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Engineering Update
January 2017
The Events preview 2017 is here! Engineering Update are pleased to present the first edition of the year. This issue focuses on the must attend events for 2017.
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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) secure cleaning contract with on-line retailer
TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is now playing a part in helping an unnamed on-line retailer achieve speedy grocery deliveries from their DC in London. The contract being delivered by a team from TCFM started on 8th December 2016. It will provide cleaning services to a Distribution Centre responsible for its groceries delivery in London.
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Top causes of PLC control system failure: ~ Control system maintenance to minimise downtime ~
On New Year’s Day 1968, the programmable logic controller (PLC) was first designed. Whilst most were busy celebrating and making resolutions, Dick Morley was planning his invention. The PLC has been used ever since to make logic based decisions in automated industrial processes. Despite their resilience and rugged design, PLC-based control systems can still break down and their failure can lead to costly downtime.
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Roller Conveyor Sensors
Intelligent, Innovative, Ecological: Sensors for Roller Conveyor Systems are Making Logistics Smart
The new sensors for roller conveyor systems offer everything required for modern warehousing and transport technology: mountable underneath the transport level of raceway conveyors, the inventor of this extraordinary design format is now presenting intelligent, multitalented sensors which are not only setting new standards where environmental protection is concerned. Together with a broad range of variants, near field communication (NFC) and smart logistics functions result in an ideal product for logistics 4.0.
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Variohm EuroSensor adds puck and magnet option to Euro-X Hall Effect angle sensor range
Euro-X series programmable non-contacting sensor range expands with two-part puck & magnet design Variohm EuroSensor, the leading UK sensor manufacturer and distributor, has added a ‘puck and magnet’…
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ABC-t Automated Bottle Closure Tester
Out-of-specification capping machines can lead to lost production time and costly wastage due to incorrectly fitting closures.


Mecmesin’s ABC-t automatically measures the initial release torque and bridge torque of ROPP closures, to ensure that the capping process is operating correctly.
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NFPC Industry Open Day TIME TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE! Wednesday 15th February 2017
Location: National Fluid Power Centre, Worksop, Notts, S81 7HP With over 85+ Exhibitors confirmed for next years event (full details see below), FREE’ Technical Lectures accredited for CPD, delivered by Key Speakers from ABB, Bosch Rexroth, Parker & Sun Hydraulics. PLUS…
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Distag QCS
Distag QCS open new Tube Manipulation Facility in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
Distag QCS (UK) Ltd are delighted to announce the opening of their new branch at J14 Business Park, Dungannon, Northern Ireland. Based in the heart of the Crushing & Screening manufacturing sites – Our trade counter can cater for your urgent needs, backed up by our high volume assembly base in Lisburn.
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Latest initiative highlights suitability of space-saving combination X5c X-ray and Checkweighing inspection system for wide range of ready meal and food-to-go options
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Centrica Wind Energy
Centrica Wind Energy
Centrica’s operating and maintenance costs, associated with engineered turbines in offshore conditions, are high and maintenance is required to the internal monitoring and control systems on a regular basis.
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Precision control tension and compression tester
Mecmesin has launched the first of a new generation of universal testers, with a focus on precision control. Its positional resolution of 0.001 mm means the MultiTest-dV offers unparalleled control even at the level of the most affordable entry-level systems.
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Claiming a first for the Marine market, Autonnic has just launched a DC current magnetic metering system ideally suited to marine electrical systems. First shown at METS16 the A4710 has no electrical contact with the wire which carries the current and so it can just be clipped any insulated wire; there is no interruption or re-wiring or termination required because it measures amount and the direction by the magnetic field which the current creates.
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Rittal LED light series now complete
Rittal has launched two new versions of its LED system lights, thus completing the range. Its series of specially designed lights now includes 600 and 400 lumens of light output (luminous flux), to add to the current 1200- and 900-lumen versions. This means that Rittal can now offer lighting solutions to suit all sizes of enclosure, from small housings right up to large systems.
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Specialist accountancy firm Finsbury Robinson have made significant efficiencies and streamlined their processes with the implementation of T Cards Online. Jamie Featherstone, Director comments, “The software is great, our accountants use it all the time and personally I love how simple it is. It has been really easy to implement and train the staff”.
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TR Fastenings
TR Fastenings Sponsors Stylish Swedish-designed Sidebuddy
The new eco-solution for city transportation


As our cities become increasingly congested with traffic and pollution, bicycles are proving an increasingly popular way to get around town more quickly and easily – and with the added benefit of zero emissions.
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2017 Manufacturing and systems predictions
At Statii, we have been operating in the manufacturing industry for decades. Long before the invention of ERP software and production control systems. Despite still dipping our toe into the manufacturing industry, software is now our core industry, instead or working for it… serving it. So, I thought I would write this article, after reflecting on the past year and hoping that 2017 brings a more positive outlook.
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