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Are you looking for fast, accurate, repeatable blending or mixing?

by Andy Cruse

Whatever recipe you are blending, mixing or formulating - food, beverage or pharmaceutical - there's one ingredient that can put the whole process at risk. A human. So introducing an automated in-line or batch blending system to the mix will increase efficiency, productivity and repeatability of your process. And if it's an ERIKS system, it can do even more.

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A New Generation of Diaphragm Pumps

by Andy Cruse

Extensive testing has suggested that a large amount of energy required in a pump was to overcome the resistance in the pump and used to fill dead space in the air chambers. While another major issue is pumps stalling when turned down to lower air pressures to save energy or being pumped against a closed valve.

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Understanding Zinc and Zinc-Like Coatings with Ambersil

by Gareth Pollard

Corrosion is an ever-present problem for all ferrous metals, there are many methods to guard against it. ERIKS and Ambersil aim to demystify zinc and zinc-like coatings.

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Precise and Rapid Positioning with the EPCC Electric Cylinder from Festo

by Mark Stone

For simple, affordable and accurate positioning, the EPCC electric cylinder from Festo is hard to beat. It features a high quality ball screw that has very low internal friction, enabling the EPCC to achieve higher dynamic response and short positioning times. Handling systems in particular will benefit from the weight-optimised design of the EPCC.

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Identify problem bearings with SmartCheck from Schaeffler

by Gareth Pollard

Knowing how much longer your rolling bearings will run sounds like something only a fortune teller could help with. But the new SmartCheck diagnistic system from Schaeffler not only automatically identifies potential bearing problems, but also provides valuable data for calculating the bearing's remaining useful life.

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Piab is now an even safer choice

by Mark Stone

Handling large, heavy, cumbersome parts can be a real danger to operators. So the new Piab piCOMPACT®23 SMART vacuum generator platform includes optocouplers for enhanced safety.

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OKS launches its first MOSH/MOAH-free lubricant

by Gareth Pollard

Mineral oil residue contamination of food packaging is increasingly becoming an issue for consumer protection organisations. Instead of waiting for legislation to force action, OKS has launched its first MOSH/MOAH-free adhesive lubricant.

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Time to think about the winter

by Andy Cruse

Sorry. We know the summer has hardly been and gone, but we've already had the longest day, the nights are drawing in, and soon, facilities managers all over the country will be thinking about turning their heating pumps back on - which means now's the time to make sure they are as efficient as they can be.

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Pressure System failure is not an option

by Andy Cruse

In Silicon Valley they say "Fail early, fail fast, fail often." That may be okay when you're developing a new software app, but it won't wash with pressure equipment. Failure here can release compressed liquid, steam or other gases, can start a fire with escaping flammable liquids or gases, and can even cause a life- or property-threatening blast. So at ERIKS, we say "Test regularly, test correctly, don't fail at all."

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Bosch has the X-LOCK factor

by Emma Hunt

The world-first X-LOCK changing system for Bosch grinders means it's never been quicker, easier or safer to change angle grinder accessories.

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Are you looking for fast, accurate, repeatable blending or mixing?

- Andy Cruse

Whatever recipe you are blending, mixing or formulating - food, beverage or pharmaceutical - there&#...

A New Generation of Diaphragm Pumps

- Andy Cruse

Extensive testing has suggested that a large amount of energy required in a pump was to overcome the...

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