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Monthly Archives: May 2019

  1. May 28, 2019

    Ultrasonic Cleaner Foil Test - Results

    The purpose of the test is to show the effectiveness of the application of the beaker for cleaning against the cleaning process without a beaker. The foil imagery provided is indicative of the results following a foil test in water only for the duration of 10 and 15 seconds. The left side of each foil 1 & 2 has been immersed into a beaker filled with water, whilst the right side of each foil has been put directly into the Ultrasonic bath.   

    In conclusion, the beaker effectively conserves the Ultrasonic action, which makes it ideal for cleaning smaller items. Just some of the applications beakers are used for are:

    • Jewellery
    • Watch Parts
    • Metals
    • Screws, Springs & Small Metal Items
    • Pen Manufacturing
    • Nozzles
    • Optical Lenses
    • Shaving Blades

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  2. May 23, 2019

    The Allendale Group Turns 16 Years Old

    Today marks the 16th anniversary of when the Allendale Group started as a business and we’ve come a very long way since 2003. The business started off the back of a very successful Exhibition in North Weald, Essex. Since then, we have grown into a business with over 12,000 products across 12 separate e-commerce stores, with dedicated Technical Product Specialists for each store.

    As well as a huge increase in our product listings, we have evolved into a business that distributes all over the world and we have customers in over 165 countries (and counting), including having our own manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and China.

    All this could not have been done without our most loyal customers and partners around the world, as well as all of our staff across our locations. Thank you for your support and we’re
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  3. May 20, 2019

    Celebrating World Metrology Day 2019

    May 20th 2019 marks the day of celebration for World Metrology Day – it’s an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention in 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications.

    We take Metrology seriously and this is reflected on our vast array of precision Metrology/Engineering Tools on our website, which can be found by clicking here.
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  4. May 17, 2019

    Wedding Bells at the Allendale Group

    We had some exciting news this week as our Operations Manager, Jo Kuhn (now Jo Shepherd), got married and has tied the knot!

    From everyone at the Allendale Group, a huge congratulations to Jo and Jonny. We hope you live happily ever after and enjoyed your very special day.
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  5. May 13, 2019

    Custom Built CNC Mill Using M-DRO Optical Encoders – Customer Video

    Our customer has done a fantastic job on building his CNC Mill which includes our M-DRO 470mm (18 1/2 inch) Reading Length Linear Optical Encoder with 1um Resolution and has kindly sent us a video of it in action.

    To make the Encoder coolant proof (IP57 rated as standard), he has modified the cover of the Optical Encoder by protection adding a brush seal so coolant and swarf do not get anywhere near the M-DRO Optical scale. It has been working perfectly and our customer is in the process of removing the 2:1 pulleys and going direct drive.

    More details about the custom built CNC Mill:

    • 4000 rpm

    • 750mm per min

    • 10mm depth of

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  6. May 07, 2019

    New Allendale Staff Picks: Available Now

    Picked by our dedicated Technical Product Specialists – Our new collection of staff picks have been collated and has been published.

    In our latest Allendale Hotlist, it includes the most popular and the newest products from each of our Allendale stores. This essential publication was made for professionals and beginners who are looking for supplies, such as electronic & mechanical engineering tools, communications components, arts & crafts enthusiasts, equipment cases, technical metrology tools and lots more.

    Our unique collection of products provides you with customer value and ease of purchase, all in one place, backed by superior customer support and service. Available to download now or copies available upon request by contacting us on 01992 450 780 or
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  7. May 07, 2019

    Custom 10L Ultrasonic Tank - Made to Measure

    We were approached by a customer of ours who had two of our Ultrasonic Cleaners placed side-by-side for a production job. The idea being, rather than having two Ultrasonic Cleaners, could we work to design a bespoke Ultrasonic Tank for this production job that could replace the two existing Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    They commissioned us to design and build their bespoke Ultrasonic Cleaner to both maximise the space they have on the outside, but also on the inside of the Ultrasonic cleaner as well.  With this in mind, we carefully worked with our customer to meet their exact requirements.

    The details requested by the customer were:

    • Internal Dimensions: L 890mm x W 135mm x D 200mm
    • Longer Ultrasonic cleaner, with a tank offering a bigger depth.
    • Moulded tank with no drain holes to maximise the usage
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  8. May 03, 2019

    Wixey WL133 Pillar Drill Laser – Measure to Fit

    One of our most popular products due to its practicality and precision for people working with Drill Presses. We used our Machine DRO Digital Caliper to measure the space needed to install the Pillar Drill Laser in minutes - the measurement came out at 66.75mm.

    The Wixey WL133 Drill Press Laser projects a thin set of cross-hairs onto your drill press table precisely where the drill bit will contact the work piece. This allows the user to quickly position and clamp the workpiece in place so that the hole is drilled exactly where needed. This eliminates the need to repeatedly lower the bit to the surface
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