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Liebherr and Port of Sunderland hit new high

Crane manufacturer Liebherr has given a lift to Port of Sunderland, as demand for its products from overseas continues to soar.
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SOE appoints Sir John Parker as new Patron

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has appointed former Royal Academy of Engineering President Sir John Parker (pictured) as its new Patron.
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Doughnut maker opts for Fortress failsafe protection

Investment in four Stealth Metal Detectors from Fortress Technology has underpinned an expansion programme for North American bakery company, Doughnut Peddler. The presence of metal detectors has enabled the doughnut producer to elevate ...
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Axil delivering total waste management solutions for Whirpool UK Appliances

Whirlpool UK Appliances, part of Whirlpool Corporation, a manufacturer of major home appliances, has selected waste management company Axil Integrated Services to deliver total waste management solutions at its UK sites.
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New Aston Martin plant now producing cars

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda has started to produce cars at its second UK manufacturing plant, as the latest pre-production models of the first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are built.
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Emerson to enhance BASF chemical plant

As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational excellence within its global plastics additives business, BASF has awarded Emerson a multi-million-dollar contract to modernise automation software and controllers at ...
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Robox Aqua helps overcome space restrictions on feed barges

Marine equipment, technology and engineering business Gael Force Group has specified compact Robox Aqua blower technology from Gardner Denver’s Robuschi brand, to help it to overcome challenging space restrictions on the company’s marine ...
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UK diagnostic engineering research centre expands into China

Universities in the UK and China have teamed up to create a research network that aims to ensure that machines ranging from aero engines to wind turbines operate as reliably and efficiently as possible, leading to cost savings and ...
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JCB Teletruk technology for Freshways following trial

Freshways produces and distributes some six million litres of milk per week from its processing facility in Acton, West London, and operates additional retail distribution sites in Leeds, Manchester, Derby, Coventry, Cardiff, Birmingham ...
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Leicester tech centre to boost Eriks’ capabilities in flow control engineering

Eriks UK has opened a new facility within its Flow Control Technology Centre in Leicester, which is said to bring together specialist knowledge and components in all aspects of industrial flow control systems under one roof.
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Extreme arc flash blast hospitalises worker

Thirty-year-old Eddie Smith, a father of one, was working on site in his role as team leader for construction firm Clancy Docwra when the jackhammer he was using to break ground hit a high voltage cable.
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LEEA launches military transition scheme

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched a 75–75 military transition scheme, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations.
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Speedy Asset Services extends VisionTrack video telematics solution

Tool, plant and specialist equipment supplier Speedy Asset Services is adopting video telematics technology as standard on all new vehicles, as part of the company’s commitment to road safety and fleet risk reduction.
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Mechan lifting jacks in demand

Rail maintenance equipment specialist Mechan is enjoying record-breaking demand for its lifting jacks, securing orders for more than 160 already this year.
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ABB systems to power new salmon farming concept

Arctic Offshore Farming is developing a new concept for salmon farming using remote controlled and submersible fish pens, based on offshore technology. ABB will have a comprehensive system responsibility for electrical, automation, ...
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Emerson confirms event partnership for Maintec 2019

Global manufacturer and automation solution specialist Emerson has announced its event partnership with Maintec - the UK exhibition dedicated to the maintenance industry.
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Gardner Denver takes care of medical vacuum needs with oil-free screw technology

SHJ Hospital Pipelines (SHJ) is using Gardner Denver’s Elmo Rietschle oil-free, screw vacuum pumps in its piped medical gas systems.
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Ørsted launches two new greener gas products

Ørsted has been supplying its customers with 100% renewable electricity since 2017, and the supplier is now expanding its offering with the addition of biogas and carbon neutral gas options.
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MAN plants cut CO2 emissions by over a quarter

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has reduced the CO2 emissions of its production sites by more than a quarter – emitting around 29% less CO2 in 2018 than in the base year of 2008.
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LEEA launches new school engagement programme

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched ‘Think Lifting’ – a new school engagement programme – that aims to bring the opportunities of entering the lifting industry to the attention of pre-option secondary school ...
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The challenges of renovating an existing boiler house

National M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has been appointed as the main mechanical, electrical and plumbing consultant on a new council housing development in Hackney that will see an old boiler house transformed to create new ...
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Apollo heaters help metal processing factory with cost savings

Walsall-based Cashmores, a specialist coil processor in stainless steel and aluminium, has installed Tansun infrared heaters into its factory work stations to ensure workers are comfortable all year round.
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New ABB service facility for EV charging, renewables and electrification

ABB Electrification’s business is extending its service capabilities for electrical vehicle charging systems, solar, low- and medium-voltage electrical systems with a dedicated service workshop located at Coleshill, Birmingham.
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Bombardier Transportation invests in Stratasys 3D printing technology

3D printing technology specialist Stratasys has announced that German-based manufacturer Bombardier Transportation will utilise the large-scale industrial-grade Stratasys F900 3D printer as part of its operations in the DACH region.
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National testing standards launched for pedestrian trucks

The Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) has announced new national standards for the testing of powered pedestrian truck operators.
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