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Laser Aligned Pulleys – Why Choose Secomak?
Secomak’s belt driven products, including the PowerGuide Drying Machine, Model 588T Gas Booster and Model 587 Turbo Industrial Fan utilise a powerful motor, which needs a heavy-duty drive belt to match! These are different to our smaller fan and blower products, incorporating teeth and improved strength to cope with the increased torque from the motor.
 

Laser Aligned Drive Belt
 Secomak's Heavy Duty Motor and Drive Belt Technology (Model 588T Gas Booster)


During manufacture at our UK factory, our engineers use laser alignment techniques on our toothed and smooth drive belt products to establish a completely straight, flat plane for the belt to operate. With motor speeds of up to 11,200rpm, Secomak’s blower technology employs incredibly tight tolerances to deliver a product that leads in:

Efficiency

Only the latest “Premium Efficiency” IE3 Motors are used.  

Longer-Life

 Laser aligned belts and pulleys keep the belt tension consistent over longer periods, helping them last longer.

Stability

A completely flat plane reduces vibrations.

Quietness

 Noise absorbing material is installed in the housing unit.

Laser Close Up
 Laser Pulley Alignment Provides Consistent Belt Tension Over Longer Periods for Efficiency, Longer Belt Life and Stability

To maintain peak efficiency, Secomak recommends that the drive belts on our systems are inspected every 2 months to monitor belt condition, with replacement recommended each year. Spares are stocked locally at our Elstree UK location, and can be shipped for quick delivery where needed. We support our customers with any questions or concerns and can give advice or engineering support digitally or on-site where required. 
 
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Spring Tension Solution - Why Choose Secomak?
Secomak’s range of Belt Driven Industrial Fans and Blowers are individually tensioned at our UK factory, prior to shipping. This is important in maintaining the correct belt tension without needing operator intervention during everyday use.

Where necessary and for specific products, our Spring Tensioner solution is installed to provide the optimum belt tension. This self-adjusting solution provides constant tension onto the drive belt, helping to reduce slip and secure the belt onto the pulleys, reducing instances of the belt from coming off.

Secomak Spring Tension System
Maintain Optimum Belt Tension with Secomak's Spring Tensioner System

The springs are manufactured and tested during inspection to conform to precise tolerances and when assembled, provide a specific belt tension measured to ensure it is within Secomak’s tight tolerances. This prevents belt slip without exerting excessive load on the bearing, allowing maximum life of all rotating components.

The Spring Tensioner system is automatic, reliable, and remarkably simple, requiring no maintenance during normal operation. It’s available installed as new at our factory, or as an upgrade to your existing belt driven product.

Maintain Optimum Belt Tension with Secomak's Spring Tensioner System.
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Sealed Bearings - Why Choose Secomak?
Secomak use a variety of bearings, including customised SKF manufactured bearings. These are designed and optimised to meet Secomak’s specific performance requirements, accomplishing better results than other off-the-shelf components.
 

Sealed Bearings Customised For Secomak
 Sealed Bearings Customised For Secomak's Specific Performance Requirements


Fully sealed, Secomak’s Sealed Bearings do not need to be regreased and are completely enclosed from the atmosphere. Keeping the bearing sealed ensures that our premium-grade grease remains in place, keeping the bearing lubricated and smooth to operate. This helps to prevent overheating and makes sure our sealed bearings are reliable and operate for many thousands of hours prior to replacement, reducing cost and increasing maintenance intervals. Preventing dust and dirt from entering the bearing is another advantage, leading to reduced friction and wear over the life of the bearings.
 
Secomak’s quality Sealed Bearings benefit Facilities and Maintenance who operate the relevant Secomak products, often requiring less cost and time allocated to keep the products running efficiently.

Sealed Gas Bearing Assembly
 Secomak Sealed Bearing Assembly (Gas Yellow)

Ask our sales and technical team how Secomak’s Sealed Bearings can benefit your application.

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Monitor Bearing Condition - Model 588T Gas Booster
Secomak’s Model 588T is our highest-pressure Gas Booster ever. It can achieve pressure lifts of up to 185 mbar using both Natural Gas and Biogas, previously only possible by running multiple boosters in series. The new Model 588T operates with gas volumes of up to 2000 cu.m/hr, a remarkable 60% increase above the Model 540."

