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Given the intense competition between engineering subcontractors it is often the businesses with unique selling points that stand out from the crowd. One such successful company is Washington, Tyne and Wear based RDS Precision Engineering. In addition to establishing a reputation for delivering on time and on budget, the busy company’s main differentiator is its highly developed quality ethos. To help ensure the premium quality of the company’s output, regular investments are made in high-precision inspection equipment. Read More

Getting back towards some normality is happening – but to bring those machines back into production after several months can also be a challenge in itself. This is the moment that the equipment can show up problems either during start up from that long overdue maintenance overhaul – the last thing one needs is added expense but this can be a good opportunity to check those screws and barrels. Read More

Vision Engineering, a 63 year old British leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual measurement and inspection technologies, has developed a 360˚ online showroom, enabling its website visitors (www.visioneng.com) to ‘virtually visit’ its UK headquarters, see and experience its range of ergonomic non-contact and contact optical and digital microscopy and measuring systems. Read More

When David Rybacki founded DRG Manufacturing in the Chicago suburb of Lake Zurich in 2015, he started off with nothing except a commitment to manufacture total solutions for his customers. Since he was not basing his production process on existing equipment, he set out to incorporate automated systems and processes that would provide him with the highest levels of productivity. Read More

The SOUNDCAM as the name implies, is a sound camera that overlays sound sources on a video screen, in a similar way to thermal imaging cameras.

You may not have heard of this technology before. It has been around for more than 10 years, but until now only in a form that acoustic experts could use, only suited to a lab environment, and costing six figure sums. The SOUNDCAM is revolutionary, because it puts this powerful technology in the hands of anyone capable of operating a smart phone. It is battery powered, waterproof, ready to use 30 seconds after switching on, and anyone can learn to use it in 10 minutes. And its price has only 4 figures! Read More

For O&PM Europa, experimentation is the name of the game. The precoatings, labels and direct-to-object printing specialist spends a significant amount of time on research and development, and the hard work is paying off; O&PM Europa’s approach to innovation is becoming widely recognised, and their precoatings for water-based digital inkjet are gaining global interest following a number of successful testing rounds measuring absorption, adhesion, water resistance, scratch resistance, application, appearance, drying, colour gamut, and behaviour on substrates, and demonstrating unmatched flexibility and outstanding quality. Established in 2015 by Dursun Acun and based in Tilburg, Netherlands, the trailblazing business primarily serves Europe’s largest chemical companies. Read More

A|2|O Technology Group is on a mission to remove the barriers to the adoption of advanced composite materials in volume applications, helping companies to reduce CO2 emissions and increase composites component manufacturing efficiency. Subsequently, after years of exciting development, A|2|O Technology Group is inviting customers to get in touch and discover how it can help develop systems tailored to their needs. Read More

When David Rybacki founded DRG Manufacturing in the Chicago suburb of Lake Zurich in 2015, he started off with nothing except a commitment to manufacture total solutions for his customers. Since he was not basing his production process on existing equipment, he set out to incorporate automated systems and processes that would provide him with the highest levels of productivity. Read More

As the industry begins to explore the potential benefits of embracing plant level digitisation, the opportunity to significantly increase efficiency through effective condition monitoring of equipment is clear. With thousands of valves used on any plant being one of the primary causes for unscheduled production downtime, huge potential savings can be realised through effective performance monitoring. Read More

With most of the leading CHP component providers based in Europe, getting hold of quality gas engine spares at short notice has become more difficult this year, due to a combination of COVID-19 and Brexit. Here, James Thompson, Managing Director of gas engine support specialist Gen-C, reveals how operators can maintain their engine’s performance by buying directly from UK distributors – avoiding bureaucratic red tape, additional costs and border delays. Read More