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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: ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more
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 ... more

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 ... more

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