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22/11/2018

STEM support scheme in Scotland extended

The Scottish government has revealed that a scheme aimed at encouraging people to retrain as secondary school teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is to be extended.
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21/11/2018

Inmarsat enhances cyber security offering for maritime industry

Global, mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has introduced two new components to its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, as it continues to develop solutions that combat ever-increasing cyber threats.
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20/11/2018

Hyundai Motor Company partners with UAV startup

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies startup Top Flight Technologies Inc, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility ...
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19/11/2018

Amey holds engineering badge day for Girlguiding

Young girls from across England and Scotland have come together to learn about engineering and science at Amey’s first ever ‘badge day’.
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16/11/2018

Consortium creates engine efficiency solution for the marine sector

A consortium, led by Bowman Power Group Ltd, has successfully created a new, marine-capable system to increase engine efficiency and reduce emissions.
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15/11/2018

Kinesis Telematics protect field operatives at KDR Powerlines

KDR Powerlines has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis.
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14/11/2018

Loop valve tester incorporates HART communications

A new handheld tester from Fluke, 710 mA Loop Valve Tester, can interrogate control valves in situ, potentially avoiding the need for complicated testers that require extensive training, the removal of the valve, and often one-to-two hours ...
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13/11/2018

Laser tracker-based system aims to improve robot accuracy

Laser measurement technology company API has launched a laser tracker-based industrial robot performance and calibration solution that claims to have improved position accuracy up to 12 times in robots under test.
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12/11/2018

Eriks proposes bacteria action plan for food industry gears and motors

Industrial component supplier Eriks, which supplies the Fenner brand of gears and motors for the food industry, is recommending a three-step action plan to reduce bacterial contamination and costs in food processing.
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09/11/2018

Aston Martin St Athan plant nearing completion

Aston Martin Lagonda’s new production facility in St Athan, Wales, is nearing completion.
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08/11/2018

Sensonics begins condition monitoring system commissioning at UAE new-build ...

Condition monitoring supplier Sensonics has delivered the final tranche of machinery protection systems to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant project in the UAE.
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07/11/2018

Schaeffler to close Plymouth (Barden Corp) and Llanelli factories

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has blamed uncertainty surrounding Brexit as 'one factor amongst others' in its decisions to shut two of its three UK plants as well as one of its logistics centres.
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05/11/2018

Annual data reveals 1.4 million workers suffered work-related ill health in ...

A total of 1.4 million workers suffered from work-related ill health (new and long-standing) in 2017/18, according to annual statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
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02/11/2018

ABB’s UK Engineering Centre doubles in size

Technology specialist ABB has doubled the size of its UK Engineering Centre in Coalville, Leicestershire, from 830m2 to 1789m2, in order to tackle demand for servicing variable speed drives (VSDs), developing specialist test rigs (STRs) ...
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31/10/2018

Patrolling robots with chemical sensors ‘listen’ to gas leaks

A new generation of chemical sensors could help to reduce the risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery by using sound and light to ‘listen’ to gas leaks.
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30/10/2018

AVT Reliability to showcase new products at Maintec

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability will showcase two ‘game-changing’ new products at Maintec, the UK’s exhibition for the maintenance engineering and asset management community, from 6-7 November.
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25/10/2018

ERIKS selects the UK for its European Centre of Expertise

Industrial products and services provider ERIKS has officially opened the doors of its European Centre of Expertise for power transmission in the West Midlands.
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23/10/2018

New ‘MEWP’ operator training course for safe working at height

RTITB has launched an updated Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training course to ensure operators have the skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently at height.
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19/10/2018

Rolls-Royce ‘hackathon’ sees AI-powered maintenance solution specialist win

A software company specialising in AI-powered maintenance solutions for aerospace is flying high after taking the top spot at a two-day hackathon organised by Rolls-Royce.
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18/10/2018

Automated harvester turns to FANUC for help

FANUC robots have been integrated into a ‘breakthrough’ selective automated broccoli harvesting system.
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16/10/2018

Cochran saves £12k & cuts CO2 emissions with LNG

Industrial steam and hot water boiler manufacturer Cochran has made annual savings of £12,000 and reduced CO2 emissions by 28% since switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Calor.
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10/10/2018

Rosenbauer UK taps into column lifts to raise fire and rescue vehicles

Cable-free mobile column lifts from TotalKare are supporting the UK’s future firefighting efforts, following their introduction to a manufacturer of fleet and equipment options to fire and rescue services.
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09/10/2018

ERIKS gives guidance on getting lubrication right first time

Lubrication is vital to machine longevity, but it’s often carried out without proper understanding of its correct application. That’s according to ERIKS UK & Ireland, which is advising maintenance managers to remember “the four Rs” when ...
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08/10/2018

MATHER + STUART expands with £4.5m JCB generator order

Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the power generation division of A-Plant, has placed an order with Greenshields JCB for 124 rental specification generators, to meet the demands of its rapid fleet expansion.
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05/10/2018

Competition to find Great Britain's oldest running industrial compressor

Compressors play a big part in the industrial and manufacturing sector. In the run up to its centenary, Atlas Copco Compressors UK is turning the attention to these silent partners and is trying to find the oldest, stationary, oil-injected ...
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