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Aktis Engineering Solutions

Aktis Engineering Solutions is a highly focused and specialist engineering Solutions Company, who enjoy the advantage of being niche in the areas of engineering design, analysis, prototyping & manufacturing.

Innovative Moisture Measurement Technology by INADCO

INADCO Moisture Measurement BV located in the Dutch city of Eersel launches their innovative Moisturemeter II, which will allow the users to have continuous measurements of coarse bulk materials moist levels. In addition to this the Moisturemeter II, which has a patent pending, will also provide real time information on a wide range of physical parameters of that bulk stream also.

Molex widens its industrial automation offering with the addition of Heavy Duty Connectors

Molex Incorporated has announced the addition of a range of Heavy Duty Connectors to its portfolio following the recent acquisition of the GWconnect® range of products of the Italian industrial connector manufacturer Westec Srl. The Heavy Duty Connector range widens the Molex offering for industrial automation applications and aligns well with its Brad® Power and Micro-Change® M12 interconnect solutions.

Clever thinking helps Tata Steel solve tricky temperature device upgrade

ABB solution helps customer replace 30 year old devices with minimal time and disruption ABB’s latest generation of head mounted smart temperature transmitters have helped to provide a clever solution to a tricky upgrade project at Tata Steel in Port Talbot. ABB’s solution involved thirty TTH300 temperature transmitters being used to replace Hartmann and Braun field mounted units installed in 1981 without the need for extensive retrofitting work.

Rockwell Automation Launches PanelView 800 Graphic Terminals With Faster Boot-Up Time

Increased CPU processing speeds and memory in new terminals are supported in Connected Components Workbench software Release 8.0

Rockwell Automation reduces boot-up time and increases installation flexibility with the new space-saving Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family of graphic terminals.

All chemicals labelled? Get our free CLP/GHS Guide!

After June 2015, all dangerous chemical substances and mixtures need to carry a predefined CLP-label.

Now is the time to act! Take your chance and get our free CLP/GHS Solutions Guide!

In June 2015, the transition period ends for mandatory CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) chemicals labelling in the European Union. Brady’s quality printing systems provide companies with compliant CLP label templates and symbols, creating a flexible and easy to use in-house CLP Label printing solution. Now is the time to act! Download our free CLP/GHS Solutions Guide!

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.

Bender UK plans new HQ to accommodate expansion

Electrical safety specialist Bender UK is set to expand into a new purpose-built corporate headquarters and service centre close to its current head office in Ulverston, South Cumbria, and aims to complete construction by early 2016.

Insulation Resistance Testing reduces Electrical Shock Risk

Under normal conditions, an electrical device produces a minimal amount of leakage current due to voltage and internal capacitance, but the insulation can break down, resulting in excessive leakage current that can cause shock or in extreme cases, electrocution.

Insulation resistance testing is carried out by applying a high DC voltage, causing a small current to flow through the insulator surface. Insulation resistance is measured in megohms, so an insulation resistance tester is also known as a megohmmeter or megger.

Bluetooth Logging for up to 105 Measurement Channels

Hioki Memory HiLoggers record up to 105 channels of data wirelessly using Bluetooth® technology, capturing parameters such as voltage, temperature, resistance or humidity signals. Some models provide complete isolation between channels and high noise resistance.

Logging modules may be installed in hard-to-reach locations over line-of-sight distances of up to 30 metres; the presence of obstructions may shorten this range.

Royal HaskoningDHV recognised for asset management expertise with ISO55001 certification

Lloyd’s Register recognises Royal HaskoningDHV for its approach to asset management at Chemelot Industrial Park, making them one of the world’s first engineering consultancies to receive ISO55001 certification.

ODU – not your average connector company

ODU-UK Ltd are exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2015 and invite you to visit their stand to see some of the many examples of ODU connector expertise.

Probably best known for their miniature military push-pull connectors, ODU have, since 2002, supplied more than 100,000 helmet connectors to the UK Bowman military communications programme, without a single reported connector failure.

ODU-MAC® connectors now offer even higher performance!

Connector specialistODU has increased both the flow-rate and operating pressure of its modular rectangular ODU-MAC range. The flow-rate of the compressed air valves has been  increased by approximately 20%, whilst the operating pressure of the fluid modules has been  boosted by 10 bar (145 PSI).

Minitec: Spiral Conveyor System

This bespoke spiral conveyor system was designed and built for a company that has a production plant for bottling and packaging of liquids, gels, ointments, creams, pastes, powders etc.

Some of the products need to be cooled down from a temperature of 65°C to below 30° C in about 8 minutes and this conveyor system allows for this to happen efficiently.

New Cranes for Cooper Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co Europe Ltd based in Melksham and include Avon Tyres, have taken delivery of 2 new Manitex Valla pick and carry cranes for use in the manufacture of tyres. The cranes supplied by The Hird Group, are the Valla 35ES and Valla 75E DC Electric cranes. They will replace existing Valla cranes that have been on the site for 11 years.

Theorem’s Publish 3D Document using Adobe’s PDF format Makes 3D CAD data accessible and secure

3D PDF technologyis a way of sharing 3D data within the Adobe PDF format that is recognised and used on computers worldwide.

Which is where Theorem’s Publish 3D Document software comes in.

Demanding position monitoring Kübler dual SSI display 575

The new dual SSI display 575 features two individually scalable encoder inputs, 2x SSI or SSI and TTL (A, /A, B, /B) for counting frequencies up to 1 MHz per channel (can also be used as a single-channel device). It also includes 4 freely programmable fast transistor outputs, each with an output current of 350 mA, which can be programmed as tracking presets.

Benefit From Improved Efficiencies In Process Applications With HBM Training

Following on from a successful series of training and workshops, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the dates for its next training course, which will take place on the 21-22nd May 2015.

