Prepare for coolant CLP legislation

Wyseoil preview edit_tmbThe last 12 months has seen complex changes to formulate new metalworking fluids technology. Extending the product or emulsion life is one of the biggest challenges facing formulators, with certain biocides and fungicides coming under scrutiny and pressure on the use of boric acid-based products. The categorisation of formaldehyde releasing biocides within the Biocidal Products Regulation, and the increasingly restrictive labelling issues associated with components that control bacteria have pushed formulators to look at new methods to extend fluid life.

Wyse Oil will showcase a solution to these more challenging regulations at Southern 2018 with its range of cutting fluids which are both boron and formaldehyde-free. The Wysecut EnV5000 series has been developed for high-end industries, such as aerospace and automotive machining sectors, and also for general engineering applications where importance is placed on HSE requirements and operator exposure limits.

They can be used in a variety of CNC machine tools, water hardness areas and diverse material applications and have demonstrated excellent sump life stability with optimum cutting performance, claims the company.

Visitors to the stand can order a free of charge sample pack.

Slide over to Wyse Oil on stand M255 or visit www.wyseoil.co.uk to find out more

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Five machines show versatility of cable processing

Automated Cable Solutions preview editFive new machine will be highlighted by Automated Cable Solutions at Southern Manufacturing 2018, including the PP3+ stripper crimper.

Visitors can see hand tools, mini applicators, crimping presses, wire pull testers, cable pre-feeders, machines for cutting cable and tubing, cutting and striping, jacket stripping, coax stripping, wire stripping, magnet wire stripping and braid combing.

The company is an agent for GEM Terminal IND, Mikropla and Hatko and offers a large range of bandolier terminals for side feed and rear feed terminals for mini applicators. It also offers a wide range of loose piece end sleeve ferrules.

The company now offers cut, strip and crimp machines from Jam, a company specialising in crimping the smaller range of terminals. As well as the first CPR-Zero machine installed in the UK, there are also stripping blades for all types of cut and stripping and wire strip machines.

As well as new equipment, there is a range of used equipment available from Schleuniger, Komax, Kirsten, Mecal, and Gamma. If you require a machine that the company does not stock, it will try to find it for you.

Meet Automated Cable Solutions on stand B100 or visit www.automatedcablesolutions.co.uk

Celebrating thick film hybrids

corintech preview_tmbSpecialist in thick film hybrid technology and PCB assembly, Southern Electronics exhibitor, Corintech, has been providing electronics design and manufacturing services for over 40 years. It also specialises in gold and aluminium wire bonding.

The company has many long-term relationships within industries including defence, aerospace, gas and fire detection, automotive and industrial electronic instrumentation. Skilled and experienced engineers can assist with any stage of the design process, even offering schematic and PCB layout peer reviews. With Far East and UK facilities, it can manufacture PCB assemblies to any batch size. Assembly capabilities include surface mount and conventional through hole soldering. It also designs and manufactures thick film hybrids, suited to specialist applications and harsh environments where a high level of reliability is needed.

Chip-on-board wire bonding is a core part of the assembly capabilities with gold wire bonding and aluminium wire bonding machines available on-site. The wire bonding process requires precision, bonding delicate wires down to 15µm diameter.

Meet Corintech on stand E135 or find out more at http://www.corintech.com

Jacks and plugs suit non-magnetic environments

Coax connectors preview editOffering a range of 50 and 75Ω cable and PCB mount connectors, Coax Connectors can provide off the shelf products or bespoke solutions to solve RF connectivity problems. The company also offers a cable assembly service with rapid turnaround.

Debuting at this year’s Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, the company’s range of SMB PCB jacks and cable plugs are for use in non-magnetic environments. There will also be single-channel 12G connectors,including Korus BNC and Micro BNC (HD-BNC) ranges, adding to the selection of 12G connectors suitable for 4K ultra HD and 12G-SDI video applications.

Technical specialists will be on hand to discuss the suitability of particular products for your forthcoming projects.

See Coax Connectors on stand N110 or find out more at www.coax-connectors.com.

3D printing technologies are brought together

Go Print 3D_crop3D printers from manufacturers including Formlabs, Markforged, Ultimaker and others will be seen at the GoPrint3D stand at Southern 2018. There will be different 3D printing technologies on show, namely fused filament fabrication (FFF), often used for making quick, cost-effective models and prototypes, stereolithography (SLA), used to show fine detail with superior quality of finish, and continuous fibre filament (CFF), used to create strong, lightweight end-use parts or bespoke tools.

There will also be metal parts printed on a Markforged Metal X. According to the company, the Metal X uses a revolutionary technique to produce functional, pure metal parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional machining methods. This allows for much greater freedom in design, and allows engineers to print geometries that are too complex to be machined in other ways.

