www.hpmag.co.uk HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS October 2021 23 systems when it comes to digitalisation, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Factory of the Future. Bosch Rexroth’s range of hydraulic components, sensors, intelligence and communications work together seamlessly, and the products are simple to incorporate within machinery and control systems. From a machine builder’s perspective, the main benefits of connected hydraulics stem from reduced design time and faster installation and commissioning. Given the high price of engineering time, connected hydraulics quickly pay for themselves! Furthermore, machine builders offering their customers connected hydraulics have a competitive advantage over those with ‘dumb’ hydraulics. For end users, connected hydraulics maximise productivity and profitability through shorter response times, higher switching speeds and faster flow rates. Where frequent product changeovers are required, these can be achieved through software rather than manually. Companies also benefit from higher energy efficiency, which results in cost savings and enhanced sustainability credentials. In addition, oil volumes (including spent oil) can be reduced. Bosch Rexroth states that industrial hydraulics have changed enormously over the past five years, with connected hydraulics adding real value for machine builders and end users. The company is already looking forward to working with its customers and making more use of technologies such as predictive and preventive maintenance, onboard artificial intelligence and self-optimisation. Stand G80 Tom Parker Ltd Tom Parker Ltd will not only be launching its 2022-2023 product catalogue and enhanced user-friendly ecommerce website, but also celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Tom Parker Ltd. has gone from strength to strength over the past 5 decades as a leading independent fluid power distributor in the UK. To help mark this milestone the company will be a primary sponsor of Fluid Power & Systems 2022. The team are looking forward to being able to meet up with many customers and national UK product distributors who are regular visitors to the show, interacting with many potential clients face-to-face and helping visitors to the show to source complete turnkey product solutions to the most challenging of fluid power projects. On its stand. Tom Parker Ltd will have working demonstrations of key product ranges to make it clear to see and feel how high- quality, durable, safe and reliable they are. The company will also be showcasing products from its core brands, including Camozzi, CDC, CEJN, CPC, E.MC , John Guest, Festo, Fitok, Master Pneumatic, Parkair, and Sicomat. In addition, Tom Parker Ltd be launching the Sharkbite fittings and ring main system from RWC (a partner of John Guest) and new brand fire sleeve stainless steel overbraid and Flex guard hose burst from Sleeve-it. Also on display will be products from more recent brand additions, including Camloc, Hydrotechnik, JORC, Lubetec UK, Rötelmann and UK Flowtechnik. Stand D42 Air-Tech 2022 exhibitor taster Just some of the many companies exhibiting at Air-Tech 2022 include: Hertz Kompressoren Ltd Hertz Kompressoren Ltd’s product portfolio includes compressors and dryers from 8 cfm to 1910 cfm at 7.5, 10 & 13 Bar. It can also supply high pressure compressors up to 45 bar as well as related accessories/parts. Additionally, the company supplies a very wide range of fixed-speed compressors from 3kW to 315kW and can offer variable speed, direct drive range, high-pressure range, marine compressors, boosters and much more besides. All screw compressors come with a standard 7-Year warranty and are manufactured to the latest ISO and TUV standards. Hertz Kompressoren UK & Ireland enjoys a regular presence at the Air-Tech exhibition in Birmingham, In a world where carbon foot print is very much in focus, and where energy saving and reduction of fossil fuels is paramount, the company will be showcasing its oil- free scroll compressors and also its new HPR variable speed range of compressors at the show next April. Stand C70 Michell Instruments Michell Instruments is a leading supplier of dew-point sensors and portable spot check instruments for moisture content in compressed air. The company comments that its new SF82 dew-point transmitter increases the efficiency of industrial compressed air dryers through ultra-fast responses to moisture. Helping companies meet the international ISO 8573-1 standard for compressed air quality, the SF82 is suitable for refrigeration, membrane, absorption and dew-point dependent switching dryers. Michell’s sensor service exchange and recalibration programmes offer a quick and efficient method of maintaining calibration to reduce process downtime. Michell is part of the Process Sensing Technologies group (PST), which provides a comprehensive suite of instruments, analysers and sensors for precision measurements in industrial process control. Stand A40 PCL With over 83 years of experience in developing sophisticated pneumatic equipment, PCL is recognised as a global leader in the design and manufacture of the most advanced and comprehensive portfolio of tyre inflation and compressed air products on the market. At Air-Tech 2022, PCL will be showcasing its new ranges including the ERGO & ERGO Extreme blowguns, as well as old favourites such as the linear AIRFORCE MK4 and digital ACCURA MK4 tyre inflators, which now come with an extended 2-year warranty. PCL has recently extended the warranty of its improved core lines of high-quality, ‘Made in Sheffield’ blue band couplings to 5- years. The company also offers a wide variety of air tools, air accessories, tyre care and hose products. Each product has been built to last using quality components, which aim to ensure optimum reliability and durability. All are thoroughly tested and individually certified before they leave the factory. Stand A60 Thorite Thorite is returning to Air-Tech in 2022 as one of the UK’s largest independent air and fluid power equipment specialists. Thorite supplies pneumatic, hydraulic, process, capital equipment and ancillary products from over 100 leading global brands, including Norgren, SMC, Festo, Parker and HPC. It holds £6 million worth of stock, supplied through Thorite’s UK network of 10 sales and distribution centres and dedicated website. Thorite customers have direct access to comprehensive technical expertise and systems engineering teams from initial pre-sales, through to after-sales support, including equipment servicing, testing, short- and long-term leasing and widely recognised industry training courses. Thorite Systems will exhibit and demonstrate a selection of specific air and fluid power systems and bespoke pneumatic solutions supplied to a wide range of industries, including food processing, packaging, and engineering and automotive. www.fluidpowersystems-expo.com www.airtech-expo.com