Tuesday 22/5/2018

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22/05/2018 - How rural sewage pumping systems got smart
Looking to invest in technology to improve asset resilience, increase operational efficiency, reduce electrical consumption, deliver seamless capability to accommodate for future increases in pumping demands and make the wastewater infrastructure network smarter, cleaner and safer, Northumbrian Water decided to trial the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence – Xylem’s Flygt Concertor.
22/05/2018 - I/O connectors with integrated surge protection: saving space and cost for electrical control cabinet builders
Modern highly automated production plants rely on industrial connectors for the supply of energy, the communication of data and, above all else, the reliable and efficient transmission of signals from measuring, control and regulation technology. Here, transmission quality depends on the performance of both the key interconnection devices for inputs and outputs in the central electrical control cabinet and the protective devices applied within signal circuits.
Responding to the rapid need for food factories to use sustainable packaging materials, Ilapak UK has successfully adapted one of its vertical flow wrapping systems, the Vegatronic, to run a new compostable film. Following this breakthrough, Ilapak plan to modify its entire fleet of over 1200 vertical and horizontal systems and offer an upgrade option to existing customers wanting to switch to environmentally friendly substrates.  
21/05/2018 - How igus readychains were fitted and used in a vertical lift bridge
igus US installed readychains to breathe life into a replacement lift bridge. The new Memorial Bridge spans the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine on the east coast of the US. It replaces the original one, which was built in 1923 to remember local sailors and soldiers who participated in the World War between 1917-19.
21/05/2018 - NSK solves repeat failures of machine tool spindle bearings
NSK has resolved the issue of repeated spindle bearing failures on four CNC machining centres at the plant of a leading automotive industry supplier. Having identified the root cause of why the spindle bearings were failing every two weeks, the facility is now enjoying savings of €32,880 per annum.B022018-N-Image1.jpeg – NSK Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings offer long-life, high-precision and low-noise characteristics to suit high-speed machine tool spindles.
16/05/2018 - Aluminium poultry packaging meets skin pack techniques
Britain’s poultry production increased to 182.2 thousand tonnes in 2017, up 1.4 per cent on the previous year. To tackle the food wastage often associated with higher levels of production, Global packaging supplier, Advanta, has successfully trialled a unique skin pack aluminium poultry tray and film combination —the first of its kind on the foil packaging market.
14/05/2018 - Atlas Copco compressor and pipework combination boosts fast turnaround for Brinkley-Propeller’s maintenance and repair service
Equipping its new purpose-built maintenance and repair facility with an energy-efficient Atlas Copco GX11 FF compressor and a complete AIRnet modular pipework system, supplied and fitted by premier distributor Anglian Compressors, has enabled Brinkley-Propeller to fulfil its drive toward fast turnaround of high quality work at competitive prices.
14/05/2018 - New Yoghurt Plant in Finland Meets Sustainability Goals
The largest dairy in Finland, Valio Ltd, is owned by cooperatives of some 5,800 Finnish dairy farmers. With a mission ‘to create well-being and taste sensations in a responsible way’; reducing product losses and saving energy were particular focuses for its new dairy in Riihimäki, Finland. It selected SPX FLOW to supply processing equipment based on its good experiences with the company and a long-standing cooperation.
09/05/2018 - Electric motor expertise from SKF helps Houghton International to confirm and resolve elusive rail motor alternator issue
Houghton International is a specialist in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines. When engineers at the company carried out a HST alternator overhaul and rewind project for a rail industry customer, they applied their usual quality and verification procedures, which included a full range of tests using their SKF Baker AWA static motor analyzer.
09/05/2018 - Ireland’s landmark AD plant continues to set standards
Ireland’s first farm-scale AD/Biogas plant might well be approaching its eighth year of operation, but the 24/7 attention to detail at the GreenGas plant in County Limerick has never been more focused.
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