Category Archives: Latest News

EyeSens MCI – Multi Color Inspect for efficient LED-Inspection

The EyeSens MCI has been designed to measure objects for colour and intensity with the integrated EyeVision image processing software.

Nowadays illumination diodes are produced in all sorts of models and illuminants such as visible light, infrared and ultraviolet. For the inspection of LEDs on e.g. display units, devices or a printed circuit board assembly regarding color, intensity and functionality, an integrated inspection system is necessary.

Brown McFarlane Ltd Stainless Duplex & Super Steel Plate & Profiles

Stainless Steel Plate and High Specification Carbon Steels

Brown McFarlane now boasts one of the largest stock ranges of High specification Carbon and Stainless Steel plates in Europe supplying customers across the world with plate and profiled products always available in grades 304, 316, S31803(Duplex), and both S32750 and S32760(Super Duplex).

The plate stock is held in large area format in lengths up to 12,000 mm and width up to 3,000 mm and can be offered as full size plate, cut plate, or cut to any size or shape using our computer controlled high definition plasma machines.

Sonatest launch a new flaw detector series offering choice, customisation and performance, Take a Closer Look

Sonatest Ltd are proud to announce the release of the latest range of the Sitescan and Masterscan series of flaw detectors. Retaining the best features of the established series, the new range has evolved in response to the requirements of users and their applications, combining simplicity of use with improved capability and field proven reliability.

Listening to customer requests this new generation of flaw detectors offers new features to boost the productivity of the inspector. Customisable and intuitive menus create a smooth workflow for the operator and together with improved 4GB of data storage, simplified PC interfacing and new UT-lity reporting software the post-inspection report writing and result processing is greatly enhanced. 

5 questions to consider when managing Lockout/Tagout

One of the biggest challenges to successfully implement & maintain Lockout/Tagout is a heavy load in preparation; energy points need to be identified, airtight procedures need to be written, approved, managed and communicated, and employees need training.

CNC Applications

CamLink is a PC based application that brings the look and feel of your Mazatrol control to your desktop. CamLink has been designed by Mazak users, for Mazak users, so that anyone who knows how to operate and program a Mazatrol control, can very easily use this offline programming system, to increase your companies efficiency. CamLink has been in existence for over 25 years, so it is fully compatible with the majority of Mazatrol systems including: M+, T+, 640 M/T/MT, Nexus, Fusion, Smart.

Sensors that Learn Take the Guess Work out of Maintenance

In the chemical and petrochemical industries, plant safety and process reliability often rely on analytical instruments operating correctly. Maintaining process analytical instruments and keeping them in good condition can be cumbersome and costly.

Boskalis invests in a new, environmentally friendly high flow pump unit

Boskalis Nederland is a part of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. Boskalis was established in 1910 and has expanded from a local dredging contractor to a leading global maritime services company with over 11.000 employees. Originally, dredging and earth moving were the core activities of the company. They are now additionally active in the construction and maintenance of harbours, land reclamation, inland infra, and offshore energy sectors.

Parker Chomerics enhances thermal management solutions with the release of its latest THERM-A-GAP™ gel with conductivity extensions to 6 W/m-k

As more and more high performance electronics are utilised across a wide range of applications, it has stimulated a growing need to provide new innovative thermal materials that can effectively manage the heat dissipation challenges. In line with this need Parker Chomerics is constantly evolving its range of THERM-A-GAP™ thermally conductive dispensing gels in order that customers can maintain both system performance and reliability.  As the market leader in this domain Parker Chomerics has recently extended its range of gels to offer thermal conductivity up to 6 W/m-k and typical applications include high performance devices requiring minimal thermal resistance, ranging from automotive electronic control units (ECUs), power supplies and semiconductors, through to memory/power modules, microprocessors/graphics processors, flat panel displays and consumer electronics.

the Bülte wing grip! – How to fix, secure and release easily and quickly?

Bülte has added two new wing grips BPF 251 and BPF 252 to its Handwheel and Knob range. The body’s ergonomic shape and use of small raised strips enable a good grip. We offer two versions: screws and nuts. For the screws, lengths are from 8 to 50mm and are available in M4 and M5 x 28mm across the wings for BPF 251, and M5 and M6 x 31mm across the wings for BPF 252.

Technical expertise for industry: enhance your coating systems with Technicoat!

Market leaders in the surface coating industry, Technicoat have specialised in the application of industrial coatings for over 25 years. Providing job-coating services, they apply coatings to finished products as well as production equipment parts; aiming to deliver surface engineering solutions and improvements in efficiency of production processes, adding value to final products.


With over 25 years experience in pumping viscous materials, Kecol is the number one choice of many of The World’s leading pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food manufacturers.

Kecol equipment is used to transfer flowable & non-flowable materials from drums, IBC’s, mixing vessels and process vessels of various shapes, sizes and designs, without heating the material.

NORMA Group obtains major order from leading German automotive supplier

Maintal, Germany, 22 January 2015 – NORMA Group, a global market and technology leader in the area of engineered joining technology, has received a major order for quick connectors for use in cooling water systems from a German supplier to the automotive industry. The order includes manufacturing of more than five million NORMAQUICK PS3 quick connectors per year. These quick connectors in the nominal sizes 16 and 32 will be manufactured at NORMA Group’s site in Maintal, Germany, starting in February 2015.

