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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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23/07/2017

PPMA Show 2017 returns to reveal the best of manufacturing innovation

The PPMA Show, the UK’s free-to-attend, processing and packaging machinery exhibition, returns to the NEC from 26-28 September to provide manufacturers with insights into the latest machinery products, technologies and materials.
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23/07/2017

You don’t walk away from a fork lift accident

When Lisa Ramos arrived for work on Friday 24th March 2006 it was a day much like any other. Except it was her son’s 13th birthday… and the day her life was to change forever. But not just her own life. Things would never be the same for ...
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22/07/2017

Triark Pumps helps Hotel Chocolat resolve solids issue

Essex based pump supplier, Triark Pumps, was approached by leading chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, with the challenging task of adding a solids handling functionality to the pumping of its brand famous chocolate.
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22/07/2017

Custom purification system minimises downtime for Thames Water.

When Thames Water was looking for a system to remove impurities from anaerobic digester gases, it needed a system that would meet the stringent clean up requirements and achieve zero plant shut down when carrying out routine vessel ...
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22/07/2017

Timber merchant improves safety and drives efficiency

Bond Timber, a division within WH Bond & Sons, is one of the leading timber merchants specialising in treated timber, decking, fencing, flooring and garden products.
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22/07/2017

Eliminating waste in assembly lines

Health consciousness is on the rise. With trending superfoods like avocado in our smoothies and on our toast, consumers no longer want to live the rock and roll lifestyle, rather find a healthy balance. However, being lean is not just for ...
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21/07/2017

Smart condition monitoring aims to end downtime for the Food and Beverage ...

Predictive maintenance is the best answer to minimising the risks of equipment failure, however, monitoring practices in the past have been expensive, problematic and at worst, unreliable. The solution is to switch to what Mitsubishi ...
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21/07/2017

Drive Lines provides synchronised jacking system for precision tilting on ...

From flood prevention to resource protection, water represents one of today’s biggest ecological challenges.
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21/07/2017

Multiple dry claw vacuum pump system from Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has launched a new DZM multiple dry claw vacuum pump system offering a powerful combination of energy efficiency, reliability and ease of installation.
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20/07/2017

Universal Robot removes heavy lifting and extends scope of work

A UR10 robot arm is helping the Danish printing company, InPrint A/S, pick and place print plates, reducing non-productive wait time while improving the work environment and freeing up two labour hours in capacity per day.
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19/07/2017

Glamox launches LED replacement for popular MAX luminaire

To keep up with the growing demand for LED lighting solutions, Glamox has launched an LED replacement kit for its popular MAX range of T8 fluorescent light fittings.
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18/07/2017

Greater application scope for higher performance retaining compounds

Higher temperature and oil tolerance as well as improved performance on passive materials are the benefits of the latest generation of Loctite retaining compounds from Henkel.
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17/07/2017

Enerpac ultra-flat cylinders for big lifts in small spaces

Enerpac has launched an ultra-flat hydraulic cylinder series for those projects with small working space, starting at just 2.8cm, but large lifting requirements up to 1000 tonnes.
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13/07/2017

Bredel pumps provide hygienic solutions at Russian food plant

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has supplied Bredel CIP (clean-in-place) pumps to a global brand sauce and condiments manufacturing plant in Russia.
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12/07/2017

Extensive decommissioning programme begins at world-scale SABIC has appointed ...

Work is underway to clear a suite of redundant assets in the North East of England, in one of the UK’s largest projects of its kind.
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11/07/2017

High power gearboxes provide improved control for dynamic motors

As motor technology is becoming ever more sophisticated and dynamic so is the need for improved gearbox technology to keep pace with developments to help machine builders exploit the benefits of more power and more flexible control.
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07/07/2017

ECS steelwork to help improve York’s flood defenses

Structural steelwork is being provided by ECS Engineering to create a new pump hall and control room above the existing facilities at the Foss Barrier flood defence scheme in the centre of York.
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07/07/2017

Loadalls under starter’s orders for British Grand Prix role

A fleet of JCB machines is under starter’s orders to take on a starring role at the British Grand Prix.
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06/07/2017

Upgrade to Ion Science Gascheck G gas leak detectors

Latest handheld instruments replace 20-year old Ion Science GasCheck B detectors for monitoring gas leaks after high pressure cylinder changes
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28/06/2017

Neilson Hydraulics host Bosch roadshow

Sheffield-based Neilson Hydraulics recently hosted a Bosch Hydraulics Roadshow at their premises, attracting representatives from all areas of the manufacturing industry.
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27/06/2017

Continuously modulating damper actuation for major Greek power station

Nearly two hundred Auma electric actuators have been supplied to Greece’s largest power station, the 1600MW Agios Dimitrios in West Macedonia in the north of the country.
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27/06/2017

Helicopter-based electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless load sensing

Demonstrating that the electricity supply infrastructure can be developed more quickly and cost-effectively, Heli-Lift Services has pioneered the use of helicopters to remove and deliver poles and pylons in remote locations. An enabling ...
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27/06/2017

Modular connector interface enables compressed air delivery with thousands of ...

Harting has developed a new compressed air module to meet the increased demands on pneumatic interfaces in flexible production processes.
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27/06/2017

WEG launches new SSW900 soft starter series

The high-performance soft starters provide gentle starting and stopping of three-phase induction motors along with comprehensive motor protection.
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26/06/2017

Vibration sensing solutions with transmitter interface

Sensonics has developed its range of 4-20mA sensing devices for vibration sensing solutions available for critical items of plant and equipment, such as motors, fans, pumps and compressors.
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