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Jacopa Opens New Office in South East

In response to on-going strong growth in the South East, wastewater systems and solutions specialists Jacopa have re-located from Maidstone to larger facilities at nearby Aylesford, Kent.

Road Trips Made Easy With Good Engineering

Embarking on a road trip used to be a fairly risky business: you’d check your oil and a few other key components of your vehicle, set off, and be fairly sure that you wouldn’t go the full length of a trip without some form of calamity forcing you off the road and under the bonnet. Nowadays, vehicles are a good deal more stable and well-engineered, and towing trailers or caravans are likewise made to withstand the long distances that ambitious road trips entail. This article praises the ease with which great engineering has made road trips a breeze.

Tips for Engineering Logistics Planning

In the field of engineering, it’s almost always the case that if something needs transporting, it needs transporting perfectly. You’ll need to make sure everything’s planned, that the journey itself is as straightforward as possible and that the item you’re transporting ultimately arrives in one piece. Poorly-transported parts can encounter damage that makes the item useless, and seeing as these are specially-manufactured items, that’s an expensive loss to take on yourself. That’s why this article deals with the logistics of transporting engineering goods from A to B, and how to do it with the least bother.

The pressure transmitter for almost anything

The GS4200 Range Pressures to 1500 bar Versatile Design Options DNV GL, ALTEX & IECEx Certified Silicon-on-Sapphire Sensor Technology High Accuracy; Low Hysteresis Titanium Wetted Parts Digital USB Version Available.

Emerson Enable Reduced Cost and Complexity with Zoned Safety Valve Island

Emerson has introduced the ability to integrate multiple safety zones within a single ASCO Numatics™ Series 503 valve island. This enables the creation of up to three independent electro-pneumatic safety zones, while also allowing independent non-safe sections to co-exist within one valve island assembly.

BEC Distribution offers life for EoL and much shorter lead times for others:

For EoL or ‘current’ inductors, resistors, capacitors and all passive components, BEC as a specialist UK local distributor, offers huge unallocated stock all with CoC by original manufacturers.

Screening Success for Jacopa

Jacopa has been awarded a major new contract by Thames Water. The project will involve the wastewater treatment systems and solutions experts providing two Brackett Green CF100 band screens  to replace existing step-type inlet works screens, and installing a Washpactor Jet screenings system for its Iver North wastewater treatment works.

New guide outlines potential for major reduction in process cooling costs thanks to free cooling

According to a new E-Guide from ICS Cool Energy, free cooling has the potential to unlock year-round process cooling energy savings for industrial end-users, yet a combination of scepticism and lack of awareness is limiting wider take-up.

Meeting highly specific needs in the medical sector

If you work with optical components in the medical sector or biotechnology, you’ll know how vital it is to achieve the highest levels of quality and precision. At Knight Optical, we have over 26 years experience in designing, manufacturing, and testing optics to the exacting standards your industry demands.

Rittal Offers Essential tips for Enclosure Temperature Manage-ment in the Food Industry

Food processing is a sector that demands very high levels of efficiency to meet daily production targets. 

A hatrick that our clients will tell you is well deserved

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have not only been placed in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme in the UK, they have also passed the ISO 9001 and 14001 management systems audits which come in to force next month.  


JWCI are process engineers specialising in the provision of bespoke engineering solutions and installations to all areas of the Food and Beverage, and Chemical industry.

They have a wealth of knowledge in our industry and combined with high quality, in-house manufacturing means that they can provide tailored or off the shelf solutions to fit your exact requirements.

From design to manufacture, installation, health and safety and maintenance JWCI can complete your entire process requirements on time, on budget and stress free.

JWCI don’t cut corners or supply poor quality products and we always install to the highest standards. The simplest way to save you valuable time and money.

It’s all too easy, when we’re busy, to simply go for the cheapest option. But take a moment before you make that decision – it’s not just direct costs you should consider.

Direct costs resulting from poor quality products and workmanship include poor welding, Insufficient bracket work- causing fracture to pipework, plants requiring in-process rework and possible Service Level Agreement Penalties.

