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The Operational Benefits of a Vacuum Furnace Management and Control System Explained

14 January 2021 / NEWS

Control systems are a central part of industry. To maximise uptime and keep production running, particularly at scale, operators are dependent on computerised control systems capable of automating...

4 Technology Innovations to Optimise the Manufacturing Process

21 December 2020 / NEWS

In the race to ramp up production, improve cost efficiencies and stay competitive, technology innovations are key. But which solutions should manufacturers invest in and what benefits do they offer? 

VFE's CEO David Byrne on the Importance of Service Excellence in Manufacturing

10 December 2020 / NEWS

An interview with Vacuum Furnace Engineering’s (VFE) CEO, David Byrne

Waste Treatment Technology: How to Become Self-Sufficient at Treating Your Medical Waste

26 November 2020 / NEWS

Self-sufficiency and efficiency go hand-in-hand. When every additional step or subcontractor involved in a process has the potential to create new inefficiencies, the more ownership an organisation...

Making Heat Treatment More Efficient: The Story Behind VFE’s Partnership With RoMan

17 November 2020 / NEWS

An interview with VFE’s Head of Projects, Michael Jones

How to Maximise the Efficiency of Your Heat-Treatment Process

05 November 2020 / NEWS

Efficiency is the wheel on which production turns. Across sectors, understanding how to maximise it is key to driving up the value of your output and minimising production costs.  

Remote Monitoring: A Practical Solution to Today’s Manufacturing Challenges

03 November 2020 / NEWS

The challenges driving innovation across manufacturing are age-old: efficiency, compliance, safety. But 2020 has exacerbated these, with important new guidelines for health and safety at work making...

11 Advantages of the Electron-Beam Welding Process

29 October 2020 / NEWS

On the quest to produce higher quality welded products and increase efficiency, manufacturers around the world are waking up to the advantages of electron-beam (EB) technology. 

How to Reduce Your Risk by Calculating the Measurement Uncertainty

10 October 2020 / NEWS

It is not possible to make a true, perfect measurement. Many factors combine to skew a measurement, and a great deal of effort is necessary to identify all these contributing factors and how they...

How to Reduce Your Vacuum Furnace's Energy Consumption in Just 3 Days

07 October 2020 / NEWS

When starting up or shutting down a vacuum furnace manually, all the vacuum pumping systems need to be activated or deactivated in exactly the right sequence. One wrong step on behalf of the operator...