Those of you who grew up in the UK will no doubt have happy memories of the children’s news and current affairs programme Newsround. It’s just celebrated its 40th anniversary and its original presenter John Craven accepted a special British Academy award, which recognised its contribution to children’s television, on behalf of the show recently.
So we thought that in tribute to Newsround, you might like to hear about PVL’s own adventures on film. Video is a great way to communicate detailed and complex ideas in a succinct and simple way, so we set up a YouTube channel just over a year ago and it’s already proving really successful.
Our reporter David Almond has this story on the subject of pressure switches, in particular our famous PMN pressure switch which has sold over a million units since we began offering it in 1982.
In other news on YouTube, PVL is giving 250 lucky customers the chance to bag a Quicky Pro tape measure free of charge! Once you’ve watched the video, just head over to our website and click on the FREE Quicky Pro link. Then subscribe to our newsletter and one of these handy products will be on its way to you in the post!
Meanwhile, also on PVL’s YouTube channel, there’s a video introducing the flow switch technologies we provide and the applications they are suited to. The first product we cover is the Honsberg MR1K, which is ideal for measuring liquids and gases. Then, right at the other end of the spectrum we look at some of our Kelco switches from Australia, which are perfect for wastewater applications.
Fresh fears about the complexity of switches have been quelled today in this video where Almond explains to the viewer how to lower the flow set point of a paddle flow switch. If you watch the video, you will probably be feeling curious about what the red button does – just e-mail David and he’ll tell you!
And finally, if you were a fan of Newsround, we thought you might like to take a peek at this archive footage of the great John Craven in his heyday. This is the broadcast in which Newsround covered the launch of Channel Four, which was the UK’s fourth national TV channel. It even includes an obligatory story about a Panda, something which became such a staple on the show that it’s now a standing joke. Apart from anything else there’s a whole host of brilliant eighties jumpers on show!
And remember, while you are browsing videos over on YouTube, don’t forget to subscribe to PVL’s channel and send us a friend request. You’ll need a YouTube account to do this but if you have a Google account of any kind, setting one up only takes a few seconds.
That’s all for today, we’ll see you again at the same time on Switch Channel soon.