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KUKA Robotic technologies and applications in the nuclear decommissioning sector

Automated robotics within the nuclear sector have historically been adopted to minimise operator exposure to harmful radiation and, the difficulties that are associated with accessing critical parts and/or contaminated equipment within a nuclear facility.

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How does Leadership 4.0 work?

Economic researchers estimate that in 2030 up to one third of all employees worldwide will have to look for a different job because digitalisation and Industry 4.0 will have made their jobs obsolete. It is therefore all the more important for all managers to inspire and motivate their employees and support them on their journey to the new world of work.

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Helping healthcare firm de-risk automation investment

Robotics and automation researchers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are helping a Yorkshire-based healthcare group improve the efficiency of their production facilities by testing the adoption of new technologies without the need for any capital investment to validate the system.

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Rapidly deploy sensor-based industrial strength IoT devices on Amazon Web Services

This article briefly discusses the use of cloud-based resources and how they’ve evolved, and then introduces a full cloud kit based on an RX65N microcontroller from Renesas.

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    Embrace automation to grow and prosper(14/01/2020)

    A growing number of industrial organisations within the UK are embracing automation as a means of improving efficiencies and lowering costs. For igus, the adoption of automated technology has become a key trend in the manufacturing sector, with digitalisation acting as a primary means of boosting productivity.

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    The year of data efficiency(09/01/2020)

    2019, like several years before it, was a year where industry focused on adopting several types of connected technologies to improve efficiency and real-time insight. 2020 will bring a rise in PC-based control systems as a natural extension to this, driving efficiency at the data level, explains Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation UK.

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    Conveying success(09/01/2020)

    According the latest United Nations (UN) data, two thirds of the world’s countries expect 50% increase in population between 2019 and 2050. Manufacturers in the food and beverage industry are under pressure to satisfy increasing demand and ensure that products are safe and comply with numerous regulatory guidelines. For food manufacturers that are willing to innovate, Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explains how a revolutionary new transport system can help.

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    ‘Digital’ in manufacturing is no longer an option – it’s the new business as usual(07/01/2020)

    Stephen Fox, Business Development Manager at Columbus UK explains why digital is no longer a choice in manufacturing, drawing on the experiences and insights from digital leaders at top UK manufacturing organisations.

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    Pick, purchase and program your first industrial robot(07/01/2020)

    Robots aren’t always given a favourable representation in pop culture. In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), homicidal supercomputer HAL 9000 demonstrates how a robot could conspire against its human colleagues. Thankfully, industrial robots aren’t quite as menacing. Here, Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics, gives advice to manufacturers to make their first robotic investment.

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