CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the planet's most powerful subatomic particle accelerator - made it into the record books when, at 10.28am on Wednesday 10 September, in front of the world's hyped-up media, the first beam was successfully steered around its 27km ring. Then, just nine short days later, there was an incident that resulted in a large leak of helium into the beam tunnel, forcing shutdown of this amazing project until spring of next year.
Fifth wheel systems that engage the trailer kingpin, as well as drawbar couplings, are simple mechanical connections. They require basic maintenance and training to use safely, but additional equipment offers extra protection. Steve Banner reports on how to maintain, specify and operate them
A focus on the environmental aspects of operations engineering including water supply filtration and diesel spillage.
Gordon J F Humphreys explains what is needed to protect an Operator's Licence.
With Euro 6 tractor units heavier than their predecessors, the hunt is on for weight reductions to improve payload. John Challen finds out how tail-lift manufacturers are getting in on the act
A look into the clean technology focused CV Show 2017, as well as highlighting the potential of higher costs under Euro 6 and Euro 7 diesel regulations.
First issue of the bimonthly SOE newsletter, marking an exciting new stage in the development of the Society.
Presentations at a recent seminar revealed the enormity of the tasks to be addressed if carbon capture and sequestration is ever to become a reality.
Noise and vibration beyond allowable limits can leave managers on shaky ground. No wonder then these issues are climbing plant engineers' priority lists. Steed Webzell reports
The complex chore of choosing the right lubrication is getting easier. With artificial intelligence (AI), a new generation of online, smart and mobile platforms could smooth the path to efficient lube procurement.