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Government Releases £30m fund in bid for Smarter UK Manufacturing

by Richard Ludlam

It goes without saying that technology is one of the major drivers in modern UK manufacturing, with the need for continuous advancements vital to ensuring the development of how we live and work.  But as with all new technology comes resource and cost, and that's why the UK Government has introduced the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in a bid to aid progress.

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by Emma Hunt

With a tool storage cabinet from Facom, you can keep not just your tools safe, but also your workers.

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SKF's 5 Step Process to Achieve Performance and Productivity Goals

by Gareth Pollard

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is industry’s prime metric for identifying and rectifying machinery-related problems in the manufacturing process. It’s also a benchmark for progress made against other manufacturers’ performance. But for companies lacking the necessary in-house skills, and striving to achieve more productivity for less cost, achieving the reliability and long service life that drive OEE can be challenging. A new industry-leading asset care strategy from SKF could be the answer.

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LeaderTherm Gaskets Take Sealing to the Extremes

by Garry Wakeling

The next generation in extreme temperature sealing is already here, from Leader, LeaderTHERM.

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£11.8m of Funding Awarded to Support SME Manufacturers

by Richard Ludlam

Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers across England have been given £11.8m via the extension of the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) until September 2021, to help a further 2,400 companies to grow.

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Helping Your Assets Operate More Efficiently

by Thomas Boswell

You know only too well that “boots on the ground” are becoming harder and harder to come by. Especially if you want them to be worn by skilled maintenance engineers. Cost-cutting, the Nineties’ apprenticeship gap and an aging workforce have all contributed to a shortage of skilled manpower, compounded by ever more complex assets and systems demanding increasingly specialist skills. 

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Dust Getting Up Your Nose?

by Emma Hunt

Hopefully you wouldn’t inhale a lungful of air when you’re standing by someone smoking a cigarette. But breathing dust while you’re at work could be doing as much harm to your lungs as passive smoking. And just as passive smokers get all the risks with none of the pleasure, if you’re close by – or even just passing by – a job that’s generating dust, you get most of the dust with none of the protection of a PPE face mask.

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Washing Your Hands of Health Threats

by Paul Skade

There are six times as many cases annually of work-related ill health as there are work injuries. Of the 30.7 million workdays lost every year, 87% are health related1, 1% of all working days lost (268,000) are associated to skin disorders2. 

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Don't Let Your Distributor System Box You In

by Jon Whitehouse

As the demands of technology rapidly develop, finding a distributor system that meets your needs is harder than ever. The new VARIABOX by Bals is as adaptable and versatile as your requirements are changeable. 

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How to Lower Your Total Cost of Couplings (TCC)

by Gareth Lenton

The most important factor in determining the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of couplings is often the amount of downtime experienced. In demanding applications couplings face numerous challenges, from impact loading to dust and temperature extremes. Maintaining uptime against the odds can be the difference between a cost-effective coupling and a costly one. 

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Government Releases £30m fund in bid for Smarter UK Manufacturing

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