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SCIENCE FICTION has a long history of inspiring technology that we now use on a daily basis. The creators of Star Trek first envisioned sliding doors and cell phones back in the 1960s, while video calling was already being referenced in 1927 classic Metropolis. But what about manufacturing? Neil Ballinger from EU Automation, gives five examples of industrial automation technology that was once science fiction, but is now a reality.
IN RECENT years, networking and wiring solutions for field-mounted devices in automation systems have changed beyond recognition and it would be easy to assume that there’s little room for further developments. This is far from true says Tim Dodd, who argues that the latest solutions offer important and valuable benefits
Turck Banner’s systems division brings together a diverse array of products to form cohesive systems, meeting the requirements of a huge range of industrial companies. However, the company had not manufactured it own product in the UK until July this year, when it started producing systems to support social distancing and occupancy for shops and factories
Quality assurance (QA) technology is essential when adjusting manufacturing operations, to guarantee that a new process doesn’t mean a drop in quality. Here Yonatan Hyatt explains how this technology is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to market needs