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Viewpoint: can acquisition systems keep pace with the Age of Data?

Added: 17 Jan 2017

Demand for data has exploded in recent years and it’s time acquisition software caught up with the …

Detecting progress in level measurement systems

Added: 16 Jan 2017

Greg Pitcher discovers how manufacturers are continuing to benefit from the speed and accuracy of n…

Hazard perception: the smart way to save lives in the process industry

Added: 10 Jan 2017

Having the right knowledge and the right technology could help prevent a process industry disaster,…

Viewpoint: five steps to defusing explosive situations

Added: 10 Jan 2017

Five steps can help ensure processes that carry the risk of explosion are managed safely and comply…

Plant maintenance: measuring trends in calibration

Added: 10 Jan 2017

In today’s industrial environment, the skills and technology requirements are constantly changing –…

Plant Equipment: how efficient are thermal fluid systems?

Added: 3 Jan 2017

Thermal fluid-based heat transfer systems offer an efficient alternative to the steam variety, but …

Food and drink: the vital contribution of product recovery

Added: 3 Jan 2017

As consumer choice increases, the advantages of hygienic, cost-effective and eco-friendly product r…

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,…