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Safe and Robust – GEMÜ’s BioStar Offers Aseptic Valve Solution

Looking for safe and robust manual diaphragm valves for use in sterile or hygienic applications? The GEMÜ 653/654 BioStar diaphragm valve has a stainless-steel bonnet and is available in two versions. The GEMÜ 653 with high temperature plastic handwheel and the 654 with a stainless steel handwheel to allow minimal heat sink for safe manual operation.

EMMA Safety Footwear added to the Hultafors Group PPE portfolio

As customer demands for accreditation, safety, quality and value increase, the Hultafors Group continues to stay one step ahead of the competition.

The Hultafors Group’s PPE portfolio already includes market-leading tools, workwear and protective wear brands such as Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety footwear, Hellberg Safety and Hultafors Tools.


The Anti-Counterfeit Forum’s 11th annual seminar, to be held on Wednesday 1st April 2020 at BAE Systems Park Centre in Farnborough, will focus on current trends and threats and new developments in combating counterfeits in the supply chain. As well as current and emerging new threats, delegates will also be able to hear about current and developing best practice for the management of counterfeits in the supply chain, current and developing new methods for the detection of counterfeits and how to access further information, much of it free of charge.

Snickers’ Work Gloves for Healthy Hands

There’s one thing that Professional Tradesmen and Women can’t do without if they want to get their jobs done properly – Healthy Hands!

So take good care of your most important tools and choose a pair that’s right for your work to ensure the ultimate in dexterity, durability, comfort and protection.

Manufacturers turn to ‘outsourcing’ to combat economic uncertainty

An increasing number of manufacturers are looking to mitigate their risk by choosing to use strategic outsourcing according to one industry boss.

Tony Hauge, CEO of PP Control & Automation, believes recent uncertainty, Brexit and global trade wars are making firms reassess how they balance short-term term pain with the medium and longer-term picture and how they can best manage capacity and inventory whilst protecting their cash.

New digital refractometer from PCE Instruments

After adding lots of hand-held refractometers last year, PCE Instruments have recently launched a new tabletop Abbe refractometer that stands out by its high accuracy (4 decimal places). It measures the refractive index and the sugar content in % Brix, it has 100 memory locations and users can save user profiles and samples.

ISO 17025 Calibration Services

Accredited calibrations for pressure, electrical, flow and air velocity instruments via UKAS Laboratory 0604, offering reliable, quick turnaround and affordable sensor calibration for process & control instruments. Many of the calibrations are also available as onsite services, both traceable and ISO 17025 accredited.  Bespoke services are available for thermal uniformity surveys of for ovens, freezers and autoclaves.

The Best Valve Solution for Aseptic and Hygienic Applications!

The GEMÜ 650 BioStar 2/2 way stainless steel diaphragm valve is designed according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for use in sterile or hygienic environments. It is CIP/SIP and Autoclave capable depending on the version with surface finishes down to 0.25 μm, electropolished.


Fairham Mouldings Ltd, have been manufacturing FDA rubber products for the Food & Drink Industry for 20 years.

Our Approved Food Quality materials can meet a wide range of temperature, chemical resistance and elastomeric properties expected in the manufacture of food stuff.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 on course for record numbers

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 11th to 13th 2020. The exhibition, which is the longest running annual engineering exhibition in the UK, is already progressing towards full occupancy of the 20,000m² Farnborough International Exhibition Centre and the organisers are confident of exceeding the 8,644 individual visitors achieved in 2019.

Ness Heat Shrink

Ness Heat shrink is a part of CPL Industries.

We aim to maintain a comprehensive stock of heat shrink sleevings and mouldings for a wide variety of applications, high temperature, electrical insulation, protection against moisture, abrasion or the most hostile of environments or simply for an aesthetic finish, we have the material for the job.

Customizable 1U rack-mount (AFA) All Flash Array NAS (Network Attached Storage) with raw capacity up to 122TB.

Cepoint’s Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Process Control Computers accelerates industrial automation processes with HyperNAS All-Flash rugged computer servers and workstations.

Trust in Tool-Temp to take control

Supplying high-quality temperature control devices for a number of industries, we are the sole UK distributor of the market-leading Tool-Temp range. Whether you’re looking for system design and installation or repair and refurbishment, you can trust in us. With Tool-Temp, temperature control has never been simpler.


