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Rapid one stop engraving service

BRUNEL ENGRAVING has announced it has made a major investment in state of the art technology to significantly increase its efficiency and output, providing a rapid one stop service to the engineering industry.

SiSiC plates for semiconductor machinery

With photolithography systems for semiconductor manufacturing becoming ever more sophisticated, component suppliers need to be able to provide products of the highest quality to meet the current and future demands in chip production. Based on ongoing in-house research and development, CERAMTEC says its “Rocar SiF” plates made of high-performance SiSiC as a lightweight silicon carbide ceramic achieve an optimal balance of material properties which contribute to higher chip quality.

New synchronous generator

MENZEL GREAT BRITAIN has supplied a synchronous generator with a power rating of 11380 kVA to Westfield Power Station in Scotland. The plant operated by the Independent Power Producer Melton Renewable Energy UK had suffered a failure of the existing generator.

Measuring vibrations at up to 1000° Celsius

KISTLER says its new single axis accelerometer for vibration monitoring delivers reliable results at temperatures up to 700 °Celsius over the long term and up to 1000° for short periods of time. The company says the 8211A sensor is certified to ATEX and IECEX for use in explosion protection making it suitable not only for monitoring purposes, but also for use under extreme conditions in a wide variety of applications.

HMI ECO touch panels

WIELAND says its new HMI ECO touch panels have become essential for machines and systems in their use for visualisation, operation, and diagnostics. The company says when used in conjunction with the samos PRO safety controller they offer complete automation, including seamless data exchange between the visualisation software hmiPLAN and the planning software samos PLAN6. The unit offers flexible communication and seamless integration with over 40 different PLC and device manufacturers, including convenient data exchange of export and import functions.

Heavy duty encoders

Where aggressive environmental and challenging production conditions combine to put the most demanding stresses on control systems the functionality, durability and reliability of the components is critical. Control applications in quarrying, construction and agriculture are just a few examples of harsh operating conditions and are where heavy duty encoders, supplied by BAUMER have excelled.

Education link marks new chapter

REYNOLDS CONTAMINATION CONTROL says it may not have ‘written the book’ on lubricant degradation – but now it’s working closely with someone who has.

New expanded UK headquarters

Earlier this year THORITE, a leading UK specialist of pneumatics, air compressors, air tools, and fluid handling equipment announced its intention to relocate its UK headquarters to a new location nearer to central Bradford.

Springing into action

WILLIAM HUGHES says it has come to the aid of a leading automotive tier-one seat manufacturer; a rescue mission that was only made possible by the company’s broad set of skills and advanced capabilities in the world of complex wire forms.

Ceramic membrane tubes with key properties

High-quality industrial materials are essential for cost-efficient filtration processes. CERAMTEC says its porous ceramic membrane tubes that are used for cross-flow membrane filtration combine key properties that provide customers with enhanced performance and ultimately save cost on filtration units.

Overband magnet protects gold mine

BUNTING says the largest Electro Overband Magnet ever built at its manufacturing plant in Redditch, is destined for installation in a gold mine in Northern Finland. Over a twelve-month operating period, the Overband Magnet will lift and separate damaging tramp metal from approximately 2.7 million tonnes of conveyed ore, protecting crushers, screens and other up-stream process plant.

Cutter spreader combination tool

ENERPAC says its new ECS-Series Cutter Spreader combination tool features powerful jaws that can cut and spread, bringing a versatile and simple tool to offshore engineering.

New monitor brackets range

NORELEM, a Global standard components specialist, reports it has launched its new compact monitor brackets and accessories range, providing security and flexibility for all technology equipment within the manufacturing workplace.

‘Restart’ package offers peace of mind

FULTON says it is well aware of the effect that COVID-19 has had on customers and the wider industry and appreciates that many steam boilers have been shut down during this period. So, as operations are ready to resume, businesses need to make sure boilers and steam systems are ready too and meet the Health & Safety requirements and operational demands required of its processes.

Backing for customers during testing times

During the recent lockdown period, MENZEL GREAT BRITAIN says it has served UK customers in emergencies, backed by a unique stock base from Menzel Elektromotoren, Berlin.

Radial shaft seal minimises wear

The Gerromatic radial shaft seal from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies comprises a stainless steel retaining element and a high-performance PTFE wave-shaped sealing lip that runs in a novel sinusoidal pattern on the shaft surface. As the shaft rotates, each point of the sealing lip repeatedly covers a new area of the shaft that is wetted with medium. The Gerromatic radial shaft seal is available via DICHTOMATIK, the exclusive provider for Freudenberg’s food and beverage related sealing products in the UK.

