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  • The shocking facts about static electricity

    The shocking facts about static electricity

    Wednesday 15th July 2015

    Static electricity adversely affects most manufacturing processes, causing major production issues. These include problems such as sticking, jamming, feeding, exfoliation and separation. Heat generation due to static electricity can cause fires and product quality is decreased through dust adherence, contamination and other types of damage. It is also extremely unpleasant for machine operators and maintenance teams when static electricity is discharged.

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  • Cool thinking at Thorite provides better cans for Crown Packaging

    Cool thinking at Thorite provides better cans for Crown Packaging

    Wednesday 8th July 2015

    Crown Packaging in Carlisle enjoys huge demand from consumer marketing companies around the world for its colourful food and beverage cans. In fact demand has been so great that the specialist hydraulics on the can making machinery were running at dangerously high temperatures, leading to the danger of costly breakdowns.

    Three companies were contacted by Crown to solve this problem including Thorite, the UK's biggest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, with a brief to supply and install advanced, energy-efficient equipment.

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