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21 September 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a cloud-based solution for pro-active maintenance based on the AI platform within IBM Watson, which enables the smart analysis of operational data to predict and highlight future maintenance requirements.

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13 September 2018

Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS), has launched a new depositional filtration service which can remove particulate matter measuring less than 20 microns.

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13 September 2018

Designed for engineers who need to take quick and accurate thickness measurements, the Cygnus 4+ is a rugged and simple to use ultrasonic thickness gauge.

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17 September 2018

A new low-cost robotic concept from igus enables simple tasks to be automated easily with a relatively quick ROI.

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17 September 2018

ABB will demonstrate how robots can help UK SMEs to become more productive and competitive at its forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes site on Wednesday 17th October 2018, the event will provide a step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor.

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13 September 2018

Red Ledge has released a new RFID-driven system that is said to cut the time and cost of meeting LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) for lifting equipment with fast, accurate asset re-certification, end-to-end traceability and complete corporate compliance

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17 September 2018

The new INOX-F15C-ULT3 15 inch Panel PC from BVM is housed in a monolithic 304 stainless steel enclosure sealed to IP69k.

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29 August 2018

An autonomously guided vehicle (AGV) equipped with a robot arm has been developed by Mitsubishi Electric and Mirage, making it possible to deploy the same robot at multiple workstations. The system has been designed to give a high degree of flexibility to assembly lines and boost plant productivity.

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21 August 2018

FANUC’s Zero Downtime (ZDT) technology is designed to help production managers optimise, maintain and analyse the performance of their industrial robots, in real-time.

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11 September 2018

CVB 2018 brings new developments for the CVB Image Manager and CVB Foundation Package components of Common Vision Blox, Stemmer Imaging’s hardware-independent machine vision development software.

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21 August 2018

Dixon Group Europe, a provider of hose and coupling solutions, has introduced an armless cam and groove product line - EZLink. The new push-to-connect positive locking system and low-profile design aids the transfer and unloading of fuels, water and other liquids.

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29 August 2018

The international standard for compressed air quality, ISO 8573:2010, is the primary documentation to facilitate compressed air systems component selection, design and performance measures. Hi-line Industries, UK manufacturer of high-quality compressed air purification equipment has been working closely with the British Compressed Air Society to produce a best practice guide for the filtration and drying of compressed air.

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08 August 2018

Xylem has unveiled a smart dewatering pump – the Godwin NC150S – as part of its new Godwin S Series. The pump is said to offer new levels of control, remote flexibility, efficiency, and sustainability.

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21 August 2018

Global Shop Solutions, a provider of ERP software for small to medium-size manufacturers, has announced the integration of Canny – a software application that lets software companies gather, organise and analyse customer feedback all in one place – into its ERP software.

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21 August 2018

Fraser Anti-static Techniques has launched an advanced product to clean and neutralise static in injection moulding workflows.

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07 August 2018

HARTING has developed special connectors for high-temperature environments.

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16 September 2018

Schaeffler has revamped and relaunched its UK website offering engineers easier navigation, improved functionality and faster access to precision bearing products and related services.

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01 August 2018

Designed for high-precision, reliable distance sensing and ranging, the LMS1000 and MRS1000 infrared LiDAR sensors from SICK are suitable for both indoor or outdoor applications and incorporate SICK’s High Definition Distance Measurement (HDDM+) triple-echo’ scanning technology, enabling consistency in performance to be achieved, even in adverse environmental conditions.

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31 July 2018

The all-new gas-fired, vertical spiral-rib tubeless steam boiler from Fulton, the VSRT, is the first range to emerge from the company’s new ‘PURE Technology’ approach, an initiative that has resulted in a design that is durable, long-lasting and which boasts high efficiencies and ultra-low NOx emissions as standard.

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30 July 2018

Visitors to the Balluff stand at the PPMA Show will be able to to see the company's first machine mount, IP69K protection rated, ECOLAB certified distributed I/O modules powered by EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and IO-Link.

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FEATURES

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13 September 2018

Flexibility and modularity are key trends in machine and plant engineering. It is increasingly common for standard machines and additional units to be made as separate mechanical and electronic units that are joined only shortly before commissioning the full system. Installation hardware must live up to the modularity of the machine. Murrelektronik explains how its Cube67 field bus system offers a solution

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27 July 2018

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are renowned for being reliable and robust devices. If properly and regularly maintained there is no reason why a VSD will not function for 20+ years. Yet the replacement VSD market is growing at some 40% per annum. Andy Preston, UK Drives Product Manager, ABB, suggests a reason

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24 July 2018

There are now a myriad of ways to purchase a stationary air compressor, with tried and trusted sales channels competing with newer e-commerce initiatives for buyers’ attention.  Stef Lievens, business line manager, industrial air, Atlas Copco Compressors UK & Ireland also considers an alternative approach

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23 July 2018

The summer of 2018 has delivered the longest heatwave in more than 40 years and, to many, represents the ever more evident issue of climate change. It is widely accepted that global warming presents one of the greatest risks to the planet, and therefore humanity, a fact which UK industry cannot and should not ignore. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains the role of air compressors in reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced by the industrial sector 

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11 July 2018

Water treatment is essential to maintaining quality, managing costs and meeting regulations in water treatment and process plants. While most invest in their own equipment to achieve this, hiring can sometimes be a better option. Andy Woolley, hire specialist at WES explains why and where this makes good business sense

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18 July 2018

Is any industrial system or solution truly future-proof? Probably not, but in some fields the horizons are certainly extending. Mark Whitmore, general manager of compressed air specialist, BOGE, explains

