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Getting with the program: CMMS is no longer one-size-fits-all

Added: 8 May 2019

Expect more from today’s CMMS, advises Michelle Knott. Systems are becoming increasingly sophistica…

Testing times: Safety and Brexi-tricity

Added: 24 Apr 2019

While much of the process industry is concerned about Brexit, electrical safety experts are unruffl…

Virtual training sidelines downtime

Added: 24 Apr 2019

What’s the answer when you install a state of the art process system but can’t train staff on it wi…

Not all the answers lie in the Cloud, they could be on the Edge

Added: 17 Apr 2019

As connected devices continue to churn out massive amounts of data for analysis, edge computing is …

Six ingredients for better additive manufacturing

Added: 17 Apr 2019

Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metal parts and components is gaining prominence for its potential t…

Designing cable assemblies with practical manufacturing in mind

Added: 10 Apr 2019

When you design cable assemblies, you need to know the end result is practical for manufacturing. T…

You may be further down the Industry 4.0 road than you think

Added: 10 Apr 2019

Yes, it’s a challenge and a necessity to embrace 4.0 technologies for maintenance needs but the ben…

Relubrication is the key to recycling ball bearings

Added: 3 Apr 2019

Chris Johnson of SMB Bearings explains the sudden surge in popularity of reusing and recycling ball…

High performance sealing systems for critical pumps

Added: 2 Apr 2019

There are various challenges faced by engineers across the world when it comes to high performance …

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The six rules for successful reactive maintenance and emergency repair

Added: 1 Apr 2019

While much effort in the process industries is placed on predictive maintenance, reactive maintenan…

Oil and gas seeks more emphasis on energy efficiency from its pumps

Added: 27 Mar 2019

The recent history of the oil and gas sector has been one of ups and downs. It has always expected …

How fluid control valves play their part in avoiding product line downtime

Added: 27 Mar 2019

Fast and efficient processes are essential for food product consistency, so limiting downtime count…

Workplace noise is a health issue but how do you locate the source?

Added: 25 Mar 2019

Workplace noise may be a well-documented occupational hazard that can have detrimental effects on w…

Revolutionary sludge treatment adopted by Thames after trial success

Added: 22 Mar 2019

SEEPEX recently trialled its revolutionary treatment for dewatered sludge handling and following te…

Why sensors will be in the vanguard of your 4.0 evolution

Added: 20 Mar 2019

Sensors are the right starting point for any facility looking to evolve for smart manufacturing and…

When it comes to better maintenance, look to your legacy assets

Added: 13 Mar 2019

Yes, it’s a challenge and a necessity to embrace 4.0 technologies for maintenance needs but the ben…

Efficiency of costly compressed air is vital

Added: 6 Mar 2019

Compressed air is a key utility for manufacturing but it doesn’t come cheap. That’s why it’s import…

Removing the risk: Downstream oil and gas embraces digitalisation

Added: 6 Mar 2019

Downstream oil and gas can embrace change that respects its safety-first, risk-avoiding approach. D…

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Ten ways to work smarter and increase output

Added: 6 Mar 2019

Improving efficiency and optimising performance is a constant concern for the process industries. W…

Heavy duty pumps enable eco-friendly solution for cement slurry

Added: 26 Feb 2019

You need tough pumps to handle the abrasive cement slurry that European materials specialist Xella …