Adrian Trevelyan, Aftersales Manager, Airedale International Air Conditioning
Adrian Trevelyan heads up a 60-strong technical team which provides a national maintenance, refurbishment and project management service. With 25 years at Airedale he has significant experience of overseeing complex upgrade programmes in live, critical installations to maximise energy efficiency and redundancy.
Thousands of people who spend any length of time kneeling are seriously underestimating the amount of long-term damage they could be doing to their knees, ultimately adversely affecting their mobility and even future finances through being unable to work.
Our knees are complex. Often thought of as a simple hinge in our legs, knees in fact support the majority of our body weight and allow us to stand, walk, run, climb stairs, kick, crouch, sit, and stand up again. For workers who spend a great deal of time on floor level surfaces, or crawling in confined areas, the phrase, “Our knees are our feet!” is appropriate. As a result, workplace injuries to knees are not uncommon.
The ESOS rules apply to all ‘large organisations’ in the UK and will include many in the processing industry. So, does this apply to you? And, are you ready? I have put together a quick guide to all you need to know about ESOS compliance – see the boxed panel.
If you haven’t made a start, don’t delay. There are fewer than 500 lead assessors available for the 10,000 plus organisations which need to comply with ESOS. Leave it too late, and you might not be able to find a lead assessor to work with you. And the holiday season is upon us.
Universal multiple connector from Eisele combines all supply lines
The MULTILINE series from Eisele is based on a modular kit principle with convincing ease of handling. As a recent addition, MULTILINE E offers adaptive inserts for electrical and electronic connections that also provide options for electric power supply. The robust system is additionally available in a version that is compatible with standard industrial connectors. All of the modular components can be easily assembled without tools.
A simple and straightforward action scheduling and recording system for activities where regular and repeated actions are standard practice for compliance and traceability purposes.
CyBi®-FeliX is a liquid handling platform with 1 – 384 channels in the volume range from 0.5 – 1000 µl. The high-precision parallel transfer in 96-well or 384-well format is complemented by pipetting in single wells, as well as the pipetting into columns and rows. CyBi®-FeliX offers maximum flexibility with minimal space requirements through a unique deck design with 12 positions on 2 levels. Thus, CyBi®-FeliX provides sufficient space for microplates, tubes as well as shaker, magnet adapter and gripper. The modular concept of CyBi®-FeliX enables customized configurations for a wide variety of applications and can be adapted at any time to changing requirements.
The new Interroll Synchronous Drum Motor was developed specifically for the food processing and packaging sectors andis the most powerful and eco-friendly energy efficient hygienic conveyor belt drive ever developed by Interroll – providing a one drive system to suit all needs and speeds (0.01 m/s up to 4.5 m/s). Its capabilities now expand into applications previously reserved for servo-drive technology.
This offers engineers, OEMs, machinery manufacturers and end-users an eco-friendly drive solution for belt conveyors in the areas of food processing, packaging, checkweighing, automotive, logistic and many more industrial applications.
Dolav UK are the manufacturers of the original and unique one piece mould plastic pallet box. Widely used for over 35 years in the UK.
Dolav plastic pallet boxes are designed with strength and hygiene paramount and are ideal for handling different types of goods. They can be easily cleaned and have no dirt traps or secondary components to fall off in use. When used as a returnable container they can offer significant savings over one trip packaging.
Comprehensive Maintenance Checklists and Mobile Solutions from Shire Systems the UK No 1 Maintenance System – To Support SERVICING and INSPECTION Free up time, meet compliance, reduce costs and minimise downtime.
Pirana CMMS supports the easy creation of uniform ‘checklists’, eliminating the need to input the same information multiple times. This is extremely useful for routes, projects, installations, setups and upgrades. The checklists (checks, instructions and / or readings) can be pulled directly into work orders and scheduled maintenance.
Waste creation and disposal remains one of industry’s top environmental impacts, subject to tough legislation and increasing social responsibility pressures. This is presenting specialist waste management companies with new challenges, especially in the field of recycling and resource recovery, inspiring them to commit to the goal of sustainability rather than mere disposal by developing innovative waste treatment technologies in favour of the environment.
New information pack from ABB helps users to make the right choice of flowmeter for improved process efficiency
A new information pack is now available from ABB to help simplify the selection of flowmeters for process applications. Featuring a White Paper, application guide, webinar presentation and video, the pack explains the key differences between volumetric and mass flow methods and how to choose the right method for industrial process applications.
The globalisation of design and automation has made it critical for companies to reduce costs and increase quality to stay competitive and ahead in the field. In the electrical engineering industry, many are turning to Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software to strengthen their foothold in the marketplace. However, not all products are the same and care must be taken when choosing electrical design software.
CAE software is an essential tool for electrical engineers and designers alike, providing a ‘right first time’ approach at the planning stage. Users can use the technology to view a virtual design on screen which can reveal – and therefore avoid – issues that might otherwise prove to be not only costly, but time consuming as well, by eradicating any problems that might arise further down the line.
Having the right equipment and staff trained to respond to a spill is fundamental to having a site spill response plan that will deliver in the event of an incident. Whether you already have a site response plan in place or you are about to start the process its worth going back to basics to ensure you understand your site as a whole.
Technology and engineering information specialist Minesoft has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 for an impressive, sustained growth in International Trade.
Minesoft, headquartered in Richmond-upon-Thames, London, achieved an overall increase of 87% in trade over the last few years. Having first won the prize in 2009, Minesoft has continued to grow its international trade ever since. Director Ann Chapman said how delighted they feel to have been awarded the UK’s most prestigious business award for the second time in the company’s history.“Thanks to the constant innovation and responsiveness of our talented, committed staff as well as the loyalty of our existing customers, we have continued to grow in just about all international markets – despite a tough economic climate – while developing ambitious future services for managing, searching and analysing patent data”.
Here at Stourflex we appreciate the need for evolution in secondary steel support. Stourflex and our partners have identified current problems facing Secondary Steel solutions including,
- Excessive waste by modification.
- Weight is high performance is poor.
- Logistics are outdated and inefficient.
- A hot works facility is required.
A recent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) survey* confirmed that ensuring PPE is in good, serviceable condition is a top priority in health and safety organisations. The survey also identified key PPE problems, including substandard PPE equipment being used by some contractors. Due to the potentially fatal consequences of inferior products, the quality of PPE is high on the agenda. As a result, Seton fully supports plans for revisions to the current European PPE Directive to tackle the growing problem of “fake” PPE.