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M. Davis & Sons Acquires Val-Tech Inc.

Wilmington, DE, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Industrial News/ — M. Davis & Sons, Inc. announces the recent acquisition of Valtech, Inc., a manufacturer of VTi Power Distribution Equipment. M. Davis will continue the manufacturing and sale of this equipment under the new brand name “VTi by M. Davis”.

The types of power distribution equipment that will be manufactured at the Newark, Delaware facility located at 24 McMillan Way are Portable Power Distribution Equipment (PPDC), Fused Distribution Panel (FDP) and Unitized Distribution Substation (UDS). The UDS equipment is the main product that is currently produced.

The UDS equipment is utilized by engineering firms, plants and facilities due to their smaller footprint. “Facilities that have space constraints are looking for the UDS because of the compact footprint and the ability to distribute local, clean power” stated Edward J. Harrison, Project Manager for the VTi by M. Davis production facility. Additionally, the UDS equipment is customizable for color and accessories such as lighting contactors and heat trace EPD breakers.

M. Davis & Sons, Inc. has fabricated custom process control panels for years at the 200 Hadco Road, Wilmington, DE location. The addition of the VTi by M. Davis product line is an introduction into the power distribution market. “The VTi by M. Davis production business compliments the existing custom process controls panel shop,” says CEO Peggy Del Fabbro.

About M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
M. Davis & Sons, Inc. is a fifth generation woman-owned mechanical/electrical contractor and fabricator based in Delaware. M. Davis & Sons has all of the in-house service capabilities to handle the entire scope for the customer to expedite a quality project. For more information, visit www.mdavisinc.com. For more information about VTI by M. Davis, visit www.vt-inc.com.

 

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Contact-Details: M. Davis and Sons, Inc.
Contact: Elaine Buonopane
Email: elaine.buonopane@mdavisinc.com
Phone: 302-993-3365
Website: www.mdavisinc.com
VTI by MDavis website: www.vt-inc.com
Address: 19 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

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Mixed Fortunes for Engineers and Their Colleagues

Results from Reed’s recent report ‘Meeting the People Challenge’ indicate that employers large and small have been seeking alternatives to redundancy, such as extended holidays and flexible working schemes. Whilst many engineering firms have been unable to avoid lay-offs, others have fared better and are now planning to hire. Mark Blay, Area Manager for Reed Engineering in St Albans, agrees that many of his clients have sought to avoid redundancies – but for many, it’s just not possible: ‘There have been more instances of unpaid leave; less so for reduced working hours,’ he says. ‘And of course, some companies regard the current situation as an opportunity to have a clear-out. But good candidates – people who in a different economic climate would have a choice of new roles – are still being released.’

Mixed Fortunes for Engineers and Their Colleagues

No choice

Amongst Reed Engineering’s clients, candidates in electrical and mechanical maintenance jobs have been in the firing line. ‘If order books are down, and production lines are not running at full capacity, there’s less plant to look after,’ says Blay. ‘Although building maintenance people have been less adversely affected.’ Many organisations are holding on to key senior people in readiness for a future surge in business. Yet companies with more complex hierarchies have been forced to strip out layers of management. According to Blay, business development and sales people in consulting firms have been hit hard: ‘Even though market forces are mostly to blame – rather than poor selling or account management skills – if business isn’t coming in, companies can’t afford to employ them.’

Engineering employers don’t appear to be stepping up with temporary recruitment,despite that being the case in other sectors. ‘It can appear unfair making redundancies and subsequently hiring temporary employees, but the temporaries regularly have varied skill sets, whilst enabling short-term flexibility, and can be released at a moment’s notice. Once order books improve and there is a more confident long-term outlook for the companies concerned, they may then revert to permanent hires.’

For more information on engineering recruitment and jobs offered by Reed Specialist Recruitment, please visit their website reedglobal.com.

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New Diagnostics Instrument for High Volume Semiconductor Manufacturing Environment

InnerSense Ltd., a leading global developer and manufacturer of precision auto-diagnostics instruments for the semiconductors industry, introduced a new system for eliminating handling-related yield loss in 300mm wafer process tools running high volume production.

The new system, coined SMW2, consists of a 300mm wafer instrumented with sensitive three dimensional vibration sensors, and a “Smart FOUP™” that serves as a recharge and communication station, as well as a clean storage container. The “Smart FOUP” employs contact-less recharging and data transfer that enable the system to interface with standard robotic wafer handlers and be operated with minimal interruption to the production line.

Yigal Tomer, InnerSense’s Co-CEO, commented, “The new system is based on six years of excursion control experience. Built on our successful Smart Wafer technology, it brings to the high volume production environment the monitoring ability that has enabled predictive maintenance and statistical analysis of tool condition, previously available in engineering mode only.”

In addition to 3D vibration sensing and FOUP-based, contact-less reader/recharger station, the SMW2 features advanced analytical tools that facilitate troubleshooting, SPC-based trend identification and tool-to-tool comparison. These tools allow even untrained operators to use the system effectively to enhance the availability of expensive wafer process equipment.

ABOUT “SMART WAFER” TECHNOLOGY
A semiconductor wafer is typically handled hundreds of times during its manufacturing process. Collisions and rubbing against other objects may result in edge cracks and back scratches. Uneven or abrupt lifting may cause skidding and misalignment, or even dropping the wafer inside the tool. Particles generated in mechanical contact cause contamination. In total, handling related defects are believed to cause over 30% of wafer yield loss.

Instrumented with sensitive multi-axial accelerometers, InnserSense’s Smart Wafer travels just like a production wafer through the entire path in the process tool and record the vibrations and tilting it experiences during the various handling operations. The recorded data is analyzed to pinpoint problem sources and detect mechanism deterioration to trigger predictive maintenance. By providing quantitative and statistical information on a regular basis, the Smart Wafer becomes a valuable tool for Advanced Equipment Control (AEC). The resulting enhanced yield and productivity translate to significant cost savings.

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Couture Glass – Breaking New Ground In Large-Scale Glass Tile

GrayGlass www.grayglass.net with over 60 years of experience in the architectural and technical glass fields has spun-off a new company to enter the glass tile industry. GrayGlass recognizing the current economic environment has invested in this new venture to bring style and value to homeowners, builders and remodelers.

Couture Glass is breaking new ground in wall coverings with their remarkably affordable, high style glass tile. Their exquisite large-scale glass tile – Verre Tile has made quite a global impact with tile distributors, architects and designers. Couture Glass debut offerings includes an elegant collection of 3-D large-scale glass tile in sizes ranging f r o m 6″x 12″ to 18”x 24” in a palette of 12 colors f r o m subtle to spectacular and numerous dramatic textures which will compliment any room.

Light dances on the surface of the Riche pattern to create a range of hues f r o m the base color. This dynamic tile will reflect a myriad effect at different times of the day based on how light enters the room and strikes the wall.

Vogue will take your breath away with its multi-dimensional depth that incorporates softness, luxury and beauty. A distinctive feature of this tile is its ‘movement’, which mimics gentle winds caressing sand.

Luxe blankets walls with a gorgeous light-catching bristle effect that glistens and changes color. This eye-catching tile resembles luxurious fur and is a brilliant choice for anyone interested in adorning their walls with elegance.

Feeling reflective? Create the expansion of space while livening up your walls with this modern, versatile mirror tile available in our entire collection of 3-D VerreTile patterns.

This superior quality, TCNA tested, eco-friendly, high style glass tile collection has been created by our design experts with cutting edge tile trends in mind. This combination of style and function will appeal to traditional and modern taste alike. We are extremely sensitive to the current economic times, therefore, we are committed to deliver glass tile with excellent value and durability at a competitive price point that responds to consumer concerns and demands. Private label projects are welcome. Please visit our website to see our stunning collection of glass tile. For more information about Verre Tile by Couture Glass, visit www.coutureglass.com or contact Jennifer Wichard or Chris Vigianno.

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SafetyShop Introduces New Health & Safety Range for Education

To celebrate the launch of its new and improved interactive website, Safetyshop has announced the introduction of a brand new health and safety category at www.safetyshop.com/education

In this new category Safetyshop has taken the most frequently ordered safety equipment and signs products from organisations within the education sector and put them all in one convenient location. The range includes health and safety related products for organisations included schools, colleges and universities.

Peter Smart, business manager for Safetyshop, explains ‘it’s a one-stop shop for the education sector. For sometime now we have wanted to improve the online version of our 872 page catalogue so we did some research. We asked our customers what they needed the online version of our catalogue to do.”

“As we listened it became very clear almost immediately. They needed a reliable, quick, easy-to-use and secure online ordering process. Our solution, one category, dedicated to one sector with the most essential and up-to-date health and safety products. ’

Safetyshop’s education range will be the first of many new online categories, timed perfectly for the start of the new school year. It will enable existing customers to order online much more quickly and, for those customers yet to order online, an opportunity to view other safety essentials within Safetyshop range.

