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Viewpoint: finding the right provider for your data interchange

Added: 13 Dec 2017

It’s one thing to know you need to have the right electronic data interchange provider, quite anoth…

Temperature monitoring develops as tech continues to evolve

Added: 13 Dec 2017

Greg Pitcher discovers that evolving technology and expertise are likely to result in new ways of m…

Putting cyber security on the agenda when it comes to machine safety

Added: 5 Dec 2017

Regulators are getting wise to the need for guidelines on cyber security in maintaining machine saf…

New solutions open up for predictive and preventive maintenance

Added: 27 Nov 2017

A new generation of smart, value for money solutions looks poised to open up the market for predict…

Viewpoint: the advent of 4.0 boosts maintenance motivation

Added: 27 Nov 2017

The maintenance sector has been quick to embrace a more automated approach to industrial processes.…

Reconditioning large rolling bearings can save downtime and money

Added: 24 Nov 2017

Large rolling bearings often play a critical role in keeping high value production plant operating …

NEBOSH and HSE qualification improves process safety management

Added: 23 Nov 2017

Improving process safety culture is one of the key benefits that can be realised through appropriat…

Case study: when PC correctness came to a sewage treatment works’ rescue

Added: 21 Nov 2017

When Thames Water found its existing piston pumps struggled to help the company meet its goal of re…

Is the issue of gas leaks being treated seriously enough?

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Gas leaks aren’t just costly, they’re also potentially harmful to employees, the local community an…

Eye for trouble: challenges and solutions when pumps tackle abrasive chemicals

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Difficult chemicals place particular demands on pumps and the systems that support their operation.…

Case study: the right change management software can radically reduce downtime

Added: 15 Nov 2017

One company’s change management and version control software minimised the risk of machine downtime…

Evolving machine vision systems allows UK manufacturers to boost efficiency

Added: 14 Nov 2017

The evolution of machine vision systems is allowing manufacturers to learn more about their product…

Good pump engineers tend to have a touch of the detective

Added: 6 Nov 2017

The United Kingdom’s chemicals sector has positioned itself strongly within the European Union mark…

Plant equipment: tapping the potential of oil-free compressor technology

Added: 1 Nov 2017

Oil-free compressor technology is regarded as the way forward in the sensitive industries, but – as…

Light up ahead? NEPIC’s Iain Wright on the way forward for the chemical sector

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Iain Wright succeeded Stan Higgins as chief executive of NEPIC this year. With a hard act to follow…

How automated lubrication can help reduce product recall

Added: 31 Oct 2017

An automated centralised lubrication system can help food manufacturers avoid machine failure while…

Spirax Sarco solves metal refiner's carbon efficiency challenge

Added: 31 Oct 2017

The precious metal refining industry notoriously consumes significant amounts of heat and chemicals…

Industry 4.0: the antidote to supply chain disruption

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Industry 4.0 and smart use of data is not disrupting the supply chain, says LLamasoft’s Michael Wal…

Measuring marine fuel water content

Added: 27 Oct 2017

It accounts for more than 50% of a container ships operating costs, so it pays to ensure marine fue…

Viewpoint: spreading awareness of the EU rules on illegal boosters

Added: 25 Oct 2017

You have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market comply wit…