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Better Signal-to-Noise Ratio Means Better Level Control.

Guided wave radar represents the standard for accurate, reliable level measurement, but not all GWR transmitters are equal. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is a critical performance indicator – and the Eclipse® Model 706 has a SNR nearly 3 times higher than competitors

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017: The world of engineering in one event

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2017 returns to FIVE, Farnborough, from March 21st to 23rd. The 18,000m² purpose-built venue alongside Farnborough Airport in Hampshire is almost completely sold out. A total of around 800 firms from around the world are expected to participate, between them offering an amazing variety of components, industrial equipment and services, from high-tech machining centres to contract electronics manufacture.

Interested in powering electronics in low-light conditions?

We are now offering low-light indoor development kits!

ERP in an uncertain world – Exel’s view post Brexit

Once, selecting an ERP system was a fairly straightforward affair. Most systems offered much the same in terms of broad functionality, and so decisions tended to be made at the margins: support for specific industries, for instance, or best-practice template availability or licensing specifics.

VisControl

VisControl is an easy to use process visualisations and control systems design tool. It has been  proven in machine controls, manufacturing controls, logistics applications, building automation, chemical applications , energy as well as traffic and safety engineering.

VisControl is highly flexible, fast and real-time. It is the right tool for complex problems and can be fast  adapted to any needs.

Nexen launches new premium “X” range low maintenance electric models

Lowestoft, United Kingdom. (February 7th, 2017) – Nexen Lift Trucks Ltd has recently, launched the latest editions to its premium “X” range series. The new FBXT/FBX 3 & 4 wheel electric machines are available in 1600-2000kg capacity in both long and short wheel base.

Rittal Expertise on Show at Maintec 2017

Rittal will be showcasing some of its leading technology and much of its considerable expertise at Maintec 2017 (21-23 March, at the NEC, Birmingham).

TOUCHPATH ADDS MICROSOFT NAV AND GP ERP SYSTEMS TO ITS WMS-ERP INTEGRATION

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is increasing the power of its ‘TouchWMS’ warehouse management solution by adding Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP to its WMS-ERP integration portfolio. TouchWMS software now integrates with six ERP systems: M3, SAP, BPCS and MAPICS plus Microsoft Dynamics, its latest addition.

STOP YOUR BREAKDOWNS NOW! How RCM (Reliability Centred-Maintenance) helps to improve your machine performance and availability by identifying optimised maintenance strategies.

Monition delivers expert RCM facilitation, training and consulting across numerous types of industries. Most notably is a large scale RCM implementation program at one of the largest food manufacturing sites in Europe.

The three phase, six stage approach for RCM implementation is a tested methodology developed by Monition through 28 years of experience at the leading edge of condition monitoring and plant reliability services.  The approach is a spearhead methodology focusing on delivering immediate benefits and long term sustainable results.

CAMDENBOSS LAUNCHES IP68 CONNECTOR RANGE FOR WATERPROOF APPLICATIONS

CamdenBoss, provider of performance engineered interconnection and enclosures, has launched a new range of IP68 waterproof connectors that offer several benefits including one-piece construction to remove the possibility of incorrect assembly.

Lenze motion expertise at IntraLogisteX New drive products for materials handling

Lenze is bringing their drive technology and motion expertise to IntraLogisteX for the first time. At Stand 100 at the Ricoh Arena, March 15th – 16th, Lenze will show new drive and automation technology for materials handling. These drives combine exceptional levels of performance with energy-saving high efficiency and an ease of use that saves time. Products suit both simple conveyors and more demanding motions in packaging and storage. Also available are support services for end-users including drive upgrades and service packages.

European Standard for Safety Storage Cabinets

Safety Storage Cabinets Overview

The European Standard BS EN 14470-1 was implemented in April 2004 and has since been published as a national standard in many European countries including the Netherlands, France, Spain, UK, Italy etc.

ESAB TO LAUNCH NEW WELDING AND CUTTING PRODUCTS AT INDUSTRIE LYON

ESAB, a world leader in welding and cutting technologies, will be on stand number A116 in Hall 4 at Industrie Lyon, which takes place from 4-7 April 2017 at EUROEXPO LYON, France. ESAB will be exhibiting several products of interest to visitors seeking the latest in welding and cutting.

UPS Systems Group

Following a recent acquisition by DCResponse, the UPS Systems Group has grown to become a leading supplier of all standby power products, specialising in the design, supply, commissioning, maintenance/repair and installation of small, medium and large systems, incorporating UPS, Generators and ancillary systems such as air conditioning.

SEPURA is alive and kicking

Leading filtration specialist Bowman Stor has been mounting an ongoing campaign to help ensure customers obtain genuine  SEPURA™  replacement service kits. The campaign follows concern that some users may be buying imitation products under the impression that they are linked to Bowman’s high performance oil/water filtration systems.

HY-ALERTA™ 500 Handheld Hydrogen Leak Detector

H2scan recognizes the importance of detecting and locating hydrogen leaks as quickly as possible.  H2scan’s HY-ALERTA™ 500 Handheld Hydrogen Leak Detector is the industry’s most versatile, portable hydrogen leak detector able to respond to the widest range of hydrogen gas concentrations without the need of any peripheral equipment.  The hydrogen sensor probe has a unique visual LED array that will effectively help navigate to the source of a hydrogen leak where hydrogen gas is produced, used, transported, or stored.

What do Major Water Utilities, The Houses of Parliament, numerous Original Equipment Manufacturers, The Environment Agency, a leading US climate control business, all have in common?

They rely on Caption Data Ltd for Remote Monitoring and Control of their assets.

We have been doing “Internet of Things” since long before it was called that!

What you get when you work with CDL:

CKF DEVELOPS LOW COST ROBOT PALLETISING CELL

systems to manufacturing industry, has developed a range of cost effective robot handling cells designed specifically for those businesses currently operating a manual palletising line. The AC25, a direct replacement for existing manual operations, is exceptionally easy to install and operate and at a cost of just £80,000, will typically provide a payback in under two years.

THE ULTRASONIC THICKNESS GAUGE THAT MEASURES UP

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.

When Flow Meter Selection is Critical

Specifying the correct flow meter for any application is important but becomes absolutely critical in potentially explosive environments such as those found offshore. In these situations only meters with the correct ratings and genuine certification must be specified.

Safe is safe, right? Factors that should be considered beyond the usual characteristics when selecting safety devices

The safety characteristics of the products (for example, the KSt value or Pmax) and the plant-specific marginal conditions (volume/design strength) may influence the selection of the proper safety device. This is common knowledge that the public is well aware of. Additionally, more and more plant engineers and operators are placing a key emphasis on a proper certification and the marking of safety devices as well as system components.

New 3860 TC carbide bandsaw blades from Bahco deliver improved cutting of special alloys

A new range of long life carbide bandsaw blades, delivering improved performance when cutting special alloys used within industries including   aerospace, aviation, defence and power generation, has been developed and introduced by Bahco.

QGA – Compact bench-top system for real time gas and vapour analysis

The Hiden QGA quantitative gas analysis system is configured for continuous analysis of gases and vapours at pressures near atmosphere in standard form. Inlet accessories are available to configure the system for sampling from low to high pressures, up to 30bar.

The SuperFast Thermapen thermometer – as seen on the Great British Bake Off!

The SuperFast Thermapen thermometer incorporates a large digital display with a precise read-out of temperature over the range of -49.9 to 299.9°C with a 0.1°C resolution and an accuracy of ±0.4°C. The Thermapen incorporates a reduced tip, stainless steel, food penetration probe Ø3.3 x 115 mm, that conveniently folds back through 180 degrees into the side of the instrument when not in use.

AB2000 Ltd, Machinery movement and factory relocation services, Crane hire, contract lift and test weights all supplied in Scotland

Have a piece of factory equipment which needs moved or a new tank or machinery to install?  AB2000 lifting department offers a fully comprehensive “lifting & shifting” service to many areas of the process & maintenance industries.

HBM WEBINAR SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR MODERN AUTOMATION.

As test and measurement becomes the defining factor of modern manufacturing, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the date for its latest free webinar, which is designed to bring participants up to speed with what modern automation systems need to offer.

HBM TAKES THE STRAIN OUT OF TRAINING WITH FREE WEBINARS!

HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the dates for its latest series of free webinars, which will take place in February 2017.

A 3D Sensor System that Mimics Human Depth Perception

Many applications in the automation, robotics and quality assurance industries require detailed 3D measurements of a particular object or area. Today, active camera systems are commonly used for such tasks, which measure the depth – and thus the 3D structure of a scene – by emitting light and capturing its reflection. Due to this active illumination, such systems have difficulties coping with bright ambient light, overlapping field of views, large distances, or the presence of reflective surfaces. Also, light-scattering environmental conditions such as fog, steam or smoke can cause disruptions.

Micronics flowmeters pinpoint areas for major water savings in food factories

A Micronics Portaflow 330 was purchased in early 2015 by Holchem Laboratories Ltd and is regularly used to pinpoint areas to save on water usage in processed food factories across the UK and Ireland. Holchem, founded in 1982 are a market leading supplier of chemical cleaning solutions and often need to make rapid assessments of water consumption in different locations.

EUROPE’S LARGEST STOCKHOLDER OF SPECIAL ALLOYS & TITANIUM

Nickel-Alloys

200/201/600/601/718/625/825/925/800H-HT

DS/C-276/C-22/HX/400/K-500/80A/90/75