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Industry ‘wasting millions on poor maintenance’

UK industry is wasting millions of pounds with equipment mark-downs, write-offs and lost revenue due to poor maintenance practices, according to industrial distributor ERIKS.

Andy Silver, the company's commercial and operations director, warned: "The recent recession encouraged industry to look closely at its operations to drive out all unnecessary cost ...
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Maintenance safety is being sacrificed as site leaders stake all on satisfying production quotas, the WM Factory Health and Maintenance Conference heard. Max Gosney and Ian Vallely reveal the uncomfortable truth behind manufacturing's ...

Chicken and egg

Plant and equipment condition monitoring systems are invaluable in any maintenance engineer's armoury. But you might need to get the basics and backup right first, suggests Brian Tinham

Dealing with under-performance

Spot the symptoms of lack of engagement and adopt a structured improvement road map, says DAK's Dennis McCarthy

Maintaining creative tension

Draw the full potential from improvement teams with these questions, says DAK's Dennis McCarthy

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Atlas Copco compressor helps packaging line go green

When horticultural grower and packer Glinwell installed its latest product packaging facility it was found that the plant's existing compressed air supply needed to be upgraded to meet the increased process air demand.

Schaeffler UK announces training course programme

Schaeffler UK has released its new technical training course programme for 2014. Courses offered include one, two and three-day training for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the selection, operation and maintenance of rolling bearings, as well as condition monitoring, vibration analysis, bearing failure analysis and mounting of rolling bearings.

Compressor network controller can cut energy use by 10%, says Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco's new central controller can be connected to up to 16 compressors to retrieve and process information. The result, says the company, is a reliable and efficient network which could cut energy use by, on average, 10%.

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