Plant & Works Engineering
Relieving the fiddle of ring continuity testing

METREL, manufacturer of innovative test solutions, says the measuring of R1+R2, R1+RN, r1, rn and r2 has just become quicker and easier with the release of its new Ring Continuity Adapter, A 2214, and associated firmware updates.

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Nationwide launch

OilMaxx, a new fuel distribution company, trading out of Immingham, focused on delivering excellent service has announced the official launch of its new website

New head for technical team

A new technical manager has joined the team at global industrial lubricants, cutting fluids and line marking systems manufacturer, ROCOL. Carmen Martinez Lerga joins from her previous role as formulations project manager at Thornton & Ross with an extensive career in pharmaco-cosmetics and oils.

Loctite products shine at British jewellery manufacturer

Technical and applications support from Henkel has helped Bailey of Sheffield, a rapidly growing British manufacturer of unique stainless steel jewellery, to overcome a number of bonding challenges in the manufacture of its stunning products. The company says that the practical support offered by Henkel was key in identifying the optimal adhesives and methodologies necessary to deliver 100% success rates.

New chemical resistance guide

ALIAXIS UK, a global expert in fluid management solutions, has announced the launch of its new Chemical Resistance Guide web-based tool. Forming part of the solution provider’s comprehensive technical support for customers, the guide is designed to serve as a useful tool to aid piping system material selection for chemical applications.

New line of filler metals

With the introduction of its B2 SC electrodes and fluxes for SMAW, GTAW and SAW of creep resistant, 1.25% Cr, 0.5% Mo alloyed steels, SA-387 Grade 1, ASTM A335 Grade P11 and similar materials, ESAB CORPORATION says it now offers a completely modernised line of filler metal formulations for chrome-molybdenum weldments in the refinery, petrochemical, power generation and pressure vessel applications. ESAB launched a line of B3 SC filler metals last year.

Thorite Academy - Pneumatics & Hydraulics Training courses

With over 170 years of experience in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry, Thorite Academy offers high-quality, affordable in-house and distance training courses with an emphasis on interactive content and practical application.

Counterfeiters Target C.K Tools

C.K Tools, the hand tool specialist, is warning the electrical trade to watch out for fake versions of its top-selling Cable Cutter (3963) after being targeted by counterfeiters.

Exclusive new range

BRAMMER, BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has launched the Spartex range of everyday industrial essentials.

Seeing red over new diesel law

Changes to the law concerning the use of red diesel came into effect on 1st April, affecting thousands of hire and construction companies across the UK. Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) is urging its members and the wider hire industry to ensure they are fully aware of the changes to avoid finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

New multitool accessories

C.K TOOLS, the hand tools specialist, has announced it is extending its trade favourite multitool accessories range with the launch of three new products. With oscillating tools a staple for electricians who work with a variety of materials, C.K Tools’ new multitool accessories include a Carbide Blade (T0877), Scraper (T0878) and Box Cutter (T0880), ensuring versatility and precision for any occasion.

Check before it’s too late

Brendan Beaver manager of METREL UK, provider of innovation electrical test solutions says: “Zappi, one of the UK’s top selling charger manufacturer’s, technical expert Chris Horner released an explosive paper last week. Chris’ paper suggests when testing EVSEs’ the key element in the trip current of the d.c. protection is the rate at which the d.c. current ramp rises. The rate of increase is defined by IEC 62955 and should be around 30 seconds. So what you may say, and the answer is the difference between a pass and a fail of the installation. And wasting time searching for a non-existent problem. “

Addressing assembly challenges

HENKEL says its extensive LOCTITE Instant Component Bonding range has a new best-in-class instant adhesive product for the assembly of small components in high-speed production applications as well as quick, on-the-go repairs. This new addition is LOCTITE 402, an instant, high strength adhesive whose features and benefits are designed to help address industry challenges such as: productivity, reliability and design diversification.

Focus on customers with new appointment

A new head of customer experience has joined the team at global industrial lubricants, cutting fluids and line marking systems manufacturer, ROCOL. Ellen Limbert joins from her previous role as senior customer experience manager within the digital division at Leeds Building Society.

