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Low cost temperature monitoring could save you thousands and improve food standards ratings Addison Saws

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Operating chiller units/hot boxes with control temperatures outside of specifications can cost your business thousands as well as potentially damaging critical stock and food rating credibility under the new regulations. Our innovative Goldilock wireless temperature monitoring system is capable of temperature monitoring up to 20 fridges, freezers and hot boxes at very low cost enabling in some cases payback timescales of less than a year, due to reduced energy costs. Temperature data can be easily uploaded from more than one business site onto a safe and secure cloud system that can then be easily accessed for quality validation etc. Further owners will be immediately

alerted of any critical and costly chiller/hotbox failures so that timely mitigation can be released. Our innovative system is extremely easy to install and maintain and has already positively impacted the running of numerous establishments. We have an excellent sale and after sales support team that would welcome any queries or discussions so as to ensure that our product meets your exacting requirements now and in the future. T +44 (0)1443 857040 www.goldilock.co.uk

Innovative Storage Solutions

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Durnbury Ltd: The Name to Trust

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priority, we will arrange an onsite face to face consultation to establish your requirements and offer our expertise and professional advice. From equipment specification to quotation through to a fully installed system, our service/installation team will liaise with on-site personnel to ensure a smooth, trouble-free experience.”

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Established in 2002 as the UK arm of TRILOGIQ, the Tube & Bracket Company has become one of the most notable names in the storage solutions segment courtesy of its efficient supply of lean tubular systems.

Keith Prowse

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Best Practice is proud to present The Tube & Bracket Company with its industry acclaimed Commitment to Excellence profile.

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The tube and bracket structures can be competently applied to many different environments (commercial, industrial and domestic). Although the business supplied predominantly to the automotive industry during its early establishment, continued growth saw the group diversify into the aerospace, electronic, distribution, food, medical, events and postal markets. The products, which are renowned for maximising space, reducing waste, improving ergonomics and implementing Kaizen continuous process improvement, have proven useful for applications such as: carts/ trolleys, workstations, live storage, parts protection, replacing fabrication, sortation/picking, visual management, workstations, shelving units, notice boards, banner frames and events equipment. The Tube & Bracket Company’s most recent innovation is the revolutionary Graphit system. Developed specifically for the lean manufacturing and materials handling sectors, the composite system has been meticulously designed to slot

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into medical and food handling environments. Steady growth has meant that relocating to a larger facility has become a necessary business move. The firm will operate from a purposebuilt factory in Middleton Cheney (Banbury) occupying over 12,000ft2 of production space and 2,000ft2 of office space once the project has been completed in late 2016/early 2017. Resizing will enable the group to effectively accommodate their existing customer commitments whilst successfully securing further custom with clients in both the UK and Europe. For further information on these fully functional and customisable tube and bracket solutions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the company today – the team will be more than happy to assist you. T 01295 277791 sales@tubeandbracket.com www.tubeandbracket.com

Best Practice is incredibly pleased to present Durnbury Ltd with its highly regarded Commitment to Excellence profile. The company, which is based in Halstead, Essex, was originally founded in 1967 by the present chairman George Stutsbury as a pioneer of the Forecourt Vacuum Cleaner and Car Wash. The group have since expanded their focus and now concentrate on the meticulous design, supply, installation and maintenance of various types of workshop equipment. These specialist services relate to components such as: exhaust fume extraction systems, manufacturing fume extraction systems, dust & welding fume extraction systems, compressed air systems and lubrication & waste oil systems. Vehicle lifting equipment (2 post/4 post lifts, scissor lifts, jacking beams, brake testers, MOT/ATL equipment) and cleaning apparatus (industrial vacuums, floor scrubbers, spray/extraction machines and pressure washers) can also be provided and serviced along with other small tools.

Durnbury’s first-rate products and services have been utilised by a large cross-section of clients. Its esteemed customer base comprises leading car companies, local governments, ambulance, police & fire services, hotels, pubs, schools, colleges, garage workshops, retail groups and thousands of independent garages situated across the UK. Specific examples include Hertz UK Ltd, Swan National, Budget, Avis, Land Rover Jaguar, Glynn Vivienne Art Gallery, Veolia Environmental Services, Ben Ainslie Racing and the Ford Motor Company. T 01787 475351 info@durnbury.co.uk www.durnbury.co.uk

“We offer everything from spares, repairs, inspection/certification (including a full service contract, tailored to your individual needs) to a bespoke installation for all of the above equipment,” commented Company Director Gary Otto John Smith Herzberg. “With customer satisfaction our number one

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Contents

Industry UK

Editor’s Comments

Industrial Excellence News ...................................................................................... 2-3

Hello & welcome to Issue 615 of Best Practice UK…

Emergency Services Show ............................................................................................4

As with every edition, the team at Best Practice UK has been working extremely hard to bring you an issue that is full of innovative and exhilarating companies, and we believe that this could be the best issue yet!

Commitment to Excellence............................................................................................5 Laboratory News .......................................................................................................... 6-9

We have searched the length and breadth of the UK to bring you some of the most ground-breaking innovations and this month we are overjoyed to be highlighting the activities of National Flexible and Sanondaf.

Packaging News ....................................................................................................... 10-13 Infection Control Specialist of the Year .............................................................. 14

Firstly, we would like to focus on the accomplishments of National Flexible. Due to their prominence in the industry; we have awarded them with the impressive ‘Packaging Commitment to Excellence’ Award feature. To find out more, turn to pages 11.

Storage News.................................................................................................................... 15 Industrial News ............................................................................................................... 16 Industrial News ............................................................................................................... 17 Industrial News ............................................................................................................... 18 Industrial News ............................................................................................................... 19 Health & Safety News ...................................................................................................... 20 Dust & Fume Extraction News .................................................................................... 21 Industrial Classifieds ..............................................................................................22-23

And secondly, we are featuring Sanondaf with a selected feature as we have awarded them our prestigious Infection Control Specialist of the Year. For more information look no further than Page 14. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of Best Practice UK as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Happy reading and we hope to see you for the next edition!

Kirsty Jo Quigley Editor For all advertising and sales enquiries, please contact Dave Priestley – Sales Manager 0121 711 2762 Published by Best Practice Midlands Ltd 0121 711 2761

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Industrial Excellence News

Halving lead times for designplan lighting Investing in a MECAL CNC machining centre and a MECAL CN mitre saw from Addison Saws has helped Surrey-based Designplan Lighting reduce customer lead times by up to 50%.

machine. Their first class production solutions have not only halved our lead times for aluminium light fittings, but also saved our company a substantial amount.”

With outsourcing both the cutting and machining of aluminium extrusions typically taking several weeks, the lighting specialist decided it was time to extend its already considerable in-house machining capabilities.

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The CNC machining centre supplied to Designplan Lighting is an MC 305 Kosmos model from MECAL. Able to machine components of up to 8000mm in length, the MC 305 Kosmos can easily accommodate the longest extrusions used by Designplan Lighting, while its 4-axis operation enables the lighting specialist to drill, mill and tap components in one single operation. “We are now able to log every job by material cost and machining time,” says Designplan Lighting’s Engineering Manager, Rob Aldred, “and just one month after the MECAL machines were installed the savings made were considerable. So far we have invested approximately £120,000 in the MECAL CNC machining centre and CN mitre saw. “Had we not spoken to Addison Saws, we could have easily spent £250,000 on a 5-axis milling

1-D tube bending Staffordshire-based TPCATS, a manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket emission control systems, has invested £160,000 in an advanced 1-D tube bending machine plus tooling from Tubefab. The 100TDRE-RBE from Tubefab’s CSM range, is a 5-axis, double stack electric hybrid tube bender with electric boost. It has enabled TPCATS to deliver the very tight radius bends that are being increasingly sought by motor manufacturers and associated first-and second-tier equipment manufacturers. Paul Stubbs, MD of TPCATS, comments, “Today’s drive towards more tightly packed engine bays, wider diameter exhaust systems, and rapid warm-up times achieved by positioning catalytic converters even closer to exhaust manifolds, is clearly signalling a growing demand for 1-D bending. “We were already successfully bending at 1.5 x diameter. The CSM machine, however,

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has equipped us with the means to produce flawless 1 x diameter bends. We are currently bending 70mm diameter mild steel, stainless steel and titanium at 1-D, as well as producing complex components involving multiple and tight radius bends – with reduced requirements for fabrication and welding. “We will soon be extending that capability to 80mm diameter tube.” T +44 (0)1384 264950

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New product from Ecolab contamination control Ecolab Contamination Control, a worldwide provider of leading products and services for the control of microbial contamination in the cleanroom environment, has launched a unique product which will revolutionise the process of transfer disinfection within the pharmaceutical industry.

should be used wherever possible but particularly for spraying in components and equipment in aseptic areas.’ For more information please call +44 2920 854 390 or email infocc@ecolab.com.

Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol has all the positive features of an alcohol-based disinfectant, including a low surface tension which improves product contact. It also has a ‘flash off’ time of just two minutes and minimal residues, which combined with sporicidal properties, significantly enhances its efficacy. Critically, Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol will minimise the risk of introducing spores to the manufacturing process during transfer disinfection; a process which has long posed a significant challenge to hospital pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers alike. It is exactly what the pharmaceutical industry and hospitals have been waiting for and has been specifically developed to address a long standing need to provide a sterile sporicidal product with the key characteristics of alcohol for the transfer disinfection process. This is in line with recent regulatory guidelines, including GMP Annex 1 and PIC/S P1007-6 which states that ‘Sporicidal agents

Low Cost Temperature Monitoring could save you THOUSANDS and aid adherence to REGULATORY standards

Professional Engineering & Design Services

damaging critical stock and regulatory standards.

