Plant & Works Engineering
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.

New range of inspection lights

CARL KAMMERLING INTERNATIONAL (CKI) has announced it is set to enhance its successful C.K Tools Lighting range with a fantastic choice of innovative new high performance Inspection Lights, offering a host of advanced features, including the very latest in LED lighting technology.  A range of three premium Inspection Lights are being introduced:

All-new work trousers

SNICKERS WORKWEAR says it is continuing to make great strides in work trousers design and functionality while still increasing its commitment to environmental responsibility.

Convenient keyless security

Kasp, a leading brand in safety and security from CARL KAMMERLING INTERNATIONAL, has announced it is expanding its popular range of combination security products, which offer high quality, cost-effective security solutions for a multitude of domestic and industrial environments. The company says the new Kasp Combination Locking Bolt is no exception, offering convenient, keyless security for a number of applications.

New East Midlands Hub

BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a Rubix company and a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced the opening of a new East Midlands Hub, formed from the merger of its Nottingham and Leicester branches in to a larger, single, more accessible location.

Savings for aerospace company

Condition based monitoring is a proactive maintenance health check for all types of electromechanical equipment and is crucial for identifying underlying system performance issues without the need to stop production. AVONMOUTH ENGINEERING SERVICES, an expert in this field, was happy to provide the service recently to a leading UK aerospace company, Leonardo, to investigate a loud noise being generated by a lathe gearbox.

2021 Winter trade promotion

CARL KAMMERLING INTERNATIONAL has announced it is launching its new Magnetic 2021 promotion - running from 1 September – 21 December - offering retailers savings on over 200 products from all CKI brands including: C.K, C.K Magma, C.K Classic Avit and Kasp. The company says this superb selection of products includes proven sellers, core items and great value deals - all for just a low initial order. Sign up incentives and reward schemes are available for customers who wish to commit more to the promotion initially. This unrivalled package provides customers who sign up with a superb incremental profit opportunity, as well as high margins and great discounts.

LED Floodlight range

DIALIGHT GROUP, a leader in industrial LED lighting innovation, has announced it has launched its new ProSite LED floodlight range for the EMEA and APAC markets.

Universal biodegradable cleaner

New from HENKEL is a sustainable, eco-friendly cleaner and degreaser whose wide scope of application makes it highly cost effective. LOCTITE SF 7840 is water-based, solvent-free, non-toxic and non-flammable and can be used to soak, pressure wash, spray or wipe.

Duo of directors appointed

LORIEN ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS has announced it has appointed two new directors to its UK board.

AS9100 Certification

CDI ENERGY PRODUCTS has announced its North America manufacturing facility has received certification to the AS9100D quality management standard through Lloyd’s Register. AS9100 is the international quality management system standard for the aviation, space and defence industry. AS9100 provides manufacturing suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products. The certification program is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).

Full-service rental partners

Construction companies, fabricators and others can now gain immediate access to metalworking equipment, as ESAB has launched a partnership with rental companies throughout Europe. The initial roll out includes rental partners in France, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Portugal and UK. ESAB equipment available for hire includes a range of ESAB’s most innovative equipment with outputs for MMA, TIG, MIG/MAG, flux cored, multi-process welding, gouging and manual plasma cutting.

Milestone update

T Cards has announced it has reached it’s 2021 milestone update with the latest release and says now it’s even easier to plan and improve task management; helping customers to be more agile and quicker to respond to changing requirements.

DCO Systems to support heart bypass recipient's quest to cycle the length of Britain

DCO Systems says it is proud to sponsor Dean Jacobs in his quest to cycle the length of Britain for British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Accelerating digital transition

Trusted by leading cruise vessel owners, prominent global commercial ship operators and the UK’s Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, James Fisher Mimic’s condition monitoring software is renowned for its powerful ability to seamlessly capture, connect and combine any vessel data. Whilst Mimic is commonly used in the marine sector and on-board ships, it is a solution which can be used for any rotating equipment in any industry.

