Technology and Innovation

Intelligent Tyres reduce carbon emissions, improve safety

Over the next five years, the UK Tyre Pressure Monitoring System market (TPMS) is set to double, rising from £28m to £56m.
UK manufacturer, Silent Sensors has announced plans to collaborate with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Bath University to develop a key component for the future of so-called 'Intelligent Tyres', using piezoelectric energy harvesting. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for vehicles.

Robots don’t steal jobs, they create them

Smart Factories - image courtesy of University of Warwick WMG.
Contrary to popular speculation that robots could take British jobs, new data exclusively shared with The Manufacturer has revealed that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes.

How ERP applications affect daily operations

Enterprise Resource Planning ERP - image courtesy of APS
When people talk about ERP applications, they tend to highlight the biggest benefits and most all-encompassing features. Those are important to understand, but that kind of perspective can make it hard to picture how ERP will work in practice and improve the details of your daily operations.