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The British steel industry has been in decline for some time and the closure of plants in recent decades has affected not only the communities they serve, but the businesses that buy the raw material and the customers who rely on the end product.

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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

PWE reviews the concepts of mine water and mine water management as well as the most common pumping applications.

Over the past few decades, we have already started to witness the automation evolution take place. Now with the ongoing pandemic acting as a driver for uptake, with two thirds of business leaders using automation to respond to the impact of COVID-19, more and more businesses are looking to automate their processes and take advantage of innovative technology, particularly with social distancing measures in place. PWE reports.

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

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.

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

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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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