Thursday, 26 September 2013

The YY Cable and Its Uses in Conveyor Belts

In any airport or distribution centre around the globe, you’re sure to encounter conveyor belts being used for the transportation of goods and services around the location. Airports are the most public example of its usage with YY cables being a helpful component to make them work to the highest quality.

The British Labour party has recently voiced concerns about the over-abundance of runways in airports yet with 34 million people attending Gatwick alone this year, it seems as if there may have to be more conveyor belts all over the country with YY cables supporting them.

YY cables are highly adaptable with the ability to twist them to many angles, making them a necessity to the constantly spinning conveyor belt. A standard cable would become stressed under the constant pressure but this is no problem with the YY, specialised in the ÖLFLEX® 140 range. Also, thanks to its oil-resisting nature, the cable is ideal for the mechanisms of the belt. Therefore, no matter the expansion of airports or the industrial section, then YY cables will be in-demand for the future for years to come.

The inception of the conveyor belt dates back to the later stages of the 17th century when although primitive, it was an essential help for transporting heavy goods such as grain sacks. Using a simple wooden bed made of leather, canvas or rubber.

In the early 20th century, the application of the belt progressed thanks to Hymle Goddard who patented the roller conveyor. It was not a rousing success with its usefulness being ignored until the coal mine and car manufacturing glory days with the former industry using a conveyor belt to this day at 60 miles long – the longest in the world.

During World War II, with the cost of war outweighing the cost of materials, synthetic materials were introduced as a cheaper alternative and they have mostly stayed that way to this day. A great range of materials are used today which go from PVC to steel.

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Nitrogen Testing and how it can benefit your operations

Nitrogen testing is a popular way of testing the integrity of your hose assemblies. The process involves submerging the hose assembly in a water tank and running nitrogen gas through it. This makes it possible to spot leaks based on the emanating bubbles that would appear in the water. 

The process is something that should be carried out on pushed applications every few months, to ensure they stay safe and efficient. Defects in hoses can cause a huge range of problems for a number of people.

Defects and issues with hoses that help important processes can lead to outages and contamination, which can result in lost time, money and even cause harm to some of the personnel who may be involved with the process. By having nitrogen testing undertaken on your equipment, you are eliminating the chances of any unpleasant surprises, while allowing customers to carefully manage planned maintenance – maximising the time of their production life.

External damage inspection if often the first thing to check for with hose assemblies that are sent for testing, which is then followed by internal testing – undertaken with the latest endoscopic camera technology that will help find blockages, deposits, internal tears and other defects that could potentially go unnoticed.

After these visual tests are undertaken, the nitrogen testing (along with any other forms of testing that may be required) can take place. After all stages of the testing are completed, a full evaluation of the hose is created, stating whether the hose is safe and reliable enough to use. Buckley Industrial are a professional firm that can conduct all type of hose testing, from nitrogen testing, hydrostatic, hydraulic and much more.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Helium Leak Testing

Helium can be used to help find small leaks and sometimes larger leaks in applications as it is used as a tracer gas where concentration is measured.

Helium is in fact one of the smallest gas molecules and is inert, meaning it is relatively safe to use, as it will not react with any of the materials within the part that is being tested. In some helium leak testing applications, a mass spectrometer is tuned to detect helium – although it is possible to use a residual gas analyser.

Helium leak testing can be generally between one thousand and one million times more sensitive than using pressure decay techniques.


By using helium leak testing, you are able to find the smallest leaks a lot easier than with other test processes, using a temperature stable and dry technique – which will in turn ensure you have a longer product life.

When the correct equipment is used, leaks can be detected, logged and the mass spectrometer can be reset within 20 seconds. This accuracy and reliability is then passed on to the clients who can commission the plant, knowing that it is completely leak free.

The whole process requires complex equipment and personnel that are trained, knowledgeable and experienced to ensure that the entire process is undertaken accurately and safely.

Helium is a very rare gas in the atmosphere, making it the perfect gas to find leaks with. Buckley Industrial offer helium leak testing with different levels of purity up to 99.99999% pure Helium (N7.)), which is available depending on customer requirements.

