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NOVEMBER 2014

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News

November 2014

Knock-Out Drum Corrosion Solution for Leading Knock-out drums or pots (KOD) are widely used in the Oil & Gas industry for separating components of a vapour-liquid mixture and are highly susceptible to corrosion due to the aggressive chemicals and high operational temperatures. Their service environment is corrosive due not only to the non-hydrocarbon constituents naturally present in crude oil such as sulfur, nitrogen, water and inorganic salts, but also to the great number of chemical substances commonly added

acid gas process streams before they are vented out to the atmosphere. The ammonia acid gas KOD used in this process was vertical consisted of hexane, pentane, butane, propane, ethane, methane and contaminants, including sulfur, nitrogen, ammonia, water and wet carbon dioxide.

cyanide and amines. Being aware of the common linings limitations, the company was looking to protect the KOD with a material that would not compromise low cross-link density for

Knock-out drums are subjected to sulfur in three forms that can cause severe pitting, grooving and general corrosion, these compounds and elemental sulfur. Pitting

with low cross-link density are susceptible to a high degree of permeation of both water and gases leading to corrosion. This phenomenon increases dramatically as the polymer system reaches its softening

also occur while processing high-nitrogen

Water can act as an electrolyte as well as a hydrolyzing agent resulting in the formation of acidic environments within

movement of the polymer chains increases and permeation occurs more readily. although exhibiting excellent permeation and temperature resistance tend to be too rigid and crack

environments and can cause the formation of hydrated iron oxide, increasing the corrosion rate of unprotected surfaces. possible solution for the company due to a desire for more factor against solvent-based coatings is the problems In order to combat corrosion within an ammonia acid gas can be trapped within the applied linings and eventually was in need of a reliable coating solution. The protection chemicals will then attack the coating and lead to premature failure.

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prepared surface, thus avoiding any Following this, Belzona 1593 hand applied lining was used for stripe coating and nozzle

while the light colours facilitate easier inspection of the propagation have been incorporated into the polymeric structure of Belzona 1523 and Belzona 1593 to provide

carried on with the application of Belzona 1523 using a plural component the application team agreed that the material “sprayed

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News

November 2014

CAD solutions for the UK automotive industry Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers are under unrelenting pressure to design innovative and alluring vehicles—and bring and manufacture a single automotive product that exudes quality, is pleasing to the eye, and appeals to buyers, hundreds of conceptual design details must be vetted. Automotive designers must then shepherd the winning concept through design review, evaluate it for manufacturability, and plan for production— all to ensure a beautiful, quality vehicle. Manufacturers, meanwhile, are in an endless race to introduce the newest design trends to market as quickly as possible, while avoiding costly design changes. This creates both time and quality pressures in the automotive product development cycle. What if automotive design software had the tools needed to visualise a vehicle from conceptual design through to engineering and production? High-end photorealistic visualisations and virtual prototyping enable better design decisions up front and help speed the best concepts through the product development process.

In the automotive design and development process, communication gaps often arise between product development and management, and between design and engineering teams. Even in the earliest stages, designers must communicate and present design intentions to management for approval. But management needs visual aids to understand what the actual vehicle will look like, and to help inform their decision making. An innovative and powerful software solution for highend 3D visualisation, Autodesk® VRED™ solutions interactive design exploration and presentation as well as virtual prototyping. VRED enables the automotive industry to create high-quality visualizations for use from conceptual design to design review to engineering. You can make better decisions based on realistic parameters and share one virtual prototype model throughout the visualisation and analysis tools, Autodesk helps you take advantage of today’s global trends and prepare for tomorrow’s demands.

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Editor’s Choice

November 2014

Omron highlights solutions to help boost productivity, minimise downtime and decrease build time As well as showing its full range of integrated automation solutions that will demonstrate how integrated, open controls can be used to calculate vitally important metrics

speed manufacturing environments and features a new image bus, four-core processing and fast EtherCAT communications.

connected with enterprise-level planning systems, Omron will debut new HMI, vision and sensing products:

E3S-DB transparent object sensor - taking transparent object sensing to the next level

detection. To meet the trend towards the use of thin PET bottles in the beverage industry, E3S-DB sensors apply a technique

NA machine interface (HMI) – helping to bring technology to life! Designed following careful analysis of real applications and customer requirements, the new NA machine interface makes it fast and easy for users to implement dynamic, intuitive user interfaces that help boost productivity and minimise downtime by giving detailed real-time and historical insights into machine operation.

