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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

New report reveals huge opportunities from Industry 4.0 technology

The creation of more data and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies are providing huge opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity and profitability - but according to a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell, many in the sector are risking huge fines and disruption because they’re…

  • 25/11/2019

ABB introduces PickMaster Twin, with digital twin technology to reduce commissioning times

ABB Robotics has launched the third generation of PickMaster, its market leading robotic software for vision-guided random flow picking and packing applications for the digital Factory of the Future. The new PickMaster Twin software is equipped with digital twin technology for the first time, to…

  • 17/11/2019

RB Series recommended for small to medium size robots

According to a recent piece in Power Electronic News entitled ‘Smart Power for a Smart Industry’ the Cosel RB series are suitable for small to medium size robots, due to the output voltage combinations. Features of the new RBC200F 200W open frame AC-DC Power supply include two to three…

  • 15/11/2019

New report reveals huge opportunities from Industry 4.0 technology

The creation of more data and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies are providing huge opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity and profitability - but according to a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell, many in the sector are risking huge fines and disruption because they’re…

  • 08/11/2019

Top 3 innovation trends of the year

The engineering and technology worlds never stand still; in fact, their rates of progress only seem to increase with each passing year. From 3D-printed houses to cashier-free shops, 2018 saw some incredible technological advances, and the next year promises to continue this path of innovation. Here…

  • 04/10/2019

Making robots the easy option

Has the introduction of robotics led to household chores becoming a thing of the past? Sadly, not yet. While robot vacuum cleaners are growing in popularity, we don’t yet have a robotic personal assistant to complete all of our tedious household tasks. For a robot to fulfil this role, it must…

  • 02/09/2019

Semcon in new digital twins partnership

Creating virtual copies of physical products offers great opportunities for future product development. Semcon is now entering a new partnership with EDRMedeso, which develops and sells software for design, development and simulation. “We are very pleased that EDRMedeso is becoming one of our…

  • 22/08/2019

Maximising digital transformation while mitigating digital risks in manufacturing

A global shift to Industry 4.0 as the next phase in the digitisation of the manufacturing sector: • … IDC research shows that manufacturers worldwide are rapidly embracing new technologies to transform their business models and operations: 55 per cent of manufacturing organisations are underway…

  • 26/06/2019

New and improved secure remote access solution

The new SiteManager 35xx series from Secomea with its distinctive green interface panel, offers secure remote access and data collection all in one unit, ideal for machine builders and integrators. This DIN mountable industrial gateway is installed in machine control panels to provide remote access…

  • 16/05/2019