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Automation adapts to sustainable packaging

Have you ever ordered a small item online, and then felt incensed when it arrived in an oversized box packed out with bubble wrap, air-filled cushions or paper inserts?

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Are you ready for Warehouse 4.0?

Since the pandemic, the shortage of warehouse workers in the UK has been well documented. But recently, the RTITB claimed that digitalisation could be the key to tackling the gap, having found a solution that gets forklift operators into warehouse and logistics operations faster, reducing lost days by 88.7 percent.

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Removing the cyber backdoor

According to cybersecurity expert Barracuda, small businesses are three times more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals than larger companies. There is a common misconception that SMEs have nothing worth targeting and that data breaches only happen to large corporations, but this is far from reality.

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Dispensing robot ROI: A worked example

Here, Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics, shares a hypothetical worked example of the ROI of a dispensing robot for an electronics CEM.

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    Etching a new future for electrolyser manufacturing(02/09/2022)

    As the world continues to adapt to powering its vehicles, towns and cities with zero-carbon energy, the demand for new technologies is gathering pace. Karl Hollis, Director of Engineering at Precision Micro, looks at how the current design and manufacturing process for bipolar plates, a component used in electrolysers that produce and store green hydrogen, could be made faster and more cost-effectively using chemical etching technology.

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    Why automating intelligence is critical to technology innovators(01/09/2022)

    Today's newest products are increasingly complex, due to evolving standards, applications distributed across multiple cloud environments, and acceleration in an “all in one” expectation from new users. This increased complexity directly impacts development validation and test coverage for new products, increasing pressure on development teams.

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    Speaking a common language: Bringing robot and CNC technologies together(01/09/2022)

    The last five decades have seen tremendous advances both in robotics and in CNC machining centre technology. Barry Weller, Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks at the evolution of these two technologies, and the new possibilities for machine builders and OEMs to develop an important competitive advantage in the design of CNC machining centres, making it easy for their end users to reap the full benefits of automation.

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    “Keep the noise down!”: Preventing sound-related damages(31/08/2022)

    Employers and duty holders are required under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) to provide workers with equipment that meets relevant supply laws. They must also adhere to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) offers guidance which sets out an employer’s legal obligations.

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    Motion solution requirements for biologic delivery devices(31/08/2022)

    From cancer to rheumatoid arthritis, biopharmaceuticals have revolutionised treatments, in some cases providing hope for patients who previously had no further options. Integral to their success are the delivery devices, which are driven by accurate, reliable motion systems.

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