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AIRBENCH RELEASES NEW MODULAR MIST FILTER SYSTEM

AirBench Ltd have released an upgraded range of OMF mist filtration units to strengthen their range of coolant mist filters.

The new OMF models are based on a modular design allowing multiple variants and filtration systems to be assembled to suit customers machining processes. Available in nominal airflow capacities ranging from 500m3/h up to 4000m3/h, or 8000m3/h using our manifold system, the latest OMF range also benefits from an upgraded door seal system and improved filter clamping to reduce maintenance requirements.

The modular approach allows for the addition of secondary filtration stages where applications demand; for example, the addition of prefilter stages to reduce main filter loading on processes with heavy coolant contamination.

OMF mist filtration units are designed to capture coolant mist from machining processes; and are usually installed either to larger machine tools, or as central systems servicing multiple machines to minimise maintenance and operator involvement.

AirBench Ltd have released an upgraded range of OMF mist filtration units to strengthen their range of coolant mist filters.

The new OMF models are based on a modular design allowing multiple variants and filtration systems to be assembled to suit customers machining processes. Available in nominal airflow capacities ranging from 500m3/h up to 4000m3/h, or 8000m3/h using our manifold system, the latest OMF range also benefits from an upgraded door seal system and improved filter clamping to reduce maintenance requirements.

The modular approach allows for the addition of secondary filtration stages where applications demand; for example, the addition of prefilter stages to reduce main filter loading on processes with heavy coolant contamination.

OMF mist filtration units are designed to capture coolant mist from machining processes; and are usually installed either to larger machine tools, or as central systems servicing multiple machines to minimise maintenance and operator involvement.

 

Contact AirBench Ltd for an assessment of your coolant mist issues – visit www.airbench.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SULZER LAUNCHES SALOMIX SSF150 AGITATOR

Sulzer launches the latest addition to the SALOMIX agitator family, the SSF150. SALOMIX offers excellent performance in all industrial segments. The new size will be used mainly in large pulp mills, and typical applications will be storage towers, pulpers and bleaching towers. SSF150 strengthens Sulzer's position as the leading full-line equipment supplier to the pulp, paper, and board industry.

SALOMIX SSF side-mounted gear-driven agitators are used for mixing and agitating process liquids in demanding industrial applications, such as viscous liquids as well as fibrous and other slurries. The agitators ensure a homogenous mixing result, high process reliability and efficiency, low operating costs, and low environmental stress.    All SSF agitators have a consistent design and stainless steel construction, a flange-mounted motor, and an integrated, compact, and efficient one-stage gearbox. For SSF150, accessories such as support legs, Dilco integrated dilution system, sealing water equipment, bearing unit monitoring, grease dispenser for the front bearing, and Sulzer Sense condition monitoring are available. The new SSF150 spans from 110 kW/150 hp up to 160 kW/200 hp.    The agitators in the SSF range are ATEX approved. This means that they are also suitable for our customers in the chemical process industry.    The SALOMIX agitators are easy and fast to install, and the spare parts costs are low due to a high degree of standardization. The new, high-efficiency hydraulics (patent pending) provide substantial savings in energy consumption. Thanks to the robust construction, the need for service is cut to a minimum, and the service-friendly design makes maintenance easy. Preventive maintenance can be optimized by using Sulzer Sense condition monitoring. All these features add up to a minimized total cost of ownership.   Read more about the SALOMIX™ SSF side-mounted agitators | Sulzer.   Follow Sulzer Industry on LinkedIn.

About Sulzer

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and purification technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2021, our 13’800 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). The Flow Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders and screens developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

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Smart way to make machine interventions safer

Increase workplace safety with a world-class Lockout/Tagout solution from a single supplier.

 Easily de-energise machines during maintenance to prevent accidents related to moving machine parts and any type of machine energy. Manufacturers worldwide use solution from Brady Corporation to optimise existing, and to implement complete Lockout/Tagout programmes that maximise workplace safety and protect employees. There are 7 reasons Brady is the preferred partner in Lockout/Tagout projects. Check them out!

 7 reasons Brady is the preferred partner in Lockout/Tagout projects:

  • Best-in-class lockout procedures:
    • no time to set up safe Lockout/Tagout procedures? Invite a Brady Safety Engineer to identify all machine energy isolation points and create illustrated, machine specific, world-wide best practice Lockout/Tagout procedures for your approval.
  • Optimal procedure management:
    • the process of managing, creating, updating, reviewing, scaling and communicating visually instructive lockout procedures becomes a matter of clicks.
  • Block access to any energy control point:
    • temporarily block access to valves, buttons, fuses and any energy isolation point with our complete range of dedicated Lockout/Tagout devices.
  • Best safety padlocks in the world:
    • effectively secure the isolated state of your machines during maintenance with our unique SafeKey padlocks that offer 700% more lock and key options for elaborate, futureproof lockout programmes.
  • Reliably identify every lockout:
    • easily communicate about ongoing maintenance interventions with reliable Lockout/Tagout tags that can be delivered to, or created at your premises with our safety printers.
  • Practical lockouts:
    • make Lockout/Tagout even more practical and efficient using our wide range of clever accessories.
  • Easily distribute lockout tools:
    • highlight the right solutions for specific lockouts, and encourage tool returns to the right location with our custom shadow boards.

