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Preferred distributor for specialist tubing products

SANDVIK has announced that TW Metals UK will be a preferred distributor for a range of products including Sandvik hydraulic & instrumentation tubing and high temperature piping products in England.

Cooling for all edge scenarios

RITTAL reports it has added 20 and 35 kW output classes to its portfolio of refrigerant-based IT cooling solutions, meaning it can now offer a cooling solution from 3 kW right through to 55 kW.

Network dealer event in Croatia

HAIX says for the first time in its seventy year history, international dealers and team members alike gathered in Croatia for a two-day event between 11 - 12th October 2018. HAIX distributors from 27 different nations across Europe, Asia and South America met for a behind the scenes glimpse of the brand: from updates on top-secret product developments set to launch in 2019, to an access all areas factory tour.

Test drive before you buy

Rittal says it is offering UK customers the chance to ‘test drive’ its Perforex machining and automation systems before they buy.

Series proportional valve

MOOG, a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services, has announced it has launched a new version of the D680 Series Proportional Valve.

Blast-room gives perfect finish

A high-performance abrasive blasting system has been installed by HODGE CLEMCO within an existing chamber for surface preparation of steelwork for commercial trailers and vehicle bodies manufactured by Tiger Trailers in Winsford, Cheshire.

Infra-red heaters ATEX approved

HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT reports its range of gas catalytic, infra-red heaters has now been certified to ATEX 2 2G standard and this makes them suitable for applications in above-ground areas which may contain explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours mists or air/dust mixtures. The company says the heaters are designed for fitting in infra-red ovens, which are particularly suitable for powder coating and applications ranging from food drying, thermo forming and textiles drying to leather curing and curing coatings on heat-sensitive substrates, such as MDF.

How much money are you losing from your compressor?

DIRECT AIR & PIPEWORK says it will be on stand 82 at Maintec 2018 offering free full compressed air system assessments with the potential to reduce business costs and improve carbon footprint.

Adding a drive to the mix

Baxters Food Group says it is using an ABB variable speed drive (VSD) to help ensure consistent mixing of its range of sauces, dressing and marinades. The drive is used to adjust the mixer motor’s speed based on requirements for a particular product.

Aluminum vacuum brazing furnaces

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS says it provides a dedicated temperature profiler for aluminum vacuum brazing furnaces. The company says the Datapaq Furnace Tracker system automatically generates CQI-9 and AMS 2750E reports and it is designed for frequent use, even during normal production.

Electronic motor controller

RITTAL says a new electronic motor controller is now available for its RiLine Compact busbar system. The company says all it takes is a matter of seconds for the controller to simply clip the controller onto the busbar and its easy wiring means installation costs are lower than those for traditional electro-mechanical devices.

Flow control and oxy-fuel solutions

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that it has acquired Gas Control Equipment (“GCE”). With headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, GCE is a leader in European gas equipment, offering full solutions for general industrial, healthcare, high-purity and science and research applications. GCE employs more than 900 people.

Celebrating 25 years

In September 2018, AIRBENCH says it is proud to celebrate 25 years in business. The company says since beginning operations as WorkPoint Environments, it has supplied in excess of 10,000 dust and fume extraction units to customers across the UK, EU, and Worldwide and since the AirBench name change came into effect in February 2011 the AirBench brand has been the Go-To name for downdraught dust and fume extraction.

Extensive tests prove suitability

A series of comprehensive tests carried out at the HERAEUS NOBELIGHT Applications Centre in conjunction with Whitford, are reported to have demonstrated that Whitford's Xylan coatings are capable of being cured more quickly with Infrared than by using conventional, large footprint, hot air convection ovens.

Chopper pumps on the right road

A Chopper Pump made by LANDIA is said to be playing an important role in a new effluent treatment plant for a leading Texas-based supplier of automotive lubricants.

Absolute encoders

The tough demands of industrial environments and challenging outdoor applications inevitably tests the durability and reliability of components such as sensors and encoders.

New temperature loggers

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS has launched a new range of data loggers for temperature profiling in short and medium-duration processes in the electronics and paint and powder-coating industries. The company says the Datapaq DP5 series is optimised for ovens with a low clearance and reflow solder applications.

Celebrating 30 years

FEIN POWER TOOLS UK says as an inventor of the electric power tool, it is proud to have served British industrial workers for 30 years. Whilst the manufacturer is a father of electric power tools, and following a cordless evolution now offers a large range of cordless tools to the industrial sector, the company says one of its bestselling machines to this day remains a pneumatic pipe saw. Not only that, but the pipe saw remains relatively unchanged from the initial model sold some 30 years ago, with only the air motor receiving minor adjustments during the last generation of machine.

