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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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17/05/2017

Custom enclosures for dairy farming hygiene applications

Ambic Equipment is using customised enclosures from Spelsberg UK to house its latest dosing and dilutions system, the EasiDoser.
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16/05/2017

Manufacturers can gain competitive advantage by implementing accreditation

Ametek Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how manufacturers can use effective calibration and certification accreditation to gain a competitive advantage.
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15/05/2017

A new generation of brakes for demanding machine applications

Warner Electric has built more than 90 years of design and manufacturing experience into its latest Gen4 range of spring operated, electromagnetically released brakes.
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15/05/2017

Engineering industry is home to some of the nation’s worst bosses

New data from the UK job site, CV-Library , has found that 90.3 per cent of people working in the engineering industry have had a bad leader, one of the highest of any other sector in the UK.
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15/05/2017

Survey reveals major training gaps in UK industry

A survey commissioned by drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has revealed worrying gaps in training provision and readiness for Industry 4.0 in the UK engineering and manufacturing sectors.
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10/05/2017

Thorough Examination not enough in hazardous applications

Safety company Pyroban is reminding explosion protected forklift users of the need to conduct Ex- annual safety audits (Ex-ASAs) alongside a Thorough Examination to ensure legal compliance and reduce risk in potentially explosive ...
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09/05/2017

The importance of best practice in hydraulic fluid selection

Bosch Rexroth has restated the importance of choosing correctly rated hydraulic fluids to optimise performance and safety in mobile applications.
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09/05/2017

Merford keeps the peace at greenhouse site

Thanks to noise insulating housing from Merford Noise Control, an Isle of Wight salad grower’s four 6.5+ megawatt gas combined heat and power (CHP) units are not disturbing the peace.
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09/05/2017

Parker adds smart IO-Link connectivity to its valve portfolio

Parker Hannifin has added smart connectivity of its pneumatic valve islands to machine controllers by introducing new IO-Link modules that can be quickly integrated with existing Parker valve ranges.
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08/05/2017

Tork® exelCLEAN® - the latest performance improvement solution for cleaning

To stay competitive, today’s manufacturing industry is investing heavily in technology – the internet of things, robotics and automation.
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08/05/2017

New series of circuit breakers protects equipment and prevents downtime

WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, has launched the DWB series of modular circuit breakers that can reliably interrupt short-circuit currents up to 80 kA at 415 V to protect plant, equipment, cables and ...
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08/05/2017

Sulzer breathes new life into older pumps with reverse engineering

Large pumps have generally been designed to perform for decades, making them a valuable asset that requires periodic maintenance.
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08/05/2017

Innovative wind turbine spherical roller bearings launched

SKF’s self-aligning bearings provide exceptional performance and meet service life needs of more than 25 years.
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08/05/2017

Probably the most future proof metal detector series in the world

IQ4 offers improved sensitivity, beyond IP69K washdown rating, larger 7” touch screen across all IQ4 model and variable frequency for pipeline & VF models
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08/05/2017

Medium voltage cable for long-travel crane installations

Chainflex 6/10kV motor cable with PUR outer jacket, for travels up to 1km
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05/05/2017

Refurbishment underway for Docklands Light Railway

As part of the on-going maintenance and refurbishment project of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Sulzer has been contracted to inspect and repair the bogie frames of 76 rail vehicles over the next two years.
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05/05/2017

Variable speed compressor increases productivity at worktop manufacturer

Natural Stone Surfaces, one of the UK’s leading quartz and granite worktop manufacturers, chose Atlas Copco to upgrade its essential compressed air supply and has improved its productivity and saved over £4,750 in annual energy costs as a ...
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04/05/2017

Automatic film reel changeover enables non-stop production

Film reel changeovers without machine stops: thanks to the newly developed film storage facility from the Advanced series KHS now enables automatic changeovers from one reel to the next on its packaging machinery.
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27/04/2017

Focusing on safety in forklift design

Every organisation has a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment – failure to do so can have dire legal consequences for the business and its directors.
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26/04/2017

Hannover Messe 2017: Schunk wins Hermes award 2017

The Hermes award is one of the world’s most prestigious industrial technology awards and this year’s winner is German company Schunk. The award was presented during the Hannover Messe opening ceremony Germany’s minister for education and ...
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25/04/2017

Hannover Messe 2017: Strata highlights its Factory of the Future vision to the ...

At Hannover Messe Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata) showcased how it will support the transformation of manufacturing in the UAE with the landmark plan to build a ‘Factory of the Future’ facility in Al Ain, UAE.
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24/04/2017

Hannover Messe 2017: Modern valve island enhances process reliability

At Hannover Messe Bürkert displayed its new valve islands AirLINE (Type 8652) for control cabinets and AirLINE Field (Type 8653) for field installation without control cabinets.
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24/04/2017

Hannover Messe 2017: Huawei and GE release predictive maintenance solution

At Hannover Messe 2017, Huawei and GE Digital jointly launched their industrial cloud-based predictive maintenance solution.
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18/04/2017

Steam economiser aids biomass power plant’s environmental performance

A&J Fabtech is to supply a bespoke economiser and heat exchanger to a new waste wood biomass power generation plant which, when built, will be the biggest such facility in the UK.
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18/04/2017

Parker reduces lead times on main air driven liquid pumps ranges

Parker Autoclave Engineers is now able to offer customers a significant reduction in lead times for its most widely specified air driven liquid pump products.
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