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Inside Issue 24 Reliable Technology Improves Efficiency For Offshore Industries Very few industries are as demanding or as hazardous as the offshore sector and the closely connected subsea industry. Dura Slab FRP Structural Stair Treads Win Top Award For Design Innovation In Recognition Of Their Durability And Ease Of Installation Dura Composites, a leading UK supplier of precision engineered FRP products has been recognised with a top award for Innovation in Composite Design at the prestigious Composites UK awards in Birmingham. Industrial Gas Turbine Rotor Repair – What Does It Take? The power generation industry is under constant pressure to meet fluctuating energy requirements due to variable renewable energy demands.

ECS Engineering Services Awarded EA Framework Contract For SouthEast ECS Engineering Services has been appointed by the Environment Agency as a framework contractor responsible for delivering large MEICA maintenance contracts in the South East region. Steam Control Valves – Getting The Most From This Vital Component Process control in hygienic applications, such as the food and beverage sector, demands a great deal from the components that are used to manage the manufacturing and cleaning processes. IoT Software CodingControl Takes Its Place At The SAP Future Factory The Config Team has announced that it has joined the Future Factory, part of SAP® Co-Innovation Lab, with the implementation of their IoT software CodingControl.

Reliable Technology Improves Efficiency For Offshore Industries ery ery few few industries industries are are as as demanding demanding or or as as hazardous hazardous as as the the offshore offshore sector sector and and the the closely closely connected connected subsea subsea industry. industry. Creating Creating engineering engineering solutions solutions for for these these industries industries requires requires an an almost almost forensic forensic attention attention to to detail detail and and aa build build quality quality that that exceeds exceeds most most aerospace aerospace applications. applications.


ItIt is is in in this this arena arena that that Oilgear Oilgear has has excelled, excelled, and and following following aa major major recent recent investment, investment, has has increased increased manufacturing manufacturing automation automation and and testing testing facilities facilities in in order order to to deliver deliver more more cost cost effective effective solutions solutions for for the the industry. industry. The The offshore offshore and and subsea subsea industries industries use use large large quantities quantities of of low low viscosity viscosity fluids fluids at at high high pressure, pressure, up up to to 1,000 1,000 bar, bar, which which would would normally normally create create significant significant problems problems for for conventional conventional hydraulic hydraulic systems. systems. Oilgear Oilgear has has developed developed specialist specialist components components such such as as pumps pumps and and control control valves, valves, which which are are optimised optimised for for operation operation with with low low viscosity viscosity fluids. fluids. For For 95 95 years years the the company company has has been been delivering delivering hydraulic hydraulic solutions solutions with with aa specific specific focus focus on on high high


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technology technology pumps, pumps, valves valves and and control control systems. systems. Working Working closely closely with with OEMs OEMs and and end end users, users, Oilgear Oilgear has has set set the the bar bar very very high high in in terms terms of of product product quality quality and and reliability. reliability. Nowhere Nowhere is is this this more more important important than than in in the the subsea subsea environment, environment, which which is is both both hazardous hazardous and and environmentally environmentally sensitive. sensitive. Short Short lead lead times times The The flexibility flexibility of of the the company company means means that that itit can can develop develop aa new new project project from from concept concept to to prototype prototype to to testing testing in in just just 12 12 weeks weeks and and still still demonstrate demonstrate the the performance performance and and reliability reliability of of the the new new product. product. This This is is in in part part attributed attributed to to the the company's company's long long history history of of using using computational computational simulation simulation tools tools and and finite finite element element analysis analysis (FEA) (FEA) to to determine determine the the most most appropriate appropriate design. design. Oilgear Oilgear has has invested invested $10 $10 million million in in its its facilities facilities around around the the world world and and aa considerable considerable amount amount of of this this investment investment has has been been made made in in the the testing testing facilities facilities which which are are crucial crucial for for observing observing real real world world characteristics characteristics and and using using them them to to improve improve the the simulation simulation programs. programs.

Having used computer simulation tools for over thirty years, Oilgear has adopted SimulationX, which is used throughout the oil and gas industry for fine tuning hydraulic designs. This This simplifies simplifies the the design design process process when when working working on on projects projects with with OEMs, OEMs, such such as as defining defining ram ram closure closure timing timing for for blow-off blow-off prevention prevention (BOP) (BOP) control control systems, systems, pressure pressure drop drop calculations calculations or or ROV ROV controls. controls. By By using using SimulationX, SimulationX, overall overall development development time time can can be be minimised minimised and and new new control control systems systems brought brought to to full full operation operation more more efficiently. efficiently. Testing Testing for for greater greater reliability reliability Within Within each each manufacturing manufacturing facility, facility, Oilgear Oilgear has has extensive extensive testing testing equipment equipment that that is is constantly constantly working working to to verify verify the the durability durability of of pumps, pumps, valves, valves, regulators regulators and and custom custom components. components. The The tests tests have have not not only only been been carried carried out out using using low low viscosity viscosity fluids, fluids, but but also, also, in in extreme extreme circumstances, circumstances, sand-laden sand-laden seawater seawater to to test test for for durability durability with with highly highly contaminated contaminated fluids. fluids.

Oilgear continues to deliver innovative products and industry leading solutions for many applications, especially those involving low viscosity fluids.

The information gained from years of testing has been used to continuously refine the design of many components including the pumps that are at the heart of every hydraulic system.

One example of the critical pieces of safety equipment is the BOP system, which is designed to protect the rig crew and the equipment itself as well as preventing contamination of the local environment.

Working within an industry such as the offshore sector also requires a worldwide after sales network to ensure that every client has access to engineering support for their hydraulic control systems.

Oilgear has over 45 years' experience in manufacturing rugged equipment for pumping environmentally-friendly hydraulic fluids.

Oilgear has used its experience and expertise in hydraulic control systems to design, simulate, manufacture and test various components for these systems.

In the case of Oilgear, that means being able to get fully qualified engineers mobilised, anywhere in the world, within 48 hours to deliver support.

Results through teamwork

Meeting the demands of this highly specialised industry is a complex undertaking that requires both expertise and years of experience in delivering solutions as well as providing the required levels of after sales support.

Designing both fixed and variable displacement pumps, the company has developed hydrodynamic thrust bearing technology and uses polymer coatings to enable operation with low viscosity or other special fluids. Designing new and innovative hydraulic components for the offshore industry is far from simple; the industry is heavily regulated and a number of certification schemes operate to ensure that every aspect of the industry maintains safe and reliable operating procedures. Designing equipment for this industry requires not only excellent knowledge of the standards but also a desire to exceed them where possible to ensure future compliance.

No matter what the application, the only way to truly deliver the expectations of a customer is to understand the process, the requirements of the control device and the level of performance expected by the customer.

This can be best achieved by forming an integrated team with clients, such as OEMs, and having design engineers and project managers embedded with the customer to ensure seamless communication and optimum results for each project. In this way, the design process can be streamlined and the objectives of the project achieved in the most efficient manner. However, this is just the start of the partnership between the designers and the end user.

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

outhern outhern Manufacturing Manufacturing and and Electronics Electronics returns returns to to FIVE, FIVE, Farnborough, Farnborough, from from March March 21st 21st to to 23rd 23rd 2017. 2017. Among Among the the UK’s UK’s most most popular popular and and enduring enduring engineering engineering shows, shows, Southern Southern Manufacturing Manufacturing 2017 2017 continues continues to to draw draw in in aa huge huge variety variety of of exhibitors exhibitors from from home home and and overseas. overseas.


The 2016 exhibition attracted more than 800 exhibitors and 8,600 visitors over the three days, setting a new attendance record in the process. For For 2017, 2017, the the show show moves moves to to new, new, slightly slightly later later dates dates in in early early Spring, Spring, aa move move that that has has already already proved proved highly highly popular popular with with exhibitors. exhibitors. New New dates, dates, coupled coupled with with improved improved access access and and other other infrastructure infrastructure developments developments on on the the FIVE FIVE site, site, will will it’s it’s hoped, hoped, help help boost boost visitor visitor numbers numbers still still further. further. The The event event is is divided divided more more or or less less equally equally between between Electronics Electronics and and Manufacturing Manufacturing and and housed housed in in aa purpose-built purpose-built 18,000m² 18,000m² venue venue -- larger larger than than 55 halls halls of of the the NEC NEC put put together. together.


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Within Within the the show show itself itself is is aa specialist specialist Aerospace/Automotive Aerospace/Automotive engineering engineering zone zone designed designed to to showcase showcase the the talents talents of of the the many many firms firms in in the the South South with with specialist specialist expertise expertise in in these these sectors. sectors. The The particular particular appeal appeal of of Southern Southern Manufacturing Manufacturing is is the the fact fact that that itit is is large large enough enough to to lure lure the the big big names, names, but but still still accessible accessible to to the the more more modest-sized, modest-sized, specialised specialised supplier. supplier. The The exceptional exceptional selection selection of of suppliers suppliers under under one one roof roof that that results results ranks ranks consistently consistently highly highly in in feedback feedback from from visitors visitors as as itit allows allows them them to to address address aa number number of of production production issues issues in in aa single single visit. visit.

Among the most popular attractions for visitors - accounting for almost 50% in 2016 - components and OEM parts are one of the key features of the show. Southern Manufacturing has grown sufficiently important that it now attracts vendors from all over the world, offering an outstanding opportunity to meet companies and products you wouldn’t normally expect to see at a domestic show. Examples include Swiss ceramic component specialists, Ceramaret, KS Terminals from Taiwan, Cosel Europe, Yamaichi Electronics and Vexos from Germany and Poland’s Transfer Multisort Elekronik, one of central Europe’s leading distributors of electronic products and components. Motion control, fluid power, drives, sensors, HMI’s and electromechanical components are, as usual, well represented at Southern Manufacturing 2017. Igus UK returns with its wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and

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maintenancefree bearings and cable management systems. On the stand will be several inspirational live demonstrations, including the drylin W curved rail system and Compact Rotation Module. Other regular exhibitors returning for 2017 include HepcoMotion with its range of linear, track and ring motion systems, and cable management specialists Kabelschlepp Metool. KNF Neuberger UK and MB Air Systems will be demonstrating a variety of compressed gas applications, while Variohm Eurosensor exhibits a selection of its impressive range of sensor solutions.

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Technology Technology trails trails help help to to guide guide visitors visitors in in and and around around the the three three main main show show environments, environments, helping helping them them to to ensure ensure the the best best use use of of their their visit. visit. Specialist Specialist areas areas like like the the Production Production Equipment, Equipment, Machinery Machinery and and Sub-contracting Sub-contracting zones zones make make itit easy easy for for visitors visitors to to identify identify precisely precisely what what they they want want with with the the minimum minimum of of effort. effort. The The range range of of products products and and services services on on show show is is simply simply vast vast -- far far too too many many to to list list here. here. Thankfully, Thankfully, aa searchable searchable product product and and exhibitor exhibitor list list can can be be found found at at to to enable enable visitors visitors to to plan plan their their visit visit more more effectively. effectively. Pre-registered Pre-registered visitors visitors also also get get aa free free Show Show Guide Guide containing containing many many more more details details on on what’s what’s on on show show over over the the three three days. days. Together Together with with the the exhibition exhibition and and demonstration demonstration areas, areas, the the event's event's free free seminar seminar programme programme is is also also aa hugely hugely popular popular attraction. attraction. Two Two programmes programmes run run side-by-side side-by-side in in 22 theatres, theatres, focusing focusing on on manufacturing manufacturing and and electronics electronics respectively, respectively, covering covering technical technical innovations, innovations, commercial commercial management, management, marketing marketing as as well well as as the the current current commercial commercial legislation. legislation.

Free access to high-calibre engineering and business expertise is without a doubt a powerful additional reason for engineering professionals to attend. A complete listing of seminars can also be found at Entry to the seminars is free, but pre-booking is strongly advised as popular sessions fill up quickly. Entrance Entrance to to the the exhibition exhibition and and the the technical technical seminars seminars is is free free of of charge, charge, and and FIVE FIVE Farnborough Farnborough boasts boasts substantial substantial complimentary complimentary car car parking. parking. There's There's easy easy accessibility accessibility by by road road from from the the M3 M3 or or by by rail. rail. A A free free shuttle shuttle bus bus runs runs between between the the exhibition exhibition and and both both of of Farnborough's Farnborough's railway railway stations. stations. To To sign-up sign-up for for tickets, tickets, just just visit visit .. Show Show visitors visitors can can keep keep up up to to date date with with the the latest latest event event and and exhibitor exhibitor announcements announcements by by visiting visiting the the show's show's official official blog, blog,,, by by following following @industry_co_uk @industry_co_uk #southmanf #southmanf on on Twitter Twitter or or by by becoming becoming aa member member of of the the show's show's official official LinkedIn LinkedIn group group at at LinkedIn LinkedIn at at


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The UK’s top Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Exhibition Meet over 800 national and international suppliers under one roof in Farnborough this March at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics (inc AutoAero) 2017. See live demonstrations and new product launches of machine tools & tooling, electronics, factory & process automation, packaging & handling, labelling & marking, 3D printing, test & measurement, materials & adhesives, rapid prototyping, ICT, drives & controls and laboratory equipment. Free industry seminar programme online @ The exhibition is free to attend, free to park and easy to get to. Doors open at 9.30am on Tuesday 21st March. Pre-register online now for your free entry badge and show preview at

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Dura Slab FRP Structural Stair Treads Win Top Award for Design Innovation in Recognition of their Durability and Ease of Installation ura ura Composites, Composites, aa leading leading UK UK supplier supplier of of precision precision engineered engineered FRP FRP products products has has been been recognised recognised with with aa top top award award for for Innovation Innovation in in Composite Composite Design Design at at the the prestigious prestigious Composites Composites UK UK awards awards in in Birmingham. Birmingham.


With With over over 20 20 years’ years’experience experience in in delivering delivering innovative innovative high high quality quality solutions solutions that that solve solve many many of of the the challenges challenges facing facing today’s today’s industries, industries, Dura Dura Composites Composites recently recently launched launched its its new new Dura Dura Slab Slab Structural Structural Stair Stair Treads Treads which which are are ideal ideal for for both both new new build build footbridges footbridges and and for for essential essential refurbishment refurbishment works. works. The The new new award-winning award-winning Dura Dura Slab Slab Structural Structural Stair Stair Treads Treads are are lightweight, lightweight, meaning meaning that that the the treads treads and and landings landings can can be be easily easily fifixed xed into into position position thanks thanks to to their their single single unit unit construction. construction. They They feature feature aa built-in built-in riser riser for for rapid rapid installation installation and and an an in-built in-built fall fall to to assist assist with with drainage drainage and and reduce reduce pooling pooling on on stair stair surfaces. surfaces.


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To ensure safety and ease of access for people with limited vision, Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads have DDA and Equality Act compliant contrasting coloured nosings, and provide a slip resistant surface, particularly when wet. Available Available in in 65mm 65mm or or 90mm 90mm thicknesses, thicknesses, Dura Dura Slab Slab Structural Structural Stair Stair Treads Treads can can span span up up to to 2.1m 2.1m clear clear open open span, span, achieving achieving the the required required 5kN/m2 5kN/m2 at at L/300 L/300 defl deflection, ection, meaning meaning that that additional additional supports supports can can be be avoided avoided in in most most scenarios. scenarios. The The 65mm 65mm and and 90mm 90mm sizes sizes are are designed designed to to map map to to the the two two most most customary customary timber timber stair stair component component sizes sizes in in common common usage, usage, which which are are 75mm 75mm and and 100mm,. 100mm,. The The Dura Dura Slab Slab Structural Structural Stair Stair Treads Treads in in 65mm 65mm or or 90mm 90mm therefore therefore allow allow for for aa 10mm 10mm adjustment adjustment in in each each case, case, allowing allowing for for easy easy replacement replacement of of degraded degraded timber. timber. OnOngoing going maintenance maintenance of of the the system system is is not not

required required as as Fibre Fibre Reinforced Reinforced Plastic Plastic (FRP) (FRP) will will not not rot, rot, corrode corrode or or even even lose lose colour colour throughout throughout is is design design life, life, and and is is ideally ideally suited suited to to situations situations where where the the footbridge footbridge or or staircase staircase is is located located in in close close proximity proximity to to overhead overhead power power lines lines or or electrifi electrified ed areas, areas, due due to to its its non-conductive non-conductive properties. properties. Commenting Commenting on on the the award award win, win, Stuart Stuart Burns, Burns, Managing Managing Director Director at at Dura Dura Composites Composites said: said:“Our “Our new new Dura Dura Slab Slab Structural Structural Stair Stair Treads Treads are are more more durable, durable, safer safer and and easier easier to to install install than than anything anything previously previously on on the the market, market, and and help help save save money money through through lower lower labour labour costs, costs, fewer fewer possessions possessions and and easier easier handling. handling. We’re We’re delighted delighted with with this this award award win win which which recognises recognises our our commitment commitment to to bringing bringing innovative innovative products products to to market market that that are are designed designed for for the the future. future.”” For For more more information information about about Dura Dura Composites, Composites, visit visit the the website website at at

Chiller Hire Makes for Safe Setting Conditions A

nuclear nuclear power power station station build build project project was was one one of of the the fi first rst sites sites where where the the new new Andrews Andrews Chiller Chiller Hire Hire 100kW 100kW low low temperature temperature heat heat pump pump chiller chiller unit unit was was to to be be used. used. It It would would prove prove the the perfect perfect choice choice to to overcoming overcoming prevailing prevailing site site conditions, conditions, having having the the ability ability to to automatically automatically manage manage and and control control fl fluctuating uctuating temperatures temperatures during during concrete concrete encasement encasement of of the the nuclear nuclear reactors. reactors. Following Following an an initial initial face-to-face face-to-face meeting meeting between between an an engineer engineer from from the the chiller chiller hire hire division division of of Andrews Andrews Sykes Sykes and and the the contractors, contractors, the the decisions decisions was was taken taken to to equip equip the the site site with with four, four, 100kW 100kW low-temperature low-temperature heat heat pumps. pumps. Each Each is is capable capable of of providing providing both both hot hot and and cold cold water, water, with with the the capacity capacity to to reduce reduce temperatures temperatures to to as as low low as as -15°C. -15°C. The The advantage advantage of of this this compact compact designed designed unit, unit, which which is is now now an an integral integral part part of of Andrews Andrews Chillers Chillers extensive extensive hire hire eet, eet, is is its its suitability suitability for for specialist specialist process process applications applications where where constant constant operational operational temperature temperature is is essential. essential. Since Since desired desired cooling cooling conditions conditions varied varied at at the the power power station, station, outlet outlet water water at at 15°C, 15°C, external external temperature temperature of of 35°C 35°C and and aa delta delta TT of of 5°C, 5°C, it it was was the the ideal ideal scenario scenario for for installing installing the the new new heat heat pump pump chiller. chiller.

Site Site surveys surveys are are part part of of the the normal normal hire hire process, process, enabling enabling Andrews Andrews Chiller Chiller Hire Hire to to gain gain aa better better understanding understanding of of an an application’s application’s unique unique demands, demands, identifying identifying loading loading requirements requirements as as well well as as any any other other site site requirements. requirements. It It makes makes the the whole whole process process run run much much smoother smoother and and for for the the power power stations stations four four temporary temporary 100kW 100kW chiller chiller units units were were delivered delivered and and installed installed within within hours hours of of that that original original consultation. consultation. Site Site project project managers managers estimated estimated that that temporary temporary equipment equipment would would be be needed needed for for approximately approximately three three weeks, weeks, the the lead lead time time required required to to implement implement and and pressurise pressurise concrete concrete enclosures enclosures on on site; site; the the compounds compounds enveloping enveloping the the reactors reactors in in the the nuclear nuclear power power plant. plant. Throughout Throughout the the plant’s plant’s life life they they must must be be regularly regularly checked checked as as aa safety safety precaution. precaution. Tightness Tightness tests tests are are therefore therefore essential essential to to detect detect any any leaks leaks that that may may be be present present in in the the structure, structure, with with such such measures measures clearly clearly set set out out in in nuclear nuclear facility facility regulations. regulations. Once Once the the chillers chillers were were commissioned commissioned and and fully fully operational, operational, contractors contractors could could begin begin carrying carrying out out aa series series of of stringently stringently controlled controlled assessments. assessments. By By processing processing the the chiller chiller hire hire order order quickly quickly and and supplying supplying the the right right equipment equipment fi first rst time, time, Andrews Andrews was was able able to to guarantee guarantee that that the the contractors contractors could could complete complete all all tests tests quic quic ly ly and and confi confirm rm their their compliance compliance with with industry industry legislation. legislation.

The fast response and excellent level of support given by the Andrews Chiller hire team was pinpointed as a decisive factor in the project’s swift conclusion, an endorsement Andrews Sykes is very proud of.

The The fast fast response response and and excellent excellent level level of of support support given given by by the the Andrews Andrews Chiller Chiller hire hire team team was was pinpointed pinpointed as as aa decisive decisive factor factor in in the the project’s project’s swift swift conclusion, conclusion, an an endorsement endorsement Andrews Andrews Sykes Sykes is is very very proud proud of. of. For For any any organisation organisation struggle struggle to to maintain maintain temperature temperature control control of of process process or or building building aa call call to to Andrews Andrews Sykes Sykes Hire Hire Freephone Freephone number number 0800 0800 211 211 611 611 will will ensure ensure an an immediate immediate response. response. Andrews Andrews Sykes Sykes operates operates from from more more than than 25 25 depots depots strategically strategically located located to to aff afford ord quic quic access access to to any any location location and and provide provide aa true true 24hr/7 24hr/7 day day service service all all year year round. round. It It has has one one of of the the most most comprehensi comprehensi ee chiller chiller hire hire eets eets in in the the ,, with with units units from from up up to to and and air-handlers air-handlers capable capable of of delivering delivering up up to to .. nd nd with with more more than than depots depots strategically strategically placed placed it it is is able able to to respond respond extremely extremely quickly, quickly, especially especially in in an an emergency emergency situation. situation.

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Are you manufacturing devices which have GPS receivers ? How do you test these devices ? More and more consumer and enterprise devices include GPS receivers. These receivers are now a common aspect of manufacturing. But how to test them as part of standard process cost effec�vely? The GPS signals from the satellites are weak – fine for outdoor but this can mean poor indoor coverage. This restricted coverage can then be further reduced by certain building construc�on types. Tes�ng devices which have on-board GPS receivers can therefore be problema�c and some�mes even leads to taking the devices outdoors for tes�ng. All expensive and inefficient. Chronos Technology can bring GPS signals into the building (Repea�ng) allowing tes�ng to be completed as part of the everyday process. Chronos has been working with GPS for over 30 years and has completed GPS repea�ng installa�ons for hundreds of sites including manufacturing, government agencies, emergency services and military aircra� hangars. These are all cri�cal environments that rely on GPS, and that need a system that is both designed for the loca�on and complies with OFCOM regula�ons.

