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Hager Sollysta IP66 Range – New from R&M

January 23, 2014

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The Hager Sollysta IP66 range is now available through R&M.

The Sollysta IP66 range of wiring accessories is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, where wiring accessories may be vulnerable to the potential harmful effects of dust or water ingress.

Manufactured from tough, durable thermoplastic, the IP66 rating assured total ingress protection against dust, and powerful water jets.

hager sollysta IP66Hager Sollysta IP66 Features

Designed to promote ease of use, security whilst retaining its IP66 integrity:

  • Dual action hinge, allowing the lid to be opened 180 degrees for ease of plug insertion and switch operation
  • Easy to open catch
  • Suitable for moulded plugs – its extended enclosure and extra wide gel seal mean even moulded-on plugs can be accommodated
  • IP66 complete protection from dust and high pressure water jets – conforming to BS EN 60529:1992
  • Factory fitted soft gen seal fits snugly around power cables to maintain the IP66 rating in use with the lid fully closed
  • Padlockable – A padlock of up to 5mm dia shank can be fitted to the enclosure
  • Knockouts – 20mm cable entry knockouts are secure and easily removed by pushing out from the inside of the back box
  • Drill out – If 25mm conduit is needed, then a clearly marked drill out position allows safe and precise use of a 25mm holesaw
  • Drain – The drain feature can be drilled out using a 5mm drill (n.b. this will reduce the IP rating of the product)

An extensive range of Hager products are available through our Southampton and Neyland Branches – contact them today for a quote by completing our contacts page or by e-mailing them directly on:

southampton@rm-electrical.com or neyland@rm-electrical.com

CEAG TX20 LED Hand Lamp New from R&M

January 16, 2014

The CEAG TX20/CX20 System comprises of a torch for Zone 0 and a Zone 1 charger, making it the ultimate multifunctional lighting solution for use in hazardous areas.

The TX20 Torch a can be used as a hand torch, a helmet torch or can be a permanently installed emergency light.

The Ceag TX20 incorporates a robust design with the lighting output you need, providing a very high luminous intensity.  It’s Ex rated features makes it ideal for use in chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical plants on and offshore.


CEAG TX20 LED Hand LampCeag TX20 led hand lamp


  • The charger and torch are continuously checked and any faults indicated by means of an LED
  • Optional safety feature allows torch and charger to be sealed together to allow the combined unit to be used as emergency lighting
  • If power supply to the charger fails the torch will automatically switch on (emergency lighting)


Maintenance Free and Reliable

  • Sealed and self-maintained rechargeable battery feature
  • Automatic low voltage shutdown preventing permanent damage to batteries
  • 2mm hardened glass
  • The torch will automatically switch to a weaker standby light when its charge is low – to extend its operating time


CEAG TX20 LED Hand Lamp Technical

  • For use in hazardous areas zones 0, 1 and 2
  • Operating cycle ca. 5 hours
  • High light output due to 3W power LED
  • Maintenance-free rechargeable batter
  • Emergency lighting function
  • Automatic standby light when battery capacity decreases
  • Inductive charger for Ex zone 1
  • Automatic function test of lamp and charger
  • Deep-discharge protection
  • High degree of protection – IP67


For full product details and technical information please click here

This innovative hazardous area lighting system is now available through R&M’s Assembly Division so for further information and a quote please contact them at Assembly@rm-electrical.com or complete our contacts page with your requirements.

Datwyler Pyrofil Enhanced Fire Alarm Cable – New at R&M

January 13, 2014

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Datwyler Pyrofil Enhanced Fire Alarm Cable (300/500v) is now available through R&M’s Oxford Branch.

This Halogen-free safety cable offers improved characteristics in the case of fire; zero-halogen non corrosive gases, flame retardant, fire resistant (no fumes), minimal smoke emissions and retains circuit integrity.

Ideally suited for fire alarm systems and emergency lighting for permanent installation in buildings, the Datwyler Pyrofil® Enhanced Fire Alarm Cable has a permitted operating temperature (at conductor) of +90°C.

This enhanced fire safety cable is ideal for new and retrofit installations, requiring no special terminations and therefore no special tools or ferrules.

Datwyler Pyrofil Enhanced Fire Alarm Cable has received global approval, having been tested to and surpassing both British and Internationally recognised standards.


