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UK air quality not all bad news

On clean air day today (21/6/2018) Bureau Veritas says current UK air quality is not all bad news.

Academy welcomes Prime Minister’s focus on research and innovation

Access India event helps to facilitate bilateral investment

Industry calls for ‘Max-Fac’ option to be dropped

Pump failure should be the exception not the norm

With bearing failures accounting for around 40% of all pump and rotating equipment malfunctions, it’s easy to accept downtime for repair and replacement as simply part of the deal. But there is a quick-gain, low-cost way to maximise pump efficiency and minimise downtime by selecting the appropriate bearing housing seals, says Chris Carmody of AESSEAL.

Power line monitoring on the move

In the Northern hemisphere, November through to March is a particularly testing time for any energy supplier. Electrical load is at its highest and the likelihood of a breakdown is far greater so the quick and efficient detection of faulty power lines and connections is vital. PWE reports.

Smart pyrometers

FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS has announced it has launched the Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometer series for automatic noncontact temperature monitoring between -40 °C and 2,250 °C. The series currently comprises 13 models with varied spectral responses, including dedicated sensors for metals, glass, and plastics products.

Heat treatment processes

Q: Several heat treatment processes are available for gears, what’s the difference between them? The answer to this month’s trouble shooter question is provided by Dennis Lawson, gear expert with R. A. Rodriguez.

Ten times more service life for linear guides in robotic welding applications

A manufacturer of sheet metal assemblies recently sought a solution to short lifespan issues with the drive and guide elements on its automated welding systems. In fact, the linear guides for a robotic welding gun on one particular production line had to be replaced every two or three months. Due to the cost of replacement parts and maintenance time, as well as equipment downtime, the company asked NSK to investigate and provide a proposal to address the problem.-Image1.jpeg - Linear guides in robotic welding systems are subject to harsh operating conditions