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practical advice & solutions on the technical and management challenges faced by engineers and managers in the process engineering & maintenance industries.

Control & 20 Automation

Air, Gas & 10 Odour Control

Facilities 28 Management

Electrical & Electronics

Health & Safety

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Measurement Process 57 & Monitoring 46 Technologies

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Machining & Machinery 40

Storage, Handling 65 & Equipment

industry news & events || boilers & maintenance || fluid handling || manufacturing || software & systems || water & effluent treatment


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ROLEX UNVEILS INSTRUMENTS OF SPEED

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olex, the leading luxury watchmaking brand, has revealed the two bespoke instruments it exclusively developed and manufactured for BLOODHOUND SSC, the supersonic car. True to its philosophy, Rolex has combined world class technology with exacting standards of precision and reliability to create these highly accurate instruments that will be installed in the cockpit of BLOODHOUND SSC as it aims to set a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000 miles per hour (1609.34

km/h) in South Africa in 2015/2016 and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Rolex joined the BLOODHOUND SSC Partner and thanks to its in-house engineering expertise, was in the best position to meet BLOODHOUND SSC driver Andy Green’s needs for two key cockpit instruments: an analogue speedometer and chronograph. These two vital instruments, with characteristic Rolex analogue dials, will

sit either side of Andy Green’s hands on the left and right of the dashboard. The speedometer and the chronograph will be essential and independent complements to the central electronic screens that will display data during BLOODHOUND SSC’s runs. Building on Rolex’s legendary reliability, these highly accurate instruments will provide a necessary visual reference and fail-safe back-up for some of the on-screen readouts during the two critical phases in the record bid:


We were looking to have independent and reliable devices to measure speed and time during the record attempt.

assisting precision braking from 1,000 mph on the 20-kilometre track and for timekeeping during the turnaround in-between the two mandatory record runs. BLOODHOUND SSC will be fully assembled by mid-2015 and will then start running in the UK and South Africa ahead of its World Land Speed Record attempt in 2016. Mr Arnaud Boetsch, Communication & Image Director of Rolex SA, said: “As the leading luxury watchmaking

brand, Rolex felt the nature and the global appeal of the partnership with BLOODHOUND SSC was of clear interest and in line with Rolex’s strategy to partner with projects that have strong symbolic value. The BLOODHOUND SSC project is one of the most highly technological global initiatives driven by a spirit of extraordinary human endeavour. The association marks Rolex’s support for projects that share a passion for performance and precision, founded on their pursuit of excellence in technology

and innovative engineering. Given Rolex’s history in the world of speed, which goes back to an association with Sir Malcolm Campbell during his World Land Speed Record successes in the 1930s, and BLOODHOUND SSC’s mission to inspire the next generation to embrace science and technology, the partnership with Andy Green, BLOODHOUND SSC driver, said: “BLOODHOUND SSC is a project


with strong symbolic values, not only designing and building the fastest car on earth but ultimately inspiring the next generation to take on careers in science and technology. We are delighted to have Rolex supporting this project both from a technical and inspirational point of view. We were looking to have independent and reliable devices to measure speed and time during the record attempt. These high-precision instruments will not only give me a visual reference of the speed, both in acceleration and most importantly on braking, but also help during the precise turnaround the car will have to go through in a limited time. Given their technical and engineering expertise, Rolex was the perfect partner to develop such unique and important instruments.� rolex.com bloodhoundssc.com

The BLOODHOUND SSC project is one of the most highly technological global initiatives driven by a spirit of extraordinary human endeavour.


News & Events Environmental & Waste Monitoring Interactive Seminar Do you currently monitor your waste or are you looking for a waste analysis solution? Metrohm UK and Ireland are inviting process chemists, engineers or anyone with an interest within the environmental or waste industry to come along to one of the seminar days at their premises in Cheshire (UK) or Carlow (Ireland). Find out about the latest analysis advances in Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). See some examples of real-life applications developed for this industry. Topics that will be covered during the day include; “Waste Monitoring within the Power Industry”, Phosphate in waste water”. Dates: 9th September – Cheshire, UK 17th September – Carlow, Ireland

World’s first vertical resist stripping line installed During the fabrication of metal components through a wet process, resist stripping is the The new stripping line draws upon innovative technology to dry a sheet which is a superior clean surface. This is not only cosmetically appealing but also enables improved adhesion for post processing procedures such as gold plating.

To register visit www.metrohm.co.uk/events

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Expanded contract includes aVEVa Everything3D as part of a complete Integrated Engineering & Design environment

Lorien Collects 22nd Gold award from RoSPa

AVEVA today announced that KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company, has substantially extended its utilization of AVEVA technology, which includes the selection of AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D). The new contract enables KBR to deploy AVEVA E3D along with an increased number of AVEVA solutions on major capital projects around the world. “We have a long standing relationship with AVEVA and we expect that

Burton-based Lorien Engineering Solutions is celebrating achieving its 22nd RoSPA Gold Award, and 8th Order of Distinction Award, recognising its long-standing commitment to workplace safety. The awards, which were launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) almost 60 years ago, recognise a consistently high performance in Occupational Health & Safety in Construction.

Operations.

The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

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IPP Logipal heralds the launch of Pooling Partners - New ‘PP’ logo unveiled

Increased Output and Reduced Costs in Soft Drinks Production

IPP Logipal, one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe and the UK & Ireland’s second largest pallet pooler, heralds the launch of the Pooling Partners brand by parent Faber Halbertsma Group. All parts of the group, including IPP Logipal, will operate under the single global new brand Pooling Partners and adopt the new ’PP’ logo. Carl McInerney, IPP Logipal’s country director in the UK & Ireland, commented: “As a group we have a long and rich heritage stretching back over 100 years in designing, producing and pooling pallets and simply make it easier to use pallets and boxes, at a lower cost these capabilities and brings them together under one brand that

An increase in machine reliability and the improvement of lubrication management practices in order to maximise output in one of their plants was the objective of a globally active soft drink producer when they approached tribology expert Klüber Lubrication. One of the plant’s seven bottling lines was chosen for the improvement project. Analysis was undertaken and this developed a comprehensive lubrication plan. Following implementation Prior to consulting Klüber Lubrication, utilisation was 55%. Klüber Within nine months, production loss due to machine downtime was reduced from 7.4 per cent to 2.5 per cent, resulting in a substantial increase of production output: throughput increased to 72 per cent.

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Manual Handling Expert to receive MBE

SIGMaTEK goes UK

A former world record-breaking weightlifter and founder of an innovative health and safety business, which has revolutionised manual handling training, has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014. Davy Snowdon, Founder and Managing Director of Oxfordshire-based Pristine Condition, has been awarded an MBE for the business’s contribution to health and safety awareness and training in industries across

For further information, please contact Pristine Condition on 01491 414464, email info@pristinecondition.com, or visit www.pristinecondition.com

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SIGMATEK GmbH & Co KG, the successful Austrian manufacturer of complete industrial automation solutions established a subsidiary in Nottingham. SIGMATEK Automation UK Ltd, primarily supply and support of the innovative, in-group manufactured, high performance machine automation systems. Russ Kemp, manager of SIGMATEK Automation UK Ltd, has been in the and Electronic Engineer to degree level, Russ has a deep interest and understanding of the technology with which the company is involved. Customer service is given a very high priority. The strategy in the UK is in complete harmony with the SIGMATEK international groups meaning: Top priority is always given to the customer’s needs and requests in the true spirit of partnership.

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News & Events Outstanding Export Performance Wins Street Crane Entry to Sunday Times/ HSBC Fast Track Listings Factory crane and hoist manufacturers, Street Crane Company, have been recognised in the Sunday Times/HSBC Fast Track Awards for outstanding growth in export sales. Over the last two years the company has achieved an average annual growth rate in export sales of 33.4 per cent, with exports now accounting for £19 million, 67 per cent of their £28.2 million turnover.

Lutterworth Ecolighting delivers energy efficient solution for Bunzl Catering Supplies new warehouse at Birch Coppice Business Park Tamworth. The 165,000

Street Crane is the UK’s largest factory crane and hoist producer, serving the end user market at home and supplying crane components to other crane builders overseas.

per 100 lux has been achieved, exceeding Bunzl’s expectations. The new very savings.

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Trumeter Launch New Websites

JSP Continues to Outpace the PPE Market with Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership award

Worldwide design and manufacturing company, Trumeter, are pleased to announce the launch of 4 new websites including a new Corporate website, and three associated product websites showcasing Trumeters’ diverse markets, ranging from Advanced Panel Meters, Control and Measurement products, Custom Products and LED Lighting. products and services to their global audience, whilst keeping the user experience simple and clean. The sites are simple to navigate and feature a search facility for ease of use. There are contact forms on every page which link to the relevant visit www.trumeter.com 705 4317

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Thermaset launches online shop for powder coatings Thermaset Limited, the largest supplier of powder coatings wholly online powder coatings shop. Located at www.powdercoatingdirect.co.uk, the site enables customers to search Thermaset’s huge stock list of over 600 BS and RAL ranges and place orders directly with the company. The entire range is manufactured are available in quantities from 1kg upwards. Thermaset Director, Gill McElhannan said: “This new online powder coatings shop will appeal to existing and new customers. We believe it is a great step forward for the powder coatings industry. The new ordering

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First class service BSRIA member Klimatec who specialises in the installation, service and maintenance of all types of air conditioning systems, has purchased 11 Testo 557-3 manifold kits from BSRIA Instrument Solutions. Klimatec says it is recognised by its customers demands the same from suppliers, which is why it has chosen BSRIA Instrument Solutions as its preferred supplier for instrumentation purchases. “We were impressed with how quickly BSRIA responded to our enquiry, and the level of understanding they had of our business and the need to provide the right equipment for our application and the need to

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JSP has been given the prestigious Frost & Sullivan (F&S) Market Leadership European Head Protection Award 2014 for its commitment to providing outstanding industrial head protection products and customer service to its extensive range of end users across multi-industrial applications. In bestowing the Award on JSP, F&S recognised the company’s strong brand image and comprehensive product portfolio, maintaining the highest market share within the extremely competitive personal protective equipment (PPE) industry by a process of constant innovation by its own internal R&D department, which results in brand new and enhanced products of the highest quality.

Email: uksales@jsp.co.uk

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Pressure Regulating ValvesIn Line Design Regulators, relief, back pressure to 400 bars All major metal and engineered plastics Pressure reducing and regulator valves are designed to meet requirements of many industry sectors Inline design means low pressure drop thru the system Diaphragms meet the requirements for chemical corrosion as well as temperature Sanitary design in 316 stainless steel triclamp connectors in liquid or gas systems to maximize system performance as well as provide total safety

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BSRIa instrument solutions add intrinsically safe instruments to their product sales and hire portfolios With an ever growing focus on health and safety in the work place, employers have statutory obligations to protect the workforce especially in hazardous environments. purchase or hire the instruments based on individual’s requirements and preferences. If you are a low or infrequent user of instruments you may choose to hire. latest up-to-date equipment, keeping expenditures to a minimum compared to an outright purchase, no ongoing maintenance or calibration costs and you will also receive the support and guidance of our expert team when using the equipment should it be required. For more information on the hire options available from BSRIA Instrument Solutions contact the expert team on 01344 459314 or info@bis.fm.


