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19 July 2018

A new guide from Spirax Sarco is designed to help boost efficiency right from the heart of the boilerhouse.

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16 July 2018

The James Walker compression packing portfolio is one of the most extensive on the market. More than 40 Lionpak products manufactured in PTFE, graphite, carbon, aramid, natural and specialist fibres provide both performance and value covering virtually every industrial valve application, whilst the company’s Supagraf materials provide effective performance in critical applications such as oxygen duties and fugitive emissions applications.

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16 July 2018

Available from ifm electronic, the O6 Laser range is said to not only provide detection of small components, but to measures their position with high accuracy.

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11 July 2018

ABB has expanded its collaborative automation offering with the launch of a new single-arm YuMi robot.

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16 July 2018

Taking place at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry is a free-to-attend seminar that will be presented by specialists from PI UK member companies. It will address key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention being paid to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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12 July 2018

A Katronic non-invasive clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter has made light of a difficult application, helping SPP Pumps to provide pump verification to help satisfy the insurance requirements of a major kitchen manufacturer. The KATFlow 230 portable flowmeter proved that the installed pumps – one diesel powered, the other electric – were capable of pumping water at twice their usual rate to supply the factory sprinkler system in the event of a fire.

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16 July 2018

EAO,a partner for intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), offers the new Series 45 that, it says, unites a broad range of machine operating functions with outstanding technical characteristics.

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16 July 2018

With the introduction of its EES37 single turn encoder and EEM37 multiturn encoders, SICK has completed its product portfolio for HIPERFACE DSL standard servo motor feedback systems, while achieving an important step forward for drive technology, particularly well-suited to robotics and packaging machinery designs.

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12 July 2018

The robust and versatile HP-40 ultra-high pressure control valve for liquids and gases is the latest addition to the established range of Badger Meter Control Valves available through liquids handling specialist Pump Engineering. 

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12 July 2018

Superabrasives specialist, Engis UK offers valve manufacturers a range of lapping solutions, from complete machine systems to lapping plates, accessories and consumables, addressing key production requirements and ensuring the job is done 'right first time'.

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12 July 2018

Rotork has received major contracts to supply electric and pneumatic valve actuators and valve gearboxes to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co for flow control in its new refinery and petrochemicals complex at Changxing Island in Dalian City.

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12 July 2018

While many steam boilers are extremely robust, they are often inefficient because they are based on old or ageing technology. In an effort to make them more efficient, some manufacturers fit modulating burners and bolt on economisers in an attempt to improve both steam output and efficiency. According to Fulton, this isn’t enough.

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12 July 2018

LAMTEC’s CMS Combustion Management System is based on an innovative modular architecture and offers a high degree of flexibility.

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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

ABB has extended the reach of its UK variable speed drives (VSD) and mechanical power transmission products with an expansion of the ABB authorised value provider network.

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12 July 2018

A range of high-flow CR multistage centrifugal pumps has been introduced by Grundfos Pumps to replace the CR/N 90, 120 and 150 units. 

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09 July 2018

The World Cup is one of the most watched sporting tournaments in the world and attracts an audience of over 3 billion people globally. This – the 21st competition – is the first time that Russia has hosted the championship.  Playing a support role are 850 Grundfos units that are being used for a wide range of pump applications.

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15 July 2018

Carlo Gavazzi has launched its latest CD34CNFLF capacitive sensor with foreground suppression, designed to detect water-based liquids through a non-metallic container wall.

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15 July 2018

Murrplastik Systemtechnik, offers what is said to be the world's first cable entry system that can be fully customised and configured online.

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02 July 2018

The GAMBICA Index is an indicator of the level of business for the industrial automation, process instrumentation & control and laboratory technology sectors. It shows the levels of all 3 sectors individually and combined, using 2012 data as a reference point. The combined GAMBICA Index shows a 9.3% growth in 2017, the strongest rate in the last 10 years and a second year of growth in a row across all three sectors.

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FEATURES

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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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07 March 2018

Collaborative robots, sometimes referred to as cobots, are designed to work alongside humans in a ‘collaborative workspace’, an area where the robot and the human can perform tasks simultaneously. Stewart Robinson, principal engineer and functional safety expert at TÜV SÜD Product Service, considers what this means from a safety perspective

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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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06 March 2018

Tim Brown from Unitrunk discusses a complex cable management installation at a new build warehouse/factory/office scheme in Wolverhampton

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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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26 January 2018

There are many factors to consider when choosing a variable speed drive and low voltage motor. Here, ABB's Dan Welch provides answers to some frequently asked questions

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03 January 2018

Steve Matthews, QSHE Manager UK & Ireland at Atlas Copco, looks at the potential hazards involved in compressed air use and the preventive measures that can be taken 

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03 January 2018

Treated sewage provides a sustainable industrial water supply, with help from UV disinfection, explains Paul Hennessey of atg UV Technology

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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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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

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

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12 April 2016

Euroventilatori’s range of radial fans offer flow rates of up to 212,000 m³/hr (360,000CFM), and pressures up to 300Mbar (120 In.Swg), with 2, 4 and 6 pole options.

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12 April 2016

Bottle and Can Drying for All Sizes, Shapes & Line Speeds

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04 June 2014

Free Cooling is an effective, economic method of utilising low external air temperatures to assist in cooling water.

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23 November 2016

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

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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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28 October 2016

A Mobile Yard Ramp is the best solution for safe and efficient loading and unloading of containers and trailers by forklift truck when no dedicated loading bay is available

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04 June 2014

ICS Cool Energy’s modern collection of Aptus chiller units feature the latest in oil-free turbocor compressor technology.

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04 June 2014

Our i-Chiller range represents the next generation of industrial chillers

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07 August 2014

When Brenntag, a global market leader in chemical distribution needed to replace its effluent monitoring and batch control systems, it turned to Bürkert for the complete solution. The end of life equipment was in need of replacement and improvement at the same time; a task that required expert knowledge of both design and installation. The result was a more efficient plant which complied with local water authority requirements as well as a recommendation to repeat the design at another facility.

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13 May 2015

Carrier Rental Systems Generator Hire Range provides an extensive range of standard, supersilent and specialist generators available for hire to suit any application. The Carrier Rental Systems offers the most technologically advanced, environmentally friendly units available for hire in the industry.

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07 August 2014

The latest generation of innovative INOX valve bodies from Bürkert can eliminate the need for a large number of pipe sections, bends and connections in complex interfaces. Removing a collection of conventional piping greatly reduces space requirements, speeds-up design and installation time and reduces the opportunities for leaks.

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18 May 2016

Nord-Lock washers secure bolted joints with tension instead of friction. It is a high quality product with documented success in many industries worldwide.

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04 May 2016

Skid-mounted packaged steam boiler systems are factory built on a bespoke basis.

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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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