Where is factory automation headed?

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In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of companies investing in automation. The advantages are obvious to most businesses, increased efficiency and productivity with reduced costs. However, the growth of automation raises several questions about…

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The evolution of manufacturing automation

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Automation in manufacturing is not new. It has been in common use since the 1970s, a period now referred to as Industry 3.0. This phase in the history of manufacturing consisted largely of early computer control systems and robotics. As…

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How will the UK food industry fair after Brexit?

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The food and drink exporting industry is flying high at the moment. In the first half of 2018 figures showed significant growth. Despite exports hitting £10.7bn, there is still a large shadow of uncertainty looming over the industry. The shadow…

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How Can Food Manufacturers Leverage Big Data?

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Big data analytics is the new disruptive force in Industry. It’s making waves in food production as manufacturing juggernauts are reimagining process to improve safety standards, facilitate product customisations, and optimise both packaging and distribution. While there remain many hurdles…

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The Growth of SCADA Systems: How to Revolutionise Your Business

The rise of automation is upending industries across the board. SCADA – which stands for ‘Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition’ – is at the forefront of the revolution with its intelligent, independent control systems introducing unimaginable efficiencies into the manufacturing…

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How Harnessing Technology Could Unlock Billions

The fourth industrial revolution will unlock billions in additional revenue for UK manufacturers. Through machine automation, AI, and SCADA systems, productivity will flourish, while costs could plummet by as much as £53bn—potentially passing £2bn of savings directly onto consumers. This…

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