PECM Magazine

Offering the Right Connection

Founded in 1916, Dixon is a premier manufacture and supplier of hose couplings, made to order hose assemblies, valves, manifolds, dry-disconnects, flame arresters, vents, bespoke fittings and other fluid transfer and control products. The company’s global reach includes a wide range of products for numerous industries, including petroleum exploration, refining, transportation, chemical processing, food & beverage, steel, fire protection, construction, mining and manufacturing.

Welcome to Davall

Davall, an AS9100 RevD accredited company, focused on design and manufacture of high precision geared products [since 1885].

Lascar – Inventors of the USB Data Logger

Believe it or not, there was once a time before USB conquered the world, when connecting any sort of data recording equipment to your PC risked turning into a lengthy and frustrating process, even if you had the right hardware to hand. But back in the early 2000s, Lascar’s engineering team realised that USB was set to revolutionise data connectivity.

The Best Valve Solution for Aseptic and Hygienic Applications!

The GEMÜ 650 BioStar 2/2 way stainless steel diaphragm valve is designed according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for use in sterile or hygienic environments. It is CIP/SIP and Autoclave capable depending on the version with surface finishes down to 0.25 μm, electropolished.

Fraser Technologies

A sunset date has now been set for nPB (normal Propyl Bromide) of the 4th July 2020. After this date, its use is banned, unless an authorisation has been granted for a specific use and no alternative is available. nPB is a solvent commonly used in the cleaning and degreasing process for the aerospace, precision engineering, medical, optical and electronic industries. If you’re still using nPB, now is the time to act and look into alternative solvents.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 on course for record attendance

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 11th to 13th 2020. As in previous years, the 2020 event will host an impressively broad exhibitor list spanning the complete range of engineering activity, from high-tech machine tools and automation to components and subcontract services. Firms from all over the UK will be participating, together with a significant number of off-shore exhibitors from across Europe, Asia and the Far East. With the exhibition nearing full occupancy of the 20,000m² Farnborough International Exhibition Centre, the organisers are confident of surpassing the record-breaking 8,700 visitors achieved in 2019.


It’s tempting to think that every company’s projects run over time and over budget. Yet they don’t.

There’s actually a significant sub-set that consistently deliver projects twice as fast as their competitors—when adjusted for headcount. Critical Chain reveals what they have in common—and how to apply their secrets within your own company.

Improving productivity, efficiency and reputation

Could your business benefit from greater productivity, increased efficiency, reduced costs, enhanced reputation and a safer workplace?

If so, now is the time to invest in IOSH’s Managing Safely, the market-leading safety and health course for businesses of all sizes. It has been delivered worldwide for over 25 years by our huge network of training providers. It is tried, tested and trusted.

Fluke Industrial Multimeter Service Kits offer over 15% savings

Fluke is offering three Industrial Multimeter Service Kits, based around Fluke’s best selling tools, which give savings of at least 15% over recommended prices of the products purchased individually. Ideal for industrial maintenance technicians and electricians, the three kits provide the tools needed to solve a wide range of electrical maintenance problems.


We are now distributing the advanced metering pump range developed by the highly regarded and innovative Heidelberg based company, ProMinent. This exciting new specialism will further enhance our ability to offer solutions for an increasingly wide range of scale-up processes.


Coax valves UK are proud to introduce the new FMX range of compact, high flow, stainless steel externally controlled valves. With a new unique seat arrangement gives greater flow than comparable valves:

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.

Level matters to your business. That’s why it matters to Magnetrol®.

Information matters

What happens when it’s 2:03 am, no one is on site, and something unexpected happens in a tank?
Magnetrol is on it. In fact, all of the information will be right there in the morning for your team. Our advanced diagnostics capture an echo curve that reveals every detail.

RMIG Solutions

RMIG is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of perforated metal and its related products.

We know our customers’ requirements for price and quality and meet their demands with uncompromising service.

Not only do we offer standard and bespoke perforated metal sheets, we are able to offer you a range of secondary operations as detailed below.

Versatility for distinct monitoring solutions: The RTR-500 series

Along every step of the supply chain, wireless data loggers from T&D Corporation offer a flexible solution for multiple purposes. The Japanese market leader for wireless data logging systems presents the RTR-500 series, which includes 13 different types of loggers as well as four types of wireless base units, and a wireless portable data collector – all of which are incredibly easy to combine.


Fairham Mouldings Ltd, have been manufacturing FDA rubber products for the Food & Drink Industry for 20 years.

Our Approved Food Quality materials can meet a wide range of temperature, chemical resistance and elastomeric properties expected in the manufacture of food stuff.

How the Whaley Bridge disaster was prevented…

In August there was a recorded 94mm of rain that fell across the UK in the first couple of weeks, 5% higher than the average for the entire month! The concrete slabs on the overflow spillway that keep the water contained had become dislodged from the sheer amount of water. The Environment Agency issues a ‘danger to life’ warning due to the possibility of the dam collapsing.

SICK Ventures Outdoors with World’s First Safety Laser Scanner certified to IEC TS 62998

SICK UK has announced the launch of the outdoorScan3,the first laser scanner in the world to be safety-certified for use outdoors.  The outdoorScan3 Safety Laser Scanner safely and reliably monitors hazardous areas around machines and industrial vehicles outdoors with a high level of availability.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 on course for record numbers

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 11th to 13th 2020. The exhibition, which is the longest running annual engineering exhibition in the UK, is already progressing towards full occupancy of the 20,000m² Farnborough International Exhibition Centre and the organisers are confident of exceeding the 8,644 individual visitors achieved in 2019.

