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News
19/03/2019

Gearbox for UK's only gondola serviced in three weeks

SEW Eurodrive has repaired and serviced a 3,800kg Lohmann & Stolterfoht planetary gearbox that drives the only mountain gondola in the UK, in the Nevis Mountain Range in Scotland.

Located on the north face of Aonach Mor, the eighth highest mountain in Britain, the Nevis Mountain Gondola transports visitors from the base station, near Fort ...
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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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14/03/2019

BCAS compressed air guide

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has published a free best ...
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13/03/2019

Wheel conveyor

A custom-designed and -engineered conveyor system from Autarky Automation ...
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12/03/2019

Lee Products' new catalogue

Miniature component supplier Lee Products has published Edition 12 of its ...
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11/03/2019

Diesel train fitted with SCR

Southwest Railway, emissions control supplier Eminox and train leasing ...
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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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