in bigHead® fasteners improve functional performance and save production cost: bigHead® designers optimise fastening solution for SMC moulding process


Efficient automated label printing

The new Data Automation app from Brady Workstation uses already available data to automatically create identification labels for components, cables, products and packages.

Morgan Advanced Materials

Morgan Advanced Materials develops new materials for use in aerospace components

Following extensive research and development, Morgan Advanced Materials has successfully produced two new materials which offer superior performance and higher casting yields when used in injection-moulded ceramic cores for the aerospace market.

Fluke Process Instruments

Line of high-temperature ratio pyrometers expanded

Wider temperature range, new application areas Fluke Process Instruments has added four new single-color and two-color pyrometers to the Endurance series. The series now covers measured temperatures from 50 °C to 3,200 °C. The manufacturer has enhanced the maximum optical resolution from 150:1 to 300:1, enabling measuring of even smaller targets from a distance. A new low-temp ratio pyrometer for demanding applications measures temperatures from 250 °C. The sensors feature galvanically isolated inputs/outputs and a stainless steel IP65 housing.

Fluke Process Instruments

Compact logger checks cure of coated monoblock containers

Fluke Process Instruments has developed a miniature monitoring solution for monoblock cure processes. The DATAPAQ MonoPaq2 system profiles the metal temperature of coated aluminum bottles, aerosols, and collapsible tubes both in IBO and OBO lines. The thermal barrier measures merely 41 x 48 x 195 mm, making it 43% smaller by volume than the preceding generation. The temperature profiling system can be used in lines with very closely spaced pins (>45 mm) and with various product basket sizes. This engineering success is primarily based on the development of a new data logger with a minimal footprint. The new DATAPAQ Q18 logger connects four thermocouples via micro-miniature sockets and logs up to 32,000 readings per channel with an adjustable interval of 0.05 s or more. Its accuracy of ±0.5 °C puts it squarely in the class of the best available loggers.


International Aerospace and Die & Mould Forum at Makino: Paving the way for tomorrow today

Kirchheim unter Teck, February 2017 – Expert presentations, live demonstrations, interactive panel discussions and networking amongst more than 300 experts from across Europe: The two sessions of Makino’s well-attended Die & Mould and Aerospace Forum focussed on the ‘Industry of Tomorrow’ in die & mould and on ‘Innovative Manufacturing Processes’ for the aerospace industry.


New S series design

LEMO launches a new design for the S series connector range.

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