TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION ADVERTORIAL ABB will show ‘factory of the future’ at PPMA 2019

William Hughes introduces metrology services

for high precision manufacturing following the acquisition of JK Metrology


orld-leading spring, wire form and assembly specialist William Hughes, has expanded its range of specialist

services for the manufacturing industry with the acquisition of JK Metrology & Quality Services of Liskeard, Cornwall. JK Metrology is a well established metrology and quality consultancy for ISO 17027, ISO 9000 etc. and offers a UKAS calibration service to ISO 17025. “This acquisition will be of particular interest to our

many customers involved in the manufacture of high specification, high precision components, where accurate measurement is key to the success of their business,” said Max Hughes, Managing Director at William Hughes. “By investing resources and people into this established and well respected business, we will be able to offer a range of benefits for customers – including a reduced turnaround time.”

William Hughes  01963 363377 

rapid production for demanding consumers ABB will bring together the elements of a ‘factory of


the future’ at PPMA 2019, at the Birmingham NEC, 1st – 3rd October 2019, demonstrating how its latest automation and robotics technologies can transform performance in food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Stand F80 will feature examples from ABB’s

extensive automation and digital portfolio, showing how tomorrow’s factory will be able to respond rapidly to changing customer demands, while maintaining profitability, safety and quality. Among the demonstrations will be ABB’s SCARA

demo cell, showing how the precision, repeatability and rapid cycle time of ABB’s IRB 910SC (SCARA) robot can bring flexibility to pick and place and packaging applications. Another robot cell will show how humans and automated production lines can work together efficiently and safely. Companies looking to build flexible automation solutions can view the PLC range.

BB to show how the ingredients of an advanced factory come together to achieve customized, yet

Stand F80 will also feature ABB’s WiMon

Conditioning Monitoring System and the new NiTemp, a non-invasive temperature sensor. Maximising uptime of motors, pumps and bearings is

made easier with ABB Ability Digital Powertrain, which reads data to enable effective and timely maintenance. Also on show will be ABB’s range of emergency lighting, cable ties and details of ABB’s service offerings. “Today’s consumers want products that are tailored

to their needs faster than ever before. The factory of the future must therefore respond much more dynamically to ever-changing consumer requirements,” says Nigel Platt, LBL Manager, UK and Ireland – ABB Robotics.

To find out more about ABB’s offering for food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, visit

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Cable Management Solutions

EM Automatic, a leading supplier of components for industrial automation, are set to return to PPMA and will be showcasing the latest and most comprehensive range of cable management solutions from three of Europe’s

leading manufacturers. • Conta-Clip produces a revolutionary range of cable entry systems; • AGRO, manufacture an extensive selection of high quality cable glands; • German market leader Flexa, OEM’s newest partner and producer of flexible cable conduits. “Cable management is an area where we’re seeing sustained growth. The continued automation of industrial

processes means components require more connections than ever before. With more automation often comes the required management of hoses, air pipes and conduits. We’re very excited about showcasing all three of our partnerships at once. What sets OEM apart from other component suppliers is our industry expertise and ability to provide complete solutions. By adding AGRO and Flexa to our product range.

OEM Automatic  0116 284 9900 

Why is Balance and Scale Calibration Important? M

ettler Toledo has developed a library of knowledge and expertise resources to answer these fundamental questions:

1. What is calibration and why should I calibrate? 2. What are the benefits of balance calibration? 3. How often do I have to calibrate my balance and what are the risks of not calibrating?

4. Which tolerances apply to balance calibration? 5. Is there a difference between calibration and adjustment? 6. My scales are legal for trade, do I still need to calibrate? 7. Why is measurement uncertainty so important? 8. How do I ensure accurate weighing results? 9. Why is it a risk to use non-calibrated Instruments? 10. Why is METTLER TOLEDO – The Right Calibration Partner? 11. What is the correct way to handle test weights? 12. Is routine testing needed between calibration intervals?

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Silverson Machines Ltd at the PPMA show 2019

equipment at the PPMA show. On the stand this year visitors will be able to see


working examples of the Silverson Batch, Ultramix and Laboratory mixers including the Verso, a bench-top In-Line mixer. Also on the stand will be Silverson’s powder/liquid

mixing system the Flashmix and the High Viscosity In-Line mixer which has been designed to offer exceptional flow rates and the ability process higher viscosity products. The HV In-Line features a special rotor design which

provides increased capacity when compared to standard In-Line mixers, allowing the processing of higher viscosity products such as gels and can often eliminate the need for additional pumps. If you’d like to discuss your mixing application visit Silverson at stand D20 or email

Silverson Machines Ltd  01494 786331 


ilverson Machines are the world leaders in high shear mixers and will be exhibiting a range of mixing

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