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Man and Machine Training Academy

Man and Machine offer an extensive range of Autodesk 2014 training courses

Man and Machine specialise in Autodesk training for Manufacturers, Engineers, Architects & Product Designers. All courses are taught with the official Autodesk courseware and includes one month’s free post training support. Autodesk AutoCAD courses include: • • • • •

AutoCAD Essentials AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals AutoCAD Advanced AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modelling AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials

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Cold Applied Vessel linings TAke The heAT “In recent years, we see more process vessel linings being specified at the design stage to prevent corrosion. Anecdotal evidence suggests that lining a vessel at the design stage with an epoxy coating in place of using metal cladding is more cost-effective when taking into account the life-cycle costs.” – Jeremie Maillard, Belzona Oil and Gas Industry Manager. In 2009 Belzona high-temperature linings were used to prevent corrosion in four pressure vessels, which remained in use for three years on P57 FPSO to process oil from the Jubarte field, Brazil. Inspection of the dehydrator in 2013 showed no signs of deterioration in the lining and the customer has commissioned further work to commence in 2014.

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About the P57 FPSO project

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In February 2008, a major Oil and Gas company signed a contract for the supply of the P57 FPSO with delivery of the unit planned 33 months later. Construction took place in Singapore and Brazil and the contractual requirement of 65% Brazilian content was exceeded.


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processing up to 180,000 barrels of oil and 2,000,000 cubic metres of gas per day, facilitated production from 22 interconnected wells.

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Diego Hita of Hita Comércio e Serviços carefully evaluated temperature, pressure and chemical resistance requirements before specifying Belzona 1591 (Ceramic XHT), capable of Four pressure vessels, two desalters, a dehydrator and a withstanding immersion temperatures of up to 180°C (356°F), separator, for handling liquid hydrocarbons at extremely high temperatures, V-T6205A, V-T6205B, V-T6204 also to be isolated from the environment with the use of and V-T6206 respectively required internal corrosion Belzona materials. The work was carried out in September protection. Belzona’s high-temperature solution was chosen and supplied by the Brazilian Belzona Distributor, 2009 and in February 2013 V-T6205A was opened for Hita Comércio e Serviços.


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How Belzona technology works – internal lining To achieve excellent results, four elements need to be completed Gas process vessels. conditions of the vessels, where these are matched with the product Energy on April 8 Belzona Polymerics Technical Service developments in process vessel internal

controlled. The substrate and environmental temperatures as well as humidity are measured and reduced to appropriate levels. To reduce

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Flood CITE will be part of the largest infrastructure exhibition held in the UK this year. CITE will focus on infrastructure, civil engineering, energy, geotechnical, tunnelling, waste, water and utilities, while Infrarail will focus on rail infrastructure.

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CITE will be co-located with Infrarail - a successful and well established Rail Infrastructure exhibition which is now in its 10th year.

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Death of the Drives & Motor Salesman? Britain is the biggest online shopping nation in the developed world, with almost two-thirds of adults using the internet to buy goods or services. Consumers in the UK are using their devices to shop more than ever. Figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that six out of ten British adults use the internet to buy products such as food, clothing, music, holidays, engineering products and services. This is twice the average of the OECD’s 34 member states, which include the US, Germany, Australia and France. On average, just three out of ten people in OECD nations buy goods or services online.

Britons spent £68.2 billion on the internet last year, an increase of almost £10 billion on 2010, according to IMRG, a body which represents the UK’s online retailers. “We are seeing a change in the way our clients are sourcing Variable Speed Drives and Motors today”, says Kevin Brown Managing Director of Quantum Controls. The UK’s leading supplier of ABB Drives and Motors since 1994.