Product variety now dictates the online categories. The education product range includes eco-friendly whiteboards, sports first aid kits, floor stands, fire extinguishers, salt & spreader kits, line marking applicators and much more. To view the full range visit www.safetyshop.com/education

About Safetyshop
Safetyshop has been the UK’s leading safety sign manufacturer for over 40 years and a major supplier of workplace safety equipment. Over 30,000 different product lines are manufactured and stored in its 34,000 square foot warehouse located in Cheshire.

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Datacraft Solutions, Inc. And Danaher Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership

Datacraft Solutions, Inc., the lean manufacturer’s partner for building cost-effective digital supply chain replenishment networks, has successfully completed the third installation of its lean manufacturing solution for the Washington, D.C.–based Danaher Corporation, a leading lean manufacturer and has finalized agreements to implement in three more facilities over the next three months.

Datacraft Solutions, Inc. And  Danaher Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership

Signum is an automated digital supply chain technology that reduces inventory levels, increases productivity, continually improves process flow and provides realtime, visual and collaborative communication in the supply chain. Signum is delivered securely over the Internet without the need to install and maintain complex, expensive software.

Brian Burnett, the Vice President of the Danaher Business Systems Office (DBSO) and Procurement says, “A key performance indicator we measure across the Danaher businesses is inventory turns. When inventory turns consistently improve, a lot of the right processes are in place. We are excited about our partnership with Datacraft Solutions because they provide us with “low barrier to entry,” state of the art technology with which we can easily standardize across our organization. Datacraft enables us to integrate with our diverse back office systems, so we can leverage our existing processes and technology and move into production, quickly realizing results.”

“Datacraft’s approach is to work with the world’s premiere lean leaders to develop and operate businesses that generate outstanding financial returns”, said Stephen Parker, Datacraft CEO. “Our strategic partnership with Danaher draws on a joint commitment to develop world class inventory supply chain execution systems which yield unprecedented inventory turnover while supporting micro-short customer delivery cycles. This collaboration will be compelling not only for our companies, but also for our industries, our partners and, of course, for consumers”.

For more information on Datacraft Solutions’ products and services for building cost-effective digital supply chain replenishment networks, visit www.datacraftsolutions.com.

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MFGmatch.net Helps Companies Get Manufacturing Quotes From Machine Shops

The Industrial Leaders Group announced today the launch of MFGmatch.net, a custom manufacturing marketplace to connect companies with machine shops and contract manufacturers. The company said the new site was launched in response of a serious need for small and medium sized job shops with limited marketing budgets to compete with larger shops with a more dominate online presence.

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According to Conrad Bailey, spokesperson for MFGmatch.net, the site is designed to help domestic and international machine shops promote their services online while enabling those in the market for custom manufacturing services to submit RFQ’s (request for quotes) directly to national and international manufacturers at . Bailey said the focus of the site is on machined parts, precision components and other custom products constructed in various metals, plastics, rubber, wood and other materials.

“MFGmatch.net was designed to include offerings for all types of services provided by machine shops such as castings, engineering and design, fabrication, forging, woodworking, tool and die making, prototyping, plastic and rubber parts, molding, mold making, metal finishing, precision machining, heat treatment, forging and other custom manufacturing solutions,” said Bailey. He added, “Industrial Leaders created the site because research has shown many smaller shops are in need of a lead generation service they can afford and compete with larger manufacturers that often dominate search engines and other industrial marketplaces on the Web.”

Bailey said there are existing site that charge machine shops as much as $5,000 and up annually for the privilege to access RFQ’s with no guarantee of results in terms of new customers. MFGmatch.net on the other hand is free for both the buyer as well as the supplier. He explained, “It’s a win-win situation for everybody involved because the money saved by the machine shop that would usually be spent on advertising can be passed on to the buyer.”

About MFGmatch.net
MFGmatch is a FREE Custom Manufacturing Marketplace at http://www.MFGmatch.net connecting buyers and suppliers of custom parts, precision components, machined items and other made-to-order products and solutions. The site is the solution to high-priced marketplaces as it’s designed to enable machine shops, contract manufacturers, foundries, engineers and other professionals to post and explore RFQs at no charge.

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Patterson Fan Performance with the Convenience of a Shop Floor Fan

New, Patterson Shop Floor Fans 30” and 34” are suitable for continuous operation in industrial/warehouse environments. Units allow you to control your air flow with 3-speeds; 30” up to 7,500 CFM – 34” up to 10,000 CFM. Shop Floor Fans feature durable welded steel hulls, baked on tough powder coated finish, quality Marathon motors, 115V, with easy to maneuver semi-pneumatic wheels. Expect Patterson Fan quality – built tough for years of use. New Shop Floor Fans are proudly manufactured in the USA.

