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MARCH 2014 CONTENTS COVER STORY


SCOPE FOR INCREASED DEMAND An extensive warehouse upgrade is boosting pick efficiency for an automotive parts supplier while providing additional capacity for growth


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THERMAL FLUID HEATING


A cost effective solution that does not cause corrosion or scale or need to be maintained under pressure


HEALTH & SAFETY


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Scanning lasers that identify potential obstacles improves productivity while preventing collisions


INSPECTION & MEASUREMENT


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Meeting the stringent M&S code of practice for metal detection equipment in the food industry


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Couzens saves space and time


Couzens Storage Solutions has completed an extensive warehouse upgrade for an automotive parts supplier. saving 70 pallet spaces, boosting pick efficiency and providing additional capacity for growth.


NEWS 5. Can engineering apprenticeships solve UK skills crisis?


FEATURES Facilities Management 9. Ensuring compliance for facilities operating systems using synthetic thermal fluids 11. Thermal imaging prevents plant failure


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Health & Safety: Warehousing 13. In-vehicle ground lifts minimise tripping hazards and maximise flexibility 14. Preventing order picker collisions while improving productivity


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Seals & Bearings 16. Protecting machine tool spindles with advanced lubrication and seals 18. Sourcing the best split roller bearings for your application


Drives, Controls & Transmissions 22. Variable speed drives are saving thousands of pounds on energy annually


Inspection & Measurement 27. Advanced metal detection meets gold standard for food industry


EXHIBITION PREVIEWS Drives & Controls 2014


20. Industrial connectivity, high quality gears, positioning mechanics and motion and a total automation solution - brief snapshot of some of the products and systems to be presented


MACH 2014 24. From the smallest drills to robotic automation - innovations to look out for in April


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