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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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05/04/2018

ERIKS warns industrial hose selection is critical to minimising fire risk

A one-type-fits-all approach to non-conductive hoses is being used across industry despite many being unsuitable for certain applications and liquids.
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05/04/2018

Extended range of ball bearings now available

Applications requiring larger bearing sizes can now benefit from longer maintenance intervals and greater resistance to contamination.
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05/04/2018

Fit-and-forget push-pull actuator ensures high operational reliability

The Grob Linear Chain actuator from R.A. Rodriguez is a hugely popular system for push-pull applications involving long strokes, where space is at a premium and weight needs to be minimised.
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14/03/2018

Strengthening the UK’s robotics output

New whitepaper explores the challenges facing UK robotics market
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14/03/2018

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet unprecedented demand

Unprecedented global demand for JCB equipment will see the company create 600 new jobs in the next three months – with 200 available for immediate start.
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14/03/2018

ThinManager software release improves operator productivity

Updated thin client software gives workers better access to production information with improved visualisation and mobility
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13/03/2018

Secure bus communication even for hanging applications

Motion plastic specialist, igus introduces the world’s first high-tensile Profinet bus cable for vertical applications, such as storage and retrieval equipment.
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13/03/2018

Low backlash planetary gearboxes are compact & highly precise

A new range of Framo Morat planetary gearboxes from R. A. Rodriguez are particularly suitable for applications which call for high positioning accuracy, rigidity, smoothness of running, low operating noise and effective torque transmission.
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12/03/2018

Finlay Central’s space saving solution for transfer station

A North Staffordshire waste disposal company has invested in an innovative space-saving solution for its transfer station.
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12/03/2018

Pneumatic valve island offers improved flexibility and process safety

The automation of manufacturing processes using pneumatic control has delivered many benefits, especially in hygienic applications where improved productivity, cleanliness and safety have been achieved.
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09/03/2018

Bigger works better

New machine from National Flooring Equipment improves productivity
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08/03/2018

Tsubaki innovations on attachment chain

Attachment chain is one of the unsung heroes of the industrial world, being critical to the movement of a diverse range of products along the production line.
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07/03/2018

EEF launches approved course for auditing new Health & Safety Standard

ISO 45001 becomes first globally recognised standard
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05/03/2018

Vertical integration in the smart factory

Here, Lee Sullivan, regional sales manager at COPA-DATA UK, explains the advantages and challenges of vertical integration in the smart factory.
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02/03/2018

Manufacturers begin year with foot hard on the pedal

Britain’s manufacturers have begun 2018 in the same upbeat manner they left last year on the back of the continued improvement in global demand together with a pick-up in the UK market, according to a major survey published today by EEF, ...
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01/03/2018

Atlas Copco acquires British company Walker Filtration

Atlas Copco, a provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired Walker Filtration.
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28/02/2018

Spelsberg launches building information models for electrical enclosures

Electrical enclosure manufacturer, Spelsberg, is leading the way in the digitisation of the construction industry management by introducing Building Information Modelling (BIM) models for many of its product ranges.
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27/02/2018

Tsubaki colour-coded chain wear indicator cuts unexpected breakdowns

New wear indicators are now available from Tsubakimoto Europe B.V. for both BS (British Standard RF06B to RS16B) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute RS35 to RS80) chain.
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26/02/2018

Integrated turning, locking and braking system enhances security and ...

New build or retrofit solution helps equipment manufacturers and operators meet expanding safety standards
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23/02/2018

Compact and robust geared motors for wiper systems

Geared motor specialist PARVALUX has introduced an innovative new windscreen wiper motor which has been developed as an ideal solution for large wiper system applications.
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20/02/2018

Veolia commences Irish Water’s major upgrade to the Ringsend Wastewater ...

Working in partnership with Irish Water, Veolia, the global resource management company has commenced work on an €80 million and 400,000 population equivalent upgrade to the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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20/02/2018

Modular multipoint locking system allows bespoke security levels to be selected

The need for physical security is increasing in many fields, including enclosures in public places where theft or vandalism could be an issue, or where unauthorised access could represent a major safety hazard or lead to significant ...
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20/02/2018

Improving energy saving and efficiency using high speed doors

Energy costs have skyrocketed in recent years, so business owners and managers are keen to cut avoidable heat losses. Nick Cox, Area Sales Manager for Sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists), explains how industrial doors are continuing to help ...
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19/02/2018

Rolling and plain bearings help optimise Winter Olympic bobsleds

Schaeffler is supporting German bobsled pilot Nico Walther and the German Winter Olympic bobsled team by supplying rolling bearings and plain bearings that meet the most demanding technical requirements.
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16/02/2018

Tsubaki match and tag for high accuracy in paired chain

Machine designs often call for chains to be used in pairs or other multiples, in which case they must be of exactly the same length.
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