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03/02/2023 200-year-old manufacturer turns to smart technology to drive efficiency

A Midlands-based manufacturer that can trace its roots back more than 200 years is using Industry 4.0 machine monitoring software from FourJaw to drive efficiency. 

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02/02/2023 Bilfinger UK bolsters services for wind farms with Sulzer partnership

Integrated industrial services provider Bilfinger UK has partnered with Sulzer to help wind farm operators and developers reduce their operation and maintenance (O&M) costs and streamline requirements for contractor support.

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01/02/2023 Steel industry uses gas detection cameras to detect harmful carbon monoxide gas

Many steel companies have similar challenges tied to safety, productivity and environmental stewardship. 

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24/01/2023 AI Sensing Solution wins product innovation award

SensiML Corporation, a leading developer of AI tools for building intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) end-points, has announced that the RSL10 SensiML AI/machine learning solution has won the Most Innovative Value Product award.

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23/01/2023 GE appoints Onyx Insight

GE Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of General Electric and leading wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has selected independent data analytics and engineering experts Onyx Insight as the sole provider of condition monitoring solutions for its onshore wind turbines.

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20/01/2023 TSI announces acquisition of Casella

TSI Instruments Ltd, a UK subsidiary of TSI Incorporated, has acquired Casella from Ideal Industries Inc.

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19/01/2023 Proserv secures stake in Synaptec

Proserv has acquired a minority stake in Synaptec, a power system monitoring business, to optimise its disruptive condition monitoring technologies for the energy sector.

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18/01/2023 Compact thermal camera for hot working zones

Teledyne FLIR has announced the launch of the FLIR Cx5, a new pocket-portable thermal camera for condition monitoring in hazardous environments.

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17/01/2023 BATCAM 1.0 leak-arc detection and monitoring solutions

SM Instruments, a provider of sound and vibration products, has introduced the BATCAM 1.0.

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16/01/2023 Advanced vibration profiling technology added

Cross Company’s testing group, located in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, has announced the addition of new cutting-edge vibration software technology.

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13/01/2023 Shell and TWTG sign global software agreement

Dutch Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution provider TWTG has secured an enterprise framework agreement to supply its vibration analytics solution to Shell Information Technology International BV.

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12/01/2023 Carestream NDT Digital R&D leader wins esteemed award

Lauded for her efforts in innovation, Dr Lynn La Pietra, Digital Research and Development (R&D) Leader in Carestream’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) group, has won a Silver Stevie Award in the Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Technology category at the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. 

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11/01/2023 Södra Cell invests in Swedish pulp mills

Following a successful first phase, Swedish forestry group Södra is now investing in another 1000 wireless Airius LTE-M vibration sensors for its pulp mills in Mönsterås, Mörrum and Värö.

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10/01/2023 EngineeringUK responds to DfE apprenticeships data

In response to the Department for Education (DfE) releasing new apprenticeships data, EngineeringUK has run an analysis on the data related to the engineering and technology sector.

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09/01/2023 New AI-based intelligent IoT solution

Advantech and Actility have announced the launch of a new integrated artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution, supporting machine operation teams in realising machine prognostics and health management.

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06/01/2023 Shaping the future of engineering

The Engineering Council (EC) is marking 40 years of setting and maintaining standards, following its incorporation by Royal Charter in November 1981 to ensure that society continues to have confidence and trust in the engineering profession.

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05/01/2023 Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre shortlisted for novel robotic friction stir welding system in national awards

The partners behind an ambitious project to develop a new, low-cost friction stir welding (FSW) system, for use in manufacturing in the shipping and marine industries, have been shortlisted in The Engineer’s Collaborate To Innovate Awards 2022 in the Modular Assembly System category.

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04/01/2023 EtaPRO solution installed at geothermal power plant

Amidst a global move towards renewable energy sources, decarbonisation and net-zero emissions, EtaPRO LLC, a Toshiba Group company, has installed its asset condition monitoring solution at Indonesia’s PT Geo Dipa Energi (Persero) (GDE) geothermal power plant through a contract with Toshiba Asia Pacific Indonesia. 

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03/01/2023 Jacobs wins new contract to support UK fusion programme

Jacobs has been awarded a contract to support the UK’s fusion energy research programme. 

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23/12/2022 Water challenge presents opportunity

Innovators from multiple sectors, including energy, manufacturing, transportation and food and beverage, could have the opportunity to share their condition monitoring solutions with every water company in the UK and Ireland.

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22/12/2022 Teledyne announces new cameras for high-accuracy image capture

Teledyne FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions has announced the all new Ladybug6, the latest addition to its field-proven Ladybug series.

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22/12/2022 Oceaneering forms inspection technology collaboration with InnetiQs

Oceaneering International has announced that it has formed a collaboration agreement with InnetiQs GmbH (IQ) to explore and develop advanced inspection solutions for the offshore and onshore energy markets.

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21/12/2022 New features added to Mobil Serv

ExxonMobil is adding powerful new features to its Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring service through partnering with Palantir Technologies, a leading builder of operating systems for the modern enterprise. 

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21/12/2022 IMechE Argyll Ruane launches new courses

Advancements in technology are primarily used in safety-critical applications where it is paramount to identify defects as early as possible, such as in the petrochemical, power generation and nuclear industries. 

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20/12/2022 New senior appointment for Ashtead Technology

International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of Bob Gillespie as Commercial Director.

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20/12/2022 DNV’s new notation

Class society DNV has introduced a new qualified propeller shaft and bearing condition monitoring notation.

