Thermal fluid specialist puts food-grade oil on the menu
Global Heat Transfer is calling for the food and pharmaceutical industries to ensure they use compliant food-grade thermal fluids in heat transfer applications. The company believes that, although the use of FG fluids is a regulatory requirement imposed by several bodies including the FDA and NSF, it is one that many manufacturers are entirely unaware of.
The bottle is history! The benefits on-site nitrogen generation can play in the manufacturing process
Nitrogen gas can be used in a diverse number of ways in a wide variety of manufacturing industries. As a sister function of compressed air, on-site nitrogen generation can provide additional opportunities for cost savings and other efficiencies for manufacturers who change from a delivered nitrogen bottle or a liquid nitrogen service.
Foster Corp. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities for Custom Pre-Coloured Polymers
Foster Corporation has added state-of-the-art extrusion compounding capacity for custom pre-coloured polymers used in Class I medical applications. The new line is designed to optimize pigment dispersion of challenging colours and polymers, and maximize throughput necessary to reduce compounding costs.
World Machinery announces partnership with CAD/CAM software provider Lantek
One of the UK's leading specialist suppliers of new and used sheet metal working machinery, World Machinery has announced a software partnership deal with CAD/CAM integration specialist Lantek.
WEAR PROTECTION IMPROVES LIFE PERFORMANCE OF QUARRY PLANT IMPROVING ROI VIA INCREASED THROUGHPUT & REDUCED MAINTENANCE
The arduous conditions encountered in quarrying applications cause many types of plant and equipment to degrade and fail prematurely. One of the major reasons for these failures is abrasion.
Grooving and threading cutter offers more profiles
New inserts for CoroMill 328 provide users with greater machining choice - Offering external and internal slotting, grooving and circlip grooving (with chamfer) as well as full profile internal threading, new inserts for Sandvik Coromant's CoroMill® 328 offer customers a wider range of profile choices than previously available.
Mitsubishi Electric marks 30 years of success in variable speed drives
World machinery announces official opening of new showroom and engineering works - Laser machine specialist World Machinery Ltd. has announced the official opening of its new midlands showroom, HQ and Showrooms based between Kidderminster & Bridgnorth in Shropshire. Having recently used the new 13,000 sq. ft. site to showcase Mitsubishi Electric's latest 2D Laser Processing System, the new premises are now open for business providing a demonstration area, engineering works, software demonstration and conference facility.
Igus UK plastics for longer life - igus offers excellent all-round service
Since its founding twenty years ago in Northampton, igus UK has earned a solid reputation for excellent all-round service and grown from strength to strength. The recipe for success lies in the combination of its ever increasing innovative product range, consisting of iglidur® polymer bearings, plastic e-chains® and flexible chainflex® cables, and the fact that igus has a genuine understanding of the engineering sector and what its customers need.
Metal Service Center JACQUET Mid Atlantic Adds 4th Water Jet Cutting Machine
Metals Processing and Distribution Center Specializes in Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloys - Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that JACQUET Mid Atlantic has added a fourth Jet Edge water jet cutting machine at its metal processing facility in Pottstown, Pa. The Mid Rail Gantry system is JACQUET's ninth Jet Edge waterjet nationwide.
Flexilase: A high resolution material, flexible and laserable
Latest innovation from Gravograph, this new engraving material gives incomparable results. Just 0.25mm (0.01 in.) thick, Flexilase is ultra-flexible and the ideal solution for all your internal engraving needs on curved surfaces.
Seal of approval for Future Advanced Manufacture
Future Advanced Manufacture Ltd, the largest UK user of Vero's VISI CAD/CAM system has successfully used VISI to produce complex acrylic tool for a turbine blade sealing device for one of the world's leading aerospace suppliers. Although the compnay has been using VISI machining (three, four and five axis) for many years, the recent project required strong CAD tools and support from Vero.
FREE 84-PAGE CATALOGUE DESCRIBES SOLID WIRES FOR WELDING
ESAB is offering free copies of its latest 84-page Solid Wires catalogue that lists hundreds of wires for Mig, Tig and submerged arc welding (SAW), plus appropriate fluxes. In addition to a wealth of technical data for each grade of wire and flux, the catalogue includes handling and storage guidance, health and safety information, details about packaging options, and typical welding data and joint preparation recommendations.
RTP COMPANY'S GLASS FIBER-REINFORCED PLA BIOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS IMPROVE STRENGTH AND THERMAL PERFORMANCE
-- Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has commercialized the industry's first line of glass fiber-reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) compounds that overcome many limitations of unmodified PLA by delivering greater strength, stiffness, and thermal performance. These new materials, which target durable and semi-durable applications, are the latest extension of RTP Company's family of engineered bioplastic compounds that use resins derived from rapidly renewable resources.
