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Automation case study - An Omron implementation at Halifax Numerical Controls video grab

Roll grinding made easy by Omron

Industrial Automation company, Omron, takes an in depth look at one of its implementation projects at Halifax Numerical Controls. A control system based on products from Omron is helping machine-tool expert Halifax Numerical Controls (HNC) ...
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Automation: CKF Technology – Rise of the machines

Slowly but surely, the automation of manufacturing processes in the UK is growing. One-time conveyor systems manufacturer turned automation champion, CKF Systems, is part of that story. Will Stirling reports. ...

Mainetti: What success hangs on

What do you imagine when you hear UK government rhetoric about support for growth in advanced and high value manufacturing? Probably not a facility which produces 100 million coat hangers a year at 12p a unit. Yet Jane Gray finds...
Tufflex resin coating

Making branding shine

Diametric is a manufacturer of bespoke industrial badges, labels, nameplates, graphic overlays and fascias for a range of industry sectors including: automotive (OEMs and aftermarket), audio, medical and electronics. Tim Brown talks to managing director, Pete Knight, and sales and...

adi Group: One direction

It’s not every company that will refund a customer the difference on a contract that comes in on time and under budget. But then adi Group isn’t every company. James Sopwith, MD of adi Mechanical explains the ethos and strategy...

Factory of the month: Speedibake

Tom Moore visits muffin maker Speedibake to find out how its products are more popular than ever and how engaging the workforce has slashed absence levels while driving performance improvements. ...

Rotalink: Feeding back

Tom Moore talks to Melvyn Hazell, managing director at gearbox and motor manufacturer Rotalink, on feedback accessible to more customers and exporting 70% of its products. ...
Siemens' site in Congleton is selling to the market everyone wants to be in. China.

Siemens in Congleton: Enter the dragon

Tom Moore visits Siemens’ award winning Congleton plant to find out how a UK manufacturing facility can make ubiquitous electronics components competitively in the UK. ...



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