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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Features

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

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

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

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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