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News
25/03/2019

Partnership for high-speed oil-free air compressors

Sulzer and Tamturbo have begun a partnership to offer intrinsically safe high-speed compressors to produce oil-free compressed air.

The target is to replace existing technologies such as oil-free screw compressors in these applications. The global agreement includes pulp and paper, food, metals, mining and chemical processing. Sulzer says that ...
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22/03/2019

ABB launches VSD hire fleet

Users of low-voltage variable speed drives (VSD) can now keep processes ...
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21/03/2019

Production robot case study

SynthoTec of Malvern produces injection-moulded high precision components. ...
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20/03/2019

Cumbrian coal mine wins permit

Cumbria County Council (CCC) has formally granted planning approval to ...
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19/03/2019

Gondola gearbox serviced

SEW Eurodrive has repaired and serviced a 3,800kg Lohmann & Stolterfoht ...
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18/03/2019

New E.ON paper mill CHP plant

E.ON is replacing the existing combined heat and power plant at the ...
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15/03/2019

Lanolin line gets gas burner

Lanemark Combustion Engineering has installed a a TX tank heating system ...
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Features
07/03/2019

Artful Apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week, 4-8 March, shines a light on future technicians and engineers, and the courses, teachers and employers that prepare them for success. Here, apprentices across industry say their piece.

Josh Schofield, instrumentation engineer apprentice at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - click hereDaniel Soden, former ...
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07/03/2019

Comment: Don’t bottle it

A cross-industry consortium set up in January, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, aims to reduce the amount of waste plastic that ends up in the world’s oceans, as it harms aquatic life and aquatic environments.
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07/03/2019

Brainy benches

Intelligent assembly workbenches go beyond a printed manual to instruct operators on how to perform tasks step-by-step with context-based lighting, graphical displays and other cues. What benefits can this bring for operators and ...
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07/03/2019

Wat-er decision

An extraordinarily cost-effective project at a UK theme park, involving the fitment of modern variable-speed drive electronics to existing pump motors, has won supplier Central Group an industry award
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NAW 2019: Isabel Mead
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BCAS compressed air guide
The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has published a ...
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Wheel conveyor
A custom-designed and -engineered conveyor system from ...
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Artful Apprentices
National Apprenticeship Week, 4-8 March, shines a light on ...
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Wat-er decision
An extraordinarily cost-effective project at a UK theme ...
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Comment: Don’t bottle it
A cross-industry consortium set up in January, Alliance to ...