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More Control & Automation features

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    I/O at 200 miles per hour(01/05/2020)

    It’s not controversial to suppose that Formula One (F1) is a sport of extremes. The drivers are the best, the cars are the fastest and the races the most intense. Another aspect that pushes boundaries is the data collection, handling and manipulation infrastructure that enables car condition monitoring, race timing and much more.

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    Feeding the digital brain(01/05/2020)

    Upgrading to digital measurement tools can be the first step on the road to factory management systems capable of learning and making suggestions for improvements. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are forming the ‘digital brain’ that has the capability to revolutionise the efficiency of today’s industrial plants.

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    In-line for an automation upgrade(30/03/2020)

    Smarter, flexible and more functional, Industry 4.0-enabled automation is more accessible than you think. Phil Nicholas, General Manager of Ewellix UK Sales, dispels some myths about factory digitalisation.

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    TRUMPF helps Designplan see punching in a new light(03/02/2020)

    Designplan Lighting Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of robust lighting solutions for demanding environments, has invested in a TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 to replace two older turret punch machines supplied by another machine provider.

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    Commissioning made easy(03/02/2020)

    Hermle AG is one of the market leading manufacturers of metalworking machines. Today over 27,000 Hermle machines have been successfully installed worldwide, in a wide range of industries, ranging from medical technology to classic tool and mold making to aerospace technology.

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    Driving automotive manufacturing towards a more certain future(03/02/2020)

    Ever since the first motor car took to the roads, the internal combustion engine has been a staple component in nearly every vehicle production line. With times now changing, manufacturers are finding themselves having to prepare for a greener, cleaner future without knowing what that future looks like or how many units to produce.

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    Robotic trends for 2020(17/12/2019)

    From recreational robots such as drones, to critical operational robots in the medical field, robotic technology is changing our daily lives. Here Stewart Goulding, Managing Director at Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd, explores some current trends that are set to appear in 2020.

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    Automated quality assurance shifts pharma manufacturing toward continuous production(28/11/2019)

    The majority of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies are now starting to work with a new type of control system for complex processes.

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    From virtual reality to the real thing!(12/11/2019)

    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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    Gaining powerful results with Cube67 and IO-Link(28/10/2019)

    Proceco Integrated Cleaning Systems, a Canadian machine builder specialising in aqueous cleaning systems, chose to work with Murrelektronik because they were able to supply the best I/O system for the type of machine the company was building.

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    E-golf headliner fitted by a robot(14/10/2019)

    Are you curious about the robot revolution sweeping across the globe? BPX Electro Mechanical Co. Ltd take a sneak peek inside Volkswagen's “Transparent Factory” and see how the e-Golf is taking full advantage of this new technology. For more information, visit: https://news.bpx.co.uk/robots-fit-e-golf-headliner/

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    SPS 2019: Smart Production Solutions(07/10/2019)

    Despite the challenging economic climate ahead of the SPS anniversary exhibition, the outlook for the trade show is once again very positive and testifies to the importance of the exhibition for smart and digital automation.

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    SMC helps save weeks in production time for a leading print equipment manufacturer(02/09/2019)

    Reducing production lead times to successfully compete in a global marketplace is a challenge for many UK manufacturers. As the world market leader in pneumatic components and control systems, SMC has pioneered the very latest wireless technology to help their customers achieve a competitive advantage – amongst the beneficiaries a world-leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment.

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    ABB control system cuts costs and boosts production for cable maker(27/08/2019)

    An ABB control system is increasing productivity, lowering waste and reducing energy costs for UK cable manufacturer.

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    Meeting the automation challenges of smart manufacturing(13/08/2019)

    It is worth stating that implementing smart manufacturing is a very worthwhile exercise, successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process. It is also a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise.