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July 2014

CONTENTS Editorial Assistant

|4 Editors Choice |18 Events |28 Research & Development |32 Lifting & Material Handling |48 Energy Management |54 Engineering Essentials

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GURIT MAKING SIGNIFICANT CYCLE TIME SAVINGS WITH PURE-SCREEN FILTERS Gurit, a leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services and tooling equipment, recently purchased a number of 316L stainless steel wedge wire

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July 2014

Networking Effectively Murrelektronik's Unmanaged Switches In Rugged Metal Housings for IP67 Applications Murrelektronik's TREE series switches can connect Ethernet terminal devices. The new TREE67 models equipped with four or eight M12 ports - are suitable for applications in harsh industrial environments. They make it The new IP67 switches are immune to EMC interference and resistant to vibrations. They work auto-negotiation function, the devices automatically detect which rate is currently needed. VLAN

play principle. An auto-crossing function automatically detects which cables are connected to the ports. This eliminates wiring errors. The power supply is redundantly designed and ensures reliable operation. TREE67 features integrated LEDs for visual control during operation and give updates on data rate and operating condition. IP67 sealed Very compact, fully potted metal housing Redundant supply voltage Overload and short-circuit protection Auto-crossing

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July 2014

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The Changing Face of Manufacturing With the current “feel good” factor in UK Manufacturing, Peter Mroch - M1 Business Development solutions to solve common issues. Traditionally, Manufacturing companies have used a very traditional approach to market, relying on tried and tested sales and marketing strategies as well as relationships that have spanned many years and generations. More recently, Manufacturing companies are embracing technology to help bridge the gap between those traditional methods and a new, emerging environment.

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Because ECi’s solutions are fully integrated customers can check where their orders are, retrieve copies of invoices and delivery notes, make payments online against their account and upload documents such as drawing revisions, all in real-time. It’s all about doing more with your existing resources and leveraging technology to help deliver. Whilst many believe that you can never completely replace the personal touch, and I for one agree with that, utilising technology to touch customers is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have!


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Cummins chooses LB Foster for automated engine transfer towline conveyors Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world. The company serves its customer through its network of 500 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries. Approximately 1,000 people work at the Daventry plant, manufacturing high horsepower diesel and gas engines which range from 38 to 91 litres. The engines are made primarily for the international market; they are exported all over the world to be used in a variety of industries from marine to mining. Every engine is spray painted in the specific colour requested by the customer. The prestigious contract awarded to LB Foster is for two automated systems to transport the engines through two new paint processing lines. Both lines have been designed to process a maximum of 10 engines at a time, each weighing up to 12 tonnes. One line has already been finished with the second due for completion later this year.

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LB Foster Materials Handling has begun work on an automated engine transfer contract for the engine manufacturing plant of Cummins in Daventry.

Cummins have had previous experience of working with LB Foster as the company has manufactured conveyor systems for several assembly lines in Daventry. As a result the equipment is known to be well engineered, robust and very reliable. Ian Bennion is the manufacturing engineering leader for Cummins, he explains why LB Foster was selected for this important project, “Automation in manufacturing is quite a niche market however it was a still a competitive tender. “Confidence in LB Foster’s ability to complete the task was the deciding factor. They were able to demonstrate that they had already designed and installed similar lines for other companies by showing us professional photographs and video evidence. Automate for increased safety and efficiency In the past the large diesel engines were mounted on carts and moved manually through the different sectors of the paint process. The decision to automate the lines was taken as part of a lean manufacturing initiative by Cummins.

Each line is split into two in-floor towline conveyors divided by a paint spraying booth. At the start of the process an engine is picked up by an overhead crane, secured onto a cart before starting its slow journey down the line, where it first enters the engine wash facility. This is followed by a trim process where sections of the engine which do not require painting are masked off. Another crane is then used to position the engine into the paint spraying booth and from there it is put back onto another cart to be towed by the second conveyor to the end of the line. This process transports the engine into the drying oven, through post paint trim, inspection and then finally it is transferred by crane onto a shipping skid. Bennion comments, “We’ve developed a close relationship with the LB Foster team over the years and they’ve done a very good job on the first part of this project. They collaborated well with our other suppliers and the installation crew was absolutely fantastic.


