HOIST & WINCH has announced it recently supplied a special tandem-lifting hoist system as part of improvements to Environment Agency flood defence assets at Taplow Weir on the Jubilee Relief Channel, an 11.6 km asset that reduces flood risk to 3,200 properties by diverting water from the River Thames when flows are high. The tandem hoist units lift 7 m long galvanised steel stop logs each weighing 2000 kg. These stop logs provide a temporary barrier to the Jubilee Relief Channel so that workers can perform maintenance on the hydraulically controlled sluice gates.

C.K TOOLS, has announced it has launched the shortest fluted wood bits on the market. Fast4Access drill bits, just 80mm in length, will allow users to drill through wood to create clean and fast holes in limited space. The company says 50% shorter than the existing Fast4 range, and 30% shorter than similar products on the market, Fast4Access is ideal when space is too tight to drill a hole head on, or accuracy is essential. Designed for tight corners, smaller joists, and jobs where a smooth run is critical – for example installing pipe through multiple joists – Fast4Access promises fast, tidy results when drilling into wood.

C.K TOOLS, has announced it has launched a range of cable strippers designed to tackle low smoke zero hydrogen (LS0H) cable. Use of LS0H cable is increasing as specifiers bid to improve fire safety, but stripping this much tougher material is a challenge. Now widespread in Ireland and the USA, use of LS0H cable is on the rise in the UK. While PVC cable jacketing may be fire resistant, it can generate around 50% its weight in smoke when exposed to high heat or flames. This thick, acrid smoke is highly toxic, corrosive, and can damage electrical equipment. Toxic smoke inhalation causes more fire-related deaths than fires themselves. As such, many specifiers are opting to replace PVC or other cable jacketing with LS0H.

AIRBENCH has announced the release of its new downflow booth model, the VertEx DFB. DFB is designed for use in high-end manufacturing environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing; but can also be applied in wider industry settings.

Renovotec CEO Richard Gilliard

Supply chain solutions and services company RENOVOTEC has announced it is launching a free three-month trial for its printer audit service. The audit helps a supply chain company to understand its printer estate: how many printers it has, where they are located and what condition they are in. This enables management to make timely media and maintenance decisions that can reduce print costs by more than a third and increase shopfloor and warehouse printer productivity by over 25% according to Renovotec industry feedback.

RUBIX, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced it has released a new brochure, produced with bearings manufacturer SKF.

Monitoring the performance of large rotating plant is an essential part of proactive maintenance helping to avert problems whilst prolonging the life and efficiency of plant and equipment. However, what about the servicing and calibration of the actual condition monitoring systems?

OMRON ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS EUROPE has announced the introduction of its B5WC Colour Sensor, which enables monitoring of equipment, plant, and industrial processes through detection of small colour changes. Specific applications are being developed through co-creation with industry partners.

RMF SYSTEMS, a subsidiary of Des-Case Corporate, a global manufacturer of specialty filtration products that can improve equipment reliability and extend lubricant life, has extended its product portfolio with ATEX zone II certified Offline filtration unit series.

MATARA UK, a specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, has launched its new website at www.matara.com. The company says whilst the site boasts a modern, fresh design and improved navigation, www.matara.com has actually been completely redesigned from the bottom up, and now supports ecommerce with an advanced filter system enabling customers to quickly and easily select products that meet their exact criteria.

Leister’s new thermoplastic membrane welders are designed to be so easy to operate that both novices and professionals can produce a perfect weld seam with little introduction or practice. The TWINNY T5 and T7 are digitally controlled with easy-to-operate displays and intuitive user controls. The TWINNY T7 comes equipped with the Leister Quality System (LQS), GPS and WiFi, allowing all welding parameters to be easily stored, shared and recalled, making it possible to carry out flawless and repeatable welds from the start. Simply download the myLeister app to a smartphone or tablet, add your TWINNY T7 and away you go.

RUBIX, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services has released a new brochure which emphasises the breadth of products available from leading manufacturers, and its range of valuable services which help keep customer businesses running at their optimum.

AMETEK Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil and fuel analysis instrumentation and software, has announced it has released a portable oil analysis laboratory that has delivered proven operational benefits for the US Military.

