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Troubleshooting: When the Obvious Answer Seems Elusive

Though many engineers are familiar with the tried-and-true steps to troubleshooting an automated system, the fastest route to an answer can often go unchecked. How an experience troubleshooting the impact of a power supply on a light curtain reminded one engineer of this often-overlooked solution.

NORD drives pass series of tests according to EN 50598-2

Top system efficiency under new Ecodesign standard

In the most recent Ecodesign standard EN 50598-2, the European Union is establishing efficiency requirements for drive electronics as well as complete drive systems.

Egemin Automation to build 44-metre-high deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian company Agristo

Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders.

Seven prestigious Leverhulme Fellowships to enable engineering academics to concentrate on research

Seven talented engineering researchers have received a prestigious RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to help support their careers while they focus solely on the development of new technologies.

EPLAN achieves Schneider Electric Gold CAPP status

CAE software specialist EPLAN has been awarded Gold partner status in Schneider Electric’s Collaborative Automation Partner Programme (CAPP). The aim of collaborative automation is to maximise productivity by building on open automation platforms and strategies to benefit customers’ business objectives and economic prosperity.


Natalie Wilson Relishes New Role

Specialist industry awarding organisation EAL has appointed Natalie Wilson as Head of Commercial Development – a newly created position.

Big Data Analytics Improve Manufacturing Performance

At the ARC European Forum, Intel and Dow Corning detailed how they have used data to make the right operating decisions and save money.

Automation Roadmap: Assessing Your Network Architecture

To facilitate efficient and cost-effective process improvement, your network architecture needs to be thoughtfully planned out, not just patched together.

Micro-Epsilon to demonstrate the latest eddy current sensor with integrated electronics at Manufacturing & Engineering North East exhibition

At the Manufacturing & Engineering North East exhibition (8th July – 9th July 2015) at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Micro-Epsilon UK (stand A1) will present its full range of sensor technologies, including non-contact capacitive, confocal and inductive displacement sensors, as well as 2D/3D laser profile sensors, infrared temperature sensors and thermal imagers.


The manufacturing sector expanded again in May, as export orders improved, according to the CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

The survey of 501 manufacturers found that total order books were weaker than last month, but that they remain well above average.