Operating facilities in which stock must be kept at critically safe temperatures requires you to check the temperature of your equipment on a regular basis, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For instance this is often the case at food manufacturing organisations. Operating your equipment outside of specifications can cost your business thousands as well as potentially

Engineering Designers Process Plant & Equipment Oil, Gas, Water & Power Industry Consultants

Our innovative system is extremely easy to install and maintain and has already positively impacted the running of numerous establishments. We have an excellent sale and after sales support team that would welcome any queries or discussions so as to ensure that our product meets your exacting requirements now and in the future. T +44 (0)1443 857040 sales@goldilock.co.uk www.goldilock.co.uk Twitter: @GoldilockWTM

Professional Engineering and Design Services

Specialising in Mechanical Engineering, Design & Detailing associated with Process Pipework, Plant & Structures in the following sectors:

Totec Design Ltd, a specialist engineering design consultancy based in Swansea, South Wales, was originally established in 1973 under the name of Delton Engineering (South Wales) Ltd. The family-run business has since enjoyed over 40 years of success, satisfactorily exceeding the expectations of clients for decades with its refined design expertise and capabilities.

Oil, Gas & Petrochemical, Onshore & Offshore Water & Sewage Treatment Industry Heavy Steel & Construction Industry

Being heavily involved with the oil, gas & petrochemical (offshore and onshore), water & sewage treatment, energy & power generation, manufacturing, heavy steel and food processing industries, Totec is renowned for effectively delivering appropriate and cost-effective solutions in mechanical engineering, design and detailing for all applications associated with process pipework, plant and structures.

Energy & Power Generation Industry Manufacturing, Food & Process Industry Total Technology Design Partnership Limited Unit 2 & 3 Tawe Business Village, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9LA, UK

Tel: 01792 704460 Email: viv@totec.co.uk Web: www.totec.co.uk

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Our innovative Goldilock wireless temperature monitoring system is capable of monitoring up to 20 different temperature sensitive equipment units, enabling in some cases payback timescales of less than a year due to reduced energy costs. Goldilock offer sensors capable of monitoring temperatures of fridges, freezers, hot boxes and of liquid. Temperature data can be easily uploaded from more than one business site onto a safe and secure cloud system that can then be easily accessed for quality validation etc. Further owners will be

immediately alerted to any critical and costly equipment failures so that timely mitigation can be realised.

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The superiority of Totec is amplified with the vast range of engineering activities it offers. Its areas of expertise can be segregated as follows: process plant design (grass roots or plant modifications), piping design (British, European & international piping codes), pipeline stressing (EU & international codes), pressure vessel design (PD5500, ASME VIII, EU & international codes), tank design (British, EU &

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international codes), heavy fabrications (process equipment, equipment components & structures), modular/skid packages (design of skid mounted piping, pumps, vessels & equipment), pressure regulations (site surveys, technical reports, etc.) and structures & civils (pipe bridges, trestles, steel framed buildings & structures lifting beams, gantries, access platforms and so on). The engineering designers ensure the best results are attained by using a selection of contemporary software tools such as Autocad, Inventor, CADWorx Plant Pro, Caesar II, Finglow, Graitec SuperSUITE and TEDDS (to list just a few examples). As well as having the ability to comply with BIM where necessary, these state-of-theart systems enable the team at Totec to reach all of their customers’ individual engineering requirements to the greatest achievable standard. T +44 (0)1792 704460 viv@totec.co.uk www.totec.co.uk

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Commitment to Excellence

In Good Company

Best Practice is incredibly pleased to feature M&H Plastics and commend its team upon achieving its prestigious Commitment to Excellence profile. The well-established supplier of plastic packaging specialises in the manufacture and decoration of plastic bottles, plastic jars, plastic tubs, flexible tubes, closures, caps and pumps for a wide range of industry sectors.

Ever since its establishment in 1973 M&H has been delivering its comprehensive solutions and sharing its refined expertise with consumers in the personal care, Healthcare, pet care, food and household segments. Its clientele appreciate that associated aspects are covered; whether requiring a standard or bespoke option. “Here at M&H we effectively act

as a one-stop-shop,” commented Marketing Manager Howard Frost. “Our skilled and experienced team advise customers every step of the way, offering design support, technical analysis, manufacturing and after-sales services all under one roof.

quality packaging services in the industry are employed. Its worldwide network of agents enables the everincreasing demand to be met with great efficiency and the group pride themselves on their excellence in customer service.

“Our extensive range features nearly 3000 standard products and customisable items. We manufacture millions of bottles, jars and tubes a year…and this is just from the factory in Beccles, Suffolk! If you look under any plastic product in your kitchen or bathroom you may find one with our branding.”

“It’s a pleasure to work here because the energy of the staff is electric,” Howard continued. “We have a real can-do attitude and I would say we are best known for our quality, attention to detail and our ability to deal with customers of all shapes and sizes.”

Operating from its 6 factories spread over the UK, Holland and the US, M&H uses cutting edge technology to ensure the fastest, most high

This year M&H will be attending the following trade shows: PCD (Paris), Pharmapack (Paris), Easyfairs (Birmingham, Warsaw & London), Cosmopack (Bologna),

Emergency Services Show Bringing the Emergency Services Together The Emergency Services Show is the leading UK annual event for all emergency services personnel bringing the sector together with the single aim of improving public safety. As the marketplace for an emergency services industry looking to drive efficiencies through collaboration, the show reflects the importance the services are placing on finding new ways of working together for the mutual benefit of the individual organisations involved and for the benefit of the public they all serve.

The requirement for more space took the event to the NEC in Birmingham from 2013, moving this year to Hall 5, the NEC’s most prestigious event space. With 450 exhibitors and a 10% increase on visitors to the 2015 event. 2016 is set to be the biggest ever show from organisers Broden Media. It will once again be held at the NEC Birmingham on the 21-22 September. For more information visit the website at www.emergencyuk.com

The first Show was held in 2006 at The Royal Horticultural Halls in London with just 90 exhibitors and 1,000 visitors. The Show grew and moved to Stoneleigh Park where it was held from 2007 to 2012.

Orvecare delivering recyclable linen products for the ambulance services and NHS trusts be disposed of in the recyclable waste stream.

Orvecare’s range of patient specific, single use linens has been designed with the aid of Clinicians from the Ambulance Service and NHS Trusts. Patient and Clinician safety and dignity coupled with infection control, operational and cost efficiencies have been paramount throughout the research and design process. The orve+wrap thermal blanket is a great example of Clinician and manufacturer collaboration. orve+wrap will pro-actively warm a patient in either an acute emergency or elective surgery situation. It will raise and then maintain a patient’s core temperature. Maintaining a core temperature of ≥36°C will greatly improve the patient’s outcome. It is radiolucent, non-conductive, safe to use with laser and diathermy procedures and ultimately, unless clinically soiled, orve+wrap can

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Patient specific Ambulance Linen Packs can be also used as a transfer sheet to transfer a patient from ambulance to A&E trolley. This linen can stay with the patient throughout the initial assessment process within the hospital until either discharge or ward admittance. Where multiple items of laundered linen would normally be required, one linen pack is used for each patient. Another advantage of single use linens is the ambulance crew can clean and redress the ambulance without the requirement to use hospital linen resources. This process aids infection control and cross contamination issues associated with traditional linen. Front line Paramedics have aided in the design of the Multimover. A lightweight product that can be easily manipulated when a patient is in an enclosed space or an emergency evacuation is required. Multimover can safely lift 40 stones. Another great example of Clinicians and manufacturers working in conjunction to aid operational efficiencies. All of Orvecare’s products are, unless clinically soiled, recyclable. T 01482 625333 www.service@orvec.com www.orvecare.com

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Vitafoods (Geneva), Beautyworld (Dubai), Luxepack (Monaco), Luxury Packaging (Stockholm), Cosmetic Business (Munich), Fachpack (Nuremburg), All 4 Pack, Emballage (Paris) and CPHI – Innopac (Barcelona). Contact T 01502 715518 sales@mhplastics.com www.mhplastics.com


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German Engineering, British Innovation Best Practice is extremely proud to present its highly prestigious and richly deserved Commitment to Excellence profile to isel UK Ltd.

Founded in 2012, isel provide automation solutions, from components through to complete systems. As a subsidiary of isel Germany AG, which was

established in 1972, isel has an impressive heritage of over 40 years at the forefront of quality engineering. All products and components are manufactured in

Germany offering quick delivery, complete compatibility and a single supplier. isel’s main areas are CNC machines, from small desktop to large floor standing systems, Mechanics, such as aluminium profiles and linear guides, Electronics, such as motors, sensors and controllers and Software including CAD and CAM. “At isel we are committed to finding practical solutions and offering an outstanding service,” commented Bob Wright, Managing Director at isel. “We offer reliable, precise and cost effective solutions and our customers benefit from the quality and compatibility of our products and our UK base for customer services and ongoing support. “Our knowledgeable and approachable team have an indepth knowledge of products and endeavour to understand your specific requirements.” isel UK is constantly bringing new, improved product designs to the UK. They have recently introduced the new design of the compact desktop ICV 4030 CNC machine. The ready-to-use machine has been proven for years in practice and benefits from a newly

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designed machine door with improved hood opening which allows a longer travel range in the Z-axis, and therefore a higher passage. Due to the redesigned machine hood and the resulting greater access opening, a 4th axis can now be integrated easily. “isel is proactively investing within isel UK and we are developing and progressing continually,” concluded Bob. “Our aim is to continue to grow and increase our impact within the CNC and automation market. We are also keen to talk to anyone who is interested in distributing our products.” isel UK will be exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show on 9-11 Feb 2016 at Farnborough (stand T73). They will be there with one of their current distributors, ATA Engineering Processes. T +44 (0) 1442 531 225 info@isel-uk.com www.isel-uk.com

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Laboratory Excellence Company of Choice