Start Up Issues?

RADWELL can support customers with replacement automation parts and repair solutions.

15% Discount on self-contained portable hygrometers

MDM50 and Easidew Portable from Michell Instruments. Controlling moisture is critical for many applications, saving companies £1000s on energy consumption and avoiding maintenance costs due to damage by corrosion. Order before end of July 2020 and receive 15% off standard price. Michell’s portable hygrometers are designed for tough, industrial conditions:

Portable fast response hygrometer

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS has announced it has upgraded its compact portable hygrometer, the MDM50, with an extended range and a fast response speed. Featuring Michell’s new SF82 dew-point transmitter, the upgraded MDM50 now offers a measurement range of -60 °C to 60 °C dew point, with an accuracy of ±2%.

On-site trials: a low-risk approach to proof of concept

By Matt Hale, international sales & marketing director, HRS Heat Exchangers :

New ElectroStatic Separator

BUNTING says the launch of its new ElectroStatic Separator is in response to enhanced material separation requirements in the recycling, plastics and minerals industries. The ElectroStatic Separator uses tungsten electrode wire to generate electrostatic charges to separate dry liberated particles. The company says the new technology significantly broadens separation capabilities, opening up new opportunities for recovering materials from waste and optimising mineral reserves.

Compact MMA/Lift TIG inverters

ESAB WELDING & CUTTING PRODUCTS has launched Rogue, its new series of portable and affordable MMA/Lift TIG inverters with professional arc performance and controls such as adjustable hot start and adjustable arc force.

Desiccant Dehumidification essential in manufacture of Lithium-Ion Batteries

HUMIDITY SOLUTIONS says that there are plenty of examples one could give of mainstream product manufacturing or use that are obvious candidates for humidity solutions: pharmaceuticals, food and IT equipment are just a few.

4-in1 Flow meter

SICK says its innovative new FTMg thermal flow meter simultaneously measures gas flow, pressure and temperature then computes the combined values to detect leaks in pneumatic systems and monitor compressed air energy consumption in real time.

Customised flange seals

To suit every individual application, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies says it can offer bespoke flange seals that meet the highest standards in hygiene. Developed for customer-specific sealing grooves in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, the customised flange seals are available via authorised distributor DICHTOMATIK, the exclusive provider for Freudenberg’s food and beverage related products in the UK.

New higher pressure pumps

WANNER has announced it is expanding its range of high horsepower pumps with the introduction of two new High Pressure variants of its Hydra-Cell T200 multi-diaphragm, packing free, seal-less API674 pump.

Upgraded adsorption dryers

Atacama-CT Plus adsorption dryers from HI-LINE INDUSTRIES, a leading UK supplier to the compressed air sector, now feature upgraded diaphragm valves that are helping these point-of-use units prove even more reliable for Class ‘0’ breathing air applications in the medical and hospital sectors. Hi-line Industries says it will remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help serve the medical and healthcare industry, as well as those involved in food production. The company’s service and main reception numbers, as well as the mobile numbers of key staff, remain available to support customers.

High horsepower pumps

WANNER reports its Hydra-Cell T100 & Q155 Series high horsepower pumps have achieved ATEX certification 2014/34/EU Zone 1 for use within industrial environments where flammable gases could be present.

Dryer rental scheme

HI-LINE INDUSTRIES, a leading UK supplier to the compressed air sector, reports it has a solution for all companies seeking a temporary way of delivering high-quality, dry compressed air and says an affordable and responsive rental scheme is now in place at the company, covering its comprehensive range of class leading compressed air dryers.

Boosting real-time data exchange

ALFA LAVAL has announced it has recently introduced the Alfa Laval ThinkTop IO-Link, a new version of the company’s second-generation Alfa Laval ThinkTop V50 and V70 sensing and control units for hygienic valves. Inside the ThinkTop IO-Link is the Industry 4.0-ready communication protocol to enhance point-to-point communication between smart hygienic valves and advanced automation systems. The company says this enables smarter, more agile valve control due to real-time data exchange, improved diagnostics and simplified configurability and control. Click for more

Tough stainless-steel sensors

WITH the release of Inox versions of its GR6 rectangular and GR18 cylindrical sensors, SICK says it has delivered rough, tough, high-availability photoelectric performers for detection duties in harsh environments such as chemical washdown or the presence of aggressive oils, lubricants and dust.

Corrosion resistant bearings & wear rings

GRAPHITE METALLIZING CORPORTATION, manufacturer of self-lubricating GRAPHALLOY bushing materials, has announced the availability of bearings and wear rings specifically designed for use in corrosive liquids.