Engineers and procurement professionals all have internet access today and buying online is becoming a preferred method. In the past it had been a problem as company credit cards would not generally be issued hence making a on line transaction impossible. But this is not the case today even if a company credit card is not available buyers can purchase through Quantum’s innovative web site using Pay Pal or the traditional official order number method making it the easy option for buyers of engineering goods and services. You don’t have to be an existing client either, simply place your order online with Quantum and the order will be processed. “It’s never been easier to order ABB Drives and Motors on line, full technical specification, part numbers, GA drawings and net prices are accessible in seconds” says Brown. “Our clients have more pressure on their time than ever

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Supermarket Enforcer Helps Unblock Barrier to Automation By Grant Collier BARA/PPMA (British Automation and Robot Association) Tasked with ensuring that supermarkets treat their suppliers fairly and lawfully, the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) will undoubtedly have a positive effect on confidence in much needed Automation for the Food Sector. With her responsibilities backed up by law, Christine Tacon can not only launch investigations into suspected breaches of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), she can also name, shame and even fine the culprits for any misconduct. This former boss of the Co-operative Group’s farming business will explain at the first day’s seminar programme at the PPMA Show 2014 on September 30th, and is keen to resolve issues affecting the entire supply chain, thereby encouraging greater investment in automation within the food sector. Underlining her commitment to improving conditions right across the supply chain, Christine Tacon is keen to hear from indirect, as well as direct, suppliers, either personally, anonymously or through a trade association – and this doesn’t just mean front-line organisations such as the Food & Drink Federation or the National Farmers Union; it also includes the PPMA. At a recent seminar organised by the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum, entitled ‘The Groceries Code Adjudicator and the next steps for the food supply chain’, Christine announced her plan to crack down on unscrupulous practices by the multiple retailers. Regarding retailers charging suppliers hundreds of thousands of pounds for discrepancies on promotions going back up to six years, Christine stated that she was seeking agreements from the major retailers to restrict their use of such ‘forensic’ investigations. Another frequent complaint that Christine is seeking to outlaw relates to retailers deducting payments from meat suppliers for failure to receive full orders, as a result of ‘shrinkage’ in the supply chain after goods have been dispatched. According to Grant Collier, PPMA Group’s Head of Marketing, Christine’s appointment has significant implications for PPMA members: “This is good news as far as automating the food sector is concerned, and also for our members, most of whom supply machinery to the food sector. After surveying the 367 manufacturers that took part in the government’s Automating Manufacturing Programme there is clear evidence that the reluctance to adopt automation is in part driven by endless squeezing of supplier margins by the major multiple retailers. The Adjudicator’s actions will hopefully help to change this culture and enable much-needed automation of the UK’s largest industry.” Christine herself is equally certain of the benefits to be gained right across the supply chain: “I am sure that if we can increase trust between retailers and their direct suppliers, it will lead to greater efficiency and can only have a beneficial impact on the rest of the supply chain.” With the Grocery Code Adjudicator determined to shake up the food sector, her appearance at the PPMA Show 2014 is not to be missed.

Hear Christine Tacon live at the PPMA Show 2014 seminar programme, 11am, Tuesday 30 September 2014, NEC, Birmingham. |




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April 2014 Showcase your CAD skills with a variety of different training courses available at the Man and Machine Training Academy. Our goal is to help you optimise your design process. Whether you are in the manufacturing, engineering, architecture, plant or construction industries, we have the experience to understand your business and what you are trying to achieve, and we have the expertise to enable you to do it better. Man and Machine specialises in the supply of CAD solutions. Established in 1989, Man and Machine is part of a panEuropean group, operating in 11 countries with over 750 staff and over 500,000 installed CAD seats. We provide expertise in digital design and data management with over 60 years of combined technical experience. Man and Machine offers a range of Autodesk® Accredited 2D and 3D CAD Training for both design professionals who are new to CAD drawing software and those who need a more advanced understanding. For all of our courses we have a