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Getting To Know Axair Fans F

rom its humble beginnings within a spare bedroom in 1983, Grant Edwards, Managing Director of Axair Fans, now oversees a successful distribution business working in partnership with an impressive host of industrial fan manufacturers. What makes Axair Fans successful? Grant would say that innovation and a dedication to customer service lies at the heart of its operations in Newcastle under yme, taffordshire. In addition to their original supplier partner, cofit, the company wor s exclusively with a network of reputable fan manufacturers including Rosenberg, Fandis, ETRI, Sodeca, SEAT & Wellington. The strong team advise on the most effecti e entilation solutions for their customers, assemble products and overcome any complex technical issue. Given this growth, Managing Director Grant, is determined that the company’s expansion will not dilute the high standards that Axair is known for. Going back to 1983, a twenty something, Grant Edwards began working out of his bedroom with no stoc . ater cofit signed him up as an agent and exclusive distributor in the . n eptember , cofit celebrated their own th anniversary in business which Axair was cordially invited to attend. Axair supply industrial fans into a wide range of market places and applications with one common goal for most systems; to impro e air mo ement efficiency and positively impact indoor air quality. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) becomes ever more important in the built environment and its effects on producti ity and learning become more apparent. The development of EC motors from osenberg and cofit allows control and instant response to changes in room environments. By linking EC motors to

sensors, levels of humidity, CO2 etc. can be continuously controlled. Turning down the motor performance in times of low demand can result in tremendous energy savings for the consumer. he company s industrial offer allows air ans to ser e a different mar et, dealing with mid-range industrial applications. Increasingly Axair are supplying to the “Smoke ventilation” mar et and able to offer omputational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) studies for car par entilation pro ects. offers a large range of polypropylene fans for corrosive fume extraction. Laboratories including those within pharmaceuticals and schools, all have fume cupboards requiring ventilation to the atmosphere. Axair are able to service this niche sector as part of their di erse offering and attend regular regional shows to network with this market place. For new members to the Axair group, a comprehensive in-house training course delivered by their long standing team of experienced engineers and colleagues, allows our sales force to offer well judged technical advice whilst visiting clients. The average length of service for the employees is currently around ten years highlighting the strength of the company’s culture and strong employee morale. This is re-inforced with third party training whenever necessary and frequent visits to their principal suppliers in Europe keeps the training and knowledge at the highest level. Being members of various industry committees such as FETA and the FMA, the company’s employees regularly sit on regional and national meetings to ensure that the company is kept abreast of any changes in legislation and market developments. With National apprenticeship campaigns ringing in our ears pushing for businesses to take on apprentices within the local community, Axair employs an apprentice

to work with the business and earn while they learn. Reinforcing the importance of vocational learning while doing a real job working with experienced engineers and sales professionals ma es a significant contribution to the National scheme. Giving an opportunity to local people who have chosen not to go on to university but to focus on their careers in an alternative route is something Axair is proud of. Regarding external training, one of the company’s long term objectives is to support the education of future engineers. By offering appro ed continuing professional development (CPD) seminars, in Mechanical Smoke Control, Pressurisation and an Introduction to Fume Extraction, to the mechanical and electrical engineers and consultants, Axair aim to support the industry to ensure they remain up-to date on current legislation and standards affecting the mar et place. As an importer of most of the products in the Axair portfolio the issue of BREXIT is an elephant in the room that cannot be ignored. The fall in the exchange rate was predictable and regrettably following a four year period of no external price increases we have had to increase our prices to re ect this. any of our customers are exporting their products and we think that our industry will recover on the back of exports but anticipate that it may be a difficult years before a more stable pattern emerges. Having said that, Axair, who are officially a carbon ero company, advise that it is its relationships with its manufacturers that offers clients a greater e ibility, with engineers able to offer tailor made solutions to meet customer needs quite often with short lead times. Axair Fans UK Limited

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Industrial Gas Turbine Rotor Repair – What Does It Take?

he he power power generation generation industry industry is is under under constant constant pressure pressure to to meet meet fluctuating fluctuating energy energy requirements requirements due due to to variable variable renewable renewable energy energy demands. demands. Because Because of of this, this, combined combined cycle cycle plants plants are are growing growing in in size size and and number number and and have have become become the the primary primary source source for for stable stable power power production. production. As As aa result, result, the the number number of of industrial industrial gas gas turbines turbines in in service service continues continues to to rise rise and and along along with with this, this, their their technology technology has has significantly significantly evolved evolved over over the the last last 50 50 years years to to meet meet ever-increasing ever-increasing demands. demands. Manufacturers Manufacturers are are compelled compelled to to develop develop much much larger larger turbines turbines designed designed for for unremitting unremitting operations. operations. Consequently, Consequently, industrial industrial gas gas turbines turbines operating operating in in these these environments environments require require periodic periodic repairs, repairs, aa task task that that calls calls for for considerable considerable expertise, expertise, precision precision and and capital capital equipment equipment investment.. investment..


Original Original Equipment Equipment Manufacturers Manufacturers (OEM) (OEM) of of industrial industrial gas gas turbines turbines often often persuade persuade owners/operators owners/operators to to accept accept long-term long-term service service agreements agreements (LTSA) (LTSA) that that involve involve all all of of the the maintenance maintenance operations operations being being completed completed by by the the OEM. OEM. These These agreements agreements can can offer offer financial financial stability, stability, technical technical expertise expertise and and continuous continuous monitoring monitoring and and diagnostics. diagnostics.


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However, However, all all operators operators do do not not necessarily necessarily agree agree to to an an LTSA LTSA or or they they allow allow the the agreements agreements to to expire expire due due to to cost-saving cost-saving measures. measures. Thus, Thus, some some operators operators are are seeking seeking alternative alternative repair repair providers. providers. As As aa result, result, independent independent repair repair facilities, facilities, like like Sulzer, Sulzer, continue continue to to grow grow as as operators operators have have the the luxury luxury to to review review these these other other options options in in the the independent independent repair repair sector. sector.

In order to select the most adept repair specialist, it is important to understand the maintenance and repair process, to scrutinize the facilities, equipment, expertise and precision that are required not only for maintenance, but also for highly-specialized repairs. Turbine operators require a one-stop service facility where maintenance providers are capable of delivering a complete repair, including all phases of the repair process. The The massive massive size size of of modern, modern, industrial industrial gas gas turbine turbine rotors rotors means means that that aa repair repair facility facility must must be be equipped equipped with with cuttingcuttingedge edge equipment equipment sufficiently sufficiently capable capable of of

lifting, lifting, balancing balancing and and machining machining aa fully fully assembled assembled rotor. rotor. Having Having the the appropriate appropriate large-scale large-scale equipment equipment to to handle handle these these turbine turbine rotor rotor refurbishments refurbishments is is critical critical to to the the processes processes and and workflow workflow involved involved in in the the repair repair process. process. In In the the past, past, cranes cranes and and lathes lathes that that could could accommodate accommodate approximately approximately 120,000 120,000 lbs. lbs. were were adequate, adequate, but but as as the the output output capacity capacity of of industrial industrial gas gas turbines turbines has has increased, increased, so so has has the the weight weight of of the the rotors. rotors. Meticulous Meticulous inspection inspection process process To To begin begin the the repair repair process, process, the the initial initial inspection inspection starts starts with with the the balance balance machine, machine, which which can can identify identify any any as as received received unbalance unbalance issues issues before before the the rotor rotor is is disassembled. disassembled. In In order order to to accomplish accomplish this, this, Sulzer Sulzer installed installed aa custom-built, custom-built, dynamic dynamic balancing balancing machine, machine, capable capable of of balancing balancing rotors rotors up up to to 180,000 180,000 lbs. lbs. After After the the initial initial balance balance run, run, the the rotor rotor is is then then placed placed into into V-blocks V-blocks (run-out (run-out stands) stands) and and is is rotated rotated by by aa hydraulic hydraulic belt-drive belt-drive unit, unit, or or by by hand hand for for smaller smaller rotors, rotors, which which allows allows all all of of the the critical critical inspections inspections and and dimensions dimensions to to be be performed performed as as well well as as aa visual visual assessment assessment of of the the rotor. rotor.

The results of these initial inspections will determine if the rotor needs to be disassembled, a process that begins with upending the rotor and placing it in a stacking pit. In addition to the large balancing machine, Sulzer invested in a large, vertical stacking system. Positioning a rotor in a stacking pit provides a stable working platform, unlike scaffolding, for protecting delicate rotors and providing a safe, stable work platform. Modern rotors have increased in length as well as weight so the crane capacity has also been a restricting factor in the past at most facilities. At Sulzer, a 100-ton crane with a 50' height capacity enables compressor and turbine section separation as well as individual component removal of either compressor or turbine section. Once disassembled, inspections are focused on the individual components of the respective compressor or turbine parts. Each part is thoroughly examined and inspected in detail for reuse or specialized repairs such as replacing blades or coating compressor disks. The individual disks go through concentricity checks and are balanced in a horizontal balance stand before being reassembled.

After qualification of individual components, each section is dynamically balanced and prepared for assembly. Comprehensive facilities improve workflow After reassembly, the compressor section and the turbine section are placed in the lathe to check run-outs and machine or correct the rotor if necessary. To maintain its leadership position in the industry, Sulzer recently installed a new, state-ofthe-art, large and versatile lathe that was built to accommodate large gas turbine rotors. Specifically designed for versatility and to hold the most modern turbine rotors, the lathe has a 198,000 lbs. capacity, with a 76 foot (23 meters) over bedway and a 14 foot (4.25 meters) swing. The new large, versatile lathe complements the capabilities of the horizontal balancing machine, 180,000 lbs balance stand and vertical stacking lift. This combination and arrangement makes the most efficient use of the workshop space and speeds up the workflow by reducing the time required to repair a rotor. Each rotor section is then rechecked for balance before returning

to the stacking pit where the major sections are mated. The complete rotor is then ready for final checks and dynamic balancing before being shipped back to the customer. Dealing with a single rotor is a relatively straight forward task with suitable shop facilities and equipment, but coordinating the repairs to multiple rotors and minimizing the time between each stage is a more complicated issue. Forward planning, excellent project management skills and a range of versatile equipment enables today's repair specialists to deliver cost effective, timely and successful projects. In each case, there is always a huge amount of support required; from specialist machining to new blade manufacture and specialized coatings. A considerable amount of repair engineering goes into the finished rotor. However, for the client, the most crucial aspect is speed and minimizing downtime, which can be achieved by selecting a maintenance partner that has the capacity and expertise to deliver the project on time.

Billy Bottera, Manager of Gas Turbine Rotor Repairs, at Sulzer's Houston Service Center, near La Porte, Texas, explains the processes and state-of-the-art equipment involved in repairing some of these large, modern gas turbine rotors. Issue 24 PECM


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Tamworth-based Thermaset Limited has, over more than 30 years, established a reputation in the powder coatings industry for stability and reliability. Commercial Manager Nigel Crane commented: “Manufacturers look to companies with a proven track record, but will always factor in quality, delivery and price.

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ECS Engineering Services Awarded EA Framework Contract For South-East

CS CS Engineering Engineering Services Services has has been been appointed appointed by by the the Environment Environment Agency Agency as as aa framework framework contractor contractor responsible responsible for for delivering delivering large large MEICA MEICA maintenance maintenance contracts contracts in in the the South South East East region. region. The The award award is is the the result result of of an an open open bidding bidding process process which which invited invited organisations organisations to to apply apply for for framework framework contracts contracts for for up up to to 44 years years in in duration. duration.


This This latest latest framework framework contract contract is is to to deliver deliver the the Mechanical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Instrumentation, Controls, Controls, and and Automation Automation (MEICA) (MEICA) services services and and turnkey turnkey project project works works to to the the Environment Environment Agency's Agency's assets assets in in this this region. region. ECS ECS actively actively targeted targeted this this framework framework agreement, agreement, specifically specifically the the larger larger project project work work due due to to its its large large capacity capacity for for fabrication fabrication and and site site engineering. engineering.


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The The company company already already maintains maintains an an active active workforce workforce in in the the area area due due to to its its Minor Minor Works Works framework framework with with the the EA. EA.

The award of this framework allows ECS to further increase its site presence in support of one of its major clients. Jamie Jamie Wesley, Wesley, Commercial Commercial Manager Manager for for ECS ECS comments: comments: "We "We have have been been working working for for the the Environment Environment Agency Agency for for over over 15 15 years, years, delivering delivering mechanical mechanical and and electrical electrical maintenance maintenance projects projects for for aa whole whole range range of of water water control control and and waterway waterway structures. structures. So So we we have have aa lot lot of of experience experience and and aa great great project project track track record. record. Our Our combined combined assets assets of of expert expert designers, designers, in-house in-house fabrication fabrication facilities facilities and and experienced experienced site site engineers engineers

enable enable us us to to deliver deliver larger larger refurbishment refurbishment projects projects safely safely and and on on time." time." The The Environment Environment Agency Agency encourages encourages small small and and medium medium enterprises enterprises (SMEs) (SMEs) to to become become involved involved in in delivering delivering these these contracts, contracts, either either directly directly or or as as aa subsubcontractor. contractor. By By fulfilling fulfilling this this important important role, role, companies companies such such as as ECS ECS as as aa medium medium size size business business supports supports the the government's government's target target of of achieving achieving at at least least 25% 25% of of the the framework framework spend spend with with SMEs. SMEs.

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Steam Control Valves – Getting The Most From This Vital Component

rocess rocess control control in in hygienic hygienic applications, applications, such such as as the the food food and and beverage beverage sector, sector, demands demands aa great great deal deal from from the the components components that that are are used used to to manage manage the the manufacturing manufacturing and and cleaning cleaning processes. processes. Choosing Choosing the the right right steam steam control control valve valve can can bring bring aa number number of of benefits benefits including including precision, precision, reliability, reliability, minimal minimal maintenance maintenance and and durability durability in in


challenging challenging environments. environments.

Mark Lilley, Field Segment Manager, Hygienic Food & Beverage at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, explains the benefits of making an informed decision when it comes to general purpose steam control valves. Steam Steam control control valves valves play play aa vital vital role role in in food food processing processing and and as as such such are are usually usually located located in in areas areas that that require require hygiene hygiene standards standards to to be be maintained maintained both both through through external external cleaning cleaning processes processes and and internal internal sterilisation sterilisation methods. methods.


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The The most most common common material material used used in in these these environments environments is is stainless stainless steel, steel, which which is is widely widely regarded regarded as as aa strong strong material material that that has has good good chemical chemical resistance resistance properties properties and and is is easily easily cleaned. cleaned. Furthermore, Furthermore, stainless stainless steel steel does does not not require require painting painting in in order order to to maintain maintain aa hygienic hygienic surface, surface, which which is is so so important important in in this this industrial industrial sector. sector. While While external external design design is is important, important, the the precision precision and and reliability reliability of of aa control control valve valve is is determined determined by by the the internal internal design design and and construction, construction, which which is is established established by by the the expertise expertise of of the the engineers engineers who who created created the the valve. valve.

maximise maximise the the service service life life of of the the automatic, automatic, self-adjusting self-adjusting seals. seals. In In addition, addition, the the valve valve stroke stroke position position feedback feedback transducer transducer is is not not only only integrated integrated within within the the valve, valve, but but is is also also contact-less. contact-less. Consequently, Consequently, itit never never blocks blocks or or wears wears out, out, and and always always remains remains accurate accurate because because itit measures measures the the linear linear stroke stroke motion motion directly directly without without conversion. conversion. Finally, Finally, because because the the feedback feedback transducer transducer is is fully fully protected protected inside inside the the valve, valve, the the requirement requirement for for external external linkages, linkages, nuts, nuts, bolts bolts and and connections connections is is eliminated, eliminated, maintaining maintaining the the clean clean lines lines of of the the exterior exterior valve valve casing. casing.

A A more more traditional traditional approach approach uses uses aa diaphragm diaphragm which which requires requires aa larger larger surface surface area area to to operate operate and and consequently consequently the the valve valve housing housing is is much much larger larger and and heavier. heavier. In In contrast, contrast, aa piston piston actuator actuator requires requires aa much much more more compact compact footprint, footprint, requires requires less less material material and and is is more more efficient efficient in in terms terms of of air air consumption. consumption.

The The actual actual control control process process is is usually usually operated operated pneumatically pneumatically and and this this can can introduce introduce further further challenges challenges in in terms terms of of hygienic hygienic performance performance and and durability. durability. There There is is aa significant significant potential potential for for ambient ambient air air to to be be drawn drawn into into the the actuator, actuator, where where itit can can lead lead to to corrosion corrosion and and biological biological growth growth that that may may contaminate contaminate the the system system under under control. control. Bürkert Bürkert designers designers have have completely completely removed removed these these risks risks and and improved improved on on the the traditional traditional concept concept of of reliability reliability with with the the development development of of the the ELEMENT ELEMENT valve valve controller. controller.

Precision Precision and and reliability reliability are are crucial crucial in in any any control control system system and and the the designers designers at at Bürkert Bürkert have have used used high-gloss, high-gloss, polished polished valve valve stems stems to to minimise minimise friction friction and and

These products are all supported by a number of experienced designers and engineers, on hand to provide expert advice in designing and installing a new system.

For each operation, clean and dry control air is deliberately flushed into all areas of the actuator, ensuring that, unlike traditional solutions, ambient air is never drawn into the spring chambers and surrounding voids. This extends the valve's reliability and life, at the same time maximising process availability for the valve user. In addition, since no impurities or moisture are drawn into the actuator, there can be no corrosion of the springs inside the actuator. The same feature also prevents the risk of biological growth, which could result in contamination of the process environment as a whole. Attention to detail is crucial when designing innovative products, and B端rkert has some best-in-class design features which deliver market-leading process availability. This includes a defence against the ingress of airborne contaminants which is provided by diverting a small amount of clean control air into the control head, maintaining a slight positive pressure, thus achieving a simple, innovative and class-leading solution. B端rkert Fluid Control Systems has been at the forefront of developing the technology required to make these

significant steps in process control design. The ELEMENT range of intelligent control valves has been specifically designed for hygienic applications with many features that will benefit the food processing industry.

Air operation can also be replaced with electromotive actuation. In clean room applications where full wash-down protection may not be required the new electromotive process valve heads from B端rkert offer precision control without the need for compressed air.

operated via a series of four DIP switches and two buttons located under a cover on the top of the valve. The new range is also compatible with the ELEMENT valve housings allowing both new and existing pneumatic systems to be converted to electromotive. B端rkert has solutions for all options, with no bias towards one or the other, just a commitment to delivering the best value and long term reliability.

The new valves are designed as a complete unit and provide a robust, highly efficient solution suitable for hygienic applications where reliability and precision are key factors. The actuator can be specified with an HMI display module that offers a rugged screen and buttons for configuring the valve settings. For a more basic application, the HMI can be omitted and the fundamental functions of the valve can be Issue 24 PECM



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Achiev Achieve eve ev e new ne levels ne leve leve le vells of power powe with Sony’s GigE Vision 4 mo models. Industrial Industrial camera camera technology technology has has hit hit a a new new high high with with latest latest GigE GigE Vision Vision 44 series. series. Featuring Featuring a a Global Global Shutter Shutter CMOS CMOS sensor sensor which which provides provides high high sensitivity sensitivity and and high high speed speed (23fps (23fps at at 5.1Mp 5.1Mp or or 40fps 40fps at at 2.4 2.4 Mp) Mp) without without focal focal plane plane distortion. distortion. There’s There’s higher higher accuracy accuracy and and clarity clarity for for fast fast moving moving images images too, too, with with reduced reduced takt takt time. time.

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The cooling unit won “Air Conditioning Product of the year – System or Standalone” for its exceptionally low environmental impact. Blue e+ has won a legion of industry admirers since its launch last year for the exceptional 75% energy savings that it can achieve over industry norms.

Rittal Blue e+ Cooling Unit Wins International Award R

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ontrol ontrol and and rg rg netsch, netsch, lue lue ee roduct roduct anager anager fi first rst ew ew to to London London to to present present to to aa panel panel of of judges judges in in July. July. They They were were then then on on hand hand to to accept accept the the award award on on behalf behalf of of the the Rittal Rittal team. team. It It is is the the second second award award for for the the pioneering pioneering Blue Blue e+ e+ climate climate control control unit. unit. In In 2015, 2015, it it was was awarded awarded the the prestigious prestigious German German Industry’s Industry’s Innovation Innovation Award Award for for “Best “Best Product”, Product”, having having impressed impressed aa judging judging panel panel drawn drawn from from rodu rodu tion tion maga maga ine ine and and the the Staufen Staufen AG AG management management consultancy. consultancy. Further Further information information at at and and,, or or on on twitter twitter @rittal_ltd. @rittal_ltd.

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hoenix hoenix Contact Contact has has expanded expanded its its Trusted Trusted Wireless Wireless 2.0 2.0 range range of of Radioline Radioline wireless wireless communication communication products products with with aa wireless wireless module. module. his his module module utilises utilises the the frequency, frequency, which which is is publicly publicly available available and and license-free license-free in in Europe, Europe, at at aa maximum maximum transmission transmission power power of of 500 500 mW, mW, facilitating facilitating easy easy communication communication of of I/O I/O signals signals and and serial serial data. data. This This is is particularly particularly useful useful for for outdoor outdoor applications applications such such as as in in water water and and wastewater wastewater management management or or power power supply supply networks. networks. The The module module represents represents aa very very simple simple and and reliable reliable solution solution for for non-time-critical non-time-critical applications applications where where signals signals need need to to be be transmitted transmitted over over long long distances distances of of up up to to 20 20 kilometres. kilometres. A A special special advantage advantage of of this this wireless wireless module module stems stems from from the the adjustable adjustable data data rate rate of of its its wireless wireless interface interface in in the the range range of of 1.2 1.2 to to 120 120 kbps, kbps, which which increases increases the the reception reception sensitivity. sensitivity. A A low low data data rate rate can can span span aa signifi significantly cantly longer longer distance distance than than high high data data rates. rates. As As aa result result of of the the individual individual adaptation, adaptation, users users can can therefore therefore make make the the optimum optimum settings settings for for their their particular particular application application and and the the required required range. range. The The Radioline Radioline wireless wireless system’s system’s I/O I/O mapping mapping distributes distributes signals signals across across the the system system without without requiring requiring any any prior prior programming. programming. All All it it takes takes is is aa turn turn of of the the knurled knurled knob knob to to assign assign the the inputs inputs and and outputs. outputs. Each Each wireless wireless module module can can

The Radioline wireless system’s I/O mapping distributes signals across the system without requiring any prior programming. All it takes is a turn of the knurled knob to assign the inputs and outputs.

be be modularly modularly expanded expanded by by up up to to 32 32 expansion expansion modules. modules.

By using the new cable-based Radioline RAD-RS485-IFS module, I/O signals can now be distributed wirelessly and via 2-wire cables in the same network. By By using using the the new new cable-based cable-based Radioline Radioline RAD-RS485-IFS RAD-RS485-IFS module, module, I/O I/O signals signals can can now now be be distributed distributed wirelessly wirelessly and and via via 2-wire 2-wire cables cables in in the the same same network. network.

through through aa dual-wire dual-wire RS-485 RS-485 connection connection or or as as aa stand-alone stand-alone application application in in aa odbus odbus master. master. eaturing eaturing channel-to-channel channel-to-channel electrical electrical isolation isolation and and extended extended ambient ambient conditions conditions from from -40°C -40°C to to +70°C, +70°C, the the I/O I/O extension extension modules modules are are suitable suitable for for robust robust use use in in 24/7 24/7 applications. applications. The The Radioline Radioline system system is is made made complete complete with with an an extensive extensive approval approval package package including including ,, ,, and and appro appro als. als.

