PECM Magazine

Innovation For Process Engineers

2015 is proving to be another successful year for leading UK Instrumentation company, Status Instruments Ltd, with a focus on new product development and key tools designed for the Process Engineer.

Why Use A Containerised Mobile Data Centre?

If you’re looking to extend or re-house your IT network, need a new data centre or want a disaster recovery solution; Containerised Mobile Data Centres (MDC’s) provide a flexible and economic alternative to a traditional construction project.

Yaplex Ltd

Yaplex are the largest manufacturer and supplier of manual handling lifting aids in the UK.

Yaplex supply the Sapelem Solution Handling System which has won design and innovation awards throughout Europe.  Designed specifically with health, safety and profitability as the key objective, it is the fastest handling system on the market today.

A complete CODESYS Experience with Advantech

ADAM-5560CDS IPC based I/O controller, remote I/O and HMI.

Eindhoven, July 2015 – Advantech’s new ADAM-5560CDS, is a cost efficient modular IPC controller based on CODESYS V3 embedded engineering platform equipped with an Intel Atom D510 CPU including controller specific features such as a watch dog, RAM with battery back-up and pre-installed with the real time embedded OS WIN CE6.0.

iLockerz Ltd – Intelligent Electronic Lockers & RFiD Equipment Tracking Systems

iLockerz intelligent keyless locker systems and RFiD equipment tracking systems allow your organisation to secure, control, track, re-charge and maximize the use of important equipment – no matter what that equipment may be.

Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres

Measuring temperatures inside a furnace presents several challenges: high temperatures, temperature cycling, and hostile atmospheres exceeding the limits of many measurement devices while others have greatly reduced lifetimes and poor accuracy.

Cutting-Edge Wireless Sensor Networks For Harsh Industrial Environment

Beanair GmbH, a leading company in sensing technology, offers outstanding wireless sensor networks (WSN) technology shaping the future of Industrial IOT.

Man And Machine CAD Training Academy

Our goal is to help you optimise your design process. Whether you are in the architecture, plant or construction industries, we have the experience to understand your business and what you are trying to achieve, and we have the expertise to enable you to do it better.

New! Fluke Top 50 Multimeter Test Kits From The Test Tools Shop

The Test Tools Shop have pulled together some great multimeter test kits covering the complete Fluke range, over 50 different combinations to choose from. So now it’s easy to pick the multimeter test combination that you want and just one click pulls it all together, you save money with every Fluke test kit purchased, that’s because we have made sure that they are all offered at a great low price, available from stock and backed up by our free FedEx next day delivery service.

Are You Paying Too Much For Refurbishment Of Your Rotary Valves?

As well as supplying new rotary, diverter and special application valves, Rota Val is an experienced spares and refurbishment provider, we will also refurbish valves not manufactured by us.

With over 45 years of experience, our technical knowledge and expertise surpasses any third part service provider.

8,000 Laser Gas Analysers Installed

Quantitech, a leading instrumentation distributor and service provider, has announced the launch of a new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS). “Whilst these instruments are new to the UK and Ireland, the manufacturer Focused Photonics Inc (FPi) has an installed base of over 8,000 instruments, so this is a well-established technology and we are delighted to have been given exclusive distribution rights for our territory,” says Quantitech MD Keith Golding.

How Fitting Fibrelite Access Covers Can Also Help Managers Get Health & Safety Covered!

Designed to be a ‘fit-and-forget’ product, Fibrelite’s FRP composite manhole covers and modular trench panels come in all load ratings from A15 to F900 and are maintenance-free, durable and very strong as a matter of course.  But did you know that they can also help eliminate a number of common – and often quite serious – health and safety issues?

Kd420 Modbus Sensor Interface

The KD420 HIGH SPEED MODBUS / 4-20MA INTERFACE from KK Systems allows any 4-20mA or voltage output sensor to appear as a Modbus RTU slave on an RS485 multidrop bus.

The sensor value is presented in a set of Modbus registers, concurrently in several formats which include 16-bit integer, 32-bit IEEE floats, and floating point textual strings.

New Lighting Rental Scheme Aids Cash Flow

Using LED lighting with the latest in lighting management systems, it is now relatively easy to achieve 50% to 80% energy savings on most projects with these energy savings paying for the systems and installation.

With this in mind, Aura Light has launched a ‘Rent Your Lighting’ scheme which eliminates investment in equipment and reduces an organisation’s energy costs from day one.

A complete CODESYS Experience with Advantech ADAM-5560CDS IPC based I/O controller, remote I/O and HMI.

Eindhoven, July 2015 – Advantech’s new ADAM-5560CDS, is a cost efficient modular IPC controller based on CODESYS V3 embedded engineering platform equipped with an Intel Atom D510 CPU including controller specific features such as a watch dog, RAM with battery back-up and pre-installed with the real time embedded OS WIN CE6.0.

Polymer Solutions To Improve The Efficiency Of Water Systems

Fluid handling equipment may suffer from multiple problems including physical and mechanical damage as well as general or localized erosion and corrosion. These problems are linked to decreased efficiency and poor performance, leading to increasing operational costs.

Elfab Launches Its Unique Extruder Rupture Disc Line Specifically Designed For Overpressure Protection Of Plastic Extrusion Processes

Pressure relief specialist, Elfab has launched its very own extruder rupture disc range, primarily designed for over pressure protection of plastic extrusion processes.

