PECM Magazine

Imtex Controls Celebrates its 30th Year Anniversary

First established in 1990, Imtex Controls is a privately owned, British engineering & design manufacturing company. With its factory situated in Deeside and sales representatives throughout the whole of the UK, they have expanded significantly and now manufacture the largest independent range of valve position monitors;

Learning and Compliance Management Support.

From Board level crisis to control in 72 hours. 

Precision’s INFINITY Learning and Compliance Management System (LCMS) was given its new name after it was accessed by over 70,000 staff members in one of its many installations.

Microchip are here to help ease your concerns about your supply chain needs during these uncertain times.

With Microchip, you can easily secure your supply through our order scheduling feature which allows you to schedule your orders, up to 12 months in advance. This is currently only available for Microchip Business Account holders. If you don’t have a Microchip Business Account, you can simply apply for an account through our website and take advantage of our Business Account features.

New SAS Super Pinocchio CR Compressed Air Sampling Device

Offering a More Convenient Way to Monitor Compressed Air for Viable Particles

Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions, are pleased to introduce the new SAS Super Pinocchio CR to their extensive range of microbial air samplers. This new compressed air sampling device offers a more convenient way to monitor for viable particles in compressed air and other gas supplies used in controlled environments.

Why leasing makes sense when cashflow is tight

How do you invest in the equipment your business needs during uncertain times? With affordable fixed monthly payments and no deposit, finance leasing allows any business to improve cashflow, complete financially-phased projects with immediate effect and provide high-quality modern equipment for your staff even when you cannot afford to make the full investment upfront. Leasing is an effective way to spread costs over a period of up to five years to ease the financial burden and drive your business forward. Furthermore, as all leasing payments are tax deductible, it is a solution that will save the business money and is beneficial no matter your financial circumstances.

Almatec® E-Series AODD Pumps Ideally Suited for High-Purity Chemical Production

The main concern for the manufactures of “high-purity” chemicals is ensuring that these chemicals are produced in a manner that guarantees the highest level of purity. When these chemicals are not manufactured according to strict specifications for purity, nightmarish scenarios can result for both the manufacturer and the end user. And because many of these products can be highly toxic and dangerous to handle, keeping them fully contained is also a must.

SICK Conquers New Frontiers with World’s Smallest Safety Laser Scanner – nanoScan3

SICK has launched the world’s smallest safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3, designed for easy and economical integration into the smallest of machine designs, particularly for automated guided vehicles, carts, mobile platforms and service robots.

Powersolve Electronics – 240W Din Rail Power Supply With 24V Output & Battery Back Up

The TSPC240-124UPS 24V 240W power supply, supplied by Powersolve Electronics Ltd, provides an integrated professional battery management system to charge and monitor an external lead-acid battery.

International Power Presses

As long established specialists in metal presses and used machinery dealers, International Power Presses, a division of Hulbert Engineering Ltd, is a private company owned by the Knowles family and has been in the power press business for over 50 years.

The first of its kind, non-flammable displays, the new BLO Series meets DIN EN 13501-1 standards

Unique to the display market, Display Technology Ltd are pleased to announce their sister company Distec GmbH have launched their new range of monitors the BLO series, the new range are certified to DIN EN 13501-1 safety standards and come in sizes 24” to 65” with a touchscreen option.

Simple, effective and engaging visual compliance software to international standards

The importance of an engaging user experience in delivering continuous improvement culture

With an abundance of software products available for almost every aspect of business automation and management, knowing what to purchase or indeed if a product can meet your requirements can be a daunting task. This becomes increasingly more difficult when other factors such as affordability, stakeholder requirements, employee engagement and the increasing demands of business compliance are considered.

Hosokawa Micron at the Forefront of Powder Processing Technologies for the Food Industry

Hosokawa Micron has more than 100 years of powder processing, manufacturing and innovation experience in a wide range of sectors, including food and beverages, and holds food industry accreditations such as FSSC 22000. Based in the north west of England, the company has a global customer base, supplying powder processing equipment, their own dynamic intelligent software brand, Hosokawa Gen4, and a number of in-house services, including contract manufacturing, R&D, lifecycle, testing and analytics.

Phoenix Systems UK Limited – A highly skilled Sub-Contract Service provider, with an AS9100 Quality Management System

The company is truly world class in every way, and predominantly serves the Aerospace, Defence, Automotive and Industrial industry sectors.

Airfed Welding Systems Meeting New HSE Welding Requirements And FFP3 Protection against Coronavirus

Wilkinson Star, one the of the UK’s largest independent distributors of Welding Equipment, Welding Consumables and Air Compressors are the new exclusive UK and Eire distributor for Weltek Airfed Grinding & Welding Systems.

RK Rose+Krieger Droplet Protection Screen

RK Rose+Krieger (part of the international Phoenix Mecano group of companies) have developed a droplet protection system. It’s been designed to protect staff at point of sale in open-plan offices and reception areas.

Modular Treatment Solution Assists During Upgrade

Siltbuster has provided the Wessex Water Engineering and Construction delivery team at Porlock WRC with a modular treatment solution, to be used during the upgrade of the site’s existing MBR plant, as part of the AMP6 capital programme.

More visibility in processes: VEGA extends its sensor portfolio for easy process automation

With its new compact series of VEGABAR pressure sensors and VEGAPOINT level switches, the level and pressure specialist VEGA, has advanced its capability to become a full-range supplier for level and pressure controls in process automation. These lower-priced instruments are aimed at standard automation applications – designed to meet the latest requirements in industry and offer some new features for better productivity.

FLIR Launches Smart Thermal Sensor Solution for Industrial Monitoring and Elevated Skin Temperature Screening

Initial Shipments of New FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Sensor Solution to be Prioritised for Entities Working to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 Virus 

Wire manufacturer steps forward to help in ventilator production

Wire manufactured in the West Midlands is helping support the UK’s unprecedented drive to build more ventilators.

Alloy Wire International has been commissioned to produce more than 5 kilometers of material that will be used to produce crucial parts for use in life-saving equipment destined for the groundbreaking Nightingale Hospital in London.

In-Comm Training turns to virtual learning as part of its Coronavirus response

One of the UK’s leading training providers has developed a new way of making sure apprentices are able to continue their learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In-Comm Training, which operates three technical academies in Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury, will be delivering all courses via a virtual platform, ensuring its 750 learners still have access to industry experienced trainers and assessors when they need them most.

Reliability in space applications

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Improve Efficiency and Performance with Low Power Valve Technology

Emerson offers ASCO™ low power solenoid valves that enable lower operating costs, support remote operations, and minimize drain on power sources. With wattages as low as 0.48 watts, these valves deliver precise actuation, unrivaled reliability and energy efficiency for a variety of applications in the process, industrial, and commercial industries. Our ASCO low power valves minimize power generation and power storage equipment size, resulting in considerable savings. From plant control systems to isolated installations – turn to Emerson for low power solutions.

Making a splash with power connectors

Bulgin helps Aqua Control Inc. find a reliable solution for challenging underwater conditions

Man-made water features are a pleasant sight in any environment. They range from small cascading ponds with tinkling fountains to large water features that pump powerful streams of water into the air to the accompaniment of coloured lighting. Whether they are installed in public places as an attraction for all to behold or purely for personal enjoyment at home, water features offer a range of subtle benefits to health and wellness.

More cheese please: Inspection efficiency on the incline at automated cheese factory

With a high rate of automation in its two Dutch cheese factories in Bodegraven and Oudewater (close to Gouda), Vepo Cheese prides itself on production efficiency. Slicing, grating, cubing, portioning and packaging millions of kilos of hard cheese a year, the third generation family business recently upgraded all of its production lines with a new incline layout comprising seven highly sensitive Interceptor Metal Detectors from Fortress Technology.