Buckley Industrial will not only offer the helium leak testing service, but specializes in a range of services that help ensure that quality vessels are used in applications throughout a number of different industries. They also supply a range of products that can cater for your every need when it comes to your important application.

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Monday, 16 September 2013

Renewable Energy supported by Lapp UK

The importance of using renewable energy has been present for a number of years, since discoveries were made upon the earth's rising climate that has the future of human living at best interest. Most people agree that to help postpone and reduce the impact that it has on us and our environment, everyone must invest and employ more in renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and water energy.

Lapp UK are a company that have taken an initiative into developing and supplying the required cables and other relative equipment to employ these renewable energy systems and technologies. The chairman of the board, Andreas Lapp, said that “the field of renewable energy is not just a boom market for Lapp, but is also an obligation to commit ourselves to protect the climate and environment”.

Wind Energy

Lapp is a leading supplier and builder or wind energy units. Not only are the units supplied, but the data and control cables are built – tailored to the unit to help make the wind energy unit able to withstand extreme pulling and twisting loads. Lapp identified this, and created the OLFLEX® H07BN4-F torsion resistant single core rubber cable. The cable has abrasion resistant outer sheath and temperature range of 35˚C to 90˚C and a conductor that is specially designed to allow for torsion, making the cable ideal for use in wind energy from the moving gondola to the bottom transformer.

The OLFLEX® CLASSIC 110 control cables are excellent for cabling within the gondola with the highly flexible OLFLEX® FD CLASSIC PVC power chain cables for the transition to the gondola in the tower. The UNITRONIC® data cable and EPIC® industrial connectors are designed for the installation of the machine house.

Solar Plants Energy

These cables come under a range of different product lines with products including g LAPPTHERM® SOLAR plus, LAPPTHERM® SOLAR XL, LAPPTHERM® SOLAR SR and LAPPTHERM® SOLAR V4A. These solar products from Lapp UK mean that whatever your problem is – or what you’re system requires, Lapp UK have a solution or fitting part for your processes, applications and systems – all around the world.

Every single one of the Lapp Solar range is weather resistant and also resistant to UV rays. The EPIC® SOLAR connector with wings is perfect for quick installation.

Bioethanol Plants

Bioenergy is another type of renewable energy that has quickly taken off. It has had a massive impetus from the requirement to add bioethanol to the petrol sold at filling stations. Cables from Lapp that include the OLFLEX® CLASSIC 110 control cables and the halogen free version of OLFLEX® Classic 130 H are used for everything from shredders to tanks.

Lapp UK is working hard to help ensure renewable energy is embraced by everyone, with a number of different energy resources being thoroughly researched and developed.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Cable Assemblies and Contract Manufacturers

Cable Assemblies
Cable assemblies can be found throughout the technological world from house hold products to industrial equipment but their use in industrial technology is particularly important. Cable assemblies used for these purposes must be of the highest quality and created with the latest, cutting edge, tools. They must be as safe and efficient as possible as they are used in aircraft, aerospace, robotics, automation, agricultural machinery and much more. The testing and design processes on these cable assemblies are incredibly rigorous.

Cable assemblies are also known as cable harnesses and can be found in a huge variety of applications, in fact they are found everywhere where information or signals need to be transmitted. Cable assemblies are sets of wires supporting components such as retention systems, shielding and connectors.

Many manufacturers of industrial cable assemblies offer contact manufacturing services. This is an agreement where the original manufacturer contracts with another firm for the production of certain components.  This is useful for the parties involved as the builders of aircraft or farming equipment do not usually build their cable assemblies on site. This would be inefficient and not cost effective so they tend to outsource the construction of cable assemblies to cable specialists.

Specialists create a huge range of industrial cables specific to function. YY cables, solar cables, fibre optics, cable glands, cable assemblies and much more can be outsourced to cable specialists for use in industrial equipment.

Cable specialists give great value for money to other firms they work with as they provide a vast range and their services cover the design and the prototypes stage, right through to manufacturing, quality assurance and logistics support. Cable specialists design and manufacture the best quality cable assemblies and create custom cables for use in a wide variety of industrial applications.