Suitable for all personnel working in a field where fast weighing and high accuracy is demanded, ‘Fundamentals of dynamic weighing and strain gauge load cells’ is a two day seminar designed to improve efficiencies in your process application.

ESE – Lubrication importance

High-tech lubrication solutions are ensuring that the efficiency and lifetime of off-highway equipment is improved and prolonged.

As prices of industrial offhighway equipment rise, owners and operators are looking for practical ways to extend equipment life, improve
performance, and prevent both downtime and overhaul intervals. Studies have shown that the majority of engine mechanical wear – almost 90% – occurs at startup. At first crank of the engine, all the oil is in the sump and at the first rotation of the crankshaft, the bearings, turbo bearings, rods, pistons, heads and all galleys are dry, therefore causing metal-tometal contact to occur and thus damaging the engine over its lifetime. Off-highway applications are demanding and can be brutal on equipment.

ODU-MAC® now offers even higher performance!

Higher flow rate and operating pressure with air and fluid modules

Mühldorf am Inn, 5 March 2015 – ODU now offers the entire compressed air and fluid range of ODU-MAC with higher flow rates and/or high operating pressure. The electrical connector technology specialists’ in-house development and production increase the flow rate for the compressed air valves by approximately 20 percent, while the operating pressure for the fluid modules is boosted by ten bar (145 PSI).

METCASE’s New Digital Printing Service For Front Panels And Enclosures

OKW’s metal enclosures division METCASEis pioneering the use of digital printing for front panels, rack cases and instrument housings– saving customers time and money.

METCASE’s new state of the art digital technology means legends, logos and complex photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels and enclosures quickly and easily.

ETCASE can print in full colour CMYK up to 1,800 x 1,800 dpi on painted or anodised metal surfaces (and plastics) with all different kinds of textures.

PCME Chooses Fibox Aluminium Enclosures

PCME Ltd, a leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission monitors, has developed a range of rugged sensor options, and again has chosen Fibox to produce the rugged aluminium enclosures needed to provide the assured performance required to operate in highly contaminated environments.

New Showa S-TEX® 376 protective glove allows safe handling of oily components with sharp edges

The new Showa S-TEX® 376 protective glove has been added to Globus’ portfolio to provide a reliable solution to workers in all industries, for the secure handling of oily components and materials that present a high degree of mechanical risk.

Injuries to fingers and hands rank as the highest of all workplace injuries and are also the most preventable. Laceration injuries can also be incredibly costly both financially and in terms of the quality of life impact. The Occupational Health & Safety Administration based in the US (OHSA) estimates that the combined indirect and direct costs of a laceration injury are £23,700 with downtime, loss of productivity and potential legal costs all contributing to that figure.

Union Industries Firing On All Cylinders At Jaguar Land Rover

Union Industries is proving its efficiency at Jaguar Land Rover’s £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) with a significant installation requiring more than 40 of its high speed doors.

The Leeds-based company, which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains its own range of fast acting doors was chosen as Jaguar Land Rover’s preferred supplier due to its doors’ unrivalled durability and proven track record of low through-life-costs.

SZ-Steel® by Ovako retains properties for greater reliability in harsh sub-zero environments

As companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh sub-zero Arctic environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise. Components like pipeline bolts, hydraulic parts and offshore lifting devices must offer greater reliability at -50°C or lower sub-zero temperatures.

Elevance Renewable Sciences

Bio-based, safe-to-use Elevance Clean™ 1200 is the new cleaning ingredient that rapidly penetrates your most challenging soils to boost the cleaning performance of your formulations. It is also VOC-exempt* and highly compatible across a range of aqueous to semi aqueous products while being used at neutral pH.

Take your warehouse lighting to the next level with LEDs

If you’re looking to increase lighting levels in narrow warehouse aisles, the Brighton S LED bay light from Earlsmann could be the ideal solution. In recent trials, the Brighton S units have been shown to create a much brighter environment while also reducing energy consumption by up to 75%.

Earlsmann’s client, a leading plastic moulding manufacturer based in Doncaster, was looking to cut energy costs, reduce maintenance spend and boost its green credentials. Its existing 250W metal halide lighting was using around 300W per fitting, and was in use 24/7. The lighting was used to illuminate 2m-wide aisles, with shelving up to 10m. Warehouse aisle lighting is key to productivity, as good visibility helps to avoid mistakes when selecting items, reduces eye strain and supports a safer working environment.

Heat Flux Measurements in the Micro-Watt range

greenTEG offers high-precision thermal sensors (gSKIN®) for process control and maintenance. greenTEG’s sensors resolve heat flux in the Micro-Watt range and detect temperature gradients down to Nano-Kelvins.

The gSKIN® heat flux sensors measure three types of heat fluxes: conduction, convection, and thermal radiation. They generate an analog voltage signal proportional to the heat flux. The signal can be read out and further processed to monitor processes and conditions.

3 Year UPS Warranty – applies on all 3 phase UPS Power Systems

Whatever your requirements, we can supply the best equipment for you, either delivered kerbside or installed. You choose. We have no brand loyalty, so we don’t force you to buy just one brand name. If you already know what you require we’ll quote most makes.

Need some professional help for before choosing which Uninterruptible Power Supplies you may require? We’re pleased to offer direct contact with our engineers no sales people.

Powder Flow Measurements – The Revolution

Powder flow property measurements generally fall into two main categories: dynamic analysis and static analysis. Dynamic instruments measure powder flow properties as the test material is moving or is about to move. Static instruments measure powder that is not moving and typically has been exposed to pressure. For a complete picture of a material’s flow behavior, both types of testers are required. For solving specific flow problems, usually one type of tester or test is required.