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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The best-selling Tosibox® Lock 100 has been replaced by the new Lock 150.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.


Predictive Maintenance at LC automation

Predictive Maintenance Can See The End of Unplanned Downtime

With any unscheduled downtime being a cause of major headaches for food and drink manufacturers, our latest blog highlights how predictive maintenance can provide the solution and how easy it is to implement.


Telenor M2M Sim Cards at LC automation

Carpigiani: A Recipe for Gelato Success

What can make ice cream even better than it already is? IoT connectivity, of course. Ice cream equipment manufacturer Carpigiani is scooping out added value, sales growth and exceptional customer service experience with help from Telenor Connexion’s IoT solution. How did they do it?


IDEM Safety Switches at LC automation

Keep Your Employees Safe with IDEM Safety Switches and Heavy Duty Door Interlocks

There are more than 5,400 different products in the latest IDEM Safety Switch price list, and we're pleased to say that you can now buy all of them from LC Automation.


Telenor M2M Sim Cards at LC automation

Telenor have now deployed 10 Million M2M SIM Cards Worldwide

With their rapid growth rate, Telenor announced it has just reached 10 million deployed SIM cards worldwide! With prices from just £7 a month, there are lots of good reasons why you should only use specific M2M SIM cards in your Remote Access or IIoT applications. 


Future of Digitalisation with Mitsubishi Electric this September

Explore the Future of Digitalisation with Mitsubishi Electric this September

Join Mitsubishi Electric on 18 September 2019 at The British Motor Museum, Warwick for the Smart Industry Experience – exploring the implementation of the latest digitalisation solutions within manufacturing.


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.


Automation and Dairy Products at LC Automation this July

Automation and Dairy Products: No Longer Like Chalk and Cheese.

Dewlay have been making cheese for many years, but inefficient production techniques were holding them back and preventing them from developing new cheeses for their range. This case study explains how Mitsubishi Electric and Tritec Developments found a solution.


LC Automation Now Supply Telenor M2M SIM Cards for your Remote Access Applications

LC Automation Now Supply Telenor M2M SIM Cards for Remote Access Applications

Traditional pay-as-you-go SIM cards may be cheap and easily available, but lots of our customers have found they are totally unsuitable for M2M Remote Access Applications. Telenor M2M SIM cards are the reliable alternative and with prices from just £84 for a 12-month contract - they are also great value.


See the Sirius Demo Truck at LC Automation this July

Don't Miss the Siemens Sirius Demo Truck at
LC Automation, Blackburn - Thursday 11th July.

See the latest Sirius industrial controls when their demo truck arrives on 11th July (between 1.30pm - 4.00pm). Their whole range will be on show, from highly flexible systems & switching devices to load feeders and motor management systems – all with communication via IO-Link, AS-Interface and PROFINET.


Sick DeTec4 at LC Automation

Safety and Automation Can Produce Results for the Packaging Industry

Sometimes, safety and automation seem to work against each another, but in this article, Sick show that it doesn’t always have to be the case.


Finder Control Panels at LC Automation

New Supply Partner Announcement - Finder Control Panel Components

LC Automation are proud to announce another new Supply Partner, with our launch of Finder Control Panel Components. Finder have been supplying high-quality products for over 60 years, and are now available at LC Automation...


Brook Crompton Motors and Mitsubishi Electric Inverters at LC Automation

Brook Crompton & Mitsubishi Electric - Strategic Partnership Offers 3-year Warranty

Mitsubishi Electric & Brook Crompton have had a successful partnership for years & recently strengthened their alliance. The goal is to offer a ‘Best in Class’ Motor & a.c. Inverter combination, providing the best solution for our customers.


Tosibox Remote Access Solutions at LC Automation

Tosibox Makes IIoT & Remote Access Child’s Play

At LC Automation, we talk a lot about Tosibox; their security, the benefits of remote access and how easy the units are to set up and install. But people still ask; ‘Can I really set up Remote Access without any IT skills?’. Well, let’s see…


Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800 and FR-F800 a.c. inverters at LC Automation

Preventative Maintenance with Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800 and FR-F800 a.c. inverters

Preventative Maintenance is the future! Mitsubishi Electric A800 & F800 a.c. inverters reduce unplanned downtime by detecting problems in your bearings, motors, pumps, fans or conveyors before they cause a failure. 


Weidmuller PROtop at LC Automation

Weidmuller PROtop. A High-end Power Supply for Any Environment – Today and in the Future

Weidmuller PROtop power supplies combine high efficiency, durability and compact housings with additional communication options to allow condition monitoring and integration with control systems.


We Make it Easy to Migrate to Mitsubishi GOT2000

The E1000 is Finished, But It's Never Too Late to Migrate to the Mitsubishi GOT2000!

Beijer announced a final end of life notice for the E1000 HMI. We have been helping our customers to convert to the more advanced Mitsubishi GOT2000 for the last 4 years - but now we are doing even more with training+


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.



Mitsubishi Plastic Moulding Robot

Mitsubishi Robots Take Their Pick in Plastic Injection Moulding Application

A Mitsubishi Electric robot, PLC and HMI combination has provided an ideal solution for its latest take-out system for plastic injection stretch blow moulding machinery.



Red Lion DA10D DA30D Protocol Converters

Powerful Connectivity Tools Unlock Valuable Data from Your Legacy Equipment

If you have a 'mixed bag' of devices from different suppliers and legacy equipment which runs your critical processes, it can be a huge challenge to get your hands on the information and data you want.


Tosibox Baking Machines

TOSIBOX® Helps Access Baking Machines in Difficult Locations

Forward thinking Bakery Machine producer saves time and money using TOSIBOX® to remotely access their machinery anywhere around the world.



IP69K Safety Light Curtains

IP69K Safety Light Curtains for Washdown Areas in the Food and Beverage Industry

Schmersal has developed the SLC/SLG series of safety light curtains and light grids, which have IP69K protection rating and are robust enough for use in hygiene-sensitive areas, such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals or meat processing. 


Rittal AX and KX Enclosures at LC AutomationRittal Launch New Enclosures - and You Can See Them at LC Automation, Blackburn in April

Rittal are launching the AX & KX small enclosures at Hanover. Although they will not be available until much later in the year, you can be one of the first people in the UK to see them as Rittal bring their brand new demo bus to Blackburn.


Rittal Blue e+ Provides Outstanding Cooling From Above

Rittal Provide Outstanding Cooling From Above

Rittal has developed a roof-mounted version of its award-winning and highly energy efficient Blue e+ cooling units. Designed for enclosures of 800 x 600mm (W x D) upwards, a version is also available which is integrated into a VX25 large bayed enclosure.


Mitsubishi Control System Increases Ale Production by 300%Mitsubishi Electric Control System Helps Brewer to Increase Production by 300%.

When Sadler’s Ales wanted to grow its business, it decided to adopt an automated process control solution from Mitsubishi Electric to improve productivity and make the quality of its craft beers more consistent. The results were amazing!


Sirius Spring-loaded Control Gear - Get Your First Order Up to £500 Free

Sirius Spring-loaded Control Gear - Get Your First Order Up to £500 Free!

The Siemens Sirius modular system enables you to quickly and efficiently build the ideal control panel, but with this special offer there is another great reason to give them a try - your first order up to £500 is free!


IAI Electrical Cylinders Can Revolutionise Your Production ProcessElectrical Cylinders Can Revolutionise Your Production. Join us in Blackburn to See How.

Are you fed up with traditional, inefficient pneumatic cylinders? IAI electrical cylinders are a much better alternative, come along and see them for yourself at our Blackburn Head Office between 11th-13th February 2019.


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