Right Solutions, Right Partner

Best Practice UK is extremely proud to present its Laboratory Excellence Company of Choice Award Profile to ALS Environmental. As one of the UK’s leading providers of analytical services, ALS Environmental provide environmental testing services across the contaminated land, drinking water, waste water, air monitoring and waste management industries. Designed to help meet your environmental regulatory requirements, the company offers customers’ accurate, legally defensible, analytical data, providing an extensive range of UKAS, MCERTS and DWTS accredited analytical services. As part of ALS Global, the world’s largest and most diversified analytical testing service providers, the Environmental business was set up in 1989 as part of Severn Trent Laboratories and in 2013 ALS Group Purchased the business and all sites. The ALS Group was formed in 1863 and is one of Australia’s oldest companies, originally Campbell’s Soap Brothers. “By working with our customers for over twenty years, we have been able develop a range of analytical services that meet your specific needs, including standard industry, regulatory and bespoke analytical suites,” commented Sales and Marketing Manager, Nick Barsby. “We are able to respond in a timely and efficient manner to your analytical and sampling requirements, via our network of laboratories and service centres across the UK and Ireland. This network also means we are able to provide customers

Christopher Law, Inorganic Chemistry Manager holding the Award with additional capacity and the reassurance of back-up laboratory systems. ALS Environmental were the first UK laboratory to UKAS and DWTS accredit the MALDIToF Conformation technique which provides instant and informative confirmation data for Microbiology clients. They have developed one of the most extensive MALDI-ToF libraries in the world, with a market leading 56 species of Legionella, as well a broad portfolio of other water borne pathogens

The ESKAPE pathogens are all of greater concern due to their antibiotic resistant nature and due to the high risk of infection from contaminated water. To help manage the risk of these bacteria ALS Environmental utilise the MALDI-ToF approach to provide

own databases by purchasing reference cultures, adding to the instrument library; if the protein structure is unique then they are able to analyse for this at a species level.

“ALS has 7 core values: Honesty & Integrity; Exceeding Expectations; Belief in our ability; Hard work and continuous improvement; Doing it better; celebrating success and Safety as a priority. We strive to abide by these values, offering our customers products and services which are second to none,” concluded Nick.

The ground breaking identification of the MALDIToF technology, allows the company to remove the need for presumptive data for Legionella and all other bacteriological analysis, with all data reported as Colony Forming Units (CFU). The instrument is currently able to detect over 10,000 different bacteria and fungi species from a range of genus. In addition the technology allows ALS to continually expand its

ALS Environmental can help organisations working in the water treatment sector that have a host of environmental and public health requirements that they are obliged to maintain to ensure a safe working environment.

instant confirmed counts of these bacteria with a full speciation if required.

The risk of contaminated water in nosocomial situations is of added importance due to the high number of immunocompromised patients that rely on water from these facilities. There has been a high focus on the risks associated with Legionella, such as Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 04-01 or HSG220 for use in Care Homes, but Legionella is not the only health risk potentially living in your water supply.

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To further support your environmental monitoring requirements, ALS Environmental also offers in-field sampling and monitoring, direct data transfer, sample scheduling, automation of registering and a host of other support services.

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ALS Environmental’s Coventry laboratory is the Centre of Excellence for Waste (Water and Soils) and Microbiology. The Drinking Water laboratory in Wakefield helps monitor the drinking water for over 5 million UK homes across the British Isles.

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“Since ALS Purchased the Environmental business from Severn Trent labs in 2013 we have undergone major investment in our equipment and infrastructure. ALS Group operates by acquisition and we have several potential targets across Europe for the next financial year.” ALS Environmental attends many trade shows throughout the year including Water Management Society, Healthcare Estates, Borehole Users Conference and AGS. Contact T 02476 421213 info.ukenviro@alsglobal.com www.alsenvironmental.co.uk

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Laboratory Excellence News

Excellence in Refractometry and Polarimetry to four decimal places in the highly sensitive ultra-violet region. The pair are perfect for pharmaceutical applications as together they comply with all requirements.

Currently celebrating its centenary, Bellingham + Stanley is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Refractometers and Polarimeters. Since 1915, the company has utilised their unrivalled expertise in optical engineering, electronics and software design to create instruments that are used extensively throughout the world’s food, drinks, pharmaceutical, chemical and petroleum industries.

an international customer base through its network of highly trained, recognised distributors. They have supplied exceptional products to many well-known brands including PepsiCo International, GSK, AstraZeneca, Nestle and Heinz, to name just a few.

Renowned for their excellence and innovation in the industry, Bellingham + Stanley equips these industries with the highest quality, most innovative instruments available. Set up by pioneers in the development of high quality optical instruments, Leonard Bellingham and Frank Stanley, the company to this day has stayed true to its original values to deliver ground breaking technology to benefit customers around the world. From the purposebuilt manufacturing facility in Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom and Sales & Service Centre in Atlanta, USA, new designs continue to emerge and instruments are manufactured to the highest standards.

A notable product in the advanced range is the RFM900-T Series of high precision Peltier temperature controlled benchtop refractometers. Featuring a wide measuring range of up to 1.70 RI and new 7” touchscreen user interface, the range is ideally suited for use in applications within the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, flavours and fragrance industries as well as in academic research. The RFM900-T Series perfectly complements the ADP600 Series Polarimeters, which are available as single, dual and multiple wavelength derivatives that not only cover the visible spectrum, but are also capable of measuring optical rotation

“Every one of our instruments is individually inspected and our temperaturecontrolled test facility is dedicated to instrument calibration to ensure the highest possible accuracy,” explained Kevin. “Within the UK and USA we also offer preventative maintenance programs either at the customer premises or at our dedicated service centres for customers that require regular servicing of equipment.”

international company that addresses the world’s water needs from pumping to analytical solutions. As well as Bellingham + Stanley, Xylem’s analytical brands for the industrial; markets also include ebro, SI Analytics, OI Analytical, YSI and WTW. Earlier this year, Xylem attended Lab Innovations where they showcased a number of new products in the Live Lab area which deliver convenience to the lab. These include the new photoLab® 7600 spectrophotometer, which is equipped with OptRF that facilitates cost effective routine control of COD, NO3 and NO2 in wastewater, along with the Titroline 7800 Titrator that is ideal for research applications. These exciting new products

received a fantastic response at the show. As part of Xylem, Bellingham + Stanley recently welcomed the life sciences division of YSI to its Tunbridge Wells facility so that UK customers will receive a better level of service from just one site. In January, YSI Life Sciences will also take part in IBioIC’s second annual conference at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, to present the 2900 Series of Biochemistry Analysers. Bellingham + Stanley attends many trade shows throughout the year. They will next be appearing at the Picton show in Atlanta, USA in March 2016 as well as Analytica in Munich in May 2016. For more information call us or visit our website: T +44 (0)1892 500400 sales.bs.uk@xyleminc.com

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“Our dedicated team prides itself on offering a friendly and rapid response to customers. To keep our customers up to date we provide technical bulletins which explain the technologies, applications and technical problems in detail, and our compressive company website delivers a principal route to product information and related technology which is updated monthly.” In 2011, Bellingham + Stanley became part of Xylem, the

“At Bellingham + Stanley we are dedicated to ensuring all our products include the highest possible robustness, reliability, precision and longevity,” commented Marketing Manager, Kevin Chapman. “Our instrumentation is supplied to over 80 countries around the World with many global companies considering our products to be the ultimate in quality and performance.” Bellingham + Stanley is represented extensively all over the world and supports

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Laboratory News

Best labs choose Leman Instruments purity ensures there will be no contamination concerns. Integrating Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM), Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) and Catalysis technologies, they can be easily controlled via a touch panel or iPad, proving easy to install and operate.

Alexandre Berteletti, Sales & Business Development Manager at Leman Instruments

Although only established in 2012, Leman Instruments has developed rapidly to become a leading European company specialising in the field of high technology gas generators. The family-ran business, which is located in Archamps Technopole, France, places a specific focus on the manufacture and marketing of sophisticated scientific components utilised in the analysis of solids, liquids and gases. The specialist in modules of scientific equipment concentrates on the provision of standard products, OEMs and in custom designed realisation involving high purity Hydrogen (H2), Nitrogen (N2), Zero Air & combined solutions for FIDs, GCs, purge Air generations, CH4 & CO2 scrubbers, N2 and multi gas for LCMS. Individually equipped with high performance communication interfaces (RS485, Ethernet and WLAN options), the reliable instruments significantly reduce operational costs and provide a solid return on investment within the space of two years. Suitably slotting into laboratory, air quality monitoring and industrial environments, the apparatus has been strategically constructed to suit the majority of these related applications. These premium quality modules also provide high pressure stability, essentially improving upon the resolution and detection limits of instruments, whilst the constant

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“One of the major benefits of the generators is their maximised safety and conservationism,” said Alexandre Berteletti, Sales & Business Development Manager at Leman Instruments. “They are the most compact of their kind, and they have the smallest footprint with the highest possible efficiency and capacity. They are incredibly safe and eliminate the risk of a chemical reaction, particularly when using hydrogen. “Because we have internal quality control, our analysers are on hand to make sure the components run properly. This is of great importance, especially since we insist that our generators are exactly what our customers are after, maintaining guaranteed levels of purity. After listening to individual requests we can develop custom solutions together with the client, tailored for specific applications (and at competitive prices).”

with systems all over the globe. Fundamentally, we always advance along with technology whilst keeping our customers close. We operate with maximum care and we believe that human contact is important – you won’t be put through to any automated hotlines whilst contacting Leman Instruments – we ensure to offer single customers direct support and are always happy to answer any questions they may have.” Get in touch with the friendly and approachable team at Leman Instruments today – the dedicated professionals will be available to help you with any associated queries. T 0033 450394922 a.berteletti@leman-instruments.com www.leman-instruments.com

