Quality counts as Kirk’s scores raise the bar for tanks
Leading AD tank manufacturer Kirk Environmental has not only retained its UVDB VERIFY Approval, but has done so with significantly improved scores throughout all audited areas. A comprehensive assessment of the company's systems and procedures in all areas of H&S, Quality and Environment, including Management Systems and On Site Procedures, this independent audit by Achilles clearly demonstrates Kirk's commitment to continuous improvement. Enhanced efficiency and productivity have been consistently achieved, whilst at the same time the company has looked constantly at finding greener ways to handle and reduce waste in the supply chain.
New Okuma machines from NCMT
NCMT, sole agent for Okuma in the UK since 1976, will demonstrate on stand 5228 the Japanese manufacturer's two approaches to high-end, multi-functional machining. They are a new turning machine with impressive milling capability on the B-axis, and an established machining centre incorporating a new turning function. Together, they give customers a fundamental choice as to how best to tackle their production applications.
Elscint Linear Vibrator for tobacco flakes
Elscint Automation, the leading vibratory parts feeder manufacturer from India has developed a special linear vibrator for feeding of tobacco flakes. The tobacco flakes being very light, thin and also moist have a tendency to get bridged in the tray leading to inconsistent feeding. However, using an Elscint III linear vibrator with a 50 mm width x 300 mm long tray, Elscint eliminated this problem to ensure consistent feeding of the tobacco flakes. Further the requirement was to run the vibrator for only 800 milliseconds and stop for 2 seconds before starting the cycle. For this Elscint provided E3FC voltage controller which has the provision for continuous start / stop cycle.
316 stainless steel shaft collars for food, medical and pharmaceutical applications
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. offers a full range of smooth bore shaft collars in 316-grade stainless steel to meet the demanding needs of food processing, medical and pharmaceutical applications. Food and drug processing facilities demand sanitized environments requiring the regular use of cleaning solutions, hot water and high-pressure sprays, with significant attention given to the elimination of both microscopic and particle level contaminants. These processes require equipment impervious to corrosive acids and salts often found in both raw materials and wash down solutions. 316-grade stainless steel includes more molybdenum than other grades and offers higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments. Ruland exclusively uses hardware made from 316-grade stainless steel to ensure the full anti-corrosive benefits of the material in its collars.
Green benefits of all-electric tube benders to be highlighted
At MACH, Unison will be showing all-electric tube bending machines that illustrate the wide ranging applications potential of the technology. Unison pioneered the all-electric tube bending revolution, and its machines feature an actuation system based on precision computer-controlled servomotor-based movement. This all-electric architecture provides significant performance benefits in terms of set-up speed, repeatability, energy consumption and noise reduction compared with traditional hydraulically powered machinery.
Siemens receives order for steam turbine-generator from the UK Delivery scheduled in just 13 months
Siemens Energy has received a follow-up order for the supply of an SST-400 steam turbine-generator as an extension to the turbine building in the chemical industrial park in Wilton, UK. The purchaser is the park operator Sembcorp UK. The turbine with generator and auxiliary systems is scheduled to leave the Siemens turbine factory in Görlitz after only 13 months.
New energy from waste conversion project uses Atlas Copco compressors
Atlas Copco was originally contacted for its proposals for a compressed air supply by process engineering consultants Otto Simon Ltd, who were assisting Ascot Environmental with the project. The Dargavel installation now comprises two network-linked GA37+ 8bar, full-feature, oil-injected rotary screw compressors with integrated air treatment and downstream filtration, together with an OSC600 oil/water condensate separator, an EWD 330 electronic condensate drain, a 3,000 litre air receiver, plus an ES4i integrated sequence controller.
Million pound weighing contract in Malaysia
Chronos BTH Limited has secured a plant upgrade contract valued at more than £1million for a fertilizer blending plant in Malaysia. The project will involve upgrading a range of Weigh Belt Feeders that were originally supplied by Richard Simon Limited (RSL) more than fifteen (15) years ago.
Parker domnick hunter showcases energy and cost saving technologies at Foodex 2010
The domnick hunter Industrial Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will exhibit a selection of its many energy and cost saving solutions at Foodex 2010, the exhibition for the food and drink processing, packaging and retailing industry, held on 21st – 24th March at NEC Birmingham. At this year's show, the company will display a selection of its cost effective nitrogen gas generators that have been designed to increase productivity and profitability in the food and beverage sectors.
Biotage Raises the Bar in Flash Purification with Technology Dramatically Reducing Solvent Use and Costs up to 60%
Biotage, announced the launch of enhanced gradient optimization (GO) technology for their Isolera flash purification product line. This technology can reduce solvent use and cost by 60% or more.
Low cost seed bagging system
Chronos BTH Limited has several bagging systems installed with a leading provider of food, beverage and specialty chemical ingredients. In summer 2009 this company had a requirement for a seed bagging system.
Diversified Metalforming Specialist Beats The Recession
Bruderer UK reports a higher than expected level of business during the recession. Best known for its range of high-speed mechanical presses, the company kept its trading figures in the black throughout 2009. It was thanks in part to the firm's policy over recent years of diversifying into the supply of other metal stamping-related equipment, plus* *rebuild and refurbishment to factory standards of pre-owned machines.