C.K TOOLS has announced it has launched a brand-new Wide Field Head Light (T9630) to ensure greater visibility and safety when accessing wires or cables in dark and confined spaces.

C.K TOOLS, has announced it is bringing an added layer of convenience to its Power Tool Accessory (PTA) range with the launch of a Quick-Change Hole Saw Arbor Set (T3224).

HOVAL has announced it has launched a new range of TopVent decentralised roof ventilation units, specifically designed to meet the needs of modern logistics operations, production halls and retail ‘sheds’. Building on the popularity of the tried-and-tested TopVent units, the company says this new range is especially suitable for applications where undisturbed operation within the building is of paramount importance.

Today’s sophisticated vibration condition monitoring systems are designed to provide comprehensive and efficient feedback combined with optimum flexibility. However, the cost of these systems can be difficult to justify for monitoring smaller rotating plant and equipment such as pumps, motors, fans, centrifuges, turbines, or any item of small to medium machinery. SENSONICS says it offers the ideal solution with its DN26 G3 machine protection monitor a highly effective stand-alone monitor which complements its successful range of rack-mounted products.

BRAMMER, BUCK & HICKMAN a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced it has launched a new fast and flexible Bore and Keyway Machining Service.

C.K Tools, a trusted choice for trade professionals, has introduced several additions to its power tool accessories offering, with five new SKUs added to its Blue Steel impact drill bits range.

Working in partnership with VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES UK (VWT UK), KP Snacks has announced it has successfully implemented a standardised approach to water treatment, management and compliance across its seven manufacturing sites. A significant achievement, this has helped to simplify many complex processes and allowed the sharing of solutions and best practice across the group.

‘Committed to Sustainability’ is a new brochure produced by BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, in partnership with bearings manufacturer SKF. It is available to download from Brammer Buck & Hickman’s SKF bearings section on its website: uk.rubix.com/supplier/skf

Left to right: Peter Townsend, ERIKS Centre of Expertise Lead for Power Transmissions and Andrew Mynett, Distribution Development Manager from SKF

The new certification is an important part of ERIKS’ long term programme to offer high value, fully accredited engineering services to OEM and end-user customers.

Carl Kammerling International (CKI), the home of C.K Tools, is offering the industrial supply channel* a summer of discounts, incentives and more than 400 products on offer, as part of its 2022 Industrial Highlight promotion.

Chris Dyson

Industrial lubricant manufacturer, ROCOL, says it has once again shown that it is ahead of the competition after a research project carried out with Leeds and Bradford universities has received recognition from a leading global body.

WILLIAM HUGHES says it has become an authority in the supply of welded wire assemblies, primarily for the automotive industry. The company says its expertise in MIG, MAG, TIG, spot/resistance and Butt welding processes has led to it establishing a total of 33 welding cells across its three factories in the UK, Poland and Bulgaria.

METREL, manufacturer of innovative test solutions, says the measuring of R1+R2, R1+RN, r1, rn and r2 has just become quicker and easier with the release of its new Ring Continuity Adapter, A 2214, and associated firmware updates.

Is the volume of your maintenance data growing rapidly?

OilMaxx, a new fuel distribution company, trading out of Immingham, focused on delivering excellent service has announced the official launch of its new website www.oilmaxx.co.uk.

A new technical manager has joined the team at global industrial lubricants, cutting fluids and line marking systems manufacturer, ROCOL. Carmen Martinez Lerga joins from her previous role as formulations project manager at Thornton & Ross with an extensive career in pharmaco-cosmetics and oils.

Technical and applications support from Henkel has helped Bailey of Sheffield, a rapidly growing British manufacturer of unique stainless steel jewellery, to overcome a number of bonding challenges in the manufacture of its stunning products. The company says that the practical support offered by Henkel was key in identifying the optimal adhesives and methodologies necessary to deliver 100% success rates.

ALIAXIS UK, a global expert in fluid management solutions, has announced the launch of its new Chemical Resistance Guide web-based tool. Forming part of the solution provider’s comprehensive technical support for customers, the guide is designed to serve as a useful tool to aid piping system material selection for chemical applications.