substantial schedule throughout 2014. However, if you are unavailable to make the advertised dates or are interested in some of our specialised training, then contact us to discuss your requirements, as we can be flexible. To ensure that learning outcomes are met, all of our scheduled CAD training solutions come with Post Training Support and if needed, free telephone or email support is available for questions asked up to one month after the training course has finished. "Man and Machine were able to drop straight in as our new reseller and provide a seamless transfer from our previous supplier. They have been able to give us all we need on the software side and have also provided a flexible training program for a couple of our new starters." Nick Slater - ITAB Shop Concept Man and Machine has just launched a new CAD Training Academy brochure detailing the training courses we run and other services available, you can request a brochure here www. For more information on all of the Man and Machine training courses please visit the website training, email or call us on 01844 263 700.

Man and Machine Training Academy

Man and Machine offer an extensive range of Autodesk 2014 training courses

Man and Machine specialise in Autodesk training for Manufacturers, Engineers, Architects & Product Designers. All courses are taught with the official Autodesk courseware and includes one month’s free post training support. Autodesk AutoCAD courses include: • • • • •

AutoCAD Essentials AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals AutoCAD Advanced AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modelling AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials

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IPS International IPS International Ltd. Northbank House Sir Thomas Longley Road Medway City Estate Rochester Kent ME2 4DU Tel: 01634 298800

Women in Engineering! IPS International Ltd completed training Megan Bowne as an Advanced Apprentice last year. Megan Bowne is employed by Southeastern and recently won the prestigious award of Electro-Motive Diesel’s Railfreight Engineer of the Future. As Megan’s prize along with this marvellous accolade was a trip to Chicago to go to the Headquarters of Electro-Motive Diesel Railfreight where she will continue to develop in her profession with highly valued and respected training and experience within the industry, she was even tipped the wink that should she choose to be looking at All in all a wonderful achievement for Megan Megan’s hard work, determination and support of her employer along with her training provider IPS she is one of many hardworking and driven female Apprentices that are choosing rewarding careers in the realms of Engineering and Manufacturing As the preferred training provider for a vast range of employers from those who employer less than 10 employees up to large blue chip companies such as Southeastern, there is no company too small or too large to embrace the marvellous opportunities that


April 2014

You Never have to be Alone New Lone Worker System from Castle

Castle Group Ltd has launched a brand new system for Lone worker protection. The Loner SMD has been developed specifically to address the ever increasing threat faced by people who work alone or unsupervised. This new product brings new features and connectivity, such that no one need ever be truly alone at work again! Simon Bull, MD of Castle Group said, “We are really proud to be introducing this new product to the market and I believe it will really make a difference to those lone workers who face increased risks just by the fact they are working on their own. This system can almost guarantee alerts even when you can’t get a signal on your mobile phone!” The key product in the range is the Loner SMD, which is a personally worn device that contains various personal protection features including a silent or audible panic alarm, a fall detector and a motion detector for man-down alerts. The system will also alert when its user logs on or off the system, all which can be tracked on a simple internet portal.

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In the event of an alert, the user can be pin-pointed via a map-based window on the web portal, which will also give details of the user and of the nature of the alert. This allows appropriate action to be taken to address any possible dangers faced by the employee. Operating over multiple mobile phone networks and with a high-power aerial, this product can send alerts even in areas of very poor mobile phone signal – much in the same way you can always call 999! Combined with high precision GPS, the loner SMD can optionally be used as a tracking device if this is of benefit to the organisation.

