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What Does The Manufacturing PMI Mean For You?

Have you heard of the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) before? Do you know what it means for you? The Manufacturing PMI is a diffusion index that includes responses to questionnaires that have been collected from approximately 650 manufacturing firms … Continue reading

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Automated Container Unloading Systems

As you would know if you have anything to do with manually unloading containers, it is hot, dirty, back breaking work.  So it’s only natural to consider automating to remove this time consuming process and its associated health & safety … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Improve Production Productivity In Manufacturing

Having got here, you’re now only 3 steps away from improved OEE! All too often it’s easy to over think things when it comes to improving OEE in production. A lot of time is often spent analysing the current process … Continue reading

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UK Gov Plant & Machinery Super-deduction Scheme

Are you looking to take advantage of the UK Government’s Plant & Machinery Super Deduction Scheme? In brief the scheme means that: • For expenditure incurred from 1 April 2021 until the end of March 2023, companies can claim 130% … Continue reading

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Downloadable Palletiser URS Template

A User Requirement Specification (URS) document is essential to ensuring that the system you are looking to purchase is going to meet your requirements.  However, when you get into the realms of automation, it can be difficult to know exactly … Continue reading

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Automation in Transit Packaging

As a business you are no doubt familiar with the issues that arise from goods being damaged in transit; unhappy customers, returns and refunds, admin work in sorting out the issues, etc.  All of these are no doubt areas that … Continue reading

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How To Ensure CapEx Plans Will Yield The Best ROI

Ensuring your CapEx plans will yield the best return on investment is key to any successful business.  However, the first step is not necessarily one that would usually spring to mind! What Are The Core KPIs Of Your Company? Identifying … Continue reading

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Plug and Play Entry Point Screening and Sanitiser Station

    The Sense & Sanitise Station is a plug and play entry point screening and sanitiser dispensing system that has been developed in response to the current crisis. It is a two hand sanitiser unit with a calibrated infra … Continue reading

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Automated Palletising

Automated palletising is a machine or system that stacks products onto pallets. Palletisers may be either robotic or mechanical, and goods will usually be picked and placed as individual products or as a complete layer. There are many advantages and … Continue reading

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Downloadable Safety Distance Calculator

Hazards must come to a safe state prior to an operator reaching the hazard. For safety distance calculations, ISO 13855 defines the distance as follows: S = K x T + C: To help you calculate safety distances we have … Continue reading

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