New Product Announcement: Control Techniques unveils specialist Pump Drive

The new F600 Pump Drive forms part of Control Techniques’ new Specialist category of industry-specific drives. The F600’s wide power range, from 1.1kW to 2.8MW, makes it ideal for applications at any power, as well as for industrial heating and cooling. Energy savings – unlocking the potentialOne of the key benefits of Control Techniques’ F600 drive range is its abilities when it comes to energy-saving and efficiency optimisation. Specific features within F600 include sleep mode, which automatically engages when demand falls below a specific point, and Control Techniques’ leading-edge motor control technology which initiates dynamic modification of the rated frequency to further save energy.  Simple commissioningF600 is designed for simple Continue reading New Product Announcement: Control Techniques unveils specialist Pump Drive

Matt’s back on the track in 2021 with renewed sponsorship from Lamonde

Bemsee Minitwins Brands Hatch 2020 Matt 232 Lamonde

Matt’s back on the track, and Lamonde is on board once again for the 2021 BMCRC MRO Minitwin Racing Series. After a delayed start to this year’s Minitwin season due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, it looks like racing will be starting again from early May at one of his favourite tracks, Oulton Park, and Matt is back on the grid with Lamonde sponsoring him once more to keep it rubber side down.  Matt is champing at the bit to get out onto the track and defend his 2020 Bemsee MRO Minitwin Championship title, but he had some work to Continue reading Matt’s back on the track in 2021 with renewed sponsorship from Lamonde

New Product Announcement: EA9-RHMI Headless HMI from Automation Direct

C-more EA9-RHMI Headless HMI

New from C-more®, the EA9 series remote (headless) HMI unit provides all the functionality of an EA9 touch panel without the extra cost of a touchscreen interface. Intended for the user who doesn’t require a built-in HMI display, needs a larger display, or would prefer to use the C-more mobile app, the headless unit supports an HD1280x720 pixel screen resolution with an HDMI output that supplies both video and audio out. USB port A can be used to connect various USB devices to the panel such as a touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, flash drive or barcode scanner. The remote HMI is Continue reading New Product Announcement: EA9-RHMI Headless HMI from Automation Direct

We’re still open!

Once again, we’d like to reassure our valued customers and suppliers that, as during previous restrictions, we remain open for business. Orders can be placed by phone or email, or via our website, and all items are despatched by courier. We hold good stock levels of our most popular products and we do not anticipate disruption to our supply chain for non-stocked items. Of course, our premises will remain COVID-Secure and we will continue with the steps we have already been taking to ensure our staff and customers remain safe; accordingly, this means we will not be able to welcome Continue reading We’re still open!

Season’s Greetings 2020

As we approach the end of what has been a challenging and extraordinary year for us all, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers and suppliers for sticking with us and supporting us over the last 12 months. We know you have a choice, and we appreciate your continued business. Whatever your plans for the Festive Season this year, we wish you all a peaceful and healthy Christmas, and a prosperous, and uninterrupted 2021.

Case Study: Weintek HMIs in Wind/Unwind Application

We talked to Nick Cadby at Nacom Automation Ltd about using Weintek MT8050iE HMIs with analogue PLCs. The speed of the responses I get when I put in a support request is really fast Tell me about yourself – where are you located and what’s your background?We’re based in Chesterfield, and I’ve been working in Industrial Automation for over 30 years.  I was a project engineer for a Swiss strapping company and a friend asked me to come and work for him at Advanced Technical Solutions.  From there, I started Nacom 18 years ago, and now we’ve grown to a Continue reading Case Study: Weintek HMIs in Wind/Unwind Application

New Supplier Announcement: Teknokol HMI Enclosures and Support Arms

Lamonde Automation is delighted to announce that we’ve signed a new supplier partnership with Teknokol, manufacturers of HMI enclosure systems which can be mounted directly to your machine, or the wall, or with custom-made support arms. Ergonomically designed and with IP65 protection, the enclosures have various depth options, and both the ECOline and TKP2000 series are modular, giving increased flexibility to suit your project. The enclosure front sheets are constructed from 2mm or 3mm aluminium, and Teknokol can provide custom-coloured couplings and covers upon request, as well as the processing of front sheets with laser cut-outs to accommodate any HMI, Continue reading New Supplier Announcement: Teknokol HMI Enclosures and Support Arms

Solutions-Focused Case Studies

“That works beautifully, thanks!” MC, Board24 We love it when our clients give us feedback, and even more so when we’ve been able to collaborate with them to develop a creative solution to a particularly knotty problem. Over the coming months we’ll be publishing case studies and testimonials from our clients about specific solutions we’ve provided to some of the more unusual issues you’ve encountered. Check back regularly to read about our latest technical wizardry! If you’d like to provide feedback, or a specific issue case study, please email us at [email protected], or complete the form at, or call Continue reading Solutions-Focused Case Studies

We’ve moved!

After nearly 5 years in Caterham, we’ve moved to bigger premises in nearby Crawley. Twice the size of our previous premises, and with more space for stock and a dedicated training and meeting space, the move will help support our future growth. With good access to the road and rail networks (2 mins from the M23 J10) and just 10 minutes to London Gatwick, it’s a great location to be in. Current circumstances unfortunately dictate that we’re unable to welcome visitors for the time being, however, once the COVID-19 threat has passed, we look forward to inviting our customers and Continue reading We’ve moved!

New product announcement – cMT-g02 IIoT Gateway

Integrating miscellaneous factory automation equipment is rarely an easy task since often each machine uses a different controller. When integrating with other IT systems, the variety of protocols often presents a challenge. In 1995, the OPC standard was released to address this issue, in 2006, OPC UA (Unified Architecture) made it possible to get the same information from machines regardless of operating system. The cMT-G02 communication gateway is not only equipped with an Ethernet port, but also supports WiFi which enables connectivity where conventional network wiring provision is not practical. With built-in de-facto IIoT protocols, MQTT & OPC UA, the Continue reading New product announcement – cMT-g02 IIoT Gateway