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Ashtead invests in the latest remote visual inspection technologies

Ashtead Technology has recently invested in a major upgrade to its fleet of instruments for the advanced remote visual inspection of assets such as engines, turbines, aircraft, vehicles, processing plant, buildings and locations with poor or limited access. “These investments are part of an ongoing strategy to continually acquire new …

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Powelectrics selected by Ayton as telemetry partner for their automated IoT gas management systems

Powelectrics offer 25 years’ experience in connecting sensors. The company is delighted to have been selected as IoT telemetry partner for Ayton Gas Management. Ayton are specialists in industrial gas process engineering. They consult with clients and develop practical solutions to increase gas process efficiency to improve profitability …and with …

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Virtual and augmented reality in manufacturing

Originally developed as technologies for gaming and entertainment, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are rapidly gaining traction in the manufacturing industry. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains how VR and AR can be used in the factory to improve safety and increase productivity. More …

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ABT and Schaeffler establish strategic collaboration to electrify light commercial vehicles

The Schaeffler Group and ABT e-Line have established a strategic collaboration for the electrification of light commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes. ABT e-Line is a 100 per cent subsidiary of ABT Holding that, as a premium partner to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has been commissioned to fully electrify light …

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Industry grinds to a standstill in the face of economic and political storm – Make UK/BDO survey

Britain’s manufacturers have ended the year at a standstill as the toll of ongoing political uncertainty and downturn in major global markets shows little sign of ending anytime soon, according to a major survey released by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation and business advisory firm BDO. The survey also shows …

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GE2019: leading engineers’ body highlights importance of engineering to a prosperous economy

With the General Election campaign in full swing, Europe’s largest engineers’ body is calling for the political parties to recognise and harness the importance of engineering and technology. Political parties must address the shortage of engineering and technical staff at all levels by investing in education and skills as well …

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FLIR Systems completes strategic investment for quantifying gas emissions

FLIR Systems has made a strategic investment in Providence Photonics, developers of advanced software used to quantify invisible gas emissions using FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras. Providence Photonics specializes in the development and utilization of advanced technology in the field of optical gas imaging while tackling some of the …

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Harwin Academy students provided with latest technology

Harwin continues to show its credentials in respect to the further promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to younger generations. In order to ensure that students attending Havant & South Downs College (HSDC) have access to the hardware necessary to support their ongoing education, it is donating a …

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Leuze electronic gave trade show visitors opportunity to experience sensor systems up close

From 26 to 28 November at smart production solutions (SPS), Leuze electronic demonstrated its technological competence in the areas of safety at work, smart factory and intralogistics and let trade show visitors experience sensor systems up close using live demos. Leuze electronic was exhibiting at SPS in Nuremberg, Germany, from …

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ABB and B&R launch first fully integrated Machine-Centric Robotics solution

B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio. With the ability to offer unprecedented levels of machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass …

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