MICHELL INSTRUMENTS says the S8000 hygrometer’s accuracy at very low temperatures (below -80°C dp) is due to a new measurement system which it calls ‘RRS’. RRS is a sophisticated technique that detects very small changes in moisture condensed on the chilled mirror surface.

At the recent Air-Tech exhibition, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES gave a presentation entitled “open end to atmosphere”.

At the recent Air-Tech exhibition BEKO TECHNOLOGIES, a market leader in compressed air treatment challenged visitors to test their knowledge of compressed air quality to win an IPAD.

Diesel engine protection equipment manufacturer, WYNDHAM PAGE, reports it has launched a new range of cost-competitive shutdown valves for diesel engine overspeed protection in areas in which hazardous concentrations of flammable gas or vapours may exist.

  Weger GmbH reports it has been selling its ranges of air handling units in the UK for the  last 11 years, Thermal Technology (Sales) Ltd formally handled sales but has now been  acquired by a new company, WEGER AIR SOLUTIONS UK LTD, with the aim of expanding sales.

PACKAGING AIDS t/a Packer Products has announced the new Shoulder Dolly ‘Pro Lift’ lifting strap is now available.

RITTAL says its stylish housings, with a protection category of IP 65 shielding devices from exposure to dust and water jets, are designed to accommodate TFT screens up to 24” (measured along the diagonal) in the popular 16:9 and 16:10 widescreen formats.

The DryCheck from MICHELL is reported to be an accurate and stable dew-point instrument, which includes a built-in simple sampling system.

Challenging fluids handling applications, such as those in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries where systems are required to operate under severe operating conditions,

RED LION CONTROLS, a global expert in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced the launch of its new PXU series of proportional-


ALLEN CODING has installed a number of labelling systems at Whyte & Mackay, an expert in distilling, blending and bottling spirits,

RILEY SURFACE WORLD has announced site clearances of robotic welding and coating plant and equipment from two former GKN automotive production facilities in the UK.

MASTERFLEX has launched the Master-PUR Performance. The company says the launch is a world first in the field of spiral hoses and the Master-PUR Performance has been created to meet many requirements in one product. Master- PUR Performance is said to offer totally smooth surface for improved transport flow, greater durability and reliability while maintaining excellent flexibility, especially in comparison to other heavy-duty PU hoses. A result of extensive research and development in the construction design, materials and manufacturing processes applied, the Master-PUR Performance is reported to be the only spiral hose in the world to combine all of these - otherwise contradictory - features in one. Even with its highly robust design, the company says it can easily be installed in the tightest of spaces.

Highland Biosciences Ltd, creator of leading edge diagnostics technologies, has partnered with PRECISION MICRO in the development and manufacture of a miniaturised ‘tuning fork’ biosensor.

The XZR200 Oxygen Analyser from MICHELL INSTRUMENTS offers users added peace of mind with a built-in early warning system that alerts operators of any faults with the unit. A 3.3 V DC logic output acts as a ‘heartbeat’ and enables operators to check on the health of the sensor preventing incorrect measurements. False oxygen measurements may result in a faulty combustion process causing higher fuel costs, and leading to loss of revenue or penalties.

KISTLER INSTRUMENTS says its new NCFB electro-mechanical joining modules have been value engineered to provide a cost effective solution to many assembly and joining processes. Two versions of the new design are available, each with two measuring ranges. The smaller version has measuring ranges of 5 and 15 kN with 200 mm stroke at a speed of 250 mm/s and the larger version has ranges of 25 and 50 kN with a 400 mm stroke length at 150 mm/s. Both types retain the precision and flexibility of the NC modules with stroke length repeatability in real world conditions of 0.01 mm.

The Essex-based process cooling specialist, ISOCOOL, has provided a turnkey solution to Neproplast, a plastic extrusion company which is part of the IKK Group, a large construction group in the Middle East.

SPIRAX SARCO reports it has launched the industry’s most comprehensive range of desuperheaters for precise control and efficient heat transfer when cooling superheated steam. Featuring a high turndown of up to 50:1, the desuperheaters are said to be suitable for a wide range of applications and increase process efficiency by allowing waste and residual heat to be recovered and recycled. They can also protect process plant from damage caused by overheating.

“Ultra Boost”, a project, partially funded by the Technology Strategy Board, is aiming to develop a supercharged petrol engine with the same power output and only 35% of the exhaust emissions as a current 5L V8 engine but only of half the size.

Hydra-Cell high-pressure coolant pumps are claimed to provide long life durability, unmatched by other pump technologies.

Pressure management specialist ELFAB has developed a two-way rupture disc to prevent vessel damage under vacuum or from overpressure.

The latest addition to DIXON’S valve portfolio is said to be the most hygienic designed diaphragm valve available in the market. Designed and manufactured in Germany by SED, Dixon high purity diaphragm valves are EHEDG and 3A certified. Dixon says its product offering of standard 2-way valves, innovative custom fabrications and modular designs solve the more demanding process problems.

PILZ has launched new advanced multifunction light curtains without dead zones.The new PSENopt advanced light beam devices allow the highest flexibility thanks to their multifunctionality: muting or blanking and cascading are implemented within the same light beam device.

AUMA has announced that orders can be placed for its new SQEx .2 part-turn actuator. The product is the explosion-proof version of AUMA’s SQ actuator introduced to market at the beginning of 2013.

GEA Niro Soavi, a Parma-based manufacturer of homogenisers and high pressure pumps has appointed MOODY DIRECT as an authorised UK dealer.

ECOFLAM, a leading manufacturer of high quality burners, has announced it has moved to new premises to accommodate continued sales growth and the introduction of an expanded product range. The company, previously based in Pershore, has relocated to tailored office facilities in Worcester.

HERTZ KOMPRESSOREN and SMART COMPRESSORS will be exhibiting at Air-Tech 2014. Hertz/Smart offer a full range of air compressors and related products developed by highly trained and experienced designers and engineers.

CAT PUMPS has announced enhancements to one of its 345 bar high pressure pumps used extensively for pressure testing, heavy-duty pressure washing including graffiti removal and in industrial processes.

The overriding majority of valve actuation applications in today’s industries are fulfilled with standard products. In some cases an actuator may need to be modified to suit specific operating requirements, but here again a solution based on a standard product can usually be found.

New TopGas Cascade modular gas-fired condensing boiler systems from HOVAL are reported to combine design flexibility with exceptional ease of installation. They are supplied as a kit complete with boilers, LTHW and gas pipework header(s), inter-connecting flexible LTHW and gas pipework, pumps and valves.

Providing a reliable source of hot water, delivered at the correct temperature and pressure is said to make the CSF Steam Water Mixer the safe and easy-to-use device for most cleaning, or wash down applications in just about every industry, especially in all food and beverage manufacturing processes.

SICK says it has expanded its highly-respected Flexi Soft modular safety control system to include the new SICK FX3-MOC Drive Monitor, promising increased flexibility for safe operator intervention through a wide range of drive safety functions to reduce machine downtime and aid productivity.

HBM has developed LabVIEW Virtual Instruments (VIs) reported to give system manufacturers an integrated solution to ensure convenient control in system tests with the simultaneous measurement of high-precision data acquisition from equipment such as HBM’s QuantumX family.

SMITH FLOW CONTROL has launched TorkDrive, a device that can be mounted to either the valve input handwheel or directly to the valve input shaft to safeguard the valve from excessive torque.

A-Gas one of the most successful speciality gas and refrigerant suppliers is unveiling a global brand identity that is said to reflect the company’s dynamic and technological innovation whilst providing an instantly recognisable world-wide brand.

New from IFM ELECTRONICS, a sensor market leader, is a version of the established metris compressed air meter for a variety of pipe sizes, up to and including 254mm internal diameter.

