PECM Issue 23 2016 - Page 78

Machining New Double Pulse MIG Welder from Jasic New from Global Welding Manufacturer Jasic, the Pro MIG 350P Multi Process Separate is an IGBT inverter designed for industrial use in MIG/MAG, pulse, double pulse and DC MMA processes. DSP digital technology provides optimum welding performance as well as featuring easy parameter settings for the operator. This model offers an abundance of features; synergic control with pre-programming of common materials and wire diameters for time saving as well as self-diagnostic protection systems for extreme reliability. This 3 phase inverter offers 350 Amps at 60% duty cycle. The package includes power source, wire feed unit, 2m interconnecting cable, trolley, water cooler, MIG torch, earth return & gas regulator. Free product demonstrations are available through authorised Jasic Distributors Readily available through Jasic UK equipment distributors, this machine is supported by a 5 year warranty when registered at jasic.co.uk. Wilkinson Star Limited is the Sole UK Importer of Jasic Welding and Industrial equipment. Tel: 0161 793 8127 Simple belt conveyors becoming obsolete Roy Fowler and his international company UPM Conveyors have updated their conveyor technology and processes to suit the changing market. According to the company’s MD, simpler, traditional belt conveyors are becoming more and more obsolete as bespoke engineered solutions become necessary due to shifts in the industry. The conveyor expert has witnessed the change where processors require more integration of belt conveyors into fully automatic cells incorporating product orientation; singulation and counting prior to presentation to assembly machines. “The days of offering a simple belt conveyor to transfer parts from the moulding machine to a stillage have virtually disappeared,” claims Fowler. As a result, UPM have established a product testing area in conjunction with 3D software to simulate the customer’s production environment. This advancement works to prove the viability of a solution and allows UPM to offer a Performance Guarantee based on equipment performing to the agreed specification. In the event of any issues arising, UPM then supply labour and parts to remedy the situation free of charge. www.upmconveyors.co.uk Demand for off-site construction continues to increase in the UK’s manufacturing sector Plastic vs Metal – 5 reasons to switch to Plastic The Portakabin Group is seeing a significant rise in demand for buildings in the manufacturing sector as more organisations look to expand their facilities using off-site construction. The Group’s latest project constructed using its Yorkon off-site solutions is for Totally Wicked – the first purpose-designed fluid production and technical facility for electronic cigarettes to be built in the UK. 5 REASONS TO SWITCH TO PLASTIC The scheme has increased the company’s capacity to over 10 million bottles of premium quality e-liquid every year for the UK, USA and worldwide markets. The facility was constructed off site to radically shorten the programme time and reduce disruption to the local community and to the company’s existing operations on the Totally Wicked site in Blackburn. Finished in anthracite grey with striking chilli red stripes to reflect Totally Wicked’s strong corporae image, the scheme accommodates a new production facility on the ground floor, complete with test room, fluid mixing area, bottling plant and a highly insulated cold room. New offices are located on the upper floor. Email: info@yorkon.co.uk www.yorkon.co.uk More OEM’s are looking to reduce the weight of components but still maintain their performance. This combined with a reduction in cost means plastic can be an attractive alternative to metal… 1. Weight reduction 2. Cost reduction 3. Additives can be built into the plastic, from anti-microbial agents, colour pigments, flame retardants, to fluorescent additives. 4. Meeting the political and economic demand for better fuel economy and lower emission levels on automotive parts 5. 100% Recycled material moulding options Tel: 0121 520 8387 Email: mbrazier@counterplas.co.uk www.counterplas.co.uk Health & Safety BPE opens new office in the North Leading chemical and biochemical engineering design company BPE has opened a new office in the North West. The Cheshire office, headed up by regional operations manager Jon McGeehan, brings BPE closer to some of its existing clients in the North, which include Fujifilm Diosynth, Kerry Foods and Sanofi. Managing director Mike Brown said the area’s thriving manufacturing sector, particularl y its specialisms in pharmaceutical and chemical production, was a factor in BPE’s decision to open up at the Sci-Tech campus in Daresbury. BPE has been helping manufacturers make their processes safer and more efficient since 1997. It offers a full range of process engineering services, including process modelling, process safety, project management and process development/scale-up support. Tel: 01962 717070 Email: enquiries@bpe-ds.com www.bpe-ds.com 78 PECM Issue 23