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02/09/2020 Sandwich flipping: a piece of cake for Canadian Kawasaki robot integrator Although simple automation can give some manufacturers the boost needed to increase production and product consistency, more complex applications often require intelligent, flexible robotic solutions that can adapt to variable products and ... » Read More


02/09/2020 Norelem offers tensioning solutions Sprocket sets and tensioning pulleys for belt or chain drives are now available from component supplier norelem, allowing engineers to create custom tensioning solutions designed to their needs. » Read More


02/09/2020 Doosan’s new 9-Series forklifts offer Euro Stage V compliance Forklift truck manufacturer Doosan has launched a new range of Euro Stage V-compliant IC engine counterbalance forklift trucks. » Read More


01/09/2020 Amey/Briggs JV wins £240m MOD plant maintenance contract A new Amey/Briggs joint venture has secured a contract to maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment, and other key plant, until 2027. » Read More


01/09/2020 Dutch battery-flywheel energy project handed over Energy storage company Leclanché and S4 Energy has completed and handed over an innovative hybrid energy storage project for energy management provider S4 Ancillary Services in Almelo, The Netherlands » Read More


28/08/2020 Remote bearing systems from Schaeffler help prevent flooding in Belgium Despite significant achievements in the UK’s river flood forecasting and early warning systems, there is still a need for effective tools and measures, either to prevent the floods or at least to decrease their negative impact on ... » Read More


28/08/2020 Robuschi thinks ‘inside the box’ with new Robox blower Robuschi has launched a Robox blower package concept that can accommodate rotary lobe and screw technologies to provide users with greater choice to meet industrial air and gas needs. » Read More


27/08/2020 Yokogawa supports Swiss start-up on biomass breakthrough Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has signed an investment and partnership agreement with Bloom Biorenewables, a Swiss start-up company focusing on the utilisation of biomass, with the aim of developing business opportunities ... » Read More


26/08/2020 Kemira’s Bradford site achieves near 50% increase in peak production rate Siemens Digital Industries has helped Kemira, a global chemical manufacturer, improve productivity levels at its Bradford plant. » Read More


26/08/2020 FIA hives off fire engineering qualification awarding body Independent fire safety registration scheme BAFE is acquiring the operation of the Fire Industry Association’s awarding organisation, AO, which provides fire detection and alarm qualification examinations. » Read More


25/08/2020 Mobile plant helps keep soldiers out of harm’s way The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded contracts worth a total £1.3m to develop semi-autonomous reconnaissance and survey systems to help troops safely and stealthily advance into enemy territory across water obstacles ... » Read More


24/08/2020 thyssenkrupp Elevator launches touchless control solutions for lifts thyssenkrupp Elevator has launched two new solutions based on QR code technology, to enable touchless control of elevators: Touchless call and Elevator pass. » Read More


21/08/2020 Consider air compressor heat recovery, urges Atlas Copco Compressor manufacturer Atlas Copco has published a new whitepaper to highlight the vast unfulfilled potential of compressed air heat recovery as means of helping UK manufacturing firms to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint. » Read More


20/08/2020 CKF's robot palletising technology safely packs fresh eggs CKF designed, manufactured and installed cutting-edge egg packing and palletising systems at two sites for one of the country’s largest egg suppliers. » Read More


20/08/2020 Heavy grease for exposed engineering parts Industrial lubricants specialist ROCOL has launched a new heavy duty grease to support crane boom maintenance regimes. » Read More


19/08/2020 Bogie lifters invade Lincoln Sheffield manufacturer Mechan has extended its portfolio of rail depot handling equipment after developing a new product for Siemens Mobility. » Read More


19/08/2020 Tablet suitable for Ex Zone 2 areas Standard laptops are often used in industrial plants for commissioning and maintaining instruments, but they can’t be used in potentially explosive environments. » Read More


18/08/2020 Smooth move for 3D-printed polypropylene A collaboration between Ricoh 3D and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) will allow 3D-printed polypropylene to be used in a greater number of industries, thanks to new smoothing innovations, according to the companies. » Read More


18/08/2020 RSS engineering division opens FAAC doors Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has been named an installer of FAAC’s range of automatic commercial and industrial doors. » Read More


17/08/2020 MTC develops robotic remote handling system The Manufacturing Technology Centre has developed a new system for the remote safe handling of hazardous items. » Read More


17/08/2020 Quick change between wet and dry EXAIR’s new EasySwitch wet-dry vacuum simplifies the filter change process when switching from vacuuming a dry material to a liquid or vice versa. » Read More


14/08/2020 Saudi chiller trial leads to digitalisation contract Saudi Tabreed Operations & Maintenance Company, a district cooling scheme operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that owns and operates 83 plants across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, has signed a digitalisation contract with ... » Read More


14/08/2020 Social distancing screens from Bosch Rexroth support workplace returners RS Components is now offering a wide range of protection screens from Bosch Rexroth designed to support social distancing in the workplace. » Read More


13/08/2020 Slotless, direct-drive motor for Canarian telescope Schaeffler has provided a rotating direct drive motor solution to a giant telescope located on La Palma in the Canary Islands. » Read More


13/08/2020 Small-scale SIL-rated overspeed protection Dutch firm Istec is extending SIL-rated overspeed protection system to a wider range of rotating machinery with the SpeedSys 200, launching in the next few months. » Read More
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