UK manufacturers show hesitancy for AI adoption

Almost half (48%) of UK manufacturing firms are looking into or testing AI in a limited capacity, yet just 12% are using it live, everyday around the business, according to a new report from data science consultancy Peak Indicators. Peak Indicators’ Artificial…

Connect, empower and transform through Edge to Enterprise connectivity

Now, more than ever before, industrial enterprises need to be flexible and agile. As the world settles into the new normal, businesses are looking to intelligence from within their automation to stay competitive. Andy Graham, Solutions Manager at SolutionsPT explains.…

Partnership to bridge IT and OT worlds in industrial environments

Lynx Software Technologies has announced a partnership with the CODESYS Group, manufacturer of the hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 automation suite, to provide a platform that can deploy industrial control automation technology on general purpose compute platforms alongside Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine…

How can IoT optimise the bearing supply chain?

In this article, Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings, explains how the Internet of Things (IoT) can enable a stronger, more resilient bearing supply chain. In 2020, stock management issues were estimated to cost UK manufacturers 66 billion GBP…

Five reasons why you should get into cobotics

There are plenty of scenarios where robotics can be deployed to increase productivity and precision while removing people from the drudgery of repetitive tasks. Cobots take this a step further by being able to work alongside human operators in a…

5 tips on retrofitting an industrial environment

Digitalisation and automation of manufacturing processes in recent years have driven the convergence of IT and OT and the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. Here, Martin Hodgson, Country Manager, Paessler AG explains more. One of…

Opportunities in Augmented Reality to explode in coming years

Consumer mass-market Augmented Reality (AR) products and applications could become the fourth wave of modern technological progress, following the PC and smartphone in transformative impact on nearly all aspects of life and business. However, making widespread consumer AR a reality…

SME manufacturers prepare for the challenges of a digital future

60 digital leaders now have the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing through Made Smarter’s innovative Leadership Programme. Five cohorts of managers and directors at SME manufacturing companies have now completed the Made Smarter Leadership Programme through the…

The IPC requirements of complex control

As automation technologies and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) become more commonplace in modern manufacturing, the requirements of control hardware increase accordingly. However, the importance of this is often overshadowed by the focus on new sophisticated software. Here, Stephen…

10 insider tips from a hardware design startup

After battling pandemics, component shortages and a myriad of technical challenges in domains that range from wearables to automotive, Asaad Kaadan, Founder and CEO of Hexabitz shares 10 insider tips on leading a hardware design team that survived the rollercoaster…