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ADVERTORIAL TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION


Konecranes Demag UK partners with WES L


ifting equipment manufacturer and service provider, Konecranes Demag UK Limited, has reaffirmed its


Martindale’s new HPAT400 simplifies


Electric – one of the most trusted brands in electrical safety – now includes the HPAT400 and new updates to its existing range, to enable both contractors and competent in-house personnel to quickly and safely verify the electrical safety of all types of appliances. Designed to perform safety checks in accordance with


Portable Appliance Testing W


hen it comes to testing portable appliances, the HPAT Series of portable appliance testers from Martindale


the IET Code of Practice, the lightweight HPAT Series of handheld testers are designed for ease of use with one button automatic testing and ultimate portability. The compact design with bright backlit display, provides


the perfect solution for testing in all locations, particularly under a desk or behind a monitor, where lighting may be restricted.


Martindale Electric u 01923 441 717 u www.martindale-electric.co.uk


commitment to providing equal employment opportunities by entering into partnership with the WES. The move is consistent with the company’s objective of promoting the engineering sector to women and recruiting female employees to establish a more diverse workforce. Konecranes Demag is taking an active role within the WES, attending the organisation’s events and adopting best practice procedures. The company will also advertise technical vacancies on the WES website, job boards and newsletters to make job opportunities more accessible to female engineers. WES is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration,


support and professional development. Working in partnership with industry, the organisation supports and inspires women to achieve their potential as engineers, scientists and as leaders.


Konecranes Demag UK Ltd u 01295 676100 u www.konecranes.co.uk


The Newest Clothing Innovations in the 2019 Snickers Workwear Catalogue


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his 200-page catalogue has all you need to know about the UK’s most extensive range of working clothes for professional tradesmen


and women. There’s something for every trade you can name in the Snickers Workwear


range – AllroundWork, RUFFWork, LITEWork and FLEXIWork clothing - Trousers, Jackets, Tool Vests, Shirts, Underwear, Accessories and much more – plus an extensive range of EN-certified PPE working clothes. Added to which, there’s the most innovative street-smart stretch fabrics


for mobile comfort and a Layered Clothing System that ensures you can choose clothes to suit the weather on site – rain or shine, wind or snow.


Hultafors Group UK Ltd u 01484 854788 u www.snickersworkwear.co.uk


High range - global application - secure data transfer Schmersal launches new safety light grids with Bluetooth interface


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or the first time, the Schmersal Group is launching a safety light grid with a built-in Bluetooth interface. The SLC440/COM with Bluetooth BLE is an active optoelectronic protective device that makes all status and


diagnostic data on the operating status of the device available on smartphones or tablets via a Bluetooth interface on a real-time basis. The Bluetooth interface also supports easy start-up using a smartphone or tablet with the integrated setup aid. There is also the excellent option of saving the data, which can then be used, for example, to document a repeat test or for predictive maintenance purposes.


The transmission of data to smartphones / tablets (Android, IOS) is facilitated by an app developed by


Schmersal. BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy, a radio system for near-field data transmission with secure transmission.


Uniquely wide range This innovative technology for optoelectronic safety systems is unique with respect to the range over which the data can be communicated. Until now only diagnostic tools based on NFC technology have been available on the market. While NFC tools only offer a range of a few centimetres, the Bluetooth BLE interface can achieve a range of 100 times more at up to 5 metres. This means the BLE interface is perfect when the opto- electronic safety system is in a relatively inaccessible position. Bluetooth BLE also offers a greater range of applications because not all smartphones or tablets are equipped with NFC, but most have Bluetooth. As Bluetooth is an international industrial standard, the 440/COM range of light grids with Bluetooth BLE interface can be used all over the world.


Increased efficiency: Status data can be accessed in real-time “The SLC440/COM with Bluetooth BLE enable significantly improved efficiency in production processes. As the status data of the light grids can be accessed easily and in real-time, errors can be resolved more quickly to achieve increased machine availability,” explains Klaus Schuster, Managing Director of Safety Control GmbH, a centre of excellence for opto-electronics and part of the Schmersal Group. This status information and diagnostic data enables processes to be reactivated more quickly, particularly in the event of a system shutdown if a hazard is detected.


It also represents a really economical innovation as, compared to classic Bluetooth, BLE is characterised by considerably lower energy consumption and reduced costs at a similarly high communication range.


Schmersal u 01684 571980 u www.schmersal.co.uk


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