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APRI L 8102 CONTENTS ROYAL APPROVAL FOR FOR PALLET WRAPPING INNOVATION 6


COMPRESSED AIR Timber products manufacturer


saves 40 per cent in energy costs by replacing ageing stand-alone units with a


centralised rotary screw VSD vacuum pump system


12 INDUSTRIAL


Richard Bastable, global CLEANING


parts cleaning platform


outlines the hidden costs of leader at NCH Europe,


parts cleaning 16


MAINTENANCE For manufacturers, a world


without unplanned downtime would be the perfect utopia.


or is it closer tha downtime a far-fe But is abolishing


tched dream, unplanned


n we think? 20


SAMUEL GRANT PACKAGING PACKAGING DISTRIBUTOR GIVEN 2018 QUEEN S AWARD


COVER STORY CONTENTS


Royal approval for Samuel Grant Packaging


Packaging distributor given 2018 Queen’s Award for pallet wrapping innovation


Please turn to page 6 for more...


NEWS


4. Manufacturing output growth slows but remains strong


FEATURES


Drives, Controls & Transmissions 8. Smooth handling in the warehouse


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Compressed Air 12. Centralised vacuum system reduces energy use by 40%


Industrial Cleaning


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14. Safer cleaning choices: Replacing nPB for solvent cleaning


16. Parts cleaning: cost vs cost savings


Maintenance 18. Learn the system: Understanding heat transfer systems saves time and money


20. A world without downtime: How close are we to a downtime free age?


Health & Safety 26. Enabling European wearable medtech


Supply Chain Solutions 31. Redefining supply chain visibility


Tools & Tooling 34. Drilling yourself a hole


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