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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…

Preparing for explosive situations saves resources

Added: 14 Feb 2018

A better understanding of safety legislation and improved plant design could help mitigate the risk…

New turbulator technology provides the answers for heat exchanger challenges

Added: 7 Feb 2018

Could the answer to a whole host of heat exchanger problems be found in the development of turbulat…

Increased digitisation is the only way for the food and drink industry

Added: 7 Feb 2018

Once seen as slow moving and traditional, the food and drink sector is in its most dynamic period f…

Stay in control of dosing with PC pumps

Added: 26 Jan 2018

Dosing pumps are an important piece of equipment for manufacturers and processors across a whole ra…

Hidrostal helps transform a 'worst performing asset' into an efficient pumping station

Added: 25 Jan 2018

Braintree Marks Farm Terminal Pumping Station in Essex, was a frequent bugbear for Anglian Water’s …

Show Preview: Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018

Added: 23 Jan 2018

There’s much to celebrate as one of the biggest engineering shows in the UK, Southern Manufacturing…

Apex automated inventory

Apex technology provides a lift for JCB supply chain

Added: 22 Jan 2018

With operations running 24 hours a day, leading equipment manufacturer JCB frequently ran into sign…

Case study: integrating CAD and cloud for prefabricated contract overseas

Added: 15 Jan 2018

Integrating CAD and point cloud data enabled a construction firm to complete an overseas contract o…