Learn how to estimate your organisation’s carbon footprints Carbon Footprinting, 25–26 June 2014, Manchester, UK Providing organisations with practical guidance on estimating the carbon footprints of their products and technologies. Topics include: life cycle analysis (LCA) carbon footprinting standards how to identify and reduce carbon ‘hot spots’ along supply chains carbon labelling For further details visit Email: Tel: +44 (0)1788 534431


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Hydrostatic Level Measurement There are many types of level measurement technology. For hydrographic surveys, water table and borehole measurement, hydrostatic pressure measurement is one of the most reliable. Hydrostatic pressure is described as being the pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium to a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. A liquid column above the pressure sensor creates hydrostatic pressure, which is a direct indicator of the liquid level. In Europe the standard unit of measurement is metres of water gauge (mWG), also referred to as metres of water column (mWC), or metres


of H2O (mH2O). ESI Technology design and manufacture a range of pressure transmitters for hydrostatic level applications. They are available in a range of diameters and can be calibrated to any unit of measurement. It is also necessary to use a special vented cable so that barometric pressure does not aect the true hydrostatic pressure measurement. Also, a desiccant housing at surface level is required to prevent moisture ingress over time. Stilling tubes and weighted nose cones are also available. ESI Technology can quote for individual sensors or complete systems to include cable, housing, display and other accessories.



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Automation Update

April 2014

New Products Three phase monitor Independently read the RMS values between the phase pairs, up to 240V. Values can be read using the RS232 serial port, or a Web browser on a client computer using an IP address. The monitor can be mounted on a standard DIN rail. The unit requires an external 24Vdc power supply. Dimensions: 90mm * 82mm * 45mm Application Examples: On line health monitoring of bus rails, and three phase power supplies.

PCM signal decoder 4 independent channels are supported in a single module. Read 230V PCM signals and decode them into and create the translation table. Values can be read using the RS232 serial port, or a Web browser on a client computer using an IP address. A PROFIBUS interface is under development. The monitor can be mounted on a standard DIN rail. The unit requires an external 24Vdc power supply. Dimensions: 90mm * 82mm * 45mm Application Examples: On line monitoring of control commands on bus rails.

PCM signal generator 4 independent channels are supported in a single produce 230V PCM signals. We can help analyse and create the translation table. Values can be input using the RS232 serial port, or a Web browser on a client computer using an IP address. A PROFIBUS interface is under development. The monitor can be mounted on a standard DIN rail. The unit requires an external 24Vdc power supply. Dimensions: 90mm * 82mm * 45mm

Application Examples: Provide a PCM driver for PLC and other controllers. It relieves the central processor much of work load.

DIOLink controller 12 independent digital inputs and 12 independent digital outputs are supported in a single unit. The versatile unit can be customised to work in many applications. An extension module can be added to support more digital inputs and outputs as well as analogue inputs and PWM outputs. The monitor can be mounted on a standard DIN rail. The unit requires an external 24Vdc power supply. Dimensions: 90mm * 82mm * 20mm Application examples: Remote appliance control - The controller can report the statuses of the inputs to a Web browser on a client computer using an IP address. Similarly, the outputs can be controlled by commands from the client computer. Cable replacement - two controllers work as a pair over RF and use their own inputs to control the outputs on the other unit. Current model uses 433MHz and work up to 200m. 01509 222448

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Automation Update

April 2014

TR-Electronic Presents SIL3-/

Functional safety must be taken into account in the design of drive functions in machines and systems (SIL2/SIL3 and PLd/PLe). Drive controllers with an integrated safety function can fulfil this task reliably as long as the position feedback of the drive is adequate. However, specific processes or risk assessments can require that the real position is not measured at the drive, but at another point in the system . Absolute rotary encoders CDH75 and CDV75 from TRElectronic with hollow or solid shaft can be integrated at almost any point of the power train. They measure position and speed with diverse redundancy and are certified for SIL3/PLe applications. The measured values are evaluated directly in the device and transmitted via PROFIBUS/ PROFIsafe or PROFINET/PROFIsafe. Safe position and speed values are therefore available throughout the control chain. Separate safety modules are needless. If the CD_75 absolute rotary encoder is used directly in the drive, square wave or sine/cosine signals are available as controller feedback signals. The high transmission speed of PROFINET allows position control can also be implemented without compromising on speed. Position and speed information is available in the secure bus protocol for safety tasks. As the same information is also transmitted in the unsecured protocol part and the safety checks are omitted, the values here are processed significantly faster - with positive eďŹ&#x20AC;ects on the control technology. An incremental signal fulfills local control tasks such as e.g. feedback to converters. The CD_75 safety encoder therefore enables safe position and speed feedback without additional components. Contact TR-Electronic on 01371 876187, email or go to



