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Pattonair transforms warehouse with high output LED lighting from Goodlight

Market leading LED lighting brand, Goodlight, today announced that Pattonair, a global aerospace and defence supply chain provider has reduced lighting energy costs by 40% by replacing the fluorescent tubes at its 3,400 m² European hub in Derby with long life, energy efficient G5 LED Battens from the Goodlight range.

The Unshakeable World of Huck® Fastening Systems

Compared to conventional nut and bolt installations, which can loosen in high-vibration environments, Huck lockbolts have proven to be impervious to the effect of vibration in a number of very demanding applications. These include rail, automotive, agricultural vehicles and machinery, commercial vehicles and chassis and wind power; the application opportunities are endless.

Oldham Engineering Ltd

Oldham Engineering Ltd remains a family run company and preferred supplier to the Nuclear, Defence, Rail, Steel, Oil & Gas, Subsea & Power Generation industries. Oldham Engineering is an expert in Turnkey Project Management and this unique business provides in-house complementary services of CAD/CAM proof machining, Coded Fabrication, Medium-Heavy CNC Machining, Robot Welding and Complex Assembly & Testing for batch and one off production.

Martindale Electric keeps your team safe with free training resources

Whether it’s implementing safe isolation for the first time or keeping up to date with the latest compliance issues around electrical safety, Martindale Electric has put together everything you need to get started. These valuable free training resources are based on over 90 years’ worth of experience in keeping maintenance teams safe when working on or near to electrical plants and equipment.

BULK BAG FILLER TRIPLES CAPACITY AT NETHERLANDS MINERAL SUPPLIER

 HATTEM, THE NETHERLANDS – One of the world’s major producers of hydrated alumina (AL[OH]3) is TOR Processing & Trade B.V., a branch of TOR Minerals International (www.torminerals.com). From its specialty mineral processing plant in Hattem, TP&T refines and ships hydrated alumina in bulk bags for applications such as flame retardants and fillers for laminates, solid surface, ceramics, plastics and composites.

Registration is now open for TCT Show 2018 taking place at the NEC, 25th–27th September

64 engaging presentations across three stages with an array of world-leading speakers, over 300 cutting-edge exhibitors and em>inspiring show features.

Chester, June 26th, 2018 — Registration is now open for TCT Show, a world-leading design-to-manufacturing event delivering business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining.

Over 10,000 professionals from 60 countries and 20 key industries including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer products and many more will attend TCT across three show days to be inspired, do business and find solutions for their design and manufacturing challenges “There’s so much going on at TCT, this year’s event will attract more people and showcase more technology than ever before. With more than 300 exhibitors on the largest show floor to date, more than 60 world-class speaker sessions and exciting interactive show features, visitors will gain key insights into the latest AM and 3D printing technologies, materials and processes that will help shape the future of design-to-manufacturing Innovation.

SEVEN REASONS WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO AUTOMATE ITS MACHINE TENDING PROCESSES

When it comes to robots and automation in the workplace, the UK remains far behind many of its global competitor nations. Many businesses still regard automation as a “nice-to-have” that’s only meant for the biggest players in the market. FANUC UK’s Mark Schlanker is here to argue that automation is becoming a must-have for the future of all UK manufacturing, big or small, and that machine tending might just be the best place to start.

WEBSTER TECHNOLOGIES

As specialist engineering and design consultants, our family heritage began in the early 1960’s where we began designing, manufacturing and global distribution of mining equipment, being the first to use hydraulics for cutting. The Webster Roadheader quickly became a well- known and respected brand and product range, still used in quarrying and mining applications today.

Being the original inventors, we remain famous for The Rockwheel, now a proven and recognised cutting equipment attachment range, utilised in many industries and applications across the globe, since it was first introduced over 25 years ago.

RT STROBE pocketLED Laser – the Stroboscope with Integrated Laser Synchronization

 

RHEINTACHO has equipped a small portable pocket stroboscope with an auto-sync laser function. The new RT STROBE pocketLED Laser sets the standard concerning functionality and usability.

RT STROBE pocketLED Laser combines an LED-stroboscope and a laser tachometer in one device. The LED stroboscope is used for the visualization of movement. The laser tachometer enables contactless rotational speed measurement. The areas of application are numerous: everywhere where objects moving quickly have to be made visible, e.g. while checking turbines, in production and process control in the printing and textile industries, during inspection of running equipment in production or in research and development, especially when monitoring material safeguarding.

APD doubles throughput with the help of a BITO storage solution

A BITO Storage Systems installation has helped Autoparts & Diagnostics (APD) transform its central warehouse operation for the UK by giving extra capacity and a more efficient picking operation through greater density of storage.

