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New British Standards and Latest News Update Issue 2

We are proud to present the July edition of The Panel Builder newsletter, our constant effort to bring you news about the latest activities from manufacturers and services providers.


The Socomec Group has now reinforced its know-how centred for more than 40 years on high power UPS.

Permanent investment in R&D means that the most innovative technologies can be used to produce high performance UPS. Marketed under the Socomec UPS trademark, the group's range of power supplies are amongst the most extensive in the world.

Featured Product:

Socomec UPS: For All Your High Quality, Secure Power Supply Needs

Socomec UPS offers uninterruptible power supply units from 400VA right up to 5.4MVA systems. Applications range from: SoHo, telecommunications, health, nuclear, retail, financial, industrial and MoD to name but a few. For quality, continuous and secure power supplies.

British Standards update:
Safety of Machinery Standard BS EN ISO 13855 Amended

Safety of machinery. Positioning of safeguards with respect to the approach speeds of parts of the human body. If you design or manufacture machinery, you’ll already know how important safety is for your business.

British Standards update:
New Standard for Energy Meters - BS 8431:2010

Energy meters, mainly kWh meters, are a common requirement of electrical control panels, in many cases as part of a multiple function unit. Energy measurement is recognized as an essential element of energy management. This assists with the drive to reduce carbon emissions and to improve the commercial efficiency of manufacturing, commercial organizations and public services.

News update:

CE Marking Machine Guards - free White Paper

CE marking machine guards is a requirement that has been added to the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, so Procter Machine Guarding has published a free White Paper that explains what needs to be done.


Slim is Beautiful – Even in the Most Hazardous of Environments!

Furse, a world leader in lightning protection have added a new ESP SL ‘Slim Line’ Series (including an ATEX approved variant (ESP SLX Series) for use in hazardous areas) to their market leading range of electronic systems protection.

Megger Measures Winding Resistance Quickly and Safely

Incorporating patented Fast Test technology, Megger’s new MTO210 transformer ohmmeter makes it easy to measure the DC resistance of all types of magnetic winding rapidly, safely and accurately. The unit is also ideal for checking the operation of on-load tap changers, which are one of the most common causes of transformer problems.

VACON Has Partners Everywhere!

To provide its customers with expert local support, wherever they are located in the UK and Ireland, Vacon, a global leader in the development and manufacture of AC drives, has appointed 13 Drives Technical Partners.

Dedicated Static Transfer Switch Manager at Socomec UPS

Socomec UPS announces the new appointment of their UK Sales Manager for Static Transfer Systems, Mark Waters.

Having joined Socomec following four years with Schneider Electric as Panel Builder Marketing Manager, Mark Waters brings a great deal of market and commercial knoweldge with him on a national scale.

PULS UK Teams up with Neutrino Technology to Provide Bespoke Power System Development

Market leading Din Rail power supply manufacturer PULS UK has teamed up with consultants Neutrino Technology to offer a bespoke power system development service for customers with requirements that cannot be met using off-the-shelf units alone.  

Amplicon Lead the ‘mini-node’ Revival!

Amplicon have launched the IPC-914 range of ‘mini-node’ industrial computer systems. The 914 stands shoulders above its competition, due to the powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processing power, ultra-compact size and impressive expansion for up to four plug-in cards (PCI or PCIe).

Wireless Switches Offer Unlimited Benefits: A Honeywell White Paper

Global limit switches are an essential element of industrial controls, monitoring position and presence of doors, booms, valves, and the like. Conventional wired switches, however, present installation and maintenance challenges, especially in installations that are subject to harsh environments or involve movement in the wiring.

New Fixing Carrier For WAGO's Hight Speed Connectors

WAGO's series 773 range of PushWire connectors has been extended to include a new fixing carrier. The 773 family featuring WAGO's high-speed spring pressure termination technology cuts wiring time by half compared to screw type connectors and is used for an extensive range of power distribution, lighting and control applications.

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