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Don't Worry About Clampload Retention with Reliable Threadlocking

by Mike Smith

When you’re operating machinery in a harsh environment, clampload retention is just one more thing you have to worry about. So an effective and reliable threadlocking solution would take a load off your mind. 

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One of Engineering's Biggest Challenges

by Mahesh Patel

There are 3 harbour cranes on the dockside at Port Talbot, unloading cargoes of iron ore and coal. Unloader Number 3 has been operating since the 1960s, during which time it has lifted around 1.6 million tonnes a year, in 50-tonne buckets, with 20-30,000 bucket lifts every 12 months. 

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Delivering Energy Efficiency with Commercial Vehicles

by Mark Stone

While many vehicle manufacturers focus on energy efficiency and reduced emissions on the road, IVECO heavy commercial vehicles go further. Thanks to innovations at their Madrid production plant – and a customised solution from Festo – CVs from IVECO are more energy efficient even while they’re being manufactured.

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You Only Need One Tool for the Job - The Right One

by Emma Hunt

Apologies to engineers across the country. But depending where you work, you’ll know that a Birmingham, Glasgow or Manchester screwdriver is another name for a hammer. Though sometimes, using the wrong tool is not a joke, but a deadly risk.

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Are We Reminiscing Too Much? Let's Get Back to the Future

by Richard Ludlam

Reminiscing about old times can be good for business. Tickets to see reformed bands often sell-out in minutes. Vintage goods can fetch a premium. It doesn’t matter that the band members are now a bit wrinkly and have lost their youthful good looks. Neither is it a problem that the retro item has been used, because reminiscing about the past often brings back fond memories. But when it comes to manufacturing, too much reminiscing is holding us back.

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Advantages of Timing Belts: A Question of Belt Timing

by Gary Price

Though friction belts are the traditional choice, engineers are coming to realise that timing belts have several advantages. Friction belts and pulleys wear during use, so need re-tensioning 3-4 times during their average three-year lifetime. Each re-tensioning results in downtime.

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Prioritising Productivity for the Food and Beverage Industry

by Gareth Pollard

The most recent annual survey of the food and beverage industry by accountants BDO found that 89% of manufacturers thought productivity improvement was a critical priority for the year ahead.

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Have You Overlooked Your Industrial Hose?

by Mark Carpenter

Whatever the industry, it’s impossible to eliminate all risks. COMAH regulators know that’s the case, but they still want you to do everything you can to reduce the risk to as low as reasonably practicable. So, if you’ve overlooked or underestimated the potential hazard of static build-up and sparking from your hoses, then you’re falling short.

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The Long-Range Forecast from IFM M30 Ultrasonic Sensors

by Jon Whitehouse

With their long operating range of up to 8m, the new M30 ultrasonic sensors from ifm are far and away the best solution for detecting distant objects, or for continuous level monitoring. 

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Cutting Costs with MARTOR SECUREPRO 625

by Emma Hunt

On many industrial sites, knives are used for cutting many different kinds of materials. Safe and effective cutting with a properly specified and selected knife from MARTOR can ensure user safety, as well as increasing productivity and reducing costs.

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Don't Worry About Clampload Retention with Reliable Threadlocking

- Mike Smith

When you’re operating machinery in a harsh environment, clampload retention is just one more thing y...

One of Engineering's Biggest Challenges

- Mahesh Patel

There are 3 harbour cranes on the dockside at Port Talbot, unloading cargoes of iron ore and coal. U...

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