A further advanced feature automatically compensates for light-level changes caused by ambient conditions, or contamination. To enable high-precision detection and positioning on conveyors where the smallest of gaps between bottles exists, the E3S-DB is also available in narrow-beam models.

The new NA machine interface is programmed using Omron’s unique and comprehensive Sysmac Studio development system, which covers all areas of automation, including logic, motion, vision and safety. This means that the NA machine interface can be programmed alongside the other automation system components, which speeds development and reduces programming complexity. Other features include: Intelligent Application Gadgets Multi-level authentication security Powerful multimedia facilities

FH vision system – Industry’s fastest compact vision system Also on display will be the new FH high-speed compact vision system that boasts the highest image capture and processing speeds in its class - operating 10 times

Automation Solutions Experts will also be on hand to demonstrate how seamless integration on the open Sysmac automation platform can cut lead times for machine builders, while allowing them and end users to keep their technology options open. A Delta robot will also be in operation on the stand, illustrating how the complementary technologies can be controlled through Sysmac.

integration with all popular brands of PLCs, motion controllers and robotic control systems.

longer software programming times and higher costs. “But Omron’s use of a single Integrated Development

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development times have been dramatically cut,” says Walker. “Our goal would be to halve them, which would represent a massive cost saving for machine builders.”

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Drives, Controls & Couplings

November 2014

Eco OAC KTR have extended its range of highperformance coolers by adding an

Another special feature is the selfThe highlight of the recently developed eco coolers is a continuously variable speed control which adapts the demand for cooling power improving energy

rotational direction of the fan is reversed

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Drives, Controls & Couplings

November 2014

Trio Displays Mini Ethercat Master Controlling 12 Drives From Different Manufacturers On One Network At this year’s sps/ipc/drives exhibition Trio Motion Technology, the motion control technology specialist, will showcase its full range of Motion Coordinator high performance motion and machine controls. Special emphasis is on the MC4N ECAT Mini EtherCAT master

target motion controller is also available. By using advanced ultra-high speed 64 bit processors to provide rapid and precise program execution, these industry leading motion and machine controllers feature

network. The dedicated MC4N EtherCAT controller for 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 drive axes and 1024 machine I/O points features a built-in and expandable library of market leading EtherCAT-slave digital servo and stepper drives as well as EtherCAT I/O modules with automatic detection and plug of complete machine control systems. This allows OEMs and System Integrators an independent choice of drive and other key machine components to optimise their machine construction. A comprehensive and growing list of supported devices is available on the Trio website at www.triomotion.com The MC4N-ECAT is part of Trio’s MC4 series of Motion Coordinators that have been designed to provide an economic, scalable and modular control solution from small through to large automation systems by sharing many progressive features. Programming and set up TrioBASIC language and the powerful Motion Perfect v3 application development software; users may also use the industry standard IEC 61131-3 runtime languages to allow a fully functional PLC programming system for Structured Text, Function Block, Sequential Function Chart and

precision for tightly coordinated linear, circular, helical or spherical interpolation in addition to electronic cams, linked axes, line shaft, and multi-axis electronic gearing. Optional software modules allow multiple robotic and of Parallel 2-Arm, Delta 3-Arm, Wire Positioning, 6 Axis Anthropomorphic and SCARA geometries. modules, up to 64 axes of motion with the potential for 64 networked digital drives, 24 analogue servo drives, 24 pulse and direction drives and 64 absolute and incremental encoders in any combination. The plug & play expansion modules include 4- or 8-axis FlexAxis drive interfaces for use with open loop stepper motors and closed loop analogue servo motors as well as piezoceramic, galvo or hydraulic motors with respective servo feedback. In addition, modules are available for network drives such as Panasonic RTEX, Control Techniques SLM, SERCOS and EtherCAT. Anybus-CC communications modules provide most commonly available protocols For smaller automated machine requirements, Trio factory communication interfaces including Ethernet IP, DeviceNET and MODBUS-TCP/IP, the range features digital I/O points, 32 x 12bit analogue inputs and 16 x 12bit analogue outputs. Trio’s UNIPLAY HMI range of 7” and 10” colour touch screen displays are also showcased at sps/ipc/drives 2014. Programmed within the Motion Perfect v3 application machine builders and OEMs the ability to develop applications faster with single point programming of easily adapted user interface screens. By a combination of dragging and dropping scalable objects such as labels and buttons, with text, numeric entry and colour assignment etc. using a right click keystroke, users quickly create HMI screens that are automatically integrated into the motion program. www.triomotion.com