Coax valves UK are proud to introduce the new FMX range of compact, high flow, stainless steel externally controlled valves. With a new unique seat arrangement gives greater flow than comparable valves:

Providing quick, simple and accurate thickness measurements with minimal preparation

Cygnus Instruments has been manufacturing high quality ultrasonic equipment for over 35 years.   During that time, Cygnus has built an enviable relationship with customers not only for the physical quality of the instruments it makes, but also for making the most reliable and accurate products too. 

3 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

The environment and the dangers it’s currently facing are a hot topic wherever you look, and should be the top of your priorities too, especially if you run a business. The rise in global warming can contribute to changes in resource availability, cost and demand, as well as a change in regulations and harsher working conditions for you and your staff, meaning it can have huge effects for your business. And with the rise in public awareness and pressure, improving the carbon footprint of your business will not only help keep your business safe and efficient, but will improve your business’s appeal to your target audience. Here are three ways to make your business more eco-friendly.

New Heights in Heat-Resistance: CLIBOS High Temperature Fan

In collaboration with supply partner Casals Ventilation, Axair has recently launched a new high temperature fan designed to handle the hottest air yet. Listening to the requirements of customers in industries that have the challenge of extremely high temperature operations, a solution has been developed to move air and gases up to 350°C.

An Acquisition With Good Chemistry

Petrochemical sector engineering market shifts with strategic purchase of GTC Technology by Sulzer.

FLIR T860 High-Performance Thermal Camera Streamlines Industrial Inspections

The FLIR T860 is the latest addition to the high-performance T-Series family, and is the first to feature onboard Inspection Route software, ideal for streamlining inspections of critical assets, including power substation components, distribution lines, manufacturing equipment, or facility electrical and mechanical systems. By running a pre-planned route through the camera, thermal inspectors can spend less time in the field and face less hassle when creating survey reports.

New NSK deep groove ball bearings for electric motors boost energy efficiency

The low energy consumption of electric drives is an important target in many industrial applications, and rolling bearings can play a role in delivering this ambition. NSK demonstrates this effect with a new series of deep groove ball bearings that generates up to 80% less energy loss, a factor that has a positive effect on the energy efficiency of electric motors.

“PIC” your test

Today’s bandwidth boom is being driven by photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Tiny but mighty, this disruptive technology is shaping our future in various sectors. Often compared to the electronic processor, PICS unlock the best of both photonic and electronic worlds by merging optical components (e.g., lasers and modulators) with opto-electronic, electro-optical, fully electronic or even RF features. The result is a chip with endless potential in applications ranging from medicine to data centers, autonomous cars and quantum computing. But testing PICs comes with its challenges.

Laptop – Server – Workstation – Small Form Factor PC – Industrial PC

The EUROCOM 780W AC/DC adapter/power supply brings an unprecedented level of mobile power to owners of high-performance laptops and overclockers who require more power than has been available before this innovative solution.


Best value

Don’t overpay for automation. Our clean and simple robotic arms do everything a robot arm should do- at a much better price than you’ll find elsewhere. Our years of experience have led us to a wonderfully simple design, making an ST robot affordable to buy and affordable to run!

A Q&A Guide to Etching Metals

Chemical etching is a metal machining technology that has numerous advantages over traditional sheet metalworking processes, key among which is its applicability to a range of metals and alloys — even ones that are difficult or even impossible to machine using traditional metal fabrication technologies.


Coax valves UK are proud to introduce the new FMX range of compact, high flow, stainless steel externally controlled valves. With a new unique seat arrangement gives greater flow than comparable valves:

New Fluke industrial thermal imaging camera Ideal for Industrial maintenance and troubleshooting

Fluke has introduced the new Ti300+ professional 320 x 240 resolution thermal imaging camera. The Fluke Ti300+ has the resolution and accuracy needed to clearly reveal temperature differentials or demonstrate progressive heat changes over time. Equipped with LaserSharp™ AutoFocus, the Ti300+ ensures focused images every time and enables the user to get clear images while maintaining a safe distance from operating equipment.