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One of Leman Instruments’ newest innovations is its combined technology gas generator, the GC STATION 60L & GC STATION 60LC. The single unit incorporates an inboard compressor and is a concept unlike any other currently offered in the marketplace. Alexandre detailed further, “This advancement is unique to our brand and has been appreciated by our customers for being practical. Combining high purity hydrogen, zero air and nitrogen generators, this product acts as a fully automated solution. “Further developments include new communication protocols which we have established for the benefit of our customers, who will want to be provided with all of the necessary information. All of our products are part of this system; the technology and protocols can be easily integrated

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Laboratory News

New product from ecolab contamination control set to revolutionise the transfer disinfection process Ecolab Contamination Control, a worldwide provider of leading products and services for the control of microbial contamination in the cleanroom environment, has launched a unique product which will revolutionise the process of transfer disinfection within the pharmaceutical industry. Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol has all the positive features of an alcohol-based disinfectant, including a low surface tension which improves product contact. It also has a ‘flash off’ time of just two minutes and minimal residues, which combined with sporicidal properties, significantly enhances its efficacy. Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol from Ecolab Contamination Control will revolutionise the process of transfer disinfection

Critically, Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol will minimise the risk of introducing spores to the manufacturing process during

transfer disinfection; a process which has long posed a significant challenge to hospital pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers alike. It is exactly what the pharmaceutical industry and hospitals have been waiting for and has been specifically developed to address a long standing need to provide a sterile sporicidal product with the key characteristics of alcohol for the transfer disinfection process. This is in line with recent regulatory guidelines, including GMP Annex 1 and PIC/S P1007-6 which states that ‘Sporicidal agents should be used wherever possible but particularly for spraying in components and equipment in aseptic areas.’ In the past, water based sporicides have been used which cause significant wetting,

a feature not recommended for transfer disinfection. This can also increase the risk of inadequate product contact, leading to poor practical performance. It can also increase process time or require transfer to take place while the items are still wet. Water based sporicides also result in pooling which can significantly reduce material compatibility and increase the likelihood of residue build-up.

Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol is manufactured in Ecolab Contamination Control’s own purpose built cleanroom and is supported by the firm’s Process Match assurance mark to highlight that the manufacturing processes match those of its customers. It is also fitted with the patented SteriShield Delivery System (SDS), the only fully validated trigger spray system on the market, which ensures the integrity of the product is protected throughout its entire use.

The consequences of inadequate transfer disinfection where spores evade the disinfection process are extremely serious.

By using Klercide Sporicidal Alcohol customers will improve their processes and deliver contamination control without compromise.

This is a view supported by Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), which states: ‘Transfer of materials into and out of the cleanroom is one of the greatest potential sources of contamination,’ (GMP Annex 1).

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The UK Based Laboratory Instrument Specialists Spectronic Camspec Ltd holds the prestigious status as the largest independent laboratory instrument sales and service organisation in the UK. Founded in 1971, the organisation is widely considered the main portof-call for lab technicians across the country. The reputable equipment supplier stocks and services a wide range of leading analytical instruments including food texture analysers, UV/VIS spectrophotometers, FTIR spectrophotometers, mercury analysers, polarimeters, refractometers and flame photometers as well as a comprehensive assortment of electrochemical instrumentation for all laboratories. As a well-established industry specialist, Spectronic Camspec has built itself an impressive portfolio of clients, including most distinguished food brands, academic institutions and research labs. The quality spectrophotometers, along

with the back-up support provided by a rapid response online store for consumables, have proven most attractive to laboratory managers in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, water, lubricant, fertiliser, textiles, brewing, educational, research and healthcare fields. The Leeds-based company is going from strength to strength; its recent appointment onto the North West University Purchasing Consortium is a testament to the team’s continued hard work and ever-growing success. Upon discussing this achievement, which will see the team provide their best-selling UV/Vis spectrophotometers as part of the High Value laboratory equipment framework, Managing Director Mark Brereton commented: “We've always been the preferred choice by academia and this agreement supports that position. Universities particularly appreciate the robustness of our

equipment, its longevity and, of course, its accuracy. “Our spectrophotometers are easy to use and that makes them winners amongst research students too. We also find that a significant number of these undergraduates then start to specify Spectronic equipment once they enter industry and are in a position to do so.” If you would like any more information on this exceptional brand then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. T 0113 286 4536 www.spectronic-camspec.co.uk

Proto Labs Launches Additive Manufacturing Service Together with Proto Labs’ CNC machining and injection moulding services, they are now truly able to help designers and engineers take a product from the initial stages of prototyping through to lowvolume production. The SL process uses an ultraviolet laser to draw on the surface of a liquid thermoset resin. Where it draws, the liquid turns to solid. This is repeated in thin, twodimensional cross-sectional layers to form complex three-dimensional parts that are far more accurate than many other types of additive manufacturing processes currently available. Proto Labs’ additive manufacturing service can produce parts in sizes up to 736mm by 635mm by 533mm, using a selection of thermoplasticlike materials that mimic ABS and polypropylene.. Proto Labs, Ltd., the company that’s globally recognised for producing machined and injection moulded parts in as little as one day, has expanded its production facility in Telford, England with the recent addition of stereolithography (SL), an advanced additive manufacturing service for custom prototyping.

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Packaging News

Peter’s Yard enters snack From South Africa with Love category with launch of three new baked crispbread bites A 40 year old secret recipe, a famous chef and a link to a South African diamond family. Is this a new spy thriller? Well no, but it does lead to excellent Biltong!

hear that people like to snack on our crispbread, and snacks made with all-natural ingredients, baked snacks and snacks used for dipping are all growing at a phenomenal rate, so we are confident that our delicious crispbread bites will extend well into this category.” Peter’s Yard is extending their into the growing baked snacks category with the launch of three new baked crispbread bites to complement their original award-winning sourdough crispbread; Sea Salt, Five Seed and Cumin & Nigella Seed. Wendy Wilson Bett, Co-Founder of Peter’s Yard said “We always listen to our consumers and we regularly

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Packaging supplier National Flexibles Sales and Marketing Director Mark Thompson said, “Peter’s Yard crispbread bites range is incredible, and the stand-up pouch looks great on shelf to grab your attention. The only problem is I don’t want to share them!” For more information visit: www.nationalflexible.co.uk

Here’s the link – the famous Partridge Restaurant was once the home of the Cullinan Diamond family who owned the Great Kimberley diamond mine. Willem Van de Ploeg, former head chef of said restaurant has shared the secret recipe with the current owners of Chichester Biltong who own the Partridge restaurant building.

Manager for the brand said, “Our biltong comes from a traditional South African recipe using only high quality British beef; we want more people to experience and enjoy this SA delicacy and the range of flavours we’ve paired with it”. The packaging needed to be

rugged yet delicate with simple branding reflecting the history and colours of South Africa. National Flexible produced a kraft paper laminate with registered window which does just that. Contact www.nationalflexible.co.uk

The heritage of this recipe is almost as rich as the country from which it heralds. Now with the second largest biltong drying chamber in the UK two Great Taste Awards, Chichester Biltong has certainly made a South African mark on UK shores. Daniel Hill, Digital Marketing

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Packaging Commitment to Excellence

Your Ultimate Packaging Partner (both plain and printed),” detailed George Slack, Managing Director at National Flexible. “The service we supply is J.I.T. stockholding in an industry where lead times are generally long, and we can proactively manage the customers’ stocks to allow them to have low inventories and better cash flow for less ‘hassle’ than dealing with our competition.”

just the clients that can benefit from National Flexible. Its staff can also take advantage by becoming more heavily involved in the business courtesy of its exclusive building pension scheme, which enables individuals to ‘own’ part of the workplace with their pension pot, building wealth and promoting service longevity.

Proficiently facilitating the packing necessities of customers in the food, confectionery, bakery, snack, contract packing and pharmaceutical sectors, the Bradford-based company supplies products in reel format for usage on all types of automated packaging machinery (such as flow-wrap, VFFS, tray-sealing, thermoform, box wrap and sachet applications). A particularly significant growth area at the moment relates to stand up pouches, which are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to jars, tins, tubs and cartons.

Best Practice is incredibly pleased to present National Flexible with its esteemed Commitment to Excellence profile. For all of your flexible packaging needs, you needn’t look any further than National Flexible, the UK’s largest distributor of polypropylene, laminates and special films. Operating from its modern, purpose-built facility in Bradford, the business complies with all of the latest BRC and ISO standards for food-grade packaging films and holds the most expansive BOPP film conversion facility in the country.

National Flexible’s specialisms cover plain films (polypropylene, laminates, environmental films and special films) and printed films (print & capacity, flexographic print, gravure print and digital print), and clients requiring further guidance can make the most of the extra value services available, as the group can also display technical support, quality control and design development capabilities. “Our main role as a company is distributor and stockist of bespoke flexible packaging, namely OPP, Special Films and Laminates

“We have been steadily growing for the last 5 years so most of the changes have been good quality recruitment to give us the resources to service our customers correctly,”

George concluded when discussing the company’s recent performance. “This has allowed us to develop our customer service role to one of ‘Customer Champions’ to give much more proactive and close sustaining support to our major clients. In the future we will continue to do what we do whilst developing our people so they can drive the business forward.” Contact T 01274 685 566 sales@nationalflexible.net www.nationalflexible.co.uk

The National Flexible customer base is ever-growing and comprises some of the most well-known manufacturers and brands within the UK. Its comprehensive services have been utilised by the likes of Tesco, Ginsters, Sainsbury’s, Aunt Bessie’s, Premier Foods, Burtons Biscuits, Finsbury Foods, Greggs, Morrisons, ASDA, Marks & Spencer, Holland & Barrett, Hallmark, Kite Packaging and the Macfarlane Group. The distribution company, which was born out of the Charles Baynes Group in 1993 and is currently owned by the present CEO Barry Twigg, is renowned for its ability to go above and beyond clients’ expectations. The friendly and approachable team make it their core responsibility to find the best packaging solutions for every application, focusing on keeping the costs competitive, shelf-life lengthy and running speed efficient. It’s important to note that it isn’t

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Packaging News

Kite Packaging significantly increases stretch film range competitive prices. Kite supplies hand and machine films in large quantities to the automotive, food and engineering sectors. By doubling the volume of product lines available in their machine stretch film range the company can build on a strong track record, already supplying automated pallet wrap machinery systems and a dedicated range of films.

