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Enhanced capabilities with Vision Engineering’s latest Swift PRO video measuring systems

Swift PRO is a powerful yet easy & simple to operate range of non-contact measuring systems. Combining the latest optical and video measurement technologies, the Swift PRO is the right tool for a broad range of applications from electronics and aerospace to plastic and medical parts manufacturing where reporting and quality control is in demand.

Find out how one specialty manufacturer minimized machine downtime by managing automation program changes

Is your plant protected against human error, equipment failure, etc.? Who is making changes to the automation devices in your plant? Where is the latest version of the device program? What changes have been made to your device programs? If any of these questions cannot be easily answered, your plant is at risk for downtime, product loss, safety hazards, security breaches, loss of intellectual property and more. The increased use of plant floor automation to achieve production goals has created a dependency on industrial programmable devices such as PLC, CNC, HMI, Robots and drives.  Many of these programs are changed as adjustments to variables and logic are needed to continue smooth operation, but these changes also put the plant at risk.


Sheffield based DP Doors and Shutters has recently invested £80,000 in a new in-house powder coating plant. The firm supplies, installs and maintains a wide range of industrial doors, shutters and grilles for a variety of sectors across the whole of the UK.

UNISIG’s New B850 Introduces Technology Advances in Company’s B-Series Machines

UNISIG has unveiled newly developed technologies that substantially improve performance while reducing cost in its larger B-series machines. These advances are introduced in the newly launched B850 model and will be integrated into larger models in the series.

Handmade pioneers in the manufacture and use of Maxima

York Handmade pioneers in the manufacture and use of Maxima (longitudinal bricks) for exciting new design in brickwork. The company have a number of highly prestigious recent projects in their portfolio including The Shard, The Shard Arcade, Carmelite House on the Victoria Embankment in London, Highgate School, new John Lewis store at Westgate, Oxford and many others. Contact our office on the number given below for further information:

Verderhus screw channel centrifugal pumps

Verderhus screw centrifugal pumps are suitable for the handling of flowable slurries, sludges and solid-laden media such as in wastewater treatment such as thick sludge, sewage and the recirculation of lime chemical. The range has excellent utility in agricultural and related facilities such as chicken necks and bone-laden animal waste in abattoirs and macerated food or crops in the production of bio gas.

Rheintacho unveils new series of LED stroboscopes

Rheintacho has unveiled a new series of LED stroboscopes for stationary use with the RT Strobe LED 3000, 5000 and 7000 models. This series complements the RT Strobe series, which uses Xenon technology and is already established in the market. Compared to Xenon stroboscopes, the LED series models are designed for various inspection widths. This is accompanied by greater light intensity depending on the inspection width. The RT Strobe LED 3000, 5000 and 7000 models offer inspection widths of 300mm, 500mm and 700mm respectively. Greater widths than 700mm are illuminated by using a number of these stroboscopes connected together, controlled by one control unit.

Xergi Bogas Plants

Xergi is a leading supplier of advanced turnkey biogas plants, headquartered in Denmark with wholly owned subsidiaries in UK and France.

Xergi has extensive experience from over 30 years in the biogas industry, and specialises in large scale plants with a high versatility in feedstock, including food waste, industrial and commercial organic waste, pig and cattle slurry, farm yard manure, deep litter, poultry manure, straw, crop residues, etc.

Climate control in the food industry

Climate control of enclosures using water cooling is highly efficient, especially if there is already a central cold water supply available in the production plant. The new Hygienic Design air/water heat exchangers from Rittal are ideally suited to the food industry, where hygiene standards are exceptionally stringent.

Belgrade Polymer Products makes its Interplas debut

At its Interplas 2017 debut on Stand B5, Belgrade Polymer Products will be showcasing its rapid prototyping and specialist thermoforming capabilities providing bespoke products for customers in a diverse range of industries.

JSP a First UK Company to Achieve BSI Certification to the New PPE Regulation

JSP, Europe’s foremost independent manufacturer of above-the-neck personal protective equipment (PPE), was first past the post in the UK and Europe after being awarded BSI Certification to the new PPE Regulation for a range of protective products.

New Product Launch – Contractor Kit 1

Plant, office and facilities maintenance requires regular access to elevated areas, which are awkward and therefore difficult to reach; each task being different from the last. Working at height must be accomplished safely and, traditionally, out sourced scaffolding companies and fixed aluminium tower systems have been deployed. Outsourced scaffolding labour is expensive and not available 24 x 7, aluminium frame systems are cumbersome, inflexible, difficult to transport and will not adjust to fit into awkward areas.

Automotive OEMs Select Gurit Visual Carbon Prepregs

Cosmetic carbon in the automotive industry is being used in a rapidly growing range of applications.  From interior décor elements to full exterior components and structural parts such as roofs, visual carbon optional extras and series features are extremely popular among vehicle owners.


Controlling foaming in your industrial and other processes will improve efficiency, quality, hygiene, reliability – and reduce overall costs. For over 45 years Basildon has manufactured high quality silicone based and non-silicone antifoams for use in areas as diverse as industrial, pharmaceutical, food, personal care, fermentation and biotechnology.


From its manufacturing facility in Birmingham, Rigg makes a diverse range of table styles. Each product is made almost entirely in-house meaning that large and small orders, standard and bespoke can be supplied.

World’s fastest battery-powered NDIR CO2 sensor Ideal for Industrial Applications as can monitor up to 100% CO2 concentrations

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) Ltd, the LED-based CO2 sensor specialists, has just unveiled its new, ultra-fast SprintIR6S. GSS’ unique SmartIR™ technology has enabled it to create a sensor that can take up to 20 readings per second, with a six times faster response rate than the current SprintIR* due to it having a sample volume of only 2ml. The SprintIR6S is available to measure CO2 concentrations right up to 100%, providing a cost-effective solution for high concentration monitoring that previously required very expensive sensors. The ultra-fast response is particularly relevant in industrial applications to monitor that the correct, high levels of CO2 are being used.

Intelligent self Fire Supressing

Fire is always an unwelcome visitor , and when it does come it brings with it Pain and Heartache, and indelibly etched painful memories . You cannot totally eliminate these tregedies but with technologies we can reduce them happening. Number of incidents both in UAE and most recent Tragedy in London.

Maintenance-free electric micro-dehumidifiers protect cabinets and electrical equipment from moisture damage

Rosahl is a unique electric micro-dehumidifier for small enclosures where maintenance-free drying is an important factor. It uses a solid-state polymer membrane in a flat panel, and models are available for enclosures from one litre up to 4m³.

Cipher Becomes First Ever OPC Certified Linux Connector

MONCTON, NB, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ – RtTech Software is proud to announce the recent OPC Foundation Certification of its Cipher Embedded OPC UA Linux Connector. OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space. The OPC Foundation is responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard.

SUEZ Water UK wins TOTAL E&P UK Environmental Award

SUEZ Water UK works closely with TOTAL E&P to efficiently treat effluent produced by their Shetland Gas Plant (SGP) at an environmentally sensitive location in the remote Shetland Islands.

SUEZ Water UK has won a prestigious environmental award from, the global oil and gas company, TOTAL at their 2017 SHE awards.

LOBO Energy – Valero Energy Oil Refinery

Valero acquired the Pembroke refinery in South West Wales in 2011, marking Valero’s entry into the European refining market. Opened in 1964, the refinery is one of the largest, most complex refineries in Western Europe. It makes products including gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and petrochemical feed stocks.

SEH Technology Launches INU-100 Deviceserver in the UK

BRIGHTON, July 2017: SEH Technology, the UK subsidiary of German network technology specialists SEH Computertechnik GmbH, has announced the launch of the INU-100 Deviceserver for the UK market.

Major hospital acts to ensure continuity of heating in the event of boiler system failure

A major UK hospital has implemented an emergency contingency plan to ensure continuity of heating and hot water to wards, operating theatres and offices in the event of failure of its primary boiler system.

The FM company responsible for building services on the large site has contracted Watkins Hire to provide a high efficiency standby boiler system to replace the main boiler in the event of failure, under the hire specialist’s Temperature Control Emergency Planning Services (TCEPS) scheme

Condition Monitoring

Early diagnosis of machine condition is key to healthy engineering plant and equipment By monitoring the vital signs, engineers are in control of their plant and machinery and can prevent unforeseen problems turning into costly breakdowns.

NEW – The Metrel MI 3152 “future ready” multifunction installation tester

A tester that safeguards your investment by providing the user a clearly defined upgrade path whenever greater performance is required, from our cost effective Entry Set to fully advanced Euro Set.

How to Cut Maintenance Costs with Affordable Maintenance Software KPIs

Free up time, meet compliance, reduce costs and minimise downtime.

Pirana CMMS is the complete CMMS solution, at a realistic price, available on-premise or Cloud.

Now Pirana offers a NEW and improved Key Performance Indicators Module.  Pirana KPIs is the perfect utility to help you  move towards business objectives and sustainability goals.

Rockwell Automation Seeks Manufacturers Committed to Safety Excellence

For the fifth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. Each year, the awards celebrate best-in-class manufacturers that make safety an inherent value in their company culture, compliance procedures and use of machine-safety technology. 

“Ideal candidates for these awards are companies demonstrating the vital role that safety has in improving overall productivity and operations,” Mark Eitzman, safety market development manager, Rockwell Automation. “The 2016 winners – Dana Incorporated, MESNAC and OCME – showed strong leadership in their commitment to improving safety and productivity.”


HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the arrival of its new PW15iA Digital load cell, which offers a flexible and cost-effective solution to a wide range automated applications.


Now available from HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is the new high speed optical tuneable FS02 BraggMETER filter, which is suitable for both static and dynamic optical filtering applications.

Ethos Performance Optimisation and Energy Management saves refrigeration users thousands of pounds

Ethos Performance Optimisation and Energy Management saves refrigeration users thousands of pounds


A new performance optimisation and energy management service developed by consultants Star Technical Solutions for refrigeration equipment is helping big energy users to reduce their energy bill and stay compliant.

A scheme by consultants Star Technical Solutions, part of the Star Refrigeration group of companies has delivered proven savings of thousands of pounds  to customers by making their cooling systems more efficient. The performance optimisation and energy management system called Ethos uses a data-led approach to monitor performance and identify solutions to keep energy consumption at a minimum.