Cristina Diaconu

Communication and Creativity Ranked Highest Skills for Future Manufacturing Engineers

Communication and Creativity Ranked Highest Skills for Future Manufacturing Engineers

A knack for creativity and design, coupled with specialist skills in automation, robotics and mechatronics are now the suite of skills ranked highest to fulfil new and emerging roles in manufacturing, a new engineering industry survey finds. The ‘Future Manufacturing Engineer’ report has been jointly conducted by the IET and IMechE and peer reviewed by …

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The Water Industry Is Shifting to Outcome-Based Strategy

The Water Industry Is Shifting to Outcome-Based Strategy

The water industry is moving towards an outcome-focused approach to the way it plans and invests in environmental solutions. That is the view of Phil Higgins, Jacobs head of water, UK & Ireland, who took part in the latest Talking on Water thought-leadership conversation with British Water chief executive Lila Thompson. Sharing details of technical …

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Partnership Due to Drive Industrial IoT Strategy

Partnership Due to Drive Industrial IoT Strategy

RS Components has partnered with industry 4.0 technology start-up, SamsonVT, to propel its digital journey and help its customers make better sense of their industrial data. SamsonVT’s AI and machine learning-powered anomaly detection solution, SamsonBASE, which supports condition monitoring, will be integrated with RS Component’s new cloud-based IoT data collection and condition monitoring platform. This …

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Robots Help Midlands Engineering Firm Embrace Smart Factory Innovation

Robots Help Midlands Engineering Firm Embrace Smart Factory Innovation

Coventry-based precision engineering business, Harris RCS, has taken delivery of its first two industrial robots to reap the benefits of smart factory automation. The Automata Eva machines will drive the manufacturer’s digital transformation, automating more mundane tasks which will allow staff to develop new skillsets to support the company’s future growth. For more than four …

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Monitoring Inaccessible Steam Infrastructure: Case Study

Monitoring Inaccessible Steam Infrastructure: Case Study

This major urban hospital is representative of many UK healthcare sites with several decades of organic growth leading to a mix of systems, sites and infrastructure of varying types and ease of access. The site steam network is extensive, heavily used and sometimes inaccessible with steam and condensate passing through multiple kilometres of underground pipework. …

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UK’s Essential Mid-Sized Businesses Predict Expansion Over the Next Three Years

UK’s Essential Mid-Sized Businesses Predict Expansion Over the Next Three Years

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software, has issued the findings from its annual Insights Report, which finds profitability, competition and market volatility are the top business challenges currently facing UK mid-sized companies. However, these businesses have a positive long-term outlook, with over half (53%) expecting to expand in size and scale …

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Motors and Drives Get a New Lease on Life with Retrofitted Monitoring

Motors and Drives Get a New Lease on Life with Retrofitted Monitoring

Motors and drives of varying types, speed and torque play a vital role on assembly lines worldwide. The components and complexity of the drive system can range from small fixed-speed DC motors to large variable frequency drive AC induction motors. Many of these systems are still within their service lifetime but need updated monitoring capabilities. …

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Chemical Company Gets a Fresh Fleet Look

Chemical Company Gets a Fresh Fleet Look

An independent chemical business has finalised its transformation into a group of companies with a £40,000 overhaul of its fleet of vehicles, reflecting its rebranding. North Yorkshire-based Airedale Chemical has been steadily acquiring businesses since 2015 and is now known as the Airedale Group. It incorporates Airedale Solutions which provides small pack chemical fulfilment; food …

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1,500 Jobs Available Across the UK with Leading Manufacturer Bakkavor

1,500 Jobs Available Across the UK with Leading Manufacturer Bakkavor

Bakkavor, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fresh prepared food, has announced it is recruiting for 1,500 food production jobs across its 23 UK factories. Bakkavor produces meals, salads, pizza and bread, and desserts for the UK’s major supermarkets, including Tesco, M&S, Sainsburys and Waitrose, and employs around 17,000 people in the UK, and a further …

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STEM Careers Receive New Investment in Training and Development

STEM Careers Receive New Investment in Training and Development

Facilities engineering firm, Edwin James Group, is supporting its growth plans and addressing the industry skills gap with the largest investment in learning and development in its history. The company is launching a new EJ Academy programme of lifetime learning and opening a training hub in Glasgow to enable the Academy’s expansion and further support …

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