PECM Magazine

Our New Range of Cartridge Filters Now Available!

Following the huge success of Croft Filters Ltd being the sole UK Distributor for HiFlux self-cleaning filters – we have now added a whole new range of high end cartridge filters to complement our existing portfolio. These filters are made in the USA by FTC Houston a leading manufacturer of absolute rated cartridge filters.

Heraeus Infra-Red Saves Energy In Coating of Board for Food Packaging

An infra-red system from Heraeus Noblelight has dramatically reduced energy costs in the coating of board for food packaging at the Stroud factory of The Olympic Varnish Company Ltd. By eliminating the use of steam, the new system has also reduced board spoilage caused when there are unanticipated line stoppages.

MIM – New Electromagnetic Flow Meter from Kobold

Leading instrument manufacturer Kobold continues to design and develop quality measuring and analytical instrument products and have just launched their latest compact flow meter to the market, the MIM.  With factories within the Kobold Group experiencing well over one hundred years of trading, Kobold has an enviable and extensive wealth of technical knowledge and experience to draw upon when developing new products.   At the concept stage, Kobold will often draw upon the experience of their international sales offices to establish a framework of practical features and functionality, and thus produce an instrument which is suitable and compliant for an international market place.  This indeed was the process for the new MIM instrument.


BSL Gas Technologies are based in Rochester, Kent UK and have been in the gas mixing business since 1990 when we first developed the patent for our unique Gas Blenders. We have developed these greatly for different applications, gases, flows and differing gas use requirements. Our widely used Gas Flow Control Valves have developed from that work too.

Introducing the NEW CNC Routers & Laser Cutters

This new range of affordable CNC Routers from ATA Engineering offers the same high quality build that you come to expect from a company that has been supplying CNC’s for over 20 years, along with support and technical back up.


A rotary union, or ‘Swivel Joint’ is used to transfer fluid across a rotating interface. At Rotaflow we have produced Swivel Joints for many applications within all areas of engineering and for all over the world: From Brewery, Food and Drink, Process, Drilling & Mining, Oil & Gas to Nuclear, Chemical and Subsea.

Riello extends RX premix burner range

Riello has recently extended its RX range of premix packaged burners. Building on the tried and tested RX range with outputs up to 1500 kW, Riello has now extended the offering with numerous variants up to a 3 MW model, whilst still achieving NOx levels of less than 30mg/kWh, combined with very low noise output – . Riello RX premix burners feature a unique design that includes a patented woven wire gauze ‘sock’ covering the combustion head cylinder.

Green solution by gasification

  • Chanderpur group with its 50+ years of manufacturing experience has developed new modular line of gasifiers suitable for European market.

Achieve a Masters and work towards Chartered Engineer status.

As well as demonstrating your expertise within the sector, Chartership may also increase your earning potential and career opportunities.

Become a Chartered Engineer
Through the combination of our master degrees and work based learning, you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


Designed for the Engineer who needs to take quick, accurate thickness measurements, the ‘Cygnus 4+’ is a highly reliable, extremely rugged and simple to use ultrasonic thickness gauge.

Brexit has seen some Data Storage being re-located to mainland Europe.

PowerContinuity has designed , installed and maintains the ultimate power protection systems that our global clients expect here in the UK. So we say, don’t relocate! Great British Power Continuity offers the most cost effective and resilient power protection in the UK. Should you be planning a co-lo for your disaster recovery site, have you requested and been shown the physical UPS and Generator installation of the site, that proves their 24/7 capability exists with your own eyes? We strongly recommend that see the physical reality as this is far more compelling that a sales pitch. When placing your servers in a co-lo Data Suite, your first concern is what resilience backup power systems are installed to protect your power stream. No Lighty No Likey !

Solutions for the Processing Industry

RMIG is one of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of perforated metal. Drawing on decades of skill and experience, RMIG has cultivated a reputation for expert development, rapid supply and unmatched customer service.


With over 25 years experience in pumping viscous materials, Kecol is the number one choice of many of the World’s leading pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food manufacturers.

The Huck® BobTail® – an advanced fastening and tooling system delivering…

Ultimate Strength, Installation Speed and Vibration Resistance

Declared by DIBt as ‘maintenance free’, the 12, 14, 16, 20mm and 1inch diameter BobTail is approved to be used in both static and dynamic civil engineering applications (smaller and larger diameters are available by request).

Following a rigorous testing programme, the Huck BobTail lockbolt fastener has earned the prestigious German national technical approval, otherwise known as allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen (abZ). The accreditation was awarded by internationally recognised approval body Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

BOGE scoops top German Industry 4.0 award

BOGE Compressors has beaten off stiff competition to win this year’s Diamond Star ‘Best Industrial Business Solution 4.0’ Award.

