HARDWARE Inspection and acces s

is available in two formats – with 30mmdepth frame for deeper items – up to 47mm– and without depth frame to cover shallow instruments or screens – up to 18mm.

DIY assembly greatly reduces

MKA PROflex 1210 program inspection windows offer a simple and aesthetic way of protecting infrequently accessed equipment such as meters, reset buttons, indicators/lamps and instruments as used on fire alarm and suppression systems or


engineering controls. Typical usage may be seen in the gas industry for flare control and monitoring panels as used with gas analysers, telemetry panels, gas boosters and purging equipment.

The 1210 programaluminium

windows provide visual observation while enabling required – and

ensuring protection rapid access when

against accide ntal operation or tampering. The 1210 program

comes in self-assembly DIY format or fully glazed and assembled and

volume of th allowing the

customer to glaze as e package while

they wish. Fully assembled units are supplied with acrylic,

polycarbonate or Alucabond – an aluminium/plastic/aluminium bonded sandwich for use as an operating panel which allows acces s behind frontmounted equipment. Standard profile locks, inserts

and wing knobs ensure appropriate access and security levels in industrial or more office-like environments. Dimensions up to 2,000 x 1,000mm may be accommodated.


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re than repays itself

illiams & Oakey have been delighted with the results since switching to PSL

Datatrack production control software to

manage shop floor manufacturing and assembly activities. Like a number of engineering sub- had been using a DOS-based

management con contractors, they

longer supported

and it had become increasingly trol systemwhich was no

difficult to rely upon its continued use.

“Moving away from the bespoke DOS system was not a decision taken lightly,” says Williams & Oakey’s materials and IT manager, Martin Presley. “We had become too comfortable with the old system a nd there were inherent risks in trying to continue. Starting in 2012, we spoke to a number of software companies but were attracted by an article we saw in the press about an engineering sub-contractor in a similar situation to us. They had gone down the PSL Datatrack route without any difficulty. We had a presentation from PSL and made a visit to an existing customer. That convinced us to go with PSL. Their software is flexible, modular and we felt it would be easily adaptable to our specific business model.” n

Based i Mi dsomer Norton, ISO accredited Williams & Oakey supplies high quality

machined parts and fabrications to a range of customers in many different industries. The emphasis has been on offering a one stop shop,


engaged not only in precision CNC machining, but also pre-treatment and finishing using the latest powder coating technology. The company provides its sub-contract services to many companies where traceability is a prerequisite. The company also has a full range of facilities including pressure testing, quality c secure storage and the despatch of fabrications directly to its customer clients. Latterly, there has been exp

finished ontrol,

ansion into s' own

other new business areas including hydro- dipping and alloy wheel refurbishment. Controlling all the processes through the factory had beenmanaged using the bespoke DOS system. Although the situation had became more andmore untenable, the final decision to switch to PSL Datatrack was not wit concerns. “Having worked with DOS years, there were worries about the

transition to for many hout its

the Windows based PSL Datatrack system. We were concerned about potential loss of data and whether the theory of using PSL Datatrack might not be quite as easy in practice. Making the leap of faith has been the right decision.” “One of the pleasant surprises of switching to PSL Datatrack was th le ow nancia nvestment that it entailed for us. There was no need to invest in new serv

fi l i rvers as the software could be run

fromthe company's existing PCs,” says Presley. Working closely with PSL, Presley learned the

complete operation of the system and

implemented it in stages. It now controls the progress of every aspect of every customer order, from quotation to invoice. It generates all the accompanying documentation right down to batch identification labels and deliveries, not just for direct customers but also on Williams & Oakey’s customers’ headed paper to be sent directly to their clients.

Today, there are two PSL Datatrack stations in the factory where operators clock in and out as well as logging all the required information about every order that passes through – essential for traceability.Management reports can be produced as requ rei d to ch kec any aspect o t e product ion process, and on the shop floor, documentation such as inspection sheets can be generated.

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