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1208, 2015

Bowers Group Launches New Website

Bowers Group, a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision measuring solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its new website:

The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. The site includes extensive product information to help customers understand Bowers Group’s complete range of precision measuring solutions. Technical data, videos and application stories work together to provide a detailed overview of Bowers Group’s capabilities across a wide range of sectors, including Aerospace, Defence, Energy and Automotive.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices. The site covers the full solutions portfolio from Bowers of over 500 products, including:

  • Bore gauging and precision hand tools from Bowers and Moore & Wright
  • Non-contact measurement solutions from Baty International
  • Portable and bench hardness testers from CV Instruments
  • Swiss-manufactured digital measuring instruments from Sylvac and Trimos
  • Digital inclination systems from Wyler
  • Inspection solutions for the Oil & Gas sector from Gagemaker

“The new website is a powerful resource for metrology professionals to expand their knowledge of the latest technologies available from Bowers. Customers can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others, assisting the specification process. This is a result of talking with customers and gaining their valuable feedback.” said Geoff Jackson, Bowers Group Managing Director.

1208, 2015

Northern General Hospital Specifies Boilermag XT

Northern General Hospital in Sheffield has significantly improved the efficiency of its new low pressure hot water heating system by installing 30 BoilerMagXT units from Eclipse Magnetics.

BoilerMagXT’s ability to remove black iron oxide or magnetite (sludge) from the system delivers efficiencies of around 6%, reducing CO2 emissions in the process, as well as eliminating blockages and boiler breakdowns.

Eclipses Magnetics’ BoilerMag range includes filters for domestic, commercial and industrial heating systems. It is one of the most effective of maintaining heating efficiency.

As water circulates through the BoilerMagXT core, Eclipse’s high intensity magnets attract iron oxide contamination to the magnetic rods, removing it from circulation.

The Estate’s Department at Northern General Hospital specified BoilerMagXT as part of their steam to low pressure hot water conversion scheme. Other energy efficiency improvements on the 120 acre site include new gas condensing boilers. The modern condensing boilers are expected to increase efficiency by an additional 10-12%, compared to the out-dated conventional boilers.

Magnetic filters were specified by the hospital for additional protection to the new plate heat exchangers. The previous system regularly became clogged through the accumulation of black iron oxide or magnetite (sludge). The estate team were therefore concerned that this could result premature failure to the new plate heat exchangers as well as reducing efficiency of the new condensing boilers.

“We had ongoing issues with our out-of-date heating system becoming clogged with sludge,” said the Engineering Manager at the Northern General Hospital. “As well as replacing this with a modern condensing system, BoilerMagXT is a crucial element of maintaining optimum efficiency by removing contaminants and protecting what is a significant new asset investment from premature wear and breakdown.”

He added, “Being able to clean the BoilerMagXT units in minutes, when we carry out our pre-planned maintenance, means that it is able to fit into our normal servicing schedule.”

Eclipse Magnetics is the only company in the heating system filter market to manufacture its own magnetic technology. Currently celebrating their centenary, Eclipse is a world leader in innovative, high performance magnetics.

The Eclipse BoilerMag range comprises of domestic (22mm & 28mm), BoilerMagXL for commercial projects with 1½” fittings, and BoilerMagXT, which incorporates 2” to 6″ fittings for large industrial premises. BoilerMag XT is regularly specified by facility managers for use in factories, offices, hospitals, apartment blocks, leisure centres, schools, shops.

BoilerMag is very easy to install, offers assured high performance, unbeatable reliability and a 3 year warranty. It is low maintenance with no electrical or mechanical moving parts.

To find out more about how BoilerMag can enhance your heating system, visit or contact

1208, 2015

Bowers Wins MTA Best Supplier Partnership Award

Bowers Group is delighted to announce that it has won the coveted Best Supplier Partnership award at the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA’s) 2014 Annual Dinner & Awards held on 6th February.

Bowers’ fruitful relationship with Swiss company, Sylvac SA exactly corresponds to the award’s criteria: celebrating successful relationships between customers and suppliers, at any level of the supply chain, where innovation, sustainability, value and efficiency have led to productive collaborations.

Having enjoyed a 40-year working relationship, together the companies were responsible for developing and bringing to market the world’s first digital 3 point bore gauging system. Through continuing joint cooperation, many further successful, innovative measuring instruments have been introduced. Now, 2014 will witness the launch of their latest joint development; the next generation of Bowers’ world-leading bore gauging range.

Commenting on the flourishing association, Bowers Group MD Geoff Jackson said. “We are extremely proud to have won this award. Our relationship with Sylvac SA is based on several factors; amongst them are open and transparent communication, mutual cooperation and understanding, and a desire to promote best practice.  Without doubt, our enduring relationship has been a major factor in both Bowers and Sylvac SA now being recognised as world leaders in their respective fields, across a diverse range of industry sectors.”