Recent Posts by Tom Rowse
What Is A Digital Shipyard?
Post By: Tom Rowse On: 27-04-2021
Digital shipyard is the term applied to the adoption of Industry 4.0 capabilities in designing, building, maintaining our ships and submarines as well as using this technology to monitor and maintain the associated infrastructure...
Exporting Machinery To The USA
Post By: Tom Rowse On: 17-11-2020
If you’re an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) who's thinking of breaking into the North American market, there are a few legal and safety requirements that you must fulfil...
11 Steps: Troubleshooting Pneumatic Systems
Post By: Tom Rowse On: 26-10-2020
Pneumatic systems comprise a number of complex and interlinked components, which need comprehensive and careful tuning to run at their optimal performance. Needless to say, optimal performance is not always the norm...
What Are NAMUR Valves?
Post By: Tom Rowse On: 15-10-2020
Depending on the circles you move in, it's not unusual to hear the question, “What are NAMUR valves?” NAMUR is one of those strange acronyms that appear to bear no relationship whatever to their meaning...
How To Troubleshoot An Air Compressor
Post By: Tom Rowse On: 15-09-2020
The problems you're most likely to encounter with an air compressor fall into four general categories...
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My name is Tom; I am the automation and control specialist at Rowse. I have worked at Rowse for over ten years and before this was an electrical design engineer in Plymouth Dockyard. Since joining Rowse, I have been responsible for the industrial and control offering and also providing technical support for these products.
When I joined Rowse in 2008, my background was more electrically bias, and I had little experience with the wonderful world of pneumatics. It was a steep learning curve at the start; learning the products, methods and terminology, I was glad of the support of some of my colleagues and some of the many training courses I attended at the start. Despite all this, I have a developed a real passion for pneumatics and love pneumatic circuit design and product selection for my customers.
As pneumatic manufacturers have continued to innovate, we see the introduction of more electrical biased products such as electric cylinders and actuators and communication-based valve terminals; I am pleased to of had my electrical automation knowledge to fall back on.
Since joining Rowse, I have continued to develop my knowledge as an engineer and have recently been certified as a machinery safety expert. Machine safety is another passion of mine it allows me to be involved in projects in much greater detail offering support carrying out machinery risk assessments, CE marking and selecting products for various applications.
The content I write about for Rowse covers topics I either find interesting or based on some of the questions I frequently asked carrying out my work. With a keen interest in automation and control products and their development, I hope you find my content both interesting and informative and would welcome any suggestions for topics to cover.
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