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Water companies will reap benefits of sharing data with suppliers

Added: 24 Jun 2020

By providing data to equipment providers, water companies would support the design, build and opera…

Automation increases beer production capacity

Added: 12 Jun 2020

A top brewery increased production capacity by 50 percent in a fortnight with Rockwell’s virtualise…

Robotics provides answer for scaling up production

Added: 10 Jun 2020

Artisan beer production often operate at small scale. Robotics offers the cost effective solution t…

Protect to thrive: meeting the growing cybersecurity threat

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Increasingly sophisticated threats, limited internal experience and a lack of cybersecurity culture…

Factors to consider before postponing statutory inspections

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Many companies find themselves urgently needing to decide whether to postpone major maintenance int…

Why you need XY coordinated for accuracy

Added: 4 Jun 2020

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions’ Jonathan Plummer on the benefits of XY Data and its role in sav…

Telehandle with care for process safety

Added: 27 May 2020

Telehandlers are ubiquitous in many process sectors yet can pose a deadly hazard, warns Brigade Ele…

High efficiency and low shear pumping solution

Added: 24 May 2020

The UK’s only sugar beet producer needed to combine high efficiency with low shear pumping and velo…

LED lighting

Lighting for hazardous environments

Added: 20 May 2020

Ken Eddleston of Chalmit discusses the factors companies working in hazardous environments must con…

Knowledge of the right tools is vital for effective mixing and blending

Added: 13 May 2020

Turning solids into liquid isn’t alchemy but it depends upon making the right judgement when choosi…

WMFTG finds pumps solution for challenging foodstuff

Added: 8 May 2020

Some pumps find demanding food ingredients too hard to handle without damaging the end product. Wat…

Efficient pumps pay their way in ROI

Added: 30 Apr 2020

A refinery achieved improved performance from its pumps with help from Sulzer to deliver a return o…

VSD blowers ensure reduced maintenance programme

Added: 23 Apr 2020

Installing modern VSD rotary screw blowers, Scottish Water's Nigg wastewater treatment works now ac…

VFDs point the way forward for tackling animal feed crisis

Added: 22 Apr 2020

Growing demand for animal and fish food protein means more facilities will need controlled, ambient…

Shadowboards are a simple aid to achieving an effective inventory

Added: 21 Apr 2020

Thriving businesses don’t only need high tech answers. Even in this day and age the shadow board pr…

Modern overhaul to historic site aids environment and efficiency

Added: 13 Apr 2020

Bedford Pumps came up with a modern solution to ensure a historic pumping site could boost its effe…

Compressor replacement keeps ethylene supply on tap

Added: 6 Apr 2020

No compressor, no ethylene: when the reliability of one piece of equipment determines a process can…

Five steps to combat failing CHP engines

Added: 25 Mar 2020

Combined heat and power (CHP) engines that convert biogas into usable energy are vital equipment. B…

There's no short cuts to boosting female recruits in the manufacturing supply chain

Added: 18 Mar 2020

The lack of female recruits into the manufacturing supply chain is a brake on talent and needs urge…

The importance of proper planning for height safety

Added: 11 Mar 2020

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