Thursday 21/9/2017

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 Daily News 
21/09/2017 Renishaw robot makes guest appearance in the operating theatres of BBC hospital drama Holby City
21/09/2017 Spelsberg UK appoints John Clarke as Area Sales Manager for West region
21/09/2017 Invertek Drives starts work on new 5,500m² factory
21/09/2017 Wave of success for Bürkert 's new flowmeters…
21/09/2017 Fraunhofer Institute and Mitsubishi Electric demonstrate human orientated machine operation at EMO 2017
20/09/2017 EU Automation explains how automation can improve traceability in manufacturing.
20/09/2017 Seeq To Sponsor Ignition Community Conference (ICC), Announces Reseller Program for Inductive Automation System Integrators
20/09/2017 Maintaining uptime: Boulting Technology on why preventative maintenance is vital in high volume, low margin industries
20/09/2017 Jargon is Holding UK Businesses Back from New Technology Investment, says Epicor
20/09/2017 Renishaw shares collaboration expertise at Praxis Unico event

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 Case Studies  
Two-metre pre-cast concrete panels help reduce bund wall installation by two weeks
A long-established bulk liquid transport and storage provider near Aberdeen has found a fast, pre-cast solution to its urgent need for three new bund walls. W M Donald brought in JP Concrete for its capability in quickly supplying and installing high quality L-shaped panels. 
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Driving efficiency into electric vehicle R&D with wireless torque sensor
Sevcon in Gateshead, which designs and manufactures high-quality motor controllers and system components for hybrid and electric vehicles, has driven efficiency into its equipment testing regimes by standardising TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology of Banbury.
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Capula collaborates on academic digital substation research project
Capula is collaborating on a research project with Manchester University to analyse digital substation architecture design and reliability on an IEC618501 multi-vendor test platform. The Network Innovation Allowance2 funded project is being supported by five partners, including Capula an Imtech company, as well as being backed by international engineering knowledge-sharing association, Cigre3. The findings of the study will influence real-world scenarios and help shape the strategic direction of the nation’s electrical network.
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Hospital energy saving project wins government innovation award
When a hospital on the Isle of Man was looking to reduce operating costs, it worked with boiler manufacturer and contractor McQuillan to seek methods of reducing energy costs. With a payback period of just three years, the installation of three steam boiler economisers will provide an annual energy saving of over £30,000.
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HRS Heat Exchangers: Food industry pumps are not just for liquids
Moving products around during processing is an inherent need for most medium and large-scale food manufacturers. The exact requirements obviously depend on many factors, including the nature of the product itself and the processes involved. However, they tend to fall into two types, those which can be pumped and transported in pipes and those which need to conveyed, usually by mechanical belts or similar systems.
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 Editor's Comment 

Editor writes:

Why do we blame robots when the line stops?
Production and packing lines will stop working for any number of reasons, but the default assumption will often be that a robotic malfunction is to blame. Instead of scapegoating the technology, Paul Wilkinson, Commercial & Information Systems Manager at Pacepacker Services, offers some advice on getting to the root of the problem.
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