Gibbons’ marketing team now complete

Gibbons Engineering Group, based in Tollesbury, Essex, has welcomed a new recruit to its marketing team as it looks to improve the quality and reach of its promotional materials.

2017 04 03 103919With an impressive graphic design background including work for TNT, Beresfords and InBusiness, Rael Bearman has joined as Marketing Executive in a role that will see him responsible for creating material such as web content, email advertising, brochures, flyers and logos across all the electrical and mechanical engineering company’s 11 divisions.

Gibbons’ Marketing Manager Nadya Ludhor said: “Filling this vital position means our product launches, content improvement and other plans for 2017 can be even more ambitious and wide-reaching. I’m delighted Rael will be bringing his considerable creative skills to our established team and wish him all the best for a long, happy and successful career with us.”

Gibbons Engineering Group was founded in 1969 and comprises 11 divisions. The company supplies electric motorsvariable-speed drivesHVAC systemspumpsindustrial fansultraviolet solutions and related services to the manufacturing, production, commercial, industrial and agricultural markets.

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Forum seals Mojave ROV deal with Norwegian firm

Forum  Energy Technologies, Inc. has delivered a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to ESEA Submarine AS to perform a variety of offshore roles, including inspection, survey and salvage work.

The powerful and compact Sub-Atlantic™ Mojave will also be used by ESEA Submarine’s sister company, ESEA Marine AS, which has customers that include fish farms, port authorities and insurance companies.

In addition, the Mojave will play a training role in helping ROV pilots to develop their skills.

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Georg Stranden, general manager at ESEA Submarine, said: “We see opportunities in the Norwegian inshore market and found the Mojave suitable for the purpose because it is a truly mobile system which is very powerful for its size.”

ESEA Submarine AS was established during 2016 by Mr Stranden, an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience of working with ROVs.

Malcolm Johnston, subsea vehicles sales manager, said: “The Mojave is a well-balanced vehicle that is highly-responsive and powerful for its size. It has a variety of tooling options which makes it an ideal fit for ESEA Submarine with the range of work it will be expected to perform.”

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the drilling, subsea, completion, production and infrastructure sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. Forum is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe. For more information, please visit


The Latest Production Technology for EMS Services

Baumüller is once again investing in the field of contract manufacturing of electronic assemblies and systems

EMS services (Electronic Manufacturing Services) cover the entire range of contract manufacturing of electronic assemblies, devices and systems. In addition, EMS is a method of outsourcing where parts of the value added chain are outsourced to a partner in order to optimize costs and to be able to concentrate more on the development of new products, marketing and sales.

As a competent partner in the field of contract manufacturing, the drive and automatization specialist Baumüller based in Nuremberg supports its customers across the entire value added chain: from consultation to prototype production to series production. Baumüller continuously invests in this sector in order to expand its production of electronic assemblies.

2017 03 27 104129Baumüller continues to invest in the latest production technology. The new selective soldering system increases efficiency and process safety

With the new ERSA Smartflow, Baumüller is offering its customers an economically and qualitatively attractive alternative to the manual and wave soldering process. This is the perfect solution, especially when layouts of products are frequently changed or only small quantities of a certain type are to be produced. The new selective soldering system has features that ensure process safety, such as the spray jet monitoring or process monitoring cameras. The Ersa SMARTFLOW was specifically developed for difficult soldering processes in order to replace manual soldering here as well. This ensures the highest level of precision in selective soldering technology and allows for a faster processing of these soldering operations.

A real win for contract manufacturing: All process parameters are stored in a database, which can be quickly accessed if a new order is issued or in the event of inquiries.

New contact partner for EMS services
The field of EMS services at Baumüller has a new contact partner. Dominik Brendel has several years of experience in the field of EMS and joined the Baumüller Group at the end of 2016. As the manager for the EMS area, Mr. Brendel joins as the successor to Herbert Kutsche, who is retiring after a long and successful career at the company and who in the future will act as an advisor for Baumüller.

More information about the Baumüller EMS services can be found at

About Baumüller Gruppe
Baumüller is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative automation and electric drive systems. At six manufacturing locations and over 40 subsidiaries spread all over the world, 1700 employees plan, develop, produce and install intelligent system solutions for mechanical engineering; from operation and visualization tools to Motion Control software as per PLCopen, from software modules to controllers, also including converters, electric drives and the whole service range for ready to use automation solutions.

