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Show Preview: Hannover Messe

Added: 4 Apr 2017

‘Integrated Industry – Creating Value’ is the official lead theme for Hannover Messe, running from …

Plant maintenance: CMMS can adapt to all scales of businesses

Added: 4 Apr 2017

Adopting an effective CMMS can be crucial in planning a maintenance regime, and now, as Michelle Kn…

In full flow: Totex is finally taking effect in the water sector

Added: 4 Apr 2017

A sector once seen as slow moving and traditional is now in its most dynamic period for decades. To…

Show Preview: Pump Centre Conference & Exhibition

Added: 28 Mar 2017

The Pump Centre is back in Telford with a bumper number of highly topical technical sessions and ex…

Viewpoint: analysing a pump’s life cycle is a good investment

Added: 28 Mar 2017

Lifecycle costing can help to reveal the true cost of a pump, writes British Pump Manufacturers Ass…

Options open – choosing between sealed and sealless pumps

Added: 28 Mar 2017

Michelle Knott takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of sealed and sealless pumps and which …

Case study: lobe pumps keep the sun cream process in motion

Added: 21 Mar 2017

Hygienic lobe pumps help to smooth the sun cream process.

Case study: gas pipeline benefits from alarm system revamp

Added: 21 Mar 2017

Integrated data analysis improved safety monitoring for the Bacton-Zeebrugge bi-directional pipelin…

PUWER up – how predictive checks underpin electrical safety

Added: 21 Mar 2017

Electrical safety enforcement has got tougher. Avoiding injuries won’t suffice if you can’t prove c…

Case study: brewery benefits from embracing robotics

Added: 14 Mar 2017

A busy family-run Belgian brewery has used industrial FANUC robots to process, fill and palletise i…

Viewpoint: a trio of automation trends for 2017

Added: 14 Mar 2017

COPA-DATA UK’s Martyn Williams examines three of the most prominent automation trends of 2017 and d…

How digitisation is enhancing flow measurement

Added: 13 Mar 2017

In the last two decades, digitisation has changed the face of analytics. Susan Fearn Ringsell repor…

Viewpoint: the virtues of combined heat and power

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Managing, maintaining and making the most of a Combined Heat and Power system can offer huge saving…

Plant maintenance: remote monitoring leads to smarter processes

Added: 7 Mar 2017

A conceptual framework of predictive manufacturing begins with data that can be sourced via remote …

Plant Equipment: giving tanks and vessels a clean bill of health

Added: 1 Mar 2017

If tanks and vessels are to be cleaned effectively, it’s essential to pick the right cleaning head …

Editor’s comment: chemicals sector awaits May's post-Brexit prescription

Added: 1 Mar 2017

As Michael Caine might have said, not a lot of people know that the small Scottish town of Prestonp…

Chemicals & materials: the challenges EU withdrawal will create

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Adapting to changing circumstances will be a key requirement for the chemicals sector, post-Brexit.…

Show Preview: Maintec 2017

Added: 22 Feb 2017

The Maintec exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC, supported by a programme of educational content…

Case study: SCADA system puts robots on a roll

Added: 22 Feb 2017

Low-cost system brings robot control to tissue packing line.

Handling humidity in process is a hot topic

Added: 22 Feb 2017

To avoid the effects of temperature and humidity fluctuations in the production and process environ…