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Spiroflow to showcase remote monitoring system at PPMA

Bulk materials handling specialist, Spiroflow, will be using the PPMA Total Show to promote their new innovative monitoring initiative known as Spiroflow Active Monitoring (SAM). The system remotely provides real time information on the performance of their complete machinery range.

SAM is able to automatically monitor customers’ equipment through sensor-based technology, thereby providing key performance related, safety and operational data. As an ‘upgrade’, the system is built into the standard electrical panel on Spiroflow’s machinery by an in-house team of skilled electrical engineers and connected remotely via 4G/5G or Wi-fi.

Camloc Motion Control continues growth of worldwide distribution network with Appian Fasteners partnership

Leicester-based gas spring and damper manufacturer, Camloc Motion Control, is expanding its worldwide product reach after appointing Ireland-based Appian Fasteners to its global distribution network.

Elesa unique Ergostyle® design – a market responsive approach

As a worldwide manufacturer/distributor, Elesa have rather shorter lines of communication with their customers than might otherwise be the case – a situation which allows them to focus their manufacturing expertise on rapid response and highly detailed product designs.

Elesa at PPMA Exhibition, 1-3 October @ NEC, Stand No. E03

The PPMA Total Show 2019 is said to be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to processing and packaging machinery. As such is very much a place Elesa looks forward to networking with customers to discuss best practice and new solutions including many that have not yet been identified. Stand E03 at PPMA is exactly the place where engineers and buyers can explore opportunities in standard component products, service and technologies for industries including food, beverage, baking, pharmaceuticals, luxury goods, confectionery, cosmetics/personal care, tobacco/vaping/E-liquids, building supplies and materials, pet food/pet care, household products, contract packers, microbrewers and distillers.

Aggreko launches bridging gap decentralised energy service

Manufacturers can now start the process of implementing a decentralised energy solution to their facilities, after Aggreko officially launched its bridging gap service.

Cooling tower optimization

Food and beverage production requires a large range of temperatures. This means that plants must have effective cooling systems to deal with the excess heat. Removing the excess heat from the system requires a cooling tower, however, traditional designs require frequent maintenance. Here Darcy Simonis, food and beverage group vice president at ABB, explains how to optimize cooling towers.

SensorPRO – a new development in Bender Residual Current Monitors for even smarter networks

A new improved range of SensorPRO residual current monitors (RCM) is available from Bender.

Three new Bender sensor ranges have been announced – Modular, Compact and Split Core. Resulting from recent product investment the new improved sensors are designed for use in demanding industrial applications. With improved functionalities, enhanced flexibility and modular construction, the SensorPRO range is simpler and less expensive for users to integrate, install and retrofit into electrical installations, machinery and final circuits.

We Need to Talk… about Spares

In this digital age, dialling a number and putting a phone to your ear can seem antiquated.   Why talk, when the internet has all the answers, right?  But, David Lenehan of global spare parts and repairs provider Northern Industrial argues, sometimes Google is not all-knowing – especially in a complex breakdown situation.

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.

One of the oldest challenges in compressed air, maybe solved!

Many users of compressed air in rural or remote areas have for a long time been hindered in the use of a most valuable power source simply because they do not have access to a three-phase power supply. This means that equipment and machinery must normally be run from a 230V, single phase power supply which usually means the size of electric motor utilised on any equipment including air compressors is limited. The options available to such users, has till now been very limited, which means that the air compressor often used is too small or that multiple compressors are needed to satisfy demand, which would routinely result in higher costs, increased maintenance, poor air quality and reduced reliability.

Rulmeca introduces new generation of TM400 motorized pulleys

Rulmeca Germany presents its completely renewed TM400 motorized pulley generation at Bauma. Thanks to optimized components, the new motorized pulleys with a diameter of 400 millimeters are significantly more energy-efficient and service-friendly while offering even greater robustness and therefore plant uptime. Designed for the transport of bulk materials, the new motorized pulleys suit applications across many sectors – from light-duty belt conveyor systems in recycling, such as conveyors passing under magnetic separators; to medium-duty conveyor belts for mobile and stationary crushers, screeners and conveyors in the asphalt, cement and concrete industries as well as salt, sand and gravel works; to bulk material conveyors for the transport of grain and fertilizers.