Patterson Fan Company Inc, located in Blythewood, SC 29016, is currently celebrating 20 years of being the leading manufacturer of high velocity fans. Patterson has revolutionized the way industries regulate their building’s air flow, saving untold amounts of precious energy in doing so.

For more information about the new Shop Floor Fans or any of our other ventilation fan products visit: www.pattersonfan.com.

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Custom and Build-to-Spec Workbench Solutions By OnePointe Solutions LLC

OnePointe Solutions LLC (www.OnePointeSolutions.com) announces the launch of a new website, which focuses on 5 core elements of their workbench product: (1) modular workbench design, (2) laboratory solutions, (3) custom workbenches, (4) mobile material handling and instrumentation carts and (5) stainless steel workbench solutions.

The new website showcases their products, but also provides “how to” contact information and a customer support platform that is state of the art and easy to use. The new website displays the company’s high standard of workmanship along with a flexible variety of components and made-to-order specifications. With these new workbench applications, OnePointe Solutions bolsters its position as a top provider of high-performance workstations that can enhance productivity across all industries.

“Our innovative workspace solutions enable our clients to have the ability to maximize space and adjust to workflow, which can translate to sizable savings on real estate costs and an increase in employee productivity,” comments Aaron Boto, CEO of OnePointe Solutions, LLC. The company offers a wide array of materials in their workbench products, including plastic laminate, stainless steel, chemical resistant and ESD laminate, maple block, laboratory grade phenolic and epoxy resin.

In terms of laboratory solutions, OnePointe Solutions has also assembled work tables, wall units, laboratory islands, and even modular carts that are suitable for all laboratories. Mike Triche, Chief Operating Officer for OnePointe Solutions, LLC said, “Customers can now view and search for task specific products right on the website such as microscope tables and heavy duty laboratory workbenches that can withstand the daily demands of their laboratory or technical facility.”

In addition to custom-made workbenches, OnePointe Solutions also provides custom designed technical or laboratory furniture. OnePointe offers a wide range of technology hardware and bench related accessories that can easily integrate into the workstation for optimal performance. Items such as LCD monitors, monitor arms, monitor rails, servers, CPU’s, printers, webcams, TV’s, bin rails, magnifying lamps, special steel drawers, mobile storage solutions and overhead lighting just to name a few.

OnePointe Solutions also provides a variety of stainless steel solutions that are NSF-certified and clean room-ready. Their products are constructed to help their customers meet specific material-handling requirements in the food service and healthcare industries. (food zone certifications like NSF 51, for example). Using stainless steel clean room product that is specifically designed for electronics and healthcare manufacturing companies, OnePointe Solutions provides clean room-ready tables built using solid or perforated tops that can either have a brushed or electropolished finish. Workbenches in this category are made with 14 gauge stainless steel and are alcohol wiped and bagged for shipment.

About OnePointe Solutions, LLC
OnePointe Solutions, LLC (
http://www.OnePointeSolutions.com) is a one-stop shop for technical furniture and custom workbenches. In addition to being a custom manufacturer, the company represents nearly 1,000 technology manufacturers and more than 600,000 products that can be integrated into workbenches and used in laboratories, light or heavy manufacturing, clean rooms, and food and healthcare industries and office environments.

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Bakner Limited Forms Strategic Partnership With Glovetex and Texinpro

Bakner Limited today announced a strategic partnership with Glovetex and Texinpro designed to expand their Global business. Glovetex and Texinpro are leaders in textile engineering. Bakner Limited develops, manufactures, and consults with partners in China to serve their Global clients.

“The partnership expands Bakner’s capabilities in fiber and yarn extrusion, spinning and blending,” said Jason Baker, Bakner’s cofounder. “We will enhance Bakner’s intellectual property by developing and patenting new high performance yarns.”

“We are excited to be partnering with two high-quality manufacturing and development companies and this agreement represents a great opportunity to grow our business,” said Matthew Wagner, cofounder.

“The combination of Glovetex and Texinpro’s efficiency, capability, and knowledge after 15 years in the textile field, and the revolutionary innovations and continuous development of Bakner, will provide positive results to our Global clients,” said Wongchai Sermsak, CEO of Glovetex.

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A2 Technologies Today Announces A New Biodiesel Analysis Capability For Its PAL And Ipal FTIR Analyzer Product Line

Jon Frattaroli, CEO of A2 Technologies states, “The PAL series analyzers are acclaimed for their compact size, powerful analysis capabilities, ruggedness and user friendliness. The enhanced biodiesel capability ensures that a new market segment will benefit from this breakthrough technology.”

