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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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28/07/2017

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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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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22/07/2017

Eliminating waste in assembly lines

Health consciousness is on the rise. With trending superfoods like avocado in our smoothies and on our toast, consumers no longer want to live the rock and roll lifestyle, rather find a healthy balance. However, being lean is not just for ...
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21/07/2017

Smart condition monitoring aims to end downtime for the Food and Beverage ...

Predictive maintenance is the best answer to minimising the risks of equipment failure, however, monitoring practices in the past have been expensive, problematic and at worst, unreliable. The solution is to switch to what Mitsubishi ...
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21/07/2017

Drive Lines provides synchronised jacking system for precision tilting on ...

From flood prevention to resource protection, water represents one of today’s biggest ecological challenges.
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21/07/2017

Multiple dry claw vacuum pump system from Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has launched a new DZM multiple dry claw vacuum pump system offering a powerful combination of energy efficiency, reliability and ease of installation.
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20/07/2017

Universal Robot removes heavy lifting and extends scope of work

A UR10 robot arm is helping the Danish printing company, InPrint A/S, pick and place print plates, reducing non-productive wait time while improving the work environment and freeing up two labour hours in capacity per day.
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19/07/2017

Glamox launches LED replacement for popular MAX luminaire

To keep up with the growing demand for LED lighting solutions, Glamox has launched an LED replacement kit for its popular MAX range of T8 fluorescent light fittings.
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18/07/2017

Greater application scope for higher performance retaining compounds

Higher temperature and oil tolerance as well as improved performance on passive materials are the benefits of the latest generation of Loctite retaining compounds from Henkel.
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17/07/2017

Enerpac ultra-flat cylinders for big lifts in small spaces

Enerpac has launched an ultra-flat hydraulic cylinder series for those projects with small working space, starting at just 2.8cm, but large lifting requirements up to 1000 tonnes.
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13/07/2017

Bredel pumps provide hygienic solutions at Russian food plant

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has supplied Bredel CIP (clean-in-place) pumps to a global brand sauce and condiments manufacturing plant in Russia.
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12/07/2017

Extensive decommissioning programme begins at world-scale SABIC has appointed ...

Work is underway to clear a suite of redundant assets in the North East of England, in one of the UK’s largest projects of its kind.
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