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12/07/2018 - Reduce waste and future-proof production with automatic product recovery
It seems that everybody is talking about Industry 4.0. Whether you are reading an online publication, reading a magazine, visiting a trade show or talking to business consultants, it doesn’t take long for the latest manufacturing buzzwords of ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘fourth industrial revolution’, or ‘internet of things’ to be mentioned.
 
04/07/2018 - Make Skid Integration Smart from the Start
Industrial networks and digital technology have transformed manufacturing. But as we all know, not every equipment supplier or manufacturer approaches network connectivity and data in the same way.
 
25/06/2018 - CODING WITH A CONSCIENCE
With anti-plastic waste sentiment growing and the UK Government pledging to tackle the plastic problem via its 25-year plan, packaging sustainability has never been higher on the corporate agenda. Steve Ryan, UK sales manager at Rotech Machines, shows how coding can become a source of advantage in an age of heightened environmental awareness.
 
12/06/2018 - When measuring colour, ensure you choose the right sensor and chip technology
When sourcing a non-contact colour measurement sensor, it is important to understand the underlying technology the sensor is based on and how this affects measurement performance. Otherwise, you could be purchasing a sensor that simply isn’t up to the task, says Stephen Smith of Micro-Epsilon.
 
22/05/2018 - Smarter factories; safer working
In food produce environments and packhouses, the benefits of automation when it comes to workforce health and safety are uncontended. From eliminating arduous and repetitive tasks to working uninterrupted within inhospitable chilled settings, robots are most certainly the future. Case loading specialist Brillopak and industrial automation pioneer Omron explore how smart robots, hardware and software can be deployed to work collaboratively, safely and productively alongside human counterparts.
 
14/05/2018 - Getting the right recipe for heating food products
Heat is fundamental to the food and drink industry. From cooking and drying to other treatments such as pasteurisation, heat is widely used in all but the most basic food manufacturing and processing situations, in sectors as varied as dairy, fruit and vegetable processing, meat, prepared foods, brewing, dietary supplements and more.
 
20/03/2018 - Sensor data available globally – beyond the local company cloud
Making sensor data and information from different sources available globally and linking this data and information in a meaningful way – this is the crux of Industry 4.0. New business ideas make it necessary to make this information globally available and accessible not only within a company but also beyond the boundaries of the company and its location.
 
05/03/2018 - SEEPEX - Pumped up about 4.0 potential
With the race towards Industry 4:0 on, progressive cavity (PC) pump specialist SEEPEX is assisting SME customers, particularly those starting from a ‘low tech’ baseline, to think ahead and utilise Smart pump technology to boost process productivity.
 
13/12/2017 - Air Apparent
Amid the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is easy to forget the effect of the technologies that powered industry’s earlier transformations. The factories of the original Industrial Revolution were driven first by water and then by steam. Later, the mass production of the Second Revolution was enabled by electricity, especially by the electric motor, which freed industrial engineers from their dependence on cumbersome belts and shafts and allowed controllable mechanical power to be delivered anywhere it was required.
 
20/11/2017 - Military can bridge skills shortage
In the UK, there is currently a shortfall of 20,000 engineers each year. Brexit is expected to see this figure increase and, to avoid hindering Britain’s industrial growth plans, the Government has pledged an investment of £500 million pounds into further education. Here, Matt Collins, business development manager at power distribution specialist ide Systems, explains how businesses can address the skills shortage.
 
 
  
 
    
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