Thermal flow switch

SICK has announced it has extended its portfolio of industrial instruments with the SICK T-Easic FTS, a thermal flow switch designed as an easy, cost-saving answer to detecting liquid flow in pipes, for example in pumps, machine tool lubrication or industrial cleaning systems.

Temperature controller for several applications

Temperature and relative humidity play a decisive role when it comes to air quality. The 2-point controller PCE-RE22 from PCE INSTRUMENTS is a compact PID controller for use in various areas. The controller PCE-RE22 is available in two versions: the PCE-RE22T and the PCE-RE22P. The PCE-RE22T version offers the possibility to connect Pt100 or Pt1000 probes or thermocouples of the types J, T, K, S, R, B, E, N, and L.

Non-contact current measurements

PCE INSTRUMENTS says current clamps are used for non-contact measurement of the electrical current of current-carrying conductors and have the great advantage that the measurement can be carried out during operation - in contrast to direct measurements which require opening of the circuit to be measured.

Measuring earth resistance

PCE INSTRUMENTS says proper earth connection is a basic requirement for safe operation of electrical systems in residential or commercial buildings and serves to protect technical equipment and people. Inadequate grounding is a hazard, because without an effective grounding system there is a risk of electric shock.  

The Manufacturing industry – how can productivity be maintained?

Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive and efficient. Computer systems, such as CRMs, can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed and when.

Exclusive UK distributor

From 1st November 2019, HUMIDITY SOLUTIONS has announced it will be the exclusive UK distributor for Denmark based Cotes A/S, manufacturers of desiccant dehumidifiers. At a meeting at the Royal Danish Embassy in London, John Barker MD of Humidity Solutions and Peter Lange, export sales manager for Cotes, met with Per Andersen from the Embassy’s Commercial Section to discuss the opportunities this new agreement will offer both companies. 

Factory magnets solutions

BUNTING says magnetic technology to improve manufacturing efficiency and safety will be its focus on stand B270 at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show 2020 (11-13 February, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre).

Pyrometers for high temperatures

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS has announced it has extended its Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometer series, adding new shortwave versions and various additional interface options.

Hydraulic lifting table platform scales with height adjustment

Industrial scales are used in various areas. The scales must be equipped with a maximum of latest technology and must fulfil all requirements in terms of accuracy. Industrial scales are indispensable in heavy industry but also in the food industry.

Protect your gas booster

SECOMAK suggests that for vendors and owners of a gas booster, now is the time to inspect it to ensure it operates effectively through the winter months.

Modular designed grommet system

The new IMAS-CONNECT adapter system by ICOTEK is a modular designed grommet system for mounting metric connectors, keystone couplers, hose fittings, pressure compensation elements and much more.

Fire and blast protection

Critical fire and blast protection barriers for new electrical transformers have been provided by passive fire protection specialist DunbarWallace Fire Protection for a leading energy provider using PROMAT DURASTEEL.

Pump has ATEX certification

The Hydra-Cell MT8 low-flow, high-pressure metering and dosing pump is now available with ATEX Zone 2 certification.

Guide to compression packing

JAMES WALKER says it is a name synonymous with sealing technology since its development and registration of some of the earliest modern packing patents and products, and throughout its history it has have remained a pioneer in this field.

New appointments and latest safety accreditation

HI-LINE INDUSTRIES, a leading UK supplier to the compressed air sector, reports it has welcomed three new employees to its ranks. Stephen Martin joins as sales director, Matt Johnson takes up the title of project engineer while Brad Beesley arrives as internal sales co-ordinator. The news comes in the same week as Hi-line celebrates its latest safety award: the company has been granted the prestigious SafeContractor accreditation by Alcumus.

Total leakage prevention

Anaerobic adhesives are said to be the ideal choice to augment the seal or holding force of a mechanically joined assembly. They serve as thread lockers, thread sealants, structural and instant bonders, retaining compounds and flange sealants.

Joining PMMDA

In recognition of its long-time association with the plastics sector, the European division of the global BUNTING GROUP has announced it has joined the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA).

Mark of quality for food sector sealing materials

DICHTOMATIK , authorised UK distributor of food and beverage related products manufactured by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, has announced that two sealing materials with high purity levels that are ideal for food industry applications, as well as those in the pharmaceutical sector are now available. The company says in fact, these advanced Freudenberg silicone elastomers - 70 VMQ 117055 and 60 VMQ 117117 - have just achieved compliance with two important food industry regulations in China, adding to a host of existing certifications applicable in the EU and US.