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  1. Girol Rotating unions
    15
    Dec

    Girol Rotating unions

    Girol Rotating unions

    Girol rotating unions are used in a wide variety of applications, especially in steel, paper, rubber and plastic, chemical, food, glass, packaging industries, and many other sectors. Industrial Clutch Parts Ltd is proud to be the UK Distributor for this well-respected brand.

    Available from single to multi-passage versions and with different sealing principles.

    Girol rotating unions have the ability to transfer fluids such as water, hot oil, air, compressed air, and vacuum.  

    Interchangeable with leading manufactures on the market, including Deublin.

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  2. Europort 2021
    10
    Nov

    Europort 2021

    Europort 2021 concludes after reuniting the shipping and offshore industries in Rotterdam last week, with participants offering a resounding endorsement for the return of in-person maritime events. In its 40th edition, Europort has been more than a success and has proved itself as a fantastic promotion of the Netherlands and Rotterdam.

    Overwhelmingly positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors at the conclusion of Europort 2021 demonstrated how keenly the maritime industries have been awaiting the resumption of in-person events. Hosted by Rotterdam Maritime Capital, some 800 maritime companies from 43 countries participated at Rotterdam Ahoy November 2-5 to welcome almost 20,000 high quality visitors from 79 countries worldwide.

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  3. River Foss Barrier
    20
    Oct

    River Foss Barrier

    Industrial Clutch Parts Ltd. recent success story involves the gate and latch systems at the River Foss Barrier in York. ICP engineers provided a number of fail-safe emergency brakes and hydraulic power units (HPU’s) to operate the River Foss Flood Barrier. ICP supplied a braking system that features a triple fail-safe system of torque-limited service brake with twin parallel e-brake systems as backup, for maximum safety & integrity.

    After many years of flash flooding, the York Water Authority commissioned the River Foss Barrier. The main aim of the defense is to prevent backwash from the River Ouse into the River Foss causing flooding upstream of the River Foss. When in an open position the barrier is held horizontally above the river, barges and boats pass underneath while regular, and efficient maintenance can be performed.

    The normal water level at York is established at 5m. Once the River Ouse reaches 7.8m the alarms sound a

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  4. Rotterdam Ahoy 2021. We can't wait to see you!
    13
    Oct

    Rotterdam Ahoy 2021. We can't wait to see you!

    Industrial Clutch Parts will be exhibiting at the Europort 2021 exhibition in November. Based in Rotterdam Ahoy.

    • Dates: November 2-5 | Rotterdam Ahoy.
    • Stand: Booth 5113

    ICP specialises in complete brake and clutch units for industrial, marine, and energy applications. During the exhibition week, ICP will showcase heavy-duty industrial brakes, clutches, and component parts suitable for marine applications. Trusted by leading manufacturers such as WPT Power 

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  5. What is a Dog Clutch?
    08
    Oct

    What is a Dog Clutch?

    Dog clutches are specialised claw couplings available for static or rotating operations. Used to connect a motor to an output shaft or shaft-to-shaft where the user wants to occasionally, manually disengage the drive between the two.

    Dog Clutch is a type of clutch that uses intervention to link two rotating shafts or other rotating components like gears. It is most commonly used in the constant mesh gearbox. It functions by mating a set of regularly spaced teeth or protrusions on one half of the clutch mechanism to a set of identical recesses on the other.

    This type of clutch engages not by friction but by interference. It has the benefit of allowing both shafts to turn at the same speed without slipping and with minimal clutch wear. Dog clutches cannot be used to control torque as is the case with a friction clutch. The two parts of the clutch are designed in such a way that one will push the o

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  6. 2021 Economic Growth
    16
    Aug

    2021 Economic Growth

    Exactly one year on from the publication of Manufacturing Outlook’s worst results in the survey’s history, the mood music has changed dramatically.

    In what has recently been a dejected pattern of quarters for the industry, manufacturers are now finally able to look to the future with earnest confidence. The industry is certainly not without its challenges, both ongoing and new, but the sector has now demonstrated that it can generate growth despite the still perilous circumstance.

    The first of these antagonising musketeers comes in the form of the novel Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU. The onus of new protocols and paperwork wreaked havoc for British exporters in the first quarter of the year, reflected in the 40% drop in exports to the EU in January. Since then, businesses have overcome many of the hurdles imposed on them by this new arrangement, with the Make UK report detailing significant export improvements compared to the start of th

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  7. Heinz makes major UK Investment
    13
    Jul

    Heinz makes major UK Investment

    Almost $200 million is to be invested at Europe’s largest food manufacturing plant, the Kraft Heinz cannery at Kitt Green, near Wigan in Lancashire.

    The work, worth £140million, will be focused on modernising manufacturing capabilities at the site over the next four years. It will involve bringing Heinz sauce manufacturing back to the UK, building additional European capacity, upgrading old machinery, and other projects to deliver the plants' environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) commitments.

    Subject to final US approval this will be the biggest Kraft Heinz investment in more than two decades in an existing manufacturing facility outside the US and could create up to 50 new jobs. Kitt Green currently produces 1.3 billion cans of food per year with 94% of that output consumed within the UK. Heinz Beanz, Soups, and Pasta will continue to be produced at the Kitt Green plant for the UK market.

    At a time of economic uncertainty, this proves the conf

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  8. Can Making & Sustainability
    07
    Jul

    Can Making & Sustainability

    The sustainability advantages offered by aluminium cans, ends and bottles, and news headlines citing the amount of plastic in our oceans and elsewhere in the environment, has already driven significant commercial and consumer awareness into making a change.

    Jason Momoa, star of Aquaman and Justice League, worked with a major producer of aluminium cans in 2019 to launch his Mananalu water in cans as part of his campaign to protect our oceans and slow down the global pollution crisis. When cans get the attention of Aquaman you know things are about to get interesting!

    After years, even decades, of operating in a flat-to-declining demand environment, it appears that aluminium beverage packaging is about to become the star it has always meant to be. The can making industry has already planned significant investment in new can lines and capacity. Setting a real positive target of an additional six billion units by the end of 2021.

    Industrial Clutch Parts are proud

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  9. Genuine Quality Replacement Parts
    16
    Jun

    Genuine Quality Replacement Parts

    The global clutch and brake scene sees manufacturers who tend to specialise or focus on a narrow band of products. This is one area where WPT Power differs which is their commitment to a vast array of product lines. These products are all commonly used in many industries and applications across the world. This makes part availability of WPT Power products much more accessible and cost-effective. Not only does WPT Power, design and manufacture their own market-leading range, but they also develop ways of improving their assemblies and parts. For example, making them completely interchangeable with most competitor products.

    Whether it’s a Low Inertia Clutch or 

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  10. ATB Laurence Scott – Precision Step System
    09
    Jun

    ATB Laurence Scott – Precision Step System

    A well-renowned system for positioning applications.

    The ATB Laurence Scott precision step system provides flexibility via simple control electronics requiring no programming expertise and the actuators have predictable friction material lifetime enabling scheduled maintenance. The systems range encompasses type SRA vacuum-operated clutch/brake, type RotaStep air-operated clutch/brakes,

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