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    How can manufacturers manage supply chain disruptions in medical device manufacturing?(18/03/2022)

    Here, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, discusses the challenges medical device manufacturers can face due to supply chain disruptions and component obsolescence.

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    The potential of quantum computing for manufacturing(10/03/2022)

    Imagine looking for a needle in a haystack by examining each piece of hay. What if you could analyse the entire haystack at once, cutting down the location time of the needle drastically? This is what quantum computing can do compared to conventional computing. Quantum computing could accelerate drug development, enhance encryption security and more. But how could it benefit the manufacturing industry?

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    Potential benefits of the industrial metaverse(21/01/2022)

    Metaverse seems to be the buzzword of 2022. The term, coined in 1992 by sci-fi novelist Neal Stephenson, represents for some the future of Internet, while for others it is merely a “souped-up version of virtual reality”. Regardless of different opinions, we will need to wait at least another decade to see the full spectrum of the metaverse’s features. In the meantime, Neil Bellinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, explains how manufacturers could benefit from using the metaverse in the future.

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    Making the most of the Christmas shutdown(16/12/2021)

    For manufacturers, this time of year is also a good opportunity to prepare for the year ahead, by ensuring that their machines and inventories are ready for the challenges of 2022. Here, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, explains how manufacturers can make the most of the Christmas shutdown.

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    COP26 – Key takeaways for manufacturers(24/11/2021)

    COP26 has come to an end, bringing world leaders, NGOs, activists and climate enthusiasts together in a global-scale climate event. What for some felt like a catastrophic failure, to others represented a successful showcase of the social and business benefits of getting back together after COVID-19. Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, offers an overview of key takeaways for manufacturers.

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    The solution to the skills gap? Playing!(13/10/2021)

    According to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2020, the UK manufacturing is now facing the largest shortage of skilled workers since 1989. The radical transformation in technologies has significantly boosted productivity, but it has also widened the skill gap.

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    Learning from deep space automation(08/09/2021)

    In October 2020, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx space probe lowered itself from orbit around asteroid 101955 Bennu and successfully retrieved a sample from the asteroid’s surface. Due back in 2023, the mission aims to help scientists learn about the formation and evolution of the solar system from the sample’s chemical make-up. Here, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, discusses how automation is making this possible, and what the manufacturing industry can learn from OSIRIS-REx.

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    Learning from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games(02/08/2021)

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are taking place with no spectators cheering. Though we can’t watch those exciting competitions in the stadiums, the cutting-edge technologies used in the venues, such as robotics, autonomous vehicles (AV), facial recognition systems and more, will still make their impacts on the global stage.

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    Learning from the global chip shortage(04/06/2021)

    Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, discusses how the global chip shortage can teach us a valuable lesson in resource management.

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    Are you doing enough to attract young talent?(05/05/2021)

    Baby boomers are retiring at a rapid pace and manufacturers will have to consider how to replace the know-how that these experience workers will take with them.

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    2021 – opportunity is the keyword(08/01/2021)

    Here, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, offers an overview of three sectors where the difficulties of 2020 have originated new opportunities for 2021.

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    Long live the PLC!(13/11/2020)

    The popularity of fitness classes and online channels dedicated to wellbeing shows that, when it comes to our bodies, people are fully aware that prevention is the key to health. The same is true when it comes to industrial equipment like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), the heart of industrial automation.

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    The top three emerging jobs: AI, Data Protection & Robotics(12/10/2020)

    Despite the financial instability in the first half of 2020, the demand for professionals in the field of data management and AI is steadily on the rise. This is what emerges from LinkedIn’s 2020 UK Emerging Jobs Report, which revealed that companies are on the lookout for individuals that have a strong technical background, but also problem-solving skills. Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, examines the UK’s top-three emerging jobs and what these trends mean for manufacturers.

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    Could remote working become the new normal?(17/09/2020)

    Back in 2015, a survey of business owners by Virgin Media Business predicted that 60 percent of office-based employees would regularly work from home by 2022. This year, global disruption saw us prematurely exceed this figure.

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    The legacy of the Apollo 11 moon landing(09/09/2019)

    Jonathan Wilkins, Director at EU Automation, explains why the success of the mission is also one of the greatest testaments to advances in the communication technology of the day.