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Buyers Guide to Used Process Equipment

Buying used equipment can provide significant cost savings against new, but despite this many people are
deterred by the plethora of myths that surround the industry.

This guide takes some of the more common myths and exposes them, so that you, and your company, don’t miss out on the advantages of buying used process equipment.

Limescale Elimination… Us Government Tests Prove Efficacy of UK Manufactured Product For Elimination Of Limescale In Heating Systems

Every year the US Government under their green proving ground programme take a select number of products that they believe will have a beneficial environmental impact and test the claims made for them by the manufacturers.

In 2012 The General Services Administration installed a Fluid Dynamics Catalytic scale preventer in a pipe line feeding a boiler in a Courthouse in Salt Lake City Utah. The courthouse in question was suffering from severe scaling.

Introtek’s Newest Innovation for Non-invasive Liquid Level Sensing – Introtek International

Introtek International presents their latest non-invasive Continuous Liquid Level Detector (“CLM”). The CLM delivers the answer for challenging non-invasive liquid level monitoring for a variety of fixed tanks and vessels. The CLM is designed for easy install and withstands the rigorous and demanding usage often found in the industrial process automation industry. Learn more.

New ultrasonic top seal module TSM 35 – your fast way towards series production

If packaging producers specify ultrasonics as their sealing technology, the manufacturers of packaging machines are now able to integrate the appropriate technology faster and better thanks to the slim design and the standardized interfaces of the new top seal module TSM35 by Herrmann Ultraschall. Opening widths of 50 to 100 mm between the anvil and the sealing tool, i.e. the sonotrode, cater for both rotary tables and longitudinal processing designs, also in the form of multi-track lines.

Cost Effective Explosion Protection for High Temperature Applications

– Avoid costly heat and energy loss with a thermally Insulated Explosion Panel –

For safety critical applications handling hazardous materials Explosion Panels are commonly installed to protect against potentially damaging explosions. For many applications it is critical to the functioning of the vessel and performance of the product that the internal temperature is maintained. Avoiding costly heat loss while ensuring consistent flow of the process is a challenge faced by many customers with high temperature applications who require the need for reliable explosion protection.

BRAMMER Partners With Grundfos To Pump Up The Value

As part of its commitment to providing customers with the broadest possible range of quality maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products, leading supplier Brammer has announced a new partnership with Grundfos Pumps Limited, with an extensive range of pumps now stocked in its centrally-located National Distribution Centre (NDC).

VIBROTEST 80 – Field Balancer, Data Collector and/or Vibration Analyser

VIBROTEST 80 is the newest vibration measurement handheld from Brüel & Kjær Vibro. Its lightweight, rugged compact design makes it ideal for route-based data collection, and it can easily be upgraded to a comprehensive four-channel vibration measurement device providing extensive analysis and balancing functionality.

BluVac: Intelligent compact unit substantially reduces energy costs

SAVE MORE THAN 55% ON ENERGY (for extruders in the plastics industry)

The new BluVac unit from Speck ABC reduces energy consumption by controlling vacuum required by the process. When less vacuum is created, less energy is being consumed. The highest energy saving is reached by using optimised calibration tools with minimal air leakage achieve the highest savings. Pre-series models of these systems reached savings of 67% by a major manufacturer of window profiles.

Starrett Core Ejector addresses an age old problem

Following comprehensive product testing and evaluation at its facility in Jedburgh, the L.S. Starrett Company is launching a cost-effective and simple solution to an age old problem. The company’s new Core Ejector for bi-metal hole saws has been designed and developed to effectively remove the slug of material that usually ends up inside the cup of the hole saw once it passes through the sheet material being cut.

