RITTAL says it embraces the need for a high degree of responsibility for the safety of users and the electrical equipment its enclosures are designed to protect and as such the company has a policy of always being on the front foot when it comes to fully complying with international regulations.

Waste expert RECONOMY says if you’re a business that is handling hazardous waste, no matter the type, then it’s vital that you have an effective waste management plan put in place to tackle any problems that could occur and can cause unpleasant damage to your company. It’s something that all companies should avoid, especially when the waste can be harmful to employees and the environment.

SSG INSIGHT has announced a new extension of its mobile solutions offering to provide customers with access to its market-leading Agility 9 asset management system via Apple mobile devices.

A production facility that turns barley into malt for use in beer and whisky production reports it has increased productivity and safety by installing a new germination machine controlled by an ABB variable speed drive (VSD).

ROTORK reports it has received major contracts to supply electric and pneumatic valve actuators and valve gearboxes to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co. Ltd. for flow control in its new refinery and petrochemicals complex, one of the largest in China, at Changxing Island in Dalian City.

AIRBENCH reports it has delivered a large VertEx booth to a major customer in France and says the customer will be installing its own mixing equipment within the booth area. The system is designed to capture dust from the whole contained area, with various operations taking place within the booth.

For the first time MAKITA says it has introduced a machine to the LXT range of cordless tools designed specifically for the cutting of threaded rod. The new DSC102ZJ Threaded Rod Cutter is powered by a brushless motor and is compatible with both 14.4v and 18v Makita Lithium-Ion batteries.

RITTAL says food processing is a sector that demands very high standards of efficiency to meet daily production throughput targets and any unexpected breakdown of critical components which stops production lines can have a major impact, not just in terms of loss of output, but also unplanned maintenance.

FLUKE says it is now including an iFlex flexible current probe with its 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter with no increase in price. The iFlex flexible current probe allows users to work in tight, hard-to-reach spaces and make current measurements up to 2500A.

RITTAL says modern network infrastructures are reliant on optimum performance and maximum flexibility with their cabling and its new Network Cable Organizer (NCO) is indispensable for ensuring this. The company says it revolutionises patching work on the enclosure, with 8 times faster assembly and this not only nets huge time savings, it also creates space and order in the rack.

For many UK companies, cutting costs and bringing sustainable practices into operations are key targets. Offshore operators are faced with the decision of extending or concluding production asset life — and pre-decommissioning planning has emerged as a key challenge for the industry. Mitigating uncertainty, enabling decision making and justification as to whether to end or extend asset life, as well as detailed knowledge of asset conditions is crucial.

SANDVIK MATERIALS HANDLING has announced it will be exhibiting at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, 26-28 June, stand 7-D89 and will be focusing on the extent and quality of its products and customer service.

SSG INSIGHT says ensure your maintenance strategy is up to scratch with its free set of resources:

SANDVIK has announced it is exhibiting at ACHEMA for the first time this year and along with the theme of ‘solving corrosion with science, together we can do it’ will be focusing on a range of products and services designed to combat corrosion problems in numerous applications.

Norfolk-based software company SOFTRADER has announced it has released its first fully browser based ERP system designed for suppliers of industrial equipment to the oil and gas and related industries and says Softrader Cloud handles all the major tasks in a companies workflow from enquiry to invoicing; including enquiry and order entry, purchasing, stock control, document creation and storage and so on.

We’ve come a long way since the traditional methods of building and with the advancements in technology, we’ve never looked back. Together with Oasys, we consider how software has been used in the planning process of city spaces.

Until 30th June 2018, FLUKE says it is offering its TiS20 Thermal Imager at a reduced recommended list price. A model in the Fluke TiS Performance Series Infrared Cameras, the TiS20 offers good quality at an affordable price to help industrial, maintenance, and HVAC professionals analyse equipment health at a distance more quickly and accurately. With a rugged design and an easy-to-use interface, they are said to be ideal for troubleshooting tasks. More information about all Fluke’s Spring Specials can be found at www.fluke.co.uk/promotions.

SAFEGUARD EUROPE, a leading UK specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology, says as part of its Drybase range the ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a highly durable damp-proof epoxy coating for floors and walls from. Supplied as a two-part water-dispersed epoxy resin, Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is applied in two coats using a brush or roller.

Since the economic recession, work and productivity within the construction industry has gradually started to increase. However, as productivity increases, so does the competitiveness of the market; more construction firms compete for work so firms must ensure that they are sourcing the right equipment for the right job – at a competitive price. As more firms saturate the market, demand and prices for equipment also start to increase – increasing contractor operating costs.

PCE INSTRUMENTS says the category condition monitoring in its online shop keeps growing and this category includes various types of tachometers / rotation meters, inspection cameras, thermo hygrometers, contact and non-contact thermometers, infrared thermometers, environmental meters, noise meters / sound level meters, stethoscopes, phase rotation meters, strobe rotation meters / stroboscopes, ultrasonic thickness gauges, UV lamps / UV lights, shaft alignment tools as well as vibration meters and sensors. Some of these meters have a data logging function, some do not.

