New ways of empowering factory employees to cut energy use have been successfully trialled by a consortium of UK universities and businesses.
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.
With the pound weakening, wage increases in China and the Coalition keen to promote British manufacturing as a way to reduce the UK’s huge trade deficit, reshoring is the term of the moment.
Power and automation technology specialist ABB won an order for 2,400 robots by BMW Group.
Mechatronic Solutions, a UK provider of automation solutions to the manufacturing industry, is this year celebrating 25 years of trading.
Brace yourselves for a tidal wave of automation media and promotion in 2013. The reasons for the jamboree are important and it is high-time the message got through to those with the cheque books, says Will Stirling.