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Focusing on safety in forklift design

Every organisation has a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment – failure to do so can have dire legal consequences for the business and its directors.

Shockingly, statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that 24 per cent of all workplace transport injuries in the UK are related to forklift trucks. There ...
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Schunk wins Hermes award 2017

The Hermes award is one of the world’s most prestigious industrial ...
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Factory of the Future vision

At Hannover Messe Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata) showcased how it will ...
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Modern valve island

At Hannover Messe Bürkert displayed its new valve islands AirLINE (Type ...
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Huawei and GE collaborate

At Hannover Messe 2017, Huawei and GE Digital jointly launched their ...
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Economiser aids performance

A&J Fabtech is to supply a bespoke economiser and heat exchanger to a new ...
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Air driven liquid pumps

Parker Autoclave Engineers is now able to offer customers a significant ...
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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

Every January, the picturesque Swiss ski resort of Davos hosts the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The world’s great and good (and questionable) attend the five-day ...
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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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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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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
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