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One-stop shop for facility efficiency

At the Facilities Management Ireland exhibition in Dublin (March 9th to 10th), which this year includes a new health and safety feature, you will be able to find everything you need to maintain the ... more

Scrubber technology slashes emissions

Scrubber technology designed, manufactured and installed by ACWA AIR, has helped Tata Steel achieve a 40 per cent reduction in atmospheric emissions from a limestone kiln in Cumbria. Tata Steel ... more
Environmental Technology

Image-based barcode readers can outshine laser scanners

A new generation of image-based barcode readers from Cognex is poised to revolutionise the retail distribution market, offering sufficient speed at a price point equal to or lower than that of laser-... more
Machine Vision Systems

Oxidation process cuts emmisions and deals with waste water sludge

Rockwell Automation is working with Ireland-based SCFI to change the way water and waste water sludge is dealt with by using a Super Critical Water Oxidation process that results in almost 100 per ... more
Applications in Ireland

Drives take the chill out of electricity costs

ABB motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) are saving Pfizer 28,000 euros a year on electricity costs for its chiller applications at its Ringaskiddy plant. Located in County Cork, Ireland, the ... more
Applications in Ireland

Boost for Medite as wireless meets infrared

A new wireless solution from thermal imaging expert Flir is proving to be crucial to the predictive maintenance ­programme for Medite Europe, which produces medium density fibreboard (MDF), a ... more
Applications in Ireland

Three motors, just one drive

The latest compact variable speed drives from Vacon offer users the opportunity to make big money and space savings by controlling up to three motors with a single drive. This is achieved by using ... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

Servo drives for harsh conditions

Inmoco has extended its Elmo ExtrIQ range of compact digital servo drive products for specialised applications in extreme environments, with the introduction of the ExtrIQ Panther. The Panther is ... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

Air motors an affordable alternative

An air motor might be the solution for you if you are looking for an affordable, effective and reliable motor for use in washdown environments.Air motors from Huco Dyn­atork are said to combine ... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

New features make variable speed drives versatile

Additional EMC filtering options, configurable analogue inputs and enhanced fieldbus connectivity are among the features added to the latest M-MAX variable speed drives from Eaton’s Electrical Sector,... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

Inverter optimised motors approach IE3 efficiency levels

Lenze has introduced its MF inverter optimised motors to fill a gap between standard AC motor technology and servo motors. MF motors are claimed to yield around five per cent saving in energy, are ... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

Chemical plant solves rotating kiln issues

ABB drives have cut the need for a manufacturer of specialist chemicals to replace costly gears on its product kiln, saving £18,000 each time.Thermphos UK is a manufacturer of special chemicals used ... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

Drives cut pumping costs for water plant

The Leixlip Water Treatment Plant located in County Kildare is saving over €500,000 a year on its pumping costs thanks to the installation of ABB variable speed drives. The water treatment works is ... more
Drives, Motors & Controls

Handheld pump ATEX approved

Casella CEL’s TUFF range of Personal Air Sampling Pumps, a rugged pump for use in harsh monitoring environments, has gained ATEX (and IECEx) Intrinsically Safe approval for use in flammable ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Light fittings suit explosive areas

The new NVMV series Ex pendant light fittings from Cooper Crouse-Hinds are explosion protected light fittings in IEC metallic design, suitable for use in harsh or hazardous environments, particularly ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Nylon takes on hazardous areas

Cable protection manufacturer PMA has launched a nylon-based system approved to standards by ATEX for use in potentially hazardous environments.With nylon systems revolutionising cable protection in ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Multi-echo tracking device ensures plant safety

Endress+Hauser’s new Levelflex FMP5x range of measurement devices use multi-echo tracking to provide safe, precise and efficient level measurement. With the introduction of new technology, Endress+... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Keeping hand-fed platen presses safe

A safety solution for hand-fed platen presses has been developed using an array of light beam sensors and a modular safety control monitoring system. The solution was a joint collaboration between ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Programmable safety saves money

As programmable safety relays become more affordable and new regulations support their use, it makes perfect sense to deploy them more widely. Paul Considine of Wieland Electric considers the time ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Labelling solution boosts food group’s profits

When Baxters Food Group’s old print and apply labelling system at its Colchester plant was ready for an upgrade, coding, marking and printing specialist, Domino Printing Sciences had a suitable ... more
Packaging Machinery & Labelling

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