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British Encoder Products (BEPC) is the European branch of the Encoder Products Group, a worldwide manufacturer of motion sensing and control devices. As a customer driven company, BEPC is highly responsive in the areas of customer service and technical support, with an acute focus on high performance, excellent delivery and competitive pricing. These values work together to ensure BEPC provides products and services of the highest quality to guarantee great value for money for every customer. Indeed, BEPC prides itself on building long-lasting relationships, a principle which has facilitated the company’s impressive growth since its inception. Established in 1969 by Bill Watt, the Encoder Products Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In the sixties, Bill invented an encoder to provide an output to feed directly into the growing number of counters and PLCs which were being used at the time. His invention, the ‘cube encoder’, revolutionised the encoder world and is now an industry standard. In addition to their wide selection of incremental and programable encoders, BEPC has recently released its new range of absolute encoders, which provide a unique code for each increment of shaft rotation. This means that the encoder indicates both that the shaft position has changed, and the absolute position of the shaft. The company now offers a higher resolution of 16 bits for single turn resolution and 43 bits for multi-turn resolution, meaning the encoders can measure with greater resolution and have a longer run-time before reset. This range is ideal for systems which need exact position information in order to prevent damage to machinery and its operators. This is particularly valuable during power loss, when the absolute encoder will maintain its value without being powered, so any movement during the loss of power is tracked and retained for immediate transmission once power is restored. Indeed, BEPC is cementing its status as an industry leader, offering unparalleled expertise in the development of groundbreaking encoders for all sectors of automation, ensuring they stay ahead of the game to address the industry’s constant progression. BEPC will be showcase its full range of products at the Engineering Design Show held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 16–17 October 2019

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Material players set for big gains/losses in EV $1,000+ bn revolution The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly. IDTechEx forecast that the total market will exceed $1,000bn value within the next 5-years across all categories: land, sea, and air. This huge growth is resulting in major turbulence within the supply chain. Particularly, the material considerations are different to traditional internal combustion engines and provide a significant opportunity or threat—depending on your viewpoint.

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DTechEx is hosting six expertled Business and Technology Insight Forums in Stuttgart on 3-4 December 2019, Stuttgart, Germany on the electric vehicle and energy storage industries. Each forum is 2h 15min long and gives player analysis, market trends, and technical requirements. The forums can be booked here: www.IDTechEx.com/Stuttgart or by contactingMichael;M.Klein@IDTechEx.com. Key themes: the material opportunities and challenges. Highlighting the electric powertrain from the battery cell chemistry to use-cases in motors, roles in thermal management and beyond. Forums 1 and 2 will focus on the markets for electric vehicles and trends for land, sea and air. They will look at the escape from peak car and the next wave of electric vehicles. The roadmap for India and China is covered in Forum 2. Forum 3 will focus on smart materials and their use in transportation applications. This will include fundamentals about composites, nanomaterials, photovoltaics, piezoelectric and more. The forum will highlight the relevance of these advanced materials for structural and conformal electronic applications, energy harvesting devices, and smart glass.

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Forums 4 & 5 will focus on the underlying battery technology, including details of the material compositions across the supply chain. Not only for lithium-ion batteries, but also for "postlithium" variants and supercapacitors. The material developments in this field are the key to progressing the energy density, cycle rate, mechanical performance, and more. Forum 6 Part A will provide a detailed look at the traction motors for electric vehicles. Each motor type will be benchmarked, and the material composition highlighted—clear progressions, rate of adoption, and the challenges, will all be discussed. Forum 6 Part B will analyse the thermal management of an electric vehicle, specifically of the complete battery pack.

This area is rapidly changing as OEM adopt different strategies and there are shifting market trends and regulations. The thermal interface material (TIM) will be discussed in detail as a key material component. Early-stage opportunities are also investigated including phase change materials and immersioncooled fluids. Finally, an overview of other material opportunities in battery pack will take place, including detailed analysis, e.g. into the polymeric opportunity in lightweighting enclosures, and challenges associated with appropriate EMI shielding and fire protection. For full list of our forum topics and to register with the latest attendee discount, please visit our website: www.IDTechEx.com/Stuttgart.


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Custom Filtration Solutions – Made in Britain Croft Filters Ltd, based in Warrington England, have been supplying custom filtration and separation solutions for over 33 years. Throughout this time Croft has developed a reputation for their quality, bespoke service through manufacturing a variety of products for a range of different industries. These including: • • • • • • • •

Chemical Water Oil and Gas Energy / District heating Bio energy Pharmaceutical Food and Beverage Amongst many others worldwide.

Bespoke Filtration Solutions Croft specialises in custom filtration solutions, these are manufactured specifically to the Customer’s unique requirements. Croft can manufacture filters in any shape or design, these include: cones, baskets, screens and disc filters amongst others. Products are available in wire mesh, wedge wire and perforated plate, depending on the specifications. Croft continues to expand their product range; from self-cleaning filters to filter housings and custom punched perforated plate. Croft’s experience within the market alongside their drive for innovation allows the company to solve unique filtration problems that Customers are faced with. Croft can design and manufacture specific filtration solutions for Customers in order to maximise the potential of Customer’s filtration processes.

Not Just a Filter Specialists Croft are ISO: 9001 certified and have a range of in-house capabilities to help meet customer demands. The company specialises in Additive Manufacturing (3D metal printing) and can deliver industrial components.

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Benefits of the Additive Manufacturing process, such as: part weight reduction, multi-part to single component and expanded design capabilities, allow Croft’s customers to re-think their approach to their designs in order to improve the efficiency and utility of their parts or to deliver other supply chain advantages. Croft can advise on how to get the most out of the AM technology in order for Customers to achieve their desired advantages. Whether that means to improve the function of a filtration solution or to develop a new solution all together. Croft also have in-house laser cutting and hydraulic punching facilities as well as a range of press brakes and

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Research heralds ‘step change’ in fluid injection injury care Medical research commissioned by the Water Jetting Association has led to the publication of the most comprehensive guidance ever created for the management of high-pressure fluid injection injuries. The guidance is set to transform the emergency medical response to fluid injection injuries, where fluids enter the body by piercing the skin, greatly reducing the risk of death, long-term disability or unnecessarily prolonged periods of recovery. The Water Jetting Association (WJA), the representative body for organisations involved in water jetting and the UK’s leading water jetting training association, is incorporating the guidelines in its codes of practice. Water jetting is used widely for cleaning, surface preparation, precision cutting and hydrodemolition in many industries, including drainage and water utilities, marine engineering, manufacturing and petrochemicals. The guidelines also apply to injection injuries caused by other fluids, such as hydraulic oils. WJA Director David Kennedy said: “This represents a step change in our understanding of how to treat highpressure fluid injection injuries. The study shows these injuries are often misunderstood, leading to delays in treatment which can have very serious long-term health consequences. “Employers, first responders, paramedics and hospital medical teams have, for the first time, clear guidance, in the form of an algorithm, on the optimum treatment protocols for patients from first-line response through to definitive hospital care.” A research paper – Management of industrial high-pressure fluid injection injuries (HPFII): the Water Jetting Association (WJA) experience with water-driven injuries – has been published in the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. Dr Sancho Rodriguez-Villar, an intensive care consultant at Kings College Hospital, London, who led the

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research, said: “The evidence shows that, without early and correct intervention, the outcome for those injured is often catastrophic, including death, loss of limbs and long-term disability. “Following this research, we strongly advise all parties involved to observe the WJA’s updated guidelines for the management of high-pressure injection injuries.” The study found that the unique nature of HPFIIs make them look less serious than they are. This often leads to delays in patients receiving the correct emergency treatment. This, in turn, allows serious and deep-seated infections to develop, which are difficult to treat. Hydraulic fluid injection can occur at pressures as low as 7 bar, or 100 pounds per square inch (psi), far lower than the pressure achieved by many over-the-counter water jetting machines. Ultra-high-pressure water jetting can exceed 2,500 bar, or 36,259 psi.


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Foremost Celebrates 30 years of Electronic Component Distribution at EDS 2019 Join them to celebrate at the Engineering Design Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry October 16-17th, stand J46

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oremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, will be using their presence at the Engineering Design Show this year to celebrate 30 years of Electronic Component sales in the UK. Birthday cakes will be given to visitors on the first day of the show and a competition will run both days with a prize of a bottle of celebratory champagne for the lucky winner. Foremost Electronics Ltd was founded in 1989 as a direct importer and specialist distributor of switches, keypads, joysticks, connectors and other electro-mechanical products. They now represent a truly global supplier base of more than 20 manufacturers from around the world, having strong partnerships with market leaders including Schroff, NKK Switches, Binder, Thermodisc and Elma. Their portfolio specialises on the E-Mech sector and includes products suitable for extreme conditions including Military and Aerospace and also commercial grade components for less arduous applications. Featured on the Foremost stand at EDS 2019 will be; • The most comprehensive suite of online tools to configure the extensive range of enclosures available from market leading manufacturer, Schroff. Two videos help users design, add features and produce CAD files. Starting with a Digital Empowerment Overview to achieve fast results users progress to understanding the world's 1st Online 3D Subrack Configurator and Cad File generator . This intuitive, simple to use tool provides a proven solution and all relevant documentation (30 native CAD Files, 3D & 2D Drawings, BOM) required to buy a bespoke enclosure solution. • Newly available from Foremost is the Neutrik range of power, waterproof, • and fiber optic connection systems aimed at industrial markets. These world renown products are widely used by OEMs and systems integrators • The continually growing range of Icotek cable entry and EMC cable shielding systems will be on display and will include their brand new IMAS Connect products and more from their range of ATEX and railway cable entry systems, cable entry frames and glands for cables with connectors fitted, cable entry plates for cables without connectors, brush cable pass-throughs, strain relief and cable management, EMC cable shield clamps and the CONFIX cable conduit system. • New arrivals to Foremost’s core product range include new switches from MEC and Elma and a new IP Joystick series HF and HS.

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In recent years Foremost have extensively expanded their premises by an additional 10,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to accommodate the growth in Schroff Pentair products, provide bonded warehousing for customers and increase their stock of connectors for electric vehicles. Foremost have embraced e-commerce with the launch of micro web shops for Enclosures and vertical markets IP Joysticks and Rotary Switches, all part of the Foremost range of Buy-Online product shops for product specific and vertical markets. Key markets for Foremost now include, audio and broadcast, security, communications and telecoms, electric vehicles, railway industry, instrumentation, medical electronics, defence and aerospace, power, automotive, marine electronics and domestic appliances. Alan Cook, Managing Director of Foremost Electronics, comments, “After thirty years of effort we have a very well established place in the UK electronic component distribution market and are looking forward to new opportunities in markets such as 5G and the advances in AI, IIOT, robotics, 4K/8K broadcast, electric vehicles, smart grid, autonomous cars and more. Our success has been made possible by knowing our strengths and our place in the market, offering incomparable customer service and having the wholehearted support of an outstanding team whose hard work has helped us achieve our goals. Without them we would not be where we are today.” Products sold by Foremost include, enclosures and accessories, switches and keypads, connectors, thermal fuses, optoelectronic components and joysticks. www.4most.co.uk


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THE KEYS TO YOUR OWN BESPOKE METAL ENGINEERING SPACE. Since 1942 hundreds of customers have discovered the power of sharing their ideas and concepts with Dudley Industries and watched their products rolling out of the plant after full scale production. Whatever stage your products are at, there's a team you can have at your disposal. As part of Rentokil, you can tap into the expertise and resources of a FTSE100 listed company. Beyond the external auditing and accreditations to ISO9001:2015, the team here work within a culture that delivers exemplary products within a safe environment to meet your specifications We are renowned for our high quality and partnering with businesses across different sectors including instrumentation companies, printing and packaging, transport and infrastructure.

We can help you take your ideas through to amazing products using the latest technology and proven production techniques including laser cutting and robotic finishing. Combined with in house tool making facilities, punch and etching machines directly linked to the CAD system, CNC controlled folding machines and a variety of presses and rolling machines we have an environment that ensures maximum accuracy and flexibility.

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New thermally conductive adhesives in practical packaging Intertronics has added three products to its extensive range of thermally conductive adhesives from its partner Polytec PT. Users will benefit from convenient side-by-side cartridge packaging, which simplifies application. The adhesives have added functionality, including high thermal conductivity (2.2 W/mK), very good adhesion, flexibility and high temperature resistance.

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hen used as a bonding technique, thermally conductive adhesives fasten components to create a durable mechanical connection, while enabling heat to transfer from the warmer component to the colder component. Thus, in many cases, thermally conductive bonding, in particular with epoxies, is an alternative to conventional connection processes such as soldering, welding or mechanical attaching. The processing of two-component systems is often a challenge in practice. On the one hand, the mixing ratio of resin and hardener must be kept as accurate as possible. On the other hand, both components must be sufficiently mixed to ensure proper curing of the material. In order to address the inherent challenges when processing twocomponent materials manually, Polytec PT has developed a range of thermally conductive adhesives that are available in side-byside cartridges. Both components of the adhesive are already filled in the correct mixing ratio and can be easily dispensed by means of a dispensing gun. Resin and hardener mix automatically in the attached static mixer. The adhesives are ceramic-filled and thus electrically insulating, two-component products which cure at

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Think you’re safe? Wolf Safety voltage alerts remove doubt Working in potentially explosive atmospheres is hazardous enough without concerns that the voltage being supplied to temporary lighting is no longer within certified limits.

How can anyone be absolutely sure what voltage is being supplied, especially in a typical, long cable FPSO situation? Could it be one volt more or less than the certified safe range? Reassurance is now available from Wolf Safety Lighting, whose latest technology gives immediate warning when voltage either slips below or exceeds certified limits, even by just one volt. Their SOVI™ technology - it stands for Safe Optimal Voltage Indicator – removes all doubt, giving operators the confidence that temporary lighting is operating safely, effectively and at the optimal voltage. Unique to Wolf Safety products, the groundbreaking technology is now incorporated into its ATEX and IECEx certified Hazardous Area Temporary Lighting range, further enhancing safety in potentially explosive atmospheres. It also ensures that a lighting solution is operating effectively and at the optimal voltage. In the unlikely event that a light is operating at a voltage above the maximum certified limit, the beam will pulse from bright to dim, giving a

clear warning that action is needed to ensure that work can continue safely in the hazardous area. It’s more likely that issues will arise at the lower end of the voltage range. For example, if too many 24-volt lights are strung together and the transformer is overloaded, voltage could drop below the optimal level and light output will reduce incrementally as the input voltage falls. If this does occur, SOVI™ ensures the light will pulse bright, indicating

that the lamp is not within its certified voltage range, though the light itself is still safe as it is certified down to zero volts. This differs from other ATEX lights, where a reduced voltage supply can lead to the light operating outside the certified voltage range. Wolf Safety’s clear, visual warning system and ‘plug in and play’ format means there is no safety risk in connecting too many lights together.

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It is the perfect locking part to secure assemblies, even under high loads or pressures. It ensures optimal tightening with metal and/or plastic screws.