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A New Generation of Marking Controllers

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RYOR RYOR Marking Marking Technology Technology are are launching launching aa new new embedded embedded controller controller for for their their range range of of dot dot and and scribe scribe marking marking machines, machines, portable, portable, benchtop benchtop and and production production line line integration integration models, models, with with aa whole whole host host of of added added advantages. advantages. In In addition addition to to their their PC PC based based software software package, package, this this new new embedded embedded controller controller links links with with their their range range of of high high quality quality precision precision marking marking machines, machines, and and now now sets sets Pryor’s Pryor’s marking marking solutions solutions head head and and shoulders shoulders above above other other similar similar products products in in the the market market place. place. The The design design and and build build of of this this new new system system – – all all developed developed in in house house at at Pryor, Pryor, creates creates aa controller controller which which is is dedicated dedicated to to the the Industrial Industrial sector sector and and straightforward straightforward to to use. use. It It combines combines all all the the necessary necessary functionality functionality and and design design features, features, to to ensure ensure aa long long and and robust robust life life in in diďŹƒ diďŹƒcult cult en en ironments. ironments. PECM Issue 38 PECM PECM Issue 24 24

A A high high quality, quality, industrial industrial grade, grade, large large 10.4â€? 10.4â€? touchscreen, touchscreen, usable usable with with gloves, gloves, gives gives easy easy on on screen screen editing, editing, drag drag and and drop drop options, options, larger larger buttons buttons and and live live preview preview of of what what is is being being marked. marked. The The operator operator interface interface is is fully fully customisable customisable allowing allowing manufacturers manufacturers to to use use their their own own labels labels and and images. images. Password Password protection protection is is provided provided as as standard standard so so that that operators operators can can easily easily perform perform error-free error-free marking. marking. Manufacturers Manufacturers will will have have far far greater greater control control over over what what they they see, see, and and how how they they see see it. it. The The electronics electronics have have been been upgraded upgraded from from the the bottom bottom up, up, with with far far more more processing processing power power and and expandable expandable I/O I/O with with the the ability ability to to integrate integrate many many more more types types of of controls controls // sensors. sensors. Sales Sales Director, Director, Alastair Alastair Morris Morris said said “We “We are are delighted delighted to to o oer er this this impro impro ed ed Controller Controller to to all all of of our our customers, customers, the the only only such such product product that that is is designed designed and and manufactured manufactured in in the the ,, which which will will

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FLUX presents the first brushless battery motor to drive pumps. ith the presents the worl s first rushless atter motor for pumps he motor is esigne for the small sealless COMBIFLUX drum pump. In combination with the pump, the motor provides a delivery rate which is e traor inar for this t pe of pump an guarantees the highest possi le egree of fle i ilit in operation epending on the pump ariant, ow rates of to litres per minute can be ad usted with the stepless speed ad ustment. or e ample, at the highest speed, a litre drum can be emptied within ust three minutes. sing the lowest speed, e en ten litre drums can be emptied with ust one battery charge. hen the replaceable lithium ion battery has run at, it can quic ly and easily be e changed and recharged within just 30 minutes. atter motor

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he O pump is especially suitable for transferring smaller olumes, e.g. out of narrow openings and difficult to access containers. t is a ailable in three ariants made of the materials polypropylene, poly inylidene uoride or stainless steel. ue to the modular design, the collector motor pre iously enabled different containers to be emptied one after the other with different O pumps. he new battery motor now pro ides e en more mobility and enables new applications. Because its independence from mains electrical power supply this makes the FBM-B 3100 especially suitable for applications where cables are problematic or not desired, or mains supply is unstable or not available at all, e.g. outdoors. The new brushless battery motor has no carbon brushes, making it maintenance free. Other features such as the variable speed delivery rate, independence from mains electrical power supply and replaceable battery deli er clear benefits to the user in terms of e ibility and economic efficiency. Granted the iF Product Design Award The new FBM-B 3100 battery motor has won the world-renowned iF Product Design Award 2014.


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Control & Automation IE3 requirements to cover smaller motors from 1 Jan, 2017

s of anuary, , grade energy efficiency will be compulsory in the uropean nion for mains operated electric motors in the rated power range from 0.75 kW to 375 kW. This extension to smaller motor si es is based on the egulation implementing codesign irecti e . n early , O already started offering motors rated . and higher according to efficiency and remium fficiency. hus, the manufacturer e ceeds the legal requirements, specifically in the small performance range. hese units make up the bulk of all motors currently in operation. In order to make the changeover easy for machine and plant manufacturers, the dimensions of NORD’s IE3 motors remain largely identical to those of models, allowing for retrofitting without any modifications to machines and plants. Moreover, the NORD portfolio includes motors featuring an or uper remium fficiency rating that are in erter controlled by default. hese solutions achie e e en higher efficiency levels. NORD provides comprehensive information and expert guidance in selecting motors for worldwide use and designing futureproof systems and plants.


LogiDrive – high-efficiency, lowmaintenance drives for intralogistics

O now offers standardi ed dri e units in three highly efficient and easy to ser ice ersions for typical requirements in conveying applications. The line-up of LogiDrive systems enables a quicker selection of the suitable drive for a given application and allows for reducing the variety of versions to a manageable few. IE4 synchronous motors with 1.1 kW, 1.5 kW, and 2.2 kW rated power are combined with two-stage helical bevel gears for speed ranges of rpm si e or rpm si e and . he transmission is continuously variable in the range from 1 to 500. Distributed frequency inverters for installation on the conveyor frame near the motor ensure optimum accessibility. They feature a key switch for disconnection from the plant control system and a direction switch for local set-up. ogi ri e systems are designed for hori ontal or inclined con eyors. They integrate the safety functions STO and SS1 according to DIN and . he motors feature a high overload capability. The system is fully modular: all components can be ser iced separately. his significantly reduces maintenance and repair costs. O integrates all standard fieldbus and ndustrial Ethernet interfaces directly in the AC vector drive. LogiDrive systems deliver reliable performance anywhere in the world and are suitable for as well as frequency.


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Cost Efficient Automation with Accumulating Pallet Recirculation System Space-saving and dynamic buffering and linking with the SPU 2040 m m has has e e pan pan e e its its portfolio portfolio in in the the fi fiel el of of automation automation The The new, new, accumulating accumulating pallet pallet recirculation recirculation system system SPU SPU 2040 2040 is is integrated integrated into into the the transfer transfer systems systems range. range. It It ena ena les les cost cost e e ecti ecti e e an an namic namic fee fee ing ing u u ering ering positioning positioning and and separating separating of of workpiece workpiece pallets pallets (WT). (WT). hen hen lin lin ing ing multiple multiple wor wor stations stations with with diff different erent cycle cycle or or changeo changeo er er times, times, the the clearly clearly demonstrates demonstrates its its strengths: strengths: It It allows allows aa countercyclical countercyclical operation operation with with automatic automatic recirculation recirculation of of the the .. at at top top chain chain carries carries the the wor wor pieces pieces on on the the WT WT to to the the plant. plant. After After removal removal of of the the workpieces workpieces the the empty empty pallets pallets are are safely safely carried carried over over the the return return roller roller and and then then conveyed conveyed back back on on the the underside underside of of the the conveyor. conveyor. They They are are then then once once again again available available at at the the starting starting point point of of the the conveyor conveyor waiting waiting to to be be loaded loaded with with new new workpieces. workpieces. A A second second conveying conveying level level and and devices devices for for lifting lifting and and lowering lowering with with complex complex control control elements elements are are no no longer longer required. required. No No additional additional manual manual or or automated automated loading loading of of pallets pallets is is necessary necessary either. either. he he is is ery ery compact compact in in comparison comparison to to other other systems systems on on the the market. market. This This means means not not only only low low space space requirements, requirements, but but also also good good ergonomic ergonomic properties properties for for workers workers which which place place or or remo remo ee the the components components on on the the system. system. he he is is ideal ideal for for example example in in the the automotive automotive industry, industry, to to use use in in measuring measuring systems systems or or supply supply in in welding welding units. units. Also Also in in the the plastics plastics industry, industry, for for automotive automotive suppliers suppliers or or manufacturers manufacturers of of machine machine tools tools for for grinding grinding or or turning turning machines, machines, the the is is highly highly suitable. suitable. Due Due to to the the proven proven mk mk modular modular design design and and variable variable workpiece workpiece pallets, pallets, the the is is ad ad ustable ustable so so also also off offers ers ee ibility. ibility. ss single single lane, lane, dual dual lane lane or or double double lane lane solution solution it it can can be be used used for for wor wor pieces pieces with with diff different erent weight weight distribution. distribution. n n addition addition to to the the modules modules like like WT, WT, transfer transfer line, line, drive, drive, return return and and frame, frame, stoppers stoppers and and separators separators as as well well as as diff different erent protecti protecti ee de de ice ice guards guards are are available. available. oo fi find nd out out more more please please isit isit www www m m profi profiles les co co u u ,, call call (01949) (01949) 823751 823751 or or email email info info m m profi profiles les co co u u

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IoT software CodingControl takes its place at the SAP Future Factory

he he Confi Configg Team Team has has announced announced that that itit has has joined joined the the Future Future Factory, Factory, part part of of SAP® SAP® CoCoInnovation Innovation Lab, Lab, with with the the implementation implementation of of their their IoT IoT software software CodingControl. CodingControl.


Managed Managed by by SAP SAP Co-Innovation Co-Innovation Lab, Lab, the the Future Future Factory, Factory, located located in in Dresden, Dresden, Germany, Germany, is is aa joint joint eff effort ort between between SAP SAP and and industrial industrial partners partners to to foster foster cocoinnovation, innovation, research research and and development development for for the the manufacturing manufacturing industry. industry. Using Using aa realrealworld world setting, setting, the the Future Future Factory Factory presents presents leading-edge leading-edge software software and and hardware hardware in in aa typical typical manufacturing manufacturing environment. environment. CodingControl, CodingControl, is is IoT IoT software software created created to to eliminate eliminate the the risk risk of of costly costly coding coding and and labelling labelling mistakes mistakes in in production, production, without without the the need need for for middleware. middleware. ItIt works works by by enabling enabling two-way two-way connectivity connectivity between between SAP SAP and and production production line line devices, devices, including including those those used used for for vision, vision, coding coding and and printprintand-apply and-apply labelling. labelling.


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CodingControl intelligently selects the right labelling templates and allows the user to preview the label before sending the data directly to every production line device. This This increases increases uptime uptime and and operational operational effi efficiency ciency by by saving saving the the time time needed needed to to manually manually enter enter labelling labelling data data into into each each device device individually individually and and mitigates mitigates the the risk risk of of human human error error during during this this process. process. Devices Devices can can also also communicate communicate with with SAP, SAP, alerting alerting users users when when consumables consumables are are running running low low or or ifif devices devices have have gone gone into into error error status. status. In In the the Future Future Factory, Factory, CodingControl CodingControl is is used used to to allow allow visiting visiting customers customers to to order order aa personalised personalised souvenir souvenir manufactured manufactured from from aa block block of of wood. wood. Their Their personal personal details details are are added added to to the the design design template template via via CodingControl CodingControl and and sent sent to to production. production. Beyond Beyond the the Future Future Factory, Factory, CodingControl CodingControl is is being being used used by by global global brands brands operating operating in in the the UK, UK, China China and and Poland. Poland.

Andrew Andrew Moses, Moses, Managing Managing Director Director of of The The Confi Configg Team, Team, commented, commented,“As “As you you can can imagine, imagine, we’re we’re all all delighted delighted that that CodingControl CodingControl has has been been implemented implemented in in the the Future Future Factory. Factory. The The Future Future Factory Factory is is aa fantastic fantastic showcase showcase of of the the technology technology leaders leaders in in manufacturing manufacturing and and logistics logistics software. software. It’s It’s aa privilege privilege to to be be part part of of itit and and itit gives gives fantastic fantastic recognition recognition of of the the hard hard work work our our team team put put in in to to developing developing such such an an innovative innovative product. product.”” For For more more information information or or to to request request aa demonstration, demonstration, please please e-mail: e-mail: contactus@theconfi

.. Weidmuller maxGUARD: Innovative control voltage distribution


Innovative ideas are required in panel building for control voltage distribution. ith lippon® Connect, Weidmüller is showcasing its pioneering connectivity solution for efficient planning, installation and operation. As part of the lippon® Connect product portfolio, Weidmüller is offering ma , which provides load monitoring and potential distribution in one complete solution. ma is an application product, so in other words, it’s precisely matched to the specific requirements in panel building. Generally speaking, failsafe and maintenancefriendly control voltage distributions that can also be installed in a time and space-saving manner are a must for efficient machine and facility operation. The new ma system integrates the potential distribution terminal blocks (that were previously installed separately) in the electronic load monitoring’s outputs as a complete solution in a 24 V DC control voltage distribution component. This new combination of load monitoring and potential distribution saves time during installation, increases safety against failure and reduces

the amount of space required on the terminal rail by up to 50%. ma is characterised by its extreme ease of servicing. Operating, testing and connection elements developed for the panel building application permit safe access to all voltage potentials and load circuits during commissioning and maintenance activities. In addition, ma can be used in a customised way. Indeed, the sheer range of variants and the ery different potential distribution terminal blocks and additional components enable customised solutions at all times. The consistently integrated test points in the ma control oltage distribution’s input and output have proven themselves to be particularly user-friendly, as they speed up troubleshooting operations. For testing and checking purposes, the potential distributors have practical disconnecting levers for simple galvanic isolation of the load circuit.

Weidmüller maxGUARD: The modules have a particularly spacesaving design – electronic load monitoring elements and potential distributors have a 6.1 mm pitch.

distribution terminal blocks. Last but not least, the new control voltage distribution system has a particularly space-saving design – electronic load monitoring elements and potential distributors ha e a . mm pitch. ma impresses users both with its innovative basic idea and the fact that it saves up to 50% space. Its added value thus lies in its technical and time-saving as a complete

Weidmüller maxGUARD: The modules have a particularly spacesaving design – electronic load monitoring elements and potential distributors have a 6.1 mm pitch.

ma is also equipped with cross-connectors that are unique on the market, delivering a reduction in the time and effort needed for wiring due to crossconnections between load monitoring and potential

nnovative maxGUARD control voltage distribution. Load monitoring and potential distribution combined in one convincing complete solution. Detail: The crossconnectors reduce the time and effort needed for wiring between load monitoring and potential distribution terminals.

concept, since it is designed as a single-section solution. While single-section solutions run over the number of channels in a linear way, block solutions always have a step function. ith the ma single-section solution, the user only pays for what they really need, rather than having unused channels in block solutions. For example, for fi e channels, a customer buys fi e sections from Weidmüller instead of two blocks of four channels or one block of eight channels. Section solutions are therefore cost efficient and often substantially shorten the panel’s width. Issue 24 PECM


SCADA In The Next 30 Years

Paul Paul Hurst, Hurst, MD MD independent independent UK UK SCADA SCADA and and HMI HMI vendor vendor Products4Automation Products4Automation (P4A). (P4A). Industrial Industrial SCADA SCADA is is undergoing undergoing aa step step change change right right now, now, with with the the move move from from proprietary proprietary code code to to next next generation generation technologies technologies such such as as compatibility compatibility with with SQL SQL Databases Databases and and Cloud Cloud Computing Computing .NET, .NET, OPC OPC UA UA and and HTML5. HTML5. This This is is part part of of moving moving towards towards aa more more connected connected world world and and aa natural natural progression progression oriented oriented towards towards technologies technologies of of the the immediate immediate future. future. Features Features considered considered 'next 'next generation' generation' just just aa couple couple of of years years ago ago are are now now available; available; such such as as high-end high-end graphics, graphics, based based on on WPF WPF (Windows (Windows Presentation Presentation Foundation) Foundation) and and XAML XAML (Extensible (Extensible Application Application Markup Markup Language). Language). WPF WPF uses uses aa vector vector graphics-rendering graphics-rendering engine engine for for example example that that is is independent independent from from the the resolution resolution and and so so takes takes full full advantage advantage of of the the modern modern graphics graphics and and Direct Direct XX hardware hardware components. components. These These developments, developments, combined combined with with increases increases in in pixel pixel definition definition on on the the latest latest HMIs HMIs allow allow SCADA SCADA systems systems to to provide provide touch touch controls controls and and combine combine traditional traditional data data acquisition acquisition functions functions with with improved improved layout layout diagrams, diagrams, 2D 2D and and 3D 3D graphics graphics and and other other multimedia multimedia elements elements such such as as video video and and animated animated text text and and typography. typography.


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These These innovative innovative technologies technologies enable enable automation automation software software developers developers to to embrace embrace the the radical radical changes changes in in device device interaction interaction that that are are evident evident in in the the industrial industrial world, world, meeting meeting current current and and emerging emerging user user expectations expectations for for more more interface interface functionality. functionality. The The vast vast amount amount of of data data generated generated by by aa typical typical production production process process is is of of little little use use ifif not not properly properly analysed, analysed, and and this this is is being being addressed addressed by by the the latest latest SCADA SCADA packages packages offering offering plant plant intelligence intelligence for for analysing, analysing, measuring, measuring, comparing comparing and and predicting predicting productive productive performance. performance. All All of of the the tools tools need need to to perform perform these these tasks tasks in in aa simple simple and and efficient efficient way, way, either either locally, locally, over over the the web, web, via via mobile mobile connections connections or or at at enterprise enterprise level. level.

Looking forwards, there is no doubt that having already made all this functionality mobile, that mobile devices will have more processing power, higher bandwidth capability and more storage. So So the the SCADA SCADA functionality functionality you you now now have have on on the the move move will will become become faster, faster, more more visual visual and and offer offer extended extended control control to to drill drill down down through through data data layers layers and and make make decisions decisions that that directly directly affect affect plant plant control. control.

The The next next major major step step is is likely likely to to take take into into account account how how we we actually actually interact interact with with SCADA SCADA platforms platforms using using different different devices, devices, this this is is happening happening already already with with the the use use of of virtual virtual reality reality environments environments and and VR VR projections projections on on headsets headsets and and glasses. glasses. ItIt is is easy easy to to see see aa production production manager manager in in aa few few years' years' time time walking walking around around aa facility facility with with aa pair pair of of safety safety glasses glasses on on that that he he can can touch touch the the arm arm or or use use eye eye scanning scanning software software to to select select the the SCADA SCADA package package running running in in the the background background and and see see visualisations visualisations of of plant plant productivity, productivity, trending trending analysis analysis and and efficiency efficiency live. live. Once Once you you are are using using the the device device in in this this way way then then alarms alarms can can pop pop into into view view and and maintenance maintenance records records of of machines machines can can be be accessed accessed as as well well as as manuals manuals and and other other useful useful resources. resources. II am am fairly fairly confident confident this this will will happen happen sooner sooner than than we we think! think!

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hrough permanent monitoring the web based software pro ides estates, operational and energy managers in facilities, estates and factories an immediate real time picture of the entire data for single or multiple site locations. he data is a ailable remotely and enables proacti e analysis and maintenance of the electrical infrastructure. t helps eliminate issues such as unplanned shut downs which causes considerable pain for clients in the form of downtime, and it can also enable managers to identify potential sources of energy wastage.


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POWERSCOUT® integrates the data from both ender and third party de ices. he recorded data allows users to compare the power system performance of different buildings or site locations with all measured alues systematically sa ed. nformation on system residual currents and power quality forms the basis for erifying the integrity of the system without switch off and is designed to fulfil the requirements of the regarding periodic erification an area of testing which estates managers often find difficulty fulfilling adequately. he comprehensi e and continuously updated monitoring tool pro ides an effecti e method to identifying the causes of malfunctions in a simple and easy way. ault currents and gradually de eloping insulation faults can be detected in time to allow proacti e maintenance. t therefore helps pre ent une pected disturbances or shutdowns, potential system failure, fire, or damage to e pensi e equipment ma imising a ailability of critical systems. he information is a ailable remotely through secure web interfaces which can be accessed by authorised site staff or ser ice partners. ata is accessed ia tablet, smartphone, laptop, or computer log in. POWERSCOUT® reduces administrati e effort and wasted engineer resource, enabling monitoring and reporting of information which is specific to the client s needs.


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PSM10R Series 10W, wall-plug adapters. Phihong Phihong Technology, Technology, aa leading leading global global supplier supplier of of OEM OEM power power solutions, solutions, has has introduced introduced the the new new PSM10R PSM10R Series Series 10W, 10W, wall-plug wall-plug adapters. adapters. Available Available with with interchangeable interchangeable plugs plugs for for international international compatibility, compatibility, the the new new wall wall plug plug adapters adapters deli deli er er high high effi efficiency ciency at at aa low low cost, cost, ma ma ing ing them them ideally ideally suited suited for for aa wide wide range range of of consumer consumer electronics electronics applications, applications, including: including: wireless wireless communications communications equipment, equipment, peripherals, peripherals, portable portable equipment, equipment, and and personal personal electronics, electronics, like like PDAs. PDAs. ompliant ompliant with with both both epartment epartment of of nergy nergy O O ee el el and and uropean uropean nion nion ode ode of of onduct onduct oo ier ier effi efficiency ciency standards, standards, hihong hihong ss new new wall wall plug plug adapters adapters are are aa limited limited power power source source rated rated for for 100–240VAC 100–240VAC input input and and 5VDC 5VDC output. output. Featuring Featuring Class Class II II double double insulation insulation and and Class Class BB EMI, EMI, the the series series is is also also certifi certified ed to to cc ,, ,, and and safety safety specifi specifications, cations, and and has has built built in in oo er er oltage, oltage, oo er er current, current, and and short-circuit short-circuit protections. protections. PSM10R PSM10R Series Series wall-plug wall-plug adapters adapters are are ideal ideal for for international international consumer consumer electronics electronics OEMs. OEMs. They They deliver deliver high high quality quality and and effi efficiency ciency at at aa competiti competiti ee cost, cost, are are aa ailable ailable with with interchangeable interchangeable plugs plugs that that facilitate facilitate compatibility compatibility with with virtually virtually any any power power outlet outlet in in the the world, world, and and simplify simplify inventory inventory and and approvals approvals with with aa single single part part number. number.

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O O onnectors onnectors announce announce aa ma ma or or ee pansion pansion of of their their O O modular modular industrial industrial connector connector range range –– three three major major variants variants provide provide the the ultimate ultimate pick’n’mix pick’n’mix -- whether whether signals, signals, current, current, data data rates, rates, air, air, or or light light waves waves –– all all can can be be incorporated. incorporated.

4-20 4-20 mA mA transmitter transmitter with with HART HART protocol protocol

ODU-MAC ODU-MAC Silver-Line Silver-Line The The all-rounder all-rounder for for automatic automatic docking docking -- six six docking-frame docking-frame types, types, each each in in customi customi able able lengths, lengths, with with multiple multiple modules modules including including high high speed speed data data options. options. ODU-MAC ODU-MAC White-Line White-Line The The option option for for manual manual mating mating -- same same technical technical performance performance as as Silver-Line, Silver-Line, but but in in aa choice choice of of metal metal and and plastic plastic housings, housings, with with snap-in, snap-in, spindle spindle or or lever lever locking. locking. ODU-MAC ODU-MAC Blue-Line Blue-Line Tool-free Tool-free and and clip-mounted clip-mounted for for on-site on-site assembly, assembly, with with loading/unloading loading/unloading of of the the crimp crimp contacts contacts possible possible even even after after assembly. assembly. More More information information at: at:

Troubleshooting Process Control Loop problems made easier with the new 830 Diagnostic Process Calibrator from Practical Instrument Electronics uic uic ly ly fifind nd hidden hidden loop loop problems problems with with the the world worldss fifirst rst multifunction multifunction calibrator calibrator with with built-in built-in troubleshooting troubleshooting tools. tools. Become Become aa loop loop detective detective able able to to diagnose diagnose common common problems problems that that technicians technicians carrying carrying other other test test equipment equipment ust ust can can tt fifind. nd. nique nique to to the the odel odel are are troubleshooting troubleshooting features features and and the the ability ability to to operate operate as as an an isolated isolated universal universal diagnostic diagnostic transmitter. transmitter. Connect Connect the the process process T/C T/C or or RTD RTD sensor sensor and and the the 830 830 acts acts as as aa linear linear or or non-linear non-linear 2-wire 2-wire transmitter transmitter with with aa built-in built-in LoopScope LoopScope simultaneously simultaneously displaying displaying the the sensor sensor input input and and the the current, current, voltage voltage and and resistance resistance of of the the loop. loop. Or Or add add aa pressure pressure module module to to swap swap out out aa linear linear or or square square root root pressure pressure transmitter. transmitter. or or the the fifirst rst time time you you can can see see how how the the loop loop is is REALLY REALLY functioning functioning and and verify verify the the power power supply supply has has enough enough capacity capacity to to power power all all the the devices devices in in the the loop. loop. For For more more information information on on the the PIE PIE 830 830 or or other other PIE PIE calibrators calibrators visit visit us us at at

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The The Meggitt Meggitt Sensing Sensing Systems Systems PCH420 PCH420 available available through through lectronic lectronic systems, systems, is is the the fifirst rst compatible compatible ibration ibration transmitter transmitter for for simplifi simplified ed condition condition monitoring monitoring of of process process systems. systems. sensors sensors off offer er seamless seamless integration integration to to host host automation automation systems systems enabling enabling low-cost low-cost installations installations and and remote remote monitoring monitoring capabilities. capabilities. Identifying Identifying slight slight variances variances in in machinery machinery performance performance can can prevent prevent serious serious defects defects such such as as bearing bearing faults, faults, gear gear defects, defects, lubrication lubrication issues issues and and pump pump cavitation. cavitation. PCH420 PCH420 sensors sensors output output reliable reliable vibration vibration data data over over HART HART networks, networks, reducing reducing the the cost cost of of maintenance maintenance and and extending extending the the lifetime lifetime of of critical critical rotating rotating equipment. equipment.

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The new USB range from Olson Electronics Olson Olson ha ha ee ust ust launched launched their their new new range range to to complement complement the the ever-growing ever-growing off offering ering of of power power distribution distribution units units they they already already have have available. available. ollowing ollowing the the popularity popularity of of adaptors adaptors for for smart smart phones, phones, tablets tablets and and other other portable portable devices, devices, it it seems seems Olson Olson have have responded responded to to feedback feedback from from their their customers customers and and the the modern modern marketplace marketplace by by presenting presenting this this new new and and inno inno ati ati ee range range for for the the mar mar et. et. Olson Olson lectronics lectronics ha ha ee added added the the option option of of specifying specifying twin twin soc soc ets ets on on some some of of their their bestselling bestselling product product ranges, ranges, trailing, trailing, sloping sloping and and suspended. suspended. he he option option can can also also be be specifi specified ed as as part part of of any any bespo bespo ee design, design, using using aa combination combination of of existing existing products products or or fully fully bespoke bespoke designs. designs.

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Synectic Electronics– FOR when You Can’t find a Babel Fish

Bridging the gap between signal and receiver A specialist in electronic measurement and control, Synectic Electronics, is making the business of communication between devices simpler. Engineers struggling to get essential, readable data to the right part of their processes will find ynectic s reliable, accurate and superb value equipment ideal for the job. Better connections

Bridging the gap between devices isn’t easy. When systems talk different languages, and operate to different tolerances, signals can become fu y, distorted and delayed. Your data is too important to be messed up by cobbled-together lin s, dodgy bridges or e en by fictional fish. You don’t need to go jumping through hoops, alter your processes or shell out a fortune. You need Synectic – the experts in getting data from A to B, effecti ely, without confusion or loss of accuracy. For more information about communicating successfully between different de ices, contact Synectic Electronics on 01204 819021 or visit

Taking signals from one source and sharing it between multiple destinations has long been problematic, but the company’s signal converters and splitters work without the usual cross-talk, electrical noise and without a time lag. They can eliminate the need for secondary meters and encoding devices, ensuring all signal recipients have identical information at the same time. Accurate translation ranslating from analogue to digital is also simplified using ynectic technology. heir digital load cell strain gauge amplifiers use excitation voltage to ensure a true ratiometric measurement which can be transmitted directly to process control computers. Neat and robust, these devices use a variety of ASCII commands for communication, ensuring engineers get the best possible functionality from the measuring equipment. For more information about communicating successfully between different de ices contact Synectic Electronics on 01204 819021 or visit

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Setting A New Benchmark For Changeovers remier remier Labellers, Labellers, who who have have been been supplying supplying pressure pressure sensitive sensitive labelling labelling systems systems to to the the many many of of the the UK’s UK’s leading leading FMCG FMCG manufacturers manufacturers since since 1994, 1994, will will be be showing showing their their innovative innovative new new Process Process Optimization Optimization Technology Technology at at the the forthcoming forthcoming PPMA PPMA TOTAL TOTAL processing processing and and packaging packaging show. show.


The The new new system system is is featured featured on on the the industry industry leading leading P250 P250 high high speed speed front, front, back back and and wraparound wraparound labeller labeller has has been been developed developed by by Premier Premier to to greatly greatly improve improve their their customers customers process process for for changeover changeover and and setup. setup. Premier Premier Labellers Labellers Managing Managing Director, Director, Tracie Tracie White, White, explains: explains:“The “The system system is is capable capable of of ensuring ensuring extremely extremely accurate accurate and and repeatable repeatable labelling labelling quality, quality, regardless regardless of of technician technician or or operator. operator.


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Every Every movable movable set set point point can can now now be be recorded recorded and and repeated, repeated, to to an an accuracy accuracy of of 0.25mm”. 0.25mm”. The The first first P250 P250 to to be be fitted fitted with with the the new new system system has has been been purchased purchased by by RR KK && JJ Jones Jones Limited Limited who who are are aa family family owned owned business business operating operating at at aa 12-acre 12-acre site site close close to to Thetford Thetford in in Norfolk, Norfolk, UK; UK; involved involved in in the the manufacture, manufacture, dispensing dispensing and and distribution distribution of of aa wide wide range range of of building building and and decorating decorating products. products.

It is their Bird Brand products that are gaining the most recognition for a reputation for quality and value and they have chosen the P250 with Process Optimization Technology to cope with labelling this wide range of different products.

Mr Jones, Managing Director at RK & J Jones comments: “We did a lot of research of the current labeller market and found that the P250 on offer from Premier was by far the most suitable machine for our range of products. Their new system for changeovers really helps us maintain the quality output the P250 can provide and keeps our downtime to below 15 minutes for a complete product changeover.” Bird Brand’s new P250 will be on show on Premier’s stand no.C44.

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Facilities Management New Luceco LED Lighting Specification Guide Luceco Luceco proudly proudly launches launches aa brand brand new new publication publication demonstrating demonstrating the the range range and and diversity diversity of of their their LED LED luminaires. luminaires. They They have have also also showcased showcased many many new new fifittings, ttings, ser ser ing ing applications applications across across aried aried industry industry sectors sectors including including industrial industrial and and commercial commercial lighting. lighting. otable otable luminaires luminaires such such as as the the igh igh ffi fficiency ciency uu ay ay are are featured, featured, aa high high level level LED LED luminaire luminaire designed designed as as an an alternative alternative to to traditional traditional HID HID and and T5 T5 lamp lamp luminaires. luminaires. The The LuxBay LuxBay boasts boasts 105 105 Luminaire Luminaire Lumens Lumens per per watt, watt, and and variants variants include include 100, 100, 150 150 and and 200 200 watts, watts, all all with with either either aa wide wide or or narrow narrow clear clear lens, lens, off offering ering oo er er ,, hours hours of of operational operational life. life. When When considering considering aa typical typical racking racking aisle aisle of of 40 40 metres metres in in length, length, 2.5 2.5 metres metres wide wide and and 10 10 metres metres high, high, there there is is aa massive massive 55% 55% energy energy saving saving using using 44 xx 200W 200W LED LED LuxBays LuxBays from from Luceco, Luceco, when when compared compared to to 44 xx 400W 400W Metal Metal Halide Halide low low bay bay luminaires luminaires with with rac rac re re ectors. ectors. A A state-of-the-art state-of-the-art website website packed packed with with information information complements complements the the new new publication. publication. any any useful useful downloads downloads including including the the new new pecifi pecification cation uide, uide, ndustry ndustry pecifi pecificc ighting ighting rochures rochures and and aa suite suite of of iles iles created created in in ee itit co co ering ering the the Luceco Luceco range, range, are are all all available available --

Do you repair or replace older water treatment equipment Designing, Designing, building building and and installing installing water water treatment treatment equipment equipment has has been been the the core core business business of of A&J A&J Fabtech Fabtech Water Water Division Division for for many many years. years. Now, Now, as as was was always always inevitable, inevitable, we we have have reached reached aa point point where where some some of of our our earlier earlier projects projects have have come come to to the the end end of of their their design design life life and and the the clients clients need need to to make make decisions decisions about about what what to to do do next. next. abtech abtech ater ater ii ision ision off offers ers aa dedicated dedicated team team of of ee perienced perienced engineers engineers and and technicians technicians who who work work with with clients clients to to ensure ensure they they get get the the best best possible possible lifelifelong long performance performance from from their their water water treatment treatment equipment. equipment. Initially Initially we we provide provide the the capability capability to to design, design, manufacture manufacture and and install install aa wide wide range range of of standardised standardised and and bespoke bespoke equipment. equipment. We We then then move move into into maintenance maintenance and and service, service, which which would would also also encompass encompass repairs, repairs, alterations alterations and and upgrades upgrades ifif required. required. Finally, Finally, as as the the equipment equipment nears nears the the end end of of its its design design life, life, we we are are on on hand hand to to help help plan plan replacements replacements or or refurbishment. refurbishment.

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) secure TC Facilities Management (TCFM) cleaning contract with on-line retailer secure multi-service contract with TC Facilities Facilities Management Management (TCFM) (TCFM) is is now now playing playing aa global supplier of Industrial Components TC part part in in helping helping an an unnamed unnamed on-line on-line retailer retailer achieve achieve TC TC Facilities Facilities Management Management (TCFM) (TCFM) is is delighted delighted to to announce announce the the award award of of aa multi-service multi-service contract contract at at RS RS Components Components Ltd, Ltd, the the world’s world’s leading leading distributor distributor of of electronics, electronics, automation automation and and control control components, components, tools tools and and consumables. consumables. he he contract contract will will see see oo er er staff staff from from deployed deployed to to provide provide Cleaning, Cleaning, Security, Security, Catering, Catering, Grounds Grounds Maintenance Maintenance and and Specialist Specialist leaning leaning at at sites sites ss in in orby orby and and uneaton uneaton and and rade rade ounters ounters across across the the country. country. The The contract contract commenced commenced on on 1st 1st November November and and is is being being led led by by Steve Steve Wengrow, Wengrow, Divisional Divisional Director, Director, TCFM, TCFM, who who is is working working alongside alongside the the team team from from RS RS Components Components Ltd Ltd to to deliver deliver aa seamless seamless transition. transition.

speedy speedy grocery grocery deliveries deliveries from from their their DC DC in in London. London.

The The contract contract being being delivered delivered by by aa team team from from started started on on th th ecember ecember .. tt will will provide provide cleaning cleaning services services to to aa Distribution Distribution Centre Centre responsible responsible for for its its groceries groceries delivery delivery in in London. London. The The team team from from TCFM, TCFM, led led by by Charlotte Charlotte Mudge, Mudge, TCFM TCFM Account Account Manager, Manager, will will ensure ensure that that the the superb superb standards standards that that TCFM TCFM have have become become known known for for in in other other DCs DCs will will be be replicated replicated and and with with itit enable enable the the retailer retailer to to deliver deliver consistently consistently speedy speedy shopping shopping solutions. solutions. The The contract contract will will utilise utilise rigorous rigorous systems systems and and state-of-the-art state-of-the-art technology technology to to help help to to deliver deliver robust robust monitoring monitoring and and management management reporting reporting to to the the client. client.

Having Having been been able able to to demonstrate demonstrate added added value value within within other other FM FM contracts, contracts, RS RS Components Components awarded awarded the the contract contract based based on on TCFM’s TCFM’s passion passion to to understand understand their their individual individual needs needs and and then then to to design design aa bespoke bespoke solution solution to to meet meet them. them.

Having Having been been able able to to demonstrate demonstrate the the added added value value within within other other cleaning cleaning contracts contracts in in DCs, DCs, the the contract contract was was awarded awarded based based on on TCFM’s TCFM’s proven proven track track record record in in the the warehouse warehouse space space along along with with their their design design of of aa bespoke bespoke solution, solution, based based on on the the client’s client’s individual individual needs. needs.

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State of the art heating made in Wiltshire They’ve got it all wrong


ust ust because because aa technology technology has has aa long long history history (105 (105 years), years), it it does does not not mean mean it it cannot cannot be be improved improved for for the the 21st 21st century! century! Sunflow un ow Ltd. td. entered entered the the field field of of resistive resistive heating heating technology technology just just six six and and aa half half years years ago. ago. Admittedly, Admittedly, the the owners owners had had been been working working on on their their invention(s) invention(s) for for three three years years prior prior to to that. that. Frustrated Frustrated by by the the limitations limitations of of some some of of the the current current and and proposed proposed renewable renewable technologies, technologies, we we felt felt that that better better results results were were possible possible by by adapting, adapting, improving improving and and re-inventing re-inventing resistive resistive electric electric heating. heating. What What was was not not foreseen foreseen was was the the incredible incredible negativity negativity produced produced by by the the fact fact that that the the “ultra-efficient” ultra efficient electric electric heaters heaters produced produced could could not not be be labelled labelled under under the the term term ‘renewable’ ‘renewable’ or or ‘alternative’. ‘alternative’. Outrageously Outrageously expensive, expensive, poor poor performing performing ‘renewable ‘renewable energy’ energy’ heating heating systems systems have have gained gained credibility, credibility, grants grants and and subsidies subsidies even even though though they they burn burn more more precious precious resources resources and and add add considerably considerably to to the the carbon carbon problem. problem. Some Some ‘so ‘so called’ called’ renewable renewable technologies technologies have have never never been been proven proven and and rely rely on on fossil fossil fuels fuels which, which, no no matter matter how how efficient, efficient, still still produce produce carbon. carbon. Claims Claims for for some some of of the the renewable renewable technologies technologies are are pretty pretty wild. wild. Even Even widely widely accepted accepted technologies technologies

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such such as as air air source source heat heat pumps pumps cannot cannot produce produce anything anything near near the the claims claims of of 4:1 4:1 unless unless the the outside outside temperature temperature is is twenty twenty degrees degrees centigrade. centigrade. Why Why would would anyone anyone be be running running their their heating heating system system in in the the middle middle of of the the summer? summer? Soo we we are are in in aa field field where where the the worst worst performing performing resistive resistive heaters heaters use use twice twice the the amount amount of of electricity electricity as as ours, ours, but but are are still still given given the the same same classification. classification. In n money money terms terms that that means means aa householder householder can can pay pay £2,000 £2,000 per per year year for for their their heating heating rather rather than than less less than than half half that that figure. figure. Multiply ultiply this this over over millions millions of of households households and and it it is is aa massive massive problem problem that, that, if if solved, solved, could could meet meet much much of of the the carbon carbon reduction reduction targets targets that that Parliament Parliament has has set set itself. itself. Generally, Generally, resistive resistive heating heating tends tends to to heat heat air air and and then then the the air air heats heats humans. humans. It It does does this this by by taking taking the the electric electric element element to to aa very very high high temperature, temperature, well well over over one one thousand thousand degrees degrees centigrade centigrade (forced (forced convection). con ection . Sunflow, un ow, uses uses low low temperature temperature elements elements (two (two hundred hundred degrees degrees centigrade) centigrade) but but instead instead of of heating heating air, air, the the element element is is buried buried in in aa kiln kiln clay clay core core which which conducts conducts the the heat. heat. This This heat heat transfer transfer technology technology enables enables the the heater heater to to set set up up aa thermal thermal wall wall which which puts puts much much greater greater emphasis emphasis on on radiant radiant heat. heat. Radiant Radiant heat heat is is much much more more efficient efficient and and comfortable comfortable for for humans. humans. ( ( temperature/thermal/) temperature/thermal/)

The The technology technology to to control control this this heating heating is is robust robust and and extremely extremely accurate. accurate. Temperature Temperature targets targets are are not not only only adhered adhered to to but but as as the the heater heater approaches approaches target target temperature temperature it it reduces reduces electricity electricity input input down down to to just just twenty twenty five fi e per per cent. cent. Given i en the the fact fact that that radiant radiant heat heat is is thermally thermally more more efficient efficient to to humans, humans, it it is is possible possible to to reduce reduce temperature temperature targets targets by by one one or or two two degrees degrees and and still still feel feel just just as as comfortable comfortable compared compared to to aa forced forced convection convection heater. heater.

The technology to control this heating is robust and extremely accurate. Sensibly, Sensibly, governments governments should should be be looking looking at at more more practical practical ways ways to to solve solve the the fossil fossil fuel fuel crisis. crisis. An n “ultra-efficient” ultra efficient resistive resistive heater heater linked linked to to renewable renewable electricity, electricity, either either direct direct or or through through one one of of the the new new home home batteries batteries is is every e ery bit bit aa zero-carbon ero carbon answer answer as as any any technology technology out out there. there. However, However, they they are are being being produced produced now, now, are are flexible e ible and and do do not not require require very very expensive expensive installation installation or or high high maintenance maintenance equipment. equipment. Prepared Prepared by by Suzanne Suzanne Pesics, Pesics, Managing Managing Director Director Sunflow Sunflow Ltd. Ltd.

Fixtures & Fittings

Schwer Fittings leads the way in stainless steel connection technology as a manufacturer and supplier of high precision stainless steel tube components and hose fittings, compression fittings, twin ferrule fittings, clino-aseptic fittings, various valves and seamless tube with a technically trained sales team to help with all enquiries. Schwer enjoys an enviable reputation in the stainless steel industry for unrivalled service levels, components built for longevity and guaranteed 100 % traceability across all products. Using laserengraved test numbers to match parts to original material and produce 3.1B certificates many years after production. In addition to holding German Lloyds classification for the past decade, Schwer also holds DNV, ABS, GOST and RINA certification amongst others. Celebrating 20 years UK trading in 2014, Schwer has expanded and refitted the Warrington office, and increased production capacity with the introduction of new CNC, crimping and bending machinery. There are new training facilities in house, used for BFPA courses. Customers are informed about latest news, discounts and offers in our monthly Newsletter. Schwer Fittings Ltd Tel: 01925 639006 Fax: 01925 639007 Email:

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OEM Water Pump Design

upplying upplying components components to to OE OE manufacturers manufacturers requires requires aa certain certain quality quality standard standard that that helps helps protect protect the the brand brand and and the the customer. customer. The The water water pump pump is is of of integral integral importance importance to to the the engine engine and and its its associated associated systems, systems, and and for for premium premium manufacturers manufacturers aa premium premium water water pump pump is is called called for. for.


What does David Lewis, plant manager of Mark Water Pumps Limited think it takes to supply components to OEMS? "Car "Car manufacturers manufacturers have have aa very very specific specific set set of of standards standards which which need need to to be be adhered adhered to to when when manufacturing manufacturing components. components. Our Our task task is is to to translate translate those those requirements requirements into into an an ideal ideal manufactured manufactured product product -- through through the the filter filter of of our our knowledge knowledge and and experience. experience. We We currently currently manufacture manufacture aa quarter quarter of of aa million million water water pumps pumps every every year year for for the the OEM, OEM, OES OES and and aftermarket aftermarket


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channels channels and and have have designed, designed, tested tested and and manufactured manufactured hundreds hundreds of of individual individual designs designs over over the the years, years, so so we we have have plenty plenty of of knowledge knowledge to to reference reference when when producing producing aa new new component. component. When When an an OEM OEM sets sets out out to to source source aa manufacturer manufacturer for for its its components, components, the the manufacturer manufacturer is is presented presented with with aa set set of of explicit explicit specifications specifications from from the the OEM. OEM. These These set set specs specs consist consist of of performance performance parameters parameters such such as as flow flow rates rates and and mechanical mechanical efficiency efficiency for for aa given given temperature temperature range, range, plus, plus, accurate accurate package package dimensions, dimensions, hard hard points points and and apertures apertures etc. etc. The The OEM OEM will will also also stipulate, stipulate, or, or, collaborate collaborate on on the the type type of of technology technology to to be be included included in in the the component, component, this this typically typically covers covers materials materials to to be be used used for for the the pump pump housing housing and and internal internal parts parts such such as as choosing choosing between between steel, steel, composite composite or or plastics plastics for for impellers, impellers, plus, plus, decisions decisions on on key key subcomponents subcomponents such such as as bearings bearings and and seals. seals.

As the automotive market is so competitive, specifying a water pump from a company such as Mark Water Pumps guarantees quality and a long service life. Ultimately, quality production processes achieves success for both supplier and OE manufacturer.

Other requirements will be laid out such as the temperature range at which the pump is expected to run reliably; for performance and longevity of the water pump and other engine ancillaries. Quality control during assembly is also very important, all the while making sure practical decisions are being made in order to meet specific cost targets. After the requirements have been set we begin the design stage which involves the use of 3D CAD. Once the design stage has been completed the first samples are machined and assembled, then they are then CMM scanned to

ensure that all dimensions have been accurately met. Samples are subsequently thoroughly tested on one of our water pump endurance rigs, which are set to replicate various different life cycle tests, and are also tested on one of our water pump flow rigs to confirm flow rates and pressures. Once the prototypes have passed the testing phase and have been approved by the client then we set to work on manufacturing. Quality is also a dominant issue. For OE manufactures it goes without saying that it is vitally Issue 24 PECM


important important that that all all components components operate operate without without issue. issue. And And with with the the water water pump pump being being an an essential essential part part of of the the engines engines cooling cooling system system itit not not only only impacts impacts on on efficiency efficiency and and performance, performance, but but just just as as importantly, importantly, reliability reliability and and longevity. longevity. An An OEM OEM needs needs to to be be able able to to rely rely on on its its chosen chosen supplier supplier in in order order to to protect protect its its customer customer satisfaction satisfaction and and brand brand positioning, positioning, both both vital vital in in long-term long-term sales sales allegiance. allegiance. All All of of these these stages stages are are carried carried out out in-house in-house at at our our state-of-the-art state-of-the-art factory. factory. By By dealing dealing with with one one supplier supplier from from design design stage stage to to rolling rolling out out the the order, order, and and for for every every single single part part of of that that component, component, our our clients clients receive receive


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the the same same specification specification of of pump, pump, every every single single time. time. Everyone Everyone at at Mark Mark Water Water Pumps Pumps has has an an OE OE mentality mentality which which greatly greatly helps helps us us to to meet meet the the requirements requirements of of the the manufacturer. manufacturer. We We have have been been designing, designing, testing testing and and manufacturing manufacturing for for OEMs OEMs for for over over thirty thirty years years and and supply supply several several manufacturers, manufacturers, including including prestige prestige brands brands such such as as Jaguar Jaguar Land Land Rover, Rover, Aston Aston Martin Martin and and Volvo. Volvo. We We currently currently manufacture manufacture over over 250,000 250,000 pumps pumps and and over over 500 500 different different part part ranges ranges per per year, year, and and have have recently recently invested invested in in the the

capacity capacity to to make make more, more, hold hold more more in in our our warehouse warehouse and and deliver deliver them them in in smaller smaller batches batches and and on on very very short short lead-times. lead-times. ""

OEMs need to work closely with their suppliers to protect their brand and ensure the quality of their products. Buyers of new vehicles will not accept inferior parts and a breakdown will cause damage to the automotive manufactures reputation.

Fluid Handling

Swivel joint design and manufacture from Rotaflow otafl otaflow ow design design and and manufacture manufacture aa range range of of swivels swivels joints. joints. Swivel Swivel Joints Joints allow allow flfluids uids to to be be transferred transferred across across rotating rotating interfaces, interfaces, without without leakage. leakage. Simple Simple single single flflow ow units units are are used used in in many many applications applications including including loading loading arms, arms, articulated articulated pipework pipework and and hose hose reelers. reelers. Some Some applications applications require require articulated articulated pipe pipe work work or or hoses hoses to to allow allow flfluids uids such such as as Hydraulic Hydraulic Power, Power, Air Air (pneumatic) (pneumatic) control control lines, lines, or or mixed mixed process process flfluids uids to to be be used used on on moving moving machinery. machinery. The The strong strong bearing bearing area, area, of of both both ball ball bearings bearings and and needle needle rollers, rollers, is is complimented complimented with with aa choice choice of of sealing sealing materials materials for for maximum maximum application application compatibility. compatibility. Over Over the the passed passed years years otafl otaflow ow have have provided provided design design solutions solutions within within many many processing processing sectors. sectors. Swivel Swivel joints joints will will allow allow the the movement movement on on aa slowly slowly rotating rotating drum drum or or remove remove the the damaging damaging ee ect ect of of twisting twisting on on hoses. hoses. ee manufacture manufacture in in both both carbon carbon steel steel and and stainless stainless steel steel with with “specials” “specials” in in any any grade grade of of metal metal to to suit suit customer customer specifi specification cation -- range range of of sizes sizes from from ”” to to ”” nominal nominal bore. bore.

Tel: Tel: +44(0)1663 +44(0)1663 735003 735003 Email: Email: sales@rotafl www.rotafl

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PTFE Fluid Handling from Bohlender ohlender ohlender oo ers ers aa vast vast range range of of fifinished nished and and semi semi fifinished nished products products in in technical technical and and flfluoroplastics. uoroplastics. A A variety variety of of di di erent erent materials materials lili ee ,, ,, A, A, and and others others enable enable innovative innovative products products to to be be produced produced with with excellent excellent chemical chemical resistance resistance and and high high thermal thermal resistance. resistance.

Screw Screw joints joints and and ground ground joint joint components, components, tubing tubing and and connectors connectors allow allow an an infi infinite nite number number of of combinations combinations to to create create sophisticated sophisticated systems systems of of flfluid uid transfer transfer using using standard standard laboratory laboratory bottles bottles and and containers. containers. For For distillation distillation of of strong strong acids acids or or alkaline alkaline products products BOLA BOLA manufactures manufactures reaction reaction vessels vessels up up to to litre litre capacity capacity in in or or A. A. All All parts parts exposed exposed to to the the medium medium are are either either made made completely completely of of PTFE/PFA PTFE/PFA or or jacketed jacketed like like the the thermometers. thermometers. The The BOLA BOLA catalogue catalogue also also includes includes aa wealth wealth of of technical technical information information on on the the materials materials used used including including physical physical properties properties and and chemical chemical resistance resistance and and the the safe safe use use and and care care of of flfluoroplastic uoroplastic labware. labware. Further Further advice advice on on the the pressure pressure resistance resistance of of tubing tubing and and the the correct correct choice choice for for pressure pressure or or vacuum vacuum applications applications make make the the catalogue catalogue aa useful useful reference. reference.

Making moves in Mochdre‌

Together stronger has never been truer‌

ith Aston Martin moving in at Glamorgan and TVR planning to open a base in Ebbw Vale, it is worth recognising that automotive parts production is also thriving in North Wales.


Colwyn Bay is already the second-largest community and business centre in North Wales, and Mark Water Pumps based in Mochdre has just announced investment in the latest 'lean' manufacturing methods to help it ensure production is superefficient as the business diversifies into other areas using its in-house high pressure aluminium casting plant, manufacturing and test, and stock logistics facilities. The company has embraced lean culture manufacturing methods, which are used to optimise work-flow and make the most of floor space, adding to cost efficiency and overall competitiveness. Through this they have rapidly expanded the business to where it is today, and the company still continues to grow with its Pro-Flow range of OEM & aftermarket water pumps, plus new ranges of aluminium cast products. By utilising effective use of space the company has

increased production efficiency, allowing its customers' to receive orders quicker and in larger quantities. Waste reduction has also been considered and through the efficient use of materials, packaging and technology, this has allowed reduced waste disposal costs-whilst having the added benefit of being environmentally friendly. This is backed up by Mark Water Pumps recently gaining ISO/TS 16949 certification. With all casting, assembly and testing of components done on site, the time taken for any project to be completed is reduced, facilitating quick turnaround times. Following on from production of the finished products, Mark Water Pumps works closely with established logistics companies to make sure that the customers' order is delivered quickly and efficiently.

In fact all employees are actively encouraged to come up with ideas for continued improvement. Of course, the future of the company needs to be considered, and Mark Water Pumps welcomes budding engineers to contact them for apprenticeship opportunities, with a number of apprentices currently being employed. This along with investing in training provides a great contingency plan for the future. Whilst some import companies are slowing investment down due to the recent decision to exit from the EU, Mark Water Pumps as a domestic manufacturer is set to benefit from more competitive export prices and continues to invest in its infrastructure whilst keeping costs to customers the same.

Mark Water Pumps believes in continued improvement in all fields, but it also realises that this must work hand in hand with the staff it employs. Many of the staff have years of technical knowhow and are consulted and listened to regularly with regards to changes in infrastructure. Issue 24 PECM


Rupture Discs: your most important safety device Rupture or Bursting Discs, a non-reclosing, fail safe device. Probably the most misunderstood and least appreciated safety device used in systems where pressure or vacuum are present and where excess pressures or vacuum may need to be controlled and relieved when conditions exceed the safe design parameters. KUB KUB®® Invented Invented by by REMBE, REMBE, used used all all over over the the world world in in several several industries industries with with an an operating operating ratio ratio of of 98%. 98%. Copyright: Copyright:REMBE® REMBE®GmbH GmbHSafety Safety++Control Control

many many as as di di erent erent points points are are needed needed to to ensure ensure that that the the disc disc is is engineered engineered to to the the full full specification specification so so it it will will operate operate correctly, correctly, on on average average only only 8 8 points points are are given given to to make make the the design. design. There There is is more more emphasis emphasis given given to to painting painting specs, specs, packaging, packaging, how how many many copies copies of of paperwork, paperwork, the the inspection inspection etc. etc. than than to to the the specification specification of of the the upture upture isc isc itself. itself.


he he first first rupture rupture discs discs were were very very simple simple flat flat pieces pieces of of metal, metal, weakened weakened to to open, open, sometimes sometimes with with very very little little accuracy accuracy or or predictability, predictability, at at aa supposedly supposedly fixed fixed pressure. pressure. ver ver the the years years the the technology technology employed employed in in controlling controlling pressures pressures in in the the various various types types of of oil, oil, gas, gas, petrochemical petrochemical and and other other downstream downstream industries industries has has improved improved and and developed developed to to high high levels levels of of safety, safety, mostly mostly through through the the use use of of electronics electronics and and pneumatics pneumatics to to maintain maintain aa safe safe working working pressure pressure regime regime in in the the various various plants. plants. In In addition, addition, the the development development of of safety safety valves valves has has also also moved moved forward, forward, again again raising raising the the safety safety level level to to one one where where many many design design and and plant plant personnel personnel lost lost sight sight of of the the most most important important safety safety device device in in the the plant, plant, the the Rupture Rupture Disc. Disc. Today Today operators operators and and end end users users have have been been lulled lulled into into aa false false sense sense of of security security that that the the design design engineers engineers and and system system process/instrumentation process/instrumentation designers designers have have covered covered all all the the possibilities possibilities with with sophisticated sophisticated control control and and monitoring monitoring systems, systems, nothing nothing can can go go wrong wrong so so why why do do we we need need aa Rupture Rupture Disc? Disc? There There are are many many reasons reasons why why we we need need Rupture Rupture Discs Discs these these include: include: Fast Fast opening opening times, times, typically typically < < 2ms, 2ms, reacts reacts to to sudden sudden pressure pressure rises rises far far faster faster than than any any valve valve Full Full bore bore opening, opening, unlike unlike safety safety valves valves where where the the orifice orifice restricts restricts the the flow flow isolation isolation of of process process fluids, fluids, no no leaks leaks until until the the disc disc opens opens PECM Issue 66 PECM PECM Issue 24 24

Isolate Isolate safety safety valves valves from from corrosive corrosive process process media media when when installed installed upstream upstream of of the the safety safety valve, valve, can can also also be be used used downstream downstream to to protect protect the the outlet outlet Prevents Prevents rogue rogue emissions, emissions, blockage blockage of of the the safety safety valve valve and and can can be be used used to to pop pop test test the the safety safety valve valve in-situ in-situ nfortunately nfortunately some some designs designs of of upture upture Discs Discs have have not not changed changed much much over over the the last last years years and and we we still still find find the the old old and and unreliable unreliable scored scored or or indented indented discs discs being being specified specified today. today. he he lac lac of of understanding understanding in in the the advancement advancement of of laser laser technology technology in in the the manufacture manufacture of of Rupture Rupture Discs Discs leads leads to to the the wrong wrong belief belief that that only only the the older older and and less less reliable reliable designs designs are are the the only only ones ones available. available. REMBE REMBE leads leads the the way way in in advanced advanced laser laser technology technology and and produces produces Rupture Rupture Discs Discs with with advanced advanced design design features features that that increase increase the the reliability reliability and and operational operational life life of of their their Rupture Rupture Discs Discs far far beyond beyond those those of of scored scored discs. discs. So So why why do do so so many many of of the the design design engineers engineers get get it it wrong wrong when when they they set set out out to to do do the the FEED FEED work? work? Mainly Mainly because because they they were were never never taught taught or or had had an an explanation explanation of of what what aa Rupture Rupture Discs Discs does does and and does does not not do. do. Rupture Rupture Discs Discs selection selection is is based based on on the the information information given given in in the the datasheet datasheet of of the the RFQ RFQ or or tender, tender, sometimes sometimes this this is is minimal, minimal, where where in in reality reality the the volume volume of of information information needed needed is is much much higher higher to to ensure ensure that that the the Rupture Rupture Disc Disc is is engineered engineered and and manufactured manufactured to to meet meet the the needs needs for for that that application. application. As As

In In light light of of “disc “disc failure”, failure”, the the term term normally normally applied applied in in the the industry industry to to the the disc disc opening, opening, operators operators try try to to avoid avoid them them when when in in fact fact the the disc disc opening opening means means it it is is doing doing its its job, job, protecting protecting the the plant. plant. If If you you run run the the plant plant above above its its rated rated capacity, capacity, something something that that is is done done regularly, regularly, but but you you still still use use the the same same disc disc design design characteristics characteristics for for normal normal operations, operations, why why blame blame the the disc disc for for opening? opening? If If you you have have new new pressures pressures and and temperatures temperatures then then the the disc disc needs needs to to be be designed designed for for those those parameters, parameters, not not the the old old ones. ones. To To recap, recap, aa Rupture Rupture disc disc and and its its holder holder are are your your most most important important safety safety device, device, as as long long as as it it has has been been specified specified correctly correctly in in the the design design stage. stage. It It is is failsafe, failsafe, whatever whatever else else goes goes wrong wrong aa properly properly designed designed and and engineered engineered disc disc opens opens at at its its set set pressure. pressure. Electronics, Electronics, pneumatic pneumatic and and mechanical mechanical devices devices can can fail, fail, human human error error can can cause cause operational operational errors errors in in the the pressure pressure system, system, the the Rupture Rupture Disc Disc still still opens, opens, your your best best device device to to protect protect your your plant. plant. REMBE REMBE has has invested invested in in technology technology advances advances in in Rupture Rupture Disc Disc design design using using laser laser technology technology and and advanced advanced engineering engineering to to produce produce the the most most reliable reliable and and cost cost ee ective ective upture upture Discs Discs available. available. It It doesn’t doesn’t stop stop there, there, REMBE REMBE is is 100% 100% German German and and from from our our headquarters headquarters and and manufacturing manufacturing plant plant in in Brilon, Brilon, Germany Germany REMBE REMBE continues continues with with our our in-house in-house R&D R&D to to push push the the engineered engineered Rupture Rupture Discs Discs and and associated associated technologies technologies further further forward. forward.

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Shipping Operators Receive Simple Answer To Meeting SOLAS Requirements

he three months grace period on the amended Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulations has now expired, and exporters are now required to verify the weight of packed shipping containers. Sensor Technology is able to provide a simple, retrofittable solution for SOLAS compliance, and the company has already worked with a number of exporters who admitted to being "caught out" by the implementation of the legislation.

about how to implement the regulations, and worried how the legislation will be enforced."

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) officially adopted the new SOLAS regulations in November 2014, and the legislation was fully implemented in July 2016, with a three month grace period to ease exporters through the changeover and prevent supply chain disruption or port congestion. Sensor Technology managing director Tony Ingham comments: "The intention of the SOLAS legislation is to reduce the number of accidents caused globally by containers whose weights have been erroneously declared. But many of the businesses we have spoken to have been unsure

"Cost of implementation has also been a concern, but Sensor Technology's LoadSense technology provides a simple and cost-effective solution that meets the requirements of the legislation and provides a number of additional functions that will be of benefit to shipping operators," says Ingham.


Under the legislation verification of the packed containers' weight is a condition for vessel loading. Two methods of verification are acceptable: either weighing the loaded container or weighing the cargo and then adding the tare weight of the container.

Easily incorporated within the crane hook, LoadSense allows weighing processes to be fully integrated with handling operations. All live data is captured in real time and can be transferred to a database, stored, totalised and analysed.

An on-board single chip computer records, analyses and archives readings, while wireless communication capability can transfer data in real time to a host computer. LoadSense employs internal batteries, which make its operation completely autonomous. The LoadSense package includes the intelligent load sensor itself, plus a handheld receiver display. The load sensor is based on proven strain gauge technology, and is calibrated as standard in the range from 1 to 20 tonnes, with other ranges up to 50 tonnes available soon. "Safety legislation is always rigorously enforced, so exporters would be well advised to look at the SOLAS requirements very seriously," says Ingham. "The requirements are demanding, but they don't have to be difficult. Our message to the industry is that we have simple solutions that meet the SOLAS requirements, which are highly costeffective and easy to implement, and which can provide a number of features that can help exporters to further streamline their operations." Issue 24 PECM


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Lifting & Handling Equipment

Innovative Handling for Heavy Plant & Injection Moulding Tools Safety in Handling from 10 – 32 tonnes:


andling of heavy plant and injection moulding tools can easily result in damages to the tools and injuries to the operator. Failure to use the correct equipment not only endangers the operator but can end up costing the business due to damaged tools. The RUD Tool-Mover is an innovative handling device that offers safety in handling of heavy plant and injection moulding tools. The Tool-Mover provides a range of safety factors both to the operator and the tools being handled. It is equipped with a frequency controlled drive, which ensures an even and smooth drive from start to finish, and it can be stopped in any position securely even if power to the unit is cut. The Tool-Mover does not need to be bolted to the floor; it can be moved to

the appropriate location in the facility by a crane or forklift / pallet truck. It offers a handling weight range starting from 10t, 16t, 20t to our largest 32tonnes. Improve efficiency and safety when handling your plant and moulding tools with the RUD Tool-Mover. The safety of your operator is vital; whilst reducing costs to potentially damaged tools when handling heavy goods from 10 – 32 tonnes. As a leading manufacturer of over 600 lifting and lashing applications, RUD Chain’s lifting applications are also well known across the plastics industry for handling. The PowerPoint Star in particular, is an extremely robust lifting point which has the ability to pivot in any direction, allowing the lifting and turning of goods to run smoothly, a must for safety in handling.

RUD offer standard and bespoke solutions to meet a wide range of project aims and working environments. Safety is paramount to RUD; ensure safety in handling with the appropriate equipment. For more information please call 01227 276 611 Email: or visit Issue24 24 PECM PECM Issue



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As As part part of of their their strategy strategy to to become become more more competitive competitive and and effi efficient cient Manton Manton Engineering Engineering (Bedford) (Bedford) Ltd Ltd have have invested invested in in an an rotum rotum athe. athe. The The U U has has aa great great reputation reputation for for Precision Precision Engineering Engineering and and the the team team at at Manton Manton Engineering Engineering (Bedford) (Bedford) Ltd Ltd are are committed committed to to building building on on that that reputation. reputation.

Plastic vs Metal – 5 reasons to switch to Plastic More More OEM’s OEM’s are are looking looking to to reduce reduce the the weight weight of of components components but but still still maintain maintain their their performance. performance. This This combined combined with with aa reduction reduction in in cost cost means means plastic plastic can can be be an an attractive attractive alternative alternative to to metal… metal… 55 REASONS REASONS TO TO SWITCH SWITCH TO TO PLASTIC PLASTIC 1. 1. Weight Weight reduction reduction 2. 2. Cost Cost reduction reduction 3. 3. Additives Additives can can be be built built into into the the plastic, plastic, from from anti-microbial anti-microbial agents, agents, colour colour pigments, pigments, flflame ame retardants, retardants, to to flfluorescent uorescent additives. additives. 4. 4. Meeting Meeting the the political political and and economic economic demand demand for for better better fuel fuel economy economy and and lower lower emission levels levels on on automotive automotive parts parts emission 5. 100% 100% Recycled Recycled material material moulding moulding options options 5.

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Therm Therm ee ,, based based in in alle alle aale, aale, central central ermany, ermany, off offers ers aa brand brand new new type type of of polypropylene polypropylene (PP) (PP) honeycomb honeycomb cores, cores, which which has has proven proven to to be be an an excellent excellent choice choice for for producers producers of of sandwich sandwich composite composite panels. panels. But But in in contrast contrast to to the the traditional traditional discontinuous discontinuous cutting cutting from from aa block block production production of of thermoplastic thermoplastic honeycomb honeycomb cores, cores, the the continuous continuous production production process process by by Therm Therm ee enables enables aa signifi significant cant saving saving of of costs, costs, material material use use and and energy. energy. As As aa result result there there is is aa considerable considerable price price advantage advantage because because of of the the signifi significantly cantly reduced reduced manufacturing manufacturing costs. costs. In In addition, addition, the the continuous continuous production production process process with with direct direct recycling recycling of of production production waste waste also also leads leads to to an an economical economical use use of of resources resources and and improves improves the the CO2 CO2 balance. balance. A A further further advantage advantage of of the the ThermHex ThermHex production production process process is is the the high high level level of of automation automation and and automated automated quality quality control. control. Find Find out out more more at: at:

JASIC PRO TIG 400 Pulse - Setting the Benchmark for Pulse TIG welding inverters


ew ew from from Global Global Welding Welding Manufacturer Manufacturer Jasic, Jasic, the the Pro Pro TIG TIG 400 400 ulse ulse off offers ers industrial industrial grade grade IGBT IGBT inverter inverter technology technology featuring featuring DC DC Pulse Pulse TIG/MMA TIG/MMA with with VRD VRD function. function. ey ey features features include include M M U U chip chip for for high high accuracy, accuracy, consistency consistency and and performance, performance, HF HF or or lift lift TIG TIG ignition, ignition, 2T/4T, 2T/4T, spot spot time time and and on on demand demand fan fan and and water water cooling. cooling. The The digital digital panel panel with with interface interface for for easy easy software software upgrades upgrades and and the the up up down down slope, slope, pre pre post post fl flow, ow, crater/initial/weld crater/initial/weld current current adds adds to to the the abundance abundance of of features features this this ulse ulse TI TI off offers. ers. The The modular modular design design includes includes trolley trolley and and water water cooler cooler and and the the PECM Issue 74 PECM PECM Issue 24 24

package package also also includes includes TIG TIG torch torch & & adaptor, adaptor, gas gas regulator, regulator, work work return return lead lead and and clamp. clamp. There There is is an an optional optional foot foot control control unit unit also also available. available. Free Free product product demonstrations demonstrations on on site site or or at at the the Jasic Jasic Welding Welding Academy Academy are are available available through through authorised authorised Jasic Jasic Distributors. Distributors. This This machine machine is is supported supported by by aa 5 5 year year warranty warranty when when registered registered at at and and meets meets all all industry industry quality quality standards. standards. Wilkinson Wilkinson Star Star Limited Limited is is the the Sole Sole U U Importer Importer of of asic asic elding elding and and Industrial Industrial equipment. equipment. Wilkinson Wilkinson Star Star Limited Limited Tel: Tel: 0161 0161 793 793 8127 8127

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It is a fact that mould heaters are not the most interesting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or e pensive pieces of e uipment that you will find in a plastics processing facility. But without mould heaters, the much more interesting and expensive injection moulding machines will not operate properly. Over the past seven years, as part of their own replacement policy, Tech roup has purchased a total of 11 specially modified mould heaters. The modifications include an advanced control panel which allows communication between the mould heater and injection moulding machine through a chosen protocol, different control valves for dealing with the process water and a customer specified paint treatment. Renmar lastics Machinery is the U distributor for the A range of mould heaters and the reason why Tech Group has chosen to base their mould heater replacement policy around AEC, is reliability.

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Emco has over 40 years of experience within the Education sector and has built up a loyal customer base to be proud of. We are now pleased to announce the opening of Emco Industrial Ltd, giving us sole coverage of the Emco brand within the UK.

Practically every other competitive range of mould heaters will have a heat exchanger and water reservoir. With this arrangement, the build-up of sediment is inevitable which means a reduction in efficiency and fre uent maintenance. The A mould heaters from Renmar have a pressurised system which means that flow rates are much higher, mould heating is more consistent thanks to turbulent flow and there is no sediment build-up to worry about. For more information please contact Renmar Plastics Machinery on 0844 6933225.




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Piab Launches into the New Year with More New Ideas! he he industrial industrial vacuum vacuum equipment equipment manufacturer, manufacturer, Piab, Piab, renowned renowned for for its its engineered engineered vacuum vacuum suction suction cups cups and and vacuum vacuum ejectors, ejectors, as as well well as as for for introducing introducing innovative innovative new new products products into into the the process process control, control, engineering engineering and and manufacturing manufacturing sectors, sectors, is is at at itit again again with with not not one, one, but but four four new new products. products.


With With the the introduction introduction of of the the new new Kenos Kenos vacuum vacuum gripper gripper range range into into the the UK UK market, market, Piab Piab compliments, compliments, and and extends extends their their existing existing product product line line by by offering offering aa flexible, flexible, robust robust and and reliable reliable lifting lifting solution solution for for the the handling handling of of various various applications applications including including glass, glass, food, food, stone, stone, wood, wood, packaging, packaging, electronics electronics and and sheet sheet metal metal to to name name but but aa few. few. Not Not resting resting on on their their laurels, laurels, Piab Piab has has continued continued to to improve improve its its range range of of efficient, efficient, compressed compressed air air driven driven pneumatic pneumatic vacuum vacuum pumps pumps with with the the introduction introduction of of the the piCOMPACT®23 piCOMPACT®23 which which takes takes advantage advantage of of Piab’s Piab’s unique unique COAX® COAX® technology. technology.


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This This new new range range of of fully fully configurable configurable vacuum vacuum ejector ejector pumps, pumps, with with integrated integrated controls, controls, developed developed for for robotic robotic handling handling applications applications and and optimized optimized for for high high reliability, reliability, flexibility, flexibility, high high vacuum vacuum flow flow and and fast fast cycle cycle times, times, due due to, to, also also boasts boasts features features such such as: as: tt

High High speed speed valves valves with with adaptive adaptive PWM PWM (Pulse (Pulse Width Width Modulation) Modulation) to to reduce reduce heat heat generation generation and and further further improve improve reliability reliability


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Automatic Automatic Condition Condition Monitoring Monitoring (ACM) (ACM)


Automatic Automatic ES ES Level Level Determination Determination (ALD) (ALD)


Analogue Analogue and and digital digital outputs outputs availability availability (M12, (M12, M8, M8, D-sub) D-sub)


Amplified Amplified Blow-Off Blow-Off (ABO) (ABO)


Automatic Automatic Timer Timer Blow-Off Blow-Off (ATBO) (ATBO)


Intelligent Intelligent Blow-Off Blow-Off (IBO) (IBO)


Self-Adhesion Self-Adhesion Control Control (SAC) (SAC) which which automatically automatically removes removes“unwanted” “unwanted” vacuum vacuum adhesion adhesion with with short short blow blow puffs. puffs.

IfIf that that wasn’t wasn’t enough enough there there is is also also an an IOIOLink Link option option to to allow allow data data communication communication through through the the international international standard standard system. system. Topping Topping all all this this new new technology technology off, off, and and unique unique to to Piab, Piab, is is the the piFLOW®t piFLOW®t vacuum vacuum tablet tablet conveyor. conveyor. Initially Initially optimized optimized and and aimed aimed at at the the pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical nutraceutical and and food food industries, industries, itit features features numerous numerous smart smart solutions solutions including including gently gently guiding guiding delicate delicate material material into into the the conveyor conveyor through through aa specially specially designed designed flow flow guiding guiding flap flap which which angles angles the the tablets tablets in in aa tangential tangential direction direction to to the the interior interior walls walls of of the the conveyor, conveyor, allowing allowing them them to to spiral spiral down down and and decelerate decelerate over over time. time.

The inlet is also designed without sharp edges in the direction of flow, giving the material free passage without damage. All All this this enables enables aa smooth smooth transition transition between between the the conveying conveying pipeline pipeline and and the the conveyor conveyor inlet inlet to to easily easily transport transport delicate delicate

products while minimizing damage to the material! The piFLOWÂŽt has a small footprint, is highly modular, easy to clean, energy efficient and compatible with FDA approved applications. A new series of detectable food contact cups, designed to meet the most stringent hygiene standards and suitable for direct picking of everything from chocolate pralines to fish fingers, and comprising a total of 13 cups, are designed with: t

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All these features guaranteeing a steady hold on products, even at high speed and in quickly decelerating systems. Also, the cups have no pockets in which dust or dirt can collect, are made of food contact materials that comply with FDA and EU 1935 regulations and available with stainless steel (316L) fittings, and all, except for the oval cups, are available with a blue plastic, detectable, food grade fitting. For more information visit or contact them on 01509 857010

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Measurement & Monitoring New Fluke Infrared Cameras deliver Temperature profiling exceptional 640 x 480 image quality for validates reheat fast detection of maintenance problems furnace, saves fuel ® Ti480 Fluke Fluke has has introduced introduced the the Fluke Fluke® Ti480 and and Ti Ti 00 Infrared Infrared ameras ameras with with 66 00 00 resolution resolution and and MultiSharp™ MultiSharp™ Focus, Focus, delivering delivering exceptional exceptional image image quality quality to to industrial, industrial, process, process, utilities utilities maintenance maintenance and and building building inspection inspection professionals professionals who who need need high high measurement measurement accuracy accuracyto toquickly quicklydetect detectproblems. problems.Information Information can can be be found found at at www.fl

ith ith the the Ti Ti 00 Infrared Infrared amera, amera, luke luke has has introduced introduced 66 00 00 resolution resolution into into aa rugged, rugged, pistol-grip pistol-grip form form factor. factor. The The camera camera provides provides fast, fast, one-handed one-handed operation operation to to perform perform multiple multiple inspections inspections quickly quickly and and accurately. accurately. Now Now there there is is an an “everyday” “everyday” camera, camera, with with four four times times the the resolution resolution power power of of many many commonly commonly used used 320 320 xx 240 240 pixel pixel cameras, cameras, for for quick quick point-and-shoot point-and-shoot troubleshooting. troubleshooting.

Commissioning Commissioning aa new new slab slab reheat reheat furnace, furnace, Danieli Danieli entro entro ombustion ombustion capitali capitali ed ed on on applicationapplicationtailored tailored DATAPAQ DATAPAQ Furnace Furnace Tracker Tracker systems systems from from Fluke Fluke Process Process Instruments. Instruments. Two Two systems systems were were used used to to profi profile le slabs slabs in in four four diff different erent production production scenarios, scenarios, to to set set up up the the furnace, furnace, and and fifinenetune tune energy energy consumption. consumption. This This validation validation proved proved to to the the customer, customer, aa leading leading global global steel steel manufacturer manufacturer at at their their plant plant in in Poland, Poland, that that steel steel slabs slabs are are heated heated to to the the required required temperature temperature of of 1280 1280 °C °C throughout. throughout. The The DATAPAQ DATAPAQ TP3 TP3 data data loggers loggers go go through through the the furnace furnace with with the the slabs slabs and and collect collect temperature temperature readings readings from from 20 20 thermocouples thermocouples attached attached at at various various depths depths inside inside the the product. product. Fluke Fluke Process Process Instruments Instruments provided provided aa complete complete solution solution with with engineering engineering advice advice on on how how best best to to set set itit up. up. The The electronics electronics is is protected protected by by aa TB4272-type TB4272-type low-height low-height “phased “phased evaporation” evaporation” insulation insulation system system specifi specified ed to to ensure ensure nine nine hours hours insulation insulation to to be be still still safe safe in in case case of of delays delays in in the the measurement measurement run. run. The The type type thermocouples thermocouples were were supplied supplied with with aa icrobell icrobell sheath sheath which which increases increases their their temperature temperature tolerance tolerance to to above above 1300 1300 °C. °C.



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Nadcap and CQI-9compliant process validation

Fluke Fluke Process Process Instruments Instruments announces announces the the smallest smallest thermal thermal profi profiling ling system system designed designed specifi specifically cally for for miniature miniature wave wave selective selective soldering soldering processes. processes. The The DATAPAQ DATAPAQ SelectivePaq SelectivePaq uses uses four four thermocouples thermocouples to to take take measurements measurements from from the the electronic electronic assembly assembly as as itit passes passes through through the the preheating preheating and and dip dip soldering soldering phases. phases. Sample Sample intervals intervals can can be be adjusted adjusted to to up up to to 20 20 times times per per second. second. The The detailed detailed temperature temperature profi profiles les enable enable electronics electronics manufacturers manufacturers to to ad ad ust ust their their operations operations for for optimum optimum effi efficiency, ciency, validate validate the the consistent consistent uality uality of of ss to to customers, customers, and and prove prove adherence adherence to to both both solder solder and and component component temperature temperature constraints. constraints. The The profi profiling ling system system combines combines aa new new four-channel four-channel DATA DATA A A 11 micro micro data data logger logger with with the the latest latest micro-miniature micro-miniature thermocouple thermocouple plugs plugs and and aa low-mass low-mass thermal thermal shield shield merely merely 20 20 mm mm high high and and 40 40 mm mm wide. wide. It It is is therefore therefore optimally optimally suited suited to to monitor monitor the the performance performance of of machines machines that that off offer er very very restricted restricted space space and and for for use use with with holding holding frames. frames. The The complementary complementary DATAPAQ DATAPAQ Selective Selective Soldering Soldering Process Process Sensor Sensor Array Array facilitates facilitates regular regular and and frequent frequent process process stability stability measurements. measurements.

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This This 20-channel 20-channel logger logger performs performs temperature temperature uniformity uniformity surveys surveys TU TU and and system system accuracy accuracy tests tests (SAT) (SAT) compliant compliant with with CQI-9 CQI-9 and and Nadcap Nadcap AMS AMS 2750E. 2750E. Featuring Featuring aa large large memory memory for for .6 .6 million million data data points, points, itit records records detailed detailed temperature temperature profi profiles les with with an an accuracy accuracy of of 0. 0. .. The The channels channels can can be be flflee ibly ibly specifi specified ed for for diff different erent thermocouple thermocouple types types and and for for up up to to four four analog analog sensors. sensors. The The Datapaq Datapaq TP3 TP3 provides provides full full connectivity connectivity options, options, including including luetooth luetooth and and U U download download as as well well as as real-time real-time data data transfer transfer via via radio. radio. Users Users can can perform perform ten ten consecutive consecutive profi profiling ling runs runs before before downloading downloading to to aa computer computer via via U U or or luetooth. luetooth. The The manufacturer manufacturer also also off offers ers an an unparalleled unparalleled range range of of industry-specifi industry-specificc pyrometers, pyrometers, infrared infrared linescanners, linescanners, and and thermal thermal imagers. imagers. Raytek Raytek MP150 MP150 infrared infrared linescanners linescanners ensure ensure correct correct thermal thermal treatment treatment and and 100% 100% quality quality control control and and documentation documentation of of processed processed parts parts such such as as light-weight light-weight pillars. pillars. They They achieve achieve aa superior superior frequency frequency of of up up to to 150 150 lines lines per per second second and and aa high high optical optical resolution resolution of of up up to to 150:1, 150:1, enabling enabling detailed detailed thermal thermal images images from from aa longer longer distance. distance.


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Safe measurement, indication and control of rotational speed

Application-Report Service / Maintenance with hand-tachometers: Electric motors Task: During the production of electric motors, the speed is to record at a certain current consumption during the final test. This requires a speed-measuring device, which quickly and precisely measures and saves the speed. Here, a calibrated measuring system is desired, too.

Solution: With the digital hand-tachometer rotaro, a mechanical adapter and probe tip are used to measure the rotational speed of the motor and store it in the memory.

The digital hand-tachometer redpoint can also be used to measure the speed visually without contact, using a reflective strip.

The value is retrieved later and recorded in the test log together with the current consumption.

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onditioned-based maintenance (CBM) is essential for electric utilities and most utilities have initiatives and investments to realize these goals. The use of thermography is a well-proven technique for monitoring conditions and detecting faults in electrical equipment by using non-contact measuring devices, safely, even while the equipment is in operation. Especially for aged electrical power substations, the potential for faults or the complete failure of these devices due to their age increases. Electric utilities need an automated, data-driven method to analy e electrical equipment, allowing for continuous and online monitoring providing early warnings in due time prior to critical incidents happen. By deploying thermal imaging systems at critical locations throughout the electrical power distribution system, electric utilities have continuous, online monitoring without the personnel constraints and limited resources. Automated & Remote Thermal Imaging Monitoring Designed with advanced maintenancefree electronics, the ThermalSpection™ 2 system offers a high degree of accuracy while measuring asset temperature without contact in even the most adverse environments. This system allows utilities to continuously monitor the temperature profile and long-term thermal trends of assets within an electrical power substation remotely in real time. The ThermalSpection™ 724 Dual Vision – Pan Tilt (TS724 DV-PT) system includes both thermal and visual imagers in a hardened enclosure on a positioner with a continuous 60 pan range and tilt range of ±45°. The enclosure

Designed with advanced maintenance-free electronics, the ThermalSpection™ 724 system offers a high degree of accuracy while measuring asset temperature without contact in even the most adverse environments.

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protects the cameras from weather and temperature changes and uses a solid state cooling system for reliable, long-term installation. The solution can combine multiple devices, including optional fi ed thermal imagers and

will run the included LumaSpec RT software. This software allows the user to define automated inspection tours of the substation or industrial setting to monitor multiple areas. Operators can also use the software pan and tilt

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fi ed single point infrared pyrometers, for the most comprehensive system solution for monitoring electric power substations. Data Automation and Informing Users Each TS724DV-PT system also includes a stainless steel junction box with all of the necessary hardware for power and data transfer, including a hardened umbilical cable to easily connect the camera to the junction box. This cable serves as the communication link from the camera to the controller and allows for quick access to the camera’s thermal readings and configuration options. The local controller can be a utility-approved computer or a server from LumaSense which

controls for manual positioning. Data from the controller is also published to existing data historians, for example PI from OSIsoft, using Modbus or OPC protocols. Realizing CBM using fully automated data collection and analysis While the ThermalSpection 724 system is a very accurate and reliable solution especially for substations and electrical switchgear monitoring of bushings, isolators, breakers, capacitor banks, busbars, and transformers, it is also used in industrial settings such as detecting hot spots in fuel storage facilities or monitoring for degradation of refractory in high temperature furnaces and vessels. LumaSense Technologies Issue 24 PECM


Measurement & Monitoring Hansford Sensors celebrates 10 years at the forefront of vibration monitoring excellence ince ince its its formation formation in in 2006, 2006, the the uckinghamshire uckinghamshire based based company company has has gone gone from from strength strength to to strength, strength, establishing establishing itself itself as as the the go-to go-to provider provider of of reliable reliable and and eff effective ective vibration vibration monitoring monitoring equipment equipment and and boasting boasting an an impressive impressive portfolio portfolio of of clients clients worldwide. worldwide. In In the the last last two two years years alone alone Hansford Hansford Sensors’ Sensors’ turnover turnover has has seen seen an an increase increase of of 20%. 20%. This This growth growth has has been been achieved achieved through through working working closely closely with with key key strategic strategic partners partners and and expanding expanding into into new new sales sales networks networks worldwide. worldwide. The The company company opened opened an an offi office ce in in ermany ermany last last year year to to enable enable greater greater access access to to the the entral entral uropean uropean market market and and recently recently began began trading trading directly directly in in the the American American market market through through aa new new offi office ce in in Texas. Texas. To To keep keep up up with with increasing increasing demand demand for for its its popular popular products, products, Hansford Hansford Sensors Sensors has has boosted boosted its its core core team team with with experienced experienced new new employees employees that that possess possess the the knowledge knowledge and and competency competency required required to to consistently consistently meet meet the the needs needs of of customers. customers. The The number number of of employees employees at at the the company company has has grown grown by by 12% 12% in in the the previous previous 12 12 months. months.

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There There are are two two input input ports ports for for 33 or or 44 wire wire Pt100 Pt100 sensors; sensors; the the instrument instrument automatically automatically recognises recognises or or wire wire confi configurations. gurations. oth oth inputs inputs can can be be scanned scanned and and values values logged logged according according to to parameters parameters set set up up by by the the user user in in the the PC PC software. software. A A real-time real-time clock clock and and ononboard board memory memory are are incorporated. incorporated. A A flflash ash drive drive U U port port is is provided provided to to allow allow data data to to be be stored stored and and or or ee ported. ported. irmware irmware updates updates are are also also facilitated facilitated via via this this port. port. The The PC PC software software which which is is supplied supplied with with the the Tempmaster Tempmaster PRO PRO allows allows remote remote control, control, measure measure and and logging. logging. erial erial interface interface with with the the is is via via aa U U connection. connection. Buy Buy online online

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he he reliable reliable and and simple simple recording recording and and monitoring monitoring of of speed, speed, rotational rotational speed speed and and run run length length of of diff different erent materials materials is is part part of of everyday everyday working working life life in in many many companies. companies. Therefore, Therefore, these these working working steps steps should should be be quick quick and and uncomplicated uncomplicated to to carry carry out. out. RHEINTACHO RHEINTACHO Messtechnik Messtechnik mb mb off offers ers the the ideal ideal measuring measuring instrument instrument for for doing doing this: this: the the digital digital handhandtachometer tachometer rotaro. rotaro. Thanks Thanks to to diff different erent measuring measuring attachments, attachments, the the handy handy device device can can be be used used for for many many various various applications. applications. The The special special adapter adapter for for fi fibre bre measurement, measurement, rotaro rotaro T, T, and and the the special special set set for for elevator elevator and and cable cable measurement, measurement, rotaro rotaro Te, Te, have have been been reali reali ed ed due due to to individual individual customer customer requests. requests. RHEINTACHO, RHEINTACHO, well-known well-known for for its its fl flee ible ible and and customercustomeroriented oriented corporate corporate philosophy, philosophy, reacted reacted promptly promptly to to them them and and developed developed special special adapters adapters for for the the specifi specificc demands demands of of the the textiles textiles and and elevator elevator industries. industries. Another Another special special adapter adapter for for measuring measuring welding welding wire wire speed, speed, rotaro rotaro Tw, Tw, can can be be applied applied to to optical optical and and mechanical mechanical measurement measurement of of welding welding wire wire feed feed speed speed and and is is aa reliable reliable tool tool for for quality quality control control of of welding-based welding-based production. production. The The basic basic device device rotaro rotaro consists consists of of wheels, wheels, measuring measuring funnel funnel and and tip tip for for mechanical mechanical measurements measurements as as well well as as refl reflective ective tapes tapes for for optical, optical, and and therefore therefore non-contacting non-contacting measurement. measurement. The The digital digital hand hand tachometers tachometers are are just just as as useful useful when when setting setting PECM Issue 86 PECM PECM Issue 24 24

up up plants plants and and machinery machinery as as during during service service jobs, jobs, monitoring monitoring manufacturing manufacturing processes processes or or in in development development laboratories. laboratories. Example Example applications applications include include measuring measuring the the rotational rotational speeds speeds of of engines, engines, pumps pumps and and turbines, turbines, as as well well as as of of mixers, mixers, centrifuges centrifuges and and conveyors; conveyors; it it can can also also measure measure the the velocities velocities and and lengths lengths of of all all kinds kinds of of sheets sheets and and belts. belts. In In addition addition to to our our versatile versatile rotaro rotaro product product line, line, RHEINTACHO RHEINTACHO is is becoming becoming an an important important player player in in the the world world of of ATEX ATEX applications applications in in maintenance maintenance and and processing. processing. RHEINTACHO’s RHEINTACHO’s English English subsidiary, subsidiary, RHEINTACHO RHEINTACHO U U ,, is is now now the the group group ss Competence Competence Center Center for for ATEX ATEX applications applications and and products. products. The The fi first rst product, product, aa handheld handheld mechanical mechanical tachometer tachometer (HTM), (HTM), was was introduced introduced with with one one 2 2 certifi certification cation in in 201 201 and and this this has has since since been been upgraded upgraded to to one one 1 1 to to enable enable applications applications in in mines. mines. In In 2016, 2016, two two stationary stationary solutions solutions for for RHEINTACHO RHEINTACHO stroboscopes stroboscopes in in special special one one 2 2 AT AT enclosures enclosures were were introduced introduced for for applications applications in in the the printing printing and and packaging packaging industries. industries. At At present, present, further further products products ranging ranging from from stroboscopes stroboscopes to to sensors sensors are are being being developed developed and and investigated investigated to to further further complement complement RHEINTACHO’s RHEINTACHO’s portfolio portfolio of of ATEX ATEX products. products. RHEINTACHO RHEINTACHO and and the the world world of of ATEX ATEX devices devices and and applications applications – – an an ever-increasing ever-increasing reciprocal reciprocal relationship relationship for for our our customers. customers. For For further further information information concerning concerning specifi specifications, cations, certifi certifications cations or or in in uiries, uiries, please please contact contact or or call call us us at at +44 +44 (0)113 (0)113 287 287 4411. 4411.

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Each Each applicable applicable part part is is independently independently

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shortest possible time.

garages in a timely and cost effective fashion. Emissions products generally consume a large amount of physical space in a warehouse, so gaining the right balance between fast moving items and less popular items is key not only to satisfying demand effectively, but also profitability for distributors.

Klarius mitigates these concerns with high speed delivery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; typically a part ordered in the afternoon will be delivered to a garage by the next morning, ensuring motorists spend as little time on the ramp as possible.

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available, distributors and garages can

the demand for particular products and

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of customer service.

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News & Events Timken Expands Product Lines, Updates Lorien Supports Catalogs for Housed Units, Seals and Expansion of 3M Tapered Roller Bearings in Poland The The Timken Timken Company ompany (NYSE: TKR; T R;, , aa global global leader leader in in bearings bearings and and mechanical mechanical power power transmission transmission products, products, released released new new catalogs catalogs for for housed housed units, units, seals seals and and tapered tapered roller roller bearings. bearings. The The catalogs catalogs feature feature expanded expanded off offerings, erings, more more technical technical information information and and the the latest latest on on the the company’s company s growing growing product product off offering. ering. Timken Timken brings brings its its customers customers quick quick access access to to its its broader broader off offering ering of of products products for for housed housed units, units, seals seals and and tapered tapered roller roller bearings. bearings. Bringing Bringing the the latest latest to to our our customers customers includes includes how how we we deliver deliver the the information. information. Now Now Timken Timken customers customers can can access access the the company’s company’s catalogs catalogs through through aa new new mobile mobile app app for for smart smart phones. phones. The The Timken Timken catalog catalog app app can can be be downloaded downloaded from from Go Go to to aa QR QR code code or or through through to to access access the the app. app. A A two-minute two-minute video video tutorial tutorial that that walks walks you you through through the the many many ways ways to to use use this this tool tool also also is is available. available.

AAF Europe acquires Swedish Dinair Group AB AAF AAF Europe Europe and and Dinair Dinair have have joined joined together together as as an an important important next next step step in in AAF’s AAF’s strategy strategy to to be be the the number number one one company company in in the the global global air air fifilter lter market market and and in in all all regions. regions. The The acquisition acquisition is is part part of of our our strategy strategy to to become become the the clear clear leader leader in in our our industry, industry, globally globally and and in in every every region. region. It It is is another another clear clear example example of of our our Parent Parent Company Company Daikin’s Daikin s long long term term commitment commitment to to both both AAF AA and and to to the the air air fifilter lter business. business. Byy working working through through Dinair Dinair we we will will off offer er Nordic ordic customers customers more more choice choice and and better better access access to to truly truly innovative innovative products products and and services, services, says says Philip Philip Whitaker, Whitaker, CEO, CEO, AAF AAF International. International. The The Nordic ordic market market is is aa signifi significant cant and and important important part part of of the the overall overall European uropean market. market. It It is is important important that that we, we, as as the the Global Global Leader Leader in in our our business, business, are are strong strong in in all all key key markets. markets. This This acquisition acquisition represents represents aa new new AAF AAF commitment commitment to, to, and and aa focus focus on, on, the the Nordic Nordic region, region, says says Dr. Dr. Stefan Stefan Berbner, Berbner, COO, COO, Head Head of of the the AAF’s AAF’s European European operations. operations. For or more more information, information, contact: contact Niels-Erik iels- rik Kongste, ongste, VP Sales ales & Marketing Marketing AAF AA Europe Europe,, +45 +45 29 29 83 83 23 23 23 23

AHT supporting Quicksilver water-speed project Alloy Alloy Heat Heat Treatment Treatment (AHT) (AHT) are are delighted delighted to to be be involved involved in in the the Quicksilver Quicksilver World World Water Water Speed Speed Record Record project. project. The The project project is is aa collaborative collaborative venture venture uniting uniting highly-skilled highly-skilled people people and and fifirms rms from from across across the the broad broad span span of of British ritish industry, industry, drawn drawn together together by by the the man man who who founded founded the the project, project, author author Nigel Nigel Macknight. Macknight. AHT A T are are the the UK’s U s fifirst rst and and only only specialist specialist in in the the heat heat treatment treatment of of aluminium aluminium alloys. alloys. With With over over 40 40 years years experience experience as as aa subcontractor subcontractor focused focused solely solely on on the the heat heat treatment treatment of of aluminium aluminium alloys, alloys, they they are are the the preferred preferred destination destination for for companies companies within within all all sectors sectors of of the the light light metal metal industry. industry. AHT AHT Director, Director, Ian Ian Perks Perks explained: explained: “We “We are are extremely extremely proud proud to to sponsor sponsor the the Quicksilver Quicksilver project project in in its its aim aim to to bring bring the the World World Water Water Speed Speed Record Record back back to to Great Great Britain, Britain, and and itit would would be be great great to to be be aa part part of of that. that. It It is is brilliant brilliant that that there there is is aa concentration concentration of of local local companies companies that that are are also also supporting supporting the the project.” project.” AHT’s AHT’s support support of of the the Quicksilver Quicksilver project project will will be be highlighted highlighted when when they they exhibit exhibit between between 11-17th 11-17th July July at at MAA MAA stand stand 1/ 1/ B900 (Hall all 1, 1, UK U Pavilion) avilion at at the the Farnborough arnborough International International Airshow. Airshow.

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Engineering company completes £5m Yorkshire training facility to shape engineers of the future A A West West Yorkshire Yorkshire engineering engineering and and project project management management company company has has completed completed the the design design and and build build of of aa new new £5million £5million process process manufacturing manufacturing training training plant plant in in Huddersfi uddersfield eld that that will will help help to to develop develop engineers engineers of of the the future. future. As As part part of of aa project pro ect by by Kirklees irklees College ollege in in Huddersfi uddersfield, eld, Projex ro e Solutions olutions Limited imited has has completed completed and and commissioned commissioned the the planned planned design design and and installation installation of of the the new new 10,225 10,225 sq. sq. ft. ft. Process Process Manufacturing Manufacturing Centre Centre (PMC) (PMC) that that was was revealed revealed at at an an opening opening ceremony ceremony this this month. month. The The project project received received capital capital funding funding support support from from the the Leeds Leeds City City Region Region Enterprise Enterprise Partnership Partnership (LEP), (LEP), and and provides provides aa state-of-the-art state-of-the-art training training facility facility incorporating incorporating aa fully fully operational operational process process manufacturing manufacturing batch batch plant. plant.

Global Global manufacturing manufacturing and and technology technology business business 3M 3M has has completed completed the the latest latest phase phaseof ofexpansion expansionat atits itsmanufacturing manufacturing plant plant in in Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, Poland, with with engineering engineering and and construction construction support support from from Lorien Lorien Engineering Engineering Solutions. Solutions. The The latest latest phase phase involved involved the the expansion expansion of of single-storey single-storey production production facility facility and and two-storey two-storey offi office ce along along with with the the construction construction of of roads, roads, parking parking facilities facilities and and other other infrastructure. infrastructure. The The facilities facilities house house production production lines lines for for the the Automotive Automotive Division. Division. Burton-based Burton-based Lorien Lorien was was appointed appointed to to deliver deliver aa full full engineering, engineering, permitting, permitting, procurement procurement and and construction construction management management service service and and worked worked with with 3M 3M on on the the design design of of the the site. site. Construction onstruction work work started started in in September eptember 2015 201 and and was was completed completed in in June une 2016 2016

Another solution from Hart Faced Faced with with the the escape escape of of odours odours over over neighbouring neighbouring housing, housing, an an Essex-based Essex-based company company opted opted for for aa solution solution provided provided by by Hart Hart Door Door Systems. Systems. Hart’s Hart’s sales sales manager, manager, Julian Julian Britnell, Britnell, explains explains that that an an established established client client of of Hart Hart Door Door Systems, Systems, with with aa depot depot in in Essex, Essex, was was experiencing experiencing issues issues with with vapour vapour and and smoke smoke escaping escaping from from an an openopen- ended ended building building while while lorries lorries were were being being loaded loaded with with tarmac. tarmac. “The “The odour odour from from this this could could be be carried carried in in the the wind wind to to nearby nearby local local residents residents and and our our client client sought sought aa solution solution from from us us to to prevent prevent this this happening,” happening,” says says Mr. Mr. Britnell. Britnell. “We “We installed installed three three Speedor Speedor Supers, Supers, the the original original tensioned tensioned blade blade high high speed speed door door developed developed for for frequent frequent usage usage openings. openings. The The doors doors in in this this instance instance are are activated activated by by overhead overhead movement movement sensors sensors which which open open the the doors doors as as lorries lorries approach approach giving giving them them access access inside, inside, once once the the lorries lorries have have fully fully entered entered the the building building the the doors doors then then close close allowing allowing the the lorries lorries to to be be loaded loaded behind behind closed closed doors doors so so preventing preventing the the escape escape of of vapour vapour and and smoke. smoke. All All doors doors have have safety safety photocells photocells and and safety safety bottom bottom edge edge features,” features,” adds adds Mr. Mr. Britnell. Britnell.

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New thermoacoustic pressure sensors for harsh conditions up to 700°C Three Three years years of of development development back back Kistler’s istler s new new thermoacoustic thermoacoustic sensors sensors ( ( for for pulsation pulsation pressure pressure measurements measurements at at temperatures temperatures up up to to 700°C 700°C in in the the harshest harshest of of operating operating environments. environments. Applications Applications include include monitoring monitoring of of gas gas turbines, turbines, and and other other turbo turbo machinery, machinery, R&D R&D of of continuous continuous detonation detonation engines, engines, monitoring monitoring and and control control of of pressure pressure oscillations oscillations in in pipes pipes and and acoustic acoustic thermometry. thermometry. Kistler’s istler s durable durable ® KI100 piezoelectric pie oelectric sensors sensors based based on on proprietary proprietary PiezoStar ie o tar® I100 crystal crystal material material have have been been developed developed specifi specifically cally for for temperatures temperatures up up to to 700°C 00 and and are are free free of of pyroelectric pyroelectric eff effects. ects. The The three three types types of of sensor; sensor; base, base, non-sparking non-sparking (Ex-Na) (Ex-Na) and and intrinsically intrinsically safe safe (Ex-ia), -ia , all all with with integrated integrated Hardline ardline cables cables up up to to 10 10 metres, metres, make make ATEX AT certifi certified ed measuring measuring chains chains simple simple to to construct. construct. All All types types are are supported supported by by matching matching Softline Softline cables cables and and diff differential erential charge charge amplifi amplifiers, ers, all all immune immune to to electromagnetic electromagnetic radiation. radiation.

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ICS Cool Energy achieves SafeHire certification and joins Gas Safe Register ICS ICS Cool Cool Energy, Energy, the the £50m £50m international international market market leader leader in in temperature temperature control control solutions, solutions, has has achieved achieved added added recognition recognition of of its its business business performance, performance, with with the the addition addition of of the the pan-European pan-European SafeHire afe ire certifi certification cation and and membership membership of of the the Gas Gas Safe Safe Register. Register. The The awards awards join join an an established established line-up line-up that that includes includes Eurovent urovent Certifi ertification, cation, Refcom Refcom and and the the business business is is also also ISO I registered. registered.

The The building building will will eventually eventually house house fifilling lling and and packaging packaging equipment e uipment which which meets meets the the training training requirements requirements of of process process manufacturing manufacturing industries, industries, in in features features classrooms classrooms and and facilities facilities to to support support the the learning learning and and development development of of future future engineers engineers and and operation operation technicians. technicians.

The The SafeHire afe ire certifi certification cation is is awarded awarded by by the the Hire ire Association Association Europe. urope. The The scheme scheme has has been been developed developed with with the the assistance assistance of of BSI BSI and and the the HSE HSE to to certify certify an an organisation’s organisation’s ability ability to to deliver deliver the the highest highest standards standards of of service service to to customers, customers, in in aa risk-free risk-free and and environmentally environmentally friendly friendly way. way.

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Process Technologies Martindale Electric moves in the right direction

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As part of its continuous development and growth, Martindale Electric is pleased to announce it has relocated to new larger premises, which will enable the company to further enhance its service to customers.

H+E designs, supplies, installs and commissions water and wastewater treatment plants for a huge range of industrial applications worldwide. Since 1932, H+E has built literally thousands plants, including many for the same client.

Bringing together sales, marketing, manufacturing, product development and training together under one roof, the new building also provides new calibration, repair and training facilities which will enable Martindale Electric to provide even higher levels of customer service, whilst continuing to build on its leading position in safe isolation and electrical safety. Located less than 100m from its current location, the new modern building occupies a prominent position at the head of Imperial ay, atford and offers easy access to the M25 and M1. Fitted with the latest LED lighting and a heat recovery ventilation system, the new environmentally friendly building provides an ideal working environment and even has a 24 hour gym next door.

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Enclosure manufacturer Fibox is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Fibox Oy Ab, previously an integrated operation in the long-established Finnish company Fiskars, became an independent venture on 1 December, 1991. Its business revolving around electronics enclosures and cabinets made of robust plastics has been very successful ever since – as evidenced by its continuous expansion. Today, the manufacturer has subsidiaries in more than 15 countries, manufacturing facilities in Finland, ermany, South Korea, Poland, and China, as well as a global sales network. All Fibox companies have a quality certification according to ISO 9001:200 . The standard enclosure range includes more than 1,000 models made of polycarbonate, ABS, polyester, and aluminum, for outdoor and for indoor use. The cabinets feature high ingress protection ratings, high impact resistance classes, and various international certifications. They are complemented by a wide range of accessories. Furthermore, Fibox offers a exible and efficient implementation of bespoke solutions and customization services to suit customer needs.

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Treatment plants are built to meet the necessary discharge limits to enable the wastewater to be discharged. However, nowadays, as discharge limits become ever tighter and all costs increase, recirculation of the treated water is more commercially attractive.

Nexen Lift Trucks – the designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment – has supplied a 3-wheel electric X-Range lift truck to Three Oceans, a privatelyowned business that, founded by Tim Rose in 1992, recognised a niche in the industry for the supply of high quality white-fish, primarily to the foodservice sector. With application advice and support from Nexen’s Yorkshire-based dealer MH Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of forklifts and materials handling systems, Nexen was able to meet the requirements of Three Oceans with its new electric-powered Nexen FBXT 1 counterbalance forklift, which was supplied with additional weatherproofing and IP protection to ensure it could make trips between the customer’s two processing facilities in Hull. The three-wheel FBXT and four-wheel FBX counterbalanced electric forklifts are Nexen’s latest additions to its range and offer lifting capacities from 1,600 to 2,000kg. Both models are available in long- and short-wheel-base formats, providing a productive and energy-efficient solution for numerous indoor outdoor lifting applications.


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Process Technologies Bespoke Non-Drip Hygienic Stainless Steel Filling Nozzles orking orking in in collaboration collaboration with with key key engineers engineers from from aa leading leading UK UK Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, Manufacturer, Axium Axium Process Process has has developed developed aa new new Hygienic Hygienic Filling Filling Nozzle Nozzle design design that that has has helped helped eliminate eliminate potential potential cross cross contamination contamination or or lost lost product product with with associated associated down down time time caused caused by by standard standard fifilling lling nozzles nozzles dripping dripping excess excess material material onto onto bottles bottles during during liquid liquid fifilling lling processes. processes. The The nozzle, nozzle, which which is is manufactured manufactured from from 16L 16L stainless stainless steel, steel, underwent underwent aa series series of of rigorous rigorous trials trials across across aa number number of of applications applications and and following following successful successful completion completion has has now now been been installed installed as as standard standard on on the the majority majority of of fifilling lling machines machines across across the the Manufacturer’s Manufacturer’s site. site. Axium Axium Process, Process, is is one one of of the the UK’s UK’s leading leading hygienic hygienic stainless stainless steel steel fabricators fabricators and and specialises specialises in in delivering delivering bespoke bespoke high high end end machined machined and and fabricated fabricated components components such such as as sampling sampling devices, devices, fifilters, lters, tanks, tanks, vessels vessels and and manifolds. manifolds.

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Rigspray Protection for Sea Water Pipelines The TheBarakah BarakahNuclear NuclearPower PowerPlant Plantbeing beingconstructed constructed in in Abu Abu Dhabi Dhabi UAE UAE is is part part of of the the UAE’s UAE’s ambitious ambitious nuclear nuclear power power program program due due to to be be completed completed by by 2020. 2020. The The new new power power plant plant owners owners required required aa coating coating to to line line the the sea sea water water intake intake pipes. pipes. The The consultant consultant in in charge charge wanted wanted aa coating coating which which exhibits exhibits excellent excellent abrasion abrasion and and erosion erosion resistance, resistance, good good permeation permeation resistance, resistance, undercutting undercutting resistance resistance and and that that performed performed well well in in the the corrosion corrosion environment environment of of marine marine applications. applications. After After discussion discussion with with local local Denso Denso agent agent Bin Bin Moosa Moosa & & Daly Daly and and also also viewing viewing numerous numerous successful successful case case histories histories showing showing similar similar applications, applications, Archco-Rigidon Archco-Rigidon Rigspray Rigspray was was chosen chosen for for the the project. project. Normally Normally used used on on steel steel oil oil rig rig legs legs and and riser riser pipes pipes etc etc as as an an outer outer coating, coating, ArchcoArchcoRigidon Rigidon is is well well suited suited to to give give long long term term protection protection to to steel steel in in marine marine environments. environments. Bin Bin Moosa Moosa & & Daly Daly are are one one of of Denso’s Denso’s worldwide worldwide network network of of loyal loyal agents agents and and last last year year they they celebrated celebrated 40 40 years years of of mutual mutual association, association, providing providing Denso Denso corrosion corrosion prevention prevention and and sealing sealing solutions solutions to to the the Middle Middle East. East.

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he expertise of chain drive specialists at Tsubaki UK is being called upon to help manage winter water levels, particularly in low lying parts of the country. The aim is to control river flows and reduce the instances of flooding which is becoming increasingly important as climate change is leading to warmer, wetter weather. Tsubaki supplies high performance chain for operating lifting gates in water level control centres. These centres are used to regulate the volume of water in rivers so that they don't burst their banks and flood towns, villages and valuable farmland in areas like the Somerset Levels and the Norfolk Broads, which would otherwise naturally flood almost every year.


Greg Sharp of Tsubaki explains: "These lifting gates basically have a summer setting to hold back water for crop irrigation and a winter setting to open up and release potential flood waters, so typically are usually operated only a few times a year. The chain has to be strong enough to cope with the high loads applied when lifting the gates." "However, the real issue is that they are usually in remote locations, so receive little or no maintenance, yet are expected to function perfectly over a lifetime of twenty years or more.

Traditionally there has been a problem in that the chains can become stiff and difficult to articulate due to wear and corrosion brought about, in part, by lack of lubrication. This can cause the gates to jam in mid-travel, or even lead to chain failure."

Tsubaki's solution is to produce retro-fit chains that will connect to existing gate fittings and mounts, to make upgrading a simple process. The wide range of chains include standard and bespoke roller chains and cranked link chains which are complimented by upgrade options. "Our recently upgraded Neptune coating is ideal for corrosion protection in the harsh environment. There are also standard options to coat the chain in high adhesion wax based lubrication coatings, benefitting both wear and corrosion resistance." says Greg. "The lubrication is fit for the life of the chain and therefore no maintenance is required." Tsubaki is able to offer a wide range of attachments, so that chain can be customised to particular applications. For the water control gate extended pin attachments are part of a fail-safe system, which is designed to catch the gate if it

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SEPURA Leading the World in Condensate Filtration eveloped eveloped by by fi filtration ltration specialists specialists Bowman Bowman Stor, Stor, pioneering pioneering SEPURA SEPURA fi filtration ltration technology technology is is now now reaching reaching further further across across the the globe globe with with its its range range of of oil-water oil-water separators separators covering covering compressed compressed air air systems systems from from 60-7000cfm. 60-7000cfm.


The The SEPURA SEPURA separator separator concept concept revolutionized revolutionized the the fi filtration ltration market market in in 2004 2004 when when it it was was introduced introduced as as an an easy-to-use easy-to-use separator separator with with no no moving moving parts parts and and aa 100% 100% performance performance guarantee. guarantee. This This has has now now developed developed into into aa comprehensive comprehensive range range of of low, low, mid mid and and high high range range separators. separators. Bowman’s Bowman’s research research and and development development team team has has continued continued to to make make major major advances advances in in separation separation technology, technology, in in particular particular the the creation creation of of SILEXA™ SILEXA™ fi filtration ltration media. media. Made Made from from recycled recycled glass glass bottles bottles this this fully fully sustainable, sustainable, renewable renewable patented patented media media provides provides PECM Issue 96 PECM PECM Issue 24 24

multiple multiple benefi benefits ts compared compared to to traditional traditional medias medias -- 20% 20% more more adsorbent, adsorbent, cleaner, cleaner, lighter lighter and and requiring requiring no no pre-soaking, pre-soaking, SILEXA™ SILEXA™ enables enables easy easy installation, installation, rapid rapid servicing, servicing, and and provides provides an an outlet outlet quality quality discharge discharge down down to to 5ppm. 5ppm. As As the the SEPURA SEPURA brand brand continues continues to to grow, grow, Bowman Bowman is is working working hard hard to to ensure ensure that that their their groundbreaking groundbreaking technology technology is is available available to to markets markets around around the the world. world. Part Part of of the the brandbrandbuilding building campaign campaign is is the the development development of of new new packaging packaging on on all all SEPURA SEPURA service service kits. kits. “It “It is is important important that that buyers buyers can can distinguish distinguish genuine genuine SEPURA SEPURA products products from from imitations,” imitations,” says says Managing Managing Director Director Richard Richard Potts; Potts; “Only “Only Bowman’s Bowman’s revolutionary revolutionary SILEXA™ SILEXA™ patented patented oil oil selective, selective, hydrophobic, hydrophobic, oleophilic oleophilic media, media, off offers ers this this level level of of performance performance combined combined with with excellent excellent environmental environmental benefi benefits ts ..

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Product News New digital wire crimp pull tester from Mecmesin

Babcock Wanson heaters improve efficiency in dairy nutrition processing

A new rugged and rapid-throughput tester for quality testing wire terminal strength is available from Mecmesin Ltd. Simple controls combine with accuracy and ease of use to make the CrimpTest-1 kN a high-reliability everyday tester, requiring minimal training and maintenance. Motorised pull testers improve accuracy and reduce operator strain and injury. For added safety, this ergonomically-designed horizontal tester pulls samples away from the user. A single button press runs a test, and just 4 multi-function buttons provide for all settings, operation and RS232 comms output to statistical printers. Peak force at break is displayed along with clear pass and fail indication. Four speed settings are available: 25, 50, 100 and 200 mm/min (1, 2, 4, 8 in/min). to comply with all regular test standards. Units of force can be displayed in N, kgf or lbf. This competitively-priced bench tester is designed for continuous use within the production environment, and is IP52 rated against ingress from dust, wire fragments and water.

Babcock Wanson has supplied two new EPC ES series Thermal Fluid Heating systems to Volac, one of Europe’s fastest growing international dairy nutrition businesses. Volac already had a small Babcock Wanson Thermal Fluid Heater in place, used to heat air to a high temperature in order to quickly dry liquid whey and turn it into powder. The company’s positive experience of both the heater type and Babcock Wanson led them to turn to the company when the decision was made to replace a large 5MW plus heater that had been in operation for many years. Babcock anson supplied Volac with two high efficiency EPC2500ES automatic coil type, multi-pass Thermal Fluid Heaters, which offer a high efficiency solution to a very energy intensive process. The EPC ES heaters provide optimal distribution of the heat, high uid velocity in the exchange tubes and continuous ow monitoring to ensure long uid life and the highest level of safety. The EPC ES Heaters also precisely match fuel input to plant energy requirements and include their own in-built exhaust gas to combustion air economiser for highest practicable operating efficiency.

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ESAB Welding Filler Metal Databook Available Now

Ovako Steel Navigator - finds the best steel for customers

ESAB® Welding & Cutting Products announced that its Welding Filler Metal Databook 2016 is now available in English. To help boost productivity and improve weld quality, the handbook provides information, such as recommended parameter settings, deposition rates, mechanical properties and chemical composition, on ESAB’s full line of filler metals. The downloadable eBook in fast- ip format and intuitive quick select Table of Contents ensure filler metal information and technical specifications are easy to locate. The handbook also contains filler metal calculations and recommendations for welding ASTM steels. Download your free

elding Filler Metal Databook online at fillermetals.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognised leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanised cutting and automation, ESAB’s welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit

Ovako Steel Navigator is a digital platform that allows customers to search for and identify the best steel for their applications. The investment in Steel Navigator is part of Ovako’s global digitalization strategy and underscores the group’s objective to provide its customers with the best service in the industry. “The steel industry is facing a major transformation with the ongoing wave of digitalization, and we want to be a pioneer in this work, says ran Nystr m, EVP Group Marketing & Technology. “The launch of Steel Navigator enhances our service offering to the market for engineering steel and will help our customers to quickly identify the right steel for their application, making their processes more efficient. Steel Navigator allows customers to search for specific steel grades by group, quality, type of process, product and chemical composition. Not just among Ovako’s steels, but also among steels supplied by its competitors. Steel Navigator is available globally at

SP1 – 3D Vision Like the Human Eye M any applications in the automation, robotics and quality assurance industries require detailed 3D measurements of a particular object or area. Today, active camera systems are commonly used for such tasks, which measure the depth – and thus the 3D structure of a scene – by emitting light and capturing its re ection. Due to this active illumination, such systems have difficulties coping with bright ambient light, overlapping field of views, large distances, or the presence of re ective surfaces.

For obtaining accurate measurements in such challenging situations, Nerian Vision Technologies introduces the new SP1 stereo vision system, which works passively with ambient light.

The SP1 uses two standard industrial cameras that are mounted at slightly different viewing positions. Similar to the human visual system, the SP1 is able to infer the depth of the observed scene by comparing the images from both cameras.

The SP1 gains its performance from a hardware implementation of all image processing operations. This has been made possible by using a programmable logic device – a socalled FPGA. This dedicated hardware solution is what allows the SP1 to provide up to 9 million depth estimates per second, while also maintaining a low power consumption. Email: Issue24 24 PECM PECM Issue


Materials Handling is our game! ® PIRAC PIRAC® is is aa well-known well-known innovator innovator in in materials materials handling handling receiving, receiving, conveying, conveying, storing storing and and outloading outloading featuring featuring SPIROLIFT SPIROLIFT our our vertical vertical conveying conveying ® technology. technology. SPIRAC SPIRAC® is is the the expert expert in in vertical vertical materials materials handling handling conveying conveying ® with with hundreds hundreds of of SPIROLIFT SPIROLIFT® installations installations and and over over 20 20 kilometres kilometres of of active active shaftless shaftless conveyors conveyors worldwide. worldwide. This This proven proven technology technology offers offers significant significant cost cost and and operational operational advantage advantage over over alternate alternate methods methods of of materials materials handling handling elevation elevation ® and and transport. transport. SPIROLIFT SPIROLIFT® vertical vertical conveyors conveyors feature feature an an octagonal octagonal trough, trough, liner liner with with built-in built-in wear wear indicator indicator and and snap-in snap-in and and snap-out snap-out replacement. replacement. Wide Wide faced, faced, short short pitch pitch spirals spirals provide provide aa large large lifting lifting surface surface with with very very little little material material falling falling back back down down the the centre centre of of the the spiral. spiral. Read Read more more about about this this at at or or call call +44 +44 (0) (0) 1295 1295 270335 270335

For For over over 40 40 years, years, SPIRAC SPIRAC has has been been the the market market leader leader in in shaftless shaftless conveyor conveyor systems, systems, grit grit capture capture and and classification, classification, as as well well as as inlet inlet works works solutions solutions including including screening, screening, washing, washing, compaction, compaction, containment containment and and transport transport systems. systems. Based Based on on our our experience experience in in innovative innovative design design and and provision provision of of leading-edge leading-edge conveying conveying technology, technology, SPIRAC SPIRAC is is able able to to adapt adapt easily easily to to your your needs. needs.

SPIRAC SPIRAC provides provides material material handling handling solutions solutions for for municipal municipal wastewater wastewater and and industrial industrial applications. applications. Municipal Municipal screening, screening, grit grit and and sludge sludge handling handling are are our our primary primary focus, focus, but but SPIRAC SPIRAC also also offers offers conveying, conveying, dewatering dewatering and and washing washing solutions solutions for for industrial industrial applications. applications.

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smallest smallest to to largest largest WWTP. WWTP. a a e e cc e e on on e e o o The The shaftless shaftless spiral spiral allows allows higher higher filling filling rates rates and and lower lower RPMs RPMs resulting resulting in in less less wear wear and and consequently consequently less less maintenance maintenance and and down down time. time. Although Although the the spirals spirals can can be be made made out out of of many many different different materials, materials, the the primary primary material material is is aa special special steel steel from from Sweden Sweden which which has has mechanical mechanical properties properties that that give give the the SPIRAC SPIRAC spiral spiral aa

SPIROLIFT® vertical conveyors feature an octagonal trough and liner. The breaks in the liner provide a resistance point which help to prevent slippery materials forming a rotating plug, thereby encouraging the material to move vertically with the spiral face.

very high tensile strength. SPIRAC shaftless screw conveyors are designed for the transport of otherwise difficult to handle materials, such as municipal dewatered sludge, wastewater screenings, grit, industrial sludges and other sticky, viscous, stringy materials. Not having intermediate and end bearings allows a comparative reduction in major maintenance work. It also allows efficient and direct transfer horizontal, inclined or vertical – into another conveyor.

SPIRAC’s proprietary liner, DURAFLO® SPX, is designed specifically to ensure long life. The DURAFLO® SPX liner has a built-in wear indicator with a snap-in, snap-out feature enabling easy replacement. SPIRAC conveyors are totally enclosed. There is no spillage of the material being conveyed and odours are completely contained. SPIRAC’s direct-drive design allows a clean and efficient transmission without the maintenance required by belt and chain drives.

SPIROLIFT® SPIRAC is the global leader in vertical materials handling conveying with hundreds of SPIROLIFT® installations worldwide. This proven technology offers significant cost and operational advantage over alternate methods of sludge elevation and transport. SPIROLIFT® vertical conveyors feature an octagonal trough and liner. The breaks in the liner provide a resistance

point which help to prevent slippery materials forming a rotating plug, thereby encouraging the material to move vertically with the spiral face. Wide-faced, short pitch spirals provide a large lifting surface with very little material fallback down the centre of the spiral. Unlike shafted spirals which may suffer from a build up of material around the shaft, especially at the discharge point, shaftless spirals discharge material efficiently to the receiving conveyor. SPIROLIFT® vertical octagonal (OK) conveyors are specially designed to achieve vertical conveying of dewatered sludges and other difficult to transport materials. For more information please contact. SPIRAC Ltd. Robert Gericke, Technical Sales Engineer ce line: +44(0) 1 9 70 33 Mobile: +44(0) 7881 274 913 ce fa : +44(0) 1 9 73 334 E-mail: Web:

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Pumps Hydra-Cell Pumps Abrasive Tile Coatings


Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps, from anner, have solved a pump seal wear problem for a major US producer of acoustic panels.

