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News
05/04/2018

ERIKS warns industrial hose selection is critical to minimising fire risk

A one-type-fits-all approach to non-conductive hoses is being used across industry despite many being unsuitable for certain applications and liquids.

Using the wrong type of hose for an application can quickly lead to a dangerous build-up of static electricity which in turn could spark a fire or explosion, warns industrial services provider, ...
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05/04/2018

Bigger range of ball bearings

Applications requiring larger bearing sizes can now benefit from longer ...
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05/04/2018

Fit-and-forget actuator

The Grob Linear Chain actuator from R.A. Rodriguez is a hugely popular ...
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14/03/2018

UK’s robotics output

New whitepaper explores the challenges facing UK robotics market
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14/03/2018

JCB creates 600 jobs

Unprecedented global demand for JCB equipment will see the company create ...
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14/03/2018

ThinManager software release

Updated thin client software gives workers better access to production ...
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13/03/2018

Secure bus communication

Motion plastic specialist, igus introduces the world’s first high-tensile ...
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Features
10/01/2018

The difference between rupture disc and buckling pin relief valves

Buckling Pin Relief Valves (BPRVs) and rupture discs both have a similar primary function. They are used to protect against the over-pressurisation of a range of applications. Information from ASME VIII Division I suggests the two are interchangeable.

BPRVs and rupture discs are both favoured over relief valves, as they offer full-bore openings. ...
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13/02/2017

Changing times

It’s time to think seriously about joining the Fourth Industrial Revolution before UK manufacturers get left behind by more progressive nations, warns Chris Beck
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13/02/2017

Keeping guard

When it comes to machine safety, failure to adhere to regulations can be an expensive business, but compliance need not be such an onerous task, as Mark Venables explains
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31/01/2017

Under pressure

Chris Beck learns how, when it comes to compressed air savings, even a small change can make a big difference
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Minimising hose fire risk
A one-type-fits-all approach to non-conductive hoses is ...
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Fit-and-forget actuator
The Grob Linear Chain actuator from R.A. Rodriguez is a ...
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Bigger range of ball bearings
Applications requiring larger bearing sizes can now benefit ...