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A lightbulb moment (now that Halogens are banned)

by Jon Whitehouse

It’s going to affect you at work and at home. And there’s a good chance you haven’t heard anything about it. But the sale of halogen lightbulbs (or halogen ‘lamps’ as they’re called in the industry) are now banned in the UK from September this year. Do you know what happens now?

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What's one of the main causes of failing Bearings? Poor lubrication accounts for 50% bearings failures...

by Amy Jasper

Spherical roller bearings often operate in challenging environments with virtually inevitable dirt ingress and bearing grease loss. In fact, independent SKF analysis has shown that 50% of premature bearings failures are caused by poor lubrication or ingress of contaminants. What’s more, since the assets that rely on bearings for operation are often those crucial to your production processes, any downtime can lead to costly stops in manufacturing.

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When Dublin had too many tram stops... New AC Motors and Pumps for the fleet

by Alex Mills

When a tram stops at a tram stop, that’s good. When it stops anywhere else, because it’s broken down, that’s not so good. It not only blocks and disrupts the whole tram network, but in the case of Dublin’s Luas Light Rail system, it also puts the operator at risk of a fine. Transdev – operator of Dublin’s network – asked ERIKS Dublin to get on board and help. 

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Talking the Torque 30 years later

by Alex Mills

Can you remember the reasoning behind decisions you made 30 years ago? A leading supplier of building cement couldn’t. Which is why they needed to talk to someone about torque. 

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Untapped productivity in your plant – a (pallet) moving story

by Karl May

If you sometimes feel your customers want to have their cake and eat it, in several different flavours and delivered next day… you’d be right. They want more diverse products. Delivered more quickly. In smaller quantities. And at lower prices. But in the highly competitive, ever-accelerating manufacturing sector, your only option is to keep pace and keep your customers satisfied. So an untapped source of increased productivity in your plant could help. 

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Increase uptime and reduce maintenance on your bearings

by Amy Jasper

Mining, mineral processing, and cement making operations face some of the toughest and often remote working conditions on earth. With heat, contaminants, vibration, heavy loads, and extreme production demands prevalent and where lost days can be very costly, you need machinery that you can trust.

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Engineering the perfect working environment

by Richard Ludlam

The speed with which customer orders can be fulfilled is an essential criterion when measuring the success of most warehouse operations.  What is often overlooked, especially in major retail warehouses, is the impact that this can have on staff.  Many of them walk ten or more miles every day, are expected to meet tough pick/hour targets and often have to work in conditions that are generally considered as being far from ideal.

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Threadlockers blow wind of change in the renewables sector

by Jon Whitehouse

Threadlocking adhesives have a long and successful history in many industrial sectors, but with an industry wide push towards renewable energy, there is growing evidence to suggest that this particular sector is increasing its uptake of such advanced products.

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Which Cable Tie to use? Here's our Survival Guide for cable ties

by Jon Whitehouse

It’s strange to think that something such as a cable tie, a regularly used household item, can play such an important role in health and safety in industrial environments. But the reality is, they do. And incorrect selection could have drastic consequences.

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How we’re building an industrial-strength customer experience

by Richard Ludlam

We live in a world where goods and services are rapidly becoming commoditised. From mobile phones, computer software and banking to industrial equipment nand components, it's increasingly difficult for consumers to identify clear points of differentiation between products from different suppliers.

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A lightbulb moment (now that Halogens are banned)

Jon Whitehouse

It’s going to affect you at work and at home. And there’s a good chance you haven’t heard anything a...

What's one of the main causes of failing Bearings? Poor lubrication accounts for 50% bearings failures...

Amy Jasper

Spherical roller bearings often operate in challenging environments with virtually inevitable dirt i...

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