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ALL-IN-ONE SENSOR HELPS REDUCE ENERGY COSTS Optimising production processes by improving energy efficiency and reducing costs are likely to be high priorities for most manufacturers and they can be achieved, thanks in part to the availability of increasingly sophisticated monitoring and measuring devices. A good example of this is the new SD family of Thermal Compressed Air Meters from ifm electronic, which incorporates an integrated pressure and temperature sensor. The SD family of devices have been developed as an ‘all-in-one-sensor’ to provide ‘at-a-glance’ compressed air monitoring with volumetric flow, totalised volume plus pressure and temperature of the air. With clear TFT display and IO-Link interface, the unit can be easily parameterised and all information transferred to the control platform. Furthermore, by integrating several key measurement parameters in just one sensor it contributes towards significant savings on hardware costs (wiring & input cards) along with reduced installation and ongoing maintenance costs. The SD sensors can also help toward improving energy efficiency of process installations thanks to its ability to precisely monitor for leakages. This, combined with its high repeatability, enables exact location of the costs of compressed air consumption to the respective production line which helps operators to optimise product cost calculations.

Efficient monitoring of operating pressures is also crucial to overall energy efficiency and thanks to the integrated pressure measurement, both the pressure drop on polluted filter systems and the compressed air systems overall operating pressure, can be accurately monitored. This is important because if the installation comprises of actuators that are operating at 5 bar instead of the ideal 6.3 bar, load speed is reduced by 25% with a decrease in productivity.

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SICK Reflex Array Sensors Are on the Leading Edge SICK has unveiled its next-generation family of smart photoelectric 2D light array sensors, the RAY10 and RAY26, to detect even the most difficult-to-see objects moving on high-speed conveyors.

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he SICK RAY10 and RAY26 Reflex Array Sensors create a wide 2D light band to reliably detect the leading edges of objects, even when they not clearly defined, transparent, or are only a few millimetres high, such as polybags, flat packaging and parcels. SICK’s RAY10 and RAY26 sensors deliver consistently high detection results, no matter if objects are irregularly-shaped, randomly positioned on the conveyor belt, shiny, high-contrast, or varied in height or colour. The sensors will also detect perforated objects without danger of false tripping or the need to programme multiple switching operations. Where complex configuration of multiple sensors, or costly light grids, might previously have been needed to obtain reliable results, the compact RAY10 or RAY26 sensors achieve high levels of performance in a fraction of the space and set-up time. “The RAY10 and RAY26 Reflex Array sensors are a new proposition for integrating even the most challenging detection tasks in high-speed conveying applications in diverse industries from parcel handling to food packaging, automotive assembly or electronics,” explains David Hannaby, SICK’s UK Product Manager for presence detection. “The sensors also offer all the benefits of smart diagnostics and IO-Link integration, while halving the costs of detection compared to conventional solutions.” Installation and commissioning of the RAY10 and RAY26 is quick and

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easy, using SICK’s PinPoint LED technology which makes the light array clearly visible, so the sensors can be accurately aligned. A simple teach-in process completes the set-up. The sensor settings can also be adjusted via IO-Link according to the object size and the conveyor conditions, reducing the need for time-consuming manual intervention during commissioning and operation. Both the RAY10 and RAY26 offer advantages for realtime condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. They feature SICK’s BluePilot bargraph indicator to show the level of dirt build-up on the lens of the sensor and reflector. Using SICK’s AutoAdapt technology, the sensors automatically adjust their sensitivity to contamination to lengthen the time between maintenance intervals. The sensor status can also be communicated via IO-Link to the PLC, so cleaning can be scheduled without unnecessary downtime.

The RAY10 and RAY26 family are smart sensors that enable efficient Industry 4.0 integration of machines via IO-Link, together with the ability to track and view sensor health and diagnostics via an HMI or PLC. Smart logic functions embedded in the sensors themselves can also be used to develop custom field-level applications. The SICK RAY26 has three variants to detect objects ≥3 mm, ≥5 mm or ≥10 mm always within a 55 mm light array, with a sensing range for detection from 0 m to max. 4.5 m depending on the type. The RAY26 offers the option of conveyor belt suppression to compensate for vertical movement of the conveyor, through a stepped deactivation of the zone between the conveyor and the light array. The smaller SICK RAY10 detects objects ≥5 mm within a 25 mm light array with a response time of just 0.5  ms and a maximum sensing range of 1.5 metres. For more information please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk. www.sick.co.uk


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Introducing the new maxon catalogue for 2019/2020 We are pleased to introduce you to our new catalogue, available in both online and paper copy formats. Order printed copy

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In summary The first section of the catalogue is an introduction to maxon, what we offer, and how. Inside this section can be found information on production (including quality standards and certifications), our key markets, our Academy, and our quarterly magazine: driven. The next section is the Selection Guide; this contains examples of how to select a drive system and formulae for calculating application specifications. Each subsequent section is dedicated to maxon product categories. Within each product category, a range of product families are available.

New products Ventilated and open rotor EC flat motors maxon have been able to increase the power available in the Ø60 mm and Ø90 mm brushless DC (EC) flat motors by offering open rotor and ventilated designs. Torque can be increased up to 30% at 6000rpm, from a maximum nominal torque of 254mNm to 334mNm. (Note: brushless DC motors require a controller). Flat motors in the catalogue begin from page 251. The full range of new and existing brushless DC motors (BLDC) can be found on page 161. maxon controllers can be found from page 451.

Encoders suitable for harsh environments maxon has developed high-temperature encoders designed to withstand conditions found in harsh environments. As standard, maxon encoders are reliable at temperatures of -40°C to +100°C. Now, with the new XT (Extended Temperature range), using a single wire design, operating within temperatures of -55°C to +125°C are now possible. The new XT encoders are part of maxon’s configurable X-Drives range with quick delivery. The full range of encoders can be found from page 391.

Configurable gearheads with quick delivery Another addition to the X-Drives family of products are the Ultra Performance (UP) planetary gearheads, available in Ø22 mm and Ø32 mm. At the output stage, this new design uses 50% wider planetary gears and ceramic axis instead of steel. This design also has an increased shaft diameter, reinforced roller bearings

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and larger bearing distance for higher radial load. The new GPX 22 and 32 UP gearheads are capable of up to 96% maximum efficiency for a single stage and up to 87% for a 4-stage gearhead.

Complete solutions Most catalogue products we supply are modified to meet customer and application requirements. maxon can also create bespoke drive solutions and mechatronic systems based on catalogue products. Key markets include; medical, aerospace, transportation, industrial automation, robotics and e-mobility. We have dedicated teams that specialise in these industries. Learn more about mechatronic drive systems from page 14. If you require any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to call on +44(0) 1189 733 337 or email via salesuk@maxongroup.com.


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October 2019

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Solutions for power supply continuity Adel Systems are based in Italy and are a leading developer and manufacturer of industrial switchmode power supplies, ‘DC UPS’ and intelligent battery chargers. DC UPS - CBI Series The CBI DC UPS combine the functions of a power supply, a back up module and of a battery charger in one unit. They use switching technology with microcontrollers and optimise the supply to the DC load either when the AC mains is present or when on battery backup. The CBI units do not allow for deep discharge of the batteries. The CBI units switch from the mains to the battery in the event of a mains failure without interruption. There is automatic protection without fuse against the reserve polarity, short circuit and overload and overvoltage. They carry out diagnostic checks on the connected battery through the Life Test, every 90 minutes, enabling the users to select the most appropriate charging curve to maximise the efficiency of the system and to support a life battery. They are equipped with two relays; one to operate to indicate the status of the mains or battery backup and another to indicate any of the eight battery protection functions that the unit monitors. The primary function of the CBI unit is to optimise the battery condition so when it is required the battery is as good as its life cycle will allow for. There are options for communication via CANbus and MODbus on certain modules, and the DYP351 displays allows on the CBI500W and the CBI280 series an option for a door mounted display for battery status updates locally. All units are DIN rail mounted and there is a range of battery carriers available to safely and easily fit the battery packs into the enclosure or panel.

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BATTERY CHARGERS - CB Range The Adel System CB batter y chargers are a range of microprocessors controlled chargers. Based on switch mode technology, they produce an output voltage stabilised at a pre-set value, even when not charging the battery. These battery chargers have three charging levels - recovery, boost and trickle charge. All the chargers have a relay output for a range of battery bank protection functions: replace battery or flat battery; fault in the main; high voltage at the battery ends; open or sulphated battery; reverse polarity, short-circuited element and wrong battery voltage. The CB battery charger checks the battery every 90 minutes. All the modes are automatic and other than selecting the battery type and charge current level no other set up is required. Communication options of CANbus and MODbus are available on various models. The CB12245A and CB280122410A are available with dual output voltage 12 or 24 V DC and a stabilised power supply.

Power Supplies for Mains Connection - DFlex & FLEX SERIES The Adel system offers a truly complete range of industrial power supply units for different applications. The wide range of input voltages enables them to operate in any part of the world. The range is available with UL and CSA typeapproved, with design based on experience gained over the years. The FLEX range of products is characterised from 1, 2 and 3-phase input up to 700W with current rating ranging to 25A and a power flexibility that reaches 50% of the rated current. They are characterised by their flexibility of use that allows them to satisfy the most varied applications and requirements, according to the existing norms. The declared ambient temperature operations field start from 40 to 60°C. For further information on TVR Instruments products and services, please visit www.tvri.co.uk or email sales@tvri.co.uk


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Easy-to-Clean Laboratory Flowmeter Rugged, clean bore Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) and 316 Stainless Steel or glass construction makes the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter from Titan Enterprises ideal for a wide range of laboratory applications and very easy to clean between experiments. Widely proven to handle flows from laminar to turbulent (2 ml/min to 20 litres/min), and largely immune from viscosity, the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter is a perfect non-invasive  tool for almost any laboratory flow metering application. No moving parts mean that the Atrato delivers highly reliable operation even over extended periods of time. The Atrato offers true inline non-invasive flow measurement without the contorted flow path and disadvantages of alternative ultrasonic flowmeter designs. Available in 60°C and 110°C temperature versions as well as a 30 bar higher pressure model - Atrato flowmeters use proprietary ‘time-of-flight’ ultrasonic technology that enable them to operate over wide flow ranges with accuracy better than ±1.0% of reading.

and a reliable alternative to restrictive and costly manual metering. Users can select from a wide variety of functions and time periods over which to store their results.  Flow data sets are saved as .csv files which can then be imported directly to a wide range of programmes for later manipulation and analysis.

Supplied as standard, Atrato flowmeter software enables data recording via an external computer. With features that provide monitoring, reporting and management of flow data - the Atrato flow software delivers a continuous picture of your experiment

To watch a video introduction to the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter range please visit www.atratoflowmeters.com. For further information on the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter please contact Titan Enterprises on +44-1935-812790 or sales@flowmeters.co.uk.

Accurate Flow Rate Measurement of Viscous Liquids Titan Enterprises’ OG range of Oval Gear flowmeters provide the perfect solution for accurate measurement of the flow of viscous liquids and lubricating fluids. Unlike other flowmeters, measurement accuracy with oval gear devices actually improves as the liquid viscosity increases, from a nominal 1% to around 0.1% of flow rate at higher viscosities. The OG range of oval gear flowmeters are compact, rugged and deliver unprecedented performance at a low cost of ownership. Available as standard with stainless steel or aluminium bodies, OG flowmeters are bidirectional and available in sizes from 1/4 to 2-inches (6 to 50 mm), for flows between 1ml/min and 500l/ min. For applications involving measurement of corrosive or caustic fluids, versions of OG flowmeters with completely nonmetallic wetted components (ceramic, PEEK™ and a choice of elastomer) are available. Over recent years, Titan Enterprises has expanded its OG flowmeter range and has supplied special application optimised OEM versions for use at elevated temperatures (200°C) or high pressure (950Bar). Models are also available certified as suitable for use in hazardous areas. The standard inlet and outlet options for OG flowmeters are BSP or NPT, though alternative versions are available with flanges and female threads. The electronic pulse output signal is transmitted via TTL or contact closure.

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Each OG flowmeter supplied by Titan Enterprises is individually flow calibrated and supplied with a traceable flow test certificate. For further information on the oval gear flowmeters please click here or contact Titan Enterprises on +441935-812790 or sales@flowmeters.co.uk.


Rapidox 2100-OEM-RSB Small but mighty. Effortless integration into products and processes. The compact design (4.5� x 3.0�) allows integration into the tightest of spaces yet comes with the same performance specifications and features of our exisiting OEM analysers. The board is fitted with a robust cabled zirconia sensor, which is ideal for providing fast and accurate remote in-situ gas analysis over the the full oxygen range 10-20ppm to 30% O2. Zirconia oxygen sensors are extremely rugged and particularly suitable for monitoring inert atmospheres and aggressive industrial applications directly within manufacturing processes such as metal 3D printers, soldering ovens and furnaces.

