Black Friday: Fill up your basket before its gone

The last Friday of November is commonly known as Black Friday. It is an American sales day that is usually regarded as the start of the holiday shopping season. However, in recent years, more and more countries have started to incorporate this day into their calendars. Within each country, there will be millions of businesses that take part in Black Friday by offering their customers great discounts and incentives to entice them into buying their products.

Black Friday: 

Black Friday originated in America in the late 1950’s. On the last Thursday of November, families would gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday in which the American population gives thanks and blessings for the previous year. Usually, after that day, families would start to think about what they wanted to give each other for Christmas, which led to the last Friday of November being very busy for businesses. Eventually, it would be described as “Black Friday,” with companies seeing it as an opportunity to increase profits due to the demand after Thanksgiving.

In 2005, Cyber Monday was also introduced alongside Black Friday. It extended the Black Friday sales by a couple of days, and it encourages customers to start purchasing Christmas presents online.

Black Friday is known for customers chaotically filling their trollies and baskets with all the latest technology and products they can find. At EWFM, we don’t do chaotic filling. We offer an engineered nozzle which is perfect for filling drums, IBCs, and casks at a steady rate.

EWFM Engineered Filling Nozzles:

Engineered Filling Nozzles are a part of the EWFM Filling and Emptying Equipment range. The two options we have for our nozzles are manual and automatic. The manual nozzle has a simple design, as all you need to do to operate it is by pulling the trigger to open the valve and then releasing it to close it. With the automatic version, the nozzle senses the back pressure once the container is filled up and will shut the valve automatically, just like when you fill up your car with petrol.

The main two materials that the filling nozzle can be supplied in are Hastelloy and stainless steel. Regarding the size that we supply them in, the manual filling nozzle comes in ½” to 2″, and then the automatic version can be manufactured in sizes ranging from 1″ to 2″. Currently, our nozzles have been used in various conditions and media. They can hold fluids used in industries such as food and drink, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. As well as that, our nozzles also cater for a large range of hazardous, corrosive, and hygienic media.

Black Friday may be known for chaos, but our nozzles ensure that you will have a chaos-free filling experience. If one of our nozzles is something that interests you, then feel free to get in contact with one of our sales team.

Contact information:

As always, get in touch with our Sales Team to discuss your next requirements wherever you are in the world, and we will be delighted to help.

Tel          : +44 (0) 1763 248650

Email     : [email protected]

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Inventions that changed industries

Where would we be without inventions? Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, James Dyson and Steve Jobs. These are just a few of the names of some of the greatest inventors. On this day in 1997, Steve Jobs was appointed CEO of Apple. It was a change that the company needed, as they were slowly falling in market share. Steve Jobs proceeded to revamp the company and its products, which led to the release of the iPhone in 2007.


One of the greatest inventions:

The Apple brand and in particular the iPhone are one of the most talked about products in the entire world. Since the first release, we have seen various new iPhones announced, with the iPhone 13 being announced only just this week. In 2020, data showed that over 2.2 billion iPhones have been sold since 2007. The iPhone paved the way for the phone industry by pushing out feature phones and replacing them with smartphones.  It also allowed for new companies to come up with their own versions of a smartphone. But, the likes of Samsung, Huawei and Google have all got their own smartphones, which are constantly being innovated to try and gain an advantage over each other.


Inventions that have benefitted EWFM:


Swivel Joints: These are some of our best selling products. They are designed to relieve stress and torsion on hose or pipe work preventing damage. Throughout the years we have seen various new series introduced and different versions such as the compact swivel joint.

Drum Filling Heads: Part of our range of filling and emptying equipment; the drum filling head is perfect for casks, IBC’s and barrels. It has an automatic sensor built in to prevent containers from overfilling. This innovative idea allows for workers to do other tasks without worrying about waiting by the container.

Access Systems: Our range of access systems includes folding stairs, folding platforms and gantry stands. All of which are designed to ensure employees are working in a safe environment. We have seen vast changes and modifications to these to make them even safer.


We wouldn’t be where we are in the world right now if it wasn’t for the innovative minds of individuals. At EWFM, we are constantly trying to innovate to ensure that we continue to provide a quality product and service to our customers.


Contact information:

As always, get in touch with our Sales Team to discuss your next requirement wherever you are in the world and we will be delighted to help.

Tel          : +44 (0) 1763 248650

Email     : [email protected]

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108 Years of Stainless Steel

It’s Friday the 13th, some would say unlucky for some.  However, Friday the 13th this year marks a special occasion for EWFM and the steel industry.  On this day 108 years ago in 1913 a Mr Harry Brearley invented Stainless Steel.

The emergence of Stainless Steel:

At this time Brearley was actually investigating new varieties of steel to reduce erosion in gun barrels.  He discovered that adding the judicious admixture of 12% chromium to molten Iron produces a metal that did not rust.  At this period of time he named it ‘Rustless Steel” which in today’s world was renamed to Stainless Steel.

