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Poundland seek Dexeco’s expertise to switch to LED for recent expansion

Leading single price UK retailer are quids in with Dexeco’s array of outstanding energy saving luminaries.

Dexeco manufactured and delivered an impressive total of 776 high level LED products for Poundland’s new flagship depot in Harlow, Essex. The 31,000 m2 distribution centre is the retailer’s largest facility, serving its entire store network and driving their business expansion in the UK and across the Channel.

Techsil Launch New Range of Epoxy Adhesives which Cure within Seconds

Curing with UV-LED-light has helped to elevate light curable adhesive bonding to new levels of advancement. Until recently, UV-LED-hardening adhesives were limited to free-radical curing acrylates. With the recent development of new and innovative photoinitiators, cationic curing epoxy systems can now also be hardened in seconds.

CDR launches non-metallic self-priming pumps

CDR Pumps has launched a range of non-metallic self-priming pumps, designed for handling toxic, corrosive and aggressive chemicals in applications such as tanker unloading and bund emptying.

The units are suitable for priming up to 6m of suction lift, with capacities from 1m3/hr to 40m3/hr.

SEEPEX metering pumps with integrated flow control

SEEPEX have recently introduced a new generation of dosing pumps – a progressive cavity pump range that combines accuracy, reliable metering and the option for remote control.

Our dosing pumps are suitable for low and high viscosity products, they can handle aggressive chemicals and abrasive products and are suitable for high pressure applications.

Non-Invasive Continuous Liquid Level Detector

INTROTEK INTERNATIONAL, Edgewood, NY, a global leader in ultrasonic technology has announced the launch of their latest Non-Invasive CONTINUOUS LIQUID LEVEL DETECTOR (“CLM”). The CLM delivers the answer for challenging non-invasive liquid level monitoring for a variety of fixed tanks and vessels comprised of, Stainless Steel, Copper, Aluminum,Teflon, Plastic and Fiberglass.

Avancer UK launches new range of world class instrumentation and sensors into the UK

Avancer UK is going from strength to strength, supplying through a nationwide network of technical distributors they offer full UK sales and support on every product they supply. In addition to supplying quality products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers of instrumentation and sensors. Avancer also now manufacture more than a dozen specialist products here in the UK supporting UK manufacturing and jobs.

High Performance Alloys – a short history

Author

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.