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13 February 2019

A new compact proportional solenoid-controlled pneumatic valve range from Magnet Schultz is designed to provide efficient regulation of air and gas flows across a broad range of applications and industry sectors.

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12 February 2019

Safely discharging the contents of a 200L drum whilst ensuring its contents are thoroughly mixed, would once have necessitated a pump and separate mixer or agitator and two people. The Graco Twistork Agitator offers an alternative.

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13 February 2019

At the 2019 Hannover Messe (1 to 5 April 2019 in Hanover, Germany), Endress+Hauser will highlight the intelligent utilisation of data and information from field devices and show how the vast potential hidden in plants can be unleashed.

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12 February 2019

ABB offers a Lunch ‘n’ Learn training session that shows how water companies can use variable speed drives (VSDs) to make dramatic improvements in their leakage rates.

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12 February 2019

Primera Technology Europe, with more than 32 years experience in developing individual printing services and a representative of US company Primera Technology, Inc. in EMEA for 18 years, now has a new name – DTM Print.

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11 February 2019

binder specialises in the design and manufacture of circular connectors for sectors such as automation, food and beverage, medical and industrial data and communications systems. Many of its products featured at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2019.

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11 February 2019

Endress+Hauser is inviting readers to visit the company in Manchester for a showcase of its Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) apps.

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11 February 2019

Riftek has introduced high speed laser scanners for precision linear measurement tasks.

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12 February 2019

Introduced by ifm electronic, LR SMARTOBSERVER is an ‘out-of-the-box’ software product that enables users to condition data acquisition to see what is actually happening at their manufacturing plant – right down to individual sensor level – and then to store that data for analysis later.

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08 February 2019

Litre Meter manufactures and distributes a wide range of flowmeters to suit many kinds of of industrial plant and equipment.

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08 February 2019

Hi-line Industries now holds in stock a range of high quality Vertical Air Receivers for immediate shipping or collection.

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07 February 2019

BoWex curved-tooth gear couplings are flexible shaft connections for positive torque transmission designed to compensate for axial, radial, and angular shaft misalignment. KTR’s BoWex M, consists of two toothed hubs and a nylon sleeve with toothing inside.

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07 February 2019

At its recent Switch to Robots seminar, ABB demonstrated how robots can help UK SME manufacturing companies become more productive and competitive.

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08 February 2019

Vaisala has introduced an in-situ 3-in-1 biogas instrument. The MGP261 measures methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments. This compact instrument is Ex certified to zone 0, which enables in-line installation in explosive atmospheres.

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04 February 2019

SGF's first flexible drive shaft, the SGFlex-3FD-CONNECT, is said to combine the advantages of common drive shafts with the advantages of flexible couplings, providing a vibration-damping alternative to drive shafts with universal joints.

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13 February 2019

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurements, has introduced what it says is the world’s first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument, Vaisala MGP261 for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments. This compact measurement instrument is Ex certified up to zone 0, which enables in-line installation also in explosive atmospheres.

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06 February 2019

Lorien Engineering Solutions has led the construction of a 20,000m2 factory extension for one of Poland’s largest agricultural vehicle manufacturers. Almost one in four combine harvesters bought in Poland is manufactured by CNH Industrial at its factory in Plock.

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04 February 2019

Augmented reality (AR) has quickly been applied to making improvements on the factory floor. Mitsubishi Electric plans a commercial roll-out for this next generation of interface technology as a predictive maintenance solution for its more advanced factory automation equipment, such as the MELFA series of industrial robots.

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31 January 2019

Manufacturers often have a sense that there are inefficiencies on the plant floor, but find difficulty identifying them. They are correct—inefficient processes and waste happen every day in every plant around the world. In fact, the “hidden factory” phenomenon indicates losses due to workarounds, rework and inefficient changeover procedures can be as much as 40 percent of total company effort.

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01 February 2019

The DA10 and DA30 data acquisition protocol converters from Red Lion Controls are new entry level devices that offer standard Ethernet and serial ports to gather data from disparate systems and/or allow them to share information.

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FEATURES

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05 February 2019

Successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process and is a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise, explains Chris Evans, marketing & operations group manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division.

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03 February 2019

Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for months on end are the two extreme conditions in which the world's longest igus plastic energy chain operates. At the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic, the roller energy chain system with a travel length of 615 metres has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat.

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03 February 2019

HARTING looks at some of the key focuses of smart manufacturing in 2019.

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25 January 2019

For much of this and last century and throughout UK industry, a dependable supply of industrial gases such as nitrogen and oxygen has been as crucial to critical processes as the supply of electricity, water and gas utilities. Now, major advances in on-site gas generation technology have transformed the way users are able to source industrial gases explains Arron Farghaly MEng – lead application and business development engineer Atlas Copco Compressors.

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29 November 2018

In this issue of IP&E, the news from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is that it has welcomed its new president, Jason Morgan, and said a well-deserved congratulations to the winner of this year’s Primary Engineer Rogers Knight award

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23 November 2018

Free cooling is a fast, effective and economical way for industrial end-users to reduce process cooling energy costs, in some cases by up to 80%. Get the specification right and the system can pay for itself within 18 months; get it wrong and the investment may fail to live up to expectations. Richard Metcalfe, director – UK & Ireland Sales & Service at ICS Cool Energy looks at the pros and cons of two of the most popular types of free cooling systems. 