With the introduction of its B2 SC electrodes and fluxes for SMAW, GTAW and SAW of creep resistant, 1.25% Cr, 0.5% Mo alloyed steels, SA-387 Grade 1, ASTM A335 Grade P11 and similar materials, ESAB CORPORATION says it now offers a completely modernised line of filler metal formulations for chrome-molybdenum weldments in the refinery, petrochemical, power generation and pressure vessel applications. ESAB launched a line of B3 SC filler metals last year.

With over 170 years of experience in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry, Thorite Academy offers high-quality, affordable in-house and distance training courses with an emphasis on interactive content and practical application.

C.K Tools, the hand tool specialist, is warning the electrical trade to watch out for fake versions of its top-selling Cable Cutter (3963) after being targeted by counterfeiters.

BRAMMER, BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has launched the Spartex range of everyday industrial essentials.

Changes to the law concerning the use of red diesel came into effect on 1st April, affecting thousands of hire and construction companies across the UK. Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) is urging its members and the wider hire industry to ensure they are fully aware of the changes to avoid finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Carbide Blade

C.K TOOLS, the hand tools specialist, has announced it is extending its trade favourite multitool accessories range with the launch of three new products. With oscillating tools a staple for electricians who work with a variety of materials, C.K Tools’ new multitool accessories include a Carbide Blade (T0877), Scraper (T0878) and Box Cutter (T0880), ensuring versatility and precision for any occasion.

Brendan Beaver manager of METREL UK, provider of innovation electrical test solutions says: “Zappi, one of the UK’s top selling charger manufacturer’s, technical expert Chris Horner released an explosive paper last week. Chris’ paper suggests when testing EVSEs’ the key element in the trip current of the d.c. protection is the rate at which the d.c. current ramp rises. The rate of increase is defined by IEC 62955 and should be around 30 seconds. So what you may say, and the answer is the difference between a pass and a fail of the installation. And wasting time searching for a non-existent problem. “

HENKEL says its extensive LOCTITE Instant Component Bonding range has a new best-in-class instant adhesive product for the assembly of small components in high-speed production applications as well as quick, on-the-go repairs. This new addition is LOCTITE 402, an instant, high strength adhesive whose features and benefits are designed to help address industry challenges such as: productivity, reliability and design diversification.

A new head of customer experience has joined the team at global industrial lubricants, cutting fluids and line marking systems manufacturer, ROCOL. Ellen Limbert joins from her previous role as senior customer experience manager within the digital division at Leeds Building Society.

Discover predictability from uncertainty with all your asset and maintenance management needs, visit the SSG Insight team on stand D2 at the Plant & Asset Management Exhibition

BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced its contract with Siemens for the supply of tools, consumables, PPE and workwear has been renewed.

CARL KAMMERLING NTERNATIONAL (CKI), the home of C.K Tools, says it is giving the electrical and industrial trade another reason to have access to the best tools for the job through its 2022 Fusion.

SEEPEX to showcase digital ecosystem for optimised pump operation and smart maintenance technologies for progressive cavity pumps.

SENSEYE, headquartered in the UK with regional offices in Germany, France, the USA, and Japan, is a leading global company for automated machine health management.

THORITE is known throughout the industry for its expertise in pneumatics, hydraulics, and vacuum technology, as well as distributing compressors, ancillary equipment and spares from market-leading brands through its new webstore and UK-wide network of Sales & Service Centres.

With both user convenience and versatility at the forefront of its design, ZARGES says its PAXTower offers the perfect all-in-one solution for carrying out maintenance work or jobs at height within a factory or site setting.

BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN, a leading UK supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has released a range of valuable resources on bearings aimed specifically at engineers operating in the food and drink sector; these include a webinar, a dedicated website section, a product brochure, a guide to the challenges faced in this sector, and several case studies.

If you are an engineer involved in designing and specifying vibration monitoring systems then a new practical guide from SENSONICS, a leading supplier of turbine supervisory and high integrity protection equipment, could prove invaluable. This free to download guide covers all types of vibration monitoring along with the key questions to ask when designing or specifying a vibration monitoring system.

The hire industry’s showpiece event of the year, the Hire Association Europe Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) annual Hire Awards of Excellence, are due to take place on Saturday 7th May at Grosvenor House, London.

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