PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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30 July 2021

NOKIA HAS announced that KUKA, a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and automation solutions, will deploy Nokia 5G SA private wireless networking at KUKA’s Smart Production and Development Center in Augsburg, Germany.

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16 July 2021

MAINSTREAM ERP providers don't cater for service. It’s just a fact, most ERPs were designed for manufacturers and focus on finance, not service. And those service staff are left struggling with day to day operations knowing the decision-makers will never agree to replace their system. But, you don't necessarily need to change your ERP says Gary Jones, head of sales at Service Geeni.

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30 July 2021

COVENTRY-BASED precision engineering business Harris RCS has taken delivery of its first two industrial robots to reap the benefits of factory automation.

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06 May 2021

HALF OF Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime during the last 12 months, after thousands of organisations moved their staff to remote working when the Covid crisis struck.

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10 March 2021

LEADING INDUSTRIAL IT solutions digital transformation partner and exclusive UK & Ireland distributor of AVEVA software, SolutionsPT is tackling downtime in industrial settings by releasing a step-by-step guide aimed at onsite operators and boardroom-based CEOs alike.

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05 March 2021

SIEMENS HAS boosted its professional training offering in industrial networks to combat the skills shortage among manufacturers modernising networks and becoming 5G ready.

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08 February 2021

INDUSTRY 4.0 concepts are comparatively easy to realise when building new industrial process systems. But when it comes to existing or brownfield systems that have always operated with the 4–20mA communications standard, plant operators have been unable to justify the effort required to convert.

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04 February 2021

MANUFACTURERS SUPPORTED by Made Smarter, the movement helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution, are forecasting the creation of more than 750 new jobs from £12.6M of technology investment.

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11 December 2020

SIEMENS TECHNOLOGY helped postgraduate MSc Mechatronic Systems Engineering students to complete a vital academic project after Covid-19 closed the campus and stopped them accessing any physical equipment in their labs.

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02 December 2020

THE CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has announced immediate availability of a white paper on Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). 'Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) –The Case For Action Now' provides an in-depth analysis of what the technology is and why it is crucial to create Connected Factories.

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20 November 2020

IN 2020 managers around the world had to quickly transition to working from home to maintain productivity during global disruption. Some businesses tried remote working for the first time and others extended their existing flexible working policies. So, what can we learn from this disruption and how can we apply it to our future working environment to make people as efficient as possible? Alex Darby explores how businesses can embrace a new era of working

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26 November 2020

A MINIATURE charge amplifier with IO-Link – that is said by Kistler to be a world first – complies with industrial communications networking standard IEC 61131-9 and combines analogue and digital communication technology to pave the way for Industry 4.0.

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16 October 2020

SICK HAS launched a suite of Deep Learning apps and services to simplify machine vision quality inspection for challenging components, assemblies, surfaces or food produce, especially those that have previously defied automation and remained distinguishable only by human inspection.

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02 December 2020

CHOSEN TO increase efficiencies and quality while reducing part weight, waste and costs, the Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) has purchased two Renishaw RenAM 500Q machines ahead of the UK-based additive manufacturing facility’s opening in Q1 2021; as well as entering into a development collaboration with Renishaw’s leading additive manufacturing team.

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23 September 2020

AGILE INNOVATION in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the key in driving forward digital transformation in industrial applications into 2021 and beyond. That was the message delivered by Advantech IIoT President, Linda Tsai, to more than 2000 delegates at the company’s first ever Global IIoT Virtual Summit, entitled 'Connecting Industrial IoT Innovation'.

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04 September 2020

TO HELP life sciences companies more easily adopt digitally-enabled manufacturing that improves the quantity, quality and speed of production, Emerson has started the DeltaV Life Sciences OEM Programme.

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05 August 2020

Carlo Gavazzi has extended its NRG Series of solid-state relays to provide faster install, space-savings, flexibility, and to boost machine uptime.

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04 August 2020

The MS-9A89 from MSI IPC is a high performance embedded system suitable for multimedia applications, intelligent transportation, parking management, security surveillance and smart factory automation.

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03 August 2020

The Schmersal Group’s Wettenberg production site in Germany is producing wireless modules for aconno, a Düsseldorf-based start-up that develops IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions, including Bluetooth and sensor modules.

