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Growing data demand to drive digital factory market to $111 billion in 2026

The Digital Factory market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35 per cent to reach $111 billion in 2026, according to a new report published by ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies. more

Can artificial intelligence beat a human hacker?

‘Please type the words you see in the image’. At some point we have all completed a captcha to prove we are human when online. So, when a robot successfully completed the test, we were left asking, ... more

Cobots enable companies to remain cost-competitive while keeping their manufacturing operations at home

The long-standing industrial practice of outsourcing manufacturing operations to low-cost parts of the world to keep manufacturing costs down has recently taken a turn.

A report from Boston Consulting Group has shown that ‘the share of executives saying that their companies are actively reshoring production increased by nine per cent since 2014 and by about 250 per cent since 2012... more

Industry 4.0: We need to look at the smaller picture, says ERIKS

The debate around Industry 4.0 is too theoretical and risks leaving lower tier suppliers and smaller manufacturers behind, according to industrial services provider ERIKS UK & Ireland.

The warning comes in the wake of the Made Smarter Review... more

Britain prepares for Industry 4.0: The optimist’s view on the future of work

Released at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018, the ‘Readiness for the Future of Production’ report highlights Britain as one of 25 countries in a positive position to benefit from Industry 4.0. ... more

Collaborative automation – A guide to common applications

The future of automation and Industry 4.0

In its latest white paper, ‘An Introduction to Common Collaborative Robot (cobot) Applications’, Universal Robots provides an overview of how the technology can be easily integrated into common ... more
Industry 4.0 and the unstoppable rise of automation is redefining manufacturing processes once and for all. Manufacturers are presented with the challenge of updating and digitising their systems as a means of future-proofing their businesses. Failure to do so risks them falling behind their customer’s demands, says Scott Fawcett, managing director, Essentra Components

Digitisation, automation and data collection are the key principles of Industry 4.0 that manufacturers must align themselves with... more

Smart automation reduces the complexity of logistics for the pharmaceutical industry

The ability to efficiently and reliably distribute medicinal products could be the difference, in an extreme case, between life and death. This is just one of the reasons why, in the pharmaceutical... more

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