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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

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CNC systems, probes, encoders and motors from Heidenhain
Heidenhain will demonstrate the ease with which digital data can be transferred to and from its most recent CNC system, the high-performance TNC 640, which is capable of controlling all 3-, 4-, and 5-axis machining centres including those with turning tables. Consistent with the aims of Industry (more...)
Published: - 17th February 2017
Maxon Motor expands headquarters with new Innovation Centre
Swiss drive specialist Maxon Motor is expanding its headquarters in Switzerland. Construction of the new Innovation Centre is due to start in February. The building is scheduled to be ready for use by summer 2018, and will provide space for the research, development and production of medical drives. (more...)
Published: - 30th January 2017
Flexible machines deliver at batch size 1
The experts at Lenze highlight Industry 4.0 as a technology concept for intelligent automation, and explain how it can provide smart and flexible machines capable of production at batch size 1. Lenze, as an automation provider, views Industry 4.0 as simply another phase in the increasing (more...)
How secure is your smart factory?
Industry 4.0, IIOT and the ‘connected factory’ offer huge opportunities for manufacturers. But as the smart factory goes online, how secure are communications coming in and out of the site? The experts at Applied Automation look at remote access and how companies can protect themselves (more...)
How to control hydraulic flow rates more efficiently
Eaton has published a new white paper that provides background and approaches for reducing energy consumption in applications where flow rates need to be controlled. Using hydraulic power units as an example, the power management company’s new white paper, entitled ‘Planning and (more...)
Eaton Fluid Power
Industry 4.0 support delivered within new SCADA platform
Paul Hurst of Products4Automation explains how the new features included in Automation Platform.NExT SCADA will accommodate the trends of Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is a concept that has shaped automation dramatically since its conception at the 2011 Hannover Fair. Attaining a ‘smart (more...)
Intelligent I/O enables localised decision making
When machines are controlled by centralised PLCs, making any big changes – say to the layout of a conveyor – can become time consuming, reducing overall system flexibility. Even decentralised PLCs with high I/O counts don’t always make it easy. But suppose you could have small I/O (more...)
Key trends for Industry 4.0
The path to the fourth Industrial Revolution is not always clear. Many companies and industrial organisations have different views on the precise meaning of Industry 4.0. We asked the experts at Harting to group some rapid developments that they see for smart machines into six recognisable trends. (more...)
Machine configuration with intelligent drives
Mike Lomax of Bosch Rexroth examines the role of intelligent drive systems in optimising machine configuration and performance. Machine manufacturers are under pressure to provide shorter development times for highly advanced machines, with less manpower available to them. This can make it (more...)
Mitsubishi Electric previews Smart Carriage for linear transfer systems
Visitors to SPS IPC Drives 2016 had the first chance to see a brand new Smart Carriage technology from Mitsubishi Electric and APT Automation. Developed to operate with a dedicated linear transfer system, the Smart Carriage delivers on-board intelligence plus integrated power for on-carriage (more...)
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