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ODU-MAC® now offers even higher performance!

Higher flow rate and operating pressure with air and fluid modules

Mühldorf am Inn, 5 March 2015 – ODU now offers the entire compressed air and fluid range of ODU-MAC with higher flow rates and/or high operating pressure. The electrical connector technology specialists’ in-house development and production increase the flow rate for the compressed air valves by approximately 20 percent, while the operating pressure for the fluid modules is boosted by ten bar (145 PSI).

METCASE’s New Digital Printing Service For Front Panels And Enclosures

OKW’s metal enclosures division METCASEis pioneering the use of digital printing for front panels, rack cases and instrument housings– saving customers time and money.

METCASE’s new state of the art digital technology means legends, logos and complex photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels and enclosures quickly and easily.

ETCASE can print in full colour CMYK up to 1,800 x 1,800 dpi on painted or anodised metal surfaces (and plastics) with all different kinds of textures.

PCME Chooses Fibox Aluminium Enclosures

PCME Ltd, a leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission monitors, has developed a range of rugged sensor options, and again has chosen Fibox to produce the rugged aluminium enclosures needed to provide the assured performance required to operate in highly contaminated environments.

New Showa S-TEX® 376 protective glove allows safe handling of oily components with sharp edges

The new Showa S-TEX® 376 protective glove has been added to Globus’ portfolio to provide a reliable solution to workers in all industries, for the secure handling of oily components and materials that present a high degree of mechanical risk.

Injuries to fingers and hands rank as the highest of all workplace injuries and are also the most preventable. Laceration injuries can also be incredibly costly both financially and in terms of the quality of life impact. The Occupational Health & Safety Administration based in the US (OHSA) estimates that the combined indirect and direct costs of a laceration injury are £23,700 with downtime, loss of productivity and potential legal costs all contributing to that figure.

Union Industries Firing On All Cylinders At Jaguar Land Rover

Union Industries is proving its efficiency at Jaguar Land Rover’s £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) with a significant installation requiring more than 40 of its high speed doors.

The Leeds-based company, which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains its own range of fast acting doors was chosen as Jaguar Land Rover’s preferred supplier due to its doors’ unrivalled durability and proven track record of low through-life-costs.

SZ-Steel® by Ovako retains properties for greater reliability in harsh sub-zero environments

As companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh sub-zero Arctic environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise. Components like pipeline bolts, hydraulic parts and offshore lifting devices must offer greater reliability at -50°C or lower sub-zero temperatures.

Elevance Renewable Sciences

Bio-based, safe-to-use Elevance Clean™ 1200 is the new cleaning ingredient that rapidly penetrates your most challenging soils to boost the cleaning performance of your formulations. It is also VOC-exempt* and highly compatible across a range of aqueous to semi aqueous products while being used at neutral pH.

Take your warehouse lighting to the next level with LEDs

If you’re looking to increase lighting levels in narrow warehouse aisles, the Brighton S LED bay light from Earlsmann could be the ideal solution. In recent trials, the Brighton S units have been shown to create a much brighter environment while also reducing energy consumption by up to 75%.

Earlsmann’s client, a leading plastic moulding manufacturer based in Doncaster, was looking to cut energy costs, reduce maintenance spend and boost its green credentials. Its existing 250W metal halide lighting was using around 300W per fitting, and was in use 24/7. The lighting was used to illuminate 2m-wide aisles, with shelving up to 10m. Warehouse aisle lighting is key to productivity, as good visibility helps to avoid mistakes when selecting items, reduces eye strain and supports a safer working environment.

Heat Flux Measurements in the Micro-Watt range

greenTEG offers high-precision thermal sensors (gSKIN®) for process control and maintenance. greenTEG’s sensors resolve heat flux in the Micro-Watt range and detect temperature gradients down to Nano-Kelvins.

The gSKIN® heat flux sensors measure three types of heat fluxes: conduction, convection, and thermal radiation. They generate an analog voltage signal proportional to the heat flux. The signal can be read out and further processed to monitor processes and conditions.

3 Year UPS Warranty – applies on all 3 phase UPS Power Systems

Whatever your requirements, we can supply the best equipment for you, either delivered kerbside or installed. You choose. We have no brand loyalty, so we don’t force you to buy just one brand name. If you already know what you require we’ll quote most makes.

Need some professional help for before choosing which Uninterruptible Power Supplies you may require? We’re pleased to offer direct contact with our engineers no sales people.

Powder Flow Measurements – The Revolution

Powder flow property measurements generally fall into two main categories: dynamic analysis and static analysis. Dynamic instruments measure powder flow properties as the test material is moving or is about to move. Static instruments measure powder that is not moving and typically has been exposed to pressure. For a complete picture of a material’s flow behavior, both types of testers are required. For solving specific flow problems, usually one type of tester or test is required.

