PECM Magazine

Trant Engineering Ltd

Established in 1958, Trant has a long history of engineering excellence, delivering high quality multi disciplined services across the UK and Internationally. Our integrated management systems registered to BSI standards ensures consistently good performance, leading to repeat business within our prime sectors of Process & Water, Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Defence.

How the ADEL System DC-UPS keeps a Wireless Network alive.

What prompted an independent Wi-Fi provider to choose a DC-UPS for its applications?

Progetto8 is a company founded by 3 technicians who, were able to understand the necessity for a reliable wireless network in remote and rural areas.

Welcome to Davall

Davall, an AS9100 RevD accredited company, focused on design and manufacture of high precision geared products [since 1885]. Davall has a design team supported by the latest generation computer technology software. Davall’s production history has provided experience in the manufacture of precision gears, gearboxes and geared systems.

Introducing the FLIR A6780 Mid- and Longwave Thermal Cameras

The ability to accurately measure thermal events over a wide range of targets and temperatures is vital for industrial, military, and manufacturing research and development applications. Today FLIR introduced the FLIR A6780 in two models, the A6780-MWIR (midwave infrared) and A6780-LWIR (longwave infrared) camera systems to make those tasks easier to execute.

DIN11864 and DIN 11853 Aseptic Unions for Orbital Welding

DIN11864 and 11853 unions were developed to meet the exacting needs of the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.  This range of unions has been developed from the three most common systems used in the hygienic and sanitary industries; namely the “Aseptic” screwed union to DIN11864-1; the “Aseptic” flange union to DIN11864-2 and the “Aseptic” clamp union to DIN11864-3.

Beam is an engineering company involved in the design, development and production of electronic and software instrumentation products.

Our new BMeasure-125i unit is a flexible and powerful system for data acquisition, data logging and control in the laboratory, industrial and remote sensing arenas. We like to think of the unit as a flexible Swiss army knife of data acquisition and logging. The unit can sit alongside industrial PLC’s acquiring accurate and fast moving data from numerous types of data sources.

Appliance / Automotive / Truck & off highway / Aerospace & Defense

  • Reduce installation force
  • Reduce park breakage
  • Reduce worker injuries
  • Improve product performance
  • Temperorary once dry the lubrication is gone

Laser welding of otoscopes and other reusable medical instruments


The production of specialized medical instruments such as otoscopes often involves only small to medium batch sizes that frequently incorporate a large number of optional variations. The fabrication is often performed at contract welding companies. These contract shops therefore require machines that are particularly flexible with short set-up times and that support a wide range of welds – from µm to mm welds.

Innovative lifting and handling solutions from palamatic

Palamatic boasts over 30 years of experience in materials and powder handling, placing it at the cutting edge of lifting and handling solutions for all manufacturing industries.

As a leading expert in handling solutions, palamatic offers an extensive range of equipment which includes vaccum tube lifting systems, support gantries, automatic sack opening machinery and bespoke handling solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. In addition to this, palamatic also keeps spare parts in stock for standard systems.


Muller Coax have developed a patented energy saving valve which can offer up to 80% power saving on similar sized valves.

The new green line series has been specially developed as an energy efficient series of solenoid valves. For this reason, directly controlled standard valves from Muller coax has been paired with completely new patented control electronics within the terminal box.

How leasing can support business development when cashflow is tight

How do you invest in the equipment your business needs during uncertain times? Finance leasing from AJ Products can provide the answer.

Even when cashflow is tight, businesses need to be able to invest in the future by having the right equipment to maintain safe and efficient work practices throughout the company.

Menzel Great Britain – backing for customers during testing times.

During the recent lockdown period, Menzel Great Britain has served UK customers in emergencies, backed by a unique stock base from Menzel Elektromotoren, Berlin.

A challenging but rewarding time for Menzel GB, who over the last quarter have supported customers in need from all areas of the UK serving such varied industries as Cement, Mining, Water Industry, Petrochem, Steel, Landfill and Biomass Power.

Universal video borescope for inspection of cavities

Borescopes enable quick and non-destructive visual inspections in cavities that are otherwise not accessible. Due to the various fields of application, there are many different devices with a wide range of features. The new video endoscope PCE-VE 800N4 from PCE Instruments with its small and powerful camera offers best conditions for a thorough inspection of cavities which are difficult to access.

AI-based image processing without prior knowledge

Deep learning opens up new fields of application for industrial image processing, which previously could only be solved with great effort or not at all. But the fundamentally different approach to classical image processing also causes new challenges. Therefore, IDS presents an all-in-one embedded vision solution. Thanks to IDS NXT ocean, every user can implement AI-based image processing in just a few steps without the need for programming knowledge.