The PAL series analyzers, when equipped with A2’s innovative TumblIR biodiesel sample interface, are now capable of measuring biodiesel concentrations in petrodiesel from as low as 0.025%, as required in certain applications such as the nuclear power industry, up to 20% (B20). By eliminating troublesome, hard-to-fill-and-clean transmission IR flow cells, PAL systems make low concentration biodiesel analysis fast, easy and reliable. No sample preparation is required, minimal training is needed and biodiesel results are provided on-site instantaneously. PAL analyzers, pre-loaded with A2 Technologies’ highly intuitive and easy to use Biodiesel Analysis Methods and software, accurately measure low level biodiesel concentrations in just one minute including sample introduction, measurement and clean-up.

The TumblIR equipped PAL series will also accurately measure the common range of biodiesel blended fuels from B1 – B20, just as easily and quickly. This capability is important for companies that produce, receive or store biodiesel blended fuel. Companies that manufacture diesel powered generators or users that employ these generators will find PAL analyzers invaluable for ensuring proper equipment operation. These analyzers meet the requirements of the EN 14078 standard and can be configured with ATR sampling technology for those applications that are required to conform to the ASTM D 7371-07 standard.

For more information on the A2 Technologies PAL Series, please contact A2 Technologies at +1 203.312.1100, email info@a2technologies.net or visit www.a2technologies.com

About A2 Technologies
Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, A2 Technologies is taking FT-IR spectroscopy out of the lab and into the field. A2 Technologies manufacture and develop portable FT-IR spectrometers designed for the analytical needs of the petrochemical, environmental, metals and mining and general environments where there is a need for analysis. The portable FT-IR analyzers extend the proven capabilities of Fourier Transform infrared technology by rendering sample preparation obsolete and ensuring real time results.

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Leading Developer Of Individualized Solutions For Siphonic Roof Drainage Chooses Chicago Representative As First US Presence In The All Important Manufacturing Belt

After many successful years developing and distributing individual software solutions to plumbing manufacturers around the world, German-based Keidel Software announces a new US agent, Johannes Lenzhofer, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Lenzhofer has a wide network of contacts, as well as years of experience representing German companies in the US.

“As a center of the manufacturing belt, Chicago is a strategic city for us” explains Rolf H. Keidel, founder of the company. “The DrainStar® Siphonic Calculator helps American roof drain and pipe manufacturers precisely calculate a planned drainage network using their own product information and relevant data. However, it also adds value to the manufacturer’s products by providing the data and drawings for construction of the drainage network that their customers can use. The manufacturer becomes a system provider that offers solutions– not just a seller of drains and pipes. This adds great value to the manufacturer’s products and brand.”

The precision of the DrainStar Siphonic Calculator software also results in cost savings of about 30% on average because the exact drainage performance of the roof runoffs is calculated. The manufacturer easily enters any product information with other key figures about the planned drainage network, and the network plan appears on the computer screen, including all the needed components. The manufacturer decides whether to create bills of material with or without prices, while the data can be converted into estimates or tender offers instantly. The network drawing can easily be transferred to CAD. All country-specific variables can also be used.

“US companies who want to take advantage of government and other incentives for ‘green’ building projects will recognize the opportunities presented by calculating siphonic drainage networks,” adds Mr. Lenzhofer. “By using a siphonic design, LEED™ points are awarded, signifying energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction practices. These points can translate into increased profitability.”

The LEED™ green building rating system encourages design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing negative environmental impact on buildings. The environmental benefits of siphonic roof drainage are clear. Properly calculated siphonic drainage networks can result in reduced site disturbance and preparation, as well as a reduction in the use of construction materials. Pipe diameters are much smaller, the number of roof runoffs and downpipes is greatly reduced, and fewer ground lines need to be laid. These and other desired results are eligible for valuable LEED credits, and offer significant cost cutting for builders.

About Keidel Software
Keidel Software was founded in 1993 to develop and provide software solutions for the building industry around the world. Keidel Software is the market leader in Germany and has customers throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

Contact Information Keidel US
For more information visit: http://www.keidel-software.com/us/index.php 

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DeBurring on Same Machining Center Horizontal (HMC) & Vertical (VMC) in Few Seconds with Flow Through Holders & Brushes

A newly developed DeBurring system on a user’s same machining center to withstand against the present scenario and market situation; IMEXSU can try to help a little bit to survive in this tough situation by:

* Cutting cost per components
* Improving quality
* Reducing delivery time.
* Reducing manpower
* Giving consistency

In this time of financial crisis, DeBurring Brushes & Holders brings cost-effective and appropriate solutions for DeBurring, Micro DeBurring, Surface Preparation and Radiusing needs on same Machining Center like VMC / HMC machines on both metal and non-metal.

