Softstart ATEX Panel and System Building

Softstart UK addresses hazardous area system design with new video

Softstart UK has produced a new video exploring the complexities of system design for hazardous area applications where there is a risk of explosion. The video explains how certified equipment and techniques can be used to minimise risk.

Giving viewers a greater appreciation of the hazards involved, the video focuses on the key international standards. These include not only the ATEX Directive safety guidelines in Europe, but also the National Electrical Code in North America, and the IEC-Ex certification scheme, which is increasingly recognised worldwide.

In particular, the video focuses on the importance of certified housings, cabinets and control panels that might house inverters, PLCs, softstarters, sensors, switches, transformers and relays. It explains the requirements, and outlines how Softstart UK can develop certified solutions that assure the highest levels of safety which increasing the functional performance of the machinery or system.

Softstart UK delivers certified explosion-proof control panels to the most demanding industries, right across the world. Managing Director Stuart Harvey comments: “Panel building isn’t just about putting components in a box. It’s about understanding the nuances and subtleties of particular sectors in particular regions of the world, and then developing solutions that increase the functional performance of the machinery or system.”


Temperature Measurements with IR Thermal Imagers

See how to use a thermal imager as a real tool instead of just a cool toy. Get more information and data from your thermal imaging camera. This video steps through the task of measuring the temperature of two different vacuum pump motors with the same image. With the Agilent U5855A Thermal Imager, you can get min/max readings, get temperatures from multiple spots on your thermal display, or take the average temperatures in multiple areas on your IR image.

Atlas Copco presents: Scaletec




Gradall XL 4310 III Sidwell Limestone Mine Zanesville OH

Falls of ground underground continue to feature in most sets of underground mining safety statistics. The term suggests, often wrongly, a major collapse of roof or sides but falls of individual but heavy, loose boulder or cobbles from a hanging position can equally cause death or major injury to anyone in the vicinity. For more click HERE.

Videos 1: Atlas Copco presents: Scaletec: - Introduction to Atlas Copco’s Scaletec mechanised scaling rig and its operation

Video 2: DVD585 of 1996 by PublicResourcesOrg – Scaling produced by US Mine Safety and Health Administration describing safe scaling procedures, both manual and mechanised

Video 3: Gradall Excavators’ XL 4310 Series III model in use for scaling at Sidwell Materials’ new limestone mine in Zanesville, Ohio

DustBoss DB R Video

First developed for a coal application, the DustBoss DB-R fully encircles the discharging material to apply suppression directly as the flow exits the conveyor. 

With no moving parts, the simple yet effective engineering delivers focused dust suppression on a continuous-duty basis, able to capture fugitive particles on radial stackers and other offloading points with a durable, intrinsically safe design. For more click HERE.

Kittila Mine - Responsible Neighbour 2013

Agnico Eagle's gold mine in Finland which is 150km inside the Arctic circle near the town of Kittila. With an estimated lifetime to 2037, Kittila's reserves are estimated at almost 33 million tonnes. The mine employs more than 600 staff and contractors, most of whom are local residents, making a big contribution to the regional economy. Ore was originally mined from two open pits, starting in 2008. For more click HERE.

adhere - better bonding from INTERTRONICS

Intertronics has launched the new DYMAX Encompass technology in a range of light cure adhesives, which combine the benefits of colour change once cured with red fluorescence. For more click HERE.

The Agilent U5855A TrueIR Thermal Imager Quick Start Video

This video shows you how to quick start the Agilent U5855A TrueIR Thermal Imager. Learn how to properly set up and use your thermal imager to achieve its full potential. Easily navigate and begin capturing clearer and sharper thermal images with the 320 X 240 pixels through Fine Resolution capability. 

• Four times more pixels with Fine Resolution capability
• View finer object details with 4x digital zoom
• Quick access buttons to easily change settings or functions
• Long product warranty -- 3 years
• Ergonomically designed with evenly distributed weight
• In-camera monitoring for temperature trending
• Ability to focus on objects, as close as 10cm away


Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition 2014

Overview of the 2014 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition, the largest and most successful manufacturing technology event of its type in the UK.

Dosing & disinfection systems within industry

Precise, reliable and cost-effective solutions for complex dosing and disinfection systems. 

Grundfos has declared war against outdated pump technology and is fighting back with intelligent pump solutions. Grundfos iSOLUTIONS is the evolution of pump applications from conventional component thinking to a system approach

Predictive and preventive maintenance with Agilent handheld test tools

Predictive and preventive maintenance with Agilent handheld test tools.

Introducing an integrated team of tools that work together to check, detect, isolate and report. See more with the fine resolution capability of the TrueIR Thermal Imager. Do more with the durable Insulation Resistance Testers and reach more with the Remote Link Solution powered by the Bluetooth adapter and remote logging display.

Keep things running faster and more efficiently than ever before. Find insights with this predictive and preventive maintenance solution.