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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).

Rotary vane vacuum pump

With its new R 5 RA 0760 A PLUS, BUSCH says it has introduced a pioneering rotary vane vacuum pump to the market, suitable for many industrial applications. The company says able to run at constant speed or with pressure control, it is exceptionally energy-efficient and acting either as the sole vacuum pump or as a vacuum module in a central vacuum supply, the R 5 PLUS makes sure a specified pumping speed is maintained at a prescribed rotational speed.

Comprehensive communication solutions

When it comes to sensors, the path often leads directly to PEPPERL+FUCHS. But sensors alone are no longer sufficient - customers want comprehensive communication solutions from a single source. That is why the manufacturer says it is fully committed to IO-Link and has strengthened its communication solutions by acquiring the business activities of industrial Ethernet pioneer Comtrol.

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.

Laboratory Eddy Current Separator

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-sized Eddy Current Separator and Drum Magnet modular system from Bunting-Redditch. Students and professors undertaking research at the university will use the new Metal Separation Module to determine the recovery and recycling capabilities of a wide range of materials. BUNTING says it is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators and metal detectors for the recycling, quarrying, and mining industries.

Advanced portable dew-point hygrometer

The SADPmini2 range of Dewpoint Hygrometers are said to be specifically designed to offer fast and accurate measurement of dewpoint and moisture content in industrial gases and dry compressed air.

Laser marking equipment

MACSA ID UK says it will highlight advanced coding and marking equipment for the food, pharmaceutical, beverage, personal care and household markets at PPMA Total 2019.

Contaminant inspection equipment

LOMA SYSTEMS says it will be highlighting its wide range of ‘Designed to Survive’ metal detection, checkweighing and X-ray inspection equipment for the global food industry at PPMA Total 2019.

Heat sealing banding machines

JENTON INTERNATIONAL has announced it will be showing packaging and processing equipment for the food, pharmaceutical, beverage, medical device and cosmetic industries at PPMA Total 2019.

New dew-point transmitter

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS has launched a new fast-responding dew-point transmitter for compressed air quality: the SF82. In compressor rooms temperatures can easily reach 50 °C, while measurements of dew points below -60°C are required. Recognising this challenge, Michell’s engineers designed the SF82 to operate effectively in these specific conditions.

Last call for special offer

For the month of August BLACKFAST CHEMICALS has announced it is offering UK manufacturers 20% off its 20Litre Blacking Line. Includes 20litre tanks, chemicals to fill plus steel frame & baskets. (excl. VAT and Shipping)

Advancements within the UK’s manufacturing industry

Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive and efficient. Whether it’s the food takeaway industry utilising mobile apps or sports events using video assisted refereeing, technological advances are helping our world progress and become better.

Direct Modbus connection

CONTA-CLIP says its GSM-PRO2 series communication modules feature a Modbus RTU (RS485) interface that enables easy data exchange with other controllers. The modules operate in slave mode and can, for example, provide a PLC with added GSM functionality via an easy plug connection to the RS485 port directly on the C-type mounting rail.

Spherical roller bearings cut installation time

ABB has announced it has launched Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with a built-in patented locking mechanism that reduces installation time by up to 75% compared to traditional products. ABB says best suited for bulk material and air handling applications, the new bearing mounts by tightening fasteners instead of using a hammer and other tools. The new system also allows for simple installation and removal from the same side of the bearing, which means only one person is needed for the task.

Coiled tubing line

SANDVIK has announced it has opened a state-of-the-art coiled tubing line for premium grades of seamless stainless steel products in smaller dimensions at its Zhenjiang tube mill near Shanghai, China. The commitment to produce longer lengths of weld-free coiled tubing locally will enable customers in the Asia Pacific region to receive deliveries within 28 days, instead of waiting four to six months for longer length reels to arrive from abroad.

Managing losses in compressed air systems

Monitoring compressed air usage within industrial applications has become increasingly important as the associated costs continue to rise dramatically. Compressed air systems are often the largest excess user of electricity for a business, with air leaks or poorly performing components contributing to a significant amount of wasted energy.