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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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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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02/08/2018

Floor cleaning robot among winners of IERA Robot Award

A barn floor cleaning robot has been named among three winners at the 14th International IERA Award for Robotics and Automation.
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02/08/2018

United Plant releases new health & safety policy in ‘Zero Harm’ commitment

Independent engineering provider, United Plant Services, is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to embedding health and safety into its company culture, with the release of a newly revised policy and supporting safety initiatives.
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01/08/2018

ABB provides motors and drive for anti-personnel landmine clearance rig

ABB has supplied motors and a variable speed drive (VSD) for an anti-personnel landmine clearance rig.
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01/08/2018

HRH The Prince of Wales becomes Patron of Industrial Cadets

HRH The Prince of Wales has agreed to become Patron of Industrial Cadets, the national programme which accredits a wide range of experiences of industry for young people.
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31/07/2018

Fortress celebrates Queen’s Award hat-trick

Automation safety and interlock systems expert Fortress Interlocks has been awarded its third Queen’s Award for International Trade.
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31/07/2018

Firm develops forklift truck training course for local youngsters

A wine business in County Durham has developed an innovative apprenticeship course designed to train local 16-18-year olds with transferrable warehouse skills.
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30/07/2018

Atlas Copco launches ‘Full Machine Room Service Plan’ to maintain all types of ...

A ‘Full Machine Room (FMR) Service Plan’ has been introduced by Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique Service division, through which it offers to maintain all types and makes of rotating equipment used in a production environment.
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30/07/2018

ENGIE wins global integrated FM and production maintenance services frame ...

Global energy and services group ENGIE has been awarded a five-year global frame contract to deliver integrated facilities management, production maintenance and project services to Bombardier Transportation.
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27/07/2018

SM Components appointed exclusive distributor of McPhee Mixers in Ireland North ...

SM Components Ltd, a supplier of bespoke components and services to the transport, industrial, agricultural and marine industries in Ireland, has been appointed as the exclusive country-wide distributor and partner to McPhee Mixers, a UK ...
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27/07/2018

Festo ‘Quick Check Tool’ helps firms prepare for Industry 4.0 adoption

Industrial automation specialist Festo has developed an online tool to help companies assess their readiness for Industry 4.0 adoption.
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27/07/2018

Bilfinger UK to extend gas-storage facility

Runcorn-based engineering and services provider, Bilfinger UK, has secured a £5.3 million contract with energy company Storengy as part of a project to extend a gas-storage facility at Stublach, near Northwich, in Cheshire.
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26/07/2018

Industrial IoT to revolutionise how businesses function in the next few years

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to make a sizeable contribution to the global economy and revolutionise how businesses function in the next few years, according to a new global study by mobile satellite communications ...
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26/07/2018

Mine vehicle ‘electrified’ by Paus and Danfoss

Emission-free electromobility in the mining industry can reduce the risks often associated with inhalation of exhaust gases from diesel vehicles – a new trend that globally operating specialist for mining and tunneling vehicles, Emsbürener ...
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26/07/2018

Yorkshire apprentices will have leading role in railway future

National College for High Speed Rail graduates are set to play a leading role in designing, building and operating the future rail network of Britain, the Transport Secretary has said.
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25/07/2018

Phase two construction complete at Aston Martin St Athan plant

British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin has completed the second phase of its new car assembly plant at St Athan, in South Wales.
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25/07/2018

ULEMCo works on hydrogen fuelled marine engines

Hydrogen combustion engine technology company, ULEMCo, is looking into options for the marine sector.
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25/07/2018

VHS Hydraulic Components appointed Bosch Rexroth Mobile Systems integrator

Sheffield-based VHS Hydraulic Components Ltd, which specialises in producing power packs and supplying a vast range of hydraulic components, has been appointed as the sole Bosch Rexroth Mobile System integrator in the UK.
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24/07/2018

Rolls-Royce maintenance robots can crawl inside engines

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a range of robotic technologies that it says each represent an opportunity to improve the way engine maintenance is delivered.
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24/07/2018

Bilfinger Tebodin gives design a digital future

Global consulting and engineering firm, Bilfinger Tebodin, is offering clients the very latest in digital technology to design both new facilities and change existing plants.
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23/07/2018

Basic agreement reached for verification test of autonomous underwater vehicle ...

An agreement has been signed by a major Japanese industrial corporation that will see the test of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in Scotland.
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23/07/2018

Detent pins now available with choice of grip

WDS Component Parts has extended its range of detent pins, including a new type of grip so that customers can choose a style on aesthetic or ergonomic grounds.
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23/07/2018

Strong year for manufacturing masks future concerns regarding investment and ...

Manufacturing across UK regions enjoyed an exceptional twelve months, with positive output and order balances recorded across the board.
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22/07/2018

ALE uses Mega Jack to install Perth bridge

Lifting solutions provider ALE has used its Mega Jack system to lift both halves of the main arch of Matagarup Bridge in Perth, Australia.
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