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NEW £6 MILLION FUNDING FOR SHARING IN GROWTH PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMME - Funded places now available for award-winning business transformation - Opportunities to learn best practice, improve competitiveness and double turnover - Government-backed initiative nets more than £4 billion in contracts Aerospace and advanced manufacturing firms now have a new opportunity to learn best practice in productivity and competitiveness improvement – thanks to increased government support for the Sharing in Growth programme. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded Sharing in Growth (SiG) a £6 million contract to help the UK manufacturing and engineering companies compete more successfully in the global aerospace market. Said Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi: “Sharing in Growth continues to deliver excellent results –boosting productivity, creating quality jobs and helping UK companies take a leading role in the global aerospace market. “This is an important programme for the UK’s world-leading aerospace sector, securing more than £4 billion in contracts and contributing to our exporting strength. That’s why we’ve extended our support for the programme by £6 million and I look forward to seeing the UK’s manufacturing and engineering companies go from strength to strength.” Established in 2013, the award-winning Sharing in Growth (SiG) programme has supported more than 60 companies with some 10,000 employees and, with the increased funding matched by private investment, can now offer 36-month programme places valued at over £300K per year to each beneficiary company. The programme has already helped companies secure more than £4 billion in contracts and the additional funding aims to net a further £400 million. SiG offers ambitious aerospace suppliers the opportunity to make sustainable improvements to their leadership, culture and operational capability. The programme’s 100 business coaches, backed by a bank of world-leading experts, help companies tackle their individually diagnosed barriers to growth and, for many, double their turnover. An independent, not-for-profit programme, Sharing in Growth is supported by the Regional Growth Fund and by more than £150 million in private investment. Said Sharing in Growth CEO Andy Page: “The increased government funding means we can maintain our impetus, typically, helping companies to address a 20% cost gap and a 50% productivity improvement. Having secured more than £4 billion in contracts two years ahead of schedule, we are well on target to safeguard 10,000 UK jobs by 2020. “Sharing in Growth is effective because it has the unique scope and scale that is commensurate with the size of the UK’s productivity challenge. We provide funded, independent training, coaching and mentoring to improve companies’ capability and capacity so that they win business which they can then invest further in their skills and infrastructure to win even more contracts. “Contributing to the UK’s exporting strength and the government’s Industrial Strategy, the programme complements other key government-supported initiatives such as the Aerospace Technology Institute and the High Value Manufacturing Catapults, so they win a greater share of the burgeoning global aerospace market.” Family-owned

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Visitors will be able to speak to Sulzer experts about the PLAnetTM partnership, an alliance offering a strong and integrated full value chain for the production of polylactic acid (PLA)

Pioneering plastic sustainability solutions under the spotlight at K 2019 Sulzer’s range of innovative technologies make the plastic industry greener

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usinesses in the plastic processing and manufacturing sector are looking for innovative technologies and solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of their activities and products. At K 2019, Sulzer will show its commitment to sustainable manufacturing and recycling of plastic with its wide range of technologies. These not only make polymer production more efficient, but also back the development of green plastic materials as well as give a new life to materials that are currently non-recyclable. Creating a circular economy of plastic is one of the key trends in the polymer industry. The upcoming K 2019 fair will focus on how to make plastic processing and production more sustainable and efficient. Sulzer, the leader in separation and mixing technology, will present its state-of-the-art products and solutions to help businesses make this crucial transition. Of particular interest to visitors will be the PLAnetTM partnership, an alliance offering a strong and integrated full value chain for the production of polylactic acid (PLA). In the last few years, PLA has been acknowledged by the industry as the next bio-based building block of the polymer industry, due to its versatile chemical and mechanical properties and its comparably low costs. Together with its partners, Sulzer offers the full scope of engineering and key equipment for the construction of fully integrated PLA plants. Another key technology on display will be the company’s advanced devolatilization (“DEVO”) technology. This is used in an ever-increasing number of applications to perform the last separation step in solvent-based recycling processes. The static devo equipment comprises Sulzer’s proprietary distributor to achieve amazingly low levels of

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With over 25 years of experience in every aspect of PLA production, Sulzer is a reliable partner able to support the implementation of comprehensive PLA technologies.

impurities in the recycled polymers, such as polypropylene, polystyrene and PET. Also on stand will be the company’s foam extrusion lines for the production of high-quality polymer foams with a wide range of shapes and densities. New in the product portfolio is the XPET foam line for the manufacturing of materials suitable for various applications, such as food trays, furniture and light-weight wind generators blades. Visitors of the stand will be invited to have a virtual reality (VR) tour around real-world chemical processing plants that use Sulzer’s products without leaving the fair. Visit Sulzer on Stand F71, Hall 16 at K 2019, taking place from October 16-23, 2019 - Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany. www.sulzer.com


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Red Ledge at Robotics and Automation 2019: with BÖWE SYSTEC, Stand 333, 29-30 October, Ricoh Arena Coventry

New Red Ledge supply chain technology powers systems innovation at Robotics and Automation 2019 • Company’s 2019 CORE technology “enables faster systems implementation and delivers more affordable automation” say Red Ledge • Red Ledge manufacturing and logistics applications on show include RFID goods tracking, robotics and AGVs, lights-out warehouse automation, light- and voice-driven applications

The latest, 2019 Red Ledge CORE development technology “enables faster systems implementation and delivers more affordable automation,” says the company, which is joining forces at Robotics and Automation 2019 with its new majority stakeholder BÖWE SYSTEC to launch the latest range of Red Ledge manufacturing and logistics (M&L) automation systems. In combination with BÖWE

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SYSTEC’s advanced sortation technology they are designed to support and integrate the entire supply chain, controlling M&L processes and tracking inventory from production line to warehousing and distribution. Red Ledge systems on show at Robotics and Automation 2019 include RFID goods tracking, robotics, autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), automatic pallet movers and speed labelling.

Also on show, the latest Red Ledge warehouse management and control system drives light and voice warehouse applications, while its automated goods routing and ASRS (automatic storage and retrieval) provide a fully lights-out warehouse environment. Red Ledge majority shareholder BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH is part of the Possehl Group, which in its 2018 financial year generated a turnover of around 3.8 billion euros and employed some 13,300 people www.redledge.co.uk


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World-leading digital manufacturer Protolabs shortlisted for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019 Telford-based Protolabs is one of around 50 top manufacturing companies in Britain to have made it through to the finals of the country’s largest and most rigorous industry awards programme: The Manufacturer MX Awards (TMMX Awards).

Protolabs – the world’s fast source for custom prototypes and lowvolume production parts – has made the shortlists in both the Achieving Customer Value and International Trade categories. Other top manufacturing brands in the shortlists include Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Coca-Cola, Airbus and BMW. Bjoern Klaas, Vice President and Managing Director of Protolabs Europe, commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Achieving Customer Value and International Trade categories in this year’s TMMX Awards. As an on-demand digital manufacturing supplier we strive for excellence, with our service strength being founded on our customers’ ever evolving needs.“ “Our market intelligence tells us that speed, without compromising on quality, is the primary customer requirement, both here in the UK and across the rest of Europe, so it is the very foundation of our operation and a core value we bring to our customers. Being shortlisted for these awards is testament to our focused efforts and the magnificent work of the whole team at Protolabs.”

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Robin Davies, Head of International and Sector Solutions, Santander UK, official banking partner of TMMX Awards, commented: “Our commitment to UK manufacturing and the wider sector remains strong in 2019. Once again, we’re proud to be supporting these tremendous awards.“ “The success of the manufacturing industry is fundamentally important to UK economic growth. It’s incredibly rewarding to see such diversity and innovation in those companies who have made the shortlist.” The finalists go through to the second round of the competition where judging teams travel the length and breadth of the UK to visit the factories to gather first-hand evidence of the entrants. Judges include previous TMMX Awards winners, Fellows from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), representatives from each of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres (HVMC), leading academics and industry experts. Dick Elsy CBE, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult,

commented: “We are proud to be a judging partner for TMMX Awards. Awards like these recognise the innovation of manufacturers of all sizes and celebrate the boost that innovation brings to our economy. We wish all shortlisted companies the best of luck.” TMMX Awards are organised by The Manufacturer in partnership with IMechE. Commenting on this year’s programme, managing director of The Manufacturer, Grace Gilling said: “TMMX Awards is one of my favourite things we do at The Manufacturer and I am delighted that this year we have a real variety of companies taking part. It is fantastic to be showcasing excellence in UK manufacturing across many different disciplines and to have the enthusiastic support of our numerous sponsors.” The winners will be announced at The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony and gala dinner taking place on 14 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The evening will be the culmination and highlight of Digital Manufacturing Week - attracting over 800 attendees to celebrate the very best of British industry.


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Advanced Engineering returns to the NEC, Birmingham 15,000 people celebrate a year of engineering success at Advanced Engineering

ENGINEERING UPDATE KTN, the Institute for Manufacturing and Innovation DB, the zone has proven extremely successful in previous years, with one past exhibitor, Aceleron, being listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017. Listen up Programme

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Advanced Engineering will once again be running an extensive Open Forum programme, with speakers from Siemens Digital Industries, BAE Systems, McLaren Automotive and IBM Academy of Technology, amongst many others. For 2019, the event has secured a wealth of industry professionals to participate in forums that will discuss latest innovations in the industry. The Open Forum programme covers five of the six show zones; aerospace, connected manufacturing, composites, automotive and medical device engineering. On October 30 and 31, 2019, the largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering will take place at the NEC, Birmingham. Over two days, around 15,000 people will have the opportunity to meet with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and supply chain partners from sectors spanning the engineering industry. Bringing together thousands of attendees, Advanced Engineering incorporates all aspects of engineering within industries including aerospace, automotive, medical and many more. At the show, representatives from across the advanced engineering supply chain will present their latest innovations to

its most influential stakeholders. Voice of Industry Enabling Innovation This year’s show introduces the revamped Enabling Innovation Zone, which allow innovators to showcase their inventions to thousands of key industry players. Advanced Engineering previously called for start-ups across all engineering sectors to apply for a place in the zone. The 2019 shortlist, which consists of ten small enterprises from across the UK, will each have a dedicated display plinth on the show floor in the Enabling Innovation Zone. Nominees include businesses from a range of sectors including; Fluid Maintenance Solutions Ltd, which offers a coolant fluid management solution, and Texture Jet Ltd, which has developed a tooling platform that enables users to rapidly produce a variety of surface textures on components.

Advanced Engineering will also celebrate the launch of its Voice of Industry report, bringing together the experiences of leading manufacturers on topics ranging from Brexit and the skills shortage to electric vehicles and product innovation. The Voice of Industry report delves into the challenges that businesses have faced in recent years and explores the positive results they’ve had in overcoming uncertainty. It features interviews with senior figures in a variety of engineering businesses including Renishaw, Atlas Copco, Kawasaki Robotics and Xi Engineering.

With six shows under one roof, attendees will be able to access all their business solutions in one place — providing them with expertise from the breadth and Supported by Innovate UK/ depth of the advanced engineering industry.

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Quantifying Adeno-Associated Virus Aggregation Postnova Analytics has published a new applications study that reports on how Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation (AF4) coupled with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) and Ultraviolet (UV) detectors can be used to quantify Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) aggregation. Adeno-associated viruses are gaining widespread popularity as vehicles for gene therapy due to their versatility and safety.  However, one of the biggest concerns for manufacturing a uniform AAV suspension is the presence of viral aggregates, which can create problems with transduction efficiency, biodistribution, and immunogenicity. Due to their large size, often over 100 nm in diameter, AAV aggregates are challenging to separate and characterize by traditional column-based chromatography techniques.

Data is presented in this application study that demonstrates how  AF4-MALS-UV can separate and size large AAV aggregates, and discern a difference in aggregate concentration due to the stressing protocol. By comparison, using traditional size exclusion chromatography techniques, the columns are often found to filter out some or all aggregates, resulting in incorrect determination of the aggregate content or even the false conclusion that no aggregates are present. The Postnova AF2000 used in this study is a high-performance Asymmetric Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) platform for separation of nanoparticles and macromolecules in complex matrices. Modular in design, the AF2000 incorporates the combined experience, expertise and technological advances from Postnova Analytics' two decades of leadership in FFF.

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Incorporating a range of FFF modules in a single integrated system to provide universal separation, the AF2000 offers more flexibility, better performance and more robust results than any system before. To read the published article in full please click here. For further information on AF2000 system please visit www.postnova.com/af2000-overview.html or contact Postnova Analytics on +49-8191-985-6880 / +44-1885475007 / +1-801-521-2004 / info@postnova.com. Founded in 1997, Postnova Analytics is the inventor and leading international supplier of Field-Flow Fractionation (FFF) systems for markets including biopharmaceuticals, polymers, materials, nanotechnology and environmental sciences. Leveraging its unique and patented modular FFF - Light Scattering Platform, Postnova has been able to provide high performance solutions to a wide range of applications. Today the company's growing product portfolio includes Flow FFF, Centrifugal FFF, Thermal FFF, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), MALS and DLS Light Scattering.  Postnova (www.postnova.com) is located and headquartered in Landsberg am Lech (Germany) and has subsidiaries in the USA, UK and Finland. These offices, in conjunction with a highly qualified and trained distribution network, provide informed local support to customers worldwide.


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New Whitepaper:

Controlling Hexapods via EtherCAT® - Easy Integration of Six-Axis Robots into the Process Environment How can the advantages of hexapods be easily used in automation processes? A new whitepaper from PI (Physik Instrumente) explains how the integration of the hexapod controller with an EtherCAT® interface works. The whitepaper can be downloaded free of charge at: www.pi.ws/hexapods/whitepaper/ethercat. Manufacturing and quality assurance processes in electronics production, mechanical engineering, and the automotive industry increasingly require multi-axis positioning systems. At the same time, the requirements for accuracy are also increasing. Because of their design, parallelkinematic hexapod robots can move and position tools, workpieces, and complex components with weights ranging from a few grams to several hundred kilograms or even several tons in any spatial orientation with high precision – regardless of the assembly orientation. Complex Kinematic Easily Integrated: MultiAxis Drive with Fieldbus Connection In a parallel-kinematic system, the motor axes do not correspond to the Cartesian axes. Therefore, a computation-intensive coordinate transformation is necessary for each new position. The digital hexapod controller carries out the computation and, thanks to the integrated EtherCAT® interface, hexapods can easily be integrated in the higher-level control system. By using standardized real-time Ethernet protocols and moving the transformation calculations to the hexapod controller, the user is not dependent on a specific control manufacturer. This new whitepaper explains • how the integration works, • how Work and Tool coordinate systems can be used, and • how the range of motion of the hexapod can optimally be used. The whitepaper is available for download free of charge at: www.pi.ws/hexapods/whitepaper/ethercat

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Delta’s ESG Performance Again Leads in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components Industry Delta has just been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2019 assessment as the industry leader within the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components sector for the fourth time. With the global challenge of climate change and strong competition among peers, Delta has now been included in the DJSI World Index for the 9th consecutive year and in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index for the 7th consecutive year. The 2019 DJSI survey not only underscores Delta's continuous dedication towards climate change action and superior performance in economic and social dimensions, but also rewards the Company with the highest score in 8 criteria, outperforming the previous years. The DJSI assessment recognizes Delta’s efforts in the three dimensions of ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance). With its focus on climate change action, in 2018, Delta reduced its carbon intensity by 16.8% in efforts to achieve the Science Based Target (SBT) set in 2017 of reducing its carbon intensity 56.6% by 2025. Mr. Jesse Chou, Delta's chief sustainability officer, highlighted, "Our long-term commitment is to realize Delta's corporate mission, 'To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow', by leveraging our core competence in high-efficiency power electronics, developing comprehensive energy-saving solutions capable of lowering mankind's carbon footprint, implementing carbon reduction, and fully disclosing our goals and progress in ESG. Delta achieved its scheduled milestone of 16.8% sciencebased carbon reduction in the first year. In 2019 our cooperation with the Delta Electronics Foundation in the promotion of environmental education and green buildings and transportation concepts helped us achieve full credits in “Innovation Management”, “Environmental Reporting”, and Social Reporting”. Delta also led the electronics industry in 5 major criteria for the 2019 DJSI corporate sustainability assessment: “Materiality”, “Risk and Crisis Management”, “Codes of Business Conduct”, “Product Stewardship”, and “Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy”. Delta’s dedication to innovative development, enhancing ecoefficiency, increasing its percentage of renewable energy, and balancing the development on ESG, have supported us in achieving this year's industry leadership position.

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Delta has focused on climate change issues and passed the review by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2017, while proposing the goal of reducing the carbon intensity by 56.6% by 2025 with 2014 as the base year. Delta became the first enterprise in Taiwan and the 87th in the world to pass the SBTi review. Through internal efforts to implement 1,846 energysaving solutions at its plants in 2018, Delta increased its global use of renewable energy ratio to 22%. With the purchase of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs), Delta’s carbon intensity was decreased by 16.8% in 2018, surpassing the original SBT of carbon reduction by 16.5% for 2018. To accelerate the transformation to low-carbon transportation in response to the UN's goal of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C, in 2018 Delta took the lead in joining the EV100 initiative for international electric vehicles, and is the first member globally that provides energy infrastructure for electric vehicles. Delta has also introduced the climate-related financial disclosure protocol as a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and continues to be proactive in implementing mitigation and adaptation work in response to climate change. Delta has recently issued its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Delta's high energy-efficient products have helped its clients save 28.1 billion kWh of electricity from 2010 to 2018, reducing 15.06 million tons of carbon emissions. From 2011 to 2018, a total of 1,846 energy-saving solutions were implemented at its major plants, saving 230 million kWh of electricity and reducing about 186,000 tons of carbon emissions. As for energy conservation through green buildings, the 15 certified factories and 5 academic buildings that Delta has sponsored to build have saved 17.83 million kWh of electricity and reduced about 11,200 tons of carbon emissions. Delta is dedicated to fulfilling it corporate mission "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow" and is committed to making greater achievements in energy conservation and carbon reduction.


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Royal Tool Control Ltd. – celebrates more than 50 years experience in Tool Management resulting in precise measurement for efficient machining ROYAL TOOL CONTROL’s association with PWB/ EVOSET results in one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent and complementary solutions in the field of Tool Presetting, Measurement, Inspection and SMART FACTORY solution. Many years of experience and the continued ‘in-house’ development of equipment guarantee expertise and success for modern production facilities in the metal working (and recently, in the medical & wood-working industries). As an integral partner to the production industry, ROYAL TOOL CONTROL place great emphasis on offering customers tailored solutions of the highest quality. A wide range of standard solutions is available that covers most of the specification & financial requirements and is continually optimized. On request, ROYAL can also develop tailored hardware and software solutions to complement our standard range to cater for a variety of applications. Highly qualified engineers support customers from the planning stage through to commissioning and servicing worldwide. With the SMART FACTORY solution – the ROYAL & EVOSET collaboration offers you a cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing process – we offer process reliability, continuous data transfer, smooth machining processes and integration into existing and new production processes. NEWS: - The NEW TOOL MASTER BASIC is the latest addition to the range of ‘Tool Master’ presetting gauges and with the current ‘Hawk’ version of the ‘EyeRay’ software offers the latest innovations in tool presetting technology at an affordable price for an entry level solution to your presetting requirements.

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The 2019 version of the TOOL MASTER Quadra has been totally reconfigured and provides the most popular addition to the range of ‘Tool Master’ presetting gauges, with the option of the entry level ‘Hawk’ software or the enhanced ‘Buzzard’ software offers the ability to select the ‘EyeRay’ software options to suit your exact requirements for your tool management processes. The newly launched TOOL MASTER CNC is available with CNC control and customized with the desired configuration for any CNC and fully automated manufacturing system. Absolute precision with easy operation. Branded components and our unique bespoke ‘EyeRay’ Buzzard image processing technology ensures maximum process reliability and quality. The EVOSET SMART FACTORY complete solution can be used to manage product data, distribute information, automate workflow and optimise co-operation between order management, work scheduling, quality assurance and production, to compliment your Industry 4.0 integration. Come and see us at the Advanced Engineering Exhibition on Stand # G2 at the NEC in Birmingham on 30th & 31st October 2019


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capacity from 40Nm right up to 1,000,000Nm, using the GIGANT version, which is at the top end of the product offering.

Making The Most Of Reich’s Multi Mont Drive Coupling Range As a product with a history spanning some 60 years, since its first introduction in 1958, Reich’s Multi Mont coupling range has today established itself as the driving force behind power transmission applications across multiple market sectors.

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he three main Multi Mont torsionally flexible claw coupling product variants: SELLA, DEKA and GIGANT, have between them amassed a multitude of installations in many demanding environments. In this article, Reich Drive Systems UK’s General Manager, David Proud, reflects on the extensive and diverse capabilities of this firmly established range of drive couplings. The Multi Mont product range features in a long line of innovative drive couplings for mechanical power

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transmission applications developed by Reich Kupplungen GmbH. These pluggable claw couplings have undergone regular updates over the decades, enabling them to maintain their reputation as market leaders in drive technology. Having a variety of different types, there is invariably a Multi Mont coupling for every type of application. The Multi Mont flexible jaw coupling is a clever and easily customised concept for connecting shafts within a drive train to transmit torque. The full range now covers a vast torque

Irrespective of model selected, the main benefit of the Multi Mont family of couplings is the ability to change the flexible transmission elements without the time consuming work required to move machinery and then re-align it afterwards. There is no need to uncouple the drive, as each variant is designed to allow easy access to the flexible transmission elements, which can then be removed and replaced radially. This concept generates considerable savings in time over alternative product types, helping to maintain the highest levels of uptime and efficiency.

Robust Construction - Made To Last The Multi Mont standard range utilises Spheroid Graphite (SG) Iron for the hubs and flanges. SG Iron offers greater elasticity, resulting in a better and more robust coupling which is less susceptible to damage. The range also allows the incorporation off keyless clamping elements, either internal locking assemblies or external shrink discs. The keyless clamping method of locating a coupling hub on to a shaft offers many distinct advantages over traditional methods such as keyways, splines & thermal shrink fits. Depending upon the individual product variant, a Natural / Synthetic Rubber mix or Nitrile rubber is used for the flexible transmission elements. Natural rubber is proven to be the best material for damping therefore Multi Mont couplings are ideally suited to applications where torsional vibration is present. Standard flexible elements have a temperature range of -40°C to 100°C, and for higher temperatures silicone elements with temperature range of -70°C to 120°C are available. Over the decades, Reich Kupplungen GmbH has developed the Multi Mont flexible jaw coupling into a versatile product with many variants as standard, including shaft to shaft; shaft to flange; flange to flange; with brake drum or with brake disc


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versions, and also a standard version with the very popular taper bush centre. Innovations around the Multi Mont flexible jaw coupling continue with the recent development of a high-speed version made from highgrade aluminium, which is capable of speeds up to 20000rpm. Designers & engineers have taken advantage of the unit’s adaptable design to easily combine the coupling with other mechanical power transmission products such as torque limiters, clutches, freewheels and fluid couplings to create bespoke drive solutions. Customers who have demanding applications requiring ATEX certification can now

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specify the new standard ATEX Multi Mont Sella flexible jaw coupling. Given the extensive nature of the product range, and its impressive heritage, it is not uncommon to find examples of Reich’s Multi Mont couplings being used in many challenging applications within marine, off-road vehicles, pumps & compressors, quarry equipment and other general industrial roles. The growing demand for electric and hybrid drive vehicles has seen the Multi Mont range diversify yet further, where it can be found at the heart of many new drive and propulsion systems.

The features of Reich’s Multi-Mont Drive Coupling can be seen in their new 3D Animation Video which can be viewed here. For more information please contact: Mr David Proud, General Manager, Reich Drive Systems UK Limited Unit 4, Bankside Business Park, Coronation Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7PG Telephone +44(0) 161 714 4191

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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Mecmesin set to showcase OmniTest™ materials tester and VectorPro MT materials testing software at Advanced Engineering 2019 Mecmesin, a British company specialising in force, materials and torque testing equipment, will demonstrate their OmniTest materials tester driven by their state-of-the-art VectorPro MT materials testing software at the Advanced Engineering Exhibition in October 2019. Designed to meet the diverse needs of both R&D laboratories and quality assurance environments, this new generation of material testers offers enhanced performance and excellent value for money. On show will be the OmniTest 5 kN single-column tester, which is designed to accommodate tall specimens and has enough travel to measure the tensile strength of the most elastic of materials. Mecmesin will also be demoing a dual-column benchtop OmniTest 25 kN system, designed for testing larger, higher strength samples. The OmniTest is the ideal solution for performing static tensile and compressive tests to measure the mechanical properties of a wide range of materials, including plastics, rubbers and elastomers, metals,

composites, fabrics, glass and ceramics. Quantitative results for tests such as tensile strength and compression forces on materials are generated with a high degree of repeatability - essential aspects for effective quality control.

The system can be supplied with or without an extensometer depending on the customer’s actual testing requirement.

The OmniTest has a simple-touse front panel for selection of test parameters, live load and length readings and precise manual crosshead positioning using the multifunction controller. Coloured LEDs indicate machine status during testing.

At the heart of the OmniTest lies Mecmesin’s new VectorPro MT material analysis software. Powerful, intuitive and touch screen friendly, Vector Pro MT has been designed with ease of use at the forefront through an intuitive drag & drop test builder, built-in stress-strain calculations, icon driven graphing tools and configurable reporting options.

The OmniTest incorporates state of the art electronics and a range of high-resolution precision Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS). Load accuracy is 0.5% rdg with a resolution of 1:50000, allowing a wider range of tests to be performed without the need to select a different load sensor.

VectorPro MT is intuitive to use with minimal training. The icon-based interface acts like a 'wizard' taking the user step-by-step through even the most elaborate and complex test routines quickly, with the ability to refine as you go. VectorPro™ MT is built around a database that logs user permissions, test parameters, test versions and results. This database architecture provides an audit trail and e-signature functionality delivering compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.

Event information Date: 30 - 31 October 2019 Location: Hall 3 NEC, Birmingham Mecmesin’s stand#: J56

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& VectorPro MT Materials Testing Software � 5 models available: 5, 7.5, 10, 25 and 50 kN � 4 multi-function buttons for easy operation � Active load holding to apply & maintain a consistent stress or load � Active force control for constant force/stress testing � ELS loadcells with excellent accuracy across the load range � Rigid frame with lightweight construction � Integrated cable management � Extensometer ready � VectorPro MT Software • Intuitive drag & drop GUI for fast test creation • Touch-screen enabled • Customisable results & PDF reporting tool

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ENGINEERING UPDATE

Sensonics proximity probes prove ideal solution for monitoring engine performance Among the many performance and monitoring tests required to ensure dependable and durable engine performance across a wide range of power applications is the need to measure relative shaft vibration in dynamometers. This is where condition monitoring specialists SENSONICS excel with a range of proximity probes which make an essential contribution to overall engine performance. A recent example is a major manufacturer of large industrial diesel engines used for a wide range of industrial applications including fruit picking machines, mining trucks, commercial and recreational marine craft. A cuttingedge technical centre is a global focal point for engine development and low-emissions technology for their engines and includes a wide range of testing services for customers. The technical centre is colocated with their main engine manufacturing plant and in close proximity to test cells which are dedicated to engine research & development work for mining, rail, oil & gas, marine and power generation industrial applications. The company purchased two dynamometers and also Sensonics eddy current proximity probes for measuring relative shaft vibration. A Senior Technician commented, “We were considering purchasing more sensors and as a result of the performance of the Sensonics eddy current probes we decided to take a closer at what they could offer”. He confirmed, “Basically, we needed a solution for measuring relative shaft vibration in our dynamometers and we really appreciated the repeatability and reliability of the Sensonic sensors. They have done a great job in reporting driveline failures as well as alignment issues, before they became catastrophic failures”. As a result of the performance of the Sensonics eddy current proximity probes the company decided to install them on the other dynamometers in their technical centre for condition and vibration monitoring applications.

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Sensonics initially supplied their Senturian PRS04 sensors and now the company will be looking at the features and benefits of the latest Senturian XPR04 range of Eddy Current Proximity Probes. The XPR04 proximity probe system consists of a calibrated probe, extension cable and driver based on the eddy current principle. This combination forms a tuned circuit with the target material and variations in probe face to target distance are detected in this circuit by the driver. This provides a linearised voltage output proportional to target gap with a nominal sensitivity of 7.87mV/um and a range of up to 2.5mm. This type of measurement system provides highly accurate (resolution typically less than one micro-meter) vibration and relative positional measurements, for harsh environments up to 180°C.

The driver unit offers selectable system lengths of 5m, 7m or 9m, with a front panel green LED indicating the selected option. The gap voltage monitoring socket assists with commissioning the probe system; a volt meter can be connected directly to the driver through the 3.5mm standard audio socket to display the gap voltage at the point of installation and the probe mechanical gap can then be adjusted to suite the specifics of the application. The cable system incorporates snap lock connectors which require no torqueing and provide a shake-proof solution which is important for heavy industrial applications. The double screened cable offers robustness in combination with high immunity to interference and optional stainless steel convoluted armour is available for applications or environments where cable protection is paramount.

Further details at: www.sensonics.co.uk/resources/datasheets/proximity-probes


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October 2019

The complete building services package from Albion Pressure Reducing Valves are an essential part of all commercial heating systems, and a product our customers told us were essential to them too. That’s why we’re now offering Albion’s Pressure Reducing Valve – the ART 670 – so that you can benefit from a product designed to Albion’s high standards without the high costs. This system essential is a key addition to our range and means we can now cater to all of your building services needs. Key product features include: • • • • • •

Controls static and dynamic pressure Conforms to BS EN 1567 Easy to service high temperature cartridge AISI 304 stainless steel cartridge filter Supplied with a pressure gauge WRAS approved (for potable water)

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½ “ & ¾ “ BSP parallel female ends 1” to 2” BSP taper male ends Max inlet pressure (static) 16 Bar Adjustable pressure range 0.5 – 6 Bar Min inlet pressure 0.5 Bar Max inlet temperature 80°C Factory set pressure 3 Bar

DMS are proud to stock Albion valves, next time you need a Valve you can trust, contact our team at DMS Metering Solutions on 01773 534555 or email sales@dmsltd.com and ask for Albion!

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NEW FP400 A LOW PULSATION DIAPHRAGM PUMP • Five diaphragm technology • Delivers up to 4.6 l/min • Low pulsation and low vibration • Great linearity and controllability

• Long life time • Robust and durable design • IP65

To discuss your application further contact our dedicated team of experienced technical pump engineers. KNF Neuberger UK Ltd Ave 2, Station Lane Ind Est, Witney, Oxon, OX28 4FA Tel: 01993 778373 info.uk@knf.com www.knf.co.uk

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Robotic trends for 2020 From recreational robots such as drones, to critical operational robots in the medical field, robotic technology is changing our daily lives. As such, these robots must be as accurate and reliable as possible to ensure that they can help ease the strain on the medical system. For example, endoscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgery that allows doctors to inspect the inside of a patient, is one procedure that robots have been developed to support. Endoscopy robots must be compact and consistently precise. For this reason, when French company EndoControl was developing its new endoscopy ViKY system, it chose a range of FAULHABER brushless DC-motors, which help to achieve the required precision and consistency.

