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Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed Britain’s industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot distributor TM Robotics, explains how Britain can reclaim the robotics revolution with simplified robot programming.
If not a tsunami, there was a green wave at the recent EU elections, and it is opportune to review potential developments in the oil and gas industry in the light of the environmental challenges being faced over the next two generations. Andy Pye assesses the current position
When one of Alpha Automation and Controls' customers – an organisation in the food and beverage sector – decided to upgrade its industrial automation system to eliminate hardware and software obsolescence, Alpha recommended upgrading to Wonderware System Platform 2017