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News
29/07/2014

Envelope manufacturer seals deal with drives retrofit

Encore Envelopes, the largest independent manufacturer of printed envelopes in the UK, is reporting improved machine operating capabilities and no downtime since replacing obsolete drives with new technology.

The firm, which operates 15 production lines printing up to 85 million envelopes per week, was advised by Bosch Rexroth that its Diax03 ...
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28/07/2014

Worker’s jaw shattered

A Kent recycling firm has been fined £7,000 and ordered to pay £3,000 in ...
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25/07/2014

APC locates hub at Warwick

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected the University of ...
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24/07/2014

Newtown Plastics smell success

Mid Wales based Newtown Plastics is reporting saving nearly £2,000 a year ...
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24/07/2014

Viridor and Vacu-Lug roll on

Tyre company Vacu-Lug and waste management organisation Viridor have ...
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23/07/2014

Cummins fined afte HAVS decade

Cummins Power Generation, in Ramsgate, Kent has been ordered to pay nearly ...
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23/07/2014

ECS gets RoSPA Gold

ECS Engineering Services has been presented with the RoSPA Gold Award for ...
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Features
09/07/2014

Changing maintenance safety for the better

It may come as a surprise to many to learn that some 25–30% of work-based fatalities in manufacturing industry (which for the last five years has recorded around 30 deaths annually) are related to maintenance activity.

That is despite the fact that you won't find many factories or plants where, on arrival, you aren't told that safety is their ...
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01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be a chastening experience. Brian Tinham talks to INITA's Jim Haire about a recent training event
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01/07/2014

Wireless warning

Just as wireless digital plant-level communications gets into its stride, the international standards bodies appear to be introducing a giant stumbling block.
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30/06/2014

Flixborough revisited

Forty years on from the Flixborough disaster, Brian Tinham looks at the lessons learned then and since – and the repercussions for safety throughout the process industries.
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