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27/09/2018

Rail product sales spike for Arrow Solutions as companies prepare for winter

UK chemical solutions manufacturer Arrow Solutions has seen a significant spike in sales for its winter rail products, as infrastructure specialists and train operating companies look to make preparations for the cold weather.
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26/09/2018

AVT Reliability launches ‘game-changing’ online condition monitoring system

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability has launched ‘Machine Sentry MSO-1’, a low-cost, high-speed online condition-based monitoring (CBM) system that offers real-time management of safety and business critical assets.
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25/09/2018

Stratasys additive manufacturing at the heart of digital rail maintenance centre

Siemens Mobility GmbH, part of Siemens AG, has opened its first digital rail maintenance centre – the Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service Center. Located in Dortmund-Eving, Germany, the new maintenance depot offers the highest level of ...
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21/09/2018

Assembly robot kit offered for less than £6,000

An Igus three-axis assembly robot for pick-and-place applications is now available for £5,500 without controller. It offers a 380mm working diameter at 75mm standoff.
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20/09/2018

New partner for electric turbo compounding supplier

Bowman Power Group has signed an agreement for CooperÖstlund to be its preferred installer of electric turbo compounding (ETC) products for gas engines in the UK.
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19/09/2018

Argentinian farmers reduce crop loss with laser

Turret-mounted lasers that deter birds have found to reduce crop losses 70-90% in field trials in Argentina.
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18/09/2018

Infrastructure contractor installs artificial intelligence for large-scale ...

Fluor Corp of the USA and IBM are working together to implement artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to ...
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17/09/2018

Castrol develops next-generation gear oils for industrial sector

Lubricants company Castrol has launched an innovative gear oil to help industry reduce energy consumption and prevent unexpected downtime caused by gear failures.
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14/09/2018

EEF launches game-based learning tool to promote health & safety

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, will launch a new, innovative game-based learning tool at the IOSH conference (17-18 September) that will provide employees with an interactive tool to promote health & safety in the workplace.
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14/09/2018

BOFA International acquired by Donaldson Company

Industrial fume and dust extraction technology provider, BOFA International Ltd (BOFA), is to be acquired by Donaldson Company, Inc, a global leader in the industrial air filtration market.
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13/09/2018

Festo reveals new Bionic concept swimming robot

The undulating fin movements of marine animals have provided the inspiration for a new Bionic concept swimming robot from industrial automation specialist Festo.
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12/09/2018

Atkin Automation reduces manual handling for Eltherington

Atkin Automation, part of Group Rhodes, has recently completed a major project to design and manufacture ‘A’ frame style de-coiling mandrels that completely eliminate manual handling in Eltherington’s production process.
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11/09/2018

EEF launches new training in robotics & automation

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has launched a new training course to re-train and up-skill employees covering the knowledge and practical skills involved with robotic and automation engineering.
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10/09/2018

Stapleton Tyres saves energy by installing LEDs

Ecolighting UK Ltd has recently won an £850,000 contract with Stapleton Tyres to install LED lighting into all of its 11 warehouses around the country – saving the company in excess of 50% energy and CO2 costs, as well as significantly ...
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07/09/2018

MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey now open

The seventh annual MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey has been launched by Worthing and Gatwick-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers MHA Carpenter Box, together with sector colleagues from its national association ...
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06/09/2018

Next generation of engineers kick start careers at Drax

Drax Power Station has increased its intake of apprentices this year by almost 50% - offering them the chance to learn a trade and develop new skills.
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05/09/2018

T-Level work experience could be a ‘significant problem’

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of UK employers feel that they will not be able to offer T-Level students the minimum required amount of work experience needed to gain the qualification, a report has warned.
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05/09/2018

BOFA’s ‘FireBOX’ enhancements improve workplace safety

Fume and extraction systems developer, BOFA International, has unveiled new and improved versions of its ‘FireBOX’ technology to further reduce the risk of fire in the workplace.
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04/09/2018

JDR Cables to supply inter-array cables for offshore wind farm

UK-based JDR Cables, owned by the TFKable Group, has won a multi-million pound contract to supply inter-array cables and termination work for Ørsted’s offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Two.
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04/09/2018

JA Envirotanks ensures operations at Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Midlands-based manufacturer JA Envirotanks has supplied two structural underbelly tanks for use at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, installed via Musgrave Generators.
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03/09/2018

Ford inspection drones keep engine plant workers safely grounded

Ford employees are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK.
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03/09/2018

Carver Group acquires air conditioning & chiller specialist

The Carver Group has acquired chiller and air conditioning design and installation business CoolTherm, for an undisclosed sum.
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31/08/2018

Falcon business takes off thanks to JCB generators

A large UK tower crane supplier has invested in a fleet of JCB diesel generators. Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd is buying a fleet of 18 units of JCB’s new rental generators, including G100RS, G150RS and G200RS, offering power outputs of ...
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30/08/2018

Volvo launches 10-week test of low-emission quarry

On 29 August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of an (almost) all-electric machinery concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden.
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29/08/2018

FUCHS Lubricants: Four rules of thumb in lubrication

FUCHS Lubricants has offered advice on how to reduce lubrication maintenance costs.
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