NEW – Critical Power Supplies Site Survey Guide 2015

Critical Power Supplies is a leading independent UK multi-brand supplier of critical power and energy solutions including uninterruptible power supplies and standby power generators to 6MVA. As a multi-brand supplier we are well placed to provide you with the right power solution for your application and we work with a range of clients including M&E consultants, quantity surveyors, electrical contractors, distributors, resellers, corporates and end-users.

Whether you want an off-the-shelf, bespoke or turn-key solution, come and talk to Critical Power Supplies and benefit from over fifty years within the power protection and energy management fields. No other supplier can boast the depth of manufacturer knowledge available when it comes to standby power systems, generators, ups batteries, static transfer switches and uninterruptible power supplies.

Terence Barker Tanks – Not Just For Storing Fuel

It might have escaped your notice (primarily because it wasn’t trumpeted very loudly here in the UK) but Dubai recently overtook London as the busiest international passenger airport in the world, with just over 70 million passenger transits.

Heathrow still outranks Dubai in total passenger volume (Including domestic flights, where Dubai’s score is, to all intents and purposes, zero!) This situation won’t last for very long however, because Dubai is expecting to increase passenger volumes by around 10% in 2015, while Heathrow is already running pretty much at full capacity – about which we will make no comment, political or otherwise.

3 Steps to Success – The Pristine Approach

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) remain one of the most frequent types of work-related injury across most industry sectors.

Yet, despite efforts to reduce this through legislation and better risk management, it can rarely be eliminated.

Even when the risk is significantly reduced, if an item has to be moved manually, a residual risk remains.

LCM Launch New ATEX Load Cell Range

LCM Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new range of ATEX/IECEx certified hazardous area load cells and enclosures. This ATEX/IECEx certification authenticates that LCM Systems’ load cells can be used in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas without danger of causing or contributing to an explosion when used in flammable gas and dust environments. These environments include offshore drilling platforms, petrochemical plants, flour mills and any other industries where there is a possibility of a mixture of potentially explosive gases, vapours, mists or dusts being present in the air.

PROton Embedded Controllers

The new PROton Embedded System range of embedded controllers from Cambridge Microprocessor Systems are designed to be low in cost and extremely flexible to use.

The PROton PR25 is priced at just £45 for a one off industrial target controller. The PROton PR25 may be the ‘baby’ of the family measuring just 60 by 67mm but even this packs a serious punch.

Precise Motion Control Solutions

The Reliance catalogue provides a one-stop-shop, from components and assemblies for rotary and linear motion to intelligent control and actuation products.

Products can be readily modified to suit individual applications.

Krijn Verwijs Toughest shell in the shellfish line

Krijn Verwijs is one of Europe’s foremost suppliers of shellfish products including oysters, lobster and in particular fresh blue or common mussels. In its Yerseke – Netherlands based shellfish production centre, rapid drive corrosion due to the seawater-infused atmosphere has long been a major concern. NORD aluminum geared motors with a special surface conversion treatment now provides an economical solution to resolve this issue.

Fluke Thermography Seminars programme for 2015

Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, is offering a series of free Thermography Seminars as part of its programme of seminars for 2015 throughout the UK and Ireland. Designed to look at the benefits of thermal imaging techniques to improve maintenance practices, the seminars are one element of the Fluke Academy programme which can be seen at

Hart launches new Speedor variant

Hart Door Systems, the creator of the Speedor high-speed industrial door brand now found on over 6,000 sites across some 20 countries, has launched Speedor Storm which incorporates a unique guide system which delivers exceptional wind resistance up to Class 5, over 90 mph.

What’s next after the end-of-life for XenApp fundamentals?

end-of-Life Challenges & Opportunities

On Mar 03, 2015, Citrix reviewed the lifecycle for XenApp and Presentation Server, confirming that the end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 will be on August 24 2016. For businesses, the subsequent mandatory migration has the potential to cause a disruptive wholesale change in their IT environment.

Zebra Worldwide Machinery

We are always interested in buying complete manufacturing plants, machine tools (including CNC) fabricating and sheet metal machinery, lasers, punch presses, presses (mechanical and hydraulic), all kindred equipment. We are also interested in purchasing complete manufacturing lines and generators and industrial machinery.

SEEPEX Progressive Cavity Pumps for accurate product metering and control

Many industries need pumps to add small amounts of additives into process lines. These can include aggressive and corrosive chemicals in waste water treatment and in paper production, viscous products such as polymer for water treatment, abrasive lime slurries in sewage sludge treatment and valuable minor ingredients into beverage and food products.

Spillage Incident? – Your First Call is Crucial

Every year there are thousands of environmental pollution incidents caused by the spillage of materials such as oils, chemicals, trade effluents, sewage and some less obvious but highly polluting substances such milk, beer and yoghurt. Businesses handling, storing, transporting or using liquids as part of a production or manufacturing process all run the risk of experiencing spillage incidents and the consequences of this.

