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Take steps to a more efficient workplace

Re-organisation will be a priority for many warehouse and distribution centre operators ramping up to meet higher volumes and demand in the face of Covid 19 and pre-Christmas push more
Health & Safety

Broanmain puts health, happiness and wellbeing first

To accelerate Broanmain Plastics’ growth and internal transformation strategy, the Surrey-based technical injection moulder and toolmaker has appointed Eve Clennell in a newly created senior role more
Rubber & Plastics

SME manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

Manufacturers are risking wasted time, money and effort adopting digital technology without a strategic plan for digital transformation, research by Made Smarter North West Pilot has revealed more

Farnell spreads festive cheer with launch of annual Winter Games

Farnell has announced the opening of its Winter Games competition, giving customers access to exclusive weekly offers from market leading suppliers and fun online games with great prizes more

UK online orders boom in 2020, but Black Friday spending skewed by shop closures and end of lockdown

Online orders have soared in 2020 compared with 2019, but reduced average order value this Black Friday weekend suggested consumers have either been waiting for end of Lockdown two and the opening of ... more

Canny robot decision brings cost savings

A new Kawasaki robot has been installed to assist Ball Beverage Packaging improve its efficiency and save money more

On-site Solutions crowned ‘Top Product’ award winner

NAPIT's On-site Solutions publication has been crowned a Professional Electrician & Installer 2020 ‘Top Product’ award winner more
Electrical Equipment

Bureau Veritas encourages manufacturers to make the switch from CE marking to UKCA

As the Brexit transition period comes to an end, leading compliance authority Bureau Veritas is encouraging manufacturers to get ready to make the switch from CE marking to UKCA more

Don’t discount Crate DESTAKer contribution to OEE, says Tesco apple supplier

Crate destackers are the unsung heroes of packing halls, as Brillopak’s automation project at Adrian Scripps demonstrates more
Food & Beverage

Are you too small for industrial robotics?

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains what to consider when implementing robotics in small and mid-sized manufacturing businesses more

Lloyd’s Register partners with HSE to apply machine learning to mine insight from decades of safety data

Lloyd’s Register is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to bring together and analyse safety data on an unprecedented scale, powered by its latest digital innovation - Severity Scanner more
Health & Safety

Bowers Group attains Made in Britain membership with Baty and Bowers brands

Bowers Group has attained a Made in Britain accreditation, awarded to both the Bowers and Baty International brands more

Food waste: Lessons learned during the pandemic

Fortress Technology examines the changing attitudes towards food waste during lockdown, the impact of the hospitality closures and how automation and lean manufacturing can bring greater order more
Food & Beverage

Why businesses should consider generating their own electricity

Luke Worrall, business development manager at NerG, discusses the benefits of CHP and explains why businesses should change their approach to installing the systems more
Power, Energy & Renewables

New white paper explores the potential of TSN to improve manufacturing

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has announced the immediate availability of a white paper on Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) at more

Taking responsibility for Ex-rated motor repairs

Karl Metcalfe, Technical Support for the AEMT, looks at the knowledge and responsibilities that are expected when it comes to managing electric motors in zoned areas more

ULMA designs new entry-level automation solution for bakery sector

In response to an increase in SME bakery businesses seeking ways to integrate automated solutions to improve speed and drive cost-efficiencies, ULMA Packaging UK has designed a new entry-level automatic line more
Food & Beverage

Top director award for MTC chief executive

Manufacturing Technology Centre chief executive Dr Clive Hickman has received the top award in the Institute of Directors 2020 Midlands Director of the Year awards more

RS Components appoints Emma Botfield as new regional managing director for UK and Ireland

RS Components (RS) has appointed Emma Botfield to the role of Regional Managing Director, UK and Ireland. Emma will report to Pete Malpas, who is now President EMEA at RS more

Mitsubishi Electric and Radiflow cooperation enhances industrial cyber security

Mitsubishi Electric has announced a new collaboration with Radiflow, a leading provider of OT cyber security solutions for industrial automation networks. The collaboration will help businesses ... more

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