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EMS Dec/Jan 2023


  • Designed for extraction of titanium and other combustible dusts.
  • Heavy Duty 2mm steel fan/filter housing
  • Fully welded and powder coated
  • Stainless steel main body for corrosion protection
  • 3mm stainless steel surface, perforated and powder coated
  • 150kg surface loading; up to 500kg surface loading on request
  • Secondary mist filter for final water removal.

AirBench WB is a huge step forward in extraction technology for combustible dusts – the only UK-designed and manufactured wet downdraught bench. Contact us to view a demonstration of AirBench WB for titanium dust extraction.

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Safer Bolting at Height: Enerpac Introduces DSX-Series Torque Wrenches

Carrying out bolting operations at height runs the risk of danger to those working beneath dropped objects. Enerpac introduces a lightweight solution. The Enerpac DSX-Series Aluminium Square Drive Torque Wrenches are safe, easy to use, tools designed for medium duty use when working at height.

To help to reduce dropped-object incidents when working at height, the five models in the series feature a built-in connection point to safely tether the tool to a work belt or bag. A standard ergonomic safety handle also helps to prevent injuries or near misses from loss of tool. When it comes to operator protection, a fully enclosed drive prevents operator contact with moving parts inside the tool.

Made with a high-strength aluminium body, the CE Approved Enerpac DSX-Series Aluminium Torque Wrenches are lightweight and easy to use—important factors when working at height. Another feature that makes the tool simple to use is a multi-direction 360 x 180° high flow aluminium swivel that helps prevent twisted and tangled hydraulic hoses. To help make operators more efficient on-site, the wrenches feature a fine-tooth ratchet that prevents the tool from locking on, a 35-degree rotation angle that assists with repetitive bolt tightening tasks, and a retained push-button quick release.

Additional key features include torque output ranging from 191 to 32.617 Nm, compact nose radius for tight locations, tool accuracy +/- 3% and ATEX approval for bolting projects in in explosive atmospheres.

The Enerpac DSX-Series Aluminium Square Drive Torque Wrenches are now available through Enerpac distributors. For more information visit

Brilliance from the Peli 9050 LED

Peli Products (UK) Ltd offer a wide range of robust torches and work area lighting which has been developed and evolved over 30 years.  Peli™ professional lighting products are designed for rugged outdoor use in the toughest operating conditions. 

The Peli™ 9050 LED is an ideal utility light powered by a flexible battery system that can run on Li-ion battery packs, AA Alkaline or AA NiMH cells.  The quick-change battery system provides continuous lighting via rechargeable 7.4V Lithium Ion battery packs, or up to 16 AA Ni-MH / Alkaline batteries.

Designed to stand on end, the 9050 has a 112.5° tilting head to angle the beam exactly where required.   A sure grip handle provides a comfortable and non- slip grip with an extra large space to accommodate gloved hands.

Featuring a battery level indicator, the Peli 9050 has rear taillights with a dedicated switch and adjustable colours (Green, Blue, Red). Rated IP67, it can be used even in the worst wet conditions and has been designed to serve professional users in a diverse range of industries including Utilities, Industrial, Engineering, Fire Services and more.

David Smith, Sales Director commented “We are incredibly excited to offer the 9050, having seen the evolution in its design and knowing the impact it will have in improving workplace safety for professionals.  The addition of the versatile power pack ensures the user always has a backup, should the rechargeable batteries run low whilst in use at a critical time.  The ability for the 9050 to switch between a dedicated flood, and a powerful spot beam provides the user with a multitude of possible applications in just one compact, lightweight LED unit.”

For more information please visit or call 01457 869999.


 Southco has introduced a Universal Latch Sensor (ULS) for enhanced security and constant monitoring.

Southco’s Universal Latch Sensor is a simple magnet that attaches to an existing latch, and a magnetic sensor that attaches to the inside of an existing door frame. When the door is closed, and the latch is engaged, the magnet comes into proximity with the sensor, sending an electronic signal to your security system. This lets you know the door is closed and the latch is secure.

This signal from the ULS can be used in a variety of ways, from integrating security systems, to turning on existing lights inside an enclosure. Regardless of the application, the ULS can be easily integrated to provide more reliable monitoring of the status of a latch. Where door sensors may return a “closed” signal even if the door is unlocked, the Universal Latch sensor monitors the latch itself, so users always know if their door is closed, and their latch is secure.

