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Megger’s product innovation and development A passion for the business of test and measurement


ur passion for business is most clearly shown by a focus on execution – making things happen and learning more. You can see evidence of this in the range of new products made available to you in recent years. We devote enthusiasm to improving even the most minor technical details. With a truly massive product range, a programme of innovation and geographic proximity to customers, you gain from Megger’s innovation strategy. Most companies appreciate innovation’s benefits, but

far fewer actively pursue it because of fear of failure. Megger’s culture and financial systems are aligned to ensure a steady flow of innovative products. Sales, product management and engineering functions follow a New Product Innovation process, which focuses on a marketing philosophy known as ‘Voice of the customer’. It provides you with market led, customer founded innovation. Maintaining high growth is driven by investment in technology as well as by sales and marketing strategy. Long term Megger believes that

the best way to secure good quality products and intellectual property is through excellence in engineering and its production facilities. Key processes and expertise are kept in-house. Engineering teams are located on-site at all the company’s factories. Advanced manufacturing technology, including automatic wave solder machinery and robotic surface mount technology helps keep costs down and quality up. 01304 502101

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Where ever you are working we won’t over stress the installation. By limiting test over-voltages to 2%, rather than the usual 10-20%, the NEW MIT400/2 series sets a new standard for insulation testing! „ Insulation testing up to 1000 V and 200 GΩ range „ Single range, faster continuity testing from 0.01 Ω to 1 MΩ „ User variable insulation test voltage from 100V to 1000V „ Test result storage and Bluetooth® downloading „ Rechargeable options for mains and car charging

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Industry first WirelessHART™ burst detection system 2 industry experts working together to help cut the cost of wiring in safety critical rupture disc monitoring environments


Emerson Process Management recognise the benefits and advantages of Flo-Tel and are working closely with Elfab

lfab Limited, global manufacturer of pressure relief systems, has recently launched its first wireless burst detection system. Elfab’s non-invasive, reusable, ATEX-approved burst detector; FloTel™ ; has been offering customers across the globe, a fail safe way of notifying a disc has burst in safety critical conditions for over a decade. Flo-Tel offers a range of benefits over traditional membrane style burst detectors as it is not subject to spurious alarms. Unlike most burst detectors, which are activated by the flow created after the bursting disc has operated, Elfab’s Flo-Tel actuator is installed on the vent side of the disc and is activated by the operation of the disc itself. Emerson Process Management recognise the benefits and advantages of Flo-Tel and are working closely with Elfab, helping to bring to the market the first WirelessHART rupture disc burst detector. The addition of Wireless Flo-Tel to Elfab’s range emphasises our commitment to providing customers with the latest rupture disc monitoring solutions to further reduce


project cost, improve reliability and reduce expensive downtime. Wireless technology offers a cost effective solution when monitoring rupture discs and explosion vents and can easily be implemented on both new and existing sites. Customers can expect to eliminate the costs and complexity of additional wiring by saving an estimated 50% of the cost and 90% of the time required to install a conventional wired system. Both new and existing customers can benefit from upgrading to this technology by obtaining immediate process alerts from an intelligent, real-time process monitoring equipment. Elfab’s wireless burst detection is a cost-effective alternative to wiring. Compatible with its non-invasive, fail safe burst detection systems, Flo-Tel™+ and Flo-Tel XD; Elfab’s wireless detection can be integrated and upgraded easily with Emerson’s WirelessHART™ Gateways. This allows for even further cost savings by eliminating the need for wiring on both new builds and on plant upgrades.

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TechModern® Presses provide Stamping; Hydroforming; Deep Drawing and the operations that metal forming presses will need to do in todays and in Tomorrow’s World.

TRS Engineering Services Ltd in the West Midlands of England have designed and developed just such presses which incorporate proven technology and methodology with innovation to satisfy the future needs and adaptability. The bespoke presses are of a modular design, comprising a flat pack framework which can be readily transported to their destinations on low loader trailers and assembled on site. They are floor mounted without the need of pit foundations and can be assembled, together with their computer control systems, commissioned and maintained at floor level. The computer controlling systems are programmed on board and can, in addition to the operating command sequencing, include the component design and its forming simulation. For product support it can be equipped with condition monitoring - worldwide. A speciality of these presses is their Hydroforming capability to utilise fluid pressure in place of a punch to form sheet metal or tubular blanks into complex shapes. This enables the manufacture of components with improved properties and lower costs compared with conventional manufacturing techniques.

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Fresh food SME doubles output with first time automation An SME producing fresh vegetarian foods has doubled its capacity since semi-automating its production facility with Endoline Machinery. Putting automation down to ‘simple arithmetic’ the owner of Ramona’s Kitchen – which churns out 50 tonnes of Mediterranean inspired produce a month - is now anticipating a return on her investment within 12 months and is encouraging other SME’s to jump on the automation bandwagon. Business owner Ramona Hazan established Ramona’s Kitchen 11 years ago and in addition to producing fresh foods, including falafel and houmous, for wholesalers and food service companies, produces the ‘Me Too!’ range of dips and salads for the UK’s leading supermarkets. A family run business, Ramona’s Kitchen employs 8 people at its North London based factory. “All of our products are freshly prepared daily and a lot of hands are needed in the kitchen.” Explains Ramona, “However up to 2 workers were spending a full 8 hour shift just forming boxes ready for filling – which was an inefficient use of time and a bottleneck in our production.” Once formed the boxes were stacked in a corner, however this also came with problems as the boxes were often damaged with the potential for dust settling, a frequent issue with pre-erected cases. It was at this point Ramona concluded that automating the erecting and sealing of boxes was a ‘no brainer’. After researching different companies Ramona commissioned Endoline Machinery to install a semiautomatic case erector and sealer due to, according to Ramona, their “service offering and ability to meet my needs exactly.” Now, three months in, the new line has helped Ramona’s Kitchen double their capacity, with just one or two workers manning the entire packing line. The produce is made within a high care room and immediately run, via a conveyor belt, out to a packing station. Here a manual worker forms the cases on a case former which automatically folds the lower flaps and securely holds the


open case to allow packing to take place. The filled boxes are then pushed by the operator, straight through the Endoline case sealer which simultaneously tapes both the bottom and the top of the box before being pushed through to a second high care storage room, ready for delivery. All of this is achieved within just one minute. The production line is now consistently flowing with box damage eliminated – with a daily output of 500 boxes per day, a 100% increase. In addition Ramona’s Kitchen pack up to 6 different box sizes but the Endoline systems are easily adjustable to cope with the size changes. Automating for the first time as an SME was, admits Ramona, a daunting process as she explains: “Making the investment was initially scary but at the same time important to make that plunge as I realised the efficiencies which could be gained - basically it comes down to simple arithmetic! I am now in a position where I have doubled my capacity and am anticipating a return on my investment within 12 months.” As a manufacturer of high spec end of line packing equipment, Endoline Machinery regularly supply global blue-chip companies with fully automated systems, however they have recently launched entry level, semiautomatic systems specifically suited to SME’s who look for quality machines – without the price tag. Andrew Yates, Sales Director for Endoline Machinery, comments: “With our full range of systems we can offer the complete package to any customer – meeting their specification and budget. It also enables us to ‘hand hold’ our customers throughout the automation process, which we have discovered is very important to SME’s” Flexibility for SME’s is also important, as Ramona comments: “Investing in these systems has allowed me to grow the business; however it was important that the machines also offered me longevity with the ability to handle a wide variety of box sizes if required.”

Image 1: Straight after preparation the fresh produce leaves the high care room via a conveyor belt straight to the packing station.

Image 2: While the case former automatically folds the lower flaps and securely holds the open case just one operative is required to pack..

Image 3: Once packed the boxes are immediately sealed and placed within a second high care storage room – all within a minute.

Image 4: Blanks are stored next to the sealer ahead of forming, filling and sealing – this overcomes potential damage to formed cases.

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WILLIAMS & OAKEY’S LEAP OF FAITH IN PSL DATATACK MORE THAN REPAYS ITSELF Some sub contractors still use DOS based production management software to manage shop floor manufacturing and assembly. As this platform is no longer supported, it has become increasingly difficult to rely upon its continued use. This was the situation faced by Williams & Oakey, and now having made the successful transition to Windows based PSL Datatrack production management and business administration software, the company has been delighted with the results. Williams & Oakey’s Materials & IT Manager Martin Presley says, “We had become too comfortable with the old DOS system and there were inherent risks in trying to continue. We had a presentation from PSL Datatrack and also visited an existing customer. That convinced us to go with PSL. Their software is flexible, modular and it would be easily adaptable to our specific business model.”

Williams & Oakey supplies high quality machined parts and fabrications to customers in many industries. The emphasis has been on offering a one stop shop, engaged not only in precision CNC machining, but also pre-treatment and finishing. Quality standards are essential and with its ISO9001 accreditation, the company provides its services to many companies where traceability is a prerequisite. Controlling the processes through the factory had always been undertaken using the bespoke DOS system. Having worked with it for many years, there were worries about the transition to the Windows based PSL Datatrack system including the potential loss of manufacturing data, but making the leap of faith was the right decision. Williams & Oakey took advantage of the modularity of PSL Datatrack software and invested initially in the core modules under a single user licence. Supported by PSL Datatrack, Martin trained in-house all the company’s shop floor and office staff on how to use the software. Today, there are two Datatrack stations where operators clock in and out as well as log all the required information about every order that passes through – essential for traceability. Following the initial success, Williams & Oakey added extra modues and user licences to give more access to staff and even closer control of the engineering process. There are also plans to continue to expand on what PSL Datatrack can offer, such as setting up a complete database of customer engineering drawings under document management. Contact PSL Datatrack, Lily Hill House, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 2SJ, Tel: +44 (0)8456 345931, Fax: +44 (0)8707 064851, Email:


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A NEED FOR SPEED - HBM HAS THE SOLUTION! HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the new FIT5A Digital Load Cell, specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding applications where speed and accuracy are key.

Suitable for use in a wide range of production environments with harsh ambient conditions, which require dynamic weighing, filling and metering; for example in the food production and process industries; the robust FIT5A load cell offers manufacturers high precision and processing speed. Based on the very latest HBM strain gauge technology, the innovative new load cell features integrated overload protection and the suitability for legal-for-trade applications per OIML R60 up to 3,000 divisions, which in turn ensures accuracy, reliability and overall safety in any heavy-duty production facility.


Housed in a welded casing and hermetically encapsulated, the robust FIT5A load cell is available with an IP rating of up to IP69K, making it suitable to a wide range of demanding process applications with sensors based on strain gauge technology. In addition to the standard model, the FIT5A is also available in various extended versions. Through the use of professional HBM software PanelX, which combines support for the configuration process with an intuitive user interface, a wide range of parameters for adjustments and batching processes can be conveniently set. For more information, please contact HBM on +44 (0) 208 515 6000 or visit

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ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BCAS Maintec 2016, the UK’s leading maintenance, plant and asset management event, has renewed its partnership with the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS). As part of the deal, BCAS will also be exhibiting at the show, which takes place on 22 – 24 March at Birmingham’s, NEC. BCAS actively represents the interests of the compressed air industry to the UK government, as well as many European and other overseas institutions. It is the only UK Technical Trade Association open to manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressed air products, portable air compressors and services. Vanda Jones, Executive Director at BCAS explains the decision to partner with the show: “We are extremely pleased to be supporting Maintec 2016. As an independent resource to the end users, OEMs and manufacturers in attendance, we view the show as an ideal opportunity for them to source the right suppliers for maintenance, plant and asset management.” Daniel Gray, Maintec Event Manager comments: “We are really pleased to announce BCAS’ involvement with the show. The compressed air


industry is of great importance to us so it’s fantastic to have a society, who actively represents the interests of its members, on board and recognising Maintec’s relevance to this industry.” BCAS will be on Stand M237, showcasing its independent reviews service, providing information on a range of topics, from legislation and training to where to find a suitable supplier. Maintec 2016 is co-located with two complimentary shows, which are highly relevant to maintenance managers. The first is Facilities Management 2016, the UK’s only event to focus on the large scale and multi-site facilities industry. Facilities Management 2016 will feature the Cleaning Zone, which focuses on buyers and suppliers from within the cleaning industry. The second is the Health & Safety Event, run by Western

Business Exhibitions, the leader in the health and safety sector. This provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity for any maintenance professionals who increasingly have a safety agenda to meet. Visitors will be able to access all three shows with one badge which further demonstrates the commitment Maintec 2016 has to providing an educational and industry focused event with, free-to-attend seminars and masses of show floor entertainment. Registration is now open for Maintec 2016. Please visit the website or call +44 (0)20 8843 8800 to register for free. For exhibiting opportunities at Maintec 2016 contact Daniel Gray on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or email For more information on the show, visit

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Utilizing the advantages of sliding gate valve technology in highly corrosive applications Sliding gate valves also available now in special materials

Schubert & Salzer Control Systems sliding gate valves - in this case a DN150 valve with integrated positioner – are now also manufactured in special materials for critical applications.

Sliding gate valves provide accurate, fast, and economical control of liquid, steam, and gaseous media. The following are the main advantages of these control valves: • Compact design, minimal design space, and minimal weight • Lowest actuation forces • Favorable flow characteristics, variable Kvs values • Short stroke for fast and dynamic control, outstanding rangeability, excellent control accuracy, and low energy consumption • Extremely low leakage rate • Insensitivity to cavitation and reduced noise emission • Minimal wear • Maximal differential pressures • Can also be used at very high and very low temperatures Up to now, the bodies of the sliding gate valves were only manufactured in carbon steel 1.0570 or 1.0619 as well as stainless steel 1.4571 or 1.4581. Starting immediately, sliding gate valves are also manufactured in the following special materials: • Hastelloy • Monel • Titanium • 1.4539 stainless steel • Duplex steel This means the advantages of these control and stop valves can also be utilized for processes with critical, aggressive, and highly corrosive media. Sliding gate valves in these special materials are available in finely graduated nominal sizes ranging from DN15 to DN250. Valves built according to this design principle are extremely short and compact so that they have very low weights, it can be just 10% in comparison to traditional globe valves. Since the valve body is manufactured from barstock material, significantly less material is used, especially in the case of special materials, which is then naturally reflected in their price. Altogether, sliding gate valves not only offer advantages for the process, but also an enormous potential for savings due to their low life cycle costs, and they can now be used in processes with very critical media as well.


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New VPI sets new standard for reliable position detection of multi turn valves In January Netherlocks Safety Systems launched its next generation Valve Position Indicators for manual multi turn valves: the VPI A-series and S-series. With these new models, Netherlocks offers a highly accurate and reliable alternative for existing solutions and competing position indicators in the market. For detecting the open and closed position of manual quarter turn valves, many switch boxes and related products are readily available. However

for manual hand wheel operated valves, operating companies still often create their own solutions with custom made bracketing and proximity switches (image below). Commonly such constructions are vulnerable to external impact and weather conditions. Also, since the sensors are not contained, they’re easy to tamper with by operating personnel. The Netherlocks Valve Position Indicator (VPI) now offers an accurate and reliable, off the shelf solution

that fits any type of multi-turn valve (image above). Its mechanical counting mechanism and sensors are protected by an aluminium (A-series) or AISI 316 (S-series) housing. Various standard sensors can be applied to detect the end positions of the counting mechanism and transfer that information directly to the control room, giving a real time valve position signal to the DCS. VPI is an intrinsically safe, Atex and IECEx-certified product, approved for use in Zone 1 classified areas. Its LED lights give the operator in the field a direct indication of the valve position that is transferred to the control room. In close cooperation with various renowned international parties, Netherlocks has also created the possibility to transfer the position signal via a wireless transmitter. In anticipation of the formal launch, various prominent end-users in the Oil & Gas industry already ordered their first pieces, largely based on their positive experiences with previous editions of Netherlocks position indication solutions, giving the market introduction of the newly released models a head start.


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new resin bonded grinding wheel for use in the Tool and Cutter grinding market has recently been added to the well established range of MASTER® branded products. It is predominantly aimed at the manual machine market where carbide and steel cutting tools are re-sharpened by hand. This market was once dominated by a particular high performance, dry grinding bond type that has since been discontinued. Up until now, there has been no equivalent wheel on the market at a similar performance and price level. Master Abrasives MAX2 wheel bond fills this gap in the market, providing a solution with a performance level that works very well in the dry conditions associated with manual re-sharpening of cutting tools. Its cool cutting action and long lifetime make it a leading alternative to other manufacturers wheels and offers excellent value for money. The MAX2 wheel can be used for flute grinding, OD relief, primary and secondary relief, point sharpening and many other applications in steel or carbide, being available in both CBN and Diamond specifications. The MAX2 wheel is also suitable for sharpening carbide tipped tools where mixed metals need to be ground. “This can be a difficult operation for a manually operated wheel in dry conditions,” states Ian Meredith, Applications

Engineering Manager, “but the MAX2 bond works extremely well and is excellent value for money.” Master can also offer high quality precision products including conditioning sticks, diamond dressers and a full range of conventional grinding wheels. To further enhance machine productivity, a complete range of Cool-Grind precision engineered coolant nozzles is available from Master which helps to reduce wheel costs. Contact Master Abrasives to order your MAX2 trial wheel or for further information on how Master’s “solutions for industry” can help you to improve productivity.

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MACH 2016 Sold Out! Excitement levels are building as April approaches and the doors open on MACH 2016, the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event. The NEC, Birmingham will host the exhibition from 11th – 15th April and hopes are high that the 2016 show will surpass the double award winning 2014 exhibition. Space sales have now concluded and the show is sold out, with both Halls 4 and 5 fully occupied. With over 600 exhibitors, of which 130 will be completely new to MACH, the event is shaping up to be a pivotal point in the UK manufacturing calendar for 2016. MACH is unique in the sense that it showcases live working machinery and brings together the industry’s finest manufacturers across a range of technologies including; milling, turning, metrology, additive manufacturing and tooling, to name but a few. With live demonstrations and a packed seminar programme, MACH is the place to get business done. The seminar programme will be supported by two dedicated theatres and will feature compelling talks by some of the industry’s best known OEM’s and institutions including; Airbus, Messier-Dowty, McLaren, Cranfield University and HS2. On Wednesday (13 April), the seminar programme will take an in-depth look at Industry 4.0 and on Thursday (14 April) attention will turn to Additive Manufacturing - with a particular focus on the 3D printing revolution. James Selka, CEO of the Manufacturing Technologies Association, said “MACH 2016 has all the hallmarks of being a fantastic showcase for the UK’s advanced manufacturing technologies sectors. With working demonstrations of machinery, a compelling seminar programme and some of the finest names in manufacturing all under one roof, visitors to MACH will need more than one day to experience everything the show has to offer.”

As well as showcasing new technologies and the latest products, MACH will welcome the next generation of talent to the exhibition. A dedicated Learning and Development Zone, sponsored by Sandvik Coromant, will act as a base for student visitors as well as housing some key exhibits and a showcase of MTA Members’ apprentices and graduates at work. James Fudge MTA’s Head of Events, said “The MTA is always looking at new ways to encourage young talent into the industry and the Learning and Development Zone at MACH 2016 will do just that.” Register today for your free Fast-Track Entry Pack and ensure you don’t miss out on the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event

MACH Learning and Development Zone The future of engineering through Learning & Development. Innovative engineering is at the heart of MACH 2016 and investment in future talent is a key part to the exhibition. What’s more, engineering is critical to the ongoing changes within the industry to ensure the future health of UK manufacturing.

Tony Dale, Technical Director of Mills CNC Ltd, said “We are delighted to be returning to MACH in 2016. As one the largest, longest standing exhibitors, MACH is an unmissable exhibition for the UK manufacturing technologies sector.”

The ‘skills gap’, as one generation heads closer to retirement and not enough new talent enters the industry, has been acknowledged for a number of years. As a company at the forefront of engineering innovation, Sandvik Coromant has always recognised the importance of continued advancement of industry knowledge and education and is committed to encouraging young people to take up engineering careers. That’s why an important aspect of participating at MACH 2016 is the sponsorship of the exhibition’s Learning and Development zone. The MACH 2016 Learning & Development zone is dedicated to student visitors interested in engineering-based manufacture and associated technologies.

For the third consecutive show Lloyds Banking Group are headline sponsors of the exhibition. David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing, SME Commercial Banking, said “Manufacturing is a hugely important sector to Lloyds, as it is to the UK economy as a whole. It is natural therefore that the Bank is so supportive of MACH 2016. MACH is the biggest event of its kind in the UK and the hub for the nation’s advanced manufacturing sector, providing Lloyds a platform to interact with a huge number of key players in the sector as well as thousands of manufacturing businesses.”

The Zone is used as a focal point to engage with the education sector as well as providing an interesting visitor attraction in its own right, with a number of key exhibits. As principal sponsor of the zone, Sandvik Coromant is actively supporting the MTA’s aim to attract, inspire and motivate the next generation of British engineers through a rewarding experience within the MACH show. Young engineers from Sandvik Coromant will also be taking part in the Apprentices at Work stand within the L&D zone; a great chance to meet young people from within the MTA membership.


