Thursday 21/2/2019

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 Daily News 
21/02/2019 AMETEK Land Names Manfred Hayk As New Global Infrared (IR) Product Manager
21/02/2019 Special Forum for Sensor and Measuring Technology for Process Automation Almost Booked Out
21/02/2019 EEF re-launches as Make UK
21/02/2019 Flowmeter innovation moves forward with Bürkert
21/02/2019 Northumberland primary school secures place on national engineering pilot programme
20/02/2019 Predicting the future of maintenance
20/02/2019 Webinar Now Available On Demand - Advances in Non-Contact Temperature Measurement for Continuous Annealing and Galvanizing Lines
20/02/2019 IChemE medals acknowledge chemical engineering brilliance
20/02/2019 Nobel Prize-winning laureate to create graphene-embedded art at Mobile World Congress 2019
20/02/2019 Focal-Point Technology Ltd Becomes Distributor for AMETEK Land Flue Gas Analysers

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Wireless torque sensors ensure airliners’ safety
The aerospace sector is renowned for its safety standards and a whole industry has grown up to provide equipment and services for testing aircraft and their subsystems.
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Stratus Technologies ftServer® secures production process
When the IT system for Alunorf, the world’s largest aluminium rolling and casting plant, was discontinued a few years ago, the organization set out to find a replacement system. The management and control of both its pit and pusher furnaces were dependent upon it. After considering a cluster system, Alunorf eventually chose a system built on fault-tolerant servers from Stratus Technologies.
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HRS supplies multinational pharmaceuticals company
HRS Process Solutions recently provided a major multinational pharmaceutical company with heat exchangers to cool Water for Injection (WFI) at one of its production facilities in Australia.
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Ypsomed and HARTING collaborate on development of Industry 4.0 digital control systems for retrofitting to plastic injection moulding machines
Ypsomed Group, an international medical technology company specialising in the development and manufacture of injection and infusion systems for the self-injection of liquid medicines, has selected HARTING as a collaborative partner in a development project to retrofit legacy protocol plastic injection moulding machines with an integrated Industry 4.0 digital control system that is also linked with a factory-wide MES/ERP system.
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How igus enables intelligent monitoring of moving cables in smart factories
In their latest video, igus demonstrates the CF.Q module, which monitors the health of bus cables in e-chains after the warranty period expires and recommends maintenance or replacement in good time. Just one part of the smart plastic range, the system provides early alarms even for the smallest changes in transmission characteristics – this avoids unscheduled system shutdowns as well as the associated high costs.
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 Editor's Comment 

Editor writes:

Retention, not just recruitment – 6 ways to protect your company from the skills crisis
The manufacturing industry is in the grip of a well-documented skills crisis, with the government estimating that 186,000 new engineers will be needed each year until 2024. In a recent survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, three-quarters of manufacturers say they are concerned about accessing the skills their businesses need. This challenge is being compounded by the digital revolution, low unemployment and Brexit, prompting many companies to redouble their efforts to attract the next generation of engineers.
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