PECM Magazine - Issue 44

Latest QuantumX module provides synchronous measurement of high electrical voltages

HBM has expanded its QuantumX modular data acquisition platform with the MX403B module to provide high-precision measurement of up to 1,000 Volts.

The MX403B module has four differential channels for the direct measurement of electric voltages and is fitted with high insulation for maximum security. Each channel is equipped with analog anti-aliasing filters, digital filters and 24-Bit A/D converters while it outputs data with sampling rates of up to 100 kS/sec/channel and acquires signal bandwidths of up to 38 kHz.

All Seasons Hire: Specialists in Temporary Process Cooling Hire

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of temporary and emergency process cooling hire solutions All Seasons Hire (ASH) have encountered a huge range of temporary chiller applications. Of these applications process cooling has stood out as one of the most common and yet varied. Understanding how important process cooling is to a client is only half the battle.

KASTO – A revolution in bandsawing technology

A machine tool masterpiece in series production

The new KASTOwin is the culmination of 170 years of experience, expertise and passion in the production of industrial saws. The series of five fullyautomated bandsaws, with maximum cutting capacities from 330 mm to 1,060 mm, combines excellent performance, an intelligent control and robust construction at an optimal price-performance ratio. It makes the new KASTOwin the perfect, high productivity solution for all your metal sawing requirements. See for yourself:

Current Economic Climate Remains Foremost Challenge Facing the Steel Industry

Nearly one in two steel plant operators in Europe and Russia believe economic climate is the industry’s biggest challenge 

  • One in five steel plant operators see global competition as main barrier to overcome
  • Steel manufacturers missing an opportunity to reduce total maintenance spend by focusing on price when purchasing lubricants
  • Approximately a quarter have experienced at least 10% of their machinery being off-line due to costly unscheduled downtime in the last 12 months

Supreme engineering combined with tribological expertise

High-performance lubricants play a major role in accomplishing large-scale projects such as the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas

Wherever moving parts have to function smoothly under high loads, reliable lubrication is a must. The new lifting bridge Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas near Bordeaux in France is a case in point. Klüber Lubrication was commissioned to provide specialist lubricants to all its friction points and met expectations by applying three speciality lubricants which exactly matched the requirements of the works.

AB2000 Ltd – Machinery movement and factory relocation services

Have a piece of factory equipment which needs moved or a new tank to install?  AB2000 offers a fully comprehensive “lifting & shifting” service to many areas of the process & maintenance industries.

Our skilled and dedicated lifting & shifting team are capable of moving everything from high value machinery to complete factory relocations.  We will visit your sites to enable full and comprehensive planning and assessment of each job.  Full detailed quotations, method statements, risk assessments and lifting plans are provided for each project.  All of our staff are CPCS qualified.

Productivity and Downtime Hot Topics at Automation University

Global industrial automation solutions provider Rockwell Automation is to hold its inaugural event in Aberdeen, aimed at bringing together key players in the energy sector to look at maximising process productivity and reducing downtime.

Enduramaxx launch the UK’s largest rotationally-moulded polyethylene water tank

This month Enduramaxx launch the UK’s largest rotationally-moulded polyethylene water tank, enabling storage of up to 30,000 litres. The water tanks are made using one piece of rotationally-moulded UV-stabilized polyethylene.

BOC introduces the first of a new generation of UMATTA safety eyewear

BOC, the UK’s largest industrial and medical gases business, has launched the new UMATTA Safety Eyewear range. Available exclusively to the UK through BOC outlets and agents  from 3rd February, the safety eyewear range is the first of many UMATTA brand general safety products that BOC, a member of The Linde Group, will introduce this year.

Supermarket shopping event highlights need for accuracy and reliability in weighing technology

The need for highly accurate and dependable weighing technology throughout the food industry will be the focus of HBM’s event, “Shopping at the Supermarket”, which is being held on Thursday, 26th June, at the Williams Conference Centre.

New Fluke pressure calibrator for high accuracy transmitters, pressure switches and gauges

Fluke has introduced a pressure calibrator which is ideal for calibrating high accuracy transmitters, pressure switches and pressure gauges. The new Fluke 719Pro Electric Pressure Calibrator offers one handed pressure calibration and includes a full functioning loop calibrator that sources, simulates and measures mA signals.

Rossi – British Assembled Italian Passion

Rossi Gear Motors Ltd. is an affiliated company of the Italian company Rossi SpA situated in Modena Italy, one of the largest manufacturers of Gear Reducers and Gearmotors in Europe.

The company has had a direct presence in the United Kingdom for over 25 years. Rossi UK has a well established sales force, as well as a strong technical engineering team, focused specifically on adding value to our companies customer base.

