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Thistle Design Launch New Website

Welcome to our new website. We hope you will find it useful for familiarising yourself with our product range and capabilities. It has lots of improved features aimed at making navigation and correspondence easier than before. Our thanks to Justin Gutteridge and Daniel French at Business Magnet for their had work in creating the site […]

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Lockheed Martin Warrior CSP Event At Bovington Tank Museum

As part of the Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill supply chain for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP), Bob Frew (Business Manager TD), Kevin Duthie (Chief Engineer TD) and Mark Mirelez (CEO BEI Precision) attended a demonstration day of the vehicles capabilities along with other suppliers. Thistle Design provide Encoders for the Turret Azimuth and Gun […]

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Cyber Essentials Certification

Thistel Design (MMC) Ltd have successfully passed the certification process for the Cyber Essentials Scheme.Copies of our certificate can be provided on request by contacting us at sales-tech@thistledesign.com.

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Celebrating 25 Years In Business

Thistle Design (MMC) Ltd celebrated 25 years in business in November 2017.To celebrate this milestone a Craft Brew day was arranged for all employees at Stewart Brewing, Loanhead.A good time was had by all and some speciality beers were made. The titles given to them reflected the companies locations during the first 25 years.The management […]

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Quality Audit Success

Thistle Design (MMC) Ltd have just successfuly undergone an external audit to ensure our continuing approval to ISO9001:2008. Quality is a cornerstone of our business and the success of the audit will ensure our commitment to providing products and services to this standard.

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Steel Strip Mill Application For Size 18 Incremental Encoder

Thistle Design have just completed delivery of a batch of Size 18 Incremental Encoders for use by TATA STEELS Rotherham Hot Strip Mill. The latest order was for a new project where the encoder forms part of the position control system for the guides which keep the steel strip in a central position during rolling […]

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Radiation Tolerant Devices

Way back in 1999 Thistle Design manufactured a unique Radiation Tolerant Encoder for use in the Vitrification Plant at Sellafield. This device combined an Incremental Encoder with a Wire Wound Potentiometer connected by an integral precision gearbox. The resulting twin output was capable of operating in extremely high radiation environments (100,000,000 Rads). Thistle Design has […]

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Size 18 Synchro Replacement Encoder

Thistle Design have designed an Incremental Encoder to replace a size 18 Synchro. The Type TDEA1216 Incremental Encoder has an all Stainless Steel body and splined/threaded output shaft to replicate the previous configuration. The work was carried out at the behest of TATA Steel’s Rotherham plant and the first batch of encoders are in use […]

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