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Case study: pump technology helps biscuit firm weigh up a solution

Added: 12 Dec 2016

New pump technology makes the mixing and measuring of ingredients a speedy, precise process at a UK…

Viewpoint: picking the right switch for hazardous locations

Added: 12 Dec 2016

A design engineer needs to consider a number of factors when choosing a switch for use in hazardous…

Case study: robots help company get out of safety jam

Added: 5 Dec 2016

Specialist robot technology helps jam manufacturer keep its employees safe, while also increasing p…

Machine safety: why sticking to standards is a step in the right direction

Rob Smith | Added: 4 Dec 2016

Keeping European law at arm’s length may not be a good thing when it comes to following machine saf…

Viewpoint: bearing down on failure

Added: 28 Nov 2016

The three main causes of bearing breakdowns can be avoided if you follow these simple rules, says S…

Plant maintenance: a new smart era of condition monitoring approaches

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Smart devices, sensing equipment and Industry 4.0 connectivity are creating a new world of conditio…

Case study: steam distribution network reboot aids chemical firm

Added: 22 Nov 2016

Chemical company reaps the cost and maintenance benefits of an upgraded steam distribution network …

Compressed air efficiency: up-to-date systems and good housekeeping vital

Added: 21 Nov 2016

Maintaining a well-run system and embracing new technologies are vital in seeking options for compr…

Viewpoint: wooing the Generation Z workforce

Added: 15 Nov 2016

If industry is to recruit from the new generation joining the workforce – otherwise known as Genera…

Materials: measuring graphene’s composite conundrum

Added: 8 Nov 2016

The market for graphene is still in its infancy, but this material is already being hailed as one o…

Chemical challenge – UK industry seeks fresh industrial strategy

Added: 8 Nov 2016

Manufacturers are fighting for change in an already volatile industry, writes Robert Smith.

Case study: data tool brings speedier analysis to energy-from-waste site

Added: 2 Nov 2016

A fresh approach to data analysis has reaped benefits at a large energy-from-waste facility in West…

Waste & environment: the growing importance of emissions monitoring

Added: 1 Nov 2016

Tracking rogue emissions from industrial processes is becoming an increasingly high-tech endeavour,…

Case study: variable-speed drives score a pumping station victory

Added: 25 Oct 2016

Surface water pumping station doubles its pump potential with variable-speed drives installation.

Viewpoint: giving control valves a clean bill of health

Added: 25 Oct 2016

Keeping control valves hygienic both inside and out is a far more complex process than it might see…

Spoilt for choice – the rights and wrongs of pump selection

Added: 25 Oct 2016

Pumps exist for virtually every process scenario, but get your selection wrong and the consequences…

Show preview: Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring

Added: 17 Oct 2016

The Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring exhibition opens in Telford next month.

Plant equipment: steering the way to motor efficiency

Added: 17 Oct 2016

Making sure industrial motors are running as efficiently as possible can be a tricky business, writ…

Case study: brewery benefits from bringing in new PLC

Added: 10 Oct 2016

A small-scale US brewery introduced a programmable logic controller to its operations, resulting in…

Viewpoint: keeping motion control systems safe from hack attacks

Added: 10 Oct 2016

As Industry 4.0 begins to take shape, it’s time to properly protect motion control systems from cyb…