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tar Hardware UK is an industrial and commercial supplier of high quality fasteners, mil-grade electronic components, cable assemblies and ruggedized display monitors. Faulty, low quality fasteners in your production line, manufacturing thousands of products each day could be deemed as a potential hazard for your products, consumers and consequently your business. At Star Hardware we keep all aspects of our supplier management transparent with our suppliers, which has helped us list over and build strong business bonds with over a hundred suppliers, who we proudly work with on a daily basis. We undertake a number of activities to work hand in hand in providing the best support for our customers. As importers and a project supply company, we provide our customers end-to-end solutions for their

specialisation and expertise lies in dealing with stainless steel materials due to its overall life cycle cost (LCC) as shown below and also its closeness to the tensile strength displayed by higher tensile grades of steel that are available.

in a wide variety of industries like Food, Dairy, Beverage, Brewing, Semiconductor, Aerospace, and Oil & Gas industries. The majority of 316 `Marine Grade’ Stainless, applicable to coastal environments, and also 304 generally for interior applications or in low corrosive environments. Stainless Steel has a naturally `Chromium Oxide’. In 304, there is enough chromium to give good general corrosion resistance. 316 has more corrosion resistance than 304 with less chromium because of added molybdenum and it is also more corrosion resistant than 304. The general rule–of–thumb is: use 316 if in a corrosive environment (e.g. salt in the air) and if the stainless steel product is ‘on show’. www.starhardware.co.uk

As importers and a project supply company, we provide our customers end-to-end solutions for their industrial needs connected to a specific client project which needs to be executed efficiently and effectively with minimal delays.


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Miniveyor air VaF series portable fans moving contaminated air out

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space it is imperative that the air is changed to provide a safe working environment. Miniveyor Air VAF series portable fans can move contaminated air out of a building or work area. They

Weighing up to 40% less than conventional metal skinned fans of comparable size, in terms of movement from site to site and indeed on site, this is a huge advantage. Especially when you consider that back problems are still the biggest cause of lost man work days. Maintenance is virtually eliminated due to the dual-wall, high-density plastic

body. The polythene casing is resistant to the normal knocks and bangs of everyday use that can stop a sheet metal fan as metal fans often dent which can obstruct the fan blade. The Miniveyor Air units easily withstand blows without denting, giving less downtime and greater productivity. The casing is corrosion free and unlike its metal counterparts will not rust when they are dented, chipped or scratched. They simply last longer

depending on which way you point them, are at home either sucking or blowing fumes and dust. Available in 3 sizes, they are powered by 110v or 230v and are used across many industries for welding fume removal, For intrinsically safe areas a pneumatic version is also available.

because of that come with an industry beating 10 year warranty on the body. Built with integral interlocking ribs the fans can be stacked vertically to increase volumes. This is also helpful for storage and reduces the footprint The VAF series fans work on both

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Air units easily withstand blows without denting, giving less downtime and greater productivity.

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Conformance testing ensures clear open communications

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Open control and automation networks, upon which devices from many vendors can be used, are increasingly preferred throughout most industrial sectors. John Browett, General Manager of the CLPA Europe explains the role and importance of conformance testing.

devices meet a set of standardinteroperable with all other devices tested and used on the same network. Today few if any customers are prepared to accept unproven assurances from suppliers that

are built to open standards is that it removes the constraint of having to buy equipment from a single supplier. Instead products can be purchased

standard. Instead most demand performance guarantees that devices and systems will work together seamlessly.

will ‘plug and play’, communicating and working with everything else on the network because it has all been built and tested to the same standard.

Conformance testing plays a crucial part in ensuring that end-user expectations are met and ensures that all devices will be fully interoperable. There are various aspects to the testing, including assessment for performance, robustness, behaviour and interoperability. However, it is not a means to measure the performance of one item against another, rather a guarantee of suitability. Interoperability v conformance Conformity and interoperability are both integral and fundamental approaches to the testing of

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standardised protocol implementations. However, one does not replace the need for the other. Conformance testing determines to what extent a single device or product complies with all the individual requirements of the network standard. Interoperability testing analyses the ability of all system devices to operate together and determines if the end-to-end functionality between communicating products meets the requirements of the relevant network standard. It does not always prove that individual devices conform to the detailed requirements of the protocol implementation. Thus the two approaches are complementary and not mutually exclusive. In fact, in complex technologies, the potential cost of getting things wrong, alongside a renewed interest in branding combined approach. Testing Some manufacturers conduct tests on their own products to meet


Conformance testing determines to what extent a single device or product complies with all the individual requirements of the network standard.

conformance to the standards they claim to meet. Others prefer thirdparty organisations to undertake the tests and to verify that they have been carried out properly. Many conformance standards are set by organisations such as the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA). Testing that is carried out by a standardsetting organisation provides suppliers and users with the greatest assurance of compliance and the compatibility of new products with other devices on the network.

carried out at one of a number of CLPA test centres around the world, the European one being in Dusseldorf, Germany. With its stringent conformance testing of compatible products, CC-Link ensures problem free connectivity and network operation.

device networks. However, they seek the reassurance of knowing that all the network devices ‘talk the same language’ and can therefore help raise

standards.

capacitance measurement test.

This trend looks set to continue as companies’ expectations rise on quality assurance, fewer errors, increased product interoperability, greater

and performance tests. Software communication handshake tests,

aim is to ensure three main areas: connectability, noise immunity and ageing, the critical parameters for a successful network. These tests are

In short: peace of mind! In conclusion we can say that endusers and OEMs are increasingly drawn

Together with suppliers and vendors, they understand the critical role that conformance tests play in making sure that devices and systems comply with

Inducing noise into the equipment

tests and a baud rate switch out-of-range test. Cable length, interoperability, interchangeability,

an independent ‘seal of approval’.

conformity of a wide selection of

network conformance testing.

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Boilers & Maintenance Your burner system is crucial, so we think it needs looking after. That’s why we created BurnerCare. We just think it adds up –

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Burner commissioning – on site start up service to ensure maximum efficiency. Plus Annual service agreements – planned maintenance, discounted service visits and cost effective spare parts pricing. Plus 24/7 breakdown response – single visit solution for most emergency call outs. Plus Spare parts – comprehensive stockholding for virtually any gas burner system. Plus Gas flow measurement – supply and installation of gas flow meters.

So whatever your question about burner efficiency and reliability, we think total burner care from Lanemark is the answer.

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PPMa Show 2014 returns to the NEC to demonstrate opportunities for UK manufacturing prosperity

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s growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector continues to accelerate, industry professionals are

Show 2014, the UK’s premier, freeto-attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery. Now in its 27th year, the show has been recognised as the only UK event that attracts hundreds of machinery manufacturers and component suppliers across a wide range of industries including food, drink, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, dairy, snacks, construction and electronics. Space is selling fast Planning is well underway with over months in advance. This year, the NEC will welcome over 320 exhibitors from the processing and packaging machinery industry as they gather to present and showcase a wide range of new products and innovative processes to help UK manufacturers sustainability. Demonstrating the future of packaging innovation Attendees at the NEC in September will

be able to view a number of exclusive machinery demonstrations. Kliklok International, one of the world’s leading packaging machinery manufacturers, will be launching its new Certiwrap ELITE wraparound cartoning system on stand E32 at this year’s PPMA Show. Capable of improving functionality, repeatability line thanks to new modular infeeds which help manufacturers adapt to increasingly fast-paced market requirements, the ELITE can be sizes and formats. It also features a choice of twin or triple arm carton feeders to improve handling and is designed to increase throughput rates on high-speed lines, being capable of packaging at speeds up to 300 cartons per minute dependant on product size. Neil Fowell, Managing Director of Kliklok International, said: “We are very excited to launch the new Certiwrap ELITE at the PPMA Show. ELITE joins our portfolio of wraparound cartoning solutions that have been successfully tried and tested by packaging professionals across global manufacturing industries. It is designed as an evolution of the previous models and combines our

Planning is well underway with over 80 percent of floor space already sold months in advance.

engineering expertise gained over the last 50 years and drive for innovation to create a wrap-around cartoner that stays at the forefront of carton and product control while simplifying the Award-winning end-of-line automation specialist Endoline Machinery will address the need for packing speed latest SMART machines – including the UK debut of the 744 Fully Automatic Random Case Sealer on stand D30, believed to be the fastest of its type in the world. “We are expecting to see a marked increase in interest at the PPMA Show machinery from a growing number Managing Director for Endoline Machinery. “At the recent Interpack Show we received over 450 leads from food manufacturers and we are looking forward to continuing that momentum at the PPMA show which pulls in the Attendees can also pop along to stand C30 to see Holmach Ltd’s new whip Bilia for the universal processing system, Qbo. Capable of vacuum and/


or pressure cooking, these machines food all in a single cycle with touch screen controls and recipe storage. A 15-litre vessel will be available for demonstrations throughout the threeday show. Also exhibiting as part of Holmach’s stand, Revtech Process Systems, specialists of heat treatment for dry ingredients, chemical bulk solids and to view demonstrations of its unique patented spiral vibratory technology used to pasteurise, toast and roast grains, cereals, seeds and nuts. Interactive demonstrations will also be available over on stand B40 where Olympus Automation will demonstrate its Steam Infusion™ technology, a new low-risk cooking process that heats, mixes and cooks liquid based food Finally, Pacepacker Services, the award winning automation expert, will be showcasing the widest range of pick and place solutions on the market place systems will demonstrate the innovative ways to handle a variety of unpackaged and packaged FMCG goods. As well as Pacepacker’s own equipment, robot technology from FANUC and Festo will also be on show. Speakers under the spotlight at PPMA Show 2014 seminar speakers have already been announced, including former cabinet minister, politician and journalist Michael Portillo who will provide this year’s opening address and discuss the resurgence of British manufacturing and its role in rebalancing the economy. Following his address, which takes place at 10:15am, Mr Portillo will exhibitors and further discuss the points covered in his address. Also announced for the opening day of the exhibition, Christine Tacon, the Government’s supermarket ombudsman is set to steal the spotlight with a combative talk on the UK’s leading supermarkets. The seminar session, which begins at 11am, will not only shine a light on Christine’s work with the UK’s largest supermarkets but demonstrate her aim to work with associations like the PPMA to help encourage feedback from suppliers, whether it’s personal, anonymous or through a trade association. Grant Collier, Head of Marketing for the PPMA Group, said: “After surveying

the 367 manufacturers that took part in the government’s Automating Manufacturing Programme there is clear evidence that the reluctance to adopt new technologies, like automation is in part driven by endless squeezing of supplier margins by the major multiple retailers. The Adjudicator’s actions to remove trading practices will hopefully help to change this culture and encourage much-needed investment in automation for the UK’s food industry – the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. “Christine has taken on a huge responsibility dealing directly with the supermarkets and we have no

Further speakers for the 2014 PPMA seminar programme include Craig Mochrie from Morrison Bowmore and Martin Dallas, from Essentra Packaging deliver exclusive presentations on real time management information systems and creative packaging technologies. On the second day, Ian Barnett from Coca-Cola Enterprises and Kevin Vyse from Marks and Spencer will talk about sustainability and consumer packaging. Finally, attendees visiting the show on the last day can join Peter Hooper from Wykes Farms who will explain how to optimise automation investments in the food and drink industry, while Mark Elderkin from The Good Whey Company, will speak about the role packaging plays in supporting brand proposition. Speaking about his involvement at the PPMA Show, Kevin Vyse said: “The PPMA Show brings leading experts from across the manufacturing sector together to discuss the latest issues impacting the industry. I’m very much looking forward to taking to the stage in the seminar theatre to talk about the evolution of consumer packaging and I do hope that my presentation sparks a healthy debate amongst attendees at Recognising and awarding excellence The PPMA Show 2014 will also take the opportunity to once again recognise the best and brightest up-and-coming

