Showing posts from May, 2014

New Warehouse Manager

We have another new recruit... Tom Purr is our new Warehouse Manager in Buckingham. Tom has had previous experience managing warehouses including production and assembly line operations. Having undertaken a Business Improvement Techniques course, Tom hopes to put his continuous improvement skills into action. In his spare time Tom enjoys watching sports and spending time with his friends and family. Welcome to the Bell Flow team Tom.

Video: Fluid Power Systems Exhibition

We recently exhibited at the Fluid Power Systems at the NEC, Birmingham. The exhibition is the UK's only event for fluid power technologies. The event comprised of world-class companies displaying and demonstrating the latest range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

The video below shows our Technical Director, Tom, talking about the innovative products we were exhibiting such as the new Macnaught quarter turn oval gear flow meters, our Cortex digital displays and our range of Hedland hydraulic and compressed air flow meters.

How They Work: Hedland Hydraulic & Pneumatic Variable Area Meters

As the leading manufacturer of hydraulic flow measurement solutions, the Hedland product line features over 15,000 inline, variable-area flow meters to measure hydraulic oils, compressed air and many other liquids and gases. This large range of meters ensures that there is a meter suitable for most industrial applications that require hydraulic and pneumatic measurement.
Operating Principle
Hedland flow meters are variable area instruments, as the hydraulic oil or compressed air enters the meter, it is directed around a contoured metering cone located within the piston assembly. The pressure differential created by the flow around the cone causes the piston to move against the spring. The piston assembly carries a cylindrical PPS/Ceramic Magnet that is magnetically coupled to an easy-to-read linear flow scale that moves precisely, in direct response to movement of the piston for a quick visual indication to confirm systems are operating correctly. Click the image below to enlarge.


New Addition to Badger Meter M-Series

Badger Meter recently introduced the M1000 electromagnetic flow meter as an addition to its high-performance ModMAG M-Series family. Combining a general-purpose detector with an amplifier, the M1000 is available in an easy-to-use, "no frills" package with a streamlined feature set for use in a wide range of industrial applications.
The electromagnetic flow meter achieves an accuracy rate of ±0.3%, and its rugged design ensures reliability in demanding environments. The meter features a non-intrusive open-flow tube that virtually eliminates pressure loss. With no moving parts to impede the flow stream, maintenance is kept to a minimum – even in less than ideal fluid conditions.

The M1000 also offers vibration resistance when mounted on vehicles. A wide selection of liner and electrode materials provides maximum fluid compatibility and minimum maintenance over a long operating period.

"The M1000 electromagnetic flow meter was specifically developed for industrial water/wast…

Case Study: Bespoke Panel Building

We recently collaborated with a leading pneumatic and fluid handling company to undertake a project for a global leader in packaging, who manufacturer and supply a broad range of packaging products to various industries.

Inefficiencies within the packaging company’s current printing system meant that it could not detect when the solvent based ink had run out, every time this would happen the ink containers had to be switched over manually and consequently the speed and reliability of the whole process was reduced.
We were set a challenge of creating a bespoke system that would detect and switch over the flow of the solvent based ink from one industrial bulk container to another, whilst keeping in mind the flammability of the ink. A system that could allow the whole process to be automated, reduce the risk of dangerous spills and ultimately speed up the process.
This required a number of different components to be selected in order to create a bespoke panel capable of solving the company’…

Our New Recruits!

Amy Ballinger and Mel Crooks are the latest additions to the expanding team in Buckingham. Joining us in the position of Apprentice Admin Assistant, Amy will be completing a NVQ level 2 in Business & Administration whilst developing her practical skills within the workplace. Mel joins us as a Digital Marketing Assistant, Mel has a BA (HONS) Marketing degree from Bournemouth University and will be supporting us with our marketing activities online.

We welcome them to the Bell Flow Team!

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Now Open!

Householders can now also benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a world first financial support scheme for renewable heat that has been up and running for the non-domestic sector since November 2011.

Designed to revolutionise the way heat is generated and used in homes across Great Britain, RHI intends to increase the uptake of renewable heat technologies, help cut carbon emissions and reduce energy bills. 

The RHI provides financial support to participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy such as; GSHP, ASHP, biomass boilers and PV thermal panels to heat their homes. All domestic RHI installations are to be carried out by Microgeneration Certificate Scheme (MCS) installers with householders being reimbursed up to £230 per year for the cost of the meter installation over the seven years of RHI payments.

“Where heat metering is required, a heat meter that is MID Class 3 or higher is critical, the RHI claim will not be processed without meeting this standard …