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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

Eliminate processing waste and transform your business

Manufacturing and business productivity specialists, Flowlens have called on manufacturers to invest in digital technology to improve productivity, to help them through the coronavirus crisis. The company says that by putting aside relatively small amounts to invest, companies can realise huge…

  • 30/06/2020

7bridges launches AI-powered ‘L.E.O’ tech with $3.4M seed round

7bridges launches its AI-powered optimisation engine to help businesses scale and automate logistics and supply chains. The company aims to transform operations so that businesses of any size and in any sector can deliver logistics excellence, by fulfilling their customers' orders in the most…

  • 29/06/2020

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