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30/03/2017
Hydra-Cell Seal-less Pumps Excel in Emissions Control
Hydra-Cell pumps from Wanner are said to meet the challenges of flue gas scrubbing in terms of corrosion resistance and their ability to handle abrasive particulate matter. More...
30/03/2017
Lubrication - When Is Anti-Seize The Best Choice?
The typical function of a lubricant is to protect against friction and wear but it can also be used to inhibit corrosion by displacing moisture and leaving a continuous coating on the part. When choosing a lubricant, it is important to consider the intended application as well as the environmental conditions to which the assembly will be exposed. More...
30/03/2017
100 Years of Innovation
It’s not every year a company can celebrate 100 years of business so Dixon are proud to be celebrating their centenary. Founded in 1916 Dixon has grown to become a world leading manufacturer of hose fittings and related accessories for all industries with footprints across the globe More...
30/03/2017
UK Thermal Imaging Training 2017
Although thermal imaging cameras are becoming more intuitive, this should be no substitute for operator skill. It is still vitally important that those who use these smart cameras have a thorough understanding of the science and its application in order that they can accurately interpret the findings. More...
30/03/2017
Rotary Hydraulic Directional Control Valves
From March 2017, Webtec will be able to offer rapid 7-working-day lead-times on all single piece hydraulic rotary directional control valve orders. More...
28/03/2017
Intelligent Automation Systems New Operations in the UK
Intelligent Automation Systems Ltd. recently officially inaugurated its new establishment at Hyde Park Hayes, a West London business centre, located less than three miles from Heathrow Airport. More...
28/03/2017
NDT Conference and Materials Testing Exhibition 2017
The 56th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) will take place from 5-7 September 2017 at The International Centre, Telford, UK. More...
27/03/2017
Stainless Steel Motorised Drum
Rulmeca did not compromise when developing the hygienic, all-rounder stainless steel 113LS motorised drum to provide a powerful, continuous drive for light and medium duty conveyors. More...
27/03/2017
New Product Catalogue
FREE to professional tradesmen and women around the UK, it’s packed with details of the world’s most innovative Hand Tools and accessories for working effectively - wherever you are on site. More...
27/03/2017
Supplier of the Year 2016
Specialising in the sale, rental, service and support of ABB Variable Speed Drives and Motors since 1994, Quantum Controls has won the ABB Drives and Motors Supplier of the Year Award for the second year running. More...
27/03/2017
Switchback to Comfort
For lasting comfort through a hard day’s graft on site the Scruffs Switchback boot has it all. Made for demanding jobs it combines underfoot protection with hard wearing features. More...
27/03/2017
Protection System for Tank Bases
Winn & Coales Denso Tank Base Protection System is being used at the Isle of Grain National Grid site on four of their LNG storage tanks. More...
27/03/2017
Speedor Storms for Dunstable
Hart Doors Systems has completed the installation of two Speedor ‘Storms’ at a recently opened packing and distribution facility for a major online retailer. More...
27/03/2017
Denso Gives Water Mains 28 Years Full Protection
Anglo American Platinum is the world's leading primary producer of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and provide a complete resource-to-market service. An inspection was carried out at the South African site to determine the condition of the fire water mains, which was protected by a Denso system since its installation in 1988. More...
27/03/2017
New Tachometers: Just The Ticket
BEKA associates extensive new range of Tachometers simplify speed measurement and display in both hazardous and non-hazardous areas. More...
27/03/2017
Bifold Pneumatic Actuator Controls
Bifold offer configurable valve control products, simplified for ease of selection with the highest safety factors and reduced spares requirements, offering the highest flow at the lowest cost. More...
27/03/2017
Ramp Up The Benefits
The nature of business can be fluid, with peaks and troughs affecting most aspects of a company, from staffing levels to equipment use. This is particularly noticeable within companies that rely on loading bays for product import and despatch. More...
23/03/2017
New Reversible Industrial Drills
The new range of ‘CP Ergo Wing’ Industrial Drills has been designed to provide operator comfort during high usage and productivity. More...
23/03/2017
Backlit Monochrome Display Added
Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. More...
23/03/2017
Up Close With Blue Diamond in New Microscope Video
Blue Diamond Technologies, the Hampshire-based engineering firm specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke mechanical components, has added a new video to its YouTube channel to demonstrate the effectiveness of its Optimax Evo-Cam full HD digital microscope. More...
23/03/2017
Integrated IR Camera Temperature Data
Fluke has introduced a new software feature that integrates high-resolution thermal data from the company’s TiX580 and TiX560 infrared cameras with National Instruments’ LabVIEW and MathWorks’ MATLAB software More...
