Precia-Molen maximise the beer duty refund for Marston’s

Marston’s a West Midlands brewery has started to ensure that they minimise their beer duty by claiming a refund on the ‘dregs’ from their returned kegs and casks. Known as ‘ullage’, this is often only thought of as a beer unfit for consumption but has quite a wide definition. With duty being paid on all beer leaving a brewery it seems... Read More
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Hooked on heavy-duty joystick controllers

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced that its Industrial division is supplying Penny + Giles JC8000 joystick controllers to Netherlands-based VDL Containersystemen, a designer and manufacturer of container handling systems including hooklifts, skiploaders and cable systems. VDL Containersystemen’s ‘Classic’ control system for the hooklifts uses cabin-based air controls to operate the hydraulic main valve that drives the hydraulic cylinders. This allows the... Read More
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Vehicle hire specialist expand first-class fleet

The UK’s leading provider of specialist operated and self-drive hire vehicles has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to product excellence and customer service by investing more than £6million in new equipment, which will see 53 brand new vehicles added to its fleet over the coming year. Go Plant Limited has ordered a range of truck mounted sweepers including 51 x VT651... Read More
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Prime Minister visits Port of Tyne

The Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron popped into the Port of Tyne recently.  Accompanied by Martin Callanan MEP, the Prime Minister took in a bird’s eye view of the Port from the top of a 70m high container shipping crane. The new gantry crane, costing £6m, was installed at the end of 2013 and has enabled the Port... Read More
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New Generation of Flexi AC launched

Flexi Narrow Aisle – one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of very narrow aisle (VNA) materials handling equipment for over 30 years – has announced details of the next generation of models in its best-selling Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks. In all there are six distinct variations of the Flexi AC articulated truck within the Flexi range, each one... Read More
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Packaging company’s compressor waste heat helps to warm local college

Greiner Packaging’s production plant in Northern Ireland is helping a neighbouring college cut its £40,000 annual heating bill by donating waste heat from its compressors and its process cooling installation. Dungannon Integrated College, a secondary school with 500 pupils, receives the heat into its central heating system via underground pipework, not only reducing costs but saving 200 metric tons of... Read More
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Greenshields guns for growth with £1.5M investment

One of the world’s largest JCB machinery dealers is investing for growth with a £1.5 million expansion of its headquarters. Greenshields JCB has extended and completely refurbished its premises in Farnham, Surrey, creating additional open-plan offices, warehousing for parts and an additional acre of yard storage for customer machines. The move comes as the UK market for construction equipment booms... Read More
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Russell Finex launches new websites

Russell Finex, global sieving and filtration specialists, are pleased to announce the launch of their new websites. The new websites boast a cleaner design, streamlined content and enhanced navigation, providing users with quick and easy access to the information they require. Key features Enhanced navigation – providing users with the quickest path to the information they require and machine recommendations... Read More
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SWECO Introduces the LA Low Profile Separator

A Single Motor Design That Produces Significantly High Rates SWECO, a business unit of M-I L.L.C., is pleased to introduce the LA Low Profile Separator. The LA Separator incorporates a single large vertically mounted motor to induce a sifting motion across the screen plane. The frames of the separator are mounted on ‘rubber isolators’ compared to ‘springs’ in conventional low... Read More
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RDS and Loup Electronics launch LOADEX 100 at CONEXPO 2014 

Making its market debut, LOADEX 100 is a retrofittable scale installed on both tracked and wheeled 360 degree excavators and material handling machines to weigh the amount of net material load in the bucket, grab or clamshell. Two pressure sensors are installed into the hydraulic lift system with up to two more installed on machines fitted with assistor accumulator cylinders.... Read More