University of Manchester researchers working to solve UK energy storage conundrum
Manufacturing & Production Engineering Magazine
by Anna Startin
1h ago
Ensuring the UK has sufficient levels of renewable energy to meet its needs is only possible with suitable energy storage infrastructure – and University of Manchester experts are working to provide a “future-proof” solution. In a new article published by Policy@Manchester, Professor Robert Dryfe highlights the importance of Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) technologies – storage systems that can operate for periods exceeding 10 hours – in meeting this challenge. He explains that the lithium-ion battery (LIB) is the market leader “in most grid-level or domestic energy storage solutions” in ..read more
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High precision measurement of technical mirrors
Manufacturing & Production Engineering Magazine
by Anna Startin
13h ago
Measuring technical mirrors is a constant challenge in the optics industry. With special sensors and measuring systems, Micro-Epsilon can help solve these tasks with the highest precision. With a deep understanding of the complexity and importance of surface characterisation of technical mirrors, Micro-Epsilon is pushing the boundaries of precision and optimising measurement processes for applications ranging from medical technology to aerospace, says Glenn Wedgbrow, Business Development Manager at Micro-Epsilon UK. The surface characterisation of technical mirrors is of critical importance fo ..read more
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Case Study: Mint Ltd’s Strategic Implementation of AXYZ Routers for Enhanced Retail Display Production
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by Russel G
2d ago
Company Overview: Mint Ltd, established in 2010, has carved a niche and rapidly established itself as the pre-eminent provider of innovative retail displays, windows and pop-up spaces. Serving high-profile clients in the luxury retail, skincare, and beauty sectors, Mint focuses on creating impactful bespoke solutions and brand experiences while emphasising sustainability and local production by leveraging local supply chains. With 12 years of dedicated service to the retail industry, Mint designs and manufactures up to 90% of its products in-house in the UK, adhering to eco-friendly practices ..read more
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Factory simulation helps Scottