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Ultimo announces UK partnership with DNASTREAM

Ultimo Software Solutions has announced that DNASTREAM, the IT consulting organisation, will operate as its UK implementation partner. DNASTREAM will focus on the manufacturing and utilities sectors, supporting businesses by driving the more efficient use of assets, enabled by Ultimo’s Enterprise Asset Management software.

Ultimo and DNASTREAM have been working together since 2018 and are now expanding their collaboration as a first step in Ultimo’s expansion of its international partner strategy. DNASTREAM offers the Ultimo portfolio as part of its extensive range of IT solutions. The business is fully equipped to advise customers on their asset management issues and support any implementation process.

SeaShield™ Systems Provide Long-Term Protection for Jetty Piles at Ullapool Harbour

In 2020, Shearwater Marine Services were awarded a contract to install protection for jetty piles at Ullapool Harbour in the Scottish Highlands, on behalf of The Ullapool Harbour Trust.

As consulting engineers on the project, Wallace Stone specified the use of SeaShield™ Systems supplied by Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd to protect the jetty piles. SeaShield Systems have an extensive history of providing long-term corrosion protection to marine structures.

New Appointments to the Board at Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd

On the 1st January 2021, the board of Directors of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd were delighted to announce three new appointments to the Board.

Mr Andrew Sweeney has joined Mr Chris Winn as Joint Managing Director of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd. Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and has held senior financial positions in multinational companies in various countries around the world. He joined Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd in 2018 as Finance Director.

Norco Group Ltd power into contract with Total Angola

Norco Group Ltd are proud to announce a new maintenance contract with Total E&P Angola.

An established energy storage equipment manufacturer and service provider, Norco Group will support Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and standby battery equipment on TEP Angola’s assets in offshore Block 17. This includes the Dalia, Girassol, Pazflor and CLOV Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs).

Airside Fouling – Evaporative Cooling Vs Air Cooling

What is it?

In cooling systems, fouling is any material or deposit that collects on the heat exchange surfaces. This can be airborne such as dust and leaves, or water borne depositions such as scales, inorganic and organic particles.

Philipp H. F. Wallner, Industry Manager – Industrial Automation & Machinery, MathWorks comments:

AI projects becoming economically successful

“While artificial intelligence (AI) has already found its way into our private lives, whether through smart phones, intelligent fitness trackers or smart assistants, the manufacturing industry has just started to seriously consider AI integration. The production line of the future, though, will rely heavily on AI for health monitoring and predictive maintenance services, visual inspection systems and optimisation of manufacturing processes. AI techniques will lead the way towards the vision of a fully automated factory that flexibly manufactures goods in small batches – all the way to “sample size one”

Rubix UK expands engineering capabilities with Knowlton & Newman Ltd.

Rubix UK has acquired Knowlton & Newman Ltd – a specialist provider of electro-mechanical repair services to industries across the south of England - as part of the Group’s network development strategy.

Knowlton & Newman specialises in the repair and replacement of electric motors, pumps and gearboxes all supported by a ‘round the clock’ 24/7/365 callout service to minimise downtime for customers and reduce costs. 

STANLEY Security’s Remote Guard Service Saves Manufacturer £76k Per Annum!

Earthing and lightning protection manufacturer ABB Furse has replaced its on-site manned guarding with STANLEY Security’s Remote Guard Service, resulting in a saving of £76k per annum without compromising on security levels.  STANLEY Security has also been awarded the maintenance contract to cover the CCTV, fire & intruder alarm systems at both ABB Furse’s Nottingham sites.

ABB Furse’s manufacturing facilities in Nottingham are home to a number of high value items, making security a high priority.  The two ABB Furse sites, located a short distance apart, are protected by a range of security systems, including an intruder alarm system and a 30 camera CCTV system covering the perimeter areas and entrances.  It was felt by ABB Furse that the incumbent security provider was not delivering the level of service expected and the communication was poor.

Rittal Manufacturing Systems Reduce Time & Costs for Control Panel Manufacturing

Electrical control manufacturers are currently being placed under considerable pressure.  Projects are becoming more complex, the trading environment is extremely competitive, and customers naturally want to keep their costs to a minimum.  

The pressures (and costs) start from the moment a manufacturer’s estimating engineers receive details of a new project.

A typical specification has more than 300 pages which take approximately 54 hours just to read through (source: Stuttgart University).

Stay Safe with the New ProtecWork Garments from Snickers Workwear 

Snickers Workwear’s Protective Wear for men and women working in high-risk environments.

Long working days and cheap uncomfortable clothing makes the new ProtecWork lightweight protective wear from Snickers Workwear the ideal alternative for men and women working in high-risk environments and inclement weather.

Top Quality SAFE Face Protection from Hellberg Safety

Hellberg Safety specialist PPE products include highly advanced face protection products, noise hazard protection and communication solutions for personal safety and wellbeing on site.

Hellberg’s interoperable face protection products offer helmet and visor solutions to suit a variety of internal and external work situations. With a standard product design across the range, users are able to mix and match visors, carriers, and hearing protectors for complete ‘headband-only’ or ‘safety helmet’ solutions that protect against the hazards faced in differing task environments.

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