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20/08/2018

Manufacturing contributes more than just the sum of its parts

UK manufacturing makes a contribution to the UK economy that goes way beyond just the sum of its sub-sector parts, according to an annual snapshot of the sector published today.
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17/08/2018

Transformer to be delivered to West Weybridge substation in Surrey

A new 143 tonne transformer is being delivered to West Weybridge substation in Surrey today (Friday 17 August) to keep electricity flowing to the county and beyond.
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17/08/2018

Award-winning engineer urges young people to consider apprenticeships

An award-winning female apprentice has urged young people to consider the vocational learning route when they receive their GCSE and A-Level results over the next week.
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16/08/2018

CV-Library: Engineering salaries hit a high, but some feel underpaid

Average salaries for engineering roles hit a three-month high in July, as pay increased by 1.8% year-on-year, according to CV-Library.
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16/08/2018

FANUC launches intelligent diagnostics for robots

Downtime in industrial robots could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the latest intelligent diagnostics software from FANUC.
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15/08/2018

Renishaw and Bristol Music Trust bring music to engineering

Global engineering company Renishaw has teamed up with the Bristol Music Trust charity to combine science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and music education for children in Bristol. As part of the collaboration, Renishaw is ...
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15/08/2018

New remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

SKF has introduced its LRM2 lubrication remote monitor, which is compatible with oil or grease, and designed for use with lubrication systems that cannot be checked daily due to the nature or position of the application.
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14/08/2018

Offshore platform now accessible on Google Streetview

Offshore platform Cygnus is now accessible via Google Streetview, giving visitors an insight into life in the oil and gas industry.
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14/08/2018

Scottish seafood processor cuts energy consumption with VSD+ compressor

Salmon producer Marine Harvest VAP (UK) Ltd has achieved annual energy savings of £21,000 after Atlas Copco updated its compressed air system with new technology.
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14/08/2018

Balfour Beatty to build onshore substation for offshore wind farm

UK-founded infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to build the onshore substation for Ørsted’s latest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Two, on the East coast of England.
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14/08/2018

Entry process for Manufacturing Champions Awards 2018 closes in one month

The ‘Manufacturing Champions Awards 2018’ close in one month, with prizes including ‘Maintenance Champion’, ‘Energy & Environment Champion’ and ‘Employee Innovation’ up for grabs.
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13/08/2018

Total warns against inadequate lubricant maintenance

A lubrication expert from Total Lubricants estimates that more than a quarter (28%) of industrial equipment failure is a result of inadequate lubricant maintenance and incorrect lubrication.
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10/08/2018

AFRC secures £16.5m for new advanced engineering facility

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has secured £16.5 million to establish a major new advanced engineering facility that aims to put Scotland at the forefront of the movement to transform one of the ...
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10/08/2018

Further support announced for Scottish decommissioning projects

An additional £5 million has been made available to the supply chain in Scotland to help maximise the economic benefit from decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure.
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10/08/2018

Shell UK fined after technician struck by cylinder

Oil firm Shell UK Limited has been fined for health and safety breaches after a technician was struck by a cylinder and left injured on the Brent Delta offshore installation.
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09/08/2018

New widescreen HMIs from Mitsubishi are stylish and feature packed

Mitsubishi Electric has added two new widescreen versions of its popular GOT2000 HMIs to the range.
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08/08/2018

Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target early with conservation ...

Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing emissions – eight years ahead of schedule.
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08/08/2018

Easier navigation with new Schaeffler UK website

Schaeffler has revamped and relaunched its UK website, offering engineers easier navigation, improved functionality and faster access to precision bearing products and related services.
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08/08/2018

Veolia boosts energy sustainability for one of Britain’s largest food ...

Veolia, the global resource management company, is boosting Cranswick Foods’ sustainability by delivering energy to their production lines using Combined Heat and Power, CHP, technology.
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07/08/2018

Budding rail engineers & technicians to benefit from equipment donation

Learners at Birmingham’s National College for High Speed Rail are set to benefit from access to even more industry-standard equipment, thanks to a generous donation of new engineering tools.
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07/08/2018

Green light for £3.5m EU-backed low carbon energy storage initiative

Funding from the European Union (EU) is to help launch a £3.5 million project in Wales to pilot new low-carbon technologies and energy-storage products.
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06/08/2018

Reinforced polymers for Jersey heat network

A new reinforced pre-insulated polymer pipe system that can operate at temperatures normally reserved for steel pipes has been utilised for the very first time in the UK on a St Helier heat network serving The Merton hotel in Jersey.
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03/08/2018

SUSI submarine robot enables successful visual inspection at Ascó Nuclear Power ...

Framatome, a designer and supplier of nuclear steam supply systems and nuclear equipment, has successfully performed a complete visual inspection of the tube bundle top structure of a steam generator in the Spanish nuclear power plant at ...
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03/08/2018

Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of sensors

UK-based monitoring solutions provider, Air Monitors, is playing a key role in the UK’s first ‘Urban Observatory’, which has been designed to provide a digital view of how our cities work.
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02/08/2018

New CEO named at the Society of Operations Engineers

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has named Bruce McGill as its new chief executive officer.
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Intelligent robot diagnostics
Downtime in industrial robots could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the latest ...


Processor cuts energy use
Salmon producer Marine Harvest VAP (UK) Ltd has achieved annual energy savings of ...


Incorrect lubrication warning
A lubrication expert from Total Lubricants estimates that more than a quarter (28%) ...