Editorial

A.G Barr (Irn Bru), Achieves World Class AMIS Assessment within 2 Years

AG G Barr process tecnhician copyA.G.Barr’s Milton Keynes site was first assessed using The AMIS Assessment in November 2016 and an improvement plan agreed. Following subsequent Assessments in 2017 and again in 2018, Milton Keynes has achieved ‘World-Class Performance’ using MCP’s new AMIS Journey within an impressive two-year period.

Fluke makes predictive maintenance simple, safe and fast through wireless condition monitoring solutions

ems april 1 19 2By using the capacity of cloud-based software to combine the real-time and historical data from Fluke Connect™-enabled tools and sensors, Fluke now enables maintenance engineers and managers to monitor a comprehensive picture of equipment health throughout the facility. The introduction of condition monitoring products that wirelessly transmit data from the field, combined with Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring (FCCM) software, has enabled safe, cost-effective maintenance programs. Maintenance teams can remotely detect potential equipment failures and remedy them before they cause costly downtime. Predictive maintenance is now not only simplified, but it is safer and faster.

The rise of recycled bearings

ems april 1 19 1Bearings are circular, much like the economy they are used in. As more customers avoid disposing of bearings needlessly, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing re-lubricator SMB Bearings, explains the sudden surge in popularity of reusing and recycling ball bearings through relubrication.

SICK Opens Up Industry 4.0 with its First IO-Link Encoder

ems mar 18 19 1With the launch of the SICK AHS36 (singleturn) and AHM36 (multiturn) IO-Link absolute encoders, SICK has opened up wide-ranging new possibilities to integrate rotary motion sensing into the ‘smart’ sensor configurations of automated machinery.

The SICK AHS36 and AHM36 36mm IO-Link encoders are SICK’s first range of absolute encoders with IO-Link. The SICK AHS/AHM36 IO-Link encoders achieve quick, easy and economical higher-level fieldbus integration via an IO-Link Master. Developments to advanced IO-Link versions of the encoder will also enable processing of Smart Tasks within the encoder itself.  

Compressed Air Open Blowing White Paper

caob 200x150If an open, unchecked water pipe was being used to cool a machining process, the excessive volume of liquid being used would be obvious to see as it pooled on the floor. It would be clear that you would want to test lower flow rates that would conserve water and save money yet still effectively cool the part.

Fluke Power and Energy Logger includes training package and free accessories

fluke jan 19 2Free demonstration at user’s workplace

Until 30th June 2019 and while stocks last at authorised distributors, Fluke is offering its 1738 Three-Phase Power Logger with Fluke Connect® as a Gold package.

Valuekeep launched CMMS mobile app for iPhone and iPad

valuekeep jan 19 1The Valuekeep team has developed and launched the Work Report module of the Valuekeep Mobile for the iOS operating system, with the aim of covering the entire range of mobile devices available in the market.

Valuekeep Mobile, which already had a version for Android and Windows 10, now has a new application of the Work Report* module for users with Apple devices.

Another new camera that pushes the boundaries

flir jan 19 1FUTUREBUILD 2019 | 5th – 7th March 2019, ExCeL London | Stand no: D204

For building inspection and the prevention of energy loss, a thermal imaging camera is now considered an essential tool and thanks to its continuous development strategy, FLIR Systems provides this industry with an exceptional choice of products. Year on year FLIR Systems introduces new infrared features and capabilities that help users do their job quicker and more efficiently and 2019 is no exception. Indeed, Futurebuild 2019 has been confirmed as the UK launch platform for a new infrared camera and the showcase for the latest technological developments in test and measurement instrumentation.

THERMAL IMAGING EXPERIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IMPROVE COMPANY’S COMPETITIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE

flir 18 5 3The FLIR T640 thermal imaging camera and FLIR Test & Measurement Tools, in combination with METERLiNK® technology, prove to be invaluable tools for an Italian consultant service.

Thermal imaging can be decisive in many fields and, as Corrado Ciuti, the owner of the professional practice Termogramma, says, its application is only limited by the imagination. The level of technology available also makes the difference: to provide consultancy services and inspections with the utmost authoritativeness, Termogramma relies on a full range of feature-rich tools. From the FLIR T640 thermal imaging camera, to high-tech clamp meters and moisture meters, the tools Ciuti employs are compatible with FLIR Tools+ software so he can provide the highest quality services.

ADDED VALUE THERMAL IMAGING

flair 18 5 1Whether you are a builder or electrician new to thermal imaging or someone who already appreciates the power of the technology and wants more functionality, FLIR Systems has good news for you.  From 15th October 2018 to the end of this year, the company is running an incentive programme that also includes special, cost-saving product bundles.

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