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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…

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…

Oil & gas: pumps are at the forefront of innovation

Added: 28 Mar 2018

Often represented as overly traditional, the oil and gas sector and the pumps industry are driving …

Is there a risk in being a beach bum?

Added: 22 Mar 2018

A recent study looking at the gut bacteria of surfers has given good reason for concern over the po…

Case study: Inventory controls lead to reductions in downtime

Added: 21 Mar 2018

Getting a better grip on stock and inventory was key for manufacturer JCB to reduce downtime. Apex …

Project execution: Removing automation from the critical path

Added: 18 Mar 2018

Today’s projects are increasingly complex, and may involve dozens or hundreds of equipment manufact…

KSB enables Mumm producer to service drinks market

Added: 16 Mar 2018

Rotkäppchen-Mumm’s Eltville site in Germany’s Hesse region produces the new product Mumm Dry Alcoho…

When retention is the best cure for machine downtime

Added: 14 Mar 2018

Manufacturers and distributors of computer numerical control horizontal and vertical machines and t…

Small Modular Reactors: into the energy mix?

Added: 13 Mar 2018

A common denominator among UK nuclear projects at Hinkley Point, Wylfa, Sizewell and Moorside has b…

Food & drink: pumps can lead the way in promoting productivity

Added: 28 Feb 2018

Labour shortages and competition pressures in the food sector will prompt a greater reliance on tec…

Expertise helps historic paper mill combine tradition and technology

Added: 28 Feb 2018

Pump reliability has been crucial to a historic West Country paper mill’s approach to using both tr…

How Big Data can boost small firms

Added: 20 Feb 2018

SMEs often think they’ll get left behind in the era of Industry 4.0 but, argues Access Group’s Andy…

Don’t overlook materials measurement – the benefits are many

Added: 20 Feb 2018

Keeping track of liquid, solid and gas quantities in a busy manufacturing environment is not easy, …

Viewpoint: think before you opt to replace large rolling bearings

Added: 14 Feb 2018

Don’t rush to replace large rolling bearings, says Schaeffler UK’s Dave Wall, it could be just as e…