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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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10/07/2018

Protecting utilities

Minimising cyber security threats on industrial control systems
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10/07/2018

Recipe for sweet success at Tunnock’s

As Scotland’s most famous confectionary manufacturer, Tunnock’s has found the recipe for success.
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09/07/2018

Maintec 2018: GSK maintenance strategy manager named as keynote speaker

GSK maintenance strategy manager Paul Adams and Dr Jenifer Baxter, head of engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, will deliver keynote sessions at Maintec 2018.
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09/07/2018

SKF digitisation solutions help to increase rotating equipment performance for ...

SKF has signed a three-year, multi-million-pound contract with BP to supply condition monitoring services to its UK offshore assets.
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09/07/2018

Skanwear: Ensure PPE ticks all the boxes

Personal protective equipment (PPE) provider Skanwear is urging businesses to ensure that their PPE ticks all the boxes before they make a purchase, warning that failure to do so could increase risks in the workplace.
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09/07/2018

Controlling infrared elements for precise temperature monitoring

Ceramicx in Ireland develops and produces infrared heating elements. These devices generate infrared radiation in order to heat objects on a non-contact basis.
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09/07/2018

Collaborative effort amongst industry specialists creates best conveyor designs

Adrian Wells of WDS Component Parts, a manufacturer and supplier of engineering parts and machine accessories, looks at the most efficient ways to design and build conveyors that exactly meet specific user requirements.
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09/07/2018

Sulzer invests in UK high voltage coil manufacturing

As part of a recent UK investment program, Sulzer has built and equipped a dedicated in-house test and development laboratory for high voltage coils.
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09/07/2018

Software reduces non-critical plant maintenance time by up to 100 per cent

ABB has demonstrated that for non-critical plant measurements its soon-to-launch new verification software can reduce time spent on non-critical plant maintenance by up to 100 per cent.
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09/07/2018

Avoiding recalls with food-safe lubricants:

Chris Johnson, managing director of food grade bearing supplier SMB Bearings explains the importance of food safe lubricants in food processing equipment.
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06/07/2018

TALIS report to help water companies improve efficiencies and combat waste

Water flow control solutions provider, TALIS, is acting to help prevent waste in the water sector, stemming from what it believes is a failure to make the best buying decisions for non-standard applications.
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06/07/2018

National College for High Speed Rail signs agreement with Alstom Rail Academy

The National College for High Speed Rail has signed a landmark contract to work in collaboration with the newly created Alstom Academy for Rail in Widnes.
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06/07/2018

Making sure you have the right pump for your process needs

To help ensure optimum process efficiency and performance, SPX FLOW offers one of the widest range of process pump solutions in the marketplace.
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06/07/2018

Exploring the world of virtual commissioning

In 1895, pioneer of astronautic theory, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, developed the concept of the space elevator, a transportation system that would allow vehicles to travel along a cable from the Earth’s surface directly into space.
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06/07/2018

Innovative door keeps medical device manufacturer moving

Crawley-based Elekta used its renowned ability to innovate by finding new solutions when it came to replace a 20-plus year-old roller shutter door that was beyond repair, serving the company since installation in the 1990s.
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06/07/2018

The role of women in engineering

Helen Marston, an engineer at specialist resistor manufacturer, Cressall, discusses the role of women in engineering throughout history.
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06/07/2018

Monitoring an aggressive manufacturing environment?

If you’re a maintenance manager working in an aggressive manufacturing environment, you will need to adopt a different approach to traditional condition monitoring methods.
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06/07/2018

Mitsubishi launches its most intelligent and agile electric forklift

Building on the success of its popular 80-volt, EDiA EX, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has announced the latest addition to its award-winning electric range: EDiA EM.
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06/07/2018

Seven-day wonder

Repairing rail generators to hit four-year reliability target
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05/07/2018

Atlas Copco rolls out low reaction tool range

Atlas Copco’s pan-European summer roadshow – returning for a second year in the UK – is being used as the launch platform for a range of ‘Low Reaction’ (LRT) handheld tools.
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05/07/2018

Comau launches lightweight exoskeleton for workers

Advanced industrial automation solutions provider Comau has unveiled ‘MATE’, a wearable exoskeleton, at Automatica in Munich.
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05/07/2018

CooperOstlund completes peaking plant CHP installation

Gas engine specification and maintenance services provider, CooperOstlund, has completed its first UK peaking plant installation.
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05/07/2018

Control Gear recognised as Atlas Copco Compressors Distributor of the Year for ...

Atlas Copco has recognised Control Gear, based in Pontypridd, South Wales, as its 2017 Distributor of the Year.
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05/07/2018

Rolling to the world championships

All-girl engineering team, Velocity Racing, has qualified for the F1 in Schools World Finals in Singapore in September 2018.
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05/07/2018

Rethink component design for electric vehicles?

Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains the challenges faced by automotive companies designing the next generation of EVs.
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