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15 May 2018

Omega’s new OSXL-TG165 series of high performance thermal imagers are said to offer a true thermal image and have a portable, ergonomic design.

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15 May 2018

Vaisala’s OptimusTM OPT100 DGA monitor for critical power transformers assesses transformer oil for the presence of moisture and seven different gases. By tracking real-time levels of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, ethylene and acetylene, the OPT 100 gives asset owners an understanding of the condition and health of a transformer, enabling them to make informed, proactive maintenance decisions.

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15 May 2018

SKF has signed a three-year, multi-million-pound contract with BP to supply condition monitoring services to its UK offshore assets.

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15 May 2018

Rotalube Systems reports that it has fitted the largest applicator ever manufactured, to suit a 12 inch pitch chain on a ThyssenKrupp Circular Re-claimer and has reduces oil consumption by 6000 to 7000 litres per year.

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24 April 2018

SKF is making its high performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings. The RSH seal uses a highly optimised dual-lip configuration to provide additional protection in demanding environments. The company says that, for users, the result is bearings that last longer, especially in wet, contaminated or dusty operating conditions, and that need to be replaced less frequently.

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09 May 2018

AcSoft Sound & Vibration is now offering the AC100 AcoustiCAM from SINUS Messtechnik. The portable, low cost and easy-to-use acoustic camera has been designed to quickly identify and find the precise location of sound sources.

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24 April 2018

Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation and Nexus Global have joined forces to launch a range of complementary services and software to improve plant reliability and drive productivity for European manufacturers.

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24 April 2018

The servicing and maintenance of enclosure climate control units is an area that is often overlooked in manufacturing, according to Rittal. However, regular servicing has been shown to significantly reduce unit failures and thus prevent production downtime.

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18 April 2018

Klüber Lubrication has developed homogeneous lubricants using water as a functional constituent. This approach is said to offer benefits both in terms of lubricant performance and sustainability.

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22 March 2018

Bowman International, has introduced a range of high temperature, self-lubricated PEEK-lined steel or bronze backed wrapped bearings.

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19 March 2018

For those involved in the design, management or maintenance of alarms and alarm systems, M.A.C. Solutions, developer of the ProcessVue suite of alarm management software, is running a two-day alarm management training course in June and November 2018.

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26 March 2018

Alan Gilbert, general manager at BSRIA Instrument Solutions, says that in times of economic uncertainty rental can be a cost effective solution to acquiring specialist test instrumentation without the need to outlay large capital sums.

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19 March 2018

MCP’s on-line audit offers manufacturers a snapshot of their operator asset performance leading to a potential ROI of at least 200%, says the company.

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20 March 2018

SMB Bearings now offers a small batch relubrication service. Those looking to buy or relubricate just a few bearings with specialised grease will no longer need to meet minimum order requirements.

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09 March 2018

The 57th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) will be taking place from 10th to 12th September 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, Nottingham.

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09 March 2018

The CP501 Check Plug and BZ101Buzz-It are socket testers from Martindale that are designed for easy verification of wall socket wiring. Suitable for use as a first line indicator to identify potentially unsafe installations and wiring faults, socket testers offer a fast and effective solution when properly specified.

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19 March 2018

Until 30th June 2018, Fluke is offering a free Fluke true-RMS AC/DC clamp meter to those purchasing a Fluke TiS75 thermal imager. Both use the Fluke Connect system, enabling users to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smartphone or tablet for secure storage on the Fluke Connect Cloud and allowing team access from the field.

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26 February 2018

Recently updated, the  current generation of the INVIZ SNK tank and vessel inspection camera allows a detailed inspection of confined spaces without requiring manned entry.

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20 March 2018

Available from R J Mellor, the WLubeMon monitors that the correct amount of lubricant is discharged in accordance with the system design and this is fundamental in establishing a reliable lubrication system. The grease meter is installed either at the bearing entry or as near the lubrication point as possible to provide the best operating conditions.

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22 February 2018

FLIR Systems has extended its FLIR IRW-Series. As well as its windows with an anodised aluminium frame, the company offers stainless steel versions for use in harsh environments and outdoors. This option eliminates the possibility of galvanic corrosion from contact between the stainless steel cabinet and window frame. 

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FEATURES

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22 March 2018

Schaeffler UK is providing route-based monitoring services to a UK-based producer of crisps. By analysing vibration data from a range of plant and equipment, it is able to detect any damage to components such as rolling bearings and gears early, reducing unplanned downtime. Schaeffler also provides regular thermographic surveys of electrical panels

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17 March 2018

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. On average, manufacturers suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. However, there are ways to reduce the risk, as Andy Pye, contributing editor, reports

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08 March 2018

The biennial co-located events Drives & Controls, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions will be joined this year by Smart Industry Expo 2018 when they return to Birmingham’s NEC  (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, alongside MACH 2018.

