Cyber Essentials Certified

We’re Cyber Essentials Certified!

Here at Kempston Controls, we’re committed to ensuring our staff and customers are safe when using our services. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer customers the best shopping experience and a big part of that is ensuring our data and systems are secure and private. We’re delighted to announce that we are certified by the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Programme.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported certification that demonstrates that a company is secure when it comes to digital threats. Launched in 2014, the scheme was developed by the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF).

Cyber Essentials Certified

The five areas that Cyber-Essentials is focused on:

  • Correct and appropriate management of firewalls and internet gateways to provide safe internet access
  • The secure configuration of devices/software used within the organisation
  • Robust access control to data and services
  • Advanced and well-structured processes for malware and virus protection
  • Well-structured patch management to ensure ongoing commitment to security

We are exceptionally proud of our new certification and are pleased to provide our customers with another reason to trust us and the services we provide.

As always, we are continually looking for ways to improve our offering with Cyber Essentials proving that we are readily available for the growing and ever-changing digital world.

Kempston Controls is a leading distributor of electrical process control and automation products and electronic components with a world-leading reputation for stock, service, competitive pricing, and next-day delivery. Our diverse product portfolio includes; proximity and motion sensors, humidity and temperature sensor data loggers, fuses, light curtains, electrical connectors, actuators, safety relays, panel meters, emergency stops, and much more.

Last Chance to Buy – ABB – GE/AEG Industrial Product Obsolescence and Phase Out Update

An update on the Life Cycle Phase Status from ABB for IEC Control products belonging to the GE/AEG brand has just been released.

The IEC controls portfolio which stems from the GE Industrial Solutions acquisition is to be impacted by several Life Cycle Management changes for GE/AEG product lines.

Last Chance to Buy!

The life cycle phase status for certain products will be changed from the Limited to Obsolete phase from the 1st of July 2021 and the last chance to buy those entering the limited phase is the 30th of April 2021. The Smart Power MCCBs Record Plus series products have a last time to buy order date of the 7th of May 2021.

This means that certain products will be withdrawn from sale and will no longer be manufactured, and any spares or accessories will no longer be available so make sure you act quickly. The attached document will help provide you with details regarding the specific products that are being discontinued and their recommended substitute products.

Order before the Deadline!

Kempston Controls will help guide you when selecting the correct substitute products affected by those impacted in the attached updated document, call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 or emails to order.

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Welcome Matthew & Mike

Welcome Matthew and Mike!

Kempston Controls are pleased to announce that Matthew Law & Mike Evans are joining our Thermal Division as Combustion Solution Engineers. Welcome to the team!

Both bring a wealth of knowledge and we’re looking forward to welcoming and integrating them into our team and providing our customers with another exceptional service.

We caught up with both Matthew & Mike to learn more about them:

Matthew Law:

I worked for Kromschroder for 21 years starting off as an apprentice where I trained in the assembly of pipe trains for customers. From there I moved into AutoCAD design where I designed the pipe trains I was building. After this I started to get more involved in technical support of the components in the UK, where I would support customers on the selection of components, any issues they had and alternative options. Then I moved into external sales where I managed customer accounts and finally worked as a senior technical sales engineer where I was designing burner systems for customers.

My strengths are:

  • Kromschroder components: the full range from basic gas valves through to complex burner controllers.
  • Working with customers on alternative options if parts are discontinued. This can also be alternatives from other suppliers
  • System integration: working with customers on how the components they are using impact the system they have, safety and operational wise.
  • Customer care: liaising with customers to support with component selection, spare parts and installation requirements. Furthermore, programming of burner controllers and alternative system controls that could help improve the efficiency of kilns, furnaces etc.
  • I am very familiar with EN746-2 which is the standard for thermal processing equipment and covers the safety requirements for fuel handling that are part of industrial furnaces.
  • I am a very approachable person and love the challenge of a difficult requirement or question where I have to really think in order to come up with a solution.

Mike Evans:

I’m looking forward to working with the dynamic & diverse team at Kempston Controls. I bring more than 30 years of experience from the industrial process heating industry and a passion for problem-solving. My previous roles have included Sales Account Management, Project Management and Combustion Systems Engineer at Eclipse Combustion Ltd. I worked more recently as a Burner Solution Engineer at Elster Metering Ltd (part of Honeywell Thermal Solutions).

At Eclipse and Honeywell we served all industries and worked closely with equipment supplied by Elster/Jeavons, Kromschroder, ASCO, Burkert, Karl Dungs, Siemens, Bryan Donkin & Honeywell to name but a few.

Welcome to the Kempston Controls family!

For all your industrial automation and process heating needs contact us today on 01933 411411, email or head to our website

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Danfoss CI 5, CI 61-98 Contactors and CTI 25M, CTI 45MB Circuit Breaker Phase Out

Danfoss , a world renowned manufacturer of a vast range industrial control products and components are known for  always pushing the product innovation envelope . To make way for more technically advanced products they will be beginning a phase out of a range of legacy products that have reached their end of life.

The CI 5, CI 61-98 ranges of Contactors and the CTI 25M, CTI 45MB Circuit Breaker ranges, and associated accessory components, will cease to be available after March 2021. No direct replacements are planned to be introduced to replace these products at present.

If your industrial or commercial installation depends on these products ensure you purchase them while you can before they become obsolete.

Please ensure all of your orders are placed before the end of March 2021 to guarantee delivery. We expect demand to be high to secure the last of these premium products.

For a complete list of the affected products click  here

Kempston Controls is the perfect place to come for all your Contactor and Circuit Breaker needs, with access to the entire Danfoss product portfolio we are here to help you find the perfect components for the existing or  your next  installation. Give our dedicated sales team a call on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email us at to discuss your requirements and to secure your Danfoss Contactors and Circuit Breakers listed above before they are sold out.


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Phased out

SICK Phase-out and Replacement of the L27 & L28 Single-beam Photoelectric Safety Switches

SICK’S, Single-beam Photoelectric Safety Switches have an extensive track record proven in untold industrial and commercial applications. Capable and durable, these sensors feature long sensing ranges, come in a variety of types and sizes and comply with Type 2 EN 61496. Ideal for numerous fields of application including; robotics, construction, processing machines and industrial machining, palletiser systems and other applications. Type 2 safety switches/sensors are for designed for use in a wide range of demanding and extreme environments but are equally at home in a commercial setting.

In with the New
With the rapid advances in the design and technical abilities of Photoelectric Safety Switches, SICK has stepped up to the mark with the latest in Industry 4 Smart Sensor technology. To that end, their existing range of L27 & L28 Photoelectric Safety Switches will be phased out towards the end of next year (2021) and superseded by the New Smart L25 & L26 Single-Beam Photoelectric Safety Switches.

Ordering deadlines for the soon-to-be discontinued L27 & L28 ranges:
• Last order date: 30.09.2021
• Last for delivery: 20.12.2021

L25-L26 Photoelectric Safety Sensors

The New Smart L25 & L26 Photoelectric Safety Switches

The L25 and L26 product ranges represent a new generation of Single-beam Photoelectric Safety Switches for Type 2 applications, packed with features they offer considerable benefits including:

• Quick and precise alignment of the sender and the receiver thanks to the PinPoint LED
• Increased productivity: Smart Sensor diagnostic functions always available via IO-link
• Cost efficiency: IP66, IP67 and IP69K guarantee a long service life.
• The ultra robust VISTAL housing withstands extreme environmental influences with ease
• Flexibility: The large scanning range of up to 20 metres enables more application possibilities
• High availability: IR light and red light variants prevent interference and a superimposition of sensor signals

Kempston Controls is the place to come for all your SICK Single-beam Photoelectric Safety Switch requirements, give us a call on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email to discuss the correct replacement for your existing L27 and L28 Sensors.

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Sick Old Model Light Curtains Phase Out – Last Chance To Order: September 2021

Due to developments in technology, SICK C4000 Standard & Select, M4000 Standard & Area 60 and the deTec4 Prime Safety Light Curtains are being phased out. Please note that September 2021 is the last chance to order and their end of life is planned for December 2024. All other variants of these product families will still be available as they are not part of the phase-out.

The good news is that SICK’s deTec product family is fully compatible with all the light curtains being phased out by using suitable mechanical and electrical adaptors.

light curtain phase out

Making the change to the deTec safety light curtains ranges ensures you can take advantage of a host of innovative safety functions to improve your productivity. Use intelligent and modern technologies like the NFC1 and IO-Link2 and enjoy the benefits of extensive diagnostic functions and simple connection-compatible installation.

Learn More and read about the full range of benefits by downloading the brochure.

To identify the correct replacement product or to get more information about the deTec product family contact Kempston Controls today. As SICK supplier partners we have access to their entire range, call us on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email to discuss your SICK Light Curtain options.


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