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.”

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.

ALCUMUS SYPOL a market leading COSHH management service, has announced it will be hosting a series of free breakfast briefing seminars which started at its Stratford office on Wednesday 17th October and will be finishing in Cardiff on Tuesday 6th November 2018. The interactive seminars will cover two of the hottest topics within the industry:

TESTO UK says it will give away a total of 35 Testo Instruments between now and the end of 2018 to celebrate its 35 year anniversary, the prize draw is free and open to all.

Manufacturers; maintaining a competitive edge in an age of uncertainty and opportunity.SSG INSIGHT reports it partnered with academic industry experts from Sheffield Hallam University to commission an extensive piece of research among leading manufacturing executives, to understand their optimism and concern around one of the most critical challenges facing modern manufacturing; the relentless rise of technology - particularly in the form of Industry 4.0.

ALCUMUS, together with its client William Hill, has announced that it has been shortlisted for two coveted awards: ‘The Fraud Awards 2018 for Most Innovative In-Store Solution’ and ‘Risk Management Awards 2018 for Best Use of Technology in Risk Management – Partnership’.

MAKITA says the new OmniBohrer range of drill bits joins its extensive range of high performance accessories and bits in this multi-purpose collection are suitable for use with a diverse range of materials including concrete, tile, brick, slate, limestone, wood, composite materials, aluminium and plastics, totally eliminating the need to switch between bit types.

FLUKE says while stocks last at its authorised distributors, as part of the celebrations of its 70th year it is reducing the recommended sale price of two key maintenance test and measurement tools with a saving of around 20% until the 1st of October 2018.

HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT says its new Spotlight infra-red emitter precisely targets a concentrated beam of infra-red energy onto surfaces of plastic components which offer difficult access to allow deburring, clenching or welding.

FLIR SYSTEMS has announced the launch of the FLIR ONE Pro LT, a new lower price thermal imaging attachment for smartphones in the FLIR ONE Pro series and says the FLIR ONE Pro LT features many of the professional-level tools and advanced thermal image quality that define the FLIR ONE Pro series.

SHIRE SYSTEMS has announced new FM Modues for Pirana CMMS, its complete maintenance software solution and says it’s affordable.

PREMIER COATINGS has announced it is supporting The Wyvern School in Ashford by presenting the staff and pupils with their own brand-new minibus.

RITTAL says it embraces the need for a high degree of responsibility for the safety of users and the electrical equipment its enclosures are designed to protect and as such the company has a policy of always being on the front foot when it comes to fully complying with international regulations.

Waste expert RECONOMY says if you’re a business that is handling hazardous waste, no matter the type, then it’s vital that you have an effective waste management plan put in place to tackle any problems that could occur and can cause unpleasant damage to your company. It’s something that all companies should avoid, especially when the waste can be harmful to employees and the environment.

SSG INSIGHT has announced a new extension of its mobile solutions offering to provide customers with access to its market-leading Agility 9 asset management system via Apple mobile devices.

A production facility that turns barley into malt for use in beer and whisky production reports it has increased productivity and safety by installing a new germination machine controlled by an ABB variable speed drive (VSD).

ROTORK reports it has received major contracts to supply electric and pneumatic valve actuators and valve gearboxes to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co. Ltd. for flow control in its new refinery and petrochemicals complex, one of the largest in China, at Changxing Island in Dalian City.

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