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Replacing concrete recess covers with safer GRP composite alternatives

Replacing concrete recess covers with safer GRP composite alternatives
The growing trend currently is UK redevelopment programmes replace concrete recess covers with safer GRP composite alternatives. This year in particular, UK manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a growing trend of a wide range of facilities choosing to upgrade from the concrete recess access covers traditionally used in favour of bespoke composite alternatives.
21st November 2018

Bridge handles now available online

Bridge handles now available online
  Traditional bridge handles from FDB Panel Fittings Online store provide easy one-handed operation of doors, draws, access panels, cases and instruments with comfortable feel and aesthetically suited to industrial or office-style environments.
19th November 2018

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture
Standing at a height of four metres, a new highly complex control, audio and power cable management system has been introduced by igus that challenges for a new work of art. The solution: e-spool from igus ensures reliable cable feed in a confined space even under the toughest of time pressures. It was quick to install, and easy to maintain and operate.
19th November 2018


Chainflex CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications

Chainflex CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications
A new CAN bus cable has been introduced by igus for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools and production equipment. The chainflex CFBUS cables is available with either a highly abrasion-resistant PVC (CFBUS.PVC.020) or oil-resistant PUR (CFBUS.PUR.020) outer jacket. Both cable options have EAC and CTP approvals, simplifying trade with the Russian market.
13th November 2018

Action Can industrial products

Action Can industrial products
Challenge Europe serve central and eastern England with an ex-stock range of the well-known Action Can industrial consumables including industrial lubricants, cleaning sprays, foams and many related aerosols such as copper grease, cutting fluids, car cleaner, anti-static spray, welders anti-splatter spray, brake and clutch cleaner, glass cleaner, chain lube (also food grade), freeze spray, electrical control cleaner, isopropyl alcohol cleaner, corrosion inhibitors, stainless steel cleaner and many more.
13th November 2018

How do metal ball bearings compare to plastic bearings in salt water?

How do metal ball bearings compare to plastic bearings in salt water?
At igus’ dry-tech test lab in Cologne Germany it recently carried out an experiment in comparing the resilience of its xiros flanged ball bearing and a conventional metallic bearing in salt water. The results prove that the use of lubrication-free and maintenance-free tribo-plastics enables the xiros bearing to remain completely unharmed.
13th November 2018

Temperature and media stability with EPDM sealing materials

Temperature and media stability with EPDM sealing materials
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has announced the release of its latest generation of EPDM sealing materials. The latest material portfolio offer optimised temperature and media stability, as well as full safety testing in accordance with industry standards. The material is available through Dichtomatik UK.
20th September 2018

From rivets to pins and weld studs to all other fasteners

From rivets to pins and weld studs to all other fasteners
In the engineering lexicon rivets and pins are In the engineering lexicon rivets and pins are commonplace and are fundamental to location, for example by use of dowels or groove pins and slotted steel tension pins. Challenge Europe ex-stock delivery reflects the everyday usage of simple security fixings such as split cotter pins as well as the wide range of weld studs, self-clinching pins, brass threaded inserts and the many types of rivet in daily use. 
19th September 2018

Are your products built to last?

Are your products built to last?
It’s unlikely that any design engineer would knowingly develop a product that was unfit for purpose or unable to last. But without close attention to materials selection, this can be the fate of many products due to mechanical stress and natural creep. Richard Huber, Materials Scientist at materials comparison site Matmatch explains the impact of mechanical stress on commonly used materials.
18th September 2018

Aluminium PROflex window kits for quicker self-assembly

Aluminium PROflex window kits for quicker self-assembly
The EMKA PROflex aluminium window system enables users to fabricate what they want, when they want it, off the shelf for use as windows or mounting panels with or without depth frame for clearance of door mounted instrumentation. The DIY approach enables panels to be outsourced in non-standard materials to non-standard sizes. It also allows for standard sizes to be adapted or modified to suit custom requirements at short notice.
5th September 2018


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