Andy Silver

When ERIKS provide initial support to project management - and everything in between

by Andy Silver

In some projects, the least important role a supplier plays is supplying components or products. Instead, what makes one supplier stand out from another is the support and expertise they provide. So when a sustainable palm oil producer decided to build a substantial storage tank facility on Merseyside, ERIKS was right by their side – from initial design proposals to aftersales, and through all the project management in-between.

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Adding Value to Valves: Reliability, Efficiency and Reducing TCO

by Andy Silver

What can you add to a valve to increase its reliability and efficiency, optimise its service life, and lower its Total Cost of Ownership? 3,000m2 should do it. That’s the size of the new purpose-built ERIKS Flow Control facility for valve repair, test and certification, supported by £1.5m of stock. There are other valve service and repair facilities, but none backed by such a huge stockholding. There are valve certification centres, but none with state-of-the art repair workshops. And there are valve suppliers with limited stocks – but none with such a vast choice, plus in-house fabrication expertise and system-build capability. 

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What Can We Learn from Machines?

by Andy Silver

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 Andy Silver

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 Andy Silver

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 Andy Silver

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 Andy Silver

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 Andy Silver

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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