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Closure prevented

andrew_sykes.jpgWhen a burst pipe threatened loss of critical temperature control in the data centre of a major telecommunications company, ANDREWS CHILLER HIRE says it was called upon to deliver a solution that would achieve and maintain constant air temperature whilst the in-house air conditioning system was shut down for repair and test.

Gas analyser range

quantitech.jpgQUANTITECH, a leading instrumentation distributor and service provider, has announced the launch of a new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS).

Wiping re-evaluated

northwood_hygiene_pic_1.jpgNORTHWOOD HYGIENE PRODUCTS says its newly launched Perform range of wiping products has been developed following extensive research that have resulted in establishing new insights into wiper usage.

LOCTITE Webinar dates

Loctite.jpgLOCTITE says its new Success Secured webinar series brings its product specialists into the workplace via the internet during June, July and September 2015. The three subjects covered are: Why adhesives? – optimise the manufacturing process; Instant adhesives – hybrid technology provides strength and speed; Machinery adhesives – ensure high performance and reliability.

Power distribution system

Rittal_Ri4Power_busbar_system.jpgRITTAL, a leading provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, reports it has launched a new modular Ri4Power busbar system with a 185mm busbar centre distance.

Cost-effective analyser

Michell_Instruments.jpgMICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports it has launched its most flexible and adaptable bench mounted analyser. The company says the XGA301 can be configured to use either zirconia oxide or electrochemical cells to measure oxygen and/or infra-red technology to measure other gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide.

Blister pack inspection

stemmer_SVL-TL-series.pngSmart Vision Lights' TL305 on and off axis light, available from STEMMER IMAGING, is designed for difficult blister pack inspection tasks. The inspection of curved reflective blister packs can be one of the most challenging machine vision tasks.

Greater reliability

Ovako_SZ-Steel.jpgAs companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and sub-zero environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise.

New product developments

ACHEMApressimage.pngARI-ARMATUREN reports it will be revealing an exciting array of advanced technology and product developments at the ACHEMA exhibition in Frankfurt this year, Hall 8.0, stand B45.

Close, cover and protect

Picture-Sleeve_caps.jpgBÜLTE says if customers need to close a tube, cover pieces or protect a thread – it has the solution. Bülte says its new sleeve caps enable this and provide an aesthetical finishing.

Catheter laser welder

laser_lines.jpgWellspring Engineers manufactures custom laser welding systems for use in medical device manufacture and related product and process development. In particular, it says its engineers have extensive experience of laser welding polymers which are widely used in the manufacture of balloon catheters and other medical device products

Sub-zero reliability

Ovako_SZ-Steel.jpgOVAKO says as companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh sub-zero Arctic environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise. Components like pipeline bolts, hydraulic parts and offshore lifting devices must offer greater reliability at -50°C or lower sub-zero temperatures.

Arctic Technology winners

Ovako_for_web_BP3_0571.jpgThe Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) awarded its 2015 Spotlight on Arctic Technology Awards at the Comwell Convention Center (Bella Center) in Copenhagen, Denmark to two companies that it says have made innovative contributions to Arctic exploration and production.

Enclosure system

Rittal_TS_8_Range_file_name_Rittal_TS_8_11_941.jpgIn 1999, accompanied by the slogan “infinite possibilities”,RITTAL launched its TS 8 enclosure system. Today, with over ten million enclosures manufactured so far, the company says its TS 8 bayed enclosure has become established as the standard for many industries worldwide.

Switch to robots

ABB.jpgABB ROBOTICS reports it will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar and workshop events, explaining the benefits that robotic automation can bring for SME companies and how to find, implement and run the best robotic solution.

New division

air_bench2015012126FQ.jpgAIRBENCH has announced a MistControl division, to manufacture, supply, service, and support the OMF range of coolant mist filters.

Storage tank vent breathers

Brownell_Storage_Tank_Vent_Dryer_Image.jpgBROWNELL reports it has extended its range of storage tank vent breathers and adsorbers to prevent the contamination of valuable products from the harmful effects of moisture.

Tracking assets

Ilokerz.jpgiLockerz says its storage cabinets use ground breaking RFiD technology to track tools in and out whilst also recording the details of the user that carried out the transaction.

Extended spring range

lee_s_20150128VPL3.jpgLEE SPRING says its stand at Southern Manufacturing (Stand J104) will show a selection of springs and fasteners that are typically specified for the manufacturing and electronics industries.