Here Stewart Goulding, managing director at precision drive system supplier Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd, explores some current trends that are set to appear in 2020. Robots are everywhere — from robotic wearables, hands, and arms, to companion robots, medical devices, and even biomorphic drones that model the behaviour of bees. Cobots in the workplace Since arriving on the scene in the mid-2010s cobots, or collaborative robots, have taken the market by storm. Cobots offer a variety of opportunities for production lines, particularly to enable humans and robots to complement each other, all while working alongside one another safely. The new trend for these styles of robots is making them more accessible, with more cost-effective options now allowing for greater distribution and use. In fact, cobots can reduce the human input on production by up to 50 per cent. With the current skills gap having cost UK organisations £6.3 billion over the past twelve months, being able to integrate cobots and other robotic applications, has the potential to positively impact the economy. Medical robots In recent years, a significant focus has been placed on revolutionising non-invasive and minimally invasive surgery. As a result, a deluge of new surgical robots have become market-ready. Due to more accurate diagnosis methods, the amount of non-invasive and minimally invasive surgeries has skyrocketed. This is putting an increasing strain, both physically and organisationally, on surgeons that carry out these procedures. Robot alternatives, therefore, offer an advantage to the public health service.

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With a complimentary gearhead fitted these motors have a broad selection of reduction ratios available ranging from approximately 3:1 to 1500:1, which gives extensive adjustment of the speed and torque of the device. In the ViKY systems up to 700 mNm of precise movement was achieved using FAULHABER dirve systems. These types of developments are crucial in ensuring medical facilities can cope with the rising number of surgeries, all while reducing fatigue, preserving surgeon wellbeing and avoiding burn out. Robotics in agriculture A recent market research study reports that the demand for agricultural robots will see an increase of 24.1 per cent by 2024. It is no wonder that more agricultural robotic applications are emerging, including biomorphic drones that model the behaviour of bees, which were demonstrated at UK-RAS. Robots and drones could have a big effect on the effectiveness of farming. From drones that monitor and analyse crops, to automated tractors that can seed, fertilise and harvest, agricultural robot developments all mean that human labour can often now be devoted to more complex tasks. In fact, some rural farms in China are starting to use heavyduty industrial drones to water crops in hard to reach areas. The method is proving to be more fuel-efficient than transporting workers and the computer-controlled sprayers waste fewer resources. So, whether it's across production lines, in surgical theatres or across vast agricultural fields, robotic applications are helping to provide innovative and reliable methods of working for all involved. Who knows what the future will hold in 2020 and beyond, but for now, advanced robots are here to stay. To find out more about the range of FAULHABER motors available in the UK, speak to EMS Ltd, the sole UK distributor of FAULHABER motors, on 0118 9817391 or email info@ems-ltd.com.


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Application of SC series KEMET chokes working at high temperatures in the automotive industry A growing number of car manufacturers are deciding to utilise high-voltage equipment with a view to enhancing the comfort of driving or general vehicle users’ experience. However, it is connected with a higher demand for additional electric power supply. This problem is not going to be solved by adding new energy sources - which results in increasing vehicle weight and dimensions - but by a more effective use of the existing solutions. This is why EPC (Electronic Power Control) systems used as performance adjusters have become more common. These systems are exposed to EMI regulations of OEM car manufacturer to not interfere with other devices in the vehicle. Therefore, chokes are used to reduce these interferences and attenuate the noise generated by the device. Material capabilities are key to comply with EMI regulations and given space and weight targets, research and development is meanwhile underway to produce the core material, whose aim is to produce smaller, cheaper and, most importantly, more efficient products. The result of these efforts is the 7HT material used in KEMET chokes in the SC series and other customized products. Compared with the previous 5HT material this ensures 40% better noise attenuation with the same equipment parameters - in particular its size. Depending on clients’ requirements, KEMET is able to the right magnetic solution for individual project needs. This level of performance is retained even at 150°C, which makes it a perfect solution that can be installed close to vehicle engines and within high power and drive train DC/DC converter

Common and differential mode chokes A choke comprises a ferromagnetic toroidal core around which a wire is wound. According to the Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, current flow generates a magnetic field, and the ability to generate it is expressed in Henry [H]. Each variable magnetic field results in generating variable electromotive power in a circuit, i.e. current flowing in the reverse direction (opposite to the

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primary one). Electro magnetic interferences caused by switching semiconductors of higher frequency from induct a magnetic field and flux into the material that convert to core losses and a heat rise of the magnetic material. EMI energy is converted into heat and such as filtered from the power lines. In differential chokes, a wire is wound only on one side, which results in the fact that, regardless of the current flow direction, noise is filtered by current converting to magnetic energy and finally heat. Although noise is absorbed in both the higher and lower frequency ranges the supply of DC or AC voltage causes a continues magnetic field and losses and requires materials with high saturation capabilities, usually Iron power cores are used and other materials with high saturation This situation is different in common mode chokes, as in such chokes two coils are wound instead of one with opposite magnetic flux inducted that cancels each other out. This means that only an interference current, common mode current is leading to magnetic flux and a heat rise in the material. Saturation capabilities only need to be as high as the interference current. Depending on the interference behaviour those are described as asymmetric interferences that need differential mode chokes or Y-capacitors and symmetric interferences that need common mode chokes or X-capacitors to attenuate and comply. The majority of KEMET chokes operate in the common mode, so they offer a perfect solution in applications where removal of noise and related electromagnetic interferences is necessary. Depending on the product the differential mode (leakage)


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behaviour of a common mode choke can be used to design dual mode chokes that combine both attenuation behaviors. Application of the 7HT material significantly enhances their performance and decreases their size while keeping the saturation behaviour stable and under control.

Ferrite material magnetic permeability In order to ensure effective noise reduction, a material that is compatible with the target frequency band must be selected. Depending on its magnetic permeability, a given ferrite material will be effective within a given frequency band. Mn-Zn materials demonstrating higher magnetic permeability in lower frequency bands, Ni-Zn materials with lower magnetic permeability attenuate better in higher frequency ranges.

Ambient conditions and choke operation A considerable advantage of chokes with 7HT common mode chokes is their ability to operate at large current loads (up to 25A and more). Operating conditions for such chokes are defined by: •

maximum ambient temperatures (in this case it is 150°C)

Isolation requirements due to supply voltage and OEM requirements

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Chokes with 7HT cores are smaller than those with 5HT cores, which makes them more vulnerable to ambient conditions. SC series models available in the KEMET assortment as customized solutions. This considerably facilitates their broad-range application in strenuous conditions, e.g. in engine systems. For automotive applications, the SC series chokes are only available in a customised version. To make designs and development cost affordable for customers certain quantity conditions would apply to proceed with an individual project. For more information on KEMET chokes, visit the distributor’s site - tme.eu.

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October 2019

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Emparro67 Hybrid A new dimension of decentralized power supply The innovative Emparro67 Hybrid power supply is an all-rounder with many powerful features: it not only relocates power supply from the control cabinet to the industrial field, but it also monitors currents using two integrated channels for 24 VDC load circuit monitoring, to ensure high operational reliability. An IO-Link interface permits extensive and transparent communication.

IP67 power supply units of the Emparro line are designed for applications outside the control cabinet. All components are protected from mechanical stress. The compact and robust metal housing is fully potted and protected from dirt, humidity and cooling lubricants in the rough industrial field. Their high energy efficiency – up to 93.8 percent of the energy applied is used – allows the units to be touched, even when under full load owing to their low surface temperature. This makes the power supply units a real allrounder for many different applications. The great advantage of this decentralized solution: The voltage conversion from 230 VAC to 24 VDC no longer takes place in the cabinet, but directly in the field and thus right at the load. Power loss is kept to a minimum and energy costs are reduced. Smaller cabinets can be used, and in some applications it may even be

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possible to completely get rid of them. Electronic current monitoring for high operational reliability The new Emparro67 Hybrid power supply has two integrated MICO channels for electronic current monitoring of, for example, separate system components, sensors, actuators, or in particular of fieldbus modules. In this way, both sensor and module voltage and actuator voltage of the connected fieldbus systems can be monitored separately. This guarantees the desired selectivity, which would not be possible with common monitoring of both input voltages, and provides maximum operational reliability. If the actuator supply is interrupted, for example due to short-circuit, overload or cable break, the fieldbus continues to be supplied via the sensor and module voltage. This means

that error messages and diagnostic information can still be sent to the PLC. The Mico channels for monitoring the two 24 VDC load circuits can be adjusted to different current values, either by pressing a button directly on the device or via a communication interface. The tripping process of the Mico channels has been patented and applies the principle of “as late as possible, as early as necessary.” Once a share of 90 percent of the adjusted current value has been reached, an early warning will be triggered that enables steps to be taken before an error occurs. Disconnected channels can be activated at the press of a button or via a signal. If, for reasons of maintenance, a service person disconnects a channel by pressing a button on the device, it can only be reactivated manually by the service person. In this case, the remote switch-on option is deactivated during this process.

Extensive communication The Emparro67 Hybrid is equipped with an IO-Link interface (M12 connection) and is able to communicate as a device with a superior IO-Link master. It is thus possible to use the Emparro67 Hybrid in fully-networked intelligent applications transporting comprehensive diagnostic data and operating characteristics. A concrete application is the monitoring of the device's life span: the Emparro67 Hybrid provides precise information on the status of the device. If a status defined by the operator is reached, an order can be initiated directly and the device can be replaced during the next maintenance period without considerable additional efforts or downtimes. Companies in the plant construction and mechanical engineering sector can use such predictive maintenance functions for the development of new business models.


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Murrelektronik MQ15-X Power connector

Murrelektronik’s MQ15-X-Power, M23-Drive and M12 Power connectors Murrelektronik’s MQ15-X-Power, M23-Drive and M12 Power connectors make motors easy to connect. The MQ15-X takes advantage of the new M15 power standard connection technology to make assembly extremely quick. While M23 connectors are an established, standard solution for connecting servo-motors. Last, but not least, The M12 Power is the most compact and powerful five pole M12 connector on the market. Connectors with anti-vibration locking mechanism Perfect contacts, a good seal and environmental resistance are basic requirements for all connector types. Motor connections require additional special features including wide connector cross sections, high performance in a very compact design and, most important, an integrated anti-vibration locking mechanism to make sure the connector stays tight even when exposed to very strong vibrations. Murrelektronik offers connection technology that meets all these requirements.

MQ15-X-Power connector for IP67 applications Murrelektronik’s MQ15-X-Power range is a low-cost way to provide connectivity to asynchronous and three phase electric motors up to 7.5 Kw. The new M15 connection technology of

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the MQ15-X-Power offers extremely quick and easy motor connectivity with reverse polarity protection for asynchronous motors up to 7.5 kW. The connector has three power contacts rated at 630 V AC/DC up to 16A, PE and two auxiliary contacts 63 V AC/DC up to 10A. And is available as shielded and unshielded. Over-moulded plugs ensure the connector is sealed to IP67 (when mated) and eliminates the risk of wiring errors. Additionally, the MQ15 X Power range includes M20 bulk head connectors. Meaning connectors can be simply mounted on the motor terminal box (often using the knockout provided by the motor manufacturer) and tightened down using the back nut provided. MQ15 X Power is ideal for applications where quick and easy disconnection and re-connection of motors is required.


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October 2019 ‘Quick, easy and extremely cost effective’ connection technology Craig Cookson, Applications Engineer Murrelektronik UK, said: “Murrelektronik‘s expansion into motor connectivity is offering huge advantages compared to existing methods. Primarily, the three new product lines are compact and easy to use. They are already proving to be the best on the market and have demonstrated that we are listening to the needs of our customers when developing new products. “We are already seeing a vast amount of interest from customers involved in machine building and materials handling. Interesting projects include connectivity to asynchronous motors, servo motors and stepper motors,” he added.

Murrelektronik M23-Drive connectors

M23-Drive connector for servo motors Murrelektronik’s M23-Drive range is an established standard solution to connect servo motors. The M23-Drive range, offers the most powerful eight pole M23 connector on the market. With 630V AC/DC, 28A per pin for the power contacts and 300V AC/DC 8A for the signal contacts, the connectors are suitable for high performance drives and servo motors. The 360° shielding also ensures very low interference emissions and is an exclusive benefit of the Murrelektronik range.

Murrelektronik‘s huge cable and connector range is the largest currently on the market and offers customers worldwide a modular system that makes individual customised solutions quick, easy and extremely cost effective. With its own manufacturing facilities, in-house test centre and EMC laboratory, Murrelektronik’s connection technology is guaranteed and trusted across industries world over. The UK Customer Service team is available on 0161 728 3133 or visit www.murrelektronik.co.uk For more information, please visit www.murrelektronik.uk. To speak to a Murrelektronik technical advisor today, call (0)161 72831-33 or email sales@murrelektronik.co.uk.

The M23 connector features a high-quality locking mechanism that ensures sealed connections even when exposed to oils and lubricants. The hexagonal locking nut can be tightened to the correct torque using the Murrelektronik torque wrench, and a coding arrow on the housing offers a practical installation aid. Flexible corrugated conduit for cable protection can be anchored to the connector by the integrated push-on conduit connection. High-quality, original Siemens cables are an additional strong point of Murrelektronik’s M23Drive connectivity range.

M12 Power connector Completing the range, Murrelektronik’s M12 Power connector is the most compact and powerful five pole M12 connector on the market. The compact design of the L coded M12 Power connector – together with a rating of 63 V AC/DC, 16 A per contact – makes it ideal for applications where a high current and low voltage is required, such as linear drives, brushless DC or stepper motors. The five core PUR cable has a wire cross section of 1.5 mm². Flexible corrugated conduit for cable protection can be anchored at the connecter by means of the integrated push-on conduit connection. The Murrelektronik M12 Power product range includes M12 Power connectors to open ended wires; connection cables with M12 Power male and female connectors; bulkhead connectors and adapters, offering a large number of installation options.

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REMBE Explosion Safety Days 2019

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Focus on the food and beverage industry The event series “REMBE Safety Days” will continue this year. After the event topics Explosion Safety for spray dryers and Explosion Safety in the woodworking industry in the past, this year’s focus is on the food and beverage industry, specially the daily challenges in the food-, sweet-, grain- and convenience product plants as well as soft drink factories and breweries.

The REMBE Explosion Safety Days combine the latest topics and presentations, top rank speakers as well as extraordinary evening events. It is a two-day networking event to exchange experiences and protection approaches. A broad range of perspectives are required to obtain a holistic picture regarding Explosion Safety in the food and beverage industry. This is why the speakers at REMBE Safety Days 2019 include operators, OEMs, insurance companies and authorities. One of the highlights at the event is the live explosion demonstration carried out by REMBE Research + Technology Center GmbH. The event will be held in English due to the international audience.

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Supply and regeneration systems for drives: an environmental contribution that pays off Many drive applications could benefit from the use of supply and regeneration units, whereby kinetic energy from braking or recirculating can be reused and fed back into the DC circuit through the drive or fed back onto the mains power supply line, says Mark Checkley of KEB Automation. Traditionally, if an application generated excess kinetic energy, it was simply dissipated electrically or mechanically – through a braking resistor or through friction. By utilising regeneration drive systems, this unused, ‘lost’ energy now has valuable potential in many industrial applications by recirculating or feeding back onto the mains supply, reducing electrical running costs, as well as eliminating the heating effects from the braking resistors. The energy can also be put in ‘intermediate storage’ and harvested for use later to cope with any peak energy demands (due to heavy loads or high accelerations) from the application. Generator load cycles also frequently occur with electric drives, where historically the energy was often ‘heated’ in ballast circuits, can now take advantage of this technology.

supply line enabling access to this energy by other consumers on the grid. Depending on the system design, either standard chokes or harmonic filters can be used to improve the THDi (lower harmonics). With standard mains chokes, most industrial requirements can be fulfilled including block shaped regeneration. Using harmonic filters will result in almost sinusoidal current waveform for supplying and regenerating energy (typical THDi < 8%).

