• Aareon Supports Digital Transformation At Equity Housing Group

    Stockport based Equity Housing Group has embarked on a comprehensive digital transformation agenda with the support of a new social housing system from Aareon UK (www.aareon.co.uk). Combined, the new system delivers the widely acclaimed Aareon QL ERP solution, 1st Touch Mobile workforce software, customer self-service portal and CRM. With over 5,000 properties combining shared ownership and affordable rented homes, Equity Housing Group’s portfolio is diverse. Its customers depend on the gr
  • London leaves the most lights on in the war on Energy Waste

    UK consumers leave 77 million lights, electronic devices or appliances on or on standby in the UK each day when not in use90% of UK consumers have no plans to do more to improve their own well-being and that of the planetOver 11.8 million more devices and lights are left on or on standby when not in use each day in the South of England than in the North[1]London alone leaves 11 million lights and...Source: RealWire
  • Brexit casts a shadow over UK's Green Future according to Schneider Electric report

    UK consumers are more than twice as concerned about Brexit than the nation’s health and wellbeing and more than five times as concerned about it than environmental issuesAugust 1st is the earliest Earth Overshoot Day has ever fallen, yet the vast majority of UK consumers don’t have any plans to improve the way they live their lives from either a health or environmental perspectiveGeneration Z thinks that reducing energy consumption is half as important as...Source: RealWire
  • SKF divests linear and actuation technology business

    Gothenburg, 31 July 2018: SKF has signed an agreement to divest its linear and actuation technology business to Triton. The total consideration of the deal is SEK 2.75 billion, on a cash- and debt free basis and it is expected to close during the end of 2018.The divestment is subject to regulatory approvals and involves consultation with employee representative bodies.Christian Johansson, Senior Vice President and CFO, says: “Having successfully developed this as a stand-alone entity, it w
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  • LANSA Raises Bar for Low-Code Software Development with New Release of Visual LANSA

    London, UK - 31 July 2018 - LANSA (www.lansa.com), the original low-code vendor, has announced a major new release of its software development platform, Visual LANSA. This raises the enterprise app development bar by delivering the ability to build scalable mobile, web and desktop applications significantly faster than before.This latest release will accelerate customers’ digital transformation projects, from disruptive customer apps to critical line-of-business solutions. Visual LANSA dev
  • Schneider Electric: ‘Let’s #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day’

    Schneider Electric partnered with Global Footprint Network to demonstrate how existing technologies can help to move the date of Earth Overshoot Day.Retrofitting existing buildings, industries and data centres and upgrading electricity production with renewables alone would move the date by 21 days.Earth Overshoot Day marks the date in the year by when humanity will have consumed more from the planet, including food, fibres, timber, and absorption capacity for carbon dioxide from fossil fuel bur
  • Utilita supports 600% business growth with Sunrise Software

    Utility company switches to ITIL principles with self-service to embed best practice service management across organisationChessington, Surrey, 25th July 2018 - Sunrise Software, a leading supplier of IT service management (ITSM) software, today announced that fast-growing energy provider Utilita has implemented Sunrise ITSM SaaS. The adoption of ITIL best practice and launch of self-service IT support were key assets in the fast-track ITSM shake-up required to support Utilita’s rapid busi
  • Kennington Tube Station utilises UK's largest and most powerful silent hybrid energy solution

    Off Grid Energy’s gridtogo™ hybrid battery storage installation marks a significant move towards tackling air and noise pollution levels in constructionLondon, UK, 23 July 2018 – Off Grid Energy, the leading manufacturer of power solutions for the construction industry, has successfully installed its largest and most powerful temporary power hybrid unit at Kennington Tube station. Four new customer passageways are being built at the station as part of work on the Northern Line
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  • SKF launches new ultrasonic leak detector

    The new SKF Ultrasonic Leak Detector TKSU 10 delivers superior leak protection results, enabling users to find leaks from a distance and in noisy industrial environments even more easily. This ultrasound measurement sensor is suitable for detecting, tracing and diagnosing the source of all kinds of leaks from compressed air, gas, steam and vacuum systems, and it can also be used to verify the correct operation of steam traps.The TKSU 10 directly replaces the TMSU 1, which is being discontinued.
  • Robust, food-grade seals are made-to-order

    Using its innovative SKF SEAL JET machining centres, SKF can now provide a rapid-response, machined seal design and production service to meet the special needs of the food and beverage sectors. Offering a faster, more flexible alternative to moulded seal production, SKF’s machined seal production process is capable of delivering standard or fully customised, high quality seals in ‘one-off’ or low volume runs, to tight deadlines, and in standard and special-grade machinable sea
  • New remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

    Gothenburg, 17 July 2018The LRM2 can be used on single-line, dual-line and progressive lubrication systems and can communicate with a pump or group of pumps on a system of the same type. The monitor utilizes a SIM card similar to those found in cell phones to send and receive text messages via iOS or android mobile devices or via e-mail to a computer.Featuring two digital inputs and outputs, the LRM2 sends both low-level and fault messages. The monitor can be used to start an additional lubricat
  • Independent servicing contract win for Natural Power

    Following a competitive tender process, Natural Power has been appointed by Ventient Energy to deliver an independent turbine servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm in Fife, Scotland. The four five-year old Nordex N90 wind turbines on site will be covered by the servicing contract that includes a carefully planned predictive maintenance schedule as well as reactive repairs and responding to any major component failures. The asset will be remotely monitored via Natural Power’s ControlCen
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  • Electric motor expertise from SKF helps Houghton International to confirm and resolve elusive rail motor alternator issue

    Houghton International is a specialist in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines. When engineers at the company carried out a HST alternator overhaul and rewind project for a rail industry customer, they applied their usual quality and verification procedures, which included a full range of tests using their SKF Baker AWA static motor analyzer.Unusually, the winding failed the test. Based on the design of the windings in the machine, the waveforms generated du
  • Global leadership from SKF in customised machined seal design and production

    With its dedicated SKF SEAL JET machines that are CNC controlled production systems, established at more than 90 sites worldwide, including six strategically located centres across the UK, SKF has become the world leader in machined seal design and production, offering products of virtually any diameter and design, manufactured in the broadest range of certified and industry standard compliant materials, and to the tightest deadlines.Machined polymer seals offer a faster, more flexible alternati
  • Schneider Electric’s Ringmaster celebrates 30 years at the top!

    The ground-breaking product range has supplied safe, usable electricity to businesses for three decadesLondon, UK, 11th July 2018: Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and automation, is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its Ringmaster electrical secondary distribution equipment. The family of products is in active use across many industries, including energy utilities, infrastructure segments and critical power sectors such as healthcare.Schneider Electric’s Ringmaster
  • Aspect Enterprise Solutions Welcomes New Partner SINGA Associates, Expands CTRM Expertise

    Aspect Enterprise Solutions, a division of ION, and SINGA Associates have announced a strategic partnership, further expanding Aspect’s ETRM and CTRM expertise and reach in global energy and metals trading markets.SINGA, a Switzerland-based consultancy, offers commodities trading capabilities in business transformation and implementation across commodities classes, including oil, chemicals, coal, coffee, cotton, grains, iron ore, metals, and sugar.SINGA joins the Aspect Partner Program (AP
  • SKF supports UWE Formula Student team

    A sponsor since 2017, SKF Clevedon has continued their support of the University of the West of England (UWE) Formula Student team, supplying bearings for the drivetrain and suspension for their most ambitious car to date.The 61-strong UWE Formula Student team (UWEFS) have been hard at work bringing a major re-design to this year’s car with the goal to break into the top 10 UK ranking universities at the Formula Student competition. The changes include the custom designed 10” wheels,
  • Aareon Managed Services Enable WHG to Add Additional Housing Systems More Quickly And To Drive Value For Money

    One of the Midlands most successful housing associations, whg, has extended its use of housing technology through the deployment of Managed Services from Aareon UK (www.aareon.co.uk). By choosing this route, whg has not only boosted Value For Money (VFM) but also significantly reduced the time taken for new services to become fully operational. Sound System FoundationsThe first phase of whg’s technology investment was the Aareon 1st Touch mobile responsive repairs system. This is currently
  • SKF offers new Lincoln lubrication pinion

    Gothenburg, 2 July, 2018SKF today announced the introduction of its Lincoln lubrication pinion LP2 for open gear wheels and gear racks. Complementing SKF’s existing lubrication pinion line, the reliable LP2 features a modular design and the capability to lubricate fast-rotating applications up to 80 r/min.As the lubrication pinion LP2 does not require pressurized air, there is no spray mist to contaminate the environment. Also, higher-viscosity lubricants, such as NLGI grade 2 grease, can
  • SKF and NREL work to improve wind turbine drive train reliability

