Insights into food and dairy production

With almost 40 years’ experience in automation, we work closely with our customers using a toolbox of products and services, including full line design, conveyor equipment, line balancing and controls, and end-of-line solutions.


Staffordshire-based Thermaset Limited is the one of the UK’s leading powder coating specialists and a Qualicoat approved manufacturer.

The company has been creating powder coating for more than 30 years -formulating, manufacturing and supplying products to a wide range of customers. It supplies powder coatings direct through a combination of routes to market comprising telephone orders, email and via its online shop. Its powder coatings are renowned for their stability and reliability and stock powders are available for next day delivery across the UK.

Impact enhances efficiency and safety at Weedon Corrugated

Weedon Corrugated Products, a leading independent corrugated packaging specialist, has agreed a new five and a half year, full maintenance, rental agreement with Impact Handling for its lift truck fleet.

The new fleet, consisting of Cat® Lift Trucks’ GP50, GP20 and GP15 machines, will be located at Weedon’s Manchester manufacturing site. The trucks have been specified to function across a variety of roles, which include the transportation of paper reels, the handling of finished board and the loading of recycled bails.

New MasterCheck App Aims To Improve Safety In The Workplace

This month another company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the USA after multiple hazards caused an employee to suffer fatal injuries. The United States Department of Labor Services says the employee was crushed by a forklift in September of 2019. OSHA has proposed more than USD52,000 in penalties after the portable restroom company was cited for nine violations. OSHA asserts the company failed to adequately train employees in using forklifts, amongst other safety violations.


As a leading manufacturer of form-fill-seal and premade pouch machinery, Mespack (a Duravant company) now offers the latest generation of machine models with technology developed to be able to run with environmentally sustainable materials, whilst maintaining high capacity production, efficiency and reliability.


Dialight Group, the leader in industrial LED lighting innovation, has launched its new ReliantTM industrial LED High Bay range for the EMEA and APAC markets.

Designed for warehouses, light manufacturing and other large indoor spaces, the rugged new lights deliver superior light quality and energy efficiency, offering exceptional value  with the additional option of adding or retrofitting easily fitted integrated controls which just ‘plug in and play’, allowing for smart sensor installation at the centre of the fixture.

Aughton Hire and Calibration Services offer a high-quality service and have 50 years of expertise in our field.

We are a control and instrumentation company offering Hire, Calibration, Repair and Sales of a wide range of Test Equipment.

We offer a range of monitoring, testing, logging and calibration instrumentation. In today’s technological climate it is vital to have access to the very latest state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of measuring and monitoring. Our vast stock range of Hire Equipment is fully maintained and calibrated ready for immediate use. We are very competitive on price and also offer a price match guarantee. Offering a service that is quick, convenient and cost effective.


TCS Biosciences Ltd have an exclusive distribution partnership with TECTA-PDS. TECTA-PDS is an innovative company that develops and provides fast, simple and accurate tools for monitoring the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in water.

GTMA welcomes 13 new members as we start a new decade

The broad range of services and benefits provided by the GTMA, one of the UK’s leading manufacturing and engineering trade associations, has led to the addition of 13 new members joining the association in the first two months of 2020.

Between them, the members provide automation, mouldmaking and press tool manufacture, tool technologies, machine tool and ancillaries equipment, cutting tools, CAD/CAM software, turnkey and project engineering support and design, and precision engineering.

New, instant Smart-Space building allows Cranswick plc to continue expansion plans quickly and cost-effectively

Temporary storage building for food producer

“We were looking for a quick and effective method of boosting production by reorganising the space allocated to packaging and Smart-Space provided us with the ideal solution”

DIN11864 and DIN 11853 Aseptic Unions for Orbital Welding

DIN11864 and 11853 unions were developed to meet the exacting needs of the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.  This range of unions has been developed from the three most common systems used in the hygienic and sanitary industries; namely the “Aseptic” screwed union to DIN11864-1; the “Aseptic” flange union to DIN11864-2 and the “Aseptic” clamp union to DIN11864-3.

TeraFlash smart – World record speed: up to 1600 pulse traces/s

The TeraFlash smart replaces the traditional mechanical delay with an “ultrafast” electronic one and acquires 1600 pulse traces per second. Typical industrial applications for terahertz technology are spectroscopy, non-destructive testing and industrial quality control. TOPTICA’s TeraFlash smart utilizes a proprietary scheme dubbed ECOPS (“electronically controlled optical sampling”).