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Loading up on the past: a history of wheel loaders (Part 3)

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While manufacturers began producing larger model wheel loaders in the 1950s, it was only in the next decade that the trend towards ‘bigger is better’ really took off. In 1963, following Caterpillar’s introduction of its 4.5m3 Model 988, the need for ... Read full article

Giant mechanical ‘miner’ to appear at Hillhead 2018

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In 2016, the Man Engine, the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain steamed the length of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Now it is on its way to 2018 edition of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition.... Read full article

Peeling back the layers on defence-in-depth security

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A fully connected enterprise requires a comprehensive approach to industrial security. Defence-in-depth security is a multilayered security approach that establishes multiple tiers of defence for increased industrial security. ... Read full article

The genesis of generators (part 3)

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A genset, or engine generator, is a combination electric motor-generator used where a continuous flow of electricity is needed. Generators have had a huge impact on the construction industry in particular, allowing work on projects to continue at nig... Read full article

The genesis of generators (part 2)

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The foundation for building electric motors was laid with the invention of the battery by Allessandro Volta in 1800, the generation of a magnetic field from an electric current by Hans Christian Oersted in 1820, and the invention of the electromagnet... Read full article

The genesis of generators (part 1)

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Generators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy — an invention that has proved particularly useful to the equipment industries.... Read full article

Elon Musk posts car elevator test video

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Just less than a month after tweeting that The Boring Company had completed the first tunnel segment in Los Angeles as part of a plan to build tunnels to avoid the hectic LA traffic, Elon Musk has posted another update video... Read full article

‘No longer waiting for Godot’: Elon Musk’s TBM finishes first tunnel segment

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On 28 June 2017 Godot, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) belonging to Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, finished digging the first segment of a tunnel in Los Angeles – just over six months since his first tweet on the topic.... Read full article

Inside the world’s deepest gold mine

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AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng gold mine, located south-west of Johannesburg in South Africa, is currently the deepest mine in the world, at a depth of over four kilometres.... Read full article

Have fun with Construction Simulator 2 gaming app

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The Construction Simulator 2 mobile gaming app released earlier this year allows you to build your own construction company and take the wheel at any of 36 original licensed construction vehicles from Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Bell Equipment,... Read full article

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