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From virtual reality to the real thing!

Engineering apprentices at the Make UK’s Technology Training Hub can get their hands on the latest robotic programming and production trouble-shooting systems thanks to a development partnership between The Automated Technology Group’s Systems Division (ATG), a Wood PLC Company, and SMC UK Ltd.

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The evolution of the Energy Chain – MP 420 EVOCHAIN

With the MP 420 EVOCHAIN Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH has developed a new energy chain series that combines Murrplastik’s latest innovations with its proven reliable technology.

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Güdel tracks help launch CNC robotics into new markets

The combination of a 6-axis robot and a linear track is not unusual in today’s fast-moving automation environment. However, when this combination is used to perform machining operations, a whole new series of applications are available to manufacturers.

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“Making good machines better”

As part of TRITEC Performance Solutions, Race-Tec Sealing Ltd is the current market leader in the design, development and manufacture of custom-made, high performance, low friction, PTFE-lined Rotary Seals, AV Mounts, High Angle Compact CV Boots and Precision Elastomeric Components.

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    Sophisticated power analyser helps drone maker accelerate motor system testing(04/11/2019)

    The Yokogawa WT1800E Power Analyser is being used by Atmos UAV to optimise the range, efficiency and safety of Marlyn, the world’s first drone to combine Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) and forward flight in a fully autonomous way.

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    The General Product Safety Directive – The world’s best kept secret?(04/11/2019)

    The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) covers the safety of any products that do not fall under other European Union (EU) Directives. However, it is rarely recognised or understood by those within the supply chain, even though failure to comply may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

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    Equipping the workforce for Industry 4.0(04/11/2019)

    Manufacturing is being digitised and the manufacturing process is changing dramatically. This is a phenomenon known as Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution) and its benefits are immense. These include enabling the automation and streamlining of repetitive steps in manufacturing processes, resulting in enormous increases in efficiency.

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    Measuring chains – Delivering precise and accurate data(04/11/2019)

    The expanding use of automation in all sectors of industry is placing greater demands on test and measurement (T&M). From the sensors used to monitor parameters in real time to data communication and processing, the whole system must reliably deliver information that is precise and accurate, often when ambient conditions are far from ideal.

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    Adjusted quickly – precisely mounted(04/11/2019)

    In the packaging industry, machine builders are increasingly turning to clean and hygienic solutions, particularly when in direct contact with food. Here, special requirements must be met, such as food hygiene or FDA and/or EU compliance. Robert Dumayne, drytech director at igus, surveys recent packaging machine developments.

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