PECM Magazine - Issue 44


Leading UK lubricants manufacturer ROCOL has added a nuclear grade approval and a brand new product to its REACH-registered anti-seize range, providing maintenance managers with a safety compliant solution, whatever the application. The new ROCOL ANTI-SEIZE Regular Grade product and nuclear grade approval for ANTI-SEIZE 797 enhance a 15-strong range that already features market leading products, such as the popular DRY MOLY Spray.

Latest webinar provides a solution for flexible & efficient measurements

Data acquisition of mechanical, electrical and thermal quantities must be more flexible and efficient today, more so than ever before. HBM are offering a free 30 minute webinar on 23 January at 10am, on the importance of flexible and efficient measurements in test & measurement applications, and offer a universal measurement solution that is small, fast & reliable.

Fluke Training Seminar Programme launched for 2014

Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has announced its programme of seminars for 2014 throughout the UK and Ireland. More information about the Fluke Academy programme, which starts in February, is available at

Pumping Salt Solutions and Brines with Teledyne ISCO Syringe Pumps

A brine is defined as an aqueous solution containing higher concentrations of inorganic salt than typical seawater (greater than 5% salt).  Simpler brines generally contain common chlorides such as sodium, calcium or potassium, and may be used in applications such as the oilfield industry and production facilities.  Denser solutions containing zinc bromide, caesium formate, or iodine salts, can also be used in industrial applications, but are generally more corrosive.

TechMember of the Institute of Acoustics

When event manager and noise consultant Chris Selkirk goes on to a Festival site for the first time, in his own words, he is looking for a “win-win-win” scenario on noise measurement and compliance.

For many years Chris has been brought in by Festival organisers for his expertise in noise measurement and acoustic understanding at large outdoor events.

“Lucideon new company logo”

PrintFrom 1 February 2014, Ceram, M+P Labs and CICS will become Lucideon – an international materials development, testing and assurance company


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EA Technology unveils new system to identify partial discharge in live cables

CableData Collector™ supplies intelligence without disrupting supply

An innovative new piece of equipment to detect Partial Discharge (PD) in live electrical cables before they fail has been unveiled by power engineering specialist EA Technology. Developed by the North West-based firm, the CableData Collector™ will enable electrical engineers to identify PD in cables that are online, avoiding potential disruption.

Compressed air in the Chemical and Process industry

Virtually all manufacturing industry uses compressed air. There are some industries however where the quality of the compressed air is critical. The chemical and process industry being one such sector. There are too many processes to mention but to name a few, agitation and aeration blending of liquids, process instrumentation, pneumatic conveying and operation of devices where a spark may be dangerous.

Great Offer: Free Carrying Case & Current Clamp With Agilent Handheld Oscilloscopes

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All customers who purchase any model* from the U1600 Series of Handheld Oscilloscopes will receive a U1591A Soft Carrying Case and a U1583B 40/400A AC Current Clamp.

Prelubing Industrial Equipment

The rigorous demands on industrial equipment are even more so in cold-weather climates and studies have proven, the majority of engine mechanical wear, almost 90%, occurs at startup. At first crank of the engine, all the oil is in the sump and at the first rotation of the crankshaft the bearings and all galleys are dry causing metal-to-metal contact to occur damaging the engine over its lifetime.

Chris Selkirk, Director of Lateral Event Design – Case Study:

When event manager and noise consultant Chris Selkirk goes on to a Festival site for the first time, in his own words, he is looking for a “win-win-win” scenario on noise measurement and compliance.

For many years Chris has been brought in by Festival organisers for his expertise in noise measurement and acoustic understanding at large outdoor events.

From the planning stages through to the round the clock cover on the day, Chris has to ensure he has the right equipment and data to assess the risks and quality of noise from the minute the first festival goer comes through the gate.

“I really want to achieve a win-win-win situation at every event where we can get more volume onsite, less volume off site but still stay within the limits of noise legislation. Getting that balance right means everyone’s happy but it isn’t easy,” he said. “You have to be able to analyse data in a live situation and respond immediately, relaying instructions via mobile phones or two-way radios.

“I would be on site 24/7 during an event, taking constant noise measurements. The data is used to either confirm or adjust the acoustics on site and this could be in various places.”

Cast Iron Welding Services Ltd


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Large numbers of Cast Iron components are condemned to the scrap heap and expensive replacements purchased due to many engineers beliefs that the material cannot be weld repaired successfully. Cast Iron Welding Services Ltd based in Coalville, Leicestershire have built an enviable reputation and extensive customer base for the weld repair of cracks, fractures, corrosion and erosion to a variety of  components ranging from works of art, historical/heritage landmarks to critical industrial machinery.

