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16/05/2011 - Single shift robot installation gets Greencore automated with zero downtime
Greencore Prepared Meals, Warrington, has successfully implemented its first automated packaging line for its high output lasagne products without any disruption to production. The end of line system comprising two Kawasaki FD50 robots, conveyors and guarding was delivered, installed and made available for commissioning during a single weekly hygiene shift.
16/05/2011 - Rolling bearings and condition monitoring ensure safe elevator rides at The Eiffel Tower
The Schaeffler Group has extended its long-standing relationship with SETE (Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel) by providing additional services for the company that operates Paris’ greatest landmark.
16/05/2011 - Pukka Pies – no compromise as MasoSine pumps replace AOD’s to offer faster, quieter and more efficient operation
MasoSine pump technology from the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has solved a number of pump-related problems at leading UK pie manufacturer, Pukka Pies Ltd. Aiming to lower decibel levels, reduce cycle times and cut energy consumption, Pukka Pies replaced pneumatically operated air pumps with MasoSine SPS 2.5 pumps to transfer meat fillings at its headquarters in Syston, Leicestershire, from where it produces over 60 million pies every year.
16/05/2011 - Feed Manufacturer Sees Annual Savings of £17,000 After Installing Inverter Technology from RJW
When a major animal feed manufacturer, employing 200 people across the UK and producing over 34,000 tonnes of product every year from its Merseyside plant, explored energy saving opportunities, the first company contacted was Rewinds & J. Windsor, an Official Drives Partner for Control Techniques inverters.
11/05/2011 - Broadbent spins energy savings with Vacon drives
Thomas Broadbent & Sons, the UK’s preeminent developer and supplier of solid-liquid separation equipment, is now using Vacon AC variable speed drives with Active Front End (AFE) technology to recover up to 90% of the energy consumed by the batch centrifugals it supplies to the sugar processing industry.
An innovative Lancashire engineering firm is helping the UK's largest independent manufacturer of paints and wood stains to target efficiency improvements by installing a powerful new management tool designed to enable leaner and smarter production processes.
10/05/2011 - Emerson installs PlantWeb™ digital plant architecture with Ovation™ control system at Petrobras combined-cycle power plant in Brazil
Integrating multiple OEM systems on a single Ovation™ control platform supports a plant expansion expected to boost megawatt production by more than 50 percent
10/05/2011 - GE’s Phasor XS Flaw Detector Is Validated By PETROBRÁS-SEQUI
- The Phasor XS flaw detector from the Inspection Technologies business of GE Energy’s Measurement & Control Solutions has been successfully used in a weld inspection procedure replacing conventional ultrasound, which has been approved by Petrobras Engineering of Brazil. The innovative procedure was developed and qualified jointly by GE’s Inspection Technologies business and Marcelo Salomão, a level 3 engineer, employed by the POLiend NDT Company of Piracicaba.
10/05/2011 - Novel handheld vibration monitor enables optimum maintenance of traction motor bearings at Siemens Mobility
A novel, handheld vibration monitoring system has been developed, which enables maintenance engineers at Siemens Mobility to check train traction motors for early signs of damage to the bearings.

The two handheld FAG Detector III vibration monitoring systems supplied by Schaeffler UK have already paid for themselves within just two months, by minimising disruption costs to rail operators and by significantly reducing the number of traction motor repairs due to bearing deterioration.
09/05/2011 - Siemens filter presses help Bolivian mine tailings management
Coeur Manquiri, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, recently purchased three MC Press filter presses from Siemens Water Technologies for its San Bartolome mine in Potosi, Bolivia. The dewatering filter presses will allow improved dry stacked tailings management on site. The MC Press filter presses are expected to become operational later this year.
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