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Brexit: UK Foundry Keeps Calm and Carries On

Like many people, Richard Phillips, Sales Director at NovaCast, woke on the morning of the 24th June 2016 fully expecting the referendum on Brexit to have delivered a narrow victory for the remainers. And like many people, whichever way they voted, he felt a sense of bewilderment and even shock that we had actually voted to leave the European Union with the knowledge that all the key financial institutions had insisted that the Pound would significantly devalue.

Verderhus® HSTA Submersible for Clog Free Efficient Pumping

Verderhus® screw centrifugal pumps are suitable for the handling of flowable slurries, sludges and solid-laden media such as in wastewater treatment. The range has excellent utility in agricultural and related facilities such as abattoirs where chicken necks and bone-laden animal waste is pumped and macerated food or crops in the production of bio-gas.

Texture Analysis for Food Manufacturers

AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration has long supplied confectionary manufacturers, and other manufacturers within the food and packaging industry, with advanced testing solutions to ensure end-product quality on the consumer shelf. Its Lloyd Instruments TA1 texture analyzer offers affordable, high performance testing and analysis whether in a quality control or product development.

GE seeks to drive MES adoption with their latest Plant Applications 7 software

With the recent release of GE Digital’s new Plant Applications Manufacturing Execution (MES) solution, hybrid manufacturing companies are now able to benefit from improved operational visibility for more effective decision-making.

Take a fresh approach to electrical and mechanical troubleshooting

With the latest developments and the advent of low cost spot thermal cameras, thermography is now accessible to all for the fast troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical installations.

The invisible enemy of technical cleanliness

The belief that dirt or debris is not a major issue when it comes to technical cleanliness is, in truth, fiction.

Dirt and Debris should be a major concern for any one responsible for customer complaints, managing brand image through to product re-call, re-work or complete write-off.

TRS Designs and Manufactures Tech Modern® Presses

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Avoid downtime – with CSE and REMBE, the ideal pressure relief for your process

The CSE Institute, under the leadership of Professor Jürgen Schmidt, will support your operations as an independent consultant – from safety-related observations, risk as well as the worst-case scenario analysis, through to the assessment of existing safety concepts, all the way up to the design and dimensioning of equipment parts with safety functions (including safety fittings). The cooperation between REMBE and CSE has been active for several years and you can therefore rest assured that we will implement exactly the results and recommended actions from CSE.

Reliable connection for cooling water circuits

The right choice of materials prevents damage from corrosion by cooling water

Corrosion damage through aggressive media is a common problem. But even such a seemingly harmless liquid such as cooling water can have aggressive properties depending on the regional or local composition of the water and can cause creeping or quickly progressing corrosion in closed cooling water circuits. The solid metal connections of the Eisele LIQUIDLINE were specially developed for such demanding applications and have solved many a corrosion problem.

Enhanced capabilities with Vision Engineering’s latest Swift PRO video measuring systems

Swift PRO is a powerful yet easy & simple to operate range of non-contact measuring systems. Combining the latest optical and video measurement technologies, the Swift PRO is the right tool for a broad range of applications from electronics and aerospace to plastic and medical parts manufacturing where reporting and quality control is in demand.

VapourView® Wins Innovation Accolade

VapourView® from HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps won a prestigious accolade for innovation at the British Pump Industry Awards 2017. Defying stiff competition, VapourView®, the company’s revolutionary sealless pump condition monitoring instrument, won the coveted award for Technical Innovation of the Year (Product).

Progressive cavity pumps overcome the toughest processing challenges

Process pumps are the world’s most popular piece of rotating equipment, outnumbering all other process equipment such as compressors, mixers, blowers – in some plants they can represent as much as 85% of rotating equipment.  Industries as diverse as oil and gas, food and beverage, water and waste water treatment, pharmaceutical and chemical, all rely on pumps to move products around their processes.

Koyo continues to lead the way in bearing technology

Koyo continues to lead the way in bearing technology with our JHS range of products. Koyo’s extensive research and development has developed industry leading designs in both Spherical and Ball Bearing Unit technologies.

Thermatel® TA2, Thermal Mass Flow Meter

Today’s THERMATEL Model TA2 Thermal Mass Flow Transmitter provides reliable mass measurement for air and gas flow applications. The powerful, yet easy to use electronics are contained in a compact explosion proof enclosure. The TA2 is available with both insertion probes as well as flow body design for smaller pipe sizes. The TA2 offers excellent performance at an exceptional value:

RED LEDGE AUTOMATION PARTNERSHIP SETS NEW MANUFACTURING & LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE BENCHMARK

Automated users report  250% performance improvement

Red Ledge, Böwe Systec and Stockrail International partnership unifies intelligent, integrated production and WMS control with state-of-the-art materials handling, advanced sortation and labelling

MobileWorxs Appointed as Value-Add Partner for Aegex Tablets for use in Hazardous Environments

UK-based enterprise mobility specialist MobileWorxs has formed a strategic partnership with US-based Aegex Technologies to supply its innovative range of enterprise tablets for the hazardous location market, including oil & gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical manufacturing and other industries with combustible atmospheres.

ADLINK Launches Industrial-Grade Intelligent Video Management Server for 4K H.265 Video Processing Applications

With integrated high performance GPUs, the MCS-2080 2U high-density platform offers improved graphics and video processing performance for surveillance, broadcasting and conferencing

Easily create compliant, safe and efficient workplaces

With durable pipe markers, safety signs, CLP-labels and area marking from BRADY. Align with International Directives and national legislation, prevent accidents by communicating important safety information when and where co-workers need to see it, and identify areas in line with 5S and lean manufacturing for more efficiency. Discover 16 practical examples in our free guide!

New valve technology training centre opens its doors

Schubert & Salzer Control Systems GmbH is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre, aimed at new customers and current users of their products. This new facility at the company premises in Ingolstadt/Germany really makes an impression with its striking architecture. The heart of the building is a fully functional valve test bench. Customers, partners, plant designers and end users from around the world have the opportunity here to expand their knowledge of modern valve technology. The wide spectrum of training courses on offer, covers Schubert & Salzer’s entire range of valve technology including:

Compelling reasons to choose Emerson as your partner for hazardous area solenoid valves

With one of the process industry’s widest range of ATEX and IECEx approved solenoid valves, extensive expertise in hazardous area applications and an unrivalled capability in international functional safety standards, Emerson is a perfect partner for engineers developing process control solutions for liquid or gas processing systems in challenging environments.

ATEX ultrasonic thickness gauge certified intrinsically safe to the highest rating

This is the world’s only reliable and simple-to-use ultrasonic thickness gauge that has been certified intrinsically safe to the highest possible ATEX rating; this make it the number 1 choice for all engineers working within potentially explosive environments.

Explosion Safety for Mills

It is in the nature of a mill to have metallic parts that collide with one another at high speed, so that ignition sources are highly probable. Again, this is a closed container with a high concentration of dust which may include oxygen, making an explosion extremely likely.

Climate control in the food industry

Climate control of enclosures using water cooling is highly efficient, especially if there is already a central cold water supply available in the production plant. The new Hygienic Design air/water heat exchangers from Rittal are ideally suited to the food industry, where hygiene standards are exceptionally stringent.

The UK’s longest-standing steam expert

There’s only one steam boiler company that can boast over 120 years of operation, class-leading energy-saving solutions, and UK-manufactured steam boilers – CFB Boilers.

Wire-Wound and Thin Film Platinum Temperature Sensing Resistors

Labfacility offers a wide range of precision platinum temperature sensing resistors in both wire-wound and flat film construction. All standard items are available in quantity from stock; non-standard detectors can be supplied to order.