What’s next after the end-of-life for XenApp fundamentals?

end-of-Life Challenges & Opportunities

On Mar 03, 2015, Citrix reviewed the lifecycle for XenApp and Presentation Server, confirming that the end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 will be on August 24 2016. For businesses, the subsequent mandatory migration has the potential to cause a disruptive wholesale change in their IT environment.

Zebra Worldwide Machinery

We are always interested in buying complete manufacturing plants, machine tools (including CNC) fabricating and sheet metal machinery, lasers, punch presses, presses (mechanical and hydraulic), all kindred equipment. We are also interested in purchasing complete manufacturing lines and generators and industrial machinery.

SEEPEX Progressive Cavity Pumps for accurate product metering and control

Many industries need pumps to add small amounts of additives into process lines. These can include aggressive and corrosive chemicals in waste water treatment and in paper production, viscous products such as polymer for water treatment, abrasive lime slurries in sewage sludge treatment and valuable minor ingredients into beverage and food products.

Spillage Incident? – Your First Call is Crucial

Every year there are thousands of environmental pollution incidents caused by the spillage of materials such as oils, chemicals, trade effluents, sewage and some less obvious but highly polluting substances such milk, beer and yoghurt. Businesses handling, storing, transporting or using liquids as part of a production or manufacturing process all run the risk of experiencing spillage incidents and the consequences of this.

How selecting the right flowmeter can help you minimise your annual energy costs

The rate of fluid flow constitutes an important measurement in the processing industries. Selecting an appropriate technology for a flow measurement application can therefore be a daunting task. With such a wide variety of technologies on offer, it can be difficult to find the best one for a particular application. Les Slocombe, for ABB Measurement Products UK, explains how finding the flowmeter that can make the biggest contribution to minimising energy costs can help narrow the selection.

In-line filter devices designed to suite your needs……

Helapet offer a complete solution in the design, on site manufacture, and delivery of our inline disk filtration devices, allowing you peace of mind that your filters will come from a quality company.

Our services are available across our full range of custom designed filters, allowing for the right filter for your application to be produced. Our on-site clean area for filter production ensures products are free from many of the contaminants that would render them ineffective, especially media.

Rossi Gear Motor Ltd UK relocates with view of establishing a Value adding facility

For more than 60 years, Rossi has been developing its business in the most demanding applications, becoming one of the world’s leading gearbox specialist. Rossi Gear Motors Ltd. is an affiliated company of the Italian Rossi SpA situated in Modena Italy, one of the largest manufacturers of Gear Reducers and Gear Motors in Europe. With a significant product focus on medium to heavy industrial applications the new UK facility allows the company to keep pace with the focus and development taking place not only from the parent company, but within the UK market as well.

Arduino based DIO-CONTROLLER for 99.5 GBP

Szabo Software Engineering Ltd – Bringing your automation vision to life.


The controller board is designed for building compact applications using the standard Arduino tools and libraries. We supply in addition libraries for the on-board I/O’s.

Optional are RF libraries for 433 / 868 MHz modules

A negative safety culture could have potentially fatal consequences

Research findings from a YouGov survey1 conducted on behalf of Seton have shown that health and safety is not always prioritised in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and that a high proportion of accidents at work could have been avoided. In order to make health and safety a top priority for businesses, a fundamental shift in attitude towards safety is necessary.

TONE Scaffolding Services innovates by using Bradshaw…

TONE Scaffolding Services has recently taken delivery of two tow tractors and 4 bespoke industrial platform trailers from Bradshaw.

The vehicles have been put in to Paddington Station to tow large amounts of scaffolding around the site, to locations where the workers need it during the station’s restoration project, which includes refurbishing the platforms, repairing existing structures supporting London Street, building new bridges and walkways together with the installation of new mechanical and electrical systems.

greenTEG AG Switzerland High-Precision Thermal Sensors

greenTEG develops and markets solutions for increased energy efficiency and thermal measurements. greenTEG’s product portfolio consists of thermal sensors and laser power detectors.

Both product groups are based on a novel production process and offer the following advantages:

• Highly precise & fast thermal measurements
• Small dimensions & easy integration
• Customizable & cost effective for OEM integration

All chemicals labelled? Get our free CLP/GHS Guide!

After June 2015, all dangerous chemical substances and mixtures need to carry a predefined CLP-label.

Now is the time to act! Take your chance and get our free CLP/GHS Solutions Guide!

In June 2015, the transition period ends for mandatory CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) chemicals labelling in the European Union. Brady’s quality printing systems provide companies with compliant CLP label templates and symbols, creating a flexible and easy to use in-house CLP Label printing solution. Now is the time to act! Download our free CLP/GHS Solutions Guide!

