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  1. March 20, 2020

    Single Phase XL Ultrasonic Cleaners – Now Available

    Have you ever considered purchasing one of our industrial grade extra-large Ultrasonic Cleaners, but the 3-phase power source is proving an issue?

    We have a solution – we now have availability on single-phase extra-large Ultrasonic Cleaners, which will still heat the circuits just like a 3-phase power source would do. If this is of interest, we have capacities of 57 Litres, 90 Litres and 99 Litres in single-phase options.

    These new single-phase XL Ultrasonic Tanks use a 16A 3-pin plug which can be wired into most single-phase domestic and light commercial premises where 3-phase wiring isn’t present, resulting in identical performance and operation to the 3-phase variants. As well as matching performance, this can also be a more cost-effective and straight-forward option, compared to running new

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  2. March 16, 2020

    Cleaning an Electrical Terminal in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

    A customer of ours purchased some replacement brushes for a Bosch Jigsaw online, however, when they arrived from China, the push on spade terminals was heavily rusted. Instead of receiving a refund, he decided to put our Ultrasonic Cleaner paired with our Oxidation Cleaning Fluid to the test and tried to remove the rust himself.

    Being only 3mm wide and 8mm long, the usual abrasive tools wire brushes and emery paper were impractical to use, so our customer placed them inside a beaker in our 3 litre Ultrasonic Cleaner. He also added 10% of

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  3. March 13, 2020

    2 mins with Jo Shepherd – Employee Spotlight Questions

    We caught up with our Operations Manager, Jo Shepherd, and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Jo’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    5 years

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Teacher

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Papercraft

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Christmas tree (or really smiley face)

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Not really into sports

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Labyrinth

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    I make the best peanut butter cupcakes

    What’s y

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  4. March 06, 2020

    Kai Supporting His Allendale Group Baby Grow

    In July, we congratulated Hayley and her partner on the birth of their baby and gave baby Kai lots of gifts on behalf of the Allendale Group which included an Allendale Group branded baby grow. Fast forward half a year and Kai can be seen wearing the Allendale Group baby grow in all his cuteness.

    It’s great to see Kai pop into the office with mum, Hayley, every now and again and we wish them all the best.

    Baby Kai

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  5. January 31, 2020

    Now Accepting Amazon Pay

    To make your shopping experience easier and more convenient, we have now introduced Amazon Pay on our Cases and Enclosures & Allendale Ultrasonics websites. Shopping online and checking out with your new purchases has just become quicker and Amazon Pay can be used immediately.

    We now accept all major Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay, as well as cash if you visit our Hertfordshire showroom. Credit facilities are available to companies upon request/approval.

    Amazon Pay will also be rolled out across our other Allendale Group stores soon, we will keep you up to date once this has been activated on our other online stores.

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  6. January 28, 2020

    Cleaning a Marine Engine Piston in an Ultrasonic Cleaner – Before & After

    We set up and ran a cleaning cycle on a very dirty Marine Engine Piston, which was sent in by a customer. They wanted to see how effective the cleaning results would be by using our Carburettor cleaning fluid, in one of our XL Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    We conducted a test and monitored the cleaning results every 10 minutes. The final result after 50 minutes cleaning was very promising and the before and after images speak for themselves. The picture shows that the built-up carbon, grease and dirty contaminants have been removed on the most part, allowing our customer to complete the inspection and rebuild saving valuable time.

    With this information, our customer was happy to proceed in purchasing a 288L tank and Carburettor cleaning fluid, knowing it would speed up and enhance their engine rebuilding service.

    For more information or to take part in a cleaning test, please contact our Technical Product Specialist on 01992 455925 or visit our website

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  7. January 25, 2020

    Celebrating the Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

    Happy Chinese New Year to everyone celebrating the Year of the Rat, including our Chinese customers and staff at our Hangzhou, China office. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival), will be decorating our UK office with authentic Chinese decorations as well as some very tasty Chinese goodies in the staff kitchen.

    Did you know…. showering is forbidden on New Year’s Day and sweeping & throwing out the rubbish bin isn’t allowed before the 5th. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck, however, there is a day before the Spring Festival dedicated to cleaning. This day is to sweep the bad luck away and make room for the good.

    On the other hand, there’s a day before the Spring Festival dedicated to cleaning.

    What’s your Chinese zodiac sign? Have a fantastic new year, or as they say in China, 新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè).

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  8. January 23, 2020

    Another Fantastic Year at the London Model Engineering Exhibition

    Last week we exhibited at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace and it was yet another fantastic year. Not only were we able to meet some of our great customers face-to-face, but the exhibition saw the launch of our new M-SURE precision measuring tools range.

    Our stand was very popular across the whole weekend and visitors were able to get a hands-on first glimpse of M-SURE, with many of the visitors purchasing from our stand once they tried the metrology tools for themselves. More news will follow on the new M-SURE range which will be available on our website soon. It wasn’t just our measuring tools that were getting all the attention, we also had a lot of attention from our Cases and Ultrasonic Cleaners, which went down well with the model engineers that visited.

    Click here to watch our video of the event.

    It’s always

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  9. January 10, 2020

    Adhesive applied by Spray Gun - Cleaning Test Results

    The purpose of this cleaning test was to demonstrate the cleaning method and capabilities of the ultrasonic cleaning function, accompanied by our Flux Cleaner Solution.

    The Spray gun presented is contaminated with adhesive, which has settled and formed into a rubbery like substance that is stuck to the spray head, along with its components. As soon as cleaning started, the cavitation process could be seen in action, as some grime is seen lifting. At this stage, there were no visible signs of the adhesive lifting.

    After 5 minutes, the Adhesive had started to soften, although shows no signs of lifting. However after 10 minutes, 95% of the adhesive is still very much resident, but we found that the adhesive had softened to the extent that it can be brushed away. To test this theory, a paintbrush was used and successfully brushed

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  10. January 08, 2020

    Exhibiting at London Model Engineering Exhibition – Stand 41

    The Allendale Group team are looking forward to another year of exhibiting at the London Model Engineering Exhibition on 17th – 19th January 2020. Held at London Alexandra Palace, it’s going to be a big one with over 2,000 models on display. We are excited to see the full spectrum of modelling, from traditional model engineering through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters, as featured on “The One Show”.

    This is a great day out for all of the family, if you’re an experienced hobbyist or a keen beginner, then this show is perfect for you. There will be lots on offer at our stand (Stand 41), showcasing our Machine-DRO, Allendale Ultrasonics, Cases and Enclosures and lots more products including an exclusive feature of our new measuring tools range, M-SURE.

    Come and visit our Technical Product Specialists on Stand 41, we look forward to seeing

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