• 2 May
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    Boulting Technology launches new resource hub and website

    To give its customers a better understanding of interconnected technologies, Boulting Technology has relaunched its website with a wealth of new content and resources to help educate and inform its customers about Industry 4.0.

  • 2 May
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    Controller and multi-touch HMI in one device

    B&R's new Power Panel offers a dedicated processor for HMI. The Power Panel C50 provides the combined advantages of a powerful controller and a modern projected capacitive touch screen in a single HMI device.

  • 2 May
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    Free app provides convenient monitoring of Mitsubishi Electric inverters

    Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new app for iOS tablets and smartphones that provides convenient commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, parameterisation and monitoring support for the company’s FR-F800E and FR-A800E inverters.

  • 1 May
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    Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential

    Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently unveiled a promising breakthrough for lithium sulphur batteries, using a catholyte with the help of a graphene sponge.

  • 1 May
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    New purpose-built safety academy facility opens in Telford

    Schneider Electric has opened a new, purpose-built 660 sqm two storey Safety Academy at its UK headquarters in Telford. The facility will enable the company to increase both the number of health and safety training courses it runs, as well as the number of training places available on each course by up to 40 per cent.

  • 1 May
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    Small, robust and flexible: Han 1A

    HARTING has introduced the new Han 1A, which is significantly smaller than the previous ‘smallest’ rectangular industrial connector, the Han 3A. It achieves all the benefits of a modern network a user needs and is an optimum connector solution.

  • 1 May
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    AI module to improve industrial production

    Industrial workers can now more easily use the data from their equipment to predict production issues and improve processes with their existing automation and control skill set. The new FactoryTalk Analytics LogixAI module, formerly known as Project Sherlock, uses AI to detect production anomalies and alert workers so they can investigate or intervene, as necessary.

  • 1 May
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    World Robotics Federation IFR appoints Dr. Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary

    The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has appointed Dr. Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary. The 41-year-old will take office on 1 May 2019 from Gudrun Litzenberger, who is retiring.

  • 1 May
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    New cabinet floor entry solution

    The new KDR-BES-U from icotek is a new pass-through solution with brush strips for the control cabinet floor. It is ideal for individual outbreaks on the control cabinet, IT cabinet or machine wall.

  • 1 May
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    FANUC extends collaborative robot range with high-strength low-footprint addition

    Manufacturers can now process even heavier workpiece applications in narrow locations thanks to FANUC’s latest addition to its collaborative robot portfolio, the CR-14iA/L.

  • 1 May
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    New generation of modular, compact, effective and reliable active harmonic filters

    Schaffner is extending its product offering for harmonics mitigation solutions by launching the sync module for ecosine active sync series, using state of the art technology to reliably mitigate excessive harmonics with an evolutionary smart modular product concept with advanced control options.

  • 1 May
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    Urgent need to boost Design & Technology to fuel Industrial Strategy

    Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to scrap the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) and rebrand Design & Technology (D&T) currently taught in schools as part of a massive effort to boost vocational education take-up and develop more young people with the skills and knowledge required to fill STEM skills gaps.

  • 1 May
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    Plans announced to introduce new laws for internet connected devices

    Plans to ensure that internet connected household items are better protected from cyber attacks have been launched by Digital Minister Margot James.

  • 30 Apr
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    New DIRAK hinge launched by FDB Panel Fittings

    The new DIRAK hinge Pr01, recently launched by FDB Panel Fittings, marks an innovative approach to the time-saving installation of IP65/67 hinging for specialist enclosures.

  • 30 Apr
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    A material world

    Simone Bruckner, managing director at power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, explains the benefits of two different materials used in Cressall’s EV2 resistor.