RITTAL says the servicing and maintenance of enclosure climate control units is an area that is often overlooked in manufacturing. However, regular servicing has been shown to significantly reduce unit failures and thus prevent production downtime. Rittal After Sales Service offers tailor-made, fast response, service packages, direct from the manufacturer, worldwide, and around the clock.

SSG INSIGHT says - so, you've decided that your organisation needs a CMMS; you know the problems that need fixing and you know what to do to solve them. But before you start looking for a solution, there are ten questions you first need to ask in your CMMS search - including four vital stages you need to consider: Establish your requirements; Search and select your supplier; Implement the system and Consider helpdesk support & future development of the CMMS

RILEY SURFACE WORLD is a leading reseller of new and used surface finishing plant and machinery. The company has been trading since 1966 and operates from 5000 square metre premises in Aldridge, West Midlands. In recent years, Riley says it has invested heavily in technology and people in order to become a global force in the surface finishing industry and the next logical step was to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification to move the company to a different level.

BSRIA INSTRUMENT SOLUTIONS reports it has recently added the new TSI PortaCount respirator fit tester to its hire and sales portfolio, providing users with the ability to easily undertake the testing of full and half face masks, SCBAs, and disposables. Designed to be run from a tablet or PC these fit testers provide a consistent and objective testing experience across all respirator types.

Anglo American print specialist CURVEBALL PRINTED MEDIA has announced the launch of its WiFi enabled video brochures with Android Operating System and touch-screen user interface - http://www.curveballprintedmedia.com/wifi-video-brochures/ .Adam Hazelwood, CEO, stated, “The second generation of video brochures has arrived. Our customers can now update brochures already in the hands of their clients or users by uploading content over the internet using a desktop app’”.

Spill containment specialist EMPTEEZY has announced it is launching an array of new products which are tailored to meet the requirements of working environments from industrial and commercial to military, marine and educational. Among the new additions are galvanised steel pallets, secure economy walk-in stores and three sizes of secure storage boxes to the Chemstor range.

The latest news, products and processes from the HENKEL surface treatment specialist is now available to everyone via the recently launched, dedicated website: www.bonderite-solutions.co.uk. The company says visitors to the site can register to be kept up-to-date via regular newsletters and early registrants will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win The City of London Helicopter Discovery Tour for Two. This extra special aerial tour is not to be missed, so register now or by the 3rd April 2018 latest.

Until 30th June 2018, FLUKE has announced it is offering a free Fluke true-RMS AC/DC clamp meter when purchasing a Fluke TiS75 thermal imager. Both use the Fluke Connect system, enabling users to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smartphone or tablet for secure storage on the Fluke Connect Cloud and allow team access from the field.

IDHAMMAR Monitor is designed to present key performance information to any browser on any PC or display, any time. The company says maintenance teams will benefit from real-time reporting of asset performance by being actively alerted to issues as they arise, speeding up repair processes and shortening lead times. Idhammar says real-time customisable screen alerts continuously refresh data, to provide an instant indication on the status and priority of work orders and configurable and customisable reports present multiple report data sets, through a single access point.

The manufacturer of two iconic brands in grass-care and grounds maintenance equipment used at international sports venues around the world reports it has upgraded production with a self-contained blast-room from HODGE CLEMCO. Dennis mowers were used at stadia for the FIFA World Cups in South Africa and Brazil and will be in action again in Russia this year. Like SISIS ground-care machinery manufactured by Howardsons, Dennis mowers are also used by top sports clubs in many countries as well as local authorities and education establishments.

SAFEGUARD reports it has updated its essential product guide with a new, fourth edition that provides crucial information on specifying its market-leading ranges of damp and waterproofing technologies. Safeguard says a result of its 30 years of product innovation and expertise in the sector, the 54-page guide covers the Dryzone, Stormdry, Vandex, Oldroyd and Brickfix brands, to name a few. Product areas include: rising damp, replastering, damp-proof coatings, condensation and mould, rain penetration, masonry repair, basement drainage, and tanking and waterproofing in general.

FLIR recently announced the FLIR DM91 Industrial true-root mean square multimeter for electrical inspection and says built for industrial electricians and benchtop workers, the 18-function DM91 digital multimeter is capable of datalogging and storage for up to 10 sets of 40k scalar measurements, with a recall function for data review.

BPGIC is a prominent tank storage operator whose activities in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, include the storing of crude oil, fuel oil, and all types of oil products and gas. Denso Steelcoat Tank Base Protection System was recently applied on all BPGIC's tanks in the new Fujairah storage facilities terminal.

