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VR training wins water industry innovation award

Drainage and utility specialist Lanes Group has won a water industry innovation award for its development of what is said to be the world's first virtual reality (VR) team training theatre.

The company has won the Institute of Water of Innovation Award 2020 for the South East Region for leading the development of VR capability in a 3600 video ...
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01/04/2020 Coronavirus: 3D printing 3D-printing specialist SYS Systems and enterprise office solutions ... » Read More

31/03/2020 O/G players unite Three oil and gas technology firms have joined forces to offer an ... » Read More

31/03/2020 Coronavirus: AM coalition A coalition of companies and universities assembled by Stratasys to ... » Read More
30/03/2020 Coronavirus: JCB support JCB is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of ... » Read More

30/03/2020 Spirax expert accredited Mike Maslanka, a steam systems expert and trainer at Spirax Sarco’s UK ... » Read More

27/03/2020 ROV to support mine Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from PT Amman Mineral Nusa ... » Read More

The cobots have landed

The UK has been lagging behind much of Europe when it comes to embracing collaborative robot (cobot) technology. But that is rapidly changing as the productivity gains such investment can bring become clear

According to the IFR (International Federation of Robotics) ‘World Robotics Report 2019’ (www.is.gd/idivab), the vast amount of media ...
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30/03/2020 Handy advice Irritant contact dermatitis is an eczema that can be triggered by a range of substances used across industry. This article focuses on employee hands and looks at what measures can be put in place to prevent it » Read More

23/03/2020 Hidden gems Vibration sensors can monitor the health of different assets, including motors, pumps, compressors and fans. These small, low-cost devices can be a godsend to operators by highlighting potential catastrophic failure via data » Read More

16/03/2020 Manchester makeover Atlas Copco has recently upgraded compressed air and vacuum systems for Manchester-based brick maker Wienerberger, resulting in energy cost savings, along with reduced CO2 emissions and production downtime » Read More
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