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Automation Update

April 2014

Vaillant UK see a 20% increase in production and improved health and safety records with a KUKA robot solution Vaillant Group is one of the world’s leading heating technology manufacturers, employing over 10,000 people worldwide. For nearly 140 years,Vaillant has been setting the standards in the heating market, including pioneering the ‘combi’ boiler 35 years ago. As one of Europe’s leading heating technology manufacturers, ‘thinking ahead’ is a culture which is embraced throughout the business. And Vaillant UK, based in Belper, Derbyshire wanted an innovative way to meet increased levels of customer demand in the UK without increasing its labour costs. Solution By introducing automation to the assembly of Heat Engines and palletising of Vaillant Boilers,Vaillant UK realised improvements. A KUKA palletising robot solution would reduce the need for manual intervention in the manufacturing process and of the manufacturing track. For the Heat Engine Cell, the need to pick, place and secure rapidly was essential to Vaillant UK to keep up with the requirement of the track. The demand was a maximum cycle time of 45 seconds between assemblies. For the Palletising Cell,Vaillant UK had to manage the need to pick and gently


of products on a single pallet. The requirement was to process a minimum of 25 pallets every hour. With its powerful motors and high performance gear units, and the ability to stack multiple pallets up to great heights with ease, the KUKA KR180-2 Palletising solution was chosen for both installations to ensure shorter cycle times and greater productivity. Results By removing manual handling from both the front and back end of the manufacturing process,Vaillant were able to increase the production of its Heat Engines by more than 20% without the need for more staff.

Richard Sainsbury, Industrial Engineering Manager at Vaillant UK has been impressed with the results: “Looking holistically, the KUKA robots will have paid for themselves within 2.5 years.” Since implementation,Vaillant UK has operator fatigue with Health and Safety claims so far eliminated. “This is a huge step forward in terms of meeting our health and safety objectives.” continues Richard Sainsbury. Why KUKA? A strong recommendation from trusted integrators led to Vaillant UK choosing KUKA Robotics for this project. Since then, key personnel have undertaken KUKA training and KUKA robot solutions are now the standard choice for all future Vaillant UK projects.

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Mechline’s innovative on-site food waste bio-digester uses approved level switch supplied by Variohm EuroSensor The Waste2O bio-digester is a safe and environmentally friendly food waste management system for commercial food service operators. Designed and manufactured by Mechline Developments Ltd in Milton Keynes, the innovative machine processes up to 180 kg of soft, organic food waste and in 24 hours reduces it to waste water that is completely suitable for disposal using normal drains and sewers. To reliably ensure the correct to use machine, Mechline use a Measurement Specialities LS403 series horizontal side entry level sensor - and they insist that it is supplied by Variohm EuroSensor. Variohm has represented the global sensor manufacturer Measurement Specialities Group for several years for temperature, pressure sensors. Variohm EuroSensor’s principle of working closely with its suppliers and customers to develop optimum solutions came to the fore with Mechline who required that the Waste2O needed to pass the rigorous safety requirements of TUV and Intertek product testing for European and American standards. Thanks, in part, appliance of its kind to gain both WRc and WRAS approval. Mechline Developments certainly appreciate the support Variohm provided them during the development phase of the machine and now into production. “It’s an important part of Mechline’s Waste2O food waste bio-digester for the it, we would not be able to provide a critical function to the end user that makes our machine an operationally easy something is easy and reliable, the task gets done,” says Peter Sage-Passant, Mechline’s Managing Director and Head of Product Development. As an in-vessel bio-digester, the Waste2O was uses a powerful biological formulation to digest soft, organic food waste leaving nothing but waste water that gets sent to drain. The easy, safe and environmentally friendly food waste solution helps businesses to divert food waste