Grant Collier, Head of Marketing for the PPMA Group, said: “After surveying the 367 manufacturers that took part in the government’s Automating Manufacturing Programme there is clear evidence that the reluctance to adopt new technologies, like automation is in part driven by endless squeezing of supplier margins by the major multiple retailers. talent in the industry with the return of the Ones to Watch competition. The Ones to Watch is a search for the industry’s brightest young processing and packaging professional, judged on entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to the industry. Grant Collier added: “The Ones to Watch awards is a great opportunity to recognise and encourage young engineers within the industry. We can’t wait to see the calibre of this year’s nominations. We encourage all businesses to nominate their young ‘rising stars’ that are really making a

Richard Little, Chairman for the PPMA Group, added: “For over 25 years the PPMA show has brought together buyers and sellers at one of the most visually dynamic exhibitions of the very latest processing and packaging innovations. My company, Jenton International, has exhibited and PPMA show since its inception in 1988, so I’m talking from experience when I say it’s a great forum in which to meet the industry, see both existing and new customers, develop relationships and carry out business. I very much look forward to welcoming visitors to the Taking place 30 Sept – 2 October 2014, this year will see the event return to the sole ownership and management of the PPMA Group of trade associations. Lloyds TSB is the headline sponsor of the PPMA Show 2014. For more information on the PPMA Show 2014, please visit www. ppmashow.co.uk or join the conversation on twitter (@PPMAshow #PPMA14) or the PPMA Show . Issue 10 PECM

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DUO PLaST presents Trend-Setting Stretch Film at PPMa Going under the slogan “Wrap ‘N’ Strap with DDK!” DUO PLAST presents the DDK film as a pioneering innovation in the stretch film market. The film has already won several awards and signals a new trend in the field of load securing according to DEKRA.

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manufacturer will be present at PPMA Birmingham at stand A50. The focus of the presentation will be the optimum and cost savings while increasing pallet stability and transport security considerably. DUO PLAST has dedicated itself to optimise cargo securing for years. The development of the worldwide patented load unit securing. The special feature thickness of 30 micron at the edges). The innovative double edge surrounds the pallet like a net and makes it very stable, while enormous material savings can be realised. A reduction

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of material consumption of more than 30 - 35% is not uncommon when using packaging costs and lower disposal costs are the result. Conservation of resources and protection of the environment are further advantages of Security with comprehensive expertise A further innovation of DUO PLAST is the business segment DUO LAB. The German Technology Centre for Load Unit & Cargo Security checks, develops and audits load security concepts for dispatchers, logistics companies and institutions. Real transportation loads are simulated by using latest testing technologies. The goal is a neutral and individual optimization of load securing concepts, which can be recorded in a

The resulting holistic, professional customer support is completely new to this extent. The focus of the analysis is always the perfect load securing concept for the customer. So not only packaging costs, but also the entire total cost of ownership are reduced. At the same time safety on European roads rises. More information and videos on DUO PLAST’s new concept are online at www.duoplast.ag/en.


Control & automation Taking the time to learn about your plant with GEa Process Engineering Automation control systems change rapidly, whilst the plant itself can take much longer to change. GEA can assist you with locating essential spare holding strategies to mitigate this plant shutdown risk. Contact us for more information at:

POW-R-QUIK Introduces New Industrial Turbine Starter Series for Diesel Engines POW-R-QUIK introduced a new edition to their PRQ series of industrial/ marine turbine air and gas starters. The new PRQ200i inertia drive and PRQ200p pre-engaged models round out the PRQ series for diesel engines in the 22 liter to 200-liter range. The PRQ200 Series turbine comes in both a right & left-hand rotation to start counter rotating main propulsion engines. There is a low pressure model as well as the standard pressure model. The 200i inertia starter and the 200p pre-engaged model both have the bearing forward of the pinion. An exhaust adaptor allows for direct replacement using certain competitive starter exhaust plumbing; so decrease power.

Email: automationsupport.gpuk@gea.com www.geaprocess.co.uk

For more information please contact ESE BV. valves@ese.tc T CLARK www.ese.tc tel:

Valvestock launches next-day service for plastic valve automation and actuation packages

advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Valvestock, the specialist valve and actuator arm of Pipe Center, has introduced a new rapid response service for plastic valves and actuator packages aimed at installers, skid builders and end users.

UK leader of manufacturing Automation Assembly Systems, Assembly Tooling, Special Purpose Machinery and Multi-Robotic Turnkey Systems.

It provides dedicated technical support for the selection, quotation and next-day delivery of plastic valve automation and actuation products. The rapid response service, which sees assembly take place at Valvestock’s Fareham facility, is initially available with GF actuated valve packages although further types of valve will be added in the near future.

www.valvestock.co.uk

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Founded in 1972, Expert Tooling and Automation Ltd provides Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for tooling and automation solutions. production, ranging from automotive components to medical devices. Visit our freshly launched website for more information about Expert’s capabilities:


Specialists in the design and manufacture of solenoids, switches, customised components and sub assemblies

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pecialists in the design and manufacture of solenoids, switches, customised components and sub assemblies, NSF Controls is a trusted supplier to a diverse range of applications and global markets, including but not limited to defence, security, transport and automotive.

Other assemblies include switch and control harnesses for electrical vehicles and security interlock devices for industrial and military markets. Technical expertise means NSF is not limited by catalogue standards. In fact, over 90% of output is application engineered

Free-Way Switch

to a gas valve assembly resulted in a more compact, cost impact on performance. Bespoke solutions range from the development of a missile control to customised rotary solenoids for use in gun dog training equipment. A million components per annum are produced from the company’s UK site. Free-Way™ is the latest innovation from NSF. Unlike a conventional rotary switch, this 6 position lever switch provides non-sequential 2 pole 6 position circuit selection, with the unique ability to select any of the 6 positions independently. Among applications for our switch products are communications and test equipment, temperature control systems, lighting consoles and professional audio equipment. NSF is an approved supplier of lever switches incorporating lever and panel sealing features to the military sector. Market adaptability and commitment to consistently high standards are foundations on which the company will continue to develop innovative solutions for a changing world. Solenoids:

Switches:

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Electrical & Electronics One product – many possibilities: Monitoring energy with the KW9M-a (advanced) the KW9M series: bidirectional energy measurement (energy produced and energy consumed), low-current measurement from as low as 1mA, network monitoring, detection of unequal phase loads. The built-in RS485 interface supports the Modbus RTU, MEWTOCOL, and DL/T645-2007 protocol, thus guaranteeing simple integration into existing networks and a fast and reliable data exchange.

High Performance at a cost effective price The HL-G1 series of Laser Measurement sensors from Panasonic Electric Works displacement sensor solution for the most demanding measurement applications. A state-of-the-art CMOS sensing method allows for high-precision measurement of objects normally deemed impossible for the conventional PSD method to or metal surfaces with hairline cracks can now be sensed reliably and precisely with the HL-G series sensor. The laser sensor’s lightweight body, with integrated processing and I/O, makes it suitable for mounting on moving parts in a machine eliminating the need to mount remote controllers, therefore saving space.

Email: Info.pewuk@eu.panasonic.com

Dialight’s New 125 Lumen per Watt Vigilant® LED High Bay Now CE Compliant Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, today unveiled the new Vigilant® LED High Bay with industry of ownership. At 125 lumens per watt (LPW), the Vigilant LED High Bay is among Dialight’s most ground-breaking innovations providing up to

Email: Info.pewuk@eu.panasonic.com

Switchtec’s xenon beacons feature ‘ground up’ design for excellent performance at competitive price Addressing

the

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compact,

Switchtec’s STX range of xenon beacon from SCL meet the oft-voiced demands of control of factory automation.

Such customers are

10-year full-performance warranty for more than a decade of reliable, worry-free performance in the world’s harshest industrial environments.

more compact beacons, having a range of

Featuring Dialight’s world class in-house designed power supply, next generation LED technology and advanced optical design, the new Vigilant

good quality construction. Hence SCL has developed the STX series of xenon beacons to address this ‘hole’ in the marketplace.

for industrial environments. To learn more about Vigilant LED High Bay please visit .

SRK series extended by new double level terminals CONTA-CLIP has extended its SRK series of screw connection terminal blocks, adding approximately 40 new double level models for nominal wire cross sections between 2.5 mm² and 10 mm². The new SKRD double level terminal blocks are available as standard models with two potentials and 2 x 2 connections, with four connections on one potential, or as a protective earth terminal with a snap-on PE foot contact. The new products are compatible to the existing SRK accessory range. CONTA-CLIP will announce further SKRD types later in 2014, such as models with integrated electronics for switching status signaling and models with surge arresters.

Is your business harnessing the potential of barcode temperature technology? UK thermometer manufacturer, TM Electronics (TME), is advising process engineers and managers to harness the potential of barcode temperature technology to improve their temperature testing and monitoring regimes. “Combining barcode technology with high accuracy temperature testing is

barcode technology to deliver sophisticated temperature data across a range of industries and applications – from food manufacturing and food service to industrial processing, water temperature monitoring and logistics.

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www.switchtec.co.uk

Stand 7B280 TRaNSWaVE Converters - Where were you in 1984? If your memory needs a jog, 1984 was the year Virgin Atlantic took its commercial CD player. Band Aid was formed and Michael was on its way to selling 37 million copies. In January of that year two other great innovations hit the computer, Power Capacitors Limited launched the TRANSWAVE Converter ® to facilitate the use of 3-phase machinery where only a single-phase electricity supply is available. Operation of Woodworking and Engineering machine tools has accounted for over 60% of all converters sold in the period 1984-2014. Having had a presence at the biennial woodworking events at the NEC since 1988, TRANSWAVE Converters have chosen W14 to celebrate 30 years of converter production. Visit stand 7B280 between 5th and 8th October for a chance to win Apple App gift cards and discuss exclusive show discounts. “It’s great that we can celebrate this milestone in the company’s TRANSWAVE Converter design has not really changed a great easy to install, easy to operate, easy to maintain; in fact it is testament to the design that it is only in the last 5 years that customers have started to come back to us wanting to replace Pete Moss 0121 708 4522 transwave@powercapacitors.co.uk


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requirement criteria for Lightning and Surge protection. This said there are guidelines (still

process. These guidelines are covered by sections 433.2 – Arrangements for overvoltage control, combined with the tables 44.3 and 44.4 is possible to make a decision based on available information. Whilst being a fairly complex subject area, that includes product design, electrical conformity and associated regulation, it is generally agreed that it is quite a simple decision making process for the Types of Protection There are 3 types or classes or level of protection readily available, these are; “Class I”

Protection device for lightning protection equipotential bonding in accordance with DIN VDE 0 185-3 for direct or close lightning strikes. Max protection level according to standard 4 kV Installation in the main distribution/ at building entry

“Class 2”

Protection device for surge protection to DIN VDE 0 100-443 for surge voltages arriving through the supply network due to remote strikes or switching operations. Max protection level according to standard 2.5 kV Installation in the power distributor/sub-distributor

“Class 3”

Protection device designed for surge protection of portable devices at sockets and power supplies. Max protection level according to standard 1.5 kV Installation on the end consumer.

