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News
25/06/2019

Technical experts in maintenance & reliability for new-look Maintec seminar programme

Maintec, the exhibition dedicated to the UK’s maintenance, reliability and asset management industry, has released the first details of its 2019 seminar programme.

Taking place from 30-31 October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, the exhibition will host a packed-out seminar programme, with all sessions CPD accredited and approved by the Society of ...
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24/06/2019

Pilot schemes launched

The Scottish government has announced that up to £5 million is to be ...
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21/06/2019

Electric ferry gets ready

The Ellen E-ferry, which claims to be the world’s most powerful ...
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20/06/2019

Hitting new heights

Crane manufacturer Liebherr has given a lift to Port of Sunderland, as ...
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19/06/2019

New SOE Patron named

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has appointed former Royal ...
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19/06/2019

Food maker opts for Fortress

Investment in four Stealth Metal Detectors from Fortress Technology has ...
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17/06/2019

Axil supporting Whirlpool

Whirlpool UK Appliances, part of Whirlpool Corporation, a manufacturer of ...
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Features
03/06/2019

Inside job

Manually-operated inspection vehicles are used to inspect pipelines and pipework. But the days of these vehicles may be numbered, as researchers look at truly autonomous inspection and repairs

Pipeline inspection robots have developed from the ‘pigs’ (pipeline inspection gauges) long used to clean pipework. These still have their place, but for ...
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03/06/2019

Comment: Engineering F.C.

Anyone that caught the second leg Liverpool-Barcelona game last month will know how special it was. Magic was in the air at Anfield as Liverpool, 3-0 down from its first leg, won 4-0 (4-3 on aggregate) and progressed to the Champions ...
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03/06/2019

Doing the dirty

Recent research has suggested that more than four in five Brits want robots to ‘do the dirty work’. Luckily, such technology is starting to become a reality, able to take over different tasks in various sectors of industry
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03/06/2019

Avoiding robo-flop

Make UK launched a course last year to retrain and up-skill employees, covering the knowledge and practical skills involved with robotic and automation engineering. Commercial manager Mark Farrant, and commercial maintenance tutor ...
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