Industry & Manufacturing

4 Important things about power cables you didn't know

Many power cables are found in the production and supply chain world. Blue, red, yellow, and green skins frequently cover the cables' copper or aluminium inner linings. They are so ubiquitous that they are hardly given a second look and are unfairly disregarded as little more than inventory. However, despite being the most fundamental component of any electrical system, they are also among the most complicated.

In 1882, Thomas Edison invented the first 'wire.' It wasn't a wire; it was essentially made of copper tubes wrapped in jute! Because of its bituminous qualities, it was...

Bates Electric: 5 Excellent Industrial Electrical Services Offered

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Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 - 6:51am

Bates Electric is a company located in St. Louis. They provide top-level electrical services and boast a good customer experience in the fields of Commerce, residential, and industrial electrical service within St. Lois.

In need of their services, contact Bates Electricals: 636-242-6334. Address 2006 Sierra Parkway Arnold, Missouri 63010-5108.

The company’s services include wiring, installation, upgrades, whole-home generators, lightning designs, and new construction projects.

The company’s main fields are:

Industrial and Commercial Electrical...

Welsh fabricator to support construction of Exeter Bus Station

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2020 - 7:51am

CARDIFF-based aluminium fabricator, Dudley’s Aluminium, has started work on a new project to benefit communities in the south west of England.

Dudley’s Aluminium is currently working with Kier on the development of a new bus station in Exeter. The project, valued at £360,000, is part of a much larger regeneration scheme in the city. The wider development scheme, called St Sidwells Point, also includes the construction of a low-carbon, state of the art leisure centre.

The new bus station will replace the current station which opened in 1964 and will include covered...

The Importance of Wearing Safety and Protective Work Wear in the Industrial & Manufacturing Sector

Are you the owner of, or a senior manager at a manufacturing concern? If so, providing high-quality work wear for your employees is your challenge.

Consequently, the following questions bear reference to this discussion and deserve a considered answer:

  • Why is safety gear, including work wear, important in an industrial setting?
  • Why must organizations invest in high-quality safety wear or clothing?
  • What are the “must-haves” for the industrial and manufacturing field?

Now that the parameters of this conversation have been set let...

A 5 Step Guide to Starting Your Own Machine Manufacturing Company

Want to build a company that builds machines? We've got your back. Check out this step-by-step guide on how to start a manufacturing company.

There has never been a better time to start a manufacturing business. The demand for manufacturing is great, and there is a movement to bring more manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Manufacturers generate almost 12% of the entire output in the U.S. and employ about 8.5% of the workers. You need to learn how to start a manufacturing company, but it’s worth it because there is so much opportunity.

Are you ready to learn the...

Live Business Summit for SMEs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:58pm

Recovery after lockdown is the topic of a live business summit launched for South West SMEs.

Business leaders will hear from a panel of experts, as they discuss the key actions to focus on now as part of your SME business recovery plan.

Experts from Timewade, Astley Media, Minerva Lifelong Learning, Insight 6, Commissioning HR, Stephens Scown LLP and Bishop Fleming form the panel.

The summit is part of the ‘Technology For Success’ programme run by Timewade that gives South West SMEs free business guidance on using technology across their business.


South West tech heroes to be celebrated

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:11pm

Tech champions, heroes and innovators will be recognised at the annual Tech South West Awards which launched on Friday May 1.

The awards will feature a new Hero Award to recognise the contributions by people and organisations across the region’s tech community to aiding the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, from data-tracking work to switching to making PPE for key workers.

The live launch saw the tech community gather - digitally - to hear inspiring stories from 2019 winners, including Somerset-based Your IT Now which provides digital skills for people with learning...

South West engineering company supports NHS during pandemic

An engineering company that provides vital services to NHS hospitals throughout the South West and Wales is using funding support from NatWest so it can continue helping frontline medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rotamec, which is headquartered in Cheddar and has offices in Exeter, Pontypool and Redditch , is a specialist engineering firm that supports multiple sectors with the provision and repair of electrical and mechanical infrastructures and facilities.

These include important heating and pump systems used in hospital theatres and patient wards, which...

Tech Awards to pay tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 12:08pm

Heroes who are helping as part of the nation’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic will be honoured at this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Launching with a live online event on Friday May 1, the annual awards cover Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, recognising and celebrating talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership and diversity across the technology sector.

Last year the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton, Bluefruit Software in Cornwall, University of Plymouth, Rocketmakers in...

Exeter volunteers and businesses band together to supply PPE Face-masks for care-workers

In response to the dire need for PPE for frontline healthcare staff, a non-profit group has formed called PPE4Exeter with a goal of manufacturing 5000 face-masks in the next four weeks.

What started as a small group of volunteers, making face-shields for GPs surgeries and local health and care teams in Devon and Somerset, has blossomed into a collaboration between individuals, local businesses, and organisations, who have already managed to supply over 600 face-masks to frontline staff in the Exeter region since banding together just under three weeks ago.

The group has...