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Engineering Essentials damage or even destroy other substances

various metals and plastics. Corrosion literally consumes the material, reducing load carrying capability and causing stress concentrations. meaning corrosion prevention is vital in many applications. Pressure measurement transducers and transmitters are used in a multitude of applications and may be exposed to a number of corrosive chemicals and gases.

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others it might be with the materials used to assemble the transmitter such as the pressure port or thread, o-ring or cable. You need to establish which parts of the transmitter will

will be splashed or open to vapour? Or perhaps it could become submerged? So where do you begin to choose the correct transmitter for the job?

that the construction of the transmitter is able to resist them, both in the short and long

both internally and externally, typically from corrode which will often lead to instrument failure. The product exterior and internal electronics must therefore be protected from chemical exposure through good design and appropriate selection of materials of consider whether the materials used in the construction of your selected pressure transducer or transmitter are suitable for use with the media to be monitored.

corrosive media can potentially become more aggressive as temperatures and pressures increase. Most metals corrode on contact with acids, bases, salts, oils, aggressive metal polishes, detergents and other solid and liquid chemicals. Metals will also corrode when exposed to gaseous materials such as acid vapours, formaldehyde gas, ammonia gas, and gases containing sulphur. The use of notoriously hazardous chemicals such as sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid are certain to ring the alarm bells, but what if you

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ROBODRILL's new high power version provides power levels expected from larger machines with a maximum spindle speed of up to 10,000rpm specified as 80Nm torque and 14kW. Acceleration and speed are also improved with a 26KW 24,000 rpm spindle speed more than double the speed of the standard version.

FANUC Servo HRV Control uses high resolution encoders and spindle control to resolve to nano levels resulting in higher surface quality and improved concentricity. Using AI Thermal Displacement Compensation, Thermal growth, that can effect dimensional accuracy, is compensated in real time by monitoring the operational status of the spindle and estimating elongation along each axis. Designed for 24/7 high duty cycles, ROBODRILL has highly efficient chip discharging; the new α-DiA series now has wall coolant option added to prevent chips adhering to the enclosure. Flood coolant has been enhanced together with the splash guard which has been redesigned to reduce chip accumulation.

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mk Conveyor Technology helps ensure Baby Strollers are up to the Job! mk were asked to design a test rig for baby strollers that would satisfy the test criteria of the TUV safety regulations. This was achieved by simulating different ground conditions with standardised obstacles for testing baby strollers. The adjustable speed of the conveyor belt should be up to 10 km/h (170 m/min), which corresponds to a moderate jogging speed. The total load is a maximum of 150 kg. Features of this test rig include the following: mkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GUF-P 2004 conveyor was equipped with a timing belt drive and balanced rollers. A wire hook connection ensures easy belt change. Standardised obstacles were screwed onto the belt.


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REALTIME BUILDING ENERGY DISPLAYS The Complete Energy Monitoring Solution from Elcomponent... Elcomponent’s twenty plus years experience in AMR and data presentation ensures that MeterRing RT ticks all the boxes. Its smoothly animating graphics and clean cutting-edge feel doesn’t just look good - it attracts the viewer’s attention and the carefully designed screens do much more than simply display an instantaneous meter reading. MeterRing RT presents your organisation’s energy and carbon performance, and renewables contribution in a high quality display designed to both captivate and inform through the use of hi-resolution internetbased graphics.

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Geared for change The industrial gearbox and geared motor industry is changing rapidly and manufacturers will have to adapt to global availabilityin order to stay ahead of the market now and in the near future… Bauer is the originator of the industrial geared motor and has led the market for over 85 years, the company has continued to invest in both R&D and manufacturing at its HQ in Germany, plus, manufacturing in Slovakia and more recently assembly in China to both increase product performance and to customers on a worldwide basis.

Purchase price versus total cost of ownership (TCO) The need to convert customers from super price sensitive manufacturer of power transmission products. Both OEM manufacturers and MRO distribution channels will shifting the cost burden to the end user every time. buyer that says ‘at least they were cheap’ not the engineer, or the production manager and the maintenance department who are secretly delighted there is something for them to do, justifying their existence. Accountants also can’t argue with something that is broken and needs repairing, the money has to be spent.


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Non-Invasive Inline Ultrasonic Flowmeter To reflect the recent developments of its Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter enabling it to be used in both higher temperature and higher pressure applications – Titan Enterprises has produced a new brochure describing the product range. The Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter from Titan Enterprises is a true inline non-invasive flow meter without the contorted flow path and disadvantages of alternative designs. It can handle flows from laminar to turbulent and is therefore largely immune from viscosity. It also offers excellent turndown, linearity and repeatability. Available in standard, high temperature and 30 bar higher pressure versions Atrato flowmeters use patented ‘time-of-flight’ ultrasonic technology that enables it to operate over very wide flow ranges (250:1) with excellent accuracy (better than ±1.0% of reading). To download the technical brochure and enter a monthly prize draw to win a copy of ‘Flow Measurement’ by Béla G. Lipták please visit

Visual Checking of Liquid Flow Helps Ensure Operational Safety Titan Enterprises has launched a new range of stainless steel and aluminium oval gear flow meters with a clear acrylic top enabling users to visually check the flow as well as monitoring the flow output. The ability to visually check flowing liquid, from the visible rotation of the gears, has particular safety of operation benefits with viscous fluids such as lubricating oils. Titan Enterprises oval gear (OG) flowmeters with acrylic top are available in sizes from 1/4-inch to 1-inch diameter, for flows between 1ml/min and 100l/min. Compact in design - Titan rugged oval gear flowmeters are proven to give high performance with a low cost of ownership. High accuracy with excellent levels of repeatability is further benefits of this flowmeter range. These meters are as happy measuring simple aqueous solutions as they are measuring more viscous fluids such as lubricating oils and greases. Unlike other flowmeters, measurement accuracy with Titan oval gear meters improves as the liquid viscosity increases, from a nominal one per cent to around 0.1 per cent of flow rate at higher viscosities. All Titan OG flowmeters are individually flow calibrated and are supplied with a traceable flow test certificate, for flows both in forward and reverse directions, if necessary. For further information on oval gear flowmeters please visit htm or contact Titan Enterprises on +44-1935-812790 /


Tips for Selecting a Flowmeter Drawing upon over 40 years of experience, Trevor Foster â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an internationally recognised authority in flow meter technology and applications offers sound, non-commercial advice on what to consider when selecting, implementing and maintaining a flowmeter system.


Consider why you might need a flow meter. Common applications for a flowmeter might be monitoring the amount of fluid travelling through a pipe/ vessel in real-time or monitoring and controlling the total throughput volume (totalising). If a simple, one-off test is all that is required, a container to flow the liquid into, a set of scales and a stopwatch may give the accuracy needed. Similarly, flow rate could be estimated by using a simple float in a tapered tube, but this would entail the inconvenience of constant local observation. Some companies hire flowmeters and this could be an economic option for short term monitoring applications. A flowmeter offers an accurate, configurable solution which can monitor, record and be used as a method of control with minimal attention once programmed.





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New Weigh Modules Designed for Fast Quality Control As a machine and instrument manufacturer you need weighing components that are both reliable and easy to integrate. Traditional methods for in-process control and end-of-line control use electrical resistance, optical imaging, spectrometry, light beam and mechanical sizing. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until recently that weighing technology was used in spot-checking mode to increase reliability. Discover how you can increase productivity, ensure fast reliable results and eliminate faulty semi-finished goods by viewing METTLER TOLEDO's webinar, series of videos and downloading the white paper. The informative resources outline how the compact and rugged weigh modules can be seamlessly integrated into machines and instruments, without the need for expensive software or special product engineering. The technology successfully verifies completeness and density of parts, modules and kits despite hidden cavities, poor light conditions and reflective or transparent material. The Weigh modules detect deviations as small as 0.001% in a fraction of a second. Easy compliance with quality control standards like TS16949 and ISO9001, the weigh modules have a built-in calibration weigh which allows for automatic verification of function and precision. Also adjustment if necessary at any time. Often, weigh modules provide more economical and eďŹ&#x192;cient solution than tactile or optical methods for quality control. Learn more about the benefits of integrating weighing into your process.

