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03/08/2010 Revolvo slashes large bearing lead times by 400% Revolvo's investment in two CNC grinding machines has improved throughput of large solid bearings (over 500mm) by more than 400%, cutting lead times from the industry average of 18—24 months, to 24 weeks. » Read More

02/08/2010 Thermal imaging makes Kawasaki pr-active KPM UK reports that investing in a thermal imaging camera is helping it to predict mechanical faults before they become costly failures. » Read More

02/08/2010 Open gear wear warning comes from lubrication firm Plants that use open gears should be checking for wear and tear, warns Industrial Speciality Lubricants. » Read More

30/07/2010 Corus improves energy recovery with new steam traps Corus's Trostre steel plant in Llanelli, South Wales has installed Gem Venturi orifice steam traps as part of its energy conservation and CO2 emissions programme – and is saving £500 per week. » Read More

30/07/2010 Ener-G drives major expansion at UK headquarters Sustainable power firm Ener-G is to double the size of its office and boost manufacturing space by 25%, with a new 12,500 sq ft building at its headquarters in Greater Manchester. » Read More

29/07/2010 United Utilities chooses ABB drives for major water project ABB has won a contract to supply two medium voltage drives to a water project that will form a vital part of the water supply system for the North West of England. » Read More

28/07/2010 UK wave and tidal technology industry receives £7m boost Some 35 British firms and universities are to get £7 million, from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to develop wave and tidal energy technologies. » Read More

28/07/2010 Best efficiency point pump impellers are one step closer Centrifugal pumps specialist Amarinth says it has moved one step closer to developing a cost effective and rapid process for designing and manufacturing bespoke best efficiency point (BEP) optimised impellers for pumping applications. » Read More

27/07/2010 Data management latest worry for CRC registration With just two months remaining for firms to register for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), an industry poll reveals that data management is the biggest problem for plant managers. » Read More

26/07/2010 Spirax Sarco secures leaks at Holme House Prison Problems with flash steam emissions and leaking hot water have evaporated since Spirax Sarco replaced corroded steam equipment as part of a laundry refurbishment project at Holme House Prison in Stockton. » Read More

23/07/2010 William Grant & Sons reduces running time by 20% The Girvan distillery on the Ayrshire coast reckons it has improved running time by around 20% since installing a motor condition monitoring (MCM) system from Artesis. » Read More

22/07/2010 ABB and Statoil sign $23 million framework agreement ABB has signed a frame agreement worth up to $23 million to deliver and maintain telecommunications systems for all of Statoil's offshore installations. » Read More

21/07/2010 Bakery first to benefit from new British-made paving An innovative British-manufactured paving system, involving recycled plastics, has had its first major application at a North West bakery. » Read More

20/07/2010 Industrial tyre shredder gets energy saving rebuild A tyre shredder used at one of the UK's largest tyre recycling centres, capable of recycling five million tyres per year into soft surfaces, has been remanufactured with help from Eriks' UK engineers. » Read More

20/07/2010 TÜV Product Service acquires Laidler group TÜV Product Service has acquired the Cleveland and Yorkshire-based machinery safety compliance firm, Laidler group. » Read More

19/07/2010 £9.5m bill for firms behind Britain’s most costly industrial disaster Five companies were together fined a total of nearly £10 million last month (16 July) for their part in the Buncefield oil depot disaster on 11 December 2005 – a figure that was immediately described as derisory by local residents and ... » Read More

19/07/2010 Atlas Copco proves efficiency of for air blower screw technology Air blowers using internal compression, instead of conventional external compression, set a new standard for energy efficiency in low-pressure industry. » Read More

19/07/2010 Draeger Safety UK Wins Process Innovation Award Draeger Safety UK has won an award for process innovation as part of the 2010 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. » Read More

16/07/2010 Emerson wins main automation contractor for Shell Prelude Technip Samsung Consortium has appointed Emerson Process Management as main automation contractor for the Shell Prelude project, which will be the world's first floating LNG (liquefied natural gas) development. » Read More

16/07/2010 Concrete plant manufacturer standardises on new speed reducer CON-E-CO (Concrete Equipment Company) in the US is the first OEM to standardise on the new Baldor-Dodge Motorised Torque-Arm II shaft-mounted speed reducer – receiving the first units straight off the assembly line. » Read More

15/07/2010 Industrial coatings plants order £3.5 million vacuum pumps Vacuum equipment manufacturer Edwards has received six major orders for industrial coating systems in Taiwan and China in the last six months, worth a total of more than £3.5 million. » Read More

15/07/2010 Dalkia helps Victrex increase energy efficiency Thermoplastic manufacturer Victrex says it is now more energy efficient and achieving optimum combustion, thanks to the installation of energy conversion and management plant from Dalkia. » Read More

14/07/2010 Judith Hackitt and Mike Weightman awarded RAE fellowships Two leading figures from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have been awarded engineering fellowship for their work in industry. » Read More

14/07/2010 Revolutionary progressing cavity pumps trialled at United Utilities Two of NOV Mono's recently introduced EZstrip progressing cavity pumps have been installed at United Utilities Fairbourne wastewater treatment works in Wales to improve process efficiency. » Read More

13/07/2010 Inverters drive Aquamarine’s Oyster marine energy generator The world's largest working hydroelectric wave energy device – Aquamarine Power's Oyster – has entered a new phase, having been installed at the European Marine Energy Centre's test site in Orkney. » Read More
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