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09 July 2018

ESAB has entered into a partnering with Proactive Gas Safety (PGS) for the provision of Oxy-Fuel CP7 Inspector courses, with successful candidates being awarded a nationally accredited EAL (Excellence in Achievement LTD) Level 3 QCF Qualification (Qualifications and Credit Framework).

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10 July 2018

The igus online service life calculator has been available to predict the service life of injection-moulded iglidur plain bearings for many years. Now, after extensive testing of its fused deposition modelling (FDM) filaments and selective laser sintering (SLS) materials at its test laboratory, the iglidur Expert service life calculator also includes 3D-printed parts.

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16 July 2018

SKF and Siemens have signed a partnership agreement that will focus on improving train operators’ asset management efficiencies. The partnership will see the implementation of SKF’s Insight Rail condition based maintenance solution in combination with Siemens' Railigent Application Suite that is linked with the Internet of Things operating system MindSphere.

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11 July 2018

The new 800 x 600 resolution Fluke DS701 Diagnostic Videoscope and 1200 x 720 resolution Fluke DS703 FC High Resolution Videoscope are built for industrial maintenance troubleshooting and quality assurance testing and are designed to stand up to the challenges of a rugged environment.

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29 June 2018

Condition monitoring is an essential part of predictive maintenance. This applies not only to enclosures and switch cabinets in industrial plants, but also to a large number of different applications in which regulated processes take place. STEGO's Smart Sensor CSS 014 measures two important parameters - temperature and humidity - and helps to maintain an optimal climate.

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20 June 2018

Specialist bearing distributor, Industria Bearings & Transmissions, has announced the arrival of a new range of JTekt Hyper Strong (JHS) spherical roller bearings from Japanese manufacturer, Koyo.

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16 July 2018

ERIKS UK and Ireland has launched an Industry 4.0 compatible condition monitoring system for the remote access and predictive maintenance of critical assets.

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20 June 2018

Following on from the introduction of the VUCAM XO 6mm video borescope, the latest version, the VUCAM AF is a 4mm diameter unit designed to support inspections in hard-to-reach areas through smaller openings. 

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20 June 2018

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-assisted machines are proving highly valuable tools for plant owners keen to reduce operational expenditure (OPEX) in a volatile economic environment, reports Frost & Sullivan.

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20 June 2018

Part of SKF’s family of filtration products, the Lincoln small grease reservoir filling filter helps minimise contaminants entering automatic lubrication systems during the filling process of smaller-sized reservoirs.

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13 June 2018

Monitran has launched a new model in its MTN/8006 range of signal conditioners. The MTN/8006TC temperature signal conditioning unit converts the voltage output from a temperature sensor to an industry standard current output.

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16 July 2018

Whether it’s implementing safe isolation for the first time or keeping up to date with the latest compliance issues around electrical safety, Martindale Electric is offering free training resources, together with special offers on City & Guilds accredited training.

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27 May 2018

At Drives & Controls 2018 Mitsubishi Electric presented a cloud-based predictive maintenance solution supported by the AI platform within IBM Watson and implemented with voice control and AR features. The company says this innovation shows how interconnected, intelligent systems can maximise responsiveness, productivity and plant control while reducing costs and downtime. 

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20 June 2018

FLIR ITC, an accredited authorised training organisation for the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, has released dates for its thermography courses, one of which takes place in Maynooth, Ireland.

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13 June 2018

WERMA is a leading European manufacturer of industrial beacons and sounders and intelligent systems for improving manufacturing and logistics processes. A selection of its products were on show at this year's IntraLogisteX and MACH exhibitions.

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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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FEATURES

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29 May 2018

Maintec, the longest standing UK exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, plant and asset management industry, has announced some important developments to the event’s format when it returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 6th and 7th November 2018 

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22 May 2018

Some of our leading industries are adjusting their maintenance regimes to improve effectiveness and take advantage of state-of-the-art techniques. Andy Pye reports

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18 May 2018

Taking care of maintenance in an industrial or building setting involves many considerations for maintenance operators – from sourcing the right products to creating cost and energy efficiencies. However, the space has been revolutionised thanks to an array of smart maintenance products, reports Allen Boney, local product manager, Electrical and Test & Measurement, RS Components

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30 April 2018

When the SCADA platform at global chemical company, Scott Bader, became obsolete, the company recognised that it needed to upgrade its control systems and infrastructure but also knew that this would require a solution to extend the life of its existing control system until the upgrade could be safely completed. SolutionsPT provided a solution

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19 April 2018

NHE considers how best to apply a preventative maintenance strategy aimed at reducing unscheduled downtime in a surface finishing facility

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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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18 April 2018

Interpreting changing lubricant properties is a task for the diagnostic and maintenance engineer and it can increase both the working time and the life of often highly critical capital equipment. Elliott Berry, chair of the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, explains more

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16 April 2018

Metalworking fluids make up an integral part of machining operations concerned with metal forming and cutting. Where managed effectively not only do they contribute to efficient machining operations, but also to a safe and healthy working environment for all. David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association explains more

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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29 July 2013

MWA Technologies specialise in domestic and commercial energy flow meters and accessories, our range includes ultrasonic and turbine energy meters, modules, sensors and ancillaries.

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26 November 2015

These are picture of a Custom built Walk-in Room for UCL Warwick, for Bio medical research

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12 May 2015

We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of an immense array of hose and coupling products utilised across a wide range of industries.

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23 November 2016

Available as Single or Double row, Matched Pair and Four Point Contact.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 13.00m - 23.00m

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29 July 2013

EC61 stand alone gas detector A high sensitivity sensor for the detection of gas concentration. The stand alone gas detector is available in two models. EC61 for use on natural gas detection and the EC62 used for LPG and cylinder liquid gas.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.00m - 57.00m

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12 May 2015

We have one of the largest supplies of hose and couplings available and we also supply custom designed large bore hoses.

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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 February 2013

ERIKS Flexible Ducting Products include a complete range of Flexible Ductings, Suction & Delivery Hoses.

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03 April 2013

A new white paper, "DualSense™ Technology: Why two are safer than one," has been released by Industrial Scientific.

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12 May 2015

We offer a wide variety of hydraulic quick release couplings and pneumatic quick release fittings.

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29 July 2013

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive? The Renewable Heat Incentive is a fixed payment for the renewable heat you generate yourself. The Renewable Heat Incentive is similar to the Feed-in Tariffs, a comparable scheme for electricity which went live in April 2010.

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21 February 2017

The Verderflex® Peristaltic Cased Tube Pump range are ideal for benchtop, laboratory and process environments. Tube pumps are perfect for lower flow rates, are fully programmable, with the option of multiple heads. These types of pump provide accurate dosing and repeatability and are capable of handling viscous and chemically aggressive liquids as well as shear sensitive products.

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