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You may be further down the Industry 4.0 road than you think

Added: 10 Apr 2019

Yes, it’s a challenge and a necessity to embrace 4.0 technologies for maintenance needs but the ben…

Relubrication is the key to recycling ball bearings

Added: 3 Apr 2019

Chris Johnson of SMB Bearings explains the sudden surge in popularity of reusing and recycling ball…

High performance sealing systems for critical pumps

Added: 2 Apr 2019

There are various challenges faced by engineers across the world when it comes to high performance …

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The six rules for successful reactive maintenance and emergency repair

Added: 1 Apr 2019

While much effort in the process industries is placed on predictive maintenance, reactive maintenan…

Oil and gas seeks more emphasis on energy efficiency from its pumps

Added: 27 Mar 2019

The recent history of the oil and gas sector has been one of ups and downs. It has always expected …

How fluid control valves play their part in avoiding product line downtime

Added: 27 Mar 2019

Fast and efficient processes are essential for food product consistency, so limiting downtime count…

Workplace noise is a health issue but how do you locate the source?

Added: 25 Mar 2019

Workplace noise may be a well-documented occupational hazard that can have detrimental effects on w…

Revolutionary sludge treatment adopted by Thames after trial success

Added: 22 Mar 2019

SEEPEX recently trialled its revolutionary treatment for dewatered sludge handling and following te…

Why sensors will be in the vanguard of your 4.0 evolution

Added: 20 Mar 2019

Sensors are the right starting point for any facility looking to evolve for smart manufacturing and…

When it comes to better maintenance, look to your legacy assets

Added: 13 Mar 2019

Yes, it’s a challenge and a necessity to embrace 4.0 technologies for maintenance needs but the ben…

Efficiency of costly compressed air is vital

Added: 6 Mar 2019

Compressed air is a key utility for manufacturing but it doesn’t come cheap. That’s why it’s import…

Removing the risk: Downstream oil and gas embraces digitalisation

Added: 6 Mar 2019

Downstream oil and gas can embrace change that respects its safety-first, risk-avoiding approach. D…

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Ten ways to work smarter and increase output

Added: 6 Mar 2019

Improving efficiency and optimising performance is a constant concern for the process industries. W…

Heavy duty pumps enable eco-friendly solution for cement slurry

Added: 26 Feb 2019

You need tough pumps to handle the abrasive cement slurry that European materials specialist Xella …

Have we underestimated the impact of filter medium resistance?

Added: 26 Feb 2019

Only lately have we begun to appreciate fully the impact of filter medium resistance. Josef W Tichy…

Automation in the pumps for food and drink sector is set to reap dividends

Added: 20 Feb 2019

Automation will be the watchword for the pumps industry in 2019. Nowhere more so than within the fo…

Pump Industry Awards 2019 – pick your winner

Added: 20 Feb 2019

With a total of 37 finalists included in the shortlist of Pump Industry Awards entries for the seve…

Ensuring your diesel-fuelled generators are compliant

Added: 13 Feb 2019

Emissions legislation doesn’t spell the end of the diesel-fuelled generator, says Jason Harryman of…

Do the maths: Fresh angles on the correct approach to explosion safety

Added: 13 Feb 2019

Fuel, oxygen and spark provide the means for fire in the workplace but attending to the basics – an…

What is powering the growth of the global heat exchanger market?

Added: 6 Feb 2019

Energy efficiency, eating habits and global industrialisation are among several factors helping cre…