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Getting your eggs in one basket the fast and accurate way

Added: 2 Dec 2020

Robot palletising technology is transforming industry and as CKF shows, it can even cope with the d…

Business needs boost maintenance improvements

Added: 2 Dec 2020

Investing in better equipment and learning from other sectors boosts predictive maintenance but the…

Energy efficiency becomes an essential purchase

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Changing regulations mean highly efficient equipment may no longer be deemed too costly to implemen…

Pressure is on for water firms to embrace innovation

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Water companies talk innovation but there’s scepticism as to how committed they have been. Events m…

Compressor replacement keeps ethylene supply on tap

Added: 4 Nov 2020

No compressor, no ethylene: when the reliability of one piece of equipment determines a process can…

Don't fear digital change, you're making it already...

Added: 4 Nov 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital tools in the process industry, says …

How barcode scanning boosts supply chain efficiency

Added: 21 Oct 2020

ProGlove’s Axel Schmidt discusses the necessity for accurate and efficient barcode scanning to deli…

Busting downtimes is not an excuse for avoiding ATEX rules

Added: 21 Oct 2020

Downtime has taken on a new meaning and that raises new issues for ATEX compliance.Two experts expl…

Choosing the right regulations for safety assessment

Added: 7 Oct 2020

The ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) and the IECEx Certified Product Scheme equipment safety assessments…

Rotating equipment has a part to play in in advancing the circular economy

Added: 7 Oct 2020

Sustainability is making an impact in the sphere of rotating equipment, thanks to new legislation. …

Take care not to overlook the value of boilers

Added: 23 Sep 2020

Often overlooked or relegated in process management, the boiler is essential to effective operation…

Innovation is key to the pharma sector coping with changing times

Added: 23 Sep 2020

Recent events have underlined the need for pharmaceutical innovation and are encouraging more inven…

The automation pyramid has had its day

Added: 21 Sep 2020

IT/OT convergence will lead to the collapse of the ‘automation pyramid’ predicts COPA-DATA’s Stefan…

Solids handling demands call for the right pumps system

Added: 17 Sep 2020

When successive storm events increased volumes of rag and debris its waste systems had to cope with…

Testing time pays off for power plant project

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Collaboration and trust between two firms ensured careful research and testing to ensure a ground-b…

Flow sensors provide cost saving energy data

Added: 9 Sep 2020

Sensors monitoring flow velocity and temperature of mediums at critical locations in a major dairy …

Meeting the growing cybersecurity threat

Added: 1 Sep 2020

Ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, limited internal experience and a lack …

Revised design reduces oil emissions

Added: 27 Aug 2020

One North Sea oil platform rerated two condensate export pumps to reduce energy consumption and opt…

Turning unwelcome downtime into a maintenance opportunity

Added: 25 Aug 2020

Pauses in production  have been thrown into the spotlight with the pandemic. Yet, says Chris Johnso…

Finding the tools to tackle corrosion in pipes and connectors

Added: 19 Aug 2020

For pipes and connector equipment one of the biggest issues is corrosion, not least when it occurs …