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SAN handles provide antimicrobial protection

SAN handles provide antimicrobial protection
By offering a sanitised effect on the surface, the Elesa SAN range of antimicrobial handles and machine elements prevents the build-up of bacteria, mildew and fungi. They are particularly suited to hygiene areas where tests carried out on material samples have confirmed their persistent antimicrobial action even after numerous cleaning cycles at high temperatures with soap and solvents.
16th October 2017

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions
Ever since the first banknotes were created and recorded in the 7th century over in China they have been made from cotton paper.Paper money did not really catch on in Europe, however, until nearly a thousand years later. It was first widely used in the UK in 1759, when gold shortages caused by the Seven Years War forced the Bank of England to issue £10 notes for the first time. The first £5 notes followed about 20 years later at the start of the French Revolution. More recently, the Bank has begun switching to a special polymer that promises to be more durable and cleaner than paper.
16th October 2017

Safety certification leads to food packaging breakthrough

Safety certification leads to food packaging breakthrough
In an important development for the global process industry, Morgan Advanced Materials has introduced specialist food safe laboratory porcelain for food packaging.
13th October 2017


Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material
The 3D print range from motion plastics specialist igus, has been expanded with a new selective laser sintering (SLS) material that is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. Characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times that of standard materials, the iglidur i6 material is well-suited for printing wear resistant parts, such as gears, offering a particularly long service life.
13th October 2017

The Techflex range has an ace up its sleeve

The Techflex range has an ace up its sleeve
A very important step that is sometimes overlooked is the element of protecting cables and wires, and it’s a vital factor in helping safeguard the integrity and reliability of electrical systems. To support this, Optimas’ Components Division offers the Techflex range of braided cable sleeves, which provides end users with aesthetic, durable and specialised solutions for protecting cables from the wear and tear of everyday life.
13th October 2017

Hydraulic hose offers high pressure capabilities

Hydraulic hose offers high pressure capabilities
Power management company, Eaton, has expanded its range of hydraulic hoses with the launch of the Dynamax EC881 hose series. Qualified to 1 million impulse cycles, this new two wire-braided hose has been designed to last and withstand tough applications. Intended for deployment in mobile applications such as compact construction equipment, agricultural vehicles, aerial lift platforms and forestry machines, this hose is also suitable for industrial applications such as hydraulic presses.
12th October 2017

Save time and money with clip fix enclosure locking program

Save time and money with clip fix enclosure locking program
  The new 1500 clip fix quarter-turn locking program from EMKA is specifically designed for time saving in pressured assembly areas. This is so it can ensure high levels of enclosure sealing and presentation with minimum effort.
11th October 2017

Heavy duty linear guides added to drylin ZLW range

Heavy duty linear guides added to drylin ZLW range
  A heavy duty version of the popular drylin ZLW range of toothed belt linear guides has been introduced by igus. With a maximum stoke length of up to 3m, the new drylin ZLW-20 can handle an axial load of up to 75kg and a radial load capacity of up to 300kg.
11th October 2017

Innovative adapter can turn your straight connectors into angles

Innovative adapter can turn your straight connectors into angles
An innovation new adapter has been developed by igus, which allows a straight circular connected to be transformed into an angled one. Within just a few steps, this new ibow adapter can be installed during assembly or retrofitted on existing cables – with no need to remove the connectors. It is fitted easily by sliding it on, bending the cable, fixing it with a tie-wrap and then it is ready to use.
11th October 2017

Insert key latches for specialist cabinets and enclosures

Insert key latches for specialist cabinets and enclosures
  Quarter-turn latches are ubiquitous on industrial cabinets and enclosures, often with insert keys for low level security purposes. FDB Panel Fittings offer an extensive range of these latches and matching keys.
6th October 2017


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MACH 2018
9th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham