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Reduce Your Fuel Costs with Tosibox Secure Remote Access

Save Time and Reduce Your Fuel Costs with Secure Remote Access from Tosibox

Fuel costs are at an all-time high, but if you're a machine builder that provides on-site support there is a solution. Tosibox Secure Remote Access could save you £££'s on your fuel costs by reducing the number of site visits your engineers need to make!


Schmersal Safety Light Curtains Now Have BlueTooth Interface as Standard

Schmersal Safety Light Curtains Now Have BlueTooth Interface as Standard

With integrated BlueTooth & the SLC assist App, you can get real-time information about your Schmersal safety light curtain, including the signal strength of each beam, to make alignment easy. You also see the status of the OSSD outputs & protective field to help you resolve faults quickly.

Sick LFP Cubic Guided Wave Radar Level probe for Measuring & Controlling a variety of Liquids

Are You Experiencing Unnecessary Downtime Due to Unreliable Level Measurement?

Unreliable Level Measurement & Control technologies such as Electromechanical Switches can cause unnecessary downtime in your processes. Have you considered using a Guided Wave Radar Level probe instead?


Reliable Cat5/5e Industrial Field Ethernet cable from Lutze...

Lutze Cat5/5e Industrial Field Ethernet Cable

The Internet of things (IIOT) in an industrial machine environment requires the correct cable and connections to minimise data packet loss. Lutze manufactures industrial specification cables in high grade PVC for Cat5/5e industrial networks, and Polyurethane (PUR) for harsher environments.


AuCom Soft Starts can Protect Your Pumping System From the Damaging Effects of Water Hammer

Protect Your Pumping System From the Damaging Effects of Water Hammer

Water hammer has the potential to cause significant damage to pumping systems, such as burst or collapsed pipes, broken or damaged valves, pressure gauges and even pumps. But it doesn't have to be that way!


The Perfect Climate Inside Your Enclosure - Rittal Whitepaper

The Perfect Climate Control Inside your Enclosure - Download Our Free Whitepaper

Electrical installations are becoming more compact which creates more heat. This Rittal whitepaper explains why a constant temperature is the best condition for long life and high reliability of your electronic components and why it is important that sufficient cool air flows past the components.


Could Better Safety Improve Your Productivity?

Could Better Safety Improve Your Productivity?

Sick deTec4 Safety Light Curtains are a great solution for protecting your personnel from harm during your production cycle. But increasing safety always means restricting your productivity, right? Not with Sick deTec4…



Apex Dynamics Rack and Pinion Case Study

Apex Dynamics, an Open and Shut Case at MVG Industries UK Ltd

Apex Dynamics works with its customers to design solutions that use the very best in servo gearboxes, motors, and rack and pinion systems. This case study outlines exactly how Apex Dynamics rises to the challenges that face mechanical engineers.


Rittal Celebrates the One-millionth VX25 Enclosure

Rittal Celebrates Production of the One-millionth VX25 Enclosure

2021 was a triple milestone for Rittal, the company celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding, the 75th birthday of owner Prof. Friedhelm Loh and most importantly, the one millionth Rittal VX25 been produced!


Red Lion OM-50 Panel Meter at LC Automation

The Future of Panel Meters is Here...
It's Called the Red Lion PM-50!

Monitor your equipment and see your data like never before with Red Lion’s Graphical Panel Meter, the brand new PM-50. This next-generation graphical panel meter connects you to the information that matters most, where and when you need it most.

Lutze Power Supplies at LC Automation

Lutze Power Supply is the Heart of a System

A reliable and failure-free power supply does not just depend on a good power supply unit. When you are looking to make savings, always bear in mind that the power supply is the 'heart' of every application!


AuCom Soft Starters at LC Automation

AuCom Soft Starters are the Final Piece of Our Complete Motor Control Solution!

We’re pleased to announce that AuCom Soft Starters are now available from LC Automation. Well known in the field of fixed speed motor control, the excellent AuCom range is the final piece of our motor control solution.


