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02 March 2017

Knowledge and innovation are not sector-specific, but all too often new ground-breaking technologies become bound into the sectors in which they first conceived. This poses the question: if the technology is there why not utilise it to solve problems in other areas? Megan Phipps investigates

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01 March 2017

Automation is becoming ubiquitous across most industries. In manufacturing, global sales of industrial robots are expected to almost double in volume by 2018, reaching 400,000 units. In the home, revenue from the home automation segment is expected to hit over $6 million this year and show an annual growth rate of CAGR 28.19%, writes Dik Vos, CEO, SQS.

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13 February 2017

Although the UK economy might be expanding overall, levels of productivity remain worrying low. CDA editor, Charlotte Stonestreet, looks as the issue, some of the reasons behind it and explores whether Industry 4.0 could have a role to play in providing a solution

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13 February 2017

Andy Pye offers a personal view on some of the consequences of Brexit for manufacturing and automation. A longer version of this article is posted on the CDA website

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02 March 2017

The buzzword of modern times, ‘Industry 4.0’ has captured the imagination of many in the in world of business. Dave Berridge, Secretary of the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA), explores its meaning and its implications for logistics

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02 March 2017

The UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. During those 25 years the Association has seen vision become an enabling technology in a host of different industries

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01 March 2017

One six letter word is all that is needed to sum up the current economic situation, while its consequences, at least for the investment goods sector covered by one other, slightly longer, word - Uncertainty!

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21 December 2016

I don’t think anyone could have predicted how 2016 would have turned out. As I write this, in the penultimate week of the year, the United Kingdom is planning to leave the European Union, it’s government is completely unrecognisable from the one brought us into 2016 – not just the people have changed, but whole departments too, the pound is slowly recovering from hitting its lowest since I was a toddler and David Bowie is no longer with us.

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13 February 2017

Hongmei He from the Manufacturing Informatics Centre, Cranfield University, looks at increasingly prevalent cyber threats to the Industrial Internet of Things and how manufacturers can meet the challenges that this presents

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13 February 2017

While evidence shows that adoption of automation raises productivity across all manufacturing sectors, some are doing it better than others. This article from PPMA looks at continuous improvement and the disruptive new thinking that is required for future success

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02 March 2017

Electric motors sold in the European Community are subject to compliance with certain efficiency requirements and design stipulations in accordance with the Ecodesign Requirements for electric motors Regulation EC 640/2009 as amended by EC 4/2014.

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11 January 2016

EPTDA, the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association, closely follows industrial and economic trends and forecasts, conducting market and economic intelligence reports to depict a clear image of the PT/MC industry and industrial production as a whole.

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07 January 2016

The UK has an enormous opportunity to reap major benefit as it evolves into a data-enabled economy, but must implement best practice now, especially in systems engineering, to maximise productivity and minimise security risks, according to a report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology

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06 January 2016

Energy – it is a vital component of life and we depend upon it to keep our houses, cities, businesses and transport functioning. At the same time as being so reliant on it, we often take for granted that there will always be a supply and continue to consume as if there is a limitless resource

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04 January 2016

When Mark Twain when asked what he thought of Wagner’s music at a concert he had just attended he said “It is not as bad as it sounds”; this could equally apply to some of the economic headlines that we are seeing at the moment about both the UK and global economies says the MTA's Paul O’Donnell

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Supplier Advertorials

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09 May 2017

High Torque. High Precision. Our Power Transmission Solutions are designed with torque in mind.

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09 May 2017

Accudrive Product Family. The breadth of products within the Accudrive product family, will exceed the most demanding needs in motion control applications.

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09 May 2017

Precise and powerful custom solutions. Cone Drive is the world leader in double-enveloping worm gear technology.

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09 May 2017

H-Fang Brand Slewing Solutions. Cone Drive’s slewing drives employ precision motion technology that provides a large ratio in a single stage of gearing.

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09 May 2017

Powerful, Clean Solutions with a Stainless Reputation. Cone Drive’s stainless steel precision motion gearboxes are designed for sterile manufacturing environments.

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08 May 2017

Cone Drive Harmonic Solutions® (also known as strain wave gearing) offer the ultimate in precision motion control technology.

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14 March 2017

MURRELEKTROINIK MAKES SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE BEST CINNECTIONS...

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26 January 2015

The Electric Actuator Company Limited, has been designing, manufacturing and supplying electric actuators from their Bradford facility since 1957. They pride themselves on being a British manufacturer of a world-class product, building machines to suit a vast number of applications across many industries around the world.

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26 January 2015

Stemmer Imaging Ltd is the UK’s largest independent supplier of vision technology and services to industrial and scientific OEMs, system Integrators and reseller markets.

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26 January 2015

The VEGAFLEX 80 Guided wave radar level transmitter, was originally assessed for SIL conformity when independently judged and certified by TÜV Rheinland according to IEC 61508:2010 (Ed.2). It is also now the first Guided Wave Radar level sensor to also be independently assessed by engineers from EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd, as part of the EMPHASIS project to satisfy requirements on EDF as a Licensee under the auspices of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

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26 January 2015

CUBE67+: THE PLUS IS FOR… • An increased number of modules up to 2 x 16 modules • Increased cable lengths for installations up to 2 x 30 meters • Modules that can be installed at any position on the hybrid cable • Daisy chaining of the power supply at the bus node

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26 January 2015

The use of igus®’ polymer components on all moving parts improves machine performance. Their homogenous dry running self lubricating properties prevent the build up of dirt and debris sticking to the moving parts, which in turn can lead to breakdowns and unscheduled maintenance. igus® plastic materials are wear, corrosion and chemical resistant, the product range is so extensive that whatever the requirement of your moving application igus has the solution.

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26 January 2015

Power Electronic Measurements Ltd (PEM) is an established market leader in the design and manufacture of high performance current sensors based on Rogowski technology. The company’s RCT industrial AC current transducer range has been designed specifically for a wide range of industrial applications including process control, power quality measurement, energy monitoring, data logging, protection systems.

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26 January 2015

VEM is an innovative, flexible, and reliable manufacturer of technically sophisticated system and drive solutions, custom drives and single components. The output capacity ranges from 0.06kW to 42MW.

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26 January 2015

Quintex Energy Management Systems, Europe’s leading developer and supplier of demand based ventilation control systems for commercial kitchens, has now used more than 6,000 VACON ac variable speed drives (VSDs) in its Cheetah range of energy management and safety control systems.

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MAD Guide 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of MAD The Essential Guide to Motors, Automation & Drives.

The last 12 months have seen the UK’s vote for Brexit dominate headlines across the board, and the industrial sector is do different. No surprise then, that many of the articles in this issue of The Essential Guide to Motors, Automation & Drives address the uncertainty created, exploring the threats and opportunities this monumental move presents.

Contributions this year also cover a range of subjects from Industry 4.0, cyber security and horizontal innovation, to economic reviews and the productivity gap.

A comprehensive products and services selector and directory of suppliers can be found towards the back of the publication.

Charlotte Stonestreet
Editor
MAD Guide
cstonestreet@western-bp.co.uk

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