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May/June 2016 Components Plastic pallet with built-in scales O verloading pallets could become a thing of the past thanks to Goplasticpallets.com’s new APB 1210 heavy duty plastic scale pallet, launched recently. The new pallet has scales built into the top deck, which operate a digital display on both sides of the pallet blocks so users can determine the exact weight their pallet is carrying with no risk of overloading it. If too much weight is loaded onto the pallet, it will trigger an alarm and a red warning light will appear so that the user can adjust the load. Tested and certified to the latest health and safety standards, the APB 1210 plastic scale pallet measures 1,200mm (L) x 1,000mm (W) x 1,60mm (H) and weighs 28kg. It is capable of holding a static load of 6,000kg, a dynamic load of 3,000kg and up to 1,500kg in racking. Available as standard in blue, the APB 1210 plastic scale pallet comes with a number of options for orders over 500 units. These include a choice of seven different colours, screen printing with customer company logo and RFID inserts. Ben Messingham, UK sales manager, said: “Although plastic pallets have stated loading capacities, making them much safer to use than wooden ones, our new plastic scale pallet offers users that extra bit of reassurance that they’re using the pallet within its load limits.” www.goplasticpallets.com www.goplasticboxes.com The APB 1210 heavy duty plastic scale pallet with integral scales to prevent overloading PW Engineered Systems used this year’s ILTA trade show to announce a new complete terminal equipment range and its next-generation API coupler technology. The new range features a comprehensive line of loading arms, API couplers, electronic rack equipment, safety breakaways, railroad and tank car unloading fittings, and accessories. “Having all of this as one complete terminal package streamlines the whole specifying and ordering process for customers,” said Dave Morrow, director of products for OPW Engineered Systems. At booth 733 at the show, OPW also announced its next-generation API coupler, Lynx, as part of its new terminal package. Every component in the Lynx has been completely redesigned and optimised to deliver the best performance. “Lynx will become one of our flagship products,” added Morrow. “Liquip and OPW engineers have really outdone themselves. This is the only coupler that can be disassembled in less than 30 seconds; handle surge pressures up to 500psi; and comes with five year warranty.” Also on the booth, sister company Blackmer featured its S Series screw pumps. Available with or without external timing gears and bearings, Blackmer S Series pumps are self-priming double-ended positive displacement pumps that offer outstanding performance in the most demanding liquid-storage terminal applications. Blackmer’s twin and triple screw designs provide complete axial balancing of the rotating screws and their timing technologies eliminate metal-to-metal contact with the pump. S Series pumps are also ATEX-certified for use in explosive or dangerous environments. The pump specialist will also showcase its ML Series Sliding Vane Pumps, which it says are ideal for liquid terminal operations that require high capacity product transfer, top or bottom loading/unloading and blending at the rack. ML Series pumps offer self-priming and high suction capabilities that enable them to clear tanks of product more effectively and efficiently. ML pumps can handle fluid viscosities from 30-500,000 ssu (1-108,000 cS) with flow rates up to 600 gpm (136 cbm/h) and at operating temperatures as high as 400degF (206degC). STX Series sliding vane pumps will also be on display at booth 733. STX Series transport pumps are said to be ideal for loading and unloading corrosive and non-corrosive liquids – sulfonic acids, specialty chemicals, solvents, latex paints, liquid sugars and vegetable oils – which are not compatible for use with cast iron pumps. In addition, Blackmer HD Series reciprocating gas compressors were featured at the show. HD Series compressors provide quiet, efficient transfer of a wide range of liquefied gases. HD Series compressors also have been designed to handle the vapour recovery of gases that are common in terminal applications. The vapour recovery aspect of this application captures vapours before they are released in the environment, allowing terminals to be more environmentally responsible and compliant. www.opw-es.com www.blackmer.com Blackmer featured its S Series screw pumps 15 Hoerbiger expands again F Blackmer’s full range at ILTA O BULKDISTRIBUTOR ollowing its acquisition of static charge protection specialist Newson Gale earlier this year, Switzerland’s Hoerbiger Group has now bough privately-owned Brilex Gesellschaft für Explosionsschutz mbH. Headquartered in Brilon, Germany, Brilex provides of explosion relief venting products. Before the deal was struck Brilex was owned by founder Martin Bunse. Both parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. Explosion venting products manufactured by Brilex mitigate the devastating effects of combustible dust or vapour explosions, protecting personnel, high-value assets and processing facilities. The product range includes patented, ATEXcertified explosion vents developed in-house and flameless vents, which complement the range of Hoerbiger explosion relief valves. Brilex has a state-of-the-art manufacturing operation with an experienced direct sales organisation and a broad network of distributors. Hoerbiger reckons the reputation and knowledge of Brilex will enable the Swiss group to expand in its industrial core businesses, especially in passive explosion protection. “Safety and explosion protection technology continues to hold attractive development potential,” said Dr Martin Komischke, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Hoerbiger Holding AG. “Together, Hoerbiger and Brilex have excellent global growth opportunities. “Our goal is to position Hoerbiger even more strongly as a safety technology solution provider in the industrial process industry with performance-defining safety solutions.” “I was looking for a buyer that would ensure the cont VVBFWfVVBb'&W@&fFRFRVVW2vFrFW&Ч&7V7G2( 6VFVB'&WfVFW"'F'V6R( vB6f6VBRv2FRFffW&VB'W&&vW"bWVFFr'&W( 0w&wF&RV6ǒBVffV7FfVǒ&FW"FFRgVGfFvRbFR'GVFW0&W6VFVB'FR&Fǒw&vr&WBVFW FRV'&VbFRW&&vW"'&BvRvfRW6WF'GVFW2FGf6RW 7V66W76gVw&wF7G&FVw( Р