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TCT Awards 2019 celebrate best of industry

03 October, 2019

The third annual TCT Awards recently celebrated the people, technology and collaborations behind the best in design-to-manufacturing innovation. Ford Motor Company, Siemens AG, Renishaw and XJet were amongst the prestigious award winners.

PI’s Automated RT Tester helps confirm PROFINET product quality

12 September, 2019

Confirmed Quality with Automated Tests - During the development and enhancement of PROFINET devices, developers and system testers have extensively and successfully used the continuously expanded Automated RT tester (ART tester) from PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International). This has become an important component of quality assurance, and an increasing number of device manufacturers are integrating it in their testing during the development process. This is the feedback of the PI community from the most recent events and meetings.

An exclusive look at TCT Show 2019

11 September, 2019

On 24th September TCT Show will open its doors to almost 10,000 visitors from 80 different countries, for the 3-day event. The event will showcase the latest additive manufacturing technology solutions and innovations from nearly 300 leading exhibitors from across the globe including HP, Ultimaker, Trumpf, BOC, Formlabs, Siemens and Renishaw.

Explore the future of digitalisation with real industry insight

09 September, 2019

One of the world's leading automation companies Mitsubishi Electric is hosting a national event where visitors can explore the very latest technology being applied in smart manufacturing and discover how leading companies from a variety of industrial sectors are navigating their path towards digitalisation.

Start Smart. Run Smart

09 September, 2019

Are your motors providing you with the data driven insights to enable informed decisions around energy consumption, productivity and preventative maintenance? Find out how Schneider Electric’s extensive portfolio of industry leading smart motor management solutions enable investment, operating costs and energy efficiency to be optimised.

Large investment in engineering talent

21 August, 2019

Analog Devices has opened the doors of its new headquarters office in Hayes, London. The global manufacturer of semiconductor-based technology solutions and systems says that the location will strengthen its ability to connect customers with the best engineering talent in the UK and overseas.

ABB names Björn Rosengren as CEO

15 August, 2019

The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as Chief Executive Officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board.

New engineering institutions for children

09 August, 2019

A fifteen-year mission to bring engineering into primary classrooms has taken its most ambitious step yet as Primary Engineer officially launched The Institution of Primary Engineers and The Institution of Secondary Engineers at the House of Lords last month.

MTC appointed lead auditor for UK robotics

06 August, 2019

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has been appointed a lead auditor by the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) - the trade body which aims to promote the use of robotics in British Industry.

DIRA Business 2019 expands with conference

18 July, 2019

This year, DIRA Business (November 14 2019) is set to be even bigger and has been expanded with a conference with presentations from end-users from specific industries, who will among other things, share their experiences regarding automation and, not least, outline the opportunities available to automate a production process.

Positive feedback on PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link seminar

09 July, 2019

Presented by PROFIBUS and PROFINET International and hosted by Endress+Hauser, this event addressed the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Not all pairings are awkward!

21 June, 2019

Not all pairings are awkward! See our latest commercial developments within our SMART portfolio click https://mailchi.mp/2b2d7d44ad1c/smartmachinesandfactories

One hundred years of female engineers

21 June, 2019

Anyone who has driven in a storm can attest to the importance of windshield wipers. This essential invention was created by Mary Anderson and became a fixture in most vehicles by 1916. While windscreen wipers, computer software, space station batteries and the circular saw can all be credited to female engineers, females in the engineering workforce are still few and far between.

The future of safety in the Smart Factory

14 June, 2019

Agile methods are required to implement flexibility, variant management or even batch size 1 in the Smart Factory. According to Steve Farrow, managing director of Pilz UK, this brings major challenges with it in practice, for example in terms of safety.

Government-backed Worcestershire 5G Consortium switches on Britain’s first 5G factory trial

14 June, 2019

The UK’s first live 5G factory trials are beginning at the Worcestershire 5G Testbed, in a landmark step towards the creation of smart factories in Britain. The trials mark the first time that British industry has deployed this next generation technology and it is set to completely transform the way the sector operates.

Practical Aspects of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link

13 June, 2019

PI UK's free-to-attend seminar to be held on June 26th at Endress+Hauser Ltd, Floats Road, Manchester M23 9NF will address the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention being paid to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

5G premiere at Hannover Messe

22 May, 2019

Artificial intelligence in industry and robotics, the potential of the new 5G mobile communications standard for industrial applications, lightweight design, and the future of work in a time of increasing digitalisation were this year's most important topics at the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology, Hannover Messe.

Leading experts line-up for dedicated Food & Beverage digitalisation conference

17 May, 2019

Leading industry experts from across the Food & Beverage industry have been lined-up as speakers for the forthcoming dedicated digitalisation conference for the Food & Beverage industry: Demystifying the jargon: How to make the digitalisation transition, which takes place on 22nd May 2019 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.

Automation and digital advances to create better jobs in UK manufacturing

17 May, 2019

A third of UK manufacturers expect some low skilled jobs to be lost over the next five years as a result of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies. But over half of companies (54%) say they will up-skill these lower skilled workers to take the jobs that this innovation creates.

MTC hosts fact-finding visit from Michigan

17 May, 2019

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has hosted a visit by top level officials from the US state of Michigan, keen to learn about the MTC's world-leading capabilities in advanced manufacturing.

The Tour- Machine Building for a smarter future

18 April, 2019

New for 2019, Phoenix Contact has created a series of educational workshops to demonstrate how it can help machine builders create and maintain their competitive edge. It will showcase four machine building topics:

Practical Aspects of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link

10 April, 2019

"This seminar is the latest in a series of events designed to help engineers, technicians and engineering management understand how to improve system reliability, productivity and security by the correct implementation of PROFINET and associated technologies such as PROFIBUS and IO-Link.

New series of conferences

10 April, 2019

The Combustion Engineering Association is hosting a new series of conferences for 2019. Delegates at the previous conferences wanted to know more about some of the topics which is why the CEA has launched this new programme.

Industry chief warns ‘no deal’ catastrophic for manufacturing

03 April, 2019

The head of Britain’s manufacturers has warned the Government that leaving the EU with no deal would be catastrophic for the sector and that the prospect of applying zero tariffs on imported goods as a consequence would kill off some sectors of industry overnight.

2019 Motion Control Industry Awards: Entry deadline extended

26 March, 2019

Due to numerous requests for an extension to the entry deadline, it has been decided to put back the MCIA nomination deadline until Monday 1st April.

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