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Smart technologies and clever engineering aids harsh environments

Smart technologies and clever engineering aids harsh environments
The possibility of using the some of the world’s harshest landscapes to produce food, fresh water and clean energy is definitely possible and is proven with the recent opening of the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) launch station outside Aqaba, the Jordan port city. Last month, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended the ceremony to mark the official opening of the SFP which began in 2012 and is part funded by the EU and the Norwegian government.
13th December 2017

Electro-mechanical solution plays key role at pumping station

Electro-mechanical solution plays key role at pumping station
As part of a total renovation of Keadby Pumping Station, ECS Engineering Services has replaced and uprated a large span automatic weed screen cleaner at the site to increase flood resilience for the Environment Agency.
14th November 2017

Dynamic load cells for use in waste collection

Dynamic load cells for use in waste collection
The already established PC2H and PC3H are now being complemented with Flintec’s launch of three new dynamic load cells, designed for use in vehicle and machine mounted lifting hoists. The PC5H, PC6H and PC7H have been created to help installers fit load cells to new or existing applications where space is a limiting factor. 
13th November 2017


Design flexibilty and efficiency offered in loading bay pods

Design flexibilty and efficiency offered in loading bay pods
What do you do, when vehicle loading and unloading must be fast, efficient and reliable and warehouse space is actually at a premium? Loading bay pods that effectively extend the building may be the solution. Alan Ryder, Area Sales Manager at sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists) looks at the advantages pods can bring to a busy logistics centre.
7th November 2017

Ramping up vehicle access ramps

Ramping up vehicle access ramps
  Without an access ramp, it would be near impossible to load mobile plant, pallets and many other cargoes that are too heavy to lift into low loaders and other commercial vehicles. Good quality, long lasting ramps are carefully designed to meet a multitude of needs and are engineered to withstand the rigours of life on the road.
1st November 2017

Overhead cranes increase productivity in £20m robotics factory

Overhead cranes increase productivity in £20m robotics factory
  Crane and hoist manufacturer, Street Crane, has supplied and installed overhead cranes at Fanuc UK’s new 107,000ft2 purpose-built headquarters at Ansty Park in Coventry. Fanuc builds around 6,000 robots, 125,000 servomotors, 84,000 servo amplifiers, and 25,000 CNC controllers every month to serve the wave of demand within manufacturing for ‘fourth industrial revolution’ technology.
18th October 2017

Scum removal efficiency improved during activated sludge processing

Scum removal efficiency improved during activated sludge processing
An innovative, high performance surface scum removal system for use in activated sludge processes that uses a collector arm to direct the scum towards a dipper has been developed by A&J Fabtech. Removed continually in small batches, scum presents few problems in sludge processing operations. However, if it is allowed to build up it can become an issue. There are several existing procedures for dealing with scum, although there is room for improvement in them all.
6th October 2017

Choosing the right dock shelter is very important

Choosing the right dock shelter is very important
Dock shelters and seals play a big role in maintaining efficiency and saving energy in warehouses with internal loading/unloading bays. But with various options to choose from which is right for a given application? Guy Windle of sara LBS examines the relative merits of standard, retractable and inflatable dock shelters.
5th October 2017

Hoists installed in new induction heating equipment plant

Hoists installed in new induction heating equipment plant
The new induction heating equipment plant of Belgian company INDUCTOTHERM are seeing VERLINDE hoists being installed to back up the latter´s seven overhead cranes and two semi-gantry cranes. INDUCTOTHERM EQUIPMENT BELGIUM, is a member of the international Inductotherm group and has been since1985. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and commissioning of induction heating equipment for use in the steel industry. The company delivers between 20 and 30 metal induction heating installations annually.
4th October 2017

Chamber achieves rapid results for Queensferry Crossing

Chamber achieves rapid results for Queensferry Crossing
Cubis Systems, a manufacturer of access chambers, has provided inspection chamber units to the newly opened Queensferry Crossing Bridge in Scotland. The project, which is now the primary route across the Firth of Forth, required access chambers that could meet the time, budget and safety constraints. The Queensferry Crossing Bridge is the biggest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation and is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. 
2nd October 2017


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