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    Customised workstations and assembly lines for smart factories(18/05/2018)

    Managing Director of Minitec, Gary Livingstone recognises that the increasing demands of industry which requires competitive yet “made to measure” fit for purpose products can put strains on a manufacturing organisation which is not prepared to or able to adopt a flexible approach to providing customers with what they want.

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    Customised IMRAK door assemblies keep nuclear power station operational(10/05/2018)

    Verotec has supplied custom door assemblies based on a standard IMRAK glass door to the Hartlepool AGR nuclear power station to enable the facility to continue operating.

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    Technology and legislation drive contemporary control panel designs(08/05/2018)

    Heiko Luckhaupt of RS Components discusses the functionality of modern control panel hardware and how new and evolved products will help OEMs and end users in terms of ease of use, functionality and their ability to address the demands of modern machine building and end-user operation.

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    Hygienic design enclosures and accessories(08/05/2018)

    The 2017 Industrial Strategy document from the UK Government “Building Britain fit for the future” states, “The world will need 60 percent more food by 2050 to allow us to feed 9 billion people, while demand for water is expected to rise by 20 percent in the agriculture sector alone. For this to be possible, the way we produce our food needs to be significantly more efficient and sustainable.”

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    Meeting customers' specific design needs(08/05/2018)

    When the signal conditioning experts wanted an out of the ordinary enclosure, they discovered that "Hitaltech are always looking to make life easy for us".

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    Energy efficiency in the kitchen(02/04/2018)

    Griddles, fryers, electric hot-plates, ovens, refrigerators, air conditioners: these are just some example of energy consuming devices in a restaurant. Most of them are not on 24 hours a day, nevertheless energy saving is mandatory to reduce the electric bill.

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    Combating condensation in enclosure installations(02/02/2018)

    The recipe for condensation is simple: water vapour and fluctuating temperatures. In all but the most controlled of environments this means that electrical installations are at risk of water damage caused by condensation forming inside an enclosure. Of course, with proper planning and design it's possible to protect your connections, as Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, explains.

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    Smart ways to deliver enclosure climate control(02/02/2018)

    All electrical components inside control enclosures generate heat and this heat needs to be efficiently dissipated from the enclosures to protect them against excessive temperatures. But an active climate control solution such as a cooling unit is not always needed.

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    Standard enclosures: far more than simple boxes(02/02/2018)

    Standard enclosures for the electronic and electrical industries are produced in a huge variety of sizes, styles and materials by many specialist manufacturers. The initial choice facing the designer is whether to commission a custom enclosure for the particular project or whether to choose a suitably-sized standard one from a reputable supplier.

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    Control panel design for the future(02/02/2018)

    Panel builders constantly struggle against price pressures and the need to meet tight delivery schedules. When it comes to meeting these challenges, however, the possibilities are expanding thanks to new CAE software that streamlines the design and construction of control cabinets, switchboards and flexible power distribution systems. Ken Christie, UK Director at EPLAN, explains how panel builders can significantly reduce their design and production costs.

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    Recipe for cable protection in food & beverage production systems(02/02/2018)

    The electrical systems used within food and beverage manufacturing plants operate in extremely demanding conditions. These often include regular wash-down procedures, operation within corrosive environments and extremes of temperature. It goes without saying therefore, that protection for the systems installed within these environments needs to be of the highest standard.

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    Extreme applications for the MiniTec modular aluminium profile system(06/12/2017)

    In this article we will cover some of the more unusual and demanding applications that MiniTec modular aluminium profiles have been used on.

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    Adapting touch for harsh environments(01/12/2017)

    Designers of industrial equipment and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) have embraced touch technology, using it alongside as well as replacing traditional mechanical dials, buttons and levers to provide reliable interaction and control on complex machines and systems.

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    Bright ideas keep customers satisfied(01/12/2017)

    In a world of mass production where personal customer interface is often sacrificed in favour of automated “tick-box” response, there is a demand for companies to listen to customers’ needs and provide the exact solution. This article explores how LED lighting solutions available in the UK from Turck Banner Ltd are keeping customers satisfied.

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    Laser machining centre to revolutionise control panel production at engineering firm(01/12/2017)

    In a “UK first”, Runcorn and Ewloe-based electrical engineering firm, LCA Controls, has switched its control panel operations from manual production to laser-machining.  The move is expected to transform its productivity and efficiency.

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