New IDEM IP69K Emergency Stop Switch Designed for Strict Washdown Environments at LC Automation

New IDEM IP69K Emergency Stop Safety Switch Pulls Out All the Stops

IDEM’s new water resistant Emergency Stop Switch is designed to provide robust Emergency Stop protection for applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.


Top Reasons to Choose Idem Steel Safety Switches at LC Automation

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Stainless-Steel Safety Switches Instead of Plastic

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


Save up to £8,000 on a World-leading Industrial Cobot from Mitsubishi Electric at LC Automation

Save up to £8,000 on a World-leading Industrial Cobot from Mitsubishi Electric!

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mitsubishi Electric, you can now save up to £8000 on a Mitsubishi Electric MELFA collaborative robot!


Sick SPEETEC® at LC Automation

Sick SPEETEC®, The New Alternative for Non-contact Speed or Length Measurement

The SPEETEC® laser technology overcomes all contact method constraints because it avoids any mechanical contact with the products and this new technology is insensitive to colours, surface finish and type of materials.


Get a Quote for your Safety Switches from LC Automation

Why Have Plastic When You Can Have Steel?

We can supply strong, reliable IDEM Stainless-Steel safety switch at a similar price to a leading brand plastic versions? You get the advantages of Stainless Steel; almost unbreakable reliability & resistance to wash-down and harsh chemicals, without breaking the bank. Is that really possible?


Want a Robot but Don't Know Where to Start?

Want a Robot but Don't Know Where to Start?

Industrial or collaborative? This is the question everyone is asking. It is not a question of which is best, industrial or collaborative robotics but which is best for your application.



Red Lion Introduces Secure Industrial Remote Access Platform at LC Automation

Red Lion Secure Remote Access Platform

Red Lion Remote Access Platform delivers next-generation remote access solutions to meet the most intense, high-security demands of industrial applications, allowing you to quickly respond to and act on your most crucial data from anywhere.


Red Lion Voted as Top Provider of Panel Meters in the Industry

Red Lion Voted as Top Provider of Panel Meters

Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has once again been honored for its versatile, high-quality panel meters by Control Design Readers' Choice Awards 2021.


LC Automation Announced As Weidmuller Automation Partner

LC Automation Announced As Weidmuller Automation Partner

Weidmuller have appointed 6 Automation Partners for the UK and we are very proud that LC Automation has been included. It's a great achievement which is a result of our investment in Technical and Customer Support. 


Increase Productivity with our Latest Weidmuller MultiMark Printer Offer!

Increase Productivity with Our Latest Weidmuller Printer Offer

With our latest special offer, you can buy a Weidmuller MultiMark All-in-One Thermal Transfer Printer for the usual list price of £995 and get a whopping £1400 of Marking Materials - for Free!


Reduce Installation Time by 80% with Cablefix One

Reduce Installation Time By 80% with Lutze Cablefix One!

The Lutze Cablefix® One cable entry system provides a flexible solution when feeding cables and pre-made assemblies into your control cabinets.


Save Big With Mitsubishi OEM Developers Kit!

Save Big With Mitsubishi OEM Developers Kit!

For only £600 the kit now has a choice of transistor or relay outputs available and includes a world-class compact PLC, HMI, IQ Works2 software package and access to a dedicated portal that is the perfect resource to help you start your latest project.


LC Automation Exclusive Inverters & Motors Shortform Catalogue

Our New Inverters & Motors Shortform Catalogue!

At LC Automation we aim to make your life easier by helping you to select the right products and accessories for your requirements. We have taken that one step further with our New Shortform Catalogue!


Mitsubishi Electric Launch New E800 Series at LC Automation

Mitsubishi Electric Launch the E800 Series!

Mitsubishi has extended their range of a.c. Inverters with the brand new E800 Series. Offering more than just energy saving, the E800 includes industrial ethernet connectivity & impressive predictive maintenance capabilities to keep your plant running.


Great Value Electric Motors from TEC at LC Automation

We Have Amazing Low Prices on TEC Motors!

