Maximise Quality Control in Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

Learn how vision inspection can maximise quality control by eliminating out of specification bottles and containers from your manufacturing processes, reducing costly losses in production.

METTLER TOLEDO’s White Paper ‘Measuring with Vision Inspection in Plastic Bottle Manufacturing’ outlines how vision technologies can measure and detect a range of product defects to maximise quality.

Cirrus Environmental launch new portable noise monitor – The Invictus

Cirrus Environmental is leading the way in outdoor noise monitoring for 2014 with the launch of its new INVICTUS portable noise monitor.

After more than 2 years in development the Invictus has been designed specifically for environmental noise applications with all new functions, making it the most comprehensive noise monitoring device on the market today.

Developed by Cirrus Environmental’s own in-house R&D team, the Invictus allows simultaneous measurements of all parameters and can be controlled remotely via 3G, GPRS, Wi-Fi Ethernet or Radio Modems.

LE Unveils New Synthetic H1 Oven Chain Lubricant

Ovenworx™ H1 Syn Fights Heat & Moisture To Ensure Efficient Oven Chain Operation

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Lubrication Engineers, Inc. has added a new synthetic NSF H1 offering to its line of oven chain lubricants. The company specifically formulated Ovenworx™ H1 Syn Chain Lubricant (4061) to combat the demanding conditions present with oven chain applications, including those at food manufacturing plants.

Precision Eforming produces a full line of electroformed nickel mesh.

The material is available in the following specifications: from 5 wires per inch to 2,000 wires per inch, from 1% transmission to 95% transmission, thickness from 3 microns to 250 microns, sheet sizes up to 22 inches square, standard openings are square but can be custom made slotted, round, or rectangular, in any designable geometry, 99.98% pure nickel, can be flashed with Gold or Copper and also can be black nickel coated.

New range of servo gear reducers for Automation Applications

With automation and motion control applications outpacing many standard and traditional application, choosing the right gearbox to fulfil the needs of these applications is becoming more important. It is estimated that by 2016 the annual sales of automation products globally will reach 2.0 million units.

In order to keep pace with developments in this market segment, Rossi SpA have recently launched their new SR13 and SM09 range of Servo Gear reducers which is comprised of worm, coaxial, helical and helical bevel servo units as well as low backlash planetary servo.

Power Capacitors Ltd Celebrates 40 years of Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction.

2014 sees Power Capacitors Ltd celebrating 40 years of business; 40 years of saving customers money and reducing carbon emissions.

As a market leader in the specification, design and manufacture of Power Factor Correction systems, Power Capacitors Ltd has consistently delivered the right solution for every application across every industry.

Properly specified and maintained, Power Factor Correction equipment offers not only commercial benefits, but also reduces Carbon Emissions, improves Power Quality, and increases the reliability and lifetime of major items of plant

Heraeus Carbon Infra-Red Emitters Ensures Perfect PVC Gelling During Manufacture of Flooring Products

Carbon infra-red (CIR) emitters from Heraeus Noblelight are helping Polyflor of Manchester to ensure perfect gelling of PVC applied to a substrate before the web is further processed under an oil-heated chrome drum. The installation has prevented un-gelled PVC from running off the edges of the substrate, saving product as well as eliminating process and maintenance problems.

Investment drives instrument service business

As Technical Director of environmental instrumentation specialist Quantitech, Jim Monaghan is acutely aware of the level and range of resources that are necessary to be able to deliver an effective instrumentation maintenance and calibration service. “Most of the company’s service work is preventative maintenance,” he says.

Online T Card System Simplifies Trailer Logistics

A logistics provider specialising in transportation services primarily between the UK and Scandinavian countries has recently switched to using T Cards new OnLine system for improving management of trailer movement in and out of
some twenty different port locations.

KlüberConsult – Saving Energy and reducing CO2 with synthetic gear oil

Insulation manufacturer finds high energy savings

  • >7% power consumption reduction
  • Potential savings of 100,000 kWh per year across the site
  • Reduced wear- reducing parts replacement and inventory
  • Reduced oil consumption and disposal

For high energy users, reducing energy consumption has a major impact upon their business.  For considerable time Klüber Lubrication has been extoling the virtues of synthetic gear oils and the energy savings that can be achieved using this advanced lubricant technology.  Recently a major insulation materials manufacturer has seen this is action.

Rugged Tablet Computers for Factory Control and Monitoring

Captec’s range of lightweight rugged tablets overcome the fragility of consumer tablets in an industrial environment. These rugged hand held units are ideally suited to process control applications, enabling the user to access information and perform control functions quickly and easily from anywhere in the factory or plant.

“Machine to Machine Is Becoming A Way of Life. Telemetry is its Life Blood.”

Powelectrics is an award winning telemetry business with thousands of installations across the world, in businesses as diverse as Royal Mail, Air Products, Yorkshire Water and Avanti Gas. Dave Oakes, Sales Director explains ”The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented change. The computer went from a business machine that filled a room to a personal aide that filled every home and office!

One week, £65,000 saving with Marshall-Tufflex sub-meter

Energy management specialist Marshall-Tufflex (based in Hastings) is flavour of the month with a customer after saving the company more than £65,000 in just one week. The client – a manufacturer of heating products – installed a Marshall-Tufflex Sinergy e-Tracker sub-metering unit to get an in-depth view of its energy usage over one week.

Professional Clothing Awards is going for gold with an Olympic Host!

The Professional Clothing Awards is going for gold in 2014 as we can confirm the host will be Ruth Morris, Uniform Manager for the Rugby World Cup 2015. The show is honoured to welcome Ruth on centre stage for the awards evening hosted at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Tuesday 1st April 2014, presenting trophies to industry winners across a number of key categories.

ROCOL ANTI-SEIZE RANGE EXTENDED

Leading UK lubricants manufacturer ROCOL has added a nuclear grade approval and a brand new product to its REACH-registered anti-seize range, providing maintenance managers with a safety compliant solution, whatever the application. The new ROCOL ANTI-SEIZE Regular Grade product and nuclear grade approval for ANTI-SEIZE 797 enhance a 15-strong range that already features market leading products, such as the popular DRY MOLY Spray.

Latest webinar provides a solution for flexible & efficient measurements

Data acquisition of mechanical, electrical and thermal quantities must be more flexible and efficient today, more so than ever before. HBM are offering a free 30 minute webinar on 23 January at 10am, on the importance of flexible and efficient measurements in test & measurement applications, and offer a universal measurement solution that is small, fast & reliable.

Fluke Training Seminar Programme launched for 2014

Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has announced its programme of seminars for 2014 throughout the UK and Ireland. More information about the Fluke Academy programme, which starts in February, is available at http://www.flukeacademy.shuttlepod.org/UK-seminars

Pumping Salt Solutions and Brines with Teledyne ISCO Syringe Pumps

A brine is defined as an aqueous solution containing higher concentrations of inorganic salt than typical seawater (greater than 5% salt).  Simpler brines generally contain common chlorides such as sodium, calcium or potassium, and may be used in applications such as the oilfield industry and production facilities.  Denser solutions containing zinc bromide, caesium formate, or iodine salts, can also be used in industrial applications, but are generally more corrosive.

TechMember of the Institute of Acoustics

When event manager and noise consultant Chris Selkirk goes on to a Festival site for the first time, in his own words, he is looking for a “win-win-win” scenario on noise measurement and compliance.

For many years Chris has been brought in by Festival organisers for his expertise in noise measurement and acoustic understanding at large outdoor events.

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