TRUMPF LASER MAXIMISES UPTIME AT POWELL MANUFACTURING
Bradford-based subcontract fabrication specialist Powell Manufacturing has achieved notably impressive 99.68% uptime since installing its latest TruLaser 3040 laser cutting machine from TRUMPF.
Parker Industrial Division showcases its innovative MIDIGAS nitrogen generator at Gulfood 2010
The Industrial Division of Parker Hannifin, will showcase its latest nitrogen gas generator for the food sector at the Gulfood exhibition in Dubai on 21 – 24 February 2010. Industrial nitrogen gas generators provide a cost effective alternative to traditional bottled or bulk storage nitrogen sources in applications such as modified atmosphere packaging, purging, blanketing and pressure transfer.
SCORPION’S NEW STERLING SERIES FLIES THE FLAG FOR BRITISH ENGINEERING
Scorpion Power Systems has introduced a new, top of the range series of British built generators. Called the Sterling Series, the competitively priced standby generators provide an extremely cost effective solution for 'standard package' requirements.
Precision Micro launch new approach to Micromachining
The essence of Laser Evolved Micromachining is the ability to combine laser technology's ultra precision with the scale economies offered by other precision manufacturing processes, namely Advanced Electroforming and Photo Etching.
Miniature Rotary Module RM 06
They become ever smaller, opening new options in miniaturization for manufacturing and assembly: With the new RM 06 rotary module, SCHUNK adds to the lower end of its range of Gemotec rotary modules, and thus expands its selection of miniaturization products.
Hidrostal’s Auto Desludger – The Solution For Unmanned Sites
Today for water companies it is necessary to automate many tasks on their Sewage Treatment plants. Traditionally the desludging of Primary and Humus tanks has been a manual task but over the years there has been increasing pressure to find an effective and reliable means of automating the process over a 24 hour/7 day/52 week period. As the desludging period will vary from site to site, any such system needs to be flexible, simple in operation with the ability to inform operators when and for how long it will operate.
Modular Dock Loading Pods Provide Simple, Modern Solution
Sara's dock loading pods provide a modern solution to the problems of optimising warehouse space, and to achieving control of temperature or hygiene during the loading/unloading process. The dock loading pods are complete loading bay enclosures that install directly onto buildings, marshalling warehouse space efficiently. In addition, an insulated housing provides a seal between the pod and vehicle, minimising heat loss, and ensuring hygiene and safety.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Revolutionizes Pathology Lab Safety with New Three Minute Cold Disinfection for Pathology Laboratories
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., announces its revolutionary new cold disinfection feature for laboratory equipment. The patented cold disinfection technology is now standard with the Thermo Scientific Microm HM550 Cryostat series. Technicians in pathology laboratories constantly work with live cells and their equipment is exposed to many infectious tissues, resulting in significant risk to users. Thermo Scientific cold disinfection instantly disinfects the entire cold cryo-chamber in just three minutes, dramatically reducing any risk to laboratory staff.
Scott Brothers Exhibits Energy-Efficient Range of Portable Coolers at Executive Hire Show 2010
Scott Brothers Ltd., will exhibit its energy-efficient range of evaporative air coolers for the second at the Executive Hire Show, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 3rd – 4th February 2010.
ACI’s JetBlack Personnel De-Duster Helps Break Dangerous Bad Habits
They say that in order give up bad habits something positive must be put in their place. So it was at the Whitwell Works of Steetley Dolomite Ltd who quarries and produces magnesium limestone products for the steel, refractory and agricultural industries.
E2S Spectra trumpet buzzer
The latest addition to the Spectra family of industrial warning devices from E2S is a range of 100 and 110dB trumpet horns designed to provide effective penetrating low frequency buzzer sound. The tone is generated electronically, and all units incorporate a volume control. The Spectra trumpet horns are a low current solution that replaces the traditional electro-mechanical generator; they produce an identical sound with the increased reliability of an all-electronic solution. All models are protected to IP65, are suitable for use in almost any location and are ideal for use in general signalling, industrial automation and safety systems.
Tube bending innovator wins 'largest-ever all-electric machine' order
Unison has won an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube-bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. Capable of handling tube and pipe diameters up to 175 mm (~7 inches), the machine is expected to be the largest all-electric tube-bender ever built.
Food-grade compressed air for the sweet side of life
Optimisation of the production processes in the Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co.KG required an improvement in compressed air quality. The problem was clearly defined: Compressed air for the pneumatic handling of cereals, cocoa powder and other primary matters in the production of chocolate had to be in accordance with the strict requirements of the HACCP concept. This concept is a preventive system which ensures the safety of food for consumers. Developed in 1959 in the USA for NASA. Under German law, HACCP became a constituent part of the Food Hygiene Ordinance in 1998. In the EU, it came into effect in 2006, together with the new hygiene regulations package.
