Category Archives: Newsletter

Keep workers safe and observe Social Distancing rules with the help of ASG

ASG Services recognises the intense pressure everyone in the manufacturing and warehousing industries is under currently, juggling the need to maintain operations at peak efficiency while ensuring the safety of their workforce.

SMB Bearings sponsors Great Britain rowing record attempt

Ceramic bearing specialist, SMB Bearings has partnered with ocean rowers, Gus Barton and Duncan Roy as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest unsupported row around Great Britain. SMB Bearings will be sponsoring the rowing duo by providing two sets of full ceramic bearings for their adjustable rowing boat seats.

New HSE fume testing guidelines during pandemic

The HSE has recently updated its guidelines with regards to Thorough Examination & Testing (TExT) of dust and fume extraction equipment during the pandemic. In brief it covers the following points:

Viro Tech

What is Viro Tech?

Viro Tech is a range of Professional Ozone/ UV Sanitising Systems which can eliminate up to 99.99% of surface bound and airborne viruses, bacteria, odours and allergens.

An increase in fastener demand to support the medical equipment manufacturing sector during the Covid-19 pandemic

For over 25 years, TR Fastenings has been working with leading healthcare organisations and their subcontractors as a total solution provider of fasteners and cat c products. TR has geared up its capacity to support the medical technology industry during this critical time.

Teknomek: Bespoke & Customised

Having difficulty finding the right fit? We offer a bespoke and customised service to design products exactly to your specification. We know it can be time consuming and difficult to find what you need, which is why we’ve identified a few potential areas we think we could help.

RRC Launch Live Online Courses

Following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak across the world, RRC have temporarily suspended classroom courses for the safety of learners and RRC staff. To help learners progress their studies in these difficult times RRC have  created a new course delivery option that blends the dynamic of classroom based learning with RRC’s highly regarded Online Learning.

Popular Fluke Digital Multimeter with free carry case offers potential 21% saving

Until 30th June 2020 and while stocks last at its authorised distributors, Fluke UK is offering the Fluke 175/C25 Kit. This includes its popular Fluke 175 Digital Multimeter (DMM) with a free C25 soft carrying case at a combined 21% saving over the recommended retail price of the sum of the individual products. The Fluke 175 has the baseline features needed for troubleshooting and repairing electrical and electronic systems from problems arising in industrial electrical and electro-mechanical, and HVAC, infrastructure. The offer is just one of Fluke’s Spring Specials offers which can be found at under Where to Buy/Seasonal Promotions.

Imtex Controls Celebrates its 30th Year Anniversary

First established in 1990, Imtex Controls is a privately owned, British engineering & design manufacturing company. With its factory situated in Deeside and sales representatives throughout the whole of the UK, they have expanded significantly and now manufacture the largest independent range of valve position monitors;

Learning and Compliance Management Support.

From Board level crisis to control in 72 hours. 

Precision’s INFINITY Learning and Compliance Management System (LCMS) was given its new name after it was accessed by over 70,000 staff members in one of its many installations.

Microchip are here to help ease your concerns about your supply chain needs during these uncertain times.

With Microchip, you can easily secure your supply through our order scheduling feature which allows you to schedule your orders, up to 12 months in advance. This is currently only available for Microchip Business Account holders. If you don’t have a Microchip Business Account, you can simply apply for an account through our website and take advantage of our Business Account features.

New SAS Super Pinocchio CR Compressed Air Sampling Device

Offering a More Convenient Way to Monitor Compressed Air for Viable Particles

Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions, are pleased to introduce the new SAS Super Pinocchio CR to their extensive range of microbial air samplers. This new compressed air sampling device offers a more convenient way to monitor for viable particles in compressed air and other gas supplies used in controlled environments.

Why leasing makes sense when cashflow is tight

How do you invest in the equipment your business needs during uncertain times? With affordable fixed monthly payments and no deposit, finance leasing allows any business to improve cashflow, complete financially-phased projects with immediate effect and provide high-quality modern equipment for your staff even when you cannot afford to make the full investment upfront. Leasing is an effective way to spread costs over a period of up to five years to ease the financial burden and drive your business forward. Furthermore, as all leasing payments are tax deductible, it is a solution that will save the business money and is beneficial no matter your financial circumstances.

Almatec® E-Series AODD Pumps Ideally Suited for High-Purity Chemical Production

The main concern for the manufactures of “high-purity” chemicals is ensuring that these chemicals are produced in a manner that guarantees the highest level of purity. When these chemicals are not manufactured according to strict specifications for purity, nightmarish scenarios can result for both the manufacturer and the end user. And because many of these products can be highly toxic and dangerous to handle, keeping them fully contained is also a must.

