New catalogue from Kraus & Naimer


he new Short Form Catalogue is out now to either download/view from the Kraus & Naimer UK website or

if preferred simply request a printed version. Heading up the Short Form is a blue section featuring all of their widely specified range of enclosed switch disconnectors, control switches and load switches which are mounted in a wide variety of different enclosures (including polycarbonate, mild steel, stainless steel and GRP), ranging from 20Amps to 1250Amps. Amongst the new additions is an enclosed Main/emergency-off switch with an EMC compliant connection which can be found on p16/17. The green section features their most popular ranges of main emergency off switch disconnectors and changeover switches, all of which are available in various mounting forms, for use in switch panels or on machinery. Kraus & Naimer UK have a local stocking facility offered

for immediate availability on most products, enabling a next day delivery.

Kraus & Naimer  01635 262626 


Rapid response prevents critical pumping station from running dry

hirty minutes before the water supply to 25,000 homes ran dry, an ABB authorised value provider commissioned a new variable speed drive, avoiding 67,000 people from being deprived of water. Essex & Suffolk Water’s pumping station is an unmanned site in Herongate. A split water pipe flooded the pumping station and crippled the electrical equipment. This included the existing VSD and two of the three motors used to control the station’s treated water transfer pumps. The pumping station provides water to homes in Herongate, Warley and Brentwood and is a crucial strategic site

in Essex & Suffolk Water’s supply network. The VSD is installed on the lead pump, which is in almost constant operation, transfering up to 12 million litres of potable water each day from a sealed underground reservoir. “The pump was sitting on 70 feet of head when the pipework split,” explains Robert Wilson, maintenance team manager – electrical for Essex & Suffolk Water. “Basically when the water hit the electrics, we lost the entire pumping station. We were able to maintain supply in the short term by using water from four onsite storage reservoirs. However, hourly trend analysis revealed that the water would run out by evening, stranding our customer base.“

Wilson contacted ABB authorised value provider, Gibbons Engineering Group, which maintains the site’s drives as

part of a service agreement. Gibbons installed and commissioned an ABB 110 kW VSD on the site’s only working motor. Thirty minutes before water reserves would have run out completely, the Herongate site started pumping again.

ABB  01925 741517



he new catalogue’s range of trade essentials and exciting new products includes everything from power tools and

workwear to sealants that reduce waste. The ‘Trade Rated’ endorsement provides an additional level of confidence and reassurance, having been independently tried and tested by Electricfix customers. One of the stand out products featuring for the first time

is the DeWalt 18V Brushless Combi Drill. Available at the special introductory price of £100.00, it comes complete with 2 x 2.0Ah Li-Ion batteries so users should never be without charge. This powerful and versatile drill offers 15 different torque settings, alongside all-metal gearing, making it a robust, efficient and powerful combi drill. Its bright white LED light with a delay feature gives improved visibility. Other highlights in the new catalogue include Smart

Home ranges, sealants, an enhanced selection of power tools and safety & workwear.


No Nonsense 8 in 1 Hybrid Sealant The all-new No Nonsense 8 in 1 Hybrid Sealant is perfect for a wide variety of applications including sanitary, GP, glazing, gap filler, builders, grab, lead & gutter seal.

Kudox Premium Radiators The Kudox Premium Radiators come complete with a 15 year manufacturer’s guarantee (T & Cs apply) plus, brackets, wall fixings and plug & vent are included. The radiators feature factory fitted side panels and top grilles.

Erbauer Twin Pack The Erbauer Brushless Twin Pack is supported by the innovative 18V Keep Cool Erbauer EXT battery technology.

Timberland Sawhorse Safety Boot The ‘Trade Rated’ Timberland Sawhorse Safety Boot is known for its durability and comfort.

For more information on Electricfix’s range of products, visit or pick up a copy of the new catalogue at a local store.


The Hazardous Area Addition to the GripLoc® Family


emora Electrical has extended its already well accepted and widely specified GripLoc™ family of cable glands.

The GripLoc™ Ex range is manufactured from tough Nylon PA66 UL94 material and is suitable for use in explosive environments with protection type “e” requirements, conforming to EN60079-0, EN 60079-7 and EN 60079-31, while boasting an ingress protection of IP69K for ultimate protection. The entire range of Griploc™ Ex, which includes glands from M12 to M63, offers certain commercial and environmental benefits over the brass equivalents. The product is readily available in either Black or Blue, the blue denoting suitability for intrinsically safe installations. So if your market place is Offshore / Marine, Petrochemical / Chemical, Mining, Automation / Process Control, Automotive or Building Automation, this product will suit your needs Additional Features as Standard. The Griploc™ Ex benefits from the vastly tried and tested features that exist on the standard Griploc™ range including.

Remora  01226 352 000 


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