Starret – Support for WorldSkills

Competitors in the WorldSkills Competition represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions held in member countries and regions. The technical abilities demonstrated both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks are rigorously tested and measured and, as a proud sponsor of the competition, Starrett has supplied a set of measuring equipment that contestants and mentors can use to check and prove their abilities.

A global hub for skills excellence and development through international co-operation and development between industry, government, organisations, and institutions, WorldSkills promotes the benefits of and need for skilled professionals through grass-roots community projects, skill competitions, and knowledge exchange. It highlights how important skills education and training is for youth, industries and society by challenging young professionals around the world to become the best in the skill of their choice.

Pole Mount Enclosures Now Available From ROLEC

Plastic enclosures designed specifically for pole mounted electronics are now available from ROLEC.

Its technoPLUS range features a dedicated bracket for horizontal or vertical mounting on poles, masts and other street furniture.

ROLEC technoPLUS enclosures have been built to withstand exposed outdoor locations. They are rated to IP 66 (IP 67 optional) and moulded from UV stable ASA Luran (UL 94 HB).

Each enclosure is pre-moulded with screw ports for the mounting bracket so no machining is needed. They can be installed ‘lid closed’ to help protect the electronics inside.

Modular MAG system from Johannes Hübner Giessen: breathing space for design engineers to customize encoder solutions

The specialist for robust encoder and drive technologies Johannes Hübner Giessen now offers its bearing-free magnetic encoder series MAG as a modular system. The flexible mechanical design makes it possible to individually adapt the encoder system to the installation situation on-site at customer applications. That not only facilitates tailor-made solutions, but most of all it offers a huge amount of design freedom. Design engineers as well as mechanical and systems engineers are now able to implement encoder solutions in situations where it is not possible to use standard encoders. For instance, it is possible to design extra slim encoders for confined spaces or with additional wide magnetic tracks for applications involving large axial shaft movements. “Most importantly, the safety and reliability of our encoders is decisive”, emphasizes Thomas Brandenburger, head of technical project management at Johannes Hübner Giessen.

Kecol Pumping Systems Ltd

For more than 25 years Kecol has been the leading UK manufacturer of pumps and priming systems for the transfer of viscous materials in the food pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Kecol has introduced a new follower plate system for use with all its priming systems, which incorporates an inflatable wiper seal to wipe the inside walls of a drum clean during pumping. Manufactured from FDA approved materials, the inflatable wiper system is suitable for drums with different internal diameters, including tapered drums and drums with liners. As well as the standard system, Kecol can manufacture bespoke inflatable wiper seal systems to suit almost any size of drum or vessel. The system can also be added to existing Kecol priming units (Maxiprime, Powerprime, Megaprime etc.).

Munters optimises climate conditions for hydrotheraphy pool

Munters have created the perfect indoor climate conditions for a special needs schools swimming pool.  Hillside Primary School in Cumnock, East Ayrshire provides the local community with education and support for children with severe and complex care needs including access to their hydrotherapy pool.


Independent waste management company Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has underscored its eagerness for growth by announcing its fifth business acquisition in two years.

Just a few weeks into 2015, the company has confirmed it has acquired part of the business and assets of Tradebe Refinery Services (TRS) based at Sandycroft, North Wales, and formerly known as Willacy Oil Services.

Willacy, founded in 1989, is a specialist in petrochemical tank cleaning and oily sludge treatment and recovery systems.

Advanced decoupling protection for renewables offers easy set up and safe grid connection

The new VMD460 Interface Protection System from Bender UK makes it easier than ever to set up advanced decoupling protection for the critical link between renewable power electricity generating equipment and the National Grid.

S&S Plastics Ltd

S&S Plastics Ltd based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield wants to encourage more young people into manufacturing.

The company which started from a one-man operation in Ilkeston in 1989 now has a workforce of 70 and a turnover of £4 million.  We are supplying over 30 different industries which include Agriculture, Medical, Electronics, Plastic Critical Bearings and many others.

Who’s that knock knocking on your door?

If your business processes emit harmful substances you will be aware that you need a system to control them and also that those systems need to be tested on a regular basis. This potentially can lead to a lot of paperwork in the form of reports, so how prepared would you be if the HSE arrived on your doorstep?

