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30 July 2021

A DRY ice blaster with integrated dry ice production directly from liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the first of its kind, according to Kärcher.

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23 July 2021

GETTING TO grips with robotic automation is now even easier with the launch of ABB’s Virtual Assistance support service.

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22 July 2021

ONE OF the key learnings from COVID-19 is the importance of industrial expertise. UK manufacturers who worked together to produce over 14,000 ventilators during the pandemic [1], is just one example of how collaboration and knowledge-sharing has helped drive recovery.

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23 July 2021

AFTER A challenging 18 months, growth for the UK manufacturing sector is set to double this year [1]. Despite production lines gathering speed, challenges such as a widening skills gap, increasing demand and unplanned downtime risk are still prevalent. Optimised operations depend on reliable equipment, which in turn depends on an effective maintenance programme:

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16 July 2021

OPERATORS OF onshore wind turbines are always looking to maximise power output and profitability. Therefore, any tool that can reduce turbine maintenance requirements and improve reliability is incredibly useful. To deliver these benefits, Altra Renewables has employed Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology to provide smart monitoring of onshore wind turbine braking systems, which improves turbine reliability while simultaneously increasing uptime.

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16 July 2021

MAINSTREAM ERP providers don't cater for service. It’s just a fact, most ERPs were designed for manufacturers and focus on finance, not service. And those service staff are left struggling with day to day operations knowing the decision-makers will never agree to replace their system. But, you don't necessarily need to change your ERP says Gary Jones, head of sales at Service Geeni.

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09 July 2021

MANY INDUSTRIAL applications harbour challenging operating conditions such as corrosive or erosive atmospheres and high temperatures. Every component of rotating machinery used in these conditions needs to operate reliably to ensure an extended overall service life for the equipment. In many cases, specialist coatings form an important part of the design from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) (or upgrade) and these must be reconditioned or improved during any maintenance project.

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11 June 2021

ABB HAS launched ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for belts, an advanced digital service to enable mine operators to track speed, misalignment, damage, thickness and wear, slippage and temperature of conveyor belts in real time, and therefore anticipate maintenance, avoid unplanned downtime and improve belt reliability and lifetime.

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03 June 2021

WHEN A Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel experienced equipment issues, Quartzelec helped rectify the problem and identified and addressed the root cause.

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02 June 2021

THE NEW moneo starter kit from ifm electronic has been designed to provide everything needed for users to start exploring and enjoying the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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31 March 2021

ENTERPRISE ASSET management software company, Ultimo, and Internet of Things (IoT) system integrator Axians, have announced a technology partnership that will meet the increased data needs of their customers and the needs of the next generation of asset management.

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29 March 2021

CLEAR PRESSURE tanks from SR-TEK help reduce research and development time by allowing engineers and scientists to observe reactions and make changes in real-time.

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19 March 2021

LEADING PROVIDER of data-driven reliability and integrity programmes, Pinnacle, has introduced an improved approach to reliability modeling called Quantitative Reliability Optimization (QRO). This new approach streamlines current reliability methodologies into a single, comprehensive analysis, empowering leaders in processing industries to make smarter decisions at a lower cost, reports the company.

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26 March 2021

AS MODERN machines have evolved, so have lubrication systems and, as the oil film between system components is only a few microns thick – invisible to the human eye – it is essential to control and monitor contamination effectively, explains CP Lubricants.

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10 March 2021

OVER IN the US, the Air Force has awarded unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) specialist, Black Swift Technologies, a contract for the development of software capable of predicting UAS system failures before they happen.

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29 March 2021

THE LATEST mobile products from Uniflex include hydraulic crimpers, that provide a high degree of precision, and a battery-driven hose-cutting machine.

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05 March 2021

WITH THE early impact of the coronavirus pandemic restricting most of industry’s maintenance activities in 2020, leading engineering company, Alfa Laval is warning of a potential breakdown backlog if routine repairs and servicing are not prioritised.

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03 March 2021

SHELL HAS announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engine and industrial applications. This initiative meets a growing desire from consumer and commercial vehicle drivers to lower their carbon footprint.

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26 March 2021

A NEW book from the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), titled: 'An Introduction to Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technologies', edited by Professor A Hope and Mr D Whittle, introduces the reader to the wide range of technologies that can be used for the condition monitoring (CM) and diagnostics of structures, plant and machinery through surveillance, monitoring and analysis.

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26 March 2021

ANALOG DEVICES, Inc. (ADI) has introduced a complete condition-based monitoring (CbM) development platform designed to help accelerate condition monitoring hardware, software, and algorithm development.

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FEATURES

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23 July 2021

Mark Peers reflects on the changing role of inventory management in the modern factory in driving best practice in maintenance and ensuring equipment reliability

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15 July 2021

The safe operation of material handling equipment is essential not only to the efficiency of the industry, but to the well being of everyone who works within it

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12 July 2021

PLUMBING PRODUCTS specialist, McAlpine, is reported to be saving tens of thousands of pounds every year by preventing breakdowns of injection moulding machines, thanks to oil management specialist, Tris UK.

