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Whether designing new systems, or reviewing existing systems, the first step should be to define exactly what are the compressed air purity requirements. Ensuring you have the correct advice is key and the dryer is only part of the process. The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) reports.

A combination approach will help maintenance engineers overcome key challenges. Mark James, RS product manager, Automation and Control, for Northern Europe, reports.

Although screw air compressors account for a large share of the market, vane technology should not be underestimated when it comes to reliability and its ability to deliver in harsh environments. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, looks at how the design of vane air compressors improves energy efficiency without compromising on performance.

Marc Heggemann, head of group commercial digital solutions at Sulzer, says that the future lies in gaining insight from the available data, and ensuring we have the right information at the right place at the right time. PWE takes a look at the company’s BLUE BOX advanced remote analytics platform.

Forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider Combilift has officially opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 200 new jobs in the next three years. PWE reports.

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The ability to access skills post-Brexit, has been an ongoing concern since the EU Referendum. As the Brexit clock counts down to March next year, these concerns are significantly increasing and many manufacturers are getting nervous for both their businesses and employees.

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