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News
12/11/2018

Eriks proposes bacteria action plan for food industry gears and motors

Industrial component supplier Eriks, which supplies the Fenner brand of gears and motors for the food industry, is recommending a three-step action plan to reduce bacterial contamination and costs in food processing.

Gareth Lenton, director of the power transmission technology centre at Eriks UK says: “90% of bacterial contamination in the food ...
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09/11/2018

AM plant nears completion

Aston Martin Lagonda’s new production facility in St Athan, Wales, is ...
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08/11/2018

Sensonics' nuclear plant kit

Condition monitoring supplier Sensonics has delivered the final tranche of ...
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07/11/2018

Schaeffler to close two sites

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has blamed uncertainty ...
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05/11/2018

HSE releases annual statistics

A total of 1.4 million workers suffered from work-related ill health (new ...
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02/11/2018

ABB doubles centre size

Technology specialist ABB has doubled the size of its UK Engineering ...
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31/10/2018

Robots with sensors ‘listen’

A new generation of chemical sensors could help to reduce the risk of a ...
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Features
02/11/2018

Making obsolescence obsolete

3D printing offers the opportunity to make parts when they are needed – anywhere in the world – provided a digital model is available. Might this provide a way to duplicate parts that are no longer available to buy?

Siemens Mobility opened its first digital rail maintenance centre – the Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service Center, in Dortmund-Eving, ...
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02/11/2018

Comment: Welcome

Gardeners treat autumn as the start of the new growing season; a time for clearing out, cleaning up and digging the ground in preparation for spring. So it is for this magazine; while the leaves of Plant Engineer magazine have now ...
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02/11/2018

Ladder to success

Working at height is one of the main causes of industrial fatalities, so using the right access equipment is imperative. What are the most important considerations to be made when choosing, and using, a ladder for access or work at ...
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02/11/2018

Legal update (November 2018)

This page is brought to you by national law firm Weightmans
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