Iron powder and alloy cores make up distribution range

MagDev preview edit_tmbPart of the Delta Magnet group of companies, MagDev is based in Swindon, Wiltshire and comprises a major test facility, in-house machining facilities and over 12,000 sq ft of warehouse space with low cost manufacturing facilities in India.

Among the exhibits on the company’s stand at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017 will be the new distribution range of KDM iron powder and alloy cores.

The company supplies permanent magnet components and assemblies in a variety of materials including neodymium (sintered and bonded), samarium cobalt, sintered ferrite and alnico and a range of soft magnetic components, including cores in a choice of shapes and sizes manufactured from a range of materials including manganese zinc, nickel zinc, and cobalt-based amorphous.

The company is BS EN ISO 9001:2015-accredited and provides application specific solutions for permanent magnet assemblies, as well as assisting with the design and provision of high frequency and high power chokes and transformers for various applications.

Visit MagDev at Stand B79 or find out more at www.magdev.co.uk

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Electronics repair to extend lifetime

Photo for Editorial_tmbOver a period of time electronics become obsolete and spares are no longer available. Exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017, UNIS Group – EMR provides a professional service to further the life of equipment by offering a number of repair and replacement solutions. As equipment becomes older it can become unreliable; preventative maintenance can identify potential failures before they become critical. By doing so, important maintenance can be carried out during planned shutdowns.

Founded in 1984, the company specialises in the repair and selling of industrial electronics and motors. Its repair facility is centrally located in Northampton where repair technicians, with the support of extensive testing and measuring facilities, are able to repair all types and brands of electronics, new and obsolete alike.

The electronics are cleaned, repaired and tested in accordance with strict quality standards. Every year the company completes more than 41,000 repairs.

A wide range of electronic services is offered. The company employs expert technicians, supported by measurement equipment and varied test facilities. The extensive range of stock parts enables the company to identify and resolve defects in order to expeditiously reduce downtime.

All repairs are carried out on a ‘no fix, no fee’ basis, and there is two-year warranty on repairs, sales and exchanges.

Visit UNIS Group – EDMR at Stand B25 or discover more at www.edmr.co.uk

Electronics capability service spans military to medical

UK Electronics preview edit_tmbCustomers who choose to outsource PCB assembly, electronic design and test, UK Electronics has over 30 years’ experience in the industry to provide a high quality, cost-effective service. It also offers full procurement of all materials.

The customer interfacing business has a long history of healthy, organic growth, and has contracts which include medical, military, electro fusion, education, farming, security, scientific Instrumentation, LED lighting, sensors and a variety of monitoring equipment. Customers range from major international PLC companies to SMEs, with 75% based in the UK.

With the expertise to design a new product or improve an existing design and provide electronic assembly, hardware or embedded software design, PCB supply, PCB layout, pre-compliance EMC testing, or any combination of these, the company believes it has the capability to turn ideas into reality.

In its aim to design and build to surpass a customer’s specifications, it ensures that it meets and exceeds any relevant industry-specific regulations or standards. The company is ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015-accredited and members of the production team are trained to IPC-A-610 standard.

All employees are encouraged to take responsibility for the quality of their own workmanship and to work with their colleagues towards the goal of zero defects. This is a philosophy emphasised throughout the company and not just limited to those directly involved with manufacturing output.

Visit UK Electronics at Stand G31 or find out more at www.ukelectronics.co.uk

Assembly capabilities progress from design to coating

PML preview edit_tmbElectronic manufacturing provided by Northern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibitor, Precision Manufacturing Ltd (PML), includes a broad range of services from its ISO90001-accredited production facility in Northamptonshire.

Working with business partners across the UK and overseas, its portfolio covers the flexibility to deliver from small projects to high volume production runs, incorporating product testing services, box build and product packaging.

Its assembly capabilities which include the proto-typing to production team, which has the goal of helping customers move smoothly through the phases of design introduction to the capability of conformal coating in- house as a standard process.

It also offers a full logistics service and prides itself on its customer service, quality manufacturing and competitive pricing.