Presently, DeBurring Brushes & Holders is more focused on catering solutions to every DeBurring problem faced during machining. In today’s very fast, most modern and intelligent machines, productivity has increased in multiplications beyond limits, as a result free availability of Burr on most operations.

To overcome this problem in the shortest possible time is the need of the hour, as time is money.

It is the right time to think of introducing a few new things to a present Machining system, which will save a lot of time and hard-earned money; it’s time to contact a DeBurring Solution provider, IMEXSU, which has been one since 1976.

The range of MID (Machine in-line DeBurring) is unique, and that’s tomorrow’s need, but IMEXSU is ready to offer today. This is just few form wide range.

IMEXSU offers standard holders to be fitted directly to present holders like BT, ISO, HSK and others, with shank sizes Diameter 12, 16, 20, 25, 32 & 40mm with or without side-lock to be directly fitted to holder with help of Collete, Hydro-grip, Shrink-fit, Side-locks. With water flow through. http://www.de-burring.com [DeBurring Directly on Machining Center]

The brushes are available from Diameter 50, 60, 80, 100, 125, 160, 165, 180, 200, 225, 250 & 296 and many more.

Brushes from Dia. 100 and above are also available in water flow through.

Grit available from 46 to 1000 more, and types are Diamond, Ceramic, Silicon, Aluminum, etc.

IMEXSU has more then 76 types of DeBurring products to suit every individual’s needs.

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High-Speed, Reliable, And Affordable Metrology Solutions For Every Class Of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Material Used In Today’s Industry

Filmetrics announces the launch of its thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) dedicated measurement systems. With the release of the F10-PV and the F37-PV Filmetrics now offers commercially available tabletop and in-line metrology solutions for industries utilizing all classes of TFPV materials.

Typically built on or under transparent conductive oxides (TCO) on glass, plastics, or metal substrates, the properties of TFPV films are notoriously difficult to measure due to their special optical properties. Filmetrics has SOLVED this problem for all classes of films used in today’s industry.

The Filmetrics F10-PV and F37-PV products are capable of monitoring the film thickness of active layers such as amorphous Si, CdS, CdTe, copper-indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), TCOs, and buffer layers. These types of devices are intentionally designed to absorb rather than reflect light creating many unique challenges for performing metrology on these layers. Surmounting these challenges the F10-PV and the F37-PV can accurately measure the thickness and optical properties of even the most complex structures on TCOs adding unrivalled value in terms of production quality, efficiency, and cost control for TFPV device manufacturers.

Strong market demand, and working closely with our existing TFPV customer base, led Filmetrics to undergo extensive collaborative research in the past months to develop these products. The addition of non-destructive thin-film thickness metrology to the TFPV environment is expected to greatly enhance production efficiency and yields, help develop new processes, and facilitate rapid transfer these new ideas to the production floor.

With years of experience in the thin-film measurement field, Filmetrics provides a simple-to-understand user interface and unparalleled support. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Filmetrics has a full line of thin-film measurement systems and is continually developing new products and technologies that bring greater efficiency to thin-film metrology. Filmetrics was founded in 1995 and has quickly established itself as the foremost innovator in the thin-film measurement industry. 

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Hays Engineering Heralds Engineering Infrastructure Boost

The significant investment in the UK’s infrastructure continues to bolster demand for specialist engineering skills, according to the leading specialist recruitment consultancy, Hays Engineering. Those professionals who can demonstrate experience working on the railways, highways, bridges, in transport planning, or in environmental and drainage roles are all highly sought after by employers.

The upgrading of the rail infrastructure has bolstered demand for rail engineers: projects are varied and can encompass station design and refurbishment to resignalling and maintenance schemes. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) or High Speed 1 (HS1) link is a prominent example of major investment in the rail industry. “Rail, signal and electrification engineers are all keenly sought specialist skills. Roles for rail engineers exist at all levels of experience, from graduate and intermediate through to senior engineering jobs appointments,” said Sean Fitzgerald, senior consultant at Hays Engineering.

The recent spate of flooding that has wreaked havoc across parts of the UK has reinforced the need for land drainage and flood defence expertise, as local authorities and the Environment Agency work closely to mitigate the damaging effects of future flooding by conducting flood risk and alleviation studies. “The demand for land drainage engineers has spiralled and the recommendations from Sir Michael Pitt’s Flood Review final report (2008) have only added to the importance of these specialist roles,” stressed Grant Edwards, manager for Hays Engineering.

