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Mechanical Sensor for Detection of 1 or 2 Positions

Microprecision is introducing a family of mechanical sensors for very accurate position detection. The new MP600 series of mechanical position sensors is designed to detect two positions within a single, compact electromechanical component. Two independent commutations can sense two previously defined positions to within a few microns of accuracy. The two positions can be set specifically for each application, between 0.3mm and 1.5mm. The fixed NC and NO contacts activate with no measurable hysteresis. Repeatability is less than 5 µm and, depending on cable selection, the operating temperature can go from -40°C up to 130°C. The cable can be supplied with a connector termination, typically M8 or M12.

hfx launches innovative cloud-based Access Control solution supporting local data with the resilience of the cloud

New Solution-as-a-Service hfx Access Control available standalone or fully integrated with Flexitime Management, HR and Workforce Management

Many Options, Fast Choice

German refuelling specialist ELAFLEX offers online configuration tools to cover the comprehensive product range of hoses and couplings, nozzles and rubber expansion joints for the safe transfer of dangerous goods and sensitive media.

Working in Confined Space and Local Exhaust Ventilation

The combination of dependable power and practical design makes the Miniveyor Air VAF series fans and ventilators from VAF Air Ltd the professional choice for portable dust and fume extraction.

STUVEX Safe-Ground Truck Earthing System

Prevents explosion by eliminating static.

Over 30 years worth of experience to deliver the ultimate filtration solutions.

Croft Filters Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of over 31 years who specialises in manufacturing customised filtration solutions and supplying Self-Cleaning filters. The Company supplies a range of industry sectors across the World, including the Food and Drink industry.

Wireless pressure sensor transmitters and receivers from Cynergy3.

Wimborne, UK, based company – Cynergy3 Components Ltd – have further expanded their range of industrial pressure sensors by developing the IWPT series of wireless pressure transmitters and receivers.  The easy to set-up, DIL switch paired devices can save significant installation costs in remote or difficult to access locations and plants.  With an active range of up to 750m (line-of-sight) and a battery life in excess of 5 years, each pressure transducer sends data at a user-selectable update rate to either a single or 5-channel receiver.  The receiver then produces either 4-20mA or 1-5Vdc analogue outputs of the measured pressure ranges.  The transmitters are available in a wide variety of ranges from 0-50mbar to 0-400barG.

New Video Illustrates Smart Linear Actuator Benefits for Automation Applications

A new video from Thomson Industries, Inc. explores how smart electromechanical actuators are meeting demands for greater connectivity, application flexibility and cost efficiency, and illustrates their use in factories, on- and off-highway vehicles, and structural automation.

Need Metals? Contact Aalco!

Aalco is the UK’s leading independent multi-metals distributor, stocking over 10,000 standard items and serving over 30,000 industry customers. The business offers a responsive and competitive service for supplying anything from single item orders to major JIT contracts. Operating its own transport fleet, Aalco vehicles cover over 1000 miles per hour for every hour of the working day, making a delivery every 20 seconds of that day.

TE Connectivity in exclusive negotiations to acquire ABB’s entrelec® terminal block business

DARMSTADT, Germany – January 11, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with ABB to acquire ABB’s entrelec® terminal block business. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions including receipt of customary regulatory approvals and prior consultation with employee representative bodies.

Sandvik sponsors and brings ‘next generation’ materials to Stainless Steel World

Sandvik is among the sponsors of the upcoming Stainless Steel World (SSW) Conference & Exhibition 2017 in Maastricht, The Netherlands (November 28-30), one of the world’s most important events relating to the manufacture and use of corrosion resistant stainless steels and other corrosion resistant alloys.

UK launch of Vision Engineering’s new digital handheld magnifier at Southern Manufacturing 2018.

Vision Engineering (; +44 (0) 1483 248 300), a global supplier of ergonomically designed unique stereo microscopes, digital inspection and non-contact measurement systems are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital handheld magnifier at this year’s Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show. This year, the show is being held between 6th to 8th February in the brand new state-of-the-art exhibition centre at FIVE in Farnborough, UK. Vision Engineering Ltd can be found at stand H205.

CEMData – Environmental Software Real time displays, QAL2, QAL3 Automated reports, emailing

Are you Waste Effluent reporting ? why not merge these into the same package!