Following on from that, you also run the risk of suffering further in-direct poor-quality costs such as Hygiene/bacteria issues, Product inefficiency, loss of productivity due to plant downtime and loss of your valuable reputation and trust.

At JWCI they take professionalism, quality and service very seriously. In addition to that they offer prices which are always competitive, and their service and products are always exceptional quality. JWCI Process Engineers, believe in providing quality and service to build long lasting relationships with all of our customers.

They offer free site visits to assess your needs and to offer advice and guidance on the most cost effective solution for your process plant. Call to discuss your next process plant project.

Tel: 01889 507 177  Email:  visit:

JWCI Ltd, Fourways Unit, Folebank, Fole, Nr Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5EW.

SecureChem™- Chemical Dosing from IBCs

Dosing from IBCs is very convenient BUT what happens when you are leaving site and the chemical is still being consumed? Do you swop the “partly empty” IBC for a new one to ensure that the chemical is always available, and what about the Wastage??


Orel E3 (OE3) has 3 divisions dedicated to Saving Cash & Carbon® for our industrial, retail, leisure, commercial and public sector customers. OE3 ENERGY is our Lux Award winning division providing turnkey lighting and control solutions both in the UK and overseas, with more than 300,000 LED lights supplied and installed over the past 6 years.


It’s tempting to think that every company’s projects run over time and over budget. Yet they don’t.

There’s actually a significant sub-set that consistently deliver projects twice as fast as their competitors—when adjusted for headcount. Critical Chain reveals what they have in common—and how to apply their secrets within your own company.

20 Years of Innovation: Guided Wave Radar at Magnetrol®

The popular loop-powered transmitters we know as guided wave radar (GWR) burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. Here are some insights into this breakthrough technology and the effect it has had on the level measurement world.

Jacopa to Market Nordic Water Belt Filter

Jacopa Ltd and Swedish water and wastewater treatment specialist Nordic Water have announced an agreement that provides Jacopa with the sole right to distribute the latter’s highly-regarded Sobye self-cleaning belt filter in the UK and Ireland.

The Sobye belt filter has gained an excellent reputation over a 25-year period as an automatic, self-cleaning compact solution for primary treatment to replace settlement tanks. More than 200 systems are currently in use, with around 100 of these in the municipal primary treatment market.


Proper Enclosure Solutions Ltd is an independently owned company that was formed in 2009 by  three family members. Their vision was not only to produce and sell standard products, but to provide a full service to ensure that clients in a broad variety of industries could obtain “solutions” from one source of supply.

The upward growth trajectory of IO-Link continues unabated

Some of the many benefits offered by the globally established communication standard IO-Link include system and fieldbus independence. The universal and compatible interface allows the integrated networking of sensors and actuators, which reduces the costs associated with installation, commissioning, and plant maintenance. IO-Link makes it possible to collect and evaluate not only process data, but also other information. Pepperl+Fuchs offers a broad portfolio of IO-Link devices, ranging from Ethernet IO modules and intelligent sensors through to RFID read/write devices.         

German Components Distribution remains on track

Stable growth and healthy order situation shape the German component distribution market (according to FBDi association) in the 2nd quarter 2018. Semiconductors weak, passive components strong.

High Performance Solutions for EMI Shielding Problems

Fothershield’s range of EMI shielding and thermal interface materials give the EMC engineer plenty of choice when looking to solve EMC problems.

Welcome to Siltech

Process monitoring using colour change


Thermoprint: A range of inks that change colour when their temperature reaches a “switch” point.  They are used as indicators to show Tamper Evidence, or to offer Brand Security, or used as Cooking/Reheating indicators, etc.

LTi Metaltech Champions the Need for More Female Leaders in Industry

According to a recent report bridging the UK gender gap could help generate an extra £150bn to the UK economy by 2025

 Award-winning precision fabrication and welding specialist LTi Metaltech claims more needs be done to increase the number of female leaders in UK industry, if it’s to benefit from the fullest breadth of talent available and help drive future economic growth. It’s certainly something LTi’s Quality Manager, Stevie Keen is aware of, having progressed into a senior role with the support of her fully inclusive and forward-thinking employer.

Davall specialises in providing a complete “Transmission Service”.

