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03 June 2024

THE TEAM behind the world water speed record attempt, ThrustWSH, is attending Smart Manufacturing & Engineering (SM&E) Week 2024 this week in a bid to tackle the pressing recruitment challenges within the UK manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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17 January 2024

WITH ITS new miniature sensors in stainless steel housings, Leuze aims to fulfill all the important requirements of the food industry: chemical and thermal resistance, leak tightness and a hygienic product design.

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29 June 2023

NATWEST GROUP is aiming to provide an additional £1 billion in lending to the UK Manufacturing sector by the end of 2030, aiming to stimulate growth in the sector and help manufacturers invest in cleaner, more efficient forms of energy generation and use, with lending deployed through loans, asset finance, and overdrafts.

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30 March 2023

A NEW survey from UN-backed SME Climate Hub reveals that small to medium-sized businesses need much more help with their Net Zero ambitions. The survey indicates that half of SMEs calculate emissions, and 60% have plans to reduce carbon impact – but two-thirds of small business owners are worried they don’t have the right skills and knowledge to tackle the climate crisis.

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13 February 2023

ABB ROBOTICS has developed an automated neutralising antibody testing system with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), providing a highly effective means of determining an individual’s immunity to various strains of COVID.

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12 January 2023

THE IMPACT of the seismic increases in energy prices shows no signs of abating as manufacturers enter 2023. The proposed energy relief scheme is likely to exacerbate planned reductions in headcount and production according to a major survey published by Make UK and PwC.

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11 August 2022

A NEW study by Sage reveals significant hurdles faced by manufacturers and distributors shifting to a sustainable Circular Economy business strategy, despite widespread acknowledgement of the many benefits it will deliver.

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26 October 2022

EDF HAS deployed a customised remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth Offshore Wind Farm.

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10 July 2022

A NEW report from Schneider Electric and MIT Technology Review reveals a concerted push towards sustainability within the manufacturing sector, with a long-term goal of total carbon visibility across the entire supply chain.

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05 May 2022

ACCORDING TO new research published by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, almost two thirds (65%) of manufacturers have taken positive action towards their Net Zero target in the past 12 months, while 35% of businesses already have a fully formed Net Zero strategy in place and have started to implement it.

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08 July 2021

MATERIALS DEVELOPED by University of Bristol scientists and engineers will be blasted 250 miles from the Earth’s surface and affixed to the International Space Station (ISS).

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18 January 2021

COMBINING THE versatility and performance of its KMS Multi-Disc marine clutches within a more compact package, Stromag has launched the newly designed KMS CC. Offering the ability to accommodate larger shafts despite its reduced size and weight, the KMS CC is reported to provide a distinct advantage for condensing and optimising the propulsion system of almost any ship.

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11 September 2020

REVOLUTIONISING THE design of everything from motor ways to transportation, electrification offers a more sustainable means of powering a system, asserts Graham Mackrell, Managing Director of Harmonic Drive UK. Today, many aerospace companies are struggling to envision how to electrify modern and complex systems.

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03 August 2020

A new report, published by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), has found that, if the UK moves towards Green manufacturing, we could see between £8-20 Billion added to the UK’s GDP and 400,000 to 1 million jobs created.

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09 September 2020

WHEN SFOGLIA Torino, an Italian manufacturer of pastries, needed to speed up production of a vol-au-vent case production line it turned to systems integrator and automation expert, Tiesse - which provided a packaging station incorporating four Kawasaki YF-03N Delta robots.

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20 April 2020

As wind farm owners and investors prioritise critical equipment maintenance, reduce subcontractor reliance and adopt virtual working practices for non-essential kit monitoring and analysis, operational and technology teams have fast-tracked a new working framework for wind turbine operations and maintenance that will drive future operational efficiencies, post Covid-19.

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27 April 2020

Hikrobot has launched its range of flexible mobile robots for intralogistics applications to the UK and Europe through Cranfield–based systems integrator, Invar Systems. The robots can be supplied as part of a complete solution to provide highly productive automated transport and goods-to-person order picking operations.

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24 March 2020

Stratasys has announced a global mobilisation of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. The initial focus is on providing thousands of disposable face shields for use by medical personnel.

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06 December 2017

NSK has successfully demonstrated what is reported to be the world's first transmission-equipped wheel hub motor in a breakthrough development intended to improve the environmental performance, safety and comfort of vehicles.

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14 February 2017

Meeting the needs of operators in applications such as food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical processing, who are under pressure meet the highest standards of hygiene, Gibbons Engineering Group offers waterproof electric motors and variable speed drives.

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FEATURES

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17 April 2024

Although martensitic stainless steels have been favoured for bearings in robot applications, their performance falls short of rising standards to prevent contamination in medical environments. Chris Johnson explains why ceramic high-precision bearings hold the answer

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19 February 2024

Drives & Controls, alongside Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech, will be taking place at the NEC on June 5th and 6th as part of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week for the first time

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11 August 2023

The PPMA Show is traditionally the largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition in the UK showcasing the very latest in processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision systems

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10 January 2023

Last November marked the second highly successful CDA Digital Conference, with top caliber speakers delivering presentations on subjects ranging from sustainability to cyber security. Charlotte Stonestreet gives a taste of what was talked about

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28 July 2022

In addition to bringing benefits in terms of increased productivity and more efficient use of space, deploying automation in the warehouse can even help alleviate issues caused by staff shortages. Charlotte Stonestreet highlights some of the latest technologies on hand to help

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10 July 2022

A star of the show at this year's Hannover Fair and a great example of how the company's technology can be used for better environmental outcomes, Festo's PhotoBionicCell bioreactor enables the efficient and large-scale photosynthesis of algae

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23 March 2022

Sustainability is seldom far from the headlines, but beyond the rhetoric more needs to be done to mitigate climate change. While technology does exist to achieve this, it is vital to ensure the solutions implemented actually deliver. Charlotte Stonestreet reports

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10 September 2021

Charlotte Stonestreet looks at what's on the menu when it comes to the latest developments in the food and drink sector

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05 July 2021

With air travel down at its lowest levels in living memory and entire passenger fleets grounded, you could be forgiven for thinking that the past year or so has been a bit of a non-event for the aerospace sector in terms of technology. However, this is not the case, as highlighted by Charlotte Stonestreet

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10 May 2021

Once dominated by forklift trucks and less than ideal working conditions, production facilities in the automotive sector are benefiting from increased digitalisation, use of collaborative robotics, and autonomous mobile robots. Charlotte Stonestreet looks at some examples

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20 January 2021

The global pandemic has has certainly thrown the medical sector into the spotlight, in terms of both front line services and the supporting technology. It has long been the case that where the med tech sector leads, the rest of the industrial sector will follow, particularly in terms of innovation and reliability. Charlotte Stonestreet rounds up some of the latest developments

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07 September 2020

In most westernised economies, food processors document all potential product risks, including naturally occurring hazards. To facilitate this automated reporting, Fortress Technology’s metal detectors offer secure, flexible logging of data capture, as well as a range of Industry 4.0 solutions to support track and trace.

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06 August 2020

For plastic medical device manufacturers, Industry 4.0 offers opportunities to improve competitiveness. One of the key emerging Industry 4.0 technologies, the digital twin, has the potential to drive dramatic increases in-process responsiveness, productivity and efficiency asserts Martin Gadsby

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03 September 2019

The benefits to food and beverage producers of incorporating connected technology into their processes are well documented. And after a slow start, the food industry is catching up fast when it comes to applying automated systems, as Andy Pye reports

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18 April 2019

Traditionally a success story for UK manufacturing while other sectors flounder, the Pharmaceutical industry nonetheless faces its own challenges. Andy Pye takes a look at some of the latest developments in terms of both legislation and technology

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16 August 2018

In common with many UK industrial sectors, food & drink is facing challenges when it comes to training and retention. Automation can go some way towards addressing this, as Charlotte Stonestreet explores in this article, along with some of the products and technologies to be embraced

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20 June 2018

With plastic packaging waste high on the environmental agenda, Charlotte Stonestreet looks at how AI and robotic recycling are helping to address the issue

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24 April 2018

Always a sector at the forefront of innovation, developments in the automotive industry range from the latest in hybrid vehicle propulsion to futuristic Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology. Andy Pye reports

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16 January 2018

Andy Pye identifies some recent developments in the aerospace and defence sector

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16 January 2018

AUMA UK has realigned business around the core idea of ‘Servitization’. This article by managing director, Paul Hopkins, provides an overview of the way in which the company has approached the challenges and sought to emphasise the service element of the product/service mix

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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12 January 2017

Mechanical-flexing couplings with triple-crowned teeth. High-speed and high-torque applications.

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18 April 2017

From the smallest to the strongest industrial robot in the world With more than 100 models, FANUC offers the widest range of industrial robots in the world.

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20 September 2017

Hoffman stainless steel enclosures are designed for indoor or outdoor applications that require corrosion protection against chemicals and water.

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18 April 2017

Upskill with FANUC and improve your productivity At the FANUC Academy we’re passionate about automation – and love nothing more than conveying that passion.

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12 January 2017

Torsionally soft, split-in-half, easy-maintenance coupling ensures on-site adjustability.

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12 January 2017

Mechanical-flexing couplings with T-Grid design for general purpose applications.

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12 January 2017

A general purpose coupling offering easy installation and a wide range of shaft gaps.

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20 September 2017

From enclosures to accessories, Hoffman has your equipment protection solution. Choose from 12,000+ standard models or use one of our custom product configurators to create your custom enclosures.

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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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15 February 2013

The prestigious Formula Renault 3.5 series has become an important feeder championship for Formula One in recent years with a string of current F1 racers having graduated from Renault’s ranks. Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo, and reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel are all products of Formula Renault 3.5.

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14 June 2023

Making Simple Applications, Simple.

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18 April 2017

Helping you meet your production needs Unlike conventional service and support offerings, FANUC works on the premise that because every customer’s needs are different

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15 February 2013

Applications, interviews with experts, drives in depth. Interactive and exclusively for tablet computers.

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12 January 2017

The 400 Series has been designed to meet the need for a high-and low-speed, free-wheeling torque limiter.

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