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Save money even with heavy loads

by Marc Hough

Do you regularly transfer heavy loads on your conveying lines, and do these excessive loads need to remain aligned? If so, the MACM Series from SMC is just what you need.

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Optimise your pump technology by switching to a timing belt

by Gordon Smith

Improving the efficiency of your plant is the driving force for all managers and engineers across industry. Better efficiency will increase output and improve the reliability of your production. But there are many factors that need to be considered in order to truly optimise your production – performance, maintenance, installation requirements, health and safety.

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Is there a face masks cover-up?

by Richard Ludlam

PPE facemasks may be more readily available, but may not do the job you need them for. Can you tell the safe from the substandard, the fake and the dangerous?

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Increase efficiency and reduce your TCO with the correct coupling

by Alex Mills

Can you guess which drive train component is “the most critical non-critical component”? It is… the coupling. And by applying an innovative Rexnord solution to couplings for centrifugal pumps – specifically in the oil refining and petrochemical industries – you can increase production efficiency and reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 

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Is RCD tripping causing you a problem?

by Jon Whitehouse

RCD tripping is one of the most common faults which leads to expensive repeated call outs. But a level of knowledge and a quality leakage clamp meter could be the answer to saving you money on those needless call out charges.

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When the Covid-19 dust settles, what will the industrial supply chain look like?

by Richard Ludlam

The threat caused to global supply chains by the COVID-19 pandemic may be receding, but underlying challenges still remain.  As we report in our recent white paper, ‘Is the Manufacturing Supply Chain Model Broken?’ in recent years there have been growing threats to the integrity of extended global supply chains. 

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Is this a wind up? No, it's a serious request

by Mahesh Patel

Coiling 325 tons of coated piping onto a giant reel is a massive wind-up. But when a customer asked ERIKS to upgrade the machinery involved, with no existing engineering drawings and in under six months, it wasn’t a wind-up at all. It was a serious request.

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Preserving the paint line

by Mick Holland

Paint is a commodity we’ve all used. To give our bedroom a new look or give that tatty old fence panel a new lease of life. It’s used to colour cars, ships and planes. You name it, and it’s probably been painted.

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Cutting out the dust

by Baljit Randhawa

Dust in industry isn’t something you can deal with using a feather duster or a vacuum cleaner. And it’s not just something unsightly. It can be a danger to health, as well as a potential fire risk, depending on what kind of dust it is. Using a high-quality industrial filter is essential to eliminate the risks, as a manufacturer in Austria producing cutting dies discovered.

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Let's talk about dirty oil

by Marc Hough

Dirty hydraulic oil might not be the first thing on your mind, but when you hear that it’s the cause of more than 80% of system failures, it will certainly make you take a deep breath.

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