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Scraper Bridge Success

Standardisation of scraper bridge design is key to Jacopa’s successful initiative to ensure that the company’s popular range of robust, reliable scraper bridges provides customers with the best possible value for money.

The company’s experts have invested significant time and effort into ensuring that costings for all of the range of standardised options are in place, enabling quotes to be prepared in an extremely timely fashion. The costings, at metre increments, support a wide range of standardised equipment including four types of scum removal systems, sludge blanket detection and torque monitoring equipment, standstill detectors and electrical overload protection.

Advances in Process Automation and Control 2019 – help lead the conversation

Spend three days with leading figures from industry and academia as you consider best practice and emerging technologies in process automation and control.

Advances in Process Automation and Control 2019 will give attendees a forum to share learning and experience and to create their own effective and sustainable professional networks.

The conference will provide a focus for promoting learning and practice in the application of IoT technologies, big data analytics and machine learning in the process manufacturing sector and an opportunity to develop professional networks for new entrants into the field.

Attendees will go home equipped to deliver the most effective use of automation technologies at their workplace and to take advantage of the potential and promise of ‘smart manufacturing’ in the process sector.

This conference will be an unbeatable opportunity to learn about the future role of automation in our industry, to share your insights and to explore the implications of the explosion of data, technology and innovation that’s coming our way.

The closing date to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference is fast approaching – don’t miss your chance to lead the conversation about new technologies, new solutions to old problems and the new challenges faced by the process industries.

Find out more about the conference and the call for papers: www.icheme.org/advances2019

 

TEMPERATURE CABLE TECHNOLOGY REACHES A NEW LEVEL

Capabilities

Heatsense’s manufacturing capabilities cover a broad range of specialist high-performance thermocouple and signal cables that operate in extreme environments. The company is regarded as a technology leader in fluoropolymer extrusion.

Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd have announced the launch of their plastic recycling unit to be installed at its Haydock facility in Merseyside, which will be operational later this month.

The company, which are a supplier of recycling boxes and food waste bins and caddies to local authorities, describes themselves as a “plastic injection and extrusion moulded product manufacturer”. Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd are part of the Coral Products Plc group which includes, Global One Pak ltd, Interpack Ltd and Tatra Rotalac ltd, all members of the group will be utilising the facility, in the upcycling of their plastic PP and HDPE plastic scrap and waste.

Piping and Equipment Analysis for Process Plant Design

Process Plant piping and equipment designs are becoming increasingly sophisticated making it more challenging to include the appropriate engineering of necessary piping systems and equipment with a wide array of different technological, mechanical, and safety requirements to comply with. PSRE (Piping System Research & Engineering Co.) offers a complete solution for engineering of Piping Systems and related equipment including engineering consulting and the PASS Software Suite. 

Product developments for water and water based liquids

For 2019 the KOBOLD Group continues a program of pragmatic instrument development with enhanced editions of the class leading MIM electromagnetic flow meter, introduced earlier in 2018, will soon feature a range or connection sizes from ½” to 2”, and a remote version for process temperatures up to 130°C.

Sensor Centre introduces the LBKSystem, the World’s first SIL2/Pld radar based safety system.

The LBKSystem detects the presence of humans & can give a pre-alarm in order to avoid the sudden stopping of machinery.

Trizo Ltd – Contract Electronics Manufacturer Investing in New Technology

Continuous investment in new technology is key to success.   With this in mind, Trizo Ltd has commissioned an additional surface mount pick & place line; IINEO II+ and 3D Automated Optical Inspection technology.  This investment is the result of successful growth in business since relocating to bigger production purpose-built facilities in Bridgwater during December 2015. 

Inflatable Welding Enclosures provide low cost Argon Gas Shielding Environment

Welding applications within industries such as the Aerospace, Additive Manufacturing and F1 Racing as well as Medical, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductors and any other company that need super clean welding joints, have a requirement for absolute cleanliness and smoothness of surfaces, ensuring each weld is mechanically stable and free from oxidation.

More Protection for Louvered Filter Fan Kits

Orion Fans low-cost louvered filter fan kits, louvered guards and filters, protect against dust, dirt and moisture from entering industrial, electrical and electronic cabinets, prolonging operational life and reducing maintenance costs. Orion’s louvered filter fan kits are now available with easy access slide and hinged louvered guards for rapid installation and replacement of filters. Assembled filter fan kits are IP55/56 rated while all louvered guards are IP54 rated and feature standard UV protection. Orion Fans’ new line of reusable specialty air filters offer low pressure drop, water resistance or fire protection and can achieve up to an IP68 and Type 12 rating. Works with LFG series snap-on, LFGS slide or LFGH hinged louvered guards.

