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Lamonde Automation

cMT HMI with built-in CODESYS is a high-performance HMI with an onboard PLC in compliance with the IEC 61131-3 standard. Combining a cMT+CODESYS HMI with the new Weintek iR Series I/O Modules delivers a new generation solution delivering a more compact and flexible architecture.

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals.

Advanced Engineering is the UK’s largest showcase on the latest advances in engineering, converging innovations, latest developments and vital information driving efficiency and profitability to enable UK manufacturers to compete and grow in an ever competitive global market.

MECHANICAL AND PNEUMATIC CONVEYORS BOTH PROVE BEST FOR NEW “CHOCOLATE DODGER” PROCESS AT BURTON’S BISCUIT

Burton’s Biscuit Co., a leading U.K. producer of biscuits and snack products, is best known for their “Jammie Dodger” sandwich made of two shortbread biscuits with jam in the centre. To build on the product’s success, the company decided to market a “Chocolate Dodger” version, made of chocolate biscuits with chocolate cream in the center.

Bahco team develops new bandsaw blade, the 3858 Sandflex P9000 PQ™

In their endless pursuit of excellence in bandsaw blade cutting performance, Bahco’s design and manufacturing team has developed a new blade, the 3858 Sandflex P9000 PQ™.

Tinytag Data Loggers: Robust Environmental Monitoring Solutions

The Tinytag range of data loggers has been designed and manufactured in the UK by Gemini Data Loggers since 1992. The range includes rugged devices designed for monitoring in industrial, manufacturing, process and engineering applications. Compact, accurate and versatile, Tinytags help ensure that conditions can be measured, recorded, analysed and validated.  Tinytags record:

Advanced Automation by the soldering experts

Besigheim / Germany, January 2018 – More than half a century of experience in soldering and superiority in innovation, allows us to take our customers to the next step in achieving production excellence. The new WTBR 1000 Benchtop Robot represents a one-of-a-kind synergy of precision, reliability, and productivity of soldering tasks.

Adelphi

Automation or semi-automation can improve the rate of processing for many, and Adelphi’s turnkey production lines save clients the hassle of dealing with multiple suppliers to achieve automation for their businesses. Production aspects available include Rotary infeed/outfeed, Washing, Sterilising, Induction sealing, Labelling and coding, Elevators, Case packers, Conveyor systems, Palletisers, Container unscramblers, Shrink wrappers, Ink jet printers and Visual inspection units.

Full steam ahead with help from Riello

Riello has donated an RL34 oil burner to the Internal Fire Museum in Cardigan for use in the first of its steam halls. The burner is fitted to a Beel VFB boiler donated by Cochran UK.

100% Success for Modular RBCs

Northern Ireland Water has awarded a framework contract to wastewater treatment systems and solutions experts Jacopa for Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs) potentially worth up to £7 million. The framework term is for 7 years (5 + 2 year extensions).

The contract, for the supply, testing and commissioning of RBCs to the water company, was tendered in two lots. Jacopa was appointed to the framework under Lot 2.

Online auction: Machinery for Pen Production & Materials

Leading European industrial auctioneer Surplex is currently auctioning off 98 items from machinery stock renewal of renowned Italian stationary items manufacturer CARIOCA. The auction features machines for pen production, storage technology and a large quantity of products like ball point pens, felt tip pens, pastels, highlighters and materials. Items can be purchased on www.surplex.com until 16 July.

Flotronic ‘H’ Series pumps designed to meet exacting standards

Flotronic Pumps’ original 10” ‘H’ Series pump was designed to meet the exacting hygiene standards of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc (3-A SSI) and to be used in processes where hygiene is a priority.

Addition Manufacturing Technologies Expands Tooling Capabilities in Preston, UK Operation

World-leading tube bending and end forming technology specialist Addition Manufacturing Technologies has expanded production capabilities by adding a manufacturing cell for consumable bending tools.

JASIC

JASIC is an international developer, manufacturer and supplier of welding inverters and integrated welding solutions that represent value, reliability, durability and innovation.

​An international sales network in 60 countries – JASIC has a worldwide reputation for providing the highest quality with exceptional service.

Aluline Precision Engineering

Aluline provides a “One Stop” Precision Engineering Service to leading companies in the manufacturing, scientific, offshore and the water industries. They offer a diverse range of services including, Punching and Forming, Acrylic Fabrications, Plastics, Precision Engineering, Electrostatic Powder Coating, Stainless Steel Fabrications, Welded Fabrications and Mechanical Assemblies as well as Anti Self Harm products manufacture.

JENOLITE

JENOLITE have perfected a premium range of products, relevant to many different industries and projects: These include: Automotive, Agriculture, Marine, Architectural refurbishment, Industrial and DIY projects. When it comes to rust, we know what we’re doing. The longevity of our product speaks for itself. First established in 1939, Jenolite has been the product of choice for removing rust and the effects of corrosion for more than 75 years and has been used on restoration work for the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and SS Britannia to name but a few projects during its rich history.

CD34 Capacitive Sensor for Accurate level detection

Compact housing with IP69K ratings and ECOLAB approval for wash-down applications and harsh environments.

