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  • Chilled-mirror-hygrometers-ensure-safety-of-lithium-ion-batteries-in-China

    Chilled mirror hygrometers ensure safety of lithium-ion batteries in China

    Major manufacturers of Lithium-Ion batteries in China have chosen the S4000RS and S8000 Integrale precision chilled mirror hygrometers to monitor environmental conditions in their production facilities.

    Solvents used in the liquid electrolytes of the Lithium-ion cells are very sensitive to water vapour, and will react to create hydrofluoric acid (HF). When sealed inside the cell, this st... [more]

  • Dürkopp-Fördertechnik-sorts-it-for-SeD-Logistique

    Dürkopp Fördertechnik sorts it for SeD Logistique

    SeD Logistique, based in Paris, is a leading distributor of clothing, furniture and electronic appliances across France – both to the main retailers and also direct to the consumer. Some 95% of goods are handled using Dürkopp Fördertechnik’s sorter bag system which helps ensure that SeD’s promise of dispatching orders within 48 hours is met in full.

    The numbers associated with SeD’s oper... [more]

  • Safety-in-Handling-for-heavy-plant-injection-moulding-tools

    Safety in Handling for heavy plant & injection moulding tools

    Ultimate Safety with the RUD Tool-Mover Manipulation Device for Safe Handling:
    Anyone in the industry knows the dangers of handling and turning heavy and awkward plant and injection moulding tools. Without the correct equipment, expensive tools can be damaged, resulting in tools having to be written off and the cost of damages to the business.

    Not only is there an apparent threat to d... [more]

  • Expert-Opinion-Arbitration-services-from-Axion-Consulting

    Expert Opinion & Arbitration services from Axion Consulting

    Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has launched a new range of Expert Opinion and Arbitration advice services providing engineering expert advice on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes.

    Issues covered for clients by Axion’s qualified and experienced engineers include litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

    Drawing o... [more]

  • Legrand<>s-new-P17-Tempra-Pro-range-set-to-generate-a-surge-of-interest

    Legrand's new P17 Tempra Pro range set to generate a surge of interest

    Legrand has launched a new range of P17 Tempra Pro industrial plugs and sockets with new features that include a patented quick open/close mechanism and a dual angle mounting position for surface mounting sockets.

    The new range includes 16amp and 32amp straight plugs, mobile sockets, panel mounting sockets and surface mounting sockets which are available in both IP44 and IP66/67 rated ver... [more]

  • Loadhog-launches-versatile-attached-lid-container-to-benefit-supply-chain-professionals

    Loadhog launches versatile attached lid container to benefit supply chain professionals

    The Loadhog Attached Lid Container - the latest member of the ever-growing returnable transit packaging family produced by the UK-based multi award winning company - is designed to set it apart from the competition by offering significant benefits to experienced supply chain and logistics professionals.

    Effective as a standalone product, the 56 litre all-new Attached Lid Container is a r... [more]

  • Brute-strength-from-Hyster-in-a-compact-electric-forklift

    Brute strength from Hyster in a compact electric forklift

    The new Hyster E4-5.5XN electric forklift truck series offers the same tough qualities as an IC (Internal Combustion) forklift truck delivering brute strength for intensive work.

    “The acceleration, speed control and load lift capability provided by the new Hyster E4.0-5.5XN series matches the renowned high performance standards offered by Hyster IC trucks” explains Matthew Allen, Engineer... [more]

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LPR achieves ISO accreditation for fourth consecutive year

The UK division of Europe’s second largest pallet pooler, LPR, has achieved its fourth consecutive International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 accreditation. The ISO certification has been awarded to LPR UK in recognition of its leadership in business and specifically its approach to regulating industry standards in the logistics s...[more]

Carrier Transicold keeps Dunlop racing tyres in winning condition


Dunlop Motorsport has added its first temperature-controlled trailers fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector™ 1550 units to its fleet to preserve the integrity of its racing tyres whilst in transit. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete l...[more]

New JCB machines offer efficiencies and cost savings at RWM


Two brand new machines for the waste and recycling industries will be launched at RWM 2014 – further building on the pedigree and success of JCB’s products for these important sectors. RWM will see the UK waste industry debut for the powerful JCB 457ZX Wastemaster, a striking new wheeled loader, which comes complete with the all new JCB CommandP...[more]

New Stertil Koni Duo simplifies hub and caliper removal


Stertil Koni has launched its innovative Wheel Hub Trolley Jack and Mini Caliper Crane to simplify the removal of wheel hubs and brake calipers in a safe, one-man operation. In many vehicle workshops, space is often tight which can make wheel hub and brake caliper removals a tricky task. Usually requiring at least two mechanics to ensure the job...[more]

Why can’t Londoners feel the benefit of cleaner air today? Asks FTA


“Why wait until 2020 to reap the benefits of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)?” Is the question being asked by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to the Mayor of London - Boris Johnson. “Fleets are already operating Euro VI HGVs, but if Transport for London (TfL) provided the right incentives, businesses would ensure that those vehicles a...[more]

Boughey’s IT team is the clear winner at UKWA awards


The IT team at Wardle-based Boughey Distribution Ltd has achieved great success at this year’s UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) awards. At the prestigious annual luncheon, Boughey’s team beat some stiff competition to take home the Team of the Year Award 2014. Boughey Distribution is one of the UK's leading ambient grocery distribution and stor...[more]

Fully automated waste sorting plant – The future of recycling?