SICK Conquers New Frontiers with World’s Smallest Safety Laser Scanner – nanoScan3

SICK has launched the world’s smallest safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3, designed for easy and economical integration into the smallest of machine designs, particularly for automated guided vehicles, carts, mobile platforms and service robots.

Powersolve Electronics – 240W Din Rail Power Supply With 24V Output & Battery Back Up

The TSPC240-124UPS 24V 240W power supply, supplied by Powersolve Electronics Ltd, provides an integrated professional battery management system to charge and monitor an external lead-acid battery.

International Power Presses

As long established specialists in metal presses and used machinery dealers, International Power Presses, a division of Hulbert Engineering Ltd, is a private company owned by the Knowles family and has been in the power press business for over 50 years.

The first of its kind, non-flammable displays, the new BLO Series meets DIN EN 13501-1 standards

Unique to the display market, Display Technology Ltd are pleased to announce their sister company Distec GmbH have launched their new range of monitors the BLO series, the new range are certified to DIN EN 13501-1 safety standards and come in sizes 24” to 65” with a touchscreen option.

Simple, effective and engaging visual compliance software to international standards

The importance of an engaging user experience in delivering continuous improvement culture

With an abundance of software products available for almost every aspect of business automation and management, knowing what to purchase or indeed if a product can meet your requirements can be a daunting task. This becomes increasingly more difficult when other factors such as affordability, stakeholder requirements, employee engagement and the increasing demands of business compliance are considered.

Hosokawa Micron at the Forefront of Powder Processing Technologies for the Food Industry

Hosokawa Micron has more than 100 years of powder processing, manufacturing and innovation experience in a wide range of sectors, including food and beverages, and holds food industry accreditations such as FSSC 22000. Based in the north west of England, the company has a global customer base, supplying powder processing equipment, their own dynamic intelligent software brand, Hosokawa Gen4, and a number of in-house services, including contract manufacturing, R&D, lifecycle, testing and analytics.

Phoenix Systems UK Limited – A highly skilled Sub-Contract Service provider, with an AS9100 Quality Management System

The company is truly world class in every way, and predominantly serves the Aerospace, Defence, Automotive and Industrial industry sectors.

Airfed Welding Systems Meeting New HSE Welding Requirements And FFP3 Protection against Coronavirus

Wilkinson Star, one the of the UK’s largest independent distributors of Welding Equipment, Welding Consumables and Air Compressors are the new exclusive UK and Eire distributor for Weltek Airfed Grinding & Welding Systems.

RK Rose+Krieger Droplet Protection Screen

RK Rose+Krieger (part of the international Phoenix Mecano group of companies) have developed a droplet protection system. It’s been designed to protect staff at point of sale in open-plan offices and reception areas.

Modular Treatment Solution Assists During Upgrade

Siltbuster has provided the Wessex Water Engineering and Construction delivery team at Porlock WRC with a modular treatment solution, to be used during the upgrade of the site’s existing MBR plant, as part of the AMP6 capital programme.

More visibility in processes: VEGA extends its sensor portfolio for easy process automation

With its new compact series of VEGABAR pressure sensors and VEGAPOINT level switches, the level and pressure specialist VEGA, has advanced its capability to become a full-range supplier for level and pressure controls in process automation. These lower-priced instruments are aimed at standard automation applications – designed to meet the latest requirements in industry and offer some new features for better productivity.

FLIR Launches Smart Thermal Sensor Solution for Industrial Monitoring and Elevated Skin Temperature Screening

Initial Shipments of New FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Sensor Solution to be Prioritised for Entities Working to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 Virus 

Welcome to CPL Ness Heatshrink

Based near Pontypridd, South Wales, Ness Heatshrink is a part of CPL Industries. With the resources of CPL Industries, the UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of solid fuels behind us, we have access to technology and testing facilities few organisations are willing or able to provide.

Fraser Technologies

A sunset date has now been set for nPB (normal Propyl Bromide) of the 4th July 2020. After this date, its use is banned, unless an authorisation has been granted for a specific use and no alternative is available. nPB is a solvent commonly used in the cleaning and degreasing process for the aerospace, precision engineering, medical, optical and electronic industries. If you’re still using nPB, now is the time to act and look into alternative solvents.


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.

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 21st century end-of-line automation solution.