HVAC & Protection Just one lightning strike close by, or an electrical overload in the power supply and modern automation equipment can be destroyed. The economic consequences can be devastating: plant standstill, heavy losses on account of production downtime, data loss, repairs and system faults are all tied into the nightmare. to understand that as designers, installers and engineers the primary requirement must always be the earthling system. So we need to check and test the bonding system installed and verify that it is up to the job in hand. In the event of a lightning strike for instance the energy from the strike is normally split 50/50 between being carried into the earthling system and the buildings internal protection system; hence the requirement for equipotential bonding to make sure that this is the case. 01562 740666 Take a look at the OBO Bettermann channel on “You Tube” to view our “Power of 4” video, to get the full story of Lightning and Surge protection.

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Phil Burge, Communication Manager for SKF

Using SKF’s latest measuring equipment

Optimised efficiency By implementing an integrated plant maintenance strategy, a company can manage its assets more effectively, ensuring that a plant runs smoothly with minimum downtime. What’s more, manufacturers can increase output without moving production to new facilities, expanding capability or speeding up production lines, says Phil Burge, Communication Manager for SKF.

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t one time it was common practice for maintenance engineers simply to wait for equipment to fail before carrying out

now largely been replaced by more proactive maintenance programmes, incorporating an increasing choice

of diagnostic tools and software, which enable engineers to manage maintenance and repairs far more in place to ensure these programmes are implemented cohesively for managers and machine operators to achieve optimum productivity.

Fortunately, companies can now take advantage of a new generation of integrated approaches to maintenance that take into account the needs of the entire organisation. Once implemented, these strategies enable maintenance requirements to be analysed, assessed and managed As a result, uptime and productivity can be optimised with considerable improvements to a company’s bottom line. One example of this new approach is implementing this type of integrated plant maintenance strategy, a company ensuring that a plant runs smoothly with minimum downtime. This can same output to be produced for less cost, or increased output for the same cost. It also means that a need to increase output doesn’t necessarily mean a need to provide new facilities; can be achieved simply by unlocking the untapped potential of existing plant. Consider how devastating unplanned downtime can be to your production schedule and you can begin to see how preventing such incidents can make a major improvement to your levels of output. By taking the time to assess the causes of failure, you can begin to reduce downtime by improving your maintenance practices, and by building that knowledge into an organised action plan, you can lay the foundations of an on-going optimisation programme. A good way to reinforce best practice is to take a holistic approach and train your

Microlog Field Balancer

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CMAK 400-ML Basic condition monitoring kit

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investment. asset information via a process such as Asset can consistently achieve high levels of productivity. Key to the value of such processes is capturing and documenting asset information, as this is a powerful tool that enables operators to minimise maintenance and maximise performance.

Fortunately, companies can now take advantage of a new generation of integrated approaches to maintenance

The purpose of asset management is to manage the lifecycle of equipment to deliver against the goals and objectives set for the organisation and the process is increasingly becoming established as an important industry standard. In recent years, PAS 55 has been the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Publicly

MCA Machine Condition Advisor

second element of the AEO plan, entails the gathering and analysis of critical plant information through the Maintenance task. This information along with maintenance activities can be used to determine the corrective actions required for each asset. By taking into account the needs established by Maintenance Strategy

Beyond establishing a strong respect and regime for good maintenance, you then need to evaluate the overall performance of the plant and consider introducing an (AEO) programme. An improvement program maintenance strategy, with top-level business planning and system-wide analysis and performance across the board. There are four key elements in an AEO programme: Maintenance Strategy, Work and Work Execution. The Maintenance Strategy element assesses plant criticality and risk, and, linked to the business goals and objectives, establishes the most important issues and priorities. This enables

plan to be created that is closely tailored to the needs of the business and can be easily communicated throughout the organisation. Maintenance Strategy encourages the active participation of engineers in reliability-related activities, such as Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) or maintenance strategy review processes, while the dominant causes of failure in critical equipment are addressed by Streamlined Reliability Centred Maintenance (SRCM) processes. This process reviews the asset operating context, failure failure has on the business most appropriate migrating maintenance tasks for that equipment.

maintenance activity is planned in detail and scheduled during the third phase of the AEO plan: Work Control. During this stage, tasks are prioritised according to factors such as the timescales, manhours, data feedback, and competence levels related to those tasks. At this point, resources to be used in productive way possible. of the programme is Work Execution, in which all of the careful planning that has already taken place is put into action. However, it is also important to note that feedback is collected after Work Execution and fed back into the maintenance system to of the maintenance plan and a maximum return on

the optimised management of physical assets but this has now been developed into an ISO standard by contributing standards bodies throughout the world. The new standard, ISO 55001 Asset management – Requirements, was published in February. The creation of ISO 55001 has neatly positioned Asset Management alongside other established management systems, such as ISO 90001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management. A growing number of operators are recognising that optimisation strategies are a good investment and can increase the capacity of existing plant by eliminating the causes of downtime. When optimising operations, all areas need to be considered and, while some outgoings, such as material costs, may be beyond your control, the optimisation of plant through more always a strong option. The more holistic and proactive AEO programme delivers change for the better from a top-down operational level, creating a reliable plan for a workforce that is better informed and equipped to carry out that plan. www.skf.com Issue 10 PECM

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Chillers Keep Production on Track By Carl Webb – Director of Andrews Chiller Hire

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he consequence of a chiller failure could have

across so many of our manufacturing and processing industries. The British food and beverage industry is one of the most reliant on the supply of chilled water across virtually every aspect of its processing facility, 1. keeping machinery at the optimum processing temperature 2. reducing product drying times in confectionery manufacture 3. maintain constant temperatures in the fermentation process

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ensuring constant

5. providing chilled storage areas. Chiller failure could result in huge production slows or at worst stops and, unnoticed, it could result in an increase in rejected product, also there may be an impact on cold rooms with rise in temperature. Keeping plant operational and at the required temperature is the responsibility of on-site process or industrial chillers which are designed

for the most rugged environments and conditions, and although they are increased productivity and improved product quality. To protect this investment and crucial to a plant’s operation 24-hours-aday, 7 days-a-week it is essential for regular maintenance and check-up services to ensure that it is always in a However situations do arise when failure happens. transfer performance and this can be


maintained if operators regularly clean the unit’s condenser and evaporator tubes. While cleaning tubing in heat exchangers is laborious, doing so is a must in order to ensure high-

Chiller failure could result in huge financial losses and reputation

of concern is the condition of the water used within the chiller, it should be treated properly to avoid issues such as scaling, corroding and biological growth. Closed water system chillers need a single chemical treatment of water whilst open systems require continuous and regular chemical water treatment. Consequences of Chiller Failure Whether a chiller is taken out of service for routine maintenance or as a result of plant failure on-site maintenance engineers are under extreme pressure to return the inhouse chiller to normal duty. Chiller failure could simply be a stuck valve or a more serious incident where the plant delivering the constantly chilled water has developed a major problem that could remain unsolved for many days.

Air cooled chillers absorb the heat from process water, which is transferred to the surrounding air, the water is then recirculated back into process. As a means of providing temporary chilling this design minimises the installation work involved allowing the chiller to become operational more quickly. from most hire companies, hire companies like them because they are easy to service which means customers are guaranteed to receive fully tested and maintained chillers which can be installed more quickly than water cooled machines, enabling the production process to return to normality. The Operation

Whilst major repairs take place the prime alternative is chiller hire, unquestionably the right decision answer, and for maintenance engineers and production managers they will turn to specialist hire companies such as Andrews Chiller Hire with a nationwide network of hire depots and an experienced engineering team could mean your business is just hours away from being back into production. Engineers from competent hire companies need to carry out a site survey, to identify the very best position to site a skid-mounted chiller, understand the cooling requirements and specify a chiller capacity that must also take into account ‘heat gains’ and ‘cooling losses’ from lengthy pipe runs. Air Cooled Chillers Air cooled chillers are the favoured HIRE unit both by the hire companies and the customer since they require less maintenance and more importantly they eliminate the need for a cooling tower.

process water enters a chiller barrel (also known as the chiller evaporator) which also receives the systems cool low pressure mixture of liquid and vapour refrigerant, this absorbs the heat from the process liquid. This transfer of heat boils the liquid refrigerant in the chillers evaporator and the super-heated vapour is pulled into the chiller’s compressor. This compresses the refrigerant to a high temperature and pressure, high enough to allow the chillers condenser (a heat exchanger) to reject heat from the chillers refrigerant to the atmosphere, axial fans (propeller type) heat transfer surface (heat exchanger). chiller relies on expelling heat into the atmosphere correct position of the hired chiller is paramount. For any competent chiller hire company correct placement of the chiller should be second nature. Many leading hire organisations will claim to provide 24/7, 365 day access are just a few that can actually deliver

on this promise and have a large nationwide network of depots that can respond promptly as in an emergency situation the customer faces the possibility of losing many thousands of pounds through machine downtime or waste product. Choosing the right hire company can certainly pay dividends – quicker response to cooling problems, competent engineers, faster delivery – and above all temporary installation of the right chiller to enable the production process to re-start.

Andrews Sykes Hire Limited Chiller Division Unit 54 Gravelly Industrial Park Tyburn Road Birmingham B24 8TQ Tel: +44 (0)1902 328725 E: shdinternalsales@andrews-sykes.com web: www.andrews-sykes.com


Custom stainless steel identification products with fast turnaround. With considerable investment in the latest laser etching machines Partex are now able to offer; high quality, etched 316 grade stainless steel identification tags, plates and cable marking strips. All made to your specifications, quickly, at extremely competitive prices and sent directly to you from our, newly expanded, Coleshill manufacturing facility. We also offer custom engraved Traffolyte style labels too, so make Partex your one stop shop for engraved signs and labels. Whatever your requirement, contact us now for a quote. Remember, we don’t charge set-up costs and, because all the design, manufacturing and despatch is all done under one roof we can offer very fast turnaround.

Call us for a free sample pack or see partex.co.uk for further details.