Model 588T Gas Booster With Condition Monitoring
 Secomak Model 588T Gas Booster with Condition Monitoring

 

Condition Monitoring

 
Condition Monitoring is a key benefit to the 588T. The booster controls constantly monitor vibration amplitudes and frequencies of the bearing elements to identify a change in condition. Similar to Secomak’s thorough Bearing Assembly Testing procedures, the Model 588T keeps monitoring itself 24/7 whilst the unit is in operation.

Condition Monitoring allows the Model 588T to inform the user when the bearings are approaching their end of its life, making predictive maintenance possible.
 
Gas Boosters Ready To Test
 Secomak Gas Boosters Ready To Test

With increased functionality compared to other Gas Boosters, the Model 588T features a Human Machine Interface (HMI) that displays the exact fault to the user providing more detail than ever before. The integrated Expandable Programable Logic Controller (PLC) gives full control, allowing upgrades such as remote notifications, including email or text message alerts as soon as a fault is detected. This is fully compatible with the relevant Building Management System (BMS) to grant more control and connectivity, whilst ensuring facility teams are aware of problems before they become critical. This allows predictive maintenance, keeping the Gas Booster operational preventing unscheduled downtime.

Contact us to learn more about the Model 588T Gas Booster, Condition Monitoring, and how it can help with your application.
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Impellers & Bearing Assemblies – Why Choose Secomak?
Secomak focus on high quality components and materials ensure our customers receive the best quality products. An increasing number of our impellers are machined from a solid billet of aircraft grade aluminium by Secomak Manufacturing Coventry. Our technicians use 5-Axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining techniques to reproduce impellers with extreme accuracy from premium materials.

Secomak Impeller CNC Machined from Solid Aluminium
Secomak Impeller 5-Axis CNC Machined from Solid Aluminium

Machining from solid aluminium creates a stronger product without the porosity associated with cast alternatives, resulting in a higher quality impeller that is inherently more balanced. Despite this, every Secomak impeller is individually and precisely balanced to British Standards specifications. Once the impeller is integrated into the completed bearing assembly, the finished product is of high quality, delivering industry leading performance whilst maintaining a quiet and smooth operation to minimise excess wear. 

Secomak Bearing Assembly Types (Air, Gas, Biogas)
Secomak Sealed Bearing Assemblies - Air (black), Gas (yellow), Biogas (red)

Secomak’s sealed bearing assemblies incorporate the impeller and shaft using a unique design which eliminates concentric errors, whilst further improving balance and stability. Impeller concentricity (centralised mass) is essential to smooth, quiet and reliable operation and Secomak’s focus on quality materials and manufacturing techniques ensures each client receives a premium quality product every time.
 
Exclusively tested, every one of our bearing assemblies must pass a vibration monitoring procedure, from which a spectral analysis is made. This analysis covers the frequencies of the bearing elements and all other rotating components to identify any imbalance, ensuring every component is running to Secomak’s exacting standards. If the bearings show any readings outside of our tight tolerances, the bearing assembly is failed and replaced. To continually improve our products, our engineers study causes of failure to improve future designs and ensure the best quality and value is delivered to our customers.
 
Secomak’s sealed bearing assemblies are available for Natural Gas, Biogas and standard Air applications. Contact us to find out how much it could improve your Fan, Blower or Gas Booster.  
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New North American Project - PowerGuide Complete Can Drying

Drying Machines for the food and beverage industry are in demand this winter, as recent projects shipping this quarter including multiple PowerGuide PowerTunnels for a brand new facility in North America. 
The end user required complete can drying without twisting the can, making the PowerGuide the right solution for their application. 
 

PowerGuide - DryGuide Technology

PowerGuide Can Base Drying Machine
DryGuide Technology - Drying Fixtures Are Integrated Within The Product Guidance System

Based on the customer's requirements, each of these particular PowerGuide's includes three modules for:

Can Top Drying

Side Wall Drying

Correct Orientation Can Base Drying

DryGuide Technology uses drying fixtures that are integrated within the product guidance system and is fixed in place to ensure the optimum position for effective can and bottle drying. With minimal distance between the DryGuide system and the can, this results in remarkable performance and a significant reduction in energy consumption when compared to standard air knives and particularly compressed air solutions.

Modular and tool-less in design and adaptable to speeds of up to 125,000 cans p/hour, read our PowerGuide product page for more. 

Read More About The PowerGuide Here 


Every PowerGuide we manufacturer comes from our factory and offices in Elstree, UK. We sell to multinational brands and ship all around the world. 

Call Secomak to help select the right Drying Solution for your Can, Bottle or Jar application.

www.secomak.com/drying-machines
t| 020 8732 1300
e| sales@secomak.com

 
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Upcoming Case Study: Facebook Gas Boosters

The Gas Booster team have been busy supporting industry this Winter. One of the newest projects is with Facebook at their Brock Street office building in London's Euston and Kings Cross region. Recently installed, a case study will be published in March.
 

Facebook - 10 Brock Street, London

Facebook Brock Street
Photo: © WilkinsonEyre

Facebook are investing in London, increasing desk capacity across the capital to 6,000, with a significant amount based in Brock Street. As worker capacity increases, so does the need for office heating and cooking facilities; the need for more high pressure gas is greater than ever
The contractor ensured this internationally recognised technology brand had the best solution on the market, for the best reliability, performance and safety. For this they turned to Secomak and our Gas Sensor System.
 

Gas Sensor System


The safest solution for gas operations in more sensitive locations requiring lower noise levels and combined with the Acoustic Enclosure; a “Sniffer” sensor can detect potential gas leaks as soon as it recognises a change in the surrounding atmosphere.
Once detected, is uses Visual and Audible Pre-Alarm Warnings prior to an Automatic Safety Cut Off cuts all electrical supply to the system, reducing any potential threat.

The Gas Sensor System also uses an ATEX Rated Motor for maximum confidence in hazardous environments, such as gaseous, dusty or wet environments.
The Gas Sensor System is an APS Inverter System as standard and is also available in Duty Standby configuration for maximum safety, reliability and efficiency.

Check out our Case Study section this March for the full details on Facebook's Brock Street installation.


Call Secomak to help select the right Gas Boosting Solution for your application.

www.secomak.com/gas-boosters
t| 020 8732 1300
e| sales@secomak.com

 
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Boosting Gas Pressure - Which Gas Booster Solution Is Right For You?
If you have a boiler, burner or CHP that needs an increase in pressure, a Gas Booster is a cost effective and reliable solution.
But with multiple Gas Booster packages available, what would be best for your application?

Gas Booster Package 


Secomak Package Gas Booster

A Standard Package Gas Booster

The original Secomak Solution. A standard Gas Booster increases the pressure (but not the volume) of the supplied gas in a way that is efficient and reliable. Secomak’s standard Gas Booster range is a simple and inexpensive way to boost pressure.
Secomak’s centrifugal blower technology is both powerful and compact, keeping the footprint of the Gas Booster small and allowing more installation options for gas contractors.
A gas booster runs at a constant speed, supplying maximum pressure at all times and standard maintenance applies to recommended British Standards 8487:2007.
 

APS Inverter System


Short for Automatic Pressure Setpoint, the APS Inverter driven gas booster, maintains a consistent outlet pressure at a requested setpoint.
Irrespective of the volume of gas, the APS controls ensure a constant outlet pressure. It is perfect for applications where the pressure must stay consistent and stable. If maximum performance is not needed then the system automatically reduces the speed of the gas booster, resulting in a reduction of energy consumption, reduced noise levels and less wear and tear on the booster’s components.
In addition, the APS Inverter System offers additional control functionality including a reduction in booster acceleration (ramp up) and deceleration times. This is often a necessity by gas suppliers when the boosters are installed on shared main supplies, helping to prevent low pressure warnings.


Duty Standby

Secomak Duty Standby
Secomak Duty Standby

Consisting of two identical Gas Boosters, the Duty Standby is ideal when reliability is critical such as:

Hospitals
Residential Homes
Hotels
Schools
Offices
Factories
Process Applications
General Heating & Ventilation



In a “Run and Standby” configuration, the system will automatically switch between the two boosters in the event of a fault, ensuring the boosted gas pressure supply is unaffected. The system will also alternate every seven days (customisable), ensuring that wear on the bearings and drives is spread between two machines. This means that maintenance never interrupts supply of gas, as the alternative booster is in operation.
Having two boosters also eliminates downtime for the same reason. Regular checks from the maintenance team ensures you will always have at least one operational Gas Booster.
The Duty Standby is also available as an APS Inverter System, with the advantages of both configurations.

 

Gas Sensor System

Secomak Gas Sensor System
Secomak Gas Sensor System

The safest solution for gas operations in more sensitive locations requiring lower noise levels and combined with the Acoustic Enclosure; a “Sniffer” sensor can detect potential gas leaks as soon as it recognises a change in the surrounding atmosphere.
Once detected, is uses Visual and Audible Pre-Alarm Warnings prior to an Automatic Safety Cut Off cuts all electrical supply to the system, reducing any potential threat.
The Gas Sensor System also uses an ATEX Rated Motor for maximum confidence in hazardous environments, such as gaseous, dusty or wet environments.
The Gas Sensor System is an APS Inverter System as standard and is also available in Duty Standby configuration for maximum safety, reliability and efficiency.


Call Secomak to help select the right Gas Boosting Solution for your application.

www.secomak.com/gas-boosters
t| 020 8732 1300
e| sales@secomak.com


 
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Secomak Celebrates 90 Years
Today on 16 September 2020, Secomak turns 90 years old. Since 1930, Secomak has been at the heart of British engineering, building and supplying Gas Boosters, producing Drying Machines for the Food and Beverage market and specialising in industrial Fan, Blower and Heater technology throughout. Focussing on Air Movement Technology, Secomak has diversified across these industries over the last 90 years.

Service Electric Company Ltd was born in 1930, shortly after our first fan and heater products were produced. Our fans and blowers are produced on site to this day.

Secomak Historic Side Channel Blower

Secomak Historic Side Channel Blower

In the 1940’s, Secomak designed and manufactured Air Raid Sirens to support the war effort. 

Secomak Historic Siren
Secomak Historic Siren

In 1969, Secomak introduced the first ever commercial Gas Booster in conjunction with British Gas. Even today, we are the reference point across the construction industry.

Secomak Historic Gas Booster
Secomak Historic Gas Booster

Secomak have developed their drying machines across multiple decades. The modern PowerGuide Can & Bottle Drying Machine is a development of the original PowerStrip model from the past. Spot the similarities below:
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Secomak Historic Bottle Drying
Secomak PowerGuide

Secomak Bottle Drying Through The Years
Today, Secomak are continuing to innovate. We recently rolled out the PowerWash and PowerClean UV machines, offering the full Wash, Dry & Sterilise solution for bottles, cans and jars.

In 2020 we launched the Gas Booster Model 588T, delivering the largest pressure lifts and volume of any Gas Booster that Secomak has ever produced.   

Secomak Model 588T Gas Booster
Secomak Model 588T Gas Booster

Thank you to our employees, our suppliers and our customers. Without you, our first 90 years would not have been possible.
We look forward to another ten years and 100 years trading!
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PowerClean UV Can Sterilisation
Continuing to develop clean, dry and sterilised canning solutions, Secomak introduce the PowerClean UV machine to provide the ultimate in safe and confidence inspiring FoodBev products.


 
A high specification UVC sterilisation unit, the PowerClean UV is designed to sterilise packaging surfaces on high speed production lines.

The PowerClean UVC Sterilisation guarantees Log 4 inactivation rates of 99.99% for Bacillus Subtilis, a common food spoilage bacteria which lives and multiplies on can lids.

Sterilising the top of the can, the PowerClean uses high-intensity germicidal UVC emitters (pictured) to provide the maximum possible sterilisation.

Tamper element strips and lid labels are increasingly being offered across markets around the world. Consumer confidence is more important than ever in the current global environment, with an increased focus on hygiene from customers and stakeholders across the entire production and delivery process. The protection offered by a foil lid is significant, but only if bacterial inactivation has taken place prior to lid application.

As container and label change-overs require shorter make ready times, it's critical to sterilise quickly. The PowerClean UV can be specified in multiple modules as required to operate at speeds of up to 125,000 cans p/hr.


Read more about the PowerClean UV Sterilisation machine on our product page

 

 

020 8732 1300
sales@secomak.com

www.secomak.com

PowerClean UV Emitters
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QUALITY IS INTEGRAL TO WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE. OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO DESIGN FIT-FOR-PURPOSE SOLUTIONS WHICH LAST – THAT’S WHY MANY OF OUR ORIGINAL PRODUCTS ARE STILL SATISFYING OUR CUSTOMERS’ NEEDS AFTER DECADES OF SERVICE