LC Automation
Call LC Automation on 01254 685900 +44 (0)1254 685900 E-mail LC Automation
Home > About_Us > Weekly-Email-News-Archive

LC Automation Weekly Email News Archive

If you're not already signed up to our weekly email news updates (what are you waiting for?) and want to see what it's all about, or, you are and just want to have another look through your favourite edition, this archive is for you!

Sick MPB Sensor

Compact Sick Sensor is Transforming Condition Monitoring!

The Sick MPB (Multi Physics Box) is a game-changer for condition monitoring! Say goodbye to unexpected downtime as we unveil a new era of precision and reliability for your machinery.


Patlite LR Series Advantages 100

Patlite LR Series Signal Towers. What’s All the Fuss About?

They may have only been a supplier for a few months, but our customers can't stop raving about Patlite LR Series Signal Towers. If your operation is looking a bit dull, Patlite has a product range you do not want to miss!


Pilz Type 3 Safety Light Curtains

Type 3 Safety Light Curtains from Pilz Create the Perfect
Safety Package

Robot applications, rotery table systems, infeeds and outfeeds are just a few of the dangerous activities that Pilz PSENopt II Light Curtain technology could protect against. Actually, they already are! 

IDEM MLZ - The world's smallest stainless steel safety switch

Discover the Latest IDEM MPZ and MLZ Safety Interlocks!

In our latest video, Chris Best, Sales Manager at IDEM Safety, presents the MPZ and MLZ, two safety switches that may be small in size but are extraordinarily robust in performance.


Mitsubishi Electric AC Inverters

Run Your a.c. Inverters at Max Efficiency and Reach Your Energy Saving Potential

Electric motors can account for a whopping 60% of industrial energy usage and with energy costs at an all time high, it's no surprise that energy efficiency is taking centre stage for UK Financial Directors!

Pilz safety light curtains

Protect Your People & Your Productivity with Pilz Safety
Light Curtains!

A Safety Light Curtain, like Pilz's PSENopt II, uses infrared light beams to create an invisible protective barrier around dangerous machinery, keeping your employees safe without physical guards getting in the way.

Sick CSS High Resolution Colour Sensor

Leave No Hue Unmeasured with Sick's High Resolution Colour Sensor!

This intelligent CSS sensor from Sick detects even very slight colour nuances, that may be unnoticeable to the naked eye, and masters constantly changing distances; upgrading your operation to a whole new level!


IAI Servo Press

IAI Servo Press Application with Real-Time Data Acquisition!

An IAI RCS Servo Press controls your pressing process with greater accuracy and repeatability than pneumatic alternatives. The unit repeats the exact same process every time. Again, and again, and again.


IDEM MLZ - The world's smallest stainless steel safety switch

The World's Smallest Stainless Steel Guard Locking Safety Switch from IDEM!

The MLZ is the world's smallest stainless steel, type 4 guard locking safety switch with RFID, here to satisfy your safety and hygiene requirements!


Pilz Multi 2 smalles controller

Smallest Configurable Safety Controller, Pilz PNOZ m CO
- Now in Stock!

The configurable, safe, small controllers PNOZmulti 2 can be used in virtually every area of plant and mechanical engineering. So why not get them in yours? The best part, we have the PNOZ m C0 in stock for next day delivery!

Patlite in stock!

Patlite Bring Safety and Security to Your Site, Using Light and Sound!

Patlite is exactly what you need to enhance your production line and LC Automation is proud to be one of the few UK distributors who can bring Patlite to your operation. Best of all, we have their Signal Columns in stock!!


Weidmuller 2023 summer tool offer

Tool Up This Summer With Weidmuller's Special Tools Offer!

If you're in the market for a bit of a tool upgrade, don't wait around, now is the time to get what you need with Weidmuller's Summer Tools Offer. We all know Weidmuller tools are some of the best around so this offer is a win win!


Pilz city and guilds training courses

Book Your Place on Our Pilz City & Guilds Safety Training Course
in August!

LC Automation - together with Pilz, are pleased to offer a 4-day Safety Training course which is accredited by City & Guilds and conveys all the knowledge and expertise you need to safeguard your Machinery and Plant. 

Mitsubishi Training Feedback

Another 5-Star Review From Our Mitsubishi PLC Training Course!

