PECM Issue 23 2016 - Page 94

News & Events AHT supporting Quicksilver water-speed project Alloy Heat Treatment (AHT) are delighted to be involved in the Quicksilver World Water Speed Record project. The project is a collaborative venture uniting highly-skilled people and firms from across the broad span of British industry, drawn together by the man who founded the project, author Nigel M acknight. Looking for advice on process analysis and process performance monitoring and control? AHT are the UK’s first and only specialist in the heat treatment of aluminium alloys. With over 0 years experience as a subcontractor focused solely on the heat treatment of aluminium alloys, they are the preferred destination for companies within all sectors of the light metal industry. AHT Director, Ian Perks explained “We are extremely proud to sponsor the uicksilver project in its aim to bring the World Water Speed Record back to Great Britain, and it would be great to be a part of that. It is brilliant that there is a concentration of local companies that are also supporting the project. AHT’s support of the uicksilver project will be highlighted when they exhibit between 11-17th July at MAA stand 1/ B90 Hall 1, UK Pavilion at the Farnborough International Airshow. Tel: +44 (0)1384 456777 Join our network of companies, universities and research institutes for expertise in R&D technology transfer in process analytics, multivariate analysis, industrial statistics, PAT and process control technologies. Snickers Advice on ‘What To Wear On Site’ This Winter Enjoy benefits of access to: free feasibility studies, research projects, talent pool of skilled researchers, specialised software downloads, networking; training and skills development, ‘members only’ website with free resources. Introducing the NEWEST Working Clothes that will fit your winter workdays - in Snickers’ latest page FREE maga ine. 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German Electronic Component Distribution: Remaining stable in Q2/2016 Kasto automated warehouse forms core of new distribution centre Electronic Components Market Germany (FBDi e.V.) in Million Euro 1.000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 CY10 The member companies of the German electronic component distribution association FBDi e. . report sales growth of 5.6% for the second quarter 016; revenues totalled 16 million. In summary, the first six months of the year recorded an increase in turn-over of 7.7%. Orders did not rise as strongly, increasing by 3.3% to 09 Million in the second quarter 016. The order increase across the first half of the year was still 5. %. CY11 CY12 CY13 Q1 Q2 Q3 CY14 CY15 CY16 Source: FBDi e.V., August 2016 Q4 Electronic Components Market Germany (FBDi e.V.) in Million Euro 1,20 1.000 1,03 0,96 0,99 1,00 1,01 1,01 1,04 0,99 0,97 0,99 1,00 800 0,80 600 0,60 400 0,40 200 0,20 0 0,00 1Q14 2Q14 3Q14 4Q14 Billings 1Q15 2Q15 Bookings 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16 2Q16 Book-to-Bill-Ratio Source: FBDi e.V., August 2016 The breakdown across the various technology fields remained stable. Semiconductors accounted for 70% of sales, rising by 5.3% to 56 million. Next came passive components, which achieved sales of 119 million, accounting for 15% of total revenues. With a 9. % increase, passive components performed well above average. Electromechanical component sales totalled 7 million, achieving a growth of 1. %. The power supply segment grew most strongly, increasing by 13. %. Its sales revenues of 1.0 million represented .6% of the total. Tel. +49 8563 - 9788 908 Email: New lighting rental scheme aids cash flow Using LED lighting with the latest in lighting management systems, it is now relatively easy to achieve 50% to 0% energy savings on most projects with these energy savings paying for the systems and installation. With this in mind, Aura Light has launched a Rent Your Lighting’ scheme which eliminates investment in equipment and reduces an organisation’s energy costs from day one. Simon Taylor, Aura Light UK’s Managing Director comments, “This is an exciting development with big benefits for UK commerce and industry. The concept is likely to appeal to all business directors and accountants as the scheme aids cash flow keeping costs off the balance sheet and also takes advantage of the tax benefits. Email: 94 PECM Issue 23 Pipe Center has opened a new distribution centre DC in Measham, Derbyshire, the newest and most technologically advanced distribution operation in the supply chain of parent company, Wolseley UK. The 1 ,000 sq ft facility, which went live in December 01 , has given Pipe Center the ability to provide next-day delivery across its entire network and has created over 50 new jobs. At its heart is a bespoke, 3,33 -location KASTOunicompact .0 automated warehouse, built in Germany and supplied through KASTO Ltd, Milton Keynes. The cassette-type tube storage system provides dynamic goods-to-man presentation for efficient picking, which reduces the amount of manual handling required. The KASTO system has reduced the distance warehouse operatives have to move when picking, speeding the consolidation of orders. The warehouse design also increases the height used for storage of Pipe Center’s SKUs stock keeping units . The consequently reduced footprint represented significant cost savings. Email: Tergo™ Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid Now Available in EU MicroCare Europe has introduced a new precision cleaning chemistry, Tergo™ Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid. It is a totally new product which enables faster, better and less expensive cleaning while meeting stringent environmental regulations. This new product is suitable as a degreaser and flux remov er and handles even the most difficult contamination. It is highly effective for quickly and gently cleaning complex shapes and delicate substrates. It avoids the expense of aqueous technologies and the environmental challenges of chlorinated fluids. It can be used anywhere in Europe, in any standard vapour degreaser, without hardware changes. In today’s world of ever-more demanding requirements, Tergo™ Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid offers a better, faster and greener option. 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