Datwyler Pyrofil Cable Construction

1   Conductor:  Solid

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2   Insulation:  Fire resistant special compound

3   Drain wire:  Tinned copper

4   Inner covering:  Glass fibre tape

5   Shielding:  Al-laminated tape

6   Sheath:  FRNC/LS0H


click on the link for further information on sizes and technical information

R&M’s Oxford Branch are able to supply wide range of both standard and enhanced fire safety cables, most of which is ex-stock and is available for next day delivery.

For those more specialist cable requirements the R&M Electrical Group have a dedicated cable division who are able to supply product from internationally approved manufacturers including:

  • Power Cables
  • Control & Instrumentation Cables
  • Elastomeric Power and Signal Cables
  • Data and Telecommunication Cables
  • Offshore/Marine Power, Control & Instrumentation Cables

For more information on the Datwyler Pyrofil Enhanced Fire Alarm Cable or any of your other cable requirements contact our oxford branch at:  oxford@rm-electrical.com, or complete our contact form with your details.

R&M Approved Supplier on Achilles FPK

December 31, 2013

Achilles FPK (First Point Kazakhstan) have approved R&M as a certified supplier on their supplier management system.

Achilles are a supplier management system, whose  general remit is to qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers so buyers from some of the world’s largest corporations can develop long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships with reliable, qualified suppliers across the globe.

Already operating internationally, Achilles has identified a need for a supply chain management data base that is specifically designed for those within the Oil & Gas industry in Kazakhstan.

The data base supports Kazakhstan buyers by working to identifying, qualifying, evaluating and monitoring suppliers on behalf of buying members – creating an effective supply chain network.

Achilles FPK provides potential buyers with supplier information for evaluation.   It facilitates an ethical supply chain by providing a systematic online search facility for supplier generic information on a standard industry platform, promoting transparency within the selection process.

“We are delighted to have been approved as a supplier on Achilles FPK.  As an existing operator within the Kazakhstan region we recognise the potential of the Oil & Gas markets within the area, and the need for an ethical supply chain relationship with key players.  Achilles FPK is the ideal medium to facilitate this” Julia Korolova (Business Development Manager – Kazakhstan).

Achilles FPK Benefits

  • Assist the Kazakhstani oil and gas industry to efficiently source contractors and suppliers
  • Act as a single service and focal point for supply chain information
  • Reduce the costs and time associated with supply chain administration
  • Sharing of information which is accessible via a secure online environment

Based in Atyrau and supported by the UK Exports division, R&M Electrical Group LLP is a fully registered Kazakhstan company capable of servicing both DDP and global FCA business.

The R&M Group has been trading in Kazakhstan since 1996 with the Atyrau office being open in the region for the last 5 years. The branch was officially re- registered as an LLP company in 2011, enabling R&M to meet the local content requirements more effectively.

For more information on R&M Kazakhstan or to contact us please click on the link and complete your contact details or e-mail us in the UK on  exports@rm-electrical.com, or atyrau@rm-electrical.com for our Atyrau office.

New from Ceag – EVZ Ex Pendant Light Fitting

December 18, 2013

CEAG EVZ PENDANT 2New from Ceag – EVZ Ex pendant light fitting, suitable for Zones 1 and 21, and now available at R&M Electrical.

Ceag’s (Cooper Crouse Hinds) new EVZ range is an explosion protected pendant light fitting for use with high-pressure lamps.

This stylish fitting is of an IEC metallic design and has been approved in accordance with IEC/EN 60079 regulations.

The EVZ range is suitable for us in gas Ex areas of Zone 1 & 2 as well as in dust Ex areas of Zone 21 & 22, and has been specifically designed for harsh environments with high extreme mechanical, moisture and dust hazards.

This versatile fitting can be used for wall, ceiling or pole mounted installations. Its robust construction lends itself to all applications of general lighting in hazardous areas, including oil refineries, on board ships & platforms, chemical, petrochemical & LNG plants, waste or sewage treatment.

The EVZ series is ideally suited for dust-ex hazardous environments, including grain mills, wood, sugar and food processing and all other combustible dust plants.

EVZ Ex-Pendant Light Fitting Features

  • ATEX and IECEx certified
  • Rugged copper-free aluminium body and tempered glass globe – no guard required
  • High degree of protection – IP66 for wet and dusty environments
  • Chemical and UV resistant materials
  • Light weight – easy to mount and handle
  • Option of differing external reflectors
  • Wide operating temperature range –    -40 °C up to +55°C
  • Two sizes available
  • Can be used with HPS lamps & MH Lamps

For full information and technical data click on the link alternatively, contact our Assembly Division on +44(0)1489 799 888, e-mail us on assembly@rm-electrial.com, or click on the link and complete our contacts page.

R&M Congratulates Lowe & Oliver on their 90th Anniversary

December 11, 2013

Lowe & Oliver are celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year, for which R&M offers its congratulations!  Founded in 1923 by Reginald Lowe & Herbert Oliver, the company was originally set up to service Oxford and surrounding areas with all of their electrical installation requirements – in what proved to be a fast paced and growing industry.  Today Lowe & Oliver have expanded to operate UK wide, offering quality electrical & mechanical services throughout.  Their customer base is diverse – from historic building renovations (including Blenheim House) through to commercial and industrial corporations. R&M are proud to be associated with Lowe & Oliver – who operate “By Royal Appointment” offering a wide range of quality services including;

Lowe & Oliver Services

  • Solar
  • Electrical – professional and high quality installation engineers
  • Mechanical – installation, maintenance & repair of plumbing ventilations, air condition systems, gas & water ducting, refrigeration services
  • Testing – of both Lowe & Oliver and independently installed systems
  • Design – professional design service – meeting all professional and industry standard drawings
  • Maintenance – warranties and customer support services for both Lowe & Oliver and independently installed systems.  Lowe & Oliver also offer their customers a 24 hour emergency service – if required.

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“R&M Oxford opened in 2007 – and we are pleased to be able to count Lowe & Oliver as one of our longest standing customers – in fact almost from the day our doors opened they supported us!  We are very happy to be a part of their continuing success both in the Oxford area and further afield. We congratulate them on their 90 years anniversary!”  Rik Walecki – Oxford Branch Manager.

R&M’s Oxford branch were originally set up to distribute electrical equipment throughout the region, but have expanded rapidly to include various prestigious supply and MRO contracts in the portfolio of services they are able to offer.

For more information telephone 01865 395353 or email oxford@rm-electrical.com Or call into our trade counter located on Peterley Road, Horspath Industrial Estate, Cowley, OX4 2TZ.

R&M Exhibits at the Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition

December 6, 2013

R&M’s joint venture partner – Siraj Naybur – are exhibiting at the 4th Basra Oil & Gas International Conference & Exhibition.   We can be found on stand I56 from the 5th to the 8th of December 2013.

Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition

Officially supported by the Ministry of Oil in Iraq, the exhibition is held annually and is the largest Oil & Gas show in Iraq.basra stand

The Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition combines both conference and exhibition and is highly successful – attracting over 18,000 visitors from 35 countries in 2012, with its popularity set to increase in 2013!

Visitors to the exhibition are typically industry professionals from both the private and public sectors, and include representatives from various international ministries.  Both international and local representatives all have a keen interest in developing the vast oil and gas reserves within Iraq.

The conference additionally aims to allow specialists from the Oil and Gas arena to share their expertise, exchange ideas and experiences, update their knowledge and skills and discuss the latest progress and challenges facing the Petroleum Industry within Iraq.

Siraj Naybur

“We are very pleased to have been selected to exhibit at the Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition this year.  We are ideally placed in Basra to service this sector and feel that the show is the perfect platform to market the products and services we are able to offer.  We are able to offer hazardous area equipment from internationally renowned and respected manufacturers, which is what we will be promoting at the show”  Dina Adib (Co-owner & Director of Siraj Naybur).

Siraj Naybur is solely owned by Iraq nationals and distributes electrical equipment directly to the Oil and Gas sector from warehousing facilities located in Basra.

Iraq Oil Reserves

Iraq has been identified as having the 3rd largest proven oil and gas reserves in the world.  It is proven to have 143 billion barrels of oil and gas, with a further 214 billion barrels of estimated reserves.  Iraq currently has 79 oil and gas fields, with only 23 of them currently in production.