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Events

July 2014

A Bright Future For BiFold Ambitious valve manufacturer Bifold continues to grow and has acquired new premises to accommodate an increase in business

Bifold, on Greenside Way, Middleton have moved to larger premises on Broadgate, Oldham Broadway Business Park (details of full address given below), which means they will be better placed to expand the business in the longer term. over the last few years has meant that Bifold has implemented plans for future

order products over the mobile network and can be delivered within 24 hours. Bifold is the leading manufacturer of instrument valves and pumps for the grown 50% per year since 2002. Bifold are dedicated to maintaining the excellence of their products and their to shortening lead times and meeting customer demands.

of the business. The new premises has meant that we have been able to achieve They would like to take the opportunity to thank all their customers for their continued support. with the emphasis very much on

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also look at how environmental concerns and evolving supply chains are shaping product and packaging development, and how businesses will have to adapt in order to survive. Speaking about the seminar programme, Grant Collier, Head of Marketing for the PPMA Group, said: “Ian and Kevin are widely known throughout the industry for their expertise and knowledge. I have no doubt their presentations will provide valuable insight regarding the direction the packaging industry will take during the next few years.”

Coca-Cola Enterprises and Marks & Spencer join the 2014 PPMA Show Seminar Programme The PPMA Show, the UK’s premier free-to-attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery, has announced that Coca-Cola Enterprises and Marks & Spencer will join this year’s seminar line-up to deliver exclusive presentations on sustainability and consumer packaging. Taking the stage on the second day of the exhibition CocaCola Enterprises’ Ian Barnett will present ‘Behind the Bottle – How Coca-Cola Enterprises is embedding sustainability into its business’. The session will

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explore how the FMCG giant became a leader in sustainability, committed to building a low carbon, zero waste business, by reducing site waste water by 70% and energy consumption by 40%. Ian will also provide insight into Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Programme. Kevin Vyse, Packaging technologist at M&S, will also be presenting Adapt or Die – The evolution of consumer packaging which explores how the global consumer and lifestyle changes are going to impact packaging solutions. The presentation will

Speaking about his involvement at the PPMA Show, Kevin Vyse said: “The PPMA Show brings leading experts from across the manufacturing sector together to discuss the latest issues impacting the industry. I’m very much looking forward to taking to the stage in the seminar theatre to talk about the evolution of consumer packaging and I do hope that my presentation sparks a healthy debate amongst attendees at the NEC.” Ian and Kevin join the exciting seminar speakers already confirmed for this year’s show, which includes supermarket ombudsman Christine Tacon and former cabinet member Michael Portillo, who will provide the opening presentation in the seminar theatre. For more information on the PPMA Show 2014, please visit www.ppmashow.co.uk or join the conversation on twitter (@PPMAshow #PPMA14) or the PPMA Show LinkedIn group.


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Maintec 2014 Breaks All Records Maintec 2014, the leading UK event for the maintenance, plant and asset management industry recorded the highest attendance in its 39 year history. The record breaking event which took place at the NEC on 11-13 March was packed with industry leading exhibitors, content rich seminars and the latest technology.

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Overall, 3,671 unique visitors attended Maintec 2014 over the three days suggesting that the strategy to take Maintec to the next level through clever co-locations has worked. Maintec 2014 ran alongside two brand new shows, Facilities Management – the UK’s only event outside of London for facilities management professionals – plus the new Health & Safety Event, which is run by a leader in the health and safety sector, Western Business Exhibitions. Senior decision makers and buyers attending Maintec 2014 were treated to content from the very forefront of the industry, including a return of the Business Strategy Forum which made such an impressive debut at the last show. This, once again, was hosted by Dr. Andrew Starr from Airport and Network Rail. In addition to this, was the Business Exchange, which featured a programme of 20 free, content-rich talks full of advice, new innovations and case studies.

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Maintec 2014 also ran its established show favourite, Lions’ Lair

competition. This was won by Alpine Components, which secured the top innovation slot for its Ultraprobe. On the exhibitor front Maintec featured a number of new exhibitors as well as numerous Maintec regulars, many of whom chose the show as the launch pad for new products or services. For instance IRISS unveiled its new range of permanent electrical safety device products, while FLIR Systems chose Maintec 2014 as the global launch platform for its brand new FLIR Ex and Exx Series thermal imaging cameras. The show also received strong exhibitor feedback Claire Cox, Senior year at the show and it has been really positive. There is a great interaction between visitors and future partners”. Maintec 2015 which takes place on 24-26 March 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham will be co-located with yet another compatible event - a brand new cleaning show called Cleaning Expo, which will include the Healthcare and Hygiene Expo and Street Cleaning Expo.


