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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

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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.

Rockwell Automation named Overall IoT Company of the Year in 2019

21 March, 2019

Rockwell Automation has won the “Overall IoT Company the Year” award in the global 2019 IoT Breakthrough Awards programme.

Mayor calls on schools to help Greater Manchester lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution

15 March, 2019

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on all schools and community groups to get involved in this year’s “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” competition. Last year the competition attracted over 37,000 entries nationally, and over 2400 were from Greater Manchester.

Smart Industry Conferences launched

15 March, 2019

The newly launched Smart Industry series of: Demystifying the jargon: How to make the digitalisation transition will address and unravel the vast array of conflicting information around 4IR, discussing the practicalities, technologies and issues surrounding transition and implementation of digitalisation in manufacturing across key market sectors in clear and concise language.

Getting a grip on human-robot cooperation

13 March, 2019

There is a time when a successful cooperation between humans and robots has decisive importance: it is in the precise moment that one "actor" is required to hand an object to another "actor" and, therefore, to coordinate their actions accordingly. But how can we make this interaction more natural for robots?

Lenze honoured as Top Employer

07 March, 2019

Employee orientation pays off: Lenze was honoured with the "Top Employer Germany 2019" award and the "Top Employer Engineers Germany 2019" award by the independent Top Employers Institute for the 14th time.

EEF re-launches as Make UK

28 February, 2019

EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation has taken a historic step forward and announced its new name and identity – Make UK at its National Manufacturing Conference.

Agenda announced for Smart Way to Industry 4 Seminars

05 February, 2019

The Smart Way to Industry 4.0 with PROFINET Based Technologies

The Smart way to Industry 4.0 with PROFINET Based Technologies

29 January, 2019

PI UK is proud to announce its role as an official supporter of The Smart Industry series of Conferences, a series of events launched, in the words of the organisers, to "address and unravel the vast array of conflicting information around 4IR, discussing the practicalities, technologies and issues surrounding transition and implementation of digitalisation in manufacturing across key market sectors in clear and concise language."

Top businesses talk ‘Industry 4.0’ at Manchester Metropolitan

24 January, 2019

Some of the world’s biggest businesses — such as Siemens, Bosch Rexroth and Airbus — will gather at Manchester Metropolitan University next week to discuss and advance the digital revolution known as Industry 4.0.

Burnley engineering educator recognised in New Year’s Honours

08 January, 2019

Burnley born, Susan Scurlock, CEO and Founder of Primary Engineer and its wider programmes has been awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for services to Education and Engineering across the UK. The honour is fitting recognition for Susan’s pioneering work that is helping reshape how young people are introduced to the skills needed for a career in engineering.

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