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.

Manufacturers urged to have their say on life after Brexit

Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers are being encouraged to have their say on trading beyond Brexit as part of the latest Manufacturing Barometer.

Organised by SWMAS (The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), the country’s largest survey of its kind is looking to find out how companies are coping with the early months of life after leaving the EU and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being off-site doesn’t have to mean you can’t see what’s happening

As the UK tries to get to grips with life under lockdown again, facilities managers continue to face up to the considerable challenges that coronavirus has thrown their way.

Maintaining business continuity is the priority, but that can be difficult to achieve as the additional restrictions necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19 also serve as catalysts for business interruption.

A New Micronics, PORTAFLO range with the latest ultrasonic flow measurement technology and Hydronic Liquid Flow Energy Measurement and a comprehensive data logging facility for the PF333 version.

Building on its considerable experience and success with the former PF330 and 220 range Micronics has developed a New range of portable, clamp-on, ultrasonic flow instruments, incorporating the latest technology whilst still retaining the key feature of simple operation, to provide quick, out of the box results!

MAK CHEM & LUBES join A&S International Ltd

MAK CHEM International & MAK LUBES International brands become part of the growing product range represented by the UK based technical sales consultancy.

THEALE, Reading, Berkshire, UK – A&S International is excited to start the new year with not one but two excellent new additions to its growing range of quality brands. MAK CHEM’s range of maintenance chemicals have been acquired along with the MAK LUBES range of maintenance lubricants.

Your unique labelling needs, all wrapped up with Loop Technology’s robotic 3D labelling machine

Designed for customers who have a wide-ranging product collection, our intelligent labelling system is capable of affixing labels on virtually anything with a 3D profile.

Short Cuts May Cut A Life Short! Spectrum Industrial Launches A Guide To Lock Out Tag Out LockOut – TagOut – TryOut

Safety Signs Manufacturer and Safety Products Supplier Spectrum Industrial have launched a guide to help industries implement a LOTOTO process within their facilities.

Lockout Tagout Try Out (LOTOTO) is the correct method for isolating machinery to ensure that when repairs, maintenance, cleaning or inspections of equipment is undertaken, it is done so safely.

Maximize Wire Rope Life with the Right Lubricant and the Right Application Method

Companies that recognize the importance of proper wire rope lubrication and adopt best practices can lengthen wire rope life, eliminating costly replacements and improving safety. Two problems that negatively impact wire rope life are wear and corrosion. Wear is accelerated by stress-loading; shock-loading; heavy, jerking loads; or rapid acceleration or deceleration. Corrosion is caused by fumes, acids, salt brines, sulfur, gases, salt air, and humidity; and can be accelerated by elevated temperatures.

CERATIZIT offers premium carbide solutions for the food industry

Today more than ever food is a matter of trust. This places high demands on the tools and materials used in food production. The hard material specialists of the Luxembourg-based CERATIZIT Group respond to the food industry’s requirements in terms of geometry, food safety and hygiene, and offer tailor-made premium solutions based on FDA-certified carbide grades that cover a wide variety of applications and are notable for their performance and durability.

Are you ready to ship under ISPM15 regulations?

For any UK business shipping goods within the EU, the latest changes to regulations will be a vital consideration. Wooden packaging, including pallets, must now meet ISPM15 standards when being shipped.

This regulation ensures pallets have been treated to eradicate pests and are then stamped to reinforce this action has been carried out. While demand and prices for these types of compliant pallets will be on the rise, there are alternatives to consider.

Need to remove old and worn Safety Lines (Inside or Outside)?

The Preparation Group has a proven track record of removing many types of line and safety markings in many different environments whilst preserving the substrate as much as possible if required.

Safety lines can be found in various areas of both public places and workplaces. They often denote boundaries but are also needed for use as directional markers.

Vortec products deliver increased equipment efficiency, spot and enclosure cooling, and amplification of air flow for conveying and blow off. 

Enclosure Coolers

When looking to keep electrical and electronic enclosures cool, clean and protected, Vortec Enclosure Coolers are a low-cost alternative to expensive, high-maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination associated with dirty, humid air caused by fans.

Vortec offers multiple types of enclosure cooling systems to meet your enclosure cooling needs, all available in a variety of cooling capacities and hazardous locations; including ATEX and UL certified models.

Labfacility 50th Anniversary Celebration

Labfacility are proud to announce that in 2021 we will be celebrating our 50th birthday.We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has made this 50th year anniversary possible. Labfacility are the UK’s leading manufacturer of Temperature Sensors, Thermocouple Connectors and associated Temperature Instrumentation and stockists of Thermocouple Cables.

Flotronic introduces ‘ONE NUT’ barrel unloading

Flotronic has introduced a new barrel and drum unloading system, combining the unique ‘ONE NUT’ pump with their barrel unloading skid. The new system enables you to pump highly viscous materials out of your barrel at significantly increased flow rates. This system is built around our ‘ONE-NUT’ sanitary style pump which is based on our 3A and EHEDG design.

What’s the new normal for servo gearbox availability in uncertain times ?

Will business ever be the same again? Will there be a return to normal or a shift to a new normal, whatever that might be?

These are questions that business people and politicians are talking about all the time.

It’s clear that crashing out of the EU without a Brexit Trade Deal would have ended in disaster for industry, while the COVID 19 situation continues to ebb and flow, although vaccines are emerging and showing very positive signs of working.

The NEW FlexiWork Neon Jackets and Fleeces

NEW Neon Jackets and Fleeces from Snickers Workwear for the flexible working environment – delivering visibly superior comfort and freedom of movement.

While Fabric, Functionality and Fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear, it’s the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new FlexiWork Neon Fleece Hoodie, Jacket and Gilet that really set these new garments apart.

NEW Jackets, Work Trousers & Topwear in the 2021 Snickers Workwear Catalogue With verifiably sustainable fabric technology innovations.

With a focus on comfort, performance and sustainability in its new products, the 2021 digital catalogue has all you need to know about Snickers Workwear, including new products that now use REPREVE, the world’s number one brand of recycled performance fibre.

Protect Your Large Open Gears with Transparent, Heavy-Metal-Free Pyroshield Lubricants

Whether you operate a kiln, ball mill, rod mill or other large open gear application, you are familiar with the challenging conditions of daily operation. Lubrication Engineers formulated its Pyroshield® line of heavy-duty synthetic lubricants to keep large open gears operating at maximum efficiency. Pyroshield lubricants can help ensure your expensive equipment lasts longer, while at the same time reducing your maintenance expenses and lowering the amount of lubricant needed.

Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere.. The on-Cloud solution that delivers simplicity.

CATIA 3D CAD On the Cloud: easy to implement (< 20 minutes to connect to your Cloud), full design suite of applications, together with collaborative framework to manage projects and design activity.

On the Cloud platform delivers flexibility and single point of access and common interface for all applications and enables all business units – design, engineering, simulation, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, procurement and management – to engage in collaborative innovation.

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.

Low Cost Protection Screen

100% Recyclable transparent screen. Protect your staff with desk dividers. Ex stock / packed flat / easy to assemble. Special prices for orders of 100 or more.

Smart sensors taste success at one of the world’s premium vodka producers

Brith Isaksson, Global Food and Beverage segment manager, ABB Motion, discuss how ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensors keep global production running at Absolut Vodka.

Absolut Vodka, one of Sweden’s most iconic export products, has only a single production line serving the entire world. That makes process reliability critically important to the company’s profitability.

Innovative lifting & 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 vacuum 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.

Davall Stock Gears

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.

Free white paper on Industry 4.0

The fourth era of revolution (industry 4.0) is all about connectivity trends, advanced material, processing technology, service orientation, and collaboration in advanced manufacturing networks. Display Technology specialises in Industrial Monitors, Embedded Solutions and Digital Controlled Power.

T&D unveils new generation wireless data logging systems

RTR500B series promises superior safety and simplicity

Japanese data-logging market leader T&D has unveiled its latest wireless system, combining improved safety and greater convenience. Designed to record and measure data such as temperature and humidity, the new generation RTR500B series includes data loggers and a range of base stations to ensure the safe, wireless collection of recorded data.

Reduce risk of lightning hazards at work with a lightning warning system.

Lightning strikes the ground in the UK around 300,000 times a year and for many manufacturing facilities they can play a significant role in disrupting operations. This could be anything from an increased risk of ignition due to static electricity, to lightning strikes directly to the plant and process equipment.

Appliance / Automotive / Truck & Off Highway / Aerospace & Defense

P-80 Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants Ease Assembly Operations.

Reduce Installation force
Reduce part breakage
Reduce Worker injuries
Improve Product performance
Temperory – once dry the lubrication is gone
Biodegradable – Safe for users and the environment

A Versatile Solution for Gas Detection and Thermal Inspection

The FLIR GF77 is a groundbreaking uncooled optical gas imaging camera with interchangeable lens options that detect methane, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), ethylene, ammonia, and other gas emissions. Capable of both gas detection and radiometric temperature measurement for thermal inspections, the GF77 is ideal for electric power utilities, oil and natural gas operations, chemical/manufacturing facilities, the food and agriculture industry, and first responders. This affordable solution offers the benefit of built-in thermographic calibrations and the flexibility to detect a wide range of gases by simply changing lenses. For a limited time, the purchase of a GF77 camera includes a 3-month subscription to FLIR Thermal Studio Pro and FLIR Route Creator.


The eSUPPRESSOR™ from IEP Technologies is the most technologically advanced explosion protection suppressor in the industry today.  Effective and reliable protection is provided by the eSUPPRESSOR™ with the following features:

Improve ladder safety with LADDERTAG from Scafftag

Laddertag is the original and industry leading status tagging system for ladders. Laddertag is a robust and highly visible system, instantly showing the ladder is in date for it’s thorough examination, the ladder’s inspection period and a guide to the pre-use and in-use visual inspections to be carried out by the operative.  This clear system has been adopted by thousands of leading ISO 9000 companies. A complete range of ladder inspection systems are available to control your ladder safety, inspections, maintenance and identification.


240 Series Input Module

S I M P L I F Y I N G L A R G E – S C A L E C R Y O G E N I C T E M P E R A T U R E M E A S U R E M E N T

The new 240 Series offers a convenient,  modular  input solution for precision monitoring of cryogenic temperature sensors in large-scale applications employing distributed PLC-based control.

Buy a Fluke thermal imager, Get a FREE Fluke!

Purchasers of Fluke thermal imagers from an authorised Fluke UK distributor up to 15th December 2020 can claim a free Fluke tool. In its special promotion across its combined Industrial, Calibration and Networks divisions ‘Buy a Fluke, Get a FREE Fluke!’  Fluke UK is offering a range of give-aways dependent on the value of the purchased product. Examples of free gifts include Fluke Digital Multimeters (DMMs), Multifunction Installation Testers, Clamp Meters and Voltage and Continuity Testers. More details can be found at

New Board Appointment at Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd

On the 1st of November 2020, the Board of Directors of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd were delighted to announce that Mr James Winn, the great grandson of the founder of the company has been appointed to the Board.

James Winn has worked for the company for over 25 years and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the management team.

Rocol cleaning wipes receive NSF approval

Rocol Scrubs, a brand of heavy-duty cleaning towel, have been registered by the NSF under the C1 classification.

At a time when hygiene and cleanliness in everyday life is widely reported in the media, Rocol suggests it is time the world adopted this approach to the workplace. Clean hands at work, not just at home, should be the message.

New Sharklet Germ Control film

Sharklet’s micropattern is the world’s first technology to control microbes through surface texture alone.  Sharklet departs from traditional antimicrobial technologies by not using any additives to kill microorganisms, but instead creates a non-toxic topography that decreases surface energy. Chemical additions can contribute to resistant strains of germs and may be hazardous in applications such as hospitals, children, and the elderly.

Is social distancing a problem on your packing line?

Social distancing is causing major problems in manual packaging environments. A case sealer with integrated print & apply labelling in a small footprint from Cobalt Systems will give the automation and space needed for social distancing.

With the introduction of social distancing measures, end-to-end automation to facilitate fewer people along the production line will be the aim for some manufacturers as the pandemic rumbles on. For those companies who have partially automated the process already, extending automation beyond production and into packaging processes will make a print and apply labelling system an appealing option.