23/03/2017
FREE Fluke Clamp Meter with a Fluke Insulation Tester
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23/03/2017
New Vane Material That Provides Reliable Performance
GAST has launched NEW LubeFree options for their AM series air motors that utilize a proprietary vane material that provides versatility, allowing users the options to oil or not oil the motor. More...
23/03/2017
New 3-Axis Accelerometer
Hansford Sensors, the specialised manufacturer of advanced industrial accelerometers, has launched a new high performance triaxial vibration sensor, capable of providing simultaneous measurement in three axes. More...
23/03/2017
VSW-100 Vibration Switch
Meggitt’s VSW-100 vibration transmitter is a cost effective stand-alone solution that continuously monitors the vibration of simple rotating machinery such as motors, pumps and fans to more complex units such as reciprocating compressors or cooling tower gearboxes. More...
23/03/2017
UE Sytems Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX Kit
Maintenance activities in hazardous environments can be a challenge. UE Systems has the perfect solution: the Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX - a digital ultrasonic inspection instrument which is ATEX rated, versatile and easy to use. More...
23/03/2017
Contact Attachments Helps Firm Transform Its Telehandler
The UK’s leading forklift attachment company has helped an Anglian-based water company to streamline its manual handling operations. More...
23/03/2017
30 Years of Crown Lift Truck Manufacturing
Crown has been producing highly successful products at its European production plant in Roding, Germany, since 1986 More...
23/03/2017
City and Guilds Accredited Gas Inspectors Training Courses
ESAB has published its schedule of Gas Inspectors Training Courses for 2017. These will be held at ESAB’s facilities in Waltham Cross and Chorley, and there are courses for both certification and re-certification. More...
23/03/2017
SolidGear & ToeGuard’s NEW Safety Footwear Catalogue
The 2017 Product and Price Catalogue has full details of the complete range of the UK’s most stylish Safety Shoes, Boots and Trainers from Hultafors UK’s own SolidGear and ToeGuard brands. More...
23/03/2017
Snickers Classic Series 3 Work Trousers
A classic to rely on with superb fit and functionality - whatever work you’re doing on site. More...
23/03/2017
Spring Making Secrets
Ever wondered how springs are made? William Hughes Ltd, one of the UK’s foremost spring makers, has produced a video demonstrating the manufacturing processes involved in producing the hundreds of thousands of bespoke springs delivered to customers each week. More...
23/03/2017
Weldsafe Appointed First Platinum Distributor
ESAB has appointed Weldsafe Limited as its first Platinum Distributor in the UK. Based in Glasgow, Weldsafe has been an ESAB distributor for 33 years and the company easily met the stringent criteria necessary More...
23/03/2017
Kitemark
Europe’s leading independent manufacturer JSP are proud to manufacture under the BSI’s KitemarkTM scheme – the recognised mark for quality, safety, performance and trust More...
20/03/2017
Armed Forces Covenant Gets Royal Approval
Alcumus, the UK’s market-leading provider of technology-enabled business assurance and compliance risk management solutions, was delighted to introduce its Armed Forces veterans working for the company to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales during its official head office opening on 24th February. More...
17/03/2017
NDT Conference 2017: Call for Papers
This is a Call for Papers for the 56th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), taking place from 5-7 September 2017 at The International Centre, Telford, UK. More...
16/03/2017
Fast-Action External Door Withstands High Winds
A FlexiEdge fast-action external door supplied by Stertil Door Products ensures safe access for pedestrians and wheeled vehicles in an area of high wind loading for Greencell Spalding. More...
14/03/2017
Small Parts Make a Big Difference
Few would deny the logic of ensuring the continued performance of production equipment, but recent findings show that not everyone is aware that the quality of spare parts can have a significant effect in terms of costs and efficiency. More...
10/03/2017
Rethink Water – Manage Carefully to Maximise Benefits
New year. New challenges. New ways of thinking. With ever increasing sustainability, regulatory and financial pressures, now is the time to Rethink Water with the help of Veolia Water Technologies. More...
10/03/2017
Update Your Training for Ex-Forklift Engineers
Safety company Pyroban is advising companies that their forklift engineers may need new training ahead of the introduction of the updated EN1755:2015 standard for explosion protected forklifts in November 2017. More...
07/03/2017
Reflecting On ERP…
As a regulation that affects the industrial market on a daily basis, Andrew Jones, Technical Product Engineer at Axair Fans, reflects on previous industry legislation and explains how the next ERP directive (Energy related Products) could have the biggest influence yet on the industrial fan market in general. More...