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19 July 2021

With the pandemic increasing strain on budgets, regular servicing of plant equipment has taken a hit. Ben Green talks through the numerous benefits maintenance can bring to on-site productivity, and the possible dangers that are invited without it

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03 June 2021

With downtime in the food processing sector estimated to cost on average £180,000 per hour, machinery must be maintained in a way that minimises both downtime and costs. Chris van den Belt summarises the challenges and how an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system can address them

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27 July 2021

We caught up with Vanda Jones, Executive Director at the British Compressed Air Society, who are event sponsors of this year’s Maintec event, to find out more about the importance of an efficient maintenance regime for compressed air.

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29 July 2021

LUBRICATION at the forefront of metalworking machinery maintenance. The role of any lubricant is to create a thin film between two metal surfaces that keeps them apart. This film reduces friction between moving parts, supporting metalworking operations at the same time as minimising wear and reducing downtime, writes David Wright

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22 March 2021

MICHAEL POVEY looks at the three main locations of steam leaks and how they can be prevented

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10 March 2021

Despite the numerous and easily quantifiable advantages that can be gained, when it comes to implementing predictive maintenance, there are still some who have their doubts. Philipp Wallner looks at what lies behind the scepticism and how to overcome it

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03 March 2021

With the onshore and offshore wind sector providing an increasing amount of the UK’s energy requirements and contributing to a steadily rising renewable energy percentage, Gary Husband looks at the growing servicing needs, both on- and off-shore

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12 March 2021

Cleaning of railway components plays an important role for fast and smooth processing of repairs, crack testing, maintenance and service

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03 December 2020

With lockdown and social distancing measures still impacting industrial sites and the need to be competitive in an increasingly global market becoming ever more vital, one thing that businesses cannot afford to have is unnecessary downtime. The recent IP&E Live conference on Industrial Maintenance, sponsored by Omicron and Megger, took an in-depth look at reliability best practices

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19 November 2020

Comprehensive cooling tower inspection is essential to minimise equipment or component failure, but ideally it should be paired with a preventive maintenance schedule to achieve better results. David McDaniel and Robert Swafford provide some pointers

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28 October 2020

VIBRATION ANALYSIS has long been an instrument of choice for use with bearings and other rotating equipment. More commonly, ultrasound is being used in conjunction with vibration analysis to help technicians confirm the condition of mechanical assets

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23 September 2020

INSTALLING CONDITION monitoring devices on flood pumps and motors can provide advanced warning of any impending bearing failures. In this example vibration monitoring, along with automatic lubrication, has prevented unplanned downtime of flood pumping stations

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23 September 2020

Many applications rely on back-up power to kick in in an emergency and performing maintenance will make sure that power 'plan B' is a success. Keith Brown explains how businesses can maintain reliable power sources

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27 July 2020

Fugro, the world’s leading geo-data specialist, has worked with Bosch Rexroth for over a decade to ensure it has the best hydraulic systems and software solutions on board its geotechnical drilling vessel, the Fugro Synergy. Now, they are working together again in order to better prepare for the future

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12 June 2020

Striving to be the first carbon neutral continent by 2050 is undoubtedly the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has developed its Green Deal – an enormously ambitious package of measures designed to enable people and businesses to transition into a green and sustainable future.

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12 June 2020

We all know what a great job vibration analyst’s perform. They are all that stands between a manageable plant and the chaos and mayhem that can result from machines failing unexpectedly. It takes skill, knowledge and experience to be a good vibration analyst; but in many cases, the vibration analyst is only delivering half of the benefits they are capable of. By Jason Tranter, Mobius Institute, Australia and Dean Whittle, RMS Reliability Training Institute, United Kingdom

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12 June 2020

Lifting equipment plays an essential role in manufacturing plants of all sizes. Denis Hogan, Performance and Special Projects Manager at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association explains why ‘duty holders’, who bear responsibility for the safe design, maintenance and operation of this plant, will find reassurance in the LEEA badge

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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12 May 2015

We have one of the largest supplies of hose and couplings available and we also supply custom designed large bore hoses.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.00m - 57.00m

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12 January 2017

Pure steam production that is sterile and free of minerals.

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12 May 2015

Couplings and fittings suitable for the proper safe use with air applications including

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25 February 2013

ERIKS Flexible Ducting Products include a complete range of Flexible Ductings, Suction & Delivery Hoses.

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01 March 2013

MAT is a trolley that fits directly onto the distribution line HBS 50

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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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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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12 May 2015

Dixon manufacture and supply couplings, hose and accessories which aims to fulfil the requirements of the full Petrochemical Life Cycle.

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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

TSE Small Thermal Shock  Simple to install and operate!

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28 October 2016

A Mobile Yard Ramp is the best solution for safe and efficient loading and unloading of containers and trailers by forklift truck when no dedicated loading bay is available

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19 December 2016

The maintenance management system of choice for maintenance professionals:

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31 July 2019

FLIR Thermal Studio is a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos.

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05 March 2013

The Problem Boiler tube bundles that are heavily fouled will compromise your generating capacity due to poor heat exchange and/or high pressure drop. With extreme fouling, your plant may need to be taken offline.

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