Supply and regen units are able to supply and feedback the stored regenerated energy either from a single inverter or where a common DC-linked system is used, several drive controllers, to the supplying network. Multiple drive configurations can be designed to match the required power through the cascading of multiple units. In supply mode, ensure the systems can pre-charge the DC-link to eliminate associated issues. The DC-link voltage corresponds to the rectified AC supply voltage.

Typical applications

When the energy fed into the DClink by one or several drives in a deceleration or braking operation, the Drive unit will feed this excess energy back to the mains power

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So applicable drives can either feed back into the DC circuits, reducing the total electricity used, or if not required, fed back onto the mains, provided the statutory regulations comply with G98 recouping energy costs or via intermediate storage which is now an option often looked at.

Regeneration becomes a compelling economic choice when the value of the recovered energy is large compared to the cost of a regenerative system. So if the system requires frequent braking and starting, or where there is speed control of overhauling loads, it would be worth considering, provided a clear understanding of the system dynamics are known. Some typical application examples include: • Generators: connection of generators (e.g. combustion engines, wind energy plants and hydro-power plants) to a utility system, power quality standards can be met using harmonic filters.

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By using drive regeneration units in theatre drive applications, no heating of resistors is required, energy is optimised, and low noise braking operation can be acheived.

• Centrifuges: regenerative braking of high centrifugal masses, utilisation of this kinetic energy is then acheived. Increased productivity can be gained due to short start-up and rundown times when multiple units are linked together. • Theatre technology: by using drive regeneration units, no heating of resistors is required, energy is optimised, and low noise braking operation can be acheived. • Cranes: where the hoist motor stops and reverses frequently and braking is required to slow the load during the lowering movement. • Conveyor systems: in production environments, where conveyor belt drives or storage retrieval systems stop every few seconds or minutes. While stopped, the production parts are assembled correctly and then the belt starts moving again. DC-interconnected operation of multiple drives in these applications support energy sharing, peak energy can be returned into the mains line power supply, and no additional heat sources are required. • Elevators: in passenger and freight elevators, braking and stopping are frequent. Traditional braking resistors can be replaced with a regeneration unit for the drives, which reduces fire hazards and achieves ROI typically in two years. What are the Benefits? Supply and regeneration units are an easy replacement solution for braking resistors and they can be used for all common supply voltages of 180...528V AC, 50/60Hz. Most are compact and lightweight and are often supplied with an integrated pre-charging circuit along with optional choke or harmonic filter. As braking resistors are no longer required, supply and regeneration units can reduce the risk of heat / fire in sensitive areas, as well as reducing the cooling requirements of the environment. Optional fieldbus interfaces are normally provided as well as freely configurable inputs and outputs. For some applications, users can even fit energy meters in order to validate their energy savings. For more information on Regen Units as well as the complete KEB portfolio, please visit www.keb.co.uk


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October 2019

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ANGEL TRAINS, DB ESG AND STRATASYS TRIAL THE UK’S FIRST 3D PRINTED PARTS ON PASSENGER TRAINS With the ability to quickly produce replacement parts on-demand, 3D printing helps operators to better maintain trains and improve the quality of service for passengers produce high volumes of spare parts, even though an operator may only need a few obsolete train parts replaced. In addition, lead times can take months. This is why we have teamed up with DB ESG and Stratasys, showing how operators can overcome these hurdles by using 3D printing to produce the exact amount of parts they need at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods,” he adds. Significant decrease in production cost and lead times

Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, 3D printing leader Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), engineering consultancy DB ESG and train operator Chiltern Railways have joined forces to trial the first 3D printed parts ever deployed within an in-service passenger train in the UK. These parts include four passenger armrests and seven grab handles, which have been installed on Chiltern Railways trains. The trial’s success to date demonstrates how 3D printing can help train operators accelerate the replacement of obsolete parts, enabling them to get vehicles back into service quicker and better maintain their trains – improving the quality of service for passengers. The cross-industry collaboration between Angel Trains, DB ESG and Stratasys aims to leverage 3D printing to help overcome issues around the replacement of obsolete parts across the UK rail industry. Unlike the automotive industry, where vehicles from household brands are mass produced in their millions each year, the number of fleets in the rail industry are comparatively very small and, in some cases, over 30 years old. This combination presents several challenges for train operators, especially when it comes to vehicle maintenance and part replacement.

Such cost and time efficiencies are exemplified by the armrest feature currently in-service with Chiltern Railways. According to Brown, the lead time for this part using conventional manufacturing methods would be approximately four months. However, with Stratasys FDM 3D printing, the final armrest can be produced within one week, representing a decrease of almost 94%. Brown believes that savings of up to 50% per part will be achievable. Similarly, in the case of the grab handle device, the replacement part was obsolete and the original supplier’s business was no longer in operation. As a result, to make more of these parts a new manufacturing tool would have been required, costing up to £15,000 and with a production lead time of two and a half months. With 3D printing, the seven grab handles required were produced at a significantly lower cost per part in three weeks.

“In recent times, we’ve seen growing concern amongst operators that sourcing replacement parts for older train fleets at a reasonable cost and in a short timeframe is proving increasingly difficult,” explains James Brown, Data and Performance Engineer, Angel Trains.

“This is an exciting time for the UK rail industry,” continues Brown. “With this technology, train operators can be much more responsive to replacing passengerfacing parts that get damaged or vandalized. A 3D printed replacement part can be produced on-demand and installed immediately. With low-volume production now achievable, we’re also starting to explore how we can leverage 3D printing to customize interiors that are better suited to the passenger commute. For example, we’ve tested 3D printing seat back tables with braille informing the passenger that the toilet is ten rows back from that particular seat. This level of customization is unprecedented and can only be enabled by 3D printing, offering the potential to significantly improve both the servicing of trains and the passenger experience in the future.”

“The problem is that traditional manufacturing methods only make it cost-effective to

DB ESG conducted comprehensive testing on a range of industrial-grade 3D printing

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materials to ensure the first-ever compliance to UK rail industry standard EN45545-2 by 3D printed parts. The final parts were 3D printed using Stratasys’ FDM-based Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer in ULTEM™ 9085 resin, which was certified to the rail industry’s fire, smoke and toxicity standards. Martin Stevens, Mechanical Engineering Manager DB ESG comments: “Achieving certification removes a major barrier that has prevented more widespread implementation of 3D printing across UK trains. Our role in this project has been to investigate the design, production and finishing of FDM parts, verifying whether the parts comply with rail standards and checking whether they work in the operating environments. We have also optimised the component design of FDM manufacture.” Phil Andrews, Interim Engineering Director at Chiltern Railways says: “At Chiltern Railways we are excited to be part of this innovative trial using 3D printed parts on our trains. 3D printing has a much quicker turnaround and is more cost-effective than traditional manufacturing methods. With much of our fleet approaching 30 years old, it’s vital that we can source the parts we need as quickly as possible. This trial will play a part in maintaining our industry-leading customer satisfaction scores and ensure our train interiors are maintained to the highest standards.” Following the success of the trial to date, the group has now established a repeatable process that produces parts compliant with rail industry standards and suitable for use in passenger vehicles. With positive responses received from train operators, the three-way consortium is now set to commence its next trial with Great Western Railway, which plans to integrate 3D printed parts within a selection of trains over the next few months. Yann Rageul, Head of Strategic Accounts for EMEA at Stratasys, concludes: “Having successfully proven the viability of 3D printed parts within trains in the UK, the impact on the traditional rail industry supply chain can be transformative. Train operators can eradicate the issues associated with physical inventories by building a library of digital inventory that can be 3D printed as and when they need it, wherever they need and in the exact quantity required. We are witnessing a new era of true on-demand production with no waste.”


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Infineon’s new fully automated chip factory in Villach invests in sustainable growth with Software AG technology • Infineon is investing in a new, fully automated chip production facility in Villach, Austria. Construction is underway • Software AG’s Adabas & Natural technology will be a fundamental component of the extremely critical central MES (manufacturing execution system). • The technology is already successfully in use at the company's Dresden facility and will be mirrored one-to-one for sustainable, stable growth Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that focuses on energy efficiency, mobility and security. To ensure its sustainable growth over the long term, the company has invested in a new, fully automated chip production facility in Villach, Austria, which will have around 60,000 m² of floor space when completed. This will also create around 400 new jobs for highly skilled workers. Construction began in the first half of 2019 and is well under way. Infineon is using the automation and digitalisation concepts from its Dresden location in the new Villach facility, choosing Software AG’s Adabas & Natural technology. Infineon is preparing for long-term sustainable growth and is investing €1.6 billion in a new, fully automated factory for producing 300-millimetre thin wafer chips in Villach, Austria, in the coming years. Construction began in the first half of 2019 and is slated to finish in early 2021. The new manufacturing system will be a clone of the one in Dresden, which has proved to be very stable and efficient, using Software AG’s Adabas & Natural technology as a fundamental component of the extremely critical central manufacturing execution system (IFX Core MES System). "Chip production is extremely complex and requires perfect cooperation, uncompromising quality and professionalism in all of our processes,” said Hansjörg Sonnleitner, Vice

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President, Operational Services IT Systems at Infineon. “Our new factory in Villach will apply the digitalisation concepts from Dresden and collaborate on their ongoing development. With Adabas & Natural, we have a stable platform that meets all of the requirements in our production environment and ensures that we can take full advantage of the synergies at both locations over the long term." Software AG’s Adabas & Natural products are mature and proven technologies that can be used in a highly complex and high-availability semiconductor production environment and can be combined seamlessly with the most modern software products and solutions. Infineon uses NoSQL technology from Adabas for effective storage and fast access to its measurement data matrix from all product areas for chip production automation. Dr. Stefan Sigg, Chief Product Officer of Software AG said: “Adabas is designed for processing huge transaction volumes, delivers extremely high performance and enables absolute reliability in processing company transactions. We are thrilled that Infineon will be using our technology in its important innovation site in Villach. It demonstrates that this is a future proof technology that will be in use for many years and ensure the highest quality in production.” Learn more about Software AG and Freedom as a Service at www.softwareag.com.


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Advanced Engineering 2019: Stand M102, The Art of Sharing Knowledge A team of metal part heat treatment, PVD hard coating and vacuum brazing experts will be sharing their knowledge with engineers on the Wallwork Group stand M102, Advanced Engineering.

Many advances in wear part performance and endurance have come from improved metal heat treatment processes, the development of lubricious hard coatings and the ability to join different metals with ever stronger bonds through vacuum brazing. The array of choices facing design engineers is a challenge in in itself. Howard Maher, group sales manager, explained, “As heat treatment and hard coating specialists we can offer the design engineer a deep well of knowledge gained from years of experience in solving problems across industries such as aircraft manufacture, space vehicles, automotive, oil and gas equipment, medical devices –

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indeed almost all advanced metal part manufacturing, including additive. If at the design stage the engineer starts a conversation, ‘I’m trying to make / improve / change ...’ or ‘I need these properties from a component ...’ at an early stage with our heat treater surface engineers, the final result will often surpasses their expectation.” To help engineers adapt to EU REACH and USA OSHA regulations, Wallwork have produced a white paper on the benefits of their in-house developed PVD coatings that provide superior replacements to hard chromium plating. Typical is Nitron CA which is twice as hard as HCP and forms a good bond to the substrate. The paper is in PDF format and free (no

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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Siemens launches Digital Academy to nurture next generation of engineering and tech talent Siemens has launched a new undergraduate sponsorship programme to discover, inspire and nurture the next generation of engineering and tech talent. The Digital Academy pays selected students £3,000-a-year from the second year of university as well as up to 12-weeks paid summer placement throughout the duration of their studies within a Siemens business. At the end of their degree they will be given the chance to join Siemens’ Graduate Scheme. The pioneering programme is a partnership between Siemens, the University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. It aims to offer undergraduates a practical, collaborative space to explore Industry 4.0 technologies and put what they learn at university into real world use. Six trailblazing students from EEE (electrical and electronic engineering) and computer science departments have been selected to pilot the programme this summer.

The challenge, dubbed ‘Mindsphere Live’, saw students put into 12 hybrid, multidisciplinary teams and asked to invent a unique device powered by data.

Nikhil Patel and Miles Moran from Newcastle University, Thomas Edwards from the University of Sheffield, Diana Crintea from the University of Southampton, Maryem Khan from the University of Loughborough and Ariana Escobar Chalen from the University of Manchester were unveiled at a launch event at Siemens Digital Factory in Congleton.

Ian Donald, Head of R&D at Siemens Digital Factory in Congleton, said: “We really want to develop the next generation of engineers who can create and develop new exciting things.

Brian Holliday, Siemens Digital Industries Managing Director, said: “The Digital Academy is another ground-breaking example of how Siemens and our higher education partners are working together to encourage young people to pursue careers in engineering and technology. “This programme gives undergraduates applied and up-to-date experience to bolster their academic learning. "By strengthening links between business and our world-leading universities, we can inspire and nurture talent to support the UK’s leading role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution." The first group of undergraduates were selected from the inaugural Sir William Siemens Challenge, a two-day hackathonstyle event held at the University of Sheffield which involved 84 promising engineering students from partner universities.

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“The inaugural Mindsphere Live was a great way of bringing multi-disciplinary teams together to collaborate to bring data to life in a meaningful way. “These real-life problems gave students the opportunity to experience things that they may encounter in a business environment and insight into what life could be like at Siemens. “The Digital Academy takes that experience to the next level. It illustrates that engineering is a practical subject where the real and virtual worlds co-exist and where data plays an increasingly important part in creating value. It's not just about sitting at a computer, it's really hands. It's about interaction, working in teams to solve actual problems – which is what this pilot cohort will be doing this summer.” One of those taking part in the pilot Digital Academy is Nikhil Patel, an electrical engineering undergraduate from Newcastle University. He said: “I wanted to join the Digital Academy so that I could work with a world

leading organisation such as Siemens to enhance my knowledge of new technologies and allow me to work with a range of other people to not only help improve Siemens as a business but also to improve the connectivity of the world we live in. “Being part of the Digital Academy gives me an insight into how Siemens operates as a business and it also provides me with the means to be able to make a difference. It gives me the opportunity to develop my technical and transferable skills whilst working on real, cutting-edge projects and I think that being a part of this scheme will help to accelerate my career progression and allow me to grow as an individual, with the help of Siemens.” Professor Mike Hounslow, Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield, said: “We are focused on bridging the Industry 4.0 skills gap by equipping students with the skills for the new digital economy. "Following a longstanding strategic partnership with Siemens, the University of Sheffield is delighted to be collaborating on the Digital Academy. "Our students will benefit immensely from working with such a pioneering and transformational technology company.” Applications for the next Digital Academy cohort are now being accepted. For more information on how to apply visit www.siemens.co.uk/digitalacademy


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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Women in Motorsport | Rebecca Jackson Talks Motor Racing Rebecca Jackson, GT & Le Mans racing driver, TV presenter and recent mum of twins, talks to as pro engineering ltd. about the allure of racing and her thoughts on motorsport today.