Quality performance of Verlinde motors and hoists in a mould handling facility
SIPA (Società Industrializzazione Progettazione Automazione) is an engineering firm in the Zoppas Industries group whose specialty is the production of flexible integrated automation systems. 1986 marked a strategic milestone when an American firm granted the company a licence to produce PET containers using the single phase process. The company is now a world leader for the development and supply of integrated systems for the manufacture of PET preforms and plastic containers; it is also a world performer for 2-stage preform manufacturing and for blow moulding. SIPA supplies both the large Italian groups and numerous multinationals in industries related to mineral water, beverages and prepared foods.
GC1040 – first choice milling grade for stainless steels
GC1040, a new insert grade from cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant, has been designed to give secure performance with long-lasting sharp edges when milling stainless steels. Although developed as a broad grade for the stainless steel area (ISO M), even in extreme situations such as machining austenitic or duplex materials with end mill tools featuring long overhands, a safe, optimized performance is assured.
VICTREX® PEEK™ POLYMER
Mandatory requirements for aerospace polymers are weight reduction to lower fuel costs, excellent mechanical strength and dimensional stability, and the ability to meet industry standards and specifications regarding flame, smoke, and toxicity emissions.
Kemppi launches production in India
Kemppi Oy, a leading Finnish welding equipment and solution provider, has set up a production facility in Chennai, India, for the manufacture of welding products intended for the local market
Eriez Introduce New Airless Metal Recovery System
Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd introduces the revolutionary ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System which helps reduce landfill, re-use metals and save energy. It is designed for the most efficient and economical processing of shredded automobile, co-mingled recyclables, as well as many other resource recovery operations.
Electrolube Exhibits its Newest Products to the Asian Market
Electrolube, the leading manufacturer of electro-chemicals, will be exhibiting at Electronica & Productronica China, Booth 1660, to introduce some of its most innovative products designed for the electronics, automotive, rail and industrial manufacturing industries.
MARTIN to Demonstrate Standalone BGA Reball and QFN Solder Bumping Unit at SMTA Ohio Valley Expo & Tech Forum
MARTIN will demonstrate the Reball / Prebump 03.1 unit at the upcoming SMTA Ohio Valley Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in Cleveland, OH. This standalone unit is an easy and cost effective solution for BGA reballing and QFN solder bumping.
PolyMedex Introduces Custom Bone Growth Formulations for Orthopedic Implants
PolyMedex Discovery Group has expanded its range of services for implantable polymers to include a range of clean room blending of bone growth additives in polymers. The company has invested in state-of-the-art twin screw extrusion technology to allow for small scale development batches that are scalable to full production.
ROFIN’s PowerLine L Series Designed for High-Speed Micro Material Processing
ROFIN has introduced a new laser series for high-speed micro material processing, with a special focus on photovoltaic manufacturing.
Load cells ensure high accuracy in latest Weigh Blending Systems
TSM Control Systems of Dundalk in Ireland is using HBM's single point load cells to ensure high accuracy in its range of Weigh Blending Systems. The Weigh Blending Systems measure a recipe of different plastic granules by weight and then blend the resulting mix so that it can be used in different types of plastic processing. Examples include packaging material such as food wrap or the internal wrapping bags in cereal boxes used in the food industry.
POLYMEDEX ANNOUNCES AVAILABLITY OF CUSTOM COLORED MEDICAL GRADE POLYMERS FOR SUPERIOR COLOR ACCURACY AND SURFACE QUALITY
PolyMedex Discovery Group, announces the availability of custom colored medical grade polymers. Specifically formulated for precision catheter components, PolyMedex custom polymers feature superior color accuracy and surface quality as compared to traditional generic color concentrates.
Kyzen’s Serge Tuerlings to Hold Commercial Presentation at Brasage Soldering 2010
Kyzen, a world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that Serge Tuerlings will hold a commercial presentation for Kyzen's AQUANOX® A4241 and CYBERSOLV®141-R at the upcoming Brasage Soldering 2010. The presentation is scheduled to take place May 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Congress Center of the Quartz in Brest, France.
Hygienic Side-Entry Mixing Solution from Chemineer
Utilising the latest in gear-drive technology, Chemineer's new Side Entry Agitator achieves very high mixing efficiency in food, beverage, brewery and dairy product manufacturing.
Fraser Cleaning Confirm Solvent Cleaning as First Choice
The Manufacturing Industry faces a number of decisions in 2010 that impact on their Component Cleaning systems. The effects of REACH legislation, control of Emissions and the need to find more suitable ways to use Chemicals will be vital.
