Atlas Copco to exhibit at Pump Centre Exhibition

Atlas Copco Compressors will showcase its latest rotary screw blowers and compressors at the Pump Centre Conference and Exhibition in Telford on 30th April. Specifically designed for water and wastewater applications, Atlas Copco’s ZS range of high-efficiency, oil-free, rotary screw blowers and the company’s breakthrough GA VSD+ compressor will be a great fit for the exhibition, which is one the UK’s leading water industry events. Amongst Atlas Copco’s latest products on display on Stand S10 will be the standard ZS18 blower and a weather-proof ZS18+ variant, which is fitted with an integrated VSD frequency converter; this feature varies the speed of the motor to match changes in the blower air demand, thus consuming only the minimum amount of energy. All Atlas Copco’s ZS low pressure blowers integrate the proven benefits of oil-free, rotary screw technology and are designed to meet water and wastewater treatment plants’ stringent requirements for greater energy-efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. ZS screw blower technology is on average 30 percent more energy efficient than the majority of conventional lobe-type, low-pressure blowers currently available on the market. Alongside the ZS blowers, Atlas Copco’s experts will also be available on Stand S10 to highlight the technical differences between modern low-pressure and traditional lobe blowers, and to discuss the critical performance measurement factors that should be taken into account when comparing the two technologies. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enquire about how their specific water and effluent treatment needs can be met with Atlas Copco’s complete portfolio of oil-free blowers and compressor solutions for wastewater treatment applications and processes. For the first time at the Pump...

Brammer to sponsor HILLHEAD 2014

Brammer, the UK’s leading supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has confirmed that it will once again sponsor Hillhead 2014 – the world’s largest working quarry trade exhibition. Brammer will sponsor the onsite Hillhead Café, as well as the shuttle buses transporting visitors to and from the event, which takes place from 24-26 June at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire. The showground at Hillhead covers an area of 140,000m² and includes outdoor displays, covered pavilions and extensive working demonstration areas. Brammer will demonstrate its capability and experience in the quarrying industry through its Mobile Centre of Excellence (MCoE), which houses hands-on product displays, interactive videos and working demonstration rigs showcasing innovation in areas such as mechanical power transmission, energy efficiency and hydraulic systems. The MCoE highlights the company’s technical expertise and unrivalled product range in an interactive, hands-on environment. Ian Ritchie, Managing Director of Brammer, said: “We have been involved with Hillhead for a number of years, and have always found it a great way of promoting our capabilities to the leading players in the quarrying and aggregates industry. “As in 2012, visitors of Hillhead 2014 will have a chance to experience our Mobile Centre of Excellence and explore the numerous ways to which we can add value by reducing total acquisition costs, reducing working capital and improving production efficiency.” Additional information on Hillhead 2014 is available at For reader enquiries please mention P&TR Luke Bull Wyatt International on: Tel: +44 (0) 121 454 8181 E mail:

EESW project provides real engineering challenges for first year A-Level Physics students

A team of A-Level Physics students from Swansea has won Best Overall Team Performance from The Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) for developing a novel solution for Schaeffler UK’s engine component manufacturing plant in South Wales. “The attraction of participating in EESW projects,” says Derrick Lewis, Technical Manager at Schaeffler UK, “is that Year 12 A-Level students actually get an opportunity to solve a real life engineering problem. They get the chance to really make a difference, which is challenging and exciting for them.” Established in 1955, Schaeffler’s manufacturing plant in Llanelli produces high precision engine components for the automotive market. The plant has been a key supporter of EESW (The Engineering Education Scheme Wales) since the scheme’s introduction across Wales in 2007. The plant is a ‘link’ company for EESW and so each year devotes time and resources in helping to advise and guide students on their chosen projects. “By giving students a positive experience working with professional engineers in a real life working industrial environment, the EESW projects demonstrate to the students that science and maths subjects are diverse and stimulating and can provide intellectually challenging careers,”continues Lewis. As a nationwide scheme in Wales, EESW (The Engineering Education Scheme Wales) is helping to enlighten young people about the challenges and opportunities presented by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. This is carried out each year through a project involving schools across Wales and industry. The aim is to encourage these students to study STEM courses in further or higher education and to take an interest in a career in engineering. The scheme operates through local companies...

A winning combination at Hillhead

Chain+Conveyor’s ‘Sprocket of Fortune’ game was a real crowd pleaser at Hillhead 2012 in June. Sponsored by Donghua, the simple but effective game attracted immense interest with many people stopping to take photos. Players could win chain shaped air fresheners, branded enamel mugs or enter a raffle to win a large screen 3D TV & Digi Box with Blu-Ray. The winner of the top prize was Thomas Hammond of A P Webb Plant Hire Ltd in Stafford. Damian Swindells, partner and general manager at Chain+Conveyor, said: “This year we took larger, more visible exhibition space with a wide range of industry specific chain and sprocket samples that really appealed to visitors; this proved to be very successful.  We had a lot of positive feedback at the show and a very high number of contacts were made with O.E.M.’s, distributors and end users throughout the industry.” The company was supported at the event by Donghua, one of the world’s largest chain manufacturers who produce in excess of 30 million metres of finished chain per year. Chain+Conveyor is a Donghua Approved Product Partner distributing their range of conveyor chain products across the UK. Of particular interest to delegates were Donghua’s bucket elevator chain, crank link chain, API 3 and 4 chains and the Heavy Super Power (HSP) chain which has only been available in the UK since the end of last year. Helen Stott, partner at Chain+Conveyor, said: “Hillhead 2012 was a very positive event; everyone at the show was upbeat and optimistic about the future. It was a great opportunity for our staff to meet some of our existing customers...

HILLHEAD 2012 – Impressive array of kit in the HILLHEAD demonstration area

The demo area will be buzzing with activity at Hillhead 2012 when a vast range of plant and equipment will be put through its paces. The job of primary separation will be undertaken by a Stelex Hercules trommel screen, which will share the quarry face area with a number of large excavators, namely a 75-tonne Liebherr 954HD in faceshovel configuration, a JCB JS360, a Volvo EC460, a Komatsu PC700LC-8 and a 50-tonne Hyundai 520.   On a smaller scale, Dig-a-Crusher will be demonstrating examples from their range of excavator-mounted crushing and screening attachments. A range of front-end loaders and dumptrucks will also be operating around the site. The Bell range will be represented by a 40-tonne articulated dumptruck and a 27-tonne front-end loader, while Doosan will be showing off the latest version of their 40-tonne ADT, with its improved rear-axle design, together with a DL450 loading shovel. Case will also be demonstrating a loading shovel, the latest 24-tonne 1021F, along with a 37-tonne CX370C backhoe, while sister company New Holland will be operating a 270 loader and a 36-tonne excavator. Volvo will provide a 40-tonne ADT on hauling duty, together with an L150 wheel loader, and, similarly, Komatsu will be operating a WA480LC and another 40-tonne ADT in the form of their HM400-3. Other loading shovels operating in the face and rock processing demo areas will be provided by Hyundai with a 770 and a 780, Liebherr with an L586 and JCB with a 456ZX. Once again, the most extensive crushing and screening demonstration is provided by the Terex Group in the form of Powerscreen and Terex Finlay. Powerscreen...
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