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Automation/Control

In the hands of industrial automation

Jonathan Wilkins explains the new job roles automation is creating within engineering and manufacturing

Improving plant safety with industrial automation

Jonathan Wilkins discusses how plant managers can improve safety by increasing automation

Reining in on industrial automation

Johannes Petrowisch discusses the benefits of cloud computing for the manufacturing industry


The robots are coming — but they’re here to help

Recently, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted that by 2030 up to a third of UK jobs could be affected by automation and robotics. But are robots really taking our jobs? Jonathan Wilkins predicts the impact of robotics on the job market

Going soft with robotics

Jonathan Wilkins explains the applications of soft robotics in manufacturing

Mass customisation for industry

Mark Proctor discusses the potential of mass customisation for the manufacturing industry

Automating the world

Jon Wilkins explains three interesting applications of robots outside manufacturing

Zero unplanned downtime - dream or reality?

Leroy Spence discusses how manufacturers can use predictive analytics to manage assets and minimise downtime

Invest now to protect your industrial control systems from cyber attacks

Phil Neray explains why the threat of cyber attacks on industrial control systems can no longer be dismissed by the 'it’s never happened before' argument

Maintenance: in-house or outsource?

Jonathan Wilkins argues the pros and cons of outsourcing plant maintenance compared with keeping it in-house

Top tips on how to optimise air preparation for pneumatic systems

Help engineers optimise air preparation to improve process reliability, machine availability and service life

Next-gen predictive maintenance software

Senseye launches latest predictive maintenance software, which includes Remaining Useful Life analysis

Technologies leading the fourth industrial revolution

Technologies leading the fourth industrial revolution

Making legacy systems IoT compatible

Adrian Swindells looks at the steps that plant managers can take to create IoT networks with minimal disruption and cost

Industrial robots and the labour market

Should we be concerned? How industrial robots will shape the labour market

Assembly kit robotics

igus robolink D 5-axis articulated arms now available pre-assembled

Flexible manufacturing through automated engineering

Automated equipment and robotics are the basis of any smart factory, meaning that to stay competitive, manufacturers must learn to embrace this technology. Jonathan Wilkins reports

Handling heat with high temperature repair compound

NCH Europe has launched Mega Fix-IT HT, a high temperature repair compound which is used for fast repairs of industrial plant pipework and equipment in high temperature environments

Benefits of the smart supply chain

Smart supply chains will play a leading role in the factories of the future by offering manufacturers financial and space savings and even reducing the need for human intervention. Bob Davies discusses the role the smart supply chain plays in the factory of the future

Why choose obsolete?

Infographic on the benefits of purchasing obsolete components as opposed to buying brand new equipment

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