New Heraeus Oven Combines Infra-Red with Convection and Optimum Quartz Glass Reflection

The new MAX oven from Heraeus Noblelight combines infra-red radiation with natural convection and optimum heat reflection to provide a compact and efficient solution for high temperature processes. The ovens can be matched exactly to the heating profile required, so that they offer increased capacity and improved product quality compared with conventional ovens, while saving space, time and energy. As such, the new oven is ideally suited for processes such as the tempering of glass, enamelling, coating of metals, heating of sensitive or highly reflective materials and sintering of ceramics.

Are you looking for Elettrotec Pressure, Vacuum, Level, Temperature or Flow Switches?

Are you looking for a reliable source for your Elettrotec switch requirements? If so, look no further.

Applications Engineering Ltd has been supplying pressure and vacuum switches, encompassing many manufacturers and particularly those manufactured by Elettrotec for more than 30 years.

Seminars combine latest DAQ knowledge with invaluable hands-on experience

HBM On Tour 2014 – a series of technical seminars and workshops – is being held at the Williams Conference Centre in Oxfordshire on the 11th and 12th June to help update engineering knowledge on the latest DAQ techniques and equipment as well as giving delegates invaluable hands-on experience.

VEGA radar level transmitter proves its reliability – Aston Martin

With a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, a marque synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-built and bespoke, using high technology processes within a very modern environment. The quality of exterior and interior detailing has always marked out Aston Martin from its rivals. Each of their cars is painted and finished by hand, receiving up to nine applications of paint — a process that takes more than 50 man-hours.

LB Foster’s – overhead conveyor doubles production for Investment Castings

LB Foster Materials Handling has recently manufactured and installed an overhead conveyor system for Investment Castings, a leading precision castings company. Designed to transport ceramic coated wax moulds during the drying process, the new conveyor has enabled Investment Castings to double its production of precision castings.


Mykal have renewed their definitive guide to industrial degreasing with the latest ‘Superior Solutions for Industrial Degreasing’ Catalogue & Website The catalogue & website cover every aspect of industrial degreasing, ranging from simple maintenance products to sophisticated process cleaning solutions and is targeted at the industrial engineering, manufacturing and maintenance sectors.

Aquilant Scientific – Processing algae and other biomass to form biopolymer by-products

For many years the conversion of biomass into biofuel and ethanol was a time-consuming and multi-step procedure that was both economically inefficient and wasteful.  Additionally conventional methods are inhibited by water.  However this investigation using Teledyne Isco syringe pumps shows that there is a fast, single step and efficient method for the conversion of biomass into biofuel and sugars to produce ethanol that can be performed in the presence of water.

Schubert & Salzer – Indicator indicates more than just open or closed position

Seeing at a glance whether an important valve is open or closed can be crucial. Schubert & Salzer Control Systems has developed the 2040 digital position indicator to provide a totally unique on-site signalling unit. It uses a coloured light signal, visible from a distance, to show the open or closed position of a valve.

T-Cards Direct goes online

T-Cards Direct have over 35 years of experience manufacturing and supplying the most comprehensive range of T Cards and T Card Systems and their new web-based system takes it to another level.

Following two years of development the simplicity and clarity of the T-Card system has been launched online. T-Cards Online is one of the best business web based tools to help keep track, allocate and improve efficiency. All the features and benefits of a traditional T-Card system are present plus additional unique features that can be realized using the online system.

Help JSP Celebrate 50 years of award-winning head protection at Safety and Health Expo 2014

Join in the celebrations on Stand P2150 at the Safety and Health Expo at London Excel on 17-19 June as JSP marks 50 years of ‘Manufacturing for Safety™’.

 JSP® is delighted to be giving live, interactive demonstrations of:

  • Face-fit Testing of a number of JSP’s respiratory protective devices using FFRED, the new HSE RPE demonstration model.
  • Performance testing of JSP’s new Premier Shield™ and Hardia+™ lens coating technologies for its protective eyewear.

Whistle-stop tour to give local manufacturing business skills fit for a global stage

Rockwell Automation has unveiled the 2014 tour dates of its regional Automation University – arguably the EMEA region’s most significant and exciting free manufacturing event. The Automation University tour will stop at Nottingham on June 3rd, Peterborough on June 5th, Aberdeen on June 10th and will end in Warrington on June 12th.

Cirrus Research ready to prescribe noise solutions at Safety & Health Expo 2014

Cirrus Research is taking its Noise Doctor advisory clinic to the Safety & Health Expo this June, when it opens its doors at the Excel in London for the first time.

Enjoying a highly visible position on Stand Q2380 the team of experts will be offering advice, information and product demonstrations on a range of sound level meters, noise dosimeters, training courses and noise warning signs.

Enduramaxx Cone Bottom Mix Tanks are used in the process environment

Enduramaxx Cone Bottom Mix Tanks are used in the process environment where 100% drainage is an advantage and mounted with top frames for mounting mixers and agitators. Manufactured with lifting lugs and outlet locations on the base and side and inlet areas at the top of the tank.

