Month: January 2022

Energy-efficient production of weight-optimized oval PET bottles: Henkel opts for preferential heating from KHS

With preferential heating KHS provides an energy-efficient method for producing oval PET bottles with an optimized weight. Not only the food industry but also consumer goods manufacturers such as Henkel are opting for this cutting-edge technology. It also enables complex containers to be economically produced in house, with no need for external procurement. In using …

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Robotic arm manufactured to significantly improve industry-wide waste removal methods

A robot which accurately replicates the mechanics of a human arm has been manufactured to remove specific waste from hazardous liquids from a safe, remote distance. The team at engineering company Forth designed and created a robotic arm to operate like its human counterpart, complete with gripper technology to act as a hand, so the …

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£1.5m nuclear waste management contract a ‘game changer’ for Cumbrian SME

Experts in industry-wide destructive and non-destructive testing and training have won a ‘game changing’ £1.5m contract to provide vital inspection services to the UK’s nuclear waste management sector. New jobs will be created and a significant investment made in equipment and training at specialist company Responsive as a result of securing a major four-year deal …

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The Gendarmerie’s car fleet goes electric with the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 225

In addition to the 5008 fleets that the police and gendarmerie forces have been kitted out with since last year, the French Ministry of the Interior has taken delivery of the first 395 screen-printed PEUGEOT 3008 Plug-in Hybrids for the Gendarmerie Nationale. The rechargeable hybrid engine will now be used in screen-printed intervention vehicles, in …

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Bayer’s Grants4Ag Program Awards Funding for 21 New Crop Science Research Proposals

Bayer has announced its 2022 cohort of Grants4Ag grant recipients who were chosen to receive awards ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 Euros to help them complete research on challenges facing agriculture. 21 proposals make up this year’s Grants4Ag awardees with research goals including reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint, understanding social factors that influence innovation adoption, and …

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BASF expands production capacity for feed enzymes

BASF has expanded the production capacity of its enzymes plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Through the expansion of the existing plant, BASF has significantly increased the annual number of feasible fermentation runs. The larger production capacity enables BASF to meet the growing global demand from customers for a reliable high-quality supply of the BASF feed enzymes …

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Ferag brings advanced Swiss-engineered sorter technology to UK

Ferag, a global leader in advanced conveying and sortation solutions, has launched its hi-tech, Swiss engineered overhead pouch and sorter systems to the UK market. The technology offers retail, ecommerce, automotive and general merchandise businesses reliable, high-performance conveying and sortation at speeds of up to 12,000 units per hour. Based in Zurich, Ferag has its …

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Britishvolt powers ahead with plans to build transformational UK battery Gigaplant to meet EV demand

HM Government has announced their support for electric-vehicle battery pioneer Britishvolt. An in principle offer of funding has been made through the Automotive Transformation Fund which has enabled a long-term partnership with Trixtax and abrdn that will deliver £1.7bn in private funding. EV battery pioneer, Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and …

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Liebherr expands its use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel

From January 2022 onwards, Liebherr will be expanding its use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to its plant in Kirchdorf where the company develops and manufactures annually approximately 2,500 machines, such as hydraulic excavators, material handling machines and articulated trucks. Neste-produced renewable diesel will be used in the first fill and testing as well as …

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KHS and Ferrum adopt pioneering role in hygienic machine design

An increasing number of beverages are being filled into cans worldwide, with the diversity of products seeing a similar increase. It is for precisely this reason that canners make particularly high demands of flexibility and the hygienic design of their machinery. KHS and Ferrum take on a pioneering role in this field. Their technical systems, …

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