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News
23/05/2018

The potential of high-performance polymers in forklifts

To avoid machine downtime, it is important to use robust and long-lasting machine elements. Here, self-lubricating and maintenance-free high-performance plastics from igus show their advantages.

Using industrial forklifts as an example, the areas where motion plastics from igus can be used are highlighted. Defects that require emergency repair ...
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21/05/2018

Heat transfer troubleshooting

Here, Dave Dyer, technical sales engineer at thermal fluid expert, Global ...
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21/05/2018

VSD compressor reduces energy

Atlas Copco has launched the ZR 90-160 VSD+; a new range of oil-free ...
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17/05/2018

Compressor and pipework

Equipping its new purpose-built maintenance and repair facility with an ...
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17/05/2018

Thin cells against theft

How thin cell batteries improve asset tracking
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17/05/2018

Secure start for warehouse

Bis Henderson has launched Secure Start, an end-to-end programme ...
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16/05/2018

Engineers lead the way

Boulting achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
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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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