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First online store

ELFAB, a market leader in pressure relief innovation has announced the news of its innovative online store, now available to both new and existing customers on a global scale and says at the click of a button, customers can expect a quick and simplified ordering process.

Suction and discharge hose

ARCO HOSE DIVISION, in conjunction with Flexiplas SA, a Spanish manufacturer of specialty hoses, has announced it has developed the UK’s first suction and discharge hose to incorporate a twin PVC helix, said to make it significantly lighter and easier to handle than traditional heavyweight options.

New welding app

SANDVIK has announced an innovative, all-new welding app which was launched on its stand at Tube 2016 specifically designed with on-the-job functionality to meet welding professionals’ requirements when planning and performing welding projects. Sandvik welding specialists demonstrated the features of the app and answered visitors’ questions. The new welding app, Sandvik Welding, is available and free to download for phones and tablets from the App store for Apple and Google.play for android devices.

Simply pipework

LEWIS AND MASON PLASTICS of Telford reports it has recognised the importance of e-commerce over the past few years and this year has launched a dedicated website for the supply of its plastic pipe and fittings range - supplying ABS and uPVC pipework in sizes up to 6” with fast delivery right across the UK and says the website offers well known branded products for very competitive prices.

Electrical safety assured

RITTAL says safety and security are two high priorities for installers and users of electrical switchgear and says to prevent personal injury or property damage as a result of issues such as fault currents (short circuits), a number of industry standards and regulations have to be followed.

Seamless tube

OVAKO reports it is launching a new seamless tube M-Steel 280 offering component design and machinability advantages at Tube 2016 and also introducing new sizes of its ultra clean SR-100 Wire.Ovako says as a leading supplier of seamless tube to the engineering and automotive industries, it is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of seamless tube for the bearing industry.

Corrosion resistant material

SANDVIK says adding to its already significant material grade programme, it has introduced Sanicro 60 (commonly known as Alloy 625) in hydraulic and instrumentation (H&I) tubing and heat exchanger form, offering considerable operational benefits particularly for customers installing equipment in harsh environments.

Quick hygiene test

A major challenge for brewers can be to make safe quality beer that maintains consumer confidence, while meeting retailer expectations and minimising both costs and wastage. This has reportedly been achieved in many microbreweries by using a simple rapid test, to determine the hygienic quality of their production equipment and working surface areas.

Detecting hard-to-find carbon dioxide leaks

FLIR Systems GF343 is said to be a high performance gas imaging camera designed to visually detect Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in real time. The company says incorporating a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector the FLIR GF343 is able to provide sensitive detection of even tiny CO2 gas leaks. Carbon Dioxide gas leaks are displayed as plumes of vapour in the camera's infrared image.

Reduced downtime

At this year’s Plant and Asset Management show, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham from April 12th - 14th, SULZER says it will be showcasing repair techniques for large rotating equipment that reduces downtime. In addition to offering the opportunity to meet Sulzer engineering experts at their stand, Sulzer says it will also be delivering a seminar on the Wednesday afternoon detailing the advantages of one-stop maintenance and repair of rotating equipment.

Protecting iconic pier

George Leslie with the assistance of sub-contractor Shearwater Marine Services has recently completed refurbishment works for Argyll and Bute Council on Dunoon's historic Victorian era, category A listed, wooden pier.

New app calculates values

A new app from MINITEC, a leading manufacturer of aluminium profile systems, can calculate the deflection of aluminium profile systems and linear slideways.

Optimising connections

Naim Audio, a leading specialist in high-end hi-fi equipment, says it has installed a CARBOLITE GP oven to provide precisely controlled heat-treatment procedures on the cables used in its systems.

Updated portfolio on show

Q8Oils says it will be promoting its recently-launched products and service-led initiatives at Southern Manufacturing 2016, Farnborough, 9-11 February 2016, on stand T134.

Euro stacking container

GOPLASTICBOXES.COM reports it has introduced a new height Euro stacking container to its popular range of plastic boxes, crates and trays – the GoEuro 64220S – which is certain to attract logistics professionals in the automotive and engineering industries.

Cost effective solution

RITTAL, a leading global enclosure, climate control and power distribution specialist reports it is promoting the benefits of its top-selling, cost-effective wall boxes, details of which can be found in the company’s technical systems catalogue.

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns to the NEC, Birmingham - Hall 11, 27 and 28 November 2015, 11am – 4pm. Research by The Royal Academy of Engineering suggests that Britain will need more than one million new engineers and technicians by 2020 to tackle demand.

Save up to £2,600 on thermal imaging cameras

Since their introduction, the FLIR T400 (bx) Series of thermal imaging cameras have reportedly been consistently popular for building science applications. This model’s hallmark tiltable optics in combination with many innovative features and dedicated functions are said to have resulted in increased sales year on year. And FLIR says for any building professional considering such an investment, now is an especially good time to take the plunge.

Versatile safety camera

SICK UK has launched the V300 infra-red vision camera said to offer a convenient and reliable Type 3 alternative to a safety guard light curtain in production and warehouse environments.

High efficiency containment booth

AIRBENCH has announced the release of its new modular booth designed for attachment to the VertEx cross-draught system. The company says using the new modular booth construction, a full environmental containment booth can be built rapidly from standard parts.

High wear resistance steel

WR-Steel from OVAKO is offered as hot-rolled round or flat bar, special profiles and tubes, or as grinding media. The company says its advantages cover a comprehensive range of hardness levels and hardness intervals (350 – 650 HV), dimensions and steels grades.

Tube life extended

Yong Steel Group Co. Ltd, a leading iron and steel producer in China, reports it was able to extend the service life of its pulverised coal injection (PCI) lance tubes from as little as one month to a year. This was achieved by replacing standard grade tubing with SANDVIK 253 MA.