In2Connect UK – M12 style connector

Whether used in traffic guidance systems, photovoltaic systems, industrial Ethernet, CCTV, offshore wind farms, or to connect sensors and actuators in factory automation systems, the M12 style connector from In2Connect UK is screw lock mating and offers 4 to 8 contacts; is IP67 rated, can be screened, and is well suited for wet, moisture-laden process environments ~ they’re as individual as your ambient conditions.

When three pumps are better than one

Engineers at Wanner have designed a high flow rate skid that incorporates three of the Company’s Hydra-Cell G35 pumps operating in parallel.

The system can pump up to 420 litres per minute at 83 bar pressure or up to 200 litres per minute at 100 bar pressure. Installing three Hydra-Cell pumps means three times the flow as they are true positive displacement pumps. This is not the case in a centrifugal pump system. With Hydra-Cell pumps the flow is maintained but the friction losses manifest themselves in increased system pressure.

Redex Group – MEROBEL’s new DGT300+

With MEROBEL’s new DGT300+, Web and Wire Tension Control has never been so easy to manage.
Efficient Tension Control system includes brakes, controllers and sensors, in order to guarantee a consistent web or wire tension during all the manufacturing process. Thus, beside to its well known range of EMP (ElectroMagnetic Particles) brakes, MEROBEL has developed and industrialized the electronic control solution making authority on the international market.

New FREE Shire Roadshow Schedule Published

The UK No 1 producer of maintenance software, Shire Systems, has published the full 2015 roadshow schedule. Shire roadshows are FREE and a fantastic way of experiencing the popular solutions first hand.

As usual, the Shire Team will on hand to answer any questions and demonstrate any aspect of the Pirana CMMS suite of products.

Rubber Expansion Joint for Abrasive Media

Rubber expansion joints are components for pumping and piping systems, suitable to compensate movements, noise and vibration.

For media containing abrasive components, Elaflex now offers the new type ERV-BR made of a highly abrasion resistant special rubber compound. Except for extreme strain (e.g. sharp and rough-edged matter) it is now no longer necessary to use an additional inner protection sleeve.

Portability key to success of oil in water analyser

Quantitech first launched the InfraCal 2, a portable oil in water analyser, in 2013 and the company’s Dr Andrew Hobson says: “There has been a heavy demand for this instrument in the oil sector because of the new functionality that now comes as standard. The InfraCal 2 can now be operated from an internal battery and also provides lower detection limits. However, the original InfraCal was not able to store multiple calibrations or to log readings, so the latest instrument can be more independent, making it better suited to remote operation. We are therefore hoping that it will also become popular in a wider range of other manufacturing and processing industries, including wastewater and fracking.”

Financing Critical Power Solutions Using C-PaaS

EcoPowerSupplies has launched a new way for datacentres to invest in uninterruptible power supplies and protect their operations from a worsening UK electrical supply grid. Standing for ‘Critical Power as a Service’, the C-PaaS model allows organisations to spread the cost of power protection investments including UPS systems and standby power generators over a fixed term.

Optional maintenance costs, future battery replacements and system upgrades can also be included, in addition to any initial project and electrical installation works.


The ANSI Z358.1-2009 standard establishes universal minimum performance and use requirements for emergency eyewash & drench shower equipment used for the treatment of the eyes, face, and/or body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials and/or chemicals. First implemented in 1981 the standard was modified in 1990, 1998, 2004, and most recently in 2009.

ExVeritas Provide Free ATEX and IECEx Update Training for Manufacturers

CompEx and Specialist Ex Training for 2015

Exveritas only ever use our senior working practitioners to present training, all of whom have at least 20 years’ experience. We are a CompEx licenced centre and are one of only a couple of centres worldwide that can present ‘Ex12′ for Designers, the highest level of CompEx training available. We are also the only training facility to run specialist courses such as ‘Intrinsically Safe circuit design for electronics engineers’ and  ‘ATEX turbine and engine  safety’.

Boosting Cooling Tower Price-Performance Ratio

Engineered plastic cooling towers offers unmatched performance plus design options and factory support – all at a competitive price

When evaluating the purchase of most types of capital equipment, the obvious factor to consider is price/performance. Yet, an important factor that most people would agree should not be overlooked is value added, an amenity or service – such as warranty or engineering assistance – that substantially increases the worth of the product, or potential ROI.

ALLTEC Manufactures the Dynashield® ADSx2F Series of Hardwired AC Surge Protection Devices

The new ADSx family provides a greater standard of protection for mission critical infrastructure. Smaller, lighter, tougher. The Dynashield® ADSx2F Series of Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) are fast responding, high current handling devices designed to protect sensitive electronic equipment and systems from damaging transient surge events.

Chancellor opens University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon George Osborne MP, officially opened the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park today (Friday, January 16, 2015).


Following on from a successful series of training and workshops in 2014, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the first dates for its 2015 training courses, which take place at the end of February.