James Selka, CEO of MTA, says: “We are delighted that Sandvik Coromant are once again supporting the Learning & Development zone in this way. It is vital we continue to attract bright, young people into our industry and showcase the opportunities within careers in engineering based manufacturing. MACH 2016 provides a wonderful opportunity to bring the technology to life and do just this. Sandvik Coromant’s support will enable us to do justice to that technology and help the students who visit to understand what is possible.” Sponsorship of the MACH 2016 Learning and Development zone is part of a series of Sandvik Coromant initiatives designed to help the UK industry attract and nurture new engineering talent. These initiatives include a technical apprentice training programme and a graduate trainee programme both aimed at supporting engineering undergraduates. Sandvik Coromant can be found in Hall 4 on stand 4676.

Seminars at MACH 2016 As well as all the technology on show at MACH 2016, there is a vibrant seminar programme for visitors to enjoy. This includes leading speakers from academia and industry, marrying together the theoretical and practical aspects of 21st century manufacturing. These FREE seminars will be delivered in two dedicated theatres in Hall 4 and 5 respectively. Spaces are strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis, email with your details and the seminars that you would like to attend, to secure your place. The full details of the Seminar programme can be found at

Extended Opening Hours at MACH 2016 We understand how valuable your time is at MACH which is why we have extended the opening hours of MACH 2016. The exhibition will now open at 9.00am allowing you extra time to see everything you need to see, from the huge number of companies exhibiting. That extra time should also enable you to take in one of our seminars the full programme of which is now available on the MACH website. Please note our extended opening times: Monday 11 April 2016 9.00 - 17.00 Tuesday 12 April 2016 9.00 - 17.00 Wednesday 13 April 2016 9.00 - 17.00 Thursday 14 April 2016 9.00 - 17.00 Friday 15 April 2016 9.00 - 16.00


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Innovation in abundance Maintec will be returning to Birmingham’s NEC from 22nd to 24th March with a new seminar programme, a host of leading suppliers and an array of top speakers The maintenance, plant and asset management event will provide visitors with plenty of learning opportunities, including a brand new seminar programme that features two keynote speakers every day, alongside an array of exhibitor presentations. The keynote sessions will include Phil Reeves, vice president of Stratasys Consulting who will discuss the ‘Potential for 3D printing in the maintenance function’. Also headlining will be Paul Hingley, CMR business manager at Siemens Customer Services, who will look at ‘Where maintenance collides with Industry 4.0 and the internet of things’. Alan Gane, maintenance manager at Jaguar Land Rover will explore ‘Developing Maintenance Skills’, with more to be confirmed.

Exhibitors Exhibitors at Maintec 2016 include many major names and show regulars such as Atlas Copco Compressors, Fluke, Flotech Performance Systems, Hansford Sensors, Shire Systems, AV Technology and UE Systems. Some will be using the show to launch products to the market or unveil their very latest upgrades designed to cut costs, increase productivity, improve reliability and deliver ROI. Shire Systems will be launching its new Pirana CMMS. Its fully integrated maintenance management system

has cost saving and strategic decision making functionality. Plus, it has also introduced new mobile applications for work orders, materials and data collection, which can be used both online or offline. Hansford Sensors will showcase its selection of vibration monitoring solutions. This includes the HS100 series, an AC industrial accelerometer that enables quick and easy measuring of vibrations in rotating machine components. It will also present the HS-620 Vibration Monitoring Kit, which enables maintenance technicians to measure bearing condition and levels of velocity, acceleration and displacement. UE Systems will present its new Ultraprobe 401 Digital Grease Caddy Pro which has the ability to measure, data log and trend the amount of lubricant used in order to optimise equipment maintenance. Keytracker will showcase its range of products, ranging from its original Peg in-Peg out board to its Electronic Key Management Systems, Key Control Software and iLockerz Intelligent locker Systems Also at the show, Exel Computer Systems will exhibit its Eagle Field Service system, a mobile management solution that provides real-time information and resources to field based engineers directly to their mobile device.

Complementary shows As many Maintec visitors now have a wider FM and health and safety remit, the show will once again be running alongside two highly relevant and complementary shows. The first is Facilities Management 2016, which focuses on the large scale and multi-site facilities industry and will also feature the Cleaning Zone. This zone focuses on buyers and suppliers from within the cleaning industry and will include some of the top innovations at the heart of the facilities industry, from exhibitors such as Cleaning City, Disposables UK, SEBO and IRTS. The second co-location is the Health and Safety Event, run by Western Business Exhibitions. Visitors will be able to access all three shows with one badge which further demonstrates the commitment Maintec 2016 has to providing an educational and industry focused event with, freeto-attend seminars and a range of of show floor entertainment.

Registration Registration is now open for Maintec 2016. Please visit the website ( or contact the number below to register for free. For exhibiting opportunities at Maintec 2016 contact Daniel Gray on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or email



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NEW UK Preview With more companies and brands already showcasing at National Electronics Week 2016 than ever before, this year is set to be the biggest gathering of electronic and manufacturing professionals in the UK. With the coming together of MACH, Drives & Controls and five other industry specific events all under one roof, it is an engineer’s wonderland! National Electronics Week has always been a great event for showcasing the larger machinery and this year they expect to exceed everyone’s expectations, here is a sneaky peak at what some of the exhibitors will be bringing along.

JACTRON STANTRONIC INSTRUMENTS 3 new oscilloscope ranges in 3 different formats to suit all requirements: a) PC-based, USB Controlled. b) Compact Touch Screen. c) Low Cost Benchtop.

The Innodisk 3MG2-P 2 TB Industrial grade SSD suitable A variety of industrial grade storage solutions covering; DRAM, SSD, Embedded Storage, Memory cards and USB’s.


ELITE7 PICKERING INTERFACES A selection from their range of 1000+ PXI switching, programmable resistor and instrumentation modules The daily PXI Show seminar programme. PCI and LXI switching products, connectivity solutions, and a demonstration of Pickering’s new eBIRST switching system test tools.

TURNER ELECTRONICS The new Ecostrip 9380 – Cut & Strip Machine by Schleuniger in partnership with Turner Electronics.


Full SMT Line will be on show this year from Elite 7. Bare board PCB Loader In-Line Fully Automatic Large board screen printer from ESE , the ESE LX-3 is the first of it’s kind to be exhibited at a UK Exhibition Hanwha SM482L Large Board Flexible pick and place machine various conveyors, 5 Zone EMS Reflow Oven and a JUTZE In-Line AOI Machine.

Jalel Tabib from the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency for Tunisia will be on hand with plenty of information about investment opportunities in Tunisia. With good governance and rule of law, unique quality of life and strategic positioning the Mediterranean, a pool of talent and a highly skilled workforce, multiple financial and tax incentives and modern and high quality infrastructure; this is a free and transparent investment environment.



FREE ST 70/TD-100 MBT 350 Promotion! For every MBT 350 Multi Channel Rework System purchased, PACE will supply an ST 70/TD-100 Soldering Station FREE while stocks last. PACE will also be showing the TD-100 with the new LONG LIFE DIAMOND SERIES Tip Heater Cartridge. Demonstrating the installation of 0.5mm pitch QFP using the Mini-Wave Technique.

ATE Solutions will be showing their new “Automatic Vision Module” as part of their range of FLEX test systems. The unit on display will be demonstrating the ability to automatically test the presence and colour temperature of LED lighting units.


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AND DON’T MISS.... The Area Array Bottom Termination & Fine Pitch Rework Experience Experience all the most demanding rework challenges in the industry in one exhibition feature. You can watch experts rework boards featuring area array, fine pitch, underfill and conformally coated boards and ask their advice on your own repair challenge.


The Hand Soldering Competition

Functional circuit tests of IoT devices in real-time, highspeed automated optical inspection of PCBs and unrivaled test coverage from a single source: GOEPEL electronic will bring the latest strategies for JTAG/Boundary Scan and AOI at booth 420. Visitors will encounter the leading edge in high level inspection, test and programming. Advances in faster, more efficient and higher-output quality assurance will be the focus.

The IPC Hand Soldering Competition in association with Advanced Rework Technologies will return to National Electronics Week. Participants will compete against each other to build a functional electronics assembly within a 45-minute time limit. Assemblies will be judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610F Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced and overall electrical functionality of the assembly. Debbie Wade and Mark Harvey both from Advanced Rework Technology Ltd will serve as the judges and the 2016 winners will be awarded on the last day of the expo (14th April) on the show floor by National Electronics Week Director, Claire Saunders.

PEAK TEST We will be co-exhibiting with our new partner Equip-Test. Peak will offer Equip-Test’s customers high quality, custom designed Functional Test Systems, and together the partners will provide unrivalled European support services covering commercial, design and manufacturing areas as a ‘one-stopshop’.

EUROPLACER Europlacer iineo and Speedprint Stencil Printer SP710AVi. To complement , we have the fastest inline AOI machine on the market from Aleader, ALD770Pro; a full range of High Definition Inspection equipment from Tagarno; cost effective XRAY systems from Unicomp and under PCB support tooling for Stencil Printers from RED-E-SET.

ASPEN ELECTRONICS The Bode 100 Vector Network Analyser for applications in the frequency range 1Hz to 40MHz. MicSig’s new range of “tablet” oscilloscopes ideal for applications where maximum portability is required, without compromising on screen size. Keysight’s unique current drain measuring systems for accurately determining “sleep”, “wake” and “power” modes. The GW Instek range of Electrical Safety Testers, complimented by the patented Multiplex Scanner Box

The PXI Seminar Theatre Hosting seminars such as: • National Instruments, Aaron Edgcumbe:The Future of Test is Open with the PXI Platform • Marvin Test, Victor Fernandes: Instrument, Hardware & Software Simulation in a Test System • Pickering Interfaces, Nick Hickford: PXI Switching Self-Test • Shaun Fuller: PXI Switch & Programmable Resistor Selection – Making the Correct Choices • + Many more, keep checking the website for details.

The NEW Seminar Theatre UK Electronics Skills Foundation - Stewart Edmonson, CEO: Tackling the Graduate Skills Shortage in the Electronics Sector + Sponsored Daily Seminar from ECSN. + More to be announced

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Countdown continues to London infrastructure shows There are just a few weeks to go until this year’s biggest infrastructure event opens its doors in London. Infrarail 2016, the exhibition for equipment products and services for railway infrastructure, and the CITE - Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition 2016, focusing on products and services needed for transport projects, utilities, communications and energy networks, take place at ExCeL London in the capital’s Docklands from 12 to 14 April. Registration for free entry to both events is open via the show websites – and www.cite-uk. com. These feature links providing the quickest way to register to attend both exhibitions plus the wide range of associated activities taking place as part of them. Entry to one event also provides access to the other. Online registration closes at midnight on 11 April. For visitors who register on arrival at ExCeL London, a £20 entry fee will be payable. More than 230 companies will now be exhibiting at the combined shows. Innovation will be much in evidence

and many companies will be taking part in Infrarail or CITE for the first time. They will be bringing plenty of new ideas to the market, providing visiting engineers, managers and buyers with a great opportunity to explore the latest that the supply sector have to offer. Network Rail, HS2 Ltd and Crossrail, plus supplier organisations that include the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Alliance and the Rail Plant Association, are all Infrarail Show Partners, and in many cases are contributing to the busy programme of supporting activities planned for Infrarail. Finishing touches are now being put to this programme. Infrarail attendees will be able to hear keynote speeches from industry leaders – Network Rail Chairman Sir Peter Hendy and David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director at London Underground will be among senior figures delivering addresses. And running throughout

the show will be informative industry seminars and briefings, project updates and discussion groups. These will all take place in the exhibition hall and will be free to attend. CITE 2016 will also be accompanied by its own programme of keynote addresses, industry seminars and project updates. In addition, the CITE Conference, presented as two half-day sessions, will aim to assist companies that wish to improve their performance in supplying the market civil infrastructure products and services. Full details of all that will be happening at Infrarail and CITE can be found at the show websites, together with the latest lists of exhibitors. For additional information contact the organising team at or



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Foodex returns to the NEC Foodex 2016, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 18-20 April 2016. The biennial exhibition is set to showcase the latest trends across the food manufacturing sectors from traceability to new ingredients spanning the bakery, beverage, dairy, fresh, ingredients, logistics, meat and seafood sectors. The exhibition is the ideal place for the manufacturing industry to connect with new suppliers, meet new customers and discover the latest new product ranges. Visitors also benefit from face to face interactions with exhibitors and the chance to view new innovations as – or even before – they hit the market. A raft of big brands will return to the NEC to make the most of the opportunity to meet with buyers both from the UK and abroad. Equipment and packaging companies will also be there with Multivac UK, ULMA Packaging, Reiser UK and Handtmann joining the event to showcase their latest innovations.

Over 100 sessions and 250 speakers deliver rich content for attendees A rich programme of content will be available to visitors both at the Foodex event as well as co-located shows Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show and the National Convenience Show. With over 100 sessions and 250 speakers confirmed, visitors can hear from the industry’s leading experts on a wide range of topics including food and drink fraud, protecting supply chains and opportunities and threats in exporting. Highlighting one of the biggest, ongoing issues facing the industry, the skills gap will be addressed at the Foodex Future Skills Summit. A number of leading experts will gather to address the challenges facing the industry and what can be done to encourage fresh talent to climb the ranks. Key spokespersons will join the panel from the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and National Skills Academy with further keynote speakers set to be announced soon.

Great New Idea In addition to a wide range of free-to-attend demonstrations, interactive debates and seminars across the exhibition’s three days, the show will play host to the Great New Idea competition. Exhibitors will be asked to submit a new product/ idea that has been launched within the sector for the opportunity to win the Best New Idea Award, which will presented in the show theatre. Foodex will also once again play host to the Premier Young Butcher competition in conjunction with the National Federation for Meat & Food Traders (NFMTF). It will welcome butchery apprentices from across the UK to compete producing and displaying innovative Ready to Eat, Stuffed Roast, Seam Butchery, Barbecue and Kitchen Ready products. In addition, NFMTF ‘s National Meat Product Competition 2016 will also return for the sixth consecutive event. Speaking about Foodex 2016, Event Director, Dan Dixon, said: “Face-to-face events are important for most industries to demonstrate what they do. They present an opportunity for exhibiting companies to meet with potential and current buyers and demonstrate new products. The biennial timeline is to allow that innovation to grow. Face to face is obviously a key part of how people want to do business. This is a significant date in the food calendar for people to come along and see what is going on in the industry.” To register free of charge, receiving entry to all co-located shows, visit


Source new solutions at Foodex 2016 Whatever part of the industry you represent, at Foodex and its co-located shows you’ll find a show-floor full of ideas to enhance productivity, improve efficiency and boost your business. Held every two years, the shows bring together over 1200 suppliers plus over 100 informative sessions from more than 250 experts.

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The Total Show returns to the PPMA

for all-new September line-up The UK’s premier processing and packaging machinery and packaging materials exhibition, The PPMA Total Show 2016, returns to the Birmingham NEC this September for the first time in its history, moving from its usual summer slot. The PPMA Total Show incorporates three major exhibition brands – PPMA, Pakex and Interphex – highlighting the latest innovations in materials, containers and packaging design, as well as the very latest processing and packaging machinery, industrial automation and vision innovations. The PPMA Total Show 2016, which runs over three days from 27-29 September 2016, will be the first under the sole ownership of the PPMA for over a decade. It will see the return of popular exhibitors including Festo Ltd, supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology, Reiser, supplier of processing, portioning and packaging equipment and solutions for a wide range of food processing industries and Schubert, the automated packaging system specialist.

non-members alike. Attended by thousands of quality buyers and industry experts, this event is not to be missed.”

With more than 250 exhibitors already confirmed, organisers are confident that the 2016 show will be bigger and better than ever. Speaking about its return, Grant Jamieson, Chairman, PPMA Group of Associations, said: “The PPMA Total Show brings together buyers and sellers at one of the most visually dynamic exhibitions of the latest processing and packaging machinery, materials, industrial automation and vision innovations. What’s more as a trade association we have been able to keep stand space pricing as competitive as possible, offering the very best value to members and

Expanding on the success achieved at the PPMA Show 2015, the Total 2016 exhibition will open its doors to a wide range of materials, containers and packaging design companies as well as playing host to companies specialising in pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and engineering solutions. Incorporating Pakex and Interphex, the show aims to provide businesses across the packaging design and pharmaceutical sectors with an unrivalled opportunity to reach the right decision makers and showcase precisely how their solutions can address a number of particular


processing and packaging challenges. New PPMA Group CEO, Andrew Mint, who joined the association on the 1st February 2016, said: “I am delighted to join the PPMA Group ahead of The PPMA Total Show 2016. The show is a great opportunity for businesses to get their brand, products and equipment in front of a high profile audience and celebrate the innovation that the industry has to offer.” For more information on the 2016 PPMA Total Show, or for details on exhibiting please visit, call 020 8773 8111 or email


The Engineering Simulation Show – returns for its third year to the iconic Roundhouse in Derby on 7th April 2016. Over recent years, simulation has revolutionised the product development process and has become a central technique in helping manufacturers verify and validate the function of a product, the manufacturability of the product and in improving product development decision making by allowing swift and cost effective comparison of design options. By bringing together hundreds of senior professionals from a wide range of disciplines and industrial sectors who share a professional interest in the use of engineering simulation software, the event has become a firm fixture in the engineering events calendar.


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Offering a unique opportunity for software developers, resellers and consultancies to engage with this high quality audience to showcase new product and service developments, The Engineering Simulation Show provide the perfect platform for exhibitors to demonstrate how these platforms solve the most challenging engineering problems and for visitors to explore and virtual prototyping can help solve the most of complex products and systems challenges. Featuring keynote technical presentations from businesses such as Rolls-Royce, JCB, Altair, ANSYS and MSC Software, the event delivers a strong technical agenda and a unique commercial opportunity. In the last two years the event has attracted a broad engineering audience from small consultancies through to the largest engineering OEMs who have an interest in the simulation field. The event will be held the day after The Engineering Testing Show, creating a unique two day experience.

Derby is at the centre of key engineering supply chains including aerospace, automotive and rail. Rolls-Royce, JCB, Bombardier and Toyota all have a major presence within the city. As a result, we expect to attract a high number of engineering decision makers on the day, providing a fantastic networking event that will allow exhibitors and visitors alike to connect with a whole range of users throughout the engineering sector. For further details please contact Ken Davies, Director, GSE Media Ltd on 01332-258317 or



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New Colour Coded Testing Beats Cross Contamination the budget. And if you were worried about performance – don’t be – this system delivers a speedy 3 second response thanks to TME’s unique Thermasprint design. MD, Tom Sensier: “The old system of buying multi-coloured thermometers just isn’t financially sustainable any more – not for the customer or even for the supplier who is expected to stock all the colours of the rainbow! And what’s the point of reducing cross contamination if you can’t make sure the needle probe itself is sterile? With our new system it’s only the probes – a low cost item - which ‘change’ colour – and because they’re dishwasher-safe you get a much more hygienic result.” Everything in its place TME has even has even thought about safe and convenient storage for your thermometer and probes, including a convenient wall mounted storage option. TME’s CA2005PKW Kit includes the robust CA2005 thermometer, six different coloured probes, all safely housed within a colour coded stainless steel wall mount unit – all for an unbeatable £144. Visit Foodex 2016 to see the NEW low cost, colour coded temperature range from British thermometer manufacturer, TME – a high performance thermocouple thermometer with a choice of interchangeable, colour coded food probes you can actually run through a dishwasher. Colour coded food safety Testing core food temperature obviously requires direct contact so it’s not surprising that colour coded food thermometers are also used – like colour coded knives and chopping boards – to prevent the spread of bacteria from one food group to another. But why go to the expense of buying different coloured thermometers when you only need one? CA2005 Temperature Range TME’s new colour coded temperature range offers a single IP67 waterproof thermometer with a choice of colour coded, high accuracy probes – delivering an impressive 3 second response. Each probe is fitted with a thermocouple mini plug so it’s easy to switch between food groups and most important of all - the probes are dishwasher-safe for ease of cleaning and sterilisation. Affordable Food Hygiene More hygienic than using conventional colour coded pen thermometers - which can’t be run through a dishwasher - the new range is also much cheaper. At just £15 a probe, £55 for the thermometer or £117 for TME’s neat thermometer-and-5-probe-bundle, the new system is kinder on


“The CA2005 range benefits any business handling food from different food groups in close proximity - from small scale food producers right through to larger commercial kitchens and food operators.” Visit stand H288 at Foodex 2016 to see the CA2005 range along with TME’s many other innovative products like the programmable MM7100 Bluetooth Barcode alarm thermometer and TME’s huge range of fixed and handheld food temperature sensors. TME – When temperature matters +44(0) 1903 700751

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SICK Makes the Safe Factory More Productive at MACH2016 VISITORS to MACH 2016 are promised a glimpse of the future of industrial safety as the global market leader SICK continues its roll-out of next-generation safety products on stand 5969. Safety and manufacturing specialists from SICK will demonstrate its new DFS60S Pro safety encoder, microScan3 safety laser scanner and deTec4 Prime safety light curtain, all designed to increase uptime and efficiency in automated production and warehousing environments through more dynamic safety. “Dynamic safety is an enabler of improved productivity in the Industry 4.0 Smart Factory,” explains Dr Martin Kidman, safety specialist from SICK UK. “We’ll be introducing technologies developed to meet the needs of a more connected and fast-moving production environment. “Instead of cumbersome fencedoff areas that exclude personnel and introduce long downtimes when access is required, SICK is developing its industrial safety

products to enable better humanmachine collaboration through safe motion control and uninterrupted production with flowing protective fields.” SICK will be showing its DFS60S Pro incremental safety encoder, enabling motion to be safely monitored in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s) or in machinery requiring frequent operator interaction. The DFS60S Pro enables safe operator interaction at reduced speeds without the need to stop the machine. Especially when teamed with the Flexi Soft FX3-MOC Drive Monitor, the DFS60S Pro permits safe working without loss of productivity during routine operations such as piece part loading, magazine replacement, adjustment on machining centres or splicing of material on reel-fed machinery. Using a single DFS60S Pro, the rotating shaft speed can be

monitored as part of a safety function with a required performance level of PLd / SIL2. If using two encoders, PLe / SIL3 can be achieved. SICK will also be demonstrating its full range of Smart Sensors at MACH 2016, including the new Trispector 3D Vision Sensor, and its full industrial instrumentation product range. For more information on the SICK range of products, please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email


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A good machine risk assessment is a call to action Have you actioned yours? Don’t get caught out. You can be compliant AND more efficient if you use technology to support your efforts. We understand that completing machine risk assessments can be a time consuming process. A machine inspection report for your site may consist of 500+ pages of PDF reports, which can be hard to read, allocate responsibility and track. There can also be difficulties in collating the evidence of actions taken in order to keep your auditor happy, which results in an unenviable task on your hands. You need an easier, more efficient way of managing the machine risk assessment process and your actions so that you don’t get caught out. DS Smith Paper Ltd were fined £400,000 following the death of a worker who became trapped in unguarded machine. HSE Inspector Simon Jones stated; “A proper risk assessment would have highlighted these dangers and established safe practices for staff instead of putting their lives at risk.” Click here to read the full story on the HSE Website.


