RED LION CONTROLS, an expert in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced its Sixnet series RAM 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments. This approval follows recent announcements that Red Lion’s rugged RAM industrial cellular RTUs support high-speed 4G LTE worldwide.

WANNER says its new, seal-less, hydraulically balanced diaphragm pump offers flow rates up to 366 lpm at pressures up to 103 bar.

QUANTITECH reports it has prepared a comprehensive White Paper on the measurement of oxygen gas in furnaces and other industrial processes. Quantitech’s Craig Day says:“Oxygen gas concentration measurements are essential for the effective management of many industrial processes,

When a food processing plant in North Yorkshire found that oil coolers were running too hot, and heat exchangers used for pasteurising food were struggling to keep up, the cause was quickly identified as being scale and corrosion debris in the water side of several plate heat exchangers.

WANNER INTERNATIONAL says its Hydra-Cell Metering and Dosing solutions range includes variants with integrated variable speed drives and says the innovative design combines an AC induction motor with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD inverter) mounted on the motor.

Bridgewood UK utilises a range of vacuum forming, polyurethane reinforcement and composite moulding processes and says it has been trying to find a safe and simple method to remove unwanted material from both product and employee’s clothing for years, but has consistently experienced issues with compressed air solutions.

AIR CONTROL INDUSTRIES specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of industrial fans, blowers and accessories.

The new HygroSmart HS3 advanced interchangeable relative humidity and temperature probe from MICHELL INSTRUMENTS is said to be 100% configurable to allow maximum flexibility to the user. This gives users the ability to alter their RH and temperature measurements to keep step with changes or developments in their process, with no extra costs.

UK based magnet and magnetic separator equipment manufacturer, BUNTING MAGNETICS EUROPE, reports it has launched a new dynamic and responsive website as part of a fresh digital marketing strategy to reflect several years of growth and changes in the business.

Cleaner steels by OVAKO are said to be opening up new design opportunities and extending service life for high performance parts. Ovako says today, more than ever, high performance components are expected to withstand higher loads over longer periods of time and the company says its clean steels can facilitate significant opportunities to rethink design solutions for improved safety, time and cost savings in a range of applications.

SANDVIK says demonstrations of tube bending will be on its stand at Tube 2016 which will be used to show the versatility and how the controlled hardness of Sandvik tube sets a standard of its own for easy bending and leak free connections of the company’s hydraulic and instrumentation tubing.

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS says its new HygroCal100 humidity verifier provides a practical option for companies that are not able to invest in a full humidity calibration laboratory to verify their humidity probes in-house.

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS reports it has introduced the Endurance series of high-temperature infrared thermometers. Featuring a stainless steel IP65 housing and galvanically insulated I/Os, these units are said to enable continuous process monitoring of the most demanding industrial applications, including primary and secondary metals manufacturing, carbon processing, and silicon production.

HBM , a specialist in the field of test and measurement, has announced the dates for its latest series of free measurement technology webinars, which take place on 22nd – 26th February 2016.

Storing liquids in tanks is essential for many process industry applications, as is the need to agitate the contents to avoid separation and sedimentation. Fluids can be recirculated through tanks to achieve separation, although the process can be enhanced by the introduction of eductor nozzles.

Advanced technology electrical testing equipment is reportedly helping a specialist manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses and control panels for diesel engine applications demonstrate compliance with rigorous industry standards.

QUANTITECH reports it has launched a range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS). “Over 8,000 instruments have been installed around the world, but the manufacturer Focused Photonics Inc (FPi) is new to the UK,” says Quantitech MD Keith Golding.

BOWMAN INTERNATIONAL reports it has launched the new BowMet range of rolled bearings, billed as the biggest advance in plain sliding bearings in more than 70 years.

A poll of over 350,000 people from UK Industry have voted QUANTUM CONTROLS the ‘ABB Motor and Drives Supplier of the Year 2015’. UK Corporate Excellence presented Kevin Brown, MD with the award in November 2015.

