A changing world of in-house technical capability

Until relatively recently, most sophisticated manufacturing companies employed their own, sometimes extensive, in-house technical capability for electrical controls engineering. However, with the drive towards lean manufacturing from the mid-1980’s to the mid-noughties, this all changed. Companies both trimmed their own … Continue reading

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Safe Installation in ATEX-certified combustible dust zone

Our Client Our client is a specialist manufacturer of pigments. Consequently, managing dust and fine powders is a day-to-day requirement. The Issue A mixer was installed on-site in an area that had been designated a combustible dust risk zone under ATEX/DSEAR regulations. A … 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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Annual Customer Survey 2018 – The Results

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2018 Customer Survey. Your feedback means a lot to us. It allows us to improve and deliver an even better service in the future. We will always listen and respond quickly … Continue reading

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The explosive dangers of dust and powders

In July 2015 an explosion at a wood mill is Bosley near Macclesfield killed 4 people.  In subsequent investigations, the Health and Safety Executive implicated ‘Dust Issues’ as the cause of the explosion. The danger of explosive dust and fine powders … Continue reading

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Documentation is key to major Healthcare Project

For automated production controls within a Pharmaceutical, Healthcare or Lifesciences plant, the availability of accurate, regulatory compliant documentation, written to ISPE GAMP 5 (Good Automated Manufacturing Processes) standards,  drives the whole project.  Denca has recently completed a large project for … 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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Denca annual customer survey 2018

It’s that time of year again! Our annual Customer Survey is an important tool for us as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering the best possible service to you. The 2018 Survey is now underway. The questionnaire is quick and … 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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Software Design – The Denca Approach

Software Development is one of the five core skills offered by Denca. It is one of our “Five Key Service Areas” fitting at the heart of our philosophy: “Imagination in Automation”. Software drives every automated system; customised to fit the … Continue reading

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