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Turck Banner new lines get "down and dirty" on the factory floor

Added: 16 May 2018

Dirty, dangerous, distant and dull – the 4Ds of industrial life continue to drive innovation in ind…

The emerging impact of batch analytics

Added: 15 May 2018

Many big chemical companies are investing in a strong specialty chemicals portfolio, notes Artur Be…

How flow meters are moving beyond I/O controls

Added: 15 May 2018

Greg Pitcher discovers that flow meters are increasingly offering plant managers insight beyond the…

Sheffield AMRC gets safety compliance under the COSHH

Added: 9 May 2018

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) specialises in carrying out world class research …

Shared intelligence is a vital asset in your plant’s arsenal

Added: 9 May 2018

CMMS technology may be becoming increasingly sophisticated, but at the same time the whole maintena…

Controller puts an end to pumping station's ragging woes

Added: 25 Apr 2018

Constant ragging problems at one pumping station created the potential for delivery penalties for S…

There’s still room for tradition in condition monitoring

Added: 25 Apr 2018

Modern condition monitoring means smart sensors, data analysis in the Cloud, and artificial intelli…

3D is revolutionising manufacturing for metal components

Added: 17 Apr 2018

The way we manufacture is changing. Additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) is a quickly growing ar…

Data led: Tackling humidity before problems arise

Added: 17 Apr 2018

Access to sophisticated data has meant changes in humidity can be spotted before plant problems eve…

It’s time we treated our fourth utility – compressed air – with proper attention

Added: 11 Apr 2018

For manufacturers and engineers across the UK, compressed air is just as important as gas and elect…

Following the right electrical safety procedures can save lives

Added: 11 Apr 2018

Nothing can be taken granted when it comes to electrical safety, writes Michelle Knott, not least w…

Emerson Global Users Exchange EMEA 2018, The Hague

Added: 9 Apr 2018

Size, as they say, isn’t everything. Yet, with 1600 attendees from more than 50 countries and aroun…

The new face of oil & gas – recruiting for 2020

Added: 4 Apr 2018

The future of oil and gas depends upon recruiting more millennials as engineers. The sector’s failu…

Weighing the contents of large vessels? Then get the approach right…

Added: 4 Apr 2018

Weighing is an excellent option for monitoring the contents of silos and large vessels, but, as Mic…

Netzsch tackles an ATEX pumps challenge for chemical manufacturer

Added: 29 Mar 2018

European commercial and industrial companies must comply with strict regulations regarding manufact…

Biogas solution saves on downtime and boosts environmental returns

Added: 29 Mar 2018

One of the largest French biogas plants, commissioned in 2017, is set to produce 2.2 million m³ of …

Show preview: A full programme at The Pump Centre conference

Added: 28 Mar 2018

Resilience of Pumps and Pumping Systems is the theme for this year’s Pump Centre Exhibition and Con…

How Watson-Marlow boosted recycling plant uptime by 25%

Added: 28 Mar 2018

Montello SpA, a specilaist in sorting, recovery and recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging, a…

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…