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Potential applications of high performance polymers in forklifts

Potential applications of high performance polymers in forklifts
To avoid machine downtime, it is important to use robust and long lasting machine elements. Here, self-lubricating and maintenance free high performance plastics, such as from igus, show their advantages. Using industrial forklifts as an example, the areas where motion plastics from igus can be used are highlighted. 
13th July 2018

Italy makes it to Moscow for the World Cup after all!

Italy makes it to Moscow for the World Cup after all!
A revolutionary technology, which originates in Italy, has been incorporated into the new cable car system that will carry visitors and supporters to the FIFA 2018 World Cup final stadium. And it is all thanks to Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS) that Italy regains a prominent position at the 2018 World Cup. The company has, in fact, played a key role in the development of Moscow’s new cable car system that connects two focal points in the Russian capital - the scenic viewpoint at Moscow State University, located on Sparrow Hills (also known as ‘Vorobyovy Gory’), and the Luzhniki Stadium, the sports complex where the 2018 World Cup Final is due to be played.
12th July 2018

Automation innovations support connected intralogistics

Automation innovations support connected intralogistics
With increased demand for ‘connected’ operations, Hyster Europe is supporting applications throughout the logistics chain with innovative 360° technology solutions.
5th July 2018


Effective control of water distribution networks and processing facilities

Effective control of water distribution networks and processing facilities
Since incomes for operating companies and government authorities in the water industry are either fixed or hard to change, reducing costs is a strong driving force behind any investment. At the IFAT exhibition 2018, Mitsubishi Electric presented its lifecycle management solutions that can support overall efficiency by reducing management complexity.
5th July 2018

Optimised municipal water management by artificial intelligence

Optimised municipal water management by artificial intelligence
 Aiming to significantly improve water service levels, reducing leaks and lowering energy usage, Aquatoria is delivering balanced water pressure across urban distribution networks.
5th July 2018

Strawberries and beams at Wimbledon first court

Strawberries and beams at Wimbledon first court
Not many events typify British summertime like Wimbledon. World-class tennis players, strawberries, cream and fans from all over the world make the venue their home for two weeks – but crucially, what about the weather? Thankfully, a spot of rain won’t be halting proceedings on No.1 Court this year, as Barnshaws Section Benders has supplied steel fabrications to support an all-new retractable stadium roof.
28th June 2018

Opening the door to improved temperature control in food processing

Opening the door to improved temperature control in food processing
Hygiene, temperature control and process efficiency are all watch words in the food processing and food distribution industries. Guy Windle, Area Sales Manager of sara LBS, says high speed roller shutter doors can be essential in achieving all of these. Go into any food processing or distribution plant and the first thing you notice will probably be the drop in temperature as you enter. 
9th May 2018

Should you calculate U-Values for loading bay doors?

Should you calculate U-Values for loading bay doors?
Often, loading bays need to be heated up or cooled down, mainly to protect stored goods and contrastingly to provide a comfortable working environment, but with large doors open for significant periods of time heating costs can be high. Louise Nurse of loading bay specialists, sara LBS, said it is natural for senior management to want to control this cost, but a practical rather than theoretical approach must be used.
24th April 2018

The correct tipping gear ensures safety and profitability

The correct tipping gear ensures safety and profitability
A lot of commercial vehicles actually haul large amounts of minerals, grains and other bulk materials around the UK each year. The figure for aggregates alone is 60,000,000 tonnes, so the total number of vehicle movements and load discharges is huge. Tipping vehicles remain the most efficient and profitable method for ejecting loads – but only when specified correctly.
11th April 2018

To avoid liability ensure proper tipper maintenance

To avoid liability ensure proper tipper maintenance
Did you know it is the operators of commercial vehicles who are responsible for ensuring vehicles are properly maintained and all equipment, including tipping gear, is in good working order, under health and safety legislation. Operators could arguably be defined as the vehicle’s owner, the fleet manager or the driver, so to avoid the pitfalls of tipper maintenance and protect your fleet, follow a few simple steps we have for you here. 
2nd March 2018


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