Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Industrial Plant and Equipment, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
Tim Bednall, sales & marketing manager for Wood Automation & Control’s Systems Division, highlights the depth of expertise and talent that UK manufacturers can draw upon to ease the path to automation and, in turn, greater productivity.
Since the start of the year the industrial sector’s nervousness about the prospects for the UK moving to a life outside the European Union has manifested itself in various announcements by manufacturers’ intent on moving their production bases abroad.
With 13,000 fatalities every year linked to past exposure to dangerous substances at work, primarily chemicals or dust, the correct management of hazardous substances whilst at work is vital. However, according to a recent survey, commissioned by the UK’s leading technology-enabled risk management company, Alcumus, 54% of UK companies reported only having ‘some level of awareness’ of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health).
Hannover Messe, the trade fair for industrial technology, took place from 1 to 5 April featuring 6,500 companies from 75 nations where global corporations, mid-size companies and startups – presented their solutions for industrial production and tomorrow's sustainable energy supply systems.
Today’s plant automation systems provide transparent monitoring of system status, plus tools such as condition monitoring or predictive maintenance – all help to reduce unscheduled downtime. Hartmut Pütz, President Factory Automation EMEA at Mitsubishi, considers how to address brownfield installations with legacy equipment.