Andrew Dawes

Are You Crimping Correctly?

by Andrew Dawes

For people who aren’t familiar with crimping, it’s the process of joining two or more pieces of metal by deforming either or both elements so that they hold each other securely. But for those who know their hoses, you’ll understand that it’s a vital component of any hose assembly.

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Bending to Customer Demand - A Flexible, Light Hose

by Andrew Dawes

In response to customer demands for lighter, more flexible, easier to handle hoses, Gates has introduced to new patent-pending MXT.

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What Can We Learn from Machines?

by Andrew Dawes

Andy Dawes sits down with Richard Chamberlain, Strategic Product Manager at Rexroth to understand what we can learn from machines and the questions we should be asking. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is founded on machine learning – when software is given the ability to solve complex problems, undertake increasingly complex processes, and crucially, learn.

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5 Top Tips to Improve and Maintain Machine Performance

by Andrew Dawes

Managing industrial automation machinery is complex these days. Limited budgets and production pressures challenge busy maintenance professionals. 

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Listening to the Voice of The Machine

by Andrew Dawes

If you’re familiar with Parker, you know they have been manufacturing components and subsystems for industrial equipment for a long time. One hundred years to be exact.

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Save on Hoses for Starters

by Andrew Dawes

Manufacturing your own hydraulic hose assemblies is a sure-fire way to save money. And you can save even more if you purchase a Gates starter kit from ERIKS. 

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The Whole Kit and Caboodle

by Andrew Dawes

Kitting solutions for OEMs are nothing new. In fact they’re an acknowledged way to achieve lean manufacturing and value engineering. But there are kits of components – and then there are kits of components that come packaged with added-value design and engineering support, application expertise, distribution and logistics excellence, and all-round know-how.

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Not Just Tough But MegaTuff™

by Andrew Dawes

Most hydraulic hose is not really that tough, that's why it needs spring guards and nylon sleeving to give it any chance of surviving more than five minutes in harsh environment. But MegaTuff hose from Gates is tough by name and tough by nature.

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