New tooling now available for thin sheet corner forming
All new ACF Multiflex Cornerformers from Shear-Form Machine Tools Ltd are now available with optional tooling to enable corners to be formed using thin mild steel or stainless steel sheet.
Boeing takes delivery of second Unison all-electric tube bending machine for helicopter manufacturing facility
Unison has supplied a second all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. The order for the machine came just two years after Unison delivered the first system.
MAXIGAS nitrogen generator from Parker domnick hunter delivers major cost saving for Ringtons
An innovative, on-demand MAXIGAS nitrogen gas generation system, manufactured by the Parker domnick hunter Industrial Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is providing significant cost savings and improvements in operating efficiency at Ringtons, the family owned specialists of high quality teas and coffees.
Significant energy savings and reduced carbon footprint with Atlas Copco’s new integrated ID 95-285 refrigerant dryer
Atlas Copco has introduced the next generation ID95-285 refrigerant dryer integrated across its GA/GA+/GA VSD 37 to 90 kW oil-injected screw compressors range*. The new energy-efficient dryer, operating with R410A refrigerant, sets a global benchmark in performance, ecological footprint and customer value, combining high air quality output with low power consumption.
Thermo Fisher Scientific UHPLC Enables Enhanced Resolution Separations of Complex Drug Mixtures
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has issued a new application note to demonstrate superior ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) capabilities for the separation of drugs of abuse in complex drug mixtures. Illustrated in the application note is the advanced ability of the Thermo Scientific Accela UHPLC system to perform efficient, improved resolution separations using a unique quaternary UHP mixing pump. The new application note, entitled A Comparison of Binary and Ternary Gradients Using Stage 1 Illicit Drugs, is available for download via www.thermo.com/accela.
Moeller Provides An Easy Solution For Mixing Ink
Small enough to fit comfortably on a desktop, the new vacuum packaging machine produced by Multi-Mix, an expert in the mixing and packaging of inks for the printing industry, is probably as fast and versatile as the much larger floor standing machines that have traditionally been used for this task.
Free guide to Ultrasonic Cleaning available for download
Manufacturers wanting to know more about Ultrasonic cleaning, can now find out everything they need to know, in a new free guide published by Technowash ltd.
New Guardscan GS140 Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
Based on the successful Guardscan B-Series platform, the GS140 provides state of the art features with the added reliability of proven technology. They also conform to EN61508, which defines additional requirements for microprocessor based systems.
New controls can reduce compressed air costs by 30%
Atlas Copco Compressors has introduced the next generation in compressor controls across its oil-injected screw compressors range 11-90 kW GA/GA+/GA VSD. The new Elektronikon graphical display controller and the integrated Energy Saving (ES) Systems ES4/6i, are significant contributors to further increasing compressed air efficiency, resulting in lower operating costs. In addition, free online visualization enables remote monitoring, allowing for anticipation of operating and maintenance needs.
Compressed air energy efficiency at Knauf Insulation
Over the past few years, a multimillion-pound investment at Knauf Insulation's rock mineral wool production facility at Queensferry in North Wales has resulted in all parts of the production line being either replaced or upgraded, including the plant's compressed air system. This £10 million upgrade programme has resulted in a major capacity increase, together with significant advances in material and product development as well as the introduction of new items.
ACI's Blower Powered ‘Jetblack’ Helps Enhance Safety Practices For Hallmark Cards
At its Bradford factory, Hallmark Cards has introduced blower powered units to replace compressed air for cleaning its card manufacturing machinery. The reason for the switch is to enhance safety practices in line with Health & Safety requirements.
Non Intrusive Flow Metering Systems for National Grid
Two electrically driven centrifugal compressors, using a variable frequency drive system, are to be installed at National Grid's gas terminal at St Fergus to complement the existing compression facilities. National Grid awarded a contract to design, procure and construct the new compressor units to the joint venture of Land & Marine and IMEG.
Chemineer’s Spiral Mixing Solution in Saudi
A specially designed Helix Mixer (for a 4.4 m diameter, 14m high tank) from Chemineer is on its way from Derby (UK) to a major processing plant in Saudi Arabia, run by one of the world's leading manufacturers of metals, plastics, fertilizers and chemicals.
Economic Climate Means Refurbished Cutting Machines Are Attractive Option
In the current economic climate, many companies are postponing plans to invest in new capital equipment. As a cost effective alternative to new profile cutting machine investment, ESAB Cutting Systems offers a range of fully modernised and refurbished machines that provide performance levels on a par with those of a new machine but at a much lower cost.
Aerotech’s new PlanarHD air bearing stage provides higher throughput performance at nanometre precision
The new PlanarHD air bearing stage from Aerotech features several design enhancements for increased throughput in ultra-high precision step-and-settle and scanning applications such as semiconductor processing and emerging MEMS/Nano technologies. The 500 mm x 500 mm travel stage includes larger air bearing surfaces for significantly improved dynamic characteristics as well as higher power linear servo motors on both axes to deliver an impressive specification that includes a 2 m/sec scan velocity and peak acceleration to 5 g - with a positioning resolution of up to 0.25 nanometres, repeatability to 50 nanometres and accuracy to +/- 300 nanometres.
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