ABB drives cut power use of gas pumps, allowing more energy to be sold into the grid
A landfill site has saved a third of the power used by motors to pump gas, following the installation of two ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs). (Read More)
Now is a common time of year for maintenance contracts to come to an end; many are on auto-renewals, which can mean hidden cost increases because people tend not to shop around for a better all-round deal.
It can also mean a ticking time-bomb threatening system failure if the maintenance is not carried out sufficiently well.
Owen Ford, Managing Director at Dura Pump, an engineering firm specialising in pump design, installation and maintenance, advises three simple things to look out for when you look at your contracts and evaluate the best deal: (Read More)
Tapflo is a leading pump manufacturer with the ambition to provide a wide range of premium products for various industrial applications.
Tapflo operates and distributes in more than 60 countries spread over the world on 6 continents - products and spare parts are available worldwide. (Read More)
Asset management is a well-known process within the industrial market sector but much lesser known, are the management services available for specialist measurement equipment. (Read More)
Maintenance, Repair and Operating Materials (MROM) management...everyone has heard about it but few have really come to recognise the opportunities for development and the benefits available within the business. (Read More)
The 5th annual SAP Conference for Environment, Health, and Safety Management, will take place in Chicago on March 21-22, 2017.
The event will focus on Driving Digital Transformation within EHS and offer opportunities to discover how to plan, predict and react faster to meet the demands of a (Read More)
Hampshire-based specialist engineering firm Aqua Cooling, which also has an office in York, is using the chilly winter months to launch a hot new service for its customers across the UK.
Aqua Heating Hire is a brand-new option from Aqua Cooling offering heating and hot water solutions for short, (Read More)
Create leak reports on Android or iPhone with UE Systems Leak Survey App
UE Systems Leak Survey app for Android and iOS can be used to easily generate reports from data collected in identified leaks.
Once leaks are identified and the respective information is entered in the app, the data can be used to generate a comprehensive excel report that includes estimated CFM loss, up-to-date cost avoidance, (Read More)
EMKA PROflex 1210 program inspection windows offer a simple and aesthetic way of protecting infrequently accessed equipment such as meters, reset buttons, indicators/lamps and instruments as used on fire alarm and suppression systems or engineering controls. (Read More)
Devonshire Pine have completed the installation of 4 large VertEx dust extraction units, creating a wide area dust control zone in previously unused warehouse space.
Devonshire Pine are one of the largest employers in North Devon and manufacture a wide range of quality pine and oak furniture. (Read More)
It’s not every year a company can celebrate 100 years of business so Dixon are proud to be celebrating their centenary.
Founded in 1916 Dixon has grown to become a world leading manufacturer of hose fittings and related accessories for all industries with footprints across the globe; Dixon Group Europe, based in Preston, UK is responsible for sales across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
From the original Boss Steam Couplings to the latest innovative solutions, Dixon has grown to become a hose and coupling supplier who can offer more than just a great product. (Read More)
Low-quality thermoplastics tend to give thermoplastics, in general, a poor reputation, with some melting when exposed to UV light, some offering limited resistance to solvents and some relaxing and weakening under long-term loading.
This situation is worsened by the fact that some companies are producing copy-cat or even counterfeit products that pretend to have the characteristics of top-performing (Read More)
Rittal, a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, has announced the launch of a new cover plate for shielding live components within electrical distribution systems. (Read More)
Rittal has launched two new versions of its LED system lights, thus completing the range.
Its series of specially designed lights now includes 600 and 400 lumens of light output (luminous flux), to add to the current 1200- and 900-lumen versions. This means that Rittal can now offer lighting solutions to suit all sizes of enclosure, (Read More)
A new era in vibration monitoring SPM Instrument, Sweden, leading worldwide provider of condition monitoring technology and products, now announces the launch of HD Enveloping®, a new high definition vibration enveloping technique for detection of early stage gear and bearing faults. (Read More)
UK’s premier maintenance exhibition boosted by packed conference programme
A host of blue chip companies and prestigious trade associations have signed up to support Maintec 2017, the UK’s premier maintenance and asset management exhibition and conference. (Read More)
21 – 23 March 2017, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Maintec, the UK’s premier event for the maintenance and asset management community, is undergoing a radical makeover.
2017 will see a ‘new look’ educational programme for the show featuring two new theatres, Maintec Dialogue and Maintec Summit packed with keynote speakers and high-level free to attend seminars. (Read More)
Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, will highlight its electromechanical proposition at Southern Manufacturing Show in conjunction with Schneider Electric between 21st and 23rd March 2017. (Read More)
Clean workshop air specialist Filtermist will be highlighting the importance of both fitting and maintaining effective extraction and filtration systems to protect people from harmful airborne contaminants on its stand (Q128) at Southern Manufacturing.
