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2021 automation industry outlook with VINCI Energies UK & RoI CEO Rochdi Ziyat

What impact has COVID-19 had on the UK automation sector? Manufacturing has been impacted more than some segments by the need to maintain social distancing. Where there would normally be a lot of people working on the factory floor, some production lines have had to slow down, shut down or readapt.

🕘 02/02/2021

UK badly losing robot race

As the latest statistics from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) revealed, it's clear that the UK is losing the race to automate. The recently published IFR report, Robot Race: The World's Top 10 automated countries, showed that the UK is not only losing the race, but is barely taking…

🕘 01/02/2021

New study uncovers widespread AI and machine learning knowledge gap

Last December and this month , Rackspace Technology interviewed 1,870 IT decision-makers across manufacturing, digital native, financial services, retail, government/public sector, and healthcare sectors in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East about AI and ML adoption, usage, benefits…

🕘 29/01/2021

Rockwell Automation announces next update of its OEM partner program

Rockwell Automation is evolving its global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner Program through enhanced offering, which now provides increased market access opportunities, simplification, and standardised product alignment for manufacturers. Rockwell Automation works with OEMs (also…

🕘 28/01/2021

Convert Ltd supplies David Brown Automotive with complete car-set harnesses

Convert Ltd, UK manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is working with David Brown Automotive to supply a full car-set of cable harnesses for their Mini Remastered model. After some months of careful review and development of plans to prove the quality of Convert’s parts and manufacturing…

🕘 27/01/2021

New partnership to develop revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel takes off

Carbon ThreeSixty, the advanced composite structure specialist, are leading a new project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to develop a revolutionary all composite helicopter wheel. The project started 1st Jan and will run for the next eighteen months. The NATEP project…

🕘 26/01/2021

Technology adoption by manufacturers driving demand for digital skills

SME manufacturers joining Industry 4.0 are driving up the demand for data science and software engineering skills, according to Made Smarter, the movement helping businesses grow through technology adoption. Half of the 126 businesses adopting technology with the support of the Made Smarter North…

🕘 25/01/2021

ŠKODA AUTO opens state-of-the-art new Central Pilot Hall at its Mladá Boleslav site

Today, ŠKODA AUTO has put a new Central Pilot Hall into operation at its headquarters. In the development phase of new models, comprehensive analyses will be carried out here and pre-production cars manufactured. They will be subjected to extensive testing by the Technical Development and…

🕘 21/01/2021

Appetite for plant-based milks prompts HRS to launch Direct Steam Injection

Directly injecting steam as a means of sterilising and diluting liquid drink products is a well-established technique for beverages such as plant-based milk products, which are experiencing a boost in popularity. According to a report by Mintel, sales of vegan-friendly, plant-based milks have…

🕘 20/01/2021

World’s first commercialised hydrogen fuel cell powers drones for humanitarian missions

Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) is delivering humanitarian relief to remote locations using drones powered by energy-dense hydrogen fuel cells. With two hours of flight time, the drones have transported masks and emergency supplies between US Virgin Islands and have delivered medical AEDs to the…

🕘 19/01/2021