Dave Palmer, General Manager for UK at ICS Cool Energy, takes a look at how to run the latest, most efficient and technically up to date temperature control equipment, without the need of capital investment

A major European energy company has extended the lifetime of an aging hyper compressor in a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) production line in France. By reverse engineering the compressor’s first-stage cylinder and designing replacement parts, the team ensured continued operation and improved maintenance efficiency for years to come. PWE reports

Companies are increasingly committed to ensuring employee safety in dangerous environments like loading and unloading areas. However, with staff shortages and rising demand for faster fulfilment, safety pledges risk being compromised for operational efficiency. As employee expectations evolve, creating a safety-first culture is essential for safeguarding well-being, as Wouter Satijn, Sales Director at Joloda Hydraroll, explains

Fulton Managing Director Carl Knight delves into the importance of BG13 and the insights it provides into how to ensure the safe operation of electric powered steam boilers

PWE looks at the challenges of plant signal conditioning and how multi-functional modules play a crucial role in monitoring applications across the industrial sector

Miron Shtiglitz, VP for Product and Delivery at quality inspection specialist QualiSense, forecasts a future where data from inspection not only underpins maintenance schedules, but informs the very design of the product itself.

Precision cooling technology serves as a silent yet indispensable backbone across a spectrum of industries, from healthcare and biotechnology to manufacturing and beyond. Its role in preserving materials, optimising processes, and ensuring product quality is fundamental to driving innovation in modern industrial operations. PWE reports.

Donaldson, a leading manufacturer of filtration solutions, has been demonstrating how effectively implementing air and gas solutions is crucial to the performance of Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries, at The Battery Show Europe – the conference and expo focused on the Battery and EV industries.

A Made-Smarter backed campervan manufacturer has secured a ‘transformational’ partnership with Mercedes-Benz after investing in new technology.

Hart’s map of its international airports’ contracts has been upgraded to include its most recent one at Aruba, the island nation in the southern Caribbean Sea just north of the coast of Venezuela.

In recognition of Women in Engineering Day, Nationwide Platforms a leading UK provider of powered access hire for working at height, is encouraging women interested in engineering to apply for its extensive apprenticeship programme.

Rushlift GSE, a specialist airport ground support equipment and services provider, hasd celebrated International Women in Engineering Day, 23rd June 2024, by recognising the important role women play in maintaining highly specialised vehicles and support equipment in the aviation sector.

Entries are now open for the LEEA Awards 2024, the annual occasion for the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association to celebrate and champion members who have raised standards in the lifting industry. Enter now for the chance to be a winner on the easy to use portal at: awards.leeaint.com.

Manufacturing and engineering employers came together recently to celebrate some of the sector’s brightest younger stars at a packed awards ceremony held at Leeds Beckett University’s Rose Bowl building.

The winners of the prestigious Decentralised Energy Awards hosted by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) were announced recently at a ceremony in Westminster’s Church House, where organisations from across the energy sector came together to celebrate this year’s achievements. A citywide heat network, the world’s smartest university campus and schemes to transform the heat networks and flexibility markets were all among those receiving awards.

Over 1500 innovators, academics and industry representatives attended this year’s Materials Research Exchange (MRE), marking the event’s 10th anniversary.

British Safety Council held its annual Gala Dinner on 7 June to celebrate the winners of its International Safety Awards (ISAs) 2024 at the Intercontinental London Park Lane hotel in London. This is the 66th year the awards have taken place and the 64th year of a gala dinner.

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has appointed Ian Cooke as Director of Academy. Covering LEEA training, such as the Foundation and Diploma courses, the Licensed Training Scheme (LTS) and the Accredited Training Scheme (ATS), this is one of several key new senior manager roles playing a strategic part in developing the Association.

Locit, a leading manufacturer of steel lockers and innovative storage solutions, has announced it has bolstered its sales team to drive growth.

ABB, Imperial College London and computer vision company Unleash livehave announced they will leverage AI-powered video analytics in a new project that aims to help industrial companies improve safety, productivity and efficiency.

Wednesday 5th June saw leaders from across the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector gather at the 10th annual Enginuity Skills Awards, to celebrate the brightest and best in UK engineering and manufacturing talent and the organisations championing skills development to ensure a bright future for this sector, which is the backbone of the UK economy.

West Yorkshire’s manufacturing and engineering employers are once again being urged to nominate their outstanding younger employees for the 2024 Leeds Manufacturing Festival Awards, which return for the third year to celebrate the rising stars of the sector.