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09 March 2018

The reservoir at Roadford in the southwest of England extends to 730 acres (8140 million gallons). Vibration-monitoring equipment from ifm electronic helps to ensure the continued supply of water to the North Devon area

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06 March 2018

Exotic materials such as high-nitrogen steels make hybrid bearings suitable for extreme applications under conditions of poor lubrication or contamination, says Phil Burge, Marketing and Communications Manager at SKF

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12 February 2018

The aftermarket support of large pumping equipment needs to be of the highest standard in order to ensure ongoing availability of the equipment. John Murray, Eastern Region general manager & Jesse Jackson, custom services manager for Sulzer, look at the skills and facilities required to deliver comprehensive field service support

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23 January 2018

Effective stores and spare parts inventory control and management are known challenges to British industry. Now more than ever, forward looking businesses need solutions that provide them with the means to collect, provide and interpret data for greater visibility of fixed and moveable assets. Here, MCP Consulting looks at some of the challenges and outlines solutions 

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02 January 2018

Under Industry 4.0, maintaining and upgrading plant and equipment will be made easier by making better use of engineering design data. Marco Canducci, support manager with Zuken outlines the importance of ‘Design Maintenance’

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05 December 2017

About 90% of bearing failures – that are likely to have an adverse impact on productivity – are caused by non-fatigue factors, including contamination, corrosion and improper handling. Here, Dean Askew, head of category bearings at Brammer, discusses some of the common causes – and shares solutions to help reduce unplanned downtime

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05 December 2017

FUCHS LUBRICANTS has selected Real Asset Management’s (RAM) computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to boost its UK based maintenance processes. The company expects to benefit from improved work order management, enhanced Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, as well as refined communication across its maintenance department

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27 November 2017

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. On average, manufacturers suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. However, there are ways to reduce the risk, as Andy Pye, contributing editor of IP&E, explains

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17 November 2017

A UK-based engineering firm is using thermal imaging cameras from Micro-Epsilon to accurately measure the temperature profile of its new air compressor

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28 November 2017

A joint research project conducted at the University of Nottingham found that energy efficient motors remained within ±0.5% of their original efficiency after being repaired by a good service centre. This is within the specification tolerances of the label and efficiency banding. Tim Marks of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) reviews the project and its findings.

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30 October 2017

SKF's Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager, describes how a staged approach to condition-based maintenance, with asset criticality defining three stages of sophistication - basic, better or best – can best meet operational needs and budgets

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09 June 2017

New ownership and a strong focus on educational outreach helped deliver a 62% increase in maintenance engineering visitors at this year’s Maintec exhibition

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26 May 2017

Predictive maintenance is a key product of Industry 4.0 as it allows businesses to anticipate downtime, efficiently resolve issues and make effective business decisions. Joshua Dugdale, technical manger at the MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) explains more

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16 May 2017

Industry 4.0 is all about having better quality and quantity of data, more intelligently communicated and more effectively used, from shop floor right through to enterprise level. David Hannaby, SICK’s UK product manager for presence detection, considers what this means in terms of condition monitoring

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08 May 2017

In the last five decades, maintenance as a practice has evolved to better serve the manufacturing sector in the areas of reliability and availability. However, according to Robert Golightly, senior product marketing manager, AspenTech, change is imminent

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26 May 2017

Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing offers a golden opportunity for manufacturing to integrate seamless digital technology in effective production processes that should realise greater economies of production, realise improved efficiencies and keep UK industry as a world leader in innovation on the global market. David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association considers the role of lubrication in this new environment

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24 April 2017

Bearing frequencies are often hidden within a range of machine signals and harmonics, making it difficult to detect bearing faults at an early stage. Chris Hansford, managing director at Hansford Sensors, explains how a sophisticated signal processing technique can overcome this

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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05 March 2013

The Problem Boiler tube bundles that are heavily fouled will compromise your generating capacity due to poor heat exchange and/or high pressure drop. With extreme fouling, your plant may need to be taken offline.

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19 December 2016

The Idhammar WCM suite of functions provides World Class Manufacturing sites with a fast and efficient means of supporting all major pillars in the WCM methodology.

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29 July 2013

Intelligas 100 Series Gas Interlock The Intelligas 100 series is the simplest, most economical system that we offer. It meets the requirements of BS 6173, and it’s easy to install – even if you’re not technically qualified. It’s carefully designed and clearly labelled, and if you’re having problems our 24-hour helpline is moments away.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights 3.60m - 5.10m

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14 May 2015

4 Day ATT Courses based in Liverpool and Ireland (IRE)

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27 October 2017

When the best spray-tech engineers talk about Spray Guns, they will always talk about DeVilbiss and Binks.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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26 November 2015

Platinous The Platinous series lets you can select from a variety of sizes, ranges, and options to meet your specific environmental testing requirements. ESPEC Platinous series include features for quality and reliable operation:

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21 February 2017

Typical consumables for the Verderflex® pumps are hoses, tubes, lubricants and accessories like pulsation dampers, custom base plates, quick change hoses and more. It is recommended that these consumables be used with Verderflex® pumps for better performance and low operational costs.”

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12 May 2015

We supply a wide variety of hygienic valves, including butterfly valves, lug style, wafer style, actuated valves.

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23 November 2016

Ball bearing units consists of pre-lubricated sealed ball bearings and a housing which varies in shape.

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19 July 2013

KING’S BOILER HIRE are the UK’s largest providers of temporary industrial boiler plant.

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29 July 2013

As specialist water meter suppliers, of domestic and commercial water meters, you can trust MWA to take care of all your water metering needs. Our wide range includes hot water meters, cold water meters and pulse water meters.

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25 April 2013

Arc is a range of General Purpose Thermal Imaging Cameras which are rugged enough to withstand Heavy Industrial Applications, while compact enough for use in R&D and Automation.

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23 November 2016

Thrust ball bearings are divided into single and double direction types.

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