Filtermist’s Director of Sales, Stuart Plimmer, (Read More)
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to FIVE, Farnborough on new dates of the 21st to 23rd of March 2017.
New, more convenient dates in early Spring and some significant improvements to the site’s infrastructure serve to make the show more accessible than ever. (Read More)
Established in Shropshire in 1969, Filtermist provides a wide range of products and services designed to ensure the air in industrial workplaces is free from hazardous airborne contaminants. (Read More)
As people that live and breathe (no pun intended!) Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing, Filtermist’s dedicated LEV engineers are still sometimes surprised by the varying levels of competency they encounter when talking to customers about their experiences of LEV testing. (Read More)
Hart Doors Systems has completed the installation of two Speedor ‘Storms’ at a recently opened packing and distribution facility for a major online retailer.
The doors were installed to keep a stable working environment within the
310,000 sq ft fulfilment centre on Prologis Park, Boscombe Road, Dunstable. (Read More)
To coincide with the relaunch of GAP Hire Solutions Green Action Plan, the firm donated £1,000 to environmental charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland, which is working to make a difference by tackling the issues facing our planet today.
The WWF Scotland panda and Head of Communications Lexi Parfitt visited GAP’s Head Office in Glasgow to receive the generous donation from Head of GAP one Shaneen Waddell.
Lexi commented: “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation from the team at GAP. This will help us continue our work to tackle climate change and help to shape a low carbon future where people and nature thrive.” (Read More)
A cabinet-built medium voltage AC drive rated from 6 to 11 kilovolt (kV), 200 kilowatts (kW) up to 6,300 kW and for use across many industries such as cement, power generation and water is available from ABB.
The ABB drive, ACS580MV, features a new generation of cascaded h-bridge technology (Read More)
The Active Link is an innovative new end unit system with an integrated load cell, compatible with the existing range of Modulift spreader beams.
It will provide wireless real time data by measuring the load at either end of the spreader beam and is ideal for both weighing and dynamic load monitoring. (Read More)
High-resolution infrared data from multiple Fluke infrared cameras enhances advanced R&D analysis
Infrared measurement adds important and often revealing data to certain types of R&D analysis, (Read More)
Leading self testing emergency lighting manufacturer and supplier, P4 Limited has announced the sale of a controlling interest in the company to Polynom AG, the Swiss holding group of emergency lighting module manufacturer Sander Electronik AG, based near Baden in Switzerland, who have supplied P4 since it was founded. (Read More)
We are proud to announce the beginning of our official partnership with Ketterer
– global specialists in mechanical and electromechanical drive solutions.
Starting from the first of January 2017 SD Products Ltd has become the first official and exclusive Ketterer distributor in the UK. (Read More)
The crane systems manufactured by material handling specialists J D Neuhaus are designed for arduous operating conditions, and have a proven track record throughout worldwide installations. (Read More)
Research from Kansas State University suggests that 71 per cent of senior manufacturing executives have used some form of the just-in-time manufacturing method in their processes.
Just-in-time (JIT) is a well-known concept in business and it doesn’t show any signs of declining soon. But how can businesses successfully manage a system based on just-in-time? (Read More)
Thermal regulation is vital to the ongoing performance of the chilled food distribution network, a multi-billion dollar global industry.
Getting rooms down to temperature is one thing, keeping them at that temperature in the most efficient manner is another. Nick Cox of loading bay specialist, sara LBS, explains how the right door can improve insulation to maximise profits (Read More)
Getting things right first time with PLM and BoM
The creation of a Bill of Materials (BOM) is a fundamental part of product development. However, manufacturers are often unsure at what stage of the product development the BOM comes in. Best practice dictates that the BOM needs to travel fluently through the different development stages, (Read More)
Considerate Constructors Scheme crowns Most Considerate Companies and Most Considerate Supplier at 2016 National Awards
The Considerate Constructors Scheme - the national scheme established by the construction industry to improve its image - has recognised the Most Considerate Companies and Suppliers at this year’s National Awards. (Read More)
The new Research Hub is one of six created by funding from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
THE University of Huddersfield is to lead a new £30 million research centre to help transform UK manufacturing. (Read More)
Mark Climate Technology provides cooling for the factory Parcan BV in the hot summertime.
As one of the larger European candle producers, Parcan BV has a large and modern machinery. Together with the paraffin, this causes a high heat emission, which results in high indoor temperatures in the summer months. Mark Climate Technology has taken up the challenge (Read More)
You’d be surprised if we compared a cooling system to a human! But in fact they aren’t too dissimilar...
