PECM Magazine

Slack and Parr Limited

Slack and Parr Limited is a privately owned UK based company, established in 1917 in Kegworth, near Derby. We are a world leader in the manufacture of ultra-high precision Gear metering pumps, and In 1978 established a Hydraulic Division initially manufacturing hydraulic power packs, fuels pumps, flow meters and flow dividers.

Preparing Concrete for Painting and Epoxy Resin Systems

The Preparation Group’s contracting division PPC prepares thousands of square metres of different surfaces every month in readiness for final applications to be applied. We provide a One Stop Shop for environmentally friendly solutions for all types of surface preparation. Manufacturing machines and equipment at our premises in Lincoln UK. Our contracting division operations provides us with the confidence to recommend the correct machines and processes required for all your flooring solutions.

Croft Filters – Custom Filtration Solutions

Croft Filters has over 30 years of specialist manufacturing experience creating bespoke filters for a wide range of industries including Chemical, Oil and Gas to the Food and Beverage sector.

APEX Dynamics Bogus Products Warning

APEX Dynamics, a leading supplier of high-precision gearboxes to the food, packaging and automation sectors, is urging customers to be on their guard against a wave of counterfeit products that have infiltrated the UK market in the last 12 months.

World of WEISS – From Individual Components to Complete Systems

WEISS specialise in high speed automation focusing on the benefits of its comprehensive product range along with automated production and assembly processes. WEISS indexing and direct drive rotary tables along with the new LS-Hybrid transfer system constitute the basis of the automation solutions. WEISS products are still setting new standards in terms of speed, precision, and durability combined with WEISS linear motors, multi axis gantries, pick & place modules, direct drive torque motors, and delta robots.  „Today, WEISS provide system integrators with a complete range of rotary and linear products all from one supplier“ says Brendan Hayes General Manager at WEISS UK Ltd.

New Guideline of FBDi on ‚Product Analyses and 8D-Report‘

The FBDi (Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution e.V.) presents a new guideline on the subject of ‘Product Analyses and 8D-Report’. The trigger for the development of the guide is that in almost 80% of the complaints about electronic components with requested product analyses or 8D-Reports no fault can be found by the manufacturer. In order to increase quality and throughput speed and to enable realistic assessments, the FBDi Competence Team Quality developed the qualified action guide, which is now available for download in German and English on the FBDi website.  (

Airfed Welding Systems meeting new HSE welding requirements

Wilkinson Star, a major distributor of welding equipment, consumables and air compressors, is the new exclusive UK and Eire distributor for Weltek airfed grinding and welding systems.

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.

GEMÜ offers compact and fast acting CIP/SIP utilities valves

Compact, inexpensive, yet fast acting describes the GEMÜ 550 Angle Seat Globe Valve range for CIP/SIP applications. The valve spindle is sealed by a self-adjusting gland packing providing reliable valve spindle sealing even after a long service life. A wiper ring fitted in front of the gland packing protects the seal against contamination and damage. With an all stainless-steel actuator, spindle, body and even the switchbox or positioner, it exactly suits cleanroom and utilities process lines. And using our glowing LED 1235 switchbox it lights up the whole area!

Teknomek: Bespoke & Customised

Having difficulty finding the right fit? We offer a bespoke and customised service to design products exactly to your specification. We know it can be time consuming and difficult to find what you need, which is why we’ve identified a few potential areas we think we could help.

RRC Launch Live Online Courses

Following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak across the world, RRC have temporarily suspended classroom courses for the safety of learners and RRC staff. To help learners progress their studies in these difficult times RRC have  created a new course delivery option that blends the dynamic of classroom based learning with RRC’s highly regarded Online Learning.

Popular Fluke Digital Multimeter with free carry case offers potential 21% saving

Until 30th June 2020 and while stocks last at its authorised distributors, Fluke UK is offering the Fluke 175/C25 Kit. This includes its popular Fluke 175 Digital Multimeter (DMM) with a free C25 soft carrying case at a combined 21% saving over the recommended retail price of the sum of the individual products. The Fluke 175 has the baseline features needed for troubleshooting and repairing electrical and electronic systems from problems arising in industrial electrical and electro-mechanical, and HVAC, infrastructure. The offer is just one of Fluke’s Spring Specials offers which can be found at under Where to Buy/Seasonal Promotions.

Protolabs moves quickly to support Mercedes-AMG HPP and UCL with urgent CPAP device

Three new tools that will produce tens of thousands of critical parts for a new breathing aid designed to support Covid-19 patients are being manufactured in Telford.

Protolabs has created a dedicated 20-strong team to work with existing customer Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains to develop injection mould tooling in just three days.

Complete Climatic Packaging Solutions

Protective Packaging Ltd manufacture a range of Aluminium Barrier Foil bags and liners to suit any application where deterioration of the packaged product may take place due to attack from moisture, oxygen ingress, UV light, temperature extremes, odours, mould and fungi growth, grease and oils and chemicals.

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.

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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.