IBC MIXERS – for making sanitize gel

Euromixers unique range of IBC mixers are designed for use on Industry standard IBC’s with a 150mm screw cap, the E-400 folding impeller fits through a 150mm opening to quickly re-mix the contents when settled out during transport or storage.

IBASE Europe, reputable manufacturer of industrial systems, panel PC’s and SBC’s

IBASE Europe (TMC Technology), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBASE Technology Inc. (Taiwan),  is a reputable manufacturer and supplier of single board computers, motherboards and systems in the Industrial PC market based on x86 and RISC architectures. The product lines include a comprehensive range of embedded boards in various form factors, box PCs, Panel PCs and network appliances.

NEW MENTOR Handles Microsite

NEW MENTOR Handles Microsite

An easy-to-navigate Engineer’s Road Map!

An invaluable tool to help Engineers Select Handles

The new microsite includes 50 new handles added in 2017 to MENTOR’s range of Chrome, Plastic, Aluminium and Steel Handles, the majority being available ex-stock and at low MOQs.

MENTOR is the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality industrial, enclosure and equipment handles and knobs. Their eclectic selection offers elegant and functional solutions for any application requiring a handle. It includes hundreds of plastic (some two-component), anodised aluminium, chrome, steel and stainless steel variants to choose from, all with multiple size options.

See a quick overview of the range from the rolling thumbnails on the new microsite and then drill down to the engineering detail:


These handles are made using a single-plastic or two-plastic construction, offering single-colour or two-colour options. MENTOR’s plastic handles are cost-effective, versatile and easy to install. They are designed for different load capacities and versions for high temperature requirements are offered. More
The characteristics of aluminium – lightness, strength and a high-quality surface finish- make it an ideal material for many handle applications. MENTOR’s wide range of standard aluminum handles include equipment handles, bow-type handles, fingertip handles, folding handles and handle systems. More…
Handles made of steel are ideal for high bearing loads and are suitable for pulling, pushing, and lifting actions in equipment and machinery applications. Options include fixed and folding types, black plastic hand grips and a choice of chromium plated or black anodised versions. Many new handle type are available. More…
If elegant design, high strength, chemical resistance or food hygiene are important in your product design, then stainless steel handles are a very good solution. MENTOR’s standard range offers handles made of round or flat oval stainless steel, folding handles and a handle system. Many new versions are available. More…
A wide range of recessed, “tray”, folding and carrying handles are offered, made of different materials and profiles: plastic recessed handles, plastic folding handles, aluminium, or mixed plastic/aluminium handles, and spring-loaded handles.Space-saving, and ergonomic, they are suitable for high carrying loads. More…
Easy to assemble and stable in use, these carrying and prop-up handles are made from a mix of plastic and aluminium or steel. Non-slip elements are available as an option – MENTOR’s prop-up carrying handles make a robust and cost-effective solution for devices, enclosures and industrial equipment applications. More…
Visit our new Equipment Handles microsite:
Established in 1920, MENTOR GmbH is an extremely successful, self-funded and highly-invested company with legendary standards of efficiency. It has 600 employees and is German headquarted with additional substantial manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland and Tunisia.

Standard stocked parts encompass opto and light guides, handles, knobs, switches, sensors etc. Around 50% of turnover comes from MENTOR innovatively fulfilling customer-specific requirements from design to finished component, all in-house and very cost-effectively.

Opto design and manufacture is a core and world-leading MENTOR competency and they are 1st tier suppliers to many major auto companies.

This experience has resulted in MENTOR developing unique skills; they are able to virtually design optics and take these to in-house production without the need for prototyping. Many non-automotive companies are now exploiting these capabilities.


Brexit – Making Your Exports Simple

Manufacturers are facing an increased volume of export orders since Article 50 of Brexit has been signed and sealed. Two of the main issues which manufacturers might think about with the up and coming delivery of Brexit are on-time receipt of components and the ability to maintain low costs.

Luso signs deal with Excelsys to distribute power supplies including fanless high-efficiency 600W module across Europe

London – 21 March 2017: Luso Electronics has become a European representative for Excelsys Technologies and will sell the company’s extensive range of high-efficiency, high power density and high reliability power supplies and related components – primarily for industrial, medical communications and military markets.

Eaton White Paper Reviews Short-circuit Protection Requirement Changes to the North American National Electrical Code

SLOUGH … Eaton has published a white paper entitled “Current-limiting devices: Strengthening the weakest SCCR link”, and an associated UL 508 A control panel design guide, to help OEMs who export comply with new short-circuit protection requirements being implemented by the North American National Electrical Code (NEC) in 2017.