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  • Tundra super flex air hose stays flexible when it's freezing - and new hose reel keeps it tidy

    Tundra super flex air hose stays flexible when it's freezing - and new hose reel keeps it tidy

    Thursday 24th January 2013

    Garages, tyre bays and industrial workshops can now significantly reduce the risks of employees and customers tripping over kinked air hoses with the new Tundra Air Hose from Thorite.

    Combining extreme all-weather flexibility, even in sub-zero temperatures, with lay-flat "no memory" usage characteristics, the hybrid polymer Tundra air hose has a working pressure of 300psi (20bar) and a length of 15m (50ft). The hose's internal diameter is 3/8" (9.5mm) and is supplied with 1/4" BSP aluminium fittings.

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  • ARO 'EXPert' double diaphragm pumps can save you 40% on costs

    ARO 'EXPert' double diaphragm pumps can save you 40% on costs

    Friday 18th January 2013

    Buying process pumps? There's a wide selection on the market at a range of prices, but for the best way to reduce the true cost of ownership your choice should be Ingersoll Rand's ARO "EXPert" Series - up to 40% more energy efficient than competitors. The saving, per pump, could be as much as 10 CFM, which equates to the free air output of a 2.2kW compressor!

    But energy savings are only part of the story: ARO "EXPert" Series' unique air motor design also means no more sticking or freezing - and extends service intervals up to four times longer than other process pumps. And when servicing is required "EXPert" Series spares include cost-effective service kits, not the full value replacements of many others.

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  • LL Fluid Power's stock speeds production at Petford Tools

    LL Fluid Power's stock speeds production at Petford Tools

    Monday 14th January 2013

    LL Fluid Power, the West Midlands Sales and Service Centre of Thorite, is providing a consignment stock supply service for Dudley-based automotive mouldings specialist Petford Tools Ltd.

    The bulk of the consignment stock comprises hydraulic components to enable Petford Tools to manufacture hydraulic hoses on site, to ensure that production runs are not subject to costly machine downtime problems. An LL Fluid Power-supplied back up hydraulic hose manufacturing machine is also part of the consignment stock package.

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  • Thorite's still growing - and government initiatives are helping

    Thorite's still growing - and government initiatives are helping

    Thursday 10th January 2013

    Thorite has recently taken on four new young people. Two apprentices have joined its Bradford Head Office, along with two more new employees who were part of the Government's 18-24 year olds Into Business startup scheme. One of these is now working at the Bradford National Distribution Centre and the other has joined the internal administration team in Leeds.

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  • New compressors bring savings at Vernacare

    New compressors bring savings at Vernacare

    Tuesday 8th January 2013

    Thorite has supplied and installed two new compressors at Bolton-based human waste management specialists Vernacare.

    The compressors have been designed to offer a combination of reliability and energy-saving characteristics and comprise an HPC 90kW fixed speed CSDX162 plus an HPC 110kW variable speed model DSD202. Located in the main production plant, the two machines are currently saving Vernacare over 6% in energy usage while providing trouble-free performance.

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  • Blackburn Sales & Service Centre is better in every way

    Blackburn Sales & Service Centre is better in every way

    Monday 7th January 2013

    Following a complete internal gutting and top quality reconstruction, plus a major exterior refurbishment, the newly opened Thorite Sales and Service Centre in Blackburn is ready to offer local customers the highest levels of both pneumatic products choice and engineering expertise available in the North West.

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  • Thorite works through the darkness to ensure shopping centre's safety

    Thorite works through the darkness to ensure shopping centre's safety

    Wednesday 2nd January 2013

    Winter weather used to cause major safety headaches at Harrogate's Victoria Shopping Centre. During really cold spells pipework, valves and cylinders located in the Centre's roof space, used to open windows in case of fire or other emergencies, became so cold that any moisture contained in the compressed air within the system would rapidly freeze. This in turn meant the air could not be "dumped" to activate the system.

    In addition, routine maintenance and repairs necessitated an engineer abseiling from the ceiling, over a heart-stopping drop to the escalators, to gain access to the various components.

    The system urgently needed upgrading and Thorite, the UK's biggest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, provided the hardware and the expertise to ensure the Centre's safety, whatever the weather.

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