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The evolution of robotics in the food industry

The adoption of automated robotic processes is on the increase in almost every step of the food supply chain. Whilst the industry has been relatively slow in realising the benefits that can be ... 

Rotating Equipment Performance Programme

Turning machines into drivers of value

In every sector of industry, companies are demanding more from their machines. Plant managers, engineering teams, and maintenance and service engineers are ... 


Keep automation simple

Universal Robots outlines why smart automation doesn’t always mean AI. Deploying collaborative automation and implementing robots simply as a tool, is the answer to many UK manufacturers’ current ... 

Status Instruments

Any industry, heavy or light, from farming to power generation, will make use of monitoring, display and control systems and each industry will present its own set of requirements and problems.



Magflow meters updated

New versions of ifm electronic’s successful magflow meters

Heralded as one of the best products of the last few years for both accuracy and value, the SM range of magflow meters from ifm electronic ... 


Improve enterprise wide visibility into plant health

An effective predictive maintenance strategy demands that you can efficiently respond to the most urgent issues in the plant. The latest release to Emerson’s Plantweb™ Optics, the asset performance ... 

Biopharmaceutical manufacturers offered a guiding hand in filtration process optimisation

Biopharmaceutical manufacturers will be supported in guaranteeing product quality and reducing costs, through an upcoming webinar to be delivered by Parker Bioscience Filtration.

Taking place on ... 


4Sight Automatic Print Inspection System ‘Gets the Message’

A groundbreaking collaboration between SICK and AutoCoding Systems has resulted in the launch of the first fully-automatic smart vision inspection system for printed coding and marking on food, ... 
Food processing & packaging

ABB appoints Betech as UK provider for NEMA motors

UK-based OEMs, machine builders and end-users requiring NEMA motors now have access to a single source of products and expertise from a dedicated ABB provider.

Betech is appointed the first UK ABB ... 

Process Automation & Control

REHABilitate your compressed air systems with Brammer Buck & Hickman’s training workshops

Brammer Buck & Hickman, the UK’s leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, is celebrating this year’s Learning at Work Week (13-19th May) with ... 

To refurb or not to refurb...

Managers at a Somerset feed mill were faced with the costly task of either demolishing and replacing four large Crittal designed mineral silos or a not so costly refurbishment. They chose the latter ... 

Emerson provides predictive maintenance and operational support services to BP in the North Sea

Following safe start-up of Clair Ridge, Emerson to enable remote monitoring and provide real-time data to maximise production for UK offshore assets

Emerson, a global technology and engineering ... 


Schneider Electric expands training services with new purpose-built Safety Academy facility at Telford HQ

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has opened a new, purpose-built 660 sqm two storey Safety Academy at its UK headquarters in Telford. ... 

Enhanced Videojet 1860 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printer – now with PROFINET technology

Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has released a new PROFINET Workflow Module for the Videojet 1860 continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer. PROFINET is an ... 

£30 million fund to fuel the energy systems of the future

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today has issued a call for innovators and entrepreneurs to present smart new energy ideas which have the potential to win a share of a £30 million fund. This will ... 

House of Commons summit: Intellectual property vital for British innovation

A House of Commons summit has thrown the spotlight on how British businesses need to educate themselves on intellectual property (IP) and how it can help them succeed and innovate in a tough economic ... 

Manufacturing stocks grow at record pace amidst Brexit uncertainty - CBI

Manufacturing activity grew modestly in the quarter to April, while stocks rose at a record pace, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

The survey of 270 manufacturing ... 


Delta Controls Acquires the Mobrey Range of Instruments from Emerson

Delta Controls Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of Mobrey Products

Prior to Full Acquisition Delta Controls, based in Farnham, UK, announced earlier this month it has signed an ... 


Manufacturer and supplier of water treatment plants depend on Micronics flowmeters

A leading manufacturer and supplier of water treatment plants has used several Micronics flowmeters over the last 10 years. Caerphilly-based General Waters Ltd, have been involved in the design, ... 

First WRAS ‘certified’ submersible level sensor

VEGA Controls is proud to announce another innovative first for the water sector. They have achieved the first ever WRAS approval of a submersible pressure sensor as a whole device. This means a full ... 

Beat the freeze

Flow meter goes down to -50°C

The UBX paddle flow switch is designed for use in the cooling circuit of transformers for wind turbines, cooling systems, CHP plants and in traction transformers for ... 


Job done? 56 per cent of UK engineering businesses believe no more need s to be done to get women into industry

Subcon , the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show has today revealed new figures from its annual barometer of the UK manufacturing and engineering supply chain. The numbers paint ... 

METALL #10 searches for the Solutions to the Skills Chasm

A recent meeting of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL #10) saw some lively debate between manufacturing businesses, education professionals from FE and HE and local ... 

Automation and digital advances to create better jobs in UK manufacturing

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 ... 

New feature area announced for Sensors & Instrumentation Live

Sensors & Instrumentation Live returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 25 and 26 September 2019. With new features coming to this year’s event, there are lots of reasons to visit the UK’s only ... 

KUKA Platinum System Partner CNC Robotics asks; Can robots really replace traditional tools?

With demand steadily improving in key export markets, 63% of UK manufacturers are currently looking to upgrade or replace existing equipment. A recent survey by the EEF stated that the top most ... 

First WRAS ‘certified’ submersible level sensor

VEGA Controls is proud to announce another innovative first for the water sector. They have achieved the first ever WRAS approval of a submersible pressure sensor as a whole device. This means a full ... 

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