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Resilience Index research finds that manufacturers should focus investment in five areas to build resilience in their plant

Independent research commissioned by RS Components (RS) has identified five areas manufacturers should focus investment in to build resilience in their plant for long-term prosperity more

Over half of manufacturers have their sights set on digital transformation initiatives to enhance operations

Following the concerns bought about by the Covid pandemic, over half of manufacturers now have their sights set on digital transformation initiatives to enhance their operational performance more

Rubix UK acquires Advanced Industrial Rewinds

Rubix UK has acquired the business and assets of Advanced Industrial Rewinds (AIR), a leading British specialist electrical motor repair company more

Manufacturing & Engineering Week launches at the NEC, June 2022

A celebration of the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation launches at the NEC June 2022 more

Reclaiming manufacturing “real estate”

Bradley McEwan, business development manager at Beckhoff Automation UK, explains how new servo drive and connectivity technologies can help manufacturers do a lot more with less more

The challenges of smart manufacturing

Martin Thunman, CEO and Co-Founder of leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for industrial IoT, Crosser shares his insight more

Securing OT systems against cyber-attack

David Bean, Mitsubishi Electric, looks at the fundamental aspects that need to be considered, including suitable system level design, risk management and system intrusion detection more

Importance of ATEX requirements in hazardous industries

Today, two European Directives control the explosive atmospheres, which set the requirements needed to improve the safety of workers more

Getting started with food digitalisation

Sean Robinson, service leader at food automation software specialist Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how food manufacturers can plan digitalisation in the most effective way more
Food & Beverage

Over 1,800 workers in manufacturing to be upskilled through Made Smarter

SME manufacturers, supported by Made Smarter in their drive to digitalise, are upskilling over 1,800 workers to create the teams of tomorrow more

Lallemand chooses Musk Process Services to undertake upgrade at Malvern production site

Lallemand Animal Nutrition, a global leader in yeast and bacteria production, has chosen EJ Musk Process Services to undertake a £2,000,000 expansion of its Malvern site more

Mitsubishi Electric helps futureproof college courses

Tomorrow’s plant engineers must have the knowledge to work with robots, controls, networking and software required to effectively run the Smart Factories of the future more

Solukon and Turbex partner for the UK and Ireland AM Market

To expand their business activities in the UK and Ireland, Solukon Maschinenbau has selected Turbex to be their distributor in one of the key markets for Additive Manufacturing more

Manufacturer William Hughes to cut annual energy costs by £35,000 and carbon emissions by 100 tonnes with SolarEdge PV system

Embracing the value of solar technology, UK wire products manufacturer William Hughes is forecast to save £35,000 in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by 100 tonnes per year more
Power, Energy & Renewables

‘Safety time bomb’ as forklift training and assessments missed due to Covid-19

RTITB has revealed lift truck training and assessment statistics for 2020 which could indicate an upcoming ‘safety time bomb’, where thousands of candidates are operating without up-to-date training more
Health & Safety

Are you getting the most out of your variable speed drive (VSD)?

Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at WEG UK, asks the important question: are you getting the most out of your VSDs? more

Schaeffler and Siemens to cooperate on intelligent diagnostics for drive systems

Schaeffler is also working with Siemens on joint offerings to increase the availability of machinery and equipment more

Robot handles castor thousands

Suscom Industries, a leading manufacturers of components for office furniture and equipment, has recently expanded its fleet of Kawasaki robots as part of a successful reshoring programme more

Labelling issues cost manufacturers nearly £1 million a year from production line shutdowns

Manufacturers on average incur losses of around £955,000 per year due to production line shutdowns caused by label printing problems more

Driving high throughput with lab automation

Matthew Dean, maxon UK and Ireland, discusses how improvements in motors and drive systems have enabled the development of the automated technology needed to address today’s challenges more

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