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News
19/11/2014

Mechan secures future of historic London Underground bogies

Sheffield-based Mechan is using its engineering skills to breathe new life into railway equipment still serving London almost a century after its introduction.

The rail depot maintenance specialist has refurbished two accommodation bogies, believed to date from the 1920s, for London Underground's Acton depot. Because the bogies – used to ...
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19/11/2014

Unguarded danger

A chemical company in East Yorkshire has been fined a total of £28,000 and ...
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18/11/2014

ABB offer motors e-book

ABB has published an e-book that reveals the most common causes of failure ...
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14/11/2014

UK’s poor automation record

The UK's failure to embrace the benefits of new technology and 'robotics' ...
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14/11/2014

Campaign on cancer deaths

An industry-wide campaign to cut the number of deaths from occupational ...
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14/11/2014

Energy sources waste

The British industrial sector wastes £1.43 billion year by using outdated ...
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13/11/2014

TÜV SÜD warns on wireless

Product compliance specialist TÜV SÜD Product Service is warning ...
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Features
13/11/2014

Gearing up

Choice of gearbox type, not just sizing, is critical to the performance, efficiency, reliability and cost of any application. Brian Tinham takes advice from Brevini sales manager Dave Brown

Choosing the right gearbox is critical to optimising the performance, efficiency, reliability and lifecycle cost of any industrial application. An obvious ...
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13/11/2014

Fired up for success

Bosch Thermotechnology's Worcester factory is already a benchmark site within its group for efficiency, but this engineering powerhouse has sparked yet more improvement, thanks to lean production lines and some serious ...
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13/11/2014

Making manufacturing a party

As we go to press, with the 2014 party political conference season almost over and the closing speeches still ringing (perhaps somewhat hollow?) in our ears, it's interesting to ponder the dilemma for whichever government picks up the ...
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23/10/2014

Age concern

A sharp focus on maintenance can result in significant improvements in factory operations, but too many managers struggle to take seriously the upkeep of their plant and equipment, says Ian Vallely
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