OXAIR’S OXYGEN SYSTEM HAS THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY AT MEDLAB Medlab Asia – Pacific 2017, Stand 09, Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre, Singapore April 3-5

Oxair, a leading manufacturer of gas process systems, will be demonstrating its cost-saving alternative to conventional oxygen cylinders at this year’s Medlab Asia – Pacific exhibition in Singapore from April 3-5.

Healthcare professionals are being urged to attend Stand 09 at the Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre for a vital insight into the company’s Medical Oxygen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) automated equipment and nitrogen systems which can eliminate the inconvenience and cost of shipping in conventional supply methods.

Hospitals and health facilities are dependent on safe and consistent delivery of the highest quality oxygen for patients. Oxair’s engineers at the show will be explaining the more cost-effective, secure and independent source for producing this life-saving gas without the need for traditional gas cylinders.

CKF develops low cost robot palletising cell

CKF Systems Ltd, the leading supplier of automated handling, robotic solutions and conveyor systems to manufacturing industry, has developed a range of cost effective robot handling cells designed specifically for those businesses currently operating a manual palletising line. The AC25, a direct replacement for existing manual operations, is exceptionally easy to install and operate and at a cost of just £80,000, will typically provide a payback in under two years.

“Our objective was to design a low cost robot palletising cell that can be installed as a standalone operation or combined for multiple feeds with a common discharge into secondary palletising operations such as spiral wrappers or pallet stacking, “explains Kevin Staines, Sales Director, CKF Systems Ltd. “All aspects of the cell are based on proven technologies and utilise user friendly interfaces for both operatives and engineers. The operational simplicity of this palletising cell means that we have addressed one of the biggest concerns of those SME’s still resistant to change; that their businesses are unprepared for the complexities of automation.”

A typical manual palletising line is, by its very nature, a labour intensive handling operation with inherent limitations in respect of box sizes, weight and restricted flow rates. The AC25 will operate at 15 cases per minute and, unlike a human operative, is not compromised by the introduction of layer cards or heavy boxes. Furthermore, current legislation restricts the maximum unit weight that an operative can lift and also defines the maximum achievable stack height on a pallet. The AC25 Robot Palletising Cell has none of these limitations, its versatility includes increased stack heights that provide better trailer utilisation, reducing transportation costs and therefore providing a subsequent environmental benefit.

Manufactured in the UK, the cell utilises an ABB 4-axis robot and industry standard equipment and comes with full support, including training and spares, a 12 month warranty and the option for a range of add-on features. It is capable of handling cases with dimensions of up 400mm long x 300mm wide x 250mm high and a net weight of 25kg. It is designed with enhanced handling capabilities and high reliability levels. The CKF Palletising Cell will handle Euro or UK pallets with layer cards as an option. In addition, the cell can easily be expanded to accommodate a series of additional modules such as vision cameras, layer cards, open-flap detection and pre-collation of boxes for increased throughputs and alternating pallet patterns.

Mike Wilson, Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) has welcomed this latest CKF initiative. “The pressures on operating costs and output levels and the difficulty of attracting people for arduous tasks are real threats to the long term sustainability of businesses that do not embrace automation. CKF’s AC25 is a cost effective solution that can significantly improve the overall efficiency and flexibility of a business. The cell works in a small footprint and removes all issues related to human interface such as repetitive strain problems, rest breaks and availability of labour. There is also the peace of mind of working with a proven system from an established UK provider with a long and successful history in the field of robots and automation.”

For more information please contact www.ckf.co.uk

Reduce alarm rates efficiently

Process control system facilitates sustainable alarm management

The alarm statistics report in B&R’s APROL provides a clear, intuitive overview and makes it easy to reduce the frequency of nuisance alarms. A sustainable approach to alarm management can relieve plant personnel and improve safety.

Clearly organized and intuitive

APROL helps users process alarms efficiently and reliably. The alarm statistics report provides an overview of alarms that is clearly organized and intuitive. It provides key performance indicators (KPIs) for efficient alarm management per the requirements of EEMUA 191, ANSI/ISA 18.2 and IEC 62682.

Fewer consequential alarms

The consequential alarm report effectively identifies cause-and-effect relationships between alarms to help minimize the occurrence of consequential alarms. APROL alarm reports are available via the intuitive web-based user interface that requires no additional software other than a web browser. With APROL, implementing alarm management could hardly be easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APROL helps users process alarms efficiently and reliably. The alarm statistics report provides an overview of alarms that is clearly organized and intuitive. For more information, visit www.br-automation.com

15,000 Litre Bunded tanks for chemical storage

Enduratank’s 15000 litre Bunded Tank has been specifically designed with pollution control in mind. The outer tank contains a minimum 110% volume of the inner tank to protect from leakage and over filling. Simply put, a bunded tank is a tank within a tank. Constructed using corrosion resistant, UV stabilised, high-density food grade polyethylene and designed for the containment of liquids up to a Specific Gravity of 1.5 our bunded tanks help customers conform to relevant regulations.

Boone mixer makes short work of hazardous waste

New rules for managing hazardous wastes posed a challenge for leading hazardous waste management company Augean PLC.