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 29 June 2018: SKF has entered a three-year collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to study the performance of wind turbine drive trains under a variety of conditions, and to gain insights into the possible causes of wind turbine bearing failures. The main purpose of this partnership is to investigate the failure modes of both gearbox and main shaft bearings, with the aim of developing new, improved designs for grea
  • Extend maintenance intervals with SKF at InnoTrans 2018

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 29 June 2018: At this year's InnoTrans fair, SKF focuses on developments in digitalisation and maintenance interval extension. By applying SKF’s industry insight, technology and specialist services, SKF can help rail operators drive smarter, more efficient practices right across the maintenance lifecycle.Railway operators require highly reliable wheel bearings with long maintenance intervals. With this in mind, SKF’s Passenger bearing 1,7 Mkm Tapered Bearing Unit
  • Portuguese rail maintenance group opts for low-maintenance wheelset bearings from SKF

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 27 June 2018: The Portuguese railway rolling stock maintenance operator, EMEF is taking delivery of SKF sealed, pre-greased TBUs (130x220mm) as a replacement for existing, similarly dimensioned TRB arrangement in Corail passenger coaches equipped with type Y32 bogies. The replacement requires only a simple modification to the axlebox sleeve and rear cover, which can be carried out by EMEF.
    This replacement from SKF was chosen for its lower life cycle costs and favourable main
  • Development of electrified powertrains in times of Industry 4.0. SKF and Romax Technology call for the first eDSIM conference

    The comprehensive digitalisation of production processes is progressing just as fast as the increasing electrification of powertrains in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. To explore the potential of powerful software for developing highly efficient electric drive trains, SKF and Romax Technology are hosting the first electric Driveline SIMulation (eDSIM) conference.
    For decades, SKF and Romax Technology have been developing and implementing powerful software for product development and cus
  • Natural Power delivers on UK's first subsidy-free wind farm

    Acting on behalf of developer Energiekontor, leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the construction phase of Withernwick Wind Farm Extension, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd started balance of plant construction work on site this month, and the project is scheduled to be commissioned during early 2019.After signing a long-term corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with a g
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

    A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainabilityThrough its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development GoalsLondon, June 21st, 2018 - UN Secretary-­General Antonio Guterres has appointed Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President of Global Compact France and Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric, to the United Nations Global Compact Board. The UN Global Compact Board plays an important role in shaping the strategy a
  • SKF showcases new products at SMM 2018

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 20 June 2018: SKF will launch four new products at the SMM show while showcasing a wide range of its latest offerings for the maritime sector.
    The first new launch at SMM is SKF’s new environmental-friendly shaft line solution – Simplex BlueRun. This range of water-lubricated sterntube solutions includes Simplex BlueRun bearings, carrier bushes as well as the Simplex BlueRun tail shaft monitoring system. 
    Also on show will be SKF’s EcoMode. This softwar
  • SKF and Hexatronic sign development partnership for industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems

    Gothenburg, 20 June 2018: SKF and Proximion AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB have entered into a development partnership for the industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems.
    The two parties will work together to combine SKF’s fiber optic bearing sensing technology with Proximion’s application integration experience and knowledge within development and production of advanced fiber optic sensors and data collection hardware units.
    Victoria Van Camp, CTO and Pre
  • "Deploy a smart-charging system or face a total collapse of consumer confidence in EVs," says Off Grid Energy CEO

    The company’s UBESS (Universal Battery Energy Storage) systems have been deployed by UPS at its Camden depot, officially launching today Rugby, UK, 19 June 2018 - With the power demand from charging electric vehicles too great for the already buckling London power grid, Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of Off Grid Energy - a leading energy technology company - today stressed the importance of battery storage and smart charging systems as the take up in...Source: RealWire
  • Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

    Following the final turbine installation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, Natural Power is delighted to have been involved throughout the construction phase supporting the Environment and Consents Manager for the Vattenfall development. During construction of the EOWDC, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, Natural Power has assisted the Environment and Consents Manager with monitoring compliance
  • SKF partners with Siemens to improve railway reliability

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 13 June 2018: SKF and Siemens have signed a partnership agreement that will focus on improving train operators’ asset management efficiencies. The partnership will see the implementation of SKF’s Insight Rail condition based maintenance solution in combination with Siemens' Railigent Application Suite that is linked with the Internet of Things operating system MindSphere. 
    This new cooperation between SKF and Siemens, which leverages the resources of SKF&rsqu
  • Reaching out to solve hydraulic seal problem