GSE Systems Webinar Explains How To Attain and Maintain COMAH Compliance for Electrical Safety

SYKESVILLE, Md. and TEESSIDE, UK – 4 November 2015 – Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GSE Systems Ltd., global energy industry performance improvement company GSE Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GVP) (“GSE”) will be hosting a free webinar to help Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), engineering and operations managers attain and maintain compliance with COMAH regulations for electrical safety.

Machines 4 Food Ltd

New Uniball Tumbler Mixer
Stainless steel construction, british built, european parts, rugged construction for the food industry.
Capacity 225 litres, Load capacity 60kg/110kg
Variable speed control from 12 rpm to 24 rpm

‘Georgeous’ slit coil from ThyssenKrupp

Vetchberry, the coil processing division of ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Business Area Materials Services, has reached an important landmark.

Take The Heat Off Next Summer – Get Expert Advice On Cooling Solutions Now 

“Prepare your panels now and be ready for next summer”.
That’s the message from leading international panel manufacturer and climate solutions specialists, Rittal.
By getting expert advice, and planning and putting in solutions now, managers can get ahead of the game and safeguard their production processes – and not find they are caught out by rising ambient temperatures. 

Improving Power Plant Performance With Modern Calibration Process

Calibration is an essential activity in a power plant and there are various reasons to establish a proper calibration process. Improving the power plant efficiency is one obvious reason to assure profitability, while the proper calibration is also vitally important for safety.

Heraeus Installs First Gas Catalytic Infra-Red Oven In The UK For Customer Trials At Its Neston Applications Centre

Complements Existing Range Of Electric Infra-Red Systems

Heraeus Nobleight has installed a gas catalytic infra-red oven at its Neston, Wirral, Applications Centre. This complements the range of electric infra-red systems at Neston, so that customers, and potential customers, will now, for the first time, have the opportunity of trialling their products using various infra-red technologies, to achieve the optimum process to meet their heating, curing or finishing requirements.

FARO Edge ScanArm HD assists in World Water Speed Record Challenge

Modern-day challengers have a clear benchmark against which to measure their skill and ingenuity. The World Water Speed Record is the pinnacle of sporting achievement on water – a compelling contest by man and machine, played out on a backcloth of wind and wave, distance and time.

FARO Laser Tracker Aids JCB Jig & Fixture Calibration

The extremely accurate FARO Laser Tracker Vantage helped to generate traceable certificates for jigs and fixtures calibration procedures.

Finglow Ltd

Finglow was formed in 1982 to provide specialist engineering design consultancy services to the Process Industries. The company specialises in the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers, and has successfully utilised this expertise in the development of a range of software products which perform calculations in accordance with international design codes.

LEGIC Chip Technology Opens Vehicles Keylessly

The universal contactless reader chip from the LEGIC 4000 series is a central element in the range of innovative mobility services provided by the BMW Group:

Top Technical Translation Company Helps Exporters Conquer Global Markets

Translators are the invisible force providing businesses with opportunities in international markets that they wouldn’t necessarily have otherwise. Many local, national and international companies have benefited from professional translation services in their quest for successful exporting, including engineering and manufacturing companies such as Ishida Europe, Volumatic and Hydrogarden.

Innovative Storage Tank Protection And Monitoring

Abfad Limited provide solvent free solutions for protecting storage tanks from corrosion and leaks, both in above ground tanks and below ground tanks. They do this by applying solvent free resins to fully encapsulate the internal steel of the storage tank with 1000+ microns of product applied to create a corrosion resistant barrier.

How Much Does Safety Mean To You?

New, improved safety sign printers: because safety means the world to you!

Need A Bearing? Bowman Hold Over 7000 Lines In Stock For Next Day Delivery

Bowman International Limited is recognised as a leading supplier to original equipment manufacturers, stockists and distributors across a wide range of industries and is one of the leading companies in Europe specialising in the design, supply and manufacture of plain bearings, sintered components and ball and needle bearings. Bowman also exclusively markets Oilite® bearings in Europe – “the original sintered bearing, and still the best”.

Webinar: Event Prediction And Mitigation With A Leading Producer Of Plastics And Chemicals

Process Plant Computing Limited (PPCL), a research and technology development company, will host a free webinar on 12th November 2015 featuring one of our customers, a global producer of plastics and chemicals.

Attendees will learn how our customer applied PPCL’s innovative no-maths geometric process modelling products to accurately predict events and faults on an ethane cracking furnace. The result is significantly reduced downtime that has improved plant performance and profitability.  


For plastic Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s)

Euromixers unique range of IBC mixers are designed for use on Industry standard IBC’s with a 150mm screw cap, the E-400 folding impeller fits through a 150mm opening to quickly re-mix the contents when settled out during transport or storage.

Centinal Group

The Centinal Group are a leading manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic and engineering products. We distribute, design, cnc machine, manufacture and market to a full range of hydraulic, cable jointing and engineering products.

Energy Institute – The Place To Go For Process Safety Guidance

The manufacture, handling and use of dangerous substances present major hazards – not only to workers but also to members of the public nearby, assets and the environment. Process safety management is about considering these major hazards and assessing how to control them; in particular, by containing dangerous substances and pressurised systems and keeping them under control. 

Curtis CANdo

Communication standardisation for lift-truck control can seem like wishful thinking, but savvy engineers can achieve one common control language for all on board devices from a wide range of devices available from different manufacturers, often from different sources.

Although each individual choice may be a smart solution, the resulting mix of devices potentially install conflicting CAN “languages” and entirely different 29-bit CAN protocols such as SAE J1939.