No matter the industry you're involved in, you need to be sure your engineers get the correct training. Any training costs money and requires a little time, but with the right training, your engineers become more efficient and add real value to your business, repaying those costs many times over.


Patlite LB6-IL

Patlite Launch Innovative, Programmable IO-Link Signal Tower
- the LB6-IL!

Patlite has launched a brand new signal tower, the LB6-IL and we are one of the first to hear about it. If your operation is looking a little dull, this could be exactly what you need to light it up - and keep everything running smoothly.

Rittal Blue E+ S Cooling Unit

Are You Feeling the Heat? Keep Your Cool with Rittal Blue e+
Cooling Units!

While you're reaching for a cold drink or ice lolly, don't forget about the temperature in your control panels. Even a small temperature increase will cut the life expectancy of your components, which can lead to a costly system failure. It's time to act now!

Apex Dynamics Gearbox Overview

Are You Waiting Ages for Your Gearboxes?

At Automation Revolution, Apex Dynamics brought along their array of high-quality gearboxes. In our video, Andrew Parsons, National Sales Manager at Apex Dynamics gives a quick overview of their fantastic range.


IDEM stainless steel safety switches

Our Top 10 Reasons to Choose IDEM Stainless Steel Safety Switches

We have been busy saying 'Why have plastic, when you can have stainless-steel safety switches'. It's a simple message, but what exactly are the benefits to you as an engineer or machine builder?


Automation Revolution

And Just Like That, Automation Revolution is a Wrap...

If you couldn't make it, you really missed out! From hands-on demos to immersive simulations, our events were packed with engaging and interactive activities that brought automation to life. Here are our top highlights...


Rittal Blue E+ S Cooling Unit The Automation Revolution is Coming & it will Change the Way
 You Think

We are thrilled to announce a brand-new event - Automation Revolution is coming to Blackburn and County Durham in May 2023. Will you be there?


Choose the right Mitsubishi PLC

Our Top 5 Tips to Help You Select the Right PLC for Your Application!

With so many choices and configurations available, what do you need to consider before selecting the correct controller for your application?


Success stories from Patlite

Success Stories From our Latest Supply Partner, Patlite!

Patlite is our newest supply partner and we want to show you why we have partnered with them. We love their products and know you will too!



Mitsubishi Electric gemini software

See Mitsubishi Electric at Automation Revolution on the 16th and 18th May!

Mitsubishi Electric is our leading supplier for our Automation Revolution Events coming this month. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in staying ahead of the curve in automation. So, what can you expect?

Red Lion Case Study

Red Lion Case Study - What Gets Measured, Gets Done! ✅

A global player in the medical and life sciences industry, based in the North East of England, chose LC Automation and Red Lion Controls to track their production data in real time, helping to increase output and reduce downtime.


Automation Revolution Exclusive Discount - Mitsubishi Electric

Exclusive Automation Revolution Offer - Get a Cobot for Under £20K!

If you haven't registered for our Automation Revolution events this May, this offer should change your mind. Everyone who attends will get an exclusive Mitsubishi Electric discount voucher - just for turning up!


Red Lion Case Study

Can IT/OT Convergence Revolutionise Your Industrial Operation?

WIn the rapidly evolving world of manufacturing, the Industrial Ethernet of Things (IIoT) and other data-centric concepts are transforming the way we do business. But it's clear that the key to their success lies in aligning your operational technology (OT) with your information technology (IT).

Pilz myPNOZ

Save Time and Effort with Pilz myPNOZ. Award Winning Modular Safety Relay!

The Pilz myPNOZ has won not one but two awards! Both the German Innovation Award and The Red Dot Award were given to Pilz for their new modular safety relay innovation.


Patlite partner with LC Automation

We Won't Keep You in the Dark...Patlite is Our Latest Supply Partner!

When you're looking for a beacon, signal tower, warning light, or audible alarm, if Patlite doesn't make it, it probably hasn't been invented... yet!


Red Lion FlexEdge

Red Lion FlexEdge - Everything You Need to Know in Under 2 Minutes!

Red Lion's FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform brings together your industrial data like never before. It transforms edge computing and integrates equipment from your different vendors into a seamless digital manufacturing solution.