Consistent coolant delivery for consistent processes

WANNER INTERNATIONAL says it will be exhibiting the latest developments in high-pressure coolant delivery on stand 8E78 at AMB Stuttgart.

Painting process for radiators

Henkel says its innovative BONDERITE M-PP coating process delivers a simple and economical alternative to electro coating and for one European manufacturer, adoption of the technology has underpinned its survival. The process not only provided conformity with increasingly tight environmental legislation, enabling production to continue, but it also boosted product quality too.

Temperature monitoring of incinerator

Compiling thermal images of objects that move at extremely slow speeds can be a challenge. FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS says it has solved this measuring task for a chemical waste incineration plant. Hazardous wastes are combusted in a rotary kiln that turns at 4 to 6 revolutions per hour.

Masterclass series for Sussex & Surrey manufacturers

Manufacturers keen to develop a flexible digital production strategy are being invited to join free masterclasses being organised by METALL, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance supporting businesses across Sussex and south Surrey.

Drive roller technology

RULMECA UK has announced it will present a comprehensive range of conveyor rollers and innovative hygienic drive solutions, whilst highlighting its new generation of smart 24 VDC Rulmeca Drive Roller technology at the PPMA Show 2018 25th – 27th September, NEC – Birmingham.

Versatile high flow pump

Extending its seal-less, packing-free product range, WANNER INTERNATIONAL reports it has launched the Hydra-Cell G66, a new powerful, positive displacement, multiple diaphragm pump capable of flow rates up to 249 litres per minute, (65.7 US gpm) at pressures up to 48 bar (700 psi).

UK network expanded

ABB reports it has extended the reach of its UK variable speed drives (VSD) and mechanical power transmission products with an expansion of the ABB authorised value provider network.

Infra-red provides the answer

A fast response, medium wave infra-red system from HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT is helping to maintain the high quality of woven silks at the factory of Stephen Walters. The silk finishing machine at Stephen Walters needed modernising to improve the control of the process, both in terms of the steam delivery to the fabric and the consistency of temperature across the heated rollers. Fortunately, a simple and elegant solution was found in the use of fast response, medium wave infra-red heaters from Heraeus and two 17kW, stand-alone cassettes fitted to heat the outer surface of the rollers.

Two-axis tilt sensor

FSG says the cost-efficient two-axis inclinometers from its PE-MEMS-x/y-i/GS60L series measure tilt angles of the x and y axes up to ±60° and measured values for each inclination axis are transmitted via a 4 – 20 mA output. FSG says featuring a wear-free micro-electromechanical measuring system, a robust, IP67-rated plastic housing, and easy connection via a 4-pin M12 plug, the tilt sensor is ideally suited for use in mobile machinery.

Industrial-grade thermal imager

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS has announced a new line of thermal imagers with integrated visible-light cameras: ThermoView TV40 and says the fixed-installation imagers enable 24/7 temperature monitoring in a -10 °C to 1200 °C range. The company says developed to meet today’s demanding industrial automation requirements, they support GigE streaming of images, automatic alarms, analysis and archiving and images from multiple devices can be combined for display and analysis. Various field-interchangeable lens options are available, including wide-angle lenses.

New spherical bearings

INDUSTRIA BEARINGS & TRANSMISSIONS, a specialist bearing distributor, has announced the arrival of a new range of JTekt Hyper Strong spherical roller bearings from leading Japanese manufacturer, Koyo.

ATEX infrared thermometer

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS reports it offers a dedicated, robust solution for monitoring Claus reactors during the recovery of elemental sulfur from process streams. In this setup, ATEX-certified infrared thermometers measure temperatures inside the furnace with short response times. Temperature control of the sulfur recovery process is vital since temperature variations can upset the chemical reaction. Conventionally, thermocouples are used for this application.

EMC rails

CONTA-CLIP says accompanying the KDSClick cable entry system, it supplies easy-to-install, galvanised EMC rails for safe and secure shield termination of cables. KDS-EMV-SAB type rails are attached to the KDSClick mounting screws inside control cabinets and secured with a nut.

Smart pyrometers

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS has announced it has launched the Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometer series for automatic noncontact temperature monitoring between -40 °C and 2,250 °C. The series currently comprises 13 models with varied spectral responses, including dedicated sensors for metals, glass, and plastics products.