Heraeus Installs First Gas Catalytic Infra-Red Oven in the UK for Customer Trials at its Neston Applications Centre

Complements Existing Range Of Electric Infra-Red Systems

Heraeus Nobleight has installed a gas catalytic infra-red oven at its Neston, Wirral, Applications Centre. This complements the range of electric infra-red systems at Neston, so that customers, and potential customers, will now, for the first time, have the opportunity of trialling their products using various infra-red technologies, to achieve the optimum process to meet their heating, curing or finishing requirements. The new oven is particularly suitable for powder coating and the Neston installation also includes a powder-coating station and an overhead conveyor to simulate real process situations. Other applications include food drying, thermo forming, textiles drying, leather curing and curing coatings on heat-sensitive substrates, such as MDF.

Measurement made easy by the most advanced gauge in the world, designed and manufactured by Eley Metrology

The Vertex VMS

This is the next generation of height gauge development, offering many unique features combined with the latest onboard software. The Vertex is verified to ISO 10360. Gauge sizes range from the A3 model (300mm/600mm) to the A10 model (1000mm/1350mm).

SCT’s Big Brother has arrived!

Increased Productivity and lower energy requirements, these 2 benefits complement each other in the latest development to SEEPEX’s Smart Conveying Technology (SCT), the innovative technology for progressive cavity pumps

In addition to the well-established 1-stage design for pressures up to 4 bar, SCT is now available in a 2-stage design for pressures up to 8 bar. The 2-stage design has the same features as 1-stage SCT: a stator split into two halves, which can be removed from the rotor without dismantling suction or discharge pipework, a quick release rotor, and an intelligent re-tensioning system.

Higher Corrosion Resistance for Hydra-Cell G35 Pump

In response to customer requests, Hydra-Cell G35 pumps are now available to order with Nickel Alloy (Hastelloy CW12MW) wet ends.

This material has excellent corrosion resistance in many chemical process environments, including hydrochloric and sulphuric acids below 52°C. Corrosion resistance is also excellent against organic acids, chloride, caustic and H2S, while the material is particularly resistant to stress corrosion cracking and localised attack.

HY-ALERTA™ 600B/610B Fixed Area Hydrogen Monitor

H2scan’s HY-ALERTA™ 600B Fixed Area Hydrogen Monitor will provide hydrogen-specific leak detection and measurement for hydrogen concentrations as low as 4000 ppm. The monitor is designed for either ceiling or wall mount and has an RS422 capability. The electronics contains all the circuitry necessary to operate the sensor and present calibrated hydrogen readings to a voltage or current analog output and an RS232 or RS422 digital output that extends the interface from the sensor to the controller to several hundred feet. H2scan’s hydrogen-specific sensor technology has no cross sensitivity to any other combustible gases, thus eliminating false positive alarms and increasing system reliability.

Status Instruments

A series of handy new free Android Apps has been developed and launched by leading UK Instrumentation company, Status Instruments Ltd.

Developed specifically for use by process engineers, the Apps are designed to assist with calibrating, configuring or testing temperature or process conditioning equipment.

Lorien Opens 2015 Graduate Applications

Lorien has announced that it is looking to recruit high performing and talented engineering graduates during 2015.  It is hoped that the new recruits will play a pivotal role in contributing to and shaping the future of the globally operating company, while also embarking on a development path leading to Chartered Engineer status.

As a division of GP Strategies Ltd, Lorien Engineering Solutions provides engineering design, project management, technical consulting and safety compliance services to manufacturing companies across the Food, Drink (including Brewing), Life Sciences and Sustainable Energy & Waste sectors.

Eurobox announces the arrival of Multi-Box enclosures to the UK

Multi-Box GMBH, Germany, is already an established manufacturer of enclosures for more than 30 years. All thermoplastic tooling is in house; this means very short lead times.

Full machining and factory customisation is also available at Multi-Box.

IT4Automation Limited

Moxa University™ have announced further dates for their series of Automation Network Courses and you are invited to take part.

Maxim Solutions launches Rapitainer

Maxim Product Solutions Ltd. designs and supplies returnable transit packaging (RTP). Maxim’s innovative products are gaining interest from both retail plc’s and industrial SME’s. The company’s unique Rapitainer is entering trials with various organisations including a ‘household name’ retail group.

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