Monday 20/8/2018

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17/08/2018 Making Electronics Design Faster & Easier
17/08/2018 EEF A level comment
17/08/2018 Cressall: Why replacement resistors are still needed for legacy systems.
17/08/2018 Renishaw looks to the future of AM at IMTS
17/08/2018 Discover the future of automation: Event will showcase automation issues from manufacturing intelligence to cybersecurity
16/08/2018 New white paper from WES explains how to select the right chemical dosing system
16/08/2018 Festo customers are even better connected through new official partner network
16/08/2018 Precision motion technologies are rising to the future challenges of photonics
16/08/2018 Helicopters could bring new technologies to fighting brushfires
16/08/2018 Defining Autonomous Machine Vision – a new category

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VSD+ compressor cuts energy consumption by 76% and service costs by 30% for Scottish seafood processor
Salmon producer Marine Harvest VAP (UK) Ltd has achieved annual energy savings of £21,000 after Atlas Copco updated its compressed air system with new technology. By downsizing from a 45 kW compressor to a GA22VSD+ rotary screw compressor from Atlas Copco, the salmon producer has realised a 76 per cent energy saving and a 30 per cent reduction in service costs.
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Drop gate renewal secures Baltic Wharf, Burnham from tides and flood
As part of a refurbishment and upgrade project, ECS Engineering Services has renewed drop gates at Baltic Wharf, Burnham on the River Crouch in Essex. The gates are based on its innovative stoplogs that are made from durable, high strength fibre reinforced polymer (FRP).
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Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings
Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Molded-Oil bearings from NSK, a British snack food manufacturing plant is saving more than €52,000 a year after replacing the existing bearings in a seven-track conveyor system.B082018-N-Image1.jpeg - Conveyor systems in the food processing industry have to be cleaned thoroughly, which places tough requirements on the bearings
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Retrospective digitalisation: Making the most of legacy equipment
According to the Annual Manufacturing Report, 2018, four in five manufacturers believe that smart factory technologies will improve their supply chain relationships. The proposed benefits of data collection from smart sensors are huge, but some manufacturers still feel that a smart factory is out of their reach.
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Effective level control in Milk of Lime mixing vessel
As the sole processor of the UK’s beet sugar crop, British Sugar work in partnership with 3,500 growers and customers to deliver a world-class product that is made to the highest standards every day. Processing around eight million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year, they are the leading producer for the British and Irish food and beverage markets. Their innovative approach to manufacturing also enables British Sugar to create a range of co-products from power generation and bioethanol, to animal feed and much more, allowing British Sugar to become one of the most efficient sugar processors in the world.
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 Editor's Comment 

Editor writes:

How Dairy Companies can Find Value at the Network Edge
By nature, dairy companies are complex operations. With narrow margins and intense competition – on top of the numerous challenges brought on by regulatory issues, compliance measures and pressures from the consumer marketplace – the dairy industry is ripe for improvement with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
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