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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

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
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