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12 February 2019

An extensive Brexit survey of its supplier database conducted by industrial supplies specialist, Brammer Buck & Hickman, has identified seven key threats to production line continuity and stock maintenance. These are detailed in the white paper – 'Brexit: The Seven Major Risks To The Continuity Of Your Production Line That You Haven’t Considered’. 

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12 February 2019

Introduced by ifm electronic, LR SMARTOBSERVER is an ‘out-of-the-box’ software product that enables users to condition data acquisition to see what is actually happening at their manufacturing plant – right down to individual sensor level – and then to store that data for analysis later.

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04 February 2019

Augmented reality (AR) has quickly been applied to making improvements on the factory floor. Mitsubishi Electric plans a commercial roll-out for this next generation of interface technology as a predictive maintenance solution for its more advanced factory automation equipment, such as the MELFA series of industrial robots.

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04 February 2019

Olympus IPLEX GX visual inspection technology is now available from the Ashtead Technology rental fleet.

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31 January 2019

LOCTITE PC 7350 is a two-part polyurethane compound that cures quickly at room temperature making it suitable for on-site repairs of conveyor belts and other rubber parts. For example, it can be used for rebuilding liners in mills, pumps, feeding bowls, hoppers and chutes and repairing cast urethane screens and liners.

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28 January 2019

Reliably measuring leakage current flowing in an existing installation before modifying it, is an effective approach to ensuring that the final installation is going to be fit-for-purpose, explains Martindale Electric.

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23 January 2019

The new USB digital accelerometer by PCB Piezotronics is designed for predictive maintenance and condition monitoring.

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07 February 2019

MSP’s software is delivering cost and time savings for Quickstep Technologies’ composite manufacturing processes in Australia.

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07 January 2019

Fluke Process Instruments offers a range of temperature monitoring solutions for primary and secondary metals manufacturing. The company has just introduced ThermoView TV40 thermal imagers with an integrated visible-light camera.

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05 January 2019

The new Particle Pal Life self-contained portable measuring system from Filtertechnik builds on the success of the company's award-winning Particle Pal. This new offering provides real-time ISO cleanliness readings, together with water content and oil condition information for more than 500 commonly used oils – all within one compact kit. 

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02 January 2019

Hexagon's Mine Monitoring Services give customers an insight into all aspects of operations by employing complementary services for planning (HxGN MinePlan), operations (HxGN MineOperate), safety (HxGN MineProtect), and enterprise, (HxGN MineEnterprise).

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07 January 2019

Following on from the introduction of the VUCAM XO 6mm video borescope, the latest addition is the VUCAM AF, a 4mm dia. unit designed to support inspections in hard-to-reach areas through smaller openings. 

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01 December 2018

At SPS Drives in Nuremberg, EU Automation launched a book charting the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how countries around the world are digitalising. The book features interviews with industry experts who give insight in to the future of manufacturing.

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03 December 2018

MP Filtri has launched its DEH series of ATEX clogging indicators.

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03 December 2018

Recently updated, the current generation of tank and vessel inspection cameras – the INVIZ SNK – is designed to allow a detailed inspection of confined spaces without requiring manned entry.

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23 November 2018

Industria Bearings & Transmissions, with its nationwide branch network, is highlighting its exclusive distributorship of Murtfeldt high performance plastic products for a wide range of industrial applications.

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05 December 2018

What do an exoskeleton, an articulated robotic arm and a research project on space debris have in common? They all include plastic plain bearings and were chosen as the three winning applications at the last manus award – which is initiated every two years by igus. The manus award 2019 is now open for entries and the winners can look forward to prize money of up to €5000.

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30 November 2018

During the cold season, ice slabs and lumps of snow falling from truck roofs are a potential source of hazard for traffic.To prevent such accidents happening, Zarges has developed a modular de-icing and maintenance platform for trucks and buses.

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01 December 2018

A white paper from Siemens examines the investment required to support the UK chemical industry’s digital transformation towards a highly connected and data-rich operating environment.  

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26 November 2018

The MICA CISS Industrial IoT Kit, developed in cooperation with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions and Harting Technology Group, is an IoT solution that is operational within a day and supplies initial data immediately. The kit comprises a CISS (Connected Industrial Sensor Solution) multi-sensor unit by Bosch and the MICA Edge Computing System by Harting. 

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FEATURES

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31 January 2019

IP&E consultant editor, Andy Pye, takes a look at some of the findings of Banner Engineering's latest white paper.

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18 February 2019

How can typical rolling bearing damage in wind turbines, particularly in wind turbine rotor bearing supports, be identified early and even prevented altogether? Schaeffler has a solution to this complex challenge: a combination of sensors that are capable of monitoring the critical influencing variables for this type of damage

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13 November 2018

Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete parts supplier EU Automation explains how plant engineers can make the most of process data and ensure their maintenance schedule benefits their plant. 