Reducing the cost of metering

Hydra-Cell pumps are claimed to offer the most economical solution for precision metering and dosing thanks to their simple, clever design with multiple hydraulically balanced diaphragms in a single pump head.

Complimentary service protects drive investment

ABB says its new service gives users of medium- and high- power variable speed drives complimentary access to a host of services throughout the warranty period. Drive users now receive access to on-site repair, rapid exchange of faulty parts with access to original spares, telephone support during office hours and technical query escalation.

The Duke of Kent officially opens new corporate HQ and centre of excellence

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent has this week officially opened a new state-of-the-art corporate head office in Poole, Dorset for BOFA International, a  leader in industrial fume and dust extraction technology.

Grow your skills

Grow your knowledge and expand your skills with the latest series of free webinars from HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – which take place in June 2018. Providing advice and focus on a variety of topics, the first of the webinars, “Mobile Durability and CAN FD”, takes place on Tuesday 12th June 2018, this webinar will discuss what CAN FD means for mobile data acquisition.

High-precision hygrometers

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS has announced it has launched its upgraded S8000 chilled mirror hygrometer range to maintain its position as the world’s most popular and cost-effective family of industrial chilled mirror hygrometers. The first of the new instruments released in April 2018 were the S8000 RS and S8000 Remote. The popular mid-range S8000 Integrale is due to be released in May.

Laser component marking

PRYOR MARKING TECHNOLOGY, a leading marking, identification and traceability specialist has announced it will be showcasing its comprehensive range of solutions for identifying and tracing parts in the automotive manufacturing process at Automechanika 2018 (stand D13), with a strong focus on laser marking.

UK Actuation Centre

Process valve and actuator specialist BONOMI has consolidated its recent growth in the UK marketplace by expanding its actuated valve workshop and warehouse facilities.

Systematically innovative enclosures

After five years' development work, RITTAL reports it has unveiled its new VX25 large enclosure system at the 2018 Hanover Trade Fair.

Fast response IR heaters

Four fast response, medium wave infra-red (IR) heating modules from HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT are helping Tarkett to significantly reduce the danger of flooring product manufactured at its Maidstone factory being spoiled or damaged in the event of unanticipated power cut-out or unexpected stoppage of the production line.

Permanent magnet brake

SG TRANSMISSION says it has designed a custom made, size Ø50 permanent magnet brake, for a major global motor manufacturer, which will meet the same performance criteria, whilst being 7% smaller.

The challenges of benefitting from new technology

We’re used to technological advancement in today’s fast-paced, digital society. However, as increasingly innovative and intelligent solutions are released, there’s often a split reaction between the digital innovators who want to be the first to implement them and those who hold back, preferring more traditional methods.

System saves energy

An infra-red system from HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT has reportedly dramatically reduced energy costs in the coating of board for food packaging at the Stroud factory of The Olympic Varnish Company.

Extended power range

RULMECA has announced it has increased the nominal output performance of its 80LS drum motors within an 81.5mm diameter roller, from a maximum of 120 watts to 160 watts. The company says the 33% performance increase was achieved through the redesign of the stator and to optimally transfer the high power to the belt, the drum shell can be provided with a rubber coating with a maximum permissible thickness of 5mm.

Routeco Live 2018

RITTAL says it will once again be joining Routeco Live in 2018, to showcase its renowned infrastructure solutions – widely specified as the no.1 choice for protecting critical equipment – and demonstrate how its products and services can address specific problems faced by different industries.

New intelligent signal conditioner

Following the launch of its new ClipX amplifier, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the date of its latest free webinar, “Advantages of Digital Force Measurements”, which will take place on Thursday 19th April 2018 at 9am (GMT).

Exhibiting for second year

TUFNOL COMPOSITES has announced it will be exhibiting for the second year running at the Engineering Materials Live show at the National Motorcycle Museum on 10 May 2018.

ISO 9001 certification

DIRECT AIR & PIPEWORK says its continued commitment to putting the customer first, has resulted in it recently becoming ISO 9001 certified - ISO 9001 is recognised worldwide as the international benchmark for quality within an organisation. The company says by achieving its ISO 9001 certification, it is able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the systems it has in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

New hydra-cell pumps on show

WANNER INTERNATIONAL has announced it will display its full range of Hydra-Cell diaphragm Process and Metering pumps at Achema 2018 on Stand D51 with the theme: “Hydra-Cell seal-less pump technology… It’s different” and says the unique and advantageous differences will be highlighted with product displays, working demonstrations and cutaway pump models.