Five key factors to consider when choosing a CMMS/CAFM solution

When choosing CMMS or CAFM software you need to ensure that you choose a system that is right for your business now and in the future. Here’s an outline of five key points to consider while selecting your solution:

Supply chain rental campaign

RENOVOTEC, a fast growing UK rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies has announced it is launching a rental campaign for the latest Epson Colorworks C6000 and C6500 Series custom label printers, targeting manufacturing and logistics users. Epson Colorworks are highly flexible, custom printers, capable of printing one-stage colour labels on demand, in user-defined quantities and designs - slashing print time and label inventory costs says Renovotec. 

Joint sales and support initiative

BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced a new structured, proactive sales and customer support programme developed with SKF a leading bearings manufacturer. The company says the initiative is being backed by a colossal investment in SKF stock, creating the fastest and most reliable supply chain in the industry, to ensure customer demand is met.

Integration of HSE and maintenance management

ULTIMO SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS has announced it has produced a new whitepaper entitled Simplifying and optimising HSE management in the chemical processing industry. The paper proposes that to simplify HSE management, and maximise both its effectiveness and efficiency, it should be integrated with maintenance into an Enterprise Asset Management system. The paper is available to download at:

Kickstart predictive maintenance deployment

SENSEYE, a leading AI driven asset health management company, has announced it has launched its new plug and play Starter Parks to help organisations rapidly begin their predictive maintenance journey.

Wastewater mixers reduce maintenance

Following a highly successful upgrade to its wastewater process, Glatfelter, a leading global supplier of engineered materials, says it has made further investments in mixers made by LANDIA.

Driving efficiency with paperless working

Fleet Dynamic, a commercial vehicle rental and leasing company, says it is using the latest mobile technology to transform its fleet management. Providing complete automation across the entire hire and leasing lifecycle, the cloud-based, 5-in-1 solution from BIGCHANGE has helped Fleet Dynamic switch to paperless working. The system has also contributed to a 30% improvement in workshop efficiency as well as a reduction in lost charges and operating costs.

Business acquisition

RUBIX UK has announced it has acquired the business and assets of Advanced Industrial Rewinds (AIR), a leading British specialist electrical motor repair company. Established in Durham over a decade ago, AIR provides expertise in the rewind, refurbishment and mechanical repair of electrical motors.

Security chains & cables

KASP, a leading brand in safety and security from CARL CAMMERLING INTERNATIONAL, has announced it has expanded its existing security chains range with three new additions, all offering high quality cost-effective security solutions for a multitude of environments. These include:

Machinery UKCA Compliance Audit service

TÜV SÜD has announced it has launched a Machinery UKCA Audit service which will support end-users to verify their equipment complies with new UK regulatory requirements.

Mobile technology lifts productivity

The AFI GROUP, a specialist in powered access equipment, has announced it is boosting the productivity of its nationwide team of engineers and drivers with workforce management technology from BigChange. The cloud-based, 5-in-1 solution enables AFI to build custom workflows underpinned by job-specific documentation, contributing to a reduction in engineer call-outs. Improved planning and visibility have already boosted driver productivity by 30% and AFI says it is looking forward to further benefits as it introduces BigChange to other parts of its business.

Tickling the SPD nerve

“With Surge Protection Devices (SPD) becoming increasingly common in installations it is surely time that there was an accepted test to confirm their efficacy” says Brendan Beaver, manager of METREL UK, a manufacturer of innovative test solutions.

Creating predictability from uncertainty

Creating predictability from uncertainty, Agility works to pre-empt and reduce asset or equipment failure, enabling you to optimise your asset and maintenance team performance whilst maximising outputs and efficiencies. Contact<> today to bring predictability to your business.

New Kasp catalogue for 2021

KASP at CARL KAMMERLING INTERNATIONAL, a leading security brand, has announced the launch of its 2021 catalogue. Available to download now, the Kasp catalogue includes an unbeatable range of premium quality padlocks and security products. The company says reassuringly renowned for being locks you can trust and precision engineered from premium grade materials, Kasp locks are ideal for a wide range of applications.

Integrated service partnership

A partnership spanning 20 years between the electromechanical service provider, AVONMOUTH ENGINEERING SERVICES and Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil, provides one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies with onsite integrated maintenance support. This minimises downtime and leaves the manufacturer free to design and build the helicopters which help defend national security and deliver life-saving care.