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MACH exhibition rescheduled for 2021


I had planned to sit down to write this month’s column to preview MACH 2020, which was due take place during April. But, like everyone’s plans across the world, ours have had to change and adapt due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Charlotte Stonestreet

Business agility is a lifesaver


As a write this while working from home, I still can’t quite get my head around these unprecedented times we find ourselves in.

Ingersoll Rand

HVAC Equipment-as-a-Service: a step ahead in sustainability


Guido De Sanctis, services business leader HVAC Europe at Trane discusses the rise of servitisation for HVAC equipment and lays out the benefits for businesses and the environment

Georgina Bisby

It’s show time


Welcome to the latest issue of Industrial Plant & Equipment, a very special issue because as well as our usual mix of informative articles and innovative technology, it includes our annual maintenance supplement with an in-depth preview of Maintec - the reliability event. 

Georgina Bisby

5G is almost here but security concerns persist


5G was one of the headline themes at this year’s Hannover Messe in Germany, the industrial trade fair which took place from the 1st to 5th April, which featured a large-scale 5G testbed where network equipment providers demonstrated the kinds of functionality that the new mobile standard will be able to deliver.  

British Safety Industry Federation

Focus on fit testing


When specifying Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) which includes Respiratory Protective Devices (RPD) it is important to consider the role of Fit2Fit and the needs of the user in addition to the performance characteristics of the RPE says the BSIF.

Georgina Bisby

Challenges & opportunities lie ahead


Hello and welcome to the first issue of IP&E for 2019 and my first as Editor.

Georgina Bisby

Time to speed up adoption of IIoT?


As Irish manufacturing growth slows – a survey released by IHS Markit showed that the rise in output, employment growth and new-order growth all slowed in December – maximising manufacturing efficiency by exploiting the latest techniques and technologies is more important than ever.

Arco Limited

CE is no guarantee


CE markings are no guarantee of safety, according to Neil Hewitt, divisional director, Quality and Technical Standard at Arco. Here, he discusses the potential risks for your business


Millions wasted due to R&D blind spot, according to new research


More than 8 in 10 engineering and building firms could be eligible for Research and Development (R&D) tax relief on new products and services, but only 39% of them have ever claimed, according to specialist tax relief firm Catax. Here, the company explains more