In the words of Daniel Burrus ;Tech Futurist and Innovation expert ; “We currently find ourselves in what I would call the big deal phase of a digital transformation”. Daniel has based three decades of research to distinguish between what he calls ‘Hard Trends’, trends that will happen, from ’Soft Trends’, trends that might happen. A hard trend is one which is inevitable. We know that paper-based reports will soon be eradicated altogether. The increasing use of digital solutions such as cloud applications computing is one which the most innovative organizations will be using to save cost and gain insight and efficiency, in this case, for the management of PUWER inspections and CE marking machinery. in the not so distant future. RiskMach is the answer. RiskMach is the first purpose built platform for managing PUWER inspections, machine risk assessments and all

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resulting documentation in a single location. It provides an open platform for all stakeholders in machine safety to record and action their risk assessments. RiskMach has been developed and written BY machine safety experts FOR you. Those who use and / or manage the use of machines every day; • Health and Safety Managers • Engineering Managers • Project Engineers and Managers • Machine Manufacturers RiskMach is a Web-based (Cloud) application, which enables; • Multi-user and collaborative web based • Remote logon • User permissions • App integration • Help section with videos We recognise that writing the machine risk assessment is just the beginning. What makes a system powerful is its ability to reflect how YOU work and provide a solution that facilitates YOU rather than holding you back. Duplication is our enemy and printing paper reports is a form of this to be avoided where

reasonably to do so. A machinery risk assessment often requires engineering change or repairs, so RiskMach supports multiple users allowing each to provide evidence of actions taken. We can even include references to your existing maintenance management systems to avoid yes, you guessed it… duplication!. RiskMach knows you’re stuck in the middle communicating the contents of the technical machine risk assessment report and perhaps you’re not feeling too comfortable with that. It allows you unlimited sharing of your machine risk assessments with suppliers and consultants outside the business so that they can interact directly with the machine risk assessments uploading their evidence and responses directly. So there you have it, PUWER inspection software and machine risk assessment software that gives you everything you need for your Machine Risk Assessment Journey! If you would like a free online demo of the RiskMach software, please click below ;


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Did you know it is possible to save 90% on your building cooling costs? An EcoCooling direct evaporative cooling can be used as a carbon friendly alternative to air conditioning to provide up to 90% energy savings at a fraction of the capital cost of a traditional air conditioning or ventilation system. A simple system of just one unit can provide up to 30kW of cooling from just 1kW of electricity and can cover an area of 250sqm or a 15m diameter circle in a typical manufacturing or logistics operation. The only service requirements are 240v electricity and a mains water supply. Alternative products and bespoke control systems are available to suit various installation requirements.

EcoCooling evaporative coolers offer many advantages over traditional systems They are safe, cost effective and require only simple maintenance. Their low power usage has little impact on the site maximum demand and can release power availability if it is used to replace refrigeration. Advanced control systems connect to any existing BMS system. There are no refrigerants and the installation cost can be up to a quarter of the cost of traditional systems. Installation in most cases is quick and entails minimum, if any, disruption to production. EcoCoolers can also provide air flow through the side or top, allowing installation to be flexible and cheaper when roof penetration is not an option.

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Improving the value of food waste Matt Hale, International Sales Manager for HRS Heat Exchangers, explains how innovations in heating, pasteurisation and concentration technology can help food waste AD operators to thrive in the face of dwindling renewable energy subsidies.


he past five years have seen an unprecedented growth in Britain’s anaerobic digestion (AD) sector, with the number of operational plants increasing by over 600 per cent outside of the water sector*. Alongside facilities treating sewage and agricultural feedstocks, there are now 78 AD plants treating a variety of food wastes, including on-site food and drink processing residues, local authority waste, and commercial and industrial waste**. It’s easy to see why food waste AD has proved so popular. Processing organic wastes through anaerobic digestion not only cuts greenhouse gas emissions by diverting waste from landfill, it generates homegrown renewable energy and produces a biofertiliser (digestate), rich in valuable nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.

Government’s assault on renewables However, recent government policy has failed to recognise these benefits. No sooner had the industry announced the UK’s 400th AD plant in July 2015, than the new Conservative government slammed on the brakes, removing both preaccreditation for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and AD’s exemption from the Climate Change Levy. Although DECC has recently confirmed its commitment to reintroduce pre-accreditation for the FIT scheme, its ambition remains startlingly low: government will provide support for a maximum of around 20 MW of additional AD capacity each year between 2016-19. This compares to an industry deployment of 48 MW in 2014 alone. Government’s assault on renewables, which some feel is paving the way for a zero-subsidy future, has also impacted the finance community and will undoubtedly make it more


Digestate concentration technology overview difficult for AD developers to attract funding. On top of this, some industry experts believe the UK AD industry has reached a ‘tipping point’, with food waste AD plant capacity outstripping available feedstock. And with England looking unlikely to follow Scotland and Wales in banning food waste from landfill any time soon, this situation is not expected to change in the near future. Faced with increasing competition, falling gate fees and diminishing incentives, it is therefore more important than ever that food waste AD plants are operated efficiently, with every aspect of the process optimised to ensure maximum return on investment. One area that many food waste AD operators are still missing out on is the potential extra income that could be made from the biofertiliser end product of the AD process – digestate. Dismissed as an afterthought by some in the past, today’s successful operators keep it firmly at the heart of their business. They understand that creating a quality end product, which can then be sold to farmers and landowners – and using as little energy as possible to do so – is essential for a thriving AD operation that will continue to appeal to investors. *Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), Sept 2015

Efficient digestate pasteurisation In order for digestate to be a saleable commodity, it must be pasteurised to PAS 110 certification standards. This accreditation provides reassurance to growers that it is safe to be applied to land. The 3 Tank Batch Sludge Pasteuriser System from HRS Heat Exchangers achieves this using up to 70 per cent less energy than existing competitor technology. The system works on a three tank principle: while one tank is being filled, the second tank holds the digestate above 70°C, at the same time as the third tank is being emptied. Each process last one hour. Traditionally, systems that heat digestate in a tank use a heating jacket – a bit like waiting for a giant kettle to boil – and then dump the heat after it has served its original purpose. The HRS system, however, employs energy recovery and is typically two to three times more efficient. By transferring energy from the hotter (pasteurised) sludge to the colder (unpasteurised) sludge, energy consumption is reduced by up to 70 per cent, maximising heat which would have otherwise been wasted. This also circumvents the need to **ADBA Policy Report, Nov 2015

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install an additional heat source such as a biomass boiler, which could add hundreds of thousands of pounds to a project.

Reduced costs With developers looking to reduce costs in every area of their AD operation, today’s efficient pasteurisation systems offer reduced downtime and increased digestate production. The inner tube in the HRS system’s exchanger which carries the digestate is a unique corrugated design; unlike the smooth tubes used in alternative exchangers. This boosts heat transfer by creating extra turbulence and also helps reduce fouling – as the digestate travels around the system, it’s less likely to stick to the tube wall, downtime and maintenance, as well as increasing the system’s lifespan.

Traceability But perhaps the most important factor for any AD operator looking to purchase a new pasteurisation system is traceability. The ability to trace a batch of digestate back to its original feedstock consignment is invaluable in demonstrating accountability and providing peace of mind, and is an important feature of the HRS system, which uses the company’s in-house software to ensure its clients remain accountable and compliant with PAS 110 standards at all times.

Sustainability Reducing the liquid fraction can greatly help to overcome these issues. The Digestate Concentration System (DCS) from HRS superheats liquid digestate in a vacuum, increasing the dry matter typically from four per cent to 20 per cent and reducing the overall volume of digestate produced. This means that up to 60 per cent less storage capacity is needed and fewer lorry loads are required, helping curb a plant’s transportation costs and carbon footprint. The water removed by the process is then recovered and can be mixed with the AD feedstock, increasing the efficiency of the digester and reducing the overall amount of energy and water used.

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Flexible and adaptable With increased competition for feedstock among food waste AD operators, digestate stocks can fluctuate depending on the volume of feedstock being processed at the front end. It is therefore important that operators employ a pasteurisation system which is capable of running a continuous process even when stock levels fall. HRS’s addition of four level temperature probes – three in the bottom of each tank and one in the top – means the tanks can be filled to half capacities should the demand or flow drop off, allowing for continuous and flexible digestate production. Without these probes, the system would be put on a ‘go slow’ waiting for the tanks to fill, which would not only require more heat but would also incur the expense of slowing down production or shutting the system and restarting. It is also imperative that a pasteurisation system is tailored to meet an individual plant’s needs. AD operators are now increasingly demanding systems which offer a reduced footprint, scalability and a flexible lead-time; all of which are standard with HRS. *** Projected ‘low’ scenario, ADBA Policy Report, Nov 2015

Pasteurisation and concentration techniques improve the value of food waste at an AD plant HRS Digestate Concentration System (DCS)

Overcoming digestate storage issues Yet while heat exchanger and pasteurisation technology is helping food waste AD operators to create a quality digestate, the sheer volumes being produced can be difficult to manage. A typical 1.5 MW plant generates as much as 40,000 TPA of liquid digestate, bringing significant economic and logistical challenges associated with its storage and transportation. And as best practice dictates that digestate should not be applied to land all year round, digestate storage is a major consideration for AD operators. In fact, spreading digestate at the wrong time of year, when the crop is unable to take full advantage of its nutrients, reduces its value and risks polluting the environment.