Discover predictability from uncertainty

Discover predictability from uncertainty with all your asset and maintenance management needs, visit the SSG Insight team on stand D2 at the Plant & Asset Management Exhibition

Major contract renewed

BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced its contract with Siemens for the supply of tools, consumables, PPE and workwear has been renewed.

2022 ‘Fusion’ promotion launched

CARL KAMMERLING NTERNATIONAL (CKI), the home of C.K Tools, says it is giving the electrical and industrial trade another reason to have access to the best tools for the job through its 2022 Fusion.

Exhibiting at Plant & Asset Management 2022

SEEPEX to showcase digital ecosystem for optimised pump operation and smart maintenance technologies for progressive cavity pumps.

Exhibiting at Plant & Asset Management 2022

SENSEYE, headquartered in the UK with regional offices in Germany, France, the USA, and Japan, is a leading global company for automated machine health management.

For Total Peace of Mind - Thorite’s Service & Maintenance Packages

THORITE is known throughout the industry for its expertise in pneumatics, hydraulics, and vacuum technology, as well as distributing compressors, ancillary equipment and spares from market-leading brands through its new webstore and UK-wide network of Sales & Service Centres.

One solution for work at height needs

With both user convenience and versatility at the forefront of its design, ZARGES says its PAXTower offers the perfect all-in-one solution for carrying out maintenance work or jobs at height within a factory or site setting.

Bearings in food & drink applications

BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has released a range of valuable resources on bearings aimed specifically at engineers operating in the food and drink sector; these include a webinar, a dedicated website section, a product brochure, a guide to the challenges faced in this sector, and several case studies.

Guide answers key questions on vibration monitoring

If you are an engineer involved in designing and specifying vibration monitoring systems then a new practical guide from SENSONICS, a leading supplier of turbine supervisory and high integrity protection equipment, could prove invaluable. This free to download guide covers all types of vibration monitoring along with the key questions to ask when designing or specifying a vibration monitoring system.

May date for Hire Awards of Excellence

The hire industry’s showpiece event of the year, the Hire Association Europe Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) annual Hire Awards of Excellence, are due to take place on Saturday 7th May at Grosvenor House, London.

Thorite celebrates centenary with webstore launch and marks milestone with five-year growth plan

Thorite, a leading UK independent air and fluid power product, systems and services provider, is celebrating the centenary of its incorporation with a new click-and-collect webstore and ambitious plans for growth.

Company acquisition

RUBIX in the UK has announced it has acquired West Country Tool Co. (WCT), a leading independent specialist distributor of cutting tools, as part of the Group’s network development strategy.

Transmitters for monitoring in hazardous areas

Machine protection and condition monitoring specialist SENSONICS has announced it has added IECEx and UKEx intrinsically safe certification, alongside ATEX certification, for its range of Senturion X DNX803 series of transmitters. These upgraded shaft vibration and axial position transmitters are approved for installation and use in hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmospheres (gases) or dusts.

Machine guard frames supplied

MATARA UK, a specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, has announced it has completed a substantial project for the manufacture and supply of machine guard frames for T S Converting Equipment.

New Year, new laws

“Finally the law is changing this year to require new builds and major renovations to include vehicle charging points to be installed.” Said Brendan Beaver, manager of METREL UK, a supplier of electrical test solutions.

Facemasks donated to charities

Siemens, working in conjunction with BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has donated protective facemasks to two overseas charities.

Acquisition strengthens UK portfolio

As part of the Group’s network development strategy, RUBIX says it continues to extend its engineering, motion control and automation services offer in the UK with the acquisition of Leicester-based KJN Automation Limited (KJN).

Fully-automated drilling system

ESAB has announced it has introduced its Auto Drill 30 fully-automated drilling system capable of drilling holes with diameters up to 30 mm through plate thicknesses up to 50 mm, depending on material type. The new system uses a completely new spindle design to expand drilling diameter and add capabilities.

Reinforcing customer support

International lubricants manufacturer ROCOL has announced it is reinforcing its support for UK customers with the appointment of a new metalworking fluid chemist.

