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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Features

Rethinking pneumatic technology for the factories of the future

Industry 4.0 needs intelligent systems and technologies with built-in sensing and communication. This requirement is creating a new spirit of innovation in the pneumatic sector.

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Advanced pump analysis proves invaluable

For those in the energy industry, being able to identify pre-failure conditions and anomalous operation can offer a considerable advantage to a repeatable budget and bottom-line margins. Using this intelligence to permanently remove failure modes through retrofit solutions will further extend the service life of rotating equipment.

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No more manual adjustments with Auto-Cushioning Cylinders

In the industrial world, the primary goal is often to boost productivity whilst reducing costs.

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Plastic moulding specialist's green initiative and compressor upgrade saves 60 tonnes of CO2 a year

Midas Pattern Company took a compressor system audit from an Atlas Copco distributor as part of its green initiative project, leading to an equipment upgrade.

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    Free compressor loan helps hand sanitiser bottler meet air power needs(26/05/2020)

    Young Spirits, a Scottish spirit bottling business which has switched operations to produce much-needed hand sanitisers to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, has benefitted from a free loan offer from Vert Technologies.

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    Extended Product Directive – a pump is not a light bulb(01/05/2020)

    The EU Eco-Design Directive aims to improve the environmental impact of energy-intensive products by optimising their design. Since pumps require a lot of energy, some inevitably fall within the scope of this directive. A better design could significantly reduce their energy consumption. However, considerably more can be achieved if the pump is not viewed in isolation but as part of the overall system along with its electric motor and controller.

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    Process control valves: Making the right choice(01/05/2020)

    Modern process control valves offer a wide range of features and benefits for industries that require precise control over fluids, steam and other gases. With so many control valves on the market, it is important to establish the features that will deliver the most cost-effective design for a particular application.

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    Compressed air & vacuum system makeover generates energy savings(01/05/2020)

    Atlas Copco’s compressed air and vacuum systems upgrade for brick maker Wienerberger Ltd is resulting in significant savings in energy costs, estimated to be around £38K per annum, along with reduced CO2 emissions and production downtime – plus, the added benefit of a short-term payback.

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    24-hour Rotamec repair keeps vital screw pump operational(21/04/2020)

    Not many people know that water treatment relies, in part, on technology as old as the ancient Greeks. Archimedean screw pumps are still one of the most efficient ways to pump effluent water over short heads.

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