Partex Marking Systems (UK) Ltd. 61 - 64 Station Road, Coleshill Birmingham B46 1JT Tel: 01675 463670 Fax: 01675 463520 Email: sales@partex.co.uk Website: partex.co.uk

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RELIaBILITY & INNOVaTION CRUCIAL IN HIGH PRESSURE PUMP DESIGN

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The S500’s crankshaft is manufactured from high tensile steel using advanced machining and drilling techniques for maximum durability

he use of high pressure pumps, up to 1,000 bar, is widely seen in a variety of industries, including mining, steel production and oil & gas, each of which presents its own set of challenges. In industries such as these, where production losses during unplanned downtime can be astronomical, reliability is crucial. OE manufacturer innovation is therefore essential in order to reduce costs associated with maintenance and operation. Lee Derbyshire, Engineering Manager at RMI Pressure Systems,

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latest Quinmax S500 pumping system. The designers at RMI have used their years of experience in the mining, power generation and manufacturing environments to produce a versatile product that is capable of operating in a multitude of situations. The S500 is designed such that all the working parts are totally enclosed, enabling it to operate in dust laden and other hazardous atmospheres. The use of the highest quality materials, manufactured to exacting standards,

will provide continuous, reliable performance. the numerous pumps which have been delivered into critical applications, such as mining roof support systems. trial in 2011, the Quinmax S500 high pressure pumping system was awarded full acceptance for applications above and below surface from UK Coal Ltd. superb reliability record, UK Coal was able to run an entire face of a longwall mine with a single pump and save approximately £24,000 in energy costs at the same time. Design innovation The S500 pump is the latest addition to the industry leading S-Series of crankshaft driven reciprocating pumps from RMI. Unlike the more traditional 3 plunger design, the S500 features 1080Ltr/min) at greater pressure (190 – 500Bar) with reduced loads on the

shaft and bearings for greater periods before maintenance is required. The range is driven by 300 – 450kW motors and features ram diameters spanning 50mm to 80mm. Overall the pump features a smoother impact of surges on other critical items of equipment within the system - such as hoses and valves - which increased reliability over competitors. However, despite RMI’s 98% reliability record, unforeseen problems can still occur. Fortunately the S500 features a modular design which means that spare parts are readily available and easy to install, reducing maintenance costs. The S500’s crankshaft is manufactured from high tensile steel using advanced machining and drilling techniques for maximum durability. Reliability is further enhanced thanks to precision ground gears, lead bronze big and small end bearings, stainless steel plungers with Kevlar seal packing.


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The designers at RMI have used their years of experience in the mining, power generation and manufacturing environments to produce a versatile product that is capable of operating in a multitude of situations

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Unlike the more traditional 3 plunger design, the S500 features a five piston crankshaft which allows it to pump higher flow rates (340 – 1080Ltr/min) at greater pressure (190 – 500Bar)

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The range of Quinmax industrial pumps is carefully tailored to each application

A selection of digital and analogue readouts are included for easy monitoring of internal pressures, temperatures, lube levels etc. In addition, to make it suitable for use within the oil & gas environment, the entire system can be designed to be intrinsically safe; meeting Class I, and onshore use. The design of the pumping system enables the units to operate in hazardous conditions

including the installation of a nitrogen purge system for the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and various Improved control Many pump designs operate a bypass system where the system pressure actually increases due to the reduced in both the pump and the pipework. The range of Quinmax industrial pumps is carefully tailored to each application. In the case of descaling

plants, the pumps can be equipped System, which gives the stop-go capability required for this industry. The unloading system is a soft action solenoid control system which allows the pump to run without generating further pressure. The pump continues to idle in a pressurised standby condition so that it can quickly and of steel which is passing through the descaling plant. Many of the more recent systems that RMI has designed have been supplied using the very latest On Demand Intelligent control system (ODIN). Working closely with the client to understand the varying demands achieving the maximum reduction in energy usage from the pump station. Traditionally, in a steel rolling mill, the mill stand pumps are selected to for the maximum coil, billet, bloom or slab size. However, during operation the mill will produce various sizes and

which have a direct correlation to the

RMI assesses all the various control methods and calculates a wholelife-cost, including original supply, servicing and running costs – which is then submitted to the client. In some cases, where variable speed pumps such as heavy presses and steel pipe de-scaling systems, the calculated payback period or ROI has been less than two years, illustrating how the RMI pump can be an extremely For further information on how RMI can help in designing and building a high pressure pumping system, visit the website, www.rmipsl.com or contact the experienced technical sales team on +44 (0)1612 742 451. www.rmipsl.com


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Colex International Limited UK manufacturer & worldwide exporter of high quality hose & tube. olex International Limited have been manufacturing and selling high quality hose and tube at competitive prices throughout the world for over 20 years.

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stock products and specialise in manufacturing custom products that and an unrivalled number of years’ experience within the industry, enable Colex International to provide the high levels of customer service and quality products that modern buyers and distributors expect. Stock Products We have a wide range of standard products including nylon tube and food grade PVC hose & tube. These are available directly from stock in a number of sizes, lengths and colours. We even carry drum stock of all our most popular sizes of reinforced PVC, enabling the customer to have their required length cut from stock. Special Products We understand our customers’ needs and are constantly evolving our product range to meet them. Therefore we also manufacture a wide range of special products including WRAS approved hoses, Antimicrobial hose & tube and Dual containment systems for chemical dosing and cleaning, including DrawFlex, ProtectaFlex and Catch Pots.

Custom Manufacture – the options are endless 80% of our products are bespoke, so we have a wealth of experience in designing and manufacturing requirements.

requirements, we can manufacture a custom designed product especially for you.

We have a wide range of standard products including nylon tube and food grade PVC hose & tube. For more information about any of these products, or to view our full range, please visit www.colexint.com where you will sizes, colours available and much more. Alternatively email sales@colexint.co.uk or call 01858461 100 to speak to a member of the sales team.

80% of our products are bespoke, so we have a wealth of experience in designing and manufacturing products to fit the customer’s exact requirements. Issue 10 PECM

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Fluid Handling seepex Smart Conveying Technology reduces opex at United Utilities Shell Green site seepex has supplied eight Conveying Technology to United Utilities as part of continuous cost saving initiatives. The Shell Green sludge processing site takes sludge from a wide catchment area for processing at a centralized facility where it is dewatered before being used to generate energy. United Utilities asked seepex to look at the pump systems feeding the dewatering centrifuges to reduce operating costs. After a full diagnostic check of the system by seepex and UU engineers, seepex proposed a trial is an innovation in progressive cavity pump design that increases uptime During the trial stator life was extended compared to the existing pumps by adjustment of the retaining segments which hold the 2 part stator in place. The SCT pump ran for 30% longer before the stator was replaced and this, combined with lower stator costs for this design, has generated 70% savings in spares parts costs alone. In addition to increased operating uptime, maintenance downtime is reduced by 85% as rotors and stators can be changed without dismantling pipework. Furthermore this design means that in future SCT pumps with readjusting capability can be installed to reduce both capital and operating costs. The trial was so successful that 8 centrifuge feed pumps have now been replaced by seepex SCT pumps with projected savings on operating costs in the region of £50,000 per year.

www.seepex.com

UNIQUE NEW RANGE FROM FLOTRONIC The Minichem range of PTFE ‘ONE-BLOCK’ pumps.

Transferring aggressive chemicals is by nature challenging. You don’t just want a pump that’s safe. You want one that’s durable. With virgin or antistatic PTFE wetted parts. And stainless steel and polypropylene non-wetted components. In certain conditions you’ll need an ATEX approved version*. You’ll almost certainly want ease of maintenance. That’s a given with Flotronic’s air-operated, double diaphragm pumps with their pioneering ‘ONE-NUT’ design. And you’ll definitely want the affordability that Flotronic’s new and unique ‘ONE-BLOCK’ design gives. In fact … you’ll want the new Flotronic Minichem. *ATEX Gas Grou IIC com p plia versions nt are availabl e

‘ONE-NUT’...‘ONE-BLOCK’...ONE CHOICE.

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Flotronic Pumps Ltd. Ricebridge Works Brighton Road, Bolney, West Sussex RH17 5NA. UK Sales:+44(0) 1444 881871 Email: sales@flotronicpumps.co.uk


No doubt about it – DENIOS has the right solution I

n 1986 companies all around the world began to realise the importance of environmental protection and safety. It was in this year that DENIOS was created merge workplace safety with the protection of the environment. What began with simple spill pallets and storage containers has evolved at an impressive speed. Customer requirements have become more demanding and so have the legal requirements and recommendations, and every year DENIOS has developed new products for environmental protection in industry, whilst maintaining the highest standards. The 2014 DENIOS catalogue presents over 10,000 products for ensuring environmental protection and safety at the workplace. From simple spill pallets to complex hazardous material storage containers, and from personal protective equipment to emergency workplace equipment, the product catalogue from the leading handling and storage needs.

Introducing a whole range of innovative new products to the portfolio, DENIOS are particularly proud of the new, world Constructed from a single piece of steel without seams, corners or edges, when storing hazardous substances. In addition to the standard catalogue products DENIOS is also renowned for manufacturing tailor-made solutions in the areas of hazardous materials storage , thermal engineering, ventilation technology and technical safety rooms. DENIOS are also pleased to announce the launch of The DENIOS App, designed as a go to guide for anyone working with hazardous materials providing the latest news and information on legislation and regulations, handy tips and hints on how to store and handle hazardous materials safely and much, much more on the go. Available to download free now from Apple and Google Play App stores, the DENIOS App is easy to use and totally intuitive giving users access to a wide range of information right at

Customer satisfaction is forever a priority For the past 26 years, DENIOS has helped companies, both large and small, in the protection of the environment and minimising risks with hazardous substances. Originating in Germany, the company today is fully established throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Its UK subsidiary opened in 2000 and thanks to its extensive knowledge and experience, is able to produce standard solutions which can be create bespoke solutions tailored to job UK regulations. Customer satisfaction is forever a priority, and DENIOS UK proves itself as a reliable partner highest product quality, a fast delivery service and competent support. For more information or to request your catalogue please call DENIOS free on 0808 178 07 23.

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Health & Safety UK First for Fast Track Product approval Cranage EMC & Safety has launched a new service for manufacturers with an ‘urgent need’ for product approval in North America and Canada and has extended its facilities to provide a ‘fast-track’ alternative to CSA and UL approval. In partnership with QPS Evaluation Services, Inc, a Nationally Recognised Test Laboratory based in Toronto, Canada, a team of around ninety engineering professionals are engaged in supporting Cranage EMC & Safety and Canadian (CSA) standards. Cranage can either perform the product evaluations on site at your premises or in their appointed laboratory in the UK. Cranage is also authorized to perform factory inspections for ISO

Tel: 01630 658 568

www.cranage.co.uk

UK First for EMF Exposure Test Cranage EMC & Safety expands its facilities UKAS for EN62493: Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to All manufacturers of electrical equipment are obligated to ensure that their products do not emit high levels of EMF, but the situation ZLOOZRUNZLWK\RXWRȴQGWKHULJKWLVRODWLRQVROXWLRQ

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evaluations on site at your premises and can advise on protection distances to meet guidelines for safety issued by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.

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Following an investment of over £1.7 million at their main manufacturing plant located in the Borders of Scotland at Kelso, Forbes has developed Innatank™. This complete self bunded tank system cleverly combines a chemical storage tank and integral bund within the same structure. Put more simply, it can be described as a ‘tank within a tank’. Based on German experience, Innatank™ neatly addresses that trio of industry headaches; safety, space and ongoing maintenance requirements. The new product is produced on the latest automated equipment which Innatank™ includes an integral, continual leak monitoring system, thus improving safety further. At the same time inspection requirements are dramatically reduced saving on ongoing operational costs.

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Machining & Machinery M12 jack for field assembly by METZ CONNECT assembly. future-proof and high performance 10 Gigabit-Ethernet cabling in communications cabling and for automation control units. The jack is

accordance with Cat.6A, these M12 jacks are suited for data transmission up to 10 Gigabits. Due to complete metal shielding with a robust zinc dietransmission conditions without problems.

Custom-built TwinFeeders for Hosokawa Micron Recently Van Beek was again able to supply a ‘state of the art’ TwinFeeder to Hosokawa Micron in Doetinchem, The Netherlands. Hosokawa uses this type of TwinFeeder as a feed screw constantly changing designs that Hosokawa Micron needs, it remains a customer. Van Beek has succeeded in this to Hosokawa’s full satisfaction, shown by the fact that relationship between the two companies already goes back more than 25 years. This relationship is based on quality, knowledge, expertise and involvement of the employees. the ‘Drymeister’ (DMR). This dryer combines drying, grinding and wind with a very narrow particle size distribution.

Suncome Launch SteriWasher™ The Robust, Heavy Duty, Validateable Parts Washer The new SteriWasher™, a large washer used for industrial purposes is set to improve upon part washers used in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, beverage, healthcare and other critical sectors, by means of new technologies to provide a more environmentally friendly, low water and energy usage washing facility in production and research environments for equipment ranging from critical small parts and tools to large mixers, drums and containers. Unlike many part washers on the market that use fold down doors, the SteriWasher™ is accessed via a hinged door, to provide a more robust machine and a washing chamber.

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Innovative New Online Machine Tool auction Launches to Manufacturing Industry An innovative new service has launched designed to help manufacturing ease. The CNConlineauctions.com website is an easy-to-navigate online auction system for buying and selling CNC machine tools in the UK and Europe, with a location set up in the United States to cater for the global market. The service and ownership is completely independent of any other business in the sector, such as machine tool dealers or OEM agencies. www.cnconlineauctions.com, call 0333 202 0850 or email info@cnconlineauctions.com


anti Vibration Specialists Fibet have now been operating as an independent family run business for over 60 years

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ibet (UK) Ltd are part of a large - privately owned Italian group focused on the

range of Anti Vibration and Isolation Mounts for a wide range of disparate market sectors. The Fibet Group formed in 1952 to support the Automotive Industry with the development and manufacture of rubber to metal bonded parts and other elastomer components. Subsequently the company expanded into other sectors which include agricultural machinery, generators, railway industries, compressors, wind turbines and general engineering applications to name a few. Fibet have now been operating as an independent family run business for over 60 years, and are now renowned as one of the world leaders in the elastomer, supported with the largest

Our personal – yet professional service, technical expertise & responsiveness surpass anyone else within the industry

range of Anti Vibration and Isolation Products on the market.

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solution service for projects that cannot utilise our standard range of products. This service incorporates a comprehensive design, development and implementation service – project managed by Fibet UK to ensure that the customer is fully supported throughout the development process.

environmental conditions.

Our inhouse facilities to support this service include an ability to optimise the manufacturing method to suit the volume requirements of the customer via our extensive range of production equipment – all supported by our inhouse Toolroom and Laboratory. We are able to provide customers with a comprehensive range of test methodologies to assure the quality, functionality and durability of our products. Where necessary, we are also able to provide life cycle or even abuse load testing to validate the products

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As all our key resources are managed inhouse, our leadtimes from concept to implementation are the shortest within our market – which ensures that we deliver in line with the customers’ demanding timeplan. This has resulted in Fibet being the preferred supplier to a large number of major OEM’s, as we provide them with their products on Our personal – yet professional service, technical expertise & responsiveness surpass anyone else within the industry and are the key reasons why our customers continue to use Fibet to support their requirements

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aMaDa on a new footing in the UK a ccurate Cutting Services has acquired Birkett Cutmaster, and has merged the two operations, after 45 years of part-collaboration and part-competition, to create a sawing resource capable of tackling anything from tubes to turbines.

Fleeming, chairman of Accurate Cutting Services Ltd. “Accurate Cutting has meets lighter sawing needs with Pedrazzoli machines, and large heavy requirements with Soitaab-Friggi band saws, including multi-axis gantry saws. Now, the acquisition of Birkett Cutmaster brings the capability of the

unrivalled Amada quality production machines to the mix.

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managing director at Birkett Cutmaster Ltd. “Amada machines can cut faster, with blades that last longer. We are determined that Accurate Cutting will be unbeatable for customer value and

continues, “and we are set to become the UK’s number 1 supplier of sawing The combined operations will use the name Accurate Cutting Services Ltd and operate from both northern and southern locations in the UK. Midlands-based Accurate Cutting Services was established in 1969, just two years later than Birkett Cutmaster

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“We’re extremely proud of our manufacturing capabilities. In fact, we have recently been awarded the Made in Britain marque, which acknowledges our commitment to UK manufacturing. . . . . .


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investments in its inhouse manufacturing capabilities as part of its continuous programme of improvements designed to keep low. WDS already manufactures the majority of its standard parts and workholding components in the UK. The latest investment includes he installation of a new grinding machine Leeds. Unlike many UK based component suppliers, WDS manufactures the majority of its products in-house, using its own production facilities. Not only does this allow WDS to directly control its stock levels for standard parts, it

www.wdsltd.co.uk design services with very short lead times and greater quality control. Thanks to a continuous programme of investment, WDS is able to increase its product range to satisfy market requirements and to provide customers with as broad a selection of products as possible. Chris Putman, Sales and Marketing Manager for WDS, comments: “We’re extremely proud of our manufacturing capabilities. In fact, we have recently been awarded the Made in Britain marque, which acknowledges our commitment to UK manufacturing. As part of our latest investment we have streamlined the production lines of some of our standard parts, while also installing a new grinding machine for our workholding range. By keeping

all the work in-house we save on transport costs while also keeping a close eye on quality control; both of

As part of WDS’s Bespoke Specials programme, it is able to work with end-users to design and manufacture whether this means customising standard products or designing solutions from the ground up. With ISO9001 machining and grinding facilities, WDS is able to manufacture work holding equipment with accuracy of up to 5µm to the meter. Thanks to fully calibrated testing equipment, these components can even be guaranteeing that they precisely meet

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Measurement & Monitoring Reliable flow monitoring: EGE temperature sensors for hot gases up to 1,000 °C

CO2 transmitters with insensitive infrared measurement principle

Suitable for media temperatures between -50 and + 1,000 °C, EGE’s stainless steel temperature sensor TGM 025-03 is designed to monitor hot gases. The very compact unit is integrated by means of a G¼ thread and uses a type K thermocouple to register temperatures. The TGM 025-03 sensor is operated with

The new CO2 transmitter series EE850 and EE820 from E+E Elektronik allow highly accurate and reliable measurements of CO2 concentrations up to 10,000 ppm. The applied infrared measurement principle (dual wavelength NDIR* procedure) is particularly insensitive to pollution. The transmitter’s autocalibration function automatically compensates for The multi-point CO2 and temperature factory adjustment procedure leads to excellent CO2 measurement accuracy over the entire working temperature range. The measured values are available as either analog current or voltage outputs. An and adjustment of the transmitters.

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West Control Solutions’ CaL Thermostats enhance plant efficiency

Economic temperature transmitter: BL 520 from Knick’s BasicLine Making high-end interface technology available to economically sensitive large-volume applications, premium manufacturer Knick introduces the BasicLine transducer series with an optimized price/performance ratio. The series comprises units for all frequently needed standard functions. The versatile BL 520 transmitter supports temperature measurement with the established Pt 100 and Pt 1000 sensors as well as type J and K thermocouples.

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Measurement Solutions to Minimise Corrosion Fischer Instrumentation (GB) Ltd have developed two new products – the porosity tester and the FA100 probe which can measure up to 100mm thick coatings on pipes, both pre-cursors to the corrosion module, currently in beta. The importance of having

West Control Solutions has launched the CAL Thermostats family, a range of easyto-use temperature thermostats that food and beverage manufacturers. With a simple menu and a compact, high ingress protection-rated casing, CAL Thermostats within ovens, fryers and refrigerators.

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corrosion. The Fischer Group are known for their high standards, top quality instrumentation and gold star service and support.

The CAL ET2011 is an easily programmable standard thermostat for heating control, with a timer and a 4-digit display. A simple panel clamp enables quick installation and release, while a range of input options for thermistors, thermocouples or PT100

The FA100 probe attains new thickness measurement standards not previously found and this probe can be connected to the FMP range Figure 2: Porosity Tester of coating thickness handheld instruments, allowing mobile use.

‘self-tuning’ calculation of PID parameters, soft-start and the option to program relay output as alarm or control output all add

Compared to ultrasonic instruments, the FA100 plus FMP combination provides more accurate results and easily handles multi-layer structures without negative

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Measurement & Monitoring Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) is renowned globally for its

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of the iconic landmarks of the City and has a history spanning more than 200 years. The vast River Don site currently employs around A health & safety led philosophy is at the forefront of everything that

cloud based data monitoring system. Designed to work with their revolutionary WiFi temperature and humidity data logging sensors, the FilesThruTheAir™ Cloud collects data from a virtually unlimited number of sensors in multiple locations and sends email alerts when alarms are breached.

The SoundSign™ is a highly visible noise activated warning sign that has been designed for environments where there is a need to clearly warn when a preset noise level is reached.

Data is universally accessible from any internet enabled device, and the easy to use professional interface even allows settings to

International initially with six of its SoundSigns™; this order was quickly doubled to 12 as the Health & Safety team

for all kinds of industrial, commercial or domestic applications, from monitoring the temperature of critical manufacturing processes to the humidity of wine cellars in the South of France. of online account; Free (for up to two devices), Personal (for individuals or small businesses) and Professional which is ideal for organisations with multiple locations and users. The Professional

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the SoundSign™ technology brought to its metal forging The SoundSigns™ were installed in the Heavy Machine shop to monitor the noise levels of the machinery and so letting SFIL reduce the mandatory noise area. The Heavy Machine shop, where the Sound Signs were deployed, houses milling and boring machines of various size and capacity, some weighing several hundred tonnes. To mitigate the risk and exposure to excessive noise levels, the SoundSigns™ were pre-set at levels 80-85dBs - the action levels stipulated under Noise at Work legislation. These warn employees of any noise level breaches and instruct them to wear hearing protection as a result. Once the noise levels dissipate the signs

For more information please visit or contact us at FilesThruTheAir™ is a trademark of Corintech Ltd.

Infratek chooses PEMA as their exclusive distributor in the Ireland. Infratek 108A High Precision Power Analyzer. Available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 phases

The days of unlimited energy use belong to the past. Manufacturers of electric apparatus and machines are forced to optimize energy consumption of their products. One of the means to achieve this is to electronics, which produces obscure waveforms. To obtain precise power measurement a Power Analyzer must

Infratek low cost 101A General purpose Power/Energy Analyzers

Infratek 106A Single- and 3-Phase Power Analyzers

The 108A Universal High Precision Power Analyzer is Infrateks latest to six phases. It is a state of the art instrument with smart design, countless features and measurement functions. Like all Infratek Power Analyzers it is user friendly and simple to operate. Just let you guide from your intuition. Almost all setting changes are accomplished with two touches on the display screen or two clicks with the mouse.

