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Ethernet offers advantages in coal mining applications
David Moss, business development manager at GarrettCom Europe, explains how Ethernet technology may hold the key to the UK's coal mining industry being able to continue extracting coal economically and safely.
Beware of the pitfalls of buying grey market bearings
Schaeffler (UK) Ltd is concerned that the grey market for bearings is putting distributors and end users at risk from breakdowns, litigation and void warranties.
Machinery safety brings time savings and productivity benefits
Ian Murgatroyd of Pilz Automation Technology explains how today's machinery safety technologies are bringing benefits to machine builders and end users.
Understanding corporate manslaughter and negligence
John Glover, a sales engineer with Pilz Automation Technology, discusses the implications of the new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and, within that context, examines the subject of negligence.
Climate change: take action now or wait for disaster
Mitsubishi Electric's Energy Spokesman Jeff Whiting welcomes the CBI to the fight against global warming, but says they need to prove their commitment with long-term deeds.
Explaining how split roller bearings cut MRO costs
This article from Schaeffler outlines how split roller bearings help heavy industries minimise downtime, simplify mounting and reduce assembly and maintenance costs.
Couplings help cut energy consumption - and carbon footprint
This article from Abssac argues that something as apparently simple as a flexible shaft coupling can help manufacturers reduce energy consumption and, therefore, work towards the ideal of a carbon-neutral factory.
Arguments in favour of investing in industrial robots
Stirling Paatz, MD of Barr & Paatz, believes that today people should not be asking themselves 'why robots?' but 'why not robots?'.