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In just a few days, volunteers from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) will once again be posting photos of Lottie at work for WES Lottie Tour during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (2 – 6 November 2020) to show the huge range of careers available in engineering. During the week, volunteers will post photos on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn with the hashtag #WESLottieTour.

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Engineers are now being challenged with rapid advances in technology, changing age-old processes and methods, resulting in an increasing skills gap. PWE discusses how standard components can help bridge that gap.

Gaining insights into the operating health and service status of plant and machinery is a priority for Industry 4.0. As foot soldiers posted on the front line of operations, sensors collect intelligence with the power to be transformative for operating efficiency. PWE reports.

The energy cost to run an electric motor over ten years is at least 30 times the original purchase price. With energy consumption responsible for the vast majority of whole life costs, Marek Lukaszczyk of motor and drive manufacturer, WEG, explains five ways to improve motor energy efficiency. Thankfully, changes in a plant do not have to be huge to reap savings. Many of these changes will work with your existing footprint and equipment.

PWE spoke to Phil Kemp, general manager at SAACKE Combustion Services Ltd, which is celebrating its 60th year of business in the UK, to discuss the importance of low NOx combustion, the future of Hydrogen Boilers within UK manufacturing, and the importance of servicing combustion equipment.

As a consequence of the Government’s recent announcement to the delay of events taking place from October 2020, and the continued uncertainty and local lockdowns, DFA Media, organiser of Plant & Asset Management Exhibition and co-located shows, has announced the event has been rescheduled for 5th - 7th April 2022, which will take place alongside MACH Exhibition. The co-location of events include:

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Editor's Comment 

The recent announcement by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak that the Job Support Scheme will replace the Job Retention Scheme, is extremely welcome and will mitigate unnecessary redundancies, it has also been generally well received across UK industry.

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