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JCB PROVIDES INDUSTRIAL SETTING FOR BBC ONE’S QUESTION TIME

JCB was put in the national spotlight last night when the company played host to BBC One’s          Question Time. Programme host David Dimbleby fielded questions from guests including former Labour Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott, Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis, Chief Executive of Siemens UK Juergen Maier, Sunday Express Political Editor Camilla Tominey and Ash Sarkar,... Read More
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Pump and valve innovator finds a test rig technology that talks the torque

To analyse the long term performance and reliability of hard working valves and pumps, serial innovators Manchester-based Bifold Group has adopted radio frequency based torque transducers from Sensor Technology Ltd for two of its specialist test rigs. An inter-generational commitment to advancing science and engineering has seen Bifold transform from a 19th century mining lamp maker into a leading manufacturer... Read More
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Ajax announces high volume, compact Silo Cascade Mixer Space saving alternative to conventional conical hoppers

Solids handling equipment maker, Ajax Equipment, announces a new type of silo cascade mixer enabling batch powder processing in squat, square mixing containers in place of tall conventional conical hoppers, for plants where space is limited. The mixer combines mass flow and intake recycling screw technology that minimises power consumption whilst providing efficient mixing. The Ajax silo cascade mixer uses... Read More
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Vortex European Office Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

DARLINGTON, UK – As of December 2017, Vortex Global Limited has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Vortex Global’s parent company, Salina Vortex Corporation, made a recent announcement that it too had obtained ISO 9001:215 certification. Previously, Vortex Global was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard, and has been ISO-certified since its establishment in 2007. ISO 9001 is an... Read More
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Chemical engineers talk sense about mixer efficiencies

Manchester University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences is leading world class developments in energy efficiency in the process industries. Researchers have incorporated TorqSense transducers into a test rig that is analysing losses in in-line mixers. Efficient production is fundamentally important to success in the process industries, many of which serve global markets. While there are multiple elements of... Read More
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Hyster® Trucks overcome tough tests at sand-lime brick factory

From large quantities of dust, to extreme temperature variations, Hyster® forklift trucks help overcome the tough conditions at Radmacher Kalksandsteine, a sand-lime brick production plant in Wendeburg, Germany.The family business has been producing sand-lime bricks using only sand, quicklime and water since 1963. The blocks are hardened in 15-bar pressure autoclaves where more than 60 employees ensure continuous production in... Read More
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Moving large loads with MasterMover

The world record for the heaviest object pulled over 100 feet belongs to a US reverend who pulled a 68-tonne lorry. This is an impressive achievement, but one that manufacturing plant engineers must regularly equal using specialist equipment — with various degrees of success. Here, Hugh Freer, a director of electric tug specialist MasterMover, looks at why these traditional methods... Read More
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Inflatable Seated Butterfly Valve from Posi-flate

An inflatable seated butterfly valve designed for dry bulk solids or liquid slurry applications is available from Posi-flate. The valve is ideally suited for abrasive materials such as sand, feldspar, fly ash and most other dry, granular materials, which reduce valve life. The inflatable seat design provides a better seal by utilizing air pressure to expand the seat against the... Read More
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Baldwin expands global platform with the acquisition of QuadTech, Inc.

Partnership creates vision and inspection print technology powerhouse Baldwin Technology Company Inc.—a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries—has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics. With this acquisition, Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s highly regarded technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India.... Read More
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Clugston Distribution appoints new director

Clugston Distribution, part of the privately owned Clugston Group, which also has interests in construction, facilities management and property development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tim Doggett as distribution director. Mr Doggett joins Clugston Distribution from Rhenus Logistics, where he held the position of general manager and was responsible for the organisation’s sales and operations across the... Read More