How robotics and automation are creating jobs in manufacturing

SME manufacturers adopting robotics and automation are creating hundreds of new and upskilled jobs, with the support of Made Smarter. Since 2019 the North West Adoption Programme, a collaboration between UK government and industry designed to support the increased use…

IoT is the saviour for manufacturers to improve OEE

Software AG has launched an app to automate Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) calculation for its Cumulocity IoT platform. The new app will enable manufacturers of any size to collect and process key data as it’s created and quickly understand production effectiveness.…

EAM platform chosen as one of the technologies of the future for Digital Manufacturing Accelerator

Ultimo has been chosen to showcase how its Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) technology helps realise the factory of the future at the Digital Manufacturing Accelerator (DMA). The initiative, by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), lets manufacturers experience the advantages of…

Smart Factory: What it is and the solutions you need to build one

There are already many articles on the topic of smart factory. In this article, I will try to simplify it a little bit, starting off with a brief overview of the history of industrial revolutions, introduction of what smart factory…

Leading industrial digitalisation at Leeds Digital Festival

Novotek UK and Ireland will host two sessions during this year’s Leeds Digital Festival, from 20th September – 1st October, 2021. The virtual sessions aim to educate engineers and business leaders in manufacturing and utilities on the role of digital…

AIoT and edge analytics: a powerful combination

Swedish philosopher, Nick Bostrom once said, “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” Artificial Intelligence (AI) decision making, paired with real time communication and data analytics, has the ability to transform the way manufacturers…

Platform to accelerate autonomous quality assurance for Industry 4.0

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, which supplies smart manufacturing technologies to giants from Volkswagen to Boeing, has unveiled HxGN Robotic Automation, pioneering robotic programming and control software that enables non-specialist quality professionals to program industrial robots to perform fully automated quality inspection.…

XLE technology boosts location accuracy of Bluetooth LE IoT tags

Link Labs, provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for locating, managing and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets anywhere at any time, has announced the release of its Xtreme Low Energy (XLETM) technology for IoT asset tracking. An innovative, patented wireless…

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.…