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A study by Oneserve found unplanned downtime costs manufacturers £180 billion a year


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Robotics 20. SICK makes safe robots more productive


Technology 22. Shaping the industry around Brexit


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24. Treat your compressed air properly & it will treat you well


26. What air equipment is recommended for an industrial compressor?


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28. Dairy Partners cuts energy costs by 29 per cent a year


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