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NEW IBC SPILL PALLET - SPILL STACKER RANGE


year on after a new Distribution Centre and new machinery, Jonesco have been working hard to create and manufacture fresh, innovative products. This month sees a new arrival to the ever-growing Spill Stacker Range; The SJ-510, Stackable IBC Spill Pallet. The SJ-510 has many distinctive features; low height for ease of use, generous working area (2.5 m²) for practical storage and handling of 1 IBC or multiple smaller containers, a large sump capacity (1170 litres) but its most unique feature; ultra-low delivery costs. This IBC Spill Pallet can stack within each other efficiently to minimise transport costs to the distributor and of course the end user. For more information on this and all other products in the Spill Range order our brand NEW & FREE Environmental Products Catalogue.


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Jonesco Preston Ltd Tel: 01772 706888 Web: www.jonesco-plastics.com


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ood & Drink Expo, incorporating Farm Shop & Deli Show, provides a platform for producers to launch some of the nation’s favourite and most forward-thinking products, as well as a meeting place for the brightest minds in the industry to come together as they debate and discuss the future of the food and drink industry. For two decades now the show is the place to be to discover the most recent industry updates and trends. One of the many new products, which will be presented at Food & Drink Expo, is the AP550e Flat-Surface Label Applicator by Primera Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of label printing equipment. AP550e is a semi-automatic label applicator that makes it fast and easy to precisely apply product and identification labels onto a wide range of flat surfaces such as rectangular or tapered bottles, boxes, packages, bags, pouches, lids, tins and much more. Labels are applied straight, without wrinkles or folds, in exactly the location desired. This gives finished products a highly professional look and significantly increases the number of containers that can be labelled per hour versus manually applying labels. AP550e is the perfect accessory for labels produced by Primera’s popular LX- and CX-Series colour label printers and digital label presses.


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Primera Technology EUROPE Tel: +49 (0) 611 92777-0 Web: primeralabel.eu


TorkDrive to prevent plant shut-down and protect plant assets


shaft to safeguard the valve from excessive torque. TorkDrive has two distinct benefits. It prevents valve damage, thus reducing the need for expensive plant shutdown and valve replacement (through over- torque) and provides vital information regarding site maintenance requirements. TorkDrive can increase valve life as it prevents the operator from applying excessive force when closing the valve, protecting the valve seat. TorkDrive controls the torque applied when operating a valve, ensuring that the same force is used regardless of the strength of the operator. TorkDrive can be incorporated seamlessly into plant maintenance systems and schedules. TorkDrive is set to a predetermined maximum torque and, if during the operation cycle of the valve, the operating torque increases above the maximum limit, the TorkDrive will slip, indicating an irregular valve condition. This will alert the operator to report the valve status to Site Maintenance, rather than continue to apply force to the valve.


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mith Flow Control launches TorkDrive, a device that can be mounted to either the valve input handwheel or directly to the valve input


ICK has expanded its highly-respected Flexi Soft modular safety control system to include the new SICK FX3-MOC Drive Monitor, promising increased flexibility for safe operator intervention through a wide range of drive safety functions to reduce machine downtime and aid productivity. Supporting all standard encoder and motor feedback interfaces, the new SICK FX3-MOC Drive Monitor is ideal for a wide variety of stationery and mobile machine safety applications, especially for


machines that require frequent intervention where maintaining a controlled speed is beneficial to continued safe operation. For example, the high-performance drive monitoring of the SICK FX3-MOC enables an operator to reach into a machine at reduced risk without having to power off.


monitor the safety of machine movements, based on the principle of safe motion monitoring, rather than deactivation,” explains Dr Martin Kidman, SICK UK machinery safety specialist.


“Sick uses the term Motion Control to refer to safety products that “The Drive


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Monitor can also be used on Automated Guided Vehicles alongside SICK safety laser scanners to monitor vehicle movements.


Monitor reduces time-consuming maintenance and set up procedures since the machine sequence does not have to be completely stopped. In contrast to conventional solutions, protective doors can also open immediately after the Drive Monitor has detected that the machine has stopped and not only after a pre-determined time. “The Safe Stop 2 function of the Drive Monitor means that if an operator reaches into a monitored hazardous point, the drives are stopped but remain under power. A quick restart is ensured without having the reference the drives again.” As an extension module to the SICK Flexi Soft safety controller, the SICK FX3-MOC Drive Monitor can be configured using SICK’s Flexi Soft Designer engineering software, which is freely available to download from the SICK website. Up to six Drive Monitors are possible on a single Flexi Soft main module. The SICK FX3-MOC monitors many functions in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2 and is open for almost all common automation and controller environments. It is suitable for AC, DC, servo stepper motors and other types of drive. Compatible with a range of common fieldbus comms protocols, it is simple to integrate into a higher level PLC controller in combination with the Flexi Soft safety controller. The versatile software design used for programming the FX3-MOC also allows the import of predefined applications for simplicity in engineering standard safety solutions. In total there are seven drive safety functions; two Safe Stops; Safe Operating Stop; Safe Speed Monitor; Safety Limited Speed; Safe Direction and Safe Brake Control. With the Flexi Soft controller, one FX3-MOC can monitor up to 10 speed levels and four brake ramps, as well as multiple axes.


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Seifert launches new low cost cabinet cooler range


eifert MTM Systems, renowned for its patented filterless range of cabinet coolers, has added an all new budget air conditioner to its portfolio. The ‘Compact’ range still uses high quality components and all metal construction but incorporates a more conventional high separation fin condenser. Prices are 25 – 40% less than the filterless range and set a new quality / cost benchmark in the market. Units are available from 320W to 4KW, single and three phase voltages, powder coated steel or stainless steel casing. The new units are proving popular amongst customers wanting a proven supplier with worldwide aftersales but at a cost point for OEM volume.


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