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Finder PLC

The new multi-voltage MasterPLUS interface relay from Finder is the latest addition to the popular 39 Series of fully featured interface relays that continue to push the boundaries of flexibility and space saving well beyond that of conventional relays.

Specifically, it has a multi-voltage capability to accept an input/coil voltage anywhere between 24 V and 240 V, be it AC or DC, all in the same unit. Additionally it boasts the option of Push-in terminal technology as well as an optional output fuse module, with or without LED status indicator.

Martindale Electric Provides a Flexible Solution to a Current Problem

Manx Utilities, formerly known as Manx electricity, is a Statutory Board of the Isle of Man Government responsible for providing its customers with safe, reliable, efficient and economic supplies of electricity, natural gas and clean water; as well as collecting/processing waste water, and delivering flood risk management services.

On a daily basis Manx Utilities electricians perform complex electrical tests and maintenance work to keep the systems working flawlessly.

Power & Energy Monitoring made simple with Fluke’s latest Three-Phase Energy Logger

picThe Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger simplifies power and energy monitoring and enables you to produce simple load studies for your company’s complete facility, individual pieces of industrial plant or office departments. Simple energy surveys can be produce before and after energy saving equipment or methods have been introduced. If you are looking for support with your energy monitoring requirements then please contact our Power & Energy experts at the Test Tools Shop.

Reduce down-time, equipment failure and Energy use

Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures will have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life. By not keeping their drives at or close to their Optimum operating temperature manufacturers Risk huge consequential costs when the production line grinds to a halt as a result of system failure.

A typical electrical component’s life expectancy is approximately halved for every 10 °C increase in its ambient temperature. Controlling the temperature within enclosures is therefore critical for manufacturers
to avoid premature component failure and the consequential interruption to production if the automation system falls over.

Reduce the Risk Of Pollutants Accessing Your Drainage System

Pollution incidents associated with run-off from spills and or fire water accessing surface water drains and then accessing the wider environment are well documented, as are the fines and penalties imposed by the UK Environment Agencies. Systems available to combat this range from simple response measures such as drain covers right up to interceptor systems which normally involve some form of civil engineering which can be disruptive and costly.

TCM – The New Force in Forklifts

TCM is the dealer-driven brand within the UniCarrier group, designed to offer localised service and support with world-class resources and technology.

TCM is ranked as one of the world’s top 10 forklift companies in terms of turnover, with exceptionally strong sales in its European market. It has recently introduced a deliberate strategy to provide a completely new forklift offer to the UK market, with sales and support channelled entirely through a comprehensive dealer network.

New 4-20mA DC clamp meter added to Fluke Connect family of wireless test tools

Fluke has introduced a Current Clamp Meter measuring 4-20mA DC that wirelessly relays measurements to other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units or the Fluke Connect mobile App. The Fluke a3004 FC Wireless DC Clamp Meter is a fully functional current clamp meter which measures 4mA to 20mA signals without “breaking the loop”. It is ideal for use by process control technicians and for industrial technicians maintaining PLCs and controls, as well as in automotive and HVAC applications.

Ambitious valve manufacturer Bifold continues to grow developing 48hr despatch for efficient and quick delivery

Bifold’s 48hr Despatch

Bifold has recently moved to larger premises in Chadderton (see below for full address) and so have been able to develop many different initiatives due to their expansion within the factory and growing workforce. The initiative that has the biggest impact for customers is that Bifold now has the capability to deliver products, configured and built to order within 48 hours.

Silicone X-Treme Tape

Capable of withstanding extremes in temperature, pressure and voltage, X-Treme Tape is a self-fusing insulating and repair wrap, which forms an air and water-tight stretch seal by sticking only to itself by means of a cross-linked polymer bond. The tape features the highest bond strength in the industry along with high tensile and dielectric strengths.

Innovative Vacuum Solutions for Packaging and Food Processing

Vacuum technology has become a crucial element for many tasks in the food packaging and food processing industry. Many years of experience in vacuum engineering and the latest developments in pump technology gives the oil-sealed rotary vane SOGEVAC range the capability to adapt to the requirements of the industry. The comprehensive range of pumping speeds from 10 to 1200m2/h allows every customer to select the right pump for his application. The SOGEVAC range has the highest water vapour-handling capabilities on the market and PFPE variants for MAP with oxygen are also available.

