By Karl Lycett, Rittal’s product manager for climate control

DAWSON SHANAHAN will be exhibiting at this year’s Cenex - Low Carbon Vehicle Show 2019 from the 4-5th of September on stand C3- 117, in collaboration with the Welsh Assembly. Dawson Shanahan, a cold-forming and machining specialist based in Welshpool, says it will be showcasing a variety of new components, as well as its expertise on connectors for the electric vehicle market.

Proper dismounting of damaged bearings – using one of four proven techniques, and the correct tooling – is as important to machine lifetime and performance as the initial installation, Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager of bearing specialist SKF explains.

Generating your own power makes business sense. But there are many barriers to overcome. Payback periods are long and capital expenditure is high. Recruiting in-house technical expertise isn't easy, and choosing the right technology is more challenging still.

As part of ongoing work to replace roof trusses in a Potash Storage Shed, A-V Dawson, a Middlesbrough based freight-logistics provider reports it has again used WINN & COALES (DENSO) Steecoat 100 SystemTM to protect the roof trusses from the aggressive materials being stored in the shed.

SELWOOD has announced it has launched a new smart QR code system to allow customers to easily access comprehensive information about the equipment they have hired.

Introducing GSM-PRO2 and GSM-PRO2E communication modules, CONTA-CLIP has announced economic 4G wireless remote control and maintenance solutions for decentralised applications. If no 4G network is available, the modules automatically fall back on 3G or 2G networks.

SPM INSTRUMENT AB, a leading worldwide provider of condition monitoring technology and products, has announced the release of AiriusTM, a range of wireless vibration sensors for remote monitoring of industrial equipment. The company says providing warning of vibration-related problems as well as gear and bearing faults, Airius is a wireless, battery-powered sensor ideal for remote condition monitoring of standard production equipment such as pumps and fans.

The old Central Bank Building in Dame Street, Dublin, is currently being redeveloped and WINN & COALES (DENSO) has announced it is supplying corrosion prevention coatings for major structural sections and also an outer wrap prior to fire protection.

Based on a proprietary and patented crosslinking system that has been developed specifically for the chemical processing industry, DuPont Kalrez Spectrum 7275 seals are reported to exhibit minimal swelling and improved retention of physical properties when exposed to aggressive chemicals such as concentrated nitric acid, organosilanes, chlorosilanes, pure ethylene oxide, butyraldehyde, amines, vinyl monomers and acrylic monomers. Kalrez 7275 seals are available in the UK from authorised distributor DICHTOMATIK.

“Give the customer more than they expect” is the philosophy that John Fluke built his company on - and that still drives it today. FLUKE says in that spirit, its Fluke Ti400 PRO and TiX500 series Thermal Cameras bring accessible 640 x 480 resolution, establishing the new baseline for today’s professional industrial imagers.

CONTA-CLIP says it provides all necessary tools for customising its UL- and VDE-certified VK series cabling ducts. The company says the VK-S cutter allows for shortening up to 125 mm wide standard or halogen-free cabling ducts to the required length. Cuts are clean, without burrs, and with the exact required angle.

There has long been a stereotype surrounding the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. Unfortunately, despite the stereotype being very out dated, its presence still lingers, with women in the industry still at a very low level.

TESTO has announced new to market are three Testo 340 analyser kits for commercial and industrial flue gas analysis. The company says the kits make it easier to buy a Testo 340 for a particular application and whether it’s standard combustion analysis, true NOX measurement, or SO2 and NO measurement, these preconfigured kits are available through all Testo flue gas analyser distributors.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies reports it has unveiled a series of newly developed clamp seals that ensure rapid and extremely secure tube connections in food and beverage production machines that are required to operate on a continuous basis.

“Working in London got tougher this month with the introduction of the ULEZ (Ultra low emissions zone) charge to add to the daily congestion charge” said Londoner, Brendan Beaver, manager of METREL UK, an innovative provider of electrical testing solutions. “Relatively new diesel engines are public enemy number one in London, and it is going to be the same in many city centres in the next year or so if councils get their way.”

