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H3453 Corrosion Protection Tape Now Available


If two different metals come together, as well as being exposed to moisture, galvanic corrosion can occur. Things such as trailers can be made from different materials, and when this reaction happens, the lifespan can be dramatically reduced. Galvanic corrosion occurs when two metals are brought together in an electrolyte, causing one ( anode ) to corrode faster than normal, and the other ( cathode ) to be inhibited.

Heskins have created H3453 corrosion protection tape to eradicate this reaction, prolonging the service life and reduce costs. Its simple application only increases its appeal, a self-adhesive backing allows it to be applied to one metal, and the other metal can be applied without risk of galvanic corrosion.

H3453 corrosion protection tape is available in large rolls which can be cut down to sheets or die cuts, and custom options are available dependent on order quantity to meet your requirements.

For more information, or to order, get in touch via phone: +44 (0) 1254 832266, email or Live Chat on the website.

Panalpina and JDA help customers increase asset velocity


Three years ago, Panalpina announced its intention to deploy a single warehouse management system (WMS) across all of its logistics facilities throughout the world. The roll-out of the RedPrairie – now JDA – WMS is progressing ahead of schedule thanks to Panalpina’s experts in all regions and a specially developed and unique fast deployment model. To date, JDA WMS has been rolled out at more than 30 Panalpina sites globally – enabling Panalpina to optimize service levels and inventory for customers.

The WMS roll-out builds upon Panalpina’s logistics strategy to become the first 3PL (third-party logistics provider) to improve inventory management by helping customers increase asset velocity – moving products more quickly and reducing warehoused stock.

JDA WMS provides for various scan-and-validate check points throughout the warehousing process, allowing Panalpina to offer its customers a highly customizable solution. Panalpina also uses the system to track and compare the performance of its four-wall operations globally and then works towards benchmarks, for example in terms of very high inventory accuracy. JDA WMS has so far been deployed in 33 sites worldwide.

“The fast roll-out of the JDA warehouse management system worldwide is another way that Panalpina demonstrates its strategic commitment to growing in the logistics arena,” says Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics at Panalpina. “We have developed an unmatched level of in-house expertise, which we will use for the benefit of our customers to further accelerate the roll-out at our remaining logistics facilities.”

Panalpina developed its own rapid deployment model for JDA WMS in order to offer customers a standardized approach and consistent implementation process across the globe. This unique model is particularly useful to international customers whose products have short life cycles, as the deployment of the system takes place quickly and cost effectively.

Data from JDA WMS is used for advanced inventory forecasting

JDA WMS also includes a feature-rich reporting and analytics module, which can be integrated into Panalpina’s data analytics services for more accurate customer inventory and demand forecasting. Panalpina uses customer data extracted from JDA WMS to map inventories across product life cycles. Using sophisticated proprietary algorithms, Panalpina then calculates at what stage the inventory changes in order to better estimate minimum and maximum inventory holding, where to position inventory and what services to offer. Customers benefit by having a partner that can keep their products moving and minimize working capital requirements in their supply chains. Panalpina calls this approach Demand-Driven Inventory Dispositioning (D2ID).

While JDA WMS can be deployed for all industries, Panalpina has so far implemented the program mainly for its fashion and technology customers, which rely on a fast time to market. These customers benefit from the high levels of configuration available in JDA, and from specific features including multi-channel dispositioning, rapid returns processing and cross-docking.

Panalpina most recently deployed JDA WMS for a new high-end fashion customer in Italy. Panalpina’s Mendrisio fashion hub in southern Switzerland uses JDA WMS to provide the customer with inventory management and distribution services around the world. The fashion house’s merchandise is produced in northern Italy and then imported to Mendrisio, where Panalpina’s bonded warehouse can facilitate distribution within Switzerland or re-export it to Europe and other key markets.

Panalpina also offers a full returns logistics program at Mendrisio, accepting returned goods back into the facility and determining their quality, in order to return them quickly to stock in boutiques or outlet stores and maximize sales.

“JDA and our unique rapid deployment model have allowed us to offer our customers agility, speed and the flexibility to meet their needs across regions and industries. We efficiently track and manage their inventories and move their products as needed,” says Mario Leuverink, Global Head of Logistics Systems at Panalpina.

Heskins Thick Safety Grip Now Available


Heskins are proud to announce that H3404 2mm safety grip is now available for order. Thick Safety Grip™ now allows business to kit out their factories to ensure effective slip prevention, that also provide slight cushioning and reduce leg fatigue on a production line. It can also be applied into recesses that are considered trip hazards.

Heskins made the decision to produce thick Safety Grip™ after the demand became great. The reason Heskins had to ensure the demand was there, was simply due to the commitment that would have to be made to produce it. Many of our production and post production machines were modified to produce thick Safety Grip™ to the same quality standards as all the other Heskins products.

