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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 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.

Liverpool University chooses Stokvis Plate heat exchangers

Liverpool University is nearing completion of a long-term M&E upgrade that has seen Stokvis plate heat exchangers replace nearly all the existing calorifiers used to provide hot water to its buildings.

Over the past 10 years, the University has been taking its old calorifiers (each one used to store up to 3,000 litres of hot water) out of service as they reach the end of their service lives or become uneconomical.

Replacement is with plate heat exchangers, usually accompanied by a 300 – 500 litre buffer vessel, to supply hot water on demand. 

Machines containing Variable Speed Drives associated with RCCBs Complying with essential installation safety requirements!

Small stand-alone machines/equipment containing 3 phase VSDs must not be connected to circuits protected by standard RCDs. Connecting 3 phase inverters down-stream of standard RCDs will affect the prescribed operation of the RCD and therefore does not meet the Electricity at Work Regulations.

Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions

Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today – several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design specification, but may not now be capable of functioning as intended.

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Field operators in the physical plant often face a labyrinth of pipes and instruments relying solely on past training and experience to know where they need to be. To easily navigate the ever evolving COG physical plant, Brady offers durable signage solutions for a more efficient turnaround.

Super Swivels

Thousands of swivel options… Super Swivels® has provided superior products for a large variety of hydraulic uses since 1986. Designing and manufacturing heavy-duty, leak free, live swivels at a competitive price with outstanding performance.

A heat treating process and patented design enables higher working pressure ratings. Super Swivels large inventory provides exceptional service and delivery times. Custom design, engineering and adaptation fulfill demanding hydraulic needs.

Process Meter, using the latest in digital technology

Introducing the very latest in Process Meter design, available now from, Nesslegrove Technologies. Featuring combined easy reading analogue, bar graph and 4 digit display. Among the many functions are:-

  • Input, display and alarm level settings by customer downloadable free software..
  • 20 point input correction, for non linear functions.
  • Selectable display/alarm backlight colours.
  • Low cost and compact in size.

Advantech Launches New HMI/SCADA Software WebAccess 8.0 with HTML5 Business Intelligence Dashboard

Building on the success of previous versions, WebAccess 8.0 is a leap forward in the design of SCADA software. Going beyond SCADA, WebAccess 8.0 is also a HTML5 Business Intelligent Dashboard that can be opened from anywhere on any HTML5 compatible browser. The Business Intelligent Dashboard analyses data and helps managers make decisions as to what to do and WebAccess 8.0 also provides developers with the tools to design their own widgets and applications and the integration of Microsoft Excel reports.  Through HTML5, a limitless number of users, with varying access levels are able to read information and make changes from wherever they are using either the Internet or Intranet.

Red Lion Extends PAX®2C PID Control by Adding FlexBus™ Support

New FlexCard™ Modules Enable Monitoring and Control of Multiple Applications on Single Display

York, Pa. – March 24, 2015 – Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the integration of FlexBus™ technology to its PAX®2C proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller portfolio. By inserting field installable FlexCard™ modules, users can now populate PAX2C PID controllers in more than 150 configurations to monitor and control multiple application processes on a single display.

UPS Battery Replacement in a Box

Power protection customers can now gain access to a fast, unique and cost-effective UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) battery replacement service. It has been launched by specialist power protection and energy management reseller Critical Power Supplies.

Available to customers across the UK and Northern Ireland, the service is being offered as a standalone package or part of an emergency, standby or preventative maintenance plan. The battery replacement service incorporates the latest recycling techniques, standards and products and provides cashback* for recycled batteries.

Hand Held Milling Replaces Conventional Aluminium Grinding!

Milling with manual angle grinders substitutes grinding and weld prep.

Used on conventional angle grinders, single and double sided Milling Rings save time, money and improve work quality, in the processing of nonferrous metals. The stock removal rate is significantly increased, grinding dust disappears and no abrasive residues remain within the material. Total service life of each disc is normally between 2500-3500 hoursand can typically do the job of 5000 good quality standard bonded grinding discs!

Signal Conditioning Challenges Facing the Process Engineer

Many types of sensor are available for monitoring processes of all types, including temperature, level, flow, pressure, position, light, and so on; the list of applications using signal conditioning is endless.

Any industry, heavy or light, from farming to power generation, will make use of signal conditioning units and each industry will present its own set of requirements and problems.

Positioning control: Not where you should be? Torsion and elasticity could be to blame.

When we think of a gearhead, we tend to assume that it is incompressible and rigid, the truth is it still bends, compresses and has elastic properties. This has an effect on the difference between the perceived motion (encoder counts) and the actual motion of a drive system –we are not where we are supposed to be!

New Fluke dual-range Pressure Calibrator for gas custody transfer measurements in intrinsically safe environments

Fluke has introduced a new ‘Ex’ Dual Range Pressure Calibrator for use in classified environments, offering ranges, accuracies and capabilities that make it ideal for gas custody transfer measurements. The new Fluke 721Ex, with IECEx and Atex Ex ia IIB T3 Gb (Zone 1) ratings, is available in 14 models and can be used with a Fluke 720RTD probe for temperature measurement. Fluke has also introduced 700 series pressure test hose and pump kits which minimise the difficulty and leaks when connecting a pressure calibrator or pump to a device under test. Their quick installation, without the use of tools, increases efficiency, saving time and money. These pressure accessories are a best-in-class set of premium hose and No Tools Required (NTR) pressure connection accessories.