In July 2017, leading supplier of top quality automotive parts, tools and diagnostic equipment, APD moved into a new central warehouse just across the road from its existing facility in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. BITO racking, shelving and carton live flow lanes with XL containers give the space capacity that APD needs inside the new facility to establish new and more efficient work processes. This will result in a throughput this year of 4 million items, doubling what was achieved in the old warehouse.

Streamline: Audi e-tron prototype with decisive aerodynamics

The better an electric car’s aerodynamics, the further it travels: With a drag coefficient of 0.28, the Audi e-tron prototype achieves a top result in the SUV segment. This figure is a decisive factor in the everyday range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP cycle. The virtual exterior mirrors constitute one highlight in the aerodynamics concept of the all-electric premium-class model.

Self-Cleaning Filters – Save both time and money!

Croft Filters Ltd are a leading UK manufacturer of over 31 years who specialises in manufacturing customised filtration solutions and supplying Self-Cleaning filters. The Company supplies a range of industry sectors that including: Chemical, Oil, Gas, Energy, Pharmaceutical, Power Generation, Food and Beverage and Waste Water Management.

RMIG is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of perforated metal and its related products

We know our customers’ requirements for price and quality and meet their demands with uncompromising service. Not only do we offer standard and bespoke perforated metal sheets, we are able to offer you a range of secondary operations as detailed below.

NEW ROCOL GREASE BOOSTS EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE

Lubricants specialist ROCOL has launched a brand new anti-seize and assembly grease to help meat processors reduce machine disassembly time, avoid damage to costly components and extend equipment life.

Introducing Croft Filter’s Quick Release Filter – For a simple way to improve a filtration process.

Improving filtration standards can be a challenge for many companies, especially those with fixed operating systems with little room to insert new filter housings to help meet improved filtration standards. Inserting a housing may intrude on the operating system, requiring a new operating layout that comes at cost in downtime.

PHOENICS- Your Gateway to CFD Success CHAM Case Study Simulation of a new CSO Chamber Design for the Water Industry

Concentration Heat And Momentum Limited (CHAM) is a leading software development and consulting company specialising in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques applied to industrial and environmental applications. Its primary product, PHOENICS, introduced in the early 1980’s, become the first commercially-available general-purpose CFD package available on the market. Its latest incarnation, PH-2018, is widely used by academia, researchers and commercial organisations for the mathematical modelling of all processes involving fluid flow, heat- and mass-transfer, chemical reaction and combustion.

THE ULTRASONIC THICKNESS GAUGE THAT MEASURES UP

Designed for the Engineer who needs to take quick, accurate thickness measurements, the ‘Cygnus 4+’ is a highly reliable, extremely rugged and simple to use ultrasonic thickness gauge.

New, smart label printer with excellent performance

Brady Corporation’s new BradyPrinter i5100 Industrial Label Printer is smart and easy to use, offers excellent performance and prints more than 1200 standard identification labels plus user specific, tailored custom labels.

Why try something new? Huck® Fasteners have the solution

Structural fasteners have been used in many critical joint applications for decades and over this time they have proven their reliability. Available in carbon steel, aluminium, stainless steel and marine grade 316 stainless steel there is a structural fastener for every application and material combination.

Mobius Institute Launches CBMconnect.com Media Center & Community for Industrial Condition Monitoring Professionals

Mobius Institute, the premier provider of reliability improvement, condition monitoring and vibration analysis training, certification and professional conferences today announced the launch of its content-rich multimedia website; CBM Connect. CBM Connect (www.cbmconnect.com) serves the industrial professional community as a central CBM resource of high quality videos, articles, podcasts, webinars and training tracks without cost to the subscriber.

The RHEINTACHO “Black box” Or: Measuring infinite light

In the final assembly of stroboscopes at RHEINTACHO, there is probably a measuring unit which is unique worldwide. With this system, the light intensity of RHEINTACHO stroboscopes is measured and shown graphically.

From the outside, it looks like an inconspicuous, built-to-purpose square “box”. However, it is full of complicated and intelligent technology. We are dealing with the measurement of light intensity of extremely short flashes of light. These light flashes can be as short as 5µs. In this short time, the special xenon light units reach a brightness of mega-lux level.

Mobius Institute Launches Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Category I-III Training and Accredited Certification Worldwide

Mobius Institute launches plant reliability and performance improvement training and certification to 50 countries that is ISO 17024 accredited, following ISO 18436 and mapped to ISO 55000.

Mobius Institute, the premier provider of reliability improvement, condition monitoring and vibration analysis training & certification today announced the launch of its new Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) training and certification program for industrial professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and recognition in plant reliability and performance improvement. The program provides training and certification for the Reliability Program Leader (Category III), the Reliability Engineer (Category II) and the Reliability Advocate (Category I).

