New Elesa spoked handwheels for food, pharmaceutical and medical industries

The popular fixed and folding handle versions of Elesa’s VRTP spoked handwheels are now available in solid section material certified in compliance with the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The cavity free design, combined with all metal components in food grade 304 or 316 stainless steel, make these handles suitable for food processing, pharmaceutical and medical applications. Read more...

Maintenance to bowl them over

With over 50 years in the lighting industry, Abacus prides itself on offering a full turnkey solution, from design through to lighting and column maintenance to create the Abacus Advantage. The Abacus Maintenance Team takes care of many sites, inspecting and maintaining both Abacus and non-Abacus products. Edgbaston Cricket Ground is one of these. Read more...







Intertronics Thinky Mixer improves bonding processes inoptical instrument manufacture

The engineers at optical instrument makers Gooch & Housego use a high specification UV cure adhesive in a military application. It is premixed with microspheres to ensure bondline thickness. However, there were problems in getting a homogenous dispersion of microspheres in the mix - which could lead to poor fitment of the optical element and subsequent removal, cleaning and re-working. So Flynn Barrett, in charge of the assembly process, turned to David Peat at Intertronics who was able to demonstrate a bench-top Thinky ARE250 mixer. Read more...

FDB11 RCBO offers Rail Industry standard DC protection

FDB Electrical is delighted to announce a new development of their RCBO technology approved for use in DC electrified areas (DC immune). The new FDB11 RCBO importantly incorporates loss of neutral indication and comes with overload and short circuit protection which are likely to be of interest to electrical contractors, design engineers and plant engineers working in and around rail industry installations where induced DC current may cause problems in adjacent AC lines. The FDB11 may also be used for simple AC protection in schools and similar institutional establishments where its high levels of quality and reliability are appreciated.   Read more

Weidmüller accelerates work processes with “stripax® Ultimate” stripping tool

Users of “stripax® Ultimate” and “AM 16” sheathing stripper can, for the first time, strip and dismantle halogen-free insulation materials and UL or UL-type cables with hard or smooth insulation quickly and easily. The new 3-stage partial stripping function of the “stripax® Ultimate” allows hard insulation materials to be perfectly prepped, even in small stripping lengths.   Read more

Makita introduce new mains grinders with more power and lower vibration

Makita has introduced additional mains powered grinders to their comprehensive range that offer many features and benefits for the operator. There are various models in the 115mm and 125mm range all of which feature a new design of slim-line machine body. ... Read more

Powder Handling Specialist Solves Storage Problems Instantly with a Temporary Building

With 70 percent growth over the last three years and still more in prospect, bulk powder storage and packaging specialists, Resin Handling Services (RHS), found they had severe capacity problems. Help came from Smart Space, the temporary building experts, who completed a project to provide additional temporary building storage within two months from order, with the actual build time on site taking just four days. ... Read more

Weidmüller’s new PROeco switched-mode power supply units

With the new PROeco switched-mode power supply units, Weidmüller presents reliable, efficient, power supply solutions that are equipped with above average performance in an extremely compact, space-saving design. A high degree of efficiency and minimal no-load losses ensure low energy consumption and a long service life.  Read more


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