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Inspection & Measurement

Software streamlines inspections

A global chemicals business has achieved an 85 per cent reduction in time spent on hazardous area inspections and repairs after adopting innovative data capture software from Terrington Data Management … Specialty chemicals manufacturer, Innospec, producer of fuel additives and a manufacturer of…

  • 21/03/2013

Detector helps increase productivity at Whitby Seafoods

Following installation of a Vertex Metal Detector from specialist, Fortress Technology seafood company, Whitby Seafoods, based in North Yorkshire, has announced a 30 per cent increase in its productivity. Patrick Thomas, projects co-ordinator at Whitby Seafoods says: “The Fortress machine…

  • 14/11/2012

Success brings its own rewards

Success brings its own rewards but it can also bring problems as manufacturer of cereal bars, Devonvale has discovered. Founded 12 years ago by managing director, Keith Upham to counteract the effect the local supermarket was having on sales at the family bakery in Honiton, Devonvale has grown…

  • 26/10/2012

The right recipe for energy savings

Since installing fixed and regulated speed ­compressors from CompAir at its plant in Sablé sur Sarthe, France, food processing company, Société Marie, is experiencing annual electricity savings of ­approximately €10,500, with a payback on return on investment in…

  • 22/10/2012

The myths of food industry inspection

Regional and international food industry safety guidelines are changing all the time and it is important for manufacturers to be aware of any ­amendments to guidelines and regulations regarding production lines. However, there are a number of myths that persist regarding food safety inspection…

  • 21/09/2012

Thermal imaging, it’s still evolving

Thermal imaging has certainly proved its worth across industry and the continuing high demand for cameras is testimony to that. But where does the technology go from here? Andrew Baker, UK and Ireland sales manager for Flir Systems says an important area of development is related to how widely…

  • 12/07/2012

Imager detects smallest temperature changes

Micro-Epsilon’s new range of thermal imaging cameras is said to open up a multitude of possibilities for thermal analysis of components and process control tasks. Two new higher resolution versions of Micro-Epsilon’s thermo­IMAGER TIM range of infrared thermal imagers have been…

  • 12/07/2012

Five new easy-to-use infrared cameras

Fluke Corporation, the portable electronic test and measurement technology specialist, has introduced five new infrared cameras said to be so easy to use they can become a regular part of troubleshooting and diagnostic routines. Breakthrough capabilities include: IR Optiflex Focus making it fast…

  • 12/07/2012

Quality images via superfusion

The FLIR T640 is a high performing thermal imaging camera for the professional and its latest generation has even more FLIR ‘firsts’ to enable thermal inspection and analysis to be conducted with efficiency and speed. Flir has incorporated its new Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX)…

  • 12/07/2012

Imager detects smallest temperature changes

Micro-Epsilon’s new range of thermal imaging cameras is said to open up a multitude of possibilities for thermal analysis of components and process control tasks … Two new higher resolution versions of Micro-Epsilon’s thermoIMAGER TIM range of infrared thermal imagers have been…

  • 27/06/2012