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NSK fights counterfeit bearing manufacture

Japanese bearing manufacturer NSK continues to fight the production of counterfeit bearings.

Some 23,000 counterfeit NSK packages and labels were recently discovered in Hebei Province, China. A follow-up raid at another factory owned by the same offender revealed over 90,000 counterfeit bearing boxes and 10 imitation printing plates covering four ...
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30/10/2020 Rubber tank tracks fitted As part of a more than 500 million EUR upgrade programme, the Royal ... » Read More

29/10/2020 HAVS and the have-nots Following new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance published in ... » Read More

29/10/2020 Schneider Electric: AI partner Energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric has signed a ... » Read More
28/10/2020 Full-electric FLTs at brewery Following a successful pilot, Camerons Brewery has now implemented four ... » Read More

27/10/2020 Sensor Technology supports R&D A torque sensor manufactured by Sensor Technology has played a small but ... » Read More

27/10/2020 Honeywell launches VR trainer Honeywell has launched industrial training that combines 3D immersive ... » Read More

Reviewing the new MOD maintenance contracts for mobile plant

While the MOD buys special-purpose vehicles for warfare, such as tanks, the civil and transport works that create its supply chain tend to use commercial off-the-shelf industrial machinery. Three different contracts for the maintenance of that equipment were combined into a larger one that has been won by a consortium made up of Amey and Briggs Defence. By ... » Read More

27/10/2020 Serving data across all assets A collaborative, non-profit initiative to serve internet-of-things data across any number of devices and assets, is now gearing up for the next phase of rollout. According to its founders, its development is seen as the natural ... » Read More

22/10/2020 Robotank Remotely-piloted autonomous drone aircraft have changed the face of warfare in the last decade or so, by removing human pilots altogether. Now, a new generation of autonomous vehicles are being developed that do the donkey work of ... » Read More

22/10/2020 Military aircraft technicians Defence cuts are nothing new. The UK’s armed forces’ role changes as frequently as the Guard. But now the UK government has announced it doesn’t want its military aircraft technicians licenced to a common European standard. What are ... » Read More
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