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Pumps & Valves

November 2014

Oliver Valvetek Tackles Increasing Oil and Gas Extraction Costs with Innovative Valve Solutions With Oil and Gas resources depleting quickly, the pressure is on for Valve Manufacturers to deliver innovative valve solutions that are able to withstand strenuous operating conditions,

ourselves at the forefront of the Valve industry

for the end user. explained Shillito. subsea reserves is increasing year-on-year. As

One way Oliver Valvetek is innovating is

down to the industry to innovate new concepts while keeping operating costs low. specialists at Valvetek are looking for ways to reduce the costs associated with extraction have always been at the forefront of their business, as Paul Shillito, Engineering Director of Oliver Valvetek explains:

But, all of this innovation has to be done with

“Oil and Gas extraction operators are continuously looking to reduce overheads and exhaustive in-house and external testing

“If a single valve fails and develops a leak path continues Paul. In the past, Oil and Gas reserves have been

The Future for Oil and Gas Extraction Oil and Gas production. Oil and Gas operators will continue the quest for extracting deeper, less pure and harder to reach Oil and Gas

lie at the forefront of the extraction process – Gas is extracted.

part in the extraction process.

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This month sees the launch of a 316 stainless steel housing for the OM series of quarter turn electric actuators. The new housing is further evidence that the global manufacturer is continuously developing the range of quality electric actuators. ange of Stainless Steel electric actuators range and additional housing options.

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In addition to the above, Sun Yeh also have at their disposal housing options for the OM series of electric actuator. Also Adjustable speed control available to enhance the standard IP67 aluminium offering are the IP68 upgrade and epoxy/ED undercoating. IP68 Bespoke working time solutions enables the actuators to be submerged in water for are working with OEM customers with a 35Nm 3 second example, operational whilst submerged with full test reports available. To enhance this option we can offer the epoxy coating option which sees an epoxy coating applied 3ph voltages to the housing and base of the actuator (includes local control unit if installed) to allow the actuator to be installed Local control units in corrosive atmospheres and applications. Sun Yeh has developed this option further in recent years to add an undercoating to the epoxy finish which further protects the actuator from corrosion. Should the epoxy coating become damaged for any reason, this would expose the standard aluminium housing and cause corrosion. However, with the undercoating this prevents this from happening. Applications where we have supplied these actuators include salt spraying applications, coastal applications, fish factories where the actuator is exposed to sea water and

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The PPMA Show 2014 makes its triumphant return to the NEC attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery earlier this month, as 8,190 visitors took to the NEC for its 27th show. Joining over 320 exhibitors, visitors arrived to discover the latest product launches, technological developments as well as insights from industry leaders such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, M&S, Tesco as well as the newly appointed Groceries Code Adjudicator. Run over three days (30th September – 2nd October) the show once the UK’s manufacturing industries, with exhibitors quick to praise the business and networking opportunities available at this year’s exhibition. Speaking about this year’s exhibition, Alison Davies, Commercial Manager for PFM Packaging Machinery, said: “We’ve been extremely busy at this year’s show and it has been a great opportunity to secure new business. The PPMA Show is a great place to showcase PFM’s new innovations and to catch up with existing customers. For us, it has been exhibiting at next year’s show.”

Showcasing a hotbed of innovation With a hotbed of innovation on display, visitors to the PPMA show were able to view the latest machinery from the world’s leading packaging and processing machinery manufacturers. For example, Festo, leading suppliers of pneumatic and electronic automation technology, revealed its latest concepts inspired by nature, including the new WaveHandler. The WaveHandler is a modular system that moves a surface in such a way that objects are transported and sorted purposefully. The conveyor consists of numerous bellows modules that deform the surface creating a wave motion that transports the object with in a targeted manner. The WaveHandling system behaves in a similar way: while each individual bellow

advances and retracts in the same spot, a wave moves over the surface of the conveyor. A number of exhibitors also launched their latest product lines at the show, including Holmach’s new whip universal processing system, Qbo. The OAL Group’s Steam Infusion technology was also on show highlighting the revolutionary heating and mixing process that infuses steam into liquid food products in a vacuum. It was also awarded the accolade of most innovative processing machinery award at the PPMA Group Industry Awards.

