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12/07/2021 Northwood accelerates investment in UK paper production Northwood Hygiene Products has made a number of substantial investments and is creating 30 new jobs at its headquarters in Telford to support further growth and meet demand for its range of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional paper hygiene ... » Read More

12/07/2021 Biodegradable degreaser launched New from Henkel is a sustainable, eco-friendly cleaner and degreaser whose wide scope of application makes it cost-effective, according to the manufacturer. » Read More

09/07/2021 New JV launches smart herbicide spraying A 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Bosch and BASF Digital Farming to globally market and sell smart farming technologies from a single source has now received approval by merger control authorities. Headquarters are in Cologne, Germany and ... » Read More

09/07/2021 Pipe freezing kit removes draining time Companies facing system downtime can drastically reduce pipe and valve repair and maintenance costs with Accu-Freeze, available from the Pipestoppers division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques. Many companies may have pipework systems such ... » Read More

08/07/2021 FEV develops Level 4 automated driving functions for Tragger electric utility ... FEV Turkey engineers have developed automated driving functions for Tragger, a new generation of battery electric service vehicles, which are aimed at cargo and people transportation in various commercial and industrial settings. ... » Read More

07/07/2021 Veolia optimises lighting for one of the biggest acute hospital trusts As part of the £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital. » Read More

07/07/2021 Shell acquires MachineMax Shell has become the sole owner of MachineMax, acquiring the stakes held by MachineMax’ s two other investors - BCG Digital Ventures and B Capital Group – as well as the company’s two founders. » Read More

06/07/2021 Retrofittable leak detector launched An innovative optical sensor from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies enables the early detection of leaks in industrial plants. The “LeaCo” monitoring system is said to be easy to install and offers a particularly good solution for ... » Read More

06/07/2021 Salomix SSF cuts the energy bill by more than 60% A Swedish manufacturer of packaging cartons and liquid cartons runs agitators in several storage towers. The power consumption of one of the installed agitators with a 75kW motor was high. The mill was facing high power consumption and ... » Read More

05/07/2021 HSB reports 100% increase in operational plant fire claims in 2020 HSB, the specialist engineering and technology insurer, saw UK construction plant fire claims double in 2020. » Read More

05/07/2021 Baumer sensors aid microbrewer’s canning line Overcoming the challenges associated with developing an innovative bespoke canning machine has been an important achievement for a small microbrewery in Gloucestershire and a critical factor in improving productivity levels. » Read More

02/07/2021 German pump system firm Seepex acquired by Ingersoll Rand The supplier of progressive cavity pumps, pump systems and digital solutions has joined Ingersoll Rand. » Read More

02/07/2021 World’s largest manufacturers lose almost $1 trillion a year to machine failures Large industrial facilities lose more than a day’s worth of production each month and hundreds of millions of dollars a year to machine failures, according to a new report published by Senseye. » Read More

01/07/2021 Extension of Project nautilUS aims to commercialise robotic inspection of ... A robotic platform developed for non-destructive testing (NDT) on storage tanks used in the petrochemical industry has begun field trials for design validation, announces project lead Electrocomponents. » Read More

30/06/2021 HVAC control valves guide published The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released a new technical guide, “Selection of Control Valves”. » Read More

30/06/2021 Digital cask filling solution could save Scottish Whisky industry millions Researchers at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) have collaborated with industrial partners to devise a digital whisky cask filling process that could save Scotland’s £5.5 billion whisky industry ... » Read More

29/06/2021 Engineering firm elevates lift training for manufacturing sector The lift and escalator consultancy arm of a multi-disciplined engineering business is set to deliver a first in industrial and warehouse lift training after spotting a gap in the market. » Read More

29/06/2021 Sciemetric now sells and services Cincinatti Test Systems Sciemetric Instruments Inc. is now providing sales and service support in the UK for Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) leak test products. » Read More

28/06/2021 Vaculug company invests £500,000 in forklifts Commercial vehicle tyre retreading firm Vaculug has announced a £500,000 investment in a new forklift programme, and purchase of 11 forklift trucks from Linde Material Handling. » Read More

28/06/2021 LEEA’s military transition scheme (MTS) now live The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched a free foundation certificate e-learning course to all serving members of the armed forces in any region globally. It is also offered to any veteran within two years of their ... » Read More

25/06/2021 Wireless vibration sensor from Fluke The Fluke 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor combines a piezoelectric high-frequency sensor with software analytics to enable maintenance teams to track and analyse asset vibration readings continuously. It enables the monitoring of an ... » Read More

25/06/2021 Predictive maintenance ‘starter packs’ from Senseye Senseye has launched ‘starter packs’ to help organisations trial predictive maintenance systems. They combine sensor hardware with a subscription to Senseye’s PdM software. » Read More

24/06/2021 Robotic digger offers remote emergency aid A remotely-operated rescue robot built to help with disaster recovery in hazardous industrial environments has been developed by a pioneering firm. » Read More

23/06/2021 Seepex solves flocculant blockages with new pump A water company was using two multi-stage vertical centrifugal pumps to handle polyelectrolyte for use as a flocculant agent and transfer it from a ‘make-up’ tank where the powdered polymer was mixed with water to their daily service tank. » Read More

22/06/2021 Composite pipe repair cuts costs for EDF The decision by power generation company EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its nuclear power plant in Bugey, France has proved hugely beneficial both practically and financially, according to Henkel. » Read More
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