Insights into food and dairy production

With almost 40 years’ experience in automation, we work closely with our customers using a toolbox of products and services, including full line design, conveyor equipment, line balancing and controls, and end-of-line solutions.

THERMASET – A LEADING POWDER COATING SPECIALIST

Staffordshire-based Thermaset Limited is the one of the UK’s leading powder coating specialists and a Qualicoat approved manufacturer.

The company has been creating powder coating for more than 30 years -formulating, manufacturing and supplying products to a wide range of customers. It supplies powder coatings direct through a combination of routes to market comprising telephone orders, email and via its online shop. Its powder coatings are renowned for their stability and reliability and stock powders are available for next day delivery across the UK.

TV show prepares to lift manhole on sewer cleaning team

A popular TV show revealing the grimy side of life in Britain is preparing to show wastewater engineers working for Lanes Group battling fatbergs in London sewers.

Hygienic progressing cavity pumps transport food gently and safely

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Positive displacement pumps are often used in food production where viscous or difficult media such as molasses, honey, spent grains from beer brewing or chocolate have to be conveyed. These media have to be handled in part very sensitively. Progressing cavity pumps are particularly good for these tasks as they ensure conveying at stable pressure and volume, are gentle on the product and allow high-precision dosing. Despite those benefits, progressing cavity pumps have the reputation of being only of limited suitability for tasks with product contact in the food industry. The main concerns regard the latent risk of food contamination through rubber abrasion.

The new vega.com website has now been launched

Level and pressure instrumentation at the click of a mouse. The new vega.com website has now been launched, adding further customer enhancements to application advice, instrument selection, quotation requests and bespoke drawings.

NSK Molded-Oil bearings extend service life in food plant conveyor application

A vegetable processing plant in Germany is enjoying significant benefits following the adoption of Molded-Oil bearings from NSK. Principally, the move has helped the company extend the service life of bearings on a critical conveyor from two weeks, to 40, saving considerable maintenance costs and downtime in the process.

Bluepoint Tags & Labels Ltd

The importance of metal detectability in tagging and labelling operations is well established. Food and beverage processors are under increasing pressures to ensure that the highest standards of food safety are met. Many processors now have metal detection systems in place to prevent the production and distribution of physically contaminated products.

Waterjet Industries aims to be the first choice for any water cutting requirements

Plymouth-based Waterjet Industries re-financed their state-of-the-art machinery to raise £80,000 with Henry Howard Finance to complete a management buyout.

Launched in 2007, Waterjet Industries aims to be the first choice for any water cutting requirements. A waterjet is an industrial tool that’s capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using high pressure water. With two precision waterjet machines, Waterjet Industries work with businesses in numerous sectors including aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, power generation and precision engineering.

Daisy-chained sensors

SICK has reinvented the lightgrid as a versatile ‘light chain’ of cascading photoelectric sensors. The FlexChain detection system is a new way of configuring light grids that offers freedom for automated plant and machinery applications.

Metering systems

Elcomponent is a specialist provider of metering systems, data collection and energy management platforms. It can provide solutions across all sectors and can design, supply, install, commission and operate them. Elcomponent metering systems are designed and installed by its team of experts to ensure that they deliver the data needed, regardless of environment or utility.

Managing Losses in Compressed Air Systems with Thermal Mass Flow Technology

Monitoring compressed air usage within industrial applications has become increasingly important as the associated costs continue to rise dramatically.

UV LEDs the next generation give you the freedom to design almost anything

YOU would be surprised where LEDs help us in our everyday lives – they pop up in water purifying apparatus and printers, in fridges and currency detectors and in air conditioners helping to keep you cool.