Stadler is celebrating the win of a prestigious award for its design and manufacture of a highly effective fully automated municipal solid waste (MSW) facility in Norway. The plant, which is the first of its kind in the world, is located in Oslo, Norway and has an impressive processing capacity of 30t/h of MSW. Completed in just three months, t...[more]

Terex Finlay I-100RS makes an impact at Tom Prichard Contracting


Tom Prichard Contracting is ramping up productivity and efficiency with a new Terex Finlay I-100RS Impact Crusher – supplied by Finlay Plant SW. The horizontal impact crusher – launched in the UK earlier this year - has variable speed to give operators unprecedented levels of fuel efficiency and production, while the robust chamber gives a highl...[more]

BEUMER’s BG software suite provides customers with a modular control system: For optimal control of material flows


The BEUMER Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of conveying and loading equipment, filling, palletizing and packaging equipment, and systems for sorting and distribution. The product range of this full-line supplier includes the BG software suite, which allows customers to control their material flows from start to finish. The suite c...[more]

GKN and The Go-Ahead Group using F1 technology to improve fuel efficiency of London buses


GKN plc and The Go-Ahead Group have agreed a deal that will help reduce emissions in cities with the supply of electric flywheel systems to 500 buses over the next two years. The innovative GKN system is based on Formula One race technology developed in the UK. It will help increase the efficiency of every bus to which it is fitted by using less...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Dealers merge to create £160m truck and van business


Two of Britain’s best-known commercial vehicle dealers have joined forces in a deal that will allow them to provide Mercedes-Benz truck and van customers with even higher levels of service. Roanza was formed following the merger of Enza and Road Range, both long-serving representatives of the three-pointed star in the North-West. The agreement s...[more]

Neptune innovates and enhances customer experience with Empirica


Hand-made furniture and accessories retailer Neptune has developed and enhanced customer services by implementing the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess to support complete control over inventory at its new consolidated facility in Swindon. In addition to managing conventional warehouse operations Empirica is fully integrated with a nu...[more]

Energy-efficient Modular Chargers promote uptime and reduce costs


The new Hawker® LifeTech® Modular and Hawker® Life IQ™ Modular high-frequency battery chargers from EnerSys® deliver increased flexibility, efficiency and reliability with reduced downtime, costs and carbon footprint across a wide range of materials handling, automatic guided vehicle and motive power applications. They reduce energy consumption by ...[more]

Heavy duty offshore lifting capability – RUD WBPG 85-200 Tonne Hoist Ring


RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet your requirements. RUD’s wid...[more]

Plastic is fantastic for local MP’s VEKA Recycling tour


Kent-based VEKA Recycling hosted a visit from their Gareth Johnson MP who praised the PVC recycler’s progress in expanding its services and products, while providing growing employment opportunities for local people. He toured the Swanscombe processing site, which has grown from employing 10 to 40 people since it was established seven years ago....[more]

BITA announces leap in forklift truck sales


The second quarter of 2014 has seen an 18% quarter-on-quarter rise in forklift trucks sales, with 7,851 sales recorded in Q2 2014 compared to 6,615 for the same quarter of 2013 – a total increase in sales of 1,236 trucks. There has been a 6% rise in sales in Q2 2014 alone compared to Q1 of this year. The total orders placed for the first half of...[more]

25,000th refurbished forklift truck delivered


Bristol-based Paul Davis Freight Services Ltd has taken delivery of the 25,000th ‘second-life’ forklift truck to be refurbished at Jungheinrich’s dedicated lift truck used equipment rebuild facility in Dresden, Germany. The company has received three EFG 320 trucks and a further three trucks are on order. The order was placed at a special ce...[more]

European Handling Equipment launches Warrior EasyRoller


European Handling Equipment has introduced its state-of-the-art Warrior EasyRoller. An innovative pallet truck, the EasyRoller has a lifting capacity of 2500kg and is designed to assist the operator by utilising leverage from the handle and transferring the power to the main steer wheels, making it exceptionally easy to manoeuvre. The Warrior Ea...[more]

Supply chain & logistics vacancies climb 45% amid competition for top talent


Jobs in supply chain & logistics are increasing sharply in number, according to new research from one of the UK’s leading professional specialist recruiters. Q2 data from the Robert Walters UK Jobs Index, which charts vacancy numbers posted to online platforms, shows year-on-year openings for supply chain & logistics professionals rising by 45%....[more]

BT Reflex, the driver’s choice at Border Biscuits


Toyota Material Handling UK supplies Border Biscuits with a BT Reflex reach truck with tilting cab, increasing productivity and reducing driver fatigue. Border Biscuits recently invested in a purpose built warehouse to increase their storage capacity. This required additional handling equipment that could operate up to 9.5 metres. Border Biscuit...[more]

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