With Facebook reaching over one billion registered users and LinkedIn an established and valuable resource for business oriented networking, A-GAS is now keeping users and potential customers up to-date using these channels

CASTLE GROUP LTD has launched a new calibration and repair service based on its 10-point promise, in which the company pledges not to charge for inspection and offers the fastest possible turnaround it can manage. With over 40 years’ experience under its belt with a wide range of instruments, the company says it is well placed to back up the offer with technical credibility.

GKN Land Systems lubricates the disks for about 1,500 tractor wheels a month. It hopes to reduce its oil usage by 50% and improve safety by eliminating the risk from spillage by switching from a manual, brush-applied lubrication method to a more accurate spray.xactbar-mounted system, developed and supplied by TECHNOTRANS.

AUTOCODING SYSTEMS, software specialist in packaging device automation and data integrity, has announced the appointment of two new business development managers; Barry Long and Akshay Intwala.

It is not unusual in industry for high temperatures to occur, but the automated systems have to cope. For this reason, ifm electronic, a sensor market leader recently launched a range of self-contained inductive proximity sensors capable of working up to 180°C.

KONECRANES says that standing at the forefront of its renowned service business is TRUCONNECT – an innovative remote monitoring and reporting system that has been the subject of extensive field tests. Presently available on Konecranes’ wire rope CXT and open winch SMARTON cranes, TRUCONNECT offers a number of benefits to customers by helping them optimise crane maintenance, increase operational safety and maximise usage leading to improved productivity.

RITTAL’S new TopTherm fan-and-filter unit is reported to make installation and servicing simpler and quicker as mounting on the enclosure, electrical connection, reversal of the direction of airflow and replacement of the filter mat are all possible without the use of any tools.

TOM PARKER LTD a leading pneumatic and hydraulic distributor says it is excited to launch its eagerly anticipated 2014-2015 product directory. Reported to be an essential companion throughout the fluid power industry, the company says the latest edition is set to impress.

In a drive to reduce the rising cost of machine failure, CD AUTOMATION  UK, manufacturer and supplier of power control products, has announced a further enhancement of its smart thyristor range.

The new Type 8152C Piezotron sensor from KISTLER is said to be ideal for monitoring acoustic emissions (AE) above 50 kHz on the surface of metal machines,

RITTAL says it can offer a more energy efficient means of ventilating enclosures by supplying electronically commutated (EC) versions of the successful TopTherm fan-and-filter unit, in all but the very smallest size.

Standard energy chain systems are not designed to accommodate lateral (side to side) displacements or torsional (twisting) movements in the normal course of their running operations. However, the latest System Allround energy chains from M BUTTKEREIT LTD are reported to be manufactured utilising a flexible link material, enabling varied movement possibilities without necessitating any substantial design, layout or operating alterations.

KONECRANES’ UK parts operation has announced it has become the first parts distribution centre within the global Konecranes group to achieve integrated ISO quality, environmental and health and safety accreditation.

MONITRAN, an industry leader in the development and manufacture of transducers, has launched the MTN/5000, said to be a cost-effective and versatile microcontroller-based condition monitoring system.The MTN/5000 can have up to 12 channels (to be specified when ordering) and features a 3.5 inch TFT touchscreen and an easy-to-navigate menu.

Effective condensate removal has reduced tablet drying times on steam-heated ovens at Piramal Healthcare’s production site in Northumberland. Automatic pump traps from SPIRAX SARCO have proved so effective at improving temperature control and solving maintenance problems on three of the company’s ovens that Piramal plans to install them on the site’s two remaining units.

ROEMHELD says its stand at MACH (No 5250) will be bursting with newly launched products, applications and workholding solutions: many of which are being seen in the UK for the first time. Visitors will be able to see working examples of these new products and applications and find out first hand the potential savings and increased productivity they offer.

ABB has developed a standalone, self-powered temperature transmitter with WirelessHART, offering a cost effective and maintenance-free alternative to wired or battery-powered devices.Wireless instruments can offer the ideal solution wherever it may be costly or impractical to run cabling.

BSRIA Instrument Solutions general manager Alan Gilbert thinks there are three questions to ask before deciding whether to hire or buy, will the equipment have a high on-going maintenance costs, will it quickly become outdated technology and what is the frequency of use.

