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Pressure Calibration validates Gauge Accuracy

Pressure calibrators may be handheld or bench instruments that contain pressure pumps and transducers internally or externally, and can measure and/or generate voltage, current and temperature, explains Barry Atkins, managing director of independent test equipment expert PASS Ltd.

Mydax CryoDax

With over two decades of experience and refinement of low temperature chiller / heater systems, Mydax has designed the CryoDax series of chillers to provide power and reliability for industrial temperature control applications.
With a temperature range of -70°C to +150°C available and cooling capacities from 2kW up to 15kW @ -50°C, the CryoDax series of chiller systems can meet the most demanding requirements. Temperature stability of ±1.0°C is standard with tighter stability specifications available.

New Website Features Makes Replacing Obsolete Automation Parts Easier

Northern Industrial’s website recommends replacements for obsolete parts and enables users to compare features Blackburn, Lancashire, 16/09/2014 – Leading automation supplier Northern Industrial have integrated some useful new features to make it easier for users to replace obsolete automation parts. So far, over 30,00 parts from a wide range of manufacturers have been matched with equivalent and follower products.

LOTO feature for Process Heating

Injury countermeasure awareness needs to be raised

There is really no excuse for exposure to unguarded heating process equipment which endangers factory and plant workers. Barry Atkins, managing director of test and inspection experts PASS argues that not enough is being done to raise awareness about injuries and how they come about.

asecos – the One-Stop Solution to Safe Storage

The increasing amount, variety and complexity of hazardous materials in the workplace makes the need for their secure storage ever more pressing to avoid the risk of fire or explosion.

UK First for Fast Track Product Approval

Cranage EMC & Safety has launched a new service for UK manufacturers with an ‘urgent need’ for product approval in North America and has extended its facilities to provide a ‘fast-track’ alternative to CSA and UL approval.
In partnership with QPS Evaluation Services, Inc, a Certification Body based in Toronto, Canada, and fully accredited in both Canada and the USA, a team of around seventy engineering professionals are engaged in supporting Cranage EMC & Safety in the testing and certificationof products against American (UL standards) and Canadian (CSA) standards. Based on a formal agreement with QPS, Cranage has been authorized to carry out the following product approval activities on behalf of QPS for the North American market:

Industry Experiences Surge in Demand in Combining Safety Valves with Bursting Discs

A global leading company providing fire, explosion and pressure relief solutions is alerting companies to the substantial benefits gained from complimenting Pressure Relief Valves (PRV) with bursting (rupture) discs to further guard and enhance pressure relief systems in the process industries.

Keithley Programmable Power Supplies Offer a Step Up in Precision, Speed, and Sensitivity

CLEVELAND, OH – August 5, 2014 – Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, today introduced the Series 2280S Precision Measurement, Low Noise, Programmable DC Power Supplies. Unlike conventional power supplies, Series 2280S power supplies are also sensitive measurement instruments with the speed and dynamic range essential for measuring standby current loads and load current pulses that battery-powered wireless, medical, and industrial devices produce.

Gas Detection from Past to Present

Testing for gasses has come a long way since the days when Victorian miners would take a canary down a mineshaft as an early warning indicator of toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, methane or carbon dioxide.

The 19th Century scientist John Scott Haldene investigated mine explosions, which spurred him on to experiments with animals. He demonstrated that canaries show signs of distress when breathing in carbon dioxide.

This led to the Coal Mines Act 1911 which made it mandatory to use canaries in mines and surprisingly, this practice continued in Britain until 1987 by which time more sophisticated methods and testing equipment had been developed.

Stand 7B280 TRANSWAVE Converters – Where were you in 1984?

If your memory needs a jog, 1984 was the year Virgin Atlantic took its inaugural flight whilst Sony and Philips released the first commercial CD player. Band Aid was formed and Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” was on its way to selling 37 million copies. In January of that year two other great innovations hit the market. Whilst Apple released the very first Macintosh desktop computer, Power Capacitors Limited launched the TRANSWAVE Converter ® to facilitate the use of 3-phase machinery where only a single-phase electricity supply is available. Operation of Woodworking and Engineering machine tools has accounted for over 60% of all converters sold in the period 1984-2014.

Is your business harnessing the potential of barcode temperature technology?

   UK thermometer manufacturer, TM Electronics (TME), is advising process engineers and managers to harness the potential of barcode temperature technology to improve their temperature testing and monitoring regimes. “Combining barcode technology with high accuracy temperature testing is definitely the way forward,” argues, MD, Tom Sensier. “Among the many benefits for business and industry are improved flexibility, speed of measurement and data integrity.”

SIGMATEK goes UK

Nottingham. SIGMATEK, one of the leading manufacturers of complete automation systems for industrial machines and plant building, has opened a new branch office in Great Britain. English machine and plant builders can now be served quickly and locally.

MANUAL HANDLING EXPERT TO RECEIVE MBE

A former world record-breaking weightlifter and founder of an innovative health and safety business, which has revolutionised manual handling training, has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.Davy Snowdon, Founder and Managing Director of Oxfordshire-based Pristine Condition, has been awarded an MBE for the business’s contribution to health and safety awareness and training in industries across the length and breadth of the country, and the significant reduction in workplace accidents as a direct result of their efforts.

INNOVATIVE NEW ONLINE MACHINE TOOL AUCTION LAUNCHES TO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

An innovative new service has launched,designed to help manufacturing businesses buy and sell CNC machinery with complete confidence and ease.

The CNConlineauctions.com website is an easy-to-navigate online auction system for buying and selling CNC machine tools in the UK and Europe, with a location set up in the United States to cater for the global market.

West Control Solutions’ CAL Thermostats enhance plant efficiency

West Control Solutions has launched the CAL Thermostats family, a range of easy-to-use temperature thermostats that improve performance and efficiency for food and beverage manufacturers. With a simple menu and a compact, high ingress protection-rated casing, CAL Thermostats offer precision monitoring of temperatures within ovens, fryers and refrigerators.

PASS awarded UKAS Accreditation for Calibration Laboratory

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Barry Atkins: “PASS is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.”

  • PASS Gains ISO/IEC17025 Calibration Laboratory Accreditation
  • Calibration available at the calibration laboratory or customer premises

World’s first vertical resist stripping line installed St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 30th June 2014:

For immediate release Photofabrication Limited, the Cambridgeshire based chemical etching company has today announced the installation of the world’s first vertical resist stripping line at its St Neots manufacturing facility. During the fabrication of metal components through a wet process, resist stripping is the final procedure where photoresist films are removed from a substrate without leaving residues.

Doing anaerobic digestion well

Ahead of UK AD & Biogas 2014 (2-3 July, NEC Birmingham), the UK’s only trade show dedicated exclusively to anaerobic digestion and biogas, ADBA has put together a series of ‘How to do AD well’ guides designed to help those involved or looking to get involved in AD to make key decisions on building and operating AD plants.

Doing anaerobic digestion well

Ahead of UK AD & Biogas 2014 (2-3 July, NEC Birmingham), the UK’s only trade show dedicated exclusively to anaerobic digestion and biogas, ADBA has put together a series of ‘How to do AD well’ guides designed to help those involved or looking to get involved in AD to make key decisions on building and operating AD plants.

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