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.

PSL DATATRACK reports it has released a new 2014 version for its production management and business administration software reports which deals with all management and administration steps from initial quotation through to invoice. The company says this new version makes investment in the system even more attractive for manufacturers of sub-contract and make-to-order items, particularly for those in the high traceability industry sectors.

Hansen Industrial Gearboxes says the adage ‘shoes worth wearing are worth repairing’ is especially pertinent in today’s tough economic climate, where consistent care and due attention can often negate the need for repurchasing items that have become somehow defective or dilapidated.

AERZEN, specialists in rotary lobe blowers and screw compressors worldwide, is celebrating its 150th year anniversary in 2014 and reports it has successfully installed five of its new Generation 5 Aerzen Turbo units at South West Water’s Countess Wear WwTW.

SAFESITE LTD reports it has installed KeeWalk, KeeGuard Topfix and KeeLine systems and a number of CAT access ladders for Britvic Soft Drinks to ensure safe roof access at all times at its Robinson Concentrate Squash manufacturing facility in Norwich.

QUARTZELEC says all high voltage electrical machinery will exhibit partial discharge, even from new, however, around two-thirds of all unplanned outages, subsequent production loss and significant equipment damage can be attributed to related stator winding insulation failure. Lifeview is reported to be the latest, totally flexible, 'state-of-the-art' real-time solution from Quartzelec subsidiary Quartzteq, that monitors the health of electrical assets and partial discharge on a host of rotating machines.

Engineered for working in high temperature environments of up to 180oC, the Air Control Industries ‘EP10AH’ industrial blower is suitable for many applications too trying for many alternative units.

Loctite 8009, the metal-free Anti-Seize from Henkel, is universal in its applications and is compatible with stainless steel and titanium and also provides excellent chemical and temperature resistance for reliable, long term lubrication of slow moving components. It is also available in a useful screw-capped can with an integral brush.

Gloucestershire businessman Andrew Robinson, a director of Stonehouse-based ARC ENERGY RESOURCES, has won the director development category in the 2014 Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional awards. Andrew, aged 28, was the highest scorer in the SW IoD Certificate in Company Direction, which encompasses the core knowledge and awareness necessary to function effectively as a director.

QUARTZELEC says all high voltage electrical machinery will exhibit partial discharge, even from new, however, around two-thirds of all unplanned outages, subsequent production loss and significant equipment damage can be attributed to related stator winding insulation failure. Lifeview is reported to be the latest, totally flexible, 'state-of-the-art' real-time solution from Quartzelec subsidiary Quartzteq, that monitors the health of electrical assets and partial discharge on a host of rotating machines.

GRANTA reports many of its customers have been surprised to find that bespoke automated machinery is often cheaper than factory produced machinery that is already available on the market. The company says factory produced machinery often only performs some, not all of the tasks needed, resulting in multiple machines having to be purchased; also standard machinery often has costly unnecessary features.

SMITH FLOW CONTROL reports it has developed a range of dust plugs and vinyl bags to keep interlocks free from the worst of the elements, even in the most hostile environments.

Consisting of products, engineering tools and customer support, ‘Rittal – The System’ is completed with Rittal International Service. RITTAL says a total of 64 subsidiaries, more than 150 service partners and over 1,000 service technicians guarantee a local service and fast response times.

BSRIA member Klimatec who specialises in the installation, service and maintenance of all types of air conditioning systems, has purchased 11 Testo 557-3 manifold kits from BSRIA Instrument Solutions.

To cater for increasing product demand and changes to its European manufacturing strategy, Q8Oils reports it has completed an £80,000 investment at its lubricants blending plant in Leeds.The work included tank conversions and new calibration equipment to increase flexibility in its bulk storage and provide additional capacity.

The self-loosening of threaded fasteners can be a leading cause of catastrophic failure in industrial machinery so maintaining appropriate clamping forces is an important element in their effectiveness. HENKEL says its LOCTITE anaerobic threadlockers have proved to be an excellent method of keeping fasteners firmly in place and there is a wide range available to choose from.

BROWNELL has added the Brownell Sentinel Reservoir Breather to the company’s range of vent dryer products, designed to protect reservoirs, fluid storage, hydraulic accumulators, gearboxes and transmission drives from the deteriorating effects of high humidity and water vapour condensation.

NILFISK-CFM has launched InfiniClean, an automatic filter cleaning system predominantly for 24/7 continuous duty applications. The system requires no additional power source or operator involvement said to make it ideal for the pharmaceutical and food industry amongst other industrial processes.

Thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer ARMACELL has developed a new product selector website and app to help contractors and mechanical services engineers choose the right technical insulation solution depending on the different application parameters they select. The tool features a series of yes or no questions that funnels down the list of suitable Armacell products for the application depending on the answers given.

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