Kite Packaging Ltd, have announced the addition of an extensive range of new product lines to their pallet wrap product portfolio. Supported by their recent strategic acquisition of Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists, Kite now offers one of the most significant ranges in the market. High performance stretch films have grown in popularity, particularly with distribution companies and Ecommerce businesses. High volume users are sensitive to the need for reliable, good quality films at very

Brand new to Kite’s stretch wrap category is the addition of custom printed stretch film Managing Partner Jake Kirk commented, “Product branding is an essential requirement for any company. Stretch film is applied to products being transported by road, air or sea. Having branded stretch wrap ensures your name is being seen throughout the journey”.

Kite Packaging Launches Royal Mail Compliant Postal Box Range Kite Packaging, the UK’s leading supplier of packaging, has launched a range of new postal boxes – aimed at attracting retailers during the busy season. A complete re-vamp of its current postal offering, the new products are targeted at online businesses, looking to costeffectively ship a wide variety of items. The competitively-priced boxes are ideal for internet fulfilment companies, e-commerce retailers, and textile businesses, looking for a simple and attractive solution to packaging for the Christmas period. Kite’s product team have been focused on offering a consolidated range which appeals to a number of different industries. The result is a 16 size range of boxes, which can

be erected in seconds, suitable for large flat items, small boxy items, and everything in between. White in colour they offer a more presentable solution than mailing bags or brown boxes, however have been specially designed to match Royal Mail’s PiP guidelines – the national pricing guide for posting items in the UK. The range has been brought to market as part of Kite’s wider strategic aim, focusing on helping customers to reduce their pack volumes, to save on storage and shipping costs. The boxes are manufactured from high quality board, requiring little void fill for

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For more information on all of Kite Packaging’s products and services visit www.kitepackaging.co.uk or call 02476 420065

Kite Packaging Exhibiting at Empack 2016 And Will Launch A Range Of New Products, Never Before Seen In The UK Leading UK packaging supplier, Kite Packaging, are exhibiting at the Empack Exhibition 2016 launching a range of new products with some that have never before been seen in the UK. Positioned on Stand H12, Kite Packaging and Audion Swissvac will occupy a huge 104 Sq. metre space showcasing an impressive range of new and existing machinery. The Kite/Audion stand is the largest that Empack has seen. Headline products include Kite Packaging’s new PaperJet System, an automated paper cushion delivery system which is comfortably the fastest paper cushion system on the market. On a continuous run, the system produces a market leading number of metres, when using Kites FanFold paper material on a pallet thus simplifying and reducing loading intervals. Incorporating the PaperJet with Kites hopper basket system gives the option to feed numerous packers with environmentally friendly paper cushion void fill material. The system comprises a single PaperJet machine, a conveyor and two overhead hopper baskets. The SpeedMan Pro, Kites new automated paper filling system is designed with efficiency and speed in mind. Operated with a foot pedal, a continuous speed adjustment is possible and for greater flexibility, a mobile battery version can be used. SpeedMan Classic, Kites new maintenance free, void filling paper dispenser, can easily be transported to different locations as it requires no electricity. Once integrated into a packing station it is a great space saving machine.

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Kites new incredibly fast Auto Airshock machine runs up to 480 cushions an hour and is unique to Kite Packaging. Never before seen in the UK, this innovative machine significantly reduces labour and increases the amount of Airshock inflated. Finally Kites new 5x5 system, will be showcased. The hand dispenser system offers consistent and optimised pallet wrapping giving improved puncture resistance. The unique design of the pre-stretch roller provides maximum efficiency for hand wrapping meaning less stock needs to be carried. On February 24th and 25th Kites expert team will be at Empack 2016 demonstrating their range of newly launched products and recommending the best products for operation. Admission to the show is free of charge, register online at https://registration. n200.com/survey/01qlsg5vfweje To find out more about Kite Packaging, and its products and services, please visit www.kitepackaging.co.uk

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extra protection. The company hopes this will encourage customers to choose smaller boxes for their products, helping to reduce the volume and shipping issues the UK faced last Christmas. T 024 76 420065 www.kitepackaging.co.uk


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The Specialists in Packaging Solutions Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was initially formed to facilitate the growing demands of leading dairies by providing efficient support services and dependable machinery. The significant progression that ensued enabled JJA Pack to turn its hand to other specialities, supplying a vast range of equipment for a whole host of applications.

With over 10 years of experience in the in the build, installation and maintenance of contemporary filling and packaging machines along with a refined knowledge in the industry, JJA Pack has established itself as a real frontrunner amongst its competitors. The business, which is based in

These extended capabilities include the refurbishment of mechanical or electrical systems on a wide range of filling apparatus and the delivery of PLC upgrades, hardware upgrades and software modifications. One of its main areas of expertise relates to the food and beverage sectors – it even has the proficiency to supply and service a selection of chocolate equipment. It also has a wealth of knowledge in cup filling and bottle

filling machinery manufactured by companies such as Duckworth, Colunio, Trustpak, BWI Fords and Volumet (to name just a few). “From such humble beginnings, we have managed to continually develop and achieve worldwide respect,” commented Jamie Ashpole, Founder and Director of JJA Pack. “We can produce equipment which can deposit pretty much any flow-able product, and we can also manufacture machinery per customers’ requests which incorporate bespoke designs for individual applications. “We are currently working with Food Jet, a printing company from Holland, acting as their sales agent within the UK. This involves supplying machinery on their behalf and providing food printing

Specialists in packaging solutions Here at JJA PACK, we build, install and maintain state of the art filling and packaging machines JJA PACK is a company with a worldwide reputation for service and support of cup filling and bottle filling machines for the food and beverage industry. The company was founded by Jamie Ashpole who rapidly developed a strong reputation for innovative solutions, engineering excellence and customer service. JJA PACK are renowned filling machinery specialists with over 10 years experience. The company was originally formed to satisfy the growing demands of several leading dairies, to provide quality machinery and support services from an independent Britishcompany as a true alternative to existing international corporations. From these humble beginnings, the company has achieved worldwide respect and continues to develop and supply a comprehensive range of new and quality refurbished cup filling machinery to suit a wide variety of applications. JJA PACK are highly experienced in filling machinery manufactured by companies such as Duckworth, Colunio, Trustpak, BWI Fords and Volumet, to name just a few. The company product range is further enhanced with a choice of specialist packaging equipment, designed and manufactured by our partner companies and fully supported within the UK and Ireland. JJA PACK has an active product development program designed to ensure that the company remains at the forefront of equipment and process developments and is proud of its reputation as a customer-focused business, with the highest levels of customer service. JJA PACK equipment operate on a global basis and many of the worlds leading producers and brand-owners have multiple-machine installations. The company philosophy and the success of our customer service are based simply upon the promise to do what we say, when we say.

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services for virtually any product, such as chocolate, jam and cream.” JJA Pack’s unparalleled status has resulted in the company operating extensively on an international basis. Its esteemed customer base comprises many huge OEMS, including confectionary giants Cadbury and Sollich, and its premium quality products and services are highly regarded by many leading producers and brandowners who have installed these machines in multiple quantities worldwide. “If you were to compare us to our competitors – organisations which are larger in size – we have a distinct advantage,” Jamie continued. “Bigger manufacturers are more restricted, as they are limited by corporate loopholes, so we have greater flexibility (as we are not tied to one specific product range or solution). We also retain a strong focus on start-up companies as they can often find themselves neglected by major manufacturers.

when we say.” When discussing JJA Pack’s progressive path, Jamie was confident that his flourishing enterprise will continue to advance effectively, moving forwards at a strong and steady pace, “The Company has experienced continual growth since its establishment, and the aim is to keep on progressing and increasing our customer base whilst working on developing our own equipment range,” he summarised. “One aspect which is integral to our brand is exceptional customer service. We have developed numerous working relationships as a result of our exemplary abilities, with the majority of new contacts coming through recommendations. Maintaining such a good competitive service is very much an on-going priority for JJA Pack.” T +44 (0)1226 710033 www.jjapack.co.uk

“Our biggest selling point is that we take the time to listen to all of our customers, and we only take on jobs which we know we can manage capably and can complete to the set timescale. The company philosophy and the success of how we operate is based simply upon the promise to do what we say,

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Infection Control Specialist of the Year

Touch-less disinfection services & catering venues, sporting and social venues. The touchless application innovation is a tremendous way of minimising human error and is often a cheaper alternative when compared to more traditional deep-cleaning methods.

Newcastle and Glasgow, and so holds the unique status as the only decontamination franchise in Europe. “We believe that everyone deserves to live, work and play in a hygienic and safe environment,” commented Stuart White, Director of Sanondaf UK. “Our mission is to help people live safely by reducing the risks associated with infection and cross contamination. We achieve this through our commitment to using the highest quality products, our fully trained Sanondaf technicians and a passion for continuous product development.” Best Practice is pleased to report that Sanondaf UK has been selected as its highly coveted Infection Control Specialist of the Year. The first European touch-less disinfection and decontamination franchise is best known for providing an Advanced Infection Prevention & Control system that kills 99.99% or higher of harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and mould (including common pathogens

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such as Norovirus, Flu, Salmonella, E-Coli, MRSA and high risk infectious agents such as Ebola, Hepatitis, TB and HIV). The award-winning business was formed in Malta in 2011 and a UK presence was established in Lanarkshire three years later. In just over 12 months the company managed to develop 15 franchise territories throughout the UK, including the major conurbations of London, Manchester, Liverpool

The Sanondaf system is very simple in its application, and is a highly efficient and effective way of clinically disinfecting high risk areas. It is also 100% environmentally friendly, and poses no risk to people, pets or plants. The patented chemical and application process is also completely non-corrosive, meaning electrical and electronic devices can be treated safely (as well as areas of any sizes and surfaces) with no residue remaining after

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application. The ability to treat 100% of any area and its contents is a tremendous advantage in minimising the risk of an infectious outbreak caused by cross contamination. “We offer a cost-effective and highly efficient service, providing our service on a preventative basis, usually at monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly intervals, based on the bespoke requirements of the client,” Stuart continued. “We can enter premises encountering an outbreak and have it fully disinfected and back up and running in a matter of hours. The decontamination of a 5 star leisure resort during 2015 was the most significant commission undertaken, after they encountered a Norovirus outbreak so severe that they had to close their resort. Sanondaf were able to minimise the closure period, and help get the resort operational and open to over 500 customers within the week.

