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ST Robotics International

ST aims to provide robots that are affordable, easy to set up and use and easily programmed by any individual regardless of experience. We provide free and unlimited support throughout the learning curve. We equally aim to provide a low cost solution to experienced users for a diverse range of advanced or complex tasks. Some users manage with our acclaimed manuals, some need more support and advice. It’s what we do.

Birmingham Manufacturer Launches World’s Smallest Battery-Powered Counterbalance Truck

The smallest and most powerful battery-powered counterbalance truck in the world has been launched by Wilmat, the West Midlands based manufacturer of materials handling equipment.

The Bulldog heavy duty counterbalance truck was developed by the firm in Steward Street, Birmingham, to offer unprecedented manoeuvrability in even the smallest of spaces coupled with real lifting power.

Wilmat’s Managing Director, Teresa Hands, says: “It’s fantastic news to be able to announce that as a Birmingham manufacturer we are proving to be a real world leader in our industry.

New guides announce ABB’s service offerings for flow calibration and valve testing

ABB’s flow and valve services explained by new publications

ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business has released two new guides covering its services for flow calibration and valve testing. Available on request from, the guides explain how ABB’s flow calibration facilities at its Stonehouse and Workington factories can be used to help check the accuracy of flowmeters and control valves.

For flow calibration, the facilities enable a wide variety of flowmeter types to be calibrated to the leading international standards. All calibrations are carried out to ISO9000, with the option of a UKAS accredited calibration where the certificate carries the ILAC and UKAS Calibration Laboratory 0255 logo.

The Filter Press co. Ltd

The Filter Press Co. Ltd is celebrating becoming an Authorised EU distributor for one of the top Filtration Equipment Manufacturers in China. As our company is an established supplier of filtration and separation equipment, we are fully committed to the development, design, manufacture, sales and services of our equipment, and feel that this commitment between our companies is the next step forward in our development.

The Filter Presses that we supply are manufactured with professional CAD/CAM production technology, modern manufacturing equipment, and ’State of the art’ inspection & testing. In order to meet the many varying filtering requirements of our customers, we are constantly developing and improving our product technology, quality, process automation and after-sale service, to be able to give you the service you would come to expect from our company.

Nordson EFD fluid spray systems reduce costs and downtime

Nordson EFD’s MicroMark® precision spray marking systems produce neat, consistent spots and stripes from 3,3 to 30 mm wide without overspray or clogging. Designed for reliability and low maintenance, the MicroMark systems dramatically reduce downtime on automated and semi automated production lines.

Based on EFD’s proven Low Volume Low Pressure (LVLP) precision spray technology, the MicroMark valves provide fast, controlled application of a wide range of marking materials.The system’s high transfer efficiency and quick cutoff improve part appearance and keep work areas clean. A short microburst of air after each shot keeps the nozzle from clogging and reduces maintenance. The valve spray nozzle defines the pattern of the spray – the 787MS valve enables 3,3 to 5mm sprays, where the 781S-SS valve allows round or oval shaped covers from 5 to 30mm.

Hydra-Cell® Pumps in Oxygen Scavenging

Following site trials pumping aggressive oxygen scavenging chemicals, Occidental Petroleum in Oman has approved Hydra-Cell pumps, from Wanner International, for use in one of their most demanding applications.

Dissolved oxygen in injection water can cause destructive oxygen corrosion to metal pipes and process equipment. By-products of this corrosion form sludges that cause plugging and blockages. This oxygen is generally removed through the introduction of oxygen scavenging chemicals into the high-pressure stream.

Reece Safety Products Choose Fibox Arca To House Their Srk24 Substation Rescue Kits

When it comes to staff safety,personnel who are tasked to enter HVsubstations to carry out specific duties are in the main, fully trained to recognise the dangers associated with high voltage power equipment.

Even so,high voltage substations are still seen as major potential accident areas where rapid intervention can determine whether your engineer will survive the accident.

In such an incident, loss of life or serious injuries can be reduced by having immediate access to the correct equipment to enable rapid and safe assistance has been proven successful and this wall mounted kit, developed by Reece Safety Products has been designed to be located inside an electrical substation for just such an event.

