Plant & Works Engineering
Robotics and automation creating hundreds of new and upskilled jobs in manufacturing

SME manufacturers adopting robotics and automation, with the support of Made Smarter, are creating hundreds of new and upskilled jobs.

Digitalisation to help boost North West’s chemical industry

New academic year at Make UK sees 41% increase in apprenticeship intake

Defence sector to play key role in maximising success of UK economy

Connecting wind farms

Whether offshore or inland, wind farms endure all kinds of harsh environments. Condition monitoring is therefore essential and relies upon rugged embedded computing. PWE reports.

Identifying pump failures

From worn bearings to a damaged seal, seemingly minor issues can quickly escalate and lead to the shutdown of an entire pump system. Luckily, a careful preventive maintenance strategy can help pump owners identify potential threats before disaster strikes. Brian Tait* explains how.

Bringing gensets into the IoT

To reduce the cost of downtime, several industries have connected their equipment to the Internet of Things (IoT) for an accurate understanding of their performance. Now, with the help of telematics software, generator operators can also improve fleet performance and avoid downtime by receiving near real-time information on their machinery. Becky Wallis* discusses the potential for telematics in gensets.

PPMA show returns

With just a short time to go until PPMA Show 2021 returns to the NEC, Birmingham (28-30 September 2021), its exhibitors are eager to showcase their latest innovations bringing efficiency to your production line. PWE reports

Ensuring cobot safety

Collaborative robots are designed to operate safely alongside humans, but there are still precautions and procedures that you need to implement to minimise risks. Peter Lange* explains.

Fourth generation power transmission

Fourth generation power transmissionPowerGrip GT4 ™ is Gates' synchronous elastomer belt  reported to have the highest power transmission capacity on the market in its class. But this is not the only feature of this new belt from Gates, a world leader in the supply of specific hydraulic and power transmission solutions. Using new advanced materials, Gates has designed a belt with higher chemical resistance and resistance to a wider temperature range. The new GT4 ™ belt offers improved performance for a wide range of industrial applications.

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