When it comes to electrical motors, it's a very competitive market & that is why we offer TEC motors at such rock-bottom prices. Download a copy of our price check flyer, or check out our range online, we are sure you will be impressed!


Check Out Our Prices on Sick Sensors at LC Automation

Check Out Our Prices on Sick Sensors!

Sick are known for their high quality, high spec sensors, but that doesn't mean they are high cost. Our new Sick Sensor Price Check shows just how cost-effective their sensors really are.



Can Robotics Give the ROI You Want? Exclusive Whitepaper at LC Automation

Can Robotics Give the ROI You Want?

In our exclusive white paper, automation expert Peter Stott re-examines the subject of Robotics and how to help you get the solution on ROI you need. 



Tosibox Set a New Standard for Building Global Networks

Tosibox Change The Game by Setting New Standard for Building Global Networks

Traditionally, companies have tackled connectivity challenges with expensive, tailored solutions. TOSIBOX® has changed the game by making automated connectivity simple!


Rittal Launch New AX Plastic Enclosure Range at LC Automation

Rittal Launch New AX Plastic Enclosure Range!

The new plastic enclosure AX stands for maximum simplification, speed and configuration freedom, while at the same time meeting the highest demands in terms of safety and robustness. Whether in the workshop or outdoors the plastic enclosure AX weathers all extremes.


New Safety Laser Scanner from Pilz at LC Automation

New Safety Laser Scanner from Pilz!

Pilz is expanding its automation portfolio with this new product group of flexible, configurable safety laser scanners: the range extends from stationary area monitoring to automated guided vehicles and human-robot collaboration.


Safety Light Curtains with Bluetooth Interface from Schmersal

Safety Light Curtains with Bluetooth Interface!

The SLC440/COM with Bluetooth BLE is an active optoelectronic protective device that makes all status and diagnostic data on the operating status of the device available on smartphones or tablets via a Bluetooth interface on a real-time basis.



Lutze Ethernet Arrives at Sensor Actuator Level

Ethernet Arrives at Sensor Actuator Level!

While Ethernet and especially "Industrial Ethernet" has become accepted for time-critical applications in industrial automation in recent years, alternative technologies are often used to connect sensors and actuators.


The Sick T-Easic FTS Thermal Flow Switch at LC Automation

The Sick T-Easic FTS - Thermal Flow Switch

The T-Easic FTS Thermal Flow Switch provides flow monitoring and temperature measurement in one device, making it an excellent solution for a wide range of flow applications.



Rittal Review Inside of Food Factory

Rittal Review Inside of Food Factory

Maintaining high standards of hygiene is a priority in all food and beverage factories, which means keeping machines, enclosures and systems spotlessly clean while maintaining production efficiency.


Secure Remote Access Made Easy With Weidmuller U-Link Service

Increase Productivity With Weidmuller U-Link Remote Access Service

U-link is the perfect remote-maintenance solution for machine construction companies and plant operators. Allowing you to maintain a very productive system, even without having any in-depth IT expertise. Quick, secure, and simple.


Increased Wash Down Requirements? You Need IP69K Pushbuttons.

Increased Wash Down Requirements? You Need IP69K Pushbuttons.

Due to Covid-19 many manufacturers are facing increased wash down requirements. The IP69K pushbuttons from Siemens make it quick and easy to wash down using hot water and high pressure hoses, saving time that could otherwise be wasted.


LC Automation 2021 Product Catalogue is Out Now!

Our 2021 Product Catalogue is Out Now!

Our new catalogue is finished, but we are delaying the printed version because we know that most wouldn't get delivered at the moment. But that doesn't stop you getting hold of a copy - the PDF version is free to download right now!




Rittal Launch New AX and KX Enclosure Range

Rittal Launch New AX and KX Enclosure Range

Millions of customers worldwide currently rely on Rittal’s AE compact, small enclosures. Rittal, however, has raised the bar further by launching its new AX & KX compact enclosure range.



