Export payment workshop helps you get it right first time

The falling pound has been good news for exports. But for those venturing into overseas markets for the first time, the subject of obtaining payment and using letters of credit can be bewildering. The sobering fact is that over 75% of first presentations to banks against documentary letters of credit are rejected, resulting in delayed payments to exporters, additional costs and breached delivery deadlines.


However help is at hand thanks to a workshop being run by Chamber International at Bradford Chamber Business Park on November 9th. The one day workshop covers the 5 main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents. This course is suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding is reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit you want and working examples of documentary credits. Essential learning for accounts, export and sales teams.

The course is from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The costs are £295 +VAT for members of the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, or £390 +VAT Non-Members. The cost includes lunch and refreshments. To find out more about the course, visit the Chamber International website or to reserve your place,  click here


Foam makes a stand

MSA foams edit_tmbMSA Foams’ stand is attracting a lot of attention at Northern Manufacturing 2016 – it’s made entirely from foam! The company specialises in the design and manufacture of protective packaging, for components or delicate equipment that requires safe transportation and protection.

The stand showcases the various colours and foam densities it offers. The in-house design team created the foam stand to demonstrate the product range, the design service and manufacturing capabilities to exhibition visitors.

The separate panels interlock neatly using jigsaw tabs for the visible joints of the wall’s panels, showing the precision of the foam cutting and finish, in addition to strengthening the connection between the stand panels.

Many features were designed to demonstrate the cutting technology at the company’s 31,000 sq ft facility, from a complex water-jet cut map of the UK, to the laser engraved, precision-cut Aztec design; even the furniture is made of foam!

See for yourself on the MSA foams stand E68 or find out more at www.msa.co.uk

A healthy approach to engineering services

Exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing 2016, professional engineering services provider, MES (NW), has the electrical and mechanical resources to deliver a variety of projects and services to suit customers’ requirements and expectations.

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Health and safety is a high priority. The company’s mission is to deliver an efficient, high quality, safety and environmentally-conscious service. Its mission is “to strive to exceed customer expectations through planning, compliance, professionalism and team work”.

Service available include, but are not limited to electrical and mechanical services, machine relocations, bespoke engineering, fabrications and material handling, project management and facilities management.

Meet MES (NW) on stand G13 www.mesnw.co.uk

Laser marking system can be turnkey

Needham coding edit_tmbNeedham Coding supplies laser marking systems for permanent product identification, decoration and traceability on a wide range of materials, including most metals and plastics, wood and glass. The product range, highlighted at today’s Northern Manufacturing exhibition, includes fibre laser marking systems and CO² laser marking systems, which can all be integrated into production lines or supplied with a safety workstation to provide turnkey solutions for an application.

Meet Needham Coding on stand D55 or find out more at www.needham-coding.com

Training helps build business

STEGTA edit_tmbEstablished in 1966, as an integral part of a Group Training Association, STEGTA delivers apprenticeship training within the engineering and construction industries.

Visitors to Northern Manufacturing 2016 can find out more about its free recruitment and assessment service, which ensures businesses find the right candidate, while apprentices achieve the highest standards expected by today’s employers. It is recognised by OFSTED as one of the leading training providers in the country.

Discuss your requirements with STEGTA on stand G49 or visit www.stegta.co.uk

3D software validates tube bending

Unison edit_tmbCustom products tailored to specific customer requirements account for a significant proportion of business for Unison, serving diverse market sectors including aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, energy and bespoke products.

At Northern Manufacturing 2016, the tube bending machine specialist is showcasing what it claims is the most extensive range of all-electric tube bending machines in the market. Its standard range accommodates tube diameters from 16 to 180mm, and it has developed a custom machine capable of bending 10inch schedule pipe with a OD of 273mm.

A portfolio of advanced software tools provides an end-to-end tube bending service. Featuring advanced 3D simulation, Opt2Sim, allows users to analyse, optimise and validate programs – without needing access to the physical machine. The TubeWorks tube bending CAD/CAM software package enables users to automatically extract key manufacturing information such as bend angles and rotations from a native SolidWorks model or a common CAD file format. This reduces the time that it takes to develop programs for CNC tube bending dramatically, typically from hours to just minutes.

Sister company Ingenium Integration provides a design consultancy service from robotic cells to integrated production lines and turnkey automated systems. All are designed to save customers time and money.

Both companies are attending Northern Manufacturing 2016, showcasing the EB1000. This high precision, CNC controlled, manually operated, bending machine, is suitable for bending tubes up to 16mm OD and is suitable for low volume production and prototypes in demanding applications.

See Unison on stand D31 or find out more at www.unisonltd.com

Flying high with nameplates and labels

LondonNamePlate edit_tmbHaving achieved preferred supplier status for its products in major aerospace, defence, electronics and engineering companies, London Name Plate manufactures under the ISO 9001 quality management systems.

