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UK manufacturers brace themselves for another bumpy ride

UK manufacturers expect 2017 to be another year of risks, but are gearing up to hit its challenges head-on, according to this year's annual Executive Survey from EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.

While almost half of companies (46 per cent) see more risks than opportunities in the year ahead, the sector is far from apprehensive. Instead, UK ...
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Gantry-style robot

Low cost versatile robots are becoming increasingly popular in the ...
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Control systems order

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has received an order from the Sharjah ...
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Bull’s eye spirit levels

Elesa’s new BEL series of Bull’s eye circular spirit levels provide high ...
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Future-proof coolant

TRIM MicroSol 590XT is an advanced semi-synthetic, micro-emulsion coolant ...
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Detecting bearing damage

Hansford Sensors has published a new white paper that reveals how to use ...
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Modular dispense head

Festo has launched a new modular dispense head - the VTOE - that ...
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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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