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pro 5 Infratek 107A Single- and 3-Phase high speed Power Analyzers

Infratek DC27 Controlled DC-and ACLoads, Battery load units /Load banks 50-400Hz Single- and 3-phase Loads

Logic analysis, failure diagnosis, Data acquisition and facility optimization for PLC systems errors reduction EU-Machinery Directive

Infratek 31 Hand held, Battery operated, Single- and 3-Phase Power Analyzers

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Rise of a New Sensing Technology: Leddar™ W

hen LeddarTech developed its patented Leddar™ (Light-Emitting Diode Detection and Ranging) technology a few years ago, the primary goal was to create an alternative to expensive, complex, or fragile sensing solutions. It had versatile and economical. The result was an advanced sensing and distance measurement technology that provides continuous, rapid and accurate detection and ranging, covering narrow and wide beams, without any moving parts. One of the main innovations behind Leddar™ is that it uses infrared LEDs in its timedetection of a wide range of objects, under various/harsh conditions, making the technology suitable for a myriad of applications. The true uniqueness of Leddar™ lies in the algorithm, the way the light is pulsed, and the oversampling and accumulation of the signal, which provides excellent accuracy and range with a very low-power device. As LEDs are inherently low-power and the light is pulsed, only a tiny fraction of the LEDs’ illumination time is used (approximately 0.5%). This keeps power consumption very low

and ensures a very long lifetime — the operating time of a LED is about 10 years at full illumination, so the expectancy of this more than that. These properties are particularly important for remote installed applications as the maintenance is minimal. When compared to competing detection technologies, such as laser scanners, radar, video, thermal imaging, ultrasonic and passive infrared, Leddar™ excels in the widest range of criteria (detection range, ruggedness, speed, accuracy, performance for the price. Key characteristics of Leddar™ are undoubtedly its adaptability and ease of integration. The technology comes in module form (complete with software development kit) or in turn, can be adapted to suit the options, with or without enclosure, brand owners, OEMs and integrators in

value-added sensing capabilities into their innovations or processes, and productivity. Over the last few years, Leddar™ technology has been successfully deployed worldwide in numerous industries such as transport, automotive (ADAS), industrial automation, security and surveillance, smart lighting, smart parking, entertainment, consumer electronics and home appliances, smart buildings, defence/military/aerospace/aeronautic, energy and environment, etc. To learn more, visit www.leddartech.com


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enclosures or transducers, it only requires a standard device with a ‘slave’ electronics module in the other. Simply connect them together for your e-DP system. This means any two VEGABAR 80’s can be used, minimising cost, complexity and stocks. Mix housings: a level in a pressurised tank with a

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channels. The standard interconnecting distance is 25m, but can extend to over 100m. Connection sizes portfolio includes ATEX, SIL, FDA, EHEDGE, 3A and

VEGA has thought through the “easy is better” principle right down to the last detail. The instrument platform plics® solves any measuring task related to level and pressure, and has been doing so for 10 years. 9 instrument selection

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and Foundation Fieldbus. Nominal sensor pressure ranges from 50mbar up to 1000 Bar (same/similar ranges must be used to suit the e-D.P. application) temperature range -90 to +400 °C. Electronic DP has a host of advantages for the user, particularly over conventional ‘Remote capillary’ based DP systems; faster easier installation, higher accuracy in suited applications, no oiltemperature performance, faster response, lower costs and easier maintenance. It is especially useful stopping you from changing the way you measure Tel +44 1444 870055 Fax +44 1444 870080

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Measurement & Monitoring Industrial Interface Signal Conditioning Copy Industrial Interface design and manufacture an innovative but well proven range of signal conditioning and data acquisition modules at their factory in Chelltenham. Amongst the range is the new E-100 Analogue to Ethernet gateway unit. This unit allows virtually any type of sensor or signal to be galvanically isolated and transmitted to any industrial Ethernet, RS232 or RS485 network. A typical system consists of an E-100 with an Ethernet port and a number of ISOSLICE input or output modules linked to the E-100 via a local bus.

Do you want real-time reaction or processing monitoring information?

the E-100 gateway via the local bus and the values then stored in Modbus registers on the E-100. For more information on this unique low cost solution and our range of wireless systems and sensors please see www.industrialinterface.co.uk

Monitoring gas mixtures in Weld Overlay Cladding production Established in 1994, Arc Energy Resources has become a worldwide contractor of weld overlay cladding products providing heavy duty protection against corrosion and wear for process and pipeline equipment used in hostile environments.

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Within their weld overlay process, Arc Energy utilise the 542 binary gas analyser from Systech Illinois to monitor the mixture of gases. Andrew Robinson, Director at Arc Energy says, “The weld overlay cladding process is sensitive to the mix of shielding gas being used and it is increasingly becoming a customer requirement for us to prove the quality of the gas. The Systech analyser allows us to verify that the gas is correct.”

time. Our products also connect to other everyday laboratory applications, including liquid chromatography and direct analysis. For a greater understanding of the capabilities and details please contact us at info@microsaic.com, tel: 01483 751 576, visit our website www.microsaic.com.

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n-situ analysers provide continuous, real-time information for reliable process control. What is often criticised though, is their complexity. METTLER TOLEDO has solved this problem by developing a unique head mount transmitter for analytical measurements.

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Discover more about the new M100 transmitter in the short online webinar: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small Footprint Installation for Hazardous Areasâ&#x20AC;? The M100 transmitter is a single channel, multiparameter unit for pH/ORP, conductivity and dissolved oxygen measurement. It is designed for use throughout for advanced diagnostics tools. Advantages include: Does not require a local operator interface Predictive information on sensor performance, remaining lifetime, calibration and maintenance requirements Discover more about the M100 transmitter in our webinar Watch the webinar at www.mt.com/uk-M100-webinar For more information Visit www.mt.com/M100 Call 0116 234 5095 Email enquire.mtuk@mt.com

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Process Technologies Ecotile Quality - Without Compromise

Powder coating flexibility boosted

Ecotile extends range with 5mm interlocking

A three-zone, carbon infra-red medium wave oven from Heraeus Noblelight is helping SFS

accessible to an even wider range of users and budgets. Market-leading UK manufacturer of interlocking heavy duty industrial, commercial and domestic The E500/5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 5mm dove tail joint tile â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is a hard wearing solution for foot and light trolley and mezzanines, the Ecotile 5mm tile is also used in retail and commercial premises, the education sector and is increasingly popular within the domestic market for garages, workshops and utility rooms.

Industry Experiences Surge in Demand in Combining Safety Valves with Bursting Discs and pressure relief solutions is alerting companies to Pressure Relief Valves (PRV) with bursting (rupture) discs to further guard and enhance pressure relief systems in the process industries. in demand for the combination of safety valves with bursting discs as companies grasp the value and importance of this solution. These include leak tight fugitive emission controls, an enhanced performance of safety systems, easier PRV inspection procedures and the

valves, according to Fike are many. In series use the valve can be protected from a potentially corrosive or polymerising media which could attack the valve and prevent it from operating; it also means that valves can be manufactured from less exotic materials if kept from day-to-day contact with such media.

its powder coating operations. It has allowed the Leeds-based company to change powder curing from a continuous to a batch operation; it can now respond more quickly to customer requirements for corrosion-resistant screws and fasteners. In addition, the new pyrometer-controlled oven delivers a more consistent curing installation and requires less space. To solve both of these problems, SFS Intec contacted Heraeus, who designed, manufactured and installed a carbon infra-red medium wave curing system. This is a three-zone oven with seven 4kW medium wave infra-red emitters in each zone. Medium wave radiation is readily absorbed by powder coatings and

Heraeus Infra-Red Heating System Speeds Up adhesive Curing on Vacuum Presses Fast response, medium wave infra-red emitters from Heraeus Noblelight are being used on equipment manufactured by JSK Ultrasonics of Milton Keynes to ensure the correct permanent bonding of an adhesive, even at high operational temperatures. JSK vacuum presses are used to produce wrappings in various shapes and sizes, in leather, fabric or pvc. These are predominantly used within the vehicle interior trim industry, where they covers, arm rests etc. These presses are ideal for forming, laminating and veneering components with curved, shaped or angular surfaces.

DELIVERING STRAINERS & FILTERS TO YOUR PROJECT WITHOUT DELAY

Y-type strainers 3 asket strainers 3 Duplex strainers 3 T-type strainers 3 Radial fin cartridge filters (to 1 micron) Filter separators and demister pads 3 Quick release closures Materials available include: Carbon Steel & LTCS 3 Stainless Steel 304/316 3 Duplex and Super Duplex Stainless Steel 6Mo 3 Monel 3 Aluminium ,*)2e 3 Cunifer 3 Hastelloy 3 Incoloy 625 & 825 3 Titanium 3 Norsok MDS

Based in the UK, Barton Firtop manufacture and stock hold an extensive range of ASME/CE Marked Y-type, Basket and Duplex strainers.

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Process Technologies New Weighing Guidelines Ensure accurate Weighing Solutions for industry

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of calibration, facilitation of statistical process control and better traceability. METTLER TOLEDO’s new guide - Ensure Accurate Filling Results - provides you with practical know-how to achieve customers’ needs. The Guide discuss:

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Process Technologies TWI accreditation for Niplast Welders

process temperature control solutions for OEM and one of a kind custom chiller applications. With the ability to provide extreme temperature stabilities of ±0.05°C for critical applications, even with high cooling power requirements up to 70kW, Mydax is bringing laboratory precision to the industrial market. series of chiller systems for the most demanding requirements

The Welding Institute’s (TWI) accreditation. Simpson Thomson Filtration Ltd, manufacturers of Niplast Tanks, was approached by TWI to review

-70°C to +150°C with cooling capacities from 2kW up to 15kW @ -50°C available. Please call or visit Mydax online for more information.

Fabrication Technicians, Lee Dervan and Mark Richardson successfully completed the assessment following a two-day hot gas and extrusion polypropylene and polyethylene. The team’s acknowledged skills in

Mydax Inc. Tanks, which are manufactured to BS EN 12573 and to DVS 2205, to a maximum capacity of 150,000 litres.

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Product News Clear Diamond™ premium quality protection films

acro Launches New Versagrip® Solenoid Product Line

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Acro® Associates, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, has announced a line of next generation solenoid (electric) pinch valves designed to provide

specially developed to provide high performance all-round screen protection for touch screens

system applications.

electronics such as mobile phones, tablets and PC screens, they are ideal for touch screen kiosks, cash registers and ATM. The range comprises grades for protection during manufacture and shipping, we have anti-static grades for the automotive and telecoms industries .For the medical , food and retail sector we have anti-bacterial

Versagrip® Solenoid Pinch Valves join the Acro family of pinch valves, which include pneumatic pinch valves and Intelivalve®. Because pinch valves use tubing, they can have a longer life than conventional valves and, because they don’t stick or leak, pinch valves require less maintenance and yield

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Acro pinch valves are available in Europe through our exclusive distributor network. Call us for contact details in your area.

Rittal Cooling Units for Quiet Environments

Touch the Screen and Feel the Power Swindon based combustion equipment

Rittal’s ‘Blue e’ cooling units are usually found controlling the temperature within in the industrial sector where noise level is largely irrelevant as they cannot be heard above other equipment in these noisy environments. where cooling is required, Rittal’s TopTherm ‘Blue e’ roof-mounted cooling unit range successfully provide cooling where excessive noise would be an irritant to personnel working close to an enclosure. With nominal outputs of 1.1 kW, Rittal roof-mounted cooling units for

equipment with PLC controls. It has been designed to simplify burner operation and assist engineers in maintenance and service regimes. and ease of operation. The interface can monitor up to four boilers or burners. A functional status screen allows the operator to control burner enable, shutdown and set point adjustment. The TSI5000 incorporates embedded ACS450 software, which facilitates password protected access to the controller.

they would simply be too noisy.

