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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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15/11/2017

Modular cable feed system from igus for safe shore power supply

In order to reduce the CO2, NOx, SOx and fine-particle emissions from the ship’s engines while docked in port, more and more energy supplies are being provided directly from the shore.
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14/11/2017

BOFA introduces most powerful extraction system to date

Industrial laser operators can now benefit from the most powerful fume extraction system ever manufactured by BOFA International.
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13/11/2017

New loading bay equipment aids speedy logistics in Scotland

A major distribution centre in central Scotland, has installed loading bay equipment - including dock levellers - from sara LBS as part of a project to upgrade facilities.
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10/11/2017

Sensor technology keeps Hydraulic Projects on course

Innovative TorqSense wireless sensors from Sensor Technology are playing an important role in new product development for Hydraulic Projects (Hy-Pro), a UK developer of hydraulic drive units for marine steering and autopilot systems.
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31/10/2017

CAN Group are looking for new members for their Onshore team

CAN Group is a market leading life of asset integrity services provider with our business streams CAN, ENGTEQ and VENTEQ delivering innovative Engineering, Integrity Management, Inspection, QA/QC, Maintenance and Rope Access solutions to ...
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27/10/2017

Atlas Copco expands desiccant dryer offering

Atlas Copco has introduced two new dryer ranges, the CD 25+-260+ and the CD 25-260, that are designed to meet the strictest energy requirements.
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27/10/2017

Wave of success for new flowmeters

Flow measurement is an essential part of many manufacturing processes in both the food and the pharmaceutical industries. To serve this need, there is a vast array of measuring devices, from the most basic paddle wheel to an advanced ...
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26/10/2017

Success for delegates at AEMT’s Ex equipment repair course in Loughborough.

The AEMT’s (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades) training course, Repair, Overhaul and Reclamation of Ex Equipment has had another successful group pass their assessments in Loughborough, with all delegates saying what they ...
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26/10/2017

Bearing reconditioning can save time and money

By reconditioning large rolling bearings rather than direct replacement, companies can save time and money, while ensuring that the bearings are restored to an acceptable, functionally reliable condition.
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25/10/2017

Resistor manufacturer improves production through extensive testing

Power resistor manufacturer, Cressall is undertaking a testing project to determine the best resistor technology to standardise upon.
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25/10/2017

BOGE S-4 compressor offers best-in-class performance

Ultra-low energy consumption, whisper-quiet operation and exceptionally easy maintenance make the new BOGE S-4 the best screw compressor in its class.
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24/10/2017

Anglian Water cuts £2,000 a year from borehole pump costs

Variable speed drive eliminates intermittent starts and stops on borehole pump, saving energy, reducing turbidity and improving reliability.
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24/10/2017

Giving health and safety the gold standard

Engineering solutions provider, Boulting Group has been awarded the Order of Distinction at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017.
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23/10/2017

Rockwell Automation launches new line of open architecture industrial computers ...

VersaView 5000 portfolio provides modern visualisation solution for smart manufacturing
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23/10/2017

Automation platforms deliver productivity benefits in food and beverage ...

There are clear benefits for food & beverage manufacturers in rationalising their automation vendors. Using a single source of supply for automation components can play a big role in improving flexibility and reducing downtime
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20/10/2017

How to choose an adhesive

There has been a surprising number of mishaps with glue over the years. People commonly mistake the adhesive for eye drops or lip balm, leading to trips to A&E. When choosing their adhesive, engineers don’t need to be quite as concerned as ...
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20/10/2017

Cam action plungers can rise to heavy duty challenges

WDS Component Parts has extended its range of spring plungers with the introduction of a new series of cam action versions.
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19/10/2017

Stromag Geared Cam Limit Switches offer specialisation and intelligence

Since the start of the business in 1932, Geared Cam Limit Switches have been a key product for Stromag, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-performance components for industrial power.
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19/10/2017

Condition analyses and predictions for machine tool components

With a new multi-channel condition monitoring system (CMS) specifically designed for machine tools, Schaeffler is pursuing two objectives: first, condition monitoring and condition predictions for key components in machine tools using a ...
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18/10/2017

Industrial accelerometers from Hansford Sensors are smaller, lighter and offer ...

Hansford Sensors, the UK manufacturer of industrial accelerometers, has launched the latest versions of its proven HS-100 and HS-150 Series vibration sensors.
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18/10/2017

Smarter tech for safer food

Food safety has been one of the top priorities for food manufacturers and consumers for many years. In fact, the 2016 food manufacturing outlook report by US magazine Food Processing found that a quarter of manufacturers considered it ...
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17/10/2017

Embedding safety I/Os in ABB robots enhances man-machine collaboration

Safe man-machine collaboration attainable using safety I/Os that prevents unnecessary disruption to production
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17/10/2017

Concentrator arm improves scum removal efficiency during activated sludge ...

A&J Fabtech has developed an innovative, high performance surface scum removal system for use in activated sludge processes that uses a collector arm to direct the scum towards a dipper.
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16/10/2017

SKF launches next-generation hydraulic bolts for rotating flanges

Connecting rotating flanges is now even faster with the new patent pending hydraulically expandable SKF Quickgrip Bolt
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16/10/2017

Bring your phone to work

When Google Glass was first released to the public, it did not receive the expected response and the technology was deemed a failure. However, the technology did not disappear altogether, as the new and improved Google Glass is changing ...
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Weg acquires Watt Drive
Motors and drives specialist Weg has acquired Austrian firm Watt Drive ...