Engineering – Clever Machinery https://clevermachinery.com Industrial & Manufacturing intelligence news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 134434637 Good practice guidance launched for the safe use of suction/vacuum excavators https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/good-practice-guidance-launched-safe-use-suctionvacuum-excavators/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:21:48 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2293 The Suction and Vacuum Excavator (SAVE) Special Interest Group has launched a Good Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Suction/Vacuum Excavators. The comprehensive 84-page publication is available to download for free from the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) website. Suction/Vacuum Excavators have become commonplace in the construction and utilities sectors in recent years to carry

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Japanese project wins Airbus award for diversity in engineering https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/japanese-project-wins-airbus-award-diversity-engineering/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:27:37 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2262 Fifth edition of UNESCO-backed Award is announced at global engineering deans’ conference in Canada. Airbus, the worldwide leader in aeronautics, space and related services and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), the leading global organisation for engineering education, have announced the recipient of the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award. Japan‘s Kyushu Institute of Technology’s BIRDS Satellite

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Solid steel chains for horizontal drilling machines: harsh demands, flexible solution https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/solid-steel-chains-horizontal-drilling-machines-harsh-demands-flexible-solution-2/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:14:45 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2166 Robust steel cable carriers from KABELSCHLEPP Metool have proven successful, as in the horizontal drilling machines from Prime Drilling GmbH, which allow trenchless laying of pipelines up to 60″ deep and over a distance of up to 3,000 meters. To allow Prime Drilling to work as flexibly as possible, KABELSCHLEPP Metool implemented the drag chains as

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Optimas announces partnership with iconic TVR at Goodwood Revival launch https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/optimas-announces-partnership-iconic-tvr-goodwood-revival-launch/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:07:55 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2157 Since it was announced that the new owners of TVR would be teaming up with road car design legend, Gordon Murray, to launch an all new sports car, the motoring community has been waiting for details. The wait was finally over at this year’s Goodwood Revival – TVR officially unveiled its 200mph+ supercar to the

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CPA launches good practice guide on hydraulic pressurising activities https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/cpa-launches-good-practice-guide-hydraulic-pressurising-activities/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:36:56 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2080 The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has launched a good practice guide on the safety aspects of pressurising hydraulic systems using an external energy source for diagnostic purposes. The publication has been produced following an approach to the CPA by the Assistant Coroner for Warwickshire concerning a fatality caused by a pressurising activity where failure of

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It takes a tough nut to survive life on the road… https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/takes-tough-nut-survive-life-road/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:30:25 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=1961 Optimas has worked with a global truck manufacturer on the development of a simple locknut design which reduces vehicle kerb weight while also improving durability. As emissions regulations become stricter and the price of oil continues to rise, there’s no hiding from the fact that the Heavy Duty Truck and Motor trade is becoming ever

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The UK’s Top Plant Mechanic Apprentices Recognised at CPA Stars of the Future Event https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/uks-top-plant-mechanic-apprentices-recognised-cpa-stars-future-event/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:32:14 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=1879 The future of the construction plant industry is in safe hands judging by the exceptional quality of the entrants at this year’s Stars of the Future awards hosted by the CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association). Held in association with A-Plant and supported by CITB, CPA Stars of the Future identifies some of the industry’s brightest young

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Optimas supports Jaguar Land Rover to raise funds for NSPCC https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/optimas-supports-jaguar-land-rover-raise-funds-nspcc/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:42:24 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=1855 Optimas Solutions is proud to announce its on-going support of the Jaguar Land Rover ‘Ride and Drive Event’, which each year raises money for the NSPCC. Optimas operates as a full service provider of fastener and C-Class components for JLR production sites across the UK – as well as numerous tier 1 suppliers to the

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What effect will Brexit have on standards and compliance for hazardous area industries? https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/effect-will-brexit-standards-compliance-hazardous-area-industries/ Thu, 18 May 2017 14:56:07 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=1841 Tim Marks represents the AEMT as a member of BSI, IEC, and IECEx standards committees for Explosive Atmospheres and Rotating Electrical Equipment. He looks at some of the issues facing the Hazardous Area industry now that the UK Parliament has agreed to Brexit. There are currently a lot of blank faces, particularly in Whitehall when

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Electric tugs moving offshore https://clevermachinery.com/engineering/electric-tugs-moving-offshore/ Tue, 09 May 2017 08:47:13 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=1808 Derbyshire based electric tug manufacturer MasterMover has signed a partnership with offshore lifting specialist Safelift Offshore. Safelift Offshore, based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, will distribute MasterMover’s entire range of electric tugs in Scotland. Safelift Offshore supplies to the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as to onshore sectors including the manufacturing industry.  MasterMover’s electric tugs

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