Cold weather working

Continuous work in cold weather produces body heat and sweat. But when the rate of work slows, the sweat cools and workers will start to feel cold and damp. SNICKERS WORKWEAR says the solution is its body-mapping Mid-layer working clothes that deliver advanced ventilation to control and regulate the heat from the body.

Electrical utility vehicle

BRADSHAW has announced the Goupil G6, a 100% electrical utility vehicle is now available in the UK. The company says the new addition expands the Goupil family, making the G6 a credible, environmental and economical solution for the sub 3,500kg market.

Robust predictive maintenance system

GREEN CUSTARD, an award-winning professional services company and AWS Advanced Consulting partner, together with Eseye (also an AWS partner) has been selected by Martin Engineering to build a global predictive maintenance and monitoring platform on AWS so its localised US platform can be rolled out internationally.

All-position rutile electrode

ESAB says its OK GoldRox all-position rutile electrode offers easier arc striking and re-strikes, has a stable arc that leaves almost no spatter and yields a flat bead profile with fine ripples and good appearance. The slag removes easily with minimal effort for faster clean-up.

Fire rated decking fixings

To provide specifiers with additional confidence, LINDAPTER has announced it has commissioned BRE Global to run third party fire tests in accordance with BS EN 1991-1-2 on a range of decking fixings installed in concrete backed composite decking profiles. The BRE test report P116310 Issue 1 verifies load limits for 60 minute and 90 minute fire ratings.

Integrated software suite

SENSEYE and ENDOWANCE SOLUTIONS have announced a new strategic partnership, giving manufacturers an integrated software suite to servitize their product offerings leading to increased customer interaction, retention and revenue.

Global expansion continues

MAINTMASTER, a leading provider of maintenance management systems, has announced it has established an office in London, to support its growth plan.

Baselayer climate control clothing

The Snickers Workwear Baselayer clothing for professional tradesmen and women uses high-tech breathable fabrics for ventilation and body moisture transport for sustainable warmth and comfort.

New product range available

Brammer Buck & Hickman, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced it has expanded its exclusive Mecaline brand to pneumatics, offering customers over 3000 product lines.

Making the shift towards predictive maintenance

Increased governmental and societal focus on emissions mean that industry is under ever greater pressure to increase the agility and reliability of emissions monitoring in real-time. ABB says its Datalyzer is designed to help customers respond to this challenge. The company says the comprehensive, cloud-based modular application provides real-time status across a fleet of analysers and plants and in doing so, it lowers ownership cost and reduces capital expenditure.

Wire feeder offers unmatched combination

ESAB says its Robust Feed U82 wire feeder includes a full suite of advanced process control functions that help users increase competitiveness through consistent weld quality and appearance, address workforce skill issues, improve productivity and reduce operating costs. The feeder accepts 200- and 300-mm wire spools and is designed to work with ESAB’s Aristo 500ix and Aristo Mig 4004i Pulse power sources for MIG/MAG, pulsed MIG, flux cored, TIG welding and carbon arc gouging.

High performance Hole Saws range

Always looking to help its customers drive sales, CARL KAMMERLING INTERNATIONAL (CKI) says it is offering unbeatable discounts on its comprehensive range of high performance C.K PRO COBALT Hole Saws. The company says manufactured with premium grade alloy steel and 8% cobalt, PRO COBALT guarantees a superior cut, greater reliability and a more efficient output.

Cutting and machining division

A leading multi-specialist industrial supplies and services provider in the UK − Rubix – has announced it is launching a nationwide specialist cutting tools and machining division.

Compact MMA/LIFT TIG inverters

ESAB says its Rogue ES 180i PRO and Rogue ES 200i PRO MMA/Lift TIG inverters will cause the industry to re-think its perception of power, performance and price as welders with Rogue’s capabilities often cost twice as much.

Best Covid Response Award

The vital support that Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) provided to its members during the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised at the prestigious National Association Awards 2021.

Is it luck or good judgement?

"Business, as we all recover from the Covid chaos, is difficult." says Brendan Beaver, UK manager of METREL, the innovative electrical solutions provider.