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Precision flow cuts costs for water authority

Added: 15 Aug 2019

Keen to put an end to expensive, time consuming calibration and measurement methods to maintain wat…

The importance of proper planning for height safety

Added: 14 Aug 2019

Designing a height safety system is essential from the start of any project, insists HCL Safety‘s S…

Rotating machinery is getting wise to 4.0 maintenance

Added: 14 Aug 2019

As Industry 4.0 takes hold, predictive maintenance for crucial rotating machinery is gaining promin…

Understanding Arc Flash jargon can help you save lives

Added: 2 Aug 2019

Arc Flash is a daily risk for those working in the utilities sector. So it’s essential, says ProGAR…

Why packaging mustn’t become the weak link in your cold chain

Added: 31 Jul 2019

Cold chain technology is vital for efficient food production, says Advanta’s Miguel Campos. It’s ti…

There’s plenty for the chemical industry to do outside of Brexit

Added: 31 Jul 2019

We can blame Brexit for much but there’s work for the chemicals sector to be doing around regulatio…

Robot pulling power gives traditional brewer the edge on loading

Added: 29 Jul 2019

Sometimes, it’s the most traditional brands that are at the cutting edge of automation. Adnams was …

IT/OT convergence: greater accuracy, agile responses and happy stakeholders

Added: 26 Jul 2019

Novotek’s George Walker explains how, as with smartphones, modern industrial firms’ IT and OT opera…

How process optimisation promotes workflow

Added: 24 Jul 2019

Bürkert’s Greg Wainhouse examines how the wastewater and brewing sectors employ process optimisatio…

Pumps experts find new opportunities in the expanding chemical sector

Added: 24 Jul 2019

Chemicals will provide sustained business opportunities for pump companies working in the sector. A…

Delivering a better SAP system without harming product line or the bottom line

Added: 22 Jul 2019

Installing a new SAP system at short notice to boost stock management was a tall order but CSB mana…

Michele Windsor on the overlooked element for effective industrial logistics

Added: 19 Jul 2019

While we know reliable power is essential for effective logistics, we tend to ignore the role of ba…

Once 3D vision fell short but not any more

Added: 17 Jul 2019

It used to be too expensive and too slow to suit many industrial applications, but now there are te…

Blockchain will release the energy industry's potential

Added: 17 Jul 2019

The energy industry is understandably cautious about blockchain technology, but we should heed the …

Sympathetic actuators provide an answer to Britain’s ageing pipework  

Added: 15 Jul 2019

AUMA Actuators’ Paul Hopkins explains how the Victorian’s visionary approach is causing headaches f…

State of the art burners enable brickworks to build on efficiency

Added: 10 Jul 2019

A traditional manufacturer found a cutting-edge solution when its furnaces needed to adapt to diffe…

Pipes can keep data flowing

Added: 3 Jul 2019

Analysing the data from sensors attached to pipes and connectors helps keep process plants running …

Fish friendly pump stations help save a threatened species

Added: 26 Jun 2019

The European Eel is a species in rapid decline and pumps are part of the problem. Unless, that is, …

Drive for energy efficiences means a greater appreciation of the role of pumps

Added: 26 Jun 2019

Reducing manufacturing labour costs has long had priority over energy savings but the focus is shif…

After a century of campaigning, why do we have so few women engineers?

Added: 21 Jun 2019

Windscreen wipers, computer software, space station batteries and the circular saw can all be credi…