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  • Marie Thomas's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 11:56 AM
    Hi everyone I'm interested to know if any of you have consulted on proposals to move from standard hours (i.e. 40 hour week Mon-Fri) contracts to annualised hours (5/7 day week). Would you be happy to share your approach, outcomes benefits etc. thanks Kind regards Marie ​
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  • Tim Morris's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 02:13 PM
    Hi All, We are opening a small manufacturing unit in Poland. However, I need some advice about Health and Safety. I have a number of H&S suppliers who are willing to provide us their services, but each one is different, and they are now confusing us with what we need to do and what is “nice” to do. I would like to talk through the process with someone in the UK who has experience of H&S matters in Poland to understand what we legally need to do to comply.
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  • Make UK Community Team's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 08:20 AM
    IMPORTANT NOTICE The Make UK Community will be closed from 11th October 2019. As of this date, the Community will be read only. After serious consideration based on usage analysis we have taken the decision that we are better placed to serve the needs of our members and customers by maintaining an online community over pre-existing social platforms. We want to thank you for being part of this Make UK Community. You can continue to engage with us and follow the conversation on:
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  • Elleder's Avatar
    09-10-2019, 03:56 AM
    IPharMachine offers various pharmaceutical and lab equipment such as powder mixing machine, powder grinder, capsule filling machine, capsule polisher, tablet machine, blister packaging machine, etc. Other packaging machinery are also offered. You are able to buy a full production line from making to packaging at the website.
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  • Kimmy Forshaw's Avatar
    07-10-2019, 09:17 AM
    Report shows that unprecedented change will see major car brand fail in next three years One of Europe’s iconic car brands will go out of business in the next three years according to a new automotive survey released today. More than half of respondents to ‘The Innovation Race’ – a Protolabs report that explores the challenges and opportunities for Europe’s car makers – expect a big name to fall victim to the unprecedented period of change currently being seen across the globe. Stricter environmental regulation in the coming 12 months was deemed to be the most pressing...
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  • Mike Halll's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 01:51 PM
    Hi, I have a fleet of 17 company cars for mixed business & private use all of which are presently traditional IC engined vehicles with bias towards diesel at present. We lease all of our vehicles on a 3 year basis and would really like to embrace & encourage a move towards greener vehicles with alternative fuels or hybrid power. Looking at plug in hybrids being the most likely alternative due to highish business mileage I’ve done some simple first pass analysis of... Lease costs (very similar IC Vs alternative although P11D/OTR costs are higher) Benefits of reduced fuel use (some...
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  • Emma Leighton's Avatar
    25-09-2019, 11:17 AM
    As an established Cost Reduction consultant at BCR Associates I work hard on your behalf to maximise profits by eliminating waste on essential spend. As a credible and established consultant with my exclusive panel of supplies I can reduce costs and promote business growth by implementing efficient purchasing strategies, giving you more time to grow your business. • Meet me in person – no call centres – you can call me directly at any time • I give dependable support and account management for the duration of any contract • I will produce a full independent no obligation audit outlining...
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    24-09-2019, 06:35 PM
    Hello Natasha I caught sight of your posting and felt I had a couple of thigs to say which might be of use to you. I know the company Richard Alan. I may have seen your equipment on various sites and I may well have spoken to you at an exhibition ( I attend a lot of them ). Either way, a couple of years ago I completed a big job for Atlas Copco Compressors which was the renewal of a water treatment plant belonging to Severn Trent. I have attached the link to their published article here :- ...
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    24-09-2019, 06:13 PM
    Hello Natasha I caught sight of your posting and felt I had a couple of thigs to say which might be of use to you. I know the company Richard Alan. I may have seen your equipment on various sites and I may well have spoken to you at an exhibition ( I attend a lot of them ). Either way, a couple of years ago I completed a big job for Atlas Copco Compressors which was the renewal of a water treatment plant belonging to Severn Trent. I have attached the link to their published article here :- ...
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    24-09-2019, 05:52 PM
    Hello Tim Did you get any luck from Shearfab ? Do let me know thanks Adrian
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  • Sarah Andrews's Avatar
    20-09-2019, 09:00 AM
    Hi, We are looking to introduce either a 2 or 3 shift pattern next year, and looking to benchmark what other companies pay for their shift allowances. Information about shift patterns and allowances would be appreciated. Many thanks. Sarah
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  • Natasha Hannay's Avatar
    19-09-2019, 08:58 AM
    Introduction The Richard Alan Group stands for quality, safety, innovation, value and excellent customer experience. We have an ethos embedded into everything we do and our partnership approach creates a unified culture based on a passion for unlimited success. Established in 1970, based in West Yorkshire, we are a portfolio of businesses providing high-quality Engineering Design, Manufacture, Installation and Servicing to clients across the globe. These core business services include: fabrication, precision CNC machining and the manufacture of a range of chemical and polymer...
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  • Tim Morris's Avatar
    18-09-2019, 06:19 AM
    Thank you Adrian! I will give him a call today!
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    17-09-2019, 01:27 PM
    Tim, I have a client called Shearfab who are based at Widnes. They certainly do the powder coating as I've photographed it in action. Why not have a word with John Tollitt ? 0151 422 3056, he's my contact there and is a jolly nice chap. He'll certainly help you if he can.
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  • Tim Morris's Avatar
    17-09-2019, 07:31 AM
    Hi All, I have a customer who needs their steel fabrication: shot blasted zinc phosphate washed powder coated
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    16-09-2019, 06:37 PM
    Spectacular images for use in industry create a big and often long lasting impression. I am an industrial photographer working from Cheshire and began my relationship with BIG industry when working as staff photographer with Saudi ARAMCO based in Dhahran in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Everything in ARAMCO was built on such a colossal scale and that was where my appetite for industrial photography began. Since the mid 1990's I've offered my services to manufacturers, process industries, science based industries, fabricators and companies who handle materials ranging from fertiliser to...
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    16-09-2019, 06:17 PM
    In 2017, I won the EEF Manufacturing Photography competition in the Professional Category with my shot of stone slab cutting. Commissioned by Atlas Copco Compressors In 2018, I won the Manufacturing Process Category with my shot for DuPont Personal Protection featuring a sprayer coating steelwork. This was later on display at Lime Street Station, Liverpool and other stations around the country. I am keen to learn if anyone else saw any of the 2018 winners at other stations, there were about six in total around January / February 2019. Any sightings please ? Thank you. Adrian Waine
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  • Adrian Waine's Avatar
    16-09-2019, 05:50 PM
    Hi Everybody I am having several articles written at present about my role with clients or potential clients. These articles will all be published in Marketing Matters online Magazine and will be about professional photography and manufacturing. Hence, I am about to ask several clients their reasons why they commission me rather than someone else and what criteria would be important in terms of selecting an industrial photographer for the job. For instance, who might be the best person to do this, does he have proper lighting, has he worked in a factory before, does he understand the...
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  • Caroline Oneill's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 10:34 AM
    To be in with a chance of winning simply tell us in 10 words or less: What are you most looking forward to about the conference? To enter the competition reply to our LinkedIn or Twitter post with your answer. Competition closes 9am 17/9/19 and Full T&C's apply #MakeUK2020
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  • Sumit Bhatnagar's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 08:33 PM
    We are "Nexibium" - a London based startup with expertise in Industrial IoT such as predictive maintenance, smart factory & environment monitoring. If you are struggling with too much factory downtime or looking to improve your OEE, we can run small proof of concepts or do a full scale deployment for you. We shall be glad to demonstrate how we may make your factory -"digitally connected" or predict machine failures to optimize your maintenance schedule. Our aim is to help you achieve your goals and save cost by leveraging what latest IoT has to offer. The site surveys and business...
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  • Sumit Bhatnagar's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 07:55 PM
    Hi Jane, I'd suggest you lookup DATmoLUX. They are a czech based company that offer turnkey solution for similar challenges. I saw their demo once when i was in czech. The solution seems promising. Regards Sumit
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  • Jade Blackburn's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 12:00 PM
    The event is now to be held on *Tuesday 21st January 2020* - the Eventbrite link will be directed to the updated page.
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 09:44 AM
    Hi matthew nolepa Thank you for posting your question. I will make other aware of it and hope that you will get some suggestions soon. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • matthew nolepa's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 09:42 AM
    I am currently looking to source an MRP system. Key functionality for my company is scheduling under the following scenarios: 1) We often receive urgent orders which are required to be integrated into an already tight production schedule. The MRP system shall calculate a “what if” scenario for whether a new order can be accepted to be completed to a customer's deadline. The MRP system shall offer various scenarios of how the new order can be incorporated and, if necessary, which other orders are affected. Finally, when order and deadline is accepted and scenario is chosen, the MRP...
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  • Chris Walton's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 08:32 AM
    Hi Jane High We went with direct replacements for our lighting. We had several HighBay lighting and replaced them with the LED version of the same to ease installation. We had out maintenance manager replace them himself to save on costs as they were mainly plug and play but there was a little bit of rewiring that was required. We got the lighting company to view the factory and give us a lighting schema to show the lux levels around the building depending on which wattage LED light we preferred. We decided to mix the wattage and have lower watt lighting above our mezzanine floors and...
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  • Caroline Oneill's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 08:25 AM
    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our National Manufacturing Conference we're giving away 10 sets of tickets! Make sure you're following us on LinkedIn to be in with a chance of winning. More details coming soon..... #Makeuk2020
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    28-08-2019, 11:54 AM
    In partnership with Manufacturing Management, Make UK (formerly known as EEF) is bringing together over 800 business leaders for an unmissable day of analysis, debate and inspiration. Whether it’s identifying new trading opportunities, optimising your workforce or unlocking new ways to expand your business, the tenth National Manufacturing Conference will help you navigate the highly changeable and evolving business environment. Book now to avoid disappointment and get the early bird discount (available until 31 December 2019) £199 Members (standard price: £299) £299 Non-members...
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  • Malcolm Perry's Avatar
    27-08-2019, 11:01 AM
    Hi Jane High There are environmental aspects to consider as well. We have gone for LED soft white panels in the offices after a user test and LED tubes also soft white in the factory and warehouse. They can be disconcerting to look at as they are quite bright but it’s the nearest thing to even day light I have come acrossand, you learn not to look direct at them. The light is so good I don’t notice if its sunshine or a grey day. Buy the best you can afford as there is some junk out there. Once they are up they seem very reliable and there is a big difference on the monthly bill. If you...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    27-08-2019, 10:29 AM
    Hi Sai Sharma Many thanks for sharing insights into ATS with the Community. I am sure members of the Community will be keen to find out more. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Sai Sharma's Avatar
    27-08-2019, 10:21 AM
    ATS is a leading maintenance solutions provider with over 30 years of experience in multiple industries. We make factories run better through our services that range from fully outsourced production maintenance to individual technican support to MRO. Our skilled workforce, established processes and smart technologies provide manufacturers increased asset uptime and reduce manufacturing costs. With a culture of continuous improvement and a future driven by technology, ATS has become a trusted partner to many mid-to-large sized discrete and process manufacturers. For more...
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