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Bradshaw Delivers Waste/ Recycling Solution at New Nottingham Development Bradshaw Electric Vehicles are pleased to to tackle the restricted environment safely. With have supplied a Tow Tractor T550 to House a tow load capacity of 5500kg, it was perfect for 2 Home Construction. moving 3 wheelie bins at a time. House 2 Home Construction is currently working on an exciting new development situated at St Mary’s Court, at Nottingham’s Lace Market, which boasts a mixture of one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments. The Bradshaw tow tractor T550 is being used to transport waste and recycling from the top of the new 10-storey development, to the bottom for collection. A four-wheel vehicle, the tow tractor T550 has both the maneuverability and stability 01780 782621

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Working with academia to educate future engineers


ollaboration between automation vendors and engineering education establishments is vital if students are to gain a good understanding of state-of-the-art automation technology and become an asset to any manufacturing workforce. Omron has been working with the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering for

and apprentices every year until 2020 just to maintain current employment numbers.

the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) – to ensure that its engineering students remain up to date in the fast paced world of controls, drives and automation.

“The issues surrounding education have been a concern since publication of ‘The Leitch Review of Skills’ in 2006, which stated that the UK was almost becoming a third-world country for manufacturing and engineering due to an engineering skills gap,” said Karl Walker, Omron’s Marketing Manager for Automation products. “Unfortunately, since publication of the report there appears to

According to a 2011 study from the Royal Academy of Engineering, British industry needs 100,000 new graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and a further 60,000 technicians


The report ‘An insight into engineering skills shortages as being one of the main constraints on the ability of UK manufacturing to grow and compete with the rest of the world.

have been little progress. A lack of continuous development of engineering skills over the years has left many engineers out of touch with the latest technologies and trends in the industry.” deskilling trend among many of its own customers over the years. This has resulted in the need to outsource skilled engineering needs. Omron has become an additional engineering resource for many customers, using its own application engineers to vital that automation technology companies are actively involved in upskilling their customers to ensure that engineers have a good understanding of the latest automation technology and how it can help manufacturing companies to achieve productivity...>>

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Heason Technology appoint Ash Chury as new UK and Europe Sales Manager Heason Technology’s customer focussed technical sales support for motion control equipment and automation systems integration continues to expand with the appointment of Ash Chury as its new UK and Europe Sales Manager. One of Ash’s main objectives is to further develop the engineer-to-engineer assistance advantage that has helped to drive the Company’s consistent growth in recent years. Ash joins Heason with more than 25 years’ experience in national and international technical sales management for engineered solutions in automation systems and motion control with a résumé that embraces customer and project-level involvement as well as strategic business development. His educational background in industrial measurement and control engineering has provided an excellent grounding for senior roles in solution sales management. This includes several years with Festo as a Systems Consultant for its high-technology electronic and electro-mechanical automation systems products division; and more recently for over 11 years at Danaher Corporation where he was the Sales Director for Northern Europe with Thomson Linear - a major distribution partner for Heason Technology – as well as Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East and Asia with Danaher’s ELE International Division. In addition to customer facing work and close association with Heason’s design and production engineers for applications solutions, Ash is also responsible for recruiting, managing and developing the motion specialists’ internal and external sales team as well as planning and directing sales strategy - with the objective to grow the business through capable and close technical support for OEMs, end users and research institutes alike. “Ash Chury’s proven track record in engineering solution sales management and business development will contribute greatly to the expertise, customer support and value-add service that will underpin Heason’s continued success,” says Jon Howard – Heason Technology’s Managing Director. “In particular, Ash’s experience in automation and motion control application help us to continue to provide the highest quality motion the most competitive prices.” Heason Technology is a leading motion control equipment and and research organisations that combines distribution for a select number of leading global partners and an in-house design and build service. Heason can supply everything from simple motion components, electronic and software based automation system solutions – delivering motion to customers’ machines and enabling them to concentrate their expertise and excel in their own technological areas.


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ABB drive saves £2,000 a year energy costs for plastic moulder A plastic components manufacturer is saving nearly £2,000 a year in energy costs on one of its injection moulding machines drive (VSD).

energy appraisal showed that the company could save

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is a very compelling reason for installing drives.”

display cases to caps and closures and a wide variety of components for use in the pharmaceutical, retail, construction, automotive, aerospace, electrical and other industries.

