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Harvey Scholarship to Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College of Pendleton, SC, has been selected to receive the 2014 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago.

NEW FENNER DRIVE DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL LAUNCHED

The new Fenner Drive Design & Maintenance Manual has been launched with the new edition including a range of new products, technical advice and specification material.

The new manual provides the complete drive reference tool for design and maintenance engineers, with more than 100 pages of new products, including many innovative energy saving solutions.

OPTIMISM AMONG MANUFACTURERS SEES FASTEST RISE SINCE THE EARLY 70s – CBI SURVEY

Strong growth reported in orders and jobs

Business optimism among manufacturers saw its sharpest improvement since 1973, on the back of strong growth in orders at home and abroad.

Bauer Electro-Mechanical Application Solutions offer efficient integration of the drivetrain in any industry

Depending on the industry, environment and requirements of any given application, there are many different methods of transferring power from mains supply to machine. But no matter what the layout of the drivetrain, there will always be some solutions that offer smoother integration and better efficiency than others.

Automation: It’s Time to Question the Way It’s Always Been Done

ExxonMobil is rethinking the way it automates operations, bucking the traditionally conservative mentality in oil and gas.

Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks

When using a programmable automation controller (PAC) that combines a processor and FPGA, the processing components offer different advantages, lending themselves to different communication tasks.

Shale Plays Create Opportunities, Challenges for Automation

As oil producers look for increased efficiencies, particularly within the unconventional exploration and production space, they will make the spend on automation, but will want it to come cheaper.

Invertek extends its ASEAN presence

UK based variable speed drives specialist, Invertek Drives, has announced the expansion of its presence in the ASEAN region with the establishment of two new companies – Invertek Drives Indonesia and Invertek Drives Malaysia.

Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes Form Subsea Production Alliance

Aker Solutions ASA (OSE:AKSO) and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) have agreed to form an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost output, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for subsea fields.

New business for Leicester manufacturer creates more jobs

Leicester based resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors is currently recruiting for senior roles in the area. The company has gone from strength to strength in recent years, winning substantial amounts of new business in the UK and Europe.