Does your company receive its full entitlement to research and development corporation tax credits?

This month PECM talks to Fiducia Consulting who have supported a large number of clients in the engineering sector in their efforts to maximise their entitlement to research and development corporation tax credits.

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

LLANTARNAM, WALES—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.

A chip designed just for you? – Why an application specific IC will give your product the edge

Can a single, multi-function electronic component, designed and produced specifically for a single customer or product, make a major contribution to functionality, performance, size, reliability and overall cost? Without a doubt says Richard Mount of Swindon Silicon Systems.

Commander ID 300, the new Leroy-Somer integrated drive, showcased at SPS IPC Drives 2017

Leroy-Somer has announced the launch of Commander ID300, a new integrated drive for the control of IMfinity® induction motors. This decentralized system brings together performance and reliability, offering customized solutions for process, manufacturing and intralogistics applications.

Solve 9 common production identification challenges!

Products and components often have several distinct identification challenges. Depending on their size, their specifications and the environment they are exposed to, a variety of identification solutions are needed.  This guidebook will help you select and begin to specify labels that solve your identification challenges.

Space Air Ltd

Space Air with 37 years experience in HVAC industry are UK Nationwide distributors of the full range LG HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment covering One to One Splits, Multi Splits, Multi V™ VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow), Therma V™ air to water medium/high temperature heat pumps, extensive local, remote and central control systems and Spare Parts.

Composites Set a New Standard for Manual Handling

Over the last two years, a staggering 4.5 million working days[1] were lost to workplace injuries. A fifth of these were caused by manual handling[2]. One common activity which contributes to this, posing a high risk of manual handling injuries is the removal and replacement of heavy concrete and metal manhole and trench covers. Their position and weight makes them an ideal culprit for back and finger injuries which can be compounded if the covers corrode or crumble.

Building a Motor Test Rig In-House to Understand Actual Motor Performance

THE CLIENT
According to the International Energy Agency, electric motors account for over 40% of world electricity consumption and are widely used across all the sectors of the global economy. On the other hand, stricter energy-efficiency regulations and increasing competition among electric motor manufacturers are two main factors that influence the market. To maintain profits and keep up with competition, the companies are required developing a superior quality and higher performance products at lower cost.

Process Monitoring Made Easy

With the Onset HOBO UX120-006M 4-Channel Analogue Data Logger from Tempcon Instrumentation. The high-performance LCD display data logger for process control applications.

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.

Looking for a quick fix?

Miniature Quick Connect Probes provided a quick fix for visitors to the TME stand at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017.

Eldon offers a wide range of user-friendly enclosures and accessories

Eldon’s comprehensive standard product range includes mild steel and stainless-steel wall mounted and floor standing enclosures as well as console systems, polyester enclosures, outdoor enclosures and terminal boxes as well as cable and thermal management solutions.

Application – Industrial Manufacturing Process Systems

The Problem

Global engineering manufacturing plants and service centres who have customers based in marine, defence, power, oil & gas, industrial and consumer end markets are required to safely work at height and reduce scaffold costs in all areas of manufacture and support.

MAKA – the specialist in high-speed 5-Axis CNC machining solutions for plastics and composites, aluminium and patternmaking – is exhibiting at Advanced Engineering 2017, NEC Birmingham, November 1 & 2, 2017

MAKA’s engineers, experts in all aspects of CNC milling, routing, trimming, boring and sawing for plastics and composites, aluminium and patternmaking, will be available on stand P133 this year to Discuss your CNC machining needs and requirements, and introduce you to the many new possibilities MAKA can provide to enhance production techniques and quality, and improve your bottom line !

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.

Martindale IRC237 identifies poor fuse connection

It’s now possible to purchase entry level spot thermal cameras for as little as £200 to £300. At this level, the benefits of being able to identify faulty installations and equipment early and prevent serious disruption to production processes and systems, easily justify the costs

Website:

http://martindale-electric.co.uk/

Magnetrol Tough – The First Name in Level Control

Design excellence and Trouble-Free Performance.

As the manufacturer of the first magnetic switch designed for safe, accurate detection of liquid levels and a leading innovator of today’s level and flow control breakthroughs, MAGNETROL is the process control industry’s preferred partner for smart, reliable level control solutions.

Supporting engineers for 80 years

At RS, we’ve been supporting the imagination of engineers for 80 years, bringing innovative products that inspire new solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. As a distributor, we have strived to be innovative, adapting to change, both in terms of the products we supply and the way in which these are presented and delivered.

RS has a fascinating heritage dating back to 1937 in the UK. Initially RadioSpares, RS moved into electronic components in 1954, and today has operating companies in 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. The business is a familiar name in many markets, as the place where engineers can buy virtually anything they need, with no minimum order and next day delivery.

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.

A subsidiary of PHOENIX MECANO LTD, RK ROSE+KRIEGER

A subsidiary of PHOENIX MECANO LTD, RK ROSE+KRIEGER are worldwide leaders in the manufacture and development of mechanical components and system solutions for automation and machine building.

Efficiently manage your data

Actify Centro is a fresh and completely new approach to traditional PDM & PLM offerings.  Connect the enterprise and make information viewable and available in one location.  Overcome the information discovery challenge and gain quick access to crucial information.

Sandvik sponsors and brings ‘next generation’ materials to Stainless Steel World

Stainless Steel World (SSW) Conference & Exhibition 2017

MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 28-30

Sandvik stand No. 36, North Hall (N. 165)

Sandvik is among the sponsors of the upcoming Stainless Steel World (SSW) Conference & Exhibition 2017 in Maastricht, The Netherlands (November 28-30), one of the world’s most important events relating to the manufacture and use of corrosion resistant stainless steels and other corrosion resistant alloys.

Sudden rush on Witches Hat Filters, is it the season? Custom Manufactured Witches Hat Filters

Commonly used across many different industries, Croft’s Witches Hat Filters are able to deal with the most frightening of filtration problems!  Filtering down to as little as 1 micron, Croft’s Witches Hat Filters can be manufactured from either a custom-punched perforated plate lined with a mesh, or a series of wire mesh layers, each design lending itself to different application requirements.

Engineering the Internet of Things

Power up the NanoULTRA Universal Remote Telemetry unit, connecting by RS232 or RS485 for Modbus, I2C, SPI  and using the analogue and digital I/O’s, the on board SD card, GPS [option], and if necessary the separate battery pack and IP68 enclosure. The NanoULTRA connects securely and seamlessly via GSM with the Smarthub and offers real time monitoring against high and low thresholds on every parameter.

Go for Zero: The Guidebook for managing safety risks

Every workplace accident generates cost, and potentially includes a severe human toll that impacts morale and productivity. Managing safety risks to prevent workplace accidents from happening is both a humane and an economically sound strategy to protect or even improve company profitability.

THE ULTRASONIC THICKNESS GAUGE THAT MEASURES UP

Designed for the Engineer who needs to take quick, accurate thickness measurements, the ‘Cygnus 4+’ is a highly reliable, extremely rugged and simple to use ultrasonic thickness gauge.

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