At a port operator in the UK, an extremely durable chocking system was required to ensure a new boiler would remain secure and protected, even when subjected to aggressive vibration activity.

Designed to share the latest information and expert knowledge on the best and most economical methods of machining duplex and super-duplex material, SANDVIK says its recent machining day attracted more than 60 customers.

OVAKO says as companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise. Components like pipeline bolts, hydraulic parts and offshore lifting devices must offer greater reliability at sub-zero temperatures.

SILTBUSTER PROCESS SOLUTIONS (SPS) reports it has designed, built and commissioned a full scale pilot plant for treating the main effluent flow at Tata Steel Colors, production site at Shotton. The aim of the pilot plant was to test a new treatment process for the site – one which would reduce treatment costs and meet the site’s longer term needs.

WANNER has launched the Hydra-Cell T8030, a Triplex diaphragm pump that it claims eliminates leaks, hazards and the expense associated with replacing seals and packing.

WANNER INTERNATIONAL reports it has introduced a range of Hydra-Cell, ATEX approved Dosing Performance Pumps with precise mechanical variator control, all mounted on a substantial stainless steel base plate.

Uxbridge based INDUSTRIA BEARINGS & TRANSMISSIONS has confirmed it has been appointed as exclusive distributors of GMN high precision products for the UK.

“Prepare your panels now and be ready for next summer” - that’s the message from international panel manufacturer and climate solutions specialists, RITTAL. By getting expert advice, and planning and putting in solutions now, Rittal says managers can get ahead of the game, safeguard production processes – and not be caught out by rising ambient temperatures.

A new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) is now reportedly available from QUANTITECH. “Whilst these instruments are new to the UK and Ireland, the manufacturer Focused Photonics Inc has an installed base of over 8,000 instruments, so this is a well-established technology,” says Quantitech’s Keith Golding.

Octavius Hunt is a large European smoke manufacturer, the production of dust during the manufacturing process of smoke products is unavoidable, and managing its containment in and around the manufacturing facility is a vital process for the company. To manage the situation the company says it installed an ACI Personnel Cleaning Booth. The company had previously tried a number of different solutions, but none provided a practical or user-friendly solution. The company chose the ACI Personnel Cleaning Booth following extensive research.

Transferring high viscosity creams, pastes and gels which do not flow readily can present challenges across many process applications. An effective and practical solution is said to be available from liquids handling specialist PUMP ENGINEERING who offers a CSF piston pump mounted in the centre of a follower plate which fits into a drum and seals against the inside of the drum.

WHITELEGG MACHINES says some process motors could be close to failure with others running inefficiently.A motor running hot could be due to the mains power supply, the motor itself, or its load. Sometimes the problem is not apparent and it is often difficult to find the cause, as many motors are tucked away in hard-to-access areas.

The CEA reports one of the single most important directives for many years in the combustion industry is about to become EU law and will soon be transposed into UK law. Owners or operators of any combustion plant with a thermal input of between 1MW and 50MW will be affected. This means anyone with a boiler generating around 1.5 tonnes of steam or more, or using a CHP or diesel generator of around 500kVA or more, will need to know about this directive. There are estimated to be at least 15,000 such plants in the UK alone.

SICK UK has announced the launch of the PLd / SIL2-certified DFS60S Pro incremental encoder, enabling motion to be safely controlled in automated guided vehicles or machinery requiring frequent operator interaction. SICK says the DFS60S Pro enables safe operator interaction at slow speeds without the need to stop the machine.

VEGA says the latest addition to its portfolio of vibrating limit switches for liquids, VEGASWING 66, is a world first. It is designed for reliable, self monitoring and fail safe switching in applications with process temperatures up to 450 °C and process pressures up to 160 bar. Until now, vibrating level switches have been limited to process conditions up to 280 °C and 100 bar.

RED LION CONTROLS, experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced its Sixnet series RAM industrial cellular RTUs now provide high-speed global 4G LTE network support for use with many cellular carriers worldwide. The company says this follows its recent announcement of 4G LTE multi-carrier cellular support for major North American carriers.