07/03/2017
Reduce Down-Time, Equipment Failure and Energy Use
Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures will have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life. More...
07/03/2017
Three-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers
Fluke has introduced the Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Energy Loggers, intuitive, easy-to-use tools with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities. More...
24/02/2017
Advanced Thermal Imaging Cameras
FLIR Systems announces three new Exx-Series advanced thermal imaging cameras for electrical, mechanical, and building applications More...
23/02/2017
Sweet Caroline
HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser which saw combat service in World War I and served as an administrative centre in World War II. HMS Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. Due to the refurbishment, she is currently closed to the public, but is due to re-open in 2017 More...
21/02/2017
Putting CHP Aftercare Front of Mind
While Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems continue to grow in popularity, aftercare all too often remains an afterthought. Here Carl Main explains the importance of servicing and maintenance in order to protect what often is a sizable investment. More...
17/02/2017
Drum Handling Problem
Contact Attachments was the first-port-of-call for a global supplier of industrial coatings which required a specialist product to minimise risks and potential hazards. More...
17/02/2017
Lighting Approved by TfL
LED Eco Lights today announced that products from its Goodlight™ LED lighting range have been approved for use across Transport for London’s network in both Section 12 and non-Section 12 areas, such as the tube, rail and bus stations, depots and bus shelters More...
14/02/2017
Giant Worm Gears Weigh As Much As Three Cars
Renold Gears has supplied one of the largest worm gear sets in the company's history to a leading manufacturer of steel plate. The giant screw-down worm gears have a centre distance of over 32 inches and a ratio of 36:1. More...
13/02/2017
The Criticality of HFE Integration
It doesn’t seem to matter what happens, whether it be in the oil sector (a memorial garden for Piper Alpha in 1988), aviation, maritime or construction, we all embark on "relentless pursuit of delivering incident free operations" but focus only on the behaviours of the operators where clearly the operator has often been set up to fail through poor plant design or unworkable procedures. More...
02/02/2017
FLIR Duo Cameras for Drones
The FLIR Duo is the drone industry’s first multi-sensor camera that features FLIR’s Lepton® thermal micro camera core, a high-definition (HD) 1080p visible camera, and FLIR’s patented MSX® technology. More...
02/02/2017
Aerzen at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Specialist blower, screw blower and turbo manufacturer Aerzen Machines Ltd has been appointed as one of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance framework suppliers More...
31/01/2017
New Range of Powerful Yet Quiet Compressors
Atlas Copco has introduced a new generation of powerful yet quiet oil-injected rotary screw workplace air compressors, which are available in 7 kW, 11 kW and 15 kW variants with flows varying from 29.5-68.7 cfm. More...
30/01/2017
Mechanical and Electrical Diagnosis Through Ultrasound Imaging
In this paper Adrian Messer, the manager of US Operations at UE Systems Inc, discusses the concept of ultrasound imaging, together with advancements in instrumentation and software that have allowed the users of ultrasound instruments to accurately diagnose electrical conditions, such as corona, tracking, and arcing, togethter with mechanical diagnostic inspections of bearing faults, pump cavitation, and valves. More...
28/01/2017
Legionella: Who Is At Risk?
Man-made water systems, such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and shower heads all produce fine water droplets that can harbour Legionella bacteria growth. More...
27/01/2017
Emergency Shut-Off Solution
The Sundsvall Bridge in northern Sweden carries the European Route E4 motorway, spanning a coastal cove to bypass the city of Sundsvall. Opened in 2014, the 2.1 kilometre bridge also carries two 400 mm diameter district heating pipelines which are now protected by an emergency shut-off system incorporating Rotork pneumatic actuators. More...
26/01/2017
Photography Competition
Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2017. More...
26/01/2017
Nederman Vacuum Blaster
Nederman has now launched its new 418A/460A and 418E/460E Vacuum Blaster, an air powered mobile dustless abrasive blasting system that offers superior productivity, suction power and separation efficiency. More...
24/01/2017
Northern Ireland Framework
Specialist blower, screw blower and turbo manufacturer Aerzen Machines Ltd has been awarded a new framework for the design, supply and installation of their innovative and efficient range of oil free units for water treatment aeration applications. More...
24/01/2017
Professional Lubrication Systems
At Lubrication UK, we are proud to be recently appointed UK Distributors of Memolub lubrication systems, manufacturers of state-of-the-art single and multipoint automatic lubrication units. More...
23/01/2017
Dust & Fume Exposure - Employers Have A Duty of Care
Engineering and maintenance are two of the most hazardous industries, with huge potential for serious injuries if precautions are not taken to safeguard individuals working in them. More...
