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PP C&A targets global expansion after agreeing new deal with Product Approvals

One of the UK’s leading providers of strategic manufacturing outsourcing services has signed a deal with Product Approvals to boost its product certification offer to global clients. PP Control & Automation (PP C&A) has seen a major increase in demand from machinery builders sending…

  • 2 days ago

Why TSN will soon be a must-have for competitive manufacturing

Futureproof Connected Industries rely on responsive, data-driven operations. Advanced industrial networks that incorporate Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) are key enablers for such systems. By selecting them, companies can benefit from high-speed, reliable communications for Industry 4.0…

  • 7 days ago

Survey finds real-time data from connected factory is key to driving innovation and delivering competitive advantages

Analog Devices has announced a newly commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Analog Devices, that shows that industrial manufacturers who have made investments in connectivity technologies (“high maturity”) are better positioned to drive innovation and gain a…

  • 07/04/2021

Adaptable and efficient: the factory of the future

While demand sets the pace, the product determines the process. Machines and robots are constantly reconfiguring themselves. Autonomous transport vehicles deliver components, sophisticated robotic systems pick up workpieces and sort them, assistance systems support workers, and artificial…

  • 06/04/2021

Automation: Learning the secrets of uptime

Automation offers a route forward for hard-pressed e-fulfilment operations – particularly, when it comes to packaging processes. But how do you build in operational resilience? What are the secrets to maximising uptime? By Will Carder, Automation Sales Engineer at Quadient … The pandemic has…

  • 01/04/2021

IDS cameras ensure quality of vaccine containers

Combating the Covid-19 pandemic is at the top of the global agenda. Providing vaccine to populations around the globe means providing around 8 billion doses - with only one for every person in the world. In addition to the availability of the vaccine, a decisive factor in the race against time is…

  • 18/03/2021

Innovation: The Key to Making Manufacturing Smarter

Nicole Ballantyne … UK productivity has been on the decline since even before Covid-19 shut the economy down. But now that a Brexit deal has been agreed, the UK needs to up its game to keep up with the rest of the world post-pandemic. Nicole Ballantyne at KTN explains the role manufacturing has to…

  • 18/02/2021

Renovotec's 'Life After Brexit' warehouse consulting service: Deploying technology to replace people

• Warehousing and logistics labour crisis follows Brexit exodus of over 250,000 EU citizens from the UK … • Renovotec consulting solutions enable same-service warehousing with up to 30 per cent fewer staff … “Market demand for storage and distribution is escalating while labour levels in the…

  • 10/02/2021
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HARTING discuss latest industrial technologies in new webinar series

Following the success of the first Experts Camp back in May, HARTING have organised a second series of webinars to discuss the latest in industry innovations and connection technology. Below you’ll find more details of the topics HARTING’s specialists will present, including…

  • 08/10/2020

AI expected to transform supply chains despite it only being used by a quarter of manufacturers in their supply chains

More than four out of ten (43 per cent) of senior decision-makers at mid-market discrete manufacturers identified artificial intelligence (AI) among technologies likely to have the greatest impact on supply chains over the next three years, putting it well ahead of other innovations like the…

  • 07/07/2020