Especially when you think that both man and machine need regular exercise, a proper looking after, the right food and good rest to be on top form. With that in mind, here are our top tips for keeping your cooling system in top-performing shape. (Read More)
Slashes resistor footprint in industrial and marine applications
In motor driven applications like cranes, lifts, hoists and conveyors, air cooled resistors are common, but in medium voltage, high power applications liquid cooling wins out. A medium voltage drive running off a 3.3kV supply to turn a 500kW motor (Read More)
Klima-Therm has delivered a high efficiency cooling solution for a computer server room at Salisbury District Hospital that uses fresh air to augment mechanical cooling.
The computer room is the nerve centre of the hospital, and vital for all aspects of its operations. (Read More)
Steam has been a valuable servant to the human race, from a means of powering engines to a method of cooking food.
However, there’s one area where steam has been outdone in recent years – heat transfer using thermal fluid. Here Clive Jones, CEO of Global Heat Transfer outlines the benefits of using thermal fluids instead of steam in a heat transfer process. (Read More)
Asia-Pacific energy sector offers strong opportunities for heat exchanger units, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial and Process Control Team
Innovation is the key to stronger growth in the mature and traditionally risk-averse heat exchangers market. End users require energy efficiency, ease of maintenance, reduction of corrosion, (Read More)
ABB offers harmonics surveys that help companies reduce the risk of harmonic distortion and ensure they comply with G5/4-1 recommendations.
The surveys, which are carried out by ABB or a member of its network of authorised value providers (AVPs), (Read More)
Daresbury Park Hotel & Spa halves energy use and improves pump system uptime.
A 53 percent cut in energy use and a significant improvement in the uptime of a hot water pumping systems is the result of installing ABB drives at hotel in Warrington. (Read More)
REO UK donate to local cancer relief charity
Shropshire-based power quality specialist REO UK has traded in its Christmas cards for charity this year, donating the festive funds to Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. The donation will go towards the charity’s ongoing projects with the radiotherapy department at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. (Read More)
SPX FLOW is known for its well-rounded customer-centric approach for offering comprehensive solutions to its partners and has recently released a new video that provides a step-by-step guide for the upkeep and maintenance of its APV DELTA SD4 Double Seal valves. (Read More)
BSRIA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Certificate of Compliance, which certifies that the BIS/14/696 required standards are met.
Malc Leary, BSRIA’s Head of IT and Telecoms said: (Read More)
Rapid assembly and true 180° opening are provided by this new 1056 series EMKA hinge by virtue of its design which enables use of industry standard M6 rivet nuts on specialist enclosures and cabinets where previously this may have been a problem. (Read More)
BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new Building Performance Evaluation in Domestic Buildings Guide (BG64/2016) which is available to download from its website and as a hard copy.
Despite genuine intentions to develop efficient homes and other residential buildings, the industry is still “missing the mark”. (Read More)
Labfacility, the UK’s leading manufacturer of Temperature Sensors, Thermocouple Connectors and associated Temperature Instrumentation have recently celebrated their 45th anniversary. (Read More)
Technologies for monitoring machine vibration levels have been around for decades.
The further development of such technologies, however, has been rather slow. With the rapid advancement of digital component technologies providing ever new opportunities, time has caught up with conventional vibration monitoring methods. (Read More)
MultiSharp™ focus system ensures in-focus images even in challenging conditions
Fluke has introduced the Fluke® Ti480 and TiX580 Infrared Cameras with 640 x 480 resolution and MultiSharp™ Focus, delivering exceptional image quality to industrial, process, (Read More)
Leading drive and control specialist, Bosch Rexroth, has introduced a new system which is set to minimise downtime by bringing greater accuracy to predictive maintenance techniques across a broad spectrum of applications. (Read More)
Fulton’s all-new heat transfer solution, the SRT Series, is claimed by the company to be the most radical change to vertical steam boiler design since they pioneered the vertical tubeless boiler in 1949! (Read More)
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.
Established in the 1970s, Volac now has four UK and two overseas production sites producing products for the human and animal nutrition markets. Its dairy processing site at Felinfach, (Read More)
Polymeric Repair Materials and Coatings Extend Maintenance-Free Operation
Regardless of the pulping methods, paper mill pumps are put under immense strain due to the transfer of viscous material throughout the pulping process. Together, the sludge and slurries combine a high solids content, copious amounts of entrained air and often processing chemicals, (Read More)
Used to strip the bark from logs, de-barkers are among the most robust pieces of machinery operating within industry, facilitating high volume processing at an early stage within the paper making process.