The 2014 One to Watch The PPMA Show also boasted a seminar programme with insights from such industry leaders including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon, M&S, Tesco and Wykes Farm. Groceries Code Adjudicator, led a combative talk on the UK’s leading supermarkets and took the opportunity to encourage manufacturers to share examples of supermarkets abusing their code of practice. Speaking at the show, Christine commented: “I don’t want to interfere in your commercial relationships with retailers to tell me so that I can take action. Give me the tools and I can do the job.” Peter Hopper, Production Manager for Wyke Farms added: ““It’s very important for us to be present at the PPMA Show as we’re a family company who are keen

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to see the latest cutting edge technology that may well help us in our aim is to be one of the best in the industry. Events such as the PPMA Show are very important for the wider UK manufacturing scene and are often underutilised. If you manufacture you need to visit the PPMA Show to see what’s out there.” For more information on the PPMA Show 2015, please visit www.ppmashow.co.uk or join the conversation on twitter (@PPMAshow) or the PPMA Show LinkedIn group. You can also like us on Facebook by visiting the PPMA Show page.


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Maintec 2015 Leads Industry to the NEC Maintec, the leading UK event for the maintenance, plant and asset management industry, returns to the NEC, Birmingham on than ever before including a packed hall full of industry leading exhibitors, content rich seminars and three clever co-locations. Complementary Co-Locations Continuing the success of last year, show organisers, easyFairs, have announced three highly relevant complementary show, The Cleaning Expo 2015, which will include the Healthcare and Hygiene Expo and Street Cleaning Expo. This is being billed as the UK’s biggest cleaning event. Maintec 2015’s second co-location is Facilities Management – the UK’s only event for the facilities industry outside London. It debuted last year and quickly proved to be a triumph with the Maintec professionals, who now often have a wider FM remit. Engineers attending Maintec will also want to check out The Health & Safety Event. Run by a leader in the health and safety sector, Western Business Exhibitions, this also returns for roof.

Industry Leading Exhibitors Exhibitors at Maintec 2015 include all the major names and show regulars such as Hormann UK, Pruftechnik, whom will be using the show to launch new products to the market or unveil their very latest work. Returning exhibitor, KeyTracker be using Maintec 2015 to present its key and tool tracking systems, which allow organisations to secure, control, track, and maximise the usage of important equipment. Ryan Slaney, Business Development at KeyTracker explains why the company is returning to the show:

“Keytracker are excited to be exhibiting at Maintec once again. The incorporation of the Health & Safety Event and Facilities Management last year proved to be a resounding success for Keytracker, resulting in a decision to upgrade to the entrance stand for 2015.” First time exhibitor, IndySoft will also be using the show to promote its IndySoft Software and its Motion Tablet Computer. The Motion F5v has an integrated 1D and 2D barcode scanner built into the carry handle as well as an option for RFID tracking. It also comes with Gorilla® breakage resistance, perfect for real-world mobile work environments. Jake Bishop, Managing Director at IndySoft says: “This will were very impressed with the attendance, so decided this was the time to exhibit.”

Show Floor Entertainment Engineers and maintenance professionals visiting This will feature a selection of free content-rich practical talks exploring the critical subjects, challenges and trends. There will also be a return for The Business Strategy Forum, including expert sessions from major industry names. Show favourite, Lions’ Lair, will once again be returning to Maintec, where a host of brave exhibitors will present their new technologies, innovations and concepts to a panel of experts, in front of a live audience, in a bid to be voted best of show.

