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Electric mini excavator from JCB wins the 2020 MacRobert Award

The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that JCB’s ‘ultra-quiet’ and zero emissions 19C-1E electric digger has won the 2020 MacRobert Award.

The award is a prize for innovation that has been presented since 1969 to honour a wide variety of engineering feats, including the CT scanner and Rolls-Royce’s Pegasus engine used in the Harrier ...
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10/07/2020 Apprentices join WES Board Two apprentices at the Coventry-based Advanced Manufacturing Training ... » Read More

09/07/2020 Robots support pastry ops When Italian pastry manufacturer Sfoglia Torino identified a need to speed ... » Read More

09/07/2020 Proud2bSafe invests A UK motivational speaking company has invested more than £50,000 into ... » Read More
08/07/2020 JCB secures new military deal JCB has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. military with a fleet ... » Read More

08/07/2020 AC Bolting solutions rental Ensuring that companies operating across the energy production arena have ... » Read More

07/07/2020 ABB teams up with Yinson ABB is to deliver complete electrical, control and telecommunication ... » Read More

Getting air

Hemel Hempstead-based company Atlas Copco celebrated a century of UK operations in November. A few months on – and during the UK lockdown over Coronavirus – OE spoke to Alexander Pavlov, general manager at Atlas Copco Compressors UK & Ireland, to find out what the compressors division has planned over the next 100 years

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06/07/2020 Work wearable Vehicle manufacturer Iveco has introduced a wearable ‘exoskeleton’ device from industrial automation specialist Comau. This is helping to reduce the fatigue on the upper limbs suffered by the operators engaged in activities inside the ... » Read More

29/06/2020 Preventing infection The Covid-19 pandemic has cast human hygiene into the spotlight with repeated messages of ‘wash your hands’. The vital importance of this is clear when it can directly impact on lives, but even at normal times, good hygiene should be ... » Read More

29/06/2020 Double trouble for contract Michael Hiscock (pictured) is a partner and head of construction law at solicitors Wright Hassall, advising on construction and engineering procurement. In this article (from OE Summer 2020), he highlights an in-depth case study of an ... » Read More
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