RK MonoLine linear units – the new efficiency class

To complement its range of linear units for the medium load range, RK Rose+Krieger has launched a new series with the RK MonoLine.

Initially released earlier this year in sizes 40, 80 and 120, the range will soon be extended to include size 60 and will therefore be available in sizes 40, 60, 80 and 120 – either with a timing-belt drive (Z) or without a drive as anti-vibration torque support (R).

Hydro International Launches a New Trade Effluent Savings Calculator

Hydro International has launched a new trade effluent calculator to help UK process and industrial businesses find out what they could be saving in trade effluent charges.

The UK’s Leading Variable Speed Drive Repair Company

We offer fast, reliable on-site repair services at your facility, so you don’t need to worry and can leave it to one of our expert engineers to guarantee a fixed drive. This enables you to minimise downtime by getting your out-of-service equipment fully repaired and back into production.

Gold & Wassall Hinges Ltd, leading the way in hinge manufacture for over 200 years.

With over two centuries of experience in the hinges industry, Gold and Wassall provides a fully comprehensive design and manufacturing service for any kind of hinge for any kind of application.  However large, small, simple or complex your requirement, we can design and manufacture in most materials, offering a wide range of finishes to give you the optimum solution.

Paro Software optimizes the entire process of hydraulic manifold creation with the addition of HydroCam

In an unprecedented move, Paro Software introduces the new HydroCam software that makes it possible to automate the programming of CNC machines for hydraulic manifold production. A breakthrough in achieving complete optimization of the entire process of hydraulic manifold creation from the initial design to final production. Paro Software, a company that created HydroSym software for designing hydraulic schematics and HydroMan for designing hydraulic manifolds is helping hydraulic engineers save upwards of 80% of their time by now digitizing the final production of hydraulic manifolds. If before it would take hours if not days to program the CNC machine for manifold production, with HydroCam the program is automatically generated based on HydroMan design.

Looking for abrasion-resistant matt surfaces?

IST Metz, winner of accolades for its UV technology, uses the excimer process for bright matt results across a range of industrial applications.  

Full steam ahead with help from Riello

Riello has donated an RL34 oil burner to the Internal Fire Museum in Cardigan for use in the first of its steam halls. The burner is fitted to a Beel VFB boiler donated by Cochran UK.

TakeAIM – the smart solution for all workplace equipment inspections

January saw the launch of a brand new app from the multi-award winning Good to Go Safety team.

The TakeAIM app allows equipment inspections to be carried out digitally, using any Android or iOS/Apple device. Users can choose from an extensive list of checklists covering all industries, this ever growing list includes forklifts, fire equipment, vehicles, scaffolding, ladders, tractors and so much more. It also allows new checklists to be created and added quickly and easily.

Stirring up bearings – How stirring accuracy can reduce waste and increase purity

In the Harry Potter series, we see many scenes in Professor Snape’s potions class where a simple potion can turn into a deadly poison with nothing more than a wayward stir. In the real world, correctly mixing chemicals is even more important. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of precision bearing specialist SMB Bearings, explains the problems with ineffective chemical stirring in pharmaceutical production and how bearings can help.

DAL aluminised burner plates more than double life expectancy

A more than doubling of life expectancy for burner plates operating under metal dusting type conditions has been confirmed by the application of DAL aluminide diffusion coating.

When was the last time you had your filtration equipment serviced?

Stella-Meta is a long standing, highly skilled supplier of spares and servicing for Stellar and Meta filtration systems which incorporate Metafilters.  These are pressure pre-coat filters with candle elements which are designed to provide rigid and robust support for the filter media.  They comprise a core of specialist Meta candles which include the highly toleranced Metarings.

E/M Coating Services

E/M Coating Services pride themselves on being able to offer customers high quality coating applications and processes for a wide range of industrial sectors. We are uniquely placed to design and manufacture bespoke protective coating solutions in our own highly specialised industrial coating facilities. We have over 40 years of experience in surface technologies and are pioneers in the development and application of solid dry film lubricant coatings.

Providing quick, simple and accurate thickness measurements with minimal preparation

Cygnus thrive on developing a product range that is application-driven and user-focused. This UK based ultrasonic manufacturer are the pioneers of the multiple-echo measuring technique, which has long been an industry standard for through-coating measurement of material thickness.

