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28 February 2018

Mettler Toledo’s new XPR comparator line provides accurate, fast and traceable mass determination for calibration labs as well as industrial clients. The comparators offer high repeatability and can support low MinWeight values, so can be used for weight calibration and for accurate measurement of extremely small goods at high tare loads. 

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27 February 2018

JSP's EVO5 Dualswitch helmet which is certified to both EN397 and EN12492 on one certificate, with the ability to change between the two standards easily at the flick of a switch. This changes the retention strength of the helmet’s fully adjustable 4-point chinstrap to give conformity to either the Construction Helmet EN397 or the Climbing Helmet standard of EN12492.

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27 February 2018

One of FE Engel’s best-selling brands, Galaxy offers a comprehensive selection of smart and functional clothing with the emphasis as much on style and fit as on being protective and hardwearing; the trousers are narrower than normal, the jackets slim-cut and all garments are available in a choice of three colour combinations.

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27 February 2018

St Clare Engineering's Grab-O-Matic fork attachment and pedestrian drum handlers provide a safe and efficient solution for anyone loading or unloading drums from lorries or containers, de-palletising or just generally moving drums around a workshop or factory site.

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26 February 2018

The National Startup Awards powered by Bank of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland have been officially launched by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD. The competition recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 15 categories.

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27 February 2018

Trend Control Systems has announced its next generation IQ VISION monitoring and management solution. The successor to the 963 Supervisor, IQ VISION integrates Trend controllers, third party smart devices and internet protocols into a centralised software platform that is designed to manage buildings at an enterprise level, enabling building owners and managers to identify issues and optimise their systems.

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27 February 2018

ABB has released a new guide explaining how to keep instruments and analysers in top working condition.

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26 February 2018

Recently updated, the  current generation of the INVIZ SNK tank and vessel inspection camera allows a detailed inspection of confined spaces without requiring manned entry.

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22 February 2018

MACH 2018 takes place from 9th to 13th April at the NEC in Birmingham. Fronius UK  will be presenting its capabilities within the field of welding.

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22 February 2018

Dennis mowers were used at stadia for the FIFA World Cups in South Africa and Brazil and will be in action in Russia this year. Like SISIS ground-care machinery made by Howardsons, Dennis mowers are used by many sports clubs, local authorities and education establishments. The company recently upgraded production with a self-contained blast-room from Hodge Clemco.

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26 February 2018

TeleEye, a global supplier of video surveillance systems, has added the MP2300 Series starlight network camera to its camera product line.

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26 February 2018

The new KES series of gland plates from CONTA-CLIP enables the quick and safe introduction of cables and tubes without connectors into cabinets and machine housings. KES plates provide IP66 ingress protection with no need to specially fit and secure cables with screws. 

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21 February 2018

The Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, has announced the development of Ireland’s first national Space Strategy for Enterprise by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The Strategy will set out how Ireland can maximise the benefit of its investment in the European Space Agency (ESA) and in the European Union’s (EU) flagship space programmes, Copernicus, Galileo and Horizon 2020.

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21 February 2018

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, has said the economic consequences of a hard and disruptive Brexit, as outlined by the Copenhagen Economics report commissioned by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, would require a series of exemptions from EU state aid rules for the Irish agri-food and drink sector.

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21 February 2018

A range of inductive sensors equipped with IO-Link gives users access to data that couldn’t economically be used before, according to ifm electronic.

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21 February 2018

The new Chicago Pneumatic CP66 Series Nutrunners offer high power, low maintenance and low vibration. Weighing just 3.8kg and equipped with a sturdy stabilising arm to aid operator comfort, the series is designed for flange-related bolting applications.

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21 February 2018

JVM Castings is one of thousands of manufacturers of all sizes across the UK driving productivity by embracing a cloud-based Time & Attendance solution from Autotime Solutions to automate the timesheet process.

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27 February 2018

A new product from Skyhook GB is designed to help reduce the number of slip and trip accidents in the workplace.

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27 February 2018

Unigloves and BioCote have combined their expertise to create antimicrobial nitrile food-approved gloves.

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26 February 2018

The Nilfisk Group has announced a new campaign ‘Save on Cost – Not on Clean.’

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FEATURES

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14 February 2018

European safety and health experts have attended a seminar with the EU commissioner to discuss solutions to some of the health and safety challenges faced by micro and small enterprises

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12 February 2018

A special version of a Zenith 400 helical profile grinding machine from Precision Technologies Group (PTG) company, Holroyd Precision, is being used by NETZSCH in Brazil to produce a range of pump screws

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23 October 2017

At the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, held in Singapore in September, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) together with the International Labour Organization presented new estimates of the cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH). The findings reveal that worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9% of GDP, at an annual cost of about €2680 billion.

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18 October 2017

Richard Betts, managing director of RABScreen, an external filter specialist, discusses the importance of airflow in heating and cooling systems

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17 October 2017

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury once said, ‘Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down.’ Though this is an inspiring thought, it's unlikely that construction or even cognitive thought would be at the forefront of someone’s mind when faced with a precipice. Sometimes we need a push to tip us over the edge. Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of EU Automation explores the top three tipping points in the realisation of Industry 4.0.