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS has added a new fast connection option to its Easidew PRO I.S. dew-point transmitter said to make commissioning and maintenance in locations that are difficult to access as simple as possible – saving companies both time and money.

RITTAL’S new Catalogue 34 is said to be the essential product guide for industrial and IT solutions. Over 700 pages outline latest developments and act as a comprehensive information resource about available product types, sizes, specifications, software and services, as well as a source of advice and support for customers.

SmartKey+ is an extension of SMITH FLOW CONTROL’S Key Management Systems. Key cabinets can provide a safe and visual way of storing interlock system 'initiating' keys. SmartKey+ has been developed to provide all the features of SFC’s Visual Alert Key Cabinet, along with the ability to record movements of keys in real-time, providing complete accuracy.

For anyone wishing to incorporate the wide-ranging benefits of thermal imaging into their working lives, the four day Level 1 Thermography course from ITC can provide an excellent foundation. It covers the basic science behind the technology and operation of a thermal imaging camera under various conditions and for different purposes. It also guides participants on how to interpret results and avoid common errors.

The new AF/Armaflex Class O brand thermal insulation, incorporating a full range of elastomeric tubes, self seal tubes, coils, tape, flat sheet, self-adhesive sheets, continuous sheet (rolls) and pre-insulated pipe supports is now available with all the products providing the same technical values for the first time.

The Moontown company was established in 1996, operating as a distributor for PTFE spring energised seals, together with associated fluid sealing products. The company says it has an expanding customer base, with an established reputation for the supply of quality products, supported with technical advice gained from many years of experience of solving sealing problems associated with a wide range of applications and industries.

AIRBENCH has announced the release of a major upgrade to its VertEx modular cross-draught extraction system. VertEx is a self-contained extraction and filtration system that draws dust and fumes in through its ventilated front face, capturing them within internal panel filters, and returning clean air to the room. Multiple VertExes can be used to create large extracted booths, or single units can be used directly behind an operator to allow at-source extraction from dusty processes.

When supplier of dry premixed ingredients to the bakery industry, Puratos, needed to further improve traceability of its products, it turned to marking & coding specialist, ALLEN CODING SYSTEMS for advice and the subsequent supply of a 53XL80 thermal transfer printer for the job.

HBM has launched the 6.42 version of its Perception software featuring real time calculation of various values such as current and voltage that need to be measured and evaluated. Millions of measurement data may need to be acquired, stored and visualised every second during efficiency and safety tests in the aviation sector or while evaluating electric motors in the automotive sector.

The multifunctional I/O modules from CONTA-CLIP’s GSM-PRO series can be monitored and controlled using a portal software for PCs or a smartphone app. The modules send text messages or emails to signal input statuses. The outputs can be switched via text message or call.

The TM470R is a ruggedised real-time GPS tracking system designed for stolen assets tracking of plant and agriculture machinery. It features the latest GPS and GSM technology that is said to give increased tracking sensitivity and fast wireless communication anywhere in the world.

WINN & COALES INTERNATIONAL LTD, specialist ‘Denso’ anti-corrosion and sealing product manufacturer based in West Norwood,London, celebrated its 130th Anniversary with a visit by HRH The Duke of York in October.

When a number of MONO pumps were switched off recently, it marked the end of a 20-year operation to preserve the remains of an historic Tudor warship, the Mary Rose. The progressing cavity pumps from Mono have been used to help spray the fragile timbers of the Mary Rose with a mixture of water and wax – a crucial stage in the preservation process which has now come to an end.

CARVER AND CO (ENGINEERS) LTD reports it has launched a new, highly portable and efficient extraction and filtration system for fabrication and welding applications. The company says the system’s design can meet varied welding requirements with optimal safety, productivity and versatility and provide a cost effective solution for local ventilation requirements.

Introduced in 2012 in the 100 mm high version, RITTAL’S flex-block plinth is now available in a 200 mm high version, ex stock. Completing the series of sizes for the entire range of Rittal floor standing enclosures, Rittal says the innovative design of the flex-block plinth provides simple but effective features providing time saving benefits.

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