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Lockout Tagout Guide: Enable Safer Machine Intervention

Lockout/Tagout can save lives during machine maintenance and interventions in production facilities. 15-20% of workplace accidents can be avoided with Lockout/Tagout which is why the procedure should be part of any ambitious go for zero programme that bans accidents from the workplace.

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Brady Corporation

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Snickers LiteWork 37.5® Work Shorts – For Cooling Comfort This Summer.

Lightweight Work Shorts - designed to deliver superior comfort and freedom of movement.

Great for summer working on site, these lightweight Work Shorts have a street-smart fit with a cool working comfort in warm conditions. They’re made of quick-drying 37.5® technology fabric that delivers efficient moisture transport, ventilation and UPF40 sun protection in sunny weather.

They have a functional design and come with or without extra robust holster pockets. There’s also a 4-way stretch panel at the crotch and reinforcement at critical areas for extra durability.

They’re packed with comfort and functionality and specially designed for the fast-paced professional who’s always on the go and always delivering top class work on site. For professionals who rely on their gear in demanding environments, they’re a must for everyone who wants the ultimate in cool comfort this summer.

 

For more information on Snickers Workwear’s LITEWork range and it’s sustainability philosophy you can call the Helpline on 01484 854788; check out www.snickersworkwear.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introducing Classic from Fulton

The new Classic from heat transfer specialist Fulton builds on the successes of its 70-year boiler manufacturing history to deliver a vertical steam boiler that is engineered to meet its customers’ requirements. An evolution of Fulton’s original vertical tubeless design, Classic is simple, compact and built to last, and is backed by more than 100,000 boilers installed around the world.

Available with gas, oil, or LPG/Propane burners, Classic is available with outputs from 100kW to 300kW (160 to 480 kg/h) at 10.34 Barg and efficiencies up to 84%. Full steam output is available from a cold start within 20 minutes, meaning Classic steam boilers can meet the rapid steam requirements for numerous industrial applications, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage.

Classic uses proven technology to deliver steam economically, while maintaining the rugged, robust and reliable operation expected from a Fulton heat transfer solution. The pressure vessel is no less than 8mm thick; and the Classic's industry-leading vertical design eliminates tubes or coils that are subject to oxygen pitting, corrosion and burn out; ensuring decades of trouble-free operation. To ensure minimal downtime and maximum production availability, ease of maintenance is also a given of the Classic’s design.

Additionally, Classic steam boilers are exempt from expensive and time-consuming SBG01 non-destructive testing requirements.

For further information on the new Classic steam boiler, visit www.fulton.co.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)117 972 3322.

Brammer Buck & Hickman announces exclusive new Spartex range

Brammer Buck & Hickman, the UK’s leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has launched the Spartex range of everyday industrial essentials.The Spartex brand has been introduced to make it simpler for customers to purchase and replenish operational and workplace essentials, such as chemicals, cleaning, storage, fasteners and work clothes. Brammer Buck & Hickman has researched and sourced a wide range of products, providing customers with choice, along with quality and competitive pricing. Spartex products are stocked in Brammer Buck & Hickman warehouses, enabling fast and efficient delivery, even at short notice.Steve Seymour, Category Manager UK – Exclusive Brands, comments on the new Spartex brand: “We know customers are time poor, so by consolidating multiple sources of supply with a single trusted partner, Spartex provides everyday industrial essentials with minimum effort. Furthermore, customers benefit from our buying power and leveraging scale to ensure those products are competitively priced.”Spartex is exclusively available in the UK from Brammer Buck & Hickman.For more information on Spartex, please go to https://spartex.com/en/ or visit your nearest Brammer Buck & Hickman branch. To buy online, go to https://uk.rubix.com/en/spartex

TPI Europe's Condition Based Monitoring

TPI Europe' s Condition Based Monitoring Intelligent tools to monitor, analyse & interpret vibration, bearing condition, temperature and overall machine health.

Fluke Networks announces expanded network connectivity testing for LinkIQ™ Cable+Network Tester

: Fluke Networks announces an upgrade to its LinkIQ™ Cable+Network Tester that expands the tester’s ability to test and troubleshoot IP networks, and support users in 12 languages. This new software is shipping in all new LinkIQ units and is available as a free upgrade to existing customers.

