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August News in Brief

01 August, 2009

♦  The UK miniature drives specialist EMS (Electro Mechanical Systems) is planning to expand its facility in Poole, Dorset, by 20% to cover 2,000m2. EMS, which started operating in 1991 with 200m2 of floorspace, has reported its sixth consecutive year of growth. As well as its own products, it distributes miniature DC and stepper motors, and linear actuators, from suppliers including Faulhaber and SKF.

♦  Leuze electronic has launched a service in the UK to inspect light curtain guarding systems on machinery and to ensure that these systems comply with safety and quality standards. The service, based on one that been running in Germany for more than a decade, will cover any make of light curtain.

♦  Parvalux EMD has launched a Web store offering discounts of up to 50% on surplus stock of its motor and gearbox products. The goods are guaranteed for 12 months. An extra 10% introductory discount is available for orders placed before 30 September using the code ME090930.

♦  Carlisle-based Cumbria Bearings & Transmissions, which was acquired last year by Brammer, has moved to new premises on St Nicholas Business Park. 

♦  Two former employees of Bibby Transmissions, Paul Selini and Tony Lamb, have set up a business called Coupling Services, in Yeadon, near Leeds. They will be supplying and servicing couplings including gear, fluid, pin and bush and metallic disc types. The will also be offering coupling refurbishments, gearbox repairs, motor rewinds, balancing, inverter repairs and on-site diagnostics.

♦  ABB has chosen Leicestershire-based Dynamotive as its first medium voltage drives technology partner in the UK. The company will offer tailored high-power drive systems based on a combination of its own products and ABB drives. Dynamotive was formed in 1998 by former employees of Brush Electrical Machines’ industrial drives division.
♦  Huco Dynatork has become the UK distributor for two Italian companies: the motor manufacturer, Carpanelli Motori Elettrici and the gearbox, manufacturer, SITI. This will allow Huco to add geared motors to its range.

♦  Canon Communications has announced that the 2010 Advanced Manufacturing UK exhibition, which includes the Machine Building & Automation show, will now take place on 27th and 28th of April, not in March as previously scheduled.

♦  Rugeley-based Total Motion Systems has been appointed UK and Ireland distributor for Sanyo Denki’s SanMotion range of servo and stepper motors and drives.

♦  Ansoft, the electromagnetics software specialist, has moved to a new office in Bracknell which will provide sales and support for the UK, Ireland and Turkey. The phone number is 0870 010 4456

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