In sharp contrast to the growth of women excelling in other sporting pursuits, there is a smaller percentage of women competing in the top tiers, compared to ten years ago. For example, of the 900 drivers who have competed in the history of Formula 1, just 2 have been female; the most recent of which, Lella Lombardi, was over 40 years ago in 1976. There are no reasons why women can’t perform as well on the racetrack as men. In fact, advances in race car design have significantly reduced the physical demands of racing, making it more accessible than ever before. So what are the barriers preventing women from participating at the top levels? In this article, as pro engineering ltd. catches up with sponsored racing driver Rebecca Jackson to discuss her racing

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career, rising from club-level racing to competing at Le Mans in 2016. We also discuss her thoughts on the new W Series, aimed exclusively at women, as well as Rebecca’s insight into the current state of the industry in 2019. A highly competent GT racing driver, Rebecca’s career originally began racing Porsches. From humble beginnings in club-level motorsport, she quickly rose through the ranks, claiming the 2013 BRSCC Porsche Production Boxster Championship along the way.

As a relative late-comer to motorsport, competing in your first circuit race in 2011 at the age of 28, what originally sparked your interest in racing? “I have always loved cars right from an early age. I was pushed around the outskirts of Silverstone Circuit in my pram when I was just 6 weeks old while my father was racing. I very much enjoyed spending time with him in the garage at home while he maintained his classic cars when I was a young girl.”


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October 2019 you want it badly enough, you just need to look for it and seize every opportunity that comes your way.” However, the absence of prominent female drivers in the top tiers may make it even harder for them to gain the financial support needed to progress through the racing ranks. It’s this barrier which the W Series hopes to address, aiming to provide the platform and experience needed to be considered for top drives in high-profile championships, on a par with their male counterparts. Launched in October 2018, the W Series has already made headlines and it’s fair to say has received a fairly mixed response.

“As a family we were not fortunate enough to be able to fund a racing career for me, so I entered motorsport in a non-traditional fashion, setting my sights on some pretty major goals.” You initially started racing at club-level. What was the allure of the Le Mans programme? “I knew I wanted to race at Le Mans before I even did my first race. It was my dream.” “Le Mans is the most alluring and arguably the most prestigious 24 hour endurance event in the world. As a sports car fan and racer, it is the ultimate.” “There’s no other race like it!” It’s quite a step up from club racing to compete in an LMP3 car (as used in the Le Mans race). How did you prepare mentally and physically for the demands of prototype racing? “Yes, my goal was huge and the step up each year was massive! The first time I saw the Ligier LMP3 car that I was going to drive and race, I thought “Wow, little me is going to drive that!” I was almost overwhelmed.” “But, as soon as my seat was moulded and I drove it down the pitlane at Paul Ricard, I realised, being in a racing car is like being in my lounge chair. I’m so comfortable and happy on circuit.” “The combination of the simulator, right mindset and an intense physical

training regime, along with a healthy racing driver’s diet ensured I was as best prepared as I could be.” There are many successful women racing – Simona de Silvestro, Flick Haigh, Tatiana Calderon to name but a few. Do you believe there are any reasons why women can’t compete at the highest levels? “I do not believe there are any physical reasons why women can’t compete at the highest levels of motorsport. There certainly were many decades ago, as the cars were extremely physically demanding to hustle around the circuits.” “But modern racing cars, combined with up to date training regimes, means a much slighter build is perfectly suited to racing motor cars. Therefore, men and women can compete on an even playing field.” With estimated costs of around £6.5 million to propel a young driver from Junior racing categories to Formula 1 levels, money is a significant barrier. Indeed, there are many talented aspiring drivers, both male and female, whose potential does not get a chance to shine due to a lack of finances. Motorsport is an industry driven by money. What would be your advice to aspiring racing drivers starting out in karts or single seaters? “Stick with it and follow your dreams. There is always a route to success if

What are your thoughts on an allfemale single-seater racing category? “In today’s age, we do not need to segregate men and women into separate racing categories. This is a step backwards, in my opinion.” “However, if we see a female Formula 1 driver emerge as a result of the W series, then I will be extremely happy for that individual.” Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us today Rebecca, what can we expect from you for the rest of 2019? “I have recently given birth to twins, so my focus for the next few months is giving them the best start in life I can. In the Autumn, I will be back on the circuit giving hot laps and I will be taking my babies with me to a variety of motorsport and automotive events – watch out for them on my social media!” Do you think physical and financial barriers still prevent women from racing at the highest levels today? Do you think men and women should race in separated classes and championships, or rather, be encouraged to race toe-to-toe and wheel-to-wheel? Let us know your thoughts & opinions here Discover how our advancedengineering design services & Formula One background can help you succeed with your next engineering project.

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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Dixon Extends Range of Valves Dixon announces the extension of its wide range of hygienic process valves with the addition of the Dixon Rieger range of Mix Proof and Double Seat valves both hygienic and aseptic. The range includes Mix-Proof valves, double seat valves which are an economical alternative to mix proof valves, hygienic pressure resistance valves, hygienic overflow valves, tank bottom, pigging (product recovery) valves and regulating valves.

Applications Food and beverage, dairy, bio-processing, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics where aseptic and hygienic conditions are required and clean ability is paramount.

Features

Simple and quick assembly without any special tools.

Thanks to a modular block design, changing over to an aseptic design is possible for the single seat valves. Dixon Rieger valves are completely drainable and have a dead space free design. All valves come with Ra 0.8µm. Higher specification polishes and electro polishes are available. Solid housings manufactured from solid 316L bar and exotic materials such as Hastelloy are available. Certified to EHEDG and 3A.

This new range offers Dixon customers a full range of hygienic process valves which now includes ball, butterfly, seat, check, sample, and of course the mix proof valves.

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Less seals in comparison to other similar products ensuring less failure and reduced costs associated with maintenance and optimized spare parts holding. The opening mode of the pneumatic actuator may be changed by a simple device modification from “air open – spring close” to “spring open – air close” and vice versa. Screwed pneumatic actuators for easy maintenance

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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

HBM crushes problems faced ® by Terex MPS Jaw Crusher When Terex® MPS needed a reliable and flexible system to measure stress on its range of stone crushing machines, it turned to HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – to provide a comprehensive and effective solution. JAW CRUSHER AND ISSUES FACED As part of its ongoing research towards the development of this powerful and reliable range, HBM was asked to consult on the LJ5139, which will be the largest tracked mobile machine in its range when fully developed. The issues being faced by the LJ5139 Jaw Crusher, which was tracked and being used in a quarry, were varying in nature. With the machine itself weighing up to 110 tonnes, the chassis is subject to high loads when tracking across the quarry on uneven surfaces. In addition, the hopper and feeder receives high impact forces when large stones, often up to 1 cubic m are dropped from the excavator which is used to feed it; this opens up the risk of damaging the part. Moreover, the crusher itself is subject to forces of up to 8000kN during the crushing process.

HMB’S SOLUTIONS After a thorough study of the issues faced, HBM specified its rugged DAQ, SomatXR series, which is particularly suitable for use in harsh environments. To compliment this package, HBM also suggested the Somat MX1615B-R module and related accessories, which included RF-9 strain gauge rosettes. The powerful SomatXR data acquisition system is specially developed for use in harsh environments. The modules provide a  wide temperature range and are  protected from humidity, dust, shock and vibration. The data acquisition system provides a  web interface  for simple operation without any software installation. This allows for convenient channel parameterization, monitoring of measurement jobs and visualization of measured data far away from the measuring point. This was a particularly significant feature for Terex® MPS given the nature of the measurement task.

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THE OUTCOME HBM data acquisition systems are suitable for a wide range of mobile testing applications but the immense load requirements and extreme environmental conditions surrounding Terex® MPS did present a challenge. However, thanks to HBMs extensive experience in mobile testing and

demanding fields, it was able to provide a solution which offers Terex® MPS the flexibility of being able to work around available and convenient testing windows. In turn, the equipment has enabled them to mount equipment and leave it running over the course of a few days to achieve gathered data, which has proved to be an invaluable asset.

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October 2019

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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Rapidly Develop Touchscreen Process Control and User Interfaces with PanelPilotACE Lascar’s PanelPilotACE is a unique industrial control display platform ideal for the rapid development of touchscreen automation and user interfaces - without writing code. There’s no need to start from scratch, instead develop your application using Lascar’s free Design Studio software which provides powerful, easy to use drag and drop tools to build the complex functionality you need. Forget months of programming and hardware headaches, get a development edge with PanelPilotACE and deliver your project on time! PanelPilotACE has two display sizes, both competitively priced, with the 4.3” (SGD 43-A) at £179.95 ex VAT and 7” (SGD 70-A) at £299.95 ex VAT. These feature highresolution capacitive touch screens, four 16-bit bi-polar analogue inputs, eight digital input/output pins, two alarm outputs, four PWM outputs, RS232 comms, RS485 and Modbus comms (requires add-on board for SGD 43-A), CAN bus (SGD 70-A only, requires add-on board) and FTP transfer of logged data via wired Ethernet (SGD 70-A only). These are extremely capable units for the price point, with discounts available on volume purchases. Free to download for evaluation, the PanelPilot Design Studio software offers a wealth of functionality for building multi-page, intelligent display interfaces, allowing you to add background images, text elements, analogue and digital style meters, touch screen navigation, complex logic statements, serial communications, data logging, trend graphs and maths functionality. The Design Studio ‘Maths Builder’ provides powerful tools for performing, with a full range of mathematical operators available, from simple addition and multiplication, to exponential and trigonometric functions. These functions can be applied to most properties and variables within an application, such as calculating power from two analogue inputs. PanelPilotACE offers data logging capabilities, supporting

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high-resolution analogue and digital logging together with fully customisable on-screen graphing. You can monitor up to four 16-bit analogue inputs at any time with each data set holding over 1 million individual readings and sample rates from 5 seconds up being supported. The software includes an emulator, so you can design and test your interface for free before buying any hardware. PanelPilotACE development kits that include a development board for testing all the input/output functionality along with the display are also available. The PanelPilotACE University on the Lascar website provides video tutorials and shares templates and graphics for you to use in your display project. Alternatively, we offer a “one-stop” Custom Design service where our experts can build your display project for you. Download the PanelPilotACE Design Studio Software for free to try before you buy Lascar Electronics | 01794 884567 | sales@lascar.co.uk www.PanelPilot.Online/EngineeringUpdate


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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Reliability and safety: key criteria for aeronautic interconnection solutions Whether for satellites in orbit or along the ocean floor, the demand for connections to enable the transmission of data, signals or electrical power increases every year. In aeronautics, the on-board equipment and materials of an aircraft must be able to withstand extreme climatic and mechanical conditions, because at an altitude of 10,000 metres, a small failure can have critical consequences. In this kind of application, failure is not an option. The environment to which aircraft and aeronautical equipment are exposed is harsh and subject to extreme mechanical and climatic conditions. Depending on the location of the equipment in the aircraft, at an altitude of 10,000 m, the outside temperature can drop to -50°C, while the internal temperature of the engines can exceed 1000°C and the temperature close to the engines can reach 200°C. Equipment therefore must be capable of operating correctly in these temperature ranges, which is a challenge for electrical components as well as materials such as plastics and polymers.

Fokker Best Connector Supplier award given to SOURIAUSUNBANK for the third year in a row. Fokker, which is part of the British group GKN, is a leading player in design, manufacturing, and support for electrical wiring interconnection systems used in civil and military aircraft. For all aeronautic applications For applications in harsh environments, circular connectors are generally preferred over rectangular connectors for their ease of handling and robustness. Inside the aircraft, mechanical and climatic constraints are less stringent. However, there are other constraints, as space (avionics), or

SOURIAU has been providing interconnection solutions for critical environmental applications for decades and has earned a reputation for high reliability in its field. Alongside the world leaders in space, aviation, defence, energy and industry in general, the company offers a wide range of solutions to meet all types of extreme environments, ensuring reliable and secure connections. Fabrice Durand, Product Marketing Manager, comments, “We are known for the quality and reliability of our connectors and the efficiency of our supply chain. But as well as our existing solutions, our teams are committed to working with our customers on a daily basis to design and develop the interconnection systems of tomorrow. Let's take the example of fiber optic solutions, for which SOURIAU has demonstrated its technological leadership for many years. Here, new areas of application are emerging. This gives us the opportunity to develop innovative solutions which simplify implementation or adapt our solutions to increasingly harsh environments. Also, to support this innovation and keep pace with the dynamism of the aeronautics market, SOURIAU has set up collaborative spaces in its sites. Employees can meet there to share and work on new ideas.” The required qualifications Due to the severe conditions and the high stakes involved, aircraft manufacturers and OEMs must qualify their equipment according to strict standards. SOURIAU provides a range of connectors, fittings and contacts qualified according to industry standards such as MIL-DTL, EN, MS and HE. Some manufacturers apply their own internal standards for which SOURIAU is also qualified, in particular BACC (Boeing), ASNE (Airbus) and ESC (Rolls Royce).

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pressure differences that require technically sophisticated solutions. In the interior and the exterior of the aircraft, reducing the total weight is a major objective for aircraft manufacturers because a lighter aircraft allows for more efficient fuel consumption. For this reason, SOURIAU offers thermoplastic connectors and fittings, 30% lighter and offering superior performance to aluminium. The new production standards also favour solutions that can be integrated at a lower cost, directly linked to the development of satellite constellations. Christian Groeppelin, Head of Project Management Office, points out that: "to achieve high production objectives in the space sector, manufacturers have had to completely review their design and depart from their manufacturing norms. They use technologies which have high standards but at a lower cost, and are directly derived from those used in the aeronautics industry. Specific innovation projects are focused on making cabling easier, and developing tools that reduce connector installation costs. For several years now, SOURIAU has been turning to agile project management: for example, we have developed a fab lab equipped with a 3D printer, accessible to all our engineers, so that they become familiar with these new technologies. So now, we can develop a new idea and present it to our customers very quickly, in just a few days.”