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26 July 2017

Oil-free compressed air is a standard requirement for industries that need to comply with high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, but traditionally it has come at a price. BOGE says it has achieved a significant step forward in compressor technology that not only delivers truly oil-free compressed air, but also a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). BOGE’s Mark Whitmore reports

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24 July 2017

Stef Lievens, business line manager for compressor technique service operations at Atlas Copco Compressors UK and Ireland, looks at the history and application of internet connectivity and data science in the compressed air industry and examines how it may influence both the initial design of the equipment and the way it is monitored and managed in working environments

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24 July 2017

Instrument calibration is important both to determine the accuracy of the instrument and to ensure that its readings are consistent with other measurements. Matthew Harrison, UK sales manager of Beko Technologies, explains more

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24 July 2017

Annually, UK industry uses over 20TWh of electricity to compress air, equivalent to the output of four power stations and over 8.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. As a result, high-quality energy and performance at a cost-effective price continues to be a key consideration for businesses. Keith Findlay, compressed air audit manager at Gardner Denver, outlines the benefits of energy audits, discussing the improved efficiencies that they can help realise.

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20 July 2017

The last 12 months have seen huge changes in the political and economic landscape. In this report for AirUser, Vanda Jones, executive director of BCAS considers what has happened over the last year, shares her thoughts on what needs to happen moving forwards, and outlines the crucial role that a trade association plays in providing industry with a platform to voice its opinions

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20 July 2017

The compressed air industry has had an excellent record of minimising energy consumption through design and servicing, but now it is time for a step change as the EU commission pushes industry towards resource efficiency and the circular economy.  Marion Beaver, Technical Officer at BCAS takes a look at what it means moving forwards.

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24 July 2017

Those looking to invest in an air compressor often rely on zero hour data sheets verified by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI)* to predict lifetime performance, as this is the only source of independently verified performance data on air compressors. However, Andy Jones, MD at Mattei, says efficiency levels change over the life cycle of a unit and whilst two compressors may have the same zero-hour performance,  the reality is that life cycle costs may vary considerably

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24 July 2017

Training is a vital ingredient for modern businesses with a host of benefits, ranging from employee motivation and retention, to demonstrating competence to implementing safe working practices. Here’s an overview of some of the latest courses available from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

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20 July 2017

BCAS works directly on behalf of the compressed air and vacuum industry to advise on, shape and, at times, challenge the creation of EU and UK legislation, directives and standards. Here, the Society provides a round-up of some of the latest work that Pneurop – the European committee of manufactures of compressors, vacuum pumps and pneumatic tools – is undertaking

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24 July 2017

The correct installation and commissioning of compressed air piping is vital for an ongoing safe and efficient compressed air system.  Here Marion Beaver, technical officer for BCAS outlines best practice

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24 July 2017

AirUser asked the British Compressed Air Society to answer some of the questions it is most frequently asked. Three of these are detailed below

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17 October 2017

Trend Technologies Ireland, a contract moulder of devices for the medical and life sciences sectors, and automotive components for some of the world’s leading vehicle brands, has opened its third ISO Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom at its manufacturing facility in Mullingar. Investment at the site included a number of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag 50t IntElect machines that have enabled the company to boost process stability and achieve shorter production runs

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09 June 2017

New ownership and a strong focus on educational outreach helped deliver a 62% increase in maintenance engineering visitors at this year’s Maintec exhibition

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09 June 2017

There is frequent confusion over what constitutes a ‘Competent Person’ in the context of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. It is important to understand this term correctly in order to comply with the law states Marion Beaver, Technical Officer for BCAS

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26 May 2017

Predictive maintenance is a key product of Industry 4.0 as it allows businesses to anticipate downtime, efficiently resolve issues and make effective business decisions. Joshua Dugdale, technical manger at the MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) explains more

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SPONSORED CONTENT

21 February 2017

Verderflex® Industrial peristaltic pumps are extremely robust pumps, ideal for heavy duty operations on intermittent or continuous duty cycles. They are a simple to use, easy to control, versatile and reliable way to pump liquids.

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21 February 2017

Typical consumables for the Verderflex® pumps are hoses, tubes, lubricants and accessories like pulsation dampers, custom base plates, quick change hoses and more. It is recommended that these consumables be used with Verderflex® pumps for better performance and low operational costs.”

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21 February 2017

The Verderflex® Peristaltic Cased Tube Pump range are ideal for benchtop, laboratory and process environments. Tube pumps are perfect for lower flow rates, are fully programmable, with the option of multiple heads. These types of pump provide accurate dosing and repeatability and are capable of handling viscous and chemically aggressive liquids as well as shear sensitive products.

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21 February 2017

The Verderflex® OEM range of tube pumps are designed for panel mounting or incorporation into 3rd party machines that need an accurate, low maintenance dosing solution that can be found in many applications such as printing, packaging, chemical dosing, vending machines, water treatment and more.

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