As part of its new rental partnership with Silverwing, ASHTEAD TECHNOLOGY has announced it has added a range of tank floor inspection technologies to its fleet of rental instruments. The company says manufactured by Eddyfi Technologies, the new equipment is all from the Silverwing product line and includes the Floormap 3DiM tank floor scanner and the Handscan manual tank floor scanne.r

WESTERMANS INTERNATIONAL says the benefits associated with the supply of its refurbished welding equipment have now become well-established on a global scale. The Leicestershire-based organisation, which sources, renovates and supplies a vast range of welding and associated units, says it has built on its extensive UK and European sales by making the service available to a truly international market. The company highlights a key customer in China by way of example –

A survey undertaken by SANDVIK has revealed the importance of adopting new technologies, while at the same time keeping costs down for customers purchasing stainless steel. Visitors to the Sandvik stand at the Stainless Steel World 2017 exhibition were surveyed on a series of topics and issues relating to the current stainless steel market and the elements they see as important when making their purchasing decisions.

HENKEL says new to its LOCTITE Universal Structural Bonding range is LOCTITE HY 4060 GY, a five-minute-curing, general-purpose repair adhesive for a wide variety of metals, plastics, wood and rubber materials. Henkel says what makes this product so special is its patented hybrid technology that, as well as providing universal adhesion, achieves a fast cure through a large gap, excellent structural and environmental durability. It also has enhanced safety credentials.

A new guide from coding and marking specialist INTERACTIVE CODING EQUIPMENT (ICE) helps to explain the importance and relevance of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in ensuring an efficient production line and also the key role coding can play in its successful implementation.

From mobile phones to vehicle bodies, most products and equipment undergo vibration testing as part of their development or quality assessment. One of the leading companies specialising in vibration test system repair and maintenance has installed a customised blast cabinet from HODGE CLEMCO to upgrade its services. Repair and rewinding of the electric coils in vibration equipment is a key service offered by Cambridgeshire-based 1G Dynamics and involves stripping existing copper wiring off the aluminium armatures along with any aluminium tube used for cooling the equipment. Before being rewound, the surface of the armature and cooling tube are prepared to provide a key for the final resin coating.

OIL SPILL PRODUCTS reports it has added a new compact oil skimmer to its range of weir skimmers and says specifically designed for industrial applications, the Osprey 150 mini skimmer is manufactured from robust 316 stainless steel. The company says it is ideally suited for use in sumps, tanks and confined areas and it will fit through a 610mm manway. The central weir can be adjusted to suit recovery rate, with mooring eyes on each float to easily fix in a specific location.

Sussex manufacturers will need to focus on upskilling and digitisation to reap the benefits of ‘Industry 4.0’ – the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

More than 50 years ago, LOCTITE says it introduced the world’s first ever anaerobic threadlocking adhesive and despite the maturity of the technology, it has been continually developed to provide new benefits and the company now asserts that its latest generation threadlockers are ‘the best ever’. Henkel’ says its LOCTITE threadlocking adhesives prevent self-loosening and secure any threaded fastener against vibration and shock loads and many are easy-flowing liquids which completely fill the gaps between mating threads.

By installing a 10-zone gas catalytic infra-red oven from HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT, a Mexican manufacturer of gas propane tanks has reportedly been able to switch from batch processing to in-line coating to meet increased sales demand, while at the same time improving coating quality and reducing energy and maintenance costs. Metsa, has been involved in the manufacture of propane tanks for over 50 years. However, when demand for products increased, it was realised that the existing powder coating facility would have problems meeting this demand.

dp DOORS & SHUTTERS says it is now a legal requirement in accordance with the Machinery Directive, 98/79/EC and the workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992 that all power operated and automatic doors must be subject to a controlled and regular maintenance and service procedure with emphasis on the safety features.

SANDVIK says it is among the sponsors of the upcoming Stainless Steel World (SSW) Conference & Exhibition 2017 in The Netherlands (November 28-30), one of the world’s most important events relating to the manufacture and use of corrosion resistant stainless steels and other corrosion resistant alloys.

After many years in production, AIRBENCH says it has made the decision to stop production of its EX model. This is its lighter duty range, and is rarely supplied to new customers. Airbench says its FN type can be purchased at comparable prices for comparable sizes, and is a heavier duty unit, the FN type is welded and powder coated so is also a more robust product and the company thinks it offers better value and solves the same range of issues.

When HENKEL started to explore the best way to convey the merits of its latest LOCTITE structural bonding development, it set its sights on creating a demonstration that would really make industry take notice. Henkel engineers decided to show the strength and durability of new and patented LOCTITE hybrid adhesive technology by designing a bonded coupler that would pull freight train wagons weighing 208 tons.

SANDVIK has announced it has once again been selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The top 10% most sustainable companies in each respective industry are included. The 2017 DJSI has awarded a percentile score of 97, which means that Sandvik performs better on the indicators overall than 97% of assessed companies in the same sector, Capital Goods.

SOFTSOLS GROUP says forward-thinking companies are continually analysing their business efficiency and that is why it has introduced the Agility Health Check, providing clients with expert advice and tangible feedback so they can make intelligent decisions and improve the way their business operates.

The SICK OD1000 displacement sensor is said to set new standards in high-precision distance measurement with its extremely long 1 metre scanning range and a resolution down to 450µm. Developed by SICK to achieve high consistency and linearity in measurement results on many different surfaces and colours, even at high production speeds, SICK says the OD1000 goes the extra distance for performance and value.

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