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ADVERTORIAL TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION Global technology leader in diaphragm pumps and systems for liquids and gases K


NF have been designing and manufacturing diaphragm pumps for use in demanding applications across a


wide range of diverse industries for more than 60 years and are recognised throughout the world for their quality, reliability and performance. We specialise in high quality OEM vacuum pumps, air


compressors, liquid/metering/dosing pumps and offer an extensive range of laboratory pumps and systems. All our pumps are 100% oil-free offering quiet, reliable and efficient transfer of air, gases and liquids. KNF provides its customers with extensive advice,


reliable service and customised, flexible solutions. Our standard pumps can easily be modified to suit a wide range of customer specific solutions for your application. We work closely with you to design customised project pumps that give you a competitive edge in your target market. From its configuration to its testing conditions and packaging, your project pump is tailored to your needs. From medical equipment and instruments, to


environmental engineering and analytics, to printing equipment and new technologies such as fuel cells, customers working in any field benefit from KNF’s expertise and many years of experience in diaphragm pump technology.


KNF UK has a dedicated team of experienced technical


pump engineers. At our facilities in Witney, Oxfordshire we offer sales, full services capabilities, local stock, system builds and technical support. So, whether your pumping application is for use in an OEM product or in the laboratory


we will be happy to discuss your requirements further. Visit our website to see our range of pumps – www.knf.co.uk or call us 01993 778373 to discuss your application. Or visit our stand during Southern Manufacturing for


more information. KNF Neuberger UK Ltd  01993 778373  info.uk@knf.com  www.knf.co.uk


Hire drives keep water flowing for Anglian Water customers


A pumping station is repaired within hours following a drive breakdown, avoiding 2,000 homes being left without water


replacement of variable speed drives (VSDs) after a double drive failure at one of its pumping stations. The pumping station supplies water to some 2,000


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households near Ipswich and Stowmarket in Suffolk. Two sets of two pumps are arranged in duty/ assist configurations, supplying different parts of the area. Depending on demand, each set pumps 20 to 30 litres per second from on-site bore holes. Each pump is controlled by a 90 kW VSD, each of which


was subjected to overheating and tripping. One Friday evening, the VSD on two of the duty pumps stopped working, placing the onus on the two assist pumps. Should either of the VSDs on the assist pumps fail the site would be unable to pump enough water to meet demand. A rapid response was vital to prevent major disruption


nglian Water avoided a serious interruption to customer’s water supplies following a rapid


for customers, as well as reputational damage and a potential fine from Ofwat. Anglian Water called ABB Value Provider, Gibbons Engineering Group and within hours the team had installed two ABB 90 kW hire drives. Following test and commissioning, the pumps were operational by Saturday morning. ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is


driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.


ABB  www.abb.com


Interroll complements Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP) with stacker crane and transfer car


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nnovative solutions for the fully automatic handling of pallets: With a new stacker crane for dynamic storage and


a transfer car, which enable the fast and safe storage and retrieval of up to 100 pallets per hour, Interroll is expanding its Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP), a flexible modular system for driven pallet conveying. The new products allow users—in seamless interaction with the proven Interroll Pallet Flow dynamic storage system—to implement extremely compact, robust and efficient pallet handling automation solutions that excel with very low planning and installation costs and high energy efficiency. With the market launch of the stacker crane and the


transfer car, companies for the first time have the opportunity to implement a continuous material flow with pallets—for example between incoming and outgoing goods or between warehouse, production and order picking—on the basis of a technology offering from a single source. This means that system integrators and plant constructors can expand their business horizon with cost-effective plug-and-play pallet conveyor solutions, which can also be planned in a very simple and user-friendly way using Interroll's Layouter tool.


36 DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020 | DESIGN SOLUTIONS


Interroll  01536 312770  gb.sales@interroll.com  www.interroll.com


Stacker Crane for high pallet throughput The heart of a highly dynamic pallet handling system is the new stacker crane, which has been perfectly designed for connection to the Pallet Flow storage system. The lightweight construction and integrated energy recovery


make the system extremely energy-efficient. The overall height is 12 meters, the horizontal travel speed is 3 meters per second and the lifting speed is 0.8 meters per second. At the initial launch, the system is designed to transport Euro pallets with a maximum weight of 800 kilograms.


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