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bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG

From 16 to 23 October it was time again for the K trade fair in Düsseldorf to open its doors to around 225,000 visitors from 165 countries. Bielomatik was also represented there with a 280 square metre stand and a total of 41 employees who spent more than 8 days in Düsseldorf. Interested visitors who came to the bielomatik stand were able to see some interesting exhibits such as the Powerwall and our 2-stage laser welding (LasIR) with a CoBot.

DosiValve

The DosiValve has been especially designed to avoid typical flow and accuracy problems when using standard rotating or vibration valves as it allows for precise dosing even when handling difficult products.

Teknomex’cellence: Intelligently designed hygienic furniture & equipment

Our products are long lasting and easy to clean through their intelligent design – with minimal dirt traps and manufactured to exacting standards.  Our stainless steel products manufactured on-site are from 304 or 316 grade stainless steel, so it can withstand rigorous cleaning routines without corroding, whether by pressure, temperature or chemical cleaning. We have strict guideline of the standard our products have to reach, which insures all our factored products meet the same standard as our manufactured products. 

Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd.

The UK’s largest manufacturer of geared electric motor solutions. Made in the UK since 1947. Trusted in Process Engineering Parvalux is the UK geared motor manufacturer behind a wide range of process applications; from conveyor systems and materials handling equipment to food production and vending machines, Parvalux is trusted
where capability and reliability are non-negotiable.

Filtration Solutions – Strictly Custom Manufactured!

Croft Filters Ltd, based in Warrington England, have been supplying custom filtration and separation solutions for over 33 years. Throughout this time Croft has developed a reputation for our quality, bespoke service through manufacturing a variety of products for a range of different industries.

Sensor device and method for detecting gear damage in rotating elements in housing GTR-01

The company PCE Process Control Electronic GmbH in cooperation with DELTEC electronic GmbH has developed a sensor device and a method to detect damage to rotating parts in a closed housing. Tests on ferromagnetic gears have been successfully carried out so far.

K 2019: Coherent with new laser solutions for polymer processing

Laser manufacturer Coherent will present a range of sub-systems and systems that service a variety of plastics processing tasks, including welding, cutting, degating and marking. Whatever the application, these tools enable the plastics fabricator to reduce production costs, improve quality and yields, and implement more environmentally friendly processing.

Emerson completes Reliable valve offering to the Life Science industries by adding the ASCO™ Series 224 Aseptic Valves

Pharmaceutical and Biotech customers are producing under the most stringent conditions to ensure the highest quality and safety of their final products. In order for these customers to avoid an accumulation of process fluids and contaminants, which can affect quality, they need a reliable product with a clean design and high traceability.

Introducing New Generation of Portable Dewpoint Hygrometers

  • Full colour screen displaying multiple units
  • Desiccant Dry-Down Chamber for fast response
  • Automatic Calibration
  • Units selectable in °C, °F, ppm(v), ppm(w), g/m3 • or lb/MMSCF
  • Display in choice of 10 languages
  • Full data logging capability
  • Real time logging with screenshot feature
  • Wireless Bluetooth & USB connectivity
  • View display screen on smart phone or tablet
  • Wireless printing to dedicated printer
  • Integral pressure calculator to display pressure dewpoints
  • Easy to use with icons and intuitive control
  • Strong, durable and rugged, IP66 construction
  • Rechargeable batteries, 150 hours use in continuous operation
  • Certificate of Test & Calibration
  • Generous 2 Year Warranty

Industrial Quality Power Supplies

TMDC Series DC-DC Converter 20, 40 & 60 Watts output power 9-36V or 18-75V DC input range 5V,12V, 24V or 48V DC output versions Fully encapsulated, chassis or DIN rail mounting

New DIN Rail AC inrush current limiter for capacitive & inductive loads

Powersolve’s new PSICL series is a low-cost peak inrush current limiter designed for capacitive and inductive loads in a variety of applications. These include installations across complex automation systems and machinery as well as isolation transformers or LED lighting applications where they are particularly useful because you can have a large number of LED driver power supplies operating in parallel and all taking high peak currents together on switch on.

Smart energy monitoring technology for commercial and industrial applications

  • Smappee modular energy meter provides a cost effective solution for any metering situation.
  • Allows sub metering of supplies previously considered too expensive.
  • Adaptable, easy to install and configure Smappee is ideal as a standalone system or part of a larger energy management solution.

The cabling guide from FS Cables ‘the little red book’

FS Cables ever popular cabling guide ‘the little red book’ has been updated for 2019 and contains technical information, application data and images for over 8,000 products, a must have resource for those involved in buying or specifying electric cables. 

The Evolution of Slot Machine Engineering

Photo by Linnaea Mallette / CC0

Slot machine technology has changed significantly over the years

The last 100 years have seen unprecedented technological advancements. From moon landings and computer science to mobile technology and transportation systems, our knowledge and understanding of technology continue to improve and expand each and every year. But it’s not just solutions and exploration that technology seeks to improve. It’s also the way we have fun!

Phoenix Systems UK Limited are 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.

Energy Management for Increased Plant Efficiency

One of the most important components for lowering operating costs and reducing energy waste is identifying key areas of a plant where leveraging the attributes of a technology in any given scenario has the most profound effect on efficiency, with a quantifiable return on investment falling in the one-to two-year time frame.

ACEINNA Current Sensor for May PECM Issue

The new ACEINNA MCX1101 current sensor is the industry’s first high accuracy current sensor based on AMR Technology

Providing quick, simple and accurate thickness measurements with minimal preparation

Cygnus thrive on developing a product range that is application-driven and user-focused. This UK based ultrasonic manufacturer are the pioneers of the multiple-echo measuring technique, which has long been an industry standard for through-coating measurement of material thickness.