Davall Gears is registered to AS9100 for design and manufacture of gear systems, and markets the Spiradrive, a high torque, low backlash, gear and gearbox system. Davall Gears is an established leader in the field of custom-made gearing. This position has been attained by successfully combining extensive knowledge of industry, with the use of modern technology. The company is able to provide design and manufacturing solutions to the many and varied power transmission and rotary motion problems posed by their clients. 

New Wireless Monitoring Devices Help to Improve Machine Reliability

Devices that use wireless technology are all around us in the modern world.  Whether it be remote setting of your air conditioning in your house, or instructing an Amazon Echo™ to turn on the lights, this technology heralds a new era of providing us with knowledge about our surroundings, and the convenience for managing it.

Vacform Group – Over 50 Years’ Expertise and Innovation in Vacuum Forming

Leaning on a wealth of expertise in plastics, Vacform Group strive to provide a wide array of unique and unparalleled services from concept to finished product.

UNISIG presents new manufacturing solutions for mold makers

UNISIG adds five new models to its proven range of deep drilling and milling centers.

STEINEL at EuroBLECH – the industry’s leading international trade fair

STEINEL will present their products at the 25th EuroBlech in Hannover from 23–26 October. The entire process chain for sheet metal processing will be presented at the world’s largest trade fair for the sheet metal working industry.

At the 120 square metre booth (Hall 27, Booth F128), STEINEL will give visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand their wide range of punching and bending technology products and services. This year, the focus will be on mechanical and electrical roll taps as well as standardised modular systems.


Compact, lightweight and affordable system offers permanent, consistent and durable marking in a cleaner, more usable and sustainable design

Senior Project Manger

Purpose of Position

Project management of allocated super yacht or residential/commercial projects.

Drive the order conversion of allocated projects with a pro-active technical back up of the business.

Key remit is: Order conversion, Customer satisfaction professional cost management & running of the project to the relevant contractual terms.

“I-GAS” A qualification for maintenance and gas fitters working in industry to demonstrate competence.

There are many activities routinely occurring in industrial premises that might require breaking into a gasway for maintenance or repairs. Currently, available training and certification for gas fitters and engineers working on domestic and commercial appliances is often not appropriate for the types of gas equipment commonly found in industry, increasingly including premises where electricity is generated using gas.

Quantum Controls wins prestigious ‘UK Drive Rental Company of the Year’ Award 2018

We are delighted to win this prestigious award, working with market leading products makes our work much easier.” says Mark Hodgkinson UK Drive Rental Fleet Manager. Since launching the Rental Department back in 2015, it has been a steady increase for the department. During 2016 we saw our business double in size as we have increased our portfolio of products and really targeted the market.  

Oldham Engineering Ltd – Generations of Experience

Oldham Engineering Ltd remains a family run company and preferred supplier to the Nuclear, Defence, Rail, Steel, Oil & Gas, Subsea & Power Generation industries. Oldham Engineering is an expert in Turnkey Project Management and this unique business provides in-house complementary services of CAD/CAM proof machining, Coded Fabrication, Medium-Heavy CNC Machining, Robot Welding and Complex Assembly & Testing for batch and one off production. Oldham Engineering is one of only a handful of companies in the Nuclear Industry sector who is recognised as a key supplier to this market. Oldham Engineering Ltd also manufactures `safety critical’ components across all sectors under a range of qualifications. See

Wiseman Threading Tools Ltd Specialists in Tools & Gauges for Screw Threads.

We have been supplying a wide range of threading tools and gauges since 1987. Together with supplying plain ring and plug gauges manufactured to our customers specific requirements.We consider ourselves specialists in this field as this is our main focus.

Joloda lead the way in automation

In the ultra-competitive logistics environment, Joloda International provide world class solutions for truck loading.  Joloda design, manufacture and install automatic truck-loading systems from factories in the UK, Netherlands and USA.

Level matters to your business. That’s why it matters to Magnetrol®.

Information matters
What happens when it’s 2:03 am, no one is on site, and something unexpected happens in a tank?
Magnetrol is on it. In fact, all of the information will be right there in the morning for your team. Our advanced diagnostics capture an echo curve that reveals every detail.