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High Performance Alloys – a short history

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J Ward CEO Corrortherm International Ltd

Almost 250 years ago in November 1751 nickel was discovered as an element. Monel*400, a nickel copper alloy was one of the first high nickel alloys introduced to industry in 1905 . Today almost 100 years later it is still widely used and will continue to be used due to its outstanding corrosion resistance in many industrial applications.

Innovative Glary DC:DC Converters available from IdealPower

Power conversion specialists Ideal Power are now offering a wide range of DC/DC converters from Glary Power Technology, one of the leading innovators of small footprint board mounted power conversion. Glary are renowned worldwide for producing extremely reliable power converters that exceed 90% efficiency, are thermally efficient and have an impressive power density to size ratio. These innovative DC/DC converters are Available in industry-standard encapsulated and “brick” form factors ranging from 40W to 2KW and are ready to be fully customised to meet individual project requirements.

The benefits of factory floor automated set-up and data collection to improve compliance and overall performance

“A wealth of data exists on the Factory Floor if only we could turn it into valuable information early enough to be of use to us” has often been said.

Well now you can.

A number of problems surround the automation of factory floor data, ie moving away from paper based systems.

Firstly, it has to be said that paper recording has served the food and drink industry well for many decades and this fact alone makes it more difficult to dump it in exchange for computer based data collection.

PROton Embedded Controllers

The PROton PR25 is priced at just £45 for a one off industrial target controller. The PROton PR25 may be the ‘baby’ of the family measuring just 60 by 67mm but even this packs a serious punch. Based around an ARM Cortex M0+ core with 256K flash and 32K RAM running at up to 48MHz is a USB port, numerous timer/counters, two channels of high speed I2C serial, two SPI ports, Real Time Clock, 16-bit Analogue to Digital converter, 12-bit Digital to Analogue converter, Touch Sensing Interface and up to 64 general purpose I/O channels.

There’s No Room For Slip-Ups On A Roof

The Brymore Group are a successful property and estate management company. One of the many properties they own is an office block in Guildford Business Park, Surrey. They had an issue with the roof, because workers needed to access the air conditioning units to service them.

A green alternative to air pistons

Sapa Profiles has worked closely with Direct Thrust Designs Ltd to provide the extrusions for a game-changing piston for the automation market. Powered by electricity rather than compressed air, ‘ElectroPiston’ greatly reduces energy consumption and running costs.

ElectroPiston is the first purpose-made piston that is a viable and low cost alternative to air pistons for providing end-to-end forced linear motion. It uses electro-magnetism to create a smooth, continuous force for industrial applications requiring a push/pull motion.

January 2015 sees the launch of CTAC Associates LTD

CTAC Associates LTD is a network of practicing professional consultants and academic researchers in control theory and its applications, spanning a diverse range of industry sectors from automotive systems, industrial processes to biomedical engineering. CTAC provides consultancy, contract research, student placements, bespoke training courses and manpower access to well qualified engineering graduates.

Adelphi Process Equipment

 

Respected suppliers to the food, cosmetic, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries since 1947.

An extensive range of high quality transport, storage and mixing vessels, and other stainless steal containers.

West Special Fasteners: Boosts quality experience, by recruiting a Quality Consultant

West Special Fasteners, the Dronfield based manufacturer of high integrity fastening products to the oil , gas, pumps and valve industries has been gaining approvals during 2014 from Major companies and is looking to continue the trend, by recruiting a quality consultant.

‘Our BVAA membership is helping new oil and gas end users find our company,’ said Director James Hawkins ‘and so recruiting an additional quality consultant to help with the analysis of complex specifications is the next logical step to help our existing team.’

LINKX COMBINES SPEED WITH VERSATILITY FOR UNILEVER

Unilever have enjoyed three years of eminently satisfactory service from Linkx Systems high-performance automatic collation and shrink wrapping machine. The machine has been complimented by excellent on-going support from Linkx, so much so that Unilever has now added a second Linkx machine to its PG tips production line at their Trafford Park plant. The existing machine will be retained, with the new machine providing extra capacity and flexibility.

Respol Industrial & Commercial Flooring Solutions

RESPOL’s have for over thirty years provided their customers with an outstanding service and innovative, technically advanced commercial and industrial flooring solutions, designed and guaranteed to perform to the highest standards and provide years of cost-effective service in the most diverse and demanding environments.