“While systems integrators and network administrators need to verify cabling performance to ensure network performance, they also need to ensure that the user’s traffic can reach its destination,” stated Robert Luijten, Field Marketing Director, Fluke Networks.

“Our network test features give these professionals visibility into network connectivity and response time of key resources, allowing them to verify and troubleshoot end-to-end network issues.”

The new release includes:

  • Expanded network testing – With version 1.1, customers can now verify connectivity and response time to key network devices with one touch of the screen. LinkIQ can now be configured to perform IPv4 or v6 ping tests and will display the response time for four pings to a target device of the user’s choosing. The test results display the DNS and DHCP servers and the gateway router. LinkIQ also displays the IP address of the nearest switch. The new version of LinkWare PC includes this information in its test reporting.
  • Two-pair cable tests – Cable performance tests up to 100 Mb/s can be specified for two-pair cables, widely used in industrial environments.
  • Language support – The LinkIQ user interface now supports 12 languages.
  • Reporting – A new version of the LinkWare™ PC software, the industry's de facto reporting solution, is also available. This new version provides reports including the expanded network testing, allowing users to document their work.

The 1.1 software release is available in the LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester, which can be purchased from Fluke Networks resellers worldwide or at www.flukenetworks.com/LinkIQ.

Current owners can access the new firmware and LinkWare PC by visiting: www.flukenetworks.com/support/downloads.

TLV launches QuickStation QS10 Steam Trap Station

 TLV Euro Engineering has launched QuickStation™ QS10, a compact, reliable steam trap station for use with TLV QuickTrap® to allow for condensate drainage from steam mains, tracers and light processes, which is suitable for use in pharmaceutical, food and beverage applications or where ease of steam trap installation and maintenance is critical.

 

The QuickStation QS10’s compact, all-in-one design and reliable operation enables simple, inline trap installation in either the horizontal or vertical plane in minutes. It is constructed from stainless-steel for durability and corrosion resistance and is suitable for applications with maximum operating temperature of 185ºC and maximum operating pressure of 10 barg.

The four models in the QS10 range are offered with multiple piping arrangements and either single or double upstream/downstream isolation valves. The double isolation, along with optional BD2 blowdown valve, allows operators to blow out condensate/steam to prove safe isolation and allow for a safe replacement. An integrated strainer helps to prevent equipment damage or production issues due to entrained material, and an integral check valve prevents backflow.

TLV Euro Engineering also offers a range of precision-engineered QuickTrap models compatible with QuickStation for numerous applications, including its renowned Free Float® traps to minimise steam loss and save energy, and balanced pressure thermostatic and thermodynamic models for specific applications.

By making trap installation, replacement, and maintenance simple, costly steam trap problems can be rectified quickly, preventing energy loss, preventing system damage and improving energy efficiency.

For further information on the QuickStation QS10 and other steam solutions, call TLV Euro Engineering on +44 (0)1242 227223, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.tlv.co.uk.

Smartening up temperature control

A smart power controller does what it says on the tin. It is smart because it has a microprocessor and sophisticated programming. It controls power using sensors that monitor voltage and current, adapting and making decisions as conditions change within the parameters of the application that it’s being used. However, it’s a valuable tool that is often overlooked. Here, Eric Rios, product manager for controls at industrial technology company Watlow, explores why smart power control is vital in heating applications.

There are many types of power switches that are used in commercial and industrial applications. Mechanical relays and contactors are ideal for applications where they are not switched very often because they are relatively inexpensive and do not produce much heat. But for precise control of electric heating, these switch types are a poor choice because they wear out and fail quickly if switched frequently. In this instance, smart power controllers are a sensible choice.

The New Snickers Workwear Body-Mapping Pile Jacket

Taking working comfort and layering systems to a whole new level. 

The Snickers Workwear climate control system includes functional base layers, insulating mid layers and weather-protective outer layers.

These technically advanced working clothes allow craftsmen and craftswomen to adjust to changing weather conditions on site so they’re always working effectively – with maximum comfort and protection.

Take the new FlexiWork Inverted Pile jacket for example. This warm and versatile pile jacket can be used both as a jacket in cooler conditions or a mid layer when the weather is more inclement. Made of laminated polyester fabric with a furry pile lining for optimal warmth and comfort, its ergonomics also feature shaped shoulders for a great fit and optimum freedom of movement.

Hi-tech, advanced fabric technology like this is integral to all Snickers Workwear’s Base-, Mid- and Top-Layer garments for both men and women that always combine well with the Snickers Workwear hallmarks of best-in-class durability, comfort, ergonomics and fit.

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