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Profile: Sir John Parker

The new patron of the Society of Operations Engineers is Sir John Parker, a near 60-year veteran of industry, who reflects on his career in shipbuilding and heavy industry and the importance of continuing to learn

An overview of non-moving conveyors

Typical conveyors used in industrial settings include belt systems and over-head systems. But what about static conveyor systems? OE looks at some non-moving conveyor innovations already on the market

Bucket wheel reclaimers - maintenance and support

Bucket wheel reclaimers/excavators are among the largest machines ever built, shifting vast amounts of stored solid material – and all at remarkable speed. Operations Engineer gets up close to these Leviathans to find out more

Editor's comment - Don't stop here

Featured this month is new research into tyre integrity.

Legal update – August 2019

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Tippers - bending the rules

There are numerous reasons why the construction industry and aggregate hauliers should and could make more use of articulated tipping vehicles, instead of rigids. So why don’t they? Peter Shakespeare investigates

Skills Challenge - Go, team, go

Last month, the ninth annual IRTE Skills Challenge welcomed 23 teams from 12 companies to the Bristol workshop bays of S&B Automotive Academy

Doing the right thing in vehicle maintenance

Gaining and retaining a commercial vehicle operating licence revolves around repute, fitness and whether you have the traffic commissioners’ trust. By Peter Shakespeare

A measure of success

Developments among industrial system and component suppliers are changing the rules of inspection of fixed industrial assets: goodbye clipboard, hello tablet. OE offers an overview of how these systems work, their benefits and drawbacks, and what implementation involves

Skills Challenge: View from the top

As the IRTE technician Skills Challenge returns to S&B Automotive Academy in June, four-time winner William Scott, of Translink, reflects on the competition and his formative experiences in engineering.