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Time for industries to prioritise sustainability: 5 steps for evolving the industrial business model

While sustainability has become a key industrial concern, the sector has found it difficult to make significant progress. Operating sustainably means industrial companies must simultaneously meet environmental, economic and social measures.

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Automation at the forefront of Industry 4.0

For signals, data, and electrical power: M12-type connectors have become indispensable interfaces for device connectivity. binder is supplementing its M12 lines with additional products that support users in automation technology to achieve efficient, flexible, and error-free installation.

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The light we cannot see: Micromotors powering optical technology

Optics is a branch of science that revolves around light. From cameras and lasers to fibre-optic cables and telescopes, our understanding of the way light behaves and of its properties has enabled its use in a vast array of practical applications.  Here, Dave Walsha, Sales Manager at EMS, explains the key role micromotors play in driving a diverse range of optical applications.

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Why the UK should follow the EU’s solar energy plan

After COP27, Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders Group, said that the world remains on the brink of climate catastrophe and progress made on cutting emissions has been too slow. As the UK watches the aftermath of this summit, all eyes are on Rishi Sunak’s cabinet to ensure the UK increases its efforts to reach net zero.

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    How PEI-Genesis’ three pillars gave it the operational certainty to navigate stormy market waters(20/01/2023)

    Like everyone, manufacturers globally face challenges caused by global issues such as coronavirus, Brexit and the war in Ukraine. However, despite the troubling times, manufacturers can protect themselves and provide certainty for customers by focusing on the things that are in their control, instead of worrying about geopolitical issues beyond their control.

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    Do electric vehicles need custom steering parts?(20/01/2023)

    The race to develop electric vehicles for the commercial vehicle market is moving rapidly. According to research from StartUs Insights, there are approximately 753 start-ups and emerging companies developing electric vehicles, with 257 in the US alone. Will the key players stick with conventional steering components in their vehicle design, or will they look for benefits in customisation?

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    Are floating wind turbines the answer to renewable power?(20/01/2023)

    Back in 2019, then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised 40GW of UK offshore wind power by 2030. In early 2022, the Government raised that target to 50GW, with an additional 5GW from floating wind turbines. But are floating wind farms the solution to existing offshore power problems? Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors, explores the technology behind floating wind farms.

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    VR has major benefits for design(19/01/2023)

    “It was an ‘aha’ experience,” says Lennart Bolin, Facility Manager at E.ON Energiinfrastruktur. He used VR technology to see how FVB has designed the renovation of a district cooling facility in Sweden.

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    Robots: Cheaper than you think?(19/01/2023)

    One major concern is the upfront cost, but did you know that a dispensing robot can cost less than a new car? Here, Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics, explains how robotics and automation can support dispensing processes, discusses the costs and identifies opportunities for a healthy return on investment (ROI).

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