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27/02/2019

MOD Sealand is site of new defence plant collaboration

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which develops science and technology, has opened an office within the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) at the MOD Sealand site in North Wales.
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26/02/2019

Oil analysis reveals crane's secrets

At the Palm paper factory in Wörth am Rhein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, everything centres around recovered paper. Nine paper machines in five factories annually produce approximately 2.2 million tons of newsprint and corrugated base ...
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25/02/2019

Mitsubishi releases MAPS 4 SCADA platform

MAPS 4, the latest SCADA solution from Mitsubishi Electric for control and visualisation, extends connectivity options, adds user tools and increases the scope of its built-in functionality.
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22/02/2019

Level switch copes with yeast head

Danish brewer Carlsberg has resolved a production problem in a recently-built production centre in Fredericia, Denmark, thanks to a special sensor from Baumer.
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21/02/2019

New chocolate pump designed for leak resistance

The latest addition to the Viking CHC range of internal gear pumps, available through Michael Smith Engineers, features a seal modification that has been developed specifically for pumps used on chocolate processing and other similar ...
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20/02/2019

Siemens establishes binding cybersecurity requirements for suppliers

New Siemens suppliers must comply with minimum binding cybersecurity requirements.
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19/02/2019

Creamery invests in second MasoSine pump

A E Rodda and Son, which dates back to 1890, is the largest Cornish clotted cream brand in the UK. When it installed a new depositing machine at its factory, the company sourced a second MasoSine pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology ...
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18/02/2019

Gardner Denver publishes free guide on improving compressor efficiency

Industrial compressor and vacuum specialist Gardner Denver has released a new guide exploring how businesses can improve their compressors’ energy efficiency, overall performance and total cost of ownership.
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14/02/2019

HSE campaign aims to improve health and safety in the construction industry

Members of the public are being encouraged to share messages and acts of kindness for those working in the construction industry.
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13/02/2019

Collaboration brings cost and carbon savings at RAF Marham

RAF Marham, home to the UK’s F-35 multi-role combat jets, is said to have become the first military airbase to be powered by green energy.
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12/02/2019

JCB puts safety in focus with new films

JCB is heading an industry-wide initiative aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors.
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11/02/2019

BPMA & Lancaster University sign Mutual Co-operation Agreement

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has signed a Mutual Co-operation Agreement (MCA) with Lancaster University.
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08/02/2019

Electricians told to watch out for automatic gates

Electricians who supply power to activate automatic gates become in effect the installer, writes Richard Jackson, founder of charity Gate Safe, in a post on the website of the electrotechnical association Joint Industry Board.
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07/02/2019

Vaisala launches combined methane, CO2 and humidity sensor for biogas producers

Measurement equipment supplier Vaisala has introduced a combined multigas measurement instrument that provides continuous readings of methane, carbon dioxide, and water vapor directly in the biogas process pipeline.
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06/02/2019

Selectronic: LEDs close to actual sunlight

UK LED specialist Selectronic, along with its Chinese partner HongliTronic, has introduced ‘Sunlight Spectrum 2835 SMD packages’, which it says is artificial lighting with LEDs producing close to actual sunlight.
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05/02/2019

Uni partners with employers to offer UK’s ‘first’ chemical engineering degree ...

The University of Chester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering and major employers in the region have partnered together to offer what they say is the first degree apprenticeship in the UK to be based upon an IChemE accredited chemical ...
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05/02/2019

National Fork Lift Safety Convention to take place in October

The annual National Fork Lift Safety Convention from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) will take place on 30 October 2019.
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04/02/2019

Electrocomponents acquires Monition

On 31 January, Electrocomponents (trading brands RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, completed the acquisition of Monition, a ...
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01/02/2019

Rhodes Interform expands service offering

Rhodes Interform, the Group Rhodes business which specialises in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, has expanded its team with the appointment of three new service engineers to enhance its services to customers.
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31/01/2019

IChemE publishes energy efficiency guide

Professional engineering organisation IChemE has published a good practice guide to energy and resource efficiency. It was published by the IChemE Energy Centre, established in 2015.
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31/01/2019

JDR wins offshore wind contract for Taiwan project

JDR Cable Systems, supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been selected by Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One.
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30/01/2019

BPMA launches job seeker service

The British Pump Manufacturers' Association (BPMA) has launched a free service to help unemployed job seekers or anyone facing redundancy, who has a relevant engineering background and is looking for work within the pump sector or its ...
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29/01/2019

MD retires at gas analysers maker Signal Group

John Clements, managing director of gas analysers manufacturer Signal Group, has retired.
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28/01/2019

thyssenkrupp twin elevators for new Hekla tower

The Paris district ‘La Defense’ is to become home to a new skyscraper that features thyssenkrupp’s twin elevators with two cabins instead of just one moving in the same shaft.
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25/01/2019

US company enters UK manufacturing PPE and tools market

Fortune 100 company Grainger Inc is to enter the UK manufacturing market in hand tools, power tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) through its subsidiary Zoro UK.
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