The use of intelligent heat exchanger, pasteurisation and concentration technology could help food waste AD operators to recover nearly half the heat produced by their AD plant and assist them in producing a quality biofertiliser, at the same time as making cost and energy savings. Maximising the value of digestate will give AD operators the best chance of not only surviving, but thriving in the face of uncertain government subsidies.



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Inspection kit that ticks the sustainable box There’s no getting away from the fact that food manufacturers have a lot on their plate right now, including how to balance being more cost efficient, productive and competitive with investing in more sustainable line equipment. Given that we live in a throwaway society, the big question is how can a manufacturer of metal detectors assist food producers to be more sustainable with their equipment purchasing decisions? As proverbs go, ‘Waste Not Want Not’ is one that resonates highly at Fortress Technology and this filters across our entire metal inspection range. One of the underpinning themes of the Save Food initiative is giving manufacturers access to more sustainable production systems and methods. That’s where we can help. With 90% of Fortress metal detectors sold to UK food factories, extending the lifespan of equipment and optimising ROI for our growing customer base is where we focus a large amount of our R&D efforts. In turn it means we can assist food factories to be leaner and act greener. Making sustainable equipment purchasing decisions Arguably, food waste is where the real sustainability agenda lies. It was good to see the recent report from the Environment Agency praising our food and drink sector for being more resource efficient and cutting down the amount of waste. False product rejects as a result of false metal detection readings can amount to £14,000 annually per production line. This is partly down to the way the magnetic field reacts to the product characteristics, especially in wet products, so the sensitivity of the detector head plays a big part. But I agree with Lord Smith that we must continue to strive for more improvements. Fortress recognises that for many manufacturers it can be challenging to demonstrate and quantify sustainability. Even the word itself means different things to different generations, from environmentally friendly to organic, or ethical or transparency. Another challenge is the split about what constitutes sustainability between consumers and


industry. This is in part due to the fact there are so many aspects to the agenda - from acting more eco-friendly by reducing energy consumption and your carbon footprint, to tackling the volume of food that ends up in landfill. Many larger EU businesses today are finding themselves under pressure from investors to provide hard evidence of sustainable actions. It means you can’t just claim to be sustainable; you have to prove and rubber stamp it. Not backward in coming forward A backward compatible offering might sound a bit retro. However, every one of our customers tells us that the ability to upgrade equipment with the very latest technology so it is ‘fit for purpose’ for years to come helps them to achieve their sustainability goals and save them significant money in one swoop. It was a real swing factor for Nutrition Group which ordered six Stealth metal detectors. For a new customer Fortress regards this as a sizeable order and a real vote of confidence for our sustainability proposition. Tim Edwards, Facilities Manager at Nutrition Group agrees: “The problem with a lot of equipment is that it can quickly become outdated, but Fortress says that it will guarantee to support its metal detectors, even if I call them up needing a part in 10 years’ time. That’s a big commitment.” Realistically, with the right maintenance, a well-built metal detector can run for 20+ years. Machinery innovation isn’t going to slow-up. There’s always going to be faster, more efficient and cutting edge technological solutions coming to market. But that doesn’t mean you need to prematurely bin your perfectly functional kit because it doesn’t comply with the latest retail inspection standards or regulations. A metal detector is big hunk of equipment, most with coils embedded in epoxy or even concrete, making it harder to reclaim and recycle components when it enters the waste stream. Legacy systems have a reputation for being expensive to maintain. But there are viable alternatives. Much of

this will be directed by your supplier, their R&D capabilities and experience, and willingness to look beyond the order list to invest in upgrades. A good example of this is when M&S revised its Codes of Practice in 2012. Within weeks Fortress issued the required software and safety feature upgrades, costing approximately 70% less than acquiring a brand new metal detector system. Also, I don’t know many suppliers willing to bolt their technology onto another’s. But it’s how the sector is evolving. Up to 15% of global equipment sold by our company is integrated into non-Fortress units. Customers value it because it optimises their ROI. There’s much to be said, from many environmental vantage points, about postponing replacement purchases of anything, not just metal detectors. If we can do our bit to keep what’s already made out of the waste stream and delay the additional environmental costs of making something new, in my view that’s responsible waste stewardship and a big tick for every manufacturer who is striving to achieve their sustainability goals. Discover more at PPMA 2015 where Fortress Technology is showcasing its sustainable food inspection innovations, stand B01.

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One giant leap for safety: AZM400 Schmersal presents new solenoid interlock for heavy safety doors at SPS IPC Drives trade fair At the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in November, the Schmersal Group presented an extension of its programme of solenoid interlocks. Characteristic properties of the AZM400 include the very high clamping force of 10,000 N, the bistable active principle and the electro-motorised locking pin. This means that the new range is also suitable for very large, motor-powered safety doors, e.g. from CNC processing centres. The combination of electronics and sensors represents a high level of availability from the userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective as well as interesting additional functions with a very high level of safety. The fail-safe AZM 400 bolt interlock consists of a locking unit with sensor technology and a motor-driven locking bolt, along with an actuator that features an encoded RFID-tag and a locking hole with two permanent magnets in which the locking bolt engages. As soon as the lock-


ing bolt has reached sufficient depth, the guard system is considered to be safely locked. Here, the AZM400 reaches a clamping force of 10,000 N. By integrating RFID technology in the safety sensors, the coding level high is reached for the individually encoded versions in accordance with ISO 14119. Not only with the locking function but also the clamping function, the bolt lock achieves PL e and cat. 4 according to DIN EN ISO 13849-1 as well as SIL 3 according to IEC 61508. The high level of safety for the clamping function is attained among other ways by the two-channel unlocking signal. This ensures that the system is not unlocked unintentionally, for example, in the event of a cross connection. Uncontrolled access to hazard areas is thereby prevented in this way. The AZM400 is a bistable system, which maintains the last locked status of the interlock in the event of a power failure. Even with hazardous run-on movements, the safety door remains securely interlocked if the voltage supply should be interrupted.

The AZM400 makes unlocking against lateral forces of up to 300 N possible. In this way, interruptions in the production process are avoided and productivity of the machines and systems is increased. Thanks to the integrated safety-related sensor technology, the bolt position can be monitored and fault conditions identified. Consequently, the number of fault messages is reduced, which likewise contributes towards greater productivity. The new type of input circuit for actuation of the guard locking function makes it possible to connect the AZM400 to all common safety control systems. These safety control systems can be equipped both with P/P and P/N outputs. To do this, no different versions of the AZM400 are necessary.

March 2016

Engineering Utilities encouraging MACH attendees to bring their own metal


eading supplier of metal finishing equipment and consumables, Engineering Utilities, is encouraging attendees of April’s MACH Exhibition to bring their own metal samples to be treated in one of the company’s exclusive deburring and edge-rounding machines. Exhibiting at the event for the first time, Engineering Utilities will be highlighting its exclusive UK distribution licence with Loewer, by setting up an all-in-one surface finishing machine on its stand. As well as promoting the machine’s benefits and features, visitors will also receive a first-hand look at the quality service and machinery provided by the Yorkshire-based company. The distribution licence for Loewer is just one in a long line of exclusivities held by Engineering Utilities, which also includes Eisenblatter, Boeck, NS Maquinas and the revolutionary TIG Brush®. In addition to the Loewer machine, the company will also have the full range of TIG Brush® machines and

a selection of Eisenblatter products to trial, so is encouraging attendees to bring along anything they want deburring, edge rounding, weld cleaning, grinding or finishing. Leeds-based Engineering Utilities specialises in supplying equipment and consumables for metal preparation, finishing and cleaning to a diverse range of market sectors throughout the UK and Ireland. Established in 1976 and spearheaded by the four Soulsby brothers, Engineering Utilities’ solutions-driven approach is like no other in the industry – the team regularly source bespoke machines and equipment based on a customer’s specific requirements, bringing first-class innovation to the sector. This approach enables the team to maintain an unrivalled reputation for offering outstanding service, expert advice and quality products at competitive prices.

food and catering, transportation, pharmaceutical and construction. Director of Engineering Utilities, Nigel Soulsby, said: “As leading suppliers in surface finishing, we pride ourselves on being able to provide customers with a solution to their metal finishing requirements. “We’re excited to be exhibiting at the event, and it is the perfect opportunity to showcase our range of varied distribution licences to customers, both new and old.” Engineering Utilities will be on stand 4689 at the MACH exhibition which takes place between 11-15th April at NEC, Birmingham. Those interested in registering for the upcoming MACH Exhibition can register by following this link.

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WEG strengthens

hazardous area motor capability WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, is strengthening its hazardous area capability by offering companies operating in the oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical industries (among others) an even more comprehensive range of energy-efficient motors for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The company is to add a new Ex e (Increased Safety) version to its W22X line – one of the broadest ranges of hazardous area motors currently available – in order to meet the growing demand in Europe for more cost-effective classified area equipment. “We are committed to helping motor users ensure product safety whilst keeping running costs down when it comes to operating essential equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors and mixers in hazardous areas,” comments Andrew Glover, European LV Motors Product Manager. “With this in mind, we want to be as flexible as possible in satisfying the diverse requirements and specifications of the market and we are one of the few manufacturers capable of offering such a broad range of safe, efficient and reliable hazardous area motors in line the latest EU and international regulations.” Manufactured in accordance with the latest edition of IEC 600797:2015 (Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety ‘e’), the W22Xe line is available in frame sizes from 63 to 355 and rated outputs up to 400 kW. In parallel, a version in compliance with the recommendations of the German industrial association Verband der Industriellen Energie- und Kraftwirtschaft (VIK) can be offered.


Both ATEX and IECEx product certification is provided for the W22Xe line through SGS BASEEFA, with degrees of protection up to IP66 and ambient temperature range -55°C to +60°C covered within the scope. In line with WEG’s commitment to assist motor users boost energy efficiency, the W22Xe line is available in both IE2 and IE3 energy efficiency versions and – unlike most Ex e motors available on the market – has certification which permits them to be operated in combination with a variable speed drive (VSD). The housings of all motors in the W22X range feature an advanced cooling system with cooling fans that reduce noise emissions while significantly increasing heat dissipation, contributing to higher energy efficiency. Mechanical strength is enhanced by sturdy integrated mounting feet to ensure further reliability and durability.

