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    Digitalisation: How prepared is UK manufacturing?(08/05/2018)

    Digitalisation is changing the way in which we do business. Today’s always-connected working environment enables people to work how they want, when they want. This doesn’t just apply for office-based roles though — industrial enterprises are altering their business models to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution. However, some countries are much further ahead than others.

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    The next big thing in manufacturing starts not with a bang but a whirr…(08/05/2018)

    Industry 4.0. We’ve seen that term so many times that you’d be forgiven for wondering when 5.0 is going to arrive. But amongst the hype and hysteria it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that Industry 4.0 is very much already here and it’s not so much a revolution as an evolution – it just depends how you go about implementing it.

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    Aston Martin Red Bull Racing keeps its datacentre in shape with the help of thermal imaging(03/05/2018)

    A lot of preparation goes into each Aston Martin Red Bull race, both on the track and behind the scenes at the factory. It’s up to the IT team to ensure that race data can be shared between the race team and the factory from anywhere in the world. That is why it is so important that the data centre at the Milton Keynes headquarters is in peak condition 24/7 year-round. To keep an eye on things, the IT team relies on the thermal imaging capabilities of the FLIR ONE Pro.

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    Arriving now…the factories of the future(19/04/2018)

    Factories populated by autonomous vehicles and robots working alongside human operators - while this is a utopian vision of manufacturing for many and there are certain industry sectors where the journey to smart manufacturing is a long one, there are factories that operate like this now. So what should we expect from the automation companies and system integrators helping to make it happen? Barry Weller, Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric provides his view.

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    Let’s talk Brexit with Universal Robots(06/04/2018)

    DPA & Connectivity Editor, Paige West, spoke to Mark Gray, UK Sales Manager of Universal Robots about the impact of Brexit on UK manufacturing and what it will mean for the future of automation. 

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    Explore the latest key technologies and trends at Hannover Messe this year(06/04/2018)

    Every year, the industrial world gathers in Hannover, Germany for five days to explore the latest key technologies and trends at Hannover Messe. Averaging some 200,000 trade visitors and over 5,000 exhibitors, the show typically generates around 5.6 million business-to-business contacts. But the numbers are only part of the picture.

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    Bringing data from the production floor to the cloud(22/03/2018)

    The Industrial Internet of Things is rapidly rising in popularity. Businesses expect the ability to access production metrics in real-time from their smartphone or laptop. KEB’s MQTT IoT Edge Gateway was developed to meet this need. Controls Application Specialist Colin presents this detailed tutorial on getting started with MQTT and how to bring data from the production floor to the cloud.

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    Trends in Data Centres in 2018: What matters to IT managers(08/03/2018)

    This review of managed cloud services, edge computing and direct current in the data centre, analyses suitable cost-effective & future-proof operations.

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    How an automated production plant uses igus e-chains(01/03/2018)

    The winner of the Bronze vector award in 2016 was EBAWE Anlagentechnik GmbH. The company designs, engineers and installs complete production plants for the manufacture of precast concrete panels.

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    Using Industry 4.0 to optimise process control(09/02/2018)

    Paul Trevitt, Operations and Engineering Manager, for Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the advantages of this evolving concept and how it can be implemented in process control scenarios.

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    Automation: the key to transforming the water and wastewater industry(02/02/2018)

    As the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water grows from rising populations and urbanisation, the water and wastewater industry face unprecedented challenges. ABB’s UK water industry manager, Stuart Foster explains.

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    Top five reasons to add a robot to your production line(19/01/2018)

    Now, as they say, has never been a better time to consider adding robotic automation to your facility. Mitsubishi Electric’s robot product manager Barry Weller, gives us his five best reasons why you should add a robot to your production line.

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    Rockwell Automation brings The Connected Enterprise to life(18/12/2017)

    Thousands of industrial professionals convened in Houston for the Automation Fair event to learn more about the latest advanced manufacturing technologies shaping the industry, and the automation tools that can help them be more globally competitive and productive.

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    Motion control to automation solution: How KEB is Automation with Drive(18/12/2017)

    KEB’s humble beginnings started with high quality, reliable electromagnetic brakes and clutches to give basic motion control. This is still a strong part of the business and alongside the industrial range there is a separate automotive division, supplying into major manufacturers.

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    Should the MedTech industry care about Industry 4.0?(11/12/2017)

    Should the MedTech industry care about Industry 4.0 (I4.0)? While the simple answer is ‘Yes’, this article will attempt to explain just how important I4.0 is to the future of manufacturing of medical devices.

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