Fitness For Factories

Protect your workplace from post-Christmas lethargy with A-SAFE’s
maximum performance products 
How did you feel when you opened your factory doors after returning from the Christmas break? Revived and rejuvenated? Perky and prepared for the New Year? Or maybe just a little flabby and fuzzy round the edges.

Primasonics Acoustic Cleaners Solve The Problems or Material Bridging, Ratholing and Cross Containment Within Silos

Primasonics® Acoustic Cleaners are widely employed wherever ash, dust and powders are generated, processed, stored or transported. This range of acoustic cleaners has been of tremendous benefit in both preventing material hang-up and ensuring maximum, continuous material flow in silos and hoppers. Indeed some of Primasonics most challenging but successful applications were within silos which contained dry materials such as cement.

Level Transmitter Improves Chiller System

New Taipei, Taiwan – Finetek Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the availability and use of its newest EG series level transmitter, the EG3, to precisely measure coolant level in an evaporator within an industrial air or water cooled chiller.  Accurate reservoir level control is important for precise control of refrigerant flow through the expansion valve. 

CERTUSS (UK) Ltd

All CERTUSS Steam Generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG. CERTUSS offer seven construction groups within their range of fossil fuel Generators with outputs ranging from 80kg/hr to 2000kg/hr and operating pressures of up to 32 Bar G. To accompany the Generator, CERTUSS also offer their CVE Package Plant Module, where all of the associated ancillary items are pre-piped, pre-wired and factory tested.

Did you know?

Typically LPG cylinders contain an average of 15% fuel on return! Returned fuel adds significantly to operating costs. Forklift trucks may come to a standstill when running out of gas. Marshall’s Industrial can Supply the Perfect Solution, nominated for the 2015 FLTA awards in the Environment category.

Precision inertial MEMS sensors offer ultra-high resolution

First Sensor presents a new technology platform to fabricate high precision MEMS inertial sensors for the detection of inclination, acceleration and vibration. The capacitive sensors are based on single crystal silicon and utilize the latest micromachining technology. The devices achieve large signal-to-noise ratios and excellent stability over temperature which allows them to detect smallest changes in acceleration or inclination.

Tough Fans from VAF Air controlling odours and dust in confined work spaces

When working in confined space it is imperative that the air is changed to provide a safe working environment. Miniveyor Air VAF series portable fans can move contaminated air out of a building or work area. They effectively exhaust fumes, dust and smells, ventilate confined spaces, and increase the flow of fresh air.

C3412 – The new generation “Compact Crane”

With unique infinite outrigger positioning technology, the versatile C3412 can be set up and operated in the most demanding of confined spaces. Hybrid technology allows it to operate internally or externally around production lines or construction sites.

HumidIcon™ – combination of temperature and humidity sensors

HumidIcon™  is Combination of Integrated Temperature and Humidity Sensor Solution. Primarily targeted for medical, HVAC, and industrial applications, these new sensors offer industry-leading long-term accuracy, stability, and reliability plus true, temperature compensated digital I2C or SPI output. The HumidIcon™ sensors provide a cost effective solution for device and system developers who want to reduce design time and time to market, and also save space on the board.

Your Ideas. Realised

Sensor-Technik UK is the UK and Ireland representative of the Wiedemann Group, the sister company alongside Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH in Germany and STWTechnic LP in the USA. Sensor-Technik Wiedemann is one of the foremost pressure sensor manufacturers and suppliers in Europe.

The Need for Fume Extraction

Local and international health and safety legislation (such as COSHH, NIOSHH and OSHA etc) states that it is the employers responsibility to protect the health, welfare and safety of their employees. Failure to do so can result in expensive legal action, potential fines and poor employee relations.

CAMO Software

Take your process understanding and control to a new level with CAMO Software

Understanding and managing processes is paramount in any manufacturing or engineering company. In many cases, those processes can be complex, with a large number of variables potentially affecting the outcome.

ALL PSU introduce new ultra slim Din Rail mounting power supply units from 30 – 480 Watts….

ALL PSU have recently added to their extensive range of Power Supplies and DC-DC Converters with a brand new ultra slim DIN Rail mounting range. Our new KHEA series has units at 30, 60, 90, 120, 240 and 480 Watts with single output models of 5, 12 and 24 Volts across these ranges.

Petlon Polymers chooses UK manufacturer to ensure high grade polymer production.

