Industrial equipment, services and inspection news and information for manufacturing, process, facilities and related fields.

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Radius acquires Plant-i

Crewe-based Radius Payment Solutions, the group behind the telematics and fuel card brands Kinesis and UK Fuels, has acquired Plant-i, a Welsh-based provider of tracking and telemetry solutions to the plant and construction sectors.
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Amey secures new United Utilities contracts for water network maintenance

Public services provider Amey has been appointed by United Utilities to look after its South region wastewater network.
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New fleet for Ecolab

Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets, has invested in a fleet of new vans and cars from Peugeot to service its expanding ...
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TÜV SÜD launches dedicated IoT cellular test service for Industry 4.0 support

TÜV SÜD has launched its new Internet of Things (IoT) cellular testing service – said to be the only laboratory in the UK to offer a fully dedicated Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) test and certification service, helping manufacturers to gain ...
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Bridge crane adapts to lift 500t uneven loads

Kranbau Köthen has built a crane with a lifting capacity of 500 tons and a special design whereby the weight distribution in two axes can be finely balanced using a special shaft end support.
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McDonalds and Miele prevent fatbergs by tweaking grease recovery

McDonald’s Restaurants in the UK is working alongside Miele to prevent fatbergs and reduce the resources required to respond to grease-related drain blockages. The same project is also helping McDonald’s Restaurants to increase production ...
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ABB previews solid-state circuit breaker concept

The concept solid-state breaker, revealed at the Hannover show, replaces the traditional moving parts of an electro-mechanical circuit breaker with power electronics and advanced software algorithms that control the power and can interrupt ...
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A.G Barr (Irn Bru) achieves AMIS Assessment

A.G Barr’s Milton Keynes site was first assessed using the ‘AMIS Assessment’ in November 2016. An improvement plan was agreed and, following subsequent assessments in 2017 and 2018, the Milton Keynes site has achieved ‘world-class ...
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Siemens Digital Industries wins productivity contract with malt manufacturer

Siemens Digital Industries has secured a major international productivity and technology programme with Boortmalt Group.
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Saving rinse water

Over a decade ago, pump OEM Grundfos set itself a target to reduce total water usage at all of its plants by 50% come 2025. In striving to achieve this, various solutions have been put into place all around the world, but one recent ...
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Renold wins rollercoaster chain replacement order

The longest rollercoaster in Europe, has specified replacement chain from Renold for its two huge chain lift hills that raise the coaster trains on climbs of 102 and then 107ft respectively.
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HRS supplies WFI heat exchangers to pharma plant

HRS Process Solutions has provided heat exchangers to cool water for injection (WFI) at a pharmaceutical products factory in Australia.
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SevernTrent announces first AMP7 contractors

Midlands water utility Severn Trent has announced details of the first contractors it intends to use to deliver its £2bn investment in its construction projects for AMP7, its plan for work between 2020-2025.
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Burkert pH sensors support modular water treatment systems

Ross-shire Engineering (RSE), a manufacturer of modular water treatment systems for remote communities, is using mass flow controllers from Bürkert to ensure pH levels are maintained at optimum levels.
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Rotamec extends into South Wales with purchase of Pontypool Rewinds

Rotamec Engineering Solutions – a provider of motor rewinds, gearbox repairs and drive solutions – has expanded its operation into South Wales following the acquisition of Pontypool Rewinds.
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BPMA announces winners of 2019 Pump Industry Awards

Seven companies and two individuals were recognised in the 2019 Pump Industry Awards, founded by the BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association).
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Sellafield commissions repair facility for equipment to clear two old ...

A new workshop is ready to help service the equipment that empty Sellafield’s most hazardous nuclear waste stores.
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Partnership for high-speed oil-free air compressors

Sulzer and Tamturbo have begun a partnership to offer intrinsically safe high-speed compressors to produce oil-free compressed air.
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ABB launches VSD hire fleet

Users of low-voltage variable speed drives (VSD) can now keep processes running, test new applications or prove predicted energy savings before purchase, through a leasing programme provided by the ABB network.
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Time is money for production robot at injection moulder

SynthoTec of Malvern produces injection-moulded high precision components. Its new Kawasaki RS20N robot has allowed it to boost production, cut costs and achieve a significant reduction in waste material in one of its most important ...
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Whitehaven coal mine project receives planning permission

Cumbria County Council (CCC) has formally granted planning approval to West Cumbria Mining (WCM) to develop its metallurgical coal project, which will be known as Woodhouse Colliery - a new underground mine, to the southwest of Whitehaven ...
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Gearbox for UK's only gondola serviced in three weeks

SEW Eurodrive has repaired and serviced a 3,800kg Lohmann & Stolterfoht planetary gearbox that drives the only mountain gondola in the UK, in the Nevis Mountain Range in Scotland.
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New CHP plant for Kemsley paper mill

E.ON is replacing the existing combined heat and power plant at the Kemsley Paper Mill in Sittingbourne, Kent operated by DS Smith.
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Gas burner installed in wool processing plant

Lanemark Combustion Engineering has installed a a TX tank heating system at Thomas Chadwick and Sons which supplies processed blended wool worldwide from Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
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Compressed air treatment guide published by BCAS

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has published a free best practice guide on which type of compressed air treatment equipment is best suited to the air quality required.
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