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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…

Dangerous to ignore the competitive advantages of data acquisition

Added: 15 Jan 2018

Greg Pitcher talks to industry experts about the latest trends in data acquisition and discovers wh…

Condition monitoring of calender rolling bearings reduces downtime

Added: 11 Jan 2018

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

AODD pumps can solve pump leakage from aggressive liquids

Added: 10 Jan 2018

Leaky pumps create unscheduled downtime but aggressive acids and slurries can cause them to leak mu…

Preventative measures – the new safety certificate winning cross-sector approval

Added: 9 Jan 2018

Process industries are high risk, so a new qualification created by two leading safety organisation…

Pump saves village sewage station from being priced out of existence

Added: 4 Jan 2018

The environmental horrors created by blockages accumulating in the sewage systems of major cities a…

The hidden costs of counterfeit bearings

Added: 4 Jan 2018

Globally, product counterfeiting is increasing. Not only in consumer goods but also in industrial, …

Keeping compressors in proper condition

Added: 28 Dec 2017

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

Understand the range of UAV applications to realise the benefits

Added: 27 Dec 2017

Developments in live asset UAV survey and inspection technology have been extensive over recent yea…

Optimising the proof test burden

Added: 23 Dec 2017

Asset owners and operators are continuously being driven by the regulators to demonstrate that the …