For customers of Textile Electronic Controls Limited, Hydrosaveonline is able to supply many products and services from TEC using the same production engineers and personnel. Invoicing will be by Hydrosaveonline.
We have departments for the following:
TEC, a family business, was formed in October 1989. A small production unit and design office was based in Surrey from where all the activity took place. The core business had been designing, manufacturing, installing, commissioning and supporting control system designs for textile dyeing machines in the UK and via agents overseas. Dyeing machines are big industrial machines filled with water, clothing material (or spun yarn) and coloured chemical dyes which were then, under advanced programmed instructions, pumped around the vessel and temperature cycled to make the dye colour stick (become fast) to the material. The production machine control systems (all instrumentation based) are usually retro fit installed (i.e. they were used to replace old control systems on old machines so we know about understanding and fitting new products to existing or old installations. The smaller / cheaper laboratory controllers can be retrofitted or supplied with new machines made by other equipment manufactures (OEM's). The control systems were all computer controlled with embedded Motorola or Intel microprocessors in instruments incorporating LED and LCD graphic user displays and keypads. All these dyemachine control systems could be connected via our own industrial communication system to a single PC enabling the dyehouse operator to monitor and control them all (up to 60) from one control office. They could control many steam and water valves, water levels, pump motors etc. associated with a variety of temperature sources in independent or ‘linked’ modes. TEC had designed various unique products that measured water levels using pressure and conductivity, control panels that incorporate electrical switchgear and pneumatics (air operating devices) together with other custom industrial control systems. For other companies a design and build service had been provided for bund water pump control panels (removes water from oil tank spillage catchment walled areas), office water leak detection control panels, a data communication protocol converter and textile autoclave pressure / vacuum control panels. TEC products can be found in use all over the world in Mexico, Japan, North America, Europe, India, New Zealand and more recently in the expanding Chinese textile market via Hong Kong.
These pictures show a small selection of some of the larger systems that had been designed and built around TEC products.