Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Wellingborough, UK: Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier and manufacturer of electrical components and enclosures, is exhibiting for the first time at Drives & Controls 2018, the automation, power transmission and motion engineering show at the NEC from April 10 – 12.

  • Laser Distance Meter for Factory Automation

    21 Mar 2018 Sensors UK Ltd

    Material handling and automated pallet storage systems require robust and reliable distance / location measurements for an efficient system.  The D-Series Dimetix laser sensor measures over long distances to a high degree of accuracy with the advantage of reliability through its Swiss precision and 100% testing.


    With a measuring range up to 500 meters and repeatability of ±0.15mm (1sigma) the D-Series is a proven choice for position sensing in a variety of industrial applications requiring monitoring of position, level, or size.

  • On Stand D750, Hylec is showcasing products suitable for multiple applications across many industry sectors.  For consumer, processing and industrial OEM applications, Hylec has added new 115A PCB terminal blocks to its already extensive range.  Enabling secure transmission of signals, data and power to PCBs and featuring a space-saving connection method, Hylec’s range includes rising clamp PCB terminal blocks in single, double and triple-decker styles which save valuable board space.  The new PCB terminal blocks include models suitable for high-power applications. Colours include green, black, grey and orange (depending on model). Hylec’s PCB fuse holders and covers will also be on display and are available in green and black, on industry-standard 22.6mm pitch.  Compact and UL- and VDE-approved, they are superior in quality to most similar devices on the market and available at a competitive price point.

  • Recruitment for Drives & Controls

    20 Mar 2018 Advanced Technical Recruitment

    Are you looking for your next career step or your next team member to grow your company?

    Advanced Technical Recruitment are expert recruiters for industries including; Automation, Motion Control, Technical Manufacturing and associated technologies such as; motors, drives, sensors and motor controls.

  • New Self-Adhesive Capacitive Strip Sensor.

    20 Mar 2018 Balluff Limited

    Balluff is pleased to announce the release of the new Self-Adhesive Capacitive Strip Sensor.

  • The biennial co-located events; Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC  (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, alongside MACH 2018.
  • The University of Manchester has been delivering industrially applied professional development courses and consultancy in plant maintenance and reliability for over 20 years.

    We offer eight IMechE accredited CPD courses covering the complete spectrum of plant maintenance activities ranging from maintenance design, condition monitoring, maintenance auditing, risk and reliability modelling and turnaround management.

    The courses are highly recommended for maintenance professionals, engineers and practitioners. The CPD courses are applicable to most industries and service sectors including; Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Railways, Chemical, Food Processing, Energy & Power Generation, Aviation, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Leisure.
    These courses will contribute to your professional development and may be used for obtaining Chartered Engineer Status & Membership.

  • Connectivity expert Weidmüller has chosen this year’s Drives & Controls Exhibition as the launchpad for solutions in the company’s groundbreaking u-mation range, which takes Industry 4.0 from a much-anticipated future concept to a productive reality for today.

  • Fluid Power Net Launch!

    13 Mar 2018 Fluid Power Net


    We are very excited to launch FluidPowerNet (FPN), an adapted and dynamic platform for the Fluid Power industry.

    Under the experienced guidance of Peter Annis and Gary Jenkins, our business development team of Nicola Beer and Marcin Krz?czkowski are excited to be bringing this new B2B platform to the market to help Fluid Power companies trade and do better business.

  • The Knowledge Hub seminar line-up at the forthcoming co-located events; Smart Industry Expo, Drives & Controls, Air-Tech, Fluid Power & Systems, and Plant & Asset Management Exhibitions, has secured some the UK’s leading voices on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Not Just a Pretty Interface!

    12 Mar 2018 Finder plc

    Visit our experts on Finder’s stand D321 to discover how to save time without compromise & connect with no tools. Finder’s MasterIn system of push-in relay interface modules provides a high performance, screwless system that allows panel designers and installers to save precious time and money.

    The MasterIN System incorporates the existing 39, 48, 4C and 58 Series Relay Interface Modules, and caters for a wide range of applications including industrial automation, building management systems and electrical control panels.

    Finder is one of Europe’s largest independent manufacturers of electromechanical relays, timers, monitoring relays, surge protection devices, thermostats, lighting control components, sockets and accessories.

    With extensive stocks held at its purpose-built facility in Staffordshire, and a range of over 10,000 products, as well as a fully equipped applications and analysis laboratory and a dedicated technical and customer service team, Finder plc is well positioned to respond rapidly to customer demand.

  • Schwer Fittings Ltd

    08 Mar 2018 Schwer Fittings Ltd

    Schwer Fittings Ltd

    Schwer Fittings lead the way in stainless steel connection technology.  Manufacturers and suppliers of high precision stainless steel tube components and hose fittings, with a technically trained sales team and a BFPA authorised training centre.  Schwer enjoys an enviable reputation in the stainless steel industry for unrivalled service levels, components built for longevity and guaranteed 100% traceability across all products.  Holding German Lloyds classification for more than ten years, Schwer  will be showcasing our European Manufactured range of u2-Lok twin ferrule fittings 


  • Motors for now … and the future!

    07 Mar 2018 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd

    High-efficiency permanent magnet motors, IE2/IE3 motors and stainless steel motors for hygiene sensitive applications will all be on our stand (D700) at the Drives and Controls Show. In addition, there will be electronic drives, gearboxes and other ancillary components.

  • Muting light curtain for secure input and output of pallets

    06 Mar 2018 forTop Automation & Energy Control UK Ltd

    The ReeR Safegate safety light curtain is specially designed for muting. By using the muting arms it is possible to use the light curtain in an L-set up and T-set up. The security system is configured with user-friendly software, enabling you to set up a system that fits your machine.

  • Connecting a supply network with M12 power cables

    06 Mar 2018 forTop Automation & Energy Control UK Ltd

    used to be supplied by connecting a cable from a centralised point to a decentralised point. From the centralised point, a separate cable was needed to supply power to a motor, valve cluster or an individual valve. Using the M12 Power cables, power is transferred from the centralised point to the equipment with only one cable.??

    With T, H and h-splitters, the power transmission is distributed to the various decentralised points. In addition to this more cost-efficient solution, it provides a better overview.

  • Compact and Robust Geared Motors for Wiper Systems

    05 Mar 2018 Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd

    Parvalux has introduced an innovative new windscreen wiper motor which has been developed as an ideal solution for large wiper system applications.

  • RFID for Asset Managment

    02 Mar 2018 HellermannTyton

    HellermannTyton is showcasing how bespoke product identification solutions can help plant managers to track assets effectively, on Stand P358 at Plant & Asset Management 2018.


    Experts from HellermannTyton will be on the stand to discuss visitors’ projects and will demonstrate the effective use of RFID and other methods of product identification.


    RFID offers lots of time, cost and productivity-related benefits for industry.  It can add real value in asset tracking, testing and inspection, by providing a full audit trail of who has used the equipment. This offers greater accountability, helping to identify any instances of theft, or mishandling that leads to equipment breakages.


    RFID also allows users to extract relevant data by simply scanning the tag and uploading to a database. This approach is significantly less labour and time intensive than collecting data manually, as well as being far more accurate.

  • Modular, high-speed, high-powered motor-generators for challenging industrial applications. 1st March, 2018. Dynamic Boosting Systems Ltd (Dynamic) is pleased to announce availability of its specialis ...
  • Mobile thermal transfer printers

    28 Feb 2018 Phoenix Contact Limited

    The Thermomark Prime card printer and the Thermofox handheld printer for material off the roll from Phoenix Contact are suitable for stationary use as well as mobile on-site marking

  • The M12 connectors for assembly from Phoenix Contact have now been equipped with push-in connection technology. 

  • Reliable isolation from the field to the network

    28 Feb 2018 Phoenix Contact Limited

    The Mini Analog Pro signal conditioners from Phoenix Contact, featuring bus and network connection combine the benefits of safe electrical isolation with those of digital communication. 

  • PCB terminal blocks for Profinet

    28 Feb 2018 Phoenix Contact Limited

    Phoenix Contact is now offering the first PCB terminal block for Profinet-compliant data transmission. 

  • Narrow bus couplers for compact I/O stations

    28 Feb 2018 Phoenix Contact Limited

    The modular Inline I/O system product range from Phoenix Contact has now been extended with two new bus couplers

  • New voltage versions for reliable power supply

    28 Feb 2018 Phoenix Contact Limited

    The new voltage versions of the Trio Power power supply range from Phoenix Contact provide a reliable supply for your loads, even under harsh ambient conditions