Sick Launches New Ultra-Compact Safety Laser Scanner

Sick Launches New Ultra-Compact Laser Scanner

Sick announced it is launching it's newest ultra-compact safety laser scanner, nanoScan3. Combining smart safety functions with excellent measurement data quality for accurate and reliable localisation.


Introducing The New FTMg - Compressed Air Flowmeter from SICK

Introducing The 'New' FTMg - Compressed Air Flowmeter from SICK Sensor Intelligence

Energy Management is a key focus for many Production companies & Compressed Air is one of the most cost intensive Energy Sources, so to monitor the Energy Consumption and Flow Rate to detect Leakages has a high cost saving potential.


Mitsubishi Electric GOT2000 at LC automation

Mitsubishi Electric Launches a GOT2000 HMI for Your Extreme Environments

Growing demand for automation outside the factory means HMIs are expected to operate in harsher, more demanding applications. To address these needs Mitsubishi Electric has added a new rugged variant to their GOT2000 range.


A Coronavirus Update from LC Automation

A Coronavirus Update from LC Automation

An important update to let you know what LC Automation are doing to support our customers through the Coronavirus Pandemic. We have put together a vigorous response to dealing with the current situation, but we will continue to review and adapt to whatever challenges come along.


Training Courses at LC Automation

Do You Want to Improve Your Skills in 2020?

In 2019, everyone who attended our training courses would recommend them to a collegue. This year, we are doing our bit to help customers to bridge their skills gap by extending our core range of Mitsubishi PLC and HMI courses with even more Red Lion, machinery safety and AS-Interface training. 


IAI Extended EleCylinder Range at LC Automation

IAI Extend Revolutionary EleCylinder Range. The Best Just Got Better!

IAI launched EleCylinder as a better alternative to pneumatic (air) cylinders and by extending the EleCylinder range, IAI has now made them suitable for even more of your industrial applications, offering better control, better efficiency and better reliability than air cylinder users could ever hope to achieve.


Siemens Sirius 3RW5 Soft Starter

Sirius 3RW5 Versatile Soft Starters for Any Application from 5.5kW to 1,200 kW

Sirius 3RW5 soft starters are a great solution when direct or star-delta starting isn't an option for your three-phase motors. With a range of intelligent functions, they are ideal for almost any application, starting your motors smoothly, easily and efficiently.


Productivity and Innovations Centre

Our Latest IIoT Solutions Win 2019 Technology Innovation Award!

We are pleased that our work to launch a series of IIoT products has won the Technology Innovation Award at the inaugural Productivity & Innovation Centre SME Innovation Awards.


IDEM Safety Switches at LC Automation

We Can Now Supply Any IDEM Safety Switch!

We have been supplying IDEM heavy duty Skorpion trapped key interlocks at LC Automation for some time and the partnership is going so well that IDEM extended our supply agreement to include their full range.


Pepperl and Fuchs SmartRunner Sensor at LC Automation

SmartRunner is Ideal for Rapid Product Changes

Pepperl & Fuchs SmartRunner sensors are camera-based plug & play devices that are easily worked without specialist knowledge. Objects are quickly detected & recorded using the teach-in function & with 32 learned profiles, rapid production changes are no problem.


Red Lion 12.1" Outdoor Graphite HMI at LC Automation

Red Lion Launch New 12.1" Outdoor
Graphite HMI

Red Lion Controls, have launched an addition to the Graphite® series of HMIs, a new 12.1” Outdoor Graphite HMI to meet your most demanding sunlight readable applications.


Tosibox Lock 150 at LC automation

Tosibox Launch the New Lock 150. Get 60% Better Performance at the Same Great Price

The best-selling Tosibox® Lock 100 has been replaced by the new Lock 150. Along with UL certification for the USA market, it boasts 60% better performance - but at the same great price as its predecessor.


Tosibox Lock 200 at LC Automation

Machine Builder uses TOSIBOX® to Improve Reliability and Production Uptime

Industrial IoT concepts are inspiring new business models for manufacturing. In turn, manufacturers are asking equipment makers to find new ways to help them improve machine reliability and production uptime.


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