To enable fast-track information sharing, SANDVIK has announced it is launching a new self-service online platform that will allow customers to access information regarding round bar, hollow bar, pipe, flanges and fittings. The new platform, said to be an industry first among steel producers, provides customers with a personalised dashboard overview and includes a number of benefits:

For all operations, controlled bolting is highly important. It ensures that the tightening and loosening of bolts are done in a controlled manner. If you rush through this process, then you could risk complications further down the line. If you correctly use a controlled bolting technique, then it can help you meet tighter deadlines and also has a number of benefits and advantages.

FLIR SYSTEMS has introduced FLIR Thermal Studio, a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos. The company says engineered for thermographers who use FLIR thermal handheld cameras, optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with thermal cameras, FLIR Thermal Studio’s advanced processing capabilities and automation are designed to streamline workflow and increase productivity.

CONTA-CLIP has announced it now offers a combination of a hydraulic hand pump and sheet-metal punching tool and says users can thereby produce break-outs in control cabinets for KDSClick, KDS-FB, KDS-KV, and KES cable entries within a few minutes.

A Monitran-designed 32 channel condition monitoring system will be the star of the company's stand at Maintenance Bilbao this June. The MTN/5032 can monitor velocity, envelope g and temperature across all channels.

MAKE BUSINESS, the business services division of Make UK (formerly EEF), reports it has supported leading international information technology company, Fujitsu, in achieving the new standard ISO 45001, the first organisation to be awarded the new standard by global testing, inspection and certification expert, Bureau Veritas.

MARTINDALE says with the 18th Edition now fully in force, using its ET-Link certification software is a great way to stay up to date with the latest certificate changes.

One of the earlier Omnia Bridge Deck Units in use is that forming part of the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan. PBS Construction from Hull was awarded the contract to construct the road bridge now in use over the Gypsey Race at Beck Hill.

AVT RELIABILITY offers a full range of products and services for asset management professionals including: vibration, oil analysis, thermography and ultrasound as well as training.

Technology is having a profound impact on many job roles. Within the construction and engineering sector, it is influencing the required skills of core jobs, such as builders. With software and hardware being developed every day, practical tasks are shifting more and more to super-accurate and fast technology. But does this mean that technology will soon replace human effort entirely? Building design software specialists, Oasys, investigates. Click here for the full release

To make it as easy as possible for would-be thermographers to deepen their understanding of the science behind infrared inspection and apply it successfully in their working lives, FLIR Systems’ Infrared Training Centre (ITC) reports it has extended its training options.

By using the capacity of cloud-based software to combine the real-time and historical data from Fluke Connect-enabled tools and sensors, FLUKE says it can now enable maintenance engineers and managers to monitor a comprehensive picture of equipment health throughout the facility.

COBA EUROPE has published a new updated version of its eBook - #StandUpForHealth available as a free download from its website.

CASELLA, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has announced it has launched an advanced and reliable software package for its personal dosimeter (the dBadge2), NoiseSafe. The company says when used alongside Casella’s dBadge2, it is the ideal tool for fast and efficient reporting and analysis of noise exposure levels.

As another two apprentices – Corey Seagrove and Andy Rogers – approach the completion of their four-year training programme, KNAPP UK says it is preparing to recruit more young people to start in September.

PROMAT UK says its SLIMVAC range of ultra-thin vacuum insulated panels utilises next generation materials technology to deliver the highest levels of thermal insulation in all kinds of applications, without the bulkiness associated with traditional insulating products.

Riskmach is a compliance software tool, which makes risk assessments easier. SPIERS ENGINEERING SAFETY explains more:

HENKEL reports it has introduced a new process control system that addresses key challenges in metal pre-treatment as customers are increasingly seeking to implement data-driven Industry 4.0 solutions. In combination with the company’s New Generation Conversion coatings (NGC) for multi-metal substrates, the company says the BONDERITE E-CO digital multi-channel (DMC) controller enables maximum corrosion performance and sustainability at minimised overall process costs.

