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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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Weathering the Storm of Parts Forecasting

by Gareth Pollard

Jog your memory back to 1987. We all remember, what's labelled as arguably one of the biggest forecasting fails of all time, when Michael Fish wrongly dismissed the worst storm for several hundred years. But similar forecasting fiascos are still happening in industry. And even if there are no trees uprooted, productivity, efficiency and profitability can be blown away in the wind. Here's how ERIKS helped one customer to weather the storm.

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Man and Machine in Perfect Harmony

by Mark Stone

You don't have to be an engineer to tell the difference between a machine and a person. For one thing, simply because they're flesh and blood, not metal and oil, people tend to tire easily and potentially sustain repetitive strain injuries. But imagine if you could give a person the strength, reliability and durability of a machine, without turning them into a robot. Then you could ensure health and safety considerations are met whilst also obtaining consistent productivity and still have someone you won't mind sharing a tea break with.

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PPE regulation change: Are you prepared?

by Paul Skade

The PPE Regulation has changed, and not necessarily to something simpler. If you're wondering about your duties and obligations around Personal Protection Equipment since 21 April, this expert update will help you and your colleagues stay on the right side of the regulation, and stay safe too.

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Precise and Rapid Positioning with the EPCC Electric Cylinder from Festo

- Mark Stone

For simple, affordable and accurate positioning, the EPCC electric cylinder from Festo is hard to be...

Identify problem bearings with SmartCheck from Schaeffler

- Gareth Pollard

Knowing how much longer your rolling bearings will run sounds like something only a fortune teller c...

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