Automation

Cognex Corporation's InSight system can pull data from both 3D and 2D detection systems

Smart camera combines 3D and 2D inspection systems

By James Ridler

Cognex Corporation has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ smart camera that allows engineers to quickly, accurately and effectively solve a range of inspections on automated production lines.

Siemens offered its thoughts on automation in the face of Brexit-related supply issues

Opinion

Automation a solution to 'cliff-edge' Brexit delays

By James Ridler

Siemens Digital Logistics development consultant Phil Lavin and Digital Industries head of food and beverage Keith Thornhill discuss how automation technologies can be used to compensate for the delays caused by our ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit.

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

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.

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.

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