Clive Hickman OBE has been elected 139th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The live events for Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024 take place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 5th and 6th June. PWE takes a look at what visitors can expect both at the event overall and particularly at Maintec

Aston University is working with an engineering company to make industrial gas burners more environmentally friendly. The University has entered a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Lanemark Combustion Engineering to enable gas or propane burners users to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Niccolò Casini, Director of Product Management, ELGi Europe examines ways to consume less energy, produce more, and bring lasting benefits in terms of sustainability, profitability, and effectiveness to your compressed air applications.

The Navinergy digital platform for 24/7 boiler room performance monitoring has been launched by industrial process heating specialist Babcock Wanson. This new system allows customers to monitor their boiler room from any device, anywhere in the world, to optimise energy and water efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.

In environments like loading and unloading areas, where safety is paramount, companies face a dual challenge of meeting operational demands while ensuring employee well-being. Despite regulatory pressure and evolving expectations, the persistence of manual processes raises critical questions about the sustainability of current safety measures in the face of increasing operational pressures and employee shortages. Wouter Satijn, Sales Director, Joloda Hydraroll, explains further.

Navin Kulkarni, Director of Product Management, Fluke Reliability takes a look at implementing standardised workflows for maximum efficiency.

PWE looks at why precision bearings will play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless industrial drone operations

While cold storage hire may be simpler than boiler or chiller hire, there are several requirements you should look for in a unit, and what needs to be considered during the installation process. Ralph Howes, Cold Store Major Accounts Manager, ICS Cool Energy explains further

Advanced shock pulse technology from SPM is enhancing monitoring capabilities for remote water treatment systems by detecting early signs of damage and monitoring lubrication levels in critical equipment such as Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs). PWE reports

Tom Cash* explains how the role of condition-based maintenance (CBM) helps maintenance engineers recognise gross defects before catastrophe strikes.

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Terry Collier as its Learning and Development Officer.

Stuart Hawkwood, founder of Powerdown220, compares the pros and cons of three different technologies that can help organisations reduce their energy bills and help towards achieving net-zero

Melina Diaz, Product Engineering Manager at Donaldson, outlines the steps required to comply with legislation designed to ensure workplaces are optimally placed to minimise the possibility of combustible dust creating an explosion risk.

Tom Cash, from automation parts supplier, Foxmere, explores some of the potential industrial applications for Wi-Fi 7.

Lye, Stourbridge - In the heart of the West Midlands, nestled amidst the industrial landscape, Midland Deburr & Finish says it stands as a testament to the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, and unwavering determination. As the company commemorates its 25th anniversary this month, Directors Chris and Sue Arrowsmith reflect on the remarkable journey that has shaped their lives and the landscape of metal finishing in the region.

Arron Wilcock, a Reliability Maintenance Engineering Apprentice at Amazon, who is part of a Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Training Apprenticeship Programme, has been announced as the winner of this year’s Enginuity Skills Awards Trophy Design Competition.

A honey manufacturer says it will double growth and create five new jobs after investing in automation, with the support of Made Smarter.

Can technology save the planet? The sentiment at the World Economic Forum annual conference in Davos evoked an overwhelming yes. Next generation technologies have undeniable potential. Yet, the success of these technologies hinges on how we navigate their implementation. Stefan Reuther, Member of the Executive Board at automation supplier COPA-DATA, reflects on the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual conference — what change is required to achieve the twin transition?

Nanotechnology, biomaterials, textiles, polymers, metals and glass; MRE 2024 will delve into a diverse range of sustainable and functional materials innovations when it returns to the Business Design Centre, London, from 23 – 24 April 2024.

Leeds Manufacturing Festival  has announced it will host the launch of a pioneering new digital platform this week, showcasing the very best employers offering engineering apprenticeships across the UK, as part of the festival’s campaign to address the skills and recruitment crisis facing manufacturing and engineering firms.

A MAJOR investment in Barrow-in-Furness can only be good news for supply chain companies and the wider economy. That’s the view of Forth which has one of its three Cumbrian bases in the town.

BEP Surface Technologies, a leading metal surface specialist, has announced it has launched an innovation arm, BEP Solutions, to accelerate international R&D partnerships to solve global challenges.

PWE looks at how advanced robot controllers can provide enhanced troubleshooting in smart factory settings — while prioritising data security.

PWE looks at how an offshore platform in Malaysia solved an increased rate of seal failures on the condensate pumps by a retrofit

We all know that compressed air leaks are a huge source of energy (and money) waste, but do you know how much they really cost? After conducting around 60 surveys in different facilities from different industries, using an ultrasound camera, UE Systems concluded that the average leak would cost around £1200 per year. When you think that any industrial site will have dozens or even hundreds of leaks, you can quickly realise the savings potential. PWE reports

The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) is working with the British Standards Institute (BSI) and UKRI’s Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, delivered by Innovate UK, to develop an AI-powered tool to help electromechanical repair specialists ensure they repair hazardous area motors to the correct standard. PWE reports

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