    The manufacturer had been appointed to design and manufacture a rotary union that would be capable of transferring oil to the hydraulic controls on a range of cherry pickers via eight pressure ports. Unfortunately, the seals supplied for this system were tending to fail because of excessive friction between the sealing elements and their mating surfaces, leading to hydraulic fluid leakages.SKF, which can provide both machined and moulded seals on short lead times, was invited to help solve this
  • Rezatec join forces with specialist pipeline inspection and water loss management contractor Detection Services in Australia and New Zealand

    Harwell, Oxfordshire, 06 June 2018. Industry-leading geospatial data analytics company Rezatec has announced it has partnered with Australian-based company Detection Services to bring its state-of-the-art satellite data driven asset risk monitoring solutions to Australia and New Zealand.Detection Services is the largest specialised, technology-based water management services provider in Australasia focusing on developing, sourcing and delivering better ways of managing water resources in the reg
  • Aareon Launches Managed Services To Drive VFM and Reduce Time to Operational Efficiency

    Aareon UK (www.aareon.co.uk), the UK’s leading innovator of social housing technology has launched a range of managed service options to help its customers boost VFM (Value For Money) and reduce the time taken for services to become fully operational. The new services, which significantly reduce costs, also remove the need for the user to deploy vital system management and staff time resources internally. Under the new scheme, the services that Aareon customers can now pre-book...Source: R
  • 1st Touch and Aareon UK Complete Final Stages of Merger Process Whilst Announcing Significant Plans For Growth

    Following the operational merger of 1st Touch and Aareon in July 2017, Aareon UK has announced that the two companies will complete the merger process fully on the 1st of June 2018. All services and products will now be delivered by Aareon UK Ltd (www.aareon.co.uk) under the existing management and board of directors. The move is seen as an ideal platform for investment, new product announcements and significant market growth.The 1st Touch trade mark will...Source: RealWire
  • Schneider Electric makes product selection ten-times faster

    New online tool helps panel builders save time and avoid errors when configuring circuit breakersLondon, UK, 30th May 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and automation, has launched MyPact, a web-based product selector and ordering tool for low voltage (LV) circuit breakers. Accessible by desktop, tablet or smartphone, MyPact is compatible with the latest Schneider Electric products, including its Compact and Masterpact LV circuit breakers.When assembling a panel or
  • Schneider Electric moves up to #12 on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 for 2018

    Last year, Schneider Electric was ranked #17 in Gartner’s worldwide Top 25 Supply Chain rankings**, and was #7 last year in Supply Chain Top 15 for Europe***May 29, 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it has been ranked #12 in Gartner’s 2018 Supply Chain Top25. The ranking was announced by Gartner, in its annual Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, United States.* "We are really...Source:
  • Natural Power invests £540k in state-of-the-art ControlCentre

    Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse officially opens Natural Power’s new ControlCentre and Brockloch Rig Wind Farm Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has visited Natural Power’s global headquarters, ‘The Green House’ in Dumfries and Galloway, to mark the official launch of the new over £540,000 ControlCentre, and to mark the opening of Fred Olsen Renewables’ Brockloch Rig Wind Farm, which is to be operated by Natural Power. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Natura
  • @assises_energie : Be part of the programme !

    At the end of January 2019, will be held in Dunkirk the 20th European Energy Transition Conference - the annual meeting of all European participants in energy transition and adapting to climate change.
    As in previous years, the event's coorganisers – the urban community of Dunkirk, Bordeaux Métropole, Greater Geneva, and the ADEME – are calling for national and international contributions in order to build the schedule for the event. You want to organise an event ? Submit your
  • @assises_energie : Be part of the programme!

    At the end of January 2019, will be held in Dunkirk the 20th European Energy Transition Conference - the annual meeting of all European participants in energy transition and adapting to climate change.
    As in previous years, the event's coorganisers – the urban community of Dunkirk, Bordeaux Métropole, Greater Geneva, and the ADEME – are calling for national and international contributions in order to build the schedule for the event. You want to organise an event ? Submit your
  • Cities: testbeds for energy innovation – Energy Atlas 2018

    The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation, recently released its Energy Atlas 2018 - Facts and Figures about Renewables in Europe. The Atlas provides an overview of the current debates going on in the European Union countries, at the time when they are discussing their 2030 energy and climate strategies. It also reveals that a coordinated effort of EU member states towards the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans. (
  • Interoute wins environmental award for data centre energy saving innovation