Improving operational efficiency

Traditional machine vision solutions wreak havoc on operational efficiency and the industry is ready for change. As the late Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo once said, “Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.”  Here Miki Gotlieb, VP of Operations at Inspekto, explains how Autonomous Machine Vision impacts operational efficiency in a way that has never been seen before.

SeaShield 80 Protects Marine-side Rising Main

On a recent Yorkshire Water contract J N Bentley Ltd of Skipton were faced with the complexity of replacing approximately 25m of  a 350mm diameter rising main pipe at Whitby, Yorks, which was situated within a shaft.

Ness Heat Shrink

Ness Heat shrink is a part of CPL Industries.

We aim to maintain a comprehensive stock of heat shrink sleevings and mouldings for a wide variety of applications, high temperature, electrical insulation, protection against moisture, abrasion or the most hostile of environments or simply for an aesthetic finish, we have the material for the job.

Customizable 1U rack-mount (AFA) All Flash Array NAS (Network Attached Storage) with raw capacity up to 122TB.

Cepoint’s Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Process Control Computers accelerates industrial automation processes with HyperNAS All-Flash rugged computer servers and workstations.

Ultrasonic Flow & Energy Meter for Buildings management

Dynasonics has developed an ultrasonic clamp-on flow and energy meter named the TFX ultra. It provides accurate and repeatable flow measurement readings for full pipe liquid applications such as cooling lines, Zone metering, water distribution and applications where system shutdown is not feasible.

Engineering the Cold Chain: Thermal Cooling Solutions, 13 November 2019, London

Time is running out to secure your place at the Institution’s Engineering the Cold Chain seminar, taking place on 13 November at One Birdcage Walk in London.

With the UK’s 2050 zero-carbon target and with the cold chain responsible for 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, attend this event to address the urgent need to consider more efficient ways of cooling.

Trust in Tool-Temp to take control

Supplying high-quality temperature control devices for a number of industries, we are the sole UK distributor of the market-leading Tool-Temp range. Whether you’re looking for system design and installation or repair and refurbishment, you can trust in us. With Tool-Temp, temperature control has never been simpler.

Highly accurate, wide bandwidth, fully isolated and affordable current sensors are now available from ACEINNA

All in One, Easy to Integrate Current Sensors for Inverters and Motor Control, Industrial Robots and Manufacturing Systems, Telecom and Server Farm Power Supplies, Automotive EV Charging Stations, IoT Appliance, Home Automation and many other tech applications

New Fluke industrial Digital Multimeter for extreme operating conditions

The Fluke 87V MAX true-rms Digital Multimeter (DMM) defines a new standard for operating in extreme conditions with the features and accuracy to troubleshoot most electrical problems. A development of the popular Fluke 87V, the 87V MAX is ideal for use in harsh environments with an IP 67 (waterproof and dustproof) rating, an extended operating temperature range of -15°C to +55°C (-40°C for up to 20 minutes) and up to 95% humidity, and has been designed and tested to withstand a 4m drop in its removable holster. It offers CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V safety ratings.


Coax valves UK are proud to introduce the new FMX range of compact, high flow, stainless steel externally controlled valves. With a new unique seat arrangement gives greater flow than comparable valves:


Infrared Cameras with MSX®

FLIR Ex-Series
FLIR Ex-Series cameras are powerful troubleshooting tools for building, electrical, and mechanical applications. With resolution options up to 320 × 240 infrared pixels and the ability to accurately measure temperatures from -20°C to 550°C/-4°F to 1022°F (E6-XT with Wi-Fi and E8-XT with Wi-Fi), the Ex-Series has models to fit your target size, working distance, visual detail needs, and budget.

Providing quick, simple and accurate thickness measurements with minimal preparation

Cygnus Instruments has been manufacturing high quality ultrasonic equipment for over 35 years.   During that time, Cygnus has built an enviable relationship with customers not only for the physical quality of the instruments it makes, but also for making the most reliable and accurate products too. 

3 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

The environment and the dangers it’s currently facing are a hot topic wherever you look, and should be the top of your priorities too, especially if you run a business. The rise in global warming can contribute to changes in resource availability, cost and demand, as well as a change in regulations and harsher working conditions for you and your staff, meaning it can have huge effects for your business. And with the rise in public awareness and pressure, improving the carbon footprint of your business will not only help keep your business safe and efficient, but will improve your business’s appeal to your target audience. Here are three ways to make your business more eco-friendly.

Motion control looks set to keep running for many years

Industrial control is a highly developed field that advances year on year as the underlying technology advances. But will it and all its specialist sub-sets continue to thrive? Gerard Bush, a motion specialist with INMOCO, offers his opinion.

Do people, places and profit hold the key?

Engineers and academics have been extolling the benefits of IT and OT convergence as far back as the early Eighties, but many businesses are still reluctant to adopt platforms that combine the two. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software providerCOPA-DATA UK, explains the advantages of IT and OT convergence.

New Heights in Heat-Resistance: CLIBOS High Temperature Fan

In collaboration with supply partner Casals Ventilation, Axair has recently launched a new high temperature fan designed to handle the hottest air yet. Listening to the requirements of customers in industries that have the challenge of extremely high temperature operations, a solution has been developed to move air and gases up to 350°C.

Morrisons chooses Brillopak to automate multiple fresh produce packing lines

In the last 18-months, Brillopak has installed a range of fully automated pick and place packing lines at three of Morrisons fresh produce and fruit manufacturing sites.