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Industrial Maintenance

How standard components minimise downtime and provide business continuity

David Messant, Production Manager at standard components specialist norelem, explores how standard components can be used to implement digital, supply chain and robotics solutions to minimise downtime and maximise productivity. Traditionally, engineering and manufacturing has been dependent on…

  • 01/06/2020

Four qualities every construction project manager should have

Building, design and construction projects, no matter the size, will always present a unique set of obstacles and challenges. With budgets to adhere to and strict time scales, as well as the need to balance a variety of responsibilities, it takes a number of special attributes to effectively plan…

  • 16/05/2019

Hägglunds Inside Intelligence transforms maintenance

Bosch Rexroth has introduced Hägglunds Inside Intelligence, a new connectivity suite that provides customers with instant analysis, real-time advice and condition monitoring of Hägglunds hydraulic drive systems. Hägglunds Inside Intelligence is a growing portfolio of services that…

  • 20/12/2017

Preparing buildings for winter

Chris Budd, head of UK sales at Watco, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of industrial strength flooring products, gives tips and advice on jobs to be done now. 1 – Waterproofing: Winter weather in the UK usually means rain, rain and more rain! So it is really important that…

  • 30/11/2017

Kontron launches technology for remote visualisation

Kontron, a global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), will present its first systems with Kontron WideLink support at SPS IPC Drives 2017 trade show in Nuremberg from November 28-30. This transmission method enables remote visualisation with monitors and control panels at up to 100…

  • 30/10/2017

Ecoclean implements energy efficiency gains in automotive production plant

At the BWM Group’s engine plant in Steyr, Austria, in a reference project accompanied by the Technical University of Vienna, Ecoclean Monschau has significantly raised the energy efficiency of a flexible EcoCFlex Classic robot cell that had been in service for several years. The…

  • 24/10/2017

The future of maintenance engineering

The music industry has experienced rapid change in the last 20 years. We’ve seen the decline of cassettes, the rise and fall of CDs and the move towards digital music downloads. The manufacturing industry is no different, having increased its digital processes this has changed the way the…

  • 24/08/2017

Receiving the highest accolade in vibration analysis

AVT Reliability continues to invest in developing the skills of its team of condition monitoring experts in Europe. This drives a world-class service, ensuring clients have confidence that they are safe in their hands. Andy Fyfe, who has worked at AVT Reliability for more than seven years, has now…

  • 24/07/2017

New structural bonders create limitless opportunities in maintenance and repair

The latest introduction from Henkel is another milestone for its LOCTITE brand. The company has developed a new range of Universal Structural Bonders whose many attributes have been achieved through new, patented hybrid technology. This approach substantially extends the application scope of these…

  • 22/06/2017

Stokvis Modupak heats rail depot inspection pits

The Network Rail Tyseley depot in Birmingham has fulfilled a crucial maintenance role as part of the UK’s railway network for many years, with facilities for the overhaul and repair of locomotives. And just as the trains it services have changed radically down the decades, the depot’s…

  • 22/05/2017