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Inspiring children learn robotics engineering

Inspiring children learn robotics engineering
It has been announced that Kitronik, the electronics company that specialises in developing project kits for schools and the maker community, has launched the MeArm robot arm kit to inspire children and adults to enter the world of robotics engineering. 
18th April 2019

Electrical equipment selected for new headquarters

Electrical equipment selected for new headquarters
It has been announced that Spelsberg IBT electrical enclosures and other equipment have been fitted throughout a prestigious new office building in Epsom, Surrey, designed by and for WS Atkins PLC, a respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.
16th April 2019

Jobs market sees increased churn in manufacturing labour

Jobs market sees increased churn in manufacturing labour
Labour turnover in manufacturing has increased for the second year in succession as employees take advantage of a buoyant jobs market and skills shortages to move jobs according to the latest annual Labour Turnover survey from Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.
16th April 2019


Reliable water treatment in remote communities

Reliable water treatment in remote communities
Delivering high quality water supplies to remote communities can be a considerable challenge for water authorities, but a combination of engineering skills and innovative process control equipment has delivered a solution. Ross-shire Engineering (RSE) is using mass flow controllers from Bürkert to ensure pH levels are maintained at optimum levels.
16th April 2019

Siemens product range boosts Conrad product portfolio

Siemens product range boosts Conrad product portfolio
The complete range of Siemens products boasting more than 47,000 listings has been added to Conrad’s portfolio. One of the highlights of the Siemens range offered by Conrad is the 5SV1 electromechanical RCBO (Residual current operated circuit breakers with overcurrent protection) switch in just 1 modular width (MW).
15th April 2019

IP67 certification received on custom products

IP67 certification received on custom products
It has been announced that Selco Products has received an IP67 certification on manufactured parts with LEP, LPH and LPHD designs. The IP67 rating protects against access to hazardous parts (six = dust tight) and any affects against temperature submersion in water, up to 30 minutes/one Meter depth (seven). 
15th April 2019

Work started on first Arlington Energy STOR site

Work started on first Arlington Energy STOR site
High voltage power contractor, Smith Brothers has begun work on the first of Arlington Energy’s energy storage and gas peaking projects, a short term operating reserve (STOR) site in Sheffield, Yorkshire. With work having commenced on the Chesterfield Road development earlier this month, the site is set to house eight gas generators and the associated infrastructure. 
15th April 2019

100 years of representing UK manufacturing technology suppliers

100 years of representing UK manufacturing technology suppliers
The 15th April holds a special place in the history of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), as it was on this date in 1919 that the Association was founded and the first meeting of its members held. To mark the centenary, members past and present have been contributing to a book ‘At the Heart of Manufacturing’, which charts the history of the Association from inception to the present day. 
12th April 2019

Project management contributes £156bn to UK economy

Project management contributes £156bn to UK economy
New research, commissioned by the Association for Project Management (APM) and conducted by PwC UK, has for the first time revealed the scale of the contribution the project profession makes to the UK economy. The new report, entitled ‘The Golden Thread’, has identified that project management in the UK generates around £156.5bn of annual Gross Value Added (GVA) and that an estimated 2.13 million full-time equivalent workers (FTEs) are employed in the UK project management profession.
10th April 2019

Assystem moves UK base to Blackburn

Assystem moves UK base to Blackburn
Assystem has moved its UK headquarters into new premises in Blackburn. The company, which holds key contracts in nuclear new build, defence and nuclear decommissioning in the UK, has relocated to Innovation Park, Blackburn. The move aligns with the business’s growth ambitions, that are focused supporting the increasing demand for digital maintenance products, as well as supporting the development of nuclear new build in the UK. 
10th April 2019


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