To ensure their clients are prepared, Vent-Tech, who specialise in the control of hazardous substances, have just introduced the LEV Vault – enabling companies to keep all their LEV compliance documents together and accessible.

Recycling of the BEKOMAT 31U / 32U / 33U service-unit

An important contribution to the environment – recycling service-units of BM31U / BM32U / BM33U 

BEKOMAT is by far the most successful electronic level controlled condensate series – and that for a good reason. It represents the benchmark for all global competitors. This does not only apply to the reliability. In particular, the sustainability aspects throughout the entire life cycle are world leading:

SMD REED RELAY 10 W CONTACT RATING & 6 GHZ BANDWIDTH From the Comus Group of Companies

Comus International is proud to introduce our latest addition to our Reed Relay line. The new CGSM series offers superior reliability for the Instrumentation and automatic test equipment markets. With contact ratings up to 10 Watts and a 1 Amp carry current our new relay boasts an impressive 50% increase in power and capability over any similar size industry standard SMD packages presently being offered today.

When the going gets hot, join In2Connect on the Edge

Edge card connectors are embedded devices that mate with the edges of single-sided or double-sided printed circuit boards (PCBs) in order to provide an external electrical connection. Industry standards define power specifications such as voltage levels, power pin placements, and power requirements.

LumaSense presents the PULSAR 4 for Condition Based Monitoring of Petrochemical Combustion Vessels at SOGAT 2015

“The PULSAR 4 is the best way to keep valuable refinery assets performing and prevent unwarranted downtime”

 SANTA CLARA, Frankfurt/M, Mar. 2015 – LumaSense Technologies, Inc.® will showcase the next generation petrochemical infrared sensor, the PULSAR 4 at SOGAT 2015, a very targeted congress for Sour Oil and Gas Advanced Technology in Abu Dhabi.  With installations at over 550 petrochemical facilities worldwide, the PULSAR 4 is LumaSense’s latest addition to its E2T line of petrochemical infrared sensors.

Flow-Technology Ltd boasts large stocks of Stainless Steel fittings

Flow-Technology Ltd, West Yorkshire have been manufacturing Stainless Steel components in house at its Brighouse base for over 35 years and the products are on site in various national and international markets

Atlas Copco GA 250 250kW Screw Air Compressor (x4)

BRAND NEW – NEVER UNPACKED £50,000 in the region (EX VAT)

Due to contract reconfiguration Atlas GA 250 compressors for sale. Quality compressors held in storage – viewing most welcome – Full Technical Specification available. Each with 14 months manufactures warranty (valid until March 2016).

World’s First 4G ATEX Zone 1 Smartphone Now Shipping!

The Smart-Ex 01 is an ultra-rugged smartphone and is the first Zone 1 device to run the latest Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system. You can now scan an RFID tag, capture inspection data, communicate with colleagues and take a high quality picture of a defect using just one device.

Power station operators demand safety analogue technology

The difference between a permanent random fault and a dynamic random fault is driving a continuing demand from power station operators and other industry sectors for vital monitoring of three phase AC systems up to 690 V in pure analogue technology.

Nanotec Germany`s range of high-performance BLDC motors is increasing.

Cannock January 27, 2015 – Nanotec Germany, represented in the UK and Ireland by Alldrives & Controls is happy to announce the Nanotec range of high performance Stepper Motors, Brushless motors and drives, is growing.

Borough Council introduces Power Quality Measurement to nurture Energy Savings Initiative

Measurement of power quality at several council buildings, schools and leisure facilities.

The council will use a Fluke 435-II power quality analyser at council buildings to re-balance loads

Good to Go Safety Shortlisted for Top Award

The IAPAs are renowned as one of the most prestigious and respected awards in the access industry, with a top quality judging panel of access industry leaders voting to determine the winners which will be announced in Washington, DC, USA on March 25, 26 and 27, 2015. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.  There are 13 award categories, ranging from new products and innovations to safety and training.


Seychell Engineering had been operating for some 30 years as a successful manufacturer of bespoke engineering products when new owner, Roger Williams, acquired it in April 2013.  He took over a profitable business with a good customer base in the scientific, medical, aerospace, marine and motorsport sectors that still had potential to grow. 