Events 3D Systems to Spearhead 3D Printing in Medical Revolution at TCT Show + Personalize 2014 Chester, UK, June 20th, 2014: 3D Systems is a company that never shies away from the biggest issues in 3D printing, which is why TCT Show + Personalize is proud to announce the industry juggernaut will be tackling the red hot topic of 3D printing in the medical arena in the Day Three keynote session of the event.

July 2014 going to grow and 3D Systems, with the expertise of Medical Modeling, is a fantastic brand to give 3D printing in the medical sector a platform." This will be the 19th edition of the annual TCT Show, the UK's leading 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development showcase and the calibre of the keynote speakers proves 2014's outing really is a 'must attend' event. The show runs for three days this year and features nearly 200 exhibitors and as many as 10,000 visitors from over 50 countries.

Leading this major presentation will be Andy Christensen, VicePresident of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices at 3D Systems, whose company Medical Modeling was acquired by 3D Systems this year. Medical Modeling pioneered 3D printing-centric personalised surgery and patient-specific medical device solutions with FDA-cleared manufacturing processes that utilised Geomagic Freeform modelling software, haptic tools and advanced manufacturing stereolithography machines, among other technologies. Using 3D printing in this way is transforming how doctors are treating patients, particularly in the fields of reconstruction, orthotics and prosthetics. Under Andy Christensen's leadership, 3D Systems has consolidated all of its healthcare endeavours into a single unit creating the largest 3D printing-based personalised surgery. In 2014 alone, 3D Systems has been making major headlines thanks to the part its technology has played in bringing about real medical firsts, such as the Ekso-Suit, which was 3D-printed using 3D Systems' technology for paraplegic Amanda Boxtel; or Hammerhead Design & Development teaming up with 3D Systems' Quickparts to produce custom medical device trays. Christensen stated: "Over the past 15 years Medical Modeling has pioneered the field of personalised surgery using technology from 3D Systems. Anatomical modelling was the first application of additive manufacturing to medicine, taking CT scans and turning them into highly accurate 3D printed models. The next step has been the development of Virtual Surgical Planning, whereby a surgical plan is developed on the computer and brought to the operating room by 3D printing templates, models, guides and implants. "Now, as part of 3D Systems we are transitioning to a technology solution provider, which means we have more than one set of tools to meet our customers' needs, be they surgeons or medical device manufacturers. This is an exciting development for us and allows us to continue to grow our service business while helping others realise value through access to our collective expertise." Duncan Wood, COO of Rapid News Communications Group, which organises TCT Show + Personalize, said: "We are delighted to welcome Andy Christensen to the TCT stage to deliver his keynote presentation on the industry-shaping topic of additive manufacturing in the medical field. 3D printing is revolutionising healthcare, rebuilding livelihoods through the developments it has made in reconstructive surgery, right through to relieving common complaints like knee pain and shin splints with customised insoles. The potential for this technology is only

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TCT Show + Personalize 2014 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK on September 30th-October 2nd 2014. About 3D Systems 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric designto-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products andservices replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time andcost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digitalinput. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future. About TCT Show + Personalize TCT Show + Personalize is the leading event dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development, owned and organised by Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG). Held annually, TCT showcases almost 200 exhibitors and presents a line up of internationally recognised speakers who shine the spotlight on the technologies and signpost how they will develop in the future. In 2014 almost 10,000 attendees from over 50 countries will visit TCT for inspiration, education and most importantly to do business. The mix of inspirational speakers, cutting edge technologies and innovative initiatives such as Bright Minds UK, the Startup Zone and the RepRap Hub — all accessible with no entrance fees for attendees — is unique. As a result TCT attracts business leaders, early adopters and a wide range of users from across concept, design and manufacturing to an event where they can see tomorrow’s technology today. Follow TCT online at www.tctshow.com and through social media. Forthcoming Events TCT Show + Personalize, September 30th - October 2nd 2014, NEC, Birmingham, UK TCT + Personalize Asia, March 2015, Shanghai, China.