Enduramaxx has for many years supplied a range of products for Industrial purposes

The Enduramaxx Industrial Division continues to develop new solutions and further improve its existing range, keeping pace with a dynamic market.

Our range of high quality Industrial Tanks includes Open Top Tanks, Open Top Cone Tanks, Liquid Fertiliser Tanks, Molasses Tanks, Cone Tanks, Cone Bottom Tanks, Bunded Tanks, Mix Tanks and Cone Bottom Mix Tanks. Please make your selection from below to learn more.

Quality packaging for a quality product!

Every family has costs on preventative or essential medicines.
We all try to protect ourselves and our loved ones from illnesses and all types of maladies, but, unfortunately, we all face situations when we just cannot do without medicines

Calgon Carbon Awarded 10-Year Contract for Reactivation Services

Pittsburgh, PA — August 1, 2013 – Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) and its European operating group, Chemviron Carbon, announced that Thames Water (Thames), the largest provider of drinking water and wastewater services in the U.K., has awarded Chemviron a 10-year contract to reactivate spent activated carbon used to treat drinking water. The value of the contract is dependent upon the amount of carbon that is reactivated annually, which is expected to be approximately 11 million lbs (5,000 MT).

Create – Connect – Share: new opportunities for cutting food products

The FAM Stumabo UK Open Week took place from the 4-8 November 2013 for the third consecutive year running.  The purpose of our Open Week is to raise awareness of the opportunities it creates in advising and updating customers both current and new. Participation in regards to machine testing was encouraged and was free and open to everyone who attended. 

Presspart rebook for Blechexpo 2015

Presspart Manufacturing, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high volume, precision deep-drawn components for industries, has confirmed it will once again be exhibiting at Blechexpo in 2015.

AKO UK Expand their Pinch Valve range with the New VMC Series


The new VMC series is based on a multi-functional modular system which enables flexible exchange of the two types of body available – aluminium and stainless steel, and also a wide range of different collar caps/flange types – stainless steel and POM.

NORD presentation at logistics exhibition focuses on intelligent drive concepts

Bargteheide – At the LogiMAT 2014 exhibition, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will showcase economic mechatronic drive systems consisting of two-stage helical bevel gear units, high-efficiency motors, and decentralized drive electronics. Their functional range is scaled according to the application: the electronic starter SK 135E enables constant speed as well as reversing operation.

Free-Way 6 Position Toggle Switch Re-design

The new Free-Way Switch Range opens up an entirely new dimension in guitar pickup selection and potential for other applications. The 6 position lever switch in its conventional form provides 2 pole 6 position circuit selection with the ability to select any of the 6 positions non sequentially if required, unlike a conventional rotary switch approach.

Redundancies at major process engineering companies expected soon.

Large numbers of condition monitoring alarms are expected to be made redundant after plant maintenance regimes benefit from the use of the new Fixturlaser NXA Pro Laser shaft alignment system.

Hydra-Cell Mono-Block Pumps Ease Installation & Service

Wanner International has introduced an optional Mono-Block style pump head on its Hydra-Cell G03, G13 and P200 seal-less pump models.

The new Mono-Block pump head combines the traditional valve plate and manifold into a single component, allowing easy access to the cartridge style valve assemblies. The valves are accessed easily without the need to disassemble the pump or disturb the system pipework.

Ex-Protected Materials Handling from Sichelschmidt

When it comes to materials handling in potentially explosive environments, safety is paramount, and German manufacturer Sichelschmidt, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, has been the market leader in the particularly demanding field of Ex-protection technology for decades.


Assembly operations in every industry require precision tools that drive home all types of fixings securely – screws, bolts, nuts, studs – all need to be tightened to the correct torque. Every time without exception.

Makita production tools are extensively used in the vehicle manufacturing world, for construction plant assembly and for domestic goods and process equipment assembly.

Use plant space to the maximum

TARGO-VENT – Innovative pressure relief minimises dangers and saves space

For the first time, it’s possible to considerably reduce the areas of risk in an economical way in the case of explosion pressure relief. Usually, the explosion pressure wave and flame jets can only be diverted into secure sectors. This represents a considerable danger in areas with traffic routes. Special, expensive safety measures and safety distances are the consequence. This increases operational costs in the company.