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19/12/2022 IAEA launches global survey on information system on occupational exposure in industrial radiography

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) operates an Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research in Industrial Radiography (ISEMIR-IR) to improve the safety of workers who are exposed to ionising 
radiation.

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16/12/2022 Predictive maintenance solution trial

Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL), a water company based in the UK, is investing in a programme dedicated to implementing predictive maintenance to prevent failures, provide uninterrupted service to customers and reduce the costs of operation.

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15/12/2022 Eddyfi Technologies supplies Shell with robotic solution for safer autogas tank inspection

Following Shell Bulgaria’s formal announcement, Eddyfi Technologies has confirmed its collaboration with the industry leader to identify a safer alternative to manned inspection of autogas tanks: purpose-built inspection robots.

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15/12/2022 Hydrogen H2-ready pressure and temperature sensors from Variohm EuroSensor

As the market for innovation in hydrogen fuel generation develops in line with the growing need for low-carbon energy, leading sensor specialist Variohm EuroSensor offers a range of pressure and temperature sensors that fulfil safe measurement and monitoring of hydrogen processing, storage and transportation systems. 

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14/12/2022 Landis+Gyr appoints WaterGroup

Australia-based WaterGroup has signed a reseller agreement with energy management solutions provider Landis+Gyr for the sale of network-enabled ultrasonic fully integrated smart water meters.

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13/12/2022 Evident opens new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore

Evident has announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Singapore, marking its ongoing commitment to expand its business and  operations in the APAC region.

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12/12/2022 Transense pens deal with Meggitt

Sensor systems developer Transense Technologies has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Meggitt SA, a designer and manufacturer of complete condition monitoring, vibration monitoring and measurement solutions for the aerospace and energy markets.

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09/12/2022 Formal signing of agreements facilitates mobility of professional engineers

The Engineering Council has announced the formal signing of new agreements with Spanish professional bodies Asociación de Ingenieros Profesionales de España (AIPE) and the Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers (AQPE), which will facilitate the mobility and recognition of engineering professionals between the UK and Spain.

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08/12/2022 DriveRadar’s condition monitoring solution

German manufacturing company Sew‑Eurodrive is introducing the DriveRadar IoT Suite condition monitoring system, which records and evaluates operating data from industrial gear units.

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07/12/2022 Screening Eagle UK opens new office in Cambridge

Screening Eagle Technologies (formerly Proceq UK) has recently expanded its global offices with a new opening in Cambridge, UK, to closely serve its customers and accommodate the ever-growing demand for built world tech in the country.

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06/12/2022 Stratio teams up with Keolis Group

Stratio and Keolis Group have provided an insight into the companies’ new successful predictive maintenance project for intelligent transport, which has resulted in a wide range of benefits and improved efficiencies for the transport operator.

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05/12/2022 Sonomatic Limited completes asset purchase of Innospection

Sonomatic Limited has announced that it has completed the asset purchase of Innospection Group. This purchase includes all assets and IP, along with the employment of all active personnel from the former Innospection Group.

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02/12/2022 Fraunhofer IPT’s flexible 5G edge cloud architecture

Smart sensors that are wirelessly attached to a component improve the understanding and control of production processes so that processes can be flexibly monitored and adaptively controlled. 

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01/12/2022 UK RCNDE launches non-profit membership category

The UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) is offering a new category of RCNDE industrial membership for non-profit or national laboratory-type organisations. 

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24/11/2022 Evident to accelerate its growth and innovation

Olympus Corporation (Olympus) and Evident Co Ltd (Evident), a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus, have announced that Olympus has concluded a definitive agreement with Bain Capital Private Equity LP (Bain Capital) regarding the transfer of Evident.

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23/11/2022 Keeping the lights on and preventing failures with the FLIR Si124

SPI Inspections, which operates in Canada and China, provides its customers with utility system and infrastructure inspections, relying on the company’s extensive experience in the field and advanced inspection technology.

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23/11/2022 Engineering Leaders Scholarship open for applications

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Leaders Scholarship (ELS) is an award for engineering undergraduates (in at least their second year of study), attending UK universities. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for engineering, as well as leadership potential, with the aim of becoming role models to future generations and engineering leaders early in their career. 

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22/11/2022 Applus+ inspects offshore transfer lines of major hydrocarbon company in Colombia

The Applus+ team in Colombia has provided close interval potential survey (CIPS) inspection services on offshore transfer pipelines in the operating fields of one of its clients in Colombia.

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21/11/2022 Glacier Energy team strengthened with new appointment

Glacier Energy has strengthened its team with a new appointment, welcoming George Craig as HTX Digital Business Manager.

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18/11/2022 International standards on radiographic testing of welds revised

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has recently published two revised international standards for the radiographic testing of welds.

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17/11/2022 Global agreement offers an expanded sensor selection

Mouser Electronics Inc has new international distribution agreements with Amphenol companies Amphenol PCB Piezotronics and The Modal Shop, further bolstering its Amphenol sensor line-up for customers around the world. Mouser now offers more than 51,000 products from 44 Amphenol divisions.

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16/11/2022 IRISNDT acquires interest in Renewable Blade Service LLC

IRISNDT has announced the acquisition of an interest in Renewable Blade Service LLC. 

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15/11/2022 Condition monitoring system with a fail-safe function

Japan-based Nabtesco has developed a condition monitoring system with a fail-safe function (CMFS) that protects yaw slewing units against failure with the aim of extending the service life of wind turbines.

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14/11/2022 Rolls-Royce Submarines opens Nuclear Skills Academy

Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd has opened the doors of its new Nuclear Skills Academy in Derby. 200 new apprentices from all walks of life have streamed into the Academy for what marks the start of their nuclear careers.

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