ERD Stainless Steel Linear Actuators with up to IP69K rating designed for washdown to maximum durability and to extend product service life

Bournemouth, UK, May 2015: Motion Control Products Ltd recently introduced new ERD22 electric rod linear actuator from Tolomatic is a low-cost, versatile replacement for pneumatic cylinders and an alternative to manual processes. With force capabilities up to 7000N (1,700 lbf), the all-300 series stainless-steel ERD22 is a standard catalogue item featuring hygienic design and IP69k rating. Ideal for medium-force washdown applications, the ERD22 linear actuator is USDA-approved for meat, poultry and dairy applications such as pumping, fluid dispensing, volumetric filling, slicing, cutting and chopping.

How to ensure your forklift maintenance programme is good to go

The forklift is rightly considered the workhorse of the warehouse, whether used for loading/unloading, stacking pallets onto racking or simply moving products from point A to B. This ability to multi-task means that it is an essential component in many factories and warehouses, and key to maximising performance efficiencies.

Often operating in testing conditions and relied upon for a variety of heavy lifting tasks, keeping the truck in good working order becomes a major factor to the smooth running of a business. To meet the requirements of PUWER and LOLER an annual thorough examination must be completed (similar to a car’s MOT).

Save time and money with Lindapter

The adjustable nature of Lindapter’s steelwork connections is providing time-saving and cost-effective solutions for contractors installing pipework.

Specifically designed to provide a faster alternative to drilling or welding, Lindapter clamping systems allow stepless lateral adjustability ensuring quick alignment of pipework before tightening with simple hand tools.

Thousands of swivel options… Figure in our custom design service and the possibilities are unlimited.

Super Swivels® has provided superior products for a large variety of hydraulic uses for nearly 30 years. Designing and manufacturing heavy-duty, leak free, live swivels at a competitive price with outstanding performance.

Trotec Laser Launch New Engraving Materials Range

Through the acquisition of ILC, the expert for laminated plastics, Trotec now offer a full range of consumables

Engraving materials with proven quality

Trotec has worked with ILC, who have a wealth of experience in producing plastics and laminates, for a number of years.

David Lenehan, Northern Industrial honoured at Young ’Uns Awards 2015

Lancashire’s young business people celebrated at Lancashire Business View’s Young ‘Uns Awards 2015 as the next generation of movers, shakers and decision makers were crowned at the wild west themed shindig held at Winter Gardens’ Spanish Ballroom in Blackpool.

From legal eagles to digital dynamos, red-hot retailers to globetrotting international traders, those making waves in business in the county were recognised across 13 categories including High Flying Young ’Un and the Young ’Un of 2015.

IP66 stainless steel fanless 15, 19 and 21.5 inch PanelPC family

The extensive range of PanelPCs available from BVM Limited has been augmented with two new models, designed for use in harsh environments.  The robust anti-corrosion stainless steel units have resistive touch screens and fully sealed to IP66, enabling them to be used in areas such as food preparation where they can safely be washed down during routine cleaning. Similarly, the IP66 sealing means that they can also be used in aggressive environments where dust and dirt are frequently present. All models feature M12 metal IP68 interface connectors and IP67 power and I/O connectors to preserve the integrity of the environmental sealing. Three units, based on Ivy Bridge i3/i5/i7 or Celeron processors, the HM65 chipset and HD 4000 graphics are designated the WTP-9A66 versions, with up to 16 GB of 1600 MHz DRAM available. The two lower power WTP-8B66 units are based on the Celeron J1900 quad core processors with up to 8 GB of 1333 MHz DRAM and are available in the 15 and 19 inch screen sizes.

WES Ltd win Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) annual award for innovation

After being shortlisted for an award, WES Ltd was represented by electrical engineers Warwick Palmer and Wayne Daysh at the annual ECA awards dinner in Westminster last Saturday.

Motion Control Products Ltd: Electric actuators vs. pneumatic cylinders…

Electric actuators vs. pneumatic cylinders:

A comparison based on total cost of ownership

Tolomatic electric actuators are distributed in the UK and Ireland by Motion Control Products Ltd. please click here to visit our website for the product ranges and information.

 Pneumatic cylinder actuators, known for their low initial cost and durability, have been a staple in factory automation equipment for decades. They are simple, easy to maintain and provide reasonable control over machine movements in industrial plants. However, since the developmentof more flexible, precise and reliable electric actuators, there has been an ongoing debate over which technology offers the best overall solution for industrial plant optimization. The case for switching to electric actuators has focused on the ability of electric actuators to achieve more precise control of motion (position, speed, acceleration and force), along with providing superior accuracy and repeatability.

Exciting Gas Analysis Products to be Showcased on New Website

UK based European Spectrometry Systems (E.S.S.) will be launching a new, application-based website soon to celebrate the introduction of its exciting recent product developments. Listening to, and collaborating with customers has always been one of the fundamental philosophies of E.S.S. product development, and this has been at the forefront of the design of the new products. Danny Smith, of E.S.S. says “First and foremost we would like to express our sincere thanks to our customers for their kind assistance in helping with our development efforts.

Sensors UK – Long Distance Lasers

Dimetix laser distance measurement sensors represent a cost effective solution not only at extreme temperatures such as -40°C, but also in harsh industrial environments. Built to exacting Swiss engineering standards their sturdy construction and pin point accuracy combine to deliver a range of market-leading solutions.

Red Lion Unveils Next Wave of Compact NT24k Gigabit Ethernet Industrial Switches

Over 100 Mixed Copper, Fiber, SFP and PoE+ Configurations Provide Full Range of Connectivity Options.