“I am so proud of our team, franchisees and customers who have all played a part in helping Sanondaf UK achieve this award. We are delighted with what we have achieved and we look forward to this year being yet another exciting step in the growth of the Sanondaf brand, as we continue to grow our client base across every sector. Our ultimate goal is to have 100 operational territories across the UK. Sanondaf will continue to bring the most innovative products and services to the market, accompanied with our highest levels of customer service.” Contact T 01236 702028 info@sanondaf.co.uk www.sanondaf.co.uk

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Just the Ticket for Rail LISTA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, efficient, modular storage and workspace systems and used by over 100,000 satisfied customers world-wide across a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, healthcare, aerospace and rail.

With the UK rail sector currently experiencing an unprecedented period of rapid growth and acceleration it is of no surprise that this is a key market for LISTA. With its storage and workspace systems proving to be highly effective solutions in other sectors (such as automotive and aerospace), it was a natural progression for LISTA to raise

its profile in the UK rail market and replicate its success in Europe and indeed worldwide. To give LISTA even greater exposure to the UK rail market, Chris Hargreaves-Heap, General Manager at LISTA (UK) Ltd, took the decision to exhibit at Railtex held earlier this year at the NEC. Showcasing a wide range of cabinets and storage solutions over the three day duration of the show, Chris said, “Railtex was a fantastic show for us this year. We attracted a lot of serious interest in our products and the most important factor for us was that so many of the people who came to visit us on the stand were end-users of the products and could understand the real value and benefit of having LISTA products in their workshops. As a result, we’ve now secured several new customers in the UK rail sector – including train manufacturer, Bombardier!” Explaining why LISTA products are a natural solution for lean operating principles, Chris continued, “If we look specifically at railway depots, for example, there is a growing trend in transforming their workspace into lean and efficient environments. We work in partnership with these organisations who value and recognise our expertise in this area and the success we have in delivering best practice.” Contact T +44 (0)1908 222333 info.uk@anti-clutterlista.com www.lista.com

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Industrial News

West Suffolk NHS make good use of electric vehicles

West Suffolk opted for the PT300 pedestrian controlled vehicle, a powerful but compact vehicle at only 700mm wide, allowing two way traffic through hospital corridors. The vehicle has a tow load capacity of 3,000kg and a payload capacity of 1,000kg. With a maximum speed of just 6.4kph, it is easy to operate and comes with safety features including an emergency stop button, safety cut out and body protection switch, which automatically stops the vehicle if it comes in to contact with the operator.

duties, delivering food, collecting both domestic and clinical waste, laundry movement and also dealing with the transportation of medical records between wards. Ride on tow tractors will continue to be used for external operations. By West Suffolk using pedestrian controlled vehicles internally it allows more flexibility in the workload, increased productivity with vehicles being able to pass in corridors and a safer environment due to the low speed and operation of the vehicles.

The pedestrian controlled vehicles will replace the ride on tow tractors previously used internally, and will assist with a number of daily tasks including maintenance

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West Suffolk NHS has extended its use of electric vehicles, taking delivery of 6 new vehicles from Bradshaw Electric Vehicles to enable daily transport requirements to be completed efficiently and safely around the hospital. Having had a fleet of ride on electric tow tractors from Bradshaw for over 18 years, West Suffolk contacted Bradshaw for options to allow them to operate more vehicles at one time and increase safety.

Sysop delivers 73 training days to over 200 professional IT attendees and has the largest UK student community. Sysop has supported UoM’s ‘Future IT programme’ by delivering 73 training days to over 200 professional IT attendees in just 73 working days, designed to instil an understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the new ITSM environment. The University of Manchester (‘UoM’) has chosen Heywoodheadquartered IT educator and consultant Sysop to support a programme that is designed to transform and modernise UoM’s IT Services. The University has launched a new walk-in IT Support Centre for its circa. 49,000 staff and students supported by the introduction of ITIL best practice processes and new IT service management (ITSM) software. The University of Manchester is currently ranked 5th in the UK*

“Sysop have supported our intensive training needs with highly flexible course and exam scheduling, all within a tight timescale” comments The University of Manchester’s Service Support Manager, Martin Putwain. “Their involvement will continue as we rebalance the IT team, creating new roles and embracing the cloud as we move to a more modern, service-driven model, driving greater efficiencies and a better customer experience. Our objective is to become a much

leaner, more efficient organisation with slick, well-managed processes, and with services that increasingly are enabled by preferred partners.” Sysop training delivered to date for UoM includes ITIL overview and foundation courses; operational support and analysis; service offerings and agreements; planning protection and optimisation; release control and validation; and Service Desk Institute service support manager and service support analyst courses. * Data from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015 Contact www.sysop.co.uk

Electric Actuators answer the Need for Speed - and so much more! Thorite is offering Electric Drives from selected industry-leading manufacturers including Festo, Parker, SMC and Linak. This flexibility of choice means Thorite’s specialist Automation Applications Team, using sizing software to check application parameters, can help customers specify the most appropriate solution to their precise application requirements, with all the benefits that electric actuation brings. These benefits include significantly increased speed - up to 10m/s maximum, with spectacular acceleration figures of 125m/s2, or twice that of a jet fighter. Control is much better too, with accuracy to 0.003mm and infinitely variable positioning and repeatability. Electric actuators are 80% efficient, compared to just 15% for pneumatic cylinders, providing typical electricity savings of 50%. An integrated encoder gives constant and perfect

position feedback and customers can add rotary actuators and grippers to the mix for a totally flexible “pick and place” solution. Previous differences in costs between electric and pneumatic actuation are now much reduced, and with Thorite’s prices fast approaching parity there can be no doubt that electric actuators are the better value, higher performance, increased efficiency option for a wide range of automation applications. Full details of electric actuators are available from the Thorite website, but there’s no substitute for discussing specific application requirements with the company’s hand-picked trio of experts who make up the Automation Applications Team. This comprises Mike Perry, the Systems Division’s Business Development Manager who can be contacted on

07791 051574, Key Account Manager Steve Farrington on 07973 316904 or Pneumatics & Vacuum Applications Manager Mik Rhodes on 07969 875615. Once customers make the decision on which model of electric actuator best suits their needs they can be ordered online for next day delivery, or collected from any of Thorite’s 10 regional Sales & Service Centres located throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire, the West Midlands and the North East.

As a small company, we’re extremely flexible and can provide a level of service with attention to detail that is unusual in larger companies. Our long and trusted relationship with several manufacturers allows us to influence & work constructively with them to solve challenging problems. We have been specialists in the supply of chemical reactors since 1976. Equipment is supplied to customers’ specifications rather than limiting users to what is readily available. As well as many University research departments we also have most of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and chemical companies as our customers. Please contact us to discuss your project in detail: +44 (0)1227 710274

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Thorite Conveys Innovative Pneumatics Technology to Robson Sheffield-based Mechanical Handling systems manufacturer Geo. Robson & Co. (Conveyors) contacted Thorite to enquire whether they could suggest solutions to enhance their production requirements. unit, valves and wiring all as separate components to create one circuit, but as Thorite is IMI Precision Engineering’s biggest distributor the engineer knew there was a far better product available.

Robson are specialists in providing conveyor products and systems for airports, power generation, recycling, sugar, cement and glass manufacture and many other industries worldwide and were confident that Thorite, the UK’s biggest pneumatic products and systems distributor, could offer the right solutions. A senior Thorite sales engineer visited the company’s design team and proposed changing their choice of pneumatic cylinders. Normal cylinders comprise the cylinder itself, tubing, flow control

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He advised the use of IVAC cylinders on the installation which are patented, weight and space optimised pneumatic cylinders that reduce energy costs by up to 50%. They combine pilot and control valves, position sensors and flow regulators in one compact unit, saving energy, removal and replacement time and needing much less space, resulting in improved efficiency, reduced downtime and greater ease of use. An energy saving recommendation was the installation of Emerson filter regulators working in conjunction with the IVAC cylinders to ensure constantly controlled , reduced pressures for the pneumatic system. Stephen Lambert, Robson’s Project Engineer, impressed by both the knowledge

of Thorite’s engineering personnel and the calibre of the pneumatic products said: “It’s refreshing to work with people who are so obviously experts in their field. Thorite understand our insistence on quality, value for money and the need for energy efficiency in all aspects of our manufacturing process, an insistence that has gained Robson a wide range of prestigious business awards and an exceptionally loyal customer base. It’s a pleasure to find such a specialist supplier whose priorities and standards of business so closely match our own.” Full details of IMI Precision Engineering’s IVAC pneumatic cylinders and Emerson filter regulators are available from the Thorite website, by contacting the Technical Application Team on Freephone 0800 142 2446 or by visiting any of Thorite’s 10 regional Sales & Service Centres located throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire, the West Midlands and the North East.

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Six simple steps to fresh air Whether you’re involved in specifying commercial kitchens, installing kitchen equipment, or running a busy restaurant, air quality is a key concern, especially when it comes to the control of grease, odour and smoke emissions from a kitchen extraction system.