July 2014

Conveniently Calibrate Plant Vacuum Gauges Why do vacuum gauges need to be calibrated? The largest uncertainty when using vacuum gauges on a process plant is knowing when the process has caused drift or shifts of calibration. Many processes handle vapours and, if any condensation or deposition happens, the chances are it will also happen in the vacuum gauge. Many such gauges - Pirani, cold cathose and ion gauges - use thermal or ionisation cross-section measurements to infer the level of vacuum being experienced and they have filaments, cathodes and other hardware, all of which may be coated with by-products from the process. Even more rugged gauges such as capacitance manometers will be affected by depositions or particulates because any deposition will have mass and the gauge will weigh it, especially if it has a low range and therefore a very thin diaphragm.

With the development of Chell's on-site UKAS calibration service, they have developed CalCube both as a portable vacuum calibration system with which to offer an on-site service but, for customers who would prefer their own facility, a convenient, tried and tested system. CalCube complies with BS ISO3567:2011 which specifically covers the design and use of vacuum calibration systems and incorporates an ISO/Dis stainless steel calibration chamber with geometry optimised to ensure that all gauges connected see the same level of vacuum so that comparisons may be made. The development of a technique Having its own ISO IEC 17025:2005 accredited UKAS laboratory with the lowest uncertainties for Vacuum in the UK, Chell are well placed to prepare CalCube for on-site gauge calibrations. The Transfer Standards fitted to CalCube are calibrated in the laboratory both before and after an on-site calibration job so that the confidence level of the calibration is the highest possible. CalCube comparing two manufacturer's Capacitance Manometers

Chell's CalCube is a convenient solution to vacuum gauge calibration As processes move away from their design parameter due to gauge “drift”, little about the quality of the process can be inferred from the instrumentation readings, so diagnosis is down to a skilled operator recognising when a batch of product does not conform. This is too late! If the process is sensitive to the level of vacuum being achieved, then the cost of losing a batch could be astronomical many times the cost of maintaining the plant properly in many cases. With the inherent lack of ruggedness of many vacuum gauges, it is imperative that plant gauges are regularly calibrated and that the operator has spare, calibrated gauges ready to substitute as soon as he fears the process may have drifted away from specification. The difficulties of calibrating vacuum in-situ Unfortunately, it is very difficult to carry out in-situ vacuum calibrations due to the amount of hardware needed to establish a suitable level of vacuum in a situation where a calibration standard gauge may be compared. Not the least of concerns is the possible cross-contamination of the standard by a contaminated sensor under test. Another is the difficulty of access to many on-plant gauges. So it has become tradition for gauges to be removed regularly from the plant and shipped to an external calibration laboratory for re-calibration and, in many cases, adjustment to compensate for the effects of contamination. CalCube showing its useful vacuum coupling storage

CalCube is constructed within a rugged, wheeled flight-case type enclosure having just a 13A mains plug yet containing dry diaphragm backing and turbomolecular pumps with high vacuum isolation valves. Over 40 year's experience of calibrating vacuum gauges have gone into CalCube's design, which includes such capabilities as calibrating both rising and falling pressures very accurately using a pair of ultrafine Chell CMF valves. Fitting easily into almost any estate car, CalCube comes with lifting handles to aid safe removal from a vehicle or lifting up steps, etc. A removable side panel is foam lined with cut-outs to hold all the common mating vacuum connector systems - of course, custom connectors may be purchased and housed for specific applications. Choice of vacuum Transfer Standards will be an important decision, which is aided by Chell's years of experience. These standards, when not fitted to CalCube are housed in another, matching flight-case, ready for convenient return to Chell's calibration lab. for scheduled UKAS calibration. Chell's in-house vacuum standards consist of three high-accuracy capacitance manometers having 20 years of continuous calibration history at national Standard level and these are monitored on a daily basis by a Spinning Rotor Gauge whose ball-flange assembly is also calibrated annually at National Standard level. At the atmospheric pressure end of the scale, the vacuum straight line generated by the capacitance manometers is calibrated against our 32” Schwien Merco-Master manometer giving us the lowest uncertainties in that pressure regime. Chell's customers thus enjoy the accumulated vacuum calibration skills of over 40 years and, should they have specific different requirements, Chell has the skills to customise CalCube to suit.