Mechelec moves forward with universal trolley packer

Bedfordshire‐based Mechelec Automation have taken their revolutionary new bottle collation and trolley packing system for the dairy industry to new heights. 

Addition Manufacturing Technologies Expands Tooling Capabilities in Preston, UK Operation

Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom February 4, 2018 – World-leading tube bending and end forming technology specialist Addition Manufacturing Technologies has expanded production capabilities by adding a manufacturing cell for consumable bending tools.

Cirrus Research unveil Optimus+ and doseBadge5 special offer at NEC Health & Safety Event 2018

Team also celebrating shortlisting as finalists in Safety & Health Excellence Award for Campaign of the Year
Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have some great offers ready to unveil at this year’s Health & Safety Event at the Birmingham NEC, April 10-12 – as well as a sneak preview of the Optimus+ sound level meter prototype.

Online Gaming Engineering

The online gaming industry is growing at a rapid pace. New online casinos and gaming sites are appearing on a regular basis. Established sites are experiencing a growth in visitor traffic. With new additions that offer a variety of games and options to play mobile pokies, there is room for new growth. Online gaming engineering deals with the development of new games as well as the demands that they place on IP networks. It’s up to them to develop IP services that can successfully deliver a seamless gaming experience.

Oil Condition Monitoring for Industrial Applications

Tan Delta Systems is the global leader in oil condition monitoring technologies. Unique full spectrum holistic monitoring allows owners and operators to improve the financial return on their equipment investments and improve operational reliability and safety. Tan Delta have developed application kits which can be quickly and easily fitted to industrial engines, hydraulics and gearboxes enabling oil to be monitored and tracked continuously in real time.

Lubrication Engineers

Lubrication Engineers is a one-stop shop for lubrication reliability. Our global LE distributors will work closely with you to learn about your specific equipment and lubrication needs, and then help you create an effective lubrication reliability programme that will provide equipment protection and enhanced profits. We start with an onsite equipment assessment. A trained, local LE lubrication consultant will provide a detailed report recommending lubricants, application methods, usage amounts, and drain or lube intervals. In addition to LE’s premium line of lubricants, your LE consultant can offer you several other best practice products and services – available through our lubrication reliability partners – to ensure the effectiveness of your programme:

German Component Distribution Posts Double-Digit Growth

The German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) grew 12% in the fourth quarter 2017; orders remain high.

Bad Birnbach, February 2018 – 2017 was a record-breaking year for the German component distribution, measured in terms of turnover. In the fourth quarter sales grew by 12% to 845 million Euros. Although this is 10 percent less than in the third quarter, it is still impressive. Considering the very stable order situation (plus 14% to 976 million Euros and a book-to-bill rate of 1.16) the first quarter of 2018 could remain positive.

HST: The new benchmark for oil-free compressed air

BOGE’s high speed turbo (HST) technology represents a quantum leap in compressed air innovation! Its radical design has enabled drastic improvements in efficiency to be achieved – allowing for a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership.

Applying “Selective” Technology to Limit Arc Flash Risks

Electrical engineering textbooks and standards guides describe an arc flash event as occurring during an electrical fault or short circuit that passes through a physical arc gap, or bridge, between two electrodes.

Online auctions of industrial assets & equipment

Surplex is Europe’s leading online auctioneer for used metal- and woodworking machinery. In 2017 alone, more than 60 000 items were sold to customers throughout the world. We have more than 500 000 customers per month at www which features a wide choice of machinery and equipment – including Hand Tools, Forklifts and Handling Equipment, Storage Racks, CNC Machining Centres, Borers, Lathes as well as complete production lines and manufacturing facilities. Most items are available for sale by auction – which could prove a decisive factor compared to delivery times for new machines.

Non-invasive thermometry system, Celsius, set to be demonstrated at FOODex 2018

Cerulean will be showcasing their accurate and sustainable equipment this April, in front of 30,000 attendees at the Birmingham NEC.

The UK show for processing, packaging and logistics is expected to be particularly well attended this year, possibly due to the current Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigation of meat cutting premises and cold stores taking place. This investigation has resulted in businesses reviewing their processes and aiming to upgrade to the safest and most accurate equipment currently available.

Quality By Design Symposium: 21 March 2018

The techniques and philosophy of Quality by Design are now being widely embraced by pharmaceutical and other manufacturing companies.  Instead of a system that assures the quality of the finished product after production, the manufacturing plant is designed, monitored, operated and optimised to achieve or exceed quality targets from the start.  The result is less waste, more right-first-time product, less time to scale up from development to full production, and lower operating costs. 

