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Thorite - helping train budding systems engineers

Thorite - helping train budding systems engineers

Tuesday 31st January 2006

Compressed air and fluid process systems specialists, Thorite, recently designed and manufactured six bespoke pneumatic systems training panels for work-based learning organisation Alliance Learning Ltd of Horwich, near Bolton.

The stainless steel units were constructed for long life in what can be arduous conditions and were complete with a wide range of surface mounted valves and accessories, as well as incorporating stringent Health and Safety safeguards.

The panels enable students to create their own miniature pneumatic systems, utilising proof of position limit switches, directional control valves, actuators and combined-use logic units.

Alliance Learning trains in excess of 100 people each year, comprising secondary school students aged 14-15, apprenticeship students aged 16-24 and commercial candidates from manufacturing companies. They report that the panels perform extremely well for all operator categories and experience levels.

Thorite’s designers have many years of expertise in bespoke panel design and the company also manufactures a range of standard panels which are in use throughout the UK in universities and technical colleges.

Editorial Note: Established for 40 years, Alliance Learning Ltd is a charitable organisation managed by a group of member companies, providing vocational training and advice for business. In addition to the Horwich HQ, satellite centres operate in Bolton, Radcliffe and Leigh. Alliance Learning Ltd contracts with the Learning and Skills Council to provide apprenticeships and a wide range of training courses to companies throughout the North West.

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