Show Preview: Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017
19 Sep 2017
Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s industrial technology and electronics show, returns to EventCity, Manchester from 27-28 September for the fifth consecutive year.
Process industries such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, oil and gas and advanced manufacturing, are the mainstays of the North West’s manufacturing output which makes the largest contribution to the region’s GVA of any in the UK.
With one in ten of Greater Manchester’s population employed in manufacturing, there is no shortage of potential visitors to the Northern Manufacturing show, and for this reason the event is an important one for many major international companies.
Components, both electrical and mechanical, are a big part of the show and the range of solutions is comprehensive.
Lemo UK will highlight its highperformance Anglissimo range of rotatable, right-angled connectors.
Connector vendor Fischer Connectors showcases its push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions.
Going with the flow
Mechanical components and systems on show include pneumatic components from Flow Technology, while regular exhibitor igus returns with a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight bearings and cable management systems.
Supplier of vacuum equipment, Leybold UK, returns with a range of products led by its recently introduced Trivac T series.
Micronel will showcase a recentlylaunched addition to its range of highperformance radial blowers; its most powerful model yet, the U85MX radial blower.
Experts in their field
Among the cabling specialists exhibiting in 2017, CIE Connectivity highlights its ‘design-to-delivery’ solution for both manufacture and installation applications.
Other firms include Widen Electronic Solutions and Turner Electronics, one of the UK’s main distributors of cable preparation and SMT equipment from suppliers such as Schleuniger, Z&F, WDT, Autotronik, Mechatronika, DDM Novastar, and GLW.
New this year is the Brady Wraptor labelling system for Schleuniger cut and strip machines.
Laser Lines, a Stratasys Platinum Partner for UK and Ireland, offers a portfolio of more than 20 3D printer and rapid manufacturing systems.
Engineering services provide yet another dimension to the event, with a wide range of suppliers offering an equally extensive selection of subcontract services from precision engineering to contract electronics manufacturing.
Names to look out for include European Circuits, Jenks & Cattell, Orbital Fabrications, LCL Electronics and Precision Manufacturing. Local firm MES (NW) is a rapidly expanding engineering services provider counting several of the region’s blue chip companies among its customers.
Alongside the show itself, the comprehensive free technical seminar programme makes a welcome return, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the latest ideas in manufacturing from acknowledged experts in their respective fields.
The topics under review this year include a detailed look at best practice and world-class manufacturing; CE Marking; the rise of new technologies such as 3D print; and the Internet of Things.