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VSD+ compressor cuts energy consumption by 76% and service costs by 30% for Scottish seafood processor
Salmon producer Marine Harvest VAP (UK) Ltd has achieved annual energy savings of £21,000 after Atlas Copco updated its compressed air system with new technology. By downsizing from a 45 kW compressor to a GA22VSD+ rotary screw compressor from Atlas Copco, the salmon producer has realised a 76 per cent energy saving and a 30 per cent reduction in service costs.
Drop gate renewal secures Baltic Wharf, Burnham from tides and flood
As part of a refurbishment and upgrade project, ECS Engineering Services has renewed drop gates at Baltic Wharf, Burnham on the River Crouch in Essex. The gates are based on its innovative stoplogs that are made from durable, high strength fibre reinforced polymer (FRP).
Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings
Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Molded-Oil bearings from NSK, a British snack food manufacturing plant is saving more than €52,000 a year after replacing the existing bearings in a seven-track conveyor system.B082018-N-Image1.jpeg - Conveyor systems in the food processing industry have to be cleaned thoroughly, which places tough requirements on the bearings
Retrospective digitalisation: Making the most of legacy equipment
According to the Annual Manufacturing Report, 2018, four in five manufacturers believe that smart factory technologies will improve their supply chain relationships. The proposed benefits of data collection from smart sensors are huge, but some manufacturers still feel that a smart factory is out of their reach.
Editor's Comment
How Dairy Companies can Find Value at the Network Edge
By nature, dairy companies are complex operations. With narrow margins and intense competition – on top of the numerous challenges brought on by regulatory issues, compliance measures and pressures from the consumer marketplace – the dairy industry is ripe for improvement with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
The editor
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