The company helps organisations choose the right machine for their application and budget. See the printers in action and receive impartial advice about how you could benefit from additive manufacturing.

Meet GoPrint3D on stand H155 or find out more at www.goprint3d.co.uk

Steels for aerospace and automotive

Liberty Speciality Steels preview edit_tmbOn the Liberty Speciality Steels stand at Southern Manufacturing 2018, visitors can meet representatives from its Aerospace Service Centre and the Advanced Machining Centre to discuss your material and machined component requirements. 

The Aerospace Service Centre located in Bolton, offers a fully accredited (AS9100, AS9120, IS0 14001) integrated mill-backed supply chain. This is from stocking material through to sawing and packaging for just-in-time delivery requirements or servicing of long term agreements. Discuss long length bar or cut piece requirements of high integrity aerospace steel for local or global delivery.  

The Advanced Machining Centre (AMC) located in Sheffield, can deliver an integrated supply chain, which reduces the complexity of component manufacture by delivering from concept to finished component. It serves industries such as aerospace, automotive, general engineering and energy supply. 

At the stand there will be examples of components machined at the Advanced Machining Centre and discuss specific requirements.

Visit Liberty Speciality Steels on stand L195 or find out more at www.libertyhousegroup.com

New facility doubles EMS capacity

Cicor-preview edit_tmbCelebrating their 22nd anniversary, Cicor visits Southern Manufacturing for the first time to promote its new facility in Arad, Romania. The new development consolidates its position in the European and Romanian electronics market, and adds to the value proposition, with a new, optimised layout, special design for optimum EMS processes, additional capacity and new technologies.

The company, a member of Swiss Group Cicor, is an electronics service provider with access to an international structure and a range of production capabilities in PCB assembly, system assembly and box building, control cabinet construction, cable assembly. It offers outsourcing for development and manufacturing of electronic component assemblies as well as complete devices and systems. The integrated quality data management software allows the company to ensure that all relevant quality data is recorded during the manufacturing and maintenance of electronic products and trace, for example, all component batch numbers for modules or units.

Abiding by two important principles, partnership and reliability, the company sees itself as a partner over the entire product life cycle, from product development through series production to after-sales-service. The upgrade of the Arad site will consolidate and grow the business with current European partners, and also provides opportunities for new business partners.

Meet Cicor on stand G90 or find out more at www.cicor.com

Medical 600W AC/DC power supply is compact

Cosel preview edit_tmbTo be shown at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018, the PCA series from Cosel Europe is a compact 600W AC/DC power supply offering universal main input voltage of AC6 to 264V with output voltages varying from 5.0 to 48V.

The power supply is just 1U high and 152mm long and is MOPP (means of patient protection) -approved for use within medical applications. It offers constant current, parallel/redundancy operation, alarm, low noise fan and remote on/off as standard.

The output voltage can be adjusted close to 0V without the need for an external circuit.

Additional models will be added to the range, including a 300 and 1000W version with built in digital communication function. The PCA series is available through approved distribution partners throughout Europe with no minimum order quantity.

See this and other solutions on the Cosel Europe stand B155 or find out more at www.coseleurope.eu

Discover a sustainable nitrogen supply

BCAS preview edit._tmbA diverse range of manufacturing and engineering companies rely on nitrogen gas to keep their processes clean and dry. Alongside a range of compressors and vacuum pumps, compressed air specialists BCAS, will demonstrate the benefits of creating nitrogen in-house at Southern Manufacturing 2018.

Nitrogen generators can allow users to produce a reliable and secure source of nitrogen from an existing compressed air supply. Nitrogen gas is produced at low pressure, eliminating hazards usually associated with high pressure cylinder gas. Potential manual handling concerns are also removed.

Taking control of a nitrogen supply, rather than relying on a third party, can reduce costs considerably, says the company. Compared with traditional methods of supply, an on-site nitrogen generation system offers a short payback time on investment, usually within nine to 24 months.

The company supplies a wide range of nitrogen generators which can assist in gaining the maximum benefits from a compressed air system. As well as supply and installation, it can also fulfil maintenance and servicing needs.

Meet BCAS on stand D215 or visit www.bcaslimited.co.uk

Communications aid tailored EMS

Southernmanf2016-00009Specialising in small to medium batch production for high-complexity electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies, Active-PCB Solutions is a focused, responsive and dependable EMS provider. The company says that excellent communications and a friendly, approachable trading style are at the core of its ethos.

Tailoring turnkey solutions to meet customers’ unique requirements, the company operates in dynamic and demanding manufacturing sectors, such as aerospace, defence, industrial, laboratory, semiconductor design and motorsport. It adds that the exceptional technical capability, accredited quality and renowned flexibility are backed by unbeatable customer service.

Meet Active-PCB Solutions on stand A75 or go to www.active-pcb.com