compensation cable glands from OKW protect electronics from condensation in sealed enclosures. OKW has also added black (RAL 9005) as a standard colour to many other cable glands and grommets in the range.
1 month ago
Compression latches delivered assembled up to IP67
The FDB Panel Fittings ex-stock Online store now offers the Rocfast assembly and logistics service for compression locks up to IP67 in stainless steel.
1 month ago
Push-to-close latching: the secret of simple operation
When it comes to convenience, it’s easy to take even the simplest of operations for granted. The experts at Southco take a closer look at a simple operation that often goes unnoticed: push-to-close latching.
1 month ago
Permabond launches patent pending adhesive for bonding nylon
The TA4660 structural acrylic adhesive from Permabond not only produces high-strength bonds on filled and unfilled nylon 6 and nylon 6,6, but in pull tests the nylon fails before the adhesive.
1 month ago
Speedy set up times with new pneumatic clamping elements
A new range of pneumatic clamping elements from German standard components manufacturer Norelem are designed to speed up set up times by clamping and centring of workpieces.
1 month ago
WDS increases levelling feet range for flexible machine installation
UK standard parts manufacturer WDS Components has extended its range of levelling feet, providing OEMs and end users with a wider range of styles and sizes.
1 month ago
Dispelling 10 myths about cyanoacrylate adhesives
Paul Whitehead, strategic accounts manager at adhesives specialist Intertronics, busts cyanoacrylate adhesive myths.
1 month ago
Dispensing robots: what’s the risk?
Peter Swanson, managing director of adhesives and dispensing equipment specialist Intertronics, assesses the risk versus reward of investing in dispensing automation.

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