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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?


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?


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