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Industrial wearables are getting smarter - in both senses

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Gone are the days of clunky steel-toe capped boots, oversized fluorescent jackets and poorly fittin…

Upgrading sewage works for rapid population growth

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Rapid population expansion doesn’t just put pressure on a town’s schools and housing stock. There a…

Blockchain's process industry benefits

Added: 22 Dec 2019

Just as the internet led to the complete overhaul of processes, so blockchain is creating a profoun…

Effective calibration ensures top quality instrumentation

Added: 18 Dec 2019

The long-standing relationship between materials expert Solvay and process automation leader Endres…

The hazardous limits to bringing your own device to the workplace

Added: 11 Dec 2019

Sophie Hand of EU Automation, assesses whether personal devices are equipped for hazardous environm…

Equipment counts for fall safety protection but so does training

Added: 11 Dec 2019

When working at height, quality training is every bit as important as providing suitable fall prote…

The time has come for a more holistic approach to energy efficency

Added: 4 Dec 2019

The ad hoc, ‘one asset at a time’ route to improving energy efficiency has undoubtedly brought impr…

Ofwat pressure fosters innovative water monitoring

Added: 4 Dec 2019

Better asset management at no extra cost is the mantra from Ofwat. That’s helping to drive efficien…

Control strategies are vital for rapid temperature changes

Added: 27 Nov 2019

Manufacturing processes that rely on rapid temperature change can easily result in bottlenecks in a…

Water industry seeks to balances sustainability and connectivity

Added: 27 Nov 2019

Sustainability, connectivity and the legislative framework are shaping water use across process sec…

Company reaps the real-time benefits of IT-OT convergence

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Companies understand the need for IT and OT convergence but can be thwarted by their fragmented inf…

Instrumentation is still vital to process advancement

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Industry 4.0 and instrumentation have a symbiotic relationship, with both enhancing one another. It…

Clean steam provides a green option to counter contamination

Added: 13 Nov 2019

The Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. embarked on a project to transition to clean steam generation for …

Predictive strategies always produce a process benefit

Added: 13 Nov 2019

Adopting an effective predictive maintenance strategy not only slashes production costs, it also me…

Retrofit saves Wessex Water recycle site from population overload

Added: 5 Nov 2019

When a fast growing West Country town put a strain on the water recycling plant, it was an opportun…

‘Food manufacturers must take the lead on salt and sugar levels’

Added: 30 Oct 2019

Calls for manufacturers to do more to address public health concerns around salt and sugar are righ…

Enclosures are becoming better tailored to customer needs

Added: 30 Oct 2019

Open your mind to enclosures because a raft of advances means process engineers can pick the right …

Quality pumps extract the best from hazardous by-products

Added: 22 Oct 2019

In the aluminium refining process, scrap is melted in rotary or reverberating furnaces under a bath…

Patents applications are booming in pharma, biotech and pumps

Added: 22 Oct 2019

Official statistics reveal that pumps, pharma and biotech are boom areas for patents. When competit…

Seal solution sustains pump reliability for dairy firm

Added: 22 Oct 2019

Sustaining pump reliability was a challenge for an environmentally conscious dairy until AESSEAL ex…