Savery Hydraulics launches world’s first Hydraforce ecommerce website

In a global first, UK hydraulics manufacturer, Savery Hydraulics is offering Hydraforce products online through an ecommerce website.

The responsive website, which is the only global online store for Hydraforce products, has just been launched in the UK. It transfers products listed in the official Hydraforce catalogue online, with the option to search for an individual item and request next day delivery for items already held in Savery’s Coventry warehouse. And customers who quote the promo code HYDRAPROMO1 can benefit from five per cent off their orders for the duration of the promotion.


Aptifirst Ltd offers a wide range of load-cell strain gauge signal conditioning instruments from simple in-cell devices with analogue output or digital output, or with radio telemetry, and with varying degrees of process control functionality.

RRC International – for all your HSEQ training needs – and more

Visitors to RRC International’s stand F2 at The Health & Safety Event, Birmingham NEC, on 24-26 March 2015, need look no further. Not only will they be able to explore RRC’s large and expanding range of outstanding health, safety, environment and quality training products, and chat to their knowledgeable and experienced professional staff, but they will also have the chance to win prizes and extras.

Sensors that Learn™ White Paper Taking the Guess Work out of Maintenance

In the chemical and petrochemical industries, plant safety and process reliability often rely on analytical instruments operating correctly. Maintaining process analytical instruments and keeping them in good condition can be cumbersome and costly.

Download METTLER TOLEDO’s latest white paper and discover how a new process analytical measurement system based on sensors that learn can help plants reduce costs and enable better process control decisions. See for yourself how sensors are performing and when they need to be calibrated, serviced or replaced.

Elfab products to have new marking following receipt of enhanced GOST accreditation

Renewed CU TR 32 Certificate of Conformity enables Elfab to show the Eurasian Conformity Mark on its rupture disc tags

Europe’s leading pressure relief specialist, Elfab, has successfully passed a rigorous conformity assessment relating to the pressure equipment regulations of the Customs Union. As part of the revised procedures, Elfab can now show the EAC mark on disc tags indicating that its products meet the standards of the CU TR 32 Certificate of Conformity – a replacement of GOST certification relating to rupture (bursting) discs.

TURBOVAC i – The New Dimension in Turbomolecular Pump Engineering

The innovative turbomolecular pumps of the TURBOVAC i product line always deliver their maximum performance even under widely differing requirements.

TURBOVAC (T)350 i, (T)450i and 350/450 i Multi-Inlet – The performance leap for your vacuum!

The TURBOVAC 350 i and 450 i models are equipped with an additional compression stage and are particularly well suited for ultrahigh vacuum applications, and in combination with small backing pumps for installation within compact pump system solutions. They deliver an excellent vacuum performance and an outstanding pumping speed especially for lighter gases.


The heavy-duty Ironclad® range of motive power batteries from EnerSys® offers more power, extended running times and longer life than comparable designs to support intensive lift truck operations and other demanding materials handling applications. The range is particularly suited to situations where longer truck run times are needed to minimise the use of spare batteries. Models rated from 276 to 1380 Ah are available in standard sizes for small pallet trucks up to large reach and counterbalance trucks. The batteries are now available in the UK and Europe but have been extensively used in the USA, where they have proven to reliable and rugged performers in tens of thousands of applications, for many years.


Redbacks Cushioning Limited, the manufacturers of the World’s only ‘leaf-spring’, non-foam or gel kneepads has introduced a new shell strapped product as an alternative to its big selling version for pocketed work trousers.

With the design overseen by Consultant Clinical Scientist and Biomedical Engineer, Chris Ramsden, and called ‘The Redbacks Shell Strapped Kneepad’, the new product features the company’s award winning cushioning technology which incorporates a soft and flexible TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) leaf-spring set within a unique honeycomb matrix.

Avancer UK Ltd is a Key Partner in the Development of a New and Innovative Insulated Rail Measuring Wheel for the Rail Industry.

Feedback from rail workers and cross-industry collaboration have led to the development of a new insulated rail measuring wheel for use in third rail areas.
Network Rail, VGC Group , Lawton Tools, Avancer UK and Jafco Tools have worked together on the development of the bespoke insulated measuring wheel, which complies to the requirements of BS8020:2011 for tools used in areas where conductor rails are present.