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Why now is not the time for cuts

by Paul Skade

Even in difficult times for industry, there are some cuts you should always avoid. The kind of cuts that can reduce efficiency. That can cost you more than £500 each. And that can put your employees at risk of serious injury, and you at risk of prosecution. The kind of cuts that Martor Knives are specifically designed to protect against.

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Can you hear me? I SAID, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

by Paul Skade

Social distancing is today an essential part of creating a safe working environment and is the World Health Organisation and UK Government’s first choice for preventing the spread of Covid-19. But, keeping an acceptable distance while ensuring clear communication in a manufacturing environment is harder than you might think, given that most industrial environments produce excessive noise.

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Making Online Monitoring part of your maintenance strategy Part 2: Bringing it all together

by Thomas Boswell

In the previous issue of Know+How, we looked at how making Online Monitoring part of your maintenance strategy can deliver a range of benefits. These include reduced maintenance costs, increased uptime and efficiency, and optimised productivity. Here, we consider the importance of gaining an holistic view of your assets, to help you make a comprehensive and effective response to maintenance and repair issues.

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Raising the reliability bar through sophisticated technology

by Gareth Pollard

Asset performance and reliability are popular buzzwords across industry, and critical factors for engineers and plant managers. Over the years, the importance of optimising production uptime has increased significantly, alongside the requirements for planned maintenance, with engineers now embracing regimes of predictive maintenance to closely monitor their machine health.

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Skills and success go hand-in-hand

by Mark Carpenter

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to evolve and progress, developing and introducing new technologies to enhance the way we operate, we must ensure that we also remain focused on upskilling our current knowledge base if we are to truly understand the opportunities that we are presented with.

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There’s no ‘Goodall’ to come from lost steam

by Mark Carpenter

The winter, where do we start. It’s the one time of year that most of us would prefer to skip, mainly because it gives us the shivers. But unfortunately, we all must grin and bear it, and do our best to overcome the obstacles that it presents.

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Support is key to achieving your goals

by Jon Whitehouse

Challenges. We all face them, irrespective of industry. Could it be classed as a typical day in industry if we didn’t. But it’s how we analyse and overcome these obstacles that has a true bearing on our performance, productivity and, ultimately, expenditure.

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Supply chain disruption is driving reshoring. But are we ready?

by Richard Ludlam

The trend towards reshoring has been growing for some time.  It was initially prompted by Brexit, combined with a decline in the value of the pound, tariff disputes, geopolitical uncertainty and climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, which has caused major disruption to global supply chains, has forced many manufacturing companies to take a long hard look at how and where they produce products and systems.

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How a customer saved over £100,000p.a. by ringing the changes (and changing the ring)

by Mick Holland

Some customer issues demand in-depth investigation and complex solutions, but deliver relatively insignificant cost savings. Then there was this one...

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Decision making based on numbers

by Alex Mills

One of your critical electric motors has failed. Production’s ground to a halt. The pressure is on you to get operations back up-and-running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. A quick price comparison of various new motors, a quote for a repair, and the numbers seem to make it clear which is the cheapest way to go. But is it the right way in the long-run?   

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Why now is not the time for cuts

- Paul Skade

Even in difficult times for industry, there are some cuts you should always avoid. The kind of cuts ...

Can you hear me? I SAID, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

- Paul Skade

Social distancing is today an essential part of creating a safe working environment and is the World...

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