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PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (more)

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

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Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Why buy starters when you could hire them?

Suppliers of temporary pumping systems for short- and medium-term projects are wasting tens of thousands of pounds each year by buying motor starter systems outright when hiring them would be a more cost effective option, says Peter Schaffel, managing director of Ralspeed. Outright purchase ties up valuable capital but also delivers poor return on investment as, in many cases, the starter systems are scrapped at the end of their first project as they don't meet the requirements of new projects. 

"It's simply financial folly to buy softstart and variable speed drive systems that will only be used for a few months," says Schaffel. "Hiring starter systems that can be returned to the hire company when they are no longer needed makes much more sense."
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