Eliminating Costly Process Downtime During Maintenance Schedules

–  Test-Tel™ is a non-invasive tool to check the status of a rupture disc device in situ –

To ensure all plant processes remain safe and continue to be efficient, a regular maintenance schedule is a key part of every site’s operation. While rupture disc devices are essentially low maintenance, they still form part of this schedule.

How to handle products with poor flow characteristics

New dosing equipment for more efficiency and rationalization of workflow

Decanting and filling operations in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are day-to-day tasks and even though the handling of granules and powders is commonplace, operators are facing major challenges. Various factors such as containment, space, powder flow characteristics etc. need to be considered during the facility design.

Beakbane Covers Protect Water Jet Cutter

A bespoke cover from machine protection specialist Beakbane is helping a water jet cutting company reduce costs, prevent breakdowns and ensure quality. Cheshire-based Aquacut was established in the 1990s and pioneered the use of water jet cutting in the building sector.

Setting the bar high

RSL 400 – the new safety laser scanner series from Leuze electronic

The entire RSL 400 series consists of 16 device versions with operating ranges up to 8.25 m. The safety laser scanners can be configured easily via Bluetooth and Ethernet TCP/IP. Despite the large number of possible field pairs (100), the creation of independent configurations with application-oriented one-step configuration is simpler than ever.

The New ATEX Directive joins the New Legislative Framework

The proposed texts for the alignment of nine Directives, including ATEX, with the New Legislative Framework (NLF) were agreed by the European Parliament on 5 February and have now been published. The Commission will be starting work on guidelines for the new ATEX text and a new version of the ‘Blue Guide’ is expected soon.

GO-5000 now available with USB3 Vision and GigE Vision interfaces

COPENHAGEN – December 15, 2014 – JAI today announced that its small and versatile 5-megapixel entry-level industrial camera – the GO-5000 – is now available in models with USB3 Vision or GigE Vision interfaces. This is in addition to the original Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link model introduced in late August. The new models enable users to leverage two of the industry’s most popular “grabber-less” technologies for direct connection to PCs or other image processing hardware.

AFOLUX GEN III PanelPC packs high performance into a tablet-sized unit

The AFOLUX Gen III PanelPC family announced by The BVM Group brings high-end computing capability and speed to compact, IP65 sealed rugged units, which can be embedded in other equipment to provide an advanced HMI. First of these to be released is the AFL3-W07A-BT, which features a 7 inch HD 1024 x 600 projective capacitance screen supporting multi-touch functionality and offering landscape and portrait screen modes.

AutoCoding Systems “Soups-up” Coding and Packaging Integrity at Greencore, Kiveton

When Greencore Prepared Meals wanted to reduce the risk of coding and packaging errors across their factories, AutoCoding Systems were their first port of call. The site at Kiveton comprises a bakery, a ready meals factory and a soup and spreads factory.  AutoCoding has been installed across most of the packaging lines, removing the human element of setting up the line devices and manually checking the packaging.


Following on from a successful series of training and workshops in 2014, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the first dates for its 2015 training courses, which take place at the end of February.

Valve Ranges Complement Hydra-Cell Pumps

Wanner International offers a wide selection of Back Pressure Valves and Pressure Relief Valves that it claims are ideal for use in chemical dosing systems and complement its Hydra-Cell diaphragm pumps.

Fitness For Factories

Protect your workplace from post-Christmas lethargy with A-SAFE’s
maximum performance products 
How did you feel when you opened your factory doors after returning from the Christmas break? Revived and rejuvenated? Perky and prepared for the New Year? Or maybe just a little flabby and fuzzy round the edges.

Primasonics Acoustic Cleaners Solve The Problems or Material Bridging, Ratholing and Cross Containment Within Silos

Primasonics® Acoustic Cleaners are widely employed wherever ash, dust and powders are generated, processed, stored or transported. This range of acoustic cleaners has been of tremendous benefit in both preventing material hang-up and ensuring maximum, continuous material flow in silos and hoppers. Indeed some of Primasonics most challenging but successful applications were within silos which contained dry materials such as cement.