OMEGA Introduces High Accuracy Industrial Wet/Wet Differential Pressure Transducer

Designed & Manufactured by Omega

The OMEGA PX509HL Series industrial differential pressure transducers are rugged shock and vibration rated with high accuracy and are specifically designed to provide long life in demanding industrial areas (ruggedized Containment Pressures up to 10,000 psi).

Midland Metrology Ltd – Profile Projectors

Profile Projectors, Shadowgraphs, Optical Comparators or sometimes simply known asJT12 A-B Profile Projector Projectors are available with either vertical or horizontal light sources, new or used and from a wide range of manufacturers

Our profile projectors are also available as small compact bench types where space is at a premium.

LOK6 delivers one for all safe isolation

Now available from Martindale Electric – leaders in voltage detectors and safe isolation – is the LOK6, a universal locking off device for fuse carriers.  Designed to restrict finger access to live contacts and prevent the reinsertion of a fuse whilst maintenance is in progress, the LOK6 is ideally suited to Red Spot and other similar style fuse holders.  It’s easily adjustable to fit fuse holders from 20A to 100A, providing a ‘’one size fits all solution’’ improving safety and saving time sourcing the right device for the job.

E-TECK: EXPERTS IN ADVANCED ADHESIVES

E-Teck Ltd provides industrial users with high quality structural and semi-structural adhesives together with ancillary products for the engineering, marine and automotive sectors. Our products cover both generalist and specialist applications where we can formulate adhesives to your exact requirements.  

MIE Solutions- Success with the right ERP / MRP software solution.

Success with the right ERP / MRP software solution.

All manufacturers are under pressure to produce high quality products whilst keeping costs low.  As we all know this has an effect on how competitive you can remain within the market. MIETrak Pro is an all inclusive package for the manufacturing industry.  The software takes each individual process of the manufacturing workflow and brings them all together as one well oiled machine.  By investing in this software, you are able to ensure that everyone is “reading from the same hymn sheet”.  This in itself has a positive effect throughout any company.

MIE Solutions UK Ltd are based in Worcestershire and are the leading provider of Production Control Software to the manufacturing sector. We have 25 years experience within the sheet metal, engineering and fabrication industries, and have an international presence with over 10,000 users worldwide and offices situated throughout the world.

IP65 Enclosures with Solid & Transparent Doors

These competitively priced IP65 Cabinets are manufactured in grey ABS HB material with solid grey or transparent door.  Designed to meet IP65 and IK08 protection and combustible standards, they are supplied complete with a steel back plate, wall mounting brackets and lockable key.  Available in 8 sizes, the range is ideally suited for use in harsh, dry, dusty conditions, including applications in marine, gas, construction, telecommunications, lighting, automation, heating and ventilating.

Partex Marking Systems

Marking and labelling specialist Partex UK has recently launched a test, maintenance, calibration and repair service for hydraulic, heavy duty and hand operated crimping tools. The in-house facility located at the company’s headquarters in the West Midlands, offers a fast and cost effective solution for businesses requiring their crimp tools repaired or calibrated to relevant BS/EN and international standards.

Belimo Energy Valve™ CSA Award winner – Category: Innovation in Commissioning.

On Thursday June 11th at the CSA Gala Awards Ceremony at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex, Belimo Automation UK Limited were presented with the CSA Award 2015 in the category ‘Innovation in Commissioning’ with their Belimo Energy Valve™.

In support of its 25th Anniversary the Commissioning Specialists Association launched an industry-wide awards programme, in a celebration of the companies innovations and people that are achieving the highest professional standards and helping to drive this industry forward.

ESAB Launches New Range of Gas Equipment And Pressure Control Products

ESAB Welding & Cutting Productsannounces the launch of a new range of gas equipment to expand its brand portfolio offering in the UK. The new product line combines leading Victor® and ESAB gas apparatus and pressure control products in the most complete selection offered from any manufacturer.

The new line includes gas regulators, torch handles, oxy-fuel cutting tips and attachments, flow meters, welding and cutting outfits, cutting equipment and more. These products cover the full range of needs from general industrial to heavy duty mill and foundry requirements. They represent the most modern of gas apparatus technology providing superior quality, reliability, safety, and performance. With the new line, ESAB will phase out the Murex Saffire, Elite and Sabrecut brands.

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