Investment was also made into a new range of high-volume crush cut blade holders. The reason this was necessary was due to the thickness. Heskins anti slip tapes are generally no thicker than 1.4mm. While the difference of .6mm doesn’t seem great, the adhesive applied to the base increases this thickness further, making it more difficult to cut.

Now the modifications are in place, Heskins have added a versatile new anti slip product into the range, and like all others, can be slit in rolls ranging from 20mm up to 1170mm, all 18.3m in length.

Heskins H3404 thick Safety Grip™ is available at a very competitive price, and if you would like to place an order, or enquire further, you can contact Heskins by phone or email.

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

When it comes to 5S and floor demarcation in the workplace, there are many guidelines, of which many provide very little insight.

A quote often used is ““In lean manufacturing, the general rule of thumb is that anyone should be able to walk into a workplace and identify the flow of work being done within 60 seconds.”

Keeping this quote in mind, for someone venturing into this for the first time, finding the right information before implementation is a tough task. Many options are available for floor marking and signage products to allow you to begin optimisation of floor demarcation, which in the first instance will be a tough task without the correct information to hand.

Depending on the function of your workplace will naturally determine how you proceed, do you want to optimise what is currently working? Or do you want to start from scratch to improve the whole process? We believe that Heskins can help you provide a strong starting point by defining the regulated and approved colours to identify and optimise key workflow areas in your business.

Heskins products are always manufactured in regulation colours, from anti slip tape, to floor marking systems, Heskins products can be used to create a full, optimised workflow demarcation system. heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines

Demarcation Area Black

Demarcation Area Black

Workplace 5s Walkway

Workplace 5s Walkway

5S colours are as follows:

Yellow – Highlights an area that is to be treated with caution. Mainly used for aisleways and walkways, more often than not because these areas could cross with other working processes, such as forklift traffic or other foot traffic.

Red – Highlights danger or can relate to fire. Red alerts people or vehicles that they need to stop before proceeding, or to notify people where fire fighting equipment is available, if it of course can.

Blue – Marks out information, or can be used to hold equipment or machinery that is out of order.

Green – Notifies an area of safety, whether that be a first aid point or notice, or a walkway that is out of the way of potential dangers.

Orange – Used to mark out zones where vehicles are stored or for areas where vehicles operate. Combining yellow and red with this creates a traffic system that is safe and organised.

Black/Yellow – Notifies of potential hazards and to proceed with caution. Areas that store potentially harmful chemicals or areas that can only be entered with additional safety measures.

Red/White – Notification to keep an area clear at all times. Emergency access or electrical points are two such areas that benefit from these markings.

White – Indication of an area where production or work processes are ongoing.

Black – Completed jobs are put in these areas, indicating the job is complete.

For a full colour reference guide for Heskins products and general 5S colour references, you can download the colour reference guide heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines. The Heskins colour guide refers to regulations for all of Europe.

Heskins offer other colours, as well as custom production, so dependent on order quantities, you can get the perfect anti slip or floor marking solution for your workplace. Get in touch


RUD Lifting Points for Bolting – Safety in Lifting & Flipping Heavy Plant & Moulding Tools

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. Read more…

Sideflex, Protect your tyres with Erlau’s ground breaking sidewall protection device

Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen is a subsidiary of the RUD Group and a leading manufacturer and supplier of tyre protection chains and outdoor furniture.

Sideflex is one of Erlau’s latest innovations, providing a cost-effective solution to the very well-known problem of sidewall damage to expensive and valuable dumptruck tyres, for construction and mining equipment in particular earthmoving machines. Click here to read more

AK Steel Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Earnings Date

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release its fourth quarter and full-year 2011 financial results before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Read more…

Soltoro Reports 80 to 82% Silver Recovery on Soledad at El Rayo Primary Silver Project in Mexico

Soltoro Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SOL) has received positive metallurgical test results from samples from the Soledad structure at its 100% owned El Rayo primary silver project in Jalisco, Mexico. The east-west trending Soledad structure represents a new and significant mineralised silver zone unknown at the time of the last NI 43-101 resource estimate. These results will be included in the upcoming revised resource study being completed by Roscoe Postle & Associates expected by the end of the first quarter of 2012. Read more…

Volta Files Updated NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Kiaka Gold Project

Volta Resources Inc. (“Volta” or the “Company”) (TSX:VTR) announced that it has filed an updated National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report entitled “Updated Mineral Resource Estimate of Kiaka Gold Project, Burkina Faso” (the “Technical Report”) with Canadian securities regulators, pursuant to the Company’s news release dated June 29, 2011. The mineral resource estimate is effective as of June 28, 2011. Read more…

