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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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19/06/2018

Submersible geared motors solution for state-of-the-art wastewater treatment ...

Conducting an effective and up-to-date wastewater treatment service is challenging.
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19/06/2018

Four-quadrant current control IC redefines motion engineering

A ground-breaking family of compact integrated circuits (ICs) for velocity and torque control, capable of four-quadrant current control is now available from Daventry’s Inmoco.
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07/06/2018

Power line monitoring on the move

In the Northern hemisphere, November through to March is a particularly testing time for any energy supplier.
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07/06/2018

Liner for igus drylin linear systems approved for food contact

igus has expanded its range of bearing liners for its drylin linear guide systems, specifically for use in the food and drinks industry.
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07/06/2018

Henkel develops four new industrial cleaning innovations

Henkel has developed no less than four new cleaning products designed to bring a host of advantages to those faced with cleaning industrial surfaces and components.
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06/06/2018

A strong, lightweight bonded fastener

Optimas Components has offered increased options for end users requiring adhesive bonded fasteners, with the addition of the Spida Fixings Spida Stud to its component range.
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06/06/2018

SKF reaches out further to solve hydraulic seal problem

SKF comes to the aid of a leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders for mobile applications who had been experiencing problems with leaking seals on a cherry picker application.
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05/06/2018

Load bank testing mitigates standby generation failure

Simone Bruckner, managing director of power resistor and load bank manufacturer Cressall Resistors, explains why regular load bank testing should be a crucial part of any company’s standby strategy.
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05/06/2018

Power to your people

Mitsubishi launches a simple, effective and affordable powered pallet truck
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23/05/2018

Bauer gear motors make a splash at US theme park

Robust IP68-rated motors solve reliability problems on popular water ride
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23/05/2018

Adding steam to a biomass system can turn a good opportunity into an unmissable ...

As industry’s drive towards greener fuel sources continues, biomass users could gain up to double their Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income by adding steam to their processes, it has been revealed.
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23/05/2018

Boulting welcomes cohort of new apprentices

Engineering solutions provider, Boulting has appointed seven new apprentices across the business as it continues to bridge the skills gap in the industry.
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23/05/2018

One in four SMEs admit to gender pay gap

Following recent government figures that confirmed almost eight in 10 companies and public-sector bodies pay men more than women, research from Close Brothers Asset Finance reveals that a quarter of SMEs admit to a gender pay gap at their ...
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23/05/2018

Number of EU workers leaving UK eases

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation warns that nearly half of the UK’s manufacturers remain concerned about their ability to access skills post-Brexit, according to a new report.
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23/05/2018

Calor LPG helps Naturediet dramatically cut energy costs

A wet pet food manufacturer is predicted to save up to £20,000 a year and reduce its CO2 emissions by more than 80 tonnes by switching from kerosene to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
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23/05/2018

The potential of high-performance polymers in forklifts

To avoid machine downtime, it is important to use robust and long-lasting machine elements. Here, self-lubricating and maintenance-free high-performance plastics from igus show their advantages.
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22/05/2018

Ashtead Technology adds bracelet pipe scanner to rental fleet

In response to an increased demand for the ability to inspect smaller diameter pipes, Ashtead Technology has added the Phoenix Bracelet Scanner and the latest custom phased array probes to its fleet of rental NDT instruments.
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22/05/2018

SPS installs MBBR to supplement treatment at Aberlour Distillery

Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) has installed a mobile Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) to provide a temporary additional treatment stage on the existing wastewater treatment plant at Aberlour Distillery, one of Speyside’s iconic malt ...
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22/05/2018

Engineering salaries rise, as competition remains fierce

With job vacancies and applications also seeing an increase in April
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21/05/2018

Heat transfer troubleshooting

Here, Dave Dyer, technical sales engineer at thermal fluid expert, Global Heat Transfer, explains the best methods for troubleshooting issues with heat transfer systems.
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21/05/2018

Atlas Copco oil-free VSD compressor lowers energy consumption

Atlas Copco has launched the ZR 90-160 VSD+; a new range of oil-free rotary screw air compressors with motor variants of 90, 110, 132, 145 and 160 kW.
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18/05/2018

Industry calls for summit with Government to save Apprenticeship Levy

EEF survey shows overwhelming support for sweeping reforms
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17/05/2018

Compressor and pipework combination boosts fast turnaround for maintenance and ...

Equipping its new purpose-built maintenance and repair facility with an energy-efficient Atlas Copco GX11 FF compressor and a complete AIRnet modular pipework system, supplied and fitted by premier distributor Anglian Compressors, has ...
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17/05/2018

Thin cells against theft

How thin cell batteries improve asset tracking
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17/05/2018

Secure start for warehouse projects

Bis Henderson has launched Secure Start, an end-to-end programme management service for customer-focused businesses looking for an on-time, risk-free start-up for their new warehouse or distribution centre.
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