At Northern Manufacturing 2016, visitors can see the wide range of branding, nameplates and labels the firm supplies to many sectors of industry. It has recently supplied wide-format, printed Correx boards, way finder and kerbside signage, branded hard hats and hi-vis jackets for an exclusive housing and commercial property developers with a Europe-wide business network. It has even supplied branded entrance mats, embroidered shirts, blouses and ties for its front of house staff!

Investment in laser marking equipment provides speedy remedial work to customer stock plates, minimising lead times and with a quality finish that maintains the anodic coating essential for the longevity of finish required in the harsh aerospace environment.

There is also the latest UV ink printing system from Roland allowing it to print directly to almost any surface, including for component printing, using UV inks with white and clear options available, for high quality, quick turnaround surface printing, including Braille. They can be used for prototypes or full production runs. Examples are available on our stand.

Meet the London Name Plate on stand J43 or visit www.LondonNamePlate.co.uk

Business support to increase efficiency

ManufacturingExcellence edit_tmbIf your ‘to-do’ list includes improving operational performance and profitability, increasing efficiency and productivity, workforce engagement and to create a culture of continuous improvement, a visit to the Manufacturing Excellence stand at Northern Manufacturing 2016 is a must.

Its experienced team is passionate about supporting businesses and staff, to improve the performance of team leaders, supervisors or managers, and to achieve quantifiable business benefits within a specified period of time, and change that is sustainable.

Whether it is taking first steps in lean thinking, or a commitment to improvement for many years, it engages with management, operators, office staff or cross functionally. Several clients have gone on to win UK Best Factory Awards.

Meet with Manufacturing Excellence on stand F116 or find out more at www.manufacturingexcellence.co.uk

Industrial sensors are supported by technical team

Variohm-Eurosensor edit_tmbVariohm Eurosensor is at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016 to promote its position as a leading single source supplier of industrial sensors and associated electronic systems, a position it has held since 1974.

With a technical sales support team, receiving regular product training, the company has the structure and financial strength to deliver technical support and quality service as well as advice on the product portfolio. The company can design, develop, source and deliver a vast range of sensors and the sales support team is able to work with customers throughout the project, enabling customers to influence how products work.The aim is to provide an efficient, cost-effective, flexible service to customers, irrespective of their size, business or geographical location. As part of the Variohm Holdings Group, it can combine knowledge and skills to solve applications.

Recent additions are the Euro XPD Hall Effect Position sensor and the ETP-AM-IMC temperature sensor, aimed at motorsport and vehicle applications. The range includes position sensors, including rotary and linear sensors, cable extension transducers and inclination sensors. They are available in various contacting and non-contacting technologies, including Hall-effect, incremental and absolute encoders and laser measurement.

For load and force sensing, load cells from 1g to 1000t capacities are available in a range of mechanical sizes and designs. High speed bagging controllers are offered, with torque transducers to measure both dynamic and static loads, with mounting and electrical connection options.

Pressure transducers and switches measure absolute, differential and gauge pressure up to 5000bar. These sensors are available is a range of outputs and also standard and customised housing options, with IP ratings up to IP69K.

Thermistors and probes offer a wide temperature measurement range, with interchangeability and stability which are also space- and flight-approved or medically-approved where appropriate. Custom and bespoke solutions are available and many are manufactured or modified on site.

In addition to Variohm Eurosensor, a sensors and transducers manufacturer, distributor and supply chain partner, there is Herga Technology, for switching and sensing, Ixthus Instrumentation, the test and measurement division and Heason Technology for motion control.

See what Variohm Eurosensor can offer on stand C92 or visit www.variohm.com

Sensors, scopes and software demonstrate metrology capabilities

OGP exhibit_tmbOGP UK is holding the first demonstration of Zone3 software on its stand at Northern Manufacturing 2016, which opened this morning.  Also on the stand is the SmartScope CNC 200 multi-sensor measurement system features the (through-the-lens) TTL Laser and Touch Probe, demonstrating the CNC’s metrological capabilities and speed using a selection of both metal and plastic components through laser scanning and optical measurement.

The metrology software is used in conjunction with SmartScope systems, allowing users to acquire faster measurements, future-proof capabilities and ease-of-use, says the company. It incorporates full 3D CAD programming, interactive reporting with live data and graphs, multi-sensor auto-path creation and live kinematic model simulation of machine with DRF and GD&T animation. It also integrates the ability to operate SmartScope multi-sensor systems, working with any combination of sensors and a fast routine to maximise automatic repeatability generation.

The company claims to be the first to develop a video measuring machine (VMM) using video technology to measure components repetitively, accurately and efficiently.

Challenge OGP! Bring along one of your parts to Northern Manufacturing 2016 today and tomorrow, and it will demonstrate how easy it is to measure components on one of the machines. Witness the multi-sensor metrology capabilities to learn how its machines can improve productivity.

Visit OGP on stand C32 or find out more at www.ogpuk.com