Rising to a lining challenge for Alstom

Repair Protection and Maintenance (RPM) has now completed the difficult internal lining of two Braithwaite bolted panel tanks for Alstom Power at Ratcliffe-on-Soar near Nottingham.

The tanks had been redundant for many years before it was decided to line them to use them to contain water for use with a new project.

RPM used the Nu Tank lining system, which only required manual surface preparation to ST 2. This system was developed in the early 80s to provide a good, long term coating for water tanks in roof spaces in sensitive buildings such as hospitals, food processing plants and high rise offices or flats, where grit blasting would be both impracticable and potentially too messy for the surrounding environment.

HBM Provides Precise Measurements in Tough Conditions

As more and more applications in harsh environments require powerful force transducers, which feature a high resistance to external influences, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce it has expanded its range of IP68 rated products to meet this need.

The new Stainless Steel C10 Force Sensor provides maximum precision in compressive force measurement, for even the most demanding of environments.

The new sensor offers 75 ppm and presents excellent linearity and hysteresis values. The sensors accuracy classes, which are between 0.03 and 0.06, depending on the nominal force which ranges from 2.5 kN to 1 MN, can be freely configured according to the application with a variety of options.

Last chance to register for your FREE visit to Railtex

Tuesday will see the opening of Railtex 2015, the UK’s three-day railway technology showcase, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Online registration to visit this unique event free of charge remains open at until midnight on Monday 11 May. This is your last chance to gain entry to the exhibition and its extensive programme of accompanying features without paying a fee on the door.

J. R. Boone’s Mixer makes Stable Landfill for Augean

J. R. Boone Mixers have supplied a large continuous mixer to Augean PLC to process waste prior to land filling at their Kings Cliffe site near Peterborough, The 90Tonne per hour paddle mixer is capable of processing up to 750 Cubic metres of material per day, stabilising and consolidating the waste to form a stable material, allowing WAC non-complaint materials to become safe for landfill.

J. R. Boone’s already have a successful track record with Augean, having previously supplied another paddle mixer to the company for a similar application. Although Augean did compare J.R. Boone mixers with others, this successful history along with a competitive quote, led to J.R. Boone Ltd being awarded the contract.

Non-Invasive Flow Measurement Solutions

Dynasonics have developed a comprehensive range of simple-to-fit, ultrasonic clamp-on liquid flow meters with portable, hand-held and fixed models for pipes from 13mm to 5000mm in diameter.

Dynasonics meters simply clamp on to the outside of pipes and do not contact the internal liquid, technology that has inherent advantages including: zero pressure head loss, no moving parts to maintain, no fluid compatibility issues, and a bi-directional measuring range at very low and high flow rates.

Rittal Limited – The System

Since its foundation in 1961, Rittal has continuously evolved into the world’s leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and software & services.

Today, “Rittal – The System.” offers you a perfectly coordinated system platform. It unites innovative productions, pioneering engineering solutions and global service to accommodate the most diverse requirements. It caters to a whole host of industries, from machinery and plant engineering, to the automotive industry, through to information technology.

New Straightpoint Catalogue Contains Series of New Products

Straightpoint’s new catalogue includes a number of new products and enhancements to its industry leading range of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell technology.

The catalogue contains over 30 pages of technical information and illustrations, giving the UK manufacturer’s global partners and distributors a unique reference point to the growing portfolio of equipment.

JSP’s New Fall Arrest Range – Bringing JSP Flair to Work at Height

JSP is proud to introduce a brand new complete range of stylish fall protection equipment designed with the user in mind.

Every detail of the range, which includes top-quality harnesses, lanyards, restraint systems, lifelines, retractable fall limiters, rescue equipment, full specialist kits and accessories, has been meticulously thought through from start to finish. Quality, comfort, style and affordability are its hallmarks.


JSP’s new collection of harnesses and lanyards covers everything needed for working safely at height, from the Spartan™ economy range, ideal for occasional and short term use, through to the Pioneer™ mid-range, and then through to the premium K2™ collection, which conforms to the highest standards of technology, comfort, safety and ergonomic design.

Hydrostatic Pressure Measurement the ESI Technology Way…..

