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Ice-chain keeps equipment moving in freezing temperatures

Ice-chain keeps equipment moving in freezing temperatures
In order to prevent cable management systems seizing up during wintery conditions, igus has developed a new energy chain, called ice-chain. With injection-moulded raised contact points, the chance of freezing to the running surface is significantly reduced along with the associated cost of downtime and maintenance.
15th January 2019

Stainless steel tamper-proof compression latch for railway use

Stainless steel tamper-proof compression latch for railway use
Vibration and tampering are both addressed with the new Program 1000 stainless steel compression latch from EMKA for use in railway applications. This IP65 latch offers a high degree of vandal-resistance by virtue of its tube key mechanism requiring a special internally profiled key to open/close and to operate the 6mm gasket compression featured by turning the key 90° - once to close the latch and then again to compress the gasket.
10th January 2019

Extra-length bridge handles with new design features

Extra-length bridge handles with new design features
These newly designed extra-length bridge handles announced by FDB Panel Fittings are available in silicon-grey or matte black to an extended 220mm length compared to 142, 170 or 199mm for its standard sized sibling. The added length provides ultimate comfort and convenience, for example when wearing work gloves.
9th January 2019


Stainless steel fasteners for high corrosion environments

Stainless steel fasteners for high corrosion environments
With the addition of molybdenum, A4 stainless (ASTM 316) is significantly more resistant to corrosion than the more popular A2 (ASTM 304) and very little more expensive. Although A4 stainless is often referred to as marine grade Challenge Europe have noticed an increasing need for this highly cost-effective grade to meet the demands of non-marine industries where equipment is subjected to more demanding service conditions. 
4th January 2019

New specialist hinges announced for winter

New specialist hinges announced for winter
  A hinge by any other name is not quite what one may expect – as it turns out. The FDB online shop now includes a selection of spring hinges, friction hinges and torque hinges for the many and extensive specialist enclosures and panels used in industrial and office furniture applications. 
17th December 2018

Socket screws from stock or custom made

Socket screws from stock or custom made
  Challenge Europe, specialists in fasteners believe they are 'big' on socket screws, as they have big stock and big service to ensure UK manufacturers across the electro-mechanical industries can save costs and ensure problem-free production schedules.
17th December 2018

The guides to circuit board hardware

The guides to circuit board hardware
Two new guides for electronics design and production engineers have been produced by Essentra Components to assist in the selection and use of PCB hardware components. By sharing their expertise in component technologies Essentra Components short-cut the search process and save time in the development cycle.
11th December 2018

Soft-touch components offer comfort and control

Soft-touch components offer comfort and control
Elesa Soft-Touch technology raises the bar for industrial components with outstanding comfort and control at the operator’s fingertips. Designed by Elesa for equipment where high performance is crucial – like fitness, rehab and disability equipment, high precision instruments and environments experiencing unfavourable climatic conditions.
7th December 2018

Expanded levelling feet range are on the march

Expanded levelling feet range are on the march
Engineering and technical component supply company WDS Component Parts is expanding its range of levelling feet, or machine feet as they are also known, to include new styles, new materials and new features. Levelling feet are used to support all manner of machines – industrial, medical, scientific etc. as well as cabinets, furniture and display equipment. In fact, they can be used to support just about anything, from stage sets to library shelves, laboratory instruments to control panels, gym equipment to security barriers.
3rd December 2018

Torsion springs and axial rotational energy systems

Torsion springs and axial rotational energy systems
Where it is necessary to apply a torque or to store rotational energy then Lee Spring torsion springs are frequently the most efficient solution. This is because of the action around a core with ends which can be formed into a wide range of leg shapes twisted and formed to suit the project needs.
3rd December 2018


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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019
5th February 2019
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1st April 2019
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