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A2Lsystems – TEV

The use of A2L refrigerants introduces new challenges, the most critical being severe limitations in refrigerant charge levels for retail spaces. Currently, individual parts that make up a retail refrigeration system are generally supplied by different manufacturers. Standard condensing units have a receiver and the systems are charged to a sight glass. This results in high refrigerant charge levels and uncertainty about the final charge weight.

This is engineered to keep the refrigerant charge to a minimum. A large range of condensing units are available, which can be mix-matched to suit a specific retail space temperature requirement, with duty range of 1-6kW.

Marstair have replaced the traditional heat exchanger with a modern, low volume micro-channel condenser and removed the liquid receiver. In addition, an electronic expansion valve is fitted to the condensing unit to further improve efficiency.

The interconnecting pipe is now an insulated low pressure expansion line which allows the refrigerant to pass through the evaporator coil, cooling the air and returning as suction gas back to the compressor in the normal way.

Systems are suitable for a variety of A2L refrigerants including R454A, R454C and R455A. The refrigerant charge for any system match with a known pipe run and evaporator can easily be calculated. This is then easily comparable to the allowable charge limit within all applications.

Delta S3 – Ansible Motion

Delta S3 is Ansible Motion's compact, lightweight Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulator. It enables accurate simulation of all ground vehicles and vehicle componentry in immersive real-world environments. But crucially for the future of the automotive industry the simulator allows customers to accurately simulate the CASE (connectivity, autonomy, safety and electric technologies), in order to help facilitate the next generation of vehicles.

Delta S3 is ideal for global car makers, tier one suppliers, smaller-scale car makers, racing teams, specialist vehicle manufacturers and driver training bodies. The aim of the product is to provide accurate simulation for the purposes of testing and validation.

ElectroglaZ – transparent power delivery technology – Zytronic Displays

Manufacturing in three modern factories in the north east of England, Zytronic is best know for its patented and award winning range of projected capacitive touch sensing products, designed for challenging environments and self-service applications.

Our in-house facilities include automated cutting, edge grinding, polishing and drilling machines, complemented by bending and thermal tempering ovens and screen printing equipment. Our dedicated and talented manufacturing team has decades of experience in glass processing and lamination.

It is this glass processing and display-grade lamination expertise that led the company to develop it's latest ElectroglaZ technology - a bespoke lamination of non-conductive and conductive transparent glass. The arrangement allows power to be transferred across two or more individual layers within the panel and tapped/extracted at the required locations to power multiple low power (<50V/5A) devices, such as motors, fans, lights, cameras, etc. The delivery of this energy is wire/cable free and completely invisible to the user.

This new technology enables product designers and architects in a variety of fields to develop multifunctional, transparent glass structures of beautiful appearance for applications ranging from lighting to medical, and retail to security.

LaunchPad 80 – AB Dynamics

The LaunchPad 80 is a vulnerable road user (VRU) test platform that enables vehicle manufacturers to test the safety of their advanced driver assistance (ADAS) technology such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. The LaunchPad 80 carries a surrogate motorcycle test target at 80 km/h and brakes at 0.6 g, closely replicating the real world behaviour of motorcyclists.

Motorcycles are often not well detected by ADAS systems. Prior to the introduction of the Launchpad 80 there was no product available that manufacturers could use to test their driver assistance systems using motorcycle targets as required by Euro NCAP’s testing regime from 2023 onwards. The protocol includes five tests that require the use motorcycle targets. The LaunchPad 80 means vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers now have a test platform to develop their products to meet the new protocol.

Linn Klimax DSM – Linn Products

Linn are a family owned Scottish manufacturing company, born in 1973 when the iconic Linn Sondek LP12 record player was brought to market and was quickly established as the best record player on the planet. As we head towards 50 years of Linn, the Sondek LP12 remains the benchmark audio product that audiophiles covet.

Over the years, Linn has time and again shaken up the hifi market with innovative products that change how highest quality audio is accessed and enjoyed. Linn was one of the pioneers of digital streaming, discarding the CD player long before most other companies and concentrating efforts on extracting the purest sound from digital sources. With a suite of digital streaming devices at different price points, Linn offers entry to high quality listening, and then a journey to purest sound quality for purchasers that aspire to the Klimax family of products.

Linn's next-generation Klimax DSM is the best yet, applying decades of audio innovation and digital technology learnings. With its extreme engineering and breathtaking sound, Klimax DSM is the closest you’ll get to streaming audio perfection.

Designed from the ground up, Klimax DSM is housed in an exquisite precision-machined new enclosure, providing vital acoustic isolation along with visual and tactile luxury.

