Control & Automation

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Farming's robotic future

Automation and robotics are increasingly becoming the go-to solutions for many industries and farming is no exception, as some recently-demonstrated UK technologies make clear.

AI: a manufacturing revolution

The Artificial Intelligence revolution is set to shape the manufacturing landscape forever. But what will this look like?

Festo gives Stanley the edge

Festo automation technology is being used to help Stanley Tools in the UK to meet continued demand for its renowned safety knives, while continuing to maintain the highest standards of safety and ...

IE5 and beyond

Energy efficiency is the holy grail of the motor market and manufacturers are producing ranges of IE5+ compliant models to achieve it.

Rise of the cobots

The emergence of collaborative robotics has revolutionised the robotics market, increasing the presence of robots on the shopfloor – and the technology is developing fast.

High-speed medical motors

Advanced medical applications make very specific demands of high-speed motors. Dr. Sab Safi of SDT Drive Technology looks at the challenges.

Motors drive lighting innovation

The use of miniature mechatronic drive motors is supporting the development of the next generation of lighting system and camera platform innovation.

Sensors offer nuclear options

A 2D laser profile sensor is being used by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) in a project to develop a smart robotic grinding/deburring solution for welded ...

2020 vision on automation

UK manufacturers must tip the balance in favour of automation in 2020 to avoid falling behind international competition, according to Fanuc UK.

Moving to modular enabled automation

Large-scale automation systems have been at the heart of production control for decades. Now, driven by changes in consumer demands, an alternative plug and produce modular-enabled automation ...

Future-proofing motor management

As technology gets smarter and Industry 4.0 becomes more of a reality manufacturers need to move with the times. Here is the Eureka! guide to future-proofing your motor management strategy.

Keep on rolling

The term ‘Smart Products’ has become part of everyday vocabulary as we acquire ever-increasing numbers of devices that communicate with each other and allow us to control them or access information ...