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13 November 2018

If you work in manufacturing, you will be used to hearing about Industry 4.0, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its vision of a brave new world for automation, just around the corner. It’s an exciting prospect. Yet, in reality, Industry 4.0 is much less about revolution, than it is about winning through steady, incremental progress, according to Seb Strutt, senior product manager for SICK UK

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08 November 2018

John Saysell, head of training at MCP Consulting Group, suggests, ten ways in which staff development and motivation can be improved and, as a result, output increased

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02 October 2018

The Reliability Dialogue theatre forms part of the educational content of Maintec 2018. Here, Andy Pye, the event's senior editorial consultant, reviews the aims of the theatre and reveals the objectives of a behind-closed-doors round table discussion

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26 September 2018

A successful steam trap inspection program should identify and repair any faulty steam traps and steam leaks that can impact safety, to reduce energy waste, promote sustainability, and maintain product quality. Here, XXX XXXXXXX of UE Systems Europe explains how ultrasound testing can help

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24 September 2018

Early indications of bearing damage enable a user to replace bearings during regularly scheduled maintenance, avoiding otherwise costly unscheduled machine downtime. Important parameters for monitoring machine condition include noise, temperature and vibration. Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager of SKF explains

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18 September 2018

Maintec, the longest standing exhibition dedicated to the UK’s maintenance, plant and asset management industry will feature an impressive line-up of engineering industry speakers and exhibitors, when the show returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 6th and 7th November 2018

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13 September 2018

From 24th to 27th September 2018 the European Maintenance Association EFMNS, BEMAS and Reliabilityweb.com will welcome hundreds of visitors from all over the world for the 23rd edition of Euromaintenance 4.0.

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13 September 2018

Water quality plays a considerable role in plant efficiency but what should we be measuring, where and how? Armand Uchtmann, commercial business manager water quality EMEA of HORIBA, offers guidance on monitoring the quality of water used for heating and cooling purposes.

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29 August 2018

A report by Shell Lubricants – 'Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Manufacturing' – reveals that, while in the UK, roughly two-thirds (65%) of manufacturing companies believe in the importance of lubrication, only 32% report taking effective measures in the end-to-end lubrication process. Jan-Hendrik Bruns, Shell Lubricants regional technical expert – general manufacturing – considers the issue

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28 August 2018

Rapidly evolving technology is set to dramatically impact the indirect procurement supply chain, according to Peter Malpas, managing director - RS Northern Europe

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28 August 2018

Following an emergency call to Ashtead Technology, a Skywards aviation consultant was able to collect the latest borescope inspection technology before flying to Rwanda in response to an urgent request for engine inspection 

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22 August 2018

Whether it is safety tests for your electrical switchgear, efficiency tests for your boiler or upkeep for plant parts and equipment, the need for ongoing maintenance is vital. However, when completing international projects, where management of a facility is transferred to a local team, how can maintenance of the site and its components be preserved? Dave Friar of Boulting considers what you should do when preparing to hand over maintenance control

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22 August 2018

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) has an outstanding track record in civil aviation, nuclear power and defence industries, however it is not widely encountered in the manufacturing and process industries. Pete Hibbs and Michael Dixey of GGR explain how derivatives of RCM can make it easier to put into practice

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16 July 2018

More than 90% of the companies EMS Cognito comes across have a reliability strategy based simply on servicing the components of the machine. Here, the company explains why it believes a paradigm shift in thinking is required

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03 July 2018

An application at Cambridge Beer Festival demonstrates that no vessel is too small for thermal imaging inspection. Andrew Baker, sales director North Europe, FLIR Systems, explains more

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28 June 2018

Although the arguments in favour of Classical RCM (reliability centred maintenance) remain valid, Dave Porrill, principal consultant – MCP Consulting Group, considers whether it is enough to settle for RCM alone

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28 June 2018

It’s high summer and the beers are flowing to meet seasonal demand; but what should brewers be doing to ensure that their production systems work reliably to satisfy consumer demand? SKF’s Phil Burge turns his attention to the critical maintenance task of lubrication and uses the example of one German brewer who has gained considerable benefits from its investment in a fully automated lubrication system

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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19 December 2016

The Idhammar WCM suite of functions provides World Class Manufacturing sites with a fast and efficient means of supporting all major pillars in the WCM methodology.

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23 November 2016

Needle roller bearings are an economical alternative for applications requiring minimal space to carry a given load at a desired speed.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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27 October 2017

When the best spray-tech engineers talk about Spray Guns, they will always talk about DeVilbiss and Binks.

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30 March 2016

We supply alternative Oil Water Separator Kits for the following manufacturers and many more...

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14 February 2018

INTERPUMP is the largest and most innovative manufacturer of high pressure plunger pumps in the world. Dual Pumps are the official INTERPUMP UK distributor.

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26 November 2015

TSE Small Thermal Shock  Simple to install and operate!

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.00m - 57.00m

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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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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 13.00m - 23.00m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 15.45m - 47.70m

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12 May 2015

We offer a wide variety of hydraulic quick release couplings and pneumatic quick release fittings.

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26 November 2015

Gas Cooled Chambers: 250 litres – 1000. Stress screening Liquid Nitrogen chambers – Fast rate cooling down to -70 up to +180

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12 January 2017

Pure steam production that is sterile and free of minerals.

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