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R&M Cables Supply “flat pack” Power Station

R&M Cables Division have successfully completed a major supply to a UK based company who have developed a ‘low operating cost’ power station.

The Power station is designed to be ‘flat-packed’ and shipped for assembly on site.

The first of this unique type of power station is destined for Mauretania, – North Africa. The plant runs on Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO)  which is the most affordable liquid fuel available, a critical factor for use in developing countries, with the estimated savings  for operation (compared to conventional fuels) in the range of  $11million per annum.

 The supply involved Medium and Low Voltage power cables, accompanied by Control, Instrumentation and data cables amounting to well over 83 kilometers.  Contact our Cables Division for more information – [email protected]

New Product: NoBurn Fire Performance Cable

Now available from our Cables Division and through-out the R&M Group – Ventcroft’s NoBurn Platinum “Standard” Fire Performance Cable.

NoBurn cable is manufactured in the UK using the latest technology, materials and manufacturing equipment, ensuring consistent reliability and quality.  Twisting during the manufacturing process ensures the highest level of data protection, ideal for long cable runs and analogue addressable fire systems.

NoBurn cable has superb working flexibility but stays where you put it, reducing installation time and costs.

Approved to LPCB and BASEC to meet with BS 5839-1:2002 & A2:2008 Clause 26.2d Std, BS EN50200:2006 + Annex E 30 minutes, BS EN 50200:2006 PH120, BS 7629-1:2008 and BS 6387:1994 Clause 11CWZ, NoBurn cable is suitable for a wide range of applications including;

  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Control & Lift Doors where low smoke and zero halogen is required
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Voice Alarm Systems
  • Voice Communication

Contact your local branch or e-mail [email protected] for a quote today!

Promotion: Bosch Power Tools

R&M Fixings Division announce the launch of their Christmas Promotion of Bosch Power Tools

From just £63, these tools are hard working, light weight and at a quality you know and trust!

Contact us today for further details (023 8038 [email protected])

New Product: Philips LED Range of Lighting


 Newly arrived in our Southampton Branch is  the Philips range of LED lighting, offering up to 85% energy saving on a standard GU10 lamp, but with the same light output and with the additional benefit of  long life.

 “The Phillips LED range offers a raft of benefits to our customers including massive energy savings, an extremely long life (up to 45,000 hours), and low maintenance costs whilst still retaining the integrity of the light output.  Customers will find that by simply changing to LED it is possible to recoup their investment within a year!”  Marc Shortridge Southampton Branch Manager

 R&M Southampton stock both the Philips Showerlight and Zadora Master LED fire rated ranges.  Call (023 8023 1800) [email protected] or click on the link below to take advantage of our special introductory rates!

MK Electric iPhone App

MK Electric, one of R&M Electric’s suppliers, has just released an iPhone App. The MK Specification Guide is an interactive book which includes functionality to find your nearest stockist either by GPS or via a postcode search.

The app allows you to browse the full MK Electric product portfolio, providing details of wiring devices, circuit protection and cable management.  This is a comprehensive reference of over 5000 items.

View the App on the website.

R&M Swansea new distributor for Pulsar Process Measurement

R&M’s Swansea branch are proud to become Pulsar Process Measurement’s latest distributor in Wales.

Pulsar are one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of level and flow instruments, whose strength is in the non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement of water, waste water, food, quarrying, cement or other industries where bulk liquids or solids are involved, in fact in almost any application where there is a level of solids or liquids in silos, tanks or other areas can be measured (e.g. measuring the levels of slurry in an over spill tank).   With their Pulsar transducers  approved to ATEX (EEx m) for zone 1 and zone 2 applications, with no Zener barrier required,  Pulsar have invested heavily to ensure their equipment works in applications that would stump other ultrasonic systems – Talybon-on-Usk (Welsh Waters water treatment works) and Manchester Airport.

“We are very pleased to have been given this partnership opportunity with Pulsar” commented Gary Sullivan Manager of R&M’s Swansea branch, “and plan to concentrate on distributing the Pulsar Process Control Range and Transducer Heads, which is a range that will sit well with our current product mix”.


New Product: Exd Flameproof Barrier Glands

Flexicon – as part of their commitment to ongoing product development and innovation – have launched their new and exciting product range of EXD Flameproof Barrier Glands for Hazardous Area applications.

This new range consists of IP66, IP67, IP68 (5bar) + IP69k fittings and have been developed  for use  in Zones 1, 2, 21 and Zone 22 hazardous areas when used with Flexicon’s Liquid Tight conduits from 16mm to 63mm.

This long awaited range of products have been approved to all the latest relevant ATEX and IECEx standards, and are designed for EXd, EXe and EXt applications.Please contact our Southampton Branch (023 8023 1800) for more information or click below for available sizes and further product information.

R&M Assembly Invest in new technology

R&M‘s Assembly Division are pleased to announce their recent investment in the technologically advanced SMX 2500 3 Axis CNC/Manual Bed Mill, with delivery due to take place in  November 2010.

“The SMX 2500 uses up-to-the minute, innovative technology and will increase both the efficiency and accuracy of our  CNCing ability, allowing us to produce both volume and bespoke “one off” enclosures.  This can only be a win win situation for our customers as we will be able to shorten lead times and offer an overall improved service.”  Commented Neil Sherin – Assembly Division Manager.

High Frequency Ballast Shortages

R&M have been advised by their Luminaire Suppliers of a nation-wide shortage of Electronic Ballasts.
This is due to a world-wide electronic component shortage including capacitors and integrated circuits.  This has resulted in our manufacturers experiencing increasing supply problems for Indoor and Outdoor High Frequency Ballasts.

This is outside of our Luminaire manufacturers control, however they are doing everything possible to minimise any possible availability issues.  Currently Switch Start Ballasts are unaffected.