    Newly developed enhancements to Interoute’s Geneva data centre reduce its energy consumption by 1.7GW hours per yearLondon, UK – 15 May, 2018 – Interoute, the global cloud and network company, has received the SIG GIGA Trophy in recognition of its successful efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce the CO2 consumption of its data centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The trophy is awarded to companies in Switzerland that demonstrate a long-term commitment to improving energy e
  • EPC and why public authorities shouldn't shy away from it - New Guide on EPC Accounting Rules released

    As follow-up to the EUROSTAT accounting rules decision last year, a new guide has been published by EIB, Commission and Eurostat : "The Practitioners' Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts in public accounts". It explains in detail how Energy Performance Contracts work and gives a clear overview of the potential impact on government finances. Download the guide.
    EPC and why public authorities still shy away from itEPC stand for Energy Performance Contracting, (...)
  • HUBER+SUHNER drives E-Mobility solutions forward at EV Tech Expo 2018

    It will showcase its state-of-the-art ultra-fast RADOX® HPC High Power Charging system alongside its antenna solution for autonomous driving Pfäffikon, 9 May. HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, will present its quality power solutions to combat the demand for fast charging systems in the most harsh and demanding environments at the Electric & Hybrid Technology Expo Europe 2018, in Hannover, May 15-17. The state-of-th
  • HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THEIR CITIES - FOUR #RENNES2018 LESSONS LEARNT

    If you work on the energy transition, the same word comes up repeatedly: participation. But how can local authorities make sure this is not an empty box? How to avoid this “they asked for our opinion, but this won't change their decision” feeling? How can citizens really feel part of the process, be listened to and connect with the big picture of their city? On the first day of Energy Cities' Annual Conference #rennes2018, Pepik Henneman, Transition Management consultant, tried to de
  • Isobar P cuts distribution board installation time by half

    New Schneider Electric Isobar P low voltage distribution boards removes unnecessary wiring for electricians, electrical contractors and panel builders, and leverages connected technologies03/05/2018 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the Acti9 Isobar P. The latest addition to its Acti9 range of low voltage (LV) distribution boards, Schneider Electric’s Isobar P is a smart solution that helps its customers install quicker, whi
  • Estonia-Based Manoir Deploys AspectCTRM – Young Trading Company Puts Best Practice At Core Of Operations

    Moving from spreadsheets to AspectCTRM, the game-changing, cloud commodity trade and risk management suite by Aspect Enterprise Solutions, Estonia’s Manoir Energy OU is laying the foundations for rapid but safe growth by embedding best-practice into the core of its operations.“It’s a big investment for our young company,” confirms Manoir CEO Valeri Stefanovitsh, “But we know that process rigor, a complete audit trail, and the real-time position and P&L provided
  • SKF and PSA settle legal dispute

    Gothenburg, 27 April 2018:SKF and Peugeot S.A., and several group companies,(PSA) have settled their dispute before the Competition AppealTribunal in the United Kingdom regarding damage claims resultingfrom SKF’s settlement with the European Commission for violation ofEuropean competition rules. PSA initiated this lawsuit againstseveral bearing manufacturers, among them AB SKF, in February2016.This settlement is not an admission of liability fordamages, but is made in order to enable SKF a
  • How to select the right wind turbine condition monitoring solution

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 26 April 2018: Just about every corporate indicator – from safety and environmental performance to financial strength – improves if you establish reliability as a core organisational value. Although this applies in all business areas, nowhere is reliability more vital than in companies operating machinery with moving parts – wind farms, for example.However, the harder machinery works and the older it gets, the less reliable it tends to become. This is where
  • Offshore wind turbine bearings: the challenges

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 26 April 2018: Since 2012, offshore turbines with total power outputs in excess of one GigaWatt (GW) have been coming on stream in European waters every year. According to WindEUROPE, Offshore wind in Europe saw a net 1,558 MW of additional installed grid-connected capacity in 2016.Despite the challenges of constructing offshore turbines, the installed capacity is expected to grow as suitable land based sites become scarcer and operators take advantage of the greater consiste
  • SKF first quarter results 2018

    Gothenburg, 26 April 2018Alrik Danielson, President andCEO:“We have had a record start to 2018. Sales grew by7.5% organically to SEK 20.6 billion and our reported operatingprofit was 2,625 million, both historical highs for SKF. Operatingmargin at 12.8% exceeded our target.The actions we have taken to control and continuallyreview our cost base, increase prices and focus on meeting thespecific application needs of our customers are showingresults.We are delivering solid financial performan

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