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March 2016

New Health and Guidelines Huge Increase in Fines in England On 3 November 2015, the Sentencing Council published the new definitive guidelines along with supporting documents, including the response to the consultation for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. The new guidelines will apply to organisations in England and Wales that are sentenced on or after 1 February 2016 (regardless of the date of the offence) and to all individual offenders aged 18 and over. The Sentencing Council believed that the new guidelines were required for a number of reasons, including: • Inconsistency in sentences being imposed by courts for these types of offences. • The fact that courts were often unfamiliar with these types of offences and needed guidance. • Concerns that the sentences being imposed were too low and failing to have any significant economic impact on the organisations on which they were imposed. • Failure to meet the requirements of sentencing set out in Section 164 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which states that fines must reflect the seriousness of the offence and take into account the financial circumstances of the offender. 64|

To assist the courts in imposing sentences for the various offences, the Sentencing Council has published a series of case studies that: • Consider the steps in the guidelines. • Consider the facts that should be taken into account at each of the key steps. • Confirm which range and starting point is appropriate. But they don’t actually recommend what fine should be imposed. The case study for organisations convicted of health and safety offences makes it clear that: 1. If there is a risk of death, harm should be category 1. If injury actually occurred, even if there was no death, as category 1 is already the highest, the Court should move up within the fine category range. 2. Any arguably negligent actions by an injured employee (the example in the case study being the decision to work on a dormer roof without the necessary scaffolding and protection) would not be relevant to sentencing as they would have been reasonably foreseeable to the employer.

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Safety Sentencing Published and Wales Expected to Follow 3. Culpability would be high if the company failed to put in place measures that are recognised standards in the industry. 4. Steps taken to remedy the failings, acceptance of responsibility, a good health and safety record and a lack of previous convictions would all be mitigating factors. One of the key areas that still lacks clarity is how the courts should treat and define “very large organisations” (i.e. those organisations with a turnover or equivalent that very greatly exceeds the threshold for large organisations). In these instances, the new guidelines state that it may be necessary to move outside the suggested range to achieve a proportionate sentence. It is likely that the courts will utilise the environmental case of Thames Water (R. v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2015] EWCA Crim 960 (CA (Crim Div)), where it was stated that very large companies who are involved in cases of serious [environmental] crime could face fines of up to 100% of the company’s pre-tax net profits – even if this results in fines of more than £100 million. Sentences will increase for offences sentenced after 1 February 2016. Organisations currently being prosecuted may therefore decide to enter guilty pleas simply to try to get their case sentenced before the new guidelines come into force.

What Does This Mean for You? It will be key for organisations sentenced after 1 February 2016 to try to demonstrate that culpability and the risk of harm in their case falls into the lower categories, and therefore into the lower ranges for fines. This will not be an easy task, as prosecutors will be doing their best to persuade the court that the higher levels of culpability and harm are applicable. Michael Caplan QC, a member of the Sentencing Council, has stressed the importance of a “consistent approach to sentencing”, but how the courts will apply the new guidelines in the early days, when they will have few cases to provide them with guidance, remains to be seen. If you have any concerns relating to this article and need advice on a particular issue, please contact us.


March 2016

EPLAN to show increased strength at Drives and Controls Leading CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) solutions provider EPLAN will be showing an extensive array of innovative products at this year’s Drives and Controls exhibition. These will include the EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Fluid, EPLAN Harness proD as well as the company’s flagship product: EPLAN Electric P8. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to meet with EPLAN’s technical consultants and the “Community of Efficient Engineering” on stand D240 throughout the duration of the event, from 12-14 of April, 2016. Throughout the show, EPLAN will be providing visitors with an insight into how their electrical design processes can be taken to the next level using the EPLAN Data Portal, which increases automation and standardisation within an engineering project. The EPLAN Data Portal, which provides electrical engineers with rapid access to data on thousands of components and devices, has recently been expanded to include new updating, enhancing and filtering functions for device data, as well as eight additional new manufacturers and 11,000 new devices. Furthermore, 16 more product catalogues for existing manufacturers have been updated onto the Data Portal, providing engineers with the most up-todate product details. The comprehensive online portal now offers data for over half a million devices from more than 122 major manufacturers, including Mitsubishi Electric, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Schneider Electric, Omron and Weidmuller. The EPLAN stand will also host the “Community of Efficient Engineering” where HARTING, Mitsubishi Electric, Phoenix Contact, Rittal and Roxtec will

be demonstrating their products and interfaces with EPLAN. Visitors to the stand will also be able to discover more on EPLAN Experience, which makes EPLAN’s wide expertise readily available to its customers, via the purpose built EPLAN Experience wall. Moreover, throughout the day, the company will run a series of demonstrations highlighting the benefits of its various product ranges. Those interested in learning more about how EPLAN products can help with their own specific business needs have the opportunity to book a free 20-minute one-to-one consultation with EPLAN’s knowledgeable technical consultants. If you would like to arrange a meeting with one of EPLAN’s consultants at the show, please contact Michelle Simpson on +44 (0)1709 704100 or e-mail


March 2016

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March 2016

ACC Flooring ready

to celebrate 30 years in the Resin Flooring Industry

our “get it right first time” approach will be clear when you meet our team are proud to announce that July 2016 will see a very respectful 30 years in the business of installing resin flooring solutions to industry, over 3 decades we have worked closely with a broad spectrum of clients to help them achieve fit for purpose floor finishes whether that that be for aesthetic or functional purposes thus to help meet the very stringent guidelines that are daily demanded by a variety of governing bodies including, ISO, health and safety and insurance plus many more.

ACC Flooring

At ACC flooring we feel that client care and experience is priority, from the initial discussions about an individuals or a company’s needs we know that by listening and using out industry skills you can be assured of an installation that is fit for purpose, meeting guidelines depending on industry and most important being delivered on time, meeting budget with meaningful


guarantee’s. Over the years ACC have worked with companies from 2 employees to 100,000 employees, throughout every opportunity our focus is always providing a first class service and using products manufactured to the highest standard, with our operatives all being long standing ACC employees you can be assured of the highest calibre of work that only a team that has been together for a very long time can deliver. Below you can see the levels that ACC flooring are prepared to go to help you achieve not only a first class finish but also accreditation’s that ACC have secured to help support your company in assuring that your appointed contractor and supply chain needs meet tight industry standards. We hold a Critical Waste Carriers licence; this is part of our commitment to our customers and crucially to the environment.

We hold, CHAS, Achilles, Safe Contractor and Construction line Accreditation.

All of our Operatives are NVQ Level 2 qualified, with 1 member being SSSTS certified.

ACC Flooring are active full contractor members of the Resin Flooring Association FeRFA.

Whether you are valued existing client of ACC Flooring or you would like to contact us for the first time please be assured that our “get it right first time” approach will be clear when you meet our team, our contact details can be found below on our website link, we look forward to speaking to you soon.

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March 2016

Industrial Flooring from Quest Quest offer a wide-range of industrial flooring solutions to suit the huge variety of service conditions required by the demanding industrial industry. These include the use of screeds, high build epoxy coatings, and line marking. We have vast experience in the sector and can offer our customers expert advice on the concrete and resin flooring options available to them and constantly install high quality floor systems on time and on budget.

Line Markings We can integrate and apply the most modern line marking systems to new and existing floors. We can create any kind of marking you want, be it a line, sign or graphic, the most common markings we apply are: •

Route ways

Company logos


Zebra crossings

Industrial Screeds are an ideal covering in warehouses, production areas, aircraft hangers, automotive process lines and other areas where a hardwearing level floor is needed.

Pallet & loading bays

Hazard areas

Directional arrows

Alpha & Numeric markings

Advanced screeds which are better suited to wet processing areas such as chemical processing plants, food manufacturing & preparation areas and chemical containment zones are also available.

The Facts about Industrial Flooring from Quest

High Build Epoxy Coatings

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High Build Epoxy Coatings are hard wearing floor coverings which are smooth and self levelling by nature but can be textured by adding quartz or graded aggregate creating a slip resistant surface.

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Easy to maintain and clean

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Can be made anti bacterial or anti static

They are an ideal covering in demanding environments such as the food, paper, pharmaceutical, engineering, automotive and aerospace industries. They are also suitable for canteens, corridors, workshops, aerospace plants and aircraft hangers.



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Resurfacing of badly worn floors and new build installations Impact, abrasion and point load resistance Anti-static, anti-bacterial, slip resistant, chemical resistant & suitable for heavy traffic plus high bay category one and two Fast installation for minimum downtime Integrate corporate colour schemes, colour matching and corporate logos into the same hardwearing and durable flooring For a complete Nationwide service from FREE survey and recommendations, to preparation and installation with single source, uncomplicated warranties…

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Ecotile’s proven track record Ecotile PVC interlocking floor tiles have a proven track record in a wide variety of industrial environments including heavy duty production facilities, warehouses and factories and are widely recognised as a tough, flexible and modern flooring solution.

Ecotile interlocking PVC floor tiles are a heavy-duty flooring solution for use in industrial, commercial and domestic applications.

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Ecotile has been designed to cope with heavy vehicle and forklift traffic and is resistant to most of the oils and chemicals often found in industrial environments. Our PVC interlocking floor tiles can be installed over uneven, damaged and contaminated substrates which is a common problem many factory managers face.

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Whilst PVC is an extremely tough material it is also flexible and the thickness of our industrial tiles means they will cope with rough substrates and can be installed with a minimum of preparation. Many of our customers find this to be a huge advantage as we are able to install the tiles whilst production continues saving them huge sums of money.

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The Materials Handling Engineers Association is proud to announce the dates for its annual BULKEX conference.


ULKEX16 – to be held again at the prestigious Harrogate International Centre, will take place on the 5th and 6th October.

Take advantage of this unique platform to showcase your latest products, services and expertise to key decision makers across the bulks materials handling industry.”

The two-day event is aimed at professionals, organisations and academics from across the bulk materials handling world.

New for this year is Speaker’s Corner, bringing the programme of high profile speakers and presentations into the heart of the exhibition hall.

Michael Kaye, the new President of the Materials Handling Engineers Association, believes the 2016 event will build on the success of BULKEX15 and will be the biggest and best event in the MHEA’s 78 year history.

Those wishing to make extra impact can take advantage of a BULKEX16 sponsorship package.

He said: “BULKEX16 is a great opportunity for the bulk materials handling industry. We promise to bring together the highly-regarded professionals that influence our industry and offer visitors a fantastic opportunity to attend an exhibition that will include leading suppliers of the technical services and products our industry demands. Please make a note of the dates and join us at this premier, free-to-attend event.” Michael added: “We are inviting companies to exhibit at BULKEX16, with over 50 places for exhibitors to showcase their products and services.


From ‘Headline’ gold sponsorship and silver sponsorship to bronze sponsorship, hospitality and paid-for advertising, BULKEX16 will offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to suit all budgets. Companies looking to exhibit at the event or to find out more about sponsorship, can contact BULKEX16 event’s team on 01787 226995 (ask for Teresa or Julie). For the first time this year, the event will include a glittering gala awards dinner. There will be a number of awards – watch out for more information in due course.