Effective dust removal

air_control_industries.jpgACI says its Personnel-Cleaning Booth provides a safe and effective means of removing and collecting dust/fibres from people and clothing. It is suitable for cleaning employees’ dirty work clothes to avoid exposing them, their co-workers, or their work environment to elevated dust levels.

New connector ranges

HARTING.jpgAt Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015, (Stand number D26) HARTING says it will be featuring a number of new additions to its ranges of board-to-board and board-to-cable connectors, as well as a greatly expanded range of M12 connectors for instrumentation and control applications.

New products introduced

henkel.jpgHENKEL will be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2015, Farnborough, 10th – 12th February 2015, Stand no: M79. The company says regardless of which substrates need to be bonded and the conditions that prevail, if it’s technically possible, Henkel can provide the most appropriate solution.

Fibreglass lining

centec_photos.jpgLining Services reports it has recently completed the fibreglass lining of a large bund area for Messrs Centec International Ltd, Middlewich, Cheshire. The before and after photographs illustrate the effectiveness of fibreglass lining. The bund is constructed in blockwork and concrete and designed to contain organic solvents in the tanks above.

Component machining

sandvik.jpgSANDVIK says machine shops are constantly looking to minimise their machining time per component in order to increase productivity while combating increasing costs and competition.

New products at the Autosport International Show 2015

lee_spring.jpgThe LEE SPRING product range is used across a range of sectors including the Motorsport Industry, many requiring high quality springs and fasteners, manufactured to strict legislative standards. The company will exhibit some of its most popular products at Autosport International on stand E433 at the NEC in Birmingham from 8-9 January 2015.

Temperature monitoring solution

raytek.jpgRAYTEK and Datapaq, experts in noncontact and contact temperature monitoring, report they have developed the first combined dedicated temperature measurement solution for glass tempering.

Temperature and humidity data loggers

bsria_TH_FTTA.jpgBSRIA INSTRUMENT SOLUTIONS says the measurement of temperature and humidity is critical in many industries, and new Wi-Fi enabled loggers that send data into the Cloud now allow users to remotely access the information from any internet connected device from an office to the beach.

Versatility of boron steel

Ovako.jpgOVAKO says its extensive expertise in developing low alloy boron steel means it now has a wide range of material grades within its melt programme. All of these, when heat treated, can achieve properties comparable with those of higher alloy steels.

New mobile app

Seaward_PAT_Mobile_App_3.jpgThe new PATMobile App from SEAWARD is reported to be specifically designed to extend the performance of the market leading PrimeTest 50 and PrimeTest 100 manual testers by providing easy access to a host of special test data handling options.

Intelligent IP20 and IP67 power supplies

Balluff_Fig2_-_Balluff_Hearthbeat_Power_Supply_Mounted_on_Conveyor2.jpgBALLUFF intelligent power supplies with HEARTBEAT technology giving reliable feedback on the real time and long term status of the supply and enabling prediction of the replacement and maintenance cycle.

Reducing costs and rejects

air_control_industries.jpgDust contamination is a huge problem in many areas of industry - especially where the product needs to be painted, decorated or laminated. Rectifying dust problems can have very large associated costs.

Blast-room upgrades

hodge_clemco.JPGProduction facilities at Oliver Twinsafe, a leading UK manufacturer of specialist pipeline valves, have been upgraded with the installation of a self-contained Enviraclean blast room with abrasive recovery system and high-performance sound insulation from HODGE CLEMCO.

Industrial floor tour

flowcrete.jpgFLOWCRETE UK reports Autumn is going to be an industrious time as it says it will be taking its industrial flooring range to a number of prominent manufacturing, engineering and processing exhibitions across Europe.

Automation in enclosure assembly

The_Kiesling.jpgKiesling Maschinentechnik, a member of the Friedhelm Loh Group, is a specialist for automation solutions in switchgear manufacture. After a five-year development period, the Averex, reported to be the world’s first robotic wiring centre is production-ready. But first, two real-world field tests will be conducted in the second half of 2014.

Principal contractor

thompsons.jpgFollowing extensive pre-qualifying considerations, Construction News’ Demolition Specialist of the Year 2014, THOMPSONS OF PRUDHOE, has been appointed principal contractor by BluestarFibres to carry out the second phase of its site rationalisation programme at Moody Lane, Grimsby.

Cost-efficient enclosures

Rittal_SE_8_Enclosure.jpgRITTAL says efficiency is a top priority in panel building and switchgear design and savings can be made by increasing productivity. Using an engineering solution to draw up electrical plans and documentation, in an essentially automated process, customers can benefit from a fully integrated data workflow.

