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The world’s first ISO approved drone safety standards announced

The world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, ... more

Green Supplier Certification highlights OMRON’s commitment to sustainability

Industrial automation expert, OMRON, has recently celebrated the green certification of 13 European suppliers of finished goods at its headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. As part of its... more

Strategic collaboration for the electrification of light commercial vehicles announced

The Schaeffler Group and ABT e-Line GmbH (hereinafter referred to as ABT e-Line) have established a strategic collaboration for the electrification of light commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 ... more

Video - How chainflex cables are tested for a 36-month guarantee

igus offers a 36-month guarantee, or to up to 10 million strokes, with all chainflex cables. For 25 years, the company has been carrying out tests on its cables within its 2,750m2 test laboratory. ... more

The training and development challenges facing the manufacturing industry

Despite all the hype, automation is not eliminating all of the jobs in manufacturing. Instead, it is altering the job they do and demanding higher levels of skill and expertise of those who remain on ... more

European industries lead new Graphene Flagship projects to shape EU’s environmental future

EtherNet/IP Specification enhanced

The Graphene Flagship has announced the launch of eleven new “Spearhead Projects”, each developed to take graphene-enabled prototypes to commercial applications. The success of the first Spearhead ... more
ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification, which outline how to integrate devices built to the IO-Link Communication Standard into CIP architectures. The addition of this ... more

Smiths Interconnect opens new Qualification and Test laboratory

The new laboratory at its site in Dundee, Scotland, offers a one-stop shop for critical qualification and testing of Smiths Interconnect’s products in Europe. The structure is equipped with in-house ... more

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