The areas service, installations, fitting, and relocation add to the wide range of Baumüller's services. In the mechanical engineering industry, Baumüller is one of the leading partners for automation solutions worldwide.


Uptime-as-a-Service leader Senseye launches next generation of predictive maintenance software to include Remaining Useful Life analysis

Senseye, the Uptime-as-a-Service leader, has just announced the launch of version 2.3 of its automatic condition monitoring and prognostics software, bringing Remaining Useful Life calculations to all customers – whether they operate 10 or 10,000 assets. Senseye is the only product in the world to offer automated condition monitoring combined with Remaining Useful Life analysis. 

2017 03 27 095706Knowing the Remaining Useful Life of machinery helps industrial companies to implement cost-effective predictive maintenance, typically allowing for a 10-40% reduction in maintenance costs and downtime reduction of 30-50%. The software is already trusted by a major automotive OEM, helping them to avoid downtime costs of over $2m per hour. 

Remaining Useful Life has been an academic focus until now, accessible only to those with extensive data engineering skills. Senseye’s patent-pending technology makes it accessible to all. Its automated analysis is designed to be easy to use by maintenance teams and managers and is backed by Senseye’s extensive background in condition monitoring from the highly competitive aerospace & defence industry. 

Robert Russell, Senseye CTO says, “Being able to see the Remaining Useful Life of machinery – without requiring expert input – empowers the hero maintainers to get maximum value from their condition monitoring solutions.” 

Trusted by a number of Fortune 100 companies, Senseye is the leading cloud-based condition monitoring and prognostics product. The award-winning solution is usable from day one and available as a simple subscription service, enabling customers to rapidly expand their predictive maintenance programs. 

About Senseye Ltd. Leading Uptime-as-a-Service company Senseye develops cloud-based software that automates condition monitoring and prognostics, enabling subscribers to predict failures in machinery months in advance. Senseye harnesses data science, deep expertise in machine learning and real-world industry know-how to provide a robust and scalable approach to reducing downtime and operational costs.


Rotork electro-hydraulic actuators provide increased safety at Mauritius International Airport

In a project to increase safety, Rotork Skilmatic SI electro-hydraulic actuators have been installed in the Joint Users Hydrant Installation (JUHI) fuel storage depot at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport in Mauritius.

Replacing obsolete electric actuators from another manufacturer, the Profibus-enabled, ATEX-rated failsafe Rotork actuators have been installed in critical valve areas to prevent potential spillages by automatically closing-off the flow of fuel on receipt of an overfill alarm signal.

2017 03 27 094514An Electrical & Control Specialists Ltd. engineer completes the installation of one of the new Rotork Skilmatic SI actuators in the JUHI fuel storage depot at the SSR International Airport in Mauritius.

Skilmatic self-contained actuators have been specifically designed as the reliable solution for this type of vital failsafe application. The actuators combine the simplicity of electrical operation with the precision of hydraulic control and the reliability of mechanical failsafe action, utilising an integral spring mechanism to provide the most reliable means of positioning a valve to a pre-determined safe position. Incorporating an intelligent control and monitoring system as standard, SI actuators provide an ideal solution for two position or safety shutdown duties in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) or precise modulating control applications.

In addition to the Profibus DP control, Rotork datalogging and monitoring options provide a valve signature profile and historical record of valve torque demands. Using the Rotork non-intrusive intrinsically safe Bluetooth® setting tool, these configuration and datalogger files can be transferred from the field to a standard PC for analysis as part of the asset management programme.

The actuator installation was performed by Rotork’s South Africa office and their Mauritian agents, local company Electrical & Control Specialists Ltd., whose responsibilities encompassed removing the old actuators and cabling, designing and fabricating new valve adaption, fitting the Rotork actuators, wiring-up and commissioning.

For sixty years, engineers have relied upon Rotork for innovative and dependable flow control solutions. Rotork products and services are helping companies in the oil & gas, water and waste water, power, marine, mining, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries around the world to improve efficiency, assure safety and protect the environment.