Paramount Waste and Dust Extraction

Paramount Waste have recently collaborated with Capital Compactors and National Paper Recycling to install a paper and dust extraction system into Printforce in Biggleswade for their new Kolbus KM200 binder, Horizon 3 knife trimmer, Kolbus HD/HD 3 knife and guillotine.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Couplers and Adapters

Bee Valve Inc. manufactures a complete line of versatile Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) cam couplers and adapters. This material is partially applicable where ultra high purity or UL94-VO listing is required. PVDF is also resistant to chemicals such as halogens and strong acids, even at higher temperatures. PVDF couplers/adapters are the preferred choice for corrosive chemical, ozone and high radiation applications. PVDF couplers/adapters also offer lubricity and durability.

GTM granted patent for force-acceleration transducer

Innovation to aid suppliers and operators: future-proof dynamic test rigs thanks to flexible application

GTM Testing and Metrology GmbH, the internationally leading metrology supplier, presents its latest patented invention: a combination force-acceleration transducer that allows compensating for acceleration forces in dynamic measurements on test rigs. “Our innovation provides extra flexibility because you can use it for varying testing scenarios,” says Christoph Seipel, who handles development of dynamic force transducers at GTM and invented the new solution. The invention, which will benefit test rig suppliers and operators, was granted protection under patent by the European Patent Office on 20 September 2019.

ESAB launches first portable wire feeder with ip44 protection class rating for extreme durability

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products today introduced the Robust Feed Pro portable wire feeder, the first product in its category with an IP44 protection class rating, which means it is protected against water splashes from all directions, as well as solid objects larger than 1 mm.

Go Beyond Metal Detection Benefits of Integrated System Solutions

Having a reliable and highly sensitive metal detection system within a production line is important, especially in the current climate. It allows manufacturers to fulfil their basic regulatory requirements by providing a fully tested solution for detecting metal contaminants, increasing consumer safety and quality assurance.

VPG Transducers Introduces Agribar Load Cell for Agricultural Industry Weighing Applications

The VPG Transducers brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension and weight sensors, today announced the introduction of its Agribar™ load cell (model 5330). The Agribar is a heavy-duty, single-ended bending beam load cell, which has been specifically designed for use in the agricultural industry with the capability to have a CAN bus option.

Spiroflow’s CTE bulk bag filler – the ideal solution for powdered milk and dairy products

As milk and dairy products are dried for supply chain convenience, powder aeration typically results in poor densification during bulk bag filling, creating instability of bags in storage. In recognising this, bulk materials handling specialists, Spiroflow, has developed their Cone Table Elite (CTE) bulk bag filler solution – one of the most versatile and capable bulk bag fillers in the industry.


Designed specificially with critical cleaning in mind, Sontara® offers performance you can trust.

Superb mechanical strength, excellent absorbency and extremely low lint are just some of the features that make Sontara wipes so well renowned.

AMAP Sunderland Develops Laser Cut Door Opening Devices to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

A team of engineers at the University of Sunderland’s Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) have come up with some clever products designed to help prevent the spread of Covid 19.

The laser cut gadgets allow people to open doors without having to touch handles with their hands. The designs have been created initially to support a local care home provider for which AMAP are making 600 pieces using the University’s Trotec Speedy 400 laser cutter.

TLV: A steam specialist company

Established in Japan in 1950, TLV has grown to become a world authority in steam engineering products and services. TLV now counts companies in 12 different countries and offers products through over 100 distributors worldwide.

Parker Bioscience ‘filter-out’ the alternatives and choose IndySoft

Employing approximately 58,000 people globally, Parker Hannifin is the world leader in Motion and Control technology. The company’s products and services cover areas including, aerospace, climate control, electromechanical, fluid and gas handling, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control and filtration.

SpotLight – The Huck® Penta-Lok® Lightweight Panel Fastener Innovation in fastening technology

The Huck Penta-Lok structural fastener has come to the market driven by the need for a fastener specifically designed for the lightweight panel market; a material used increasingly in the manufacturing sector. Thanks to its high pull-out strength, Penta-Lok is suited for use within thin materials or delicate composites.