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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Features

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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Compressed air & vacuum system makeover generates energy savings

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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