Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Industrial Plant and Equipment, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
Precision sensor technologies are not only proving their value during the production and testing of wind turbines, but also in the real time condition monitoring of operationally active onshore and offshore wind farms, says Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK.
Many industrial environments are chilled to significantly below the ambient climatic temperature and high speed shutter doors are the best way to maintain a clear division between inside and out. Louise Nurse from sara LBS says there is more to such installations than meets the eye.
Insight from ERIKS, the industrial services partner, estimates that incorrectly installing and maintaining belt drives accounts for 98 per cent of premature failures, leading to downtime and lost production. With this in mind, Gary Price, Power Transmission Regional Product Group Manager, at ERIKS highlights some tips that can extend the life of belt drives and pulleys, increasing their reliability, reducing their total cost of ownership, and minimising the chances of downtime.
With developments in electric lift truck technology – such as the development of lithium-ion batteries – the trend towards battery power is set to accelerate, says John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle.