Power factor is simply too important to be regarded as the sole preserve of electrical engineers – that’s ABB’ s view. And in this webinar, Stephen Joyce, ABB’s Power Quality expert, explains just why business managers should take a keen interest in their power factor, not only to reduce their energy bills but also because a low power factor can be a brake that limits their capability for future expansion.

This year on the 22 April, six remarkable industry men and women will be running on behalf of the Electrical Industries Charity at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon 2018.

SELECT goes live on YouTube to help FICA apprentices – and to benefit existing electricians

Provider of apprenticeships for young people in the electrical and heating and plumbing sectors – JTL – has spent the last few weeks since the announcement of Carillion’s collapse, helping apprentices working for the company that have been working towards qualifications through JTL.

IET.tv has launched Engineering Video Intelligence (EVI), a powerful, new video transcript search function, which allows users to keyword search within its entire video database to find exact and relevant timestamped content at the click of a button.

The online platform, run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is one of the largest dedicated engineering and technology video databases in the world and includes industry news, technical and regulatory updates, expert insight and interviews, as well as EngTalks and lectures.

Heating, cooling, plumbing and infrastructure specialist, Uponor, has taken action to reduce the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease in the UK with the launch of a Cibse-approved CPD entitled Systems for Water Hygiene.

Brsia has announced Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, building sustainability engineer, is speaking at the double breakfast seminar on Managing Construction Risk – Strategies and Soft Landings – hosted by Clarkslegal and Bsria, at the Reading and London offices.

Leviton has its Brand-Rex subsidiary will change its name to Leviton. A manufacturer of network cable infrastructure for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Brand-Rex has been a part of the Leviton Network Solutions division since it was acquired in 2015.  With the full integration of the organisation, products, and strategic direction, this change provides customers with a more seamless message and experience.

22 January 2018 saw the long-awaited inclusivity campaign launched at Manor Grove, in Handsworth, Birmingham, as a direct response to addressing the UK's engineering skills gap. Hosted by the Made in Group, a manufacturing and engineering membership body, the event brought together manufacturing leaders across the country to debate the important topics of diversity and inclusivity.

With four times as many as colour receptors as humans, the Mantis shrimp has the most impressive eyes in nature.  Manufacturers have long relied on human vision for complex picking and assembly processes, but 3D vision systems are beginning to replicate the capability of human vision in robotics. Here, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, gives three rules to live by when choosing a 3D vision system for manufacturing. 

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