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20/01/2022 UK's first marine hydrogen transport trials include small ship demonstration A consortium of partners has announced the UK’s first demonstration of zero-emission marine technology in the Tees Valley. In a bid to show the path available for the maritime sector to decarbonise, the demonstration will convert a Lochin ... » Read More


20/01/2022 Bosch and Volkswagen cooperate to industrialise factory equipment for battery ... In a signed memorandum of understanding, the Bosch Group and the Volkswagen Group have agreed to explore the possibility of establishing a European battery equipment solution provider. The two companies plan to supply integrated battery ... » Read More


19/01/2022 New Parker safety blocks for hydraulic accumulators said to simplify selection ... Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is introducing a new safety block (SB series) for hydraulic accumulators that is described as simplifying the selection, installation and maintenance process of these ... » Read More


19/01/2022 Schaeffler launches OPTIME C1 intelligent relubrication system Bearing supplier Schaeffler has developed OPTIME C1, an IoT solution for the relubrication of rolling bearings using intelligent, automatic lubricators. The new system integrates with Schaeffler’s OPTIME app to reliably prevent incorrect ... » Read More


14/01/2022 Stromag brakes ready for Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant Two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C, Somerset, are currently under construction by EDF Energy. Stromag has supported the project by delivering specialised brakes for multiple cranes at the site, including those that will lift ... » Read More


14/01/2022 Kempston Controls becomes Midlands distributor for Bürkert valves Electrical component distributor Kempston Controls has become Bürkert’s official distributor for the Midlands region. » Read More


13/01/2022 SamsonVT (and RS Components) begins predictive maintenance R&D project Manchester-based Industry 4.0 technology start-up SamsonVT has announced a partnership with RS Components to produce what they describe as the first affordable machine learning-enabled predictive maintenance (PdM) solution for ... » Read More


13/01/2022 Schaeffler launches new generation of rolling bearing housings Schaeffler has launched its new generation of FAG plummer block housings. The new SES series offers enhanced efficiency in a cost-effective solution. The range replaces Schaeffler’s SNV and SNG portfolio. » Read More


12/01/2022 SICK launches Monitoring Box, said to be a window to better machine performance SICK has launched The Monitoring Box, a simple system that enables plug-and-play condition monitoring and preventative maintenance of sensors, machines, processes and plants. » Read More


12/01/2022 Bishopdale Group acquires Vapor-Tek Bishopdale Group, the Manchester-based holding company for industrial lubricant brands Metalube, Molyslip and United Oil Products has today announced the acquisition of high-performance corrosion preventative manufacturer - Vapor-Tek. » Read More


12/01/2022 Te-Tech to provide major electrical panels in contract award Te-Tech Process Solutions will be supplying motor control centres and control panels for Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy via the water companies’ framework supplier, Trant Engineering. » Read More


11/01/2022 High-pressure water descaling pilot facility uses thermal imaging Tata Steel is using a thermoIMAGER TIM M-1 thermal imaging camera from Micro-Epsilon with a short 1µm wavelength, as well as a thermoIMAGER TIM 400T 1500 long wavelength thermal imaging camera, to measure surface temperature before and ... » Read More


11/01/2022 Government awards HS2 rolling stock contract Britain’s new generation of super-fast ‘bullet trains’ – capable of speeds of more than 200mph – will be designed and built here in the UK, promising massive investment in the north-east and Midlands and thousands of new jobs. » Read More


10/01/2022 Cyclife expands its engineering capabilities in UK with the acquisition of ... Cyclife, the EDF subsidiary in charge of international dismantling and radioactive waste management services, is pursuing its development in Europe by acquiring complementary engineering capabilities provided by Aquila Nuclear Engineering. » Read More


10/01/2022 New laser distance sensor with integrated heating and cooling element is ... Precision sensor supplier Micro-Epsilon has extended its optoNCDT ILR2250-100 range of non-contact laser distance sensors with an integrated heating and cooling version that is suitable for use in ambient temperatures from -40°C up to ... » Read More


07/01/2022 Saudi Aramco process data deal Seeq Corporation, a provider of manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, has reached an agreement with Middle East petrochemical enterprise Saudi Aramco to further expand its operational analytics ... » Read More


07/01/2022 Sensor optimises yoghurt production The new generation of Baumer PAD20 sensors have been pivotal in improving efficiency with accurate and reliable detection of air and gas bubbles in ingredients at one of Europe’s most advanced dairy plants. » Read More


07/01/2022 Mechan supplies electric shunter The rail depot equipment specialist is supplying a Rotrac E2 shunter to Direct Rail Services’ (DRS) Motherwell facility, following a 14-month trial to prove it can replace a diesel-powered locomotive. » Read More


06/01/2022 Tsubaki high-durability chain reduces costs for conveyor application A French sawmill has reduced its overhead costs while decreasing downtime and maintenance hours by upgrading its roller chain. The sawmill conveyor’s standard chain, which had a lifetime of just six months, has now been replaced by a ... » Read More


06/01/2022 Amey develops a mobile point of work risk assessment app Amey’s Rail business has this month completed its 200th electronic point of work risk assessment, using its new in-house developed ePoWRA mobile app. » Read More


06/01/2022 CompAir launches D-Series compressor range CompAir has announced its latest oil-free rotary screw compressors as part of its new D-Series range. The range covers air and water-cooled models from 37 to 75 kW and is available in both fixed and regulated speeds. » Read More


05/01/2022 Honeywell to sell university-developed carbon capture and storage technology to ... Honeywell has signed an agreement with The University of Texas at Austin to enable the lower-cost capture of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and heavy industry, compared to other conventional amine solvents in same applications, ... » Read More


05/01/2022 Alfa Laval CM Connect leverages digitalisation to optimise hygienic processing The new Alfa Laval CM Connect is a subscription-based condition monitor and cloud gateway. It enables plant operators to access data of rotating equipment on processing lines from a remote location. » Read More


05/01/2022 Maritime boosts East Midlands operation with two new Kalmar reach stackers Maritime Transport has taken delivery of two new ECO reach stackers to its rail freight terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG). Both reach stackers are part of a five machine order with Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and bring the total number ... » Read More


04/01/2022 Hospitals to use UV air cleaners to tackle COVID-19 after IMechE develops ... A low-cost effective solution to remove COVID-19 from the air using UV sanitisers will soon be used in hospitals after a team led by engineers from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers developed a standard to regulate them for use in ... » Read More
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