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Back in green… the new Commander Series

Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, has announced the return of its Commander family of drives with a 6th Generation that marks a return to the traditional green colour.

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How to give your industrial platform a real edge

According to a recent Gartner report, “By 2022, more than 50% of industrial IoT analytics will be performed at the edge, up from less than 10% today.”

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Robot wars

Time and again we are reminded that we are in the age of automation. Annual statistics prepared by the International Federation of Robotics paints a positive picture for 2017, with a 31% increase in annual global shipments.

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Cobots and the future of maintenance

Unplanned downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing. Recent research by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates that downtime can cost manufacturers anywhere between £20,000 and £40,000 an hour.

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Surviving the Brexit-induced labour shortage

It’s no secret that the skills shortage in the UK is reaching critical levels. At the end of last year, a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) highlighted the labour shortage as a serious concern and revealed that a record number of recruitment firms were reporting difficulties.

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