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Digital solutions increase the efficiency of paper production

More than 40 papermakers from numerous mills and representing six countries attended a lunch and learn event hosted by the technology company Voith during the MIAC exhibition in Lucca, Italy. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the digital future of the paper industry and innovative technologies. During the session, …

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WWEM 2018 publishes speaker line-up

An impressive list of speakers has been published on the Conference section of the WWEM 2018 website, featuring major water utilities, technology innovators, and some of the leading Universities in water, wastewater & environmental monitoring. A number of major organisations are also represented; including UKAS, the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the …

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Energy monitoring solution saves over £400,000 a year

John Pointon & Sons operates the largest single-site rendering and recycling facility in the UK. The processes at this site in Cheddleton, Staffordshire, use a large amount of gas and other utilities and the company was struggling with reliable metering. I/O modules that were being used for energy monitoring were …

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Celebrating 50 years of Swiss engineering in Manchester

Measurement and automation specialist Endress+Hauser is in great shape as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on 11 November 2018. Now employing over 200 people, and with an estimated turnover of £46 million in 2018, the measurement and automation engineering specialist continues to break new sales records. Part of …

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How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while …

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AQE 2018 Seminar on Clean Air Zones

AQE 2018 (Telford, 21+22 Nov), the Air Quality & Emissions event, will include a seminar organised by the EIC on 21st November focusing on solutions for the management and delivery of Clean Air Zones (CAZs). CAZs are a major part of the Government’s plans to ensure compliance with EU limit …

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ERIKS selects the UK for its new European Centre of Expertise

Furthering its ambition to be the leading supplier of industrial products and services, ERIKS has officially opened the doors of its European Centre of Expertise for power transmission in the West Midlands. The unit is also home to a number of ERIKS Product Management and technical teams as well as …

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Mass market electric vehicles getting revved up for launch

Saietta Group Ltd is a UK based research and development company which designs motors for lightweight electric vehicle (EV) propulsion. The company’s latest innovation is the ‘S-AC’ which is an ultra-efficient brushless axial-flux AC motor. It boasts extreme efficiency levels at high torques from low speed onwards. S-AC is designed …

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New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses. The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery could be dramatically reduced thanks …

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New innovation lab proactively demonstrates the benefits of robots in manufacturing

Omron has opened a new Robotic Innovation Lab at the company’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. The lab, which represents an investment of £600,000 with a creation of five new jobs, is set to demonstrate how robots can be a boon to the UK manufacturing industry, as well as providing …

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