FLIR SYSTEMS has launched the FLIR T840, a new thermal camera in the high-performance T-Series family. The company says the high-resolution FLIR T840 offers a brighter display and an integrated viewfinder to help electrical utility, plant managers, and other thermography professionals find and diagnose failing components in any lighting conditions to help avoid costly power outages and plant shutdowns.

The DuPont Kalrez LS390 series of perfluoroelastomer sanitary seals have been designed specifically for use in sectors that include life science, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. Kalrez LS390 can provide longer seal life and tighter sealing, which can improve productivity and process optimisation. Moreover, the new seals can create a safer environment in the day-to-day running of process plants and manufacturing facilities. Kalrez LS390 seals are available in the UK from authorised distributor DICHTOMATIK.

Until 30th June 2019 and while stocks last at authorised distributors, FLUKE is offering its 1738 Three-Phase Power Logger with Fluke Connect as a Gold package. The company says ideal for maintenance managers and industrial electricians, electrical contractors and energy consultants, the Gold packages are offered at lower recommended prices than the standard product and include free accessories, and a free, unique offline training program. Potential purchasers who have a suitable application can obtain more information about the package offer and its benefits by visiting www.fluke.co.uk/gold.

RITTAL says its teams work closely with leading industrial companies to create IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms and it has put together several tips to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure IT for production environments:

MAKITA UK has opened a third regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) in the London borough of Hounslow. The company says this new FSC joins Makita’s HQ facility in Milton Keynes, which serves the whole of the country, as well as Glasgow, which supports the rapidly expanding market penetration of the brand in Scotland and northern England.

With the 18th Edition’s increased emphasis on earth leakage and the associated problems, electricians are being encouraged to get a dedicated clamp-meter. However, METREL, a provider of innovative test solutions, says it thinks this is a wasted opportunity, and that’s why its earth leakage clamp meter, MD 9272, includes a range of power quality functions too.

Lubricant specialist ROCOL says it is making it easier for customers to source industrial lubricants with the launch of a new website.

An engineering firm, operating in the print industry, reports it has invested £110,000 in its digital marketing strategy. Absolute, based in Huddersfield, has appointed Leeds-based creative agency, TALL to strengthen its online presence.

HENKEL is a leading innovator in adhesive technology and reports it has consistently introduced new developments for industrial applications at successive Southern Manufacturing shows. The company says these products have been for the core engineering applications for which the Henkel brands LOCTITE, TEROSON, BONDERITE and TECHNOMELT are best known and they include structural and general bonding, threadlocking and sealing, gasketing, retaining and functional coating.

Steel breakouts can be catastrophic process failures that are both extremely dangerous and costly. Monitoring the health of ladles and torpedoes using thermal imaging can greatly minimise the risk but a handheld infrared camera can only provide a periodic check on the health of these critical transport structures. ANT Automation reports it has overcome this limitation by developing a system that provides continuous thermal monitoring and at its heart is FLIR thermal imaging.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, a leading global specialist in sealing products and their application, says it has made its proven and successful Simmerring seals available in two new materials to suit food industry applications. Availability for the new products is via DICHTOMATUK UK, the exclusive provider for Freudenberg’s food and beverage related products in the UK.

LENZE has announced its Advent Calendar is back for 2018 and is full of fun, information and hundreds of prizes and says as the festive season gets underway it’s Lenze’s traditional online Advent Calendar that is bringing the festive cheer to engineering this Christmas.

The UK and its manufacturing sector are going through a defining, disruptive period in history. With Brexit on the horizon, businesses are faced with the short-term uncertainties.

Following a doubling in workshop space, ABB says its UK Engineering Centre now offers its customers extended services including engineered upgrades, retrofits and tailored replacements.

Measurement and automation specialist ENDRESS+HAUSER says it is in great shape as it is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary on 11 November 2018. Now employing over 200 people, and with an estimated turnover of £46 million in 2018, the measurement and automation engineering specialist says it continues to break new sales records.

FLIR SYSTEMS says whether you are a builder or electrician new to thermal imaging or someone who already appreciates the power of the technology and wants more functionality, it has good news - from 15th October 2018 to the end of this year, the company is running an incentive programme that also includes special, cost-saving product bundles.

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