How selecting the right flowmeter can help you minimise your annual energy costs

The rate of fluid flow constitutes an important measurement in the processing industries. Selecting an appropriate technology for a flow measurement application can therefore be a daunting task. With such a wide variety of technologies on offer, it can be difficult to find the best one for a particular application. Les Slocombe, for ABB Measurement Products UK, explains how finding the flowmeter that can make the biggest contribution to minimising energy costs can help narrow the selection.

In-line filter devices designed to suite your needs……

Helapet offer a complete solution in the design, on site manufacture, and delivery of our inline disk filtration devices, allowing you peace of mind that your filters will come from a quality company.

Our services are available across our full range of custom designed filters, allowing for the right filter for your application to be produced. Our on-site clean area for filter production ensures products are free from many of the contaminants that would render them ineffective, especially media.

Rossi Gear Motor Ltd UK relocates with view of establishing a Value adding facility

For more than 60 years, Rossi has been developing its business in the most demanding applications, becoming one of the world’s leading gearbox specialist. Rossi Gear Motors Ltd. is an affiliated company of the Italian Rossi SpA situated in Modena Italy, one of the largest manufacturers of Gear Reducers and Gear Motors in Europe. With a significant product focus on medium to heavy industrial applications the new UK facility allows the company to keep pace with the focus and development taking place not only from the parent company, but within the UK market as well.

Arduino based DIO-CONTROLLER for 99.5 GBP

Szabo Software Engineering Ltd – Bringing your automation vision to life.


The controller board is designed for building compact applications using the standard Arduino tools and libraries. We supply in addition libraries for the on-board I/O’s.

Optional are RF libraries for 433 / 868 MHz modules

A negative safety culture could have potentially fatal consequences

Research findings from a YouGov survey1 conducted on behalf of Seton have shown that health and safety is not always prioritised in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and that a high proportion of accidents at work could have been avoided. In order to make health and safety a top priority for businesses, a fundamental shift in attitude towards safety is necessary.

greenTEG AG Switzerland High-Precision Thermal Sensors

greenTEG develops and markets solutions for increased energy efficiency and thermal measurements. greenTEG’s product portfolio consists of thermal sensors and laser power detectors.

Both product groups are based on a novel production process and offer the following advantages:

• Highly precise & fast thermal measurements
• Small dimensions & easy integration
• Customizable & cost effective for OEM integration

All chemicals labelled? Get our free CLP/GHS Guide!

After June 2015, all dangerous chemical substances and mixtures need to carry a predefined CLP-label.

Now is the time to act! Take your chance and get our free CLP/GHS Solutions Guide!

In June 2015, the transition period ends for mandatory CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) chemicals labelling in the European Union. Brady’s quality printing systems provide companies with compliant CLP label templates and symbols, creating a flexible and easy to use in-house CLP Label printing solution. Now is the time to act! Download our free CLP/GHS Solutions Guide!

Sharmic Engineering Ltd – For all your vibratory finishing equipment and materials

Sharmic For Fast, Friendly Service

From its early beginning in 1975, and incorporation in 1976 by the present owners, Sharmic has steadily grown from a small Midlands based company to a National and then to an International company. Due to increased growth the company moved to larger premises in Stourport-on-Severn in 1986 to facilitate under one roof its warehouse, manufacturing and Engineering facility.

TTI Group Ltd – Heat & Surface Treatments

TTI Group Limited provides a range of Heat & Surface Treatments to UK Engineering industry.

In addition to offering a full range of specialised heat & surface treatment processes, designed to overcome specific problems such as abrasion, corrosion and impact resistance, TTI are also able to provide customers access to extencive experience and excellent expert metallurgical knowledge.

OMEGA Introduces Handheld Wireless Bluetooth® Transmitter


The OMEGA UWBT Series of Bluetooth® transmitters combine the accuracy of an industrial sensor/transmitter with the convenience of smartphones and tablets. It measures different sensor inputs such as thermocouple, RTD, relative humidity, and pH and transmits the data to your smart phone or tablet via wireless Bluetooth communication from the free UWBT app running on an iOS or Android™ smart phone/tablet.

Order an environmental simulation chamber and get a BINDER Pure Aqua Service at no cost!


  • Homogeneous climate conditions thanks to APT.lineTM double-sided horizontal air inlet
  • Droopless, capacitive moisture sensor
  • Wide humidity range up to 98 % r.h.
  • Responsive vapor pressure humidification
  • Automatic water and waste water management
  • Control and documentation software APT-COM™

New Levels of Performance in Superphosphate Conveying

Guttridge Ltd has supplied Bradley Pulverizer Company, a leading provider of minerals processing plant, with a series of bucket elevators for single superphosphate powder (SSP) plant projects in the Middle East. The new plants incorporate the Bradley Broadfield process, the accepted global standard for SSP manufacture. The Guttridge HiLoad bucket elevators supplied have been engineered for high reliability for the abrasive, dusty process streams with high throughput specifications that reflect the growing scale of processing plants around the world.