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Smart sensor for low voltage motors arrives in the UK

A new smart sensing solution from ABB can reduce downtimes of low-voltage motors by up to 70 percent, extend motor lifetime by as much as 30 percent and cut energy consumption by up to 10 percent.

A device that cost efficiently monitors the condition of low voltage (LV) motors to increase their performance, efficiency, reliability and lifespan ...
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Innovative clutch

Saving space and reducing weight are two of the biggest challenges for ...
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Combined bearings and profiles

Choosing a reliable, efficient and cost-effective lifting system for heavy ...
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Custom gear units

Renold Gears has designed a heavy-duty, custom gearbox solution for a ...
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Narrow track gauge

Enerpac announces the SL300 hydraulic gantry, the latest innovation in the ...
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Next generation of engineers

Another group of young engineers has completed a unique training course in ...
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Adaptable angle seat valve

Featuring a patented interface and award-winning modular product ...
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Changing times

It’s time to think seriously about joining the Fourth Industrial Revolution before UK manufacturers get left behind by more progressive nations, warns Chris Beck

Every January, the picturesque Swiss ski resort of Davos hosts the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The world’s great and good (and questionable) attend the five-day ...
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Keeping guard

When it comes to machine safety, failure to adhere to regulations can be an expensive business, but compliance need not be such an onerous task, as Mark Venables explains
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Under pressure

Chris Beck learns how, when it comes to compressed air savings, even a small change can make a big difference
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On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding exactly what energy is being used where is at the heart of any solution, as Mark Venables discovers
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