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Gill oil level sensor prevents bearing failure on helicopter Gill Research & Development Limited (Gill R&D), a UK based leading electronic engineering company, has developed an oil level sensor for the rear rotor hub of the CH-53 helicopter to help prevent tail rotor bearing failure. Tail rotor bearing failure is a catastrophic failure which normally results in the loss of the aircraft. As part of a research study to prevent these failures, a major European manufacturer of helicopters needed to be able to measure the oil level in the rotor hub oil reservoir. This is a demanding environment, with the rotor hub rotating up to 800rpm, an operating temperature range of -40ºC to +90°C and extremely high levels of vibration and shock loading.

Gill R&D for liquid level sensors, meant it was perfectly suited to this application. A solid state device with no moving parts eliminates any reliability problems caused by vibration and high rotation speeds, and the fully potted, integrated electronics meant the sensor was a self –contained device. Produced entirely from Titanium for minimal weight, the sensor was fully sealed to the 0.3bar pressure rating, ensuring no oil leakage through the device due to the high centrifugal forces and inverted operation.

The design incorporated the AN814-6 threaded mounting, 1.65mm and 1.9mm locking wire positions, and for additional robustness and reliability an aerospace Additionally, the sensor had to have a approved connector was integrated into the housing. The typical power minimum weight to reduce eccentric consumption of 10mA @12 volts was also achieved, meeting the requirements of the battery or energy harvesting power source. AN814-6 mounting interface, include provision of locking wire positions Working closely with the customer throughout the development programmeand withstand an oil pressure of including supplying drawings and 3D CAD models for approval of the mechanical 0.3bar. interface-prototypes were delivered within agreed timescales for integration into the engineering rig. Because the sensor would not be able to be connected to a By applying the skills and expertise accumulated over many years of designing permanent power supply, it had to sensors for extreme environments, Gill R&D were able to deliver a solution have the minimum possible power consumption so as not to drain the providing ongoing support as the project moves forward to the next phase of the Lithium-Polymer battery supply. development. harvesting circuit would be used. The capacitive technology used by

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Lifting & Material Handling

July 2014

Using Cranes to Boost Productivity Chris Lindley-Smith, sales director at Street Crane Company, outlines how modern cranes play a crucial role in maintaining factory productivity. Context Thirty years ago a typical small engineering workshop would probably have had one all-purpose crane. This would have served all needs from unloading raw materials right through to product assembly and shipping. Waiting was inevitable. Fast forward. Though the tide of competition is now global. Lean manufacturing is the name of the game. Cranes can keep workshops buzzing. Examples Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies is a modern light engineering workshop. Here six light crane systems, with up to six metres span, capable of lifts of up to two tonnes meet all handling needs. These were supplied complete with chain hoists and independent gantry support to lifting for lighter loads. Operating at the heavy end of the engineering business, Mining

Machinery Developments (MMD) in Derbyshire make sizing plant for mines and quarries. A mix of overhead travelling cranes (OTC’s) is easily adapted to meet future expansion. Three 20 tonne overhead cranes in each of two new bays run on full-length freestanding 60 metre gantries. For heavier lifts of up to 40 tonnes, they may be used in tandem and weight distributed by a spreader beam. Having adequate cranage in the production area underpins productivity as the highly skilled workforce can avoid down time waiting for cranes to become available. The new bays are also equipped with 10 one-tonne jib cranes, with seven units in one bay and three in the adjoining bay. Each jib crane services a workstation manned by two welders or platers. The slewing jib cranes are attached to be dismantled, enabling the jibs to be readily re-located as production needs change. Within the assembly bays, are two double girder cranes of 50 tonnes and one of 25 tonnes. One of the larger units has an auxiliary

Light crane systems are an integral part of the production process at Siemens where drive systems are assembled.

15 tonne hoist to give greater materials Specifying Cranes It’s worth taking time to brief your crane supplier thoroughly about your production process. Crane manufacturers will strive for safety and will optimise crane speed with stability to ensure the safe transportation of loads. Manufacturers also need to know about the intensity of crane use, both the number of lifts and movements per day and the proportion of loads at the upper end of the rated load. This enables selection of the correct mechanism rating for sustained and reliable operation. It is also worth considering how to customise and accessorise the crane to improve operations, from simple load spreading beams to the use of bespoke handling equipment to improve safety and productivity. International competition won’t go away, assisted by the right cranes can ensure UK manufacturing remains viable and competitive.

