PECM Magazine


Industry 4.0: should security take top spot?

Just as mechanisation revolutionised manufacturing during the first industrial revolution, digitisation is doing the same today. The benefits are widely known – improved productivity, agility and quality to name a few – but less mind is given to some of the accompanying challenges and to one in particular: security. 

What is Plug & Inspect™?

~ The technology that promises to make systems integrators obsolete ~ 

The world’s fastest PAT testing Solution from Kewtech.

Kewtech are an industry leading manufacturer of electrical test equipment designed specifically for the UK. The innovative technology in Kewtech’s next generation PAT tester’s sets the bar in both speed of testing and quality of reporting.

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.

Nace: Corrosion costs $ 2.5 trillion annually1

Every year, corrosion causes an economic damage of more than $ 2.5 trillion worldwide. Therefore, the prevention of corrosion, is an issue that plays an important role in many areas. The new MMS® Inspection series that is optimized for corrosion protection reliably supports the inspector in assessing corrosion-exposed components and in jobs that involve checking of corrosion protection.

Inspection system offers benefits to HDPE bottles

Viewmax from Qubber Inspection Systems is an inspection system that detects imperfections and pinholes on the sidewalls, neck and thread of empty HDPE bottles. Based on proprietary EyeQ multicamera technology and due to its advanced design, Viewmax detects all defective bottles, and thus delivers a secure filling process while protecting the quality of the filled liquid.

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.

COMBUSTIBLE SILICON POWDER FOR LI-ION BATTERIES CONVEYED PNEUMATICALLY, SAFELY

ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE, UK — The future of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries found in laptops, phones, hybrid cars and other applications may be taking shape at a UK startup. Nexeon Ltd. has built a plant at its headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to produce a silicon anode it developed that significantly improves the energy density and operating life of Li-ion batteries.

Digital metal – 3D metal printing for serial production

High productivity, excellent surface quality, great resolution. These are some of the benefits that have brought our unique binder-jetting technology to a world-class benchmark standard with over 450000 high quality components produced and more than 30 geometries in serial production.

New techniques of immediate repairs for road surface damage: progressing cavity pump ensures efficient conveying of cold asphalt

 According to the German automobile club ADAC, there were 538 roadworks on German motorways in September 2018, causing traffic jams and delays. But not all road closures have to take long: A Dutch company has developed a technology for quickly clearing roads for traffic after repairing minor surface damage such as scoring, milling or accident damage. A special fast-curing, resin-based repair asphalt is mixed in a special vehicle directly on site and applied to the surface. The great advantage of this method is that the surface is ready for traffic again in less than an hour.

Advance conveyor solution creates on-site efficiencies

Leading UK conveying and automated handling specialist, Advance Automated Systems, has recently worked with Cargill, one of the largest global suppliers of aqua feed, to provide an enterprising conveying solution at their Westfield site in Scotland.

Rulmeca Introduces New Generation of TM400 Motorized Pulleys: Even More Energy-Efficient, Service-Friendly and Safe

Rulmeca Germany presented its completely renewed TM400 motorized pulley generation at bauma 2019. 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.

Diamond Phoenix Automation Is Appointed Authorised Dealer for ICAM’s Silo Range In The UK And Eire.

ICAM, the Italian manufacturer of automated storage systems, has signed an agreement with Diamond Phoenix Automation for the distribution of its SILO range of vertical lift modules (VLMs) in the UK and Eire.

Famatel UK Ltd

Established in 2013 Famatel UK Ltd is part of the Famatel SPA Group, We have 5 subsidiaries through out Europe and the US and supplying products all over the world.

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.

GEE GRAPHITE LTD

Gee Graphite Ltd was founded in 1989 to offer customers a range of industrial gasket and sealing products based on expanded flexible graphite.

At MAGNETROL, we understand all the ways that level matters to your business. That’s why it matters to us

No matter who you are or what your industry produces, level matters. Despite the differences across the many market segments we serve, there’s one thing all applications have in common: Accurate, reliable level measurement is a key component of each and every one.

BG series of Dunkermotoren matches perfectly with SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system

With the brushless DC motors (24 to 48 volts) of the series BG 45, BG 65(S), BG 75 and BG 95, Dunkermotoren has been the market leader in the 20-1100 Watt power range for years. As part of a product partnership with Siemens, the motors are now also available in specific versions compatible with the new SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system.