Handling several logs at any one time, the de-barking process combines a wet drum phase, (Read More)
Faced with the escape of odours over neighbouring housing, an Essex-based company opted for a solution provided by Hart Door Systems.
Hart’s sales manager, Julian Britnell, explains that an established client of Hart Door Systems, with a depot in Essex, was experiencing issues with vapour and smoke escaping from an open- ended building while lorries were being loaded with tarmac. (Read More)
Suppliers to leading spectroscopy, interferometry and imaging companies worldwide looking to enhance the performance of their instruments. (Read More)
Landfill Site Cuts Pump Power By A Third With Variable-Speed Drives
Pump Maintenance – Three Tips To Prevent Hidden Cost Rises
Tapflo. All About Your Flow
Balancing Costs, Driving Efficiencies – The True Importance Of Asset Management
Freeing The Store Room… From The Old Guard to MROM Management
SAP Conference for Environment, Health, and Safety Management
South Coast Engineering Firm Turns Up The Heat With New Hire Service
UE Systems LeakSurvey app
EMKA PROflex Inspection Windows
Respol Industrial & Commercial Flooring Solutions
Furniture Manufacturer creates dust free workshop using VertEx from AirBench
Hose Assemblies, Fittings & Valves Backed By 100 Years Of Innovation
Beware Bearings Copy-Cats
Rittal Launches Slotted Cover Plate for Electrical Distribution Systems
Rittal LED Light Series Now Complete
SPM Instrument presents HD Enveloping®
BLUE CHIP COMPANIES AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS COMMIT TO MAINTEC 2017
Maintec 2017 The Future Of Maintenance Engineering
Farnell Element14 Announces Attendance At Southern Manufacturing Show With Schneider Electric
Filtermist Heads South To Highlight The Importance Of A Comprehensive Approach To Clean Workshop Air
Find Your Solution At Southern Manufacturing 2017
Ensuring Air In Industrial Workplaces Is Free From Hazardous Airborne Contaminants
Is Your LEV Test Report As Comprehensive As It Could Be?
Speedor Storms for Dunstable
Glasgow Firm Does Its Bit To Help Save The Planet
Medium Voltage Drive Combines Robust Performance With Ease-Of-Use
Modulift Revolutionises Load Monitoring Capabilities with New Active Link Spreader Beam
Fluke integrates IR camera temperature data with LabVIEW and MATLAB software for seamless analysis and reporting
Polynom AG acquire majority share holding interest in leading UK self testing emergency lighting specialist, P4 Limited
SD Products - The Official UK Distributor For Ketterer
Hi-Line Sees Orders Soar Post Brexit Vote
Versatile Crane Systems Comply With International Regulations & Standards
Just In Time For Manufacturing
Sara LBS: Keeping It Cool In Food Distribution
Where Is The Bill Of Materials?
National Awards For Top Performing Construction Companies And Suppliers
University Of Huddersfield Secures New £30 Million For Future Metrology Research Hub
Mark Provides Cooling For Candle Factory
Top 5 Maintenance Tips For Your Cooling System
Resistor Liquid Cooling Boosts 3.3kV Medium Voltage Loads
Fresh Air Cooling Solution For Computer Room Cuts Energy Running Costs For Hospital
Steam Versus Thermal Fluid
Innovative All-Welded Plate Technology Drives Growth In The Mature Heat Exchangers Market
ABB Harmonics Surveys Keep Distortion In Check On-Site Surveys Ensure Companies Understand Their Harmonics Challenges
Variable-Speed Drives Boost Hotel Water Supply While Reducing Running Costs
The Season For Giving
New SPX FLOW Video: APV DELTA SD4 Double Seal Valve Maintenance Procedures
BSRIA Awarded Cyber Essentials Certificate Of Compliance
New EMKA True 180° Hinge Fits Industry Standard Rivet Nuts
BSRIA Launches Building Performance Evaluation In Domestic Buildings Guide
Celebrating 45 Years In Temperature Measurement Another Busy Year For Labfacility
New Vibration Technology Boosts Maintenance Profitability
New Fluke Infrared Cameras Deliver Exceptional 640 X 480 Image Quality For Fast Detection Of Maintenance Problems
ODiN Predictive Maintenance Heralds New Era In Maintenance Best Practice
Fulton Launches The Most Radical Change To Boiler Design In Nearly 70 Years
Babcock Wanson Heaters Improve Efficiency In Dairy Nutrition Processing
Paper Mill Receives Welcome Pump Protection
Abrasion Resistant Lining Keeps Paper Mill Operational
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