New update for official Machinery Directive guide

    New update for official Machinery Directive guide.   After leaving the European Union, UK machine builders will still need to comply with the European Machinery Directives on equipment destined for both home and export markets. A helpful source of information is the MachineBuilding.net website which regularly contains updated information.   According to MachineBuilding, […]

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System integrator competency is critical for introducing new technologies

System integrator competency is critical for introducing new technologies   Competency is an important attribute for a business and management. Manufacturers are good at manufacturing, and when they plan a new production line they rely on the competency of their machine suppliers and System Integrators to translate their aims into reality.   When the manufacturer […]

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Simplified Industrial Ethernet addresses IIot skills shortages

  Industrial Ethernet is essential for IIot implementation in manufacturing. It needs to be simple enough to be designed, installed, maintained and adapted by engineers whose skills are focused elsewhere.   As manufacturers start to address the challenges of IIoT, they find recruiting skilled control engineers increasingly difficult. Consequently, open networking communications needs to adapt […]

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Reducing product recalls in the food industry through automation

    Reducing product recalls in the food industry through automation.   As food product recalls increase, Omron Automation’s Robert Brook considers how effective and integrated plant automation can play a leading role in reducing the cost and damaged reputations. Although most recalls are triggered by unlisted ingredients or contamination with bacteria, metal and other […]

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Mitsubishi unveils linear transfer line for production at PPMA

    Visitors to the Mitsubishi Electric stand C60 at PPMA have their first opportunity in the UK to see a working demonstration of a dedicated linear transfer system. Called “Smart Carriage”, delivering integrated power for on-board intelligence and carriage equipment.   Smart Carriage allows assembly information and production data specific to each work piece […]

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