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FANUC showcases widest range of food handling robots PPMA Show, Hall 5, Stand C50

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The Ones to Watch awards, which recognises the contributions of processing and packaging professionals under the age of 35, is returning to the NEC at the PPMA Show 2014 in a bid to discover the industry’s next up and coming young engineer. Sponsored by Festo, leading suppliers of pneumatic and electronic automation technology, the 2014 awards will no longer be open to the public vote with the winner of this year’s award being chosen by a select group from the PPMA Group Industry awards judging panel. who has won a string of top accounts and improved sales across the business, the PPMA wants to hear from you. Nominations from every area of the industry are welcome, with individuals who have shown exceptional entrepreneurship, commitment and diligence within their role making ideal nominees. Entries must be submitted by a third party, such as a manager, mentor, employer or client.

Grant Collier, Head of Marketing for the PPMA Group, said: “We are delighted to bring back the Ones to Watch awards to the PPMA Show 2014. It is a great opportunity for businesses to nominate the young ‘rising stars’ that are

& Consulting portfolio. Silver and Bronze winners will also receive complimentary training courses worth £1,500 and £1,000 and will appear in the achievement gallery at the show.

great to see a new generation of engineers in action, and A wide range of training courses are available for we’re delighted we can recognise their hard work and selection including people management, organisational commitment at the PPMA show 2014.” management and technical based program training – Sponsor of the 2014 Ones to Watch, Festo, will provide requirements. & Consulting employee engagement workshop; ‘Don’t just If you’re a manager and work with someone you think feed me chicken’ worth £250. This unique training course should be nominated for the 2014 Ones to Watch awards, please visit to leadership principles to engage, enable and empower recommend them before 31st August 2014. Alternatively, employees by interacting and observing the behaviour of a please email for further range of birds of prey at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. information. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will also win additional For more information on the PPMA Show 2014, please visit training courses, with the Gold winner receiving a or join the conversation on twitter complimentary, course worth £5,000 from Festo’s Training (@PPMAshow #PPMA14) or the PPMA Show LinkedIn group. You can also like us on Facebook by visiting the PPMA Show page. 14|



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August 2014


Tel: 01295 256266 Fortress Technology, a global leader and UK manufacturer of metal detection systems, will be demonstrating their latest technologies for their diverse range of custom manufactured metal detectors at the PPMA Show this year. The demonstrations of their latest technology, illustrates how Fortress’s Never Obsolete Commitment protects investments by providing their customers the ability to upgrade their current Fortress detector without having to purchase an entirely new system.

return on investment of a Fortress Metal Detection System. Also on display, will be their revolutionary patent-pending Halo technology; an automatic metal detector testing system. Automatic testing, using the industry standards, removes the risk of human error and work place injury at critical control points on a manufacturing line while complying with industry standards. Halo is especially useful in applications where frequent testing due to access, position, access to

This software has been developed to be compatible with all previously manufactured Fortress detectors Phantom and Stealth models. The FM software analyses the detection signal and uses an algorithm to calculate the signal strength based on a function of time and amplitude. performance in certain applications, including large bags, by at least 40%. Increasing detection sensitivities lowers the occurrence of false rejects and ultimately increases the


Fortress Technology is the only Metal Detection Manufacturer that, since its inception in 1996, custom manufactures their equipment to suit their customers’ needs, ensure optimal metal detection for Obsolete Commitment. As part of their commitment, they develop their new technology to be backwards compatible and accessible without having to purchase an entirely new system and they continue to provide complete support for their existing systems with readily available parts and a global service team.

conditions, etc. The diverse range of Fortress metal detectors on display this year, have been manufactured to satisfy retailer range of applications. Fortress’s Vector Conveyor System is showcased with their Stealth Metal Detector and its unique capability for USB connectivity to data capture vital performance information such as test records, test reports, rejects, faults and more for QA/QC auditing.

Fortress metal detectors are renowned in the industry for their speed, accuracy and simple operation and used widely within a range of food industry sectors including bakery, meats, ready meals, dairy, confectionery, fresh foods frozen foods. Fortress is a global enterprise providing worldwide coverage from its manufacturing facilities in Canada, the UK, and Brazil.