Company acquisition

NORD-LOCK GROUP (SWEDEN) reports it has acquired Boltight Ltd (UK), a leading hydraulic bolt tensioning company. The Directors of Boltight will continue to manage the company at its Walsall base.

Fast, simple maintenance

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports it has launched an improved version of its interchangeable relative humidity sensor – the HygroSmart I7000XP – which can enable users to carry out maintenance on industrial relative humidity and temperature transmitters in as little as 30 seconds. Michell says the new unit has been developed by its research department and features the latest polymer capacitive technology to give an accuracy of 1%RH.

Patent protection granted

SEAWARD says its most advanced portable appliance tester has been awarded a UK patent that recognises its unique ability to combine formal visual inspections and all required electrical testing as part of a formal safety risk assessment process.

New installation

HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT reports it has installed a gas catalytic infrared oven at its Neston, Applications centre. The company says this complements the range of electric infrared systems at Neston so that customers will now have the opportunity to trial their products using various infrared technologies, to achieve the optimum process for their heating curing or finishing requirements.

Engineering steels on show

OVAKO is among the exhibitors at this year’s SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK, where it says it will demonstrate how its high quality engineering steels are addressing the technical challenges facing today’s oil and gas industry.

NORSOK certification

SANDVIK reports it has achieved NORSOK certification for its duplex and new super-duplex solid bar opening up greater application opportunities as they all meet the exacting demands and standards of the oil & gas industry.

Products on show

LEE SPRING will exhibit a number of new products at the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics show 2015, from 30 September to 1 October on stand L61 at Event City, Manchester.

Closure prevented

When a burst pipe threatened loss of critical temperature control in the data centre of a major telecommunications company, ANDREWS CHILLER HIRE says it was called upon to deliver a solution that would achieve and maintain constant air temperature whilst the in-house air conditioning system was shut down for repair and test.

Gas analyser range

QUANTITECH, a leading instrumentation distributor and service provider, has announced the launch of a new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS).

Wiping re-evaluated

NORTHWOOD HYGIENE PRODUCTS says its newly launched Perform range of wiping products has been developed following extensive research that have resulted in establishing new insights into wiper usage.

LOCTITE Webinar dates

LOCTITE says its new Success Secured webinar series brings its product specialists into the workplace via the internet during June, July and September 2015. The three subjects covered are: Why adhesives? – optimise the manufacturing process; Instant adhesives – hybrid technology provides strength and speed; Machinery adhesives – ensure high performance and reliability.

Power distribution system

RITTAL, a leading provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, reports it has launched a new modular Ri4Power busbar system with a 185mm busbar centre distance.

Cost-effective analyser

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports it has launched its most flexible and adaptable bench mounted analyser. The company says the XGA301 can be configured to use either zirconia oxide or electrochemical cells to measure oxygen and/or infra-red technology to measure other gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide.

Blister pack inspection

Smart Vision Lights' TL305 on and off axis light, available from STEMMER IMAGING, is designed for difficult blister pack inspection tasks. The inspection of curved reflective blister packs can be one of the most challenging machine vision tasks.

Greater reliability

As companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and sub-zero environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise.

New product developments

ARI-ARMATUREN reports it will be revealing an exciting array of advanced technology and product developments at the ACHEMA exhibition in Frankfurt this year, Hall 8.0, stand B45.

Close, cover and protect

BÜLTE says if customers need to close a tube, cover pieces or protect a thread – it has the solution. Bülte says its new sleeve caps enable this and provide an aesthetical finishing.

Catheter laser welder

Wellspring Engineers manufactures custom laser welding systems for use in medical device manufacture and related product and process development. In particular, it says its engineers have extensive experience of laser welding polymers which are widely used in the manufacture of balloon catheters and other medical device products

Sub-zero reliability

OVAKO says as companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh sub-zero Arctic environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise. Components like pipeline bolts, hydraulic parts and offshore lifting devices must offer greater reliability at -50°C or lower sub-zero temperatures.

Arctic Technology winners

The Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) awarded its 2015 Spotlight on Arctic Technology Awards at the Comwell Convention Center (Bella Center) in Copenhagen, Denmark to two companies that it says have made innovative contributions to Arctic exploration and production.

Enclosure system

In 1999, accompanied by the slogan “infinite possibilities”,RITTAL launched its TS 8 enclosure system. Today, with over ten million enclosures manufactured so far, the company says its TS 8 bayed enclosure has become established as the standard for many industries worldwide.

Switch to robots

ABB ROBOTICS reports it will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar and workshop events, explaining the benefits that robotic automation can bring for SME companies and how to find, implement and run the best robotic solution.

New division

AIRBENCH has announced a MistControl division, to manufacture, supply, service, and support the OMF range of coolant mist filters.

Storage tank vent breathers

BROWNELL reports it has extended its range of storage tank vent breathers and adsorbers to prevent the contamination of valuable products from the harmful effects of moisture.

Tracking assets

iLockerz says its storage cabinets use ground breaking RFiD technology to track tools in and out whilst also recording the details of the user that carried out the transaction.

Extended spring range

LEE SPRING says its stand at Southern Manufacturing (Stand J104) will show a selection of springs and fasteners that are typically specified for the manufacturing and electronics industries.

Effective dust removal

ACI says its Personnel-Cleaning Booth provides a safe and effective means of removing and collecting dust/fibres from people and clothing. It is suitable for cleaning employees’ dirty work clothes to avoid exposing them, their co-workers, or their work environment to elevated dust levels.

New connector ranges

At Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015, (Stand number D26) HARTING says it will be featuring a number of new additions to its ranges of board-to-board and board-to-cable connectors, as well as a greatly expanded range of M12 connectors for instrumentation and control applications.