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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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15/05/2018

CPA Stars of the Future event being held in conjunction with schools experience ...

The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) forthcoming Stars of the Future 2018 apprentice awards event is set to be bigger than ever before.
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15/05/2018

Eaton expands AxisPro proportional valve portfolio

Eaton has announced the advancement of its AxisPro industrial valve platform, including new two-stage valve offerings and release of its all new Pro-FX Configure software.
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14/05/2018

The everyman guide to motion engineering

Machine designers and specifiers increasingly have to look at creating motion control systems.
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11/05/2018

Employers should be promoting increased physical activity to improve mental ...

During mental health awareness week, commencing 14 May, The Health Insurance Group is encouraging employers to give staff more support with looking after their physical health – in turn having a positive impact on their mental wellbeing.
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27/04/2018

Early warning of fire prevents huge losses for energy company

For companies involved in waste management, spontaneous fires are a fact of life and the critical issue is therefore to detect an outbreak as efficiently as possible and prevent it spreading.
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27/04/2018

Fewer employees taking time off due to sickness according to latest EEF survey

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has today published the latest Sickness Absence Benchmark, the annual survey of days missed by employees due to sickness in the manufacturing industry.
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26/04/2018

Chain of innovations helps put Tsubaki at the forefront of technology

MRO professionals see the real-world effects of technological innovation. In some instances, this can lead to reduced working pressures, while in others they can be left to (literally) pick up the pieces.
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26/04/2018

Hybrid transport makes personalized mass production profitable

At the Hannover Messe, B&R showed for the first time how ACOPOStrak can be combined with conventional conveyor belts.
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25/04/2018

Harmonic filtering on board diamond mining vessel

Namibia in southwest Africa has 3,700 square miles of diamond concession at sea, which is expected to yield millions of carats of marine gemstones for the next five decades. CP Automation, helped mitigate harmful harmonics on onboard the ...
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25/04/2018

Babcock Wanson process heating solutions supports chemical plant expansion

Blackburn Chemicals has installed a range of Babcock Wanson process heating systems into its Lancashire factory as part of a major expansion programme.
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24/04/2018

Chainflex CFSOFT cables for fast movements in small spaces

igus extends its range of chainflex cables with the introduction of cables that are optimised for fast, short strokes with minimum bend radius factor of 5xd.
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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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