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FLIR Launches C5 Compact Thermal Camera with Cloud Connectivity

New Addition to Popular Cx-Series Instantly Uploads Images to the Cloud for Building, Manufacturing, and Utility Applications … FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announce the FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera with new built-in FLIR Ignite™ cloud connectivity and Wi-Fi features for professionals…

  • 20/05/2020
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Will International Workers’ Day 2025 be a robot only holiday?

International Workers’ Day goes back to the year 1886. In the USA, a strike that lasted several days began on 1 May with the aim of enforcing the eight-hour day, which is still in force in most companies today. But work is changing. Digitalisation is often equated with robotics and artificial…

  • 04/05/2020

Sensor Integration ‘On the Edge’

Industry 4.0’s dream of universal integration and data sharing can seem very remote from the daily challenges that engineers face, shift by shift, to deliver on machine availability, efficiency, throughput, and profitability. So why, and where, is integration relevant in practical terms? In…

  • 09/04/2020

Context cyber security researchers help Which? find serious flaws in Ford Focus and VW Polo cars that pose questions about security, privacy and safety

A report published by leading independent consumer body Which?, reveals serious questions about the cyber security of ‘connected cars’ and the need for more regulations. Research was carried out on behalf of Which? by Context Information Security and identified serious security, data…

  • 09/04/2020

Cimcorp opens office in Spain to meet rising demand

Logistics automation specialist, Cimcorp, has established an office in Spain in response to growing interest in its robotic automation solutions, and has appointed Jarkko Hakkarainen as general manager. Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp, has formed a new…

  • 05/02/2020
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Collaboration and peer-to-peer learning boosts confidence to innovate amongst North West manufacturers

New jobs, the implementation of ground breaking technology and higher productivity are the likely outcomes at the culmination of an innovative technology programme designed to stimulate digital revolution amongst manufacturers in the North West. Technical experts from 26 manufacturers including…

  • 03/02/2020

Practical Aspects of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link

Free-to-attend training opportunity - April 28, Birmingham … Presented by PROFIBUS and PROFINET International at the National Motorcycle Museum, this event will address the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process…

  • 27/01/2020
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SICK's 3D camera goes programmable in a snapshot

SICK has made its powerful Visionary T 3D snapshot camera programmable, so it can run user-specific image processing applications developed in its pioneering AppSpace software development ecosystem. The SICK Visionary T-AP … The SICK Visionary T-AP, a robust 3D imaging camera that captures…

  • 20/01/2020
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Sensor Integration Machines boost SICK’s ‘Edge’ Processing Power

SICK has extended its Sensor Integration Machine (SIM) family with the launch of two high-performance, one-box, processing hubs that fuse decentralised, multi-sensor co-operation with field-to-cloud connectivity as part of Industry 4.0. SICK SIM1000 and SIM2000 Sensor Integration Machines … The…

  • 20/01/2020
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Black box insurance model will offer real time premiums for manufacturer’s machinery

Edinburgh-based Inrobin has partnered with The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) to develop a new insurance model offering an Industry 4.0 approach aimed at achieving better pricing for manufacturers. Based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the new…

  • 28/11/2019