The cone tank is rationally-moulded and of single piece construction from high-density food grade polyethylene and in natural permits easy viewing of content levels. These tanks can be designed for containment of liquids of up to 1.7 specific gravity. The consistent wall thicknesses gives a high impact and chemical resistance tank and each cone bottom tank comes with a lid and can be vented or non-vented.

Engine overspeed protection

Diesel engine protection equipment manufacturer, Wyndham Page, has launched an innovative range of cost-competitive shutdown valves for diesel engine overspeed protection in areas in which hazardous concentrations of flammable gas or vapours may exist.

The new V series mechanical action valves use a new concept design offering enhanced safety and operational advantages to automatically close the air intake once a pre-set engine speed is exceeded – and challenge traditional overspeed protection valves that have remained unchanged in their basic operation for several decades.

IECEx certifications gain Michell world-wide approval for Exd analyzers

Michell Instruments has recently gained IECEx certification for its Exd range of moisture, hydrocarbon dew-point, oxygen and binary gas analyzers. Adding this certification to the range means the analyzers now have approvals for installation in hazardous areas around the world.

Industrial wiping made easy with new easi wipes®

Harrison Wipes are pleased to announce the launch of the barnd new easi wipes® Steadfast cloths, a cost effective alternative industrial wiping solution to the branded products currently within the market.

The range is available in 3 weights giving consumers the ultimate range flexibility for any of their different wiping applications. Whether it is wiping down tools or machinery, preparing surfaces or clearing spillages, easi-wipes® Steadfast is the ideal solution.

INTROTEK® INTERNATIONAL LP LAUNCHES its latest Non-Invasive Continuous Liquid Level Detector

Edgewood, New York — INTROTEK INTERNATIONAL, a global leader in the ultrasonic technology arena has announced the launch of their latest Non-Invasive CONTINUOS LIQUID LEVEL DETECTOR (“CLM”). The CLM delivers the answer for challenging non-invasive liquid level monitoring for a variety of fixed tanks and vessels comprised of, Stainless Steel, Copper, Aluminum,Teflon, Plastic and Fiberglass. The CLM is designed to operate under a wide range of supply voltages and will effectively accommodate many different industries & applications.

Integrated safety functions

Moog’s family of programmable single- and multi-axis modular servo drives has been extended to include optional safety functions compliant with the EN 61800-5-2 safety standard. The new programmable servo drive also features Safety PLC capability that allows a complete safety solution to be implemented using the drive.

Powerful pumping system restores Iraqi sewers

A pumping system manufactured by leading UK high-pressure water jetting/pumping experts Hughes Pumps is being used by a specialist contractor in Iraq to clear and clean large diameter sewers, helping to restore a water and wastewater infrastructure that has fallen into disrepair.

The Hughes’ system, supplied through the company’s Middle East agent Action International in Dubai, comprises an HPS5000 pump with a performance of 775lpm at 250bar (205gpm at 3,625psi) driven by a 500hp Volvo diesel engine, and delivered in a crash-frame for mounting to a locally packaged truck in Iraq.


Martindale Electric, trusted by professionals, bring to their ever-increasing family of test instruments two new electrical testers: the ET5 and ET4 for accurate AC and DC current, voltage and electrical continuity testing. Aiming to make testing more convenient for all electrical professionals, the ET5 and ET4 come with a host of features, some of which are unique to these new models.

Further improvements to technically advanced rupture disc range

Elfab, Europe’s leading pressure-safety specialist, have further developed it’s already industry leading Opti-Gard™ rupture disc making it the only reverse-acting disc on the market to benefit from a 3% tolerance and an improved 97% operating ratio.

The financial and operational benefits of this design to customers are extensive. The 3% tolerance combined with an operating ratio of 97% increases the service life of the rupture disc and can reduce stock holdings by up to 65%. Combining state-of-the-art equipment with over 75 years manufacturing experience, Elfab are the first rupture disc supplier to increase an operating ratio from 95% to 97% while maintaining its unique 3% tolerance.

New guide helps to simplify pressure transmitter selection

Advice from ABB experts helps reduce the complexities of pressure transmitter selection find out how to select the right pressure transmitter for your application with ABB’s latest ‘How To’ guide. Titled ‘How to select the right pressure transmitter for your application’, the seven page guide covers the key factors to consider when choosing pressure transmitters and ancillary equipment.

New Heraeus Oven Combines Infra-Red with Convection and Optimum Quartz Glass Reflection

The new MAX oven from Heraeus Noblelight combines infra-red radiation with natural convection and optimum heat reflection to provide a compact and efficient solution for high temperature processes. The ovens can be matched exactly to the heating profile required, so that they offer increased capacity and improved product quality compared with conventional ovens, while saving space, time and energy.

Dividella’s new, innovative NeoTOP x packaging line is consistently targeted at the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry

Everything is in motion. In the past few years, there have been countless innovations in the area of IT, new materials and technologies. The machinery sector too is affected by this. The industry demands equipment which is highly versatile, in the context of a growing market and increasing segmentation.