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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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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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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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15 March 2017

Adequate safety procedures must be in place in food processing plants, as Jorgen Saxeryd, safety products and functional safety advisor to ABB’s food and beverage program, explains

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14 March 2017

ExxonMobil offers tips to help gas engine operators optimise engine performance by taking a best practice approach to lubrication and highlights the benefits a gas engine operator in Poland has seen since it started to analyse used oil on a regular basis

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09 March 2017

The Energy Show 2017, organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), will take place at the RDS, Dublin on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April. 

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13 March 2017

If you’re currently, or will be in the future, looking to invest in an industrial boiler then these tips from Stephen Fleming, sales project engineer at Byworth Boilers, may help your decision-making process

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09 March 2017

The LDT Dosatron proportional dosing system can be used for the dosing of coolant lubricants and, according to Jens Voigt of LDT Dosiertechnik, its innovative design significantly increases the energy efficiency of machine tools. Instead of an electric drive, the unit has a hydraulic motor and works without electricity

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09 March 2017

Supplied by Michael Smith Engineers, Inoxpa sanitary lobe pumps have helped improve manufacturing processes and reduced maintenance and downtime at Malibu Health Products, a manufacturer of sun care and related products that is based in St Albans, UK

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01 April 2015

Babcock Wanson has supplied two 2000kg/h VPX rapid steam generators to Martindale Pharma, a manufacturer and supplier of specialty pharmaceuticals and services for healthcare professionals worldwide.

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15 April 2015

Adding intelligence to the tools and shopfloor systems used within a manufacturing facility can help to simplify the production process and boost efficiency. Sébastien Boria at Airbus explains how an NI SOM (System on Module) is playing a key role

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01 April 2015

With the advent of the ‘smart factory’ and with ever more reliance on digitally transmitted diagnostic information, Mark Whitmore, general manager at BOGE, discusses how this is affecting and improving the use and monitoring of compressed air systems

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01 April 2015

As a condition of its insurance cover, a power generating company was required to perform regular preventive maintenance on its switchgear. Manpower analysis following the installation of infrared windows shows a significant return on investment, as IRISS explains

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16 December 2014

There's little doubt that things in the automation sector are developing at an unprecedented pace, with connectivity and big data playing a major role. A recent event organised by Hanley Automation, in association with Rockwell Automation and cisco, sought to offer over 100 attendees from some of Ireland's most important and forward thinking manufacturing companies further insight. Charlotte Stonestreet reports

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19 December 2014

Greater cold store cost efficiency can be achieved through new designs and technologies, as Bob Jane, sales manager dynamic systems at SSI Schaefer, explains

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09 December 2014

A UK fast-moving consumer goods (fmcg) manufacturing company, concerned about the amount of time lost due to electrical breakdowns on its machines, used  data from its Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to develop a multi-skilling training and mentoring programme and, in so doing, saved in excess of 1000 hours of downtime. Mick Neville, specialist consultant with MCP has the details

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08 December 2014

Modern pressure jet burners provide control features that help to optimise energy efficiency and minimise emissions. Bernard Dawson, technical director of Riello offers some tips on how to take advantage of them

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