On the inside, the beating heart is the groundbreaking home-grown Linn Organik DAC, enabling our most natural sound ever. To quote the Linn motto, 'Just Listen' and be amazed. Nothing else will compare.

Modus R1000 – Midstream Lighting

Launched in September 2021, the Modus R1000 (1000W) LED floodlight has been designed to deliver the ultimate high mast retrofit lighting product for critical infrastructure markets. Target markets include commercial and military airports, logistics hubs and large deep sea container terminals. Anywhere that lighting is instrumental in enabling operational continuity and safety.

The Modus R1000 is lighter, more compact, more powerful and more energy efficient than any comparable product on the market today.

The Modus R1000's combination of premium materials, light distribution and projection technologies together with innovative production techniques deliver a high lumen, long-life and low maintenance product in a lightweight package that can be easily and safely retrofitted to existing infrastructures.

Delivering up to 130,000 lumens, a heavy-duty extruded aluminium propriety heat sink allows for highly efficient heat dissipation, while the LED formation reduces lumen degradation to extend life and quality in a range of environments, from high heat to extreme cold. The Modus R1000 also offers increased light levels and 50% more light clarity.

Russell AMPro® Sieve Station – Russell Finex

The Additive Manufacturing industry has developed significantly over the years, and with this growth manufacturers have faced challenges such as speed of powder recovery, minimal loss of good product and safety of operators to name a few. As a result, Russell Finex has applied 85 years of experience in manufacturing sieving and separation solutions to ensure a key industry need is met: to guarantee the powder handling process is fully controllable, repeatable and with minimal operator involvement. The Russell AMPro® Sieve Station has been designed to address all the challenges faced in the industry, and without this innovation the industry would not be able to advance.

Utilising industry leading sieving and ultrasonic deblinding technology, the Russell AMPro® Sieve Station is a fully automated solution providing maximum recovery of reusable powder. All functions are incorporated into a simple ‘one-button’ operation providing full programming for multiple settings and processing of different powders and enabling minimal operator involvement.

As the industry evolves from prototype to production scale, regulations are necessary to ensure the health and safety of operators. Not only does the system minimise manual handling, it is ATEX and ETL compliant to minimize explosion risk, and can be purged with inert gas.

Considering the sectors where additive manufacturing is applied, such as medical, automotive and aerospace, quality and reliability cannot be compromised. Date stamped sieving data provides assurance of the quality of powder used for every build, through an incorporated data recorder.

Due to the speed of evolution of the industry, new challenges and requirements are constantly emerging, meaning Russell Finex will continue to work with key partners in the industry to further develop the system to meet their needs.

Saddleback Holdback Tensioner (SB-HBT) – Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK)

When consulted about a solution for measuring line tension and creating a holdback force for a cable lay project, we, specialist in the design, manufacture, repair and calibration of load cells and load monitoring equipment, devised the Saddleback Holdback Tensioner (SB-HBT).

The SB-HBT (it weighs 450kg) works by creating additional line tension on the subsea cable running through it, specifically for bundled cable lays. A Saddleback can measure line tension from 0 to 5,000kg and is suited for more delicate cable, including telecommunication cables or large cable where a Running Line Monitor is unsuitable. Moreover, a twin pair of Dunlop 18 x 7 SMO LCE tyres are connected to a hydraulic cylinder to clamp the two wheels together, and a disc braking system is used to control the rotational speed of the wheels on the SB-HBT. The device can create 750kg of clamping force between the wheels and holdback 500kg of line tension. On the top wheel there is an encoder to measure speed and distance.

This device was created in response to a reoccurring problem aboard vessels. It can be used when a cable laying vessel is completing a new lay project, and needs to control the departure speed to small diameter cables being bundled alongside larger cable diameters. The reason for doing this is that the small diameter cable often does not bundle tightly enough with the larger diameter cables and can run free of the bundle when departing off of the vessel. In this instance, NKT, a provider of turnkey cable solutions that meet the ever-growing demand for power, is using the SB-HBT on a 22mm-diameter fibre optic cable. The concept went from a design discussion to a delivered product in less than six months.

SCOPE – Fulton

SCOPE is a PLC-based industrial/commercial steam boiler sequencing control system from Fulton that can optimise installations to ensure energy efficient operation and improve boiler longevity.

It is a universal control system suitable for sequencing up to four steam boilers, which can be retrofitted to existing vertical and horizontal fuel-fired boiler installations, including Fulton’s own range of existing and planned products and those manufactured by other boiler OEMs.