Mark Carpenter

How untangling hoses saved £26,000

by Mark Carpenter

Hoses can tie-up money. Leak cash. Spray budgets up the wall. And their associated health and safety considerations can easily trip people up. That’s why a concerned engineering manager called in ERIKS to take a close look at the hose assets of a major Scottish Malt Whisky distillery. 

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Vacuum equipment - a step forward in confectionary handling

by Mark Carpenter

A famous fictional chocolatier once said: “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.”  Care to take a guess at who?

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When you're in a hole, stop digging and start pumping

by Mark Carpenter

It’s a situation any engineer will relate to. A failed asset. A constantly evolving situation. The costs of downtime rapidly racking-up. You’re in it up to your neck. But imagine if what you’re in is seawater, and you’re in it up to 18m deep. That was the problem for an oil and gas producer at their newly-acquired offshore production site off the Humber Estuary. 

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Making food hygiene automatic through automated technology

by Mark Carpenter

Perfect-tasting food and drink, efficiently produced, is what every operator in the food and beverage sector wants to serve up. Automation technology is one of the key ingredients in achieving that goal.

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Positively impacting production using robots

by Mark Carpenter

Order fulfilment is a vital part to any transaction. It’s essentially the part of the process whereby the product begins its journey into the hands of the customer. And as we know, providing the customer’s order in the shortest time possible is always part of the service.

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Skills and success go hand-in-hand

by Mark Carpenter

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to evolve and progress, developing and introducing new technologies to enhance the way we operate, we must ensure that we also remain focused on upskilling our current knowledge base if we are to truly understand the opportunities that we are presented with.

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There’s no ‘Goodall’ to come from lost steam

by Mark Carpenter

The winter, where do we start. It’s the one time of year that most of us would prefer to skip, mainly because it gives us the shivers. But unfortunately, we all must grin and bear it, and do our best to overcome the obstacles that it presents.

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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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Turn Your ‘Nose Seal’ up at Cylinder Failure in Aggressive Environments

by Mark Carpenter

If you operate a pneumatic actuator in an aggressive environment, you may think cylinder failure is part of the deal. A new nose seal solution from IMI Norgren proves it doesn’t have to be.

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Save money even with heavy loads

by Mark Carpenter

Do you regularly transfer heavy loads on your conveying lines, and do these excessive loads need to remain aligned? If so, the MACM Series from SMC is just what you need.

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