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

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

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


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

August 2014

Rotork Site Services provide a River sluice gates are vitally important for of persistent rainfall, when swift and reliable operation can prevent serious disruption and damage to property. Alternatively, during periods of drought, sluice gates play an important role in maintaining the river level. The automation of a sluice gate is a relatively simple operation but there are many factors including the location of the gates and the availability of power which can turn the exercise into a multi-disciplined task. This was the situation facing Canford School, a co-educational boarding school on the banks of the River Stour in Dorset, when an upgrade was needed to the operation of three river sluice gates equipped with open mesh gearboxes, handwheels and counterbalancing weights attached to each gate by a lifting chain and open pulley. Manual operation of the gates took a long well as presenting a potential trapping risk to the operator. Changing weather patterns had health and safety viewpoint. Canford School selected Rotork’s Site Services Division to perform the project. Rotork’s proposal encompassed all aspects of the task, enabling them to organise the total supply of the work together with project management that the extended scope contract enables, by minimising the number of separate subcontractors that need to be employed. Central to the upgrade was the installation of three Rotork IQ electric valve actuators and a local control centre. However, being in a wooded environment some 60 metres distant from the nearest power supply, considerable extra work was also required, demanding a range of mechanical, electrical, civil engineering and project management skills. Following the completion of the work the time has been dramatically reduced, enabling the


In the future there may be scope to further upgrade the operation by installing river level sensors, the signals from which would operate the actuators fully automatically.

Continuous growth and outstanding innovations on highest technical level will be presented at VALVE WORLD EXPO 2014 in Düsseldorf. Valves, the whole range of equipment as well as up- and downstream technologies will take center stage. The VALVE WORLD CONFERENCE as major event of the valve industry Düsseldorf turns it on !

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

Heat is the silent killer of electronics.

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

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


We stock and supply the McLean brand of products, a name who’s reputation for the best thermal management solutions is unrivalled. McLean have been in the electronics cooling industry for over 40 years and are true experts in their field. Based in Champlin, Minnesota, C-Net also supplies Schroff and Hoffman cabinets/ enclosures inclusive of factory modifications. tel: +44 (0) 121 543 4418 @CNETindustrial PE_D03 ATA 21/10/2013 11:46 Page 1

From Design through to Manufacture and Installation of Hydraulic and Pneumatic, Instrument, Process, Directional See us at Control Valves and Pumps the Advanced Engineering Show Stand E6

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The game is changing... The groundbreaking O5D and OID for sensing at longer ranges than conventional photocells, but at similar price levels. Ranges up to 2m with background suppression irrespective of the surface characteristics and colour. Sensing from any position and even oblique angles to the object. No reflector needed across a conveyor. oid ifm Telephone 020 8213 2222

Cleaning & Hygiene

August 2014

Precision Engineering Cleaning Meet Kärcher’s world-class cleaning technology range: robust enough to tackle dangerous production spills and warehouse detritus, yet safe and agile enough to work alongside delicate apparatus in controlled atmospheres.


he experts at Kärcher understand

for even the toughest environments. Providing safe, fast industrial cleaning that technologies such as its solvent-free parts cleaner and chemical-free dry ice blasting prove intensive cleaning can be gentle on surfaces as well as the environment. Powerfully removing both wet and dry dirt, IVC and IV Industrial Vacuum Cleaners are ideal for collecting swarf and cooling and acid resistant variants as well as safety vacuums to meet the requirements of the M and H harmful dust classes and the explosion protection requirements of Atex zone 22.

a step-on scrubber drier provides a quick and convenient solution to both in-depth and interim cleaning, collecting oils or other liquid spills – but in a laboratory where space it at a premium or manoeuvrability is key, agile, compact machines like the BR 35/12 and BR 40/10 are superb. Size is a matter of selecting the appropriate solution for your needs. When regular, high-performance cleaning required stationary high pressure cleaning systems are the perfect solution. With investment in only one machine, the power and versatility of high-pressure cleaning can be employed wherever it is needed – and of course, Kärcher’s diverse machine range and ingenious accessories allow for near total customisation. Kärcher provides free on-site consultations

sweepers, scrubber driers and pressure washers also come in a range of size and power options with innovative accessories to widen their application. For example, a ride-on scrubber drier like the new B 150 makes short work of cleaning a warehouse


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Kärcher is the world’s leading cleaning technology provider. Synonymous with pressure washers, their full range extends to encompass best in class vacuum cleaners, scrubber driers, sweepers and specialist industrial cleaning solutions. Delivering superb cleaning performance, each and every Kärcher machine, accessory and detergent has been expertly designed to maximise hygiene, safety, efficiency and economy.

