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Technological advances are bringing greater precision to mixing and blending

Added: 2 Oct 2018

Hard-pressed engineers facing mixing and blending challenges should forget traditional models and f…

Connectivity can safeguard the chemicals sector

Added: 2 Oct 2018

While the chemicals sector must react as best it can to politicaleconomic pressures that it cannot …

Can Surface Acoustic Wave technology transform flowmeters?

Added: 2 Oct 2018

Accurate flow control boosts process efficiency and quality, so no wonder companies default to trus…

Pumps win this sea battle in Gibraltar

Added: 26 Sep 2018

The peninsular is no stranger to battles but this one depended on a fleet of chopper pumps to ensur…

How protector seals slash pump bearing failure rates

Added: 20 Sep 2018

With advanced retrofittable bearing protector seals readily available on the market, pump bearings …

LED lighting

Lighting as a service - the breakthrough model for industry

Added: 19 Sep 2018

The legacy approach to lighting is outdated. We need a new process model that treats it as a servic…

Five steps to year-round GDPR compliance

Added: 18 Sep 2018

The furore around GDPR implementation has died down and that’s a good thing says Natasha Bougard of…

Data’s important – if you can view it in context

Added: 17 Sep 2018

Collecting data is important but, says Greg Pitcher, displaying it in the optimal way is what will …

Modern mandrels create faster factory flow

Added: 14 Sep 2018

Manual coil changes can be time consuming, not least when a plant is alternating production between…

Rolling bearings – the key to avoid production stoppages

Added: 12 Sep 2018

With more than 30 manufacturing locations in over 20 countries worldwide, the Renolit Group is one …

Discovering that digital is essential for predictive maintenance

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Predictive maintenance is high on the list of priorities for manufacturers, but a recent survey sug…

On the boil: How strict are the new emissions rules for medium combustion plant?

Added: 5 Sep 2018

Legislation governing emissions on medium combustion plant – such as boilers – came into effect at …

Food and drink sector embraces benefits of digitalisation in cause of waste reduction

Added: 5 Sep 2018

Smarter measurement technologies are coming to the aid of food and drink manufacturers under pressu…

Health and safety training needs to support innovation

Added: 22 Aug 2018

To develop a proactive health and safety culture that encourages innovation and better performance,…

Box it clever: Enclosures are vital and so is their need for evolution

Added: 22 Aug 2018

Enclosures are at the heart of the engineering industry but these vital pieces of kit must continue…

Hungary for knowledge exchange: monitoring and detection in the spotlight

Added: 15 Aug 2018

It’s been a busy period for monitoring and detection with two key events highlighting the issues an…

Servitisation is the key to industry’s future

Added: 14 Aug 2018

Far from being just another trendy phrase, servitisation describes most accurately how industry is …

Informed maintenance avoids unnecessary replacement

Added: 6 Aug 2018

How would you feel if at a routine health check your doctor informed you that it was time to have y…

How Landia enabled a first for Ireland's biogas pioneers

Added: 25 Jul 2018

Landia chief the late Hugh Vaughan left a lasting legacy when he helped a father and son team creat…

The implications for pumps and chemical applications in an uncertain economic climate

Added: 25 Jul 2018

With an eye on the World Cup, The Pump Company’s Peter Staddon returns with his own selection advic…