23 Jul 2024

AUTOMATION FOR MANUFACTURING

July News in Brief

♦  Peter Fanshawe has succeeded Ray Hall as group managing director of HepcoMotion, following Hall’s retirement after 13 years at the helm. Fanshawe joined the company 24 years ago. In 1995, he became technical director and joined the board, with responsibility for product design. Hall will continue to serve HepcoMotion in a consultative capacity. The company is increasing its field and internal sales teams, adding new product variants, and investing more than £1.5m in equipment to boost capacity

♦  Oxford Yasa Motors is moving from its premises in Abingdon to a new facility in Milton Park where it will be able to produce 1,500 of its 40Nm/kg motors per year. The company, which was spun out of Oxford University two years ago, is working on a next-generation motor with a target power density of 10kW/kg.

♦  ABB has relocated its “ABB University” training facility from Telford to a new larger, purpose-built facility in Stone, Staffordshire

♦  Siemens has partnered with Glasgow-based Fraser & MacDonald (Electric Motors) to extend the range of Siemens four-pole motors available in the UK up to 315kW.  The motors can be delivered on the same or next day anywhere in the UK.

♦  New:UK (National Electronics Week) is joining the seven other exhibitions, including the Drives & Controls Show and Mach, that will create the UK’s largest manufacturing event at the Birmingham NEC in April, 2012. The co-located exhibitions are expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors and 33,000 visitors.