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Welcome to LC Automation's News Archive Page. Here you will find copies of our older news stories, reports on past events and product launches. Please note; some special offers will no longer be available, so please call 01254 685900 to confirm price and availability details.

Rittal VX25 Testing

The VX25 Put To The Test

The maiden flight is a make-or-break moment in the aviation industry. Whenever technology is put through its paces for the first time, it’s about the nitty-gritty. It’s about the facts and nothing but the facts. Will the technology deliver what it promises? There’s no room for hot air here.


Integrated or separate

Integrated Or Separate?

Safety controllers are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to relay modules, even on smaller machinery. The designer can opt for one of two concepts: some designers favour integration of safety into the automation PLC, but a separate (small) safety controller offers clear benefits.


AuCom CSXi Toyota Manufacturing

AuCom CSXi: Passing the Toyota Test

Vehicles manufactured by Toyota go through many tests before going to market, and the AuCom CSXi has passed the test, with many units already installed.



Schmersal Safety Light Curtain Bluetooth App Icon

Schmersal Safety Light Curtain Bluetooth App!

The Schmersal Safety Light Curtains are now Available with Bluetooth App 'SLC Assist' for iOS or Andriod smartphones or tablets!



Rittal Outdoor Enclosures Webcast

Rittal Outdoor Enclosures Webcast - Which Solution Is Right For Your Environment?

Emma Ryde - Product Manager at Rittal, discusses how when deciding on the most suitable outdoor solution for your project or network, it’s crucial that the correct enclosure is selected for the environment.


Lutze hybrid ethernet cable

Lutze Ethernet Hybrid Cables For New Siemens and Bosch Rexroth Servomotor Systems

The new Lutze Superflex one cable solutions with an integrated Ethernet element, are suitable for power supply, data transfer and controlling brakes in servo drives - they also comply with the new Siemens and Bosch Rexroth standards.


Lutze Servo cable

Lutze Servo Cables for Siemen and Bosch Rexroth - Plus A Short Lead Time!

The Lutze servo cables for the highest requirements with a temperature range of up to 90°C and offering many highlights for your applications.



Pilz Safety and Security

Safety And Security Go Hand In Hand!

While engineering and industry are well positioned when it comes to safety, they are sorely lacking with regard to security. Security is no longer one of those topics that should perhaps be dealt with when one’s schedule allows. Instead, it is currently possibly the most important and urgent topic in engineering, or even in industry, as the experts at Pilz emphasise.


Drives and Controls with Make UK

UK Manufacturers Say Digital Spending Is Raising Productivity

Almost 80% of UK manufacturers have increased their spending on digital technologies in the past two years, with a similar number planning to do so in the coming two, according to a new survey by the manufacturers' association Make UK and the enterprise software specialist Info.


schmersal PSC1

Schmersals PSC1 Programmable Safety Controllers Are the Latest Safety Controller - And They're On A Short Lead Time!

The latest generation of Safety Controllers - Programmable, Modular, Multifunctional and Cost-Saving! The Protect PSC1 is compact, modular and very flexible. It offers further properties, which were previously unavailable in this combination.


Pilz myPNOZ

Pilz myPNOZ - New Award Winning Modular Safety Relay

The new modular safety relay myPNOZ is produced individually according to your requirements in batch size, with no minimum order quantity. An easy-to-use device that’s flexible in application and boasts clever features, it ensures reliable monitoring of your safety functions, purposely designed for your system.



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 funcions in a robust heavy duty housing.



IDEM HS-SS-Z Stainless Steel Hinge Switch

IDEM HS-SS-Z: Hinge Safety Switch - designed to mount for interlock position sensing of hinged moving guards.

IDEM’s HS-SS-Z and HSM-Z Intelligent Series Hinge Switches have been developed to provide and maintain a high level of functional safety.



IDEM Win Queens Award for Enterprise

IDEM Safety Switches Ltd. wins The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2022

IDEM have been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2022! At LC Automation, we know it's important to celebrate our own acheivements but also our key suppliers' - Congratulations IDEM!



Keep Your Employees Safe with Robust RFID Solenoid Locking Switch & Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

The IDEM UGB-NET (Universal Gate Box) provides high-level RFID coded guard interlocking, lock monitoring up to 3000N and machine control functions in a heavy-duty housing. Where you are looking for a networked solution, the UGB-NET boasts integrated safe industrial ethernet capabilities via PROFINET with PROFISafe or Ethernet/IP with CIP Safety.


Sick Speetec

Sick Speetec - Industry Specific Examples

Wondering how the Sick Speetec can fit into your operation? You're in the right place, this article has industry specific examples of where the technology thrives.




Drives and controls Old kit vs Brexit

Old Kit Is More Of A Hindrance Than Brexit, Say UK Firms

More UK manufacturers believe that their continuing reliance on ageing technologies is having a bigger negative effect on their businesses than Brexit, according to a survey of more than 400 manufacturing executives in the UK and US.



Pilz myPNOZ

Pilz Custom-Fit Safety For Prototypes!

Safety relay myPNOZ as a tailor-made, just-in-time solution on an inline measurement station. It offers the right functionality for the safety concept on the inline measurement station, but also has another convincing feature: myPNOZ was delivered pre-configured and ready to install, so no programming work needed for commissioning.


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