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Industrial Maintenance

Industrial floors: the right steps

Floors in warehouses are the key construction element in the building, and yet tenants still sign up to long term full repairing leases on buildings with floors which are in appalling condition. Expert in the measurement and control of industrial concrete floors, Face Consultants, looks at how to…

  • 31/01/2013

The road to energy efficient facilities

Energy efficiency best practice measures are relatively well understood, however, many companies have yet to take steps to reduce their energy consumption and emissions for their facilities or buildings, says Dr Alex Mardapittas, managing director of EMSc (UK) The reason for the slow adoption of…

  • 31/01/2013

Grooving tools for machining hard materials

Addressing the challenges of machining hard materials, grooving tools in the new VersaCut range from Mapal combine stability, thanks to their insert clamping system, with versatility – just one type of tool holder is all that’s needed to accommodate inserts for all standard grooving and…

  • 30/11/2012

The ceramic dynamic

Stray electrical current can rapidly reduce bearing lifespan and inflate maintenance costs. If you are concerned about the effects of electrical ­discharge, it may be time to start investing in ceramics, says Phil Burge, communication manager at SKF … Ceramic ball bearings were first used…

  • 30/11/2012

Bearings take the pressure off

SKF high temperature bearings have enabled Evron Foods to extend maintenance intervals in their ovens from three months to almost three years – and counting … Evron Foods specialises in the manufacture of bakery products for retail, wholesale and beyond, both on behalf of private labels and…

  • 22/10/2012

Standard stops danger in time

An analysis of the operation of a machine will identify movements which constitute elements of a hazard. These are the elements which could ­simply be expressed as constituting ‘clear and present danger’ to the operator. In the face of this danger to personnel there is no room for…

  • 21/09/2012

Polymer infrared windows offer superior shatter-proof solution

With the launch of its new Platinum Series infrared inspection windows Iriss poses an important question. Why choose a traditional, limited life fluoride crystal window that could shatter when there is now a superior and clear, polymer alternative that is impact resistant and which carries an…

  • 06/09/2012

Infrared windows cut maintenance costs

Whilst there are clearly cost savings to be made by bringing outsourced electrical maintenance services in-house, many companies lack the resource to do so. Thermal imaging is a good case in point but the ­inclusion of infrared windows can make all the difference … The cost of this technology…

  • 06/09/2012

Output prospects improve as order books firm

UK manufacturers’ expectations for output growth have improved, while firms’ order books showed signs of recovery , the CBI has said. Of the 459 manufacturers responding to the latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey, 27 per cent expect to increase their volume of output over the course…

  • 06/09/2012

Custom-built storage facilities

Rubb Buildings has supplied new storage facilities for power and gas giant Eon on the Isle of Grain as well as a custom built solution for a manufacturer of non combustible stonewool insulation … R ubb Buildings designed, manufactured and installed a custom overspill storage solution for…

  • 23/08/2012