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HBM will also feature the eDrive testing system developed around its GEN3i data recorder, T12 torque transducer and 1KV data acquisition card to measure torque, speed and electrical signals. HBM developed the eDrive concept to overcome the disadvantages of common methods currently in use by providing engineers with improved test and measurement equipment for a new approach to storage of raw data allowing live analyses for determining active and reactive power as well as energy conversion

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Force and displacement will be measured with an eccentric press featuring HBM’s PMX data acquisition and control system combined with the U9 force transducer. HBM set industry standards with its PMX data acquisition and control system. The PMX enables the precise acquisition of many quantities including force, torque, vibration, angle samples per second while the PMX, as a whole, is rated at

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Seasonality of major injuries caused by slips and trips

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Don’t Slip up on Safety! Accounting for 1.3 million lost working days annually, the HSE estimates Slips and Trips in the workplace regime can drastically reduce the risks, helping to protect both your employees and your business. While many may envisage slip hazards as exclusively the realm of industrial environments such as oily workshops or greasy commercial kitchens, in reality over 40% of all workplace accidents reported are caused by slips and of any sort - from clean water to seemingly innocuous Wet cleaning is generally the preferred method on hard

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NSSE look at the way UPS efficiencies have improved in recent years, and shed a light on their approach to the industry Substantially reducing energy costs is not uncommon for NSSE - one recent project saw their clients’ typical quarterly bill almost halved from £15,700 to £8,600. NSSE were able to achieve this by replacing an existing solution which will pay for itself inside of 2 years through energy costs savings. As an independent provider operating solely in the power protection industry, NSSE are well placed to provide impartial professional advice and technically advanced solutions based upon many years of experience and working alongside some of today’s biggest names in UPS manufacture. “A question we are commonly asked, is how we are able to reduce our client’s energy costs on the scale of which we do” commented Jason Smith, Managing Director of NSSE Ltd. “We analyse our client’s current energy expenditure resulting from their existing set-up and through a number of processes including close scrutiny of current loading

The modern Datacentre Managers and IT professionals realise all too well the importance of not only ticking the ‘green box’ to satisfy their organisations CSR policies but also how pivotal a role their emergency power strategy plays on a commercial level.

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November 2014

Heason Technology adds Gold Twitter to servo drive range The recently announced Gold Twitter servo drive is available from motion systems specialists Heason Technology, Elmo Motion Control’s UK distribution partner. Thought to be the smallest high power servo drive available on the market today, its unprecedented power density delivers up to 4000 qualitative Watts in a package size of 18 grams and a volume of less than 13 proprietary FASST (Fast and Soft Switching) Technology. The miniature but exceptionally powerful drive is supplied in a wide range of voltage/current ratings up to 50 A/100 V, and also includes advanced servo capability and CANopen networking. Optional support for features also include a powerful internal breaking shunt Aimed at applications where space really is at a premium

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T12-MSM: robust circuit breaker with design appeal SCHURTER is merging its expertise in the area of robust metal switches with breaker on the market that is extremely attractive from a visual standpoint. With its extraordinary actuating appeal, the T12-MSM need not be used as just another switch to be hidden on the rear of the equipment; rather it can be stylishly displayed on the front. SCHURTER combines its circuit breakers with thermal operation (T12) and thermal-magnetic operation (TM12) with its MSM series metal switches. The T12-MSM, creates a market innovation that marries overcurrent protection with an attractive pushbutton design. The MSM switches are characterized by their visual appeal and operating characteristics. Both the housing and the actuator are fabricated from high-quality stainless steel, and there are a variety of design options including size, color, lighting and inscription. The T12 and TM12 are reliable circuit breakers with positive trip-free operation. The contacts open even if the reset button is manually held in the closed position. They reliably protect equipment with rated currents from 50 mA to 16 A. The optional magnetic release, protects against increased risk of short circuits. The combination of the T12 circuit breaker and the MSM switch now unites all these features in a product that is also extremely robust. With a vandal-proof design, IP 64 tightness protection and IK 07 impact resistance, the T12-MSM is also suited for outdoor applications and use in harsh environments. Additionally, the look and feel is novel for a circuit breaker and stands out among other circuit breakers as a true designer piece, suitable for mounting on the front side of the equipment, where an appealing design is paramount. The T12-MSM for applications where moderate overcurrents can occur. Among its wide range of possible uses are applications requiring electromechanical shielding, outdoor applications, and especially applications with electric motors.

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First loop-powered temperature transmitter with LED display Two-wire temperature transmitter for food production. Bright 4-digit LED display. Fast response T05/09 = sec. Preset measuring range can be adjusted over IO-Link. Range of probe lengths and process connections available. Stainless steel. IP69K.

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