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11 May 2023

IN A first of its kind demonstration, a six-legged robot has shown how it can inspect wind turbine bolts autonomously, eliminating the need for technicians to loosen and retighten thousands of bolts per wind turbine as part of routine maintenance.

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11 May 2023

MANY PEOPLE may consider industrial lubricants to be a secondary consideration to machine specification. However relying on a thin film of liquid to separate moving parts, reduce friction and dissipate heat efficiently can mean achieving enhanced production efficiencies in machining costing many thousands of pounds, and at the same time reducing machinery downtime, David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) explains.

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11 May 2023

AMID CURRENT headwinds such as rising energy prices, supply chain disruption and labour shortages putting pressure on manufacturers, businesses across the UK are looking to improve productivity and efficiency. In this context, the need for plant managers to know exactly how every machine across the factory floor is performing is more vital than ever and digitisation can play a key role, explains Iwona Kandpal, industrial digital technology specialist for the Made Smarter Adoption Programme in the North West

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11 May 2023

AN INCREASING emphasis on energy, the ongoing importance of preventative maintenance and condition monitoring, and the impact of Industry 4.0 were among the talking points discussed by exhibitors at this year's Maintec in Birmingham.

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11 May 2023

IGNORANCE IN relation to lifting in industrial plants can result in severe consequences, so managers need to pay serious attention to their equipment and service providers. Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), offers guidance on how to achieve best lifting practice.

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11 May 2023

WHEN IT comes to repairing or overhauling Ex rated equipment, the competency of the repair provider is critical to end-users maintaining the safety of their sites and staff, says Karl Metcalfe, technical support at the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades.

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11 May 2023

ALL THE skills and knowledge gained throughout your career as a plant engineer mean that you are uniquely different from your peers. These attributes set you apart from them and mean that when you are ready to make the next step up in your profession you feel equipped to do so.

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11 May 2023

Keeping your racking in good working is essential for creating a safe environment, meeting your legal obligations and your business running efficiently, says SEMA president Jaap Vos.

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11 May 2023

WHILE INVESTING in the latest machinery helps maximise efficiency, it's not an option that is available to all businesses. Given this, it's important for companies to maximise the benefits of their existing machines. One way to do this is by prolonging their operating lifespan through accurate and effective maintenance cycles, explains the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

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11 May 2023

With the recent launch of its 10% Taskforce campaign, designed to help operators avoid unnecessary compressed air wastage, Vanda Jones, executive director at the British Compressed Air Society explores how a comprehensive maintenance plan can be implemented as part of an ongoing energy reduction programme.

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18 June 2020

Welcome to the Essential Guide to Maintenance Management 2020-21, brought to you by the team behind the market leading Industrial Plant & Equipment magazine.

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03 July 2019

Rolls-Royce and Qatar Airways have been using Virtual Reality (VR) to train engineers, in a first for the two companies.

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03 July 2019

The Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) has developed a library of guidance documents to share members' many years of experience on steam and hot water systems with the wider industrial population who need to work on and manage this equipment. David Kilpatrick, director CEA, provides an overview

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03 July 2019

Educational programmes at industry shows have become quite a crowded field in recent years, so it can often take some research to identify those that stand out. Our intention was to put our badge towards a CPD programme that truly delivered dynamic and progressive content.

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03 July 2019

Four months out from the 2019 Maintec Exhibition and Conference, the conference programme is rapidly taking shape, with around 80% of the speaking slots now committed. Andy Pye updates us.

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31 January 2022

Today, it’s widely understood that technological investment brings success. Manufacturers who choose to modernise will gain increased outputs, higher quality and less wastage on the factory floor – ultimately allowing them to improve profitability and succeed in the industry.

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15 March 2020

Three new lifting products have been introduced by Konecranes.

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19 February 2018

Curtis UK provides advanced control system technology for electric vehicles and equipment used in the UK materials handling industry. It is also a leading supplier of traction battery chargers and safety equipment for materials handling equipment.

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18 June 2014

SKF training programmes are helping businesses across the UK to provide first class services by building a base of employees with a deeper understanding of industrial processes and applications.

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18 June 2014

Fast to use, light to carry and featuring a convenient internal database for results storage, portable appliance testers in Megger’s new professional range are available in versions optimised to suit the needs of all types of users who regularly carry out PAT testing. Key benefits of the new instruments include rapid start up, instant restart after temporary disconnection when moving between test locations and optional barcode support to aid rapid asset identification.

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18 June 2014

Since its launch last year, the Loctite® website for maintenance experts has helped many thousands of visitors to select the best product for task. It consolidates all you need to know on the extensive Loctite® range for maintenance, repair and overhaul on one, easy to navigate, information hub.

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18 June 2014

Andy Jones, general manager at Mattei, explains why regular servicing and maintenance is essential to ensure compressors are operating efficiently and safely.

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18 June 2014

Following demand from the logistics industry, Hörmann is now offering multi-brand servicing as part of its 24/7 repair and maintenance support for industrial doors and loading bay equipment.

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18 June 2014

Berlin – Raytek expands the modular MI3 infrared sensor series, adding new communication boxes for integrating the digital temperature sensors into process control systems.

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18 June 2014

Choice of Setup - Shire solutions can be effortlessly operated online through an internet connection (hosted) and on mobile devices.

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17 June 2014

The results have been counted and the winners are in! Gardner Denver's quest to find the oldest working CompAir and Hydrovane compressors has been a resounding success with entries received from across the UK and the company is proud to announce the two winning entries.

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17 June 2014

The Workmate Planned Maintenance & CMMS Software system provides affordable and easy to use functions for engineers, to help maintain plant, facilities and equipment.

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17 June 2014

BSRIA Instrument Solutions is a leading supplier of specialist test and measurement instruments to Industry. It has built its reputation by providing the most reliable and advanced test equipment from leading manufacturers supporting it with a high level of customer service and technical support to meet with its client’s requirements and expectations.

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17 June 2014

igus® has been at the forefront of the plastic industry since 1964, and is one of the largest producers of injection moulded plastic bearings and reinforced plastic cable carriers in the world. The globally recognisable product lines include e-chain cable carriers, chainflex flexible cables, iglidur plastic bearings and robotic applications to name but a few.

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17 June 2014

Electrical and Hydraulic Systems need regular check-ups in order to maintain peak operational performance. Paul Hickman, an expert in drive technology at Bosch Rexroth, says that all-too-often end-users neglect to give these vital pieces of equipment the TLC they deserve.

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Maintenance Management 2023-2024

Welcome to the Essential Guide to Maintenance Management 2023-24, brought to you by the team behind the market leading Industrial Plant & Equipment magazine

We are delighted to hear from some new voices for 2023/2024 as well as welcoming back many of our regular contributors, all of whose contributions are greatly valued and appreciated.

We hope you find this an interesting read and a useful reference tool.

Charlotte Stonestreet
Managing Editor
Maintenance Management Guide
IPEeditor@western-bp.co.uk

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