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Manufacturing & technology

A new lease of life for spares

30 Dec 2016. Several factors are currently characterising the market for tobacco industry spare and wear parts. These include the requirement for old equipment to last longer, for high-quality spares and, in turn, for shorter lead times on the delivery of these parts as customers reduce their own stocks. But how do the major players in the spare parts industry see the current state of the sector?
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Downtime for rebuilders

30 Dec 2016. Rebuilding machinery doesn’t seem to have been on the “active agenda” in the recent past for clients says one German rebuilder, a sentiment echoed elsewhere in the sector. Moving refurbishing to countries with low labour costs can maximise the return from the business at hand.
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Open house at Hauni

30 Dec 2016. Machine maker, Hauni, celebrated its 70th birthday with an in-house exhibition from 8 - 10 November. With visitors and customers attending from around the world, Hauni presented 54 “innovations” at its campus headquarters located in Hamburg, Germany.
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Mixing it up

30 Dec 2016. Kaymich specialises in adhesive application and fluid control systems and, as a leader in supplying these systems to the industry, is a creator of a number of legacy products. TJI caught up with Kaymich at WT Hamburg to see what role spare parts and rebuilds are playing at the company.
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Time for a smarter industry?

30 Dec 2016. Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, the Internet of Things. If the buzzwords that reverberated through the hall at WT Europe in November are anything to go by, a revolution in tobacco manufacturing has begun. Digitalisation is coming and some say it will change everything…
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