Qimarox shortens delivery time to two weeks

A top-quality product elevator that is ready for delivery in two weeks. That is the promise that Qimarox makes with its new Fast Lane Service. System integrators from around the world now have access to reliable, durable and affordable material handling components faster than ever before. And all at the same low prices.

Almatec® C-Series AODD Pumps

Almatec® C-Series AODD Pumps feature an industry-leading design engineered to be more a cost-effective alternative to similar plastic pumps. They offer increased bolt torque to improve pump safety when compared to competitive pumps. What further separates the C-Series is the incorporation of Almatec’s exclusive Perswing P® air control system, which offers superior efficiency to optimize production rates and lower energy costs.

Available in five pump sizes, C-Series pumps ensure the suction and discharge ports are available as separate housing parts with different footprints. This allows the C-Series to be easily matched to existing installations. C-Series pumps do not have any mechanical seals, drives or rotating parts that cause wear over time, which improves reliability and extends product life. C-Series pumps feature self-priming and dry run capabilities, critical considerations for most pumping applications.

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Got Modbus? Get instant remote monitoring & Internet of Things!

Adding connectivity from your devices to a cloud based IOT portal to manage your assets has never been easier!

Using products and the IOT platform from Caption Data Ltd in Worcester provides an “out of the box” or  “plug and play” solution with immediate access..


Not every company’s projects run over time and over budget. There’s a significant sub-set that consistently deliver projects twice as fast as their competitors. The secret is a radically different approach to project execution – Critical Chain.

Phase 3 plastics

Phase 3 plastics design and manufacture thermoformed plastic and packaging solutions for the Aerospace, Defence, Electronic, Medical and Healthcare Industries – providing you with complete confidence in their progressive design applications.

AC-DC Battery Backed Power System Rack Mounting up to 300 Watts in 1U

The PFD Series Battery Backed Power Supply is a no break system to provide constant power without interruption in the event of an AC mains failure. Available in 150W and 300W versions and nominal DC outputs of 12V, 24V or 48V. Higher power versions can also be built to customers specification. Consult sales office for details

New low cost Audio Test & Measurement solutions: dScope M1 Analyzer and Loudspeaker Test Chambers

Prism Sound Test & Measurement relaunches as Spectral Measurement with two great new solutions: the dScope Series III M1 range of high-performance, low cost audio analyzers and the range of Loudspeaker Test Chambers designed by Hill Acoustics.

dScope Series III M1 range provides the features you’d expect from a professional instrument costing many times as much, complete with automation. Please tell us about your needs and we’ll propose a solution you’ll find impossible to beat!

Obsolescence is here to stay but it can be managed!

Globalisation, business consolidation and short development and production cycles, particularly in electronics, mean that components and equipment are often withdrawn from the market within 5-10 years of their launch; if the economic life of your asset is 30 years, sustaining the asset quickly becomes problematical. Obsolescence management becomes important in this business environment and is now formalised in the new standard IEC62402:2019, which describes how to assess and mitigate obsolescence risk. Obsolescence management covers all types of parts (electronic, electrical, mechanical), as well as materials, software, skills and infrastructure, and is essential to the sustainability of many businesses.

The whole spectrum of plastic joining

It’s time again – The K fair 2019 (16 to 23rd October) in Düsseldorf opens its doors to the plastics industry. bielomatik will be there with the full range of experienceable added value. Some of the bielomatik highlights are: “Industrial Augmented Reality – Industry 4.0” for groups, a specially developed app for access to relevant production data of your plant, completely in line with digitalization. In addition: solutions for all relevant processes in the field of joining and welding, automation and the use of robots and cobots. Interested parties can see and get to know the whole world of plastics joining live at the bielomatik stand G60: our 2-stage laser welding Turn2Weld opens up completely new possibilities for complex part processing and masters new joining tasks such as electric battery housings and cooling systems. Joining (not only of plastics), automation, design, prototyping, standards, testing and consulting from a single source – this is only possible with bielomatik. Find out more about the entire bielomatik spectrum at K fair in Düsseldorf in Hall 11, Stand G60.

The extremes of additive manufacturing

When Norway based Kongsberg Maritime, a specialist in technology for use in extreme conditions, was designing a chassis for a subsea measurement instrument, it turned to 3DPRINTUK to help with the manufacture of key components. MEPCA found out more.