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Manufacturing order books improved on April, and output growth accelerated in the three months to May, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey.

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Mark Burnett* explores how businesses can improve the effectiveness of their gear oil. Benjamin Franklin once said: “it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” This rings true for the industrial sector, where it is easier to form a habit of good predictive maintenance than to recover from machinery breakage or downtime.

PWE takes a look at how a CMMS solution is helping increase production efficiency at Simpson’s Malt.

PWE reports from this year’s Hannover Fair where Gardner Denver has launched a new, water-cooled oil-free compressor from its CompAir brand – Ultima - offering up to 12% improved energy efficiency compared to a conventional two-stage machine with a 37% smaller footprint.

Industrial processes across the globe require pumps to operate reliably and efficiently. The latest pump designs and coating technologies offer significant improvements in the long-term performance of industrial pumps. By minimising the effects of corrosion and erosion, users can enhance productivity and reduce running costs. PWE reports.

Engineering and manufacturing companies of any size could fill skills gaps by using the Government’s new apprenticeship levy, which comes into force on 6 April. For the first time, employees aged 24 and over will attract 90% funding for apprenticeship training, with no upper age limit and with eligibility for graduates. PWE reports.

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Editor's Comment 

With campaigning for the General Election in full swing, mixed messages from across the political spectrum have surfaced on whether this was the correct course of action to take by the Prime Minister.

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