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hen pumping these abrasive coatings, pumps with dynamic seals will eventually wear and leak. Performance accuracy deteriorates and maintenance downtime for seal replacement can prove expensive as the Corporation found to its cost. Replacing its pneumatic, single plunger pumps with Hydra-Cell 10 and 25 seal-less pumps not only solved the leak problem but also greatly improved the control over spray patterns and coating thickness. ith no dynamic seals to wear, the Hydra-Cell pumps are able to pump the abrasive coating material reliably and require minimal maintenance, reducing non-productive time. Having multiple, hydraulically balanced diaphragms in a single pump head, the Hydra-Cell pumps produce a smooth pulseless ow without the need for pulsation dampeners. The smooth ow also reduces pipe work stress in the system The controllable, repeatable delivery ( 1 ) ensures the spray pattern is regular and the coating is consistent over time. Improving product quality while reducing maintenance costs proved to be just a matter of changing pumps to Hydra-cell.


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LCB-4 The LCB-4 is a compact motorized unit designed for use with piston distributors. The assembly uses a type MLBO15 2 pump with a 2 liter plastic or metal reservoir. All models come with a manual feed switch. Motor voltag includes 100v or 200v. Cycle frequency must be provider by the machines controller. Options include: Pressure Switch, Float Switch and Pressure Gauge.

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T-T Controls As specialists in bespoke projects T-T Control’s provide electrical control systems to suit your specific requirements. We also offer a wide range of standard products including, starter panels, monitoring systems and kiosks. T-T Control’s NEW Float Switch range have been in testing for many years to ensure high quality and provide economic and efficient liquid level sensors that are easy to install and maintain. Each is suitable for different applications including potable water, oil/diesel, wastewater/ sewage and explosion proof duties. T-T Hi-Dro Boost Designed for transfer and pressure boosting of hot and cold water systems, the Hi-Dro boost also features WRAS compliant components. This comprehensive range of fixed and variable speed multiple clean water booster sets is designed and manufactured to provide both the required flow and water pressure for bespoke applications. Tel: 01630 647200

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Software & Systems Greycon is Chosen for Resolute Forest Product’s Global SAP Template Rollout On On July July th th 2016 2016 reycon reycon successfully successfully completed completed the the second second stage stage of of aa fifive ve wave wave implementation implementation at at Resolute Resolute Forest Forest Products Products in in Montreal, Montreal, QC. QC. Resolute Resolute initiated initiated the the global global template template rollout rollout campaign campaign to to establish establish Greycon’s Greycon’s X-Trim X-Trim solution solution as as the the company company standard standard trim trim optimisation optimisation system. system. Resolute Resolute are are aa global global leader leader in in the the forest forest products products industry industry marketing marketing to to over over 80 80 countries countries worldwide worldwide and and own own or or operate operate over over 40 40 Mills. Mills. Resolute Resolute manufactures manufactures pulp, pulp, paper, paper, tissue tissue and and wood wood products products for for clients clients based based in in the the United United States, States, Canada Canada and and South South Korea. Korea. reycon reycon completed completed the the fifirst rst wave wave on on February February 1st 1st 2016. 2016. Since Since then then Greycon’s Greycon’s X-Trim X-Trim solution solution has has been been implemented implemented at at 88 Mills Mills and and by by September September 2017 2017 the the campaign campaign will will be be complete, complete, totalling totalling 16 16 Mills, Mills, all all of of which which are are integrated integrated with with Resolute’s Resolute’s SAP/APO SAP/APO system. system. X-Trim X-Trim has has provided provided many many benefi benefits ts to to Resolute Resolute since since its its implementation, implementation, some some of of which which are; are; it’s it’s easy easy to to use use interface, interface, visualised visualised solution solution and and superior superior waste waste reduction. reduction. reycon’s reycon’s certifi certified ed Interface Interface for for Industry-Specifi Industry-Specificc Optimisers’ Optimisers’ for for APO APO allows allows Resolute Resolute quick quick confi configuration guration and and deployment deployment throughout throughout each each wave wave of of the the project. project. Allowing Allowing aa seamless seamless interface interface between between X-Trim X-Trim and and APO. APO.

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RTI supports ISO 26262 Certification for Software Components in the Automotive Industry Real-Time Real-Time Innovations Innovations provides provides the the certifi certifiable able middleware middleware RTI RTI Connext Connext DDS DDS Cert Cert to to support support ISO ISO 26262 26262 certifi certification, cation, including including ASIL-D ASIL-D in in the the automotive automotive industry. industry. The The increased increased use use of of software software in in automotive automotive systems systems such such as as driver driver assist, assist, brake brake control control and and engine engine and and systems systems management management has has placed placed aa greater greater scrutiny scrutiny on on ensuring ensuring the the software software is is safe. safe. The The automotive automotive industry industry has has adopted adopted ISO ISO 26262 26262 as as its its functional functional safety safety standard standard for for electronic electronic systems, systems, which which addresses addresses the the key key requirements requirements for for software software development development and and design. design. Software Software suppliers suppliers like like RTI RTI are are prepared prepared to to assist assist designers designers in in ensuring ensuring compliance compliance with with ISO ISO 26262 26262 software software requirements. requirements. ISO ISO 26262 26262 covers covers functional functional safety safety at at the the system, system, hardware hardware and and software software levels. levels. To To be be considered considered fully fully compliant compliant with with ISO ISO 26262, 26262, all all areas areas must must be be addressed addressed at at once, once, meaning meaning that that the the software software has has to to be be integrated integrated onto onto aa given given hardware hardware platform platform and and within within aa given given system system before before itit is is approved. approved.

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ur goal is to help you optimise your design process. Whether you are in the architecture, plant or construction industries, we have the experience to understand your business and what you are trying to achieve, and we have the expertise to enable you to do it better. Established in 1989, Man and Machine is part of a panEuropean group, operating in 11 countries, with over 750 staff and over 500,000 installed CAD seats. We provide expertise in digital design and data management with over 60 years of combined technical experience and extensive industry. Our specialist knowledge has allowed us to develop a wide variety of services that address the needs of our customers’ across multiple industries to enable them to design, visualise, and simulate to the highest standard.

Man and Machine CAD Training Academy Man and Machine’s professional training centre is a fantastic environment where customers can learn from industry experts, gain authorised qualifications and ensure that any CAD investment is utilised to its full potential. If you are looking to improve design efficiency, reduce costs and bring products or infrastructure to market faster, Man and Machine’s consultative approach will help you to gain a competitive advantage and leverage your own expertise to increase productivity and innovation. Being an educationally-rich environment, the training academy allows you to select an appropriate learning

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track to help you derive the most from your software investment. To ensure learning outcomes are met, all of the CAD training solutions come with post training support for one month. Students also receive an Autodesk or Man and Machine certificate on completion and all Autodesk CAD courses are taught using the official Autodesk courseware. Man and Machine are an authorised Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) and an approved Certification Centre, allowing students to receive an industry recognised Accreditation.

Man and Machine’s professional training centre is a fantastic environment where customers can learn from industry experts “Man and Machine were able to drop straight in as our new reseller and provide a seamless transfer from our previous supplier. They have been able to give us all we need on the software side and have also provided a exible training program for a couple of our new starters”. Nick Slater - ITAB Shop Concept For more information on all of the CAD services Man and Machine provide including our latest training schedule and upcoming webinars please visit,, call 01844 263700 or email marketing@ Issue 24 PECM


Storage, Handling & Distribution Cuts cutting times by 50%

German German metal metal sawing sawing and and storage storage equipment equipment manufacturer, manufacturer, KASTO, KASTO, has has introduced introduced aa new, new, high high performance, performance, economically economically priced priced bandsaw, bandsaw, called called KASTOwin KASTOwin pro pro AC AC 5.6, 5.6, said said to to off offer er short short cutting cutting times, times, long long blade blade life life and and intuitive intuitive operation. operation. The The automatic automatic machine machine is is optimised optimised to to extract extract the the best best possible possible performance performance from from either either aa bimetal bimetal or or tungsten tungsten carbide carbide tipped tipped (TCT) (TCT) blade. blade. It It is is suited suited to to aa wide wide range range of of applications applications cutting cutting solid solid material, material, tubes tubes and and profi profiles, les, particularly particularly in in steel steel production production and and stockholding, stockholding, machine machine manufacturing manufacturing and and the the automotive automotive industry. industry. The The bandsaw bandsaw can can increase increase production production speed speed and and effi efficiency. ciency. Depending Depending on on the the type type of of blade blade and and the the material material being being cut, cut, processing processing times times can can routinely routinely be be reduced reduced by by up up to to 50 50 percent percent and and more more in in some some instances. instances. The The bandsaw bandsaw comes comes with with EasyControl, EasyControl, aa high-performance high-performance control control unit unit that that is is easy easy to to use use and and reduces reduces idle idle times times in in automatic automatic operation operation for for maximum maximum output. output. All All parameters parameters can can be be optimised optimised to to match match the the type type of of blade blade and and the the material material being being cut. cut.

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t’s not not every every year year aa t’s company can can celebrate celebrate 100 100 company years of of business business so so Dixon Dixon years are proud proud to to be be celebrating celebrating are their centenary. centenary. Founded Founded in in 1916 1916 Dixon Dixon their has grown grown to to become become aa world world leading leading has manufacturer of of hose hose fi fittings ttings and and manufacturer related accessories accessories for for all all industries industries related with footprints footprints across across the the globe; globe; Dixon Dixon with roup Europe, Europe, based based in in Preston, Preston, UK UK roup is responsible responsible for for sales sales across across Europe, Europe, is Africa and and the the Middle Middle East. East. Africa From the the original original Boss Boss Steam Steam From Couplings to to the the latest latest innovative innovative Couplings solutions, Dixon Dixon has has grown grown to to become become solutions, hose and and coupling coupling supplier supplier who who can can aa hose offer er more more than than just just aa great great product. product. off Dixon is is committed committed to to providing providing Dixon customers with with the the solutions solutions to to their their customers uid handling handling requirements requirements across across all all uid industries, be be this this within within the the food food & & industries, beverage industry, industry, utilities, utilities, oil oil and and gas gas beverage or general general industrial industrial applications. applications. or The Dixon Dixon range range includes includes couplings couplings The whether it it be be Cam Cam & & Groove, Groove, hygienic hygienic whether fittings, ttings, Boss Boss couplings couplings and and clamps, clamps, fi interchangeable quick quick release release interchangeable

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couplings, to to manual manual or or actuated actuated couplings, valves for for both both industrial industrial and and hygienic hygienic valves applications, and and with with aa hose hose range range applications, which covers covers aa broad broad spectrum spectrum of of which application and and aa team team of of experienced experienced application and technical technical sales sales personnel, personnel, Dixon Dixon and can off offer er you you aa complete complete service service can advising on on the the most most appropriate appropriate advising solutions for for your your application. application. solutions When industrial industrial hose hose and and couplings couplings are are When properly specifi specified ed for for the the task, task, these these properly assemblies perform perform their their function function assemblies awlessly. However, However, the the potential potential awlessly. hazards of of hose hose assemblies assemblies are are very very hazards real. When When we we try try to to get get them them to to do do real. things they they were were never never designed designed to to things do, such such as as running running steam steam through through aa do, chemical hose hose or or using using cam cam and and groove groove chemical couplings for for air, air, they they fail fail miserably miserably couplings with sometimes sometimes catastrophic catastrophic results. results. To To with avoid potential potential harm harm to to personnel, personnel, site site avoid and equipment; equipment; and and to to prevent prevent product product and loss, Dixon Dixon stresses stresses the the importance importance of of loss, inspecting all all hose hose assemblies assemblies prior prior to to inspecting each use. use. each Here in in the the UK, UK, Dixon Dixon off offers, ers, Here specialised support support and and bespoke bespoke specialised

engineered solutions solutions from from concept, concept, to to engineered design, through through to to installation. installation. Dixon’s Dixon’s design, onsite manufacturing manufacturing and and engineering engineering onsite department means means that that new new designs, designs, department animations and and 3D 3D modelling modelling can can animations rapidly be be produced produced to to support support rapidly customer’s requirements. requirements. customer’s The diff difference erence between between Dixon Dixon and and our our The competitors is is our our commitment commitment to to you. you. competitors The opening opening of of the the Dixon Dixon Innovation Innovation The Centre in in Maryland, Maryland, USA USA has has enabled enabled Centre Dixon to to come come up up with with new new product product Dixon developments including including the the VentVentdevelopments Lock™ Cam Cam and and Groove Groove coupling coupling and and Lock™ the new new Hygienic Hygienic Break Break Away Away coupling coupling the which increases increases safety safety and and reduces reduces which cost savings. savings. cost From world world class class customer customer service service and and From manufacturing to to the the broadest broadest product product manufacturing offering ering in in the the industry, industry, and and we’ve we’ve off proven that that for for aa century. century. proven Contact Contact Gill Platt Platt @ @ Dixon Dixon Group Group Europe Europe Ltd Ltd Gill T: +44 +44 (0) (0) 1772 1772 323529 323529 T: E: E: www. www.

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he he HyperClassic HyperClassic Mixer Mixer is is the the wastewater wastewater mixer mixer of of choice choice for for many many of of the the world's world's most most prestigious prestigious sewage sewage treatment treatment works. works. From From New New York York to to Nottingham, Nottingham, Shanghai Shanghai to to Southampton Southampton and and Kuwait Kuwait to to Kings Kings Lynn, Lynn, there there are are more more than than 10,000 10,000 HyperClassics HyperClassics installed installed worldwide. worldwide. ItIt therefore therefore come come as as no no surprise surprise that that the the HyperClassic HyperClassic was was selected selected for for mixing mixing 15 15 anoxic anoxic zones zones at at one one of of London's London's largest largest and and best-known best-known sewage sewage works. works.


The The HyperClassic HyperClassic Mixer's Mixer's success success can can largely largely be be attributed attributed to to its its unique, unique, supersupereffi efficient cient design. design. The The hyperboloid hyperboloid impeller impeller induces induces aa powerful powerful flflow ow exactly exactly where where itit is is needed needed most most -- on on the the tank tank flfloor. oor. This This radial radial flflow ow is is introduced introduced in in the the centre centre of of the the tank tank being being mixed, mixed, ensuring ensuring minimal minimal energy energy input input to to maintain maintain complete complete homogenisation. homogenisation.


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The The impeller impeller also also imparts imparts aa gentle gentle rolling rolling action action to to this this flflow, ow, helping helping to to lift lift stubborn stubborn sludge sludge deposits deposits that that may may have have been been left left there there by by aa previous previous mixer mixer design. design.

The The HyperClassic HyperClassic Mixer's Mixer's astonishing astonishing effi efficiency ciency was was evidenced evidenced in in aa recent recent tender tender bid bid for for HyperClassic HyperClassic Mixers Mixers of of 0.55kW 0.55kW each, each, totalling totalling 5.5kW. 5.5kW.

As As the the saying saying goes, goes, "new "new broom broom sweep sweep clean" clean" -- this this is is certainly certainly true true of of HyperClassic HyperClassic Mixers. Mixers.

Two Two other other bids bids totalled totalled 13.2 13.2 kW kW and and 17.6kW 17.6kW respectively. respectively. This This represents represents saving saving of of nearly nearly 60%-70%, 60%-70%, or or some some ÂŁ10,000/annum. ÂŁ10,000/annum. This This ultra-low ultra-low whole whole life life cost cost bodes bodes well well in in the the wastewater wastewater industry industry where where the the increasing increasing focus focus in in AMP6 AMP6 is is on on totex totex savings. savings.

There are also process benefits to this unique design. Uniform mixing with no short-circuiting is key to good process performance. And, when installed in series, HyperClassic Mixers create a virtual wall between them - allowing zoning only otherwise achieved with a baffle. This can save a small fortune by reducing the concrete pour.

Corgin Corgin specialise specialise in in environmental environmental solutions solutions with with the the lowest lowest cost cost of of ownership. ownership. This This core core capability capability is is represented represented by by the the Corgin Corgin brand brand "Totex: "Totex: Pays, Pays, every every time" time"

Perfection can be easy – the Pico 160 cel puls from EWM

WM AG has brought one of the lightest portable electrode welding machines to the market: the Pico 160 cel puls, weighing only 4.7 kg, can be used safely for vertical-down CEL welding and TIG pulse welding for the 230-V lighting main. The latest addition to EWM’s successful Pico range has not only been optimised when it comes to weight, however. The focus is also on excellent welding results with universal usability and enhanced user-friendly operation as well as on the machine’s high level of robustness.


The Pico 160 cel puls also features an impressive new ergonomic design. With its stable, splash-proof housing made of plastic and aluminium and a transparent protective cap over the new control, this is the ideal machine for all applications – for construction sites, workshops and other assembly work. Another highlight is the simple operability of the welding machine. The new control’s easy-to-read display enables the welding parameters to be set precisely. This is an important prerequisite for simple reproducibility in order to ensure that consistent highquality welding results are achieved. EWM’s single-hand operation concept also enables the functions to be set using a single large button, which means users do not need to remove their gloves every time they need to change a setting. Other advantages in day-to-day usage are the remote control connection option and the

large connection sockets (50 mm2), which enable the machine to be combined with standard electrode holders and standard TIG welding torches with rotary gas valves.

But it is not only the external features of the new Pico 160 cel puls that are impressive. Characteristics, hot start and an antistick function for sticking electrodes are all integrated as standard, providing the very best support for all welding processes. The new pulse function also enables easy vertical-up and vertical-down welding without having to resort to the complex "Christmas tree" technique. This makes work much easier, especially in hard-toreach areas or locations with poor visibility. In use, the Pico demonstrates its strengths when welding electrodes up to 4 mm and enables 100% safe vertical-down welding also when using cellulose electrodes.

connection leads up to 100 m in length. The machine is also protected against inadvertent connection to 400 V mains voltage. This makes the Pico 160 cel puls the ideal machine for use in industry and in workshops, for both fast repairs and continuous operation. EWM’s commitment to high quality is no empty promise as its warranty also proves – three years for all welding machines and five years for transformers and rectifiers, with no restriction on the number of operating hours – even when used in three-shift operation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

EWM’s tried-and-tested inverter technology is characterised by its high efficiency. Among its advantages are the switchable standby powersaving function and the adjustable 230 V mains fuse restriction to 10 A, 13 A, 16 A and 20 A. The machine’s high mains voltage tolerances of -40% to +15% ensure smooth operation with generators and enable welding with mains

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Linear Actuator Design Enables Automated Maintenance

Diakont Diakont DA DA Series Series actuators, actuators, available available in in the the UK UK through through INMOCO, INMOCO, have have been been designed designed for for easy easy installation installation and and maintenance. maintenance. Their Their compact compact design design means means they they are are ideal ideal for for space-restricted space-restricted applications, applications, while while the the integral integral servo servo motor motor makes makes installation installation aa single single step step process. process. Installation Installation is is simplified simplified because because the the DA DA actuators actuators are are designed designed so so that that they they can can be be mounted mounted in in aa number number of of different different ways, ways, including including flange flange mounting, mounting, using using aa rear rear clevis clevis pin, pin, extended extended tie tie rods rods and and trunnion trunnion mounting. mounting. Maintenance Maintenance is is made made fast, fast, simple simple and and cost cost effective effective by by aa patented patented system system that that allows allows complete complete lubrication lubrication changes changes to to be be carried carried out, out, without without the the need need to to remove remove the the actuator actuator from from its its machine machine or or to to disassemble disassemble it. it. In In the the sort sort of of demanding demanding applications applications where where the the DA DA units units are are likely likely to to be be used, used, long long term term reliable reliable performance performance is is vital vital and and often often downtime downtime has has to to be be kept kept to to aa minimum. minimum. To To meet meet these these requirements, requirements, the the actuators actuators can can have have aa complete complete lubrication lubrication change change in in situ, situ, aa process process that that usually usually takes takes less less than than 30 30 minutes. minutes. The The service service engineer engineer simply simply opens opens two two bypass bypass valves valves and and connects connects the the actuator actuator to to aa special special Diakont Diakont service service kit; kit; the the old old lubrication lubrication is is pumped pumped out out and and replaced replaced


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with with new new lubrication lubrication by by cycling cycling the the actuator. actuator. There There is is no no need need to to dismount dismount the the actuator actuator from from its its mounting. mounting. INMOCO INMOCO says says that that this this fast, fast, simple simple maintenance maintenance routine routine makes makes the the Diakont Diakont DA DA series series actuators actuators highly highly attractive attractive for for applications applications where where downtime downtime has has to to be be kept kept to to aa minimum, minimum, where where the the working working environment environment is is so so demanding demanding that that complicated complicated procedures procedures become become very very difficult, difficult, and and where where there there is is not not aa convenient convenient workshop workshop in in which which to to do do the the servicing. servicing. The The DA DA series series actuators actuators are are based based on on aa proven proven inverted inverted roller roller screw screw mechanism mechanism that that is is compact compact yet yet capable capable of of carrying carrying high high loads loads and and offering offering aa working working life life many many times times longer longer than than ballscrew ballscrew alternatives. alternatives. They They were were originally originally developed developed for for and and proven proven in in the the nuclear nuclear industry industry and and INMOCO INMOCO is is now now finding finding uses uses for for them them in in aa wide wide variety variety of of other other applications. applications. Typical Typical uses uses include include presses, presses, bending bending machines machines and and other other machine machine tools, tools, automated automated welding welding systems systems and and factory factory automation, automation, clinching, clinching, plastic plastic moulding moulding machines, machines, clamping, clamping, work work holding, holding, packaging packaging machines machines etc. etc.

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ne of the greatest challenges to processing industries is ensuring the maximum integrity of the finished product. Failure to do so can be catastrophic with the real risk of causing personal harm and untold damage to the brand. Contamination risks exist at most stages of production, to combat this a robust HACCP system and high performance foreign body removal equipment such as magnetic separation and detection systems are vital. Housed easy clean grid magnets are ideal for removal of fine iron and para-magnetic contamination from a range of dry free owing products such as sugar, grain, our, granulates and powders. Housed Grids are available as single row units or double row units with square and circular options. These grids can be retro-fitted or ordered at the same time as a new valve, they sit underneath or above and underneath the rotary valve to maximise protection.

The unit contains one high intensity Easy Clean Magnetic rid. The grid is secured into the housing by tricone locking nuts which ensure even pressure is generated around the food grade seal. Units can be supplied with quick release toggle clamps if cleaning time is to be kept to a minimum For those applications were ultimate levels of removal are required, a double row system is available It is common to have numerous units installed throughout a processing facility to ensure contamination is removed at source of generation. All dry powders and granular type materials can be processed through the unit. Electrical safety interlocks can be fitted to the grid to stop the process should it be accidentally opened. This easy clean design allows all attracted contamination to be easily and quickly collected for further inspection or analysis. When the unit requires cleaning, simply remove the outer grid securing

tri-cone locking nuts and remove the grid from the housing. Remove the central tri-cone locking nut and separate the grid assembly allowing all attracted contamination to simply fall away. Fully conversant with all major industry standards such as FSA, FDA and IFS, plus institutes such as BRC and FSI. Many of the magnetic separation products have full ATEX certification For more details +44 1249 651138 Issue24 24 PECM PECM Issue


First loop-powered temperature transmitter with LED display Two-wire temperature transmitter for food production. Bright 4-digit LED display. Fast response T05/09 = sec. Preset measuring range can be adjusted over IO-Link. Range of probe lengths and process connections available. Stainless steel. IP69K. / uk/ td ifm Telephone 020 8213 2222

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