Transport planning and modelling expertise is another specialist area that is in demand, as the need for assessing the transport impact of developments, traffic and people flow in and around the UK’s major conurbations becomes ever greater. “Technical modelling skills and knowledge of industry simulation and traffic modelling packages, such Vissim, Vissum, Saturn and Transyt are all prized skill sets,” commented Katherine Whipps, Manager at Hays Engineering.

The assessment and inspection of bridge structures has also created opportunities for qualified structural bridge engineers and bridge inspectors to work on the UK’s canals and estuaries. “Knowledge of bridge design software and the BS5400 cod of practice are pre-requisites,” added Katherine Whipps.

While engineering recruitment has slowed in some sectors as the result of the economic downturn, continued investment in the UK’s infrastructure has not affected the demand for drainage, rail, highways, bridges, environmental and transport engineers. All roles require experience and typically knowledge of sector specific design packages but employers are also looking for individuals with excellent communication and people skills who can also demonstrate leadership potential.

 

About Hays Engineering
Hays Engineering is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment group, and specialises in engineering jobs including traffic engineering jobs and rail engineering jobs. Hays are market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. On 30 June 2008, the Group employed 8,872 staff operating from 393 offices in 27 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2008:
– the Group had revenues of £2.5 billion, net fees of £786.8 million and operating profit before exceptional items of £253.8 million;
– the Group placed around 80,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
– the temporary placement business represented 49% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 51% of net fees.

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Access Discounts Announces Deals on Energy Saving Commercial Lighting Solutions

AccessDiscounts.com – a leading supplier of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting, offers discounts on its wide selection of commercial lighting solutions including high bay lights, low bay lights, lighting fixtures and economical and energy saving lighting systems and solutions.

Wall Packs“Commercial lighting solutions vary based on the lighting needs of the business, their budget and even energy conservation efforts,” stated Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts. “Our selection of contractor grade commercial lighting systems: high bay lights, low bay lights, motion sensor lighting, and lighting fixtures and kits, are available directly to the public at the most competitive wholesale prices.”

In addition to an array of commercial lighting solutions, AccessDiscounts.com offers the service of experienced lighting specialists who can make money-saving and energy-saving recommendations. Speaking to a specialist prior to making a purchase can help shoppers stretch lighting budgets by selecting the appropriate solutions based on individual customer needs. Customers can fill out a free lighting layout estimate form to start the process or speak to a representative online or toll free by calling 866-647-0624.

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Specializing in an extensive selection of commercial and residential lighting, AccessDiscounts.com brings affordable prices to retail and commercial customers. Commercial lighting solutions include high bay lights, low bay lights, wall packs, flood lights, exit and emergency lights, ceiling HID fixtures, HID replacement lamps, ballast kits, capacitors/ignitors, sports lighter, induction lights, garden bollards, conversion bulbs, barn lights, construction lights, motion sensor lighting, roadway lighting, vaporproof lighting and Skillers Work Wear.

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Low Cost, Self Cleaning, Continuous Flow, Liquid Solid Centrifuge Replaces Filters

Those that have fluid clarification and liquid recycling applications where conventional filtration methods have failed or have become too expensive should consider a Magnum Group CFC 1000 Centrifuge.

The Magnum CFC 1000 Centrifuge is a high quality units engineered for super efficient separation of solids from liquids. The rotating stainless steel bowl is dynamically balanced for extra smooth operation, encased by heavy machined cast bowl and lid including 4 point dampeners for vibration isolation.

The unit has an electrical enclosure that contains the cycle times and motor drive control.

The unit is self cleaning, meaning the unit can virtually run unattended for days with no problem.

The simple dial type timer allows one to very simply set the time to activate the clean cycle and the duration. Generally the clean cycle duration is only 1-3 seconds and is done while the unit is running.

The Magnum CFC 1000 will generate up to 3000 x gravity by use of a 1 HP 4,000 RPM 220volt motor. Flow rates are up to 1270 GPH and all depend on liquid viscosity, temperature and percentage of solids.

The Magnum CFC 1000 Centrifuge is able to separate solids from industrial oils, waste vegetable oil, emulsions, solvents and many other industrial processes.

Typical Flow Rates are Waste Water @ 1000 GPH, Waste Vegetable Oil @ 80 – 400GPH Grape Juice/Wine @ 1000 GPH, Grinding Coolant @1000 GPH and Engine Oil @ 80 GPH

Additional data and video is available from the company web page at:  dieselcraft.com/Interfill.php

The Unit cost is $15,995 and a leasing plan is available for less than $400 per month. Sold through distributors’ world wide. See the company web sit for nearest sales office.

We are seeking additional dealers.