Carlo Gavazzi has launched its latest CD34CNFLF capacitive sensor with foreground suppression, designed to detect water-based liquids through a non-metallic container wall.  The CD34 automatically adjusts to various thicknesses of plastic and glass; reliably detecting whilst ignoring residue film, moisture or foam from liquids such as water, milk body fluids(blood) acid or alkaline solutions with conductivity as high as 50 mS/cm inside or outside the container wall.

How Magnetrol® Radar Level Transmitters Differentiate Themselves

There are many things to consider when choosing a radar transmitter. Deciding what instrumentation to use for a specific application will depend not only on the nature of the application, but also on other factors such as cost and availability. Four of the most important factors to consider when selecting radar level transmitters for any application are performance, diagnostics, versatility, and ease of use.

Learn more about BIM Level 2 with an accredited CPD course

As Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a key part of the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025, a growing number of professionals working in the construction sector will need to engage with BIM to avoid missing out on future public sector projects. 

Problem solved: Discontinued passives and long lead times with current components

 To help engineers and buyers in the Electronic Components Industry with End-of-Life (EoL) issues and today’s long lead times for current products, BEC Distribution has announced the availability of direct alternatives to TOKO/Murata, Coilcraft, Vishay and Sumida lines, with short lead times of 6-8 weeks, where most manufacturers are currently working on 16-30 weeks.

Three Ways To Protect Your Factory From Disruption

No matter the function of your factory, it’s an area that has potential for disruption. There can be many reasons why work will just stop, and it’s up to you to recognise the potential for risks and ensure that even in worst case scenarios you are prepared and able to counter the issues and return to normality as quickly as possible. Factory disruptions can create an all too damaging domino effect that can create bad service for customers or block up your supply schedule so that even the shortest disruption causes long-term issues that can be a nightmare to recover from. Here are the main disruption risks you should consider, and how to prepare for them.

Applied Analytics’ Solution for Measuring THT in Natural Gas

Natural gas for direct consumption is odorized for safety reasons. In the odorizing process, a substance with extremely high odor is added to natural gas in a controlled method. The odorized natural gas is then transmitted via pipelines into crowded urban settings and eventually into homes, schools, and workplaces.

Koyo introduce 4th generation Low Friction Torque Tapered Roller Bearings.

Smaller, more durable and significantly less friction. With over 25 years’ experience in developing Low Friction Torque (LFT) Tapered Roller Bearings (TBS) Koyo have managed to significantly reduce torque resistance through design innovation and manufacturing technology.

Automation in motion: AWP and Pronic are with you!

Since 2010, AW Precision specialising in the manufacture of punch and die products and components, has been nationally distributing made-to-measure tapping  solutions designed by Pronic, the world leader in the sector. Together, they advocate the automation of the dies in the press: In-Die solutions.

TC Security Services awarded 100% Achilles Audit

Following a rigorous 2-day assessment, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has successfully completed their “Achilles” annual audit for the third consecutive year.  The audit saw a score of 100% being awarded in all four key areas that the audit measures: Corporate Social Responsibility, health and safety, environment, and quality.

Hybrid technology from OGM reduces injection mould tooling lead-times by 50%

An innovative new service from OGM, a leading UK injection moulding specialist, has been introduced to reduce the lead-time for producing mould tooling by up to 50%. Based on the combination of conventional subtractive machining and the latest additive manufacturing processes, to form a hybrid technology, the new Rapid Production Mould Tools (RPMT) service will help both to compress lead-times and enhance still further the quality and finish of most types of mould tool inserts.

Oil-free Compressor Cuts Cost of Ownership By 30%

BOGE, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance compressors, has launched an innovative new oil-free Class 0 system that cuts total cost of ownership by up to 30%.

Called the LPT150, the new compressor is designed for all applications requiring a continuous supply of air at pressures up to 4 bar and has the added advantage of being smaller, lighter and quieter than competing machines.

Component Leadtime update

If you haven’t seen it yet, you will.
Lead times on MLCC and Resistors are going out, along with mounting prices! To understand why, we would need to look at so many mixed factors and still not get to the bottom of it, it is almost pointless, as we cannot change the facts and can spend a lot of valuable time trying.

Denso Steelcoat™ Protects Newquay Private Suspension Bridge

If your home is the beauty of an island, connected to the Cornish coast by a suspension bridge, you have few problems – but one of the biggest is the corrosive marine atmosphere. When the owners of The Island in Newquay were planning maintenance work on their private footbridge they wanted to use a product which would give the steel cables long-lasting protection against the harsh coastal elements.

Dash Dynamics

Dash Dynamics are your answer for resin domed badges and stickers for all industry types. Our artwork team can assist in the design of custom badges to include your own design, logo or details.

Hydra-Cell® Metering Solutions P400 Pumps offer enhanced performance

Wanner has made significant improvements to its Hydra-Cell Metering Solutions Model P400 pumps that aid in priming for low-speed operation and improve performance when pumping gaseous fluids such as hypochlorite solutions. Geometry changes to the diaphragm pocket valve plate have reduced the diaphragm pocket by 30%, thus minimizing “dead space” within the pump chamber. In addition, the valve port through-holes have been reduced by 6% to increase fluid velocity through the valve plate.