CARBOLITE reports it has developed a new horizontal furnace with a rotating work-tube for continuous heat-treatment of powders or granulates at temperatures up to 1150ºC in air or inert gas. The company says the RHZS furnace is based on its well-proven HZS 12/900 model but provides more flexible sample processing through the adjustment of tilt and rotation speed of the work-tube, allowing the heating of each sample to be precisely controlled.

RITTAL says protecting people who work with electrical switchgear is of paramount importance and says it addresses all considerations within its busbar system “Ri4Power 185mm” and its new (Version 6.3) of the Rittal Power Engineering software.

WANNER INTERNATIONAL says Hydra-Cell pumps are increasingly being specified and retrofitted in pipeline sampling installations used for analysis during oil transfer - data that can be essential for identification or quality measurement purposes.

WEGER AIR SOLUTIONS UK says its ‘RFM’ range of ventilation heat recovery units with integral heat pumps offers designers a unique solution to an age old problem. There are six sizes in the range with air flow rates of 0.25 mᶟ/s to 1.11 mᶟ/s . Each unit consists of supply and exhaust air fans, a plate recuperator for air to air heat recovery and a heat pump refrigeration system, using a scroll hermetic compressor (R410A) with evaporator and condenser coils.

RITTAL says its comprehensive maritime product range has expanded further with the news that its popular busbar systems RiLine, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS have passed the most stringent testing enabling them to be integrated within Ri4Power modular switchgear systems and used on board ships in designated sealed areas, such as engine rooms.

OVAKO is among the exhibitors at this year’s SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK, where it says it will demonstrate how excellent yield, tensile and high impact strength and uniform properties in its high quality engineering steels can address the technical challenges facing today’s oil and gas industry.

For a refinery in Germany unscheduled shutdowns were reportedly eliminated following the installation of a new tube bundle in a heat exchanger using hyper-duplex SANDVIK SAF 2707 HD seamless tubes.

RITTAL says designers and technical buyers in mechanical engineering can now plan machinery and process cooling more easily than ever thanks to its new TopTherm Configurator.

In response to customer requests, WANNER INTERNATIONAL says its Hydra-Cell G35 pumps are now available to order with Nickel Alloy (Hastelloy CW12MW) wet ends. The company says this material has excellent corrosion resistance in many chemical process environments, including hydrochloric and sulphuric acids below 52°C. Corrosion resistance is also excellent against organic acids, chloride, caustic and H2S, while the material is particularly resistant to stress corrosion cracking and localised attack.

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports it has launched its new trace moisture analyzer – the QMA401 – featuring the latest generation of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor and designed to provide consistently accurate measurements of trace moisture. This consistency is achieved via a self-calibration system which adjusts the analyzer against an internal moisture generator. Long term stability of these measurement corrections is guaranteed, as the moisture generator is supplied with a calibration traceable to NPL and NIST.

New from KAMCO is the Scalebreaker C210 tank mounted descaling pump, for the chemical cleaning of calorifiers, boilers, plate heat exchangers and cooling circuits. Kamco says the C210 is designed to increase safety by keeping descaling chemicals enclosed at all times within the tank, hoses or equipment being descaled, thus minimising fumes, splashes and consequent risks.

ABB ROBOTICS reports it will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar and workshop events, explaining the benefits that robotic automation can bring for SME companies and how to find, implement and run the best robotic solution.

Exposed to a demanding tropical marine atmosphere at the NASA Research Center, Florida, USA, super-duplex SANDVIK SAF 2507 hydraulic & instrumentation tubing has reportedly remained corrosion free after an extensive one year trial.

WANNER INTERNATIONAL reports it has added Hydra-Cell G25 and G35 pumps to its list of models available in 316L stainless steel, with Tri-Clamp ferrules and polished internals, for sanitary applications.

With the launch of the its B850 Flow Computer, SPIRAX SARCO says steam system operators can now accurately measure true boiler efficiency without the need for Building Management or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that can be costly and time consuming to implement.

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