Sharmic Engineering Ltd – For all your vibratory finishing equipment and materials

Sharmic For Fast, Friendly Service

From its early beginning in 1975, and incorporation in 1976 by the present owners, Sharmic has steadily grown from a small Midlands based company to a National and then to an International company. Due to increased growth the company moved to larger premises in Stourport-on-Severn in 1986 to facilitate under one roof its warehouse, manufacturing and Engineering facility.

TTI Group Ltd – Heat & Surface Treatments

TTI Group Limited provides a range of Heat & Surface Treatments to UK Engineering industry.

In addition to offering a full range of specialised heat & surface treatment processes, designed to overcome specific problems such as abrasion, corrosion and impact resistance, TTI are also able to provide customers access to extencive experience and excellent expert metallurgical knowledge.

OMEGA Introduces Handheld Wireless Bluetooth® Transmitter


The OMEGA UWBT Series of Bluetooth® transmitters combine the accuracy of an industrial sensor/transmitter with the convenience of smartphones and tablets. It measures different sensor inputs such as thermocouple, RTD, relative humidity, and pH and transmits the data to your smart phone or tablet via wireless Bluetooth communication from the free UWBT app running on an iOS or Android™ smart phone/tablet.

Order an environmental simulation chamber and get a BINDER Pure Aqua Service at no cost!


  • Homogeneous climate conditions thanks to APT.lineTM double-sided horizontal air inlet
  • Droopless, capacitive moisture sensor
  • Wide humidity range up to 98 % r.h.
  • Responsive vapor pressure humidification
  • Automatic water and waste water management
  • Control and documentation software APT-COM™

New Levels of Performance in Superphosphate Conveying

Guttridge Ltd has supplied Bradley Pulverizer Company, a leading provider of minerals processing plant, with a series of bucket elevators for single superphosphate powder (SSP) plant projects in the Middle East. The new plants incorporate the Bradley Broadfield process, the accepted global standard for SSP manufacture. The Guttridge HiLoad bucket elevators supplied have been engineered for high reliability for the abrasive, dusty process streams with high throughput specifications that reflect the growing scale of processing plants around the world.

LumaSense Introduces the World’s First Industrial Grade 2-Color Infrared Pyrometer with Thermal Imaging Capabilities

The ISR 6-TI Advanced pyrometer uses a built-in video camera with infrared filter to improve manufacturing processes in metals, glass, and other heat-dependent manufacturing industries.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Frankfurt/M.; March, 2015 – LumaSense Technologies, Inc.® added the integrated ISR 6-TI Advanced to their IMPAC pyrometer and imaging portfolio for increased control and optimization of manufacturing processes in metals, glass, and other materials industries. The ISR 6-TI Advanced is a true break-through by combining pyrometry with infrared imaging technology to produce “Relative” thermal images. “Relative” thermal images are produced by measuring the temperature of the center spot with a ratio pyrometer and using an infrared filter to show an auto-calibrated thermal image based on the highly accurate ratio pyrometer temperature reading.

In need of Penstock Valves? Pollution Containment? Drain Closure Devices? ASOV’s, or ROSOV’s?

Environmental Innovations Ltd is a UK designer and manufacturer of pollution and spill containment systems. Many of our customers seek to comply with the major spill, firewater risk and COMAH regulations. Can we help you?

Air Separation Unit – Hydrogen Measurement in Deoxo Skid

“The H2scan hydrogen analyzer has been integral in providing accurate, excess hydrogen measurement on our deoxo skid. The H2scan system was easy to set up and H2scan’s technical staff has provided excellent support.”

Based on the feedback from the site, H2scan analyzers have been selected to replace all thermal conductivity hydrogen analyzers on the company’s deoxo skids within the US.

Product to Pallet Labelling Solutions

Modern manufacturing requires an integrated approach across all aspects of the production process, to ensure not just productivity, but the quality and consistency demanded by the consumer. As demands and expectations have increased within the production processes themselves, so too has the need for concise and efficient marking and labelling.

Whether a label contains simple instructions, a use by date or traceability information within a bar code, 2D matrix code or an RFID smart label, it is essential that manufacturers have the confidence that each and every label will be produced and applied to a consistent standard, irrespective of where in the production process the operation takes place.

ZOUCH Expandafoam BG1 – Multi Functional Joint Sealing Tape

ZOUCH Expandafoam BG1 is a PUR sealing tape impregnated with a re resistant polymeric dispersion. It is specially designed for joints in buildings up to 100m high, in accordance with DIN 18055.

ZOUCH Expandafoam BG1 fulls the stringent requirements of the DIN 18542 edition 2009. In addition to providing protection against driving rain to a minimum of 600 Pa (equivalent to wind force 11 – Violent Storm) the vapour permeable joint sealing tape also possesses outstanding thermal and acoustic characteristics, as well as allowing for diurnal movement.