Parker launches world's first clean-line pneumatic cylinder for food applications
Parker Hannifin, has launched what is believed to be the world's first clean-line pneumatic cylinder to feature an innovative multi-position programmable stroke sensing system. Designated the P1D Clean, the new cylinder incorporates a patented internal foil positioning sensor, which eliminates problems of external dirt traps and makes the P1D ideal for use in applications throughout the food sector. Just as importantly, the potential for remote programming combined with multi-position sensing of the cylinder rod position gives food processing and packaging machine builders and end users the ability to improve the performance and productivity of machines.
Latest Parker Hannifin water absorbing filters offer longer life for hydrocarbon fuels
The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has launched the latest versions of its advanced FW Series water absorbing filters for removing free water from hydrocarbon fuels. Benefits include long element life, high efficiency particulate and water removal from fuel, low initial pressure drop, industry standard element dimensions, and biodiesel compatibility, all of which help end users improve the productivity and profitability of applications in the industrial and process sectors.
Gem Launches Ceramic Microfiltration System
GEM is expanding its product range with the launch of a state-of-the-art Ceramic Microfiltration System (CMF). Able to remove suspended and emulsified containments from wastewater without the addition of treatment chemicals, GEM's CMF provides companies with a massive reduction in water and effluent costs.
Trichloroethylene Issues Reach a Point of Decision
As a user of Trike for Degreasing you are now faced with meeting obligations in 2010. If the choices you made earlier are now cost prohibitive, consider the alternative.
Hands-on design offered by Chemineer for optimum mixing results
Ever stringent cleaning and sterilisation requirements, combined with the increasingly high standard of food and pharmaceutical products has prompted one agitator manufacturer to give its customers the opportunity to become actively involved in the detail design of their machine.
QM Repaceable Seal
jbj Techniques now produces and markets an innovative range of pipe flanges for fluid systems. Designed for pressures up to 450 bar, flow rates up to 20,000 l.p.m. and pipe sizes between 20 and 220 mm outside diameter.
Intertronics demonstrate non-invasive nano particle mixing
Have you seen the Thinky nano-level mixer from Intertronics? Seeing is certainly believing in this case, so delegates at the Nano Forum this year (3rd/4th November @ Hilton, Park Lane, London) will now be able to see demonstrations of non-invasive planetary mixing with a variety of materials. The planetary principle does not enfold air so air bubbles are simply not created and without mixing blades or similar the Thinky eliminates extreme stress peaks within the material that could otherwise damage fragile nano-particles.
VICOTE Coatings Deliver Cost Savings and Reduced Maintenance Downtime on Compression Rollers
Downtime for maintenance in the food processing industry is devastating to productivity and costly, particularly when today's manufacturing plants tend to operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week. United Biscuits of West Yorkshire, England has recently specified VICOTE Coatings to significantly reduce the downtime required for the re-coating of a compression roller and a doctor blade that are both deployed in its cake manufacturing facility.
Laboratory mixing from Intertronics now non-invasive
Mixing of materials in the laboratory or for smaller production volumes is traditionally done by hand, or the use of some sort of mechanical blade, impellor or paddle to agitate the mix. These are fine in their way, being largely inexpensive, manual or simple powered tool processes, and are adequate for many mixing tasks.
Enhanced Activated Sludge Systems with new FlooBed MBBR
A new MBBR that can significantly increase the capacity of an existing activated sludge system and improve the removal of harmful nitrogen from wastewater has been launched by Eimco Water Technologies.
Reducing your Solvent Process Costs turns waste into value
At a time of increasing costs in Manufacturing a final piece of the puzzle is available to improce the viability of your Component Cleaning Process.
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Metals Analyzer for Reliable and Cost-Effective Analyses of Cast Iron Steel and Aluminum
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced it has introduced the Thermo Scientific ARL 3460 Advantage metals analyzer. An extension of the Thermo Scientific optical emission spectrometers portfolio, the ARL 3460 Advantage features four configurations specifically designed for the analysis of cast iron, steel and aluminum samples, addressing the analytical requirements of foundries and metals processing companies. Calibrated in the factory, the analyzer provides an immediate, accurate, cost-effective and high-performance turn-key solution, which is ready to analyze samples from installation.
Bürkert provides products, system support and service for the development of a commercial bio-diesel processor
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has worked with Green Fuels, a leading bio-diesel equipment manufacturer, to develop a distributed skid system for the commercial production of bio-diesel. As well as supplying a number of high-end fluid control devices, Bürkert provided system support and service throughout each phase of the development of the bio-diesel processor.
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