Rittal Limited – The System

Since its foundation in 1961, Rittal has continuously evolved into the world’s leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and software & services.

Today, “Rittal – The System.” offers you a perfectly coordinated system platform. It unites innovative productions, pioneering engineering solutions and global service to accommodate the most diverse requirements. It caters to a whole host of industries, from machinery and plant engineering, to the automotive industry, through to information technology.

New Straightpoint Catalogue Contains Series of New Products

Straightpoint’s new catalogue includes a number of new products and enhancements to its industry leading range of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell technology.

The catalogue contains over 30 pages of technical information and illustrations, giving the UK manufacturer’s global partners and distributors a unique reference point to the growing portfolio of equipment.

JSP’s New Fall Arrest Range – Bringing JSP Flair to Work at Height

JSP is proud to introduce a brand new complete range of stylish fall protection equipment designed with the user in mind.

Every detail of the range, which includes top-quality harnesses, lanyards, restraint systems, lifelines, retractable fall limiters, rescue equipment, full specialist kits and accessories, has been meticulously thought through from start to finish. Quality, comfort, style and affordability are its hallmarks.

Products

JSP’s new collection of harnesses and lanyards covers everything needed for working safely at height, from the Spartan™ economy range, ideal for occasional and short term use, through to the Pioneer™ mid-range, and then through to the premium K2™ collection, which conforms to the highest standards of technology, comfort, safety and ergonomic design.

Hydrostatic Pressure Measurement the ESI Technology Way…..

What is Hydrostatic pressure and how does ESI’s Hydrostatic level measurement technology work?
What is Hydrostatic pressure?

Hydrostatic pressure is commonly described “The pressure equivalent to that exerted on a surface by a column of water of a given height due to the force of gravity”.  A liquid column above the pressure sensor creates hydrostatic pressure, which is a direct indicator for the liquid level. Generally, the standard unit of measurement is calibrated in metres of water gauge (mWG). This may sometimes be referred to as metres of water column (mWC), or metres of H2O (mH2O). Other countries may use different units of measurement, such as inches of water column (“WC).

Seton launch new range of construction signs to protect the workforce on site

Construction is a high risk industry with 31%* of all UK workplace fatalities occurring in construction.  Employers are legally obliged to eliminate and reduce risks to physical health by displaying signage, and Seton has launched a brand new range of construction safety signs to assist with this. With the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 coming into force in April this year, employers are reminded of the importance of complying with legal requirements to ensure site safety.  Construction signs provide clear visual warnings reducing potential dangers for employees, sub-contractors, and visitors.

Achema 2015 – Safe Connections

Elaflex is exhibiting at Achema and will be presenting innovations in their hose and coupling range. Cam and groove couplings are popular fittings for quick connection of hose assemblies. In recent years, there has been a market trend towards ever worsening qualities. Elaflex is confronting this by presenting a quality product line from their own production. Guaranteed to EN 14420-7 standard, reliable and operationally safe. Samples of these new cam and groove couplings ‘Made by Elaflex’ with ergonomically designed levers will be shown in sizes DN 25, 32 und 50 mm.

Helapet offer high performance filtration and protection for the process industry

Gas filtration is an important part of the process industry for both the protection of equipment, and the filtration of samples for environmental monitoring.

Helapet 0.2 micron hydrophobic filter devices provide these capabilities using a range of media and connectors that allows a universal range of applications. Our disc technology provides an effective filtration area of 17.35 cm2 while maintaining optimum flow rates. 

WAGO appoints new MD for UK and Ireland

WAGO Limited has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director.  Tony Hoyle, formerly Measurement Products General Manager (UK and Ireland) at ABB Ltd., will have overall responsibility for the company’s activities in the UK and Ireland.  He succeeds Gordon Smith who has announced his retirement after overseeing the company’s strong growth since its formation in 1992.  Gordon will however, work with Tony in a joint management capacity until the middle of 2015. 

New Tinytag Temperature Data Logger – ideal for indoor monitoring

Gemini Data Loggers, manufacturer of the Tinytag range, has launched a new version of the very popular Transit 2 temperature data logger. The logger is now available in an unobtrusive grey case as an alternative to the existing yellow. The Transit 2 has a slim line design and the grey case option will make it suitable for applications where it needs to be located discreetly. It is also useful where there is a requirement to differentiate between two sets of loggers (e.g. used in two different locations or applications).

Mixing Downtime outpaced by Chemineer’s new Express service

Chemineer, a leading manufacturer of mixers and agitators for the water and wastewater industries, has launched a new Express Service that is designed to offer customers immediate help in achieving operational performance goals for agitation and mixing processes.

Three Free Gifts – Courses in: HAVs, Noise, COSHH

Three One-Day Courses in Vibration, Noise, and COSHH

To avoid prosecutions, fines, and personal injury claims, it’s crucial that you understand the regulations that affect your business.

