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Britain’s manufacturers are calling for the August 16 date for an end to self-isolation for those fully vaccinated to be brought forward on the back of clear evidence of the impact of ‘pinging’ on the sector.

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Gates (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, has announced it has introduced MEGASys MXT with XtraTuff

A wastewater pumping system at a large shopping centre in Bristol was causing a headache for facility managers, as it was suffering multiple breakdowns. Designed to pump wastewater from a 1000 L basement tank over a 10m head and along to the main drains, two pumps kick in once a certain level is reached, emptying the tank. However, the 20-year-old system was showing its age. The tank itself was leaking, causing the seepage of wastewater into the basement area. This required clean up, which was jeopardising the reopening of shops post-lockdown.

Matt Watson* explores potential solutions as to how organisations might mitigate current demand and bridge the gap between old technology and new.

Roy Brooks, technical development officer for the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) outlines some of the latest advice in working safely with compressed air.

A pneumatic valve island for process automation now includes Switching Time Monitoring to ensure improved predictive maintenance, and longterm dosing accuracy.

In celebration of PWE’s 40th Anniversary, consultant editor Andy Pye reflects on some of the key changes to have influenced the Plant and Works Engineering arena over the 40 years of its existence

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Editor's Comment 

PWE’s editorial has reported on numerous technological advances since its creation in 1981, none more so than the rapid technological developments as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the extremely important response by the UK manufacturing and engineering sectors to help step up production of vital medical equipment.

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