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Realising the benefits of virtual commissioning on automation projects

Virtual commissioning is a valuable technology commonly used on large projects, typical of those found within the major automotive manufacturers, where systems containing hundreds of robots, PLCs and complex devices are tested, validated and commissioned in a virtual environment.

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Waste electronics – costly, complex and far from comfortable

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the elephant in the room. A quick scan of recent news articles pulls up a plethora of missed targets, new legislation, illegal exportation and high technology. A heady mix of information, indeed, and truly a minefield. On top of this, DEFRA said in the recent UK Resources and Waste Strategy that it plans to review UK WEEE regulations again in early 2020.

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The cornerstones of successful engineering training

In order to get the most from your engineering training providers, ensure their courses are relevant and engaging so that staff return to work as competent, confident and empowered individuals, says Martin Smith, Director at Technical Training Solutions (Tech Training).

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 11th to 13th 2020. As in previous years, the 2020 event will host an impressively broad exhibitor list spanning the complete range of engineering activity, from high-tech machine tools and automation to components and subcontract services. Firms from all over the UK will be participating, together with a significant number of off-shore exhibitors from across Europe, Asia and the Far East.

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Don’t ever compromise on power supplies for ATEX systems

“It’s more than just a logo on a datasheet” – says Marco van der Linden, UK Country Manager for PULS Power.

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