Fire and explosion safety

An extensive range of explosion protection equipment. From supply to full turn-key solutions

Improve Your Quality Inspection Process on Welded Plastic Automotive Parts with Fixed Thermal Imaging

The automotive industry boasts one of the most sophisticated—and increasingly complex—supply chains in manufacturing. Automakers, also referred to as OEMs, rely on suppliers of varying sizes to manufacture components that are assembled into a final vehicle. Strict quality requirements ensure materials and manufactured systems, from Tier 3 to Tier 1 suppliers, result in a car that is safe to drive.

How to create safer manufacturing environments without compromising productivity 

Manufacturers must prevent workplace accidents by guarding against safety risks, but reaching the desired safety level can be challenging as it can add complexity and reduce productivity.

Control. Anytime. Anywhere.

The ability to receive or send the necessary data at any time, regardless of its location, provides ample opportunities.
Popularity IoT using cloud services and innovative protocols such as MQTT, is increasingly gaining momentum in the IT-industry and implemented in the automation of processes as well.

Avery Weigh-Tronix offers 5-day turnaround on metrology equipment calibrations with the opening of new Calibration Select Laboratory in Birmingham

Avery Weigh-Tronix, one of the UK’s leading metrology calibration providers, has opened a dedicated calibration laboratory to offer a 5-day turnaround on the calibration of torque, pressure, temperature and electrical equipment and mass weights.

Are Subtle Inefficiencies Condensing Your Bottom Line?

To identify key areas in the steam generation cycle, condensate recovery system and waste heat recovery process where cost-effective instrumentation solutions offer a tangible return on investment over the short-term. The goal is to reduce heat rate, environmental impact, fuel and water consumption, water treatment and maintenance costs in commercial and heavy industries where steam generation is essential to the production processes.

Dawson Shanahan to attend the Cenex-LCV 2019

Dawson Shanahan will be exhibiting at this year’s Cenex – Low Carbon Vehicle Show 2019 from the 4-5th of September, in collaboration with the Welsh Assembly. Dawson Shanahan, cold-forming and machining specialists based in Welshpool, will be showcasing a variety of new components, as well as their expertise on  connectors for the electric vehicle market.

Why Marketing Is Important For Your Small Business

Marketing is essential if you want your business to succeed. If you don’t do any marketing, or your marketing is not done properly, then no one will know about your business. It won’t matter how good your products or services are, if no one knows about them, you won’t make any money, and you will be limiting your scope hugely. What might have been a successful business with the right marketing will fail quickly without it.

Marketing is what tells people about your business and keeps it in their mind so that when they need what you are selling they will remember you. Here are some more reasons why marketing is so important, and how to go about getting it right.

How to organise a pick-up in a brewery

While brewing in Britain pre-dates the Roman invasion in 54AD, its evolution has helped to propel the food and beverage industry to become the country’s largest manufacturing sector. As techniques have been honed over the subsequent centuries, numerous breweries have established themselves as household names. Adnams still operates out of its original 18th century site in Southwold, but its commitment to tradition has not stopped it implementing a 21stcentury end-of-line automation solution.

Stainless Steel: The Favoured Option For Geared Motors In Food And Beverage Applications

From conveyors to processing machines, geared motors are utilised across the food and beverage production process. While specialised coatings exist to ensure they offer the cleanly compliance required in this highly regulated industry, specifying stainless steel geared motors has become the industry standard.

£200,000 robotic investment helps Arrowsmith Engineering deliver soaring sales

A leading Coventry aerospace supplier is tapping into the ‘march of the robots’ to help it capitalise on 20% growth over the last twelve months.

