Gapp Automation Ltd


Gapp Automation (formerly known as Vipa) is a specialist automation and drives supplier, providing cost-effective and leading edge automation solutions.

Representing a range of strategic and market leading manufacturers, we pride ourselves in the quality of our products and the quality of our service.

Our sales organisation is focused on offering an agile response to meet the needs of our customers.

Delta AC Servos

Founded in 1971 in Taiwan, Delta has today become a leading global manufacturer in the field of industrial automation, power electronics and energy management.  Delta’s A2 Servos range is a high performance servo system, with in-built motion control functionality.  Powers range from 100W to 15kW, and are available with low and medium inertia servo motors. All motors are fitted with 20-bit incremental encoders which offer excellent speed stability and positioning accuracy. Bandwidth is 1kHz, allowing a settling time of less than 1ms.  The A2 servo drive also offers up to 64 motion profiles, which can be sequenced within the drive.  With the A2-E EtherCAT drives, Safe Torque Off (STO) is integrated (IEC61508).

Features include:

  • EtherCAT, CANopen, RS485, RS232
  • 20-bit Incremental Encoder
  • Safe Torque off (ASD-E)
  • 1kHz Bandwidth, 1ms Settling Time
  • External Closed Loop Control
  • 64 Motion Profiles, with Sequencing

Delta Frequency Inverters

Since the launch of its first Frequency Inverter products in 1995, Delta now offers a complete range of automation products.  Dedication to quality, reliability and ongoing investment in R&D, has resulted in Delta becoming renowned as an innovative leader in the Industrial Automation field.

Features include:

  • Output Frequency 1 - 600Hz
  • NPN/PNP Switchable Inputs
  • Built In EMC Filter
  • Built In PID Feedback Control
  • DC Bus Sharing
  • Built In Keypad
  • Powers from 50W - 560kW
  • CANOpen, Profibus, DeviceNet Option
Delta Frequency Inverters

Delta PLCs

Delta's DVP series programmable logic controllers offer high-speed, stable and highly reliable applications in all kinds of industrial automation machines. In addition to fast logic operation, comprehensive instructions and multiple function cards, the cost-effective DVP-PLC also supports various communication protocols, connecting Delta's AC motor drive, servo, human machine interface and temperature controller through the industrial network in to a complete "Delta Solution" for all users.

AC Geared Motors

Gapp Automation is the exclusive distribution partner to the market leading geared motor manufacturer GGM.  The GGM range of compact AC Geared Motors are directly interchangeable with Panasonic AC Geared Motors and Oriental Motor AC geared motors and other Asian brands.  Manufactured to the highest quality standards, this range offers high reliability and long life. These AC Geared Motors are characterised by their compact design, high efficiency and low noise, making them ideal for a wide variety of applications and industries. The motors are offered in powers from 6W up to 200W, with supply voltages of 1ph/230V, 3ph/230V, 3ph/400V and 1ph/115V. The range includes Standard Induction motors and also Quick Reversible motors, which are ideal for Stop/Start, Forward/Reverse applications. Other variants include brake motors, variable speed motors and straight shafted motors which are available upon request.

A comprehensive range of high efficiency helical spur gearboxes are available in ratios from 3:1 up to 200:1. With the addition of the 10:1 intermediate gearboxes, a limitless range of ratios are available. These gearboxes are lubricated for life, therefore do not require any maintenance.

Suitable for a wide range of applications, this range of AC Geared Motors is stocked in the UK ensuring fast delivery.  This high quality range is interchangeable with other brands, but is offered at very competitive price level.

Concens Electric Actuators

The latest addition to the Vipa product portfolio is the Concens range of Concens Electric Linear Actuators. These unique linear actuators from Concens are characterised by their compact design, high precision and excellent reliability. The range includes stainless steel versions offering a waterproof construction, ideal for harsh environments. Suited to many different types of applications, but particularly industries such as Food & Beverage, Marine, Medical, Textile and Automotive.

Niasa Linear Motion

Niasa was founded in 1984, as a result of the expansion of the German Neff group.  Based in Lasarte-Oria, Spain, Niasa designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of industrial linear motion products.

Due to a highly technical and experienced design team and modern R&D facilities, Niasa prides itself on level of advise and guidance if offers to its customers, and its ability to offer customised solutions.

  • Actuators 2.5kN Up To 250kN
  • Screwjacks 2.5kN Up To 500kN
  • Various Material & Surface Coatings
  • Direct Drive, In-Line Or Right Angle
  • Ballscrew Or Trapeziodal Spindles
  • Motorised - AC, DC or Servo
  • Standard Or Customised Designs

Trio Motion Controllers

Gapp Automation offers sales and support of the Trio Motion Technology Ltd products.  Trio's range of motion control products offer leading edge and innovative design, with powerful positioning capabilities, supported by a user friendly programming environment.  Vipa's technical expertise and application knowledge in the field of motion, means that from initial enquiry, software writing, though to product commissioning, strong technical support can be guaranteed.

Industrial PCs

Gapp Automation offer the Axiomtek range of Single Board Computers, SoMs, Industrial PCs, Embedded Computing Platforms, Rugged Embedded System, Touch Panel Computers, Medical Panel Computers, HMI (Human Machine Interface), Digital Signage & Displays, Industrial Networking, and Network Appliances product lines.  Axiomtek products are widely used in industrial automation, data acquisition, DVR, healthcare, banking, entertainment, transportation, POS/POI, kiosk, HMI, gaming machine, digital signage, digital surveillance, security, network communication, telecom, and more.


Gapp Automation is ESA's main UK technology partner.  ESA is a leading edge manufacturer of operator panels, touch screens, embedded terminals, monitors and industrial pcs.  Founded in 1975 this Italian company started out as a System Integrator, but in 1985 after seeing an opportunity in the market began developing their own range of operator panels.  An agile and constantly growing company, ESA has 6 sites and 40 distributors throughout the world.  Due to their quality, reliability and features, the ESA products are used in a wide range of industries and applications, including Packaging, Food & Beverage, Textile and Automotive.

Profichip Profibus Asics

Profichip, a daughter company of Vipa, designs and produces state of the art, innovative and sophisticated ASIC solutions, backed up by high levels of expertise and application support.  Profichip developed the "SPEED7" technology, which offers the fastest PLC CPU in the world.  Profichip also developed the worlds first embedded PLC module for Step7 from Siemens.

Signal Towers

Combining latest LED technology and state of the art production techniques, the Vipa range of signal products offer long life, quality design at an unbeatable price. With a growing requirement for higher machine throughput, reduced downtime and increased safety, the LED signal towers, rotating beacons and wall mount lights from Gapp Automation offer the ideal solution. Features of the range include long life, high illumination, low power consumption, rugged design and high IP rating

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Gapp Automation Ltd

6 Kempston Court
Kempston Hardwick
MK43 9PQ 

Tel: 01234 924324
Fax: 01234 924325

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