PECM Magazine

ISO 55000 certification attracting worldwide interest

Companies across the globe are responding well to the new ISO 55000 world standard for asset management, according to power-engineering specialist EA Technology.

The company has reported significant interest from businesses that are keen to achieve the new international certification, which establishes a benchmark for managing assets with greater reliability, efficiency and safety.

Stannah Levelmaster low-rise platform goods lift – solving stock flow in a split-level storeroom

Stannah Levelmaster low-rise platform goods lift proved the best solution for shifting boxes in the split-level storeroom of the Bromley outlet of Tiger Stores, a leading Danish retail chain offering a wide range of affordable homeware, toys, stationery, toiletries and accessories.

Heraeus Infra-Red Heating System Speeds Up Adhesive Curing on Vacuum Presses

Fast response, medium wave infra-red emitters from Heraeus Noblelight are being used on equipment manufactured by JSK Ultrasonics of Milton Keynes to ensure the correct permanent bonding of an adhesive, even at high operational temperatures. JSK vacuum presses are used to produce wrappings in various shapes and sizes, in leather, fabric or pvc. These are predominantly used within the vehicle interior trim industry, where they find application as headliners, door boards, centre consoles, glove box covers, arm rests etc.


North West Fund-backed company ProKyma which is developing a groundbreaking cancer test, has been named the Merseyside Innovation Awards winner for May.

The company is working with the University of Liverpool and Renfrew Group International to develop a personalised blood test to measure the level of cancer cells in a patient’s blood.

New Fluke Connect™ The largest system of connected test tools in the world

New Fluke Connect™ system transfers measurement data from test tools to smart phones and the cloud, improving maintenance team communication, safety and productivity. The new Fluke Connect™ system allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from Fluke test tools to their smart phone for secure storage on the cloud, thus enabling access by any team member in the field.

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Oldham Launches the BM 25 Wireless

Oldham, and IST Company, is very pleased to announce the launch of the exciting wireless version of the five-sensor transportable gas detector, the BM 25. As wireless capabilities reach new technological milestones, the integration of wireless gas detection systems in industrial applications is ever increasing.

The BM 25 Wireless brings you freedom and flexibility while keeping the standard characteristics of the BM 25.


For those who spend any amount of time kneeling in their work, an award winning, non-foam based, work-trouser pocketed, safety kneepad which maintains its maximum cushioning effect throughout consecutive or prolonged use, can help avoid osteoarthritis or even knee replacement.


Thermaset Limited, one of the UK’s best known companies for the formulation and manufacture of powder coatings has released a newly published Stock Range.

The eye catching and colourful A4 sized list launches a huge expansion to Thermaset’s powder coating range, which now includes coatings suitable for railway and London Underground use.

Brand New Easi Wipes Industrial Refillable Dispenser

Harrison Wipes are pleased to announce the launch of their Easi Wipes refillable dispenser, one of the most innovative developments in industrial wiping in recent years. The dispenser mirrors the interfolded box already available in the market, but is made from a durable Polyflute Plastic component that allows the box to be reused many times.

Webinar programme of DAQ updates continues through to June

HBM’s series of free on-line webinars continue throughout May and June to complement the company’s series of live technical seminars and workshops being held in the Midlands.

The theme of the 20th May webinar will be to teach participants the latest tips and tricks in installing a torque sensor. HBM’s Mark Minda, who has over 20 years of experience in the repair, calibration and day-to-day use of torque sensors, will deliver the webinar.

Producing dilutions with a tolerance of only 0.02 %

Chemicals in addition to many other products produces extremely pure chemicals which are used in the semiconductor industry, for manufacturing printed circuit boards. One of the company’s outstanding innovations is the production of ultra-pure sulphuric acid. As the only worldwide producer, PVS is able to supply diluted acid at a consistently high level of purity in which any impurities are measured down in the ppt (parts per trillion) range.

Barton Firtop Engineering Company Limited – KITO© flame arresters

Barton Firtop Engineering Company Limited are the UK & International Agents for the complete range of KITO© flame arresters to ISO 16852 and associated safety devices.


In order to run a business you will need a number of pieces of equipment from computers and photocopiers and in the case of industrial process work, specialist instrumentation to monitor plant performance, so how do you decided which will be bought outright and which will be leased or hired. 

Safe Systems of Work for Confined Spaces must come before Rescue Training

Andy Richford, confined spaces and breathing apparatus specialist at PASS Training, contends that training for confined spaces needs to concentrate not only on Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) but also on self-rescue procedures and putting measures in place to avoid the need for having rescue teams placed on standby in the first place.

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Webinar popularity results in more opportunities for engineers

The popularity of HBM’s series of free on-line webinars has led to a further three webinars being made available on successive days in the latter part of June. The first of the latest webinars takes place on Wednesday, 25 June, and Thomas Markwitz, Product and Application Manager will look at recent developments in catman®, HBM’s cutting edge data acquisition software.


A new range of dosing pumps launched by NOV Mono offers an efficient, reliable and low maintenance solution for applications where low flow, accurate dosing is required. The new MonoTM dosing pump provides a smooth pumping action with no pulsation and very low shear. The pump is ideal for either intermittent or continuous dosing duties in high pressure, low flow applications, and represents a cost-effective and reliable alternative to the more expensive gear pumps traditionally used for these types of duties.


Magnetrol® announces the release of the Eclipse® Model 706 transmitter with Foundation fieldbus™ digital output communications. This is the first guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter to pass the Fieldbus Foundation testing using the latest Foundation fieldbus interoperability test kit ITK 6.1.1. This device offers all of the advantages of the standard 4-20 mA (HART) ECLIPSE Model 706, such as: 

CTruk Twin Hull FRP Workboats Built to Demanding Offshore DNV and BV Standards with Scott Bader’s Crestomer® 1152PA Structural Adhesive

CTruk Boats Ltd., located in the UK at Brightlingsea, Essex, designs and builds multi-purpose composite marine craft used as workboats for offshore wind farm support, as well as customised vessels for military, security, disaster relief and commercial applications. Established in 2010, the company has a clear business mission to provide safe, fast and highly flexible working vessels by taking an innovative design approach.

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.

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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.