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The new Sentencing Guidelines are having a big impact. A 2013 incident, see our lead story, led to a worker having part of his leg amputated. Three firms were fined following a court case, the largest of which is to pay out £1,350,000.

Simon Duddy
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Advanced Engineering 2017
NEC, Birmingham
1st - 2nd November 2017
The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018

AIR USER 2017 - 2018

Air User 2017 - 2018

MM Guide 2017 - 2018

Maintenance Management Guide 2017 - 2018




Company fined £1,350,000 after pressure test fault

Three companies, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited, Central Industrial Services (Northern) Ltd and R & A Kay Inspection Services Ltd, were sentenced today after an employee suffered serious fractures to his leg.

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HP to move into metal 3D printing

HP plans to make the move in 2018 and build on last year's release of its Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, which was billed as the world's first production-ready 3D printing system.

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Advance your knowledge of today's hot topics

Now in its ninth year, Advanced Engineering 2017 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1st and 2nd November. It brings together more than 600 exhibiting firms and features a raft of speakers and conference themes. Topics include the fourth industrial revolution, Brexit, additive manufacturing and advances in aluminium engineering.

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UK bid to become additive manufacturing leader

A new initiative to bring the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) to more industries and to establish the UK as a world leader in the field, has been launched by AM UK.

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Clean Growth Strategy: a useful framework if lacking in detail

Speaking at the launch of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, Secretary of State Greg Clark, was clear that this wasn't just a climate plan, it was part of the UK's forthcoming Industrial Strategy, comments Roz Bulleid, senior climate and environment policy advisor at EEF.

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New scroll compressors from CompAir for PureAir applications

With the launch of the S-Series scroll compressor range, CompAir has further extended its PureAir range of oil-free compressors, which now cater to application requirements in the 4 kW to 15 kW range.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries to expand production in China

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries is expanding production of industrial robots in China, striving to achieve a 70% sales increase to around 8000 units for the current fiscal year to March 2018.

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Manufacturer takes 11 Verlinde hoists

The hoists will be used to back up the firm's seven overhead cranes and two semi-gantry cranes.

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Diversey upgrades robotic cleaning with new floorcare machine

Diversey's new TASKI SWINGOBOT 2000 is a hands-free robotic floor care machine with built-in sensors and innovative on-board technologies.

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Gates Europe launches new range of hydraulic hose & couplings - Pro Series

This addition to the Gates range which already includes a wide range of premium solutions such as the MegaSys Hose and Coupling offering means that Gates now offers a complete portfolio of hydraulic solutions engineered to deliver the right level of performance based on customer needs.

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Zero Down Time (ZDT) technology launches

Setting your sights on preventative maintenance and global networking? Look no further than FANUC.

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New generation of HMIs for factory automation

New CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs with Crimson 3.1 Software improves developer and user experience, delivering protocol conversion, data logging and web server for monitoring and control.

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Go for Zero Guide: Managing workplace safety risks

Every workplace accident generates cost, and potentially includes a severe human toll that impacts morale and productivity. Managing safety risks to prevent workplace accidents from happening is both a humane and an economically sound strategy to protect or even improve company profitability.

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Hybrid adhesive technology webinar announced

The introduction of Henkel's Hybrid Technology has massively extended the scope of application for structural adhesives in both design and repair.

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Turnkey conveyor systems

To complement their range of Air Knife Systems for product surface drying and cooling applications, Air Control Industries (ACI) design and manufacture customised conveyors to transport product through the process.

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Outstanding productivity from Chicago Pneumatic screwdrivers

Chicago Pneumatic recognises that within its Customer base there are many demanding assembly applications although not all require precise torque.

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High-resolution Endurance pyrometers with rugged remote sensor head

Fluke Process Instruments expands the Endurance pyrometer series by models with a remote sensing head that tolerates ambient temperatures up to 315°C.

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Simplified machine health monitoring from SKF

SKF has introduced a new handheld sensor, which, when used in combination with a smartphone app, simplifies the collection and interpretation of critical machine condition data.

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