The Tundra range of refrigerant air dryers from HI-LINE INDUSTRIES are now supplied with an ultra high-efficiency, single-cell heat exchanger, providing improved condensate removal ability combined with a reduction in energy usage. The company says these dryer products, which were initially introduced in 2012, have established performance credentials which have now been even further enhanced following this latest development.

The need for material verification is an increasingly important issue across a range of industries. The chemical analysis of metallic materials is one such procedure and it involves determining the precise elemental constituents of a test piece, to establish that it meets the required specification, to overcheck bought-in stock, to identify unknown material or to provide evidence in a product failure investigation.

OMNIFY SOFTWARE, a leading provider of web-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, has unveiled its latest Empower PLM application story featuring Genetec Inc., a leader in unified IP video management system (VMS), access control and licence plate recognition (LPR) solutions. Genetec moved from its legacy open-source PLM system to Empower PLM to gain important functionality and achieve time and cost savings.

TÜV SÜD PRODUCT SERVICE has launched a new certification mark service for machinery manufacturers in the UK. Manufacturers can now apply for the TÜV SÜD Octagon Mark to prove that their machines fulfil safety and quality requirements.

A major Scandinavian producer of Biogas has selected MICHELL INSTRUMENTS’ XTP601 oxygen analysers to monitor O2 levels for safety and quality at two sites in Sweden.

The ready-to-install UNIGATE bus nodes and gateways from DEUTSCHMANN AUTOMATION facilitate the connection of devices or networks into infrastructures based on different protocols, this is reported to relieve automation manufacturers from developing fieldbus interfaces themselves.

In the short time since Killala Precision Components was acquired by a brother and sister partnership, the company has taken major strides forward. One of the key initial decisions was to invest in PSL DATATRACK production management and business administration software. This was based on its ability to interrogate the information recorded from the shopfloor and use it to inform other areas of the system including order entry, purchase orders, stock control and deliveries. Killala says this seamless use of data has enabled it to provide a highly efficient service to customers.

A self-contained blast-room with an internal volume approaching 2000m³ and a high-capacity media recycling system has been completed by HODGE CLEMCO for one of the UK’s leading industrial painting contractors.

ELCO UK, formerly MHS Boilers, has launched a new website - www.elco.co.uk. The new site features an updated design for an improved user experience, as well as enhanced resources and functionality for easy navigation. Visitors can browse the full range of ELCO UK products, discover recent case studies and example installations, plus view the latest service and maintenance offers.

MOODY DIRECT has installed a Fogg Filler rotary filling system to Freshways in London, with the ability to fill a range of bottles. Freshways has used a Fogg Filler for 12 years and has been very happy with the equipment and the after sales service from Moody Direct.

Short wave infra-red emitters from HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT have allowed Mettis Aerospace to reduce the time required for the heating of tools and dies used in the manufacture of high specification titanium aircraft components to one seventh of the heating times required by a previous gas system. This has provided significant energy savings and improved controllability, as well as improved forging practices at the company’s Redditch site.

This year’s SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition, FSG (hall 4A, stand 201) will focus on measuring and sensor technology for crane systems which must fulfill high requirements on precision and durability. Amongst other components, FSG FERNSTEUERGERAETE

CERTUSS reports all its steam generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG. Certuss offers seven construction groups within its range of fossil fuel generators with outputs ranging from 80kg/hr to 2000kg/hr and operating pressures of up to 32 Bar G. To accompany the generator, Certuss also offers its CVE Package Plant Module, where all of the associated ancillary items are pre-piped, pre-wired and factory tested.

RED LION CONTROLS a global expert in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced a new EtherTRAK-2 I/O module (E2-MIX20884-D) and enhanced firmware for its Sixnet series RTUs. Red Lion’s new Sixnet EtherTRAK-2I/O module is said to be ideal for both distributed and local I/O applications that require a high density of mixed I/O types.

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