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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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Eaton backs OPC UA and realigns product portfolio
Eaton has integrated the OPC Unified Architecture Standard (OPC UA) into its operation and control systems to provide a safe and easy way for machine and systems builders to communicate with the cloud via individual machine components. As a result, both existing machines and new designs featuring (more...)
Published: - 30th May 2017
Phoenix Contact takes over specialist for industrial communication technology
Phoenix Contact is to take over Taiwanese company Etherwan System, a manufacturer for Ethernet communication technology in automation. The takeover enrichens the position of the Phoenix Contact Group in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0, which was already (more...)
Published: - 18th May 2017
Value through visualisation
Big data is one of the most talked-about technology trends of the past decade. Lee Sullivan of Copa-Data explains the value of big data in the manufacturing industry and the best practice for industrial data acquisition and visualisation. Big data describes data sets that are so large or complex (more...)
Industry 4.0 grasper increases efficiency
The Shadow Robot Company used its 20 years’ experience of developing world class robotic hands and thought how they could apply this knowledge to service robots. The result is the Smart Grasping System (SGS), an industrial grasper with built-in intelligence. Industrial graspers are built to (more...)
Motion control upgrades from RS offer benefits across the board
RS Components is now offering everything engineers need to design, develop and deploy world-class motion control systems. From adding smart capabilities and upgrading systems, to dealing with sustainability challenges and ongoing maintenance, the huge range of products on offer from RS will provide (more...)
With the Industrial Internet of Things enabling data to be collected from ever greater numbers of devices, the question of just what we do with all of this data has become a real connundrum. Turck product manager Sander Makkinga explains the concept of smart data. While the terms ‘the (more...)
From machine component to information manager
In the discussion about the intelligent factories of the future, many machine and plant manufacturers are often unsure how to best approach Industry 4.0. In many cases, the greatest focus is placed on topics such as integration with ERP systems, big data, the cloud and safety. An initial basic step, (more...)
From signal tower to Industry 4.0 machine and workstation monitor
Renowned for its signal towers and sounders, Werma has taken a fresh look at what are traditionally regarded as off-the-shelf, bolt-on machine accessories. Focusing on how the information from a product such as a signal tower could be integrated into the wider production control system, and how this (more...)
Making sense in the Smart Factory
Everybody’s talking about Industry 4.0 – but how many of us are really clear about what it means on a practical level? David Hannaby of Sick offers some clarification, and looks at what steps we should take now to ensure we have a ‘Smart Factory’ in future, focusing in (more...)
Matching connectivity with intelligent functionality
It’s clear that the Industrial Internet of Things can open new doors when it comes to machine monitoring and predictive maintenance, but much remains to be done. Michel Finck of Parker Hannifin examines the picture in relation to machine tools. As momentum behind Industry 4.0 and the (more...)
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