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SMEs answer call for greater productivity

Improving productivity is helping small and medium manufacturers in England continue to grow and adapt to a general softening in the marketplace, according to the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer.

More than a third (69%) of firms said they expected to increase investment in new technology, machinery or premises in a bid to improve ...
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Age concern

A sharp focus on maintenance can result in significant improvements in factory operations, but too many managers struggle to take seriously the upkeep of their plant and equipment, says Ian Vallely

Good ergonomics is good economics

Ergonomics – ensuring a good fit between people and their working environments – can help cut absenteeism, raise quality, boost productivity and reduce costs. Ian Vallely looks at the potentially profound impact of ergonomic design on a ...

Efficiency, the capacity market and offsetting ...

Ian Preston, head of direct and technical sales at npower, explains how working efficiently and understanding the capacity market can provide an opportunity for businesses to generate additional income.

You can profit from a focus on returns

Ian Roper, supply chain solutions divisional director, Access Group

Shop talk

Mark Bown, senior advisor – operations excellence office, corporate manufacturing at Cummins, meets a man in a hot air balloon

Shop talk

Mike Price of The Manufacturing Institute (TMI) on recognising life's priorities

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FLIR Systems launches low-cost IR thermometer

FLIR Systems, has launched what it describes as a powerful, affordable, compact imaging IR thermometer that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.

Atlas Copco’s VSD compressors celebrate two decades

As Atlas Copco Compressors is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its air compressor variable speed drive (VSD) technology, it calculates that UK industry has saved around 240 million kWh of electricity by using Atlas Copco VSD compressors.

Mitsubishi Electric GOT2000 HMIs provide multi-touch function and gesture control

Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionality, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration into Mitsubishi Electric's Automation portfolio are key features of the GOT2000 HMI series just launched by Mitsubishi Electric in the UK.