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Easily-accessible information on the latest commercially-available technology that can help the design engineer do his or her job more efficiently.


Problem solving by design

Spirolox Retaining Rings in their various different forms, solve problems for design engineers in many applications and numerous industry sectors. TFC Product Manager Simon Ward answers some typical ...


Low cost pneumatic process actuator

Festo has released an updated, configurable, low cost quarter turn actuator (DFPD). The DFPD fits into the existing range alongside pilot solenoid valves, analogue positional controllers, switch ...


Safe, speedy non-contact troubleshooting

RS Components (RS) has released the FLIR CM174 clamp meter with built-in thermal imaging to help engineers pinpoint faults such as intermittent connections, which can have thermal effects ...


Affordable thermal multimeter and ScopeMeters

RS Components (RS) has announced the addition of a thermal multimeter and a series of industrial ScopeMeters to its selection of Fluke electrical test and measurement devices and thermal imagers.




Microstep drive for OEM applications

Mclennan has released a miniature microstepping drive, aimed at OEM applications requiring step and direction control of smaller 2-phase stepper motors. The STR3 from Applied Motion Products (AMP) ...


Heavy duty encoders for extreme environments

BEI Sensors has launched the LP series of low profile encoders designed for high reliability position and speed feedback in harsh and challenging environments. Available in the UK through Variohm ...



Miniature linear guideway with position feedback

Schneeberger has released the MINISCALE bearing system, a high precision miniature guideway combined with an optical measuring system, all in one unit. The range has been developed in order to meet ...


Antistatic material for ESD-compatible applications

Igus has introduced a universal plain bearing material that is said to help prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges.Being electrically conductive, any electrostatic charge is safely discharged ...



FiberMaxHP 3-6 axis photonics alignment platform

FiberMaxHP is a second-generation 3-6 axis photonics alignment platform built on Aerotech’s ANT nanopositioning product line. It is designed for critical photonics alignment in a highly automated ...


Zortrax releases its 3D Model Library for all users

Zortrax has announced that its Model Library has become a separate feature available to the public via the company's website. The Model Library is a cost-free tool which is claimed to allow users to ...


First 3D CAD model app for Windows 10

CADENAS has made its ‘3D CAD models engineering’ app available for Windows 10 as a mobile and desktop version. The app has been available in the Google Play and iTunes Store since 2012. Growing ...




Instant pneumatic cylinder configuration

IMI Precision Engineering has launched an online configuration service – supporting more than 60 native CAD formats - aimed at enabling design engineers to instantly configure fluid and motion ...


Smart flow measurement

ABB has expanded its range of Coriolis flowmeters by adding the FCB400, featuring a new electronics platform offering users the option of up to five, freely-configurable communication outputs. ...


Cost effective press-fitting systems

Power costs money. And when presses in electronics and small parts manufacturing are oversized, it can often cost too much. Festo’s YJKP servo press kit is said to allow electric press-fitting ...



Clamp style shaft collars for food equipment

Ruland manufactures clamp style shaft collars that are commonly used for guiding, spacing, stopping, mounting, and component alignment on food processing, packaging, and handling equipment.




New benchmark for standard valves

Festo has extended its range of VUVS and VUVG standard single valve technologies with the launch of its ‘blue star’ VUVS-LK…-S and VUVG-LK…-S products. These valves have been designed to meet a wide ...