Metal Weight Calculator helps lighten the work load

A global engineering firm with its UK headquarters in the West Midlands has recently unveiled a dynamic online tool to guide its customers through the technical process of buying metal.

Can we do something for our 35th anniversary comp

“2017 marked a milestone for Lamonde Automation Ltd. Founder, Mike Donoghue started Lamonde Automation back in 1982 as a Texas Instruments PLC distributor and a manufacturer of peripheral accessories and I/O to compliment the TI range. In the early 90s TI sold their PLC business to Siemens. Lamonde continued to support the installed TI base until 2015.

POSITAL Offer >1,000,000 Position Sensors To The UK

As global leaders in position technology, the POSITAL FRABA range of rotary encoders, inclinometers and linear position sensors cover any application with over 1 Million variants available from their exclusive UK and Ireland distributor Emolice.

Cable Stands: A New Tool to Tackle Slips, Trips & Falls

Leusden, The Netherlands, June 4th, 2017 –Westmark BV, producer of CableSafe safety hooks introduces a new product Cable Stands to its cable and hose suspension solutions. Westmark introduced the ‘S’ shaped safety hooks in 1995, which are now the industry’s most widely-used solution for suspending hoses and cables to ensure a safe work floor. Prior to the introduction of the S-shaped safety hook, personnel used tie-wraps, steel wires, welding anodes and other self-designed solutions to remove obstructions such as cables and hoses from industrial work areas and walkways. This good housekeeping and safety item is instrumental for the prevention of slips, trips and falls.

Asset Identification in Difficult Environments

Property managers in every sector face challenges with identification and tracking of assets. The property manager function appears in many job descriptions having other management duties. Some properties exist in environments which are obviously difficult. However many harsh and extreme conditions are not obvious. For example, long-term asset identification outdoors requires an identity which withstands repeated exposure to ultraviolet light, moisture and temperature swings, ice, sand in wind and possibly wildlife.


We have been supplying threading tools and gauges since 1987. Together with supplying plain plug and ring gauges this is all that we do, we therefore consider ourselves to be specialists in this field. We supply worldwide.
We hold extensive ready stocks that include all of the standard stuff that others offer, but also includes taps, dies, die nuts, die head chasers, thread rolls and gauging for threads not normally available ‘off the shelf ‘.


The intelligent path to individual connection: ODU-MAC – our versatile modular connector solution enables signals, power, high current, high voltage, coax, high-speed data transmission, fi bre optic and other media such as air or fl uid. For your individual connection.


Florence, SC – ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced the launch of its ESAB Cutmaster® Series of portable air plasma cutting systems, which range in output from 20 to 120 amps and produce a recommended “quality” cut on material from 6 mm to 40 mm. ESAB Cutmaster plasma cutters are among the lightest and most compact in the industry, making them highly portable and easy to store.

Thermaset Ltd is one of the UKs leading privately owned architectural approved powder coating manufacturers based in Tamworth, Staffordshire

Thermaset Ltd is one of the UKs leading privately owned architectural approved powder coating manufacturers based in Tamworth, Staffordshire and offers a wide range of stock powders available for next day delivery. Thermaset also offer a bespoke colour matching Made to Order service with a 7-10 working day turnaround schedule. Benefitting from over 30 years in the powder coating industry, Thermaset offer expert advice to provide our customers with the best powder coating solution for their requirements.

Heraeus joins the British Government on its first trade mission since the election

Debbie Playle, managing director of Heraeus Noblelight, world leaders in Xenon Flash Technology has joined a group of 31 UK businesses to accompany the Prime Minister David Cameron on his trade mission to South East Asia.

Valla Cranes in the Industrial Sector.

Hird Ltd the UK and Ireland distributor for Manitex Valla cranes are the leading supplier of pick and carry cranes for the Industrial sector. Used for maintenance and production lifting, We have the right crane from the Valla 22E Electric crane through to the Valla 400E an electric battery powered crane with 40T pick and carry lifting capacities.

Collomix receives TINTA dispenser order from Meffert Farbwerke for equipping DIY stores

  • Successful TINTA dispenser tests in Meffert’s own color formulation lab.
  • Superior sample pot precision was main decision criterion; DIY store user tests proved significant reductions of purge waste and service effort.

