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From thread to fabric: 1200 weft threads per minute
A bit of industrial history in advance: The first mechanical loom programmed by punch card, an invention by Joseph-Marie Jacquard, serves as a model for early computing machines. Almost visionary: ...
Wieland’s Samos PRO – THE Compact Modular Safety Controller
Designed with maximum functionality in mind, samos PRO from Wieland Electric is a compact modular safety controller for machine and automation control. Part of the samos range of safety systems, it ...
Overcoming three key challenges when designing recycling and shredding machines
When designing a machine for shredding and recycling applications, many challenges need to be overcome to ensure the machine performs at a high level over many years. Three of the most important are ...
Circularity – a crucial part of product development
The World Bank predicts that global annual waste generation will have reached 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050. That’s almost a 75 per cent increase on the 2 billion tonnes we generate today. Building a ...
A pizza challenge for Control Freaks
Accredited automation ‘solutions provider’ Control Freaks has applied the latest Mitsubishi Electric PLC technology to solve production challenges and increase competitiveness for Bakkavor’s ...
Pandemic triggers remote diagnostics tipping point
Performance exhaust manufacturer selects Unison tube bender for the Nürburgring
The adoption of ‘all-things remote’ has been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the widespread use of remote assistance technologies. With manufacturing decision makers now focused on ...
A British-built Unison Breeze all-electric tube bending machine will soon be assisting Milltek Sport, one of the leading manufacturers of performance exhaust systems, in exhaust prototyping and ...
The Royal British Legion invests in cutting edge technology to manufacture its famous poppies with machine specialists Sewtec Automation
Yorkshire firm Sewtec Automation has secured a new contract to design and manufacture a bespoke automation system for the Royal British Legion’s poppy production facility. The new contract comes ...
New Smart Pallet Mover from Interroll provides performance boost for manufacturing logistics
It is not the performance of modern production machines but their material supply that promises the greatest potential for further productivity increases in industrial companies today. With the new ...
Unison control system upgrade delivers faster tube manipulation
A software upgrade by Unison, the manufacturer of all-electric CNC tube and pipe bending machines, is set to bring performance enhancements in the region of 25% to tube manipulation cycle times on ...
UniPAKer robotic packer at the ‘core’ of apple producer’s automation
Kent apple producer Adrian Scripps is leading the sector in terms of automation – and Brillopak’s award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packing cell is the cornerstone of its intrepid approach...
Are attitudes to automation changing within UK Manufacturing?
For a nation which prides itself on leading the first industrial revolution by embracing what were the latest technologies at the time, today unfortunately much of the UK’s manufacturing has fallen ...
Vision Sets - everything you need to connect networked cameras or barcode readers
Murrelektronik is delighted to introduce its new Vision Sets. The company has produced a short video which shows the components included within the Vision Set and just how easy it is to connect to ...
Sensorless standstill detection of drive systems
If a machine or system is expected to produce potentially hazardous overtravel movements, a combination of safety interlock on the guard and standstill monitor in the switch cabinet can provide the ...
Pre-designed modular mounting systems from Ruland
GTK launches new Touchless UI solution for safe and hygienic touchscreens
Manufacturing: Managing obsolescence and ageing machines
Euchner’s new compact Safety Switch protects personnel within industrial and processing applications
New profile connector system delivers substantial cuts in assembly time
Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?
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