Collection and delivery service

Metalwash_Laundrette_van_2.jpgMETALWASH LTD specialists in automated cleaning solutions for the mechanical, construction and automotive trades and for the machine service industry, has introduced the ‘Metalwash Launderette’, a collection and delivery service which facilitates the restoration and quality cleaning of portable parts and machinery.

Coolant mist filters

airbench.pngAIRBENCH have announced the acquisition of the OMF range of media filters for coolant mist filtration following the recent liquidation of ACS Ltd.

Series 20 catalogue released

lee_Small_Image_of_20_Series_Catalogue_Front_Cover.jpgLEE SPRING says the new-look edition of its UK catalogue features new products, including high pressure springs, metric bantam mini-compression springs and the latest in heavy duty die springs. Available to order now, the new Series 20 Lee Spring catalogue includes almost 20,000 spring products.

Ideal for general maintenance

HENKEL_image.jpgLOCTITE 8009, the metal-free Anti-Seize from HENKEL, is said to be the perfect toolbox product because it is truly universal in its application. The company says it is compatible with stainless steel and titanium and also provides excellent chemical and temperature resistance for reliable, long term lubrication of slow moving components, and now it is also available in a handy screw-capped can with an integral brush.

Decades of experience

gea_mechanical_equipment.jpgCompanies using GEA Westfalia separators and decanters in their operations and looking for significant production and competitive advantages can reportedly now reap immediate benefits from a comprehensive analysis of the actual condition of machines from Applied Consulting from GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR.

Upgrading services

Q8_oils.jpgQ8OILS reports when it launched its Field Service Technician (FST) service at the MACH exhibition in 1992 it was an instant hit with visitors and was so well received in the wider industry that, at METCUT 1994, it received the Metalworking Production ‘Technical Innovation’ award.

New 2014 version

psl_Datarack_2014_Pic.jpgPSL DATATRACK reports it has released a new 2014 version for its production management and business administration software reports which deals with all management and administration steps from initial quotation through to invoice. The company says this new version makes investment in the system even more attractive for manufacturers of sub-contract and make-to-order items, particularly for those in the high traceability industry sectors.

Preventative and predictive maintenance

sdt_hansen_vertical.pngHansen Industrial Gearboxes says the adage ‘shoes worth wearing are worth repairing’ is especially pertinent in today’s tough economic climate, where consistent care and due attention can often negate the need for repurchasing items that have become somehow defective or dilapidated.

Turbo Installation

Aerz_PR_paint-225x169.JPGAERZEN, specialists in rotary lobe blowers and screw compressors worldwide, is celebrating its 150th year anniversary in 2014 and reports it has successfully installed five of its new Generation 5 Aerzen Turbo units at South West Water’s Countess Wear WwTW.

Safe roof access

Safesite_Britvic.jpgSAFESITE LTD reports it has installed KeeWalk, KeeGuard Topfix and KeeLine systems and a number of CAT access ladders for Britvic Soft Drinks to ensure safe roof access at all times at its Robinson Concentrate Squash manufacturing facility in Norwich.

Prolonging electrical equipment life

quartzteq.jpgQUARTZELEC says all high voltage electrical machinery will exhibit partial discharge, even from new, however, around two-thirds of all unplanned outages, subsequent production loss and significant equipment damage can be attributed to related stator winding insulation failure. Lifeview is reported to be the latest, totally flexible, 'state-of-the-art' real-time solution from Quartzelec subsidiary Quartzteq, that monitors the health of electrical assets and partial discharge on a host of rotating machines.

Blower engineered to operate at up to 180oC from ACI

ACI_-_EP10AH_high_temp_blower.jpgEngineered for working in high temperature environments of up to 180oC, the Air Control Industries ‘EP10AH’ industrial blower is suitable for many applications too trying for many alternative units.

Universal anti-seize, ideal for general maintenance and repair

HENKEL_image.jpgLoctite 8009, the metal-free Anti-Seize from Henkel, is universal in its applications and is compatible with stainless steel and titanium and also provides excellent chemical and temperature resistance for reliable, long term lubrication of slow moving components. It is also available in a useful screw-capped can with an integral brush.

South West regional award

Arc_energy_resources.jpgGloucestershire businessman Andrew Robinson, a director of Stonehouse-based ARC ENERGY RESOURCES, has won the director development category in the 2014 Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional awards. Andrew, aged 28, was the highest scorer in the SW IoD Certificate in Company Direction, which encompasses the core knowledge and awareness necessary to function effectively as a director.