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Machine guards and gating may not be high profile but they are vital in process safety

Added: 12 Jun 2018

Machine guards, risk assessments and gating equipment offer essential protection – but these crucia…

Low on energy: advances in compressor technology continue apace

Added: 5 Jun 2018

Michelle Knott takes a look at how advances in compressor technology continue to drastically improv…

Water: balancing quantity and quality

Added: 5 Jun 2018

As preparations ramp up for the new AMP7, atg UV’s Paul Hennessey explains to Brian Attwood how UV …

Kent Introl’s OEM valve diagnostics service benefits major European oil refinery

Added: 31 May 2018

A leading European oil refinery had suffered long term operational issues with a poorly performing …

Valves need to guarantee workplace safety without leaking money

Added: 30 May 2018

Pressure Relief Valves perform an essential role in ensuring safety in the workplace but leakage is…

Ensuring the pumps industry is fit for purpose in the 4.0 era

Added: 30 May 2018

Permanent magnet motors and smart pumps are making an impact in all sectors. Environmental, politic…

Sine pumps optimise high viscosity resin delivery

Added: 24 May 2018

One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, Enercon, relies on its pumps to deliver prot…

Show Preview: ACHEMA returns with nearly 4,000 exhibitors

Added: 22 May 2018

It’s back after three years and the ACHEMA 2018 show at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition halls from 1…

Industry 4.0 and motion control

Added: 22 May 2018

We know Industry 4.0 is changing the way we do things but how precisely will these changes affect m…

Temporary builds can help minimise Brexit trading risks

Added: 21 May 2018

As Werner Heisenberg observed back in 1927 with his Uncertainty Principle, it can be hard to totall…

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…

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…