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Machine Building Features

Transforming manufacturing resilience could add £26bn of productivity value to the economy

RS Components (RS) has launched the Resilience Index, one of the most comprehensive studies of UK resilience that paints a mixed picture for senior engineers looking to build resilience into their plant, process, and people in the years to come.

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Digital demands of functional safety

In the machine industry, the significance of functional safety has grown continuously as a result of advancing digitalisation.

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Machinery building: The future’s standard components

Designing machinery for future performance is always difficult, with many different factors to consider, such as emerging technology, manufacturing and assembly. To reduce the uncertainty, it is always advisable to use standard components, explains Martin Ahner, Product Trainer and Head of norelem ACADEMY.

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Enabling safer operator-machine interactions through enhanced control of machine stoppages

As packaging line machinery has become more sophisticated, it’s also become more complex. This increased complexity, coupled with a high number of interactions between operators and machines, increases the potential for safety incidents.

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    Schneider Electric & Sewtec Automation to develop production line for Pets Choice(21/01/2021)

    Schneider Electric has partnered with Sewtec Automation to deliver an end of line packing solution for Pets Choice, the animal food, treats and accessories producer. The new production line will improve overall production and assembly-line efficiency and provide the foundation for the company to optimise and scale its technology.

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    STOBER helps blinds manufacturer take control of automated fabrication process(06/01/2021)

    STOBER has helped create a new multiple screwing unit that joins profile rails, monitors screw depth and tightening torque for ROMA, the international manufacturer of roller shutters, venetian blinds and textile screens.

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    The big picture(01/09/2020)

    Glenn Moffat, Safety Specialist and one of the Business Solutions Team Managers at SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd, looks at the machinery safety challenges and opportunities now facing manufacturing companies.

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    Maximising safety in advanced battery systems(01/09/2020)

    In advanced battery systems, the quality of the power electronics helps determine the quality of the final product. This is emphasised in the latest battery power management and charging systems that use wide-bandgap semiconductors and improved power topologies. In such advanced electronics, if the safety systems do not work quickly and reliably, the entire battery system can suffer a catastrophic failure that could seriously impact the product and its user.

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    Lenze in the UK: It’s all about the “Brainware”(01/09/2020)

    Paige West, Group Editor of DPA, spoke with Eric van den Broek, Managing Director at Lenze EMEA West (Benelux & UK), about the future of UK manufacturing and how the company is helping machine builders and OEMs to climb the Industry 4.0 ladder.

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