Chemical Protective Clothing: Could you be Sitting on a Health Time Bomb?

There are thousands of chemicals used globally with a wide range of associated hazards – acid burns, poison, toxicity and so on. Yet whilst some have short term effects that will be immediately apparent (it will hurt if you receive a splash of acid on your arm!), many have no immediate effects, but can cause irreversible damage to health – or even death – in the long term. Such chemicals are more difficult to deal with simply because contamination might not be noticed at all.

WNIE Live 2019 – Discover the best in the electronics industry!

What’s New in Electronics Live 2019 delivers the comprehensive event covering the entire spectrum of the electronics industry. With dedicated conferences and exhibition opportunities for the electronics manufacturing, embedded software and test and debug industries, WNIE Live really is the one unmissable event of the year for anyone involved in electronics.

Van Beek and Entecon supply powder transport for Egyptian SIPES

Van Beek was commissioned by the English company Entecon to supply three specially designed tubular conveyors to the Egyptian paint factory SIPES. These screw conveyors tip various raw materials for paint from storage silos into dissolvers (mixers), all in the correct quantities.

Visit Vacuum Expo the UK’s Premier Vacuum Equipment Exhibition.

Behind Everything in Life, there’s Vacuum! Our slogan says it all; what we can tell you is that vacuum is an enabling technology for the manufacturing of products all around us.

Static grounding protection for Type C FIBC located in potentially combustible dust atmospheres

Flexible bulk bags, such as FIBCs, are used in a range of industrial applications. Powders and bulk solids tend to be the primary material to be loaded into the bags and transported to other locations, causing dust to envelope the plant and static electricity to build up on the transfer pipes and hoses. Together, these are a dangerous mix and without proper safety protocols, could cause a static discharge incident, resulting in fires or explosions.

New Anti-Corrosion Coating for Rare Earth Magnets

Neodymium Iron Boron magnets are utilised in a wide number of industries, including the highly demanding wind turbine industry. A multitude of these magnets are bonded together to increase the overall level of magnetism.

Additive Manufacture and Food Packaging Machinery Systems

One industry that has taken a fresh look at additive manufacture for machine parts is food packaging. Whether the requirement is end-of-arm tooling with complex internal vacuum lines not possible with conventional machining or unique machine parts, that provides a specific function, these can easily be achieved with additive manufacture.

10 reasons your business needs an IoT strategy

Basically they all come down to Competitive Advantage. And what business doesn’t want and need that?

Additive Manufacture and Food Packaging Machinery Systems

One industry that has taken a fresh look at additive manufacture for machine parts is food packaging. Whether the requirement is end-of-arm tooling with complex internal vacuum lines not possible with conventional machining or unique machine parts, that provides a specific function, these can easily be achieved with additive manufacture.

Apply fixed thermal imaging to ensure your heated car seats score 100% on quality inspections

The automotive industry features one the most sophisticated–and increasingly complex–supply chains in manufacturing. For newer components, such as heated car seats, strict quality requirements ensure that manufactured materials and systems result in a car that is both safe and comfortable to drive.

Lascar – Inventors of the USB Data Logger

Believe it or not, there was once a time before USB conquered the world, when connecting any sort of data recording equipment to your PC risked turning into a lengthy and frustrating process, even if you had the right hardware to hand. But back in the early 2000s, Lascar’s engineering team realised that USB was set to revolutionise data connectivity.

How to get the best out of your high pressure homogeniser

Fluid processing requirements are becoming ever more stringent, and so high pressure homogenisation is increasingly surfacing as a solution to meeting these needs. It is widely understood that almost every type of sample will have its own unique optimum processing parameters, due to differing particle sizes, densities, rigidity and so on. Therefore, it is of great importance ideal parameters are identified and applied during homogenisation.

OPC UA in the smart factory

The story of the Tower of Babel describes a time where all human beings spoke the same language. When the Babylonians decided to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven, God stepped in and created a multitude of languages so the builders could no longer understand each other. The result? The tower was never completed. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the universal language of automation equipment ― OPC UA.

Vacuum and Closure Detection – Food & Beverage Applications

ADR-50D Inspection Systems using positive contact technology provide more precise detection vacuum and miniscule mechanical canning faults at variable line speeds up to 2000cpm to maintain optimum consumer satisfaction and product loyalty supplied at a competitive cost.

Managing Losses in Compressed Air Systems with Thermal Mass Flow Technology

Monitoring compressed air usage within industrial applications has become increasingly important as the associated costs continue to rise dramatically.

Finalists Just Announced: Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award

Partners Rapid News Publications Ltd and Women in 3D Printing announced the four finalists for their new Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award.

The award is in its inaugural year and will recognise women in the 3D printing sector that demonstrate outstanding innovation and represent the pinnacle of success. It aims to shine a spotlight on the female innovators who are leading the charge in the world of design-to manufacturing.

Kecol Pumping Systems

Kecol Pumping Systems offers solutions to many product transfer problems.

Kecol Pumping Systems Ltd are manufacturers of Air driven, Positive Displacement Piston Pumps and Priming Devices in polished stainless steel or carbon steel, for transferring high viscosity nonflowable products from drums and containers as used in the cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and general industries.

SKORPION Trapped Key Interlocking with Key Exchange

Established in the United Kingdom in 2003 IDEM Safety Switches are the UK’s largest machine safety switch manufacturer.