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25 October 2017

A new infographic produced within the framework of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project is now available in English. The ‘Risk assessment with OiRA in 4 steps’ visual provides an eye-catching description of the 4 steps of the risk assessment process – from preparation, through the identification and evaluation of risks, to setting up an action plan and reporting.

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24 October 2017

Schaeffler has been providing regular (typically every two months) on-site vibration monitoring and analysis services to Tarmac Buxton Lime & Cement at Tunstead Quarry near Buxton.

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23 October 2017

A rotary union, or swivel joint is used to transfer fluid across a rotating interface. Rotaflow has produced swivel joints for many applications within all areas of engineering and all over the world – from brewery, food and drink, process, drilling and mining, oil and gas to nuclear, chemical and subsea.

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23 October 2017

Fercell now stocks the V-TÜF dust extractor M-class, a dust vacuum that helps control dust particles at source and which is suitable for a variety of applications and materials including wood and plastic.

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23 October 2017

Until 31st December 2017, Fluke is offering a DMM Safety Bundle consisting of a Fluke 115 Digital Multimeter (DMM) with a Fluke TLK-225 SureGrip Master Accessory set of leads and connectors representing a discount of over 40% on the items purchased separately.

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23 October 2017

The  current generation of the INVIZ SNK Tank and Vessel inspection camera is designed to allow a detailed inspection of confined spaces without requiring manned entry. The system delivers 40x optical zoom and a further 10x digital zoom, ensuring that even very large tanks can be inspected without the need for scaffolding or to tie up resources for safety cover.

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24 October 2017

uvex, together with safety footwear specialist Heckel, has introduced its durable, high-performance Macsole X MX 300 GT GORE-TEX safety boot. Designed for outdoor work in demanding conditions, the boot features advanced technical performance and comfort.

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24 October 2017

Inspection technology specialist Crimson Industrial Vision used this year's Scotland Works exhibition to show a new version of the  INVIZ VUCAM portable video endoscope system, including a 4mm did version, and a new version of one of the world's smallest inspection cameras – the FLEXCAM LED Probe from MEDIGUS.

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19 October 2017

Each PPMonitor from PPM Technology has been designed to give a visual representation of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in a building. A number of units may be networked together to show precise changes in concentration of selected IAQ gases over time for an entire building.

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24 October 2017

New from welding inverter manufacturer, Jasic, is an auto darkening HD welding/grinding helmet featuring ADF cartridge with advanced true colour technology.

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24 October 2017

Omega’s new universal panel meter, DP20, delivers high performance in a 1/8 DIN size for panel mount and integration in a wide range of applications.

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23 October 2017

Weston reports an excellent response to its new Weston Anti-Crush Kick-Pad (ACKPad). The device protects operators from injury, employers from injury, equipment from damage and trucks from accident damage. claims.

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23 October 2017

Ecocooling Ireland specialises in providing low energy cooling and ventilation solutions for a wide range of applications.

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24 October 2017

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has been awarded a multi-service contract at a fulfilment centre close to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, UK. 

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24 October 2017

For the third consecutive year, TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), has been placed in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme in the UK.

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19 October 2017

Nilfisk answers nine questions the company is frequently asked about street cleaning.

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19 October 2017

Blue Diamond has added sump plugs to its arsenal of automotive aftermarket products.

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30 October 2017

As part of a five year growth strategy, Briggs Equipment has acquired Irish Lift Trucks (ILT) part of the OHM Group in the Republic of Ireland.

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20 October 2017

The AZM201 solenoid interlock with door handle actuator is now available with built-in RFID technology.

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24 October 2017

The CP5080 range of belt sanders have an interchangeable arm system, enabling the tools to be used for a variety of applications.

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FEATURES

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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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24 July 2017

Instrument calibration is important both to determine the accuracy of the instrument and to ensure that its readings are consistent with other measurements. Matthew Harrison, UK sales manager of Beko Technologies, explains more

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24 July 2017

Annually, UK industry uses over 20TWh of electricity to compress air, equivalent to the output of four power stations and over 8.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. As a result, high-quality energy and performance at a cost-effective price continues to be a key consideration for businesses. Keith Findlay, compressed air audit manager at Gardner Denver, outlines the benefits of energy audits, discussing the improved efficiencies that they can help realise.

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20 July 2017

The last 12 months have seen huge changes in the political and economic landscape. In this report for AirUser, Vanda Jones, executive director of BCAS considers what has happened over the last year, shares her thoughts on what needs to happen moving forwards, and outlines the crucial role that a trade association plays in providing industry with a platform to voice its opinions

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20 July 2017

The compressed air industry has had an excellent record of minimising energy consumption through design and servicing, but now it is time for a step change as the EU commission pushes industry towards resource efficiency and the circular economy.  Marion Beaver, Technical Officer at BCAS takes a look at what it means moving forwards.

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24 July 2017

Those looking to invest in an air compressor often rely on zero hour data sheets verified by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI)* to predict lifetime performance, as this is the only source of independently verified performance data on air compressors. However, Andy Jones, MD at Mattei, says efficiency levels change over the life cycle of a unit and whilst two compressors may have the same zero-hour performance,  the reality is that life cycle costs may vary considerably

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24 July 2017

Training is a vital ingredient for modern businesses with a host of benefits, ranging from employee motivation and retention, to demonstrating competence to implementing safe working practices. Here’s an overview of some of the latest courses available from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

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20 July 2017

BCAS works directly on behalf of the compressed air and vacuum industry to advise on, shape and, at times, challenge the creation of EU and UK legislation, directives and standards. Here, the Society provides a round-up of some of the latest work that Pneurop – the European committee of manufactures of compressors, vacuum pumps and pneumatic tools – is undertaking

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24 July 2017

The correct installation and commissioning of compressed air piping is vital for an ongoing safe and efficient compressed air system.  Here Marion Beaver, technical officer for BCAS outlines best practice

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24 July 2017

AirUser asked the British Compressed Air Society to answer some of the questions it is most frequently asked. Three of these are detailed below

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17 October 2017

Trend Technologies Ireland, a contract moulder of devices for the medical and life sciences sectors, and automotive components for some of the world’s leading vehicle brands, has opened its third ISO Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom at its manufacturing facility in Mullingar. Investment at the site included a number of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag 50t IntElect machines that have enabled the company to boost process stability and achieve shorter production runs

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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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09 June 2017

There is frequent confusion over what constitutes a ‘Competent Person’ in the context of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. It is important to understand this term correctly in order to comply with the law states Marion Beaver, Technical Officer for BCAS

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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

The threats to any business posed by pests can often be overlooked amid pressure to balance the books, yet the consequences of inadequate or ineffective pest management can be catastrophic. Here, Dee Ward-Thompson, technical manager of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), highlights the risks and suggests steps that can be taken to ensure your company is protected

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30 May 2017

In conjunction with periodic maintenance and thorough examination programmes, employers need to ensure effective procedures are in place to identify and assess the critical components of a crane that will degrade over its design life – and replace those components before they become a risk to health and safety. Geoff Holden, chief executive, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), explains more

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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

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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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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