Freegold Updates Drilling at Golden Summit, Alaska

Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: FVL, Frankfurt: FR4N)(“Freegold” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide assays from an additional 6 holes drilled in the 2011 program as well as the results from the previously unassayed core from the 2004 program on its Golden Summit Property, Alaska. Read more…

NV Gold Commences Follow Up Drill Program on Nevada Gold Project

NV Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NVX) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a 2011 follow up drill program (May 12, 2011 news release) is now underway on the 100 per cent owned Afgan-Kobeh gold project located in Eureka county, Nevada. The 25-30 hole 2,500-3,000 metre reverse-circulation drill program, carried out by Drift Exploration Drilling of High River Alberta, is budgeted at $300,000 and is expected to continue through to mid-August. Read more…

Vanstar Acquires a Gold Property in the Monster Lake Area

Vanstar Mining Resources (“Vanstar”) (TSX VENTURE:VSR) announces the acquisition by map designation, of 20 cells covering an area of 1,100 hectares in the Monster Lake area, in Abitibi. This acquisition is subject to the approval of Quebec’s Ministere des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune. Read more…

Silver Shield discovers new area of mineralization at the La Cumbre Gold/Silver Property Mexico

Silver Shield Resources (TSXV: SSR) is pleased to announce that it has discovered a previously unknown, easterly trending shear, located ~400mN of the La Cumbre shaft at its 100% owned La Cumbre Silver-Gold Property. Initial sampling, from the new shear zone returned an assay of 1.789g/t Au, 4,031 g/t Ag (117.6 oz/ton), 6.18% Cu, 0.16% Pb and 0.04% Zn (0.5m wide). Read more…

WGR Wits Gold Initiates Follow-up Drilling at the DBM Project, southern Free State Goldfield

Wits Gold wishes to announce that the Company has commenced an infill drilling programme consisting of seven diamond boreholes at its shallow DBM project in the southern Free State goldfield. This drilling follows the completion of a positive scoping study at the DBM project, the results of which were announced in a press release dated 23 June 2011 which is available on the Company’s website as well as Read more…

Golden Predator Commences Drill Program on its Enticing Harlan Project in Yukon’s Selwyn Basin

Golden Predator Corp. (TSX:GPD) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a planned minimum 1,500 m diamond drill program at its previously undrilled Harlan Project located in the Selwyn Basin District, Yukon, Canada. The project area consists of 740 claims covering approximately 150 km2 lying approximately 90 km south of the Osiris discovery of Atac Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ATC), and presents at least two major drill-ready gold targets; the Vortex and West Porphyry Zones. Read more…

Iron Creek Provides Update on Progress at its Victoria JV Project with Hochschild Mining

Iron Creek Capital Corp. (TSX-V: IRN) is pleased to report that Hochschild Mining Holdings Limited (HOC.L: “Hochschild”), operators of the Victoria Joint Venture project, has provided an exploration update. Read more…

Tiex Inc. exploration update on Its Quesnel trough properties, Central British Columbia, Canada

Tiex Inc. (“Tiex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: TIX) is pleased to issue an update of its exploration work that the Company has initiated on its Horsefly Property in the Quesnel Trough area of central British Columbia. Read more…

Riva Announces Exploration and Drill Results for its Honey Camp Property

Riva Gold Corporation (TSX-V: RIV) (“Riva” or “the Company”) announces results from its mapping, trenching and diamond drill program on its Honey Camp Property.  Three historical vein systems, the Rainbow, Alma and Camp veins,  located within a 2.4 kilometre by 0.9 kilometre area on the Honey Camp Property (the “Area”), were tested by mapping and trenching followed by 16 diamond drill holes totalling 2,886 metres (of which two holes were abandoned due to poor ground conditions). Two additional historical vein systems within the Area, the Brian & Brenda and Sobers Hills veins, were examined by mapping and trenching. The five historic vein systems are all hosted in sheared, quartz-carbonate alteration zones, cross-cutting lavas, tuffs and sediments. Read more…

Nubian Acquires Idaho Sedex Prospect

Nubian Resources Ltd. (NBR:TSX.V) is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease agreement with Timberwolf Minerals Ltd., a private corporation, to acquire a 100% interest in Timberwolf’s Idaho Sedex lead-zinc-silver prospect area in Lemhi County, Idaho effective June 30th 2011. Read more…

Azimut discovers a new copper-molybdenum zone at Rex, Nunavik, Quebec

Azimut Exploration Inc (“Azimut” or “the Company”) (TSXV: AZM) announces the discovery of a new mineralized 1.5-km-long copper-molybdenum zone on its 100% owned Rex property in Nunavik, northern Quebec. This latest zone (the Robinson Zone) further supports the excellent exploration potential for large-scale polymetallic deposits in a region considered by Azimut to be a new mineral belt of major importance. Read more…

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