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Safety and consistency delivered by advanced sensor technology

Semiconductors have changed the way we live and continue to play a key role in our future. As the number of production facilities increase, so the potential for harmful emissions…

Safety and consistency delivered by advanced sensor technology

Semiconductors have changed the way we live and continue to play a key role in our future. As the number…

WJA gives water jetting standards an annual audit boost

The Water Jetting Association, the UK member organisation for water jetting, has introduced an annual audit system to help set uniformly high standards across the industry. The measure is designed…

WJA gives water jetting standards an annual audit…

The Water Jetting Association, the UK member organisation for water jetting, has introduced an annual audit system to help set…

INSTANT ADHESIVES UPGRADED WITH NEW RAW MATERIALS AND UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE

In response to regulatory change and industry demand for safer assembly solutions, Henkel has exchanged certain raw materials in selected products in its LOCTITE® range of Instant Adhesives in line…

INSTANT ADHESIVES UPGRADED WITH NEW RAW MATERIALS AND…

In response to regulatory change and industry demand for safer assembly solutions, Henkel has exchanged certain raw materials in selected…

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The easy way to choose thread-locking adhesives

The Pratley Pratlok® range of thread-locking anaerobic adhesives is ideal for various industries, from mining to automotive, industrial, agricultural, engineering and even DIY. “Unlike most imported brands, the selection of the correct grade for your application has been simplified and streamlined,” says Pratley Adhesive Marketing Manager Mark Bell.

As opposed to complex grade numbering that in many instances is hard to understand, the Pratlok® range is colour-coded for easy reference. The product name is also easy to comprehend as, for example, ‘Pratlok® Grade 0-6’ means it is intended for use on screws up to 6 mm. This minimises risk and ensures that the correct grade is always selected.

“End users have peace of mind in the quality of these thread-lockers as the range clinched the Technology Top 100 Award upon its launch,” adds Bell. The Pratley Pratlok® range consists of anaerobic adhesives that cure in the absence of oxygen. A single drop on a thread will begin curing within eight to 18 minutes once assembled, depending on the grade, with a full cure after a recommended 24 hours at room temperature.

The range includes:

Pratley Pratlok® Screw Lock Grade 0-6 is a low-strength thread locker, differentiated by a purple cap on the product. It is typically used for screws up to 6 mm. It prevents loosening due to vibration by sealing the thread and effectively retarding corrosion.

Pratley Pratlok® Nut Lock Grade 6-10 is a medium-strength thread locker, differentiated by a blue cap. It is typically used for M6-M10 nuts and bolts.

Pratley Pratlok® Stud Lock Grade 10-20 is a high-strength thread locker, differentiated by a white cap. It is typically used for M10-M20 studs, bolts, and threaded pipe fittings, and it allows for disassembly by applying heat.

Pratley Pratlok® Grade 20+ is a high-strength, high-viscosity thread locker for >M20 threads and flanged assemblies and gap filling, differentiated by a red cap.

Pratley Pratlok® Grade BRG, which has a green cap, is a medium- to high-strength low-viscosity grade for retaining bearings onto shafts, into housings or for bushes and other cylindrical close-tolerance assemblies.

Pratley Pratlok® Grade H-Temp, with an orange cap, is a high-temperature thread locker for temperatures up to 230°C.

Pratley Pratlok® Grade HYD, with a brown lid, is ideal for fine threads on hydraulic and pneumatic connections. It effectively replaces traditional sealing tapes and pastes.

Pratley Pratlok® Grade PEN, with a yellow cap, is an ultra-low viscosity thread locker for wicking into preassembled fasteners, press fits and knurls. It is also suitable for sealing microporosity in welds and castings.

Pratley Pratlok® thread-lockers are available in 50 g bottles for the industrial market and a smaller 10 g bubble pack for the DIY segment.

Visit www.pratleyadhesives.com for more info.

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Atex Fans Third Party Certified ATEX Fans ensuring safety in potential explosive atmosphere

An ATEX certified fan from Woodcock & Wilson Ltd will give you confidence that the fan supplied has been assessed by an approved notification body to be safe, manufactured to the strictest European standards, and designed to meet the specific type of explosive or hazardous environment that it is intended to operate in, whilst also reducing the need and cost of additional testing.

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The New C.K Magma Pro Tool Case Plus – A Place for Every Tool and Every Tool in its Place!

ems vid 19 5Following the success of its range of premium tool cases, C.K Magma has launched the Pro Tool Case Plus (MA2640), the ultimate bag to organise and protect tools. 

Perfect for use by professionals in industrial environments, this premium tool bag offers some great benefits. 

Working with professional tradesmen gives C.K Magma valuable insight into what works best and, as a result, the C.K Magma Pro Tool Case Plus offers the latest vertical tool storage facility.  This helps save on cost, by protecting valuable tools from dirt, damage or loss, saves valuable time by combining efficient toolkit organisation with highly accessible tool storage and provides a quick visual highlight of missing tools – vital in safety critical environments.

Designed to make every professional tradesman’s job that much easier, the C.K Magma Pro Tool Case Plus offers a range of fantastic features and benefits. 

For example, this innovative tool case features over 60 vertical storage pockets and holders, providing a place for every tool, easy access and the best organisation of valuable tools.