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Eliminate design compromises in industrial power tools

Choosing the right motor for an industrial power tool is no trivial task. Designers must consider the unique operating profile of the tool as well as operating life, product weight, user comfort and energy efficiency – particularly if the tool is to be battery operated.

Thomas Baile, Business Development Manager at Portescap, examines the performance requirements of power tool applications and looks at how the latest advances in motor technology for these tasks are helping to address typical design compromises.

Brammer Buck & Hickman Introduces New Workline Range

Brammer Buck & Hickman is delighted to introduce Workline, a comprehensive range of pollution control products and services specifically developed to assist companies to prevent and cope with liquid spills and resulting pollution.

Exclusively available through Brammer Buck & Hickman in the UK and Ireland, product highlights of the Workline range include absorbent pads, rolls, socks and cushions for maintenance, alongside oil & fuel and chemical applications supported with dispensers, stations, holders and containment products. Spill Kits are also available from 10ltrs to 1200ltrs capacity.

Babcock wanson produces world’s first 1mw gas fired supercritical water heater

Babcock Wanson has produced a bespoke TPC SW 1MW gas fired Supercritical Water Heater, which operates at 275 bar pressure and reaches a temperature of 490°, for Promethean Particles as part of its nanoparticle production process.

Promethean Particles has built the world’s largest continuous multi-material nanoparticle manufacturing plant, based in Nottingham, producing in excess of 1000 tons per year.  Its unique reactor design allows for continuous (as opposed to batch) production and flexibility, enabling it to produce a huge variety of materials to customer’s specifications.  The flexibility is largely down to the wide temperature range achievable with its process, which is important as there is a correlation between the temperature and particle size. 


Silent Pool Distillers, producer of handcrafted, artisan, award-winning spirits, has installed a Babcock Wanson VAP 400 Coil Type Steam Boiler into its unique distillery on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate located in the Surrey Hills.

Two Fluke 3-Phase Power Logger Gold packages help with finding wasted Electrical energy

Fluke is offering its 1736 and 1738 Three-Phase Power Loggers with Fluke Connect® as Gold packages. Ideal for maintenance managers and industrial electricians, electrical contractors and energy consultants, the Gold packages are offered at lower recommended prices than the standard product and include free accessories, and (for the 1738) a free, unique training program.

BigChange Mobile Workforce App Doubles Productivity at Gritting Operator AA Salt

Winter maintenance company AA Salt has doubled the productivity of its gritting operators following the introduction of a cloud-based mobile workforce system from BigChange.  Operators equipped with rugged tablets use a mobile app that synchronises in real time with back office management software as part of a 5 in 1 solution for paperless working.

A thermal insulation barrier providing corrosion protection with “cool-to-touch” properties.

Industries and facilities around the world face challenges linked to the maintenance of pipework, tanks, and vessels. Damage and deterioration of pipes, valves and fittings are a widespread problem and occur due to corrosion, erosion, thermal cycling, and chemical attack. In order to save energy costs and reduce waste, companies are recognising the importance of insulating their equipment to prevent

CompAir launches premium 90 to 132kW screw compressor models

Gardner Denver has launched a new, premium range of oil-lubricated screw compressors as part of the CompAir L-Series, which offer best-in-class efficiency against competitor systems.

The premium range, available in 90 kW, 110kW and 132kW models, combine a fixed speed compressor with IE4 motors. This creates a system that delivers energy efficiency improvements of 2.3 per cent when compared with the standard models.

Don’t get complacent when it comes to Arc Flash

For those working in the industrial electrical sector, the risks of Arc Flash incidents have always been better understood than in many other industries. Working with extremely high voltages and large currents on a daily basis, means that knowledge across the sector is noticeably higher compared with similar industries that are also at risk of the danger. However, it appears that there’s a new danger emerging when it comes to Arc Flash, which takes the shape of a false sense of security.

Brammer Buck & Hickman Launches Specialist Power Tool Repair and Torque Tool Calibration Service Centre

Brammer Buck & Hickman, the UK’s leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, is delighted to announce the opening of a new power tool repair and torque tool calibration service centre in Middlesbrough, serving the entire UK.

Designed to provide customers with a fast turnaround, helping to save money and time while reducing the impact on the environment, the new service centre aims to return repaired tools within 48 hours.

Brilliant Data Centre Lighting from Rittal

Rittal will be showcasing its portfolio of data centre lighting solutions on Stand D610 at Data Centre World 2020.

Rittal’s LED light guarantees full illumination of standard racks (e.g. Rittal’s TS IT) and the elimination of any dark spaces for optimum user working conditions. The lights deliver an output of 600 lumens, and feature a plastic cover and lenses that ensure that a rack is fully lit from top to bottom precisely where needed.

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