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How much money and uptime is your factory losing to mispicks?

Added: 22 Sep 2021

Invar Integration's Nick Hughes advises close inspection of how much mispicks could be costing your…

In-house solution produces answer to gas supply inconsistencies

Added: 1 Sep 2021

The best equipment couldn’t perform its best when an essential gas supply fell short on delivery. S…

Voltage conditioner reduces cost from lengthy downtime at WTW

Added: 1 Sep 2021

Severn Trent turned to ABB for a solution when unexplained outages occurred at a key water treatmen…

STEM needs EQ as well as IQ

Added: 18 Aug 2021

Focus on STEM careers doesn’t always include much reference to the need for emotional intelligence.…

Banging the drum for AODD systems

Added: 18 Aug 2021

Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps can be hard to beat for sheer versatility, insists Almat…

Safe seals make for safe plant operations

Added: 3 Aug 2021

Mechanical seals are critical for safe operation in refineries and chemical plants. Ensuring their …

Pumping systems incorporate new technologies for new challenges

Added: 3 Aug 2021

With the energy industry in a state of flux, it’s not only the large corporations that gain from ap…

Track ’n’ trace: Measurement underpins commercial operations

Added: 13 Jul 2021

Evolving demands on industry require a more holistic approach to support a greater emphasis on trac…

2021: The year industry turns the corner on AI

Added: 13 Jul 2021

Capital intensive industries can benefit from accelerated digital strategies to improve efficiencie…

Valves seal the deal for award-winning pumps project

Added: 20 Jun 2021

Anglian Water’s award-winning project improves performance and control of sewage pumping stations, …

The four pumping ingredients for successful brewing

Added: 17 Jun 2021

While the challenges of brewing are legion, SEEPEX’s Peter McGarian provides a rundown of the four …

Lighting’s vital role in safe HMI

Added: 16 Jun 2021

Electro-sensitive protective equipment provides safe, barrier-free access in an era of human-machin…

Robot ready manufacturers can take on the skills gap

Added: 16 Jun 2021

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in the manufacturing industry. Continued …

Quality straining deals with rigours of fast flowing water source

Added: 3 Jun 2021

When you depend upon a river for your water source and it’s one of the strongest and fastest flowin…

The impact of EU and UN efficiency legislation on motors and drives

Added: 2 Jun 2021

New rules for energy efficient motors are set to apply throughout the EU from July and with the Uni…

Energy’s challenge in balancing short-term costs and long-term investment

Added: 1 Jun 2021

The need to balance short-term cost and long-term investment in energy sources has never been great…

Landia chopper pumps provide effluent solution twice over

Added: 5 May 2021

Landia’s expertise in treating effluent and waste provided answers for two food producers and their…

Demand for the chemicals pump market is predicted to soar

Added: 5 May 2021

Innovation, greater safety emphasis and the growth of ‘end use’ companies have ensured that the nex…

Why it pays to take your tools to the repair shop

Added: 21 Apr 2021

Updating or repairing an injection mould tool can be complex yet helps extend lifespan and quality …

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Procurement, the vital link in the supply chain

Added: 21 Apr 2021

Procurement is often the weak link in the supply chain, warns Nick McGrane of K3 Syspro. It needn’t…