Brearley would not have realised the extent of his discovery.  In 2020 just under 50.9 million metric tons were produced worldwide. To give this some perspective, this is the same weight as 509,000 Boeing 757 passenger Airplanes.  Stainless Steel is now used everywhere from architecture, to cookware, from cars to medical applications, the majority of us can’t last a day without running into Stainless Steel.

So why do EWFM find Stainless Steel so special?  Due to its anti rusting properties EWFM offer Stainless Steel construction In nearly all of their products. That’s right, we offer all of the following products in Stainless Steel:

So why are the anti rusting properties useful to EWFM?

EWFM supply products all over the globe for many applications.  Including companies that are involved with salty atmosphere offshore, salt is a catalyst for rust, therefore Stainless Steel is ideal for slowing this down.  There are also many medias within the oil and chemical world that contain properties that increase the speed of corrosion.

What Brearley wouldn’t of known is that certain grades of Stainless Steel can also be made ‘food grade’.  Some grades can be electro polished, which eliminates any uneven surfaces that could result in bacterial growth.  It can then be easily cleaned and sanitised.  EWFM therefore have supplied many products for the Whisky, Beer, Food and Drink industries.

I therefore believe today we should all give out a thought to Mr Harry Brearley, what an amazing discovery he made.

For more information on the products above, please visit the products section on our website.

As always, get in touch with our Sales Team to discuss your next requirement wherever you are in the world and we will be delighted to help.

Tel          : +44 (0) 1763 248650

Email     : [email protected]

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Engineered Delivery Nozzles

The range of Engineered Delivery Nozzles available from EWFM have been the perfect solution for companies for many years, and we are currently supporting numerous Industries worldwide including Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food Manufacturing and Distilling. The nozzles are suitable for use with a range of liquids, gases, and chemicals, from hydrochloric acid to egg custard.

They are also perfect for use in all stages of the production of Hand Sanitiser and at EWFM we are proud to support companies producing this in the battle to beat Covid-19 and support the new way of life for all of us.

Available in 4 sizes (½”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”) The ½” nozzles are prefect for filling small bottles and dosing.

Whilst the 1.5” nozzle is more designed for drums and casks

Designed in both manual (ZV) and automatic (AZV) options they come with a choice of 3 different spouts 35, 90 and 180 degrees.  These nozzles can be engineered to suit your specific requirement (extended or shortened lances for example).

Made in Stainless Steel or Hastelloy with a variety of different end connections available we are prepared to back up the quality of these nozzles by offering a 36 month guarantee from date of shipment (excluded wear and tear damage).

However, if you are filling larger containers (IBC’s for example) then our Drum Filling Unit or our Loading Arms may be more suitable.

At EWFM we are open as normal so talk with Mike and Guy and see how our engineered solutions can support you.

We work together with you to ensure your satisfaction throughout the process, and aim to build long-term relationship with you, so we can help your business grow and operate safely.

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Email: [email protected]

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Delivery Nozzles

Have fluid to dispense? Look no further than the Engineered Delivery Nozzle

The Engineered Delivery Nozzle is manufactured in two main designs, manual and automatic.  The manual design simply works on trigger movement.  Pull the trigger to open the valve, let go of the trigger to shut the valve.  The Automatic design works similar to that of a petrol station nozzle.  Pull the trigger to open the valve and when the drum, cask or container is full the nozzle senses the back pressure and cuts off automatically removing the risk of overfilling.  They are available in sizes from ½” through to 2” with a choice of straight, 90˚ or angled spouts.  Vapour recovery is also available on request.

There are nozzle designs available for all manner of liquids and gases, including Corrosive Chemicals, Poisonous Gases, Flammable Fluids and for Hygienic Service.

Typical industries we supply to include

  • Food ( ½” Nozzles for egg custard)
  • Distilleries ( 1” nozzles with automatic shut off for Whisky cask filling)
  • Oil and Gas (2” Nozzles with Automatic shut off for kerosene)
  • Chemical (1 ½” Nozzles with a long filling lance and vapour recovery for toluene)
  • Pharmaceutical (½” Nozzles for perfumes)

This is just a selection, our nozzles have also been supplied for many more applications. They are used, not only for filling drums and casks, but also for fine dosing such as Laboratory usage, sampling and additive mixing.

In order to stop hazardous overfilling, why not consider our acid-proof PTFE lined Engineered Delivery Nozzle with automatic shut-off.  Of course if you are using a very cold product, go for the user friendly version with handle protection that can be operated wearing a glove.

All our Nozzles are made to order and can be customised to suit your needs, whether a long lance is required or an adapted end.

If you have a specific use or product in mind, challenge us and we will do our very best to create a solution for you.