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23/09/2020 Vaisala detects air leaks in sealed power transformers using new method According to the environmental measuring firm, the new method is based on measuring total pressure of all dissolved gases in the power transformer insulation oil, and should help customers detect and repair any air leaks early, helping ... » Read More


23/09/2020 Replacement burners for paint line of dumper factory Thwaites, a manufacturer of construction industry dumper trucks, has replaced two existing Lanemark process gas FD5EP-3 burner installations with the company’s latest force-draught gas and air FD5GAP-3 models. » Read More


22/09/2020 BG Energy Solutions awarded Keadby 2 power station contract BG Energy Solutions has been appointed to design building management systems for Keadby 2, a new 840MW gas-fired power station under construction in North Lincolnshire. » Read More


22/09/2020 Brain injury charity urges workers to check their hard hats Headway, the brain injury association, and leading safety manufacturer Centurion are working together to raise awareness of using and maintaining hard hats while on site. » Read More


18/09/2020 Eaton Hydraulics UK takes over wind turbine component manufacture in wake of ... Due to COVID-19, Eaton’s Reynosa, Mexico plant was forced to close. Through its production there, Eaton supplies several core components to a global customer of Eaton supplying hydraulics and cooling systems to wind turbine makers. » Read More


18/09/2020 Emerson introduces ‘industry’s first’ pneumatic valve system with embedded ... Emerson has launched a wireless automatic recovery module (ARM) for its Aventics G3 electronic fieldbus platform to help technicians to perform pneumatic valve system commissioning and diagnostics from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop ... » Read More


17/09/2020 HSE gas detector safety alert HSE has announced that there is a risk of obtaining misleading gas detection readings associated with the use of sampling tubes with pumped gas detectors. Sampling tubes are sometimes used to extend the reach of the detection device and/or ... » Read More


17/09/2020 Robot-based alternative to conveyors for parcel sortation LiBiao Robot is entering the European market with its ‘Mini Yellow’ range of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). » Read More


15/09/2020 Alfa Laval warns industry against ‘run-to-fail’ attitude toward plate heat ... Plate heat exchangers (PHE) are misunderstood across industry, according to manufacturer and engineering firm Alfa Laval. » Read More


15/09/2020 DB Cargo renews shunter fleet with 100 units of dual-power locomotives Germany’s DB Cargo is renewing its shunting and mainline locomotive fleet by ordering new dual-mode locomotives. » Read More


14/09/2020 Fire door manufacturer develops post-Grenfell door check system A fire door manufacturer has developed an industry-first solution to make safety inspections faster and more accurate, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. » Read More


14/09/2020 Remote dryer monitor for oil-free air compressors Mobile generator provider Aggreko has developed what it calls the industry's first dryer dew point remote monitoring system for its oil-free air compressor product line. » Read More


11/09/2020 Norway furniture chain installs Jungheinrich automation solution Bohus is Norway’s leading furniture and interior decoration chain. The company operates 60 branches throughout Norway as well as an online shop. » Read More


11/09/2020 Volvo Bus signs new battery recycling agreement A new cooperation between Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop is extending the commercial service lives of bus batteries and conserving natural resources. » Read More


10/09/2020 Yokogawa warns industry about cyber-security blind spots Operational Technology (OT) networks across the manufacturing industry are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks as a result of blind spots brought on by digital transformation and IIoT, a new report from equipment supplier Yokogawa UK ... » Read More


10/09/2020 ABB AR viewer imagines robots in process ABB’s new RobotStudio AR viewer claims to provide a quick way of visualising where and how robotic automation can fit into a process using a smartphone or tablet. » Read More


09/09/2020 Enclosure expert Intertec acquires Thermotex Engineering Industrial enclosures specialist Intertec has acquired the UK’s Thermotex Engineering, manufacturer of soft insulation jackets for industrial processing equipment such as valves and piping. » Read More


09/09/2020 Siemens launches no-code industrial data software platforms A key goal for digital transformation is factory automation, which can be slowed down by distance - both physical and organisational - between operational technology (OT) and organisations co-located at factory locations, and IT ... » Read More


08/09/2020 In for a penny, in for a pound: vehicle bodybuilder selects new large-scale ... The UK’s largest tipper vehicle bodybuilder, Thompsons UK, has awarded a three-year contract to MSC Industrial Supply following a formal tender for vending services. » Read More


08/09/2020 Amey’s ‘Thinksafe’ project wins RoSPA ‘Initiative of the Year’ award Amey has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Initiative of the Year Award for its ‘ThinkSafe’ project. » Read More


07/09/2020 Automated face mask production line developed in 10 weeks Siemens and a customer have provided a home-grown production solution to meet the huge demand for face masks, ensuring factories across the country can open their doors and diversify to meet the demand. » Read More


07/09/2020 German refinery invests in optimisation software Northern Germany’s Heide Refinery has licenced Aspen’s Generic Dynamic Optimisation Technology software. » Read More


04/09/2020 ‘Adequate ventilation’ listed as top practical measure in COVID-19 building ... A raft of new evidence on airborne transmission of COVID-19 has made ventilation indoors a top priority, reports ventilation supplier Vent-Axia. » Read More


03/09/2020 Royal Mail looks back on Direct Air compressor maintenance contract Royal Mail handles 26 million items passing through its mail centres each day. Some 40,000 items are sorted per hour by flat sorting machines that are fed by compressed air. » Read More


03/09/2020 E+H augments technical support site A new technical support portal from device supplier Endress+Hauser is said to offer the chance to reduce unexpected downtime and maintenance staff efforts, but also improve one’s own device knowledge and save the expense of a site visit. » Read More
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