AMETEK Land has released an innovative new pyrometer that provides high accuracy and a three-in-one capability specifically for the aluminium industry.  This eliminates the need for separate pyrometers to be used at the extruder press exit and quench positions, as well as at mill entry and exit points in hot rolling mills, as this functionality can be carried out within one single pyrometer.

The SPOT AL EQS (SPOT Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometer is an extremely flexible instrument with pre-configured algorithms for the vast majority of common aluminium alloys. Additionally, it can be customised and tuned for bespoke applications and specific aluminium grades.

Belleville Spring Washers from Lee Spring

Belleville Spring Washers from Lee Spring

Cone formed Belleville spring washers are now available ex-stock from Lee Spring in 300 series passivated stainless steel. Typically this design offers dramatic savings in height and load capability where they are ideal for common engineering applications requiring high load performance in a small space with minimal deflection. They are often used to solve vibration, thermal expansion, relaxation and bolt creep problems and are useful for adjustments, because different thicknesses can be swapped in and out. They can be configured differently in this way to achieve essentially infinite tunability of spring rate and can act as a shock absorber or to perform a dampening function.

Sensor Technology pushes the envelope with key product developments


New and developing technologies will be the theme on the stand of one the regular exhibitors at this year’s Sensors & Instrumentation, the exhibition for test, measurement and control engineers, 28-29 September 2016, NEC Birmingham.


Sensor Technology Ltd will be showing extensions to its LoadSense range, an updated version of its ORT 230/240 range and enhancements to its wireless strain gauge amplifier.

The new ORT sensors redefined user expectations for optical rotary torque transducers when they were introduced earlier this year.

Export deal points to fluid future for UK hydraulics manufacturer

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A well-established UK hydraulics design and manufacturing specialist, which claims to own one of the oldest working filter carts in existence, has just completed a significant deal with a company based in the Middle East as it continues to expand its offering for overseas customers.

Karmelle Ltd to attend PPMA Trade Show in Birmingham

This year Karmelle Ltd will be attending the PPMA Trade Show at the NEC in Birmingham. After the success of last year’s machines including the three head Rotary Capper Karmelle have this year decided to bring along three of the best filling, capping and labelling machines which have been produced in –house at our workshop in West Yorkshire.

Elesa GFL lobe nut for equipment adjustment

Elesa GFL lobe nut for equipment adjustment

The new Elesa GFL lobe nut enables adjustment of equipment mounted on threaded stems and may be used singly to lock against another threaded component or in pairs to lock a tubular bracket in place.

MecWash Systems heading for Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show

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August 17 2016: Tewkesbury based aqueous parts washing specialist MecWash Systems Ltd is attending the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show for the third year running to further strengthen its relationships with manufacturers in the North of the country.


Gillard K-2016 press release photo

GILLARD will be exhibiting a new extrusion servo rotary cutter on their stand no. 16C77 in Hall 16 at K’2016, Düsseldorf, Germany (19th – 26th October 2016).