Heraeus Fast Reponse Infra-Red Heater Provide The Answer at Tarkett

Four fast response, medium wave infra-red (IR) heating modules from Heraeus Noblelight are helping Tarkett Ltd to significantly reduce the danger of flooring product manufactured at their Maidstone factory being spoiled or damaged in the event of unanticipated power cut-out or unexpected stoppage of the production line.

Heavy duty PT100 probe fitted with terminal head

Labfacility have launched a NEW online purchasing website featuring our full range of Temperature Sensors, Thermocouple Connectors, Thermocouple Cables and associated Temperature Instrumentation – Please visit for immediate despatch from stock worldwide .


Designed for the Engineer who needs to take quick, accurate thickness measurements, the ‘Cygnus 4+’ is a highly reliable, extremely rugged and simple to use ultrasonic thickness gauge.

Tailored asset & component labels

Any size, any colour & ultra-durable. Design your asset and component labels with the highest flexibility in any way you need them. Get the durable labelling guide!

Brady’s Durable identification labels guide book supports industries in choosing the ideal label for their identification needs. It shows what is possible in the world of labelling and presents solutions that enable companies to easily design and print their own, trusted identification labels.

Achieve a Masters and work towards Chartered Engineer status.

As well as demonstrating your expertise within the sector, Chartership may also increase your earning potential and career opportunities.

Become a Chartered Engineer
Through the combination of our master degrees and work based learning, you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Choose from two courses:

Professional Engineering MSc
Developed with the Engineering Council, our online Professional Engineering MSc is a highly flexible, part-time route to obtaining an engineering Master’s without taking time off work. The course is recognised by a wide range of engineering institutes including ICE, IMECHE and IET and will help you to develop skills and knowledge within leadership, research, ethical responsibilities, problem solving and innovation in technology.

Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc
Ideal for people with experience in any engineering discipline, or from an analytical background such as physics or geology, the MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing course provides the opportunity to demonstrate your academic knowledge and develop your technical ability within a cutting-edge, high-tech industry. It will prepare you for roles in component design and manufacturing, or at a strategic level formulating business plans based on industry 4.0 concepts.

Study part-time, 100% online to achieve your Engineering postgraduate degree

Through the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) we offer a choice of two work-based MSc qualifications that can be completed part-time, 100% online, allowing you to achieve your qualification from anywhere in the world and providing you with the flexibility to study alongside your work or personal commitments.

My ultimate goal was to be a better Engineering leader. I progressed my own Engineering knowledge in a work-based environment by pushing for projects proactively that I may not have been suitable for without the online learning support. This led to a great deal of visibility and positive recognition, whilst expanding my network. I have also gained experience to apply for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng) something that I can now do following the completion of the course.”   Matthew Day, MSc Professional Engineering.

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Apply now to start in May or September

If you would like to apply for either of our Master programmes, simply completing our online application form on our website.  You can apply now to start in May, term starts on Tuesday 29 May or September, term starts on 24 September.

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The precision bearings, engineers can trust

Koyo is the JTEKT Corporation brand for Bearings. JTEKT engineering and manufacturing capabilities range from super large bearings with outer diameters of seven meters to miniature bearings with inner diameters as small as one millimeter. Utilizing new materials and the latest in manufacturing technology, JTEKT Corporation has developed hybrid ceramic bearings and a variety of extreme special environment bearings to meet the increasingly severe and demanding requirements of modern industries. JTEKT Corporation stands at the forefront, as a technological leader in the world bearing industry.

A celebration for the inspired

As children, we grew up with big ideas and active imaginations that led us to think we could do anything we wanted. We were inspired by the world around us and driven by a belief that everything was possible.
Our customers keep that magic alive. So ‘for the inspired’ is a celebration of the people in our industry – their achievements, moments of ambition and inspiration to make things happen.

On the level, every mm counts

Every engineer wants the best accuracy level sensor they can get, but this specification often comes at an extra premium. Not today. The VEGAPULS 64 80Ghz contactless radar level transmitter now has increased its accuracy down to 1mm as standard, at no extra cost. This means, whether in storage or processing, you will get the best repeatability and accuracy of measurement on ranges up to 30m.

Advance SmartLine conveyor solution upscales efficiencies at ZyroFisher

As one of the leading distributors of parts, accessories and clothing to the UK and Irish cycling markets, Darlington-based ZyroFisher, looked to increase warehouse productivity by improving the efficiency of their daily order fulfilment process. With high levels of manual handling dominating their pick, pack and dispatch operation at their 100,000 sq ft facility, ZyroFisher needed a solution to make the movement of goods from the packing area to dispatch more efficient. Leading UK conveyor manufacturer, Advance Automated Systems, were asked to quote on providing a suitable conveyor solution.