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ALUP innovates lower energy industrial compressors

With manufacturing and service industries under pressure to reduce carbon emissions, as part of the government’s ‘Net Zero’ roadmap, leading industrial compressor brand, ALUP, has launched an upgraded range of oil-injected air compressors, which have a significantly lower environmental footprint.

ALUP’s innovative Sonetto models feature a revamped air end element, which facilitates a market-leading increase of 15% in Free Air Delivery (FAD) output and a reduction in energy consumption on selected models of up to 12%.

Momentum for professional quality cable management

By Emma Ryde, Rittal Product Manager for Industrial and Outdoor Enclosures

IT professionals are coming under increasing time pressure and managing increasingly complex systems. With its new TX CableNet, Rittal is accelerating professional-quality network cabling. Even large quantities of cable with a soft bending radius are easily inserted, and perfect cable routing is achieved with the “waterfall principle”. The pre-assembled open-frame design with a pitch pattern for Rittal accessories ensures speedy assembly and easy maintenance. For standard orders from stock, Rittal promises express delivery.

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd Announce the Launch of Denso Bore-Wrap™

Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd are delighted to introduce a new addition to the Denso product line – Denso Bore-Wrap™.

Denso Bore-Wrap is an Abrasion Resistant Outerwrap (ARO) which has outstanding performance against impact, gouge, abrasion, and fracture. Denso Bore-Wrap creates a superior sacrificial outer laminate layer, which protects both pre-approved field joint coatings and mainline coatings (such as, liquid epoxy coatings, heat shrink sleeves, 3LPE, 3LPP and FBE coatings) from damage during pipeline installations, in difficult terrain or by means of trenchless installation methods, such as directional drilling, HDD or boring.

Testo 883 thermal imaging camera. Sees everything. Thinks for you.

Product overview

Introducing the new testo 883 thermal imaging camera, with outstanding image quality and automatic image management. The testo 883 was developed especially for maintenance staff and facility managers who wish to rely on the best thermal image quality and helpful features for their thermal measuring tasks. This saves time and ensures flawless work results.

VX SE: New free-standing system enclosure from Rittal Stand-alone enclosures offer greater simplicity

Baying enclosures are frequently employed for free-standing use cases – but are not always the best approach. The advantages of stand-alone products such as the Rittal VX SE have often been overlooked. This represents a best-of-both-worlds solution midway between Rittal AX compact enclosures and the VX25 baying portfolio. VX SE offers even quicker time-to-delivery and faster, simpler assembly, greater safety and compatibility with other Rittal systems. The VX SE range also includes a 300 mm deep version that is suitable for cramped environments for building services, e.g. when deployed as a distribution box.

Why Systems Accessories for Cabling are Indispensable

By Emma Ryde, Rittal Product Manager for Industrial and Outdoor Enclosures

Switch and control panels protect electrical devices in a 'hostile environment'. They prevent damage from moisture, dust or contact. But that is not enough. Accessories are often used for ease of use and to make the assembly of panels simpler and clearer. These usually originated from the user. It is important that these accessories meet the same requirements as those that apply to building the panel.   

New Free Fluke products when you buy a Fluke tool

Fluke will again be offering a free product to customers who purchase Fluke products between 15th February 2021 and 30th June 2021. Customers who purchase Fluke products through authorized Fluke distributors have the opportunity to claim a free product. Claim the free product through the Fluke website with the original proof of purchase, invoice, or receipt.


A Babcock Wanson BWD40 Fire Tube Boiler has been installed in the Real Petfood Company’s manufacturing facility in Bodelwyddan, north east Wales, where it is being used to heat retort cookers and mixing vessels for high quality baked semi-moist pet treats and super premium biscuit products.

The Real Petfood Company has been manufacturing premium pet treats since 1999 and supplies the UK and European markets. It has BRC Global Food standard certification Grade A and Organic certification.

Hydratight takes heat out of Industrial Complex maintenance shutdown

Portable Mirage milling machine technology ensured accurate metal-to-metal sealing for vessel covers and heat exchangers during maintenance work by specialty mechanical services company, Hydratight, at an industrial complex in Germany during the plant’s annual shutdown. A team of 40 Hydratight engineers from Germany, Holland, France, and the UK, operating under COVID-19 restrictions, was tasked with lifting vessel covers, performing on-site machining and controlled bolting on a number of vessels and heat exchanger joints, within the 45 day shutdown.


Power management company Eaton has launched SIMAS, believed to be the world’s first fully integrated IP-based voice, data, WiFi, interlock and automation system for underground industrial applications where rugged and/or explosion proof equipment is required*.

Commenting on this breakthrough, Christian Fimpler, Mining Program & Product Manager for Eaton says: “Working underground presents specific challenges when it comes to implementing adequate process control and safety measures. Automation is driving the need for more reliable and high-speed data transfer across multiple pieces of plant, but also reducing the number of personnel in any subsurface area – which makes timely and accurate communication of information more important than ever.

Schaeffler introduces CONCEPT1™ single-point automatic lubricator

Global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler has launched its new CONCEPT1 single-point automatic lubricator to the UK market.

Engineered to ensure optimal lubrication in a broad range of industrial machines and devices – including electric motors, bearing housings, fans, blowers and pumps – CONCEPT1 eliminates the need for time-consuming manual lubrication procedures, while preventing lubrication mistakes such as over- or under-greasing, which can cause unplanned equipment downtime.

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