Visit Precision Manufacturing (PML) at Stand D25 or find out more at www.pmlcem.com

Multi-role engineering excellence results in five year contract for MES(NW)

MES preview edit_tmbAfter several years’ project delivery MES (NW) has recently been awarded a five-year facilities management contract with a blue-chip automotive client.

The professional engineering services provider will be exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing 2017. Its highly motivated and experienced workforce combined with a wide range of electrical and mechanical resources make it an extremely versatile service provider, able to tailor its approach to individual customers’ requirements and expectations.

Services available include, but are not limited to, electrical and mechanical services, machine relocations, bespoke engineering, fabrications and material handling, project management and facilities management.

The company offers a three-year warranty across all equipment, supported by a dedicated after sales team.

Visit MES (NW) at Stand D80 or find out more at www.mesnw.co.uk.

CamdenBoss adds universal enclosures and more sizes for Takaichi range

camdenBoss_tmbCamdenBoss, the interconnection and enclosures specialist, has launched a new range of Takachi high quality flanged comms boxes featuring removable end panels and added more sizes to two other Takachi lines.

The new 94 series flanged comms boxes are available in 24 case sizes offering both low and deep profiles and are designed for surface mounting communications equipment such as WiFi routers, access points, measuring equipment and controllers. Moulded in off-white, UL94-V0 flame resistant ABS, the 94 series enclosures offer IP40 protection and feature built-in bosses for PCB mounting. Each standard unit includes top cover, flanged base, two detachable panels and four self-tapping screws. Operating temperature range is -10 to +60°C.

Sizes range from 67.3 x 124.3 x 22.5mm up to 240.5 x 270.5 x 60mm and CamdenBoss can provide additional customisation services such as CNC milling, drilling and cutting, silk-screen and digital printing, external painting, surface finishing and EMC shielding.

CamdenBoss has also announced new sizes for two further Takachi product lines. The 92 series comms boxes feature over 20 additional models taking the total available to 30 while the 91 series IP67 heavy duty enclosures series expands with 10 new options.

92 series comms boxes are stylish ABS plastic cases available in off-white or dark grey UL94-V0 flame resistant ABS. Supplied with four rubber feet, these universal enclosures are suitable for applications such as free-standing WiFi access points, measuring equipment, controller and communication products. The new sizes extend the range which now encompasses dimensions from 67 x 100 x 22.5mm up to 240 x 240 x 60mm.

The Takachi 91 series heavy duty range offers high quality low profile IP67 waterproof enclosures that are ideal for use in tracking/monitoring applications in harsh and outdoor environments. White enclosures are moulded from ASA UL94-HB plastic for high UV resistance while dark grey models are made from ABS UL94-V0 for high flammability rating. The 10 new sizes extend the range to 16 in total now covering 65 x 52 x 18mm up to 175 x 135 x 30mm. Standard units include lid, base, gaskets and fixing screws. A new size mounting kit option has also been added enabling smaller 91 series enclosures to be fixed to poles, pillars, posts and lamp posts.

Signal switching can be customised

Pickering preview edit_tmbModular signal switching and simulation for use in electronic test and verification will be highlighted by Pickering Interfaces at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017. It believes it offers the largest range of products in the industry for PXI, LXI and PCI applications.

The company also offers a range of supporting cables and connectors and has an in-house software team that has created its application software and drivers.

All module and cabling manufacturing processes are carried out on flexible manufacturing lines in two factories, allowing simple customisation. It is also claimed to be the only switch provider with in-house reed relay manufacturing capability.

Consistent heavy investment in R&D has led to over 1,000 PXI modules, ranging from its BRIC high-density switching matrices, RF/microwave and optical switching products, to precision programmable resistor networks for sensor emulation.

Products have a history of longevity, typically 15 to 20 years, and are supplied with a standard three-year warranty and include guaranteed long-term support.