Quantum Controls enters into new agreement with ABB Drives

After a 25-year partnership, the UK’s leading ABB partner has signed a new deal with ABB Drives.

Due to the growth of Quantum Controls (QC) nationally, it was mutually decided that QC has outgrown the ABB Drives Authorised Value Provider (AVP) network – a collection of engineering companies appointed to solely supply ABB drives up to a maximum power rating of 500kW.

QC were a founding member of the UK AVP network, originally set up by the visionary ABB Drives managers Ian Rennie and James Haigh in 2000, formerly named the Drives Alliance.

The new deal sees QC leave the ABB Drives AVP network and the operating restrictions imposed on its partners, allowing Quantum to better serve the needs of UK industry on a national basis.

Managing Director, Kevin Brown states “There is not one of our c.200 service contract customers that have only one type of drive installed across their plant. Quantum Controls are the only company in the UK who can offer qualified drive engineer support on all major drive manufacturer’s products – a unique service in today’s market place.

The new agreement with ABB Drives has led to a huge investment in ABB Drives and Spares stock, establishing us as the UK’s largest stockist. However, the new agreement also now gives us the freedom to establish new additional service partnerships with all major drive manufacturers, making us the only true ‘one-stop shop’ that every UK variable speed drive user needs.”

For more information on the products and services QC can provide throughout the UK, visit

Quantum Controls Ltd
6A Dukesway, Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate
Prudhoe, Northumberland NE42 6PQ
Tel: 01661 835 566; Fax: 01661 833 868 Email: Web:

EcoCooling evaporative cooling and ventilation – the cost-effective way to cool your warehouse or factory.

With summer approaching, is your factory or warehouse safe from overheating?

EcoCooling offers a range of environmentally friendly and costs effective products as an alternative to refrigeration based cooling.

Thermocouple Cable; the Hero of Process Control.

Remember that little bit of cable that spans the physical gap between the process and the temperature control instrumentation?  It probably got almost no thought at the time of installation yet it could be the most critical part of your process control.

Wägetechnische Messketten-Lösungen: HBM erweitert WTX-Serie um das neue, hochrobuste Wägeterminal WTX110-A


  • Ideal für den Einsatz in rauen Umgebungsbedingungen und bei hygienischen Anforderungen in der Lebensmittel-, chemischen- oder pharmazeutischen Industrie
  • Komfortable Soft-Key Bedienung mit hochauflösendem 4,3 Zoll TFT-Farbdisplay
  • Einfacher und gesicherter Fernzugriff durch Ethernet TCP/IP


Designed for the Engineer who needs to take quick, accurate thickness measurements, the ‘Cygnus 4+’ is a highly reliable, extremely rugged and simple to use ultrasonic thickness gauge.

Laser Converting Systems Open Up New Opportunities For TLM Laser

Bromsgrove based laser specialists TLM Laser has added LaserSharp® digital converting technology to their portfolio. This follows a recent partnership agreement with LasX Industries (, a technology and industry leader in high performance production class laser converting systems and services.

Process Safety Performance Indicators and PSM Auditing

Do you have the necessary skills to measure and audit your process safety? This two-day course will tell you everything you need to know.

Make a date with the UK’s top engineering event – Southern Manufacturing 2018

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 6th to 8th 2018 for its 20th anniversary and the first show in its new permanent home, the £30m Hall 1 of Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. The state-of-the-art 20,000m² venue, designed by award-winning architects Terence O’Rourke, offers world-class facilities, easy access and free on-site car parking for 3000 cars.

Monitor and Control Indoor Air Quality with a PPMonitor

PPM Technology Ltd is pleased to promote their range of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring instruments – the PPMonitor range.  Each PPMonitor has been designed to give a good visual representation of indoor air quality in a building. A great number of units may be networked together to show precise changes in concentration of selected IAQ gases over time for an entire building.


Calgary, AB) – Solex Thermal Science Inc. (Solex) is honoured to receive two awards at this year’s Alberta Exports awards ceremony. Solex was awarded both the Exporter of the Year Award and the Clean Technology Award.


HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to introduce its new CP52 Communication Processor (CP), which has been exclusively designed for use with the widely acclaimed MGCplus Data Acquisition System.