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Electric vehicle registrations surpass National Grid’s System Transformation projections

Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that by October more than 75,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) had been registered over 2020, representing more than the total BEV registrations for 2018 and 2019 combined. Further analysis into these figures by…

🕘 20/11/2020

Lotus Engineering is launching new battery test facilities to support booming electric vehicle (EV) sector

Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerised battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector. It will allow Lotus Engineering to carry out various battery cell, module and pack characterisation tests, performance evaluations, and component and lifetime…

🕘 19/11/2020

Baxi Heating commits to net zero operations by 2030 and to manufacturing products that only use low carbon fuels by 2025

Baxi Heating UK and Ireland, part of BDR Thermea Group, has today promised to revolutionise the way we heat our homes and buildings. The announcement coincides with the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and places Baxi Heating at the heart of the ‘heating…

🕘 18/11/2020

New IoT data platform from Critical Manufacturing accelerates the future of factory insights

Industry is pursuing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) projects at a staggering pace, yet despite having the highest share of IoT devices of any business segment, manufacturing still lags behind in being able to seize the full value of the data, due to a lack of focused solutions. Critical…

🕘 17/11/2020

HVM Catapult and Made Smarter launch a new Smart Factory Innovation Hubs programme

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Made Smarter, the UK’s manufacturing digitalisation movement, have today announced a new HVM … Catapult-led Made Smarter Smart Factory Innovation Hubs pilot. This will see its network offer companies the opportunity to reduce the risk of implementing…

🕘 13/11/2020

Ouster and CronAI partner to bring intelligent 3D perception to automated machines

Deep tech 3D perception platform start-up CronAI has partnered with Ouster, the leading supplier of digital lidar technology, to support Ouster’s current spinning lidar sensors and next-generation solid-state lidar. CronAI’s senseEDGE platform - a self-optimising, 3D data, deep-learning…

🕘 12/11/2020

igus joins global automation body PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI)

Igus joined the world’s largest automation membership body to advance the research of Profinet technology in dynamic applications. The focus for PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), which has more than 1,700 members worldwide, is the continuous development of Profibus and Profinet…

🕘 10/11/2020

'Made for Manufacturing' programme offers SMEs the chance to kickstart 2021

Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to start 2021 with a fully-funded programme aimed at enhancing manufacturing excellence and enabling growth. 'Made for Manufacturing' promises to empower leaders from small, medium and large businesses across the city region to improve their…

🕘 09/11/2020

PREMO launches PLC-LW-series transformer family for power line communication

PREMO launches PLC-LW-series transformer family for power line communication. An innovative small size and enhanced bandwidth with very low losses. This SMD isolation transformer 1:1 have been designed for coupling/decoupling signals for power lines communication according to IEC 15118 and IEC…

🕘 30/10/2020

Farnell signs agreement with Industrial Shields to distribute open-source automation devices

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has today announced a new global franchise with Industrial Shields. Industrial Shields is the leading developer and manufacturer of industrial automation devices (PLCs and Panel PCs) based on open…

🕘 29/10/2020