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29 June 2018

Part of the role of the British Pump Manufacturers' Association (BPMA) is to provide technical support and independent pump technology training to manufacturers, distributors, operators and purchasers of pumping equipment. Here, the Association explains more and highlights two of its recent communiqués

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28 June 2018

Plugging the skills gap is a prime concern among the UK's engineering employers, with 44% of engineering enterprises stating that hard-to-fill vacancies are directly affecting the manufacture of new products and services. Lenze's Neil Beaumont explains more and outlines how his company is proactively supporting young people from all walks of life who have shown an interest in engineering and technology, and who wish to develop their interests

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17 July 2018

For compressed air users, the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling organisations to manage, optimise and improve equipment processes. Charles Joel, global IoT and analytics director at Gardner Denver, discusses how digital data looks set to provide analytics with real value for those using compressed air systems

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28 June 2018

It’s high summer and the beers are flowing to meet seasonal demand; but what should brewers be doing to ensure that their production systems work reliably to satisfy consumer demand? SKF’s Phil Burge turns his attention to the critical maintenance task of lubrication and uses the example of one German brewer who has gained considerable benefits from its investment in a fully automated lubrication system

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10 May 2018

Industrial cooling equipment accounts for up to 60% of a plant’s total life cost. Now, as part of the latest phase of amendments to the European Commission’s EcoDesign Directive, industrial cooling and refrigeration equipment is required to meet new, stringent minimum levels of energy-efficiency. Richard Metcalfe, sales director at ICS Cool Energy, offers an overview of the changes and key action points for industrial end-users

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11 May 2018

In addition to commenting on changes to ISO 8573-2 standard for oil analysis, BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) has news of two award winners – one ]has received a lifetime achievement award; the other is encouraging more young people to become engineers

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03 May 2018

Choosing a suitable flowmeter can be a tricky process. Here, Alan Hunt, electromagnetic flow product manager for ABB Measurement & Analytics in the UK & Ireland, explains why he believes electromagnetic flowmeters can offer the best solution for keeping track of industrial water flows

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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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26 April 2018

Boilerhouse managers and operators are constantly battling with rising energy prices. With pressure to remain competitive and reduce costs, the search to combat energy consumption is top of the wish list. Chris Coleman, boilerhouse national specialist at Spirax Sarco, argues that truly efficient condensate recovery can boost productivity and improve regulation, at a much lower cost to steam users than we might imagine

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23 April 2018

Matt Hale, international sales and marketing director, HRS Heat Exchangers explains that In food processing, depending on the application, HRS Heat Exchangers’ equipment has been shown to recover up to 50% of previously wasted heat. This can then be used for water, space or process heating, waste treatment or other thermal applications

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23 April 2018

Chris Horsley, managing director of Babcock Wanson explains the efficiency improvements and energy savings that are achievable by using thermal fluid heating systems with integral economisers, and questions why more companies aren't reaping the benefits of this proven technology

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22 March 2018

A leading specialist in multi-axis machining is leveraging the benefits of Universal Robots supplied by RARUK Automation to load and unload its machine tools. A mix of seven UR5 and UR10 robots have helped Rousant Sherwood maximise the productivity of its workforce by automating repetitive tasks and allowed the company to bid for contracts which would have otherwise been unprofitable.

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21 March 2018

Whilst the principles of selective laser hardening are not new, advances in laser technology have made the process more practical for a wider range of applications and an efficient and cost effective method of heat treating ferrous metals. TLM Laser’s director Andy Toms, explains more and looks at the increased efficiency that, he says, results when high powered diode lasers are combined with a mobile laser hardening robot system

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08 March 2018

BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) explains an update to the EU Fluorinated Gas (F-Gas) regulation and gives details of a free associate membership offer that will be launched at Air-Tech 2018

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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07 August 2014

Heat exchangers are used in many forms across a range of industries, but one of the more common applications is in food processing where they are used to heat or cool a bulk food product. The process requires precise management to ensure that the correct heat transfer takes place, producing a food product at the required temperature while maximising efficiency. This requires expert knowledge in both steam applications and system design, both of which are areas where Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

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08 November 2016

Rotronic has long been known for high accuracy in humidity and temperature measurement which is due to products being designed and manufactured to the highest quality and continuously developed by a team of dedicated engineers with years of experience between them.

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27 January 2015

4-16 bar A-Dry and B-Dry Adsorption Dryers

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13 May 2015

Carrier Rental Systems offers an extensive range of Air Handling Units available for hire. Our Air Handling Unit Range has been designed for quick and efficient installation. The Air Handling Units can be connected to your existing chilled / hot water circuit or to our HVAC range for a complete cooling or heating solution.

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04 May 2016

Thermal fluid heaters are suitable for process applications requiring temperatures 32°F or above 350°F.

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04 August 2014

The ideal valve for use in a hygienic processing environment is easy to clean using CIP, contains a low internal volume and a minimum number of connections as well as offer super precise flow control abilities.

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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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13 June 2013

OFFER RELIABLE CONTROL IN DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS

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23 November 2016

Available as Single, Double or Four Row.

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13 May 2015

Operating a 24 / 7, Nationwide Heater Hire Service, Carrier Rental Systems can respond to any of your requirements quickly and efficiently. Our fleet is extensive, one of the largest in the UK so you can rest assured that you can rent or hire heaters perfectly suited to your application.

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12 May 2015

Dixon manufacture and supply couplings, hose and accessories which aims to fulfil the requirements of the full Petrochemical Life Cycle.

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04 January 2016

GSM Graphic Arts offers serial number and rating plates in a range of materials and finished to meet your particular requirements, suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

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29 July 2013

Gas solenoid valves auto or manual reset class A EN161

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04 June 2014

ICS Cool Energy have a range of air, water and geothermal heat pumps available for sales or hire.

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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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