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06 July 2018

Online peer-to-peer lender, Linked Finance has has secured backing from one of Portugal’s fastest growing banks, Banco BNI Europa, which will deploy up to €50m over a 2-year period, to lend to Irish SMEs.

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02 July 2018

Airtech Aviation Services, headquartered in Shannon Airport, Ireland, has established a new Composites Repair Centre and plans to recruit 124 new jobs over the next four years.

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21 June 2018

To help manufacturers improve efficiency without losing quality, Mettler Toledo has put together a new practical weighing guide called 'Efficient Workflows in the Chemical Industry'. The guide addresses how the adoption of lean processes, combined with smart automation, can accelerate many common laboratory procedures.

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21 June 2018

Interroll’s new Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) for chilled and deep-freeze environments, with decentrally controlled RollerDrive drive technology, expands the range of applications of the company’s conveyor solutions.

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21 June 2018

Rulmeca has increased the nominal output performance of its 80LS drum motors within an 81.5mm diameter roller, from a maximum of 120W to 160W. 

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20 June 2018

A production facility that turns barley into malt for use in beer and whisky production has increased productivity and safety by installing a new germination machine controlled by an ABB variable speed drive (VSD).

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02 July 2018

GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, revealed its new TENSOR xGEL battery to visitors attending CeMAT 2018.

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18 June 2018

As UK agent for GIS AG, a Swiss based Chain Hoist & crane manufacturer, LTM offers a range of special GIS hoists for applications where standard hoists cannot be supplied. These include hoists for use with synchronised travel and in low headroom, explosion controlled or corrosion resistant environments.

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19 June 2018

Arco has launched its new range of cut protection safety gloves, providing workers with its most comprehensive hand protection range to date, meeting the revised EN 388:2016 standard whilst educating employers about the changes to cut level testing.

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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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14 June 2018

HSA estimates that its free online safety resource – BeSMART.ie – has saved Irish businesses between €37 million and €55 million in administrative costs since it was introduced in 2011.

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19 June 2018

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD has visited New Boliden Tara Mines (commonly known as Tara Mines) in Co. Meath, where he launched the new Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Mines) Regulations 2018.

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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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14 June 2018

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a fund of €500,000 to support cutting-edge Irish energy research, development and demonstration projects. The aim is to support regions and local communities move towards a decarbonized energy system by 2030.

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19 June 2018

In 2017, WHC's ACKPad, was one of the FLTA's “Pick of the Year” products in both the Safety and Innovation categories of its prestigious Annual Awards for Excellence.

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20 June 2018

Riello has donated an RL34 oil burner to the Internal Fire Museum in Cardigan, Wales, for use in the first of its steam halls. The burner is fitted to a Beel VFB boiler donated by Cochran UK.

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21 June 2018

In 40 years of delivering end-suction pumps, Grundfos has introduced many improvements that have enhanced both the product line-up and its application span that today includes water supply, industrial pressure boosting, industrial liquid transfer, HVAC and irrigation.

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13 June 2018

Belfast-based Countrywide Freight Group, has updated its warehouse forklift fleet with new TCM forklifts supplied and supported by TCM’s Northern Ireland dealership – W Hall.

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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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21 June 2018

The drag chain range offered by Kabelschlepp Metool includes steel cable carriers as well as plastic and hybrid systems. These are used in machine tools, crane systems or complex applications such as offshore oil rigs or space travel.

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FEATURES

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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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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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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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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

With today's tendency for buildings to be built taller, there is an increased need for personnel to work at height in order to maintain the fabric of the building. Given the increased complexity of these structures, access machinery is increasingly being used to provide safe access to the exterior of the buildings for maintenance purposes. Specialist Access Engineering & Maintenance Association (SAEMA) comments

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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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30 May 2018

Many people in industry are under the impression that the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 do not apply to them or to their employees within their factory premises. Unfortunately, this assumption is wrong, as the Combustion Engineering Association, explains

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16 May 2018

Fork lift trucks perform very tough and demanding jobs. As with all powerful, heavy machinery, they must be maintained properly to ensure they are safe and legal to use, as FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey explains

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16 May 2018

Lifting gear failure can have dramatic consequences for both those directly affected and those held responsible. To ensure safe practice it is crucial that users are fully aware of issues surrounding Design Working Period and maintenance responsibilities, writes Ben Dobbs, technical manager at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

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23 April 2018

Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) is a scheme operated by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) for the certification of proficiency of NDT and condition monitoring (CM) operators. Technicians and engineers practising NDT and CM have an important role in the NDT quality chain in order to maximise the reliability of inspections, as BINDT explains

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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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14 February 2018

European safety and health experts have attended a seminar with the EU commissioner to discuss solutions to some of the health and safety challenges faced by micro and small enterprises

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12 February 2018

A special version of a Zenith 400 helical profile grinding machine from Precision Technologies Group (PTG) company, Holroyd Precision, is being used by NETZSCH in Brazil to produce a range of pump screws

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23 October 2017

At the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, held in Singapore in September, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) together with the International Labour Organization presented new estimates of the cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH). The findings reveal that worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9% of GDP, at an annual cost of about €2680 billion.

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18 October 2017

Richard Betts, managing director of RABScreen, an external filter specialist, discusses the importance of airflow in heating and cooling systems

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17 October 2017

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury once said, ‘Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down.’ Though this is an inspiring thought, it's unlikely that construction or even cognitive thought would be at the forefront of someone’s mind when faced with a precipice. Sometimes we need a push to tip us over the edge. Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of EU Automation explores the top three tipping points in the realisation of Industry 4.0.

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26 July 2017

Oil-free compressed air is a standard requirement for industries that need to comply with high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, but traditionally it has come at a price. BOGE says it has achieved a significant step forward in compressor technology that not only delivers truly oil-free compressed air, but also a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). BOGE’s Mark Whitmore reports

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24 July 2017

Stef Lievens, business line manager for compressor technique service operations at Atlas Copco Compressors UK and Ireland, looks at the history and application of internet connectivity and data science in the compressed air industry and examines how it may influence both the initial design of the equipment and the way it is monitored and managed in working environments

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SPONSORED CONTENT

21 February 2017

The Verderflex® OEM range of tube pumps are designed for panel mounting or incorporation into 3rd party machines that need an accurate, low maintenance dosing solution that can be found in many applications such as printing, packaging, chemical dosing, vending machines, water treatment and more.

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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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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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21 February 2017

Verderflex® Industrial peristaltic pumps are extremely robust pumps, ideal for heavy duty operations on intermittent or continuous duty cycles. They are a simple to use, easy to control, versatile and reliable way to pump liquids.

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