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Decision making based on numbers

by Alex Mills

One of your critical electric motors has failed. Production’s ground to a halt. The pressure is on you to get operations back up-and-running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. A quick price comparison of various new motors, a quote for a repair, and the numbers seem to make it clear which is the cheapest way to go. But is it the right way in the long-run?   

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Don't choose a seal that's not the real deal

by Mick Holland

Wouldn’t you like to know about a component which could help improve health and safety, and reduce the risk of environmental and product contamination? Wouldn’t you want to find out more about this component, which can also help increase yield, and ensure successful implementation of product innovations? You would? Then it’s a deal – let’s get it sealed!

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Reliability starts at the very beginning, with your bearings

by Gareth Pollard

Reliability is a popular buzzword in industry but can have different meanings for different businesses and engineers. But when it comes to your bearings, reliability is summed up in two main areas – quality and operating environment.

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Removing risk by forecasting it through predictive maintenance

by Mark Carpenter

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as its commonly known, has been in development for several years, with the aim of assisting businesses in making their production lines smarter. But this is far from a short-sighted journey. Companies far and wide are continuing to develop new and existing technologies to aid in smarter production and proactive maintenance.

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Supply Chain Globalisation v Regionalisation

by Richard Ludlam

As early as February this year, Fortune reported that the coronavirus has caused disruption to the supply chains of 94% of Fortune 1000 companies.  Since then, as the pandemic accelerated through the Spring months and then ebbed and surged around the world, we’ve seen ever greater disruption to companies large and small.

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Bearing the brunt of aggressive environments

by Gareth Pollard

The steel industry can be one of the most volatile and unpredictable industries, with machinery at the peril of ever-changing conditions and increasingly high demands. Therefore, selecting the right product for the right application is vitally important for ensuring unplanned downtime can be eliminated, and high efficiency levels maintained.

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Time to think positive about ergonomic flooring

by Jon Whitehouse

Maximum productivity is the aim. Or it should be. But to achieve this, there are many considerations. Is your machinery suitable for the application? Is it running efficiently? Is your equipment being maintained correctly? But beyond the hardware of your plant lies a more important factor. Your employees. So, surely the safety and satisfaction of your staff should be a top priority too. Afterall, without them, what can you really achieve?

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No water. No soap. No drying. With ROCOL Scrubs

by Paul Skade

Designed for any product used in environments where contamination is a risk, ROCOL SCRUBS are now NSF registered, lending piece of mind to engineers that these ultra-strong cleaning wipes are suitable for all areas of their facility.

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Who says it's unreachable? Not WD-40 Flexible

by James Goodgame

Hitting those hard-to-reach places is a bug that we’ve all had to bear across all industries and it goes without saying that it can be extremely frustrating, sometimes unbearable. But jumping to the rescue and catering for the varied and changing demands of industry is WD-40.

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Protectionism and Supply Chain Disruption

by Richard Ludlam

One of the positive elements to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic – yes, there have been some positives – has been the ability of large parts of the UK manufacturing and supply chain base to adapt quickly and with remarkable resilience to dramatic change.  

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Decision making based on numbers

- Alex Mills

One of your critical electric motors has failed. Production’s ground to a halt. The pressure is on y...

Don't choose a seal that's not the real deal

- Mick Holland

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