For further information please visit the BULKEX16 website at

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March 2016

Maintenance Management 4.0 Founded in 1983, SoftSols Group provide software solutions to maximise production uptime and asset performance. Today, with our fourth generation solution Agility, we work alongside organisations of all sizes to enable them to identify the causes of downtime and disruption. Agility provides CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management Systems) and EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) solutions giving visibility of asset and people performance, planned and reactive maintenance all in one system. At this year’s Maintec exhibition (NEC 24-26th March) we will be showing how Agility can be used to manage assets and maintenance in the 4.0 era. Regardless of where you are on your journey into ‘The Internet of Things’; whether you’ve already invested budget in new equipment or your route in will involve fitting sensors to existing equipment, we’ll show you how you can manage your assets and maintenance with Agility. With Agility Version 7, in conjunction with Agility Mobile Solutions we will show you how to monitor and measure asset performance and automatically raise and deploy work to the most relevant available resource. Environmental changes, downtime and disruption can be detected with work requests automatically generated for; inspection by an engineer, changes to lubrication intervals or the office toilets to be cleaned. Keep your organisation running smoothly; with minimal administration and maximum efficiency. Agility enables you to monitor, measure and maximise your asset performance and manage maintenance and services all in one system, giving you complete control in the new industrial age. Visit stand 324 to meet the team and see Agility in action.



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吀漀 愀搀搀爀攀猀猀 琀栀攀猀攀 椀猀猀甀攀猀Ⰰ 琀眀漀 挀漀渀挀攀瀀琀 搀攀猀椀最渀猀  眀攀爀攀 搀攀瘀攀氀漀瀀攀搀 甀猀椀渀最 䌀爀漀昀琀ᤠ猀 刀攀愀氀椀猀攀爀 匀䰀䴀ⴀ㈀㔀   洀愀挀栀椀渀攀⸀ 吀栀攀猀攀 眀攀爀攀 戀漀琀栀 昀漀挀甀猀攀搀 漀渀 洀愀渀愀最椀渀最 琀栀攀  氀甀戀爀椀挀愀渀琀 眀椀琀栀椀渀 琀栀攀 戀攀愀爀椀渀最 猀礀猀琀攀洀 洀漀爀攀  攀昀昀攀挀琀椀瘀攀氀礀Ⰰ 眀椀琀栀 愀 瀀愀爀琀椀挀甀氀愀爀 攀洀瀀栀愀猀椀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀  挀栀愀氀氀攀渀最攀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀瀀愀挀攀 攀渀瘀椀爀漀渀洀攀渀琀⸀   一攀椀氀 䈀甀爀渀猀Ⰰ 搀椀爀攀挀琀漀爀 愀琀 䌀爀漀昀琀 䄀搀搀椀琀椀瘀攀  䴀愀渀甀昀愀挀琀甀爀椀渀最Ⰰ 猀愀椀搀㨀 ᰠ䤀琀 椀猀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 愀搀瘀椀猀攀搀 琀漀 栀愀瘀攀  猀攀瘀攀爀愀氀 漀瀀琀椀漀渀猀 眀栀攀渀 猀攀攀欀椀渀最 琀漀 椀搀攀渀琀椀昀礀 愀 戀攀猀瀀漀欀攀  猀漀氀甀琀椀漀渀 甀猀椀渀最 椀渀渀漀瘀愀琀椀瘀攀 琀攀挀栀渀漀氀漀最椀攀猀⸀ 䘀漀氀氀漀眀椀渀最 琀栀攀  挀爀攀愀琀椀漀渀 愀渀搀 愀渀愀氀礀猀椀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀眀漀 瀀爀漀琀漀琀礀瀀攀猀 椀渀 琀栀椀猀  椀渀猀琀愀渀挀攀Ⰰ 椀琀 眀愀猀 搀攀攀洀攀搀 洀漀爀攀 瘀愀氀甀愀戀氀攀 琀漀 搀攀瘀攀氀漀瀀 琀栀攀  氀甀戀爀椀挀愀渀琀 爀攀琀愀椀渀椀渀最 挀愀最攀 昀甀爀琀栀攀爀⸀ᴠ 䜀爀愀渀琀 挀漀渀琀椀渀甀攀搀㨀 ᰠ圀攀 氀攀愀爀渀琀 愀 渀甀洀戀攀爀 漀昀  瘀愀氀甀愀戀氀攀 氀攀猀猀漀渀猀 搀甀爀椀渀最 琀栀椀猀 猀琀甀搀礀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀  椀洀瀀漀爀琀愀渀琀 漀昀 眀栀椀挀栀 眀愀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 搀攀猀椀最渀 瀀爀漀挀攀猀猀 ጠ 眀栀椀氀攀  䄀䴀 琀攀挀栀渀漀氀漀最礀 挀愀渀 最椀瘀攀 最爀攀愀琀攀爀 搀攀猀椀最渀 昀爀攀攀搀漀洀  爀攀氀愀琀椀瘀攀 琀漀 挀漀渀瘀攀渀琀椀漀渀愀氀 洀愀挀栀椀渀椀渀最Ⰰ 椀琀 椀猀 渀漀琀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀  挀漀渀猀琀爀愀椀渀琀猀⸀ 䤀渀 琀攀爀洀猀 漀昀 渀攀砀琀 猀琀攀瀀猀Ⰰ 愀  爀漀愀搀洀愀瀀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 挀爀攀愀琀攀搀 琀漀 猀栀漀眀 琀椀洀攀猀挀愀氀攀猀 昀漀爀  攀砀瀀氀漀椀琀愀琀椀漀渀 眀椀琀栀椀渀 琀栀攀 猀瀀愀挀攀 椀渀搀甀猀琀爀礀 愀渀搀 戀攀礀漀渀搀⸀ᴠ  一攀椀氀 挀漀渀挀氀甀搀攀搀㨀 ᰠ䄀氀氀 椀渀 愀氀氀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 瀀爀漀最爀愀洀洀攀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀  愀 栀甀最攀 猀甀挀挀攀猀猀 愀渀搀 栀愀猀 搀攀氀椀瘀攀爀攀搀 愀 渀甀洀戀攀爀 漀昀  瀀爀漀洀椀猀椀渀最 琀攀挀栀渀漀氀漀最椀攀猀 昀漀爀 昀甀爀琀栀攀爀 搀攀瘀攀氀漀瀀洀攀渀琀⸀ 䤀琀 栀愀猀  漀瀀攀渀攀搀 搀漀漀爀猀 昀漀爀 甀猀 琀漀 眀漀爀欀 椀渀 挀漀氀氀愀戀漀爀愀琀椀漀渀 眀椀琀栀 愀  渀攀眀 瀀愀爀琀渀攀爀 愀渀搀 椀渀琀爀漀搀甀挀攀 琀栀攀洀 琀漀 琀栀攀 瀀漀琀攀渀琀椀愀氀 漀昀  愀搀搀椀琀椀瘀攀 洀愀渀甀昀愀挀琀甀爀椀渀最Ⰰ 猀漀洀攀琀栀椀渀最 琀栀愀琀 眀攀ᤠ爀攀 愀氀眀愀礀猀  眀漀爀欀椀渀最 琀漀眀愀爀搀猀 愀琀 䌀爀漀昀琀⸀ᴠ  圀栀椀氀攀 椀琀 椀猀 氀椀欀攀氀礀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 挀漀洀瀀漀渀攀渀琀 搀攀瘀攀氀漀瀀攀搀 眀椀氀氀 戀攀  椀渀椀琀椀愀氀氀礀 甀猀攀搀 昀漀爀 猀瀀愀挀攀挀爀愀昀琀 愀瀀瀀氀椀挀愀琀椀漀渀猀 愀氀漀渀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀  甀猀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀攀挀栀渀漀氀漀最礀 椀渀 漀琀栀攀爀 椀渀搀甀猀琀爀椀攀猀 猀甀挀栀 愀猀  渀甀挀氀攀愀爀Ⰰ 愀攀爀漀猀瀀愀挀攀 愀渀搀 洀攀搀椀挀愀氀 眀椀氀氀 戀攀 攀砀瀀氀漀爀攀搀 椀渀  瀀愀爀愀氀氀攀氀⸀ 

吀㄀ 吀䄀夀䰀伀刀 䈀唀匀䤀一䔀匀匀 倀䄀刀䬀 刀䤀匀䰀䔀夀Ⰰ 圀䄀刀刀䤀一䜀吀伀一 䌀䠀䔀匀䠀䤀刀䔀Ⰰ 圀䄀㌀ 㘀䈀䰀 吀㨀  ㄀㤀㈀㔀 㜀㘀㜀 㜀  䘀㨀  ㄀㤀㈀㔀 㜀㘀㔀 ㈀㤀 眀眀眀⸀挀爀漀昀琀愀洀⸀挀漀⸀甀欀 猀愀氀攀猀䀀挀爀漀昀琀愀洀⸀挀漀⸀甀欀

March 2016

iwis Drive Systems Ltd “Raises The Standard” in Britain’s Capital

The River Thames, which passes through Britain’s capital, has seen a free ferry service based at Woolwich near Greenwich since the mid 18th Century and has been enshrined in statue since 1885. The two terminals on the north and south banks allow vehicles and foot passengers to cross the river on one of two operational ferries. Each year the ferries carry over 1M vehicles and 2.5M passengers with a service operating approximately every 10 minutes, running 14 hours per day, 363 days every year. The vehicles and passengers embark at each side on one of 2 bridges or “Linkspans” which raise and lower according to tide, allowing a safe passage onto and off the ferry. The current operator, Briggs Marine Contractors, is contracted by Transport For London (TFL) to manage a major overhaul of the complete ferry system to increase the reliability and resilience of the service and maintain the ferry service for many years to come. Briggs contracted Amco to undertake the major works associated with the linkspan refurbishment which has included the replacement of the c o m p l e t e h o i s t i n g mechanism. The 4 x 240 Ton bridges or “link spans” (who’s life had expired)

were lifted by roller chains attached to a wire rope & roller arrangement. The lifting system has been replaced by a roller chain and direct drive sprocket arrangement supplied by iwis Drive Systems Ltd . In January 2014 Amco awarded the order to iwis Drive Systems Ltd, to produce and supply 500m of its 56B-2 (3 ½” Pitch Duplex) Elite Precision Roller Chain and 32pcs of duplex drive sprockets which are almost 1m in diameter. Managing Director Andrew Fletcher commented “The ferry operation is a very prestigious application of which we are all very proud. We hope the application proves that iwis Drive Systems Ltd is a serious supply partner to the world of power transmission with its Jwis and Elite roller and conveyor chain products” Iwis Antriebssysteme Gmbh, headquarters of the iwis group based in Munich are a global supply partner to agricultural, automotive and industrial transmission and conveying sectors, supplying product through it’s global network of production sites and subsidiaries. “The brands remain synonymous with quality, performance, value for money and innovation and our continued growth highlights our excellence in all areas.”



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