Engineering Capacity is the UK's news source for subcontract and contract manufacturing.

Realising value from cobots

11 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The manufacturing sector’s adoption of robotics is on the rise, with millions of industrial robots being installed in factories worldwide. However, when faced with a wide range of collaborative automation technologies, how do businesses know which to choose and how can they optimise value from their investment?

Tube capability for MAN

06 May 2020 by

James Lister and Sons has taken delivery of a new CNC tube bending system following a 20% rise in demand – it has also joined the MAN subcontract network.

James Lister and Sons, which after 146 years is still in family ownership, is also in the process of installing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system across its seven sites.

Grain plant makes the grade

06 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Edwards Engineering has designed, built and installed a bespoke £1m grain drying facility for a long-term customer in Fife.

The project, delivered on time and on budget, saw Perth-based Edwards Engineering take on the challenge of designing, procuring and installing a fully bespoke unit, tailormade to suit the available space at the farm storage facility.

The 18-month project has resulted in a plant which dries and processes crops with significantly improved efficiency and to a higher specification.

Reshoring benefits in focus

06 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The 22 trade associations behind the Reshoring UK say the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the weakness of many complex supply chains and underlined the benefits of working with UK suppliers.

Cutting carbon in core business

04 May 2020 by

Sarginsons, which specialises in lightweight castings, has invested £200,000 in equipment that will reduce its carbon emissions by 524.9 tonnes per year.

The new de-coring machine is used to remove the internal sand cores that are manufactured, and cast over, to create hollow section lightweight chassis components.