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Breathe safely with Face Fit Testing from THSP

THSP, one of the UK’s leading risk management service providers, helps ensure your employees are breathing safely with their on site qualitative Face Fit Testing.

Unfortunately much of the Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) in use today does not offer the user the level of protection that is implied by the manufacturer. This is not due in any way to faults with the equipment, but is simply because people come in all different shapes and sizes and a ‘one size fits all’ approach cannot be taken.

Enviropower maintains constant power output with ABB gas analyzers

ABB gas analyzers have helped the energy plant achieve operation targets whilst meeting the requirements of the Environment Agency Highly reliable ABB gas analyzers that have not suffered a single time loss failure in five years have allowed a waste to energy plant in West Sussex to achieve its target of 85% percent operating time.

The plant, owned and operated by Enviropower in Lancing, has a 5MWe capacity, burning around 60,000 tonnes a year of biomass fuel derived from construction and demolition waste.

Built in 2008, the plant uses an ABB ACF-NT multi-gas analyzer on each of its two combustion lines.

UK’s premier rail event prepares to welcome visitors

More than 470 exhibitors are now making final preparations for Railtex ‘15, which opens its doors at the NEC in Birmingham from 12 to 14 May. Firmly established as the UK’s premier showcase for the very latest in railway technology and services – and the biggest of these popular exhibitions in over a decade – this is an event not to be missed by anyone involved in managing or equipping one of the world’s busiest and fastest growing networks.

HBM Launches The Next Generation Of Load Cell For Dynamic Weighing

HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the new FIT7A Digital Load Cell, specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding requirements of weighing in modern manufacturing lines.

Suitable for use in a very wide range of production environments which require dynamic weighing, sorting, filling and dosing, the robust FIT7A load cell offers manufacturers high precision and processing speed.

Based on the very latest HBM strain gauge technology, the innovative new sensor features class C4 accuracy per OIML R60 and a maximum scale division Y of up to 25,000 and addresses the problem of bottlenecks, which can often slow down production rates.

Vortec’s Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers Receive ATEX Certification

Industrial facilities with hazardous locations, which require ATEX Certification, gained new safe cooling options as Vortec’s line of Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers received official ATEX Certification.

“The ATEX Certification means that industrial facilities can now save thousands of dollars while cooling electrical, electronic and control system enclosures in ATEX Zones 2 and 22. Previously, industrial facility managers had to spend thousands of dollars to modify traditional Freon air conditioning units for hazardous locations or purchase expensive ATEX Certified air conditioners,” said Vortec Engineering Manager Steve Broerman.

Hydrogen Detection in GC Oven Return on Investment in two weeks

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND Due to the shortage and high price of helium, the gas chromatography (GC) lab at an ExxonMobil refinery in the US decided to change carrier gases from helium to hydrogen. This posed a potential safety hazard due to the explosive nature of hydrogen. Therefore, adequate means of hydrogen detection within the GC oven was required in case of a column break.

OMEGA announces new PLATINUM™ Series of PID controllers

The most powerful PID controller on the market t is now also the easiest to use!

Designed and Manufactured by Omega, thePLATINUM™ series of microprocessor-based PID controllers offer unparalleled flexibility in process measurement. This extremely powerful and versatile CE, UL and CUL compliant product is also easy and intuitive to use. It features bright 3-color (red, green, and amber) 9 segment LED display, high accuracy inputs and outputs, full auto-tune PID with fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control, up to 99 chainable Ramp Soak programs with 16 Ramps and Soaks including Ramp/Soak Events, and  built-in excitation firmware selectable at 5V, 10V, 12V, and 24V.

Aktis Engineering Solutions

Aktis Engineering Solutions is a highly focused and specialist engineering Solutions Company, who enjoy the advantage of being niche in the areas of engineering design, analysis, prototyping & manufacturing.

Innovative Moisture Measurement Technology by INADCO

INADCO Moisture Measurement BV located in the Dutch city of Eersel launches their innovative Moisturemeter II, which will allow the users to have continuous measurements of coarse bulk materials moist levels. In addition to this the Moisturemeter II, which has a patent pending, will also provide real time information on a wide range of physical parameters of that bulk stream also.

Molex widens its industrial automation offering with the addition of Heavy Duty Connectors

Molex Incorporated has announced the addition of a range of Heavy Duty Connectors to its portfolio following the recent acquisition of the GWconnect® range of products of the Italian industrial connector manufacturer Westec Srl. The Heavy Duty Connector range widens the Molex offering for industrial automation applications and aligns well with its Brad® Power and Micro-Change® M12 interconnect solutions.

