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14/11/2018

Loop valve tester incorporates HART communications

A new handheld tester from Fluke, 710 mA Loop Valve Tester, can interrogate control valves in situ, potentially avoiding the need for complicated testers that require extensive training, the removal of the valve, and often one-to-two hours ...
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13/11/2018

Laser tracker-based system aims to improve robot accuracy

Laser measurement technology company API has launched a laser tracker-based industrial robot performance and calibration solution that claims to have improved position accuracy up to 12 times in robots under test.
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12/11/2018

Eriks proposes bacteria action plan for food industry gears and motors

Industrial component supplier Eriks, which supplies the Fenner brand of gears and motors for the food industry, is recommending a three-step action plan to reduce bacterial contamination and costs in food processing.
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09/11/2018

Aston Martin St Athan plant nearing completion

Aston Martin Lagonda’s new production facility in St Athan, Wales, is nearing completion.
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08/11/2018

Sensonics begins condition monitoring system commissioning at UAE new-build ...

Condition monitoring supplier Sensonics has delivered the final tranche of machinery protection systems to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant project in the UAE.
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07/11/2018

Schaeffler to close Plymouth (Barden Corp) and Llanelli factories

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has blamed uncertainty surrounding Brexit as 'one factor amongst others' in its decisions to shut two of its three UK plants as well as one of its logistics centres.
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05/11/2018

Annual data reveals 1.4 million workers suffered work-related ill health in ...

A total of 1.4 million workers suffered from work-related ill health (new and long-standing) in 2017/18, according to annual statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
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02/11/2018

ABB’s UK Engineering Centre doubles in size

Technology specialist ABB has doubled the size of its UK Engineering Centre in Coalville, Leicestershire, from 830m2 to 1789m2, in order to tackle demand for servicing variable speed drives (VSDs), developing specialist test rigs (STRs) ...
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31/10/2018

Patrolling robots with chemical sensors ‘listen’ to gas leaks

A new generation of chemical sensors could help to reduce the risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery by using sound and light to ‘listen’ to gas leaks.
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30/10/2018

AVT Reliability to showcase new products at Maintec

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability will showcase two ‘game-changing’ new products at Maintec, the UK’s exhibition for the maintenance engineering and asset management community, from 6-7 November.
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25/10/2018

ERIKS selects the UK for its European Centre of Expertise

Industrial products and services provider ERIKS has officially opened the doors of its European Centre of Expertise for power transmission in the West Midlands.
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23/10/2018

New ‘MEWP’ operator training course for safe working at height

RTITB has launched an updated Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training course to ensure operators have the skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently at height.
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19/10/2018

Rolls-Royce ‘hackathon’ sees AI-powered maintenance solution specialist win

A software company specialising in AI-powered maintenance solutions for aerospace is flying high after taking the top spot at a two-day hackathon organised by Rolls-Royce.
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18/10/2018

Automated harvester turns to FANUC for help

FANUC robots have been integrated into a ‘breakthrough’ selective automated broccoli harvesting system.
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16/10/2018

Cochran saves £12k & cuts CO2 emissions with LNG

Industrial steam and hot water boiler manufacturer Cochran has made annual savings of £12,000 and reduced CO2 emissions by 28% since switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Calor.
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10/10/2018

Rosenbauer UK taps into column lifts to raise fire and rescue vehicles

Cable-free mobile column lifts from TotalKare are supporting the UK’s future firefighting efforts, following their introduction to a manufacturer of fleet and equipment options to fire and rescue services.
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09/10/2018

ERIKS gives guidance on getting lubrication right first time

Lubrication is vital to machine longevity, but it’s often carried out without proper understanding of its correct application. That’s according to ERIKS UK & Ireland, which is advising maintenance managers to remember “the four Rs” when ...
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08/10/2018

MATHER + STUART expands with £4.5m JCB generator order

Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the power generation division of A-Plant, has placed an order with Greenshields JCB for 124 rental specification generators, to meet the demands of its rapid fleet expansion.
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05/10/2018

Competition to find Great Britain's oldest running industrial compressor

Compressors play a big part in the industrial and manufacturing sector. In the run up to its centenary, Atlas Copco Compressors UK is turning the attention to these silent partners and is trying to find the oldest, stationary, oil-injected ...
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04/10/2018

JCB donates $250,000 worth of machines to quake disaster zone

JCB has announced the donation of $250,000 worth of equipment to the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami, which has killed more than 1,400 people.
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04/10/2018

JA Envirotanks announces deal with Aidan Strain

Midlands-based manufacturer JA Envirotanks has signed a deal with electrical and mechanical engineering specialist Aidan Strain to deliver six vertical single skinned tanks of various capacities.
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02/10/2018

FM Conway takes aim at driver shortage with new LGV apprenticeship

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has launched a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) driver apprenticeship programme – part of the business’ wider efforts to tackle construction’s major skills gap.
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28/09/2018

JCB to auction unique £20,000 digger for charity

As the nation prepares to mark the Centenary of the World War I Armistice, JCB is digging deep to help a charity that supports the Armed Forces.
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28/09/2018

LEEA Awards 2018 finalists announced

The finalists for the LEEA (The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) Awards 2018 have been announced.
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28/09/2018

ProGARM launches new products to improve worker safety

Arc Flash protection provider ProGARM has announced the launch of two new products – Arc Flash dexterity gloves and a flame-resistant belt – both of which are set to improve the safety of workers at risk from an Arc Flash incident.
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