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Industrial Maintenance

Top tips to negotiating leases

The economic uncertainties have impacted upon most sectors making it difficult for a business to plan for anything other than its short-term requirements. Manufacturing is no different and without confidence in a stable order book or an otherwise attractive pipeline, many prospective manufacturer…

  • 20/01/2012

Loading canopy provides cover for people and freight

The opening of a further depot for transport and logistics Company Geodis Calberson in the Black Country has resulted in them ­purchasing a large 450 square meter loading canopy from Spaciotempo. Handling freight from a wide range of businesses, the Smethwick based depot needed a solution to…

  • 20/01/2012

Supply chain is key in maintenance and asset management

Manufacturing efficiency is integral to overall competitiveness - making a company's maintenance and asset management strategy key. Brynn Woods, purchasing & distribution director, Brammer UK looks at the role of supply chain in effective maintenance and asset management … Central to achieving…

  • 17/01/2012

Cutting costs with industrial vending

Tony Goodwin of Propeller, provider of advanced stock control systems and inventory management solutions explores how semi-automated, ­lineside parts vending will substantially reduce operating costs and boost productivity … Inventory, stock, parts or MRO (maintenance, repair and operations)…

  • 17/01/2012

A small solution makes a big difference

This month Brady Europe ­answers a question on safe maintenance ­procedures. My facility – in common with many I suspect- has a great deal of electrical equipment accumulated over the years. We are ­developing maintenance and safety plans – do you have any tips? Certainly!

  • 17/01/2012

Efficient tank cleaning nozzle

A new tank washing nozzle made from PTFE which delivers a slow-moving, high impact spray action against internal surfaces of tanks and vessels for effective removal of scum rings, or tougher residues, has been introduced by BETE. The HydroWhirl Poseidon tank washing nozzle is an important addition…

  • 17/01/2012

Traps stop steam leaks to save energy

A global steel company has replaced its thermodynamic traps with Thermal Energy Inter­national’s GEM venturi orifice design. Following successful bucket tests on drip legs, 400 GEM traps have been installed. The steel plant, based in India’s eastern region, has a steam network…

  • 17/01/2012

SME fine tunes health & safety through good cutting fluid management

A record player is a record player, right? Wrong! At west Sussex-based SME they produce some of the finest precision gramophone pick-up arms and turntables in the world and they also put the skills needed for these technological masterpieces to good use for a high profile list of sub-contract…

  • 17/01/2012

Muncher stops sludge blockages

NOV Mono’s TR Muncher has been specified by United Utilities to increase process efficiency at its Warrington North (Gatewarth) wastewater treatment works by preventing pump blockages. The site was experiencing problems with two of its Flygt pumps which would block and cause downtime. A…

  • 17/01/2012

Drums ready for use after washing

For Friars Pride, supplier of ingredients and consumables to the fast food sector, cleaning reusable drums in which it delivers its frying oil was becoming increasingly problematic. Its washing processes were labour intensive and relied on the uncertain performance of an ageing washing machine. A…

  • 17/01/2012