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04/03/2019 - Are robots key to unlocking productivity? Could a robot tax have a negative impact on UK manufacturing?
In 2017, amid fears that machines would replace human workers in the future, one of the world’s most automated nations, South Korea, introduced the world’s first robot tax. It is a contentious issue — Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has previously argued that to help fund social services and education, robots should be taxed at the same level as the people they replace.
 
16/01/2019 - Retention, not just recruitment – 6 ways to protect your company from the skills crisis
The manufacturing industry is in the grip of a well-documented skills crisis, with the government estimating that 186,000 new engineers will be needed each year until 2024. In a recent survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, three-quarters of manufacturers say they are concerned about accessing the skills their businesses need. This challenge is being compounded by the digital revolution, low unemployment and Brexit, prompting many companies to redouble their efforts to attract the next generation of engineers.
 
27/11/2018 - Cyber-security in the emerging digital world
It seems a long time ago now since various malware attacks on the operational layer changed the security landscape and highlighted vulnerabilities in the de-facto automation architecture. However, as we move along the road towards Smart Manufacturing with a view to improving efficiency, productivity and reliability of supply using the principles of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the subject of cyber-security is becoming arguably even more important.
 
22/10/2018 - Ready Engineer One
The computer games generation was always a refence to teenagers… well it was in the ‘80s and '90s (to save you looking it up, the ZX Spectrum was first launched in the UK in 1982). It’s no surprise then that most engineers working now are comfortable with digital interface technology and that the latest developments in Augmented Reality have quickly been applied to making improvements on the factory floor.
 
15/10/2018 - Metal detectors or x-ray? Three differentials food factories should consider
The global metal detector market is buoyant and expected to reach an estimated $1.6 billion by 2022. Forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022, continued investment can be attributed to stringent government and consumer protection regulations. The industrial segment, comprising the food and pharmaceutical sectors, is expected to remain the largest end user of metal detectors.
 
10/10/2018 - Condition Monitoring: a key part of I4.0 and the ‘Dark Factory’
While Condition Monitoring (CM) systems are continuing to prove their value in industrial applications, many companies are still unsure how CM should fit into their Industry 4.0 strategy and the automated ‘lights-out’ factory, says Ian Pledger, Service Engineer at Schaeffler UK.
 
24/09/2018 - Reducing cross contamination in pharma applications
Cross contamination in the pharmaceutical industry is not just an issue for those working in it, but for the wider public as a whole. As general awareness of the potential issues has increased, more and more questions are being asked of manufacturers and health professionals about the safety, integrity and potential side effects of a range of products and medicines.
 
21/08/2018 - Smart Manufacturing is Gathering Steam. Are You Ready?
Advances in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are transforming the industrial automation world in a big way. Significant increases in data collection and big data analytics are happening at the edge—whether on the factory floor or more remote sites—often far away from data centers and specialised IT staff. With real-time feedback, local operators can make small adjustments to help production lines run faster and more efficiently and prevent failures.
 
01/08/2018 - How Dairy Companies can Find Value at the Network Edge
By nature, dairy companies are complex operations. With narrow margins and intense competition – on top of the numerous challenges brought on by regulatory issues, compliance measures and pressures from the consumer marketplace – the dairy industry is ripe for improvement with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
 
24/07/2018 - How the IIoT and edge computing enable pumping systems to meet new challenges
With demand for water and wastewater treatment on the rise, the operators tasked with keeping it all flowing face daunting challenges on several fronts. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, including edge computing, may provide the answer for creating the efficient, self-optimizing distribution infrastructures needed to meet today’s growing demands in the face of flat budgets.
 
 
  
 
    
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