Automation

Automation could lead to a loss of 3.6M jobs in the UK by 2030, claimed Centre for Cities

Automation could put ‘3.6M UK jobs at risk’

By James Ridler

Automation could threaten up to 3.6M jobs in Britain by 2030, with warehousing forecast to be one of the worst-hit sectors, according to analyst Centre for Cities.

Food and drink companies should exploit the Industrial Internet of Things

Food firms urged to exploit intelligent supply chains

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers need to be “nimble enough to evolve on the fly” in embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) if they want to avoid losing business, a software expert has claimed.

Kinnerton has reduced packaging errors thanks to automated code checks

Kinnerton Confectionery automates packaging checks

By Rick Pendrous

Kinnerton Confectionery, located at Fakenham in Norfolk and Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire, has invested in automation to ensure compliance with its retail customers’ codes of practice.

Safe control in explosive atmospheres

Safe control in explosive atmospheres

By Rick Pendrous

Designing and building process control panels requires considerable expertise, especially when they are destined for hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmospheres, which exist in some dusty food manufacturing environments.

What's NExT up in supervisory software?

What's NExT up in supervisory software?

By Rick Pendrous

Progea, a supplier of software for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), has released NExT, a modular platform intended to meet the next generation of industrial requirements.

Robots can be reprogrammed for different applications

From automation to optimisation

By Paul Gander

Automation offers the opportunity to integrate control with background data, as Paul Gander discovers

From shop floor to the top floor

PPMA show preview

From shop floor to the top floor

Vision systems that aid product traceability and help fight counterfeiting and delta robots that can be easily integrated into automation systems will be displayed by Omron.

Robots that don’t require guarding

PPMA show preview

Robots that don’t require guarding

An expanded range of processing and packaging automation equipment and ancillary products will be displayed R A Rodriguez. The equipment on show will include the full range of Universal Robots.

Wilkins: 'The cyber threat has been rising steadily in recent years'

Cyber threats need to become a board-level issue

By Rick Pendrous

In response to rising concerns about the risk of cyber attacks, industrial automation components supplier European Automation has published an industry report about the growing importance of information security.

Energy efficiency with Cat Pumps

Energy efficiency with Cat Pumps

An energy-saving high-pressure pump package for centralised hygiene and sanitation cleaning systems has been introduced by Cat Pumps.

Manual trucks can be converted for automatic warehouse operation

Warehouse automation in stages

By Rick Pendrous

The historic reluctance of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to invest in warehouse automation is changing as technological advances enable a flexible, staged introduction which allows costs to be controlled, claimed the boss of one forklift truck...

Smooth operator: Robots offer the UK food industry clear benefits but update remains disappointingly low

Better hygiene compliance for food packing-line robots

By Paul Gander

Robotics suppliers have made a strong case for food industry acceptance with a new generation of hygiene and washdown-compliant pick-and-place systems, but the jury is still out as to whether this will translate into new sales.

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