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17 June 2020

PTC and Rockwell Automation have announced Factory Insights as a Service, a turnkey cloud solution that enables manufacturers to achieve reportedly unprecedented impact, speed, and scale with their digital transformation initiatives.

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FEATURES

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19 July 2021

With Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies increasingly being used to improve autonomous decision-making in industrial operations, Jeremy Shinon looks at how the Edge is crucial in supporting the digital transformation of businesses.

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02 June 2021

Efficient data management using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is increasingly important in ensuring the successful deployment of new and updated automation systems. Jeremy Shinton looks at how the latest controllers designed to manage this convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) can be used to ensure optimal data management and connectivity

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16 April 2021

DESIGNED TO bring greater levels of efficiency and accuracy to the production of specialised gears and tooth forms, the new HG350-G precision gear grinding centre is the first first from PTG Holroyd – and believed to be the first in the UK – to use Siemens' new Sinumerik ONE future-proof CNC, the successor to the automation specialist’s 840D CNC.

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12 April 2021

THE PROCESS industry workforce is changing. In the UK a recent survey shows that by 2026 19.56% of engineers will have retired or be close to retiring. Andrew Normand explains how AI can play a major role in tackling the resulting skills gap

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08 March 2021

Digital transformation is changing the traditional methods of machine and production line design, commissioning, and start-up. As a result manufacturers are turning to digital twins and emulation as a tool to research, test and validate their process in a virtual space, before making physical changes to plant layout and workflow

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11 December 2020

CHRIS EVANS, Marketing and Operations Group Manager at Mitsubishi Electric UK looks at the effect the pandemic could have on the future adoption of automation in manufacturing within SMEs.

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23 September 2020

FOR THE autumn instalment of its Experts Camp, Harting is focusing on the very latest developments and solutions in the field of 'Connectivity for Future Technologies'.

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27 July 2020

Kevin Bull, Product Strategy Director at Columbus, explains how manufacturers who successfully master the constant battle to transform their processes will reap the considerable rewards of digital technologies. He starts with Harley-Davidson and with Ford

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05 June 2020

Amrit Williams, Chief Product Officer, Skybox Security, looks at the top three security challenges for manufacturers and how to overcome them

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05 June 2020

Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing, also renamed by some as Automation Intelligence, has moved at great pace and it is one that will see tremendous growth over the next few years, writes Daniel Smalley, Business Manager – Factory Automation Digitalisation, Siemens Digital Industries

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11 May 2020

As the European-wide R&D project, STREAM-0D, draws to a close, Giulia Barbano of project partners, IES, provides an update on some exciting advancements to iSCAN, an existing cloud-based data management and analytics platform, which has been evolved to enable industry 4.0 solutions

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11 May 2020

Billy Sisk explains why digitally transformed businesses are best positioned to react to the challenges of coronavirus

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14 November 2019

Developments in smart instrumentation and asset management systems are offering a raft of new opportunities for industrial process operators. David Lincoln, Digital Lead for ABB Measurement & Analytics UK explains the key developments that have taken place and the benefits they can bring in a process environment.

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10 October 2019

Bob Hitner, marketing manager for SMC Pneumatics explains why he believes a practical approach to Industry 4.0 cuts out confusion

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08 October 2019

Siemens has helped one of the world’s most advanced and sustainable paint factories achieve unprecedented levels of speed and efficiency. IP&E finds out more.

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14 March 2019

Successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process and is a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise, explains Chris Evans, marketing & operations group manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division.

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05 February 2019

Successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process and is a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise, explains Chris Evans, marketing & operations group manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division.

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03 February 2019

Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for months on end are the two extreme conditions in which the world's longest igus plastic energy chain operates. At the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic, the roller energy chain system with a travel length of 615 metres has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat.

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03 February 2019

HARTING looks at some of the key focuses of smart manufacturing in 2019.

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13 November 2018

If you work in manufacturing, you will be used to hearing about Industry 4.0, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its vision of a brave new world for automation, just around the corner. It’s an exciting prospect. Yet, in reality, Industry 4.0 is much less about revolution, than it is about winning through steady, incremental progress, according to Seb Strutt, senior product manager for SICK UK

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