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Taking control of automation in the food & beverage sector

Increasing competitiveness and higher levels of regulatory compliance are placing greater demands on the food and beverage industry; improving automation levels and plant integration can address these concerns. However, with every installation being unique, creating an automation solution that is specifically matched to the application requires considerable ... » Read More


Water treatment equipment

Andy Sheddon, of A&J Fabtech Water Division, runs through the options for ...
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PCB terminal blocks

Meeting the need for PCB terminal blocks for use in applications requiring ...
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Lubricant analysis programme

Oil analysis programme helps to maximise productivity and reduce ...
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Cameras for harsh environments

The GigE uEye FA camera series from industrial camera manufacturer IDS ...
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Measurement case

Delphin Technology now offer a new measurement case based on the ...
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Maintenance concerns

Maintenance of high limit control valves in the UK’s commercial buildings ...
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On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding exactly what energy is being used where is at the heart of any solution, as Mark Venables discovers

Most businesses could use a lot less energy. According to the Carbon Trust even low and no-cost actions can usually reduce energy costs by at least 10% and produce quick ...
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Safety for wireless networks

New regulatory requirements come into force this year that will affect the burgeoning industrial wireless industry as Mark Venables explains.
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Fixing the future

Thermography and vibration monitoring can be invaluable in detecting problems with machinery. But how can plant engineers get the most value? Hywel Roberts investigates
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Bureau Veritas create PATH

Here CEO Ken Smith talks about the new PATH initiative and the importance of training and development
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