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How to protect your assets from abrasion, corrosion and chemical attack?

by Jon Whitehouse

Wear, abrasion, erosion, chemical attack, and corrosion are some of the most common causes of failure in process equipment, magnified even further in harsher industrial environments. One of the top performers in the protective compound range is LOCTITE® PC 7255...

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Wiping the steam clean? How Gaskets can seal the deal

by Mick Holland

Have you ever been driving along, and your car windows begin to steam up? Well the first thing you would do is switch on your air condition system and the problem is resolved. Leave it and your vision is seriously impaired and danger is imminent. It’s the same principle in a manufacturing environment, the more steam, the more your vision will be challenged.

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How much of a risk taker are you?

by Mark Carpenter

Working in a hazardous or aggressive environment, risk is always on your mind. But by doing the right thing for safety, are you raising your financial risk to danger level? Fortunately, making the right component choices for your safety circuits can ensure you protect production and profitability as well as personnel. Enter the Festo VOFC solenoid valve, the only valve with an open-ended certification and an incredibly low – and unique – failure rate... 

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The water industry needs a lubrication partner it can trust

by James Goodgame

There’s something extraordinary about Lubrication in the Water Industry, where we’re not just focused on reducing its operational costs and its carbon footprint. Less common, in the face of ever-increasing demand, is the requirement to lower the cost to the customer. And almost unique is the need to keep 64 million consumers supplied, day in, day out, with a 100% safe product. That’s why the water industry needs a partner able to meet all its lubrication flow: ensuring the taps keep running, the toilets keep flushing, and the industry keeps its head above water.

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Unidentified production problems can't hide from ERIKS Digital Reliability Services

by Peter Mitchell

There are many factors that can determine the efficient running of your production line. But when inefficiencies arise, it’s not always straight forward to identify the root cause. Unless you're able to monitor online... Welcome to ERIKS Digital Reliability Services.

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Power is Knowledge: Virtually improving your skillset

by Richard Ludlam

Every year we grow even more complacent with our skillsets and expertise, in fact, the average skilled person with 20 years’ experience is several years behind in skill despite years of training and qualifications achieved.

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Fulfilment Centre of Expertise - exploring the anatomy of a 21st century supply chain...

by Richard Ludlam

In normal times, the subject of industrial supply chains is unlikely to set pulses racing.  But we’re no longer living in normal times...

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How untangling hoses saved £26,000

by Mark Carpenter

Hoses can tie-up money. Leak cash. Spray budgets up the wall. And their associated health and safety considerations can easily trip people up. That’s why a concerned engineering manager called in ERIKS to take a close look at the hose assets of a major Scottish Malt Whisky distillery. 

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A major step towards higher energy efficiency

by Alex Mills

Electric motors are one of the most widely used applications in factories worldwide. In fact, according to According to ‘Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Electric Driven Systems,’ a 2011 report produced by IEA, they account for 46% of all electrical consumption.

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Vacuum equipment - a step forward in confectionary handling

by Mark Carpenter

A famous fictional chocolatier once said: “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.”  Care to take a guess at who?

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How to protect your assets from abrasion, corrosion and chemical attack?

Jon Whitehouse

Wear, abrasion, erosion, chemical attack, and corrosion are some of the most common causes of failur...

Wiping the steam clean? How Gaskets can seal the deal

Mick Holland

Have you ever been driving along, and your car windows begin to steam up? Well the first thing you w...

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