LINEAR HEAT DETECTION CABLE Patol’s Linear Heat Detection Cable (LHDC) is designed to provide early detection of overheat or fire condition. Patol manufacture LHDC in a range of alarm temperatures and different technologies and is available as non-resettable (digital) and resettable (analogue). The LHDC has a protective chemical / UV resistant outer sheath and additional physical protection is available as an option in the form of an outer armour in stainless steel. LHDC is also suitable for use in ‘Hazardous’ areas with I.S. barriers.

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That’s why we have developed a guide to explain the SIX SIMPLE STEPS to fresh air. Packed with useful information, you are provided with a step by step guide to specifying the best possible equipment for your restaurant. We hope that you find our guide useful, and whether you have a current grease and odour control issue or are working on future projects, we look forward to answering any questions that you may have. Operating across the

David Glover, MD, Plasma Clean UK & overseas, Plasma Clean’s unique air filtration and purification systems provide a complete solution for commercial kitchens, food-processing facilities & other areas where clean air counts. So, why choose Plasma Clean? Quite simply, we offer you the best grease, odour and smoke control solutions on the market. Comparisons prove Plasma Clean has the most compact, lightweight, efficient and robust units available – plus we invest in constantly updated technology, always

with an eye to simple, easy installation and maintenance. But it doesn’t stop there. Our dedicated team of engineers supports you all the way, from planning to post-installation service and all stages in between. We work with M&E and FCSI consultants, specifiers, HVAC contractors, Environmental Health and Planning Officers, commercial kitchen specialists, business owners and facilities managers. Whatever your role, we can help you keep customers and staff comfortable & neighbours happy. That’s the Plasma Clean promise. T 0161 443 4125 www.plasma-clean.com/6steps/

Unique Pellet Biomass CHP System Goes Live in UK reliable, renewable and affordable form of heat and power. Lowering costs and gaining a competitive edge in the form of additional income streams was vital and Mr Baarda soon focused on Biomass CHP and the Entrade E3 unit from VG Energy. VG Energy is the UK distributor for the E3 and one of the largest biomass specialists in the UK, with plenty of experience in the agricultural sector.

VG Energy has successfully commissioned one of the very first Entrade E3 pellet biomass CHP systems to be deployed in the UK. The VG E3 was installed at Edward Baarda Ltd in North Humberside, providing clean, renewable heat and electricity to this market garden business and making those greens even greener.

The size of Mr Baarda’s business meant that a powerful, dual E3 unit was specified, providing 50kW of electricity and 120kW of heat. The unit arrived in December last year and was quickly commissioned and ready for launch on 7 January 2016. Baarda’s tomatoes and cucumbers will now be grown with green, renewable heat and power, and the business will benefit from a 20-year income stream.

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THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING SOLUTION FOR VERSATILE, HIGH-DENSITY STORAGE High-density pallet storage, high-speed operation, and versatility combine to make DAIFUKU´s unit load the best selling AS/RS in the world. Its flexible design, at up to 40m in height, is optimized to fit your specific installation environment and operating conditions. our software solutions integrate the unit load with the rest of your material handling operations for even greater operating efficiency. HIGH-SPEED, DEPENDABLE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL (S/R) MACHINES DAIFUKU offers a complete range of S/R machines to fit your specific load profile and weight, building dimensions, and operating environment. All feature high-quality drives for fast, smooth, and reliable performance. FLEXIBLE DESIGN OPTIONS Several unit load models are available to fit your specific installation and operation requirements. Control software is available to support small, medium and large-scale unit load systems. MULTIPLE LOAD-HANDLING OPTIONS Make the most of the unit load´s operating efficiency by integrating input/output with one of several DAIFUKU load-handling options. Choose from fixed load tables, powered carts, Sorting Tranfer Vehicles (STV), Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), or various types of conveyors depending on your load and throughput requirements.

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How safe is your access control? Thousands of businesses throughout the UK rely on Electronic Access Control cards for the security of their building. What many of them are scarily unaware of is that these cards can be easily cloned in just a matter of seconds from just a short distance away allowing criminals to gain easy access. Using an easily accessible device, thieves can scan these cards and retrieve information from the Radio Frequency Identification chip (known as RFID.) This chip works by responding automatically to a signal sent out by the door reader once within range and then gives out the encrypted access code, the door reader recognises the code and unlocks. Access cards carried by staff, visitors or contractors may give up its code to ANY reader operating on that radio frequency. Therefore, while your buildings electronic ‘keys’ are being carried, often visibly, by the holder, a third party with a concealed scanner can scan targeted RFID enabled access cards and write that scan to a blank card. The market leader in the provision of RFID

Blocking Solutions, RFID Secure, has the ideal solution to this growing issue- the clear BloxProx Badgeholder. Never been seen before in the UK, the simple but effective device prevents the access card from being read and sends out a false code to the hacker. This ground breaking device can shield 125 KHz access cards, which has never been possible before, as well as protecting ISO standard 13.56 Mhz Access and ID cards. Using patented ‘squeeze to read’ technology, the holders give the owner complete control as they can effectively turn the chip ‘on and off.’

Dairy Crest achieves improved reliability at no extra cost

For more information or to get hold of one of the devices, contact RFID Secure on 01273 715 225 or email Robin directly on robin@rfidsecure.co.uk.

Dairy Crest Severnside has more than double machine life expectancy and reduced downtime, and no extra costs, following a decision to commission a lubrication analysis and LabTecta sealing solution from AVT Reliability.

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The dairy company had recurring water ingress issues with water cooling towers that were resulting in reduced Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) on the pump motors.

“Businesses spend thousands on security but 90% of them don’t realise the weakest link is in the access cards,” commented Robin Rager, Director at RFID Secure. “Our Secure BloxProx Badgeholders ensure the risk of unlawful cloning is completely eliminated. Cards can be inserted and removed from the top of the holder with one hand and the state of the art unique open face design keeps the card locked-in to prevent loss, yet allows easy access to remove the card when necessary.”

Washing machine gets the smell out of artificial latex body parts!

Analysis by AVT indicated that the motors were prematurely failing due to water ingress into the bearing housing. This ingress compromised lubrication and caused the bearings

and, ultimately, the motor to fail. After identifying the issue, AVT’s condition monitoring specialists arranged for its pump team to devise a solution that would eliminate water ingress issues within the water cooling tower motors.

environmental conditions within the application such as presence of chemicals and product material types. The seals were then prototyped and fully tested before being fitted to the motor. T 0161 486 3737 www.avtreliability.com

An integrated approach from AVT Reliability involved working with its sister company AESSEAL on a LabTecta labyrinth design bearing-protector seal to protect the bearings from further contamination failures. The design of LabTecta took into consideration specific

HES Tractec Gears up with Comer lndustries

Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems. The machine, which the company bought in 2013, is a Schulthess 7kg washerextractor and, according to Mark Brown, Manufacturing Maintenance Engineer at Limbs & Things, who works in the engineering department, is in use every day, often three times a day.

Limbs & Things is a medical simulation company that manufactures artificial body parts for use in clinical and surgical skills training. The manufacturing process involves the use of various chemicals, and when the latex material comes out of the ovens it has a very strong and unpleasant smell. In order to get rid of the smell, and also to improve the colour of the finished items, they are washed, using ordinary washing powder, in a machine supplied by

“The material is poured into the moulds, goes into the ovens and from there the production line operators put it straight to the washing machine to get rid of the smell”, he told us. Mark has been very pleased with the machine. “It is reliable and easy to use and does exactly the job we want it to”, he said. “A very good buy!” T 01635 263410 enquiries@armstrong-laundry.co.uk www.armstrong-laundry.co.uk

HES Tractec Gears up with Comer Industries Italian global business giant Comer Industries Spa, has signed an extension to their existing arrangements with HES Tractec, appointing the Gloucester based business as their primary UK distribution partner. This new agreement will allow Comer Industries to focus on their larger OEM customers, whilst facilitating a faster more flexible response for its other numerous UK customers. Comer Industries are world leaders in the design and manufacture of power transmissions systems, including gearboxes, driveshafts and motors. They have been designing and manufacturing gearboxes since 1970. In support of this new agreement HES Tractec has been steadily increasing inventory over the past few months and can now boast the largest stock of complete Comer gearboxes and planetary components in the UK.

technical advice and application support. For more information on what the HES Tractec team can offer you call them on 01452 733 106 or email tractec@grouphes.com . You can also follow them @GroupHES, Like them at /GroupHES or follow them on LinkedIn.

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HES Tractec, part of Group HES Ltd, is the UK’s Official distributor for Comer Industries, the world renowned leaders in the design and manufacture of power transmissions systems, including planetary gearboxes, drive-shafts and motors. We offer first class technical support, on site application advice and full systems solutions including hydraulic power packs, electric motors and a full installation service.

For more information on what the HES Tractec team can offer you call them on 01452 733 106 or email tractec@grouphes.com. You can also follow them @GroupHES, Like them at/GroupHES or follow them on LinkedIn.

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Industrial News New from Anyone 4 Tea® – the Xylitol Professionals Now available – a brand new range of Xylitol table top sugar-free sweeteners in 500g, 1kg and 2kg sizes. Ideal for everyday use and regular users of xylitol – a sugar replacement that acts and tastes just like cane sugar. Anyone 4 Tea Xylitol can be used in the same way as sugar and

yet has 40% less calories, and no aftertaste. Xylitol is suitable for diabetics and is recommended by dentists & hygienists; using it may reduce the risk of tooth decay. Unlike artificial sweeteners, Anyone 4 Tea Xylitol is 100% natural Xylitol –

Weldability-Sif Launch The New Sifweld MTS 400 Industrial Welding Package With clear digital displays, lowspatter, polarity reversal (for FCAW) and integral 4-roll wire feed system able to accommodate up to 15kg of wire spools, the unit is designed for use in heavy-duty fabrication applications such as structural steel and marine/ shipyard tasks.

