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Moving forward through the manufacturing storm

Standing still isn’t an option for manufacturers in the UK. Neither is simply moving forward with a “business as usual” mindset. Researchers at the MIT CISR identified two drivers for successful digital transformation: an organisation’s experience maturity, and its operational efficiency. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of automation technology expert …

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Taking the cabinets out of control automation

It’s time to take control cabinets out of industrial control and automation applications. This is the view of industrial technology specialist Beckhoff Automation UK, who has published a new whitepaper laying out the company’s view of the future of automation and exploring the concept of automation without cabinets. The whitepaper …

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Engineering on the edge

Throughout 2020, the UK will be witnessing the wider rollout of 5G telecommunications networks, allowing for greater speeds and reduced latency. The introduction of these networks will support the development of more advanced computing applications like autonomous vehicles, and it’s got many businesses considering edge computing. For manufacturing businesses, more effective edge computing doesn’t need new telecoms technologies — it just requires consideration of industrial PCs …

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Top trends from Vision 2018

November’s Vision show in Stuttgart felt like a key moment of change for the industry. Four big themes came to fruition at the event, at least two of which felt like science fiction at the last Vision show in 2016. In fact, the show’s strapline, ‘Be Visionary’ has never felt so appropriate. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores …

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