Category Archives: Technical Information

Industry 4.0 – Dawn of a new era?

Industry 4.0 is the fourth era of manufacturing. The First Era Started in the 17th & early 18th centuries with the first mechanical machinery that carried out work previously people did manually, leading to the Industrial Revolution. The Second Era followed … Continue reading

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Operating in Combustible Dust Environments

As demonstrated in the case of the Bosley Mill Explosion in 2015, combustible dust can present a significant danger in processing environments. Up until quite recently, ignorance of these risks had led to a degree of complacency across many manufacturing sectors. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Effective Documentation

Effective documentation for a project means a system will not only look good on paper, it will deliver in reality. Inconsistencies and omissions in documentation can lead to cost and time overruns, projects being delivered out of specification – or … Continue reading

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The value of good documentation

At Denca we pride ourselves on a practical, straightforward and logical approach to delivering good documentation as part of every project. Working methodically, we ensure that the project requirements and purpose are clear. We also make certain that all elements of … Continue reading

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Design Insight – Delivering the Best Solution

As a Systems Integration service business, Denca Controls’ work always starts with developing a thorough understanding of our client’s needs.  This understanding is at the heart of effective project design. It is how to meet the client’s needs and objectives while … Continue reading

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Project Design in Practice

A Challenging Environment Denca’s UK-based customer has a facility in West Africa that processes cereals.  They needed to upgrade the electrical controls systems for a series of conveyors that transport the cereal around the plant to different processing stations.  Denca’s … Continue reading

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Design – The Denca Approach

Denca’s philosophy of “Imagination in Automation” means that at the heart of every project lies good design. Consequently, Denca takes a practical, integrated and experience-based approach to electrical controls design. At the heart of the design process are our experience … Continue reading

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Control Panels – Plus – The Denca difference

Denca has seen its business manufacturing control panels grow steadily since the panel shop extension was completed at the end of 2014. There are many reasons why our panel business has grown. We deliver quality, attention to detail, service and … Continue reading

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IEC61439 Motor Control Panels – significant demand growth

In place since 2009, IEC61439 is the European standard for low voltage switchgear isolation and enclosures. IEC61439 demand grows Since the expansion of Denca’s control panel facilities 3 years ago and the corresponding increase in our manufacturing team, we have seen an encouraging … Continue reading

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Managing Obsolescence

Denca Controls’ Technical Services Manager Steve Walsh takes a look at the value of proactive maintenance and calibration in getting best long term value from process system investment ….   Installation of new instrumentation and equipment is often the starting … Continue reading

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