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Forum aims to raise the profile of power electronics in the UK

02 May, 2013

A new industry-led forum is aiming to ensure that the UK is recognised as a world leader in power electronics, as well as creating jobs and attracting investment to the sector.


US group acquires Kentish gear-maker

02 May, 2013

The US-based Precision Technology Group has acquired the Kent-based gear manufacturer, SP Gears. The Orpington company, established in 1916, supplies global customers in the valve, rail, marine and automotive industries, and has nuclear accreditation, allowing it to serve both new build and refurbishment activities in the nuclear sector.


Motor Driven Systems hits the road

01 May, 2013

The Motor Driven Systems (MDS) conference, held for the past two years in Solihull, is changing format this year, to become a series of regional one-day events being held at locations around the UK, from October to December.


Drives recycling scheme hits a record

29 April, 2013

ABB says that its variable speed drive recycling scheme in the UK set a new record last year, with 31 tonnes of drives being recycled during the year. More than 96% by weight of the drives were recycled, with much of the copper, aluminium, circuit boards, steel and cables being recovered for further use.


Custom bearing assemblies are supplied ready to fit

25 April, 2013

igus UK has launched a service to supply complete bespoke bearing assemblies, thus saving time and money for customers. The company will manufacture housings to customer’s drawings and specifications, fit them with igus plastic bearings, and supply the complete assemblies ready to install.


Initiative aims to cut manufacturers’ energy bills

24 April, 2013

WEG Electric Motors has joined forces with Sulzer to launch an energy-reduction initiative, aimed at helping manufacturers to optimise the efficiencies of equipment in their plants.


Enclosures specialist moves to new UK HQ

23 April, 2013

Spelsberg UK, the specialist supplier of non-metallic enclosures, has moved to new headquarters in Telford that will allow it to almost double its stock, while also cutting lead times for orders that need customisation.


Box test

18 April, 2013

The Quartzelec electrical engineering group has completed the first phase of a £1.25m investment programme in its Quartzcoil coil-manufacturing business to meet a growing demand for coil and bar products. It has installed electrical loop winding, bar assembly and coil-forming equipment at its purpose-built multi-million-pound workshop and test facility which it opened in Rugby, UK, in September 2012.


Taiwanese partnership brings automation range to the UK

29 March, 2013

Great Yarmouth based Softstart UK has formed a strategic partnership with the Taiwanese industrial automation manufacturer Delta Electronics to sell and support its AC drives, PLCs and HMIs in the UK. Although Delta is not well-known in the UK, its products have been available before carrying the names of some major automation suppliers.


UK industry ‘is overspending on energy by £2.2bn’

28 March, 2013

The UK industrial sector is overspending on energy by more than  £2.2bn a year, according to a new analysis by the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme, which finances the acquisition of energy-efficient equipment. The analysis, based on official sources and EEF data, examined several sectors to determine how much they were overpaying on their energy bills because of inefficient equipment and controls.


Claim your free chain wear guide

27 March, 2013


Timken buys Plymouth-based lubrication specialist Interlube

18 March, 2013

The US mechanical components company Timken has bought Plymouth-based Interlube Systems for an undisclosed sum. Interlube, which makes and sells automated lubrication delivery systems and related components, is a world leader in its field with an operation in the US and a joint venture in China. The purchase includes Cheltenham-based MSP Distributors, which Interlube acquired in 2007.


Coil-winding machines mark first phase of £1.25m investment programme

13 March, 2013

The Quartzelec electrical engineering group has completed the first phase of a £1.25m investment programme in its Quartzcoil coil-manufacturing business to meet a growing demand for coil and bar products. It has installed electrical loop winding, bar assembly and coil-forming equipment at its purpose-built multi-million-pound workshop and test facility which it opened in Rugby, UK, in September 2012.


SKF appoints de Bakker to run UK business

04 March, 2013

SKF has appointed Olaf de Bakker as the new manager of its UK and Ireland business. He has been with SKF since 1996 and has held a variety of roles, including MD of SKF Pakistan and, most recently, vice-president for industrial distribution and marketing for the Asia-Pacific region. He was based in Singapore for nearly five years in this role.


Scheme will bring engineering info to 5,000 UK schools

28 February, 2013
Juergen Maier, managing director of Siemens Industry UK

Siemens has joined forces with the Government to launch a scheme that will provide teachers, students and parents with information to encourage young people to engage with engineering- and manufacturing-related subjects. Called the Siemens Education Portal, it will be rolled out to 5,000 schools across the UK by 2014, with the target of reaching more than 1.95m pupils within the first year, and 4.5m by 2016.


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