Friday, 26 August 2016

Don't let the distance put you off!

Routeco LIVE is shaping up to be the Automation and Control event of the year! Sign-ups for pre-registration are going fast and we don’t want you to miss out if you think Salford and Milton Keynes are too far to travel.

We have secured a number of special rates at hotels close to the venues. Numbers are limited so please email for more details. Transport to and from the events can also be provided from our various branch locations around the country, so please speak to your local Routeco branch to discuss your travel requirements.

Routeco LIVE will showcase the very latest in Industrial Control and Automation products and give you the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and hot topics within the industrial sector. Our events will comprise of both a show floor, where you find exhibits from our manufacturing partners, and three break out rooms with presentations and discussions running throughout the day.

Routeco LIVE is a free of charge event but pre-registration is a requirement for attendees. 

To register, email stating your full name, contact details and company stating which event you wish to attend.

Event details:
AJ Bell Stadium, 1, Stadium Way, Eccles, Salford, M30 7EY

Tuesday 4th October 2016

MK Dons Stadium, Grafton Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST

Thursday 6th October 2016

The events will open at 8.30am with presentations running from 9.30am and closing at 4pm. Breakfast rolls, refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

If you are a business leader, engineer, technical manager or commercial manager for a machine builder, system integrator, panel builder or manufacturing plant then this event is for you! 

Monday, 22 August 2016

Energy efficient regulators from SMC Pneumatics

SMC has launched two regulators, the basic IR200-A and precision IR000-A that feature a new internal bleeding structure, which almost doubles the flow rate and eliminates the fix throttle.

The result is a number of savings for those in manufacturing utilising pneumatic applications, such as accurate balance pressure setting, contact pressure control and residual pressure relief.

The IR000-A offers exceptional precision by achieving repeatability within ±0.5% of full span and low air consumption of just 1 l/min or less. Although not as accurate, with a repeatability within ±1% of full span, the IR200-A features a bleed air ‘0’, generating less noise by reducing the frequency of the compressor start-up. Their intelligent design also avoids the need for purchasing additional components, such as a mist separator, delivering cost and space savings.

Flexibility is key when it comes to both Series, as they are available in three sizes with a trio of set pressure ranges. Together with a knob direction that can be moved upwards or downwards, they also feature a digital pressure switch as standard.

Lighter in weight, these regulators are easy to handle and mounting is interchangeable with the existing IR Series, making it simple for customers to adapt to the new models.

For more information please contact us at or visit our website

Friday, 19 August 2016

FreeCon contactless transmission system from Weidmuller

Burnt, bent or dirty contacts are often the cause of time consuming and costly production failures, especially in applications requiring frequent plugging cycles, for example industrial robots performing frequent tool changes where the level of wear and tear is especially high.

Weidmuller’s FreeCon Contactless product allows power to be transmitted via an air gap by means of an inductive resonance coupling – it’s a solution that’s completely wear-free and especially efficient. Double the power density and a far higher degree of efficiency is achieved compared with  other solutions that are available on the market.

With FreeCon Contactless, you can avoid contact related failures and reduce your maintenance costs considerably. It even opens up completely new areas of application, since for the first time ever an automated process can be used to establish a connection which previously would have to be plugged manually. The process of charging driverless transport systems, for instance, can be automated. High maintenance slip ring transmitters can be replaced too, since FreeCon Contactless securely transmits power even in the case of rotational movements.

Weidmuller’s FreeCon is available to purchase from Routeco here. For more information, please email

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Allen-Bradley all in one Industrial PC options

The Allen-Bradley® 6181 Integrated Display Computers form a dynamic portfolio, with Performance and  Advanced Models that provide all-in-one industrial PC options to help meet your application needs.

Performance and Advanced models are equipped with the latest features designed to meet the most demanding integrated display computing needs. These rugged industrial computers help provide flexibility to your application with the combination of multi-touch touchscreens, high performing processors, field replaceable components and remote management capabilities. Additionally, the user interface button and installation assist clip help enhance your user experience.

The latest addition to the Allen-Bradley Integrated Display Computers combine leading edge Intel technology and state-of-the-art hardware for an enhanced user experience.

Features and benefits include:
  • High performance processing
  • Ease of use
  • Efficient management
Allen-Bradley industrial computer products are available to purchase online from Routeco.

For more information email

Monday, 15 August 2016

Allen-Bradley 140M MPCB for multiple motor installations

Rockwell Automation’s motor protection circuit breakers (MPCB) are suitable for application at the output of variable frequency drives in multi-motor installations.

Features and benefits:
  • Suitable for application at output of variable frequency drives in multi-motor applications
  • PWM Frequency ≤ 4 kHz
  • Variable frequency drive output frequency ≤ 400 Hz
  • Fixed magnetic trip
  • Motor overload protection, Trip Class 10
  • Current limiting
  • Nominal max rated voltage IEC: 500V; UL: 480V
  • Interrupting rating @ 480V & 400V: up to 65 kA

For further information please email

Rockwell Automation products are available to buy online from Routeco.

Friday, 12 August 2016

ProSoft Technology look forward to Routeco LIVE

ProSoft Technology are one of our many franchise partners exhibiting at Routeco LIVE and here's what they have to say about the events. 

ProSoft Technology and Routeco have been partners for over 20 years and that partnership has gone grown and strengthened over the years, so we are really looking forward to participating in Routeco Live and exhibiting and presenting our range of communication solutions for the Connected Enterprise, migration of legacy equipment & wireless solutions for the IIoT age.

A lot has been said about IIoT and the concept has many names such as The Connected Enterprise, IIoT, Industry 4.0  but what does it all mean for the customer? You can call it want you want but the customer needs to relate the concepts to their application and determine for themselves what they need. Whether it is increased automation, flexibility, ease of use, secure remote access, mobile workers, integration of remote equipment, integration of equipment from different vendors or migration of legacy equipment, ProSoft Technology has a range of solutions that can help you reach your IIoT goals. Routeco LIVE will be a brilliant way to meet customers and discuss their current applications and their future needs.

Visit the ProSoft Technology stand and see our range of communication solutions for the Connected Enterprise, integration of legacy equipment from different vendors, migration of legacy equipment & range wireless solutions including secure remote access.

Routeco LIVE are free events, however you must pre register to attend. Email to register stating which event you wish to attend along with your full name, contact details and company. 

Event details:
AJ Bell Stadium, 1, Stadium Way, Eccles, Salford, M30 7EY
Tuesday 4th October 2016

MK Dons Stadium, Grafton Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Thursday 6th October 2016

The events will open at 8.30am with presentations running from 9.30am and closing at 4pm. Breakfast rolls, refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Register now to avoid disappointment!