The NEW Ci6x series from X-Rite

The NEW Ci6x series of high-performance portable sphere spectrophotometers from X-Rite Pantone helps you improve quality, accuracy and consistency in QC and QA workflows, and process control!

In plastics, coatings, textiles, ink and any other industry, colour accuracy is an absolute must. The Ci6x system allows manufacturers in any market to achieve consistent measurement readings. Additionally, the Ci6x instruments can help you:


Curtis Instruments UK are delighted to announce that their new enhanced corporate website has gone live  –  at  –  underwriting 40 years of delivering superb vehicle technology solutions to the UK and Ireland.

The site has a fresh new look with a clean, simple layout and user-friendly navigation, all updated with the latest information about our products and services. 

Cirrus Research Helps Ilmor Engineering Overcome Noise Issues

As one of the world’s top racing engine design and manufacturers, noise levels in the workplace have always been an issue for Ilmor Engineering.

But when they won a large contract with the US giant General Motors to design and manufacture a new turbo-charged V6 racing engine for the 2012 IndyCar championship, its managers knew immediately this would result in significantly increased production as well as noise levels across the manufacturing and testing departments.

Fischer UltiMate™ Series now available in its smallest 12mm size

Fischer Connectors extends product range for its rugged connectors for harsh environments

St-Prex, Switzerland, 20 November 2013 – Fischer Connectors, a worldwide leader in circular push-pull connectors, extended its product range for the popular Fischer UltiMate™ Series with the introduction of the size 07. This brand new connector is smaller, more compact and lighter than the current range in the Fischer UltiMate™ Series, but has the same performances as the other sizes in the product line and is therefore perfectly suitable for harsh and extreme environments.

Safety lockout awareness saves hefty fines

Launch of OSHA lockout/tagout website aims to educate about dangers of unguarded work hazards

  • OSHA compliant devices verify conformity with safety regulations
  • Navigation to 21 product categories
  • Six-step OSHA procedure encouraged

Flowplus16 pressure sensor from Intertronics for critical dosing and dispensing

The flowplus16 pressure sensor from Intertronics offers high accuracy monitoring in an innovative design suited to critical dosing and dispensing applications. Accurate in-line pressure sensing can deliver important quality assurance in a whole range of automatic processes; for example, in medical, pharmaceutical and semi-conductor manufacturing, as well as the wider areas of process control. 

New investment of £180,000 in Heraeus Carbon Infra Red Emitters Allow GI Solutions To Dry Inks at High Speed.

An investment of £180,000 in Carbon infra-red (CIR) emitters from Heraeus Noblelight have allowed GI Solutions to achieve the rapid drying of water-based inks at line speeds of up to1000 ft/min (300m/min) on printing machines at their Leicester factory.

Heraeus Carbon Infra-Red Emitters Ensures Perfect PVC Gelling During Manufacture of Flooring Products

Carbon infra-red (CIR) emitters from Heraeus Noblelight are helping Polyflor of Manchester to ensure perfect gelling of PVC applied to a substrate before the web is further processed under an oil-heated chrome drum. The installation has prevented un-gelled PVC from running off the edges of the substrate, saving product as well as eliminating process and maintenance problems.

Prelubing Industrial Equipment

The rigorous demands on industrial equipment are even more so in cold-weather climates and studies have proven, the majority of engine mechanical wear, almost 90%, occurs at startup. At first crank of the engine, all the oil is in the sump and at the first rotation of the crankshaft the bearings, and all galleys are dry causing metal-to-metal contact to occur damaging the engine over its lifetime. In cold weather  prelube helps to circulate the thick oil prior to cranking. 

Variohm EuroSensor launches new VLPSC linear position sensors with digital signal conditioned voltage or current output

Towcester – UK – October 2013: Variohm EuroSensor’s new VLPSC linear position sensor adds integrated signal conditioning electronics with an autosensing 0 -10 VDC or 4..20 mA proportional digital output in a tried and tested design based on its flagship VLP series potentiometric output sensors. The digital signal conditioner offers a 12-bit resolution with linearity to 0.1% and excellent repeatability in a choice of nine standard measurement ranges from 25 to 290 mm.

Lift Fitters Benefit from Clarity of Online Work-Flow System

The simplicity of the T Cards Direct Online system has enabled interior lift fit-out specialists Marco Interiors to significantly improve the way staff track potential & new projects as well as work in progress.  According to Michelle Bowls at Marco Interiors, one of the major benefits is that it helps to provide better customer service. The fast search facility across all T Cards boards along with the ease of archiving details of completed projects, give her the information she needs quickly.