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News related to plant and operations engineering, brought to you by Plant Engineer. This section updates readers on mobile and static industrial plant, the technologies and problem solving. Coverage includes pumps, fans, motors, compressors, drives, HVAC, energy management, control and automation, instrumentation, sensors, hydraulics, pneumatics, and maintenance, repair and operations.

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17/08/2017

M6 smart motorway drainage re-lined in half the normal time

In a project designed to alleviate traffic congestion on the M6, Sapphire Utility Solutions has dramatically reduced the time required to rehabilitate drainage pipes by employing a method that was originally developed for the wastewater ...
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17/08/2017

Can smart technology combat the food crisis?

Smart tech is changing product management from farm to fork
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16/08/2017

EU compliance for booster sets is a legal requirement

If you are part of the booster set supply chain you have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market are fully compliant in respect of EU legislation. In this article, Steve Schofield of the BPMA ...
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16/08/2017

Renishaw and Aeromet work to optimise high-performance alloy

Renishaw and Aeromet International have announce a collaboration to establish additive manufacturing process parameters and material properties for Aeromet’s A20X aluminium alloy.
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15/08/2017

The CC-Link Partner Association announces working group

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has established a working group on industrial Ethernet security, with the aim of providing a guideline document for users looking to build secure networks around the open gigabit Ethernet CC-Link IE ...
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15/08/2017

Improved flood defences completed at Peakirk Pumping Station

ECS Engineering Services has delivered a full renovation of Peakirk pumping station on the River Welland on behalf of the Environment Agency, significantly boosting the effectiveness of flood defences in the area.
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14/08/2017

Finding the needle is IIoT’s biggest asset

HMIs have long been established as the best way of providing up to the minute information about processes for years now and it didn’t take long for users to realise that the data held within controllers and HMIs was a goldmine that could ...
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14/08/2017

Government urged to help the working age population stay fit, healthy and ...

Britain’s manufacturers are urging the Government to review its work and health priorities as part of its industrial strategy on the back of a new survey showing a key plank of its plan for getting employees back to work is failing to be ...
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09/08/2017

Tower Bridge upgrade - a novel solution for an historic landmark

A feat of 19th Century engineering, Tower Bridge is one of London’s favourite icons. Under the Corporation of London (Tower Bridge) Act 1885, the Bridge is required to be raised to provide access to and egress from the Upper Pool of ...
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08/08/2017

Electromechanical services help minimise operating costs of rotating equipment

Maintaining the reliability of generators and large motors is a very skilled task and one that is central to the productivity of many industries.
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08/08/2017

New generation cutting fluid ideal for crankshafts

Although the latest addition to the Master Fluid Solutions range of metalworking fluids is not unique, its characteristics put it in a class of products with very few competitors.
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28/07/2017

INMOCO adds 24V options to AKM servomotor range

The benefits of permanent field servo technology - energy efficiency, durability, power density and overload capability - are now available to users of extra low voltage motors, via new units in INMOCO’s Kollmorgen AKM servomotor range. ...
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27/07/2017

Turnkey solutions for effective and reliable clarifiers

The water treatment industry relies on clarifers or settlement tanks to remove a significant number of solids as part of the process to recycle our water supply.
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27/07/2017

Report examines social mobility within the chemical engineering profession

A report from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG), has revealed that work experience is more influential than socio-economic background in relation to employment prospects for ...
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26/07/2017

Buying genuine parts for axle maintenance saves money and improves safety

As fleet operators look at reducing their maintenance costs, purchasing non-OE parts can seem like a quick and easy way to save money.
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26/07/2017

Helicopter tree extraction relies on innovative wireless load sensing

Innovative wireless load sensing and monitoring technology from Sensor Technology is playing a key role in helping a helicopter services company to pluck trees from forests where there is no access by tractor.
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25/07/2017

Morgan Motors upgrade to 3D with PLM upgrade

Design Rule, a supplier of Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology and services has announced that it had been selected to manage Morgan Motors PLM upgrade to the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform from ...
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25/07/2017

MTC enhances 3D printing capability with UK’s first revolutionary HP jet fusion ...

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will continue to drive the additive manufacturing revolution in the United Kingdom after it became the first centre in the country to install HP’s latest ground-breaking 3D printer.
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24/07/2017

Industrial couplings: unsung heroes of the drive train

Matching a coupling to its duties in any given drive train requires skill, expertise and insight. The coupling may be required to accommodate misalignment, ensure safety, absorb shock loads and perform other functions too.
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24/07/2017

Sweet success at Candy Farm water treatment works

ECS Engineering Services is to replace the automated trash screen cleaner grab units at the Environment Agency’s Candy Farm North and Candy Farm South pumping stations near Doncaster.
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23/07/2017

PPMA Show 2017 returns to reveal the best of manufacturing innovation

The PPMA Show, the UK’s free-to-attend, processing and packaging machinery exhibition, returns to the NEC from 26-28 September to provide manufacturers with insights into the latest machinery products, technologies and materials.
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23/07/2017

You don’t walk away from a fork lift accident

When Lisa Ramos arrived for work on Friday 24th March 2006 it was a day much like any other. Except it was her son’s 13th birthday… and the day her life was to change forever. But not just her own life. Things would never be the same for ...
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22/07/2017

Triark Pumps helps Hotel Chocolat resolve solids issue

Essex based pump supplier, Triark Pumps, was approached by leading chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, with the challenging task of adding a solids handling functionality to the pumping of its brand famous chocolate.
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22/07/2017

Custom purification system minimises downtime for Thames Water.

When Thames Water was looking for a system to remove impurities from anaerobic digester gases, it needed a system that would meet the stringent clean up requirements and achieve zero plant shut down when carrying out routine vessel ...
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22/07/2017

Timber merchant improves safety and drives efficiency

Bond Timber, a division within WH Bond & Sons, is one of the leading timber merchants specialising in treated timber, decking, fencing, flooring and garden products.
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