Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jena Tec Wins EON Team National Safety Award

Avingtrans plc has announced that their operating company, Jena Tec has been recognised within the E.ON ‘SHE’ awards relating to safety, health and the environment for their work with the Connah’s Quay E.ON engineering team on a significant technical engineering development.

The SHE award Team Category was made to the E.ON Connah’s Quay team for their work with Jena Tec in developing an actuation system which offers greater safety in operation (than the traditional hydraulically operated actuators).

The Jena Tec team’s work involved development of an electro-mechanical solution to overcome the dangers of using hydraulics for operation of high force actuators (used to control turbine safety bypass valves for high pressure steam pipes).

Temperatures of 500°C are encountered and hydraulic fluid leakage was a known fire risk with the potential of causing major damage to the turbine installations.
Installation of nine replacement units took place at the E.ON Power Station in Connah’s Quay, United Kingdom following design and development by the Jena Tec team technicians over the previous three years. E.ON report increased levels of operational safety and decrease in maintenance costs relating to the actuation systems.

Paul Ward, Managing Director of Avingtrans Industrial Division maintains that the successful application of automation grade mechanical precision actuation to the arduous E.ON application is a great case study for a multi-disciplinary approach to engineering solutions. And this approach is enabling engineers to take advantage of modern control system technology to combat safety and environmental issues. He says that the Jena Tec’s investment in this sector of technology has great growth potential worldwide not only in hydraulic replacement but also pneumatic, fuel valve regulation, fire arrestment technology and many related fields.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

€2.2 m contract win for Jena Tec Medical Components

Jena Tec, the designer, manufacturer and supplier of critical components and associated services to the energy, medical, industrial and global aerospace sectors, announces that it has signed a 3 year agreement with a leading European medical equipment manufacturer, where Jena Tec will supply high precision miniature ballscrews for use within a range of equipment by the customer.

The total contract value is approximately Euro 2.2m over three years and will commence in Q4 2011 before full production volumes are added in 2012.

The components within specialised medical equipment require suppliers of exceptional quality and delivery reliability and this agreement further bolsters Jena Tec’s planned growth in this high tech area. Jena Tec continues to invest in this growing area of medical instrumentation through increased testing and production facilities at its state of the art German facility.

Paul Ward, Managing Director of Jena Tec commented: “This is another example of Jena Tec’s transformation to a full service industrial partner to our major customers and it clearly demonstrates the long-term commitment to world-class quality and delivery”.

New Face Joins Jena Tec in Business Development

February sees a new member to the team in Dave Cloake appointed as Business Development Manager to Jena Tec UK focusing on the MRO sector (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul). Having worked in the Automotive industry both with Ford and Toyota, Dave moved into the service sector in the field of asset repair for critical machine tool electronic components and assemblies servicing the major automotive OEM's and 1st tier suppliers. Now with Jena Tec UK, Dave brings a wealth of experience to the company to expand our service capability and support for our growing customer base.