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New heights for engine powered counterbalance trucks

Extension to hydrodynamic counterbalance truck line improves robustness, throughput, efficiency, ergonomics and noise reduction

Just two years after the launch of its series 3 and 4 hydrodynamic drive counterbalance trucks, Jungheinrich is extending its robust internal combustion series. The Jungheinrich Series 5 features lifting capacities of 4, ...
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Gears for a bird’s eye view

If you have recently been to a large sporting event or music concert, ...
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Retrofit boosts for log saw

When a tissue manufacturer was struggling with the performance and ...
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Aluminium company fined

A Manchester aluminium producer has been fined £140,000 after a worker was ...
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Apprentice levy to go ahead

The government’s controversial apprenticeship levy will go ahead next ...
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Bearings boost to compressors

An innovative new compressed air system is using SKF tapered roller ...
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Power from human sewage

Advances in Anaerobic Digestion and CHP are key to meeting electricity ...
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Safety first for wireless networks

New regulatory requirements come into force this year that will affect the burgeoning industrial wireless industry as Mark Venables explains.

The prospect of adding wireless devices to automation architecture is compelling due to the potential business benefits and incremental operational improvements. Another trend that has major implications ...
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Fixing the future

Thermography and vibration monitoring can be invaluable in detecting problems with machinery. But how can plant engineers get the most value? Hywel Roberts investigates
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Bureau Veritas create PATH

Here CEO Ken Smith talks about the new PATH initiative and the importance of training and development
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Getting to the root

There are many tools that can be utilised to improve performance of plant, one such methodology is Root Cause Analysis. But as Mark Venables discovers it is not as widely used as many believe.
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