Visit Pickering Interfaces at Stand E61 or go to www.pickeringtest.com

CEM welcomes manufacturing’s return

Trojan preview edit_tmbFollowing its successful participation in Southern 2017, Trojan Electronics is exhibiting for the first time at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017. The firm says it’s looking forward to seeing its many customers in the region as well as being able to introduce its wide range of services to new potential customers in the North.

The company offers a comprehensive CEM service from design to final product build, services include surface mount and through-hole assembly, cable assemblies, electro-mechanical assemblies and box build. Continued growth has led to the decision to relocate from three sites in 2015, to occupy a new, purpose-built 180,000 sq.ft development in Swansea. This consolidates the three business units, return and repair, e-tail sales and fulfilment and contract electronic manufacturing (CEM). The new facility provides additional surface mount lines, extra capacity for through- hole assembly, as well as enabling large increases in box build output. Experience from its e-tail division means it can package and despatch box built products direct to consumers worldwide.

Basic economies around the cost of labour have traditionally driven swathes of manufacturing overseas, the Far East for consumer products and eastern Europe for industrial products. Trojan reports that it is now seeing this trend reversing. Concerns about the cost of offshore production, a desire for better quality, shorter lead times and more flexibility are just some of the principal motives that have prompted many companies to move manufacturing back to the UK, it says. Its CEM department can accept both free issued components, procure parts, or a mixture of both. The purchasing department uses its established, approved supply chain to source worldwide. All parts are tracked from receipt to utilisation.

The company continually reviews its procedures, invests in training, equipment and manufacturing systems to deliver a quality product on time, every time.

Visit Trojan Electronics at Stand A55 or go to www.trojanelectronics.co.uk

Thick film hybrids a speciality for Corintech

corinCorintech travels from its base in Hampshire to showcase its electronics manufacturing and design services at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017. With manufacturing facilities in both the UK and the Far East, the firm is able to offer both small batch and high volume productions.

Capabilities include all types of surface mount and conventional assembly, including specialist techniques such as thick film hybrid design and production, and wire bonding. The focus at this year’s Northern Manufacturing we will be the firm’s broad range of SMT assembly capabilities, with particular focus on thick film hybrids.

Find out more on the Corintech stand B43 or visit www.corintech.com

Push-pull connectors from Fischer suit harsh environments

FischerConnectors_preview editSeamless connectivity will be the focus for Fischer Connectors at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017. The firm provides push-pull connectors for a variety of industrial applications, including machine control systems, robotic technology, sensors and inspection.

Its electrical and optical circular connectors feature a rugged design tough enough to perform in the harshest environments to minimise vibration, withstand temperature extremes and resist moisture. To meet diverse constraints, like size, weight, power and data volume or speed, the company offers a range of contact configurations, including low and high voltage, fibre optics, hybrid connections for transmitting gas or fluid in the same body and features such as IP68, IP69 and hermetic sealing, high speed data transfer, 360° EMC shielding, push‐pull locking system for fast, easy, reliable connections, and over 10,000 mating cycles guaranteed.

At Northern Manufacturing 2017, the team will be happy to advise on connectivity challenges face and how products can help you, including combining high-speed signal and power in applications with limited space.

The miniature, high‐density Fischer MiniMax series now includes an even smaller connector, MiniMax 06, which combines up to 10 signal and two power (5A) contacts in a footprint of just 10mm. Rugged, light and easy to use, it ensures premium performance in any weather, says the company.

For safely transporting and storing sensitive data in harsh environments, there is a new USB 3.0 version of the Rugged Flash Drive. This miniature and lightweight memory stick is durable and designed for people on the go who need to download and securely transfer confidential data, images or videos from devices used in extreme environmental conditions or in hard‐to‐reach areas.

Finally, to ensure high optical performance and easy cleaning even in the field, the FiberOptic series now includes a single fibre optic connector, the FO1. This miniature, lightweight, rugged connectivity solution has IP68 sealing (mated) and UPC and SM APC polishing, making it easy to use and clean.

Visit Fischer Connectors at Stand B7 or go to www.fischerconnectors.com to find out more