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Industry News

April 2014

TesTo LimiTed, Keeping The hearT of indusTry beaTing Based in Alton, Hampshire, Testo have been operating for over 30 years as the UK subsidiary of Testo AG, sellindependently accredited ISO 9001:2008 and ISO17025 laboratory. The requirements for practical measurement solutions are becoming increasingly more complex and customised.


esto is a leading manufacturer of high quality measuring instruments for many applications and sectors, such as the Industrial Production & Manufacturing sector. Innovative measurement technology from Testo supports production processes in every phase, from development to electrical boards and identify worn parts in machinery through to Welfare Kits to ensure the environment in which employees work is comfortable, safe & Legal. We heavily invest in product research and development functionality and ease of use. For the purposes of lowering mechanical, electrical or pneumatic drives consume as little energy as possible. Manufacturing to consistently high standard of technology by investing in the most modern equipment, solid background knowledge and years of experience are the basis for you being able to safely reproduce high quality results. Testoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reliable measurement systems can consistently monitor and regulate the production and the optimum adjustment of your environment, thus reducing energy consumption.

leap in the progress of predictive maintenance and inspection programs, across industrial domains. It has also revolutionised the industry by contributing to substantial cost savings for manufacturers, while enhancing the quality of inspections for service providers. Use on a daily basis to help save time, reduce costs and ensure all relevant systems are operating properly and safely. In mechanical systems Infrared Cameras are useful for detecting irregularities usually caused by friction due to improper lubrication, misalignment, worn components or mechanical loading anomalies. Thermal Imagers are one of the fastest rising preventive maintenance tools in industrial inspections for monitoring mechanical and electrical systems within the production processes. maintenance tool is that, it allows inspections to take place during live operations. Imagine being able to inspect bearing housings on the production line, without having to cease production or disassemble the machinery. With highlight abnormalities allowing further focused inspection The use of thermography cameras has caused a quantum


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optocouplers. This adds up to impressive savings in large systems and machines. Murrelektronikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conceptual approach makes it possible to completely shut The time of power guzzlers is over. Sustainability, low energy consumption down machine components when they and less waste production in the process are increasingly important requirements when it comes to machine and systems design and control is enough to reactivate them in installations. due time. This is important in machines that are completely shut down during breaks or that contain component groups that are temporarily shut down when they are not involved in the production process. Murrelektronik's intelligent control cabinet component and electrical current


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April 2014 T: +44 (0) 1903 700 651 F: +44 (0) 1903 244 307 TM Electronics (UK) Ltd - TME is a family run UK business, run by Tom Sensier with over 20 years experience of thermometry. TME has a range of thermometers ; Thermocouple PT100 PRT and Thermistor offering functional mechanical design together with accuracy and stability. We also have foldout thermocouple fast response Solo thermometer. Recently TM Electronics have developed logging thermometers with an integrated barcode reader and Bluetooth communication MM7000 or logging thermometer with Bluetooth MM7010. TME offer catering thermometers, HVAC temperature kits, food thermometers, catering probes, legionella Choose TMEkits for robust, UK-built temperature monitoring teperature and legionella thermometers with dual equipment – from budget, off-the-shelf pupose immersionand surface probes,solutions general to purpose bespoke designs, tailored to your specification. temperature kits. We offer robust waterproof thermometers as well as easy in to fast-response use food thermometers. thermometer We specialise waterproofOur thermometers, range a PT100 thermometer and a thermistor bench includes and wall mount instruments and an extensive range of fixed or handheldour probes and sensors. thermometer, alongside range of high accuracy thermocouple thermometers. Always at the forefront of technical innovation, TME offers exciting new products designed to transform temperature measurement and recording in all industries. Improve performance - drive down costs – visit our website today. +44 (0)1903 700651

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