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Quantum Controls Boosts Energy Savings for Plastic Recycling Company Quantum Controls have helped Regain Polymers of Castleford, West Yorkshire convert their plastic extruder machine from DC motor to a new ABB AC Motor and Variable Speed Drive, creating an annual energy cost saving of £49,000. Regain Polymers is one of the largest plastic recycling companies in the UK, currently recycling around 50,000 tonnes of plastic per year. The company turns waste plastic materials such as polypropylene, high density polyethylene and polystyrene into new pellets which are then used to produce products such as water pipes and wheelie bins. The company’s production is based on seven extruder lines. As part of its programme to cut energy use and carbon emissions, it had identified one of its extruder lines as a prime candidate for improvement. This was based on a 400 kW DC motor and the company wanted to convert it to AC operation. The conversion to AC will also eliminate the need to replace the DC brushes every three months, resulting in a saving of a further £2,500 a year. As an ABB Drives Alliance member, Quantum Controls were asked to investigate the extruder for possible conversion to AC. Quantum installed a data logger which established that the daytime electricity costs for the DC motor were £424. Quantum fitted a 400 kW ABB AC 4 pole squirrel cage motor and variable-speed drive, together with a new mains cable. Following the installation of the AC motor and drive, energy costs dropped to £260 per day, a saving of around £163 based on a 24 hour a day production. To find out what savings you can achieve switching your existing DC applications to AC contact 0330 9000 247 or e mail

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Environmental Award for Wanner International Following independent assessment, Wanner International Ltd., a global leader in the supply of seal-less positive displacement pumps, has been awarded ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001:2004 is the only internationally-recognized standard for environmental management. “We have always been proud of our environmental stance and pledge to minimize our carbon footprint,” said a delighted Paul Davis, Managing Director. “ISO 14001 is an international certification that clearly demonstrates our achievements to date and our continued commitment to reduce the impact of out operation on the environment.” This award is in addition to the ISO 9001:2000 awarded to Wanner International Ltd., and highlights Company as one of the few in its field to hold both accreditations. “Our Hydra-Cell pumps are environmentally friendly,” continued Davis. “Being seal-less they prevents leaks of potentially harmful chemicals and their outstanding efficiency helps reduce energy usage.” Its nice to think that having helped others to achieve ISO 14001, Wanner International itself has gained international environmental recognition. | 01252 816847 32|

December 2013

Directory T: +44 (0) 1903 700 651 F: +44 (0) 1903 244 307 TM Electronics (UK) Ltd - TME is a family run UK business, run by Tom Sensier with over 20 years experience of thermometry. TME has a range of thermometers ; Thermocouple PT100 PRT and Thermistor offering functional mechanical design together with accuracy and stability. We also have foldout thermocouple fast response Solo thermometer. Recently TM Electronics have developed logging thermometers with an integrated barcode reader and Bluetooth communication MM7000 or logging thermometer with Bluetooth MM7010. TME offer catering thermometers, HVAC temperature kits, food thermometers, catering probes, legionella teperature kits and legionella thermometers with dual pupose immersionand surface probes, general purpose temperature kits. We offer robust waterproof thermometers as well as easy to use food thermometers. Our thermometer range includes a PT100 thermometer and a thermistor thermometer, alongside our range of high accuracy thermocouple thermometers.

Britannia has been servicing the commercial kitchen ventilation market since 1995. Our portfolio contains a long, long list of fully satisfied customers & end-users; a legacy which provides us with a reputation that is second to none. From the largest to the smallest of projects, no effort is spared in finding the right solution to your kitchen ventilation problem. Since its inception, Britannia has built its reputation upon a team of the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most experienced people, with a combined knowledge far surpassing that of our competitors. It is this intimate understanding of the product, the industry & our focus on customer service, which has seen us grow into the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market leading supplier of Commercial & Institutional Kitchen Hoods. Our ethos is simple: We provide a range of products of the highest quality, at very affordable prices, whilst being mindful of the impact their manufacture & use has upon the environment.


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