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Turck Banner new lines get "down and dirty" on the factory floor

Added: 16 May 2018

Dirty, dangerous, distant and dull – the 4Ds of industrial life continue to drive innovation in ind…

The emerging impact of batch analytics

Added: 15 May 2018

Many big chemical companies are investing in a strong specialty chemicals portfolio, notes Artur Be…

How flow meters are moving beyond I/O controls

Added: 15 May 2018

Greg Pitcher discovers that flow meters are increasingly offering plant managers insight beyond the…

Sheffield AMRC gets safety compliance under the COSHH

Added: 9 May 2018

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) specialises in carrying out world class research …

Shared intelligence is a vital asset in your plant’s arsenal

Added: 9 May 2018

CMMS technology may be becoming increasingly sophisticated, but at the same time the whole maintena…

Controller puts an end to pumping station's ragging woes

Added: 25 Apr 2018

Constant ragging problems at one pumping station created the potential for delivery penalties for S…

There’s still room for tradition in condition monitoring

Added: 25 Apr 2018

Modern condition monitoring means smart sensors, data analysis in the Cloud, and artificial intelli…

Turning whisky into (waste)water

Added: 17 Apr 2018

Glemorangie distillery is famous as the home of one of the great Scottish whiskies. Now, with help …

3D is revolutionising manufacturing for metal components

Added: 17 Apr 2018

The way we manufacture is changing. Additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) is a quickly growing ar…

Data led: Tackling humidity before problems arise

Added: 17 Apr 2018

Access to sophisticated data has meant changes in humidity can be spotted before plant problems eve…

It’s time we treated our fourth utility – compressed air – with proper attention

Added: 11 Apr 2018

For manufacturers and engineers across the UK, compressed air is just as important as gas and elect…

Following the right electrical safety procedures can save lives

Added: 11 Apr 2018

Nothing can be taken granted when it comes to electrical safety, writes Michelle Knott, not least w…

It's time for oil and gas to embrace the cost benefits of non-intrusive inspection

Added: 9 Apr 2018

Oil and gas operators are missing a prime opportunity to save on downtime inspection costs yet stil…

Emerson Global Users Exchange EMEA 2018, The Hague

Added: 9 Apr 2018

Size, as they say, isn’t everything. Yet, with 1600 attendees from more than 50 countries and aroun…

The new face of oil & gas – recruiting for 2020

Added: 4 Apr 2018

The future of oil and gas depends upon recruiting more millennials as engineers. The sector’s failu…

Weighing the contents of large vessels? Then get the approach right…

Added: 4 Apr 2018

Weighing is an excellent option for monitoring the contents of silos and large vessels, but, as Mic…

Netzsch tackles an ATEX pumps challenge for chemical manufacturer

Added: 29 Mar 2018

European commercial and industrial companies must comply with strict regulations regarding manufact…

Biogas solution saves on downtime and boosts environmental returns

Added: 29 Mar 2018

One of the largest French biogas plants, commissioned in 2017, is set to produce 2.2 million m³ of …

Show preview: A full programme at The Pump Centre conference

Added: 28 Mar 2018

Resilience of Pumps and Pumping Systems is the theme for this year’s Pump Centre Exhibition and Con…

How Watson-Marlow boosted recycling plant uptime by 25%

Added: 28 Mar 2018

Montello SpA, a specilaist in sorting, recovery and recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging, a…