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Condensation cleaning, the future for solvent degreasing equipment. Innovation driven by legislation.


August 2014

5-axis robot for bank vault storage Cash trays positioned with high accuracy

The high levels of security required to handle banknotes and cash in bank vaults calls for fully automated systems. A new 5-axis rail-mounted robot meets these needs by handling cash trays with high precision. The robot uses Lenze controllers, servo drives and geared motors which readily combine together to create a simple yet high-performing drive system. The robot can be seen in action in a short Y-ouTube video. The VEROX is a 5-axis robot designed for the Central Bank of Lebanon to handle trays of banknotes and cash weighing up to 50kg. It moves linearly on rails up to 30m and has a 2.5m vertical reach. Gripper arms reach out 1050mm to grasp the trays in left, central or right orientation. The trays can then be transported to a sto-rage location or to the bank access point. VEROX is already successfully in service and there is strong interest from other European banks. Using a Lenze drive system allowed easy integration and compact dimensions. A 3200 C DIN rail mounted controller connects by EtherCAT to servo drives of the Lenze 8400 TopLine series. These drives were developed by adding servo techno-logy to the 8400 frequency inverters with the advantages of economy and small si-ze. Geared servo motors with low backlash use synchronous motor technology with resolver feedback. Even with a horizontal speed of 1.5m/s, the Lenze system achieves positional accuracy of +/- 0.1mm. This same high level of accuracy is also achieved on the vertical and reach axes to ensure cash trays are delivered with precision. The VEROX robot is proven to give fully automatic tray handling in bank vaults and has high security features such as a vision system to recognise Lenze drive network allows high precision positioning for the 5-axes with easy integration from the matched drives and controllers.


August 2014

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Coherent StingRay SD Structured Light Pattern Generating Laser Alrad Imaging is pleased to announce the latest structured light pattern generating laser from Coherent. In today’s world of expanding 3D vision systems, the camera and laser are equal partners in the accuracy, stability and repeatability of the measurements made and used by these applications. The requirements on the laser for uniformity, power, pointing and electrical stability are far above typical illumination system requirements. Having a source which produces very high power density, very thin measurement cross sections to the continued success of these demanding applications. The technology and advancement of these lasers has stayed the same for many years now, not giving the user the ability to leverage this portion of the system beyond its current technology.

The Coherent StingRay SD laser platform is a re-vision of this technology, taking technology and best practices from leading edge applications in Bio instrumenta¬tion and Laser Measurement and Control. The Coherent StingRay SD laser incor¬porates and reliable laser source that re-sets the standard in Machine Vision.

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Introducing the new AMD FirePro™ W9100

The new AMD FirePro™ W9100 professional graphics card is designed for the most demanding workflows and delivers the ultimate 4K experience in next-generation workstations. Professional graphics cards such as AMD FirePro are a good choice for design engineers as they are tested, optimised and certified to work with all leading CAD/CAM/CAE applications.

• 16GB memory • 5.24 TFLOPS single precision • 2.62 TFLOGs of double precision • OpenCL 2.0 ready • Six Mini DisplayPort 1.2 outputs

Elmtec is a UK distributor for AMD FirePro professional graphics, contact us today for more information and where to buy.

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FPG7: SMD fuseholder now with stabilizing posts SCHURTER now equips its FPG7 shock-safe SMD fuseholder with two stabilizing posts. The added providing increased stability during board is also the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder on the market for 5x20 mm cartridge fuses. The trend towards SMD applications continues a large selection of SMD components such as fuses and fuseholders in its product range. As the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder on the market.


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Single wire connection? PaSSive diStribution boxeS? FieldbuS? This question sparks intense discussions in the electrical departments of many companies.

Here Murrelektronik presents its approach to this question using Germany company Schuster Maschinenbau GmbH to illustrate it’s system consultancy service – CONNECTIVITY. Schuster has four main pillars: it produces vertical turning machines, impact cutting systems, automation solutions and custom machines. They deliver 35 machines and systems a year. The majority - about 30 machines - are vertical turning machines.

market: conventional parallel wiring, passive distribution for selecting the right installation concept is the relationship between the I/O points and their distance to the machine.

installation both on the machine and within the control for a Schuster machine and they are located in a compact

and vertical turning cells with integrated fast handling systems.

made and pre-tested pluggable or over moulded homerun cables. These can be quickly installed and prevent wiring

Across the globe, Murrelektronik System Consultants create the best installation concepts by looking individually at each machine. Working together with customers, Murrelektronik analyse the entire process according to the TCO perspective, identifying the most suitable connectivity technology from more than 42,000 products. Products that have international approvals, have been pre-engineered and work perfectly together. And the best part is: our System Consultancy advice is completely free!

status of each I/O point. The time required for installation,

Schuster is a mid-sized company with strong customer orientation: many machines are designed according to customer requirements. Murrelektronik worked closely with Herbert Assner, Manager of the electrical department at Schuster. One of his responsibilities is installing and connecting the I/O points on the machines into the control cabinet and connecting them to the controller.

makes it easy for machine operators and maintenance


Passive distributors gather the I/O signals directly in the control cabinet.

up to eight safety actuators can be connected. The safety

adjacent conductors, terminals and multi-pole connections.

INTELLIGENT POWER CONTROL – MICO Safeguarding machine up-time The power supply is the heart of every control cabinet. Advanced power supply systems have to be protected in a consistent and targeted manner

MICO monitors currents: Select a maximum individual current value for each channel and MICO will monitor this value. When the value is within the appropriate range the LED will be solid green. MICO indicates when current is approaching the maximum load: When 90% of the selected current load is reached the LED will flash green.

MICO detects overload: In case of short circuits, or if the load current exceeds the selected value, MICO switches off the affected channel and the LED will flash red.

MICO provides flexibility: Every channel can be manually switched on or off by pressing the button. When this happens the LED will be red.


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Blower engineered to operate at up to 180oC from ACI Engineered for working in high temperature environments of up to 180oC, the Air Control Industries ‘EP10AH’ industrial blower is suitable for many applications too trying for many alternative units. the bearings so unit longevity and low maintenance requirement is similar to those of the standard EP10. Low temperature rise is achieved by integrating a heat dissipation ‘spinner’ disk in a vented housing between the blower unit and impeller. This avoids the need for cooling water and all related supply and drainage problems.

The EP10 family of blowers has a low maintenance requirement because the blower head is cast and machined as a belt driven units, therefore resulting in much lower loads on all parts of the assembly. The single piece construction also guarantees correct alignment of the integrated precision spindle. The outcome is a with operating speeds up to 20,000 rpm and deliveries of 1200 CFM. Also contributing to the EP10’s durability are the specially engineered hybrid ceramic bearings that are sealed for life to Power rating options for ACI’s EP10AH hot air blower are: 5.5, 7.5, 11 and 15kW.


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August 2014

Man v Machine?

A Vision for Product Traceability

For more information on the new SICK LECTOR620 OCR scanner, please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email

In the war of man v machine, the realm of code reading is turning into a hardfought battleground as technology advances on the capabilities of the human brain. Highly-complex visual data can now be included in high-speed machinereadable formats, such as 1D barcodes, 2D datamatrix codes and QR codes. Meanwhile, humans still rely, on old-fashioned alphanumeric letters and numbers to understand and convey information. On the other hand, the brain can ‘decode’ a wide variation in design and quality ‘common sense’ to verify the information. True, barcodes, data matrix and QR codes are designed with redundancy in mind, so that a certain amount of damage can be tolerated in a production environment. However, the codes are still in the binary form i.e. no print or some print, whether that print is a line, dot or a square. lettering shapes despite distortions; because we can also look at context and meaning e.g. ‘th0ught’ is recognisable. Automated systems need to use camerabased technologies to detect and inspect shapes and symbols by comparing them to a pre-determined shape or pattern.

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HRS Heat Exchangers expands further into the South American fruit Juice market. A complete skid mounted fruit juice thermal processing system

HRS Heat Exchangers Limited, a leading heat transfer specialist for the process industry, has recently supplied San Clemente Foods of Chile a packaged, skid mounted fruit juice processing system. San Clemente Foods originally came to HRS with an enquiry based on HRS MI food grade corrugated tube heat exchangers, however after lengthy discussions HRS collaborated with the customer and designed a complete and bespoke skid mounted system. The system supplied included Heating, Holding and Cooling sections all based on food grade MI corrugated tube heat exchangers, the system supplied is self contained and also includes a hot water loop, CIP tanks and pumps, Valves and a control cabinet. The HRS MI system was installed to sterilise Apple and various fruit juices

Commenting on the collaboration with customer, Francisco Hernandez the HRS food systems director said, “We are delighted to have collaborated with San Clemente on an interesting and challenging project, and we see this system as another step forward in the South American fruit juice market for HRS�. application and in this instance our corrugated MI range is clearly the best Exchanger technology.


