Hydraulics & Pneumatics June 2023

SPOTLIGHT With over 20+ years’ experience in the Hydraulics Industry, Antech Hydraulics says it is proud to present its brand-new website. Packed with content, latest news, product information and datasheets, visitors will find everything they are looking for, right at their fingertips. Antech says it is a proud distributor of Kawasaki/Staffa, UFI Filters, Settima Screw Pumps and Continuum Silent Gear Pumps, B&C Gear and Vane Pumps, plus much more. For more information on any of the product ranges Antech offer, check out the new website at www.antech-hyd.co.uk and don’t forget to follow the company on LinkedIn and Facebook. t| 01253 890037 e| sales@antech-hyd.co.uk w| www.antech-hyd.co.uk NEW WEBSITE HI-LINE INDUSTRIES, a UK-based leader in the design, manufacture and installation of energyefficient compressed air purification equipment, says it is well known for the long-standing support it provides to the local sporting community in Burton upon Trent. The company is a main sponsor at both Burton Albion Football Club and Burton Rugby Football Club. Now, Hi-line’s Managing Director Steve Smith is adding to this tradition by raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK through his endeavours in White Collar Boxing, a series of high-profile fundraising events organised by Ultra, the UK’s largest charity sports organisation. Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) is a unique opportunity for people to experience the wonderful world of boxing in a safe and enjoyable environment, while simultaneously raising money for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and getting into shape. The organisation is a spin-off of the original White Collar Boxing, which began in New York in 1988 when two ‘white collar’ workers, a doctor and an attorney, trained for a few weeks before boxing each other at a black-tie event. UCWB commenced in 2009, becoming a corporate partner of CRUK in 2013. Today, the organisation is one of CRUK’s largest fundraising partners, donating over £25 million to date. t| 01283 533377 e| enquiries@hilineindustries.com w| www.hilineindustries.com KNOCKOUT PERFORMANCE FOR CHARITY COAX VALVES UK has announced it has introduced the new FMX range of compact, high flow, stainless steel externally controlled valves. With a new unique seat arrangement gives greater flow than comparable valves - features of the valve include: All wetted parts 304 stainless steel Port sizes 3/8” bsp through to 11/4” bsp Normally closed and normally open functions available; pressure range 0-16 bar in either direction; new design of endcap allows snap in mounting into manifold; reed switch sensing available; FKM seals with PTFE seat as standard; 3/2 pilot valve available with different electrical connections available; competitively priced valves and accessories held in stock. e| john.osborn@coaxvalves.co.uk w| www.fmx-valves.com COMPACT HIGH FLOW FMX VALVE SPOTLIGHT SICK has unveiled its next-generation family of large-bore hollow-shaft incremental encoders, the SICK DGS80. The company says an innovative design concept has opened up versatile integration possibilities for the DGS80 across wide-ranging industrial automation applications, aided by a radically-streamlined specification process and easy installation. The SICK DGS80 incremental encoder spans a broad range of shaft diameters up to 42mm, all within an extremely compact and rugged IP65-rated 81mm diameter housing. Starting with standard 30mm or 42mm diameter bores, the shaft size can be reduced with a large range of specially-designed insulated collets to ensure a secure connection to the application. w| www.sick.com NEXT-GENERATION HOLLOW-SHAFT ENCODERS Steve Smith and opponent Matt Long prior to their Ultra White Collar Boxing charity fight CS INSTRUMENTS says its new Indoor Ambient Condition (IAC) sensor helps with this measurement task and with monitoring intake conditions. The intake or ambient air influences the compressed air generation and treatment. This should be monitored and evaluated stationarily with suitable measuring technology. When designing compressed air stations, the installation site and the climatic conditions throughout the year must be taken into account. The greatest possible challenges should be expected here. Large temperature fluctuations between day and night or winter and summer, lead to fluctuating delivery quantities. Since warm air can absorb more water vapor than cold air, more water vapor is transported into the system on warm days than on cold days. This can lead to a deterioration in the performance. w| www.cs-instruments.com INDOOR AMBIENT CONDITION (IAC) SENSOR