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 Daily News 
21/10/2014 Sensor Technology - Making sense of real-time load measurement
21/10/2014 Sandvik Coromant center opens its doors as part of €22 million investment
21/10/2014 City stresses importance of gas sensing in ensuring worker safety at COS+H in China
21/10/2014 Honey Care Africa wins Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Prize
21/10/2014 ICS Cool Energy acquires MTA UK
21/10/2014 Yokogawa wins control system order for Rabigh 2 combined cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia
20/10/2014 Top PPMA polymer prize awarded to Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
20/10/2014 Nestlé inaugurates major Dairy Farming Institute in China
20/10/2014 Demand for problem solving training rockets 200% as manufacturers shift up a gear post-recession

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Dutch retailer converts R-507A refrigeration systems in some 200 supermarkets to new Opteon® XP40 refrigerant from DuPont
As part of its programme to cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a Dutch retailer is converting the refrigeration systems in some 200 of its supermarkets to new Opteon® XP40 (R-449A) refrigerant from DuPont. This decision is the outcome of practical trials which the company carried out in close cooperation with DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts and the Dutch consultants P.W. Vlaskamp B.V. Refrigerants Consultancy
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Grinding with half of the axes - At Bottero Group, KOLLMORGEN’s AKD series drives perform multiple functions
With the “Titan” series, Bottero Group developed a fully automated plant for glass processing that performs bilateral grinding of pane edges. The grinder is composed of a large frame that allows the standard processing of sheets with different sizes and shapes without any operation modifications. The main objective during the design process was to create the simplest, most fully automated driving system without jeopardizing its efficiency. To achieve this aim, Bottero developed in co-operation with KOLLMORGEN a solution that is based on a single AKD servo-converter for driving two servo-motors that are not simultaneously operating.
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The capabilities of the Linear Chain Actuator from R. A. Rodriguez have assisted Wokingham based Maypole Engineering in the design and manufacture of a turnkey conveyor and oven system for the main BMW Mini wiring loom. Its compact design and ability to operate without pneumatics helped ensure the success of the project. In fact, the system could become a BMW standard – Maypole reports it now has enquiries for further systems from South Africa, China and the Netherlands.
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Robot mannequin ‘Porton Man’ moves with igus
A robotic mannequin has been recently developed by a British engineering company, i-bodi Technology, a subsidiary of Crawley Creatures Ltd, to help the Ministry of Defence test chemical and biological (CB) protective suits and equipment for its Armed Forces.
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Altra precision ensures flawless performance in new World Trade Center lifts
The ultra-high-speed passenger lifts that serve the penthouse storeys of One World Trade Center NYC, one the world’s most desirable properties, rely on perfectly crafted drive engineering components to provide flawless operation, 24 hours a day. Many of these were made to exacting standards by Altra Industrial Motion, a leading global supplier of power transmission components.
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The questions to ask when specifying an electrical enclosure
Engineers cannot be experts at everything, so they often bring in specialists to help out. And asking the right questions will help ensure a successful outcome to each project. Here, Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK identifies the key things to consider about electrical enclosures.
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