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.

Micronics heat meter delivers considerable savings and energy efficiency

DK Heat Recovery, based in the Yorkshire and Humber region, which promotes the implementation of energy efficiency technologies, uses a Micronics U1000 heat meter to define hot water usage for a number of their clients. Waste heat rejected from refrigeration and air conditioning systems can be harnessed by intercepting it before it is vented to the atmosphere by passing refrigerant gas through a heat exchanger to deliver potable or heating water at 45-60oC.

New Product Launch – Contractor Kit 1

The LOBO System can be assembled quickly, easily and safely in around, above desks or restricted access areas, without the need for tools, by your own in-house maintenance crew. This means out sourced scaffolding labour costs can be reduced without comprising safety. Areas, previously considered difficult to get to, can now be accessed with ease for maintenance and cleaning purposes.

Myron L® Company’s new 900 Series

Myron L® Company’s new 900 Series Monitor/Controller combines flexibility, accuracy and reliability.  Its 3.5”, resistive, touchscreen and intuitive *GUI make it simple to use. Measurement capabilities include: Conductivity, Resistivity, Salinity, TDS, pH, ORP, Temperature, mV, Flow, and % Rejection. It includes a 4-20 mA input and a variety of outputs: 0-10 VDC recorder output, relay output, alarm output, and optional outputs for 4-20 mA, RS-485, 2 additional Relays, and 1 additional alarm output.

PHOTONEX, the key UK exhibition in 2017 for light technologies, has a new logo.

The new branding emphasises the opportunity visitors have to see demo’s, meet with technology experts, attend presentations and talks in an extensive supporting, and free, conference of over 120 speakers. The Enlighten Conference covers applications, technology advances, innovations and emerging technologies in light-based technologies in 15 different programmes.

Engineering specialist Teddington caps strong start to financial year with company restructure

Engineering and manufacturing specialists Teddington have completed an overhaul of the business that caps a strong start to 2017/18.

UGRacing’s best ever performance attributed to precision laser-cutting from Gratnells Engineering

State of the art equipment from Gratnells Engineering has been praised for its role in making UGR-17 the most successful car in UGRacing history.

INSITEC LPS

Robust, reliable, real-time particle sizing for process control. Improve process efficiency – enhance product quality – reduce production costs

It’s all in the mix

Star Fasteners work with a broad spectrum of companies, both trade and end users. Technical knowledge, coupled with an enthusiasm for solving their customers’ challenges are what makes Star’s mix of services invaluable.

Innovative Infra-Red Emitters Optimise the Manufacture of Vehicle Interior Fittings Using Vacuum Lamination

 Precisely matched infra-red systems from Heraeus Noblelight are helping to provide significant improvements in the production of the interior fitting of motor vehicles at equipment and technology suppliers, 3CON, of Ebbs, Austria, The use of Heraeus infra-red emitters to assist the vacuum laminating technology is reducing cycle times by five seconds, liberating several square meters of valuable floor space and saving up to 30% in energy costs.

Millers Oils Launches Millers-Xtra: 360° Fluid Management Services

2017 sees not only the 130th anniversary of Millers Oils, but also the launch of its comprehensive fluid management service, Millers-Xtra. Developed using 130 years’ industry expertise and tailored to the customer needs of today, Millers-Xtra combines high quality oils, equipment and services to maximise production efficiency.

German component distribution posts double-digit growth in second quarter The German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) grew 12.2% in the second quarter, with orders up almost 18%.

The second quarter of 2017 was extremely positive for the German component distributors. From April to June sales by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) in Germany grew by 12.2% to 904 million euros – almost equaling the record Q1 result. The order situation remains positive, with an increase of 17.7% to 946 million euros. The book-to-bill rate was 1.05. As a result, the first half of the year has seen a record-breaking performance with sales of 1.8 billion euros and orders valued at 2 billion euros.

WeeTect Applies Its Military Technologies to Support Helmet Visor Business

Shanghai, China, August 23, 2017 – WeeTect, a leading manufacturer of helmet visors, today announced that is has begun applying its military technologies to support helmet visor businesses. The helmet visor businesses will have an opportunity to choose from any of the 5 different military technologies depending on their specific needs.

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.

Find out how one specialty manufacturer minimized machine downtime by managing automation program changes

Is your plant protected against human error, equipment failure, etc.? Who is making changes to the automation devices in your plant? Where is the latest version of the device program? What changes have been made to your device programs? If any of these questions cannot be easily answered, your plant is at risk for downtime, product loss, safety hazards, security breaches, loss of intellectual property and more. The increased use of plant floor automation to achieve production goals has created a dependency on industrial programmable devices such as PLC, CNC, HMI, Robots and drives.  Many of these programs are changed as adjustments to variables and logic are needed to continue smooth operation, but these changes also put the plant at risk.

NEW POWDER COATING PLANT DRIVES GROWTH AT DP DOORS AND SHUTTERS

Sheffield based DP Doors and Shutters has recently invested £80,000 in a new in-house powder coating plant. The firm supplies, installs and maintains a wide range of industrial doors, shutters and grilles for a variety of sectors across the whole of the UK.