New Product Release from Micronics:

The New U1000MKII-FM is a “Best Value” Clamp-on, Ultrasonic flowmeter alternative to traditional inline meters, for non-invasive water flow applications, which offers significant installation cost and dry maintenance benefits over traditional in-line products.

PSRE Co. Expands Market Presence in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa

PSRE Co., the leading developer of smart simulation and sizing tools for every piping and equipment engineer/designer, is pleased to announce the expansion of its market presence for the PASS Software Suite in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Trial to Take the P Out

As European directives drive ever more stringent consents for phosphorus removal, utilities are seeking technologies that can remove phosphorus from wastewater to the new lower levels required. However, achieving this economically with conventional technology is a challenge and innovative new solutions are required.

To help address the problem wastewater technology specialists Jacopa are making a pilot-scale, Fluidyne FFP™ fixed plate cloth media filter trial unit available to water companies and others who wish to evaluate the technology through a site-based pilot trial.

New seminars added to free seminar programme

The free seminar programme at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019 has been extended with further sessions addressing the latest advances in Industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing and materials. With 41 sessions running in two lecture theatres over all three days of the show, the 2019 programme is the most comprehensive ever offered and the chance to gain insight at the very highest level into many of the issues facing industry today. All sessions are completely free to attend and open to all visitors to the show.

Rittal’s New Laser Machining Centre to Revolutionise Control Panel Production at Engineering Firm

In a “UK first”, Hawarden-based electrical engineering firm, LCA Group, has switched its control panel operations from manual production to end-to-end automation, including laser-machining.  The move is expected to transform its productivity and efficiency.

JSP Ltd

JSP Ltd hold educational seminars at their Manufacturing Headquarters in Oxfordshire dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of Personal Protective Equipment. These events are aimed to educate and support professionals within the Health and Safety Sector across all industrial sectors. To book onto one of these popular free of charge events simply sign up on bit.ly/JSPSafetyEvents

Addition Manufacturing Technologies Expands Bend Tool Production Capabilities in Preston, UK Operation

Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom October 22, 2018 – World-leading tube bending and end forming technology specialist Addition Manufacturing Technologies is expanding production capabilities by adding a manufacturing cell for precision bending tools.

Introducing Croft Filter’s Quick Release Filter – A versatile universal filter option for many industry sectors.

Improving filtration standards can be a challenge for many companies, especially those with fixed operating systems with little room to insert new filter housings to help meet improved filtration standards. Inserting a housing may intrude on the operating system, requiring a new operating layout that comes at cost in downtime.

Cable Management and Industrial Labelling Made Easy … save time and money

Murrplastik is a one-stop-shop for all your cable management and labelling requirements, as all products are perfectly compatible – saving you time and money. We are proud of our excellent customer service record and UK based customer service team, technical support and network of regional sales engineers. It couldn’t be easier to find the solution to your unique challenges in the areas of: Cable Drag Chain Systems, Cable Protection Conduits and Fitting Systems, Robotic Equipment, Cable Entry and Cable Retaining Systems.

CAPM347 high speed 24VDC embedded printer for retail, vending and kiosk applications

BVM, official distributor for Seiko Instruments’ printer mechanisms and portable printers for the UK and Ireland, has announced the CAPM347, a 24VDC high-speed rugged thermal print and cut unit optimised for use in ticketing and vending machines, receipt printing, lottery terminals, ATMs or other industrial, retail or medical applications. Two versions are available: for Point-of-Sale receipt printers and similar uses, the “Easy Load” version with a removable thermal head that enables simple drop-in roll replacement.

NEW Rivdom TWO SF® Battery Tool

Star Fasteners products and services take on the fastening challenges that businesses face today.

“A key part of the design for the new tool was the ability for it to take Huck® nose assemblies. This highly powered structural fastener battery tool has been on trial in demanding manufacturing environments for just over a year now. It has comfortably tackled installing structural rivets such as Magna-Lok® and quarter inch diameter pins and collars including Hucktainer® Lockbolts. Our customers are really pleased with the tool’s overall performance”.

Trant Engineering Ltd

Established in 1958, Trant has a long history of engineering excellence, delivering high quality multi disciplined services across the UK and Internationally. Our integrated management systems registered to BSI standards ensures consistently good performance, leading to repeat business within our prime sectors of Process & Water, Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Defence.

Emerson’s New Ultrasonic Welding Platform Meets Challenges of Critical Small Plastic Part Assembly

IIoT-enabled Branson GSX Platform provides precise control for faster, repeatable, high quality welding of intricate components