Clean Air At Work for Welders and their shop floor colleagues

Plymovent Industrial Products can provide your workforce with a clean working environment by capturing harmful welding fumes, dust and oil mist and removing them from the workplace. As you know companies are obliged by law to keep welding fumes, dust and oil mist in the breathing zone of a welder below a certain limit. As welding fumes are potentially dangerous for people’s health (if you are unsure of the problems that can be created by breathing in welding fume don’t just take our word for it – check out the HSE Website http://www.hse.gov.uk/welding/illness.htm), they should be reduced and/or extracted from the area where welding fume collects.

ABB to share its flow measurement expertise at forthcoming factory open day

ABB Measurement & Analytics to hold open day at its Stonehouse factory to demonstrate its flow testing facility and expertise for industrial flow measurement applications.

ABB Measurement & Analytics will be holding an open day at its Stonehouse factory on the 25th March to share its expertise on flow measurement and calibration. Free to attend, the event is open to anyone involved in the specification, operation and maintenance of flowmetering equipment and will cover a variety of areas relating to flow measurement and calibration.

System Devices: Opto 22 announced groov 2.3, adding Modbus/TCP communication to groov web-based mobile interface software.

With Modbus/TCP support, thousands of industrial devices can now be monitored and managed using eff ective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Modbus/TCP is a widely adopted, TCP/IP-based communications protocol used in level sensors, rotary encoders, drives, meters, and industrial controllers and I/O, plus thousands of other devices deployed in diverse industries. 

Aquatic Solutions Conference on electrical actuated underwater applications now open for registration

The Aquatic Solutions Conference (ASC) is an international, independent conference dedicated to advance the professional and scientific understanding of underwater solutions, focusing on electrical actuated units. By providing an independent platform, the ASC is able to generate a strong network where science and practice meet, to find real solutions for real challenges.


The Fulton name has been synonymous with heat transfer solutions since the company first introduced the vertical tubeless steam boiler in 1949 and Fulton was established in Bristol in 1966. Today, Fulton is still one of the world’s leading manufacturers and produces an unrivalled range of multi-fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers but, as Ian Halliwell (the company’s recently appointed national thermal fluid specialist) explains, Fulton isn’t a name many have considered when specifying thermal oil systems. Until now!

Fluke – With a 14.5cm LCD touchscreen, the Fluke TiX Expert Series takes Infrared Cameras to a whole new level

With a full 180° articulating lens and 14.5cm touchscreen, the new Fluke® TiX520 and TiX560 Infrared Cameras allow thermographers to easily navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images. The new Expert Series cameras are ideal for predictive maintenance, in R&D, oil and gas, and utility applications, where flexibility and higher resolution are essential, and they enable users to share their data in real time via Fluke Connect™.

The responsive 14.5cm LCD touchscreens of the TiX520 and TiX560 offer a large viewing area, which enables thermographers to quickly identify issues while still in the field, as well as easily edit images directly on the camera, eliminating time in the office. SuperResolution mode boosts resolution four times, so the normal 320 x 240 pixels resolution of the images captured increases to 640 x 480 pixels, revealing even greater detail. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses add versatility to meet a wide variety of applications.

Low Energy, Low Temperature Liquid Source Evaporation

Many industries require a liquid source to be converted into a homogenous vapour. Traditional methods have involved either bubbling a carrier gas through the liquid source whilst precisely controlling the temperature and pressure, or directly introducing the liquid source onto a hot surface or plate. The former is extremely reliable, well-proven and offers high repeatability/reproducibility once the controlled process parameters have reached steady state. It is, however, less suited to applications where step changes in concentration are required, where fast switching on-off is required or where multiple liquid sources need to be introduced through one, single evaporation system. Furthermore, this system requires a large volume of potentially hazardous liquid to be housed in a pressurized (glass) container close to the application – often not ideal in highly populated laboratories. The latter has benefits as a highly simplified system however the temperature required for evaporation is much higher, the energy consumption is extremely high and variable control of flow rate/concentration can only be achieved on long cycle times.

Rittal’s TS 8 enclosure system

In 1999, accompanied by the slogan “infinite possibilities”, Rittal launched its TS 8 enclosure system. Today, with over ten million enclosures manufactured so far, the TS 8 bayed enclosure has become established as the standard for many industries worldwide.

Key success factors of Rittal’s TS 8 include its high level of flexibility and efficiency, high quality and safety standards, as well as its availability worldwide. The TS 8 enclosure is used in 92 percent of the world’s 1,005 branches of industry and has thus conquered nearly every industrial market within 15 years.