MAKITA, a professional power tool manufacturer, reports it will support Formula Student (FS) 2017, the vehicle design and build challenge run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Formula Student is an established educational vehicle engineering competition. Teams from across the globe design, build and enter their race cars to be judged by industry experts. The sole aim of FS is to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up an engineering career.

ESAB reports it has supplied an automated welding system to EWP Windtower Production AB for making longitudinal welds in sections of wind turbine towers. The company says the highly efficient submerged arc welding system comprises a CaB 460C column-and-boom that manipulates a tandem single + twin welding head, with a FFRS Super flux feed and recovery system complete with heaters and filter unit.

HENKEL has announced its dedicated YouTube Channel is now live and is regularly being updated with application videos, best practice, webinars and success stories all instantly available in a few key strokes at: www.youtube.com/henkelindustrialadhesives

COMPARESOFT reports that the convergence of Bring your Own Devices, a technology-savvy workforce and the influx of multiple data flows have made asset-intensive industries lean heavily on technology and as a result, asset-intensive industries are tackling asset management differently from before.

Spill containment and spill control industry expert EMPTEEZY says it has proof positive from three independent tests that its emergency tank shower (SE-VTS-1 tank shower) meets the rigorous standards set out by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI).

WINN & COALES says its Denso Steelcoat 100/400 system was chosen by Hampshire Rigging Services to protect the suspension of the footbridge at Thames Ditton Island. The company says for this recently completed project the Denso Steelcoat was applied to a steel wire rope which was fitted to the four tower tops from which the footbridge is suspended and particular attention was given to the application of Denso Steelcoat on the four tower tops and the anchorage bars, which had previously suffered from some corrosion.

SOFTSOLS GROUP says Maintec 2017, (21st to 23rd March at the NEC) will see it showcase its brand new intelligent work capture and deployment solution AUTOAgility. The company says based on over 30 years’ experience in managing work across a variety of sectors; AUTOAgility uses dynamic, behind the scenes rules to ensure the right detail and quality of information is captured for each work request and then automatically deploys it to the most appropriate resource for completion.

RITTAL says busbar systems, or busbar supports are essentially heavy conductors, typically made of copper, which carry and distribute powerful electric currents to components that consume electrical power throughout an assembly. The company says busbars are not only easy to install (certainly compared to cabling), but they also play a major role in the design and safe operation of a switchgear and controlgear assembly.

Senior refining and technology industry players share their knowledge at ERTC: Ask The Experts. Refinery engineers are invited to join senior figures from the world of refining and technology at ERTC: Ask the Experts 2017. Delivering practical solutions to address everyday refining challenges and the low margins currently faced by the European industry, this two-day event comprises of a series of interactive Q&A sessions, poster session career development workshops, and networking activities. Running from 20-21 June 2017 in Cologne, Germany, it is the only event in Europe aimed specifically for process and maintenance engineers.

SANDVIK says a stock of more than 16,000 standard stainless steel items at its distribution centre in Halesowen, West Midlands, help service on-demand and scheduled supply requirements for stainless steel and advanced alloy materials to customers throughout the UK and worldwide.

RITTAL reports it is to launch two new versions of its LED system lights, thus completing the range and says its series of specially designed lights will include 600 and 400 lumens of light output (luminous flux), to add to the current 1200- and 900-lumen versions. Rittal says this means that it can now offer lighting solutions to suit all sizes of enclosure, from small housings right up to large systems.

Devonshire Pine reports it has completed the installation of 4 large VertEx dust extraction units from AIRBENCH, creating a wide area dust control zone.

INDUSTRIA BEARINGS & TRANSMISSIONS has announced it has appointed Andrew (Andy) Blackler as its new sales development engineer.

OVAKO says its Steel Navigator is a digital platform that allows customers to search for and identify the best steel for their applications. The company says the investment in Steel Navigator is part of its global digitalisation strategy and underscores the group’s objective to provide its customers with the best service in the industry.

SANDVIK has announced it has opened a new distribution center in Singapore to meet increasing demand for its advanced stainless steel and special alloy products, particularly in South East Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Sandvik says its new distribution centre, which is strategically located adjacent to Changi Airport, East Singapore, is key to the company’s customer service commitment as well as its expansion plans in the region.

Henkel has announced it has produced an updated Maintenance Expert Guide to support LOCTITE products which offer maintenance solutions to keep plant and operations running smoothly. The company says this easy to use, pocket-sized guide offers quick reference via product category, such as threadlocking, gasketing, retaining, structural bonding, cleaning, lubrication and anti-seize and each product section has a how-to-apply guide providing useful application hints and tips.

WANNER says its Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps, have solved a pump seal wear problem for a major producer of acoustic panels. When pumping abrasive coatings, pumps with dynamic seals can eventually wear and leak, performance accuracy deteriorates and maintenance downtime for seal replacement can prove expensive as the Corporation found to its cost.

AIRBENCH has announced the release of a larger version of its FPW welding and grinding bench. The company says following customer requests, the new FPW269084 is 600mm longer giving an overall area of 2550 x 960mm, and a ventilated area of 1800 x 600mm and this represents a 50% increase in extracted area over the previous model, allowing for larger workpieces and processes.

3M has announced an expansion to its range of Novec engineered fluids. The latest addition to the range is Novec 73DE engineered fluid, designed for the more demanding types of metal cleaning applications. 

Raymond Brown Construction has started to install 119 new concrete beach huts at Milford on Sea. The new beach huts are being constructed from pre-cast reinforced concrete units to form four individual terraces totaling 250m length. Each terraced section of huts is formed from a culvert placed on its side with an open front. The sealant in each culvert section will play an essential role in ensuring longevity.

CABLESAFE reports it can provide safety equipment that can protect workers from any harm or danger and says its “Fast deployable net barrier” is a piece of equipment for temporary fencing and can be easily set up by rolling the fence around a rapid post and clicking the net on the clips. The system comes with a container which holds the fence.

HAMERSHAM, a leading UK provider of world class machine software control solutions, has announced it has just signed an agreement to become the UK and European distributor for Twin Oaks Computing, the U.S. based providers of CoreDX DDS and quality software solutions worldwide.

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS has announced it has added an analyser dedicated to monitoring hydrogen-cooled electricity generators to its current range of moisture and oxygen analysers and says the new XTC601 for hydrogen cooled generators has been designed with three phase profiles to cover all of the gas analysis requirements for operation and maintenance.

SANDVIK has announced it has recently inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art, fully automated ultrasonic testing facility for pipes to the oil and gas industry.

RITTAL, a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, has announced further improvements to its ISV distribution enclosure - part of the Ri4Power range and says it has upgraded the installation kit allowing the ISV modules to be integrated faster and more easily into the TS 8 and SE 8 enclosure systems, and into the AE compact enclosure.

Midshire Business Systems is one of the country’s largest independent office technology resellers in the UK, selling across a broad spectrum of SME’s in both the commercial and public sectors. Now, thanks to the implementation of T CARDS ONLINE, Midshire is said to be reaping the benefits of enhanced communication and optimum visibility of all the steps of its order-to-delivery process.

RITTAL has announced it is launching a new generation of lights designed specifically for enclosures and says the range sets new standards for energy and high performance using LED technology which will deliver up to 1,200 lumens, and for easy installation, there are simple connection and mounting options.

With over 40 years’ experience, Tom Parker Ltd is a leading distributor of pneumatic and hydraulic products and has announced that it has secured an exclusive UK distributorship with US company, FasTest.

Rittal reports it has launched a new range of roof-mounted fans which deliver superior efficiency, flexibility, protection and ease of use. Rittal says the new range is designed to reduce the costs associated with operation, installation and maintenance while better protecting the installed equipment that they are required to cool.

Consistent with its commitment to continuous product improvement, Henkel reports that it has just confirmed that one of its most popular thread sealants, LOCTITE 577, can now be applied to even more applications thanks to its reformulation. The company says as well as being more tolerant of oil, this medium strength, anaerobic sealant for all coarse threads also has greater temperature resistance and improved curing on passive metals such as stainless steel.

A new regional alliance sponsored by Gatwick and Sussex-based chartered accountants, Carpenter Box and asb law is launching on 12 July. The Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL) aims to bring together businesses in these sectors in Sussex and south Surrey to promote good practice, share experience and provide problem solving opportunities between peers.

RITTAL reports its range of market-leading power distribution systems for enclosures has just been extended and says its popular 185mm Ri4Power busbar provides trusted, safe and compact power distribution within enclosures. The company says its modular system is easy to install in just three steps, and consists of standardised and tested products, all of which meet the requirements of IEC 61 439 for low-voltage switchgear assemblies with design verification.

MCP, the Solihull based consultancy, providing asset management consulting and training services, has announced it is celebrating the award of the UK’s highest accolade for business success -The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.

ELFAB, a market leader in pressure relief innovation has announced the news of its innovative online store, now available to both new and existing customers on a global scale and says at the click of a button, customers can expect a quick and simplified ordering process.

ARCO HOSE DIVISION, in conjunction with Flexiplas SA, a Spanish manufacturer of specialty hoses, has announced it has developed the UK’s first suction and discharge hose to incorporate a twin PVC helix, said to make it significantly lighter and easier to handle than traditional heavyweight options.

SANDVIK has announced an innovative, all-new welding app which was launched on its stand at Tube 2016 specifically designed with on-the-job functionality to meet welding professionals’ requirements when planning and performing welding projects. Sandvik welding specialists demonstrated the features of the app and answered visitors’ questions. The new welding app, Sandvik Welding, is available and free to download for phones and tablets from the App store for Apple and Google.play for android devices.

LEWIS AND MASON PLASTICS of Telford reports it has recognised the importance of e-commerce over the past few years and this year has launched a dedicated website for the supply of its plastic pipe and fittings range - supplying ABS and uPVC pipework in sizes up to 6” with fast delivery right across the UK and says the website offers well known branded products for very competitive prices.

RITTAL says safety and security are two high priorities for installers and users of electrical switchgear and says to prevent personal injury or property damage as a result of issues such as fault currents (short circuits), a number of industry standards and regulations have to be followed.

OVAKO reports it is launching a new seamless tube M-Steel 280 offering component design and machinability advantages at Tube 2016 and also introducing new sizes of its ultra clean SR-100 Wire.Ovako says as a leading supplier of seamless tube to the engineering and automotive industries, it is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of seamless tube for the bearing industry.

SANDVIK says adding to its already significant material grade programme, it has introduced Sanicro 60 (commonly known as Alloy 625) in hydraulic and instrumentation (H&I) tubing and heat exchanger form, offering considerable operational benefits particularly for customers installing equipment in harsh environments.

A major challenge for brewers can be to make safe quality beer that maintains consumer confidence, while meeting retailer expectations and minimising both costs and wastage. This has reportedly been achieved in many microbreweries by using a simple rapid test, to determine the hygienic quality of their production equipment and working surface areas.

FLIR Systems GF343 is said to be a high performance gas imaging camera designed to visually detect Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in real time. The company says incorporating a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector the FLIR GF343 is able to provide sensitive detection of even tiny CO2 gas leaks. Carbon Dioxide gas leaks are displayed as plumes of vapour in the camera's infrared image.

At this year’s Plant and Asset Management show, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham from April 12th - 14th, SULZER says it will be showcasing repair techniques for large rotating equipment that reduces downtime. In addition to offering the opportunity to meet Sulzer engineering experts at their stand, Sulzer says it will also be delivering a seminar on the Wednesday afternoon detailing the advantages of one-stop maintenance and repair of rotating equipment.

George Leslie with the assistance of sub-contractor Shearwater Marine Services has recently completed refurbishment works for Argyll and Bute Council on Dunoon's historic Victorian era, category A listed, wooden pier.

A new app from MINITEC, a leading manufacturer of aluminium profile systems, can calculate the deflection of aluminium profile systems and linear slideways.

Naim Audio, a leading specialist in high-end hi-fi equipment, says it has installed a CARBOLITE GP oven to provide precisely controlled heat-treatment procedures on the cables used in its systems.

Q8Oils says it will be promoting its recently-launched products and service-led initiatives at Southern Manufacturing 2016, Farnborough, 9-11 February 2016, on stand T134.

GOPLASTICBOXES.COM reports it has introduced a new height Euro stacking container to its popular range of plastic boxes, crates and trays – the GoEuro 64220S – which is certain to attract logistics professionals in the automotive and engineering industries.

RITTAL, a leading global enclosure, climate control and power distribution specialist reports it is promoting the benefits of its top-selling, cost-effective wall boxes, details of which can be found in the company’s technical systems catalogue.

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns to the NEC, Birmingham - Hall 11, 27 and 28 November 2015, 11am – 4pm. Research by The Royal Academy of Engineering suggests that Britain will need more than one million new engineers and technicians by 2020 to tackle demand.

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