Lower Cost Pressure Scanning Achieves a Stunning 0.04% Absolute

For over 40 years, Chell have supplied electronic pressure scanners developed in NASA wind tunnels and have packaged them for motorsport and flight data acquisition systems, providing the highest integrity aerodynamic data.

nanoDAQ was the 32 channel culmination of these developments, being smaller per channel and having higher performance than any commercially available equivalent. 3D printed in titanium, it is used in some of the highest integrity measurement scenarios in ground-based installations, in vehicles and in the air.

Introducing the NEW CNC Routers & Laser Cutters

This new range of affordable CNC Routers from ATA Engineering offers the same high quality build that you come to expect from a company that has been supplying CNC’s for over 20 years, along with support and technical back up.

Achieve a Masters and work towards Chartered Engineer status.

As well as demonstrating your expertise within the sector, Chartership may also increase your earning potential and career opportunities.

Become a Chartered Engineer
Through the combination of our master degrees and work based learning, you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

KECOL STILL NO.1 FOR VISCOUS PUMPING SOLUTIONS

With over 25 years experience in pumping viscous materials, Kecol is the number one choice of many of the World’s leading pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food manufacturers.

The Huck® BobTail® – an advanced fastening and tooling system delivering…

Ultimate Strength, Installation Speed and Vibration Resistance

Declared by DIBt as ‘maintenance free’, the 12, 14, 16, 20mm and 1inch diameter BobTail is approved to be used in both static and dynamic civil engineering applications (smaller and larger diameters are available by request).

Following a rigorous testing programme, the Huck BobTail lockbolt fastener has earned the prestigious German national technical approval, otherwise known as allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen (abZ). The accreditation was awarded by internationally recognised approval body Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

BOGE scoops top German Industry 4.0 award

BOGE Compressors has beaten off stiff competition to win this year’s Diamond Star ‘Best Industrial Business Solution 4.0’ Award.

Cirrus Research unveil Optimus+ and doseBadge5 special offer at NEC Health & Safety Event 2018

Team also celebrating shortlisting as finalists in Safety & Health Excellence Award for Campaign of the Year
Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have some great offers ready to unveil at this year’s Health & Safety Event at the Birmingham NEC, April 10-12 – as well as a sneak preview of the Optimus+ sound level meter prototype.

Oil Condition Monitoring for Industrial Applications

Tan Delta Systems is the global leader in oil condition monitoring technologies. Unique full spectrum holistic monitoring allows owners and operators to improve the financial return on their equipment investments and improve operational reliability and safety. Tan Delta have developed application kits which can be quickly and easily fitted to industrial engines, hydraulics and gearboxes enabling oil to be monitored and tracked continuously in real time.

On the level, every mm counts

Every engineer wants the best accuracy level sensor they can get, but this specification often comes at an extra premium. Not today. The VEGAPULS 64 80Ghz contactless radar level transmitter now has increased its accuracy down to 1mm as standard, at no extra cost. This means, whether in storage or processing, you will get the best repeatability and accuracy of measurement on ranges up to 30m.

Advance SmartLine conveyor solution upscales efficiencies at ZyroFisher

As one of the leading distributors of parts, accessories and clothing to the UK and Irish cycling markets, Darlington-based ZyroFisher, looked to increase warehouse productivity by improving the efficiency of their daily order fulfilment process. With high levels of manual handling dominating their pick, pack and dispatch operation at their 100,000 sq ft facility, ZyroFisher needed a solution to make the movement of goods from the packing area to dispatch more efficient. Leading UK conveyor manufacturer, Advance Automated Systems, were asked to quote on providing a suitable conveyor solution.

Reliability Programme Maximizes Gearbox Life

The number one failure cause in any mechanical application is contamination. Industrial plants have a big investment in their equipment and the lubricants protecting that equipment, so it makes sense to protect these assets.

A good lubrication reliability programme is one that prevents contamination, oil foaming, overheating and emulsification – all caused by use of the wrong oil leading to lubricant failure and mechanical wear.   

The right robot for the job

In September 2017, ABB’s dual armed robot, YuMi®, made history by becoming the first robot to conduct an orchestra. YuMi® conducted three pieces at the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied by Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli and Maria Luigia Borsi. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial equipment supplier, EU Automation, discusses his top considerations when purchasing a robot.

 Maximizing Heater Performance: Operation and troubleshooting strategy

 

Heat is a form of energy that is transferred between two systems or a system and its surroundings by virtue of a temperature difference. Heat is energy in transition. Heat furnace is the equipment referred to as heater. It is in such equipment that the internal energy of material is converted to work so that chemical transformation can take place.

MACH 2018

With over two years of planning coming to a climax, MACH 2018 is nearly upon us. The UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase is set to fling open its doors at the Birmingham NEC between 9th and 14th April.