ABB Robotics will be presenting a simple approach to introducing robot automation at a combined seminar and workshop event at its Milton Keynes offices on Wednesday 5 November. Aimed especially at UK SMEs, the event will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor.
Biomar Grangemouth has sliced between 9% and 10% off its annual gas bill with the help of a system to recover energy from flash steam that would otherwise be lost to atmosphere. The aquaculture manufacturer says that the energy savings alone mean that the Flash Recovery Energy Management Equipment (FREME) engineered system from Spirax Sarco has paid for itself around 10 times in the four years since installation.
Energy prices have slipped a further 2% in the first quarter of 2014, sitting marginally higher than they were 12 months ago, latest data from the Lorien Energy Index (LEI) has revealed.
The Lorien Energy Index, which is produced by Lorien Engineering Solutions, monitors the overall cost of energy for business users. It enables companies of all sizes to make sense of their current energy consumption and look at ways they can make savings in the future.
Ultraviolet (UV) treatment specialist Hanovia has launched a new UV Application Centre in Shanghai, China. Serving as an R&D centre of excellence for research into the science of UV for new and emerging applications worldwide, the centre will directly support existing and future requirements in Hanovia’s traditional markets for food & beverage, pharmaceutical and high purity water.
KernPack has become the UK’s sole distributor for packaging equipment manufacturer Preferred Packaging. The new agreement will see KernPack offering the Italian firm’s complete rangeof film packaging machines, shrink tunnels and solutions. Preferred Packaging is already well known throughout the world for its high-quality engineering and competitive prices with over 5,000 customers, including Del Monté, Coca-Cola, Tetra Pak and Findus.
The Walsall Engineering Group will be attending PPMA 2014, displaying details of their comprehensive specialist engineering services that can provide ‘a single source solution’ to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and packaging industries.