Industry 4.0

Are cobots the future for factories, or will manufacturers resist the robot revolution?

The future factory

Cobots and the future of food factories

By Michelle Knott

Collaborative robots – or cobots – can help reduce labour costs and take on the more boring repetitive tasks in a plant, but how flexible are they and how much resistance is there to their presence in the workplace?

Left to right: Brian Holliday and Peter Nallen

Siemens to help malt firm slash costs

By Helen Gilbert

International brewing giant Boortmalt hopes to reduce its costs by up to 30% within the next 12 months after signing a productivity improvement and technology programme with Siemens Digital Industries.