What is Hydrostatic pressure and how does ESI’s Hydrostatic level measurement technology work?
What is Hydrostatic pressure?

Hydrostatic pressure is commonly described “The pressure equivalent to that exerted on a surface by a column of water of a given height due to the force of gravity”.  A liquid column above the pressure sensor creates hydrostatic pressure, which is a direct indicator for the liquid level. Generally, the standard unit of measurement is calibrated in metres of water gauge (mWG). This may sometimes be referred to as metres of water column (mWC), or metres of H2O (mH2O). Other countries may use different units of measurement, such as inches of water column (“WC).

Seton launch new range of construction signs to protect the workforce on site

Construction is a high risk industry with 31%* of all UK workplace fatalities occurring in construction.  Employers are legally obliged to eliminate and reduce risks to physical health by displaying signage, and Seton has launched a brand new range of construction safety signs to assist with this. With the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 coming into force in April this year, employers are reminded of the importance of complying with legal requirements to ensure site safety.  Construction signs provide clear visual warnings reducing potential dangers for employees, sub-contractors, and visitors.

Achema 2015 – Safe Connections

Elaflex is exhibiting at Achema and will be presenting innovations in their hose and coupling range. Cam and groove couplings are popular fittings for quick connection of hose assemblies. In recent years, there has been a market trend towards ever worsening qualities. Elaflex is confronting this by presenting a quality product line from their own production. Guaranteed to EN 14420-7 standard, reliable and operationally safe. Samples of these new cam and groove couplings ‘Made by Elaflex’ with ergonomically designed levers will be shown in sizes DN 25, 32 und 50 mm.

Helapet offer high performance filtration and protection for the process industry

Gas filtration is an important part of the process industry for both the protection of equipment, and the filtration of samples for environmental monitoring.

Helapet 0.2 micron hydrophobic filter devices provide these capabilities using a range of media and connectors that allows a universal range of applications. Our disc technology provides an effective filtration area of 17.35 cm2 while maintaining optimum flow rates. 

WAGO appoints new MD for UK and Ireland

WAGO Limited has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director.  Tony Hoyle, formerly Measurement Products General Manager (UK and Ireland) at ABB Ltd., will have overall responsibility for the company’s activities in the UK and Ireland.  He succeeds Gordon Smith who has announced his retirement after overseeing the company’s strong growth since its formation in 1992.  Gordon will however, work with Tony in a joint management capacity until the middle of 2015. 

New Tinytag Temperature Data Logger – ideal for indoor monitoring

Gemini Data Loggers, manufacturer of the Tinytag range, has launched a new version of the very popular Transit 2 temperature data logger. The logger is now available in an unobtrusive grey case as an alternative to the existing yellow. The Transit 2 has a slim line design and the grey case option will make it suitable for applications where it needs to be located discreetly. It is also useful where there is a requirement to differentiate between two sets of loggers (e.g. used in two different locations or applications).

Mixing Downtime outpaced by Chemineer’s new Express service

Chemineer, a leading manufacturer of mixers and agitators for the water and wastewater industries, has launched a new Express Service that is designed to offer customers immediate help in achieving operational performance goals for agitation and mixing processes.

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Enviropower maintains constant power output with ABB gas analyzers

ABB gas analyzers have helped the energy plant achieve operation targets whilst meeting the requirements of the Environment Agency Highly reliable ABB gas analyzers that have not suffered a single time loss failure in five years have allowed a waste to energy plant in West Sussex to achieve its target of 85% percent operating time.

The plant, owned and operated by Enviropower in Lancing, has a 5MWe capacity, burning around 60,000 tonnes a year of biomass fuel derived from construction and demolition waste.

Built in 2008, the plant uses an ABB ACF-NT multi-gas analyzer on each of its two combustion lines.

UK’s premier rail event prepares to welcome visitors

More than 470 exhibitors are now making final preparations for Railtex ‘15, which opens its doors at the NEC in Birmingham from 12 to 14 May. Firmly established as the UK’s premier showcase for the very latest in railway technology and services – and the biggest of these popular exhibitions in over a decade – this is an event not to be missed by anyone involved in managing or equipping one of the world’s busiest and fastest growing networks.

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