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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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Ace container handling with SANY

Following a review of the latest heavy lifting equipment facilitated by Cooper Specialised Handling, a well-established container services company has added a new SANY empty container handler to its fleet. With 25 years of experience in the shipping container industry, Northern Containers specialises in the sale of new and used containers. Part of the Ace Group, it operates a UK-wide container hire service, provides depot and self-storage facilities... 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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TotalKare online training solution driving vehicle workshop safety

A leading mobile vehicle lift company in the West Midlands is putting health and safety firmly on the agenda with the launch of its new online training solution. Bosses at TotalKare HDWS Ltd, of Chancel Way, Halesowen, are hoping the firm's brand new online training solution will help ensure those using its mobile vehicle lifts do so in a competent and ultimately... 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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Body care specialist outsources to Walker

Boozi Body Care – manufacturer of a range of cocktail-inspired hand and body creams and washes – has outsourced its B2B and B2C supply chain processes to Berkshire-based Walker Logistics. Walker will provide picking, packing, kitting and fulfillment services for Boozi Body Care’s online sales and supply replenishment orders to the company’s growing list of UK-based retail partners. The contract... 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