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Every print issue of Controls Drives & Automation includes an Industry Column contributed by an association or body relevant to the contacts and readership from the magazine. This section includes an archive of all the previous articles from this section, as well as any additional news and comment from the associations. Users will also find contact details for a wide range of relevant associations and links to external websites where appropriate.

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18 September 2019

The recent Motion Control Industry Awards saw Thorite presented with the prestigious UK Distributor of the Year accolade for the second year in succession.

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07 March 2018

The UK’s premier manufacturing technologies exhibition, MACH 2018, is set to return to the NEC in Birmingham, England, from 9th to 13th April 2018 with a new a look and new location. The biennial exhibition has over 100 years of heritage and a reputation for being at the forefront of the latest advances in engineering

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16 October 2017

Founded as Radiospares in 1937, RS Components is celebrating 80 years since opening business operations in London.

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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

Mark Williamson, Director – Corporate Market Development at Stemmer Imaging, has been elected as the next Chairman of the PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association). He has also been elected to serve on the Board of VDMA Machine Vision for the next three years.

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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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04 January 2016

By 2018 global sales of industrial robots will on average grow year on year by 15 percent - the numbers of units sold will double to around 400,000 units. Five major markets representing 70 percent of the total sales volume: China, Japan, USA, South Korea and Germany. So says the 2015 World Robot Statistics, issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

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20 November 2015

Machine vision is a fast-moving environment, where developments in processing power, camera sensors (especially CMOS sensors), illumination, optics, software capabilities and image data handling standards constantly push back the boundaries of what is achievable

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07 September 2015

BEAMA and GAMBICA have announced their co-location in a shared office in Westminster with effect from 24th August 2015.

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08 May 2015

As part of its newly launched EPLAN Experience, leading CAE software developer EPLAN is hosting series of events to help companies meet key engineering challenges by ensuring that they are using an optimal and flexible design process for their automation projects. The next of the Expert Dialogues events will take place at Kettering Park Hotel in Kettering on the 17th June 2015.

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13 April 2015

The renowned Inspec database indexed its milestone 15 millionth record this week. Created by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), Inspec is one of the world’s most definitive sources of specialised scientific and technical literature. Researchers at nine out of the world’s top 10 universities for engineering and technology use Inspec in their search for answers to global engineering challenges

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23 October 2014

With over 8000 visitors, 320 exhibitors and a first class series of seminars, this year's PPMA show saw all the sector's latest technological developments as well as insights from industry leaders such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, M&S, Tesco and the newly appointed Groceries Code Adjudicator

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28 April 2014

Isle of Wight load cell manufacturer, LCM Systems has won the prestigious Action Coach Business of the Year Award. Managing director Steve Sargeant and his team at LCM Systems won the Award in recognition of their impressive 33% increase in sales during 2013 and their commitment to excellence.

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