Yong Steel Group Co. Ltd, a leading iron and steel producer in China, reports it was able to extend the service life of its pulverised coal injection (PCI) lance tubes from as little as one month to a year. This was achieved by replacing standard grade tubing with SANDVIK 253 MA.
NORD-LOCK GROUP (SWEDEN) reports it has acquired Boltight Ltd (UK), a leading hydraulic bolt tensioning company. The Directors of Boltight will continue to manage the company at its Walsall base.
MICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports it has launched an improved version of its interchangeable relative humidity sensor – the HygroSmart I7000XP – which can enable users to carry out maintenance on industrial relative humidity and temperature transmitters in as little as 30 seconds. Michell says the new unit has been developed by its research department and features the latest polymer capacitive technology to give an accuracy of 1%RH.
SEAWARD says its most advanced portable appliance tester has been awarded a UK patent that recognises its unique ability to combine formal visual inspections and all required electrical testing as part of a formal safety risk assessment process.
HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT reports it has installed a gas catalytic infrared oven at its Neston, Applications centre. The company says this complements the range of electric infrared systems at Neston so that customers will now have the opportunity to trial their products using various infrared technologies, to achieve the optimum process for their heating curing or finishing requirements.
OVAKO is among the exhibitors at this year’s SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK, where it says it will demonstrate how its high quality engineering steels are addressing the technical challenges facing today’s oil and gas industry.
SANDVIK reports it has achieved NORSOK certification for its duplex and new super-duplex solid bar opening up greater application opportunities as they all meet the exacting demands and standards of the oil & gas industry.
LEE SPRING will exhibit a number of new products at the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics show 2015, from 30 September to 1 October on stand L61 at Event City, Manchester.
When a burst pipe threatened loss of critical temperature control in the data centre of a major telecommunications company, ANDREWS CHILLER HIRE says it was called upon to deliver a solution that would achieve and maintain constant air temperature whilst the in-house air conditioning system was shut down for repair and test.
QUANTITECH, a leading instrumentation distributor and service provider, has announced the launch of a new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS).
NORTHWOOD HYGIENE PRODUCTS says its newly launched Perform range of wiping products has been developed following extensive research that have resulted in establishing new insights into wiper usage.
LOCTITE says its new Success Secured webinar series brings its product specialists into the workplace via the internet during June, July and September 2015. The three subjects covered are: Why adhesives? – optimise the manufacturing process; Instant adhesives – hybrid technology provides strength and speed; Machinery adhesives – ensure high performance and reliability.
RITTAL, a leading provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, reports it has launched a new modular Ri4Power busbar system with a 185mm busbar centre distance.
MICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports it has launched its most flexible and adaptable bench mounted analyser. The company says the XGA301 can be configured to use either zirconia oxide or electrochemical cells to measure oxygen and/or infra-red technology to measure other gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide.
Smart Vision Lights' TL305 on and off axis light, available from STEMMER IMAGING, is designed for difficult blister pack inspection tasks. The inspection of curved reflective blister packs can be one of the most challenging machine vision tasks.
As companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and sub-zero environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise.
ARI-ARMATUREN reports it will be revealing an exciting array of advanced technology and product developments at the ACHEMA exhibition in Frankfurt this year, Hall 8.0, stand B45.
BÜLTE says if customers need to close a tube, cover pieces or protect a thread – it has the solution. Bülte says its new sleeve caps enable this and provide an aesthetical finishing.
Wellspring Engineers manufactures custom laser welding systems for use in medical device manufacture and related product and process development. In particular, it says its engineers have extensive experience of laser welding polymers which are widely used in the manufacture of balloon catheters and other medical device products
OVAKO says as companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh sub-zero Arctic 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 -50°C or lower sub-zero temperatures.
The Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) awarded its 2015 Spotlight on Arctic Technology Awards at the Comwell Convention Center (Bella Center) in Copenhagen, Denmark to two companies that it says have made innovative contributions to Arctic exploration and production.
In 1999, accompanied by the slogan “infinite possibilities”,RITTAL launched its TS 8 enclosure system. Today, with over ten million enclosures manufactured so far, the company says its TS 8 bayed enclosure has become established as the standard for many industries worldwide.
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.
AIRBENCH has announced a MistControl division, to manufacture, supply, service, and support the OMF range of coolant mist filters.
BROWNELL reports it has extended its range of storage tank vent breathers and adsorbers to prevent the contamination of valuable products from the harmful effects of moisture.
iLockerz says its storage cabinets use ground breaking RFiD technology to track tools in and out whilst also recording the details of the user that carried out the transaction.
LEE SPRING says its stand at Southern Manufacturing (Stand J104) will show a selection of springs and fasteners that are typically specified for the manufacturing and electronics industries.
ACI says its Personnel-Cleaning Booth provides a safe and effective means of removing and collecting dust/fibres from people and clothing. It is suitable for cleaning employees’ dirty work clothes to avoid exposing them, their co-workers, or their work environment to elevated dust levels.
At Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015, (Stand number D26) HARTING says it will be featuring a number of new additions to its ranges of board-to-board and board-to-cable connectors, as well as a greatly expanded range of M12 connectors for instrumentation and control applications.
HENKEL will be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2015, Farnborough, 10th – 12th February 2015, Stand no: M79. The company says regardless of which substrates need to be bonded and the conditions that prevail, if it’s technically possible, Henkel can provide the most appropriate solution.
Lining Services reports it has recently completed the fibreglass lining of a large bund area for Messrs Centec International Ltd, Middlewich, Cheshire. The before and after photographs illustrate the effectiveness of fibreglass lining. The bund is constructed in blockwork and concrete and designed to contain organic solvents in the tanks above.
SANDVIK says machine shops are constantly looking to minimise their machining time per component in order to increase productivity while combating increasing costs and competition.
The LEE SPRING product range is used across a range of sectors including the Motorsport Industry, many requiring high quality springs and fasteners, manufactured to strict legislative standards. The company will exhibit some of its most popular products at Autosport International on stand E433 at the NEC in Birmingham from 8-9 January 2015.
RAYTEK and Datapaq, experts in noncontact and contact temperature monitoring, report they have developed the first combined dedicated temperature measurement solution for glass tempering.
BSRIA INSTRUMENT SOLUTIONS says the measurement of temperature and humidity is critical in many industries, and new Wi-Fi enabled loggers that send data into the Cloud now allow users to remotely access the information from any internet connected device from an office to the beach.
OVAKO says its extensive expertise in developing low alloy boron steel means it now has a wide range of material grades within its melt programme. All of these, when heat treated, can achieve properties comparable with those of higher alloy steels.
The new PATMobile App from SEAWARD is reported to be specifically designed to extend the performance of the market leading PrimeTest 50 and PrimeTest 100 manual testers by providing easy access to a host of special test data handling options.
BALLUFF intelligent power supplies with HEARTBEAT technology giving reliable feedback on the real time and long term status of the supply and enabling prediction of the replacement and maintenance cycle.
Dust contamination is a huge problem in many areas of industry - especially where the product needs to be painted, decorated or laminated. Rectifying dust problems can have very large associated costs.
Production facilities at Oliver Twinsafe, a leading UK manufacturer of specialist pipeline valves, have been upgraded with the installation of a self-contained Enviraclean blast room with abrasive recovery system and high-performance sound insulation from HODGE CLEMCO.
FLOWCRETE UK reports Autumn is going to be an industrious time as it says it will be taking its industrial flooring range to a number of prominent manufacturing, engineering and processing exhibitions across Europe.
Kiesling Maschinentechnik, a member of the Friedhelm Loh Group, is a specialist for automation solutions in switchgear manufacture. After a five-year development period, the Averex, reported to be the world’s first robotic wiring centre is production-ready. But first, two real-world field tests will be conducted in the second half of 2014.
Following extensive pre-qualifying considerations, Construction News’ Demolition Specialist of the Year 2014, THOMPSONS OF PRUDHOE, has been appointed principal contractor by BluestarFibres to carry out the second phase of its site rationalisation programme at Moody Lane, Grimsby.
RITTAL says efficiency is a top priority in panel building and switchgear design and savings can be made by increasing productivity. Using an engineering solution to draw up electrical plans and documentation, in an essentially automated process, customers can benefit from a fully integrated data workflow.
METALWASH LTD specialists in automated cleaning solutions for the mechanical, construction and automotive trades and for the machine service industry, has introduced the ‘Metalwash Launderette’, a collection and delivery service which facilitates the restoration and quality cleaning of portable parts and machinery.
AIRBENCH have announced the acquisition of the OMF range of media filters for coolant mist filtration following the recent liquidation of ACS Ltd.
LEE SPRING says the new-look edition of its UK catalogue features new products, including high pressure springs, metric bantam mini-compression springs and the latest in heavy duty die springs. Available to order now, the new Series 20 Lee Spring catalogue includes almost 20,000 spring products.
LOCTITE 8009, the metal-free Anti-Seize from HENKEL, is said to be the perfect toolbox product because it is truly universal in its application. The company says it is compatible with stainless steel and titanium and also provides excellent chemical and temperature resistance for reliable, long term lubrication of slow moving components, and now it is also available in a handy screw-capped can with an integral brush.
Companies using GEA Westfalia separators and decanters in their operations and looking for significant production and competitive advantages can reportedly now reap immediate benefits from a comprehensive analysis of the actual condition of machines from Applied Consulting from GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR.
Q8OILS reports when it launched its Field Service Technician (FST) service at the MACH exhibition in 1992 it was an instant hit with visitors and was so well received in the wider industry that, at METCUT 1994, it received the Metalworking Production ‘Technical Innovation’ award.
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