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News
01/07/2015

Water cooling reduces energy use for Crown Packaging

Crown Packaging in Carlisle enjoys huge demand from consumer marketing companies around the world for its colourful food and beverage cans.

Demand has been so great that the specialist hydraulics on the can making machinery were running at dangerously high temperatures, leading to the danger of costly breakdowns. Three companies were contacted ...
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01/07/2015

High pressure filters

With the extension of the Clearpoint HP 50 filter series by models for ...
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01/07/2015

Online T-card system

Developed and fine-tuned over a period of four years and launched in early ...
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30/06/2015

Yokogawa pipeline solution

Yokogawa has released Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS), a ...
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30/06/2015

Sick launches safety camera

The V300 infra-red vision camera offers a convenient and reliable Type 3 ...
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30/06/2015

Upgrade to winch control

Bosch Rexroth has upgraded its electrohydraulic controller used to enhance ...
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29/06/2015

Path to increased productivity

Britain’s manufacturers are planning to invest across a range of areas in ...
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Features
23/06/2015

Facilitating the future

Steve Webzell investigates outsourcing facilities management, discovering what it can offer, and how to strike the best deal

Facilities management (FM) has always been somewhat of an afterthought for manufacturers. And yet, while FM activities – which range from cleaning, catering and pest control to maintenance and IT management – are ...
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19/06/2015

Energy Oversight

With energy-saving projects reaching saturation point, it's worth reminding ourselves that there are more improvement options than might meet the eye. Brian Tinham reports
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20/05/2015

Conditional tense

If plant and factory managers invested more wisely and formulated a condition monitoring strategy, involving more than infrared cameras and vibration monitoring tools, British manufacturing could run more efficiently. Brian Tinham ...
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20/05/2015

Waiting for the wireless world

Industrial wireless has been on offer for almost a decade now, but in that time it has failed to make the expected impact. Mark Venables looks at what is holding back the wireless revolution
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