IDEM Trapped Key Interlocks

Maximise Safety with IDEM Trapped Key Interlocks

In any manufacturing company, one of your top priorities must be to ensure a safe working environment for your employees. To achieve this goal, you need a reliable and effective solution for controlling access to hazardous areas and machinery. This is where Trapped Key Interlocks come in...

Sick FTMg Flow Meter

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. You Can be an Energy Saving Superhero with Sick

Have you ever thought about how much energy your compressed air system uses? It's not something that most manufacturing engineers think about, but it should be. In fact, compressed air often accounts for up to a third of the whole factory’s energy consumption. How much of that is being wasted?

Rittal Blue E+ S Cooling Unit

Are You Feeling the Heat? Keep Your Cool with Rittal Blue e+
Cooling Units

Don't leave it until Summer to think about the temperature in your control panels. Even a small temperature increase will cut the life expectancy of your components, which can lead to a costly system failure. It's time to act now!

Lutze Delta PSU

Don't Be Blue, Check Out The New Lutze DELTA PSU...

Great news for machine builders and control panel wirers. Lutze, a leader in industrial power supply solutions, has expanded its Delta series with five new units that are more economical, more efficient and more reliable than ever!


Red Lion PM-50

See How Easy it is to Retrofit The Red Lion PM-50 Panel Meter

Panel Builders & Control Panel Engineers. Do you have customers with old or damaged panel meters? Why replace like for like when you could bring their production bang up to date with the revolutionary Red Lion PM-50.


Training at LC Automation

Bridge the Skills Gap With Our Essential Training Courses!

We think the right training is essential, so LC Automation is doing our bit to help you bridge your skills gap by providing a range of Mitsubishi PLC, Software and HMI courses, or 4-day Pilz City & Guilds machinery safety training.


Energy Your Pneumatic Cylinders are wasting

Air is Free - Compressed Air is Not! How Much Energy Are You Wasting?

According to the Carbon Trust, compressed air systems account for 10% of all industrial energy use. But poor efficiency due to leaks, poor control and system expansion has lead them to suggest 'use alternatives where possible'.

Weidmuller 2023 tools promotion - 4 tools for £200

Get the Hand Tools You Need & Save £100!

We all know Weidmuller tools are some of the best around. They are easy to use and hardwearing. They seem to last forever! So don't miss this amazing offer, giving you four of the best Weidmuller tools and saving you over £100!


Pilz my PNOZ

Pilz myPNOZ - New Award Winning Modular Safety Relay!

The Pilz myPNOZ has won not one but two awards! Both the German Innovation Award and The Red Dot Award were given to Pilz for their new modular safety relay innovation.


IAI EleCylinder Industrial Ethernet Capability

Did You Miss Any of Our Top 10 Articles from 2022?

2022 has been a really busy year at LC Automation so to make sure you haven't missed any of our biggest news, here is our Yearly Recap!


LC Automation Christmas opening hours

LC Automation Wish You a Very Merry Christmas

2022 is coming to an end and we would like to say a big thank you to all our customers and suppliers. We appreciate your support more than ever and look forward to working with you all again in 2023!


IAI EleCylinder Industrial Ethernet Capability

Can IAI Electrical Actuators Replace Pneumatics?

In our latest series of Videos, Peter Stott, Managing Director at LC Automation takes a closer look at IAI Actuators and answers some of the questions we often get asked by our customers.


Free Mitsubishi Online Training LC Automation

Finish the Year with Free Mitsubishi Online Training Courses!

Great news, we have lots of free online training courses on our website! These courses give newcomers to Mitsubishi Electric products a general background in the fundamentals and an overview of the relevant products.


Apex Dynamics Gearboxes

Are You Waiting Ages for Your Gearboxes?

We know supply issues are common at the moment, so you probably expect to wait a long time for high-quality gearboxes. Not with Apex Dynamics.



Why the Future of Industrial Automation Needs TSN

There is a lot of hype about TSN (or Time Sensitive Networking) but it could be one of the most significant and transformational developments in standard Ethernet technology.


IDEM UGB-NET Stainless Steel

The World's Only IP69K Network-Enabled Gate Box from IDEM

IDEM UGB-NET is an access gate box which combines solenoid locking, RFID coded sensor and integrated machine control functions in a robust heavy duty housing.