For further information contact Siraj Naybur on info@sniraq.com or visit our stand at the show.

MK Commando Industrial Plugs and Sockets

December 2, 2013

MK Commando plugs and socketsMK Commando industrial plugs and sockets are being updated, improved and revamped making this tough range of plugs and sockets even better!

The product range, with IP ratings of 44 and 67, are robustly designed with outstanding temperature performance and are resistant to most chemicals.

Over the next 12 months, starting with the 40 most popular products, the entire range is being updated with improved design and safety features.

MK Commando new features:

Quick Release Cable Clamp

Offering an improved locking mechanism applying pressure to the cable for the lifetime of the product

Ergonomic Design

Sharp edges are removed, improving cable protection and giving the user a comfortable grip for connecting and disconnecting the product

Easy Wiring

Terminals are clearly marked for ease of identification.  Earth terminals have two screws to ensure integrity of connection


Features like the calibrated contact sleeves with stainless steel springs and double earthing screws all mean that this plug or socket will perform better and longer in difficult conditions

Nickel plated pins – longer life and increased resistance to wear and high humidity

10 Year Warranty


MK COMMANDO“We are pleased to be able to offer the MK Commando range of plugs and sockets, they are ideal for our customer base who demand products that offer increased safety, are durable and are able to perform well in a wide range of challenging environments.    The additional bonus of this range is that they are quick and easy to install and reliable!”  Rik Walecki – Oxford Branch Manager.

The MK Commando range is ideal for use in industrial environments like workshops, factories and warehouses; or in the food and beverage industry. The range is also perfect for applications that require frequent connection and disconnection of power in public areas such as airports, hospitals and shopping malls where ingress of dirt or liquids could be a concern.

Contact your local branch today for more information, click on the link to our contact pages or e-mail us on sales@rm-electrical.com

New Product: MK USB Charging Module

November 25, 2013

The MK USB Charging Module is newly available from R&M Electrical.

This innovative product means that you no longer need to store and carry a variety of bulky adaptors, or rely on your PC or Laptop to charge your devices.  One USB cable will service your devices with a USB connection – keeping life simple and less complicated!

Benefits of the USB Charging Module:


  • Can be used with any device with a USB connection
  • Two 5V outlets – enabling two devices to be charged at the same time
  • Suitable for retrofit installations
  • Eliminates ugly trailing leads and adaptor plugs
  • Comes in Standard Euro Module design – with a selection of front plates available
  • Can be installed in any indoor environment – including homes, hotels, airports
  • Can be installed in transportation vehicles – airplane seats, train tables

Click here for full product details

“With the increasing reliance we all have on portable devices such as tablets, smartphones and MP3 Players, it is surprising the USB charging module was not launched earlier!  It is a very handy piece of equipment, simple design, easy to install, gets rid of all those trailing leads everywhere – and because it auto disconnects it is economical too!  It is a great addition to the MK range of products”  Rik Walecki – Oxford Branch Manager.

R&M’s Oxford branch is a preferred distributor for MK products and has a large stock holding at their premises in Horspath Industrial Estate, Cowley, with many items available for next day delivery.

Contact your local branch today for more information, click on the link to our contact pages or e-mail us on sales@rm-electrical.com

R&M Group News & Views

November 18, 2013

R&M Group News & Views – our regular customer newsletter is now available to down load by clicking on the link!  R&M Newsletter

Full of useful information on new products and services we are able to offer.

This our “Movember” newsletter also invites you to support R&M’s top management in their quest to raise funds for the Movember movement by not shaving for a month.  This internationally active campaign raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.

Also in our latest newsletter you can read all about the latest pre-fabrication online software, which will enable you in a few clicks to produce a CAD drawing and a quote for all of your pre-fabricated projects.

We also introduce you to the Schneider Acti9 range, and the Glamox TX65 area lighting, both time saving and revolutionary ranges.

Our joint venture in Iraq is highlighted in our popular “Meet the Team” section, where you can read all about Siraj Naybur and what they are able to offer our Iraq customers.

So click on the link to view our latest newsletter!  R&M Newsletter

If you are interested in any of the products or services mentioned you can also contact our sales team on sales@rm-electrical.com or complete one of our contacts pages.

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