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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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13/10/2017

BOGE helps shape the future of manufacturing

BOGE has placed itself at the cutting edge of compressor manufacture by investing €2 million in creating a ‘smart factory’ at its German headquarters in Bielefeld, west of Hannover.
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13/10/2017

Modulift spreader frame lifts vehicle for filming project

A modular spreader frame was centre stage at Pinewood Studios recently as FLG Services, a lifting equipment hire specialist, provided a solution to lift a four-wheel drive vehicle for a top-secret filming project at the iconic location.
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11/10/2017

Plastic bottle maker benefits from higher throughput and energy savings

Drive energy assessment leads to 60 per cent fall in energy costs and 30 percent higher output for plastic container manufacturer.
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10/10/2017

Requirements-based relubrication to prevent unplanned downtime of machine tools

Statistically, defective rolling bearings and linear guidance systems are the most frequent causes of machine tool downtime.
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10/10/2017

WDS adds medium tensile forged steel products to T-bolt range

WDS Component Parts has extended its offering of medium tensile T-bolts with the addition of a forged steel option that provides more strength and wear resistance than mild steel. These are aimed at applications where the very high ...
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04/10/2017

Beware of water hammer and thermal expansion as heating season approaches

In the run-up to the heating season, start-up dangers are a serious problem for many heating systems using steam as a source of heat, largely due to the fact that they have been lying dormant over the summer.
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04/10/2017

Health & Safety North is coming to Manchester

The Health & Safety North conference and exhibition will take place in Manchester for the first time on October 10th and 11th. The 2017 event has moved from Bolton to the larger EventCity venue in Manchester, where it is expected to ...
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03/10/2017

Software helps food manufacturers stay on track

TRACS Version 2 supports Loma’s full range of inspection equipment, offers better functionality with CSV export facility and improved user experience
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03/10/2017

Control system for the manual control of indoor cranes

More crane technology companies rely on modern cable guidance with energy chains. With the new guidefast control system, igus has now developed an energy supply system that can also feed a manual overhead crane pendant on indoor cranes.
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02/10/2017

1.7 million new robots to transform the world´s factories by 2020

By 2020 more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world.
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02/10/2017

Engineers are putting in more than 13 extra days of work a year

The average engineer (38.7 per cent) puts in over 13 extra working days a year, with three quarters admitting that they often work more than their contracted hours. What’s more, one in four could be working an extra 34 days.
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02/10/2017

SMEs suffering because of culture of slow payments in UK

Two thirds of UK SMEs are of the opinion that there is a culture of slow payments in the UK, with the problem particularly acute in London (73 per cent), the South West (72 per cent) and Northern Ireland (87 per cent).
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26/09/2017

Honeywell introduces new way for industrial customers to modernise their ...

Experion Local Control Network will allow customers to seamlessly upgrade legacy TotalPlant Solution (TPS) systems
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25/09/2017

Honeywell connected plant takes centre stage at annual users conference

Honeywell Users Group EMEA to feature customer presentations, new products and technology demonstrations
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25/09/2017

Dancing with robots

A new live art installation which challenges the dystopian views that the public have of robots has opened at the Victoria & Albert museum in London
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25/09/2017

Not enough being done to tackle work-related ill-health, say GB’s business ...

Almost half of Britain’s industry leaders do not feel enough is being done across industry to tackle cases of work-related ill-health, according to new research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
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24/09/2017

Lack of sick pay leaves manufacturing employees on financial cliff edge

Two in three workers are at risk of financial shock if they fall ill, according to a nationwide report published by health and wellbeing provider BHSF.
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18/09/2017

British manufacturing continues climb up global rankings

British manufacturing continued its climb up the global rankings as growth returned last year, according to facts and figures published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and Santander.
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18/09/2017

Engineers have some of the highest expectations when it comes to looking and ...

New data from the independent job board, CV-Library, has found that three quarters (75.9 per cent) of engineering professionals admit to having high expectations when it comes to looking for and applying for jobs – higher than any other ...
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11/09/2017

New jobs and billions to UK economy from innovation grants

Independent research finds funding from bodies like Innovate UK significantly boost jobs, turnover and productivity.
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11/09/2017

Range of industrial gas detectors

Quantitech has been appointed as the UK distributor for Monicon; a manufacturer of high quality fixed gas detection instruments.
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08/09/2017

Apprenticeship excellence: the backbone of future business

Veolia celebrates its apprentices’ success at House of Commons awards ceremony
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08/09/2017

Versatile incremental encoders from Sick plug the technology gap

Sick has launched the DUS60 incremental encoder and DUV60 measuring wheel encoder with DIP switch programmability to provide users with a versatile and economical user-configurable motion control sensor.
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31/08/2017

Entry-level, smartphone based machine health monitoring from SKF

New handheld instrument and smartphone apps from SKF simplify machine condition data gathering and interpretation.
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31/08/2017

LMC Caravan opts for logistics solutions from Jungheinrich

The LMC Caravan company from the west German town of Sassenberg has commissioned the intralogistics experts, Jungheinrich, to implement the warehouse and material flow technology at its new logistics facility.
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