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23/05/2019

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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22/05/2019

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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21/05/2019

Barley malt producer increases productivity with smart condition monitoring

Muntons, a UK producer of malted barley, has taken steps to protect vital parts of its production process against unscheduled downtime by using a smart condition monitoring (SCM) system from Mitsubishi Electric.
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20/05/2019

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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17/05/2019

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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16/05/2019

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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14/05/2019

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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13/05/2019

Funding to strengthen Scottish rail freight

In a bid to help strengthen the industry over the next five years, Scottish rail freight is set to benefit from up to £25 million of ring-fenced funds.
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10/05/2019

Amey awarded three RoSPA awards

Infrastructure support service provider Amey has been awarded three prestigious recognitions by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its improving health and safety practices.
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09/05/2019

Schaeffler and Mitsubishi Electric announce global strategic partnership

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG have announced a global strategic partnership as part of the e-F@ctory Alliance network.
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08/05/2019

IMH invests in future talent

Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH) has appointed two new apprentice trainees at its head office on Teesside.
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07/05/2019

Emerson provides predictive maintenance & operational support services to BP

Global technology and engineering provider Emerson has been awarded a five-year contract with BP to provide predictive maintenance and operational support services to ensure safe, optimised production from its Clair Ridge platform and Glen ...
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03/05/2019

Eriks offers advice on keeping belts in business

Industrial services partner Eriks estimates that incorrectly installing and maintaining belt drives accounts for 98% of premature failures, leading to downtime and lost production.
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02/05/2019

Boulting Technology launches new resource hub and website

To give its customers a better understanding of interconnected technologies, systems integrator Boulting Technology has relaunched its website with a wealth of new content and resources to help educate and inform about Industry 4.0.
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01/05/2019

Filtermist improves LEV offer and invests in engineers

Industrial air filtration and extraction specialist Filtermist International has invested heavily in improving its local exhaust ventilation testing (LEV) offer.
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30/04/2019

Waste firm introduces JCB wheeled loaders

Privately-owned waste recycling business Countrystyle Recycling has further improved on-site handling efficiency at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent, with the introduction of four JCB 457 wheeled loaders.
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29/04/2019

Thames Water rolls out SEEPEX’s energy-reducing sludge solution

Progressive cavity pump specialist SEEPEX has developed a new system that is said to improve dewatered sludge handling, enabling long distance transfer with reduced operational costs by using a combination of PC pump technology and ...
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26/04/2019

New online tool makes bearing evaluation faster and easier

SKF has updated its online Bearing Select tool, to make the process of selecting and evaluating a bearing faster and easier.
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25/04/2019

ULEMCo looks to introduce zero emission genset

Liverpool-based ULEMCo has announced plans to launch a zero emission 50 kW (KVA) generator later this year – targeted for use in urban areas, where the impact of harmful emissions from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) is increasingly being ...
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24/04/2019

CompAir solutions for Al-Nasr Full Field Development Project

Gardner Denver’s CompAir brand has supplied a complete compressed air system to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), as part of its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company for the ...
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23/04/2019

Smith Brothers starts work on first Arlington Energy STOR site

High voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has begun work on the first of Arlington Energy’s energy storage and gas peaking projects – a short term operating reserve (STOR) site in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
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22/04/2019

Bilfinger wins mechanical & electrical project for Welsh power station ...

Warrington-based engineering and services provider Bilfinger UK has won a multi-million-pound contract with German hydropower specialist Voith Hydro to deliver a range of mechanical, electrical, maintenance and installation services at the ...
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18/04/2019

London sewer plugged by whale-sized ‘concreteberg’

Thames Water is to remove what it says is a record-busting ‘concreteberg’ from under the streets of central London after discovering an industrial amount of solidified cement plugging three Victorian sewers.
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18/04/2019

Offshore inspection equipment wins manus award

An offshore inspection unit from remote intervention tooling and subsea engineering specialist ToolTec has won the 5,000 euros manus award 2019.
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17/04/2019

Radius acquires Plant-i

Crewe-based Radius Payment Solutions, the group behind the telematics and fuel card brands Kinesis and UK Fuels, has acquired Plant-i, a Welsh-based provider of tracking and telemetry solutions to the plant and construction sectors.
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