Tuesday 24/5/2016

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 Daily News 
 
24/05/2016 Electro Rent Announces Changes to Executive Management Team
24/05/2016 IMechE welcomesGovernment bid to ensure the UK is at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport
24/05/2016 Tackling memory distortion to improve process safety
24/05/2016 Visit Altra Couplings and Bauer Gear Motor at IFAT 2016
24/05/2016 Trending tech for remote access: European Automation examines the use of apps in industrial environments.
24/05/2016 Bosch Rexroth launches Industry 4.0 training rigs for future engineers
24/05/2016 Loughborough engineering student wins prize for better beer
24/05/2016 BPMA Launches 3-Day Electrical Competency Course 21-23 June 2016 – West Bromwich
24/05/2016 take a tour through the igus® test lab
24/05/2016 EPSRC commits £15 million for formulation manufacturing research





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 Case Studies  
 
PlanET Biogas UK strengthens its market position - One new Food Waste and one Biomethane AD Plant recently completed
PlanET Biogas UK Ltd. underlines its continuous market activities and strengthens its market position after the commissioning of two recently accomplished biogas plants. Sixteen anaerobic digestion (AD) plants are already successfully running in the UK, the 17th is about to start operation in Cardigan, Wales to form one of the 20 projects, realised by PlanET by the end of 2016.
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IVS BRINGS VISION TO UNIVERSAL ‘COBOTS’
Oxfordshire-based Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) is now integrating its machine vision technology with the latest collaborative robots, also known as ‘cobots’, from Universal Robots. IVS is pitching the vision-enabled UR3, UR5 and UR10 models, which are supplied in the UK by R.A. Rodriguez (U.K.) Limited, at customer applications such as inspecting complex components, as well as providing positioning feedback to the robot.
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RELIABILITY DRIVES MOTOR/ DRIVE SELECTION IN SMOKE EXTRACTION FAN APPLICATION
Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Emak Fan Industries Inc. has chosen a modular, dedicated motor and drive solution from Emerson for its latest smoke extraction fan project. Switching from another supplier, Emak's selection of a modular Powerdrive F300 from Control Techniques and a dedicated smoke extraction motor from Leroy-Somer (both Emerson Industrial Automation companies), was based on "reliable and robust" product design attributes and fast delivery performance
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EMERSON DRIVES STREAMLINE PORT CRANE APPLICATION
Measuring over 100m wide and over 60m high and with a lifting capacity of 45t, the port crane used for loading and unloading containers is one of the many items of equipment that have been modernised during the current year by Apator Control engineers.The crane at the DB Port Szczecin container terminal has undergone a thorough electrical and mechanical refit. As part of the electrical overhaul, Apator Control used systems from the company Control Techniques: Unidrive M AC and Mentor MP DC drives controlled by the Simatic S7 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
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Precision gas control for experimental combustion rig
When Saflame was approached to design an experimental combustion rig which required precise, independent control of three gases, it turned to Bürkert Fluid Control Systems to provide the solution.
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 Editor's Comment 
 

Editor writes:

Educating the benefits of automation to food manufacturers – as they face short retail contracts
Winning a large retail contract is a coup for any food manufacturer. However, supermarket price wars and changing food presentations to gain and maintain the interest of consumers, means that many manufacturers are being squeezed out of the market.
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