Expansion of CorteCros® Facility in Croatia: High-Tech Integrated Solutions for Corrosion Protection!

CorteCros®, part of Cortec®Corporation Europe has expanded its warehouse location in Split, Croatia, with new manufacturing facility and laboratory. Cortec’s proprietary VpCI®/MCI® products are now manufactured  in Split in accordance with REACH regulation, which enables them to be shipped everywhere inside the European Union in record time. CorteCros’s new facility and lab are equipped with modern instruments and perform testing compliant to EU and ASTM standards. Each batch is tested on-site according to high standards which allow the company to provide valuable services to its customers.CorteCros® also released a new updated brochure covering a broad range of new services.

Volkswagen Smashes Time Record At Legendary Nürburgring With Ansys Simulation Solutions

Volkswagen Motorsport’sID.R race car, powered by ANSYS’(NASDAQ: ANSS)cutting-edge simulation solutions, cemented its place in racing history by shattering the lap time record for electric vehicles at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Finishing in 6.05.336 minutes, Volkswagen driver Romain Dumas (F) pushed the ID.R’s battery —supported by ANSYS simulations —to its limits on the demanding German race track, showcasing its industry-leading electrical efficiency.

New innovation for LockBolts

Star Fasteners has developed a clever colour changing indicator that visually verifies that LockBolts have been installed correctly.

Sobye Trial Success

The ‘Sobye’ self-cleaning belt filter from Jacopa’s Swedish manufacturing partner, Nordic Water provides an automatic, compact solution for primary treatment to replace settlement tanks. The filter has recently undergone extremely successful trials at a unique Scottish Water test facility demonstrating excellent process performance and proving the effectiveness of the system.

The utility’s Waste Water Test Centre is the first facility of its kind in the UK and is one of two research hubs operated by its commercial subsidiary Scottish Water Horizons. The site offers real-life testing of new technologies, processes and equipment under live conditions, with the aim of accelerating technology and adoption.

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.

SUPREME PLASTICS HAS OVER 40 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF FLEXIBLE RESEALABLE PACKAGING.

The company, based in Whitby North Yorkshire, is also the exclusive UK supplier of Pronova-Joker bag-filling equipment and is recognised as a leading manufacturer of quality bag products.

Supreme Plastics provides a complete service of consultancy, product development, manufacture, technical expertise and on-site engineering support and offers a worldwide product-sourcing service through a network of established international manufacturers.

New website at vega.com

Level and pressure instrumentation at the click of a mouse. The new vega.com website has now been launched, adding further customer enhancements to application advice, instrument selection, quotation requests and bespoke drawings. It features 3D animations for industries such as Chemical, Water and Energy production, with even more to follow.

Achieve 100% quality on vehicle backlights with fixed thermal imaging

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

Empteezy and Dyce Carriers: A Partnership Worth Promoting

With a focus on quality customer experience from start to finish, Empteezy Ltd recognised the need for a delivery partner of esteemed reputation which they found in Dyce Carriers.

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.

Are Subtle Inefficiencies Condensing Your Bottom Line?

In many process industries, as much as 60% of total energy consumption goes to the production of steam. Our newly updated white paper on the steam generation cycle shows how higher quality level instrumentation can improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption, lower costs, and prevent production downtime.

BG series of Dunkermotoren matches perfectly with SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system

With the brushless DC motors (24 to 48 volts) of the series BG 45, BG 65(S), BG 75 and BG 95, Dunkermotoren has been the market leader in the 20-1100 Watt power range for years. As part of a product partnership with Siemens, the motors are now also available in specific versions compatible with the new SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system.

PECM Issue 39 is now live!

When looking for a custom turn-key solution or perhaps streamlining an existing operation, there are many factors that achieve progress. The right products must be sourced, implemented and new reliable contacts need to be built. In this issue, we cover everything from chemical processing to automotive engineering and food processing to general industrial manufacturing.

PECM provides a vast portfolio of product inspiration, information and resources from leading engineers and manufacturers with each edition being designed to enhance the readers knowledge of the ever-changing industrial world around them.

Check out our new issue here! https://t.co/CsdYb4q3ZL

Finding an IOT platform as a service [PaaS] that really works for Industrials!

If you have an asset base that runs into hundreds, thousands or more and you want to connect them to an Industrial IOT platform there are a few key questions you will need answering. For example: