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Mechanical Control Engineering

We design and build bespoke mechanical control engineering solutions for customer applications and problems that are not best solved by standard products.  Previously we have  built a wide range of C&I engineered designs including mobile flow test rigs, mobile additive filling chambers, gauge plates, brackets for holding multiple instruments, sampling cubicles, valve and switch plates.

Having purchased a range of mechanical control and instrumentation products that were each designed to meet specific customer needs by Alan Cobham Engineering, the company has continued the tradition of bespoke engineering to solve problems.

Our flexible workspace has previously allowed us to get to the root of a customers problem when access is restricted by space or downtime by replicating conditions and testing concepts before delivery.

– Flow test and verification trolleys
– Mobile test units
– Instrument plates
– Valve plates
– Sampling cubicle
– Analyser cubicle

In addition to our own resources, we also have a number of niche partnerships that we have built to enable us to bring together the right C&I skills for each project.

To speak to one of our engineers please contact us on +44 (0)1726 839 909 to discuss your needs or click below to email us.

Understanding Basic Magnetic Reed Switch Operations for Float Switches

Magnetic Reed Switches and Float SwitchesFloat switches are fundamentally a basic level control product often containing a reed switch to perform the required level control action.  The most confusing part in selecting a float switch is determining the magnetic reed...

Types of Float Switches

Different Types of Float Switch and Their PricesThere are a number of different types of float switches, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  Most designs can be made to different specifications to suit the ruggedness requirements of an application....

Train level measurement, gauges and indicators

To solve a specific problem with access and the lack of height between a fuel tank and the trains body, AMS have modified the head of our approved level sensors to allow fitting in confined spaces. This development also removed the need for the transmitter to be located in a separate box on the side of the tank and allowed the sensor to be wired directly to the indicators, saving significant additional costs in materials and wiring time.

Train level measurement and control

Advances in the way instrumentation can be powered due to processing capabilities at reduced power levels, combined with the ever-continuing miniaturisation of electronics capability, has created the opportunity for rail companies to consider more modern electronic/digital technology as an alternative to the traditional methods for level measurement.

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Refuelling Control Valve and Dry Break Coupling

The Refuelling Control Valve is a float operated servo valve, designed to limit the amount of liquid fed into a tank to a specific level.The coupling prevents fuel leakage when fuelling a locomotive and automatically closes when the fuelling hose coupling is removed. 

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