Clever thinking helps Tata Steel solve tricky temperature device upgrade

ABB solution helps customer replace 30 year old devices with minimal time and disruption ABB’s latest generation of head mounted smart temperature transmitters have helped to provide a clever solution to a tricky upgrade project at Tata Steel in Port Talbot. ABB’s solution involved thirty TTH300 temperature transmitters being used to replace Hartmann and Braun field mounted units installed in 1981 without the need for extensive retrofitting work.

Rockwell Automation Launches PanelView 800 Graphic Terminals With Faster Boot-Up Time

Increased CPU processing speeds and memory in new terminals are supported in Connected Components Workbench software Release 8.0

Rockwell Automation reduces boot-up time and increases installation flexibility with the new space-saving Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family of graphic terminals.

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!

Ambitious valve manufacturer Bifold continues to grow developing 48hr despatch for efficient and quick delivery

Bifold’s 48hr Despatch

Bifold has recently moved to larger premises in Chadderton (see below for full address) and so have been able to develop many different initiatives due to their expansion within the factory and growing workforce. The initiative that has the biggest impact for customers is that Bifold now has the capability to deliver products, configured and built to order within 48 hours.

Bender UK plans new HQ to accommodate expansion

Electrical safety specialist Bender UK is set to expand into a new purpose-built corporate headquarters and service centre close to its current head office in Ulverston, South Cumbria, and aims to complete construction by early 2016.

Insulation Resistance Testing reduces Electrical Shock Risk

Under normal conditions, an electrical device produces a minimal amount of leakage current due to voltage and internal capacitance, but the insulation can break down, resulting in excessive leakage current that can cause shock or in extreme cases, electrocution.

Insulation resistance testing is carried out by applying a high DC voltage, causing a small current to flow through the insulator surface. Insulation resistance is measured in megohms, so an insulation resistance tester is also known as a megohmmeter or megger.

Bluetooth Logging for up to 105 Measurement Channels

Hioki Memory HiLoggers record up to 105 channels of data wirelessly using Bluetooth® technology, capturing parameters such as voltage, temperature, resistance or humidity signals. Some models provide complete isolation between channels and high noise resistance.

Logging modules may be installed in hard-to-reach locations over line-of-sight distances of up to 30 metres; the presence of obstructions may shorten this range.

Royal HaskoningDHV recognised for asset management expertise with ISO55001 certification

Lloyd’s Register recognises Royal HaskoningDHV for its approach to asset management at Chemelot Industrial Park, making them one of the world’s first engineering consultancies to receive ISO55001 certification.

ODU – not your average connector company

ODU-UK Ltd are exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2015 and invite you to visit their stand to see some of the many examples of ODU connector expertise.

Probably best known for their miniature military push-pull connectors, ODU have, since 2002, supplied more than 100,000 helmet connectors to the UK Bowman military communications programme, without a single reported connector failure.

ODU-MAC® connectors now offer even higher performance!

Connector specialistODU has increased both the flow-rate and operating pressure of its modular rectangular ODU-MAC range. The flow-rate of the compressed air valves has been  increased by approximately 20%, whilst the operating pressure of the fluid modules has been  boosted by 10 bar (145 PSI).

Minitec: Spiral Conveyor System

This bespoke spiral conveyor system was designed and built for a company that has a production plant for bottling and packaging of liquids, gels, ointments, creams, pastes, powders etc.

Some of the products need to be cooled down from a temperature of 65°C to below 30° C in about 8 minutes and this conveyor system allows for this to happen efficiently.

New Cranes for Cooper Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co Europe Ltd based in Melksham and include Avon Tyres, have taken delivery of 2 new Manitex Valla pick and carry cranes for use in the manufacture of tyres. The cranes supplied by The Hird Group, are the Valla 35ES and Valla 75E DC Electric cranes. They will replace existing Valla cranes that have been on the site for 11 years.

Theorem’s Publish 3D Document using Adobe’s PDF format Makes 3D CAD data accessible and secure

3D PDF technologyis a way of sharing 3D data within the Adobe PDF format that is recognised and used on computers worldwide.

Which is where Theorem’s Publish 3D Document software comes in.

Demanding position monitoring Kübler dual SSI display 575

The new dual SSI display 575 features two individually scalable encoder inputs, 2x SSI or SSI and TTL (A, /A, B, /B) for counting frequencies up to 1 MHz per channel (can also be used as a single-channel device). It also includes 4 freely programmable fast transistor outputs, each with an output current of 350 mA, which can be programmed as tracking presets.

Benefit From Improved Efficiencies In Process Applications With HBM Training

Following on from a successful series of training and workshops, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the dates for its next training course, which will take place on the 21-22nd May 2015.

Suitable for all personnel working in a field where fast weighing and high accuracy is demanded, ‘Fundamentals of dynamic weighing and strain gauge load cells’ is a two day seminar designed to improve efficiencies in your process application.