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Humans should embrace, rather than fear, robot co-workers

According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, 85 million jobs could be lost and displaced by new technologies in the next five years. It’s no surprise that workers, particularly in manufacturing, worry how these developments will affect their jobs. Here, Nigel Smith, President…

  • 4 days ago

Digitalisation: marathon or sprint?

While the term Industry 4.0 was firstly coined in 2011, few companies have effectively implemented such technologies. However, as turbulent circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate the need for digitalisation, should manufacturers sprint to invest in new automation tools? And if s…

  • 5 days ago

Dematic installs AutoStore System at new Trelleborg service centre

As one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and guides, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions commissioned Dematic to develop the entire intralogistics solution for its new new Service Centre. It will include an AutoStore system for the automatic storage and…

  • 10/05/2021

The future of industrial digital transformation in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Rockwell Automation announces the release of its sponsored IDC Executive Brief, which focuses on Executive Predictions for Industrial Digital Transformation in EMEA for 2021 (and Beyond). Based on a survey of more than 400 industrial companies, the IDC Executive Brief examines how businesses have…

  • 10/05/2021

Total Automated Solutions joins Drive Solutions Centre network

Mitsubishi Electric welcomes Total Automated Solutions (TAS) to its Drive Solutions Centre (DSC) , a network of leading drives and automation specialists. This strategic agreement will enable TAS to provide an even more comprehensive service offering to its customers, enhancing their…

  • 07/05/2021

ALS Mechatronic wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

North Gloucestershire based company, ALS Mechatronic is one of 205 organisations nationally, to be honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which recognises the company for its excellence in international trade. Employing 30 people, ALS Mechatronic was set up in 2002 and…

  • 29/04/2021

How to make the most out of your machine vision system

Eighty per cent of all human learning occurs through vision. When you consider how much information we gain through sight, it’s unsurprising that industrial robots also need to see to be effective. In this article, Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot supplier TM Robotics…

  • 28/04/2021

Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and software, today announced a new cooperation to optimise factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor. Siemens intends to integrate Google Cloud’s leading data cloud and artificial…

  • 20/04/2021

European expansion for CP Automation

Drives, automation and power quality specialist CP Automation has expanded its European presence by opening an office and warehouse in Capendu, France. The facility, which opens in April 2021, is part of the company’s long-term commitment to support customers and suppliers in mainland Europe.

  • 19/04/2021

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…

  • 13/04/2021