YORK, Pa., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the addition of 18 new compact models to its N-Tron® series NT24k™ managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform. The new NT24k 10-to-14 port DIN-rail mountable switches feature Fast Ethernet, Gigabit or dual-mode fiber ports alongside eight Gigabit copper ports with optional IEEE 802.3af/at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support.

Heico Fasteners UK

Heico-Direct is the online shop from Heico Fasteners UK. All your upholstery supplies requirements can be purchased with secure payment and next day delivery available.

Heico Direct provides a quick and efficient form of purchasing upholstery supplies for all your upholstery repairs, hobby and DIY jobs alike.

Finder PLC

The new multi-voltage MasterPLUS interface relay from Finder is the latest addition to the popular 39 Series of fully featured interface relays that continue to push the boundaries of flexibility and space saving well beyond that of conventional relays.

Specifically, it has a multi-voltage capability to accept an input/coil voltage anywhere between 24 V and 240 V, be it AC or DC, all in the same unit. Additionally it boasts the option of Push-in terminal technology as well as an optional output fuse module, with or without LED status indicator.

Martindale Electric Provides a Flexible Solution to a Current Problem

Manx Utilities, formerly known as Manx electricity, is a Statutory Board of the Isle of Man Government responsible for providing its customers with safe, reliable, efficient and economic supplies of electricity, natural gas and clean water; as well as collecting/processing waste water, and delivering flood risk management services.

On a daily basis Manx Utilities electricians perform complex electrical tests and maintenance work to keep the systems working flawlessly.

Power & Energy Monitoring made simple with Fluke’s latest Three-Phase Energy Logger

picThe Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger simplifies power and energy monitoring and enables you to produce simple load studies for your company’s complete facility, individual pieces of industrial plant or office departments. Simple energy surveys can be produce before and after energy saving equipment or methods have been introduced. If you are looking for support with your energy monitoring requirements then please contact our Power & Energy experts at the Test Tools Shop.

Reduce down-time, equipment failure and Energy use

Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures will have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life. By not keeping their drives at or close to their Optimum operating temperature manufacturers Risk huge consequential costs when the production line grinds to a halt as a result of system failure.

A typical electrical component’s life expectancy is approximately halved for every 10 °C increase in its ambient temperature. Controlling the temperature within enclosures is therefore critical for manufacturers
to avoid premature component failure and the consequential interruption to production if the automation system falls over.

Reduce the Risk Of Pollutants Accessing Your Drainage System

Pollution incidents associated with run-off from spills and or fire water accessing surface water drains and then accessing the wider environment are well documented, as are the fines and penalties imposed by the UK Environment Agencies. Systems available to combat this range from simple response measures such as drain covers right up to interceptor systems which normally involve some form of civil engineering which can be disruptive and costly.

TCM – The New Force in Forklifts

TCM is the dealer-driven brand within the UniCarrier group, designed to offer localised service and support with world-class resources and technology.

TCM is ranked as one of the world’s top 10 forklift companies in terms of turnover, with exceptionally strong sales in its European market. It has recently introduced a deliberate strategy to provide a completely new forklift offer to the UK market, with sales and support channelled entirely through a comprehensive dealer network.

New 4-20mA DC clamp meter added to Fluke Connect family of wireless test tools

Fluke has introduced a Current Clamp Meter measuring 4-20mA DC that wirelessly relays measurements to other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units or the Fluke Connect mobile App. The Fluke a3004 FC Wireless DC Clamp Meter is a fully functional current clamp meter which measures 4mA to 20mA signals without “breaking the loop”. It is ideal for use by process control technicians and for industrial technicians maintaining PLCs and controls, as well as in automotive and HVAC applications.

Ambitious valve manufacturer Bifold continues to grow developing 48hr despatch for efficient and quick delivery

Bifold’s 48hr Despatch

Bifold has recently moved to larger premises in Chadderton (see below for full address) and so have been able to develop many different initiatives due to their expansion within the factory and growing workforce. The initiative that has the biggest impact for customers is that Bifold now has the capability to deliver products, configured and built to order within 48 hours.

Silicone X-Treme Tape

Capable of withstanding extremes in temperature, pressure and voltage, X-Treme Tape is a self-fusing insulating and repair wrap, which forms an air and water-tight stretch seal by sticking only to itself by means of a cross-linked polymer bond. The tape features the highest bond strength in the industry along with high tensile and dielectric strengths.

Innovative Vacuum Solutions for Packaging and Food Processing

Vacuum technology has become a crucial element for many tasks in the food packaging and food processing industry. Many years of experience in vacuum engineering and the latest developments in pump technology gives the oil-sealed rotary vane SOGEVAC range the capability to adapt to the requirements of the industry. The comprehensive range of pumping speeds from 10 to 1200m2/h allows every customer to select the right pump for his application. The SOGEVAC range has the highest water vapour-handling capabilities on the market and PFPE variants for MAP with oxygen are also available.

OMEGA Introduces High Accuracy Industrial Wet/Wet Differential Pressure Transducer

Designed & Manufactured by Omega

The OMEGA PX509HL Series industrial differential pressure transducers are rugged shock and vibration rated with high accuracy and are specifically designed to provide long life in demanding industrial areas (ruggedized Containment Pressures up to 10,000 psi).

Midland Metrology Ltd – Profile Projectors

Profile Projectors, Shadowgraphs, Optical Comparators or sometimes simply known asJT12 A-B Profile Projector Projectors are available with either vertical or horizontal light sources, new or used and from a wide range of manufacturers

Our profile projectors are also available as small compact bench types where space is at a premium.

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