Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 15 2017 - Page 60

Interview with Chris Mears 1. How long has the company been running? Established in 1998, building on 20 years’ experience with previous com- pany, Eirelec Ltd. 2. What does Eurolec specialise in? Eurolec design and manufacture a range of portable temperature and pressure monitoring instrumentation and a range of dry well temperature calibration units. We are also the UK & Ireland distributor for Ono Sokki, renowned Japanese manufacturer of high spec engine tachometers, rotary encoders, linear gauges, FFT analysers and vibrometers. 3. How has Eurolec differentiated themselves in the industry? Eurolec has a number of unique selling points – our competitively priced PC Temp PT2 thermometer for example features best in class accuracy pro- viding better than ± O.2°C for those sensitive food, lab and pharmachem applications. Our portable instrument TH, PR & IR ranges feature very robust metal cased options for manometers, infrared and probe thermometers. The Eurolec CS and CSEC series temperature calibra- tors provide significantly better accura- Chris Mears - MD Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd, with Scientific Measurements MD Daren Wallis truments are still in daily use 15 – 20 check the accuracy of thermometers years on and it is genuinely rare that (both probe and infrared types) throu- we lose a customer. gh a freely adjustable range (approxi- mately -20 °C to + 85°C). This model 5. Which industries do they target? (together with other units in the CS Although we supply to multiple series, offering different temperature customers (including those within the HACCP, industrial, laboratory and environmental sectors) our main focus is within all aspects of the food industry. This includes everything from manufacturing/processing, chilled/ frozen storage, transport, quality and lab research etc. right through to the catering sector. cy and stability performance compared 6. What are some of the best-selling to other similarly priced options on products at Eurolec? the market and a very competitively The CS174 temperature calibration priced alternative to some of the much source together with the RT162 refe- costlier solutions. rence thermometer provides a swift ranges) has proven to be a popular and effective alternative to both the more basic and less accurate dry blocks and the significantly more expensive laboratory spec options currently on the market. The PC Temp PT2 portable thermo- meter is also a very popular hand held instrument offering very good accuracy at a very competitive price range. return on investment whilst ensuring 4. What are the key benefits to using the expense, inconvenience and down- Eurolec? time associated with offsite or external Reliability and value of our products calibration is removed. This system and quality of service. Many of our ins- allows the user to quickly and easily 60 FDPP -