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Online technology resource now available for automation integrators looking for information on how to use and integrate OPC technology into their manufacturing process

The OPC Training Institute (OPCTI) recently launched an online resource center focused on standards-based OPC technology used in process control and manufacturing automation. The center caters to automation personnel, integrators, process control engineers, IT architects and others involved in industrial data connectivity.

The purpose of the online center is to support those who want to use and integrate OPC Technology. The online center offers a breadth of free OPC resources including multimedia tutorials, whitepapers, product reviews, webcasts and software downloads.

The resource center can be found on the OPC Training Institute website at www.opcti.com.

What differentiates the OPCTI resource center from others is the focus on technology integration – not technology development. OPCTI is the only vendor-neutral company that offers information for integrators. Other similar organizations tend to focus primarily on the programming and development of OPC applications or the sale of OPC products. OPCTI does not develop or sell products, which leaves them to focus 100% on education and the integration of OPC technology.

“There is something for everyone,” says Randy Kondor, founder of the OPC Training Institute. “Whether you’re new to OPC and are looking for an introduction, or are an experienced integrator faced with a specific error message, our goal is to provide answers.”

Kondor goes on to say, “much of the content is provided by OPCTI’s professional instructors. We also work with OPC vendors to find out about their individual offerings and refer people to their technology solutions. For example, if you’re looking for a specific software application, we’ll tell you what is available on the market and provide you with a link to instantly download the product to test it out. Our resource center grows daily.”

Since its inception in 1996, OPC has grown and is used extensively throughout the world today. As OPC gains in popularity, so does the demand from integrators for information. OPCTI offers resources covering many aspects of OPC technology including security, DCOM configuration, sharing data between control systems, troubleshooting and industry best practices.

About OPC Technology
OPC technology is the fastest growing industrial connectivity standard among automation professionals with well over 15,000 available OPC applications supported by over 3,000 companies. OPC is a global industrial connectivity standard that enables process control and manufacturing applications to communicate with each other using an interoperable, reliable and secure connection. OPC enables manufacturing environments to host a multitude of applications created by a variety of vendors.

About the OPC Training Institute
OPCTI is a global OPC training company with workshops in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Unlike other companies that offer vendor-biased information, OPCTI focuses strictly on training and does not sell its own products. OPCTI is the only company endorsed by OPC Foundation member companies to award the Certified OPC Professional (COP) designation.

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CNC-Shopping – FUJI ELECTRIC Transistors & Fanuc Transistors at low prices

Cnc-shopping.co.uk, International leader for the supply of CNC spares parts on-line, remains the biggest provider of the major brands available on the CNC Spares parts market, such as FUJI ELECTRIC, FANUC, TOSHIBA and much more. We offer you an important stock of first hand parts, brand new at a very low price. Our products are systematically tested by our technicians, and in order to certify you its good quality, a warranty is also provided.

Cnc-shopping acquired a reputation in the industrial sector thanks to its qualified technicians and its individualized follow up adapted to each client. Furthermore, we are aware that the replacement of parts must be done at short notice, and that is why we guarantee you an immediate availability of our team to answer your demand, with the possibility to choose an EXPRESS Method within 24 hours or an Economic deliverycharge at competitive prices.

We own a massive stock of specific parts, like Transistor modules, power block, FUJI power blocks, FUJI ELECTRIC modules, FUJI electric power transistors, FANUC transistors used mostly in the Industry and Electronic Engineering sectors, which are essential to the use of FANUC Servo drives, FANUC Spindle drives, FUJI Servo drives, Drives unit. Their functioning is necessary to the efficiency of your production, then we know that their availability is crucial, for that reason, we are one of the few to indicate you the STOCK AVAILABILITY in real time.

The types products IGBT, FANUC A50L, EVK, ETK, ETG, 1DI, 2DI, 6DI, 2MBP, 6MBP, 7MBP and more clearly the references : A50L-0001-0096 / EVK71 050, A50L-0001-0109 / EVL32-060, A50L-0001-0125 / 6DI50A-060, A50L-0001-0175 / 6DI120C-060, A50L-0001-0178 / 6DI85A-060, A50L-0001-0274 / 7MBP150RA060-01, A50L-0001-0291 / 6MBP100RD060, A50L-0001-0209 /6DI150A-060, have allowed Cnc-shopping to be the only supplier to propose you a solution for any kind of malfunction on a transistor.

Cnc-shopping, knew how to keep its rank in the global industry, and your confidence helped us to gain experience and develop, to be able to answer your wants and prove you day after day, that by choosing Cnc-shopping, you have made the right choice.

To discover the offers regarding the FUJI ELECTRIC transistors, visit our web-site www.cnc-shopping.co.uk.

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