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Explore automation

GAMBICA?and Intellect will be holding a joint event on 6th March 2012 to promote the concept of automation and its benefits to industry. The ‘Automated Britain – The Renaissance of UK Manufacturing’ ... 

Design your labels on your Smartphone

The BMP51 and BMP53 Label Makers from Brady are the company’s first label printers to feature a Bluetooth Network Card. This means labels can now be designed on an Android Smartphone, using Brady’s ... 

Website re-engineered for 2012 and beyond

Connecting Industry, the online hub of the UK's leading portfolio of industrial publications has been completely re-engineered and re-launched.Connecting Industry ( is ... 

Switch from DC to AC brings benefits

Control Techniques’ Unidrive SP AC drives have been used to replace DC?technology at an Italian manufacturer of tyres, resulting in energy savings, increased production and a reduction in ... 
Process Automation & Control

Filtration system cures quality issues

With the water quality in a thermoset cooling system causing a number of problems for a manufacturer of plastic piping systems a more effective filtration system needed to be found. Steve Cupples, ... 
Filtration & separation

Scanning for inside information

One of the challenges in managing filtration and separation processes is to know what's going on inside the filter or separator. Industrial Tomography highlights the benefits of scanning in achieving ... 
Filtration & separation

Satisfying the most tricky of customers

Keith Thornhill, business development manager for Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies, says that by implementing standardisation and flexible production, food manufacturers will be ... 
Food processing & packaging

Go with the flow to improve flexibility

Workflow software was once considered a beneficial optional extra, but now, according to Paul Alcock, pre-sales technical consultant at Wonderware UK, a business unit of SolutionsPT, it is a crucial ... 
Communications & networks

How to minimise error

Keith J. Albert, from Artel, outlines the common sources of error in the automated liquid handling systems used in life science laboratories. He emphasises the .... 
Containers and vessels

Distributed approach improves integration

With the introduction of its SIL 3 capable failsafe I/O modules suitable for use in Zone 1 hazardous areas, Siemens now offers an integrated safety, control and hazardous area capability. Ian Curtis, ... 
Process Automation & Control

Process seminar tour travels north

The KROHNE Academy, a series of seminars titled Process Measurement & Automation Control in practice proved a great success in the first leg of its tour across the UK in March and now travels ... 

Smart technology verifies health

The suite of Smart Meter Verification technology from Emerson Process Management has been expanded to include Rosemount magnetic flowmeters. Such technology delivers on-line verification of device ... 
Flow & level

Large seals are big on benefits

Phil Burge, communication manager for SKF, explains how large diameter seals, formed from the latest engineering plastics, are rising to the challenges presented by demanding industries such as oil ... 
Pumps, valves & seals

Superior sealing suits oil and gas

Klinger develops, manufactures and distributes sealing products for use in industries such as oil, gas, chemical and pharmaceutical, enjoying success at the Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port and at ... 
Pumps, valves & seals

Guiding you towards safer boilers

The publication of the Guidance on the Safe Operation of Boilers (BG01) in October has highlighted the need for both operators and managers to have the right training. Roger Glassonbury, UK?customer ... 
Heat transfer

Insulation is key to increased efficiency

Richard Barlow, technical applications engineer, Morgan Thermal Ceramics, reviews the type of insulating products available for use in industries such as chemical and hydrocarbon processing. He looks ... 
Heat transfer

Improved bearing life reduces downtime costs

Problem:?An Italian snack food company was experiencing a persistent problem of failure of fixed tail drum conveyor bearings operating in a damp environment. Across all six of its production lines, ... 
Food processing & packaging

Efficient motors help save £26,000

Problem: Golden Acres Petfoods makes 5000 different premium pet food products. As part of its expansion plan, the company will raise production from the current 1500 metric tons of dry extruded pet ... 
Food processing & packaging

Compressor replacement gives us our daily bread

Problem: Haighs Bakery in West Yorkshire operates 24h/day, 6 days a week, supplying breads, cakes and savouries to corner shops, schools, bakeries, restaurants and catering companies. Compressed air ... 
Food processing & packaging

Just the right mix

Problem:?Conveying chocolate in a production process is not simple, as the hydraulic and thermal conditions have to be determined to successfully transport the chocolate masses through the system. ... 
Food processing & packaging

Powder packing

Problem: A new production facility being installed at the Milk Link Taw Valley Creamery in Devon is part of a multi-million pound joint investment project between Milk Link and Volac. The facility ... 
Food processing & packaging

Dual gap design for use in level alarm applications

The Echotel Model 962, from Magnetrol, offers two setpoints on the same transducer, a tip sensitive lower gap and a flow-through upper gap. This dual-gap design allows the unit to be used for low and ... 
Flow & level

A choice of power sources, including renewable

Electromagnetic water flowmeters with an expanded range of power source options are now available from ABB. Based on the Aquamaster Explorer transmitter, the Aquamaster 3 is suitable for water ... 
Flow & level

A new name for assemblies

The Vega range of bypass chamber, bridle and magnetic level indicator (MLI) options now come under new names.All bypass mounted assemblies solely for mounting Vega guided and non-contact radar ... 
Flow & level

On the level

Gems Sensors and Controls has introduced a range of magnetostrictive level sensors designed for a variety of end user and OEM applications. The XT-1000 sensors provide continuous operation and are ... 
Flow & level

LVDT solution for tricky applications

RDP Electronics can now provide a LVDT based liquid level measurement solution for use where other methods may be inappropriate. Typically, the LVDT?is fitted with a weighted float and installed with ... 
Flow & level

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