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exion don’t just manufacture and sell pallet racking and shelving storage systems, but also produce in-house a range of racking protection accessories. A full range of metal column guards plus the popular plastic clip-on guard called Protect-it® are available from Dexion Approved Distributors as well as a collection of frame end protectors, tubular barriers and bollards. These metal protection products are all made in Dexion European factories. The plastic Protect-it® column guard is now also a new size of 134mm high, thus requiring only 3 units to protect a rack upright to the required height of 400mm. The latest design is also a slimmer profile leaving more space in the aisles for maneuvering fork lift trucks.


Dexion  0800 581 531 

SICK Extends Ultrasonic Sensor Range with Powerful Small Devices

ICK has extended its family of compact ultrasonic detectors with the introduction of the UM12, UC30-2 and the UC4-Fast sensors, offering enhanced performance capability as part of the company’s distance sensor portfolio. The sensors extend SICK’s ultrasonic range,

S providing faster

response speeds and detection of a wide range of shapes, independent of gloss, colour, transparency, reflectivity or ambient light and climatic conditions.

Ideal for a wide range of duties from

presence/absence and rip detection to level and diameter control, the sensors find applications in positioning and safety, packaging and finished goods handling storage and warehousing, conveying and bulk handling duties. “SICK has drawn from wide customer experience to expand the potential industry applications for its ultrasonic sensor family significantly. The three compact models now cover virtually every requirement and at competitive prices,” comments Darren Pratt, SICK (UK) distance sensor specialist. “As well as performing to the same high standard, the UM12, UC30-2 and the UC4-Fast complement each other, offering a broad applications capability, based on the same robust sensing technology with IP67 protection and a -25ºC to +70ºC temperature range.” The 12mm diameter SICK UM12 ultrasonic sensor is the smallest on the market, enabling it to be sited in the tightest of spaces. The UM12 is available in two lengths, 55mm and 60mm, depending on whether the digital switch or analogue model is selected. There is a choice of PNP/NPN switching and the sensor is taught via a signal wire. The UM12 offers the versatility of three switching modes: distance to object, distance window and object between sensor and background (DTO/Window/OBSB)*.

with a range of up to 360mm and

repeatability to 0.15%. Typical duties include level sensing, diameter winding control, presence and rip detection in sheet-fed or conveyor processes.

SICK (UK) LTD  01727 831121

Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd bonds with products from Union Industries

static infill section for improved sealing, employees can easily segregate the working area by drawing the curtain to create a more hygienic environment during the production process, which can be re-opened quickly & easily for planned preventative maintenance. The curtain also features a series of clear vision panels that allow the production process to be viewed externally without the potential to introduce further contaminants. Although Union did not provide the lowest quote to Beardow & Adams, the

nion Industries is enabling hot melt adhesive manufacturer, Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd, adhere to strict standards set by the BRC/IoP, a leading body in the retail sector, with the installation of two of its marketing- leading products.


Ahead of a BRC audit, Union Industries has fitted a high-speed Bulldoor to reduce the risk of ingress of airborne contaminants and wildlife, as well as one of its bespoke designed & manufactured Industrial Curtains that will also reduce the risk of contamination in one of the production units at Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd Milton Keynes headquarters. The Bulldoor, which opens at approximately 1.6m per second, will defend against the elements and reduce the risk of contamination when the external opening is being accessed by forklift trucks, coming to and from the warehouse.

In common with the other doors in the range, the Bulldoor also features

Union’s highly-regarded ‘Crash-Out’ damage protection facility, which ensures the door remains operable if the heavy duty steel composite bottom beam is hit by a vehicle, which reduces any downtime. The Industrial Curtain, which is a Tensioned Mobile type curtain, has been installed between its production area and storage facility. The curtain stands at 18m wide with a 5.5m drop; it allows Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd to isolate its production area without the need for a solid wall or partition, which would not have provided the versatile solution the company required. Now, with the mobile fabric partition in place, which features a high-level

contract was awarded based on its superior quality and robust design, which will pay dividends in the long-term; the Bulldoor is capable of completing more than 1.4 million cycles each year and has become a popular choice across a number of industries. Established in 1977, Beardow & Adams is a world-leading hot melt adhesive manufacturer. Its products are used by more than 10,000 respected manufacturers and are used in demanding packaging, labelling, woodworking, product assembly, bookbinding and converting industry applications. Alan Hirst, Sales Director at Union Industries, said: “It’s always satisfying when our products are chosen on the basis of quality; it provides further evidence that our Great British manufactured products are unrivalled by cheaper alternatives.

“Both the Bulldoor and our Industrial Curtain have been tailored to meet

Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd bespoke requirements in order to help meet, and in fact exceed, the requirements demanded from the BRC/IoP standard.” Peter Gallivan, Works Manager from Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd,

said: “When considering suppliers our main priority was quality, and Union stood head and shoulders above the competition. We see the money spent on the High Speed Door and Tensioned Mobile Curtain as an investment, which will continue to provide returns, thanks to their unmatched durability and reliability. Union’s engineers have also been exceptional; they worked around our own schedule to ensure minimal disruption was caused, which was a great bonus for us”

Union Industries  0113 244 8393 


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