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SYCOTEC 2017 Q2 NEWSLETTER – Sycotec motor spindles in robotics

Robot-assisted manufacturing has long been standard practice in many companies. Multi-functional tool drives are needed in order to take full advantage of the flexibility offered by this production method to ensure the highest quality, efficiency and performance.

This edition of Sycotec’s UPDATE newsletter includes insight into Sycotec motor spindles in robotics, including an overview of their current motor spindle range and their latest high-frequency motor spindle 4033 DC-T. Also included is a review of Sycotec’s resounding success at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, the largest dental exhibition in the world.

Full articles can be found here:

SycoTec’s latest high-frequency motor spindle 4033 DC-T
Sycotec motor spindles in robotics
SycoTec at the 37th International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne

Congratulations Team Tachyon – F1 in Schools world finalists 2016

We are extremely proud of Team Tachyon having achieved so much during the F1 in Schools competition 2016. The Denbigh High School pupils represented Wales at the prestigious event held in Austin, Texas, picking up a multitude of awards to become one of the most decorated teams at the competition.

The team won the ‘Best Verbal Presentation’ award, the ‘FIA Women in Motorsport’ award and the ‘Sponsorship and Marketing’ award. In addition to this, they also received a total of 7 nominations; more than any other team at the competition.

More information on the event and Team Tachyon’s outstanding achievements can be found at the links:

Congratulations Team Tachyon we are extremely proud of all that you have achieved.

Sycotec 2017 Q1 Newsletter – SycoTec motor spindles for dental

Our Partners SycoTec have sent out their latest newsletter. This quarters edition contains information about their exhibition stand at IDS 2017 in Cologne, SycoTec’s improvements to their shop floor management and insight into the use of SycoTec motor spindles for dental CAD/CAM applications.

Full articles can be found here:

SycoTec at IDS 2017 in Cologne
Shopfloor Management at SycoTec
SycoTec motor spindles for dental CAD/CAM

Principle Engineering get a new website

Hooray we have a new website!

Our new website has been designed in the same way that we like to work, by putting our customers at the centre. We have created a site that aims to ensure visitors can quickly find the information they need in a simple, clear manor.

We will continue to update and improve and welcome any feedback and recommendations that you have, please contact us here.

Principle Engineering at the 2014 Drives & Controls Exhibition at the NEC

The 2014 Drives & Controls Expo at the NEC, Birmingham provides a unique opportunity for Engineers to experience cutting-edge technologies in Automation, Power Transmission and Motor Control Equipment and Systems from world-class suppliers. The Principle Engineering team are delighted to be taking part and will be exhibiting their range of precision products.

Come and find us from the 8th – 10th April at Stand D375 where we will have representatives from SycoTec and GRW who will be available to discuss your requirements throughout the show.

In addition to the opportunity to meet our Engineers and view some applications, you’ll be able to handle our products:

GRW ball bearings and ball bearing assemblies
SycoTec motor spindles
SycoTec custom motors and motor elements
Optical shaft encoders

We look forward to meeting challenges from our existing clients and potential new customers during an exciting time for the UK manufacturing industry. This will be the first time for a long while that we start the show with manufacturing in the UK riding a wave of enthusiasm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

A Successful Show for Principle Engineering at the 2014 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition

Despite the loss of Tuesday afternoon due to adverse weather conditions, the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition, which took place on the 12th and 13th of February, remained a success.

The introduction of SycoTec was a great success. Quality leads have resulted in immediate business with new customers and will hopefully be the beginning of long-term relationships.

As always, it was great to catch up with existing customers and fellow exhibitors and we look forward to taking part again next year.

Principle Engineering present the new GRW Precision Bearing Catalogue

German manufacturer GRW, renowned for their precision ball bearings and ball bearing assemblies, has released its new Precision Bearing Catalogue.

Principle Engineering is proud to present the new GRW bearing catalogue online. Hard copies will be available in February 2014. Please contact us if you wish to pre-order.

View our GRW Ball Bearings & Ball Bearing Assemblies Catalogue

As GRW’s sole agent in the UK and EIRE, Principle Engineering is able to offer their extensive range of high quality ball bearings and ball bearing assemblies.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of our products or would like to discuss your manufacturing requirements, please get in touch.

Principle Engineering at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2014 Exhibition

Following a successful exhibition at the 2013 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show, Principle Engineering are delighted to announce their return to exhibit in 2014.

Principle Engineering at the 2013 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition

We are proud to take our place amongst the largest number of leading industrial manufacturing suppliers ever gathered in the South.

Come along and visit Principle Engineering at Stand Q54 to discuss how we can provide your business with engineered solutions of value and precision, supplied on time, every time.

Experience our quality products first hand:

German High Speed Spindles, Custom Motors and Motor Elements from innovative manufacturers, SycoTec. We will be exhibiting spindle devices for Engraving, Routing and Drilling as well as our finest custom made motor elements.
German Precision Ball Bearings from renowned manufacturers, GRW. We will be exhibiting Instrument, Angular Contact Ball Bearings and application examples that show the durability of our Ball Bearings under extreme conditions.
British manufactured, Optical Shaft Encoders. We will be demonstrating our Optical Shaft Encoders in motion.
The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition 2014 will take place on 12th and 13th February 2014 at FIVE, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6XL, UK.

Entry is free and you can register here for your free entry badge and event preview.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy New Year from Principle Engineering

Once again another busy year draws to a close. Principle Engineering is now looking forward to an exciting 2014.

In February we will exhibit at the Southern Manufacturing exhibition, celebrating the company’s expansion with a larger stand and a new principal company from Germany which we will be representing in the UK and Ireland; SycoTec.

The SycoTec range of products include high speed spindles for drilling and routing, custom motor elements and custom motors, and have been developed from the company’s prestigious roots of the Kavo organisation.

Of course our existing GRW precision ball bearings and British Encoder products will also be on display along with some interesting applications.

We hope that you will visit us on stand Q54. Just come to the exhibition, turn right and you will find us in the second block on the right hand side.

Sycotec Spindles and Motor Elements Logo

Principle Engineering announces partnership with Industrial Drives manufacturer, SycoTec

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership which will add world leading industrial drives and drive solutions to our product portfolio. Principle Engineering has joined forces with innovative German drive and device solutions manufacturers, SycoTec and will now operate as their sole Agent in the UK and Ireland.


This pragmatic partnership enables us to use our sales and engineering experience to market and distribute SycoTec’s technically advanced range of Industrial Drives products:

High frequency precision spindles with optimised inverters and power supplies
Customised precision motors
Customised motor elements

SycoTec have a very proud heritage going back to 1909 when the company was formed by Mr Kaltenbach and Mr Voigt. Dental hand pieces of high repute were the foundations of the very highest quality spindles they produce today.

We look forward to working closely with SycoTec, leveraging our combined strengths to continue to exceed our customers’ needs.