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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

IS YOUR EVAPORATIVE COOLING TOWER PERFORMING CORRECTLY? Gary Dicker, Technical Director at DHD Cooling explains the importance of thermal performance testing of evaporative cooling towers. A number of our UK customers who have operated cooling systems on their site for many years have seen changes in their process equipment. These changes will vary the demand placed on the cooling systems, and in some cases cooling systems are able to cope with the increased or reduced demand of the new cooling duties, but in other cases water temperatures can reach critical levels in the hot months, can freeze systems in the cold months and can also lead to higher overall power consumption, despite reduced thermal loads. With cooling systems, the balance of flows across multiple units can have an effect on overall performance, the addition of access platforms, changes in the internal or external components, additional plant being placed local to the existing systems and so on, can all lead to performance degradation of cooling systems.

Common misconceptions It is a common misconception that running reduced loads over cooling towers, quote ‘should make it easier to achieve colder water temperatures’, because the installed capacity is greater than the new cooling load requirements. Unfortunately this can often not be the case. If a reduction in load results in lower water flow then problems with cooling towers can quickly occur; low water flow over cooling towers will encourage the airflow to channel through dry areas in the towers, reducing the effectiveness of the air leading to high motor powers and lower performance. It’s not just recent changes in systems that can lead to poor performance. Some older plants have just always run like that. In some cases the people that were involved in operating and designing the plant are no longer available, there

is limited documentation available on the systems, and with the many other important tasks that people are required to do, getting to grips with the cooling systems from anything other than a regulatory and reliability perspective is not a priority. How to overcome problems Thermal testing can be done cost effectively and quickly, providing information on flows and temperatures that can give valuable information on the systems operating parameters, and can easily be done over an extended length of time, if heat loads vary with process demand. Couple this information with the physical condition of the equipment and surrounding systems and we can very quickly start to identify whether there are changes that can be made to improve thermal performance, adjust operating philosophies, reduce power consumption or improve cold water temperatures. In some cases the solution only requires altering the way the cooling towers are operated, which can cost absolutely nothing but save £1000s in operating costs. The testing process To undertake the test we do 3 things. We access the cooling towers, to identify the condition of all the critical systems, and build up a picture of the complete

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cooling system. We install measurement devices to log data for as long as necessary to find out the heat load profile and flow rates over the system. And we talk to the operators to find out whether they experience any operational problems and what those problems may be. After gathering all this data, we prepare a detailed report which includes the test data and our findings as a basis of further discussion, and next steps are then determined. Audit to improve performance & reduce costs A fully priced and justified list of potential changes that can be made to a given system to improve thermal performance, lower operating cost, or both. In the pursuit of these tests we have found many problems including incorrect operating philosophies, pipework sizing, low flow issues, broken equipment, old systems interfering with performance, to name but a few. All have led to recommendations that have helped to improve overall performance and or reduce operating costs.   For a brochure or more information on evaporative cooling towers call 01905 317370, email info@dhdcooling.co.uk or visit the company’s website at www.dhdcooling.co.uk DHD Cooling is supported by Vantage PR


October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Achieve the next level of automation with UHF RFID solutions from HARTING In order to fully digitise industrial processes, the ability to identify and locate components and tools is incredibly important. For example, it allows production facilities to optimise their processes, railways to speed up their maintenance services and logistics firms to track goods across their facility. HARTING’s range of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products are robust, reliable and versatile, meaning they’re suitable for a wide range of industries and working environments. Our portfolio includes special transponders (known as RFID tags) for applications within transportation, on-metal smart labels for use on containers or identifying tools and antennae which can be seamlessly installed on conveyor belts or used to create reading zones for smart shelves in stores, allowing you track spare parts in service centres. An RFID system is also able to cope with harsh, industrial environments, as many HARTING RFID products are IP65/IP67 rated and can endure wide temperature variations, high humidity and continue to be readable in dirty environments where the tag may become coated in oil and grease. Tags can also be

securely encrypted and password protected to protect sensitive data. In addition, RFID hardware is futureproofed through the addition of features like WLAN, Bluetooth Low Energy and GSM. A practical example of RFID being used to speed up processes and save money can be found within train maintenance and servicing. Using the transponders mentioned above, different components of a train are identified and tagged. The RFID reader then automatically identifies the train and its important components, such as the axles and individual carriages, as it enters the maintenance area. The system then notifies engineers about the condition of components which require maintenance, allowing them to focus on the parts that urgently need attention and servicing. A key benefit of using RFID is that, unlike barcodes, you do not need direct line of sight to read the transponder. It’s also possible to get information and data from multiple tags at once, with the high-speed technology allowing you to read up to 300 tags per second. Another advantage for the rail industry is that tags can be read at a distance of several metres, even when trains are travelling at over 120mph. If you’d like to learn more about HARTING’s range of RFID products, including readers, tags, antennae, complete systems and integration software, please click here to visit our website.

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HARTING Ha-VIS RFID The complete solution from a single source

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Fast real-time data Suitable for use in multiple industrial applications Designed to work on metal surfaces for maximum performance Extended temperature range from -25°C to +85°C and compliant with GS1 EPC ALE 1.1 Long read range capabilities with 50G shock resistance

For more information call 01604 827500 or e-mail salesUK@HARTING.com www.HARTING.com/UK/en-gb/solutions/uhf-rfid


October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Kollmorgen Launches New Version of Motioneering: A Faster, Feature-Rich Online Servo Sizing Tool for Machine Builders

Kollmorgen has introduced the next generation of Motioneering, the company’s innovative servo sizing tool. Motioneering was introduced more than 20 years ago – the first tool of its kind – to help mechanical design engineers find the ideal motion products to build into their machines. of selecting an optimal motion solution. The full toolset also includes: • Product Selector: Allows users to enter parameters, such as motor torque and speed requirements or enter current and voltage requirements for a drive to identify and compare Kollmorgen products and find the best fit for an application.

It streamlines and simplifies the design process by incorporating 100+ years of Kollmorgen expertise about which motion solutions work best for specific applications such as factory automation, robotics, material forming, and many others. The next generation of Motioneering is faster and more intuitive, offers customizable-toapplication requirements, allows the side-by-side comparison of multiple systems, and enables user access to the latest products and updates. Key updates include: •

Enhanced product filtering that allows engineers to pinpoint which product family or families are mostsuitable for an application.

New details for each potential design solution, giving users a more complete picture of each option’srelative advantages. For example, safety margins (% margin) show how much speed and torque are available beyond what is needed for the application.

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The ability to customize parameters and units of measurement for each project. Once defined, theseparameters will carry through each axis in a project. Updated S-curve profile: Jerk reduction can be adjusted from 0 to 100% (linear to full S-curve acceleration)

Motioneering is part of a full suite of online design tools that Kollmorgen has created to help engineers accelerate design cycles and simplify the process

• Performance Curve Generator: Adjusts winding factor, ambient temperature, drive current, and more to generate speed/torque curves for frameless and housed motors. •

Interactive 2D/3D Modeling: Configures 2D & 3D drawings that can be imported into users’ CAD systems.

Engineer’s Toolbar: Provides quick and easy reference to material densities, trigonometric functions, inertia calculations and unit conversions.

Motioneering can be accessed at: motioneering.kollmorgen.com.


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For more information and full worldwide contact details: www.cwst.co.uk or contact 01635 279621


October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Questions To Ask When Planning Your Humidity Control System You might think that when it comes to humidity control it’s all out of the box machines installed into different buildings. Sure, there are some complications, but mostly it’s pretty straightforward, right? Wrong. The system required depends on the type of business, location, products or services being provided, and even the type of building. Each element needs to be carefully assessed to match the needs of the client, which is why some specific questions need to be asked at the outset. 1.

What Level Of Humidity Is Required, And How Much Can It Fluctuate?

An office environment requires relative humidity of between 40% and 60% to keep people comfortable and reduce static. But in manufacturing plants, cleanrooms, or libraries for example, much closer control may be required. By understanding the level of humidification and fluctuations needed, a system that has higher or lower speed responses, or tighter controls can be specified. 2.

How Long Will The System Be Running, And When Can It Be Shut Down

Some systems only run during set times of the day, while others operate 24/7. This affects the number, type and location of humidifiers needed. Some critical applications must deliver a consistent, stable level of humidity with long running times; standby humidifiers may be required to take over the load when the main unit needs to be shut down for maintenance. 3.

How Important Are Running Costs?

Understanding your budget and your environmental influences is important when choosing the right system. Initial purchase and installation charges need to be balanced against ongoing running and maintenance costs and these can vary considerably between steam, gas or evaporative systems. 4.

What Quality Water Is Being Used?

When it comes to humidity, water quality and maintenance requirements are heavily linked. In areas with low-quality water, then a water treatment solution might also need to be included in the spec to help reduce mineral build-up in the system. 5.

What Evaporation Distance Is Required?

For humidifiers providing moisture to ducts or to AHU systems, the humidifier needs to be able to evaporate the moisture into the air stream before it meets any physical obstacles, like duct corners, or a build-up of condensation in pipes will occur. Depending on the distance evaporation is needed to travel, you may need to have specialist steam lances installed, or opt for a humidifier model with instant evaporation. 6.

Where Do The Humidifiers Need To Be?

The positioning of the humidifiers within your building is also an important factor in deciding the spec. RH requirements may vary throughout different parts of the building, units may be installed externally or in-room. Some systems may need to be retro-fitted around existing machinery. Humidity Solutions is the UK’s leading independent specialist in humidity control designing, installing and maintaining systems for industrial manufacturing, food & beverage, health & leisure, conservation, and even residential applications. For more information contact info@humiditysolutions.co.uk or visit www.humiditysolutions.co.uk.

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Service & Maintenance

Steam Humidifiers

• Exclusive distributor • The only British made steam humidifier • UK stocked spares & units • Design, supply & installation services • Full after sales backup, technical support & maintenance 01372 571200 info@humiditysolutions.co.uk www.humiditysolutions.co.uk


October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

Delta’s UPS Systems Make it into the 2019 Approved Procurement List of the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems have been included into the 2019 Approved Procurement List of the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China, which currently hold the top three and four position among the world’s largest banks(1) respectively. The superior track record of Delta’s UPS product portfolio in a wide range of industries both in China and around the world, its high-calibre technology features, such as leading power density, AC-AC energy efficiency as high as 96.5%, and its firstclass service support capabilities, have all been crucial elements to attain the aforementioned success. Victor Cheng, Delta’s senior vice president and general manager of its Information & Communications Technology Business Group, said, “We are truly glad to have our UPS systems officially trusted by two of the world’s leading banks for their infrastructure purchasing plans. Fintech is changing the financial industry rapidly, and under that dynamic environment, reliability and energy efficiency are essential for banking data centres, IT equipment, surveillance systems and more. For more than a decade, Delta’s UPS portfolio has built an unparalleled track record in industries in which 24/7/365 continuity is imperative, including telecommunications, petrochemicals and airports, by providing the highest standards of product innovation and performance, energy efficiency, system expansion convenience, as well as after-sales service.” Delta offers a broad spectrum of UPS systems capable of fulfilling highly demanding customer requirements in a wide range of fields and applications across China. The Modulon DPH series three-phase modular UPS helped the Wuhan Airport data centre achieve the 5A-level IDC certification by providing, not only the world’s highest power density at 50kW for each 3U module, but also the lowest power footprint at 500kW for just 1sqm, as well as industry-leading 96|

AC-AC efficiency up to 96.5%. Delta’s Ultron HPH series three-phase UPS supports broadcasting tower facilities for a radio and TV station in northeast China with its fully rated power (kVA = kW) and superior system expansion flexibility with N+X redundancy and configuration up to 480kVA (4 units) in parallel. The unrivalled track record of Delta’s UPS systems also extends to other key markets such as the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region as well as Australia. Five of the twelve stadiums that held the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM also have their mission critical applications, such as field lighting, fire alarm systems and/or broadcasting and transmission equipment, supported by over 3 megawatts (MW) of Delta’s UPS systems. In Australia, the Adelaide Airport, an air travel hub that serves over 8 million passengers annually, selected Delta’s Modulon DPH series three-phase UPS to support its luggage handling systems and flight control platform. For further information about Delta, please visit: www.delta-emea.com Media Contacts: Marisela Martinez EMEA Marketing Manager, CIS BU Delta EMEA Tel: +49 160 2792 166 E-mail: mmartinez@deltaww.com

(1) Ranking reported by Business Insider (https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/top-10-banks-in-the-world-20192019-7-1028330545#2-ch ina-construction-bank-china-287-billion9), July 4th, 2019


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October 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

T&D Corporation Mr Minoru Ito, European Sales Office, Gronauer Straße 1, 61194 Niddatal, Germany 0049 (0)6034 930970 europe.office@tandd.de www.tandd.com

Unit 3A, Whitworth Court, Manor Park, Runcorn WA7 1WA. Tel.: (0044)-330 002 0640, sales@odu-uk.co.uk www.odu-uk.co.uk

ECi Software Solutions

TR Fastenings LTD

Si One, St Ives Business Park, Parsons Green, St Ives, PE27 4AA +44 (0) 333 123 0333   www.eci.eu     eu-sales@ecisolutions.com

Trifast House, Bellbrook Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QW Free phone: 08454 811 800 E-mail: sales@trfastenings.com www.trfastenings.com

Phoenix Mecano Ltd

Blackfast Chemicals Ltd

26 Faraday Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8RY +44 (0)1296 611660 www.phoenix-mecano.co.uk

Unit 5 Russell House , Molesey Road, Walton-onThames, Surrey, KT12 3PE 0207 339 7370, sales@blackfast.com www.blackfast.com

Monitran

Ecopac (UK) Power Ltd

Monitran Ltd, Monitor House, 33 Hazlemere Road, Penn, HP10 8AD, UK T: +44 (0)1494 816569 E: info@monitran.com www.monitran.com

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ODU-UK LTD.

Unit 4, Ridgeway, Crendon Industrial Area, Long Crendon, Bucks, HP18 9BF Tel: +44 1844204420 www.ecopacpower.co.uk


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October 2019

Foremost Electronics Ltd

Seepex UK Ltd.

14 Bluegate Business Park Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4PZ TEL: +44 (0) 1371 811171 FAX: +44 (0) 1371 810933 WEB: www.4most.co.uk

3 Armtech Row Houndstone Business Park Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8RW

HRS Heat Exchangers 0-12 Caxton Way Watford Business Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 8JY Email: info@uk.hrs-he.com Tel: +44 (0)1923 232 335

T +44 1935 472376 sales.uk@seepex.com www.seepex.com

Ilapak Ltd 29 Riverside Way Uxbridge UB8 2YF

1 Brownfields Court Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7 1AJ

BÜLTE GmbH Kunststofferzeugnisse Carl-Sonnenschein-Straße 22 D-59348 Lüdinghausen – Germany Phone: (+49) 02591 / 91 94 – 0 info@bulte.de www.bulte.com

Wood Automated Systems UK (ATG – Systems) Tenter Road, Moulton Park Industrial Estate Northampton, NN3 6AX +44 (0)7827 327231 Tim.Bednall@woodplc.com www.the-atg.com

Lascar Electronics Ltd UK Module House Whiteparish, Wiltshire SP5 2SJ +44 (0)1794 884 567 sales@lascar.co.uk www.lascarelectronics.com

Rotech Machines Limited

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