Level Transmitter Improves Chiller System

New Taipei, Taiwan – Finetek Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the availability and use of its newest EG series level transmitter, the EG3, to precisely measure coolant level in an evaporator within an industrial air or water cooled chiller.  Accurate reservoir level control is important for precise control of refrigerant flow through the expansion valve. 


All CERTUSS Steam Generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG. CERTUSS offer seven construction groups within their range of fossil fuel Generators with outputs ranging from 80kg/hr to 2000kg/hr and operating pressures of up to 32 Bar G. To accompany the Generator, CERTUSS also offer their CVE Package Plant Module, where all of the associated ancillary items are pre-piped, pre-wired and factory tested.

Did you know?

Typically LPG cylinders contain an average of 15% fuel on return! Returned fuel adds significantly to operating costs. Forklift trucks may come to a standstill when running out of gas. Marshall’s Industrial can Supply the Perfect Solution, nominated for the 2015 FLTA awards in the Environment category.

Precision inertial MEMS sensors offer ultra-high resolution

First Sensor presents a new technology platform to fabricate high precision MEMS inertial sensors for the detection of inclination, acceleration and vibration. The capacitive sensors are based on single crystal silicon and utilize the latest micromachining technology. The devices achieve large signal-to-noise ratios and excellent stability over temperature which allows them to detect smallest changes in acceleration or inclination.

Tough Fans from VAF Air controlling odours and dust in confined work spaces

When working in confined space it is imperative that the air is changed to provide a safe working environment. Miniveyor Air VAF series portable fans can move contaminated air out of a building or work area. They effectively exhaust fumes, dust and smells, ventilate confined spaces, and increase the flow of fresh air.

C3412 – The new generation “Compact Crane”

With unique infinite outrigger positioning technology, the versatile C3412 can be set up and operated in the most demanding of confined spaces. Hybrid technology allows it to operate internally or externally around production lines or construction sites.

HumidIcon™ – combination of temperature and humidity sensors

HumidIcon™  is Combination of Integrated Temperature and Humidity Sensor Solution. Primarily targeted for medical, HVAC, and industrial applications, these new sensors offer industry-leading long-term accuracy, stability, and reliability plus true, temperature compensated digital I2C or SPI output. The HumidIcon™ sensors provide a cost effective solution for device and system developers who want to reduce design time and time to market, and also save space on the board.

Your Ideas. Realised

Sensor-Technik UK is the UK and Ireland representative of the Wiedemann Group, the sister company alongside Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH in Germany and STWTechnic LP in the USA. Sensor-Technik Wiedemann is one of the foremost pressure sensor manufacturers and suppliers in Europe.

The Need for Fume Extraction

Local and international health and safety legislation (such as COSHH, NIOSHH and OSHA etc) states that it is the employers responsibility to protect the health, welfare and safety of their employees. Failure to do so can result in expensive legal action, potential fines and poor employee relations.

CAMO Software

Take your process understanding and control to a new level with CAMO Software

Understanding and managing processes is paramount in any manufacturing or engineering company. In many cases, those processes can be complex, with a large number of variables potentially affecting the outcome.

ALL PSU introduce new ultra slim Din Rail mounting power supply units from 30 – 480 Watts….

ALL PSU have recently added to their extensive range of Power Supplies and DC-DC Converters with a brand new ultra slim DIN Rail mounting range. Our new KHEA series has units at 30, 60, 90, 120, 240 and 480 Watts with single output models of 5, 12 and 24 Volts across these ranges.

Petlon Polymers chooses UK manufacturer to ensure high grade polymer production.

Petlon Polymers Ltd are investing in its polymer compound production lines by upgrading their metal detection and separation equipment with the EZ-Tec 9100 all metal separator, developed and manufactured by UK-based manufacturer Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd. The EZ-Tec 9100 all metal separators from Eriez are being installed at critical stages of the process to ensure metal free end product quality at an affordable price.

Calibrating Electrical and Process Instruments

Electrical measurement equipment such as multimeters, resistors, power supplies and electrical testers are commonly used instruments that require periodical calibration, as well as process instruments advises Eddy Jones of calibrate.co.uk.

Test Equipment has certain measurement capabilities which conform to its manufacturers specifications. Over time these measurement and supply capabilities may drift outside of their specifications and so require recalibration to ensure that they are operating within the acceptable limits.


Two new software packages which cut thermal imaging engineers’ survey/reporting time by 20% by streamlining the data capture, input and analysis procedures associated with thermal imaging report generation and maintenance monitoring,  have been developed by thermographic services specialist,  Ti Thermal Imaging Ltd.

Transmit data interference-free with light

With the DDLS 500, Leuze electronic has developed a data transmission photoelectric sensor that, in addition to a high transmission rate of 100 Mbit/s, sets new standards – above all with respect to usability.


A-SAFE launch iFlex range with next-generation innovations in leg-racking protection.

The former CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner, once said: “There’s no good idea that cannot be improved upon.” It’s a philosophy that is at the heart of every new model, every material upgrade and every product development in the history of modern invention.

Ready to tackle increasingly demanding PCB assembly projects

Customers outsourcing the manufacture of high-complexity or mixed-characteristics boards to benefit from Speedboard’s investment in Vapour Phase technology Windsor,United Kingdom – Speedboard Assembly Services has enhanced its Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly capabilities, following its investment in an IBL BLC 509 Vapour Phase oven; where Vapour Phase affords much better control and stability over the entire soldering process, compared to traditional reflow soldering, regardless of board characteristics.

Rockwell Automation Eases Recipe Management and Protection With Advanced FactoryTalk Batch Software

New capabilities help track recipe changes, manage approvals and help protect intellectual property

The latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation eases the process of modifying and creating new recipes by managing the approval process for changes and automatically tracking the genealogy of recipes. New security-authority binding features also help manufacturers protect their intellectual property.

Valve Ranges Complement Hydra-Cell Pumps

Wanner International offers a wide selection of Back Pressure Valves and Pressure Relief Valves that it claims are ideal for use in chemical dosing systems and complement its Hydra-Cell diaphragm pumps.

Wanner Back Pressure Valves help ensure that Hydra-Cell pumps provide accurate predictable flow, while the Pressure Relief Valves protect pumps and systems from over pressure situations.

New Low Cost Flow Meter Calibration Services

Where accurate flow measurements are required or even critical, it is imperative that the flow meter being used is producing correct and consistent results. Only by calibrating a flow meter can you provide assurance that it is performing accurately and within its stated specifications.

Bell Flow Systems, a leading manufacturer and supplier of flow meters recently commissioned an in-house flow meter calibration facility to offer low cost, flexible calibration services for flow meters of many measuring principles and sizes.

Winter is Coming | Protect your business with Drum Heaters from Hawco

Hawco offer a full range of drum and IBC (Intermediate bulk container) heaters for both plastic and metal drums.

Drum heaters are widely used for melting or warming:

  • Resins
  • Glucose
  • Soaps
  • Wax
  • Cosmetics
  • Perfume
  • Food products

C3412 – The new generation “Compact Crane”

With unique infinite outrigger positioning technology, the versatile C3412 can be set up and operated in the most demanding of confined spaces. Hybrid technology allows it to operate internally or externally around production lines or construction sites


Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has been appointed by SSE Enterprise Contracting, a leading supplier of multi-discipline mechanical and electrical services, to deliver waste equipment maintenance services for schools and other sites owned by Hampshire County Council.

SSE Enterprise Contracting currently delivers a range of mechanical and electrical services for the council and has appointed CSG on a one year rolling contract. CSG’s support will include regular servicing of pumping stations, sewage treatment plants, interceptors, septic tanks and storm water holding tanks at 43 sites across the County. The majority of site visits by CSG are being scheduled to take place during the school holidays.

Rittal offer advice on HCFC ban

From 1st January 2015 it will be illegal to use any recycled or reclaimed ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) R22 refrigerant gas to service cooling units.

R22 remains one of the most commonly used refrigerants in the UK used, in the past, to charge cooling units and chillers that provide electrical enclosure and process cooling. Rittal advise this legislation may dramatically affect users ability to service and maintain existing cooling products, which could result in costly downtime for important manufacturing processes.