PVI, a global provider of an endless selection of process equipment

We are a global provider of an endless selection of process equipment.  Established in 2010 and based in Congleton, Cheshire. PVI boast a combined industry knowledge of over 60 years with our team having varying experience with both mechanical and instrument solutions in all industrial sectors such as Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas & Food/ Beverage and have exclusivity with WEIR BDK for their sleeved & Lined plug valves.

Rotamec’s Premier Customer Service Ensures 24-Hour Motor Repair Turnaround

Rotamec Engineering Solutions has launched it Premier Service to support businesses that rely heavily on motors, gearboxes, pumps and fans. The service agreement states that activity will commence upon the client’s instructions and continue to be worked on 24-hours a day until the job is complete. The service has been created to support customers who can’t afford downtime and need a repair partner who cares as much about their productivity as they do.

Tempa Pano

Tempa Pano was established in 1989 to specifically manufacture and design enclosures and cabinets for low voltage applications, Tempa Pano has since proved its market presence through affordable high quality products. With offices based in the UK, France, Romania and Bulgaria , as well as distributors in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Morocco – Tempa Pano constantly strives to be within close reach of the markets’ demand.

New Lindapter Catalogue

Lindapter, the steelwork connection specialist, has announced the 2019 edition of their catalogue which introduces new products and additional independent approvals. This edition represents the milestone of Lindapter achieving 85 years of continued business developing innovative, time-saving connection solutions.

Blackfast Chemicals Special Offer:

For the month of August we are offering UK Manufacturers 20% off our 20Litre Blacking Line! Includes 20litre tanks, chemicals to fill plus steel frame & baskets. (excl. VAT and Shipping)

Stuvex fire and explosion safety

Flash 2 Explosion Suppression System
The latest version of the industry leading StuvEx Flash suppression system has many advanced features.

KEM and AW-Lake Extend the TRICOR Coriolis Product Portfolio with the PRO Plus Series

Sister companies KEM Küppers Elektromechanik GmbH (KEM) and AW-LAKE COMPANY announce the expansion of their TRICOR Coriolis Portfolio. The new TCMQ Coriolis mass flow meters of the PRO Plus Series with sophisticated DSP technology offer high performance with an extremely short installation length.

One Call is all it took

Since the launch of our One Call VSD Contract we have been amazed by its popularity and the number of clients that have deemed this the perfect solution for their business.

Our One Call Contract provides 24/7 technical telephone support, 24/7 emergency call out and a guaranteed first visit fix on all manufacturers’ equipment for just £2.59 per day – the ideal solution for:

PULS DIN-Rail Power Supply with IO-Link port is Industry 4.0 Ready

Awarded the respected Manufacturing Leadership Award even before its official market launch.

Drive solutions for continuous conveyors

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers powerful drive systems for transporting bulk materials that are characterised by maximum reliability, safety and robustness and ensure smooth operation even under the toughest environmental conditions.

NIMS and Festo Didactic to Develop Industry 4.0 Skills Standards and Certified Training Program

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), in partnership with Festo Didactic, will establish industry-recognized skills standards and ultimately credentials for jobs related to Industry 4.0. In light of the significant trend in digitalization of manufacturing through technology advancements such as Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), training in these skills is vitally needed now. With NIMS’ emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing, and standards, plus Festo’s complete Industry 4.0 learning Factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are well poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.

Linx Builds North American Distribution For Its Range Of Coding And Marking Printers

Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Manchester

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics makes a welcome return to EventCity, Manchester from October 2nd to 3rd. Following a similar format to its partner event, the ever-popular Southern Manufacturing Show, the wide-ranging portfolio of components, production hardware and engineering services being showcased makes it an extremely useful event for designers, procurement professionals and engineers from across the North. The previous show attracted over 3,000 visitors from a wide range of industries.

HSE Report Raises Concerns Over 3d Printer Safety

Kora 3D, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of FFF/FDM style desktop 3D printers, has developed a unique universal safety cabinet to protect 3D printer users, following the release of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report which found that the printers can create harmful emissions, potentially endangering users.