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
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/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
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Featured this month is new research into tyre integrity.
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
Last month, the ninth annual IRTE Skills Challenge welcomed 23 teams from 12 companies to the Bristol workshop bays of S&B Automotive Academy
Gaining and retaining a commercial vehicle operating licence revolves around repute, fitness and whether you have the traffic commissioners’ trust. By Peter Shakespeare
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.