FLIR Announces DM285 Industrial Thermal Imaging Digital Multimeter

Powerful Inspection, Troubleshooting, and Diagnostic Tool Features Infrared Guided Measurement Technology to Help Electrical Professionals Spot Problems

A year of success with Radyr Comprehensive School

Global engineering and scientific technologies company, Renishaw, is celebrating a successful year of its education outreach partnership with Radyr Comprehensive School. Students from the school, local to the company’s South Wales Miskin facility, have been using Renishaw’s Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) as part of their product design lessons. Following a successful first year, the school has now taken on its largest ever cohort of product design students.


When it comes to on-site servicing, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has developed the SCOUT55 Amplifier for mobile measurement.

Power Jacks Supports Export Growth Plans With New Sales Office In India

Lifting and positioning specialist Power Jacks has completed its latest expansion move by opening a dedicated sales office in India to service an increasingly significant market.

Breathe Safe International Launch Sentry 4 Inert Entry Life Support Respiratory System to Meet 2019 PPE Regulation

After a rigorous 3 year redevelopment and testing programme, Breathe Safe International is proud to launch the Sentry 4 Inert Entry Life Support System, one of the safest breathing systems in the world to meet the most up to date and current directives and regulations.

Let BPMA help with your pump selection

Old pumps not only consume too much energy, they are also prone to failure which can adversely affect your maintenance budget and in turn your business. By replacing them with new, correctly sized, energy-efficient pumps, you will enjoy reliable, low-cost pump operation.

Networked drive electronics and IoT features at SPS IPC Drives

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will showcase innovations in drive electronics at the 2017 SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg (hall 3, stand 218).

The new NORDAC LINK series of field distribution systems, designed for networked intralogistics facilities with many drive axes, provides an especially good user experience. These frequency inverters and motor starters enable flexible configuration of features and functions to perfectly suit application requirements. Coded plug-in connectors for power, communications, and sensors enable swift and safe commissioning. Integrated maintenance switches and direction switches facilitate servicing these systems later on. Size 2 NORDAC LINK frequency inverters will premiere at the trade show – these latest field distribution systems are suitable for motor ratings up to 7.5 kW. The various models in this series now offer solutions for all typical tasks in postal hubs, airport baggage handling systems, and warehouses. The AC vector drives are suitable for horizontal conveyors as well as inclined and vertical conveyors. They integrate hoist functions and the safety functions STO and SS1 according to EN 61800-5-2.


Chesterfield based BG Engineering, a specialist subcontractor for machined components, has expanded its team and manufacturing facility, with the appointment of two new apprentices and a £75,000 investment in a new apprentice machine cell.


New NRH305DR rotary position sensor offers dual-redundant outputs  

Infrarail 2018 picking up speed ahead of return to ExCel London @infrarail

Infrarail 2018, the UK’s leading exhibition of railway infrastructure equipment, products and services, is now less than five months away.

Eisele supplements the BASICLINE with pilot operated check valves In pneumatic applications they take over a variety of safety functions

Eisele has supplemented the BASICLINE series 25 with pilot operated check valves for compressed air which can be used ideally in combination with pneumatic cylinders. The components, made of nickel-plated brass are suitable for a variety of applications, such as a safety component in industries or in medical technology.

Monitoring Oil Flow to Critical Bearings in Heavy Machinery

Titan Enterprises reports how it developed an adapted version of its OG5 flowmeter for a leading supplier of mobile rock crushers to monitor oil flow to the rotating cylinder bearing mechanism at the heart of their system.

Industrial crushers are used in a wide range of materials processing sectors which include aggregates, landscaping, infrastructure and road building, construction and demolition, mining, waste management and recycling.

To ensure reliable operation monitoring of lubricating oil flow and pressure to the main drive bearings in crusher units is critical. The specification for the flowmeter included that it could not impede lubricant flow and had to have a low pressure drop even at full flow with cold, thick oil. While Titan Enterprises standard OG5 flowmeter met the flow requirements the standard 1-inch diameter flow pathway was considered too small as it may restrict lubricant flow.

After initial successful proof of concept trials with the standard OG5 flowmeter, Titan redesigned the aluminium version of the meter to have 1.25-inch diameter connections to reduce the pressure drop at minimum operating temperature and maximum flow. In addition, a transparent cover was fitted to the flowmeter so that the operator could visually verify oil flow. Further customisation allowed the flowmeter to be plugged directly into the customers wiring


loom and the body of the meter was even anodised to match the colour of the crushing machines they were being fitted to.

The resultant flow monitoring device has proved to be very reliable and to date nearly 500 units have been installed in the clients crushing machines.

ABB named global leader in SCADA systems for the power sector

New ARC report proclaims “ABB’s Grid Automation business is at the forefront of grid automation and digitalization”

Otley engineering firm looks to quadruple turnover in five years through government’s £100k KTP grant

“…the company’s goal is to boost turnover from £1.2m to £4m within five years…”


HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to introduce its new CP52 Communication Processor (CP), which has been exclusively designed for use with the widely acclaimed MGCplus Data Acquisition System.

Starrett on tour

~ Demo van visits showcase power tool accessories ~