Introducing the new Pilz PIT Mode Fusion

Introducing the Pilz PITmode Fusion! Combining Security And 
Safety in One

In our latest Video, Rhiannon Gibson, UK Channel Partner Manager at Pilz Automation UK talks about a fantastic new innovation, the PITmode Fusion.


feeling the squeeze

Are You Looking for Finder Relays? We Have Them in Stock!

Stock availability. Everyone knows it is a problem at the moment, but if you are looking for Finder Relays, we can help with that.


Weidmüller SNAP IN connection technology wins the German Innovation Award 2022

We Have IDEM Safety Switches in Stock for Next Day Delivery!

If your safety switch fails, you need to get a replacement quickly – but that can be tricky at the moment. That’s why LC Automation is working with IDEM to max out our stocks of the items you buy most often.


Pilz training course

Fantastic Product Training with Sick - A Roundup!

Last week we had a great training session with one of our key supply partners - Sick UK! Our Field Sales Engineers, Tech Support, Internal Sales and even the Marketing Team got involved in hands-on product training.


Soft Starters In Stock

AuCom Soft Starts Complete Our Motor Control Solution!

Did you know that AuCom Soft Starts are now available from stock at LC Automation. They are the final piece of our motor control solution and we are here to help you choose the right option for you.


Pilz training course

Book Your Place on Our Pilz City & Guilds Safety Training Course for October 2022!

LC Automation - together with Pilz, are pleased to offer a 4-day Safety Training course which is accredited by City & Guilds and conveys all the knowledge and expertise you need to safeguard your Machinery and Plant.

Weidmüller SNAP IN connection technology wins the German Innovation Award 2022

Our Latest News Update is Out Now!

Our latest news update explores some of the latest product innovations, but we know you can source the products you need elsewhere. So what makes us different? Why do our customers choose to work with LC Automation?


Weidmuller innovation award

Weidmüller Wins the German Innovation Award for its SNAP IN Connection Technology

Weidmüller developed SNAP In technology so engineers didn't need to waste time crimping cables and using screw-in terminal blocks. The new technology won over the German Design Council completely, awarding Weidmüller the German Innovation Award 2022 for its innovative SNAP IN technology.

Safety and security in one system

Access Permission and Operating Mode Selection, in One System!

In a language where they have a word for everything, surprisingly German only has one word, ‘Sicherheit’, to mean both ‘security’ and ‘safety’, whereas English clearly differentiates between the two.


feeling the squeeze

Is it Time to Have a Serious Talk About Energy Stress?

Increasing energy costs, the drive for better efficiency, ambitious government targets for carbon emissions, or supply chain pressure from your customers. There are so many reasons why UK businesses are suffering from Energy Stress.


Can automation improve your shopfloor

A Place for Every Robot and Every Robot in its Place.

Robots continue to advance significantly, not in a Terminator, taking over the world kind of way, but we are now seeing a number of different solutions which support a much wider variety of industries and applications than ever before.


Lutze airstream

Wiring Revolution Saves Time, Saves Space and Saves Energy!

Summer has arrived and while you're cracking out the ice lollies don’t forget about the temperature in your control panels. When it comes to energy-efficient temperature control in your enclosures, one factor is often overlooked; How you actually wire the control panel...

New development from SICK

Look but Don't Touch: Check Out This New Product Development from Sick!

With the Speetec® non-contact sensor for speed and length measurement, Sick has launched a compact, affordable laser surface motion sensor. It's perfect for industries such as packaging, digital printing, construction materials and mechanical engineering.

Jomo stroking a robot

A Virtual Tour of Our Mitsubishi Electric Robot Demonstration

Don’t worry if you missed our North West Manufacturing events in July. We couldn’t let Mitsubishi take their fantastic robot demonstration away before Jomo Pereira, one of our technical support engineers, recorded a quick virtual tour for you. Check out his video.

Pilz authorised distributor

LC Automation has Become an Authorised Pilz Distributor!

OK, we know what you are thinking; ‘Hang on, LC Automation has been supplying Pilz products for ages?’ You’re right, we have. So, what difference will it really make?


Weekly email updates archive icon