Lean Manufacturing at VES

At VES, we continually strive to: Improve build quality Increase the serviceability of our machines Standardise products Reduce lead time and increase productivity. In order to achieve this, VES use key Japanese Lean Manufacturing principles. Lean Manufacturing is a systematic…

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Benefits of Robotic Loading

Robotic loading of machinery is a key aspect in automating industrial production lines, and can provide a series of significant advantages to manufacturing plants. Robotic machine tending is the automated process of tending to a machine, whether this is carrying…

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4 Ways We Can Tackle Rising Helium Costs

As Helium Shortage 3.0 approaches the end of its second year, companies are feeling the pinch of rising helium costs on their budget. Fortunately, at VES, we have identified a few short-term measures to save helium without sacrificing performance. Helium…

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Helium Shortage 3.0: Current Status, Impact And Outlook

Helium Shortage 3.0: Current Status, Impact and Outlook

“While there is a view that the easy targets for reduced usage were already realised during Helium Shortage 2.0, it is safe to assume that the difficulty in obtaining helium, combined with sharply higher prices, will provide continued incentives to reduce helium consumption.”

Helium Shortage 3.0, the third period of sustained helium shortage since 2006, has now been ongoing for almost a year and a half.

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Helium Shortage: Fact & Fiction

Helium Shortage: Fact & Fiction

When people talk about the world running out of helium – it’s not. It’s total fiction.

In 2013, a worldwide shortage of helium was predicted, following a decade of significant growth in the global demand for helium.

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