Petlon Polymers Ltd are investing in its polymer compound production lines by upgrading their metal detection and separation equipment with the EZ-Tec 9100 all metal separator, developed and manufactured by UK-based manufacturer Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd. The EZ-Tec 9100 all metal separators from Eriez are being installed at critical stages of the process to ensure metal free end product quality at an affordable price.

Calibrating Electrical and Process Instruments

Electrical measurement equipment such as multimeters, resistors, power supplies and electrical testers are commonly used instruments that require periodical calibration, as well as process instruments advises Eddy Jones of calibrate.co.uk.

Test Equipment has certain measurement capabilities which conform to its manufacturers specifications. Over time these measurement and supply capabilities may drift outside of their specifications and so require recalibration to ensure that they are operating within the acceptable limits.

NEW THERMAL IMAGING SOFTWARE DELIVERS INSTANT REPORTING AT JUST ONE CLICK!

Two new software packages which cut thermal imaging engineers’ survey/reporting time by 20% by streamlining the data capture, input and analysis procedures associated with thermal imaging report generation and maintenance monitoring,  have been developed by thermographic services specialist,  Ti Thermal Imaging Ltd.

Transmit data interference-free with light

With the DDLS 500, Leuze electronic has developed a data transmission photoelectric sensor that, in addition to a high transmission rate of 100 Mbit/s, sets new standards – above all with respect to usability.

RACK TO THE FUTURE

A-SAFE launch iFlex range with next-generation innovations in leg-racking protection.

The former CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner, once said: “There’s no good idea that cannot be improved upon.” It’s a philosophy that is at the heart of every new model, every material upgrade and every product development in the history of modern invention.

Ready to tackle increasingly demanding PCB assembly projects

Customers outsourcing the manufacture of high-complexity or mixed-characteristics boards to benefit from Speedboard’s investment in Vapour Phase technology Windsor,United Kingdom – Speedboard Assembly Services has enhanced its Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly capabilities, following its investment in an IBL BLC 509 Vapour Phase oven; where Vapour Phase affords much better control and stability over the entire soldering process, compared to traditional reflow soldering, regardless of board characteristics.

Rockwell Automation Eases Recipe Management and Protection With Advanced FactoryTalk Batch Software

New capabilities help track recipe changes, manage approvals and help protect intellectual property

The latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation eases the process of modifying and creating new recipes by managing the approval process for changes and automatically tracking the genealogy of recipes. New security-authority binding features also help manufacturers protect their intellectual property.

Valve Ranges Complement Hydra-Cell Pumps

Wanner International offers a wide selection of Back Pressure Valves and Pressure Relief Valves that it claims are ideal for use in chemical dosing systems and complement its Hydra-Cell diaphragm pumps.

Wanner Back Pressure Valves help ensure that Hydra-Cell pumps provide accurate predictable flow, while the Pressure Relief Valves protect pumps and systems from over pressure situations.

New Low Cost Flow Meter Calibration Services

Where accurate flow measurements are required or even critical, it is imperative that the flow meter being used is producing correct and consistent results. Only by calibrating a flow meter can you provide assurance that it is performing accurately and within its stated specifications.

Bell Flow Systems, a leading manufacturer and supplier of flow meters recently commissioned an in-house flow meter calibration facility to offer low cost, flexible calibration services for flow meters of many measuring principles and sizes.

Winter is Coming | Protect your business with Drum Heaters from Hawco

Hawco offer a full range of drum and IBC (Intermediate bulk container) heaters for both plastic and metal drums.

Drum heaters are widely used for melting or warming:

  • Resins
  • Glucose
  • Soaps
  • Wax
  • Cosmetics
  • Perfume
  • Food products

C3412 – The new generation “Compact Crane”

With unique infinite outrigger positioning technology, the versatile C3412 can be set up and operated in the most demanding of confined spaces. Hybrid technology allows it to operate internally or externally around production lines or construction sites

CSG WIN HAMPSHIRE WASTE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has been appointed by SSE Enterprise Contracting, a leading supplier of multi-discipline mechanical and electrical services, to deliver waste equipment maintenance services for schools and other sites owned by Hampshire County Council.

SSE Enterprise Contracting currently delivers a range of mechanical and electrical services for the council and has appointed CSG on a one year rolling contract. CSG’s support will include regular servicing of pumping stations, sewage treatment plants, interceptors, septic tanks and storm water holding tanks at 43 sites across the County. The majority of site visits by CSG are being scheduled to take place during the school holidays.