Since November 2008, the treatment of chemical wastes prior to landfill has to be carried out under much more tightly controlled conditions. In particular, the mixing of waste with binding agents must be carried out in a closed vessel inside a building to minimise the risk of contamination to both the environment and workers. With the legislation pending, Augean took the decision to make a substantial investment to provide the company with the most advanced treatment unit for chemical waste in the UK. Augean’s Alec Hirst has been project manager from the beginning, and is very pleased with the results from the new plant. “This is something new to our industry, and we are pleased with the results”

Dropped object prevention platform www.preventdrops.com launched

This new online platform off ers advice and simple solutions to keep your employees and contractors safe while working at height, or multi-level worksites. Dropped object risks account for a signifi can’t number of severe accidents in the off shore and other labor intensive industries. Westmark BV’s website off ers simple and aff ordable solutions to prevent such accidents and improve safety.

Optimising ship maintenance

The LOBO System is a work platform scaffold product that combines the flexibility and strength of traditional scaffolding with the simplicity and mobility of tower systems, but it is said to be much more versatile, and no assembly tools are required.

DIN Rail Mount Transmitters with RFID Communications

  • TXDIN401 Temperature Transmitter Accepts Pt100 or Ni100 RTD Inputs and Types J/K/T/E/R/S/B/N Thermocouples
  • TXDIN402 Accepts Process Voltage, Current or Resistance Input
  • User Configurable via TX400-RFID (NFC) Programmer and Configuration Software
  • High Accuracy
  • 16-Bit Conversion
  • Isolated
  • Linearized
  • Transmitters Have 2624 Word Non-Volatile Memory (Circular Buffer) for Data-Logging with User-Selectable Sampling Time
  • FREE Downloadable RF Programmer Configuration Software from OMEGA

One-stop Laser Alignment and Epoxy Resin Chocking Service

One-stop Laser Alignment and Epoxy Resin Chocking Service. Buy the complete service from one approved supplier. EPOCAST 36 and INDUSTRIE supplied from stock distributors throughout  UK and Ireland

Process Equipment that is on the Move

SPX FLOW, Inc. has long served the food, dairy and beverage industries with an expansive range of products, systems and services that are designed to ensure reliable, efficient and high quality processing. Its rich heritage goes back over a century with roots in leading brands such as APV, Gerstenberg Schröder, Johnson Pump and Rannie & Gaulin homogenizers. SPX FLOW has turned another page in its history book recently by bringing its manufacturing, engineering and service excellence together in a new, state-of-the-art facility in central Europe.

Ask Engineering Solutions

Ask Engineering Solutions are an electrical and mechanical product and solution provider for industry. We pride ourselves on offering premium quality products at competitive price, with a customer focused service!

Some places never get a rest.

Some places never get a rest. In areas where activity continues 24/7 installing floor markings is a challenge. After years of research, a ground-breaking innovation has now arrived: a rapid action floor coating that is fully cured and 100% load resistant, immediately after installation.
SolidLux Instant Coatings give minimum disturbance and maximum time efficiency.

Connected safety technology pushes beyond conventional gas detection with the all-new G7c from Blackline Safety

Keep your process team safe where there’s risk of toxic or explosive gases. The all-new G7c from Blackline Safety is the only solution in the world to offer work-anywhere 3G wireless connectivity, two-way voice and text communication, evacuation management and compliance tracking and reporting.

IT Infrastructure Solution Guide for Manufacturing Businesses

Who is this Guide Intended For?

This guide is designed for IT professionals who manage the IT infrastructure at a manufacturing business, and who are looking for an application and desktop delivery solution to improve infrastructure security, reduce costs, and provide employees with more flexibility and productivity tools.

Empteezy achieves industry first as its safety tank shower qualifies to meet two international standards

Spill containment and spill control industry expert Empteezy has proof positive from three independent tests that its emergency tank shower (SE-VTS-1 tank shower) meets the rigorous standards set out by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI).

ROZONE EDITORIAL FOR: PROCESS ENGINEERING CONTROL & MANUFACTURING

Rozone’s bio-remediating parts cleaning machine, the Smartwasher®, reduces the use of harsh toxic chemicals, helps technicians work more safely and also benefits the environment. It is self-recycling so no need for expensive service contracts, emits no fumes and assists with ISO14001 compliance

Enhanced online portal for Design Engineers

ElfabTech; an online engineering resource developed by leading pressure relief experts, Elfab Ltd, has now been enhanced to include a wider selection of advanced web tools. Users can sign up for free and gain access to engineering calculations such as rupture disc and explosion vent sizing calculations to support with the design process and validate critical calculations. NACE tables are also available to support with rupture disc material selection for specific process conditions.

IIoT Conference at Haydock Racecourse on 16th May & Cheltenham Racecourse on 18th May

LC Automation and Red Lion Controls invite you to their IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0 Conference. On these one-day events, our experts will help you to understand the IIoT and how you can apply it, with technical workshops, which can help to improve your productivity.

Gratnells launches new website for the injection moulding service of its engineering business

Harlow based Gratnells, whose manufacturing and engineering businesses now extend from storage solutions and modular staging systems to advanced laser cutting services, has launched a new website to support its injection moulding business.

www.gratnellsinjectionmoulding.com takes website visitors on a quickfire ‘tour’ around the factory’s facilities, with information about the range of presses which deliver flexible capacity for large and small run jobs.

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