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July 2014

ESI Technology Ltd

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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.

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July 2014

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July 2014

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July 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, selling products throughout the UK and Ireland. Testo Limited also offers instrument service and calibration from our independently accredited ISO 9001:2008 and ISO17025 laboratory. The requirements for practical measurement solutions are becoming increasingly more complex and customised. Testo 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 the finished product. Such as, Thermal imaging to monitor 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 to guarantee we offer instruments that deliver durability,

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functionality and ease of use. For the purposes of lowering costs in production, and in the final product, the industrial sector is reliant on resource efficient machinery whose 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. Testo’s reliable measurement systems can consistently monitor and regulate the production and the optimum adjustment of your environment, thus reducing energy consumption. The use of thermography cameras has caused a quantum 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. The key benefit of utilising Thermal Imaging as a 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 thermal imaging, heat profiles of important components can highlight abnormalities allowing further focused inspection and effective maintenance on any machinery. If you would like to find out more, either visit www.testolimited.com or call 01420 544433 to speak someone in Technical Sales


July 2014

Why the need for Cooling? In todays electronic market place, the temperature that your electronics are maintained is crucial to their life expectancy. Research has shown that for every 10oC rise above normal room temperature, the life expectancy of your electronic components is reduced by half. This is why C-Net Industrial Solutions (C-net IS) offer you affordable climate control products to reduce production downtime and keep industry cool.

Heat is the silent killer of electronics.

C-Net can offer full turnkey solutions inclusive of the list below; Design, Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance. C-Net Industrial Solutions is a company focused on providing the best electronic climate control solutions and products in the market. C-Net IS offer a wide range of cooling products for every application, from a few hundred watts of heat,

right up to several thousand. But which one is best for you? There are two main methods of cooling, closedloop and open-loop. To understand which suites your application please get in touch. In the following pages a detailed explanation of both is given

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We stock and supply the McLean brand of products, a name who’s reputation for the best thermal management solutions is unrivalled. McLean have been in the electronics cooling industry for over 40 years and are true experts in their field. Based in Champlin, Minnesota, C-Net also supplies Schroff and Hoffman cabinets/ enclosures inclusive of factory modifications.

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July 2014

LG Motion and Airex Corporation set up integration partner agreement for industry leading linear servo motors and precision actuators LG Motion Limited has recently set up a distribution agreement with the USA-based Airex Corporation to sell and integrate its innovative range of linear motors, linear positioning actuators, rotary motors and voice coils. Perfectly complementing LG Motion’s expertise in motion system design and integration, the Airex range includes patented and distinctive characteristics that enable the high levels of dynamic performance that is called for in demanding motion control applications such as semiconductor manufacture, imaging & photonics, aerospace & undersea, medical, life sciences and military equipment. Airex Ironless ‘zero cogging’ Linear Motors boast the highest motor constant in any similar volume of motor for industrybest response and settle and times as well as exceptional control characteristics. These motors are built into the cleverly designed modular P3 series linear positioning actuators featuring a single linear motion guide bearing system, a choice of optical or magnetic encoder feedback and travel range from 125 mm up to 1 metre. This direct-drive ‘plug and play’ actuators offer high stiffness and zero cogging along with all the benefits of linear servo motion which includes backlash free performance and extremely long working life with very low maintenance. The P3 will sit very well with LG Motion’s range of servo drives and motion controls as a very cost competitive choice for precision positioning where smooth motion combined with rapid move and settle times are prerequisites for high throughput production machinery and test equipment applications.

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LG Motion will market the Airex range as individual linear and rotary servo motor components, as complete actuator solutions, or integrated into custom positioning systems. Particularly for systems solutions, the Airex range is a perfect fit for the Polaris™ distributed and deterministic motion control platform product range from Precision MicroDynamics Inc. (PMDi) that LG Motion also represents. This highly advanced distributed and deterministic motion control platform allows automated machinery manufacturers the capability for nanosecond level motion and machine synchronisation and includes robotic kinematic transforms and complex contoured motion for up to 124 axes. Comprising motion controllers, advanced servo drives and I/O modules, Polaris features full 64-bit double floating point calculations for extremely high levels of positioning accuracy and exceptionally fast servo feedback rates. With its comprehensive capability for in-house design and production, and with its own range of linear, rotary and vertical elevation stages, LG Motion works with a select group of global distribution partners for motion controls, automation components and positioning mechanics. LG Motion provides its customers - OEMs, end users and research organisations with the enabling motion control and mechanical positioning system solutions that they need to prosper in their own specialist technological area.


