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Cirrus Research is THE ONE after appearing on prime time TV show

When the BBC needed a noise expert to appear on their flagship The One Show, it didn’t take long for them to call on Cirrus Research.

The current affairs programme that goes out every week day evening at 7pm, was covering a story about movie etiquette, following on from a national survey that look at annoying habits when people are sat in the cinema.

Three Counties Fluid Power

Three Counties Fluid Power has launched a new web catalogue for access to the many Fluid Power product ranges that they supply.


Engineers in every industry enhance processes where human interaction is needed and achieve better control with improved safety

Effective and essential communication is provided where equipment failure can lead to damage or personal injury with resultant criminal liability

AOD®=Price Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps

AOD® is a patented range of metal and plastic body pumps. Connections are available, DIN, BSP, NPT and custom designs. Atex compliant models in both materials, Computer selection assures correct model selection.

Claim your free copy of my new DVD, “The Quick and Easy Guide to ABB Drives Programming”

For many years now, customers have been asking me why I haven’t put our tutorial videos on to single DVD. It’s a good question.

I’d always said that if I was to commission a ABB Drive programming DVD it would be a reference tool, a guide and a constant companion to the engineer busy with every other issue they are faced with on a daily basis.   No waffle or jargon, just straightforward advice, tips and strategies presented by an engineer, not a salesman or actor

The 2015 Oil & Gas UK Technology Roadshow

At last an opportunity to do something a bit different! Come and meet all of those people who don’t make it to the more traditional trade show any more – THE ENGINEERS!.

The Oil & Gas UK Technology Roadshow hits the road again in June 2015 visiting the major sub-contractors across Aberdeen, Dunfermline and the North East.

Munters protects electronics

Managing overall environmental control is essential for electronics manufacturing processes and operations as well as facilities that provide mission critical services. Room temperature must be kept low in order to keep hard working servers from overheating. However, lowering the temperature can cause condensation, which can be dangerous in an electronic environment.

Automation, Robotics and Traceability

Pryor Marking Technology will be exhibiting at Innovate UK in November with its very first scale model of their Robotic Laser Vehicle Chassis Marking Cell. It is this innovation that won Pryor the prestigious Made in Sheffield Innovation award, has the compa- ny shortlisted for The Manufactur- er Innovation and Design award, and has moved Pryor into a different market segment to its global competitors.

Bifold Releases Solenoid Operated BXS Pneumatic Valves

Bifold has built on the experience and skills of its workforce to continually broaden its product range. Bifold are proud to announce the launch of their solenoid operated BXS Pneumatic valve range.
Bifold’s BXS valve range offers a compact and flexible solution to low pressure applications. Specifically, the solenoid operated types are compact, two-stage valves.

Process Loop Calibration optimises Plant Stability

The calibration of analogue signals from myriad sensors and transducers in a process plant is essential not only to ensure correct readings on instruments but also for the feedback signals required for stable process plant operation, argues Barry Atkins.

A typical process plant will generate outputs to several sensors and transducers as shown in the accompanying diagram. These outputs include process parameters like temperature, pH, pressure, flow and level, and mechanical parameters from devices like tachometers, accelerometer and position encoders, amongst others.

November webinars cover wide variety of important DAQ subjects

HBM has announced a series of free on-line webinars starting in the latter part of October and taking place throughout November. The first of the November series starts on 4th November by looking at how the mechanical stress testing of elastic materials validates finite element analysis (FEA) for material development and testing.

Engineers will learn how to perform these tests including selecting appropriate strain gauge rosettes, various modes of strain gauge connectivity, data acquisition setup, acquiring strain data and calculating principal stress. The webinar will also discuss how to determine the von Mises reference stress, class counting and sector monitoring.

Integrates into any workflow process to automate communication with stakeholders – reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving customer experience.

Boomerang’s patented messaging technology is the first to reliably match multiple outbound messages with a recipient’s response.

This enables something unique – an organization can now make its interactions with stakeholders fully automated based on the stakeholder’s response; reducing the need for manual intervention via more costly and time consuming methods.

Hibiscus secures seminar speakers

Hibiscus plc, the leading label and software company, has announced two speakers for its CLP Mixtures seminar on the 12th November in Leeds. Desmond Waight, of DanGoods Training & Consultancy, and Dr Joanne Lloyd, director at REACHReady, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chemical Industries Association, will be discussing what the impact of the CLP Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of mixtures will mean for the transportation of dangerous and hazardous goods.

UKAS Accreditation is a Calibration Milestone

Calibrating instruments, tools and meters ensures that they generate correct results, and calibration is best implemented by laboratory able to provide UKAS certified calibrations carried out in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards advocates Eddy Jones of

Next REACH Deadline: Small is Big

The next major REACH registration deadline concerns substances manufactured in or imported into Europe in relatively small quantities, just 1 to 100 tonnes per year. ECHA is encouraging companies to prepare now for registration in those ranges. Low volumes represent a big compliance challenge because many small to mid-sized businesses fall into the category of businesses who use or ship chemicals in that range.

Centrifuge Service and Repair

Even the best machinery needs to be maintained and serviced.  As a consequence, Flottweg has established a worldwide service network consisting of its own subsidiaries, branch offices and representatives to provide it’s customers with local service and spare parts.

NovaCast – Metal Casting

Novacast was formed in 1979 and now operates a well integrated team, the backbone of which are time served craftsmen whose objective is to ensure the highest quality of casting is produced on time. In 2003 we identified a need to be able to give our customers a competitive edge in the UK and world markets. Since then we have successfully developed a comprehensive and detailed supply chain in the Far East. The supply chain consists of well equipped foundries and machine shops which are personally monitored by regular visits.


Waste managers Cleansing Service Group (CSG) have announced a £1 million infrastructure improvement investment programme at the UK’s largest hazardous waste treatment and recovery facility at Cadishead, near Manchester.

The 16-acre site, a key component in CSG’s national facilities portfolio, has been in use for 95 years and began life as home to the Lancashire Tar Distillery.

ACI – Single/double stage side channel blowers/exhausters now available on-line

Single and double stage side-channel blowers/exhausters added recently to Air Control Industries range of industrial fans and blowers now feature in ACI’s new on-line shop.

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