For example, it can be used to turn on indicator lights on a dashboard when a latch is open, or internal lighting, illuminating the inside of an enclosure or storage area before the hinges move. Southco also offers a sensor with built-in LED’s that automatically illuminate when the latch is opened, removing the need for additional lighting in small spaces.

For more information about the Universal Latch Sensor, please visit or email the 24/7 customer service department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Southco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 75 years, Southco has helped the world’s most recognized brands create value for their customers with innovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of their products in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, data centers and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative products, and a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premium access solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.

Electrical offers from Testo – NEW electrical kits with FREE Testo branded tool holster

Special offer on selected electrical test instruments: are you testing and measuring common electrical parameters? If so, Testo have the solution for you - now with a FREE Testo branded tool holster for a limited time!

Unsure which kit is best suited for you? Below is a short breakdown of all five new kits.

testo 750-1 + testo 745 - Voltage tester & Non-contact voltage tester

  • Clear, patented all-round LED display
  • Complies with the current standard for voltage detectors DIN EN 61243-3: 2010
  • Fibre-optics for optimum voltage indication
  • Robust housing with ergonomic handle and anti-slip ring
  • Voltage range up to 1,000 V (testo 745)
  • Waterproof and dustproof according to IP 67 (testo 745)


testo 750-2 + testo 745 - Voltage tester & Non-contact voltage tester

  • Clear, patented all-round LED display
  • In accordance with DIN EN 61243-3:2011 and CAT III
  • With practical torch for measuring point illumination
  • Including RC trigger function and vibrating load buttons
  • Voltage range up to 1,000 V (testo 745)
  • Waterproof and dustproof according to IP 67 (testo 745)


testo 750-3 + testo 745 - Voltage tester & Non-contact voltage tester

  • Clear, patented all-round LED display
  • In accordance with DIN EN 61243-3:2011 and CAT III
  • LC display showing the reading
  • RC trigger function and vibrating load buttons
  • Voltage range up to 1,000 V (testo 745)
  • Waterproof and dustproof according to IP 67 (testo 745)

testo 755-1 + testo 745 - Current-voltage tester & Non-contact voltage tester

  • Easy, reliable operation through automatic measurement parameter detection
  • DIN EN 61243-3:2014 and DIN EN 61010?1:2011 certified
  • Exchangeable measuring tips
  • Suitable for almost all electrical measuring tasks
  • Voltage range up to 1,000 V (testo 745)
  • Waterproof and dustproof according to IP 67 (testo 745)

testo 755-2 + testo 745 - Current-voltage tester & Non-contact voltage tester

  • Simple, reliable operation with automatic selection of measurement parameters
  • DIN EN 61243-3:2014 and DIN EN 61010?1:2011 certified
  • Single pole voltage testing to determine quickly whether conductors are live
  • Voltage range up to 1,000 V (testo 745 & testo 755-2)
  • Waterproof and dustproof according to IP 67 (testo 745)

Find out more:  
Offer is available through authorised Testo distributors only. Offers end 31.12.23. Terms & Conditions apply.

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Seized nut? Enerpac has a Splitter for that

The new Hydraulic Nut Splitters from Enerpac are ideal for removing seized and corroded nuts, eradicating the need for unsafe grinding and flame cutting. With 21 tools in all, the efficiency, durability, and ergonomic design of the nut splitters gives maintenance engineers the ability to remove the toughest seized nuts.

The Enerpac nut splitter portfolio includes: NC Series Nut Cutter, NSH Series Nut Splitter and NSPH Series Nut Splitter Power Head tools. When it comes to efficiency, the tools have an optimised cutting head geometry ideal for the industry application. For example, the Enerpac NSH and NSPH Series tools are designed for the oil and gas market and the cutting heads specially designed to tackle bolted pipeline flange joints. Another efficient feature is the dual blade design found on several models. As nuts can be split from two sides in one action, this saves the operator valuable time.

For enhanced durability, the tools are heat treated and shock resistant to withstand minor impacts without damage. Durability includes features such as heavy duty, steel chisels that can be reground as needed, models with a drop-tested revolving anchor point, and models that can tackle nuts with up to a max HRC 44 hardness.

Operators will appreciate the ergonomic design. An angled head and ergonomically designed and positioned handle makes the tool easy to work with and manoeuvre. Several models also feature an easy-to-use compact design. 

To learn more about the latest Enerpac Nut Splitting tools, visit


Photo 1:  Removing corroded nuts is easier with a Enerpac nut splitter.


 Photo 2: Enerpac nut splitter for a wide range of nut sizes.