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Weldability-Sif, the UK based “one stop source” for all welding products, has launched the SifWeld MTS 400, an electronically controlled MIG/MAG/MMA industrial welding package featuring IGBT inverter technology.

The SifWeld MTS 400 can be used to weld mild steep, low-alloy, stainless and aluminium in solid and flux-cored MIG applications. It can also be used for DC MMA welding (DC+/DC-) and scratchstart TIG welding. Its control system allows infinitely variable control of welding voltage, wire feed speed, crater current and burnback. The power source also benefits from 4T/2T

Complete filter unit New from Extractability, a division of Weldability-Sif, the ProtectoCube line of filtering units equipped with filter cartridges is said to be applicable for nearly every task in the area of fume and dust extraction. The first range of products in the ProtectoCube series is the ECOCUBE range.

torch-latching and gas line purging. It offers a high duty-cycle for applications requiring long runs, and features adjustable burnback control. The separate, removable 4-roll wire feed unit offers four gear driven rollers and a counterbalanced wire tension system for precision wire feeding. The wire feed unit houses the wire feed speed and voltage controls as well as the wire-inching feature, to provide you with complete control of your feed rate when used remotely via the interconnecting cables, up to 10m (optional extra). The ergonomic design of the SifWeld MTS 400 incorporates an integrated torch holder for easy storage of your torch whilst

The welding fumes are deposited on the surface of the filter cartridge, which is then cleaned automatically by a blast of compressed air. This detaches the welding fumes, and pushes them into a dust collecting tank. The cleaned air is recycled to the working space without any heat loss.

A robust trolley accommodates a full size gas cylinder and includes a wire feed unit mounting bracket, which allows the feed unit to rotate a full 360° whilst ensuring that your interconnecting cable is secured via the attachment bracket. The trolley also features a storage compartment for common spare parts to be stored. The SifWeld MTS 400 features MIG, MMA and Smart-TIG functionality, comes with a 400v 3ph 32a input supply and supplies 400A DC output at 100% duty cycle. T +44 (0)1462 482200 www.weldability-sif.com

Weld packages Weldability-Sif has launched the SifWeld MTS 300, an electronically controlled MIG/MAG/ MMA industrial welding package featuring IGBT inverter technology. It features clear digital displays, low-spatter, polarity reversal (for FCAW), 5m standard interconnecting cables and integral 4-roll wire feed system able to accommodate up to 15kg of wire spools.

The ECOCUBE is a complete filter unit, inclusive of a fan and equipped with near-universal filter cartridges. The polluted air is extracted by means of the ventilator and guided towards the filtering section.

not in use and wire spool cover to protect your wire from the elements.

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Nationwide’s new catalogue is key to effective distribution it easy to select, compare and then choose the right product, which is not available on a single screen view. The catalogue shows the diversity of the business in many different categories including reference to our recently established NHG Business Supplies division, who also have their own new catalogue available now.”

The Nationwide Hygiene Group has now released their new cleaning and hygiene supplies catalogue. It includes the latest innovative products with yet further additions to the highly successful Clean and Clever product range. Nationwide continues to work closely with their key manufacturing partners to include not only innovative but also ecologically friendly products. Announcing the new 180 page catalogue, Nationwide CEO David Scholes said “A hard copy style catalogue remains in high demand despite advances in online technology. Our catalogue makes

only manage the distribution of Nationwide’s cleaning and hygiene supplies but can provide training in house and online. As you would expect from the market leader, we are totally committed to recycling

wherever possible and remain focused on the development of green products. An electronic version of the catalogue will be available on the Nationwide website later in the New Year.”*

Newcomers – Nationwide is pleased to showcase new ranges and suppliers. Among the new additions are Unger with sophisticated and practical solutions to window cleaning. Another outstanding difference is Truvox providing floor care equipment that includes their Multiwash range. In the washroom department the arrival of new look ‘Inclusive Dispensers’ for use with Katrin paper products looks set to be popular. David Scholes added “As a group we offer a local service with a national network covered by established and independent professionals. We are supported by 35 nationwide branches, driving more than 200 delivery vehicles and backed up with 1,000 plus staff. These dedicated professionals not

Cable Detection News Supplying cable avoidance equipment worldwide products correctly. C.SCOPE products feature intelligent features such as an Automatic Daily Self Test function (ADST), a dynamic Swing Sensor and Data Logging facilities to help ensure that the best working practices are adhered to and are being applied on-site.

The importance of using cable avoidance equipment prior to any ground excavation is well documented. UK manufacturer, C.SCOPE supply cable avoidance equipment worldwide. They have a three pronged strategy in order to minimise the likelihood of cable strikes. Firstly, it is vital that operators receive the best possible training. It is also important that the equipment is operating at the same level on-site as it was when it originally left the factory. And finally, the equipment has to be used correctly when on-site. C.SCOPE recognise that training is a vital component in preventing cable strikes. A comprehensive ongoing training programme is available for all C.SCOPE customers to ensure that operators understand how to use the

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The ADST is used to enhance existing annual service policies to validate both function and calibration each and every day that the unit is powered up ready for use. This extra safety feature compliments the yearly equipment service checks that are carried out, ensuring that the tools are working at optimum level on a daily basis. All C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tools continuously record the Automatic Daily Self Test results along with more general information of how, when and where the equipment is used. This information allows supervisors to audit and organise their fleets in the most effective and efficient manner possible and can also be used to identify ongoing training requirements. C.SCOPE Cable Avoidance Tools, used in conjunction with a Signal Generator and a range of complementary accessories such as Sondes, enable operators to locate and avoid more underground pipes and cables than previously possible and offer a significant step forward in the quest to reduce the day-today risk of cable strikes. For more information go to cscopelocators.com

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Dust & Fume Extraction News

Miniveyor Air…Tough Fans for Tough Jobs! The Professional Choice for Portable Dust and Fume Extraction The VAF Air and Miniveyor Air fans and ventilators combine dependable power with practical design. The stackable design saves valuable floor or storage space, the large handles enable effortless manoeuvrability, and anti-skid rubber feet for steady operation. The VAF series fans work on both positive and negative airflow making them equally at home extracting fumes and dust or blowing fresh clean air into a confined workspace. The rugged design is durable and weather resistant. The VAF fans and blowers are the professional choice for portable dust and welding fume extraction. The VAF blowers can be used as a portable ventilator and confined space exhaust fans or extractors. We’ve listened to what our customers have told us and our new 2nd generation designed range has incorporated some of the changes asked of us. This includes – an improved fastening system for the ducting attachment to the fan, preventing the ducting falling off during use – a tougher duct ring to prevent breakages – an integrated moulded grill to reduce parts and an improved motor mounting to help withstand blows. We are so confident with the new improved designs the VAF range now come with an industry beating 10 year warranty upgrade on the fan body.

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plate and pipe bevelling solutions Alpha Tanks was established by Eugene McGinnity and Fergal Cleary in 2004 and is located in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. We offer a full design and manufacturing service for a range of steel tanks, pressure vessels and bespoke fabrications. We also manufacture dished ends in carbon and stainless steels. At Alpha Tanks we have a tradition of forging strong and enduring relationships with customers who trust our skilled workmanship as well as the consistently high standards of service they receive.

Do you need reliable, rapid and reasonably priced trace metal analysis? Trace Laboratories was formed in 1980 to offer analytical services to occupational health professionals, and has become a well known and respected provider of such services. A wide range of elements are available for occupational and healthcare monitoring. These include Mercury, Lead, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium and Cobalt.

The BM21 is one of the best tools for machining plate and pipes prior to welding.

Certified to ISO 9001:2008 and with many years of specialist engineering experience, Alpha Tanks has grown steadily to provide a comprehensive design and manufacture service to a number of major engineering companies.

The SteelBeast HP110 provides a double action, fully automated process of punching and return, ready to work in both horizontal and vertical positions.

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Industrial Classifieds EMK Educational & Environmental Services Limited Premium Quality Stunning Cases Since 1972 Established by Graham Tickle in 1972 and now celebrating over 40 years as a leader in Plastic Case technology, Gard Plasticases Ltd is a dynamic, privately owned family business which is recognised as the market leader in the UK Plastic Case and Packaging sectors. Our services include: Gard Cases | Gassione Cases | Wag Cases Storm Cases | Flight Cases Executive Cases | Small boxes Bespoke Case Inserts Screen Printed Logos

EMK specialise in professional and vocational education and training. We are a member of the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) and we employ professional trainers who are specialists in energy efficiency, fuel technology, gas engine and turbine, steam turbine, steam boiler and hot water boiler training. All EMK trainers are Chartered Engineers and qualified teachers having many years’ experience in industrial and commercial plant operations training.

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Sanondaf touchless disinfecting solutions Sanondaf have a system of disinfecting rooms and equipment by filling a room with a dry mist (fogging) of a patented chemical compound (hydrogen, peroxide & silver) that kills 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses and moulds. The latest Generation of SANONDAF touchless disinfection solutions combine the effect of both our spraying devices and disinfectant solutions. The dual effect of both Devices and Disinfectants enables the air and surface in a room to be disinfected automatically. Our disinfectant is patented, highly effective oxidizing disinfectant that kills 99.99% of all hazardous germs and bacteria without posing a threat to humans, animals or plants.

Complete range of reactor vessels and associated equipments Specialising in glass pressure vessels from

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Safer lifting, efficient solutions Award winning Nautilus Hooks are setting the new safety standard for lifting operations

Manufacturers of High Quality Anti Vibration Products Fibet manufacture an extensive range of high quality Anti Vibration Mounts and Isolation Products, that are used within a wide range of industries. We work extensively with all our customers to provide the optimum solution to overcome vibration issues – either by using our standard range of products, or by working with the customer to develop a unique solution. Our personal – yet professional service, technical expertise & responsiveness surpasses anyone else within the industry and are the key reasons why our customers continue to use Fibet to support their requirements.

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