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The biennial co-located events; Plant & Asset Management, Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, alongside MACH 2018.

Latest Features

John Murray, eastern region general manager & Jesse Jackson, custom services manager for Sulzer, look at the skills and facilities required to deliver comprehensive field service support for large pumps.

Three distinctly different cloud-based remote services for drives offer instant alerts, rapid assistance and support before failure occurs.

By withstanding contaminated and poorly lubricated conditions, hybrid bearings are less prone to surface distress than their all-steel counterparts. Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager at SKF explains the structure and materials of hybrid bearings and how these features help extend machine service life.

Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explains how to keep your HVAC running cool when things get hot.

Jonny Grey, UK sales & marketing manager, Motoman YASKAWA, takes a look at collaborative robots and the risks and rewards associated with them.

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Editor's Comment 

Recent UK migration data from the ONS is worrying for industry. Having attended the annual EEF conference in London recently, it was plainly apparent that manufacturers are extremely concerned about the inability to recruit people with the right skills for their business. Jeremy Corbyn, who was the main guest speaker at the event, was highly applauded for his response to a question on skills, by telling the audience that skilled freedom of movement of labour was part of his vision after Brexit. Obviously playing to his audience he did however offer a coherent and practical solution to the skills problem. Dr Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary who was also present earlier in the day, but did not take any questions much to the annoyance of many present, did not offer such a solution.

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