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News
30/03/2015

Voestalpine Metsec saves 28 percent energy with ABB drive

Some 28 percent has been slashed from the running costs of a metal bending machine, operated by component manufacturer Voestalpine Metsec, since retrofitting a variable-speed drive (VSD).

The project followed an energy appraisal by AAR Powerdrives at Voestalpine Metsec's Oldbury plant, aimed at identifying applications that could benefit from ...
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30/03/2015

Unilever takes Brammer award

Fast moving consumer goods giant Unilever won the production efficiency ...
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27/03/2015

Employee loses finger

An ice cream manufacturer has been fined £7,500 and ordered to pay ...
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27/03/2015

Arm pulled into machinery

A manufacturing firm has been fined £4,000 for serious safety failings ...
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26/03/2015

Red tape cut on solar

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles ...
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26/03/2015

GROW receives £1m extension

The GROW:OffshoreWind programme has been granted a six-month extension to ...
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26/03/2015

Atlas Copco 50 years

Atlas Copco Compressors in Ireland is to hold a programme of staff and ...
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Features
19/03/2015

Full Metal Jacket

Drilling maintenance and production teams into one elite fighting force has helped Best Factory winners Alcoa, Kitts Green and Coca-Cola, Sidcup win the battle against breakdowns.

The maintain-erator. What sounds like the latest twist in The Terminator series could in fact be the most appetising mash-up since brunch. The combination of ...
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19/03/2015

Invest to save

Despite currently reduced energy costs, the focus on emissions and efficiency is intensifying, driven in part by the government’s ESOS. Brian Tinham reviews some often missed opportunities
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19/03/2015

Efficient energy

Combined heat and power plants have come on in leaps and bounds – and contract packages and financial incentives are making them increasingly attractive.
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11/03/2015

It’s the engineering conundrum

As election fever (or torture, depending on your political outlook) starts to take hold, politicians and pressure groups are already piling on the pressure to persuade the populous and each other to their ways of thinking.
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