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

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03/07/2020 HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/20 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2018. » Read More

03/07/2020 Veolia submits planning application for new Advanced Energy Recovery Facility ... Veolia has submitted a planning application for an Advanced Energy Recovery Facility near Alton, Hampshire. » Read More

02/07/2020 JCB unveils hydrogen powered excavator JCB has developed what it says is the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator. » Read More

02/07/2020 Grundfos enter into agreement with Eurowater Pump and pump systems supplier Grundfos Pumps has entered into an agreement to acquire Eurowater. » Read More

01/07/2020 Space Hub Sutherland gets the go-ahead An orbital spaceflight from the United Kingdom has come a step closer following the Highland Council’s decision to give the go-ahead to Space Hub Sutherland spaceport. » Read More

01/07/2020 Filtermist warns cutting out mist extraction is a false economy - UPDATED Telford-based industrial air cleaning specialist Filtermist Systems is urging companies investing in CNC machine tools to think carefully about leaving mist extraction off the order to cut costs. » Read More

30/06/2020 MSC & ROCOL halve cutting fluid consumption for A&M EDM Engineering solutions company A&M EDM was looking to improve the performance of its metalworking coolant while maintaining high-quality machining. » Read More

29/06/2020 AESSEAL achieves International Standard for industrial cyber security Mechanical seals and support systems manufacturer AESSEAL has achieved certification for Information Security Management System (ISMS) ISO 27001 ( » Read More

29/06/2020 Royal Navy to trial autonomous boat from BAE Systems BAE Systems and the Royal Navy have announced a £3.2 million autonomous boat contract that will look to increase the Navy’s capabilities while protecting the lives of sailors. » Read More

26/06/2020 DHL Supply Chain launches software platform with Blue Yonder on Microsoft cloud DHL Supply Chain has launched a new ‘plug & play’ robotics platform in collaboration with Microsoft, and artificial intelligence (AI) driven digital fulfilment provider Blue Yonder. » Read More

26/06/2020 CKF Systems automates temperature-controlled manual handling process at the ... CKF Systems was recently commissioned to automate a process within the Rick Bestwick Chesterfield facility to reduce the manual handling requirements of the blast freezing process, increasing safety and streamlining processes. » Read More

25/06/2020 MTC launches Level 4 ‘Engineering Manufacturing Technician’ apprenticeship The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is increasing its apprenticeship portfolio with the launch of a Level 4 apprenticeship programme to help manufacturing businesses develop specialist skills, knowledge and expertise within their ... » Read More

25/06/2020 Report highlights further drop in construction contract awards for May The total value of construction contract awards in May 2020 was £2.4 billion based on a three-month rolling average, according to the latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, which ... » Read More

24/06/2020 Carfulan Group on the lookout for new apprentices A South Derbyshire engineering specialist has reiterated its confidence in the skills of local youngsters by launching a search for a clutch of new apprentices. » Read More

24/06/2020 Car freighter with LNG propulsion now in service for Volkswagen Group Last Tuesday (16 June), vehicles from Europe began their journey to North and Central America on a car freighter powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). » Read More

23/06/2020 SOCOTEC signs Armed Forces Covenant Testing, inspection and compliance services provider SOCOTEC has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show support for serving personnel, Reservists, veterans and military families. » Read More

23/06/2020 Entec International delivers PPE supplies across UK & Europe UK-based MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) supply chain services provider Entec International has been supporting several of its clients in procuring and providing essential PPE equipment to sites in the UK and across Europe. » Read More

22/06/2020 RSS supports railway footbridge removal Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has revealed that it recently provided rigging gear to Quattro Plant as an adapted rail crane lifted a 20t railway bridge that was knocked off its foundations by a heavy goods vehicle in South Wales. » Read More

22/06/2020 Emerson integrates AR into its Plantweb Optics Software Emerson has introduced augmented reality (AR) technology to its Plantweb Optics asset performance platform with the aim of delivering enhanced access to real-time diagnostics and analytics, as well as live remote assistance, to industrial ... » Read More

18/06/2020 ABB drive installed at Framptons Contract packing company Framptons processes around 1.5 million litres of fruit juices and milk-based drinks each week at its facility in Shepton Mallett, Somerset. A VSD controls the speed of a pump which is used to feed soft water to ... » Read More

18/06/2020 ROCOL cutting fluid to benefit engineers & the NHS Lubricants specialist ROCOL has announced that it will be donating 5% from sales of its semi-synthetic cutting fluid to NHS Charities Together for the remainder of 2020. » Read More

17/06/2020 Sparrows Group supports ASRY modernisation programme with crane inspections Sparrows Group has completed its first project for ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), delivering crane condition evaluation services at the multi-service facility in Bahrain. » Read More

17/06/2020 Proseal launches analysis platform Tray sealing specialist Proseal has launched an advanced automated platform that captures and analyses machine data with the aim of improving the efficiency and performance of the entire production line. » Read More

16/06/2020 Sewtec Automation launches video consultation service Sewtec Automation has launched a new video consultation service to assist businesses seeking to optimise manufacturing and process capabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. » Read More

16/06/2020 MTC Training launches development programme The Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) Training is launching a range of development programmes designed to accelerate practical experience in a commercial manufacturing environment. » Read More
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