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News
18/10/2019

ABB drive halts quarry production stoppages

An ABB variable speed drive has helped Hills Quarry Products to reduce pump failures and cut maintenance and energy costs.

Up to 1,200 tonnes of aggregate per day can now be consistently extracted by avoiding pump failures following the conversion of a fixed speed motor to variable speed control, according to ABB. Aggregate production at Hills ...
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17/10/2019 VR for Sellafield The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has developed a mixed reality ... » Read More


16/10/2019 AEMT Awards Finalists Following a judging panel session held at Loughborough University earlier ... » Read More


14/10/2019 Electric digger order JCB has secured its biggest fleet deal to date for its brand new electric ... » Read More
11/10/2019 AMF officially opened A £16 million Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF) that will aim to help ... » Read More


09/10/2019 A-Plant opens Manchester hub Plant, tool and equipment hire company A-Plant has opened its biggest ... » Read More


08/10/2019 Energy savings for Butcher’s EcolightingUK has recently installed new LED lighting at the Butcher’s Pet ... » Read More
Features
07/10/2019

Going to great lengths

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, situated on the River Medway in Kent, has been handed funding for conservation and repair works to machinery within its working Victorian Ropery. OE’s deputy editor made his way along the ropewalk to find out how the rope making process works, what maintenance issues have occured, and how the funding will be used

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07/10/2019 Comment: Welcome Welcome to Operations Engineer (OE) magazine issue #12. A strange introduction perhaps, but this is a number that I have been counting towards all year. Why? Because OE has now completed a whole one-year cycle since it was relaunched ... » Read More


07/10/2019 Military to civil The 2018 Engineering UK report stated a shortfall of between 83,000 and 110,000 engineers across all engineering disciplines in the UK. Are technically trained service leavers part of the solution? » Read More


07/10/2019 Maintec 2019 – it’s show time When? 30-31 October 2019 | Where? National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK, B40 1NT » Read More
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