Right Tool, Right Place - Enerpac announces new portable MRO toolbox sets

Enerpac Tool Group announces four new toolbox sets for industrial Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) technicians. They offer a range of capability from simple jobs requiring a hand pump and accessories up to 10-ton capacity cylinders for lifting, pulling and pressing. Convenient and portable, the toolbox sets make it easy to transport, organize, and protect tools, ensuring technicians arrive on-site equipped with the right tools ready to handle the job. 

Each toolbox is packed with high-quality, and reliable Enerpac tools built to perform in even the toughest conditions. The toolbox sets are specifically designed to meet the different needs of MRO technicians operating on industrial sites, at remote locations and on large maintenance projects where reducing downtime time is critical.

The four toolbox sets are Flex, Essential Parts, 5-ton MRO, and 10-ton MRO, reflecting a breadth of capability to address the most common MRO field issues. Each toolbox set features a high strength, lightweight and durable container to protect the tools on-site and in transit. 

Enerpac Flex Toolbox Set comprises a lightweight hydraulic hand pump and system components for use with a wide range of Enerpac tools. Enerpac Essential Parts Toolbox Set is an all-in-one component toolbox containing system components and cylinder accessories - everything a maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) technician needs.

For MRO projects involving lifting and pushing, the multifunctional Enerpac 5T MRO Toolbox Set contains three 5-ton capacity cylinders, with stroke ranging from 25 to 127mm, pressure gauge, 1.83m hose, spreader cylinder and hand pump. The Enerpac 10T MRO Toolbox Set contains four 10-ton capacity cylinders, with stroke ranging from 11 to 156mm, pressure gauge, 1.83m hose and hand pump. 

“With the Enerpac MRO toolboxes we’re giving Maintenance, Repair & Operations teams the tools they need to enhance job-site performance. No more unnecessary hold-ups and delays, technicians and engineers now have access to tools tailored specifically to improve their efficiency and productivity, and ultimately job satisfaction,” says Angie Wallace, Global Product Manager, Enerpac.

For more information on the Enerpac MRO toolboxes, visit

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Schaeffler Grease App: More efficient and sustainable rolling bearing lubrication

  • Grease App is customer-friendly solution for complex questions relating to rolling bearing lubrication
  • App determines the ideal lubricant type, lubricant quantity, grease service life, and relubrication intervals for each bearing type  
  • A contribution to more sustainable machine operation: under-lubrication or over-lubrication is prevented and risk of premature bearing failures reduced

Birmingham | March 15, 2023 | Up to 80 per cent of all premature bearing failures are caused by incorrect lubrication. This is where the Grease App from the automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler comes into play for the customer by determining the ideal lubricant type, lubricant quantity, grease service life, and relubrication intervals required for initial lubrication and relubrication of the rolling bearings. The software draws on data from the in-house rolling bearing calculation tool Bearinx for the calculations. In this way, under-lubrication or over-lubrication and the risk of premature bearing failures can be prevented.

The App also provides guidelines on selecting suitable lubricants from the Arcanol range. In combination with the automatic lubricators from the CONCEPT range, intelligent OPTIME lubricators, and Arcanol lubricants, Schaeffler offers a perfectly coordinated system for the sustainable lubrication of rolling bearings.

The Grease App in use
The app is available free-of-charge in a web-based format or for downloading via the usual app stores. Once the operating conditions such as loads, speeds, and environmental influences have been entered into the app, the appropriate Arcanol grease types, grease service life, relubrication interval, and the lubricant quantity required for initial lubrication and relubrication of the rolling bearings by the customer are calculated and displayed. The ideal lubricant quantity is calculated taking the respective rolling bearing specification into account. For example, the various internal geometries of the rolling bearings are taken into consideration.

The app also provides visual and text-based information on how to optimally adjust lubricators from Schaeffler’s OPTIME and CONCEPT series.

Arcanol lubricants have proven effective in rolling bearing and linear applications for decades. They undergo extensive suitability testing and are matched for optimum performance in tests based closely on applications. This results in an improved grease service life and an optimum rolling bearing operating life. The Arcanol portfolio currently comprises lubricants for multi-purpose, high-load, high-temperature, and special applications.

Arcanol lubricants are part of the Schaeffler Lifetime Solutions Portfolio, which offers a comprehensive range of products, services and solutions for industrial maintenance and is designed to help maintenance personnel throughout the entire operating life of a machine.

The Grease App has also been integrated into the Schaeffler sales system medias, to ensure the seamless supply of all relevant information to the customer.


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