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an optional touch screen interface. The TSI5000 touch screen is available with all of the company’s new PLC controlled

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Controlling Your Condenser System Is a Breeze with axair EC Fans Reduced noise, reduced energy consumption and extended lifetime; just a few of the systems at reduced speeds. Managing and controlling this variable speed can require a the installation of a separate regulator or by purchasing an expensive advanced system with an in-built control. With a Rosenberg condenser fan from Axair Fans UK, you are not required to do either. Not only do Rosenberg EC condenser fans use a low power connection, they are start of the fan. The EC (Electronically Commutated) motor will further reduce energy consumption and the units can be easily adapted for a part system upgrade without the need for a full upgrade of the electronics. For more information about condenser fans and the Rosenberg range, contact one of their engineers today.

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Kemppi releases the Kemppi aRC System 3 solution and announces the acquisition of Weldindustry aS Management of welding procedures, welder results in high welding production performance, EBIT growth, cost competitiveness and a reduction in lead time. Kemppi ARC System 3 is a new modular software solution for improved welding management. The tailored toolbox enables the customer to choose modules for developing any part of the production process, e.g. quality, project management or productivity. Kemppi ARC System 3 is part of Kemppi’s new TWXM solution ®, welding quality and documentation software by Norwegian Weldindustry AS, acquired by Kemppi in December 2013.

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Test clip from Multi-Contact makes tapping busbars quick and safe

Video pyrometers For hard-to-reach and hot processes

Tapping busbars can be carried out quickly

The video pyrometers optris CSvideo 2M, CTvideo 1M/2M and CTvideo 3M are digital infrared thermometers with video sighting. They allow an easy sensor alignment through a PC or tablet. Thus, the infrared thermometers with video sighting are ideally suitable for temperature measurements of hard-to-reach processes and applications, where the measuring object is too hot for the laser sighting to be visible.

Multi-Contact. The Grip-FMA has a Multilam in each jaw, ensuring low contact resistance even on busbars that are lacquered on one side. The jaws open to a maximum of 12mm and are clamped into position using the pressure grip handle. A typical use is for synchronising standby power units. The Grip-FMA is rated at 1,000V, CAT IV and 32 A and accepts a 4mm safety lead. To maintain the CAT IV rating, appropriately rated leads should be used. Multilam is a proprietary contact system from Multi-Contact that uses torsion spring contact elements to produce multiple contact points and ensure low contact resistance and high reliability.

The new infrared thermometers enable for an exact spot size marking from 0.5 mm through simultaneous video sighting and double laser sighting and measure temperatures precisely from 50°C to 3000°C. Response times from 1 ms allow an integration into fast processes. By measuring in the short wave length range of 1.0 µm, 1.6 µm or 2.3 µm, measurement errors on surfaces with low or unknown emissivity can be reduced.

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Product News New on the market: the smallest VGa-resolution infrared camera worldwide Right now, the newly developed thermal imager optris® PI 640 is the smallest VGA-resolution infrared camera worldwide. After the optris® PI Lightweight last year, Optris GmbH presents the next novelty in the online thermal imaging market for the second year running at this year’s Hannover industrial fair HMI. “Our superior quality products are ideal for integration in industrial and R&D processes. What’s more, the PI 640 General Manager Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kienitz about this latest innovation from his company. The camera sells at a price of €6,800 and includes a comprehensive software package for thermographic analysis.

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Weber Serialisation and Traceability Solutions Protect against Drug Counterfeiting The medical and pharmaceutical industry has for some time been a prime target for counterfeiting. These products are generally categorised as worldwide. Some of these products may contain harmful or even toxic deceived by these preparations. Many pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, and indeed governments, believe that the solution to this problem lies in the use of product serialisation and traceability. Rising to this challenge, Weber has developed a complimentary range of products and systems including labels, coders, print and apply and RFID systems for product serialization, tracking and traceability.

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Plastic media for cooling towers available of plastic media for use in cooling towers. The company

standard dimensions of 480 x 500mm and a height of 445mm but modules can be made up to 3600mm long. The vertical channels of this PP and PE material are 50mm.

of natural draught and induced draught cooling towers as used in the energy and water industry, as well as for industrial and HVAC purposes.

Drift eliminators are the last line of defence in any evaporative system and are vitally important in reducing the risk from Legionella.

Hewitech NB25 products. The CF19 comprises a module of 2400 x 310mm with a height of either 600mm or 300mm.

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NOV Mono scores pressure sewer system success in australia

Rotary Lobe Pumps Macerating Technology

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by being nominated as the preferred supplier for a major new pressure sewer network in Australia. Having evaluated various other alternatives, urban water corporation Wannon Water has chosen Mono’s innovative InviziQ™ pressure the Dutton Way project in Portland, Victoria. The Dutton Way residential project currently houses 180 properties which homes, all of whom will have the option to install an InviziQ™ sewage pumping system that feeds into the existing Portland sewer network.

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NOV Mono helps leading UK manufacturer enhance its international reputation A leading UK supplier of dipping plant and ancillary equipment to the in NOV Mono by ordering four Epsilon high pressure progressing cavity helped to transform the company’s reputation with its customers. The pumps are powerful, rugged and reliable. We have been 100% happy noticeable. We’ve had no failures at all and no other problems either since

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Software & Systems

Software for the Odd-Shaped Project Microsec has been working with non-standard and challenging software project requirements for more than 30 years, and was one of the very 9001. We work alongside our clients throughout the bespoke software development lifecycle, aligning processes, disparate technologies, and software platforms, to produce a precisely-engineered Proof of Concept

mobile, or a mix of these – Microsec’s engineers can deliver a solution to your exact requirements, no matter what shape. Learn more at

EDaX brings complete quantification to 3D data with the launch of TEaM 3D Imaging and Quant (IQ) EDAX Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis announced a major advancement in the growing 3D IQ, delivering the full analysis capabilities of TEAM EDS to 3D datasets. “Previous 3D solutions have focused on the reconstruction of a stack of image slices through a sample to produce a 3D rendering. Maps could be displayed by color coding according to signal intensity, zoom and thresholding, there was little additional interpretative information “With TEAM™ 3D IQ, EDAX has extended the source of typical 3D EDS data sets from simple elemental maps to full spectral imaging data sets for each slice.

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Ethernet Switch Upgrading existing networks

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Moxa’s EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches is designed to simplify upgrading an existing large-scale network to Gigabit speed, or building a new full Gigabit backbone. The switches are equipped with 8, 12, or designed to give industrial operators peace of mind with robust engineering that withstands harsh conditions and prevents unplanned system downtime. In addition to Level 4 EMS protection to repel electromagnetic design that can reduce switch temperatures (5°C or more), the switch will be available with Class 1, Div. 2/ATEX Zone 2 ratings for safe use in

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Reflow oven performance closely monitored: Datapaq Surveyor

term trends in oven performance. Based on these data, users can make informed decisions about oven maintenance and adjustments. The system, which is based on the class-leading Q18 data logger and a thermal barrier, is suitable for regular measurement runs. The Surveyor frame holds six thermocouples. The system is simply placed on the conveyor or edge rails and passes through the process, recording temperature data across the width and length of the oven.


Storage, Handling & Equipment Demag cranes provide lifting power for the oil and gas sector

Ledbury Welding & Engineering ‘Supervault’

Terex Material Handling has installed two Demag overhead travelling cranes at Dril-Quip Europe’s production facility in Aberdeen. A division of the multinational operator, Dril-Quip Inc of Houston, Texas, the company designs, manufactures and services a wide variety of hardware for the oil and gas industry.

products. The ‘Supervault’ requires no further bunding and has an unequalled safety record environmentally, therefore eliminating potential ground pollution. Methanol dosing serving as nutrient supplementation is an

at its production facility. The investment was driven by the need to handle increasingly large and heavy components, between manufacturing and assembly processes. Terex Material Handling supplied a Demag 50 t SWL, 17.6 m span ZKKW double girder overhead travelling crane and a 30 t SWL, 17.6 m span ZKKW double girder overhead travelling crane. Both cranes incorporate Demag MPW open winch wire rope lifting units.

Ledbury Welding & Engineering is the licensed manufacturer for

therefore, as an extremely volatile compound has to be ultra hitherto storage tank thinking. With a rigorous test regimé and a class 1 leak detection capability the Supervault is undoubtedly the safest above ground storage tank in the world.

Simple and direct integration: Demag DCProDC chain hoists additional model within its Demag DC chain hoist family. The DC-ProDC models feature direct range of industrial, warehouse and logistics’ applications. Direct controlled Demag DC-ProDC chain hoists are also suitable for the refurbishment and upgrade of existing material handling systems, with the chain hoist operated by an existing control system with a line supply. DC-ProDC chain hoists with direct control are available in seven sizes with load capacities between 80 and 5,000 kg. Depending on the load capacity, lifting speeds range from 4 to 24 m/min. The chain hoist can be controlled direct via a line supply.

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Lendon Containers Ltd Lendon Containers specialise in marine containers, one of our activities is in the conversion of these units as industrial modules. Once completed they can be transported to site either within the UK or shipped abroad and can be moved from one site to another in an easy and convenient manner. In conjunction with the workshop we can offer from a part to complete fit out, with the client either supplying equipment to us or taking the part finished unit to their facility, for them to complete the work At the workshop we can offer a comprehensive service to fabricate, machine and weld – stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium There are a multitude of potential uses from water treatment, data logging to laboratories and so we would be very happy to discuss any potential requirements you may have For further information please contact : Lendon Containers Ltd 60 Webbs Road London SW11 6SE Tel : 020 7350 1940 Fax : 020 7350 1962 email : enquiries@lcltd.co.uk www.lcltd.co.uk Issue 10 PECM

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Euroby`s new I-SAF ticks all the boxes when it comes to low carbon / low energy systems.

Euroby add their all new I-SaF to their SaF range Intelligent SAF packaged biological treatment system

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raditional Submerged Aerated Filter (SAF) systems have a proven track record in the Water Industry for providing high quality However, they are prone to being power hungry, and with this in mind, Euroby, in partnership with Setfords Consultants, are pleased to announce their new intelligent SAF unit, I-SAF. Designed for equivalent populations from 300 - 1000 and beyond, Euroby’s I-SAF incorporates energy saving devices that result in likely power savings of over 50%, providing a low payback on energy saved, but still maintaining the high levels of treatment produced by their traditional SAF systems. Euroby`s new I-SAF ticks all the boxes when it comes to low carbon / low energy systems. The I-SAF is available as a complete treatment package for both rental our I-SAF technology to existing SAF plants.

I-SAF options Gold - Dissolved oxygen control, variable speed blowers, PLC monitoring, timed air scour cycle recorder linked to PLC monitoring, variable speed blowers, timed air scour cycle Bronze - Stepped increase and decrease from variable speed data, PLC monitoring, timed air scour cycle. Euroby’s traditional SAF and I-SAF range of biological packaged waste water treatment tanks are manufactured in grade 304 stainless & low maintenance operation. Euroby can now provide SAF and I-SAF systems with integrated Lamella plate Primary and Humus settling tanks - resulting in a highly compact & Contact: www.euroby.com Tel: 01903 69 44 00 EM: sales@euroby.com

Designed for equivalent populations from 300 - 1000 and beyond, Euroby’s I-SAF incorporates energy saving devices that result in likely power savings of over 50%, providing a low payback on energy saved, but still maintaining the high levels of treatment produced by their traditional SAF systems.


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