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22 November 2018

As the name suggests, corrosion-resistant bearings can be used in applications where corrodible materials wouldn’t suffice — think food processing, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical production and bearings for marine applications. But, what materials suffice? Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing supplier SMB Bearings, explains

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20 November 2018

A consistent supply of clean, dry compressed air is essential to many sectors, but it can require a considerable amount of energy to produce. Here, Andrew Power, country manager at Gardner Denver, details some simple steps that operators can take to improve energy efficiency and bottom line profitability

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16 November 2018

When making the choice between a vane or screw compressor, there are a number of different areas for consideration. Amongst these, the most important are the long-term factors, as these will paint the most accurate picture of which technology is likely to offer the greatest benefits. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, examines four key areas to take into account when making a compressor selection

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14 November 2018

Plastic waste has become one of today's hottest topics with both businesses and consumers feeding the problem of overuse. It seems some organisations are reluctant to change their pick, pack and despatch process, believing it too challenging or expensive to explore viable alternatives. With plastic production doubling over the last 50 years, there is an urgent need to do something, as Jake Kirk, managing partner at Kite Packaging, explains

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15 November 2018

Fluid Heater installations are generally at the simpler end of the spectrum when compared to a complex steam plant, so it came as something of a surprise to Babcock Wanson UK when it was approached by a company asking if it could create a 1MW fluid heater to operate at 275 bar pressure and reach a temperature 490°. Chris Horsley, managing director, explains more

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16 November 2018

Power grids are becoming digital jungles. Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart meters and integrated cloud services are bringing new considerations for organisations in relation to hackers, cyber security and data protection. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director of energy software expert Copa-Data UK, explains how software is playing an important role in securing networks of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in the energy industry.

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13 November 2018

If you work in manufacturing, you will be used to hearing about Industry 4.0, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its vision of a brave new world for automation, just around the corner. It’s an exciting prospect. Yet, in reality, Industry 4.0 is much less about revolution, than it is about winning through steady, incremental progress, according to Seb Strutt, senior product manager for SICK UK

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06 November 2018

AxFlow product manager Malcolm Walker looks at the types of positive displacement pumps that are making their mark in the food processing industry

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24 September 2018

Early indications of bearing damage enable a user to replace bearings during regularly scheduled maintenance, avoiding otherwise costly unscheduled machine downtime. Important parameters for monitoring machine condition include noise, temperature and vibration. Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager of SKF explains

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13 September 2018

The topic of Brexit is a daily, if not hourly discussion in companies across the UK. To help its members and end-users speak with a unified voice and help influence UK Government policy, BCAS is now a key member of the EURIS taskforce, an advisory body that examines the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU for the UK Government, manufacturers and the media 

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13 September 2018

Flexibility and modularity are key trends in machine and plant engineering. It is increasingly common for standard machines and additional units to be made as separate mechanical and electronic units that are joined only shortly before commissioning the full system. Installation hardware must live up to the modularity of the machine. Murrelektronik explains how its Cube67 field bus system offers a solution

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13 September 2018

Water quality plays a considerable role in plant efficiency but what should we be measuring, where and how? Armand Uchtmann, commercial business manager water quality EMEA of HORIBA, offers guidance on monitoring the quality of water used for heating and cooling purposes.

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13 September 2018

Battery-free scanners powered by super-capacitors can help boost a business’ productivity and green credentials, explains to Stan Zywicki, general manager, Scanning and Printing, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions

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23 August 2018

Effective maintenance strategies can help businesses save money, improve operational efficiencies, reduce downtime and increase productivity. What, then, are the most effective strategies that compressed air users can implement? Keith Atkinson, EMEAI sales manager at Gardner Denver, offers some suggestions

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13 June 2013

OFFER RELIABLE CONTROL IN DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS

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22 February 2013

Parker domnick hunter offer a range of high efficiency coalescing compressed air filters for the removal of water and oil aerosols, solid particulates and micro-organisms, and dust filters for the removal of dry particulate and micro-organisms from industrial compressed air systems.

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23 November 2016

JTEKT offers a vast range of bearings for the automotive industry including various types of tapered roller bearings.

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26 November 2015

TSE Small Thermal Shock  Simple to install and operate!

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27 January 2015

OMD dryers are sized to match standard compressor outputs

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14 February 2018

INTERPUMP is the largest and most innovative manufacturer of high pressure plunger pumps in the world. Dual Pumps are the official INTERPUMP UK distributor.

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13 May 2015

Carrier Rental Systems have a new range of dry air blast coolers available for hire ranging from 25kw to 500kw single units. It is common that clients incorporate Carrier Rental Systems Dry Air Coolers into site contingency plans to facilitate fast delivery and connection in the event of a failure of the clients own installed equipment.

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18 May 2016

Nord-Lock washers secure bolted joints with tension instead of friction. It is a high quality product with documented success in many industries worldwide.

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26 April 2013

For over 50 years, Verder has provided engineering support to its customers in the water & wastewater, chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and process industries.

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13 May 2015

Keeping you cool this summer … wherever you are ... with portable air conditioner hire from Carrier Rental Systems.

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12 May 2015

We have one of the largest supplies of hose and couplings available and we also supply custom designed large bore hoses.

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07 August 2014

The latest generation of innovative INOX valve bodies from Bürkert can eliminate the need for a large number of pipe sections, bends and connections in complex interfaces. Removing a collection of conventional piping greatly reduces space requirements, speeds-up design and installation time and reduces the opportunities for leaks.

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29 July 2013

Gas solenoid valves auto or manual reset class A EN161

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13 May 2015

State-of-the-art, energy efficient chiller hire is at the core of Carrier Rental Systems. A complete range of chiller rental units are available immediately, from 10kw to 1200kw.

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23 November 2016

The Ceramic and EXSEV Bearings are designed for applications operating in extreme special environments where conventional bearings are not suitable for.

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