23/01/2017
Never Risk Worker Safety
Workers can face serious or fatal injures if machinery starts up or 'energises' unexpectedly. To ensure worker well-being and reduce the risk of employer liability and possible prosecution, planned procedures for isolating and clearly labelling restricted machinery is critical. More...
03/01/2017
Masters of Innovation
Turck is one of the leading manufacturers in industrial automation. Turck is a family company with a worldwide presence, through 28 subsidiary companies and 60 exclusive representatives offering international support for sales and service. More...
22/12/2016
Artificial Intelligence?
Autodeployment, or using a complex decision making algorithm to decide the best resource to carry out a piece of work without the need for human involvement, might sound like something from the future, but it’s available in the here and now. More...
22/12/2016
New Compact, Low Maintenance F Range Refrigerant Dryers
Atlas Copco has introduced its new F range of professional refrigerant dryers that combine reliable, energy-efficient performance and a low maintenance requirement. More...
22/12/2016
World’s Fastest Car Gets Final Touches
A supersonic car expected to smash the land speed record has returned to 3M’s state-of-the-art Atherstone facility for a final paint-job, which will be more than just cosmetic. More...
09/12/2016
University of Huddersfield secures new £30 million for Future Metrology Research Hub
The University of Huddersfield is to lead a new £30 million research centre to help transform UK manufacturing. More...
09/12/2016
London Bridge is 180 Years Old
A pop-up exhibition charting the 180-year history of London’s oldest railway station is taking place at London Bridge station this December. More...
01/12/2016
Don’t Let Harmonics Get You Down
In 1976, it was discovered that the bacteria causing Legionnaires disease, an atypical strain of pneumonia, had always been present in water, but it was the precise temperature of the water in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that facilitated the bacteria’s maximum reproduction levels More...
30/11/2016
Centrifugal Compressors - Their Reliability, Maintenance, Rotor-Dynamics & Seals
Rotating equipment specialist, Amin Almasi, discusses the reliability, operation, maintenance, rotordynamics and dynamics of centrifugal compressors. More...
30/11/2016
The 5 Golden Rules of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Specification
"With so many choices and configurations available, how should you go about selecting the correct PLC for your application?” asks Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s product manager Hugh Tasker, who offers guidelines for PLC specification. More...
30/11/2016
Steam Versus Thermal Fluid
Steam has long been a valuable servant to the human race - from a means of powering engines to a method of cooking food. However, there is one area where steam has been outdone in recent years – heat transfer using thermal fluids. More...
30/11/2016
What Are The 5Ss and How Can They Be Best Implemented?
In this article, Dr Paul Gibbons, principal asset management consultant with CH2M, shares his own personal experiences of 5S. More...
30/11/2016
Investing To Meet Growing Demand
William Hughes announces that it has invested over £1/4 million in a high technology twin robot welding cell. More...
29/11/2016
An Eight Step Guide For Responding To Onsite Liquid Spillages
Liquid spillages can happen on any active work site and can escalate in a split second, so reacting to them can range from straightforward common sense to those that require more complex procedures to contain the spill and prevent further leakage. More...
27/11/2016
Tailored, Hands-On Training Proves a Hit with Hitachi Rail
The engineers at Hitachi Rail Europe’s flagship train maintenance centre at Ashford in Kent are responsible for maintaining a fleet of 29 of the company’s Class 395 Javelin trains, which offer the fastest domestic rail service travel in the UK More...
27/11/2016
Insulating Against Motor Failure by Partial Discharge Testing
As the price of low voltage (up to 700V) electric motors and their controls continue to fall, more units are being installed over a wide variety of applications. More...
17/11/2016
Safe Access - A Call of Duty
For engineers required to maintain rooftop plant, safe access is a key health and safety issue. Sam Birch, Product Manager at Big Foot Systems, discusses the challenges of accessing plant on flat roofs More...
14/11/2016
Rotary Screw Blowers Aid Lallemand
Rotary screw blowers from Atlas Copco are providing a highly reliable source of vital process air for Lallemand GB, the UK’s largest commercial yeast producer, who is predicting to reduce its annual energy bills by 25% as a result of adopting the technology. More...
10/11/2016
Turn Any Android or Windows Device Into A Powerful Condition Monitoring Data Collector
AVT Reliability® are pleased to announce further developments to Machine Sentry® its revolutionary condition monitoring system. More...
04/11/2016
New Remote Testing Streamlines Temperature Checks
Spot checks on boxed in pipes or high level tanks are faster and more practical with remote thermocouple monitoring points located up to 20 metres away. More...
29/10/2016
Condition Based Maintenance In High Risk Industries
In August 2015 an explosion at a gas treatment plant in the Perla gas field on the west coast of Venezuela - one of the biggest offshore gas fields in Latin America - demonstrated the inherent risks in offshore operations. More...
28/10/2016
Easy Programming Precision Dosing Pump
The new Verderflex Vantage 5000 is a highly advanced Next Generation peristaltic pump system with touch screen technology and intuitive operating system. More...
21/10/2016
Autumn/Winter Promotional Deals
Pixel numbers are important in thermal imaging. The more there are, the clearer the thermal picture and the easier the diagnosis. Until the end of the year, FLIR Systems is offering its customers higher image resolution for the same price in a promotion to demonstrate pixel power. More...
21/10/2016
Tinytag Data Loggers: Accurate Environmental Monitoring
Environmental monitoring can constitute a key part of effective building and facilities management, energy management and maintenance. Tinytag data loggers provide a cost-effective solution, monitoring power consumption, temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, voltage, current and count. More...
21/10/2016
The 3D Printed House
A house made by a 3D printer? This is no longer just a dream… the façade of the ‘Europa-Haus’ in the Amsterdam Marine Quarter, built for the duration of the Dutch Presidency of the EU, was partly constructed in this way. More...
21/10/2016
Chicago Pneumatic – CP28 Series Screwdrivers
Chicago Pneumatic recognises that within its Customer base there are demanding assembly applications where precise torque is not always demanded! They do however recognise that excellent durability and operator comfort remain vital to good productivity. Hence the introduction of the new CP28 Series of pneumatic Screwdrivers More...
20/10/2016
Pre-Apprenticeships Can Help Bridge The Gender Divide in Engineering
Just 8.5 per cent of the engineers in the UK are women and 62 per cent of 11-21 year-old girls believe engineering and technology is just for boys, according to the Telegraph More...
18/10/2016
Gardner Denver Scores A Hole-In-One
Leading compressor and vacuum pump manufacturer Gardner Denver has raised more than £6,000 for Cancer Research UK after hosting a charity golf day with its distributor, supplier and sales network at Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. More...
17/10/2016
Aircare Installs Fully Integrated Compressed Air System
Gardner Denver distributor Aircare Compressor Services (Aircare) has delivered a bespoke compressed air solution at an innovative new facility for Cosworth, a leading manufacturer of electronics and powertrain products. More...
30/09/2016
Are Bearings Making You Spin Your Wheels?
The wheels of industry turn on bearings, so why do the wheels often vibrate, clatter, squeak, drag and overheat, asks Ian Rubin from Regal Power Transmission Solutions? More...
30/09/2016
Taking The Strain - Anti-Vibration Specification for Industry
Anti-vibration mounts protect both people and assets by isolating and attenuating vibration and noise - preventing damage to both moving machinery and the environment in which it works. More...
30/09/2016
Airborne and Structure-Borne Ultrasound As A Key Component To Predictive Maintenance
Today’s maintenance departments are continually being asked to do more. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are being asked to do more with less. More...
28/09/2016
Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Linear Guidance Systems
Many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology but view linear as complicated and over-engineered, with complex maintenance requirements, says Bob Love, business development manager at Schaeffler UK, and in the following paragraphs he dispels the common myths about linear bearing technology. More...
28/09/2016
Figuring Out How IIoT & Big Data are Changing Asset Management
Accenture, McKinsey, IBM, GE, and others expect that IIoT will generate $14T of economic activity in the next 10 years. More...
27/09/2016
Working At Height
Scheduled maintenance shutdowns have gradually become a thing of the past - thanks in part to planned maintenance and ongoing repair and replacement work – however, the method in which work is carried out at height still has a long way to go More...
26/09/2016
Don't Miss The Boat
Members of the public will be able to see their name etched into history when ambitious plans to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth take another step forward next month . More...
22/09/2016
Easy To Use, Full-Featured Welding Machine
ESAB recently held a successful open day at the manufacturing site in Diss, Norfolk of sister company, GASARC. The popular event was used to introduce the Rebel – the smallest, most powerful, full-featured portable welding machine on the market. More...
19/09/2016
Kentec Protects Top Cambridge Biolab
A new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro fire alarm control panel technology has been installed at a new biology laboratory facility More...
01/09/2016
Your Assets Have A Voice! Are You Listening?
Your assets have a voice! They send us messages and signals every day they work. But are we listening to them? Why should we waste our time listening? More...