Automation spare parts and repairs company, Northern Industrial has taken delivery of two robots previously employed on production lines in Germany to help ensure the integrity of its repair work and spare components before delivery.
Robotics giant ABB is accelerating its move into the IT space with a new partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The goal is to make on-site data-driven decision making faster and more actionable through HPE’s expertise in edge computing.
Most manufacturers see investments in factory connectivity not just as a means of cutting costs, but as a way to increase revenue. In fact, respondents to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 anticipate additional revenues of £775,000 over the next 12 months because of their investments in connectivity.