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Application News

  1. November 25, 2019

    Ultrasonic Cleaners Used to Clean Military Weapons



    Making sure soldiers’ guns are thoroughly cleaned is important to avoid any rust or a reduction in the gun's performance. Scrubbing their guns with equipment such as oil and brushes are now a thing of the past, and now set to be replaced by ‘deep cleaning’ machines such as Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    Soon, Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks may be kept on patrol bases so that soldiers won't have to rely on good old fashioned elbow grease when cleaning the dirt off their artillery. Trials are taking place on selected rifles and machine guns, with the Ultrasonic Cleaners possibly being rolled out to 5 regiments if they prove to be a success.

    Sgt Daniel Birks, who will be overseeing the trial, mentioned that this system would give the soldiers more time to focus on the more important aspects of their job and will help them focus more on training, as well as carrying less kit from place to place. “The Armed Forces still clean with oil and
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  2. November 15, 2019

    Wixey Remote Planer Readout Installed on a Jet Planer Model JJP-12 (Customer Images)



    Our customer overseas in the USA has sent us some great pictures of the successful install of his new Wixey Remote Planer Readout (with fractions) to his current Jet Planer Model JJP-12.

    Ideal for large planers and sanders, and measures up to 300mm (12"), the Wixey Remote Planer Readout is a kit that can be adapted to a number of woodworking machines, including planers, sanders, and combination machines. It’s an easy to install kit with simple calibration, the package will arrive with all mounting hardware, drill bits, and thread forming screws. For even easier readability, it has a large digital display which reads in inches with fractions or millimetres.

    This model is so flexible and versatile, with a little
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  3. July 29, 2019

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Using Baty Profile Projectors



    The world of F1 is the pinnacle of technology in sport, which is why the best equipment and most precise measuring tools are used across all F1 teams.

    In a video posted by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, it shows Valtteri Bottas being shown around PETRONAS University of Technology in Brackley, including a demo of the Baty SM350 Vertical Profile Projector. Precision and accuracy is an extremely high priority when working with the engineering of a Formula 1 car, hence why Baty Profile Projectors such as the one mentioned can be found in workshops such as those in the PETRONAS University of Technology. You can find the full video
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  4. April 04, 2019

    How to Measure the Thickness of a Brake Disc


    Measuring the thickness of your brake discs has never been easier thanks to these two measuring tools we stock, the 60mm Vernier Brake Disc Caliper & Digital Thickness Calipers. These two precision measuring tools are practical to use and give accurate readings when you need them most.

    With the Digital Thickness Caliper, the sprung loaded jaws help to centre the contact pads, to ensure an accurate reading every time. The 9mm diameter 2mm thick pads on the jaws of the Caliper allow the measurement to be taken even when the unworn edge of the brake disc protrudes, the Caliper pads ensure that the Caliper measures square at 90 Degrees to the
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  5. October 23, 2017

    Digital Angle Gauge for bike chassis

    Wixey WR365


    Did you know our Wixey WR365 can be used to check the chassis alignment on motorbikes, including the King of Bikes, a Harley-Davidson?



    A versatile gadget whose in-built magnet makes it easy to affix to a Harley's front & rear brake discs and chassis to ensure a 90 degree angle to the bike's frame.



    Found any other ingenious uses for this wonder angle gauge - drop us a line and let us know. Our customers can find the most inventive uses for our smallest gadgets.



    For more Wixey details and to place an order please click here.

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  6. October 27, 2016

    Allendale Group carves a pumpkin using a Longbow multi-tool

    We carve a pumpkin with our very own Longbow multi-tool. They make great carving tools making pumpkin carving easier giving it a smoother finish. Happy Halloween!

    For more details on our multi-tool please click here

    To see our full range of multi-tool attachments please click here

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  7. September 22, 2016

    Ribbed rubber matting used to protect stock

    rubber matting grip

    Our rubber matting has a wide range of applications, including in retail sector for protection of product while on the shelfs and also reduces risk of product slipping off the display.

    For more details of our ribbed rubber matting please click here.

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  8. September 15, 2016

    HMS Nelson

    HMS Nelson Band Service Workshop has just purchased a 27lt Cavitek Ultrasonic Tank for cleaning the band`s Instruments.

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  9. September 09, 2016

    Did You Know: Rubber matting can help to reduce trip hazards

    Allendale Rubber Matting

    Having exposed cables across the floor can cause a trip hazard.

    Why not reduce the risk of a trip or fall by covering it up with a longbow rubber matting, this makes your workspace a tidier and safer place to be.

    An essential for service engineers, installation engineers and anyone using trailing cables in an area with high footfall, where tripping over cables is a potential hazard.

    Fast to install and easily stored, supplied in 1 metre wide rolls, to any length between 1 meter to 20 meters in 1 meter increments to suit your requirement.

    For more details on our Longbow Rubber Matting please click here.

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  10. August 08, 2016

    Get The Bigger Picture! Custom 3 metre picture frame digital measuring stop with the new guided carriage

    Guided Carriage

    Machine-dro engineers have recently installed a new custom 3 metre capacity digital readout for a picture frame mitre saw with additional cross measure. The install was made simple with the new magnetic encoder guided carriages and their large mounting tolerance to attach to the existing saw fence. Increasing the saw operator accuracy and efficiency.  

    For more information please contact us

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