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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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Strengthening the industrial supply chain: The route to 100% pick accuracy

by Richard Ludlam

Pick accuracy – the ability to ensure that every part or product delivered is exactly as ordered by the customer – is a term that’s widely applied throughout the logistics sector.

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What's the safest way to verify the absence of voltage?

by Jon Whitehouse

Industrial environments pose many threats to employee health and safety, and electrical current is one of those right at the top of the list. It goes without saying that exposure to electricity can have catastrophic consequences, so protecting your team against such dangers is vital. Let's introduce you to Panduit's Verisafe...

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Digitising the industrial supply chain

by Richard Ludlam

Industry 4.0 (I4.0) was first introduced as long ago as 2011 by a group of industrialists, business-people, politicians and academics with the goal of helping the German manufacturing sector become more competitive.  The official launch of the concept was at Hannover Messe that same year. 

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How to choose your next pump?

by Nick Lees

Choosing the perfect pump for your application is not as simple as comparing price tags. Not if you want the best performance, greatest efficiency, and best value for money. As the supplier of Tsurumi submersible pumps to ERIKS, Tsurumi UK understand the difference between price and cost, and can help you to find your perfect next pump.

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A true Gearbox story (to be taken with a pinch of salt)

by Alex Mills

Salt in the air. Salt crunching underfoot. Salt coating every surface. It’s probably what you would expect at a major salt processing plant. And if you’re there to investigate a repeated drive failure, it would be easy to assume the aggressive environment was the obvious cause of the problem. But it doesn’t pay to jump to conclusions, especially with a suspended gearbox and motor at great height...

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

Jon Whitehouse

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How we’re building an industrial-strength customer experience

Richard Ludlam

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