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Three leading chemical engineers and Fellows of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) are featuring as experts in a new 10-part television documentary focused on engineering safety incidents from across the world which aired on the UK Discovery Channel on 15 January.

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Mitsubishi Electric has integrated a lot of smart sensing and automation technology into its comprehensive Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) package.

A wireless torque sensor provided an effective solution to an interesting engineering challenge when Advanced Design Innovations (ADI), a specialist supplier of custom manufacturing and testing equipment, was asked by Bristan, manufacturers of bathroom taps and showers, to develop a new durability test rig to help optimise product performance.

Serious workplace injuries cost US manufacturers more than $7 billion each year, according to Liberty Mutual’s 2019 Workplace Safety Index. Overexertion, falls, collisions with equipment, getting caught in equipment and repetitive motion injuries are the most common reasons that workers in this sector miss 5 or more days of work. Sam Cece, founder, president, & CEO of Swift Sensors, reports.

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete parts supplier, EU Automation looks at how to effectively funnel big data for use in operational risk management.

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Editor's Comment 

By the time you read this comment the next Government will be in place, and it will have to face the number one concern for manufacturers – Brexit. Industry wants real vision and ambition for the UK economy in the next parliament and the policies to back it up in a post Brexit world - moving away from blame politics. Only when the uncertainty over the direction of travel on Brexit is ended will manufacturers really turn on the taps of much needed investment to boost the UK’s productivity performance. This investment is critical to UK manufacturing, and with the sector facing increased global competition and major change in respect of industry 4.0 and sustainability, we now need this uncertainty to end.

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