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Case study: solving a cereal packaging puzzle

Added: 17 Oct 2017

A cereals and cereal bar producer benefits from a fully-integrated packaging suite.

Hot topic: combating emissions is good business

Added: 17 Oct 2017

The VW scandal raised the level of public awareness on air pollution, highlighting the importance o…

Sound carries: managing noise pollution in the workplace

Added: 10 Oct 2017

The dangers of noise pollution in the working environment and beyond are ever-prevalent, reflects C…

Safeguards against workplace hazards require a proactive approach

Added: 10 Oct 2017

You can’t maintain a safe workplace without expert help, but good hazard awareness also depends upo…

Faced with an obsolete pump, AxFlow’s answer was to rebuild it

Added: 4 Oct 2017

When a Scotland-based manufacturer of electrical conductors was faced with a failing, obsolete pump…

Plant equipment: how will new NOx emission rules impact upon boiler design?

Added: 4 Oct 2017

Michelle Knott asks how future regulations, due to clamp down on NOx emissions, will affect the fut…

How to keep a check on climate control in automated systems

Added: 26 Sep 2017

Rittal’s Jason Swann offers practical tips on how to evaluate an existing enclosure climate control…

Cool it: temperature demands count for enclosures

Added: 26 Sep 2017

Overcoming temperature and cooling issues, and the availability of robust turnkey solutions, are vi…

Show Preview: Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

Added: 19 Sep 2017

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s industrial technology and electronics show, retur…

Motors and drives provide ready market for IIoT and AI

Added: 19 Sep 2017

The future of production across industrial sectors will lead to an augmented adoption of robots, AI…

Decontamination equipment: the importance of staff training

Added: 18 Sep 2017

You can’t handle hazardous materials without the right tools but managers need to ensure the people…

Viewpoint: is pipe repair too square to move on?

Added: 12 Sep 2017

NCH Europe’s Peter Crossen explains why traditional methods of pipe repair are outdated.

Why rotating machine maintenance is crucial in avoiding downtime

Added: 12 Sep 2017

Rotating machines have the ability to bring production to a grinding halt – is your plant really pr…

Viewpoint: more science teachers spells STEM success

Added: 5 Sep 2017

To fill the STEM shortfall in UK industry, you don’t start with university – you begin with schools…

Show Preview: PPMA Show 2017

Added: 5 Sep 2017

Once again the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association is assembling many of the most forwar…

Under the microscope: AD & bio success will depend on refocusing

Added: 5 Sep 2017

Growing demand for energy, feedstock and alternatives to fossil fuels has increased interest in AD …

Waste not: an energy upgrade isn’t just about changing supplier

Added: 22 Aug 2017

Control industry suppliers are refining their offerings, with the use of energy management systems …

Show Preview: SPE Offshore Europe 2017

Added: 22 Aug 2017

Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry is the central theme for SPE Offshore Europe 2017…

Viewpoint: how automation is tackling plant safety

Added: 1 Aug 2017

EU Automation’s Jonathan Wilkins discusses how new technology and increased automation improves saf…

Case study: how software system solutions gave Lucozade an energy boost

Added: 1 Aug 2017

A leading soft drinks manufacturer looks to human machine interface specialists to improve its ener…