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19/06/2019 SOE appoints Sir John Parker as new Patron The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has appointed former Royal Academy of Engineering President Sir John Parker (pictured) as its new Patron. » Read More


19/06/2019 Doughnut maker opts for Fortress failsafe protection Investment in four Stealth Metal Detectors from Fortress Technology has underpinned an expansion programme for North American bakery company, Doughnut Peddler. The presence of metal detectors has enabled the doughnut producer to elevate ... » Read More


17/06/2019 Axil delivering total waste management solutions for Whirpool UK Appliances Whirlpool UK Appliances, part of Whirlpool Corporation, a manufacturer of major home appliances, has selected waste management company Axil Integrated Services to deliver total waste management solutions at its UK sites. » Read More


14/06/2019 New Aston Martin plant now producing cars Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda has started to produce cars at its second UK manufacturing plant, as the latest pre-production models of the first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are built. » Read More


13/06/2019 Emerson to enhance BASF chemical plant As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational excellence within its global plastics additives business, BASF has awarded Emerson a multi-million-dollar contract to modernise automation software and controllers at ... » Read More


12/06/2019 Robox Aqua helps overcome space restrictions on feed barges Marine equipment, technology and engineering business Gael Force Group has specified compact Robox Aqua blower technology from Gardner Denver’s Robuschi brand, to help it to overcome challenging space restrictions on the company’s marine ... » Read More


11/06/2019 UK diagnostic engineering research centre expands into China Universities in the UK and China have teamed up to create a research network that aims to ensure that machines ranging from aero engines to wind turbines operate as reliably and efficiently as possible, leading to cost savings and ... » Read More


10/06/2019 JCB Teletruk technology for Freshways following trial Freshways produces and distributes some six million litres of milk per week from its processing facility in Acton, West London, and operates additional retail distribution sites in Leeds, Manchester, Derby, Coventry, Cardiff, Birmingham ... » Read More


07/06/2019 Leicester tech centre to boost Eriks’ capabilities in flow control engineering Eriks UK has opened a new facility within its Flow Control Technology Centre in Leicester, which is said to bring together specialist knowledge and components in all aspects of industrial flow control systems under one roof. » Read More


06/06/2019 Extreme arc flash blast hospitalises worker Thirty-year-old Eddie Smith, a father of one, was working on site in his role as team leader for construction firm Clancy Docwra when the jackhammer he was using to break ground hit a high voltage cable. » Read More


05/06/2019 LEEA launches military transition scheme The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched a 75–75 military transition scheme, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations. » Read More


04/06/2019 Speedy Asset Services extends VisionTrack video telematics solution Tool, plant and specialist equipment supplier Speedy Asset Services is adopting video telematics technology as standard on all new vehicles, as part of the company’s commitment to road safety and fleet risk reduction. » Read More


03/06/2019 Mechan lifting jacks in demand Rail maintenance equipment specialist Mechan is enjoying record-breaking demand for its lifting jacks, securing orders for more than 160 already this year. » Read More


31/05/2019 ABB systems to power new salmon farming concept Arctic Offshore Farming is developing a new concept for salmon farming using remote controlled and submersible fish pens, based on offshore technology. ABB will have a comprehensive system responsibility for electrical, automation, ... » Read More


30/05/2019 Emerson confirms event partnership for Maintec 2019 Global manufacturer and automation solution specialist Emerson has announced its event partnership with Maintec - the UK exhibition dedicated to the maintenance industry. » Read More


29/05/2019 Gardner Denver takes care of medical vacuum needs with oil-free screw technology SHJ Hospital Pipelines (SHJ) is using Gardner Denver’s Elmo Rietschle oil-free, screw vacuum pumps in its piped medical gas systems. » Read More


28/05/2019 Ørsted launches two new greener gas products Ørsted has been supplying its customers with 100% renewable electricity since 2017, and the supplier is now expanding its offering with the addition of biogas and carbon neutral gas options. » Read More


24/05/2019 MAN plants cut CO2 emissions by over a quarter Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has reduced the CO2 emissions of its production sites by more than a quarter – emitting around 29% less CO2 in 2018 than in the base year of 2008. » Read More


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 ... » Read More


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 ... » Read More


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. » Read More


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. » Read More


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. » Read More


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. » Read More


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. » Read More
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