On Thursday 2nd July, 12 – 5.30pm the first of a range of events planned to support the growth of the North West manufacturing community is taking place at the University of Bolton… Innovate 2015: Factories of the Future.
This is just a polite reminder of some of the benefits local manufacturers would gain from attending the event:
The technology around the Internet of Things (IoT) enables companies to provide more offerings and yield deep insight into their products and processes. IoT is not just a marking buzzword, it has been around for years but used to be beyond reach for the SME’s, however times have changed and you need to know how you can stay ahead of the game.
On 2nd July at Innovate 2015 Stephen Edginton, Technical Director at Dot Net IT will be speaking about how IoT is now enabling manufacturers to bring to life their products and facilities.
Partners collaborate to deliver Innovate 2015 for North West Manufacturers (from left to right, Martyn Shaw, University of Bolton, Rory Perrett, University of Bolton, Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council, Jonathan Crabtree, Business Growth Hub and Gary Sheader, Chairman, Bolton Manufacturers Group).
The Manufacturing Advisory Service now part of the Business Growth Service, Business Growth Hub, Bolton Manufacturers Group, University of Bolton and Bolton Council have joined forces to deliver Innovate 2015 on 2nd July 2015.
Innovate 2015 is a manufacturer’s only event that will bring together over 100 ambitious manufacturing businesses from the North West and beyond, and will provide a range of speakers who are manufacturing business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators sharing their success stories, approaches and creative ideas with their fellow manufacturing community.
Historically 3D printing has been associated with design and prototyping. With the introduction of new more advanced materials and faster processes this technology carries more significance for industry now than ever before. Manufacturers can utilise this technology to create tooling and low volume production runs whilst still improving speed to market.
On 2nd July 2015, Ken Whilds, Sales Director HK 3D Solutions will be speaking at Innovate 2015 on 3D printing and what the future holds for the manufacturing industry with this type of solution.
The month of April promises to be a very busy one for Darwen Manufacturer Ritherdon, as they prepare to showcase their products at two exhibitions.
The first will be The CIH South West Conference & Exhibition at the Riviera Centre in Torquay which runs from 15-17th April. Ritherdon shall be promoting the newly tested fire rated products, the Riser FireSeal and the FireSeal Vented as well as the established FireSeal. These products have been tested at BM Trada and provide over 60 minutes fire protection. These products have been installed by local authorities as well as Social Housing organisations to provide fire protection. The standard range of doors and frames, which are used to repair damaged meter boxes and also the meter boxes will also be on display.
The second exhibition is Traffex 2015 which is being held at the NEC Birmingham, on 21st April until 23rd April. Ritherdon will be promoting the Passively Safe Cabinet which has been tested to shear off upon impact, proving savings in excess of £20K as there is no requirement for barriers or future maintenance. The external enclosures, Orion retention sockets, as well as bespoke products which have been designed and manufactured by Ritherdon will also be on display.
To learn more about Ritherdon’s product range, please click here to visit their website.
GJD Manufacturing, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional external detector equipment along with CCTV LED Illuminators, is proud to announce its Pearl Triple-Tech Curtain Detector was shortlisted for the esteemed PSI Premier Awards, in the Technology Innovation category on Friday 27th March 2015.
PSI Premier Awards are unique as readers of the PSI magazine, including professional security installers, specifiers and consultants, vote for their preferred innovative product.
The external Pearl Triple-Tech Wired Detector is a highly advanced PIR and microwave technology system, designed to provide extremely effective security against potential crime. Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director commented: “It is a great privilege to be nominated for the PSI Premier Awards. This is a strong indication and recognition of all the hard work the team at GJD have invested. I would like to congratulate all our staff whose dedication has resulted in this prestigious nomination”.
The Pearl detector may be small in size yet its quality, reliability and technological performance are exceptional. The innovative design incorporates PIR, microwave sensing and an anti-masking system, providing robust triple protection. The Pearl detector is a high-end product designed to protect residential, commercial or industrial premises. Its compact size and unique features provide a reliable and trustworthy security solution for all requirements. For more information about the Pearl please click here.
Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied process development company PJH Partnership with a two metre long inclined screw conveyor used in the processing of biomass.
PJH Partnership specialises in the application of superheated and supercritical technology to processes involving impregnation, extraction, fractionation and separation. The Ajax inclined stainless steel screw is being used to convey biomass immersed in an organic solvent bath to alter the surface chemistry of the biomass particles. The conveyor features an oil heated jacket and is operated at a pressure of 10 bar. It is compliant with Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) category III and rated for ATEX Zone 1 internally and Zone 2 externally.
The screw is inclined at 30° to the horizontal. “Operating a screw inclined at greater than 20° presents a number of challenges and can significantly reduce the conveyor’s handling capability,” says Ajax technical director Eddie McGee. “When a screw is inclined material tends to fall back into the prior pitch space, dramatically increasing the cross sectional loading of the conveyor as the angle of the screw is now below the contact friction angle of the material. Inclined screws can be successfully operated through the use of specially selected flights and appropriate rotational speed to generate effective radial pressure to drive the material forward.”
For more information on Ajax Equipment and screw conveyors click here to visit their website.
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