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Energy Management

July 2014

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Socomec Modulys GP2.0 – inMarket leaders in integrated power solutions – Socomec – will present the Modulys GP2.0 at the Datacentre Transformation Conference on 8th July at Manchester University.

Critical buildings and facilities are challenged with constantly evolving demands on energy performance. The supply of reliable, cost-effective power which can be scaled to meet the rapidly changing demands of a Data Centre is a vital component of the overall performance of the data facility. Socomec’s Modulys Green Power UPS - designed for complete vertical and horizontal modularity and scalability is ideal for use in the most demanding critical IT applications and Data Centres. On show at the Data Centre Transformation Conerence, the range offers power scalability up to 600kW, making it ideal for unscheduled site upgrades or incremental power evolutions. Furthermore, the installed power of a single system can be increased up to 200kW by adding power modules in increments of 25kW. For increased power and maximum flexibility, 3 parallel systems can be configured horizontally to achieve 600kW. Achieving the desired power scaling is

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simple: the units feature a redundant architecture employing parallel PlugIn modules. When a new power or battery module is plugged in, the system automatically self-configures to bring the new capacity online. Andrew Wilkinson, Regional Managing Director, Socomec, comments; “Socomec’s Modulys GP2.0 delivers unrivalled flexibility – solving some of our customers’ greatest challenges in terms of redundancy and future availability. Because the system is modular – and the cabinet is free from electronic components – potential failure modes have been eliminated and endof-life criticality ceases to be an issue. Furthermore, the system also allows for the easy integration of future modules. Rather than overspecify – and ovespend - in order to guarantee that a system is futureproof, the Modulys range means that Facilities Managers can now scale as and when they need to. Additional redundancy can be achieved by introducing one more battery and power module – so there is no need to duplicate the system hardware to achieve redundancy. With no single point of failure

– and zero risk of fault propogation – the Modulys is totally resilient and guarantees optimum power availability.” With real-time Hot Swap functionality, module maintenance is simple, fast and safe – avoiding any risk of downtime as the mean time to repair (MTTR) is reduced to a minimum. The Modulys range has been engineered to be highly adaptable; based on a modular, rack-mounting system, it has been designed to work with hot / cold aisle arrangements. Easy to integrate within existing IT infrastsructure, the Modulys is also easy to position and assemble thanks to its light, empty cabinets and independent modules. Andrew Wilkinson continues; “In order to address the most important industry challenges – of today and tomorrow the latest product developments require a specialized and inter-disciplinary approach to provide high performance, reliable and cost-effective power solutions that are flexible enough to be scaled to meet the rapidly changing demands of Data Centres. Socomec invests heavily in pioneering research and product design in order to deliver world-class innovations that solve our industry’s greatest challenges in terms of energy availability, efficiency, flexibility, monitoring and sustainability – whilst also minimizing Total Cost of Ownership.”


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Energy Management

February 2014

Spirax Sarco has launched its Target for smaller, point-of-use applications to help operators accurately assess energy use, reduce consumption and optimise plant performance. As a stand-alone unit, the TFA

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July 2014

ABB distribution transformers put g2 Energy on the fast track for renewable energy grid connections g2 Energy, one of Britain’s fastest growing Independent Connection Providers (ICPs), is deploying ABB transformers as part of its complete ‘balance of plant’ infrastructure and grid connection package for renewable energy schemes June 25th, 2014 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is supplying high to g2 Energy, the Independent Connection Provider throughout Britain. To date, ABB has received orders from g2 Energy for a total of 18 completed and under construction. g2 co.uk) is a Accredited ICP

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competitive offers, g2 Energy decided that the ABB quality, performance and cost-effective price within a fast-track growth programme. The ABB transformers, manufactured at the focused oil immersed design with natural cooling. They are supplied direct to g2 Energy’s centralized warehouse

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July 2014

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July 2014 www.tmelectronics.co.uk sales@tmelectronics.co.uk 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.

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

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