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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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02 December 2015

When automation OEM, Newtech wanted to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric for a fast, efficient, flexible and clean robotic solution. The result is an innovative machine design that can cut cakes to the highest levels of precision, working flexibly for different portion sizes and quantities, and eliminating problems of damaged product.

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03 November 2015

To operate large applications such as wind power installations as efficiently as possible, users need to have constant information about the current status of devices and functions. The ACT20C module from Weidmüller enables such effective and strategic monitoring and optimisation of such systems and processes through AC and DC current readings.

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03 December 2015

New from PCB Piezotronics, the new 130A24 is a ½in (12mm) free-field polarised array microphone and preamplifier system with replaceable water and dust resistant cover for harsh environments and applications such as automotive brake and tyre noise testing.

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01 October 2015

In response to rising retailer demand for mixed product trays, FANUC has collaborated with integrator Pacepacker Services to engineer a robotic pot swap tray loading system.

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24 September 2015

To safeguard shore supply maintenance operations on ELECTROSTARtrains, Castell has supplied a customised trapped key interlocking system to Bombardier Transportation . The safety system is fitted to all Bombardier ELECTROSTAR trains, produced for Southern Railways, South Eastern Trains and c2c.


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26 August 2015

To meet growing demand from industry for new ways to manage water treatment systems, Veolia has launched its new customer portal – Vision.

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12 August 2015

Parker Hannifin's AC30 series of drives has achieved DNV marine certification. The certification emphasises the ability of AC30 to operate reliably and safely in even the most extreme of environments, including marine and offshore.

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21 July 2015

Improving energy efficiency is the key theme of WEG’s stand 3C90 at this year’s Offshore Europe, where the company will showcase its W22Xd Super Premium Efficiency range of hazardous area motors, which meet IE4 energy efficiency standards and said to be the most energy efficient flameproof motors available on the market.

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19 June 2015

This year’s Isle of Man SES TT Zero Challenge class event saw two Victory Racing prototype race bikes – powered by Parker Hannifin’s Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) PMAC electric motors – take third and fourth place.

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23 December 2014

Marathon Electric has enhanced its ranges of stainless steel, washdown heavy-duty motors for applications requiring clean or hygienic facilities, such as food processing.

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19 August 2014

The new Omega PRS-3-100-CB sanitary temperature sensor contains a PT100 Platinum RTD element and is designed for use in food, dairy, beverage and bio-pharmaceutical clean-in-place (CIP) type applications.

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18 August 2014

Showcasing five different food handling robots, FANUC will present its biggest selection ever at a PPMA show this year.

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FEATURES

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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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16 January 2018

A smart, more flexible energy future can bring significant benefits for consumers, the system and the wider economy. Charlotte Stonestreet looks at how this is being achieved

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30 August 2017

If the food and drink sector is to continue to build on productivity gains and fully unlock its future potential, increased levels of automation and digitalisation offer opportunities for faster, more flexible and more intelligent production, together with increased energy efficiency, reduced waste and an optimised value chain

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30 June 2017

Companies in the marine and offshore industry operate in a highly globalised environment and face strong pricing pressure while being asked to deliver highly complex facilities on time and on budget. Andy Pye looks at some of the many technical challenges, including cross-site collaboration and challenging decisions about whether to work with a multitude of suppliers or adopt a single-supplier philosophy

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26 June 2017

From smart packaging to production line flexibility, Charlotte Stonestreet takes a look at the latest developments in the printing and packaging sector

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21 October 2016

Whether it be for ongoing track maintenance, managing journey flow, monitoring batteries, or non-intrusive condition monitoring, the railway sector is full steam ahead in leveraging the latest in sensors and connectivity. Charlotte Stonestreet looks at some recent examples

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13 September 2016

A collaboration between motion control and robotics specialists Yaskawa and a leading intralogistics and packaging company has resulted in the development of an automatic robot-based palletising cell which takes robotics handling to new levels of sophistication.

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29 April 2016

With ‘Dieselgate’ hitting the headlines worldwide, followed by further more recent revelations of fuel efficiency rigging, the past year has been a bit of a rough road for the automotive industry. Nevertheless, the sector continues to play an important role in technological development across the board

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28 April 2016

The Industrial IoT, big bata, counterfeiting, Process Analytical Technology and the need for 100% quality are all influencing today’s chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. CDA’s consulting editor, Andy Pye picks out some of the most interesting stories

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22 February 2016

As we rely more and more on machinery to manage and support medical professionals, it is important that accuracy and repeatability become ingrained in the tools we use, especially as we move into the age of the robot. Nowhere is this more vital than the healthcare sector.

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18 February 2016

Reducing the cost of running a warehouse is one of the most critical challenges faced by many businesses today. Many are increasingly turning to automation with the intention of improving efficiency and productivity

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05 January 2016

CDA consulting editor, Andy Pye, provides a round up of the latest development in the aerospace sector

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15 February 2013

It doesn't get any easier than this: Define the number of axes for the Mother-board, click, and done.

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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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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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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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12 January 2017

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

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20 September 2017

Hoffman enclosures protect critical process controls and the people who operate them in the most hazardous locations worldwide.

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12 January 2017

Lightweight, advanced composite material design. Customized per specific applications.

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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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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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12 January 2017

Material-flexing disc couplings with disc elements. Motor, engine and turbine-driven applications.

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15 February 2013

High-precision small drives for the aerospace industry. The quality management system (QMS) of maxon motor received certification according to the EN 9100 quality standard on October 23, 2012. The provider of high-precision drives and systems up to 500 W is therefore now officially a “specialist for the aerospace industry”.

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15 February 2013

More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.

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18 April 2017

Flexible CNC systems and solutions Boasting the widest range of CNC systems in the industry, FANUC provides everything you will ever need for your CNC.

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20 September 2017

The PROLINE modular enclosure system is designed to protect electrical and electronic equipment with particular focus on industrial applications.

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12 January 2017

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

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