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August 2014

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KABELSCHLEPP Metool’s range of cable carriers provides vital protection to moving cables and hoses on your equipment. One of our hallmarks is the material variety in our portfolio. Whether steel, stainless steel, plastic or hybrid solutions with plastic chains and aluminum stays – KABELSCHLEPP Metool are always able to select the optimal material quality for the respective application. Whatever your carrier must be - economical or versatile, lightweight or robust. Whether you need fast or silent interior heights or special design requirements – we can supply! - We cover ANY size and application requirement you have. KABELSCHLEPP Metool also offers a comprehensive cable range specially designed for dynamic applications - TRAXLINE. We offer a wide selection of cables which indoor and outdoor applications, shielded or unshielded, temperature or UV-resistant, cost-effective or high-end products with high mechanical resistance are available. The cable series covers every need in power, control, cabling, as well as common system cabling to Siemens or Indramat standards. KABELSCHLEPP Metool is a provider of solutions TOTALTRAX – Cable carriers, cables and connectors – matched components, supplied ready to install and with a warranty for the entire system! Using TOTALTRAX, design engineers can fully concentrate on their main task. This creates the potential for more upturn. Whatever the application – Kabelschlepp Metool with its range – is THE contact for you.


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August 2014

SMART BATCHING CONTROL GETS SMARTER High mix quality, lower material costs and safer operation, now with mobile control: Cantech’s intelligent batching control systems keep delivering more for producers,


antech’s integrated batching/ blending control systems have long been recognised for consistently accurate control of each ingredient in a mix, largely achieved by dynamically compensating the target weight of critical and often expensive ingredients – eg pigments in coloured products, cement and additives in concrete – to the measured weight of the bulk constituents. This tight control of final mix quality and quantity benefits producers and their customers alike – not least because very tight control of critical ingredients often reduces the usage and hence cost of these expensive materials. Batching control system mimic Moreover detailed records of all batches/ loads produced are stored on disk with automatic transfer onto remote servers, in formats easily read into standard software eg Excel, allowing recall and analysis by technical and management staff, both on site and further afield in regional offices/ laboratories. Email alerts can be sent automatically to nominated personnel in response to exceptional events, eg material made outside expected limits (eg too hot/ cold), repeated plant faults etc, highlighting areas for preventative maintenance or items for replacement/improvement.

staff with safe, clean working conditions away from explosive atmospheres, dust, vibration, noise and traffic movements of a typical plant; and from centralising control of two separate processes – say a rail unloading operation and batching of hot asphalt – in one office which increases flexibility of staffing, using related Cantech control systems which are easily learned by several operators any of whom could run both plants when required.

batching of mixed concrete from a loading shovel on a readymix plant or forklift for blocks/precast operations, allowing one person to oversee the complete operation including filling of hoppers or transporting mixed concrete to the fabrication area, as well as the batching itself; or loading/ unloading materials into/out of storage bins, with the displayed contents of the bins allowing a driver to handle other matters on site until the bins next need attention.

This has been taken further forward by introducing wireless workstations (pictured), allowing operation of key sections of a process from the cabs of mobile plant such as forklifts and loading shovels. Wireless workstation in vehicle cab

Further benefits arise from controlling the process from a clean remote office (pictured above), providing operational





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August 2014

IN2CONNECT SHIPPING SP 13, 17 AND 21 SERIES OF IP68 RATED CONNECTORS BUILT BY WEIPU In2Connect is now stocking and shipping the SP 13, 17 and 21 Series of IP68 rated connectors built by Weipu. These RoHS Compliant and CE Approved circular connectors are IP68 rated while in the mated state. Lightweight, In2Connect’s

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

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


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Electrical Range t Compact t 8 - 160kg/hr Steam output t Modulating ouput t Skid mountable t Steam in 3 minutes t Automatic facility option

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