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Personalised digital experience aims to transform work processes

Emerson‘s personalised digital experience – MyEmerson – is said to help accelerate digital transformation by connecting people and technology through streamlined work pr...
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5G: is industry ready?

Recent research shows that 50% of industry professionals are positive about 5G in manufacturing and see it as a way to obtain universal connectivity....
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Catch up on the latest packaging and processing developments

PPMA Total Show 2019 will open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham in the UK, from 1 – 3 October. The exhibition will showcase the latest innovations in smart manufacturing,...

News Archive

  1. 07/09/2019 Industry urged to boost cyber defence investment

    Over half of UK manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime, and one-third of those have suffered some financial loss or disruption to business as a result, according to a recently published report from Make UK.

  2. 07/09/2019 Chemical plant gets help to achieve safety compliance

    Following a safety review, Tennants Fine Chemicals Ltd (TFC), which produces over 24,000 tons of liquid chemicals each year, has invested in a programme of continuous improvements, at its UK-based plant in Staffordshire, to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) audit findings.

  3. 03/09/2019 Open Industry 4.0 Alliance gains a new member

    To date successful scaling and implementation of new business models have been hampered by the heterogeneity of industrial components and systems. The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance was created to help establish an open ecosystem and framework for interoperability between vendors.

  4. 02/09/2019 Emerson acquires Spence and Nicholson Steam Technology product lines from Circor International

    Emerson has acquired the Spence and Nicholson product lines from Circor International. The range will complement Emerson’s existing portfolio of steam system solutions for process industries and commercial buildings.

  5. 02/09/2019 Stemmer Imaging and MVTec expand co-operation

    Stemmer Imaging and MVTec Software are expanding their co-operation for the distribution of HALCON and MERLIC machine vision software to include the UK and Ireland.

  6. 27/08/2019 Multi-functional cell for training in robotics and automation

    Wood Automation & Control has designed and built a state-of-the-art robotic training cell at Make UK’s Technology Hub in Birmingham.

  7. 27/08/2019 Will augmented reality address manufacturing skills deficit?

    Alex West says that augmented reality (AR) has a role to play in helping the factory of the future deal with the skills gap deficit.

  8. 21/08/2019 Win a €265 gift card: Take part in our Edge computing survey

    The survey will only take 7-minutes and all respondents can enter a draw to win a €265 gift card. Survey respondents will also receive a report summarising the survey results as well as an e-Book on a related topic.

  9. 19/08/2019 Wanted: engineers to share career stories

    EngineeringUK is on the lookout for early career engineers, engineering technicians or apprentices who are interested in sharing the story of their job and the route that got them started. The career stories will help to inspire the next generation of engineers to consider a role in engineering.

  10. 12/08/2019 Mitsubishi Electric invests in servo motors and linear stages

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has taken an equity stake in Akribis Systems Pte Ltd (Akribis), a Singapore-based manufacturer of linear servo motors and linear stages, to strengthen its industrial automation solutions for the global market.

  11. 12/08/2019 Robots need to understand more

    Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future. In simple terms, this means machines need to understand motive the way humans do, and not just perform tasks blindly, without context.

  12. 05/08/2019 Cybersecurity lab in India helps safeguard industrial infrastructure and reduce operational risk

    Emerson has opened a new cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data.

  13. 04/08/2019 Stäubli Group strengthens its robotics portfolio

    Stäubli Group has acquired a 70% stake in WFT GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist in the construction of special purpose machines and mobile platforms.

  14. 04/08/2019 RS Components wins distribution award from Omron

    RS Components (RS) has gained the accolade of the ‘Best High Service Distributor’ from Omron Electronic Components Europe.

  15. 30/07/2019 Whitepaper: Ultra-compact Industrial PCs serve as universal IoT gateways

    This whitepaper looks at current industrial market challenges relating to IIoT and Industry 4.0 and the role of Industrial PCs In helping meet these challenges.

  16. 28/07/2019 Appetite for Engineering 2019: Reserve your seat now!

    This year’s Appetite for Engineering event will be taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Ansty Park, Coventry, on 17th October. Confirmed presenters include Chris Edwards, OBE, head of quality at Müller UK & Ireland, who will be discussing the important role played by quality engineering to help avoid the plague of the food industry – the dreaded product recall!

  17. 28/07/2019 Caspian subsea project completed ahead of schedule and under budget

    Emerson has completed a contract for automation systems and cloud engineering software-as-a-service for the Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan and is fulfilling an ongoing five-year services contract to help ensure reliable, safe operations.

  18. 22/07/2019 Endress+Hauser strengthens expertise for advanced analysis

    Endress+Hauser has expanded its center of competence for advanced analysis in Lyon, France, adding new production facilities and office space to meet the growing demand in the area of advanced process analyses.

  19. 22/07/2019 Expanded cyber security threat detection services

    More than half of all respondents to a recent LNS Research survey said their industrial facility has experienced a cybersecurity breach. To help prevent such incidents Rockwell Automation has expanded its Threat Detection Services powered by the Claroty threat detection platform.

  20. 19/07/2019 A factory of the future to resolve today’s problems

    Alex West discusses the findings of a report that looks into the technologies that could help solve today’s manufacturing issues.