6 Steps to Reuse Wastewater and Reduce Operation Costs

Welcome to VentilAQUA. The restart of the business after these pandemic restrictions brings new challenges to the companies. However, despite the difficulties and the hard work to do, companies still have to comply with the legal regulations, and for the sake of us and the sake of our future, you should still look in ways to reduce environmental footprint and improve treatment efficiencies. We can help with that. We believe that, together, we can make a better place to live. Let us explain how:

Visible efficiency for process automation : VEGA extends its level and pressure device portfolio

New compact VEGABAR pressure sensors and VEGAPOINT level switches mean VEGA is now a full-range process automation level and pressure supplier. These new lower-priced instruments are designed for standard applications – in line with the latest industry demands.

High cost savings through online condition monitoring and automatic lubrication of flood pumps

Floods are a major challenge for many countries today. Over the last few years, the UK has suffered badly from a series of violent storms that caused widespread flooding – both in terms of coastal areas and river floods. Industry experts predict that due to the effects of Climate Change, these types of storms are likely to continue over the next decade and beyond, with the economic cost to the UK being as high as £6 billion.

Pharmaceutical and biotech experts of Körber Group present joint portfolio in 24/7 online virtual showroom

Hamburg, September 11, 2020 – One of the leading solution providers for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry is bundling its competencies and presenting itself on the market with immediate effect under the Körber brand. This means: Medipak Systems becomes Körber. The new market presence is going to be celebrated with a virtual showroom, where customers from all over the world will be able to learn more about Körber‘s growing portfolio in Pharma.

The Different Types of Screws and When to Use Them

Screws are potentially one of the most important aspects of DIY and building. When looking around your house, you’ll find that countless pieces of furniture, fixtures, doors and cabinets use screws to keep everything together. That means that when making repairs, you’re most likely to come across screws to take things apart and replace items.

With how necessary screws are to DIY, it’s also important to know that there are many different types of screws. There are so many different varieties that they all can’t be discussed within a single article. Regardless, it’s still useful to learn about the common types of screws, what they’re used for and how to best deal with them. This may seem like an arbitrary topic for some, but in truth, there are crucial instances where the right or wrong screw can be the difference between stability and total collapse of the project.

GEMÜ develops the world’s first Single-Use diaphragm valve

Pre-prepared Single-Use sterile production equipment that can be quickly installed and used enables Pharmaceutical manufacturers to produce fast, safe and flexible batch production. Pinch valves are often used but can sometimes damage tubing.

4 Reasons Your Renovation Project Should Consider Your Heat-ing

Home renovations are a great way to upgrade your home and can even improve your life in many ways. Home renovations are useful if you do not want to move because they can make the house more attractive and comfortable to live in, but they are also a smart way to add value to your home if you have plans to sell at any time, so they are always worth considering. There are many different home renovation projects to consider, but before you get started, you must always consider your heating as this could have a big impact on the project. Read on to find out why.

The Newtec Mini Weigher:

Accurate weighing of small, fragile convenience food

The Newtec 2008PCM Mini Weigher has become a popular choice for accurate, high-speed weighing of a range of processed food products such as fresh and dried fruit, snacks and small frozen foods. The engineer behind the technology explains why. Newtec has been a leading manufacturer of weighing, sorting and packing equipment since the 1970s. When the company and its dealer JASA realised the demand for a weighing machine that could gently handle multiple portions of small processed food products and combine them in a ready-to- eat package, Newtec’s mechanical engineer and Head of Construction Department, Bo Zierau immediately got involved with the project.

Don’t get complacent when it comes to Arc Flash

For those working in the industrial electrical sector, the risks of Arc Flash incidents have always been better understood than in many other industries. Working with high and low votalges on a daily basis means that knowledge across the sector is noticeably higher compared with similar industries that are also at risk of the danger. However, it appears that there’s a new danger emerging when it comes to Arc Flash, which takes the shape of a false sense of security.


Right along the oil and gas supply chain – from extraction through to delivery to the end user – safety is the number one concern.

When an operator wants to isolate a pipeline, whether this is part of the routine operation of a facility, to carry out maintenance, or in response to a potential crisis, it’s critical that the valve used is 100 per cent effective.

Vacuum and Closure Detection – Food & Beverage Applications

ADR-50D Inspection Systems using positive contact technology provide more precise detection vacuum and miniscule mechanical canning faults at variable line speeds up to 2000cpm to maintain optimum consumer satisfaction and product loyalty supplied at a competitive cost.

Feedwater Optimisation Manual Vs Automatic Dosing Regulation

Diaphragm driven metering pumps have been the stalwart choice for dosing treatment chemicals ever since the Economic Boiler replaced the Lancashire and Cornish boilers.

Once the stroke length and stroke rate have been manually adjusted they are left to quietly get on with dosing chemicals with minimum intervention. To err on the side of caution, they always need to be set at a higher dosing rate than the theoretical to provide a ‘Buffer’ against variations in steam load and feedwater temperature.


The range of Labfacility thermocouple and PRT sensors meets the needs of virtually any application. Standard configurations or custom made assemblies are offered in all of the widely used calibrations, type J,K,N,R,S and B.

Depending on the choice of sensor type and sheath materials, temperature ratings of up to 1750oC are available with single or duplex elements.

Exporta – New, Refreshed and Revitalised

Exporta, the UK’s Product Handling Experts have just gone through a brand refresh to make it very clear as to what they do and what they stand for whilst keeping focus on the customer at the heart of everything they do.

Almatec® C-Series – the Cost-Effective Plastic AODD Pump

In 1984, Almatec® introduced its AD Series AODD Pump to the processing market. AD Series pumps were truly revolutionary as they featured an industry-first compact “closed” design that made them Almatec’s trademark model. However, a recent industry trend toward developing and offering cost-effective pumps prompted Almatec to consider the creation of a less expensive alternative. The result is the new Almatec C-Series AODD Pump, which is being billed as the “New Original.”

PPE manufacturer uses Tinytag data loggers for quality control and quality validation

Protective glove manufacturer Midas Safety use Tinytag temperature and humidity data loggers to monitor the conditions required for compliance with quality testing standards including EN 388:2016 and ASTM F2992.

7 Benefits of Laser Cutting Metal

In metal fabrication, laser cutting is arguably the most used process, offering flexibility, precision and speed.

That being said, there are still many who use other techniques such as the more traditional sawing and other modern methods including water jet cutting, power scissors and thermal cutting.

If you are one those that is still on the fence about this go-to metal cutting technology, keep reading to discover the top seven benefits of laser cutting metal.

Static Electricity and grounding in the industrial workplace.

Static electricity refers to the presence of a non-neutral electric charge. Static electricity can be created when two objects of different material come into frictional contact with each other, resulting in the migration of electrons, known as the triboelectric effect.

The difference in charge between the two objects is referred to as the potential difference or voltage. The more negatively charged object will want to disperse its excess electrons to a more positively charged object and thus equalise the charge between the objects.

Laser welding of otoscopes and other reusable medical instruments


The production of specialized medical instruments such as otoscopes often involves only small to medium batch sizes that frequently incorporate a large number of optional variations. The fabrication is often performed at contract welding companies. These contract shops therefore require machines that are particularly flexible with short set-up times and that support a wide range of welds – from µm to mm welds.

TF Automation design New Plasma Treat Machines for Automotive Client

TF Automation were commissioned by Kostal to design and build two plasma treat machines to address the increase in demand for cleaning new automotive switch products.

Kostal commissioned TF Automation to design two identical plasma treat machines to clean the surfaces of a switch assembly. Under the touch sensitive switch or button there is a capacitive foil and to ensure good performance the bonding between the switch and foil is critical with no moisture or air bubbles. To prepare the switch for capacitive foil bonding, the plastic elements required to be plasma-cleaned to remove any moisture and impurities.

Tinytag Data Loggers: A simple solution for process monitoring and quality validation

Tinytag data loggers are used across the manufacturing sector to put valuable process, quality and energy data at the fingertips of manufacturers.

Tinytags combine simple and robust design with high accuracy to provide manufacturers with a cost-effective, reliable and straightforward measuring device, which is trusted to monitor critical processes, enhance quality testing and help save energy.

SICK SensorApps Help People to Keep their Distance

Responding to the need for technologies to slow the spread of Covid-19, SICK has developed PeopleCounter and DistanceGuard SensorApps which help to ensure that people keep to the recommended distance apart in working and public spaces.

CBM calls for urgent industry stimulus packages and a reverse job retention scheme

A group that represents over 200 companies from the metalforming sector believes the Chancellor has missed an opportunity to protect thousands of manufacturing positions by not implementing industry stimulus packages and failing to adopt a reverse job retention scheme.

The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM) is urging the Government to stop delaying support that key sectors will inevitably need if they are going to recover from the economic shock of Covid-19.