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Vega Controls Ltd

Kendal House, Victoria Way
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9NF
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01444 87 00 55
Fax : +44 1444 870080
Email : doug.anderson@uk.vega.com
Web : www.vega.com/uk


Editorial archive;

2017 VEGATRUCK UK Tour 03/05/2017
The VEGATRUCK ‘on the road’ customer training facility is returning to the UK in June and July this year. After an amazing tour in 2016 with over 600 visitors, it is stopping at a number of venues where you can come along and visit, these include Aberdeen, Grangemouth, Grimsby, Ellesmere Port and South West London. Full Story...

Achieving more accurate fryer control 18/04/2017
For a producer of tortilla chip snacks the complex interaction between controlling the temperature, cooking time and oil replenishment of its fryers is critical to maintaining the high quality of its tortilla chip snacks. Full Story...

Bluetooth – back to the future? 06/02/2017
Is the process industry ready for instrument adjustment and diagnosis with Smartphones or Tablets? Full Story...

Bluetooth radar level sensor for the water sector 17/10/2016
The new VEGAPULS WL S 61 contactless radar sensor offers a level sensing solution for applications in the water and sewage sectors.  Full Story...

80 GHz radar gets Bluetooth with Ex approval 01/08/2016
Adding yet another new option for the new 80 GHz radar level sensors VEGAPULS 64 (liquids) and 69 (bulk solids) are now available with ATEX / IECEx: Ex ia, Ex ia/t (Dust) FM: OL, XP, DIP approvals. Full Story...

New level radar for chemical pilot plants 21/06/2016
The unrivalled focusing of the new 80 GHz VEGAPULS 64 allows for more flexibility in the chemical industry. Full Story...

First radar level gauge for liquids with 80 GHz 15/04/2016
VEGA introduces VEGAPULS 64, the first contactless radar level transmitter on the market for liquids that measures at 80 GHz frequency. This feature allows considerably tighter focusing of the radar beam. With this new instrument, measuring is much easier and more reliable, even under difficult conditions, such as tanks fitted with heating coils, baffles or agitators. Full Story...

Radar level transmitter developments 22/03/2016
Doug Anderson explains how radar level transmitter technology has developed over the years to become an easy to use and predictably accurate process level measurement solution. Full Story...

Ceramic measurement benefits 03/08/2015
Pressure sensor manufacturers are now widely employing ceramic materials because it can offer some real advantages for a range of measurements. Full Story...

Radar level transmitter proves itself at Aston Martin 13/05/2014
To ensure that the paint finish on Aston Martin sports cars is perfect from every angle, all aspects within its paintshop facility need to be controlled – even the environmental impact of the process. All the wastewater in the facility is recycled, and one of the initial treatment stages is the ‘coagulation tank’, where entrained solid materials are removed. Full Story...

World first for tuning fork level switch 05/02/2013
The latest addition to the VEGA portfolio of vibrating limit switches for liquids, VEGASWING 66, is believed to offer a world first. Full Story...

New range of nucleonic gauging systems 17/04/2012
Nucleonic instruments for measuring level, density, interface and mass flow are said to be unaffected by high vessel pressures, aggressive media, extreme process temperatures and other process challenges. Full Story...

Radar and level switch in nuclear decommissioning project 14/02/2012
Dounreay in north of Scotland is one of a number of nuclear sites in the UK currently in the process of being decomissioned. Non-contact radar technology is being employed here to help ensure the safe packaging of material which is being transferred for further processing. Full Story...

VEGAPASS and VEGAMAG 08/09/2011
The comprehensive VEGA range of bypass chamber, bridle and magnetic level indicator (MLI) options now come under new names. All bypass mounted assemblies solely for mounting VEGA guided and non-contact radar transmitters or level switches, will come under the name VEGAPASS. All ‘dual technology’ systems, where alongside these other VEGA technologies, a MLI is employed, will be identified as VEGAMAG Full Story...

Making molten steel pouring more accurate 26/04/2011
TATA Steel in Scunthorpe produces a range of steel slab, billets, structural sections, rail and wire rod the focus at the plant is always on efficiencies, with close attention being paid to process improvement strategies in all areas of production. Full Story...

Tank measurements shared with production planning department 08/03/2011
To meet increasing demand for its latest alcoholic beverage product offering, John Crabbie & Co needed to to upgrade the existing facilities and augment production capacity at its manufacturing plant. Full Story...

Radar level transmitter meets EMPHASIS requirements 02/11/2010
The VEGAPULS radar level transmitter, originally assessed by Exida for SIL applications, is now the first non-contact level sensor to also be independently assessed by Sellafield Ltd, as part of the EMPHASIS project to satisfy the NII. It is now deemed acceptable for this sensor to be deployed in suitable SIL1 applications for the UK nuclear industry. Full Story...

Salt management to get through zero winter 19/01/2010
To prevent ice and snow chaos in winter, road services have to be well-organised to keep traffic moving. A major part of this operation is ensuring consistent supplies of road salt for gritting. Full Story...

Palm Paper gets instrumentation for giant machine 26/01/2009
Palm Paper has turned to manufacturer, Vega for level, switching and pressure instrumentation for use in a huge newsprint paper machine. Full Story...

Fieldbus heads for Wembley 04/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation is to host its next UK roadshow at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, following similar events in Reading, Manchester and Middlesbrough. Presentations and practical demonstrations will aim to demonstrate how Foundation fieldbus technology can be used as part of a single plant-wide solution. Full Story...

Solids radar takes long shot at Castle Cement 01/06/2007
Castle Cement says it has boosted reliability, at its Ketton works, with a solids radar device from VEGA. Full Story...