Harting appoints Northern Connectors

Harting has appointed St Helens based Northern Connectors as a specialist distributor for its entire range of electronic connectors. Having achieved considerable success with Harting’s heavy duty range of connectors, the new stocking agreement now enables Northern Connectors to provide the manufacturer’s extensive selection of DIN 41612, D Sub, IDC, and Harmik high density connectors as well as the newly launched Harbus 2mm products.

Missing details

Unfortunately the details of the authors of the article `Stick with ceramics'(p.47-48) in the March issue did not stick with it. It was written by Dr Kane Ironside and Dr John Fernie of the Dept of Advanced Materials & Processes at TWI.

Renold acquires Jones & Shipman

Renold has wholly acquired Jones & Shipman, including its subsidiaries Edgetek and Goodwin Electronics. David Cotterhil, group chief executive of Renold, described the acquisition as part of Renold’s strategy to grow the Group with investment into core business opportunities which offer synergy and development alongside existing group products.

Norgren seminars take to the road

IMI Norgren is to run a series of seminars around the UK to show manufacturers how to increase the efficiency of their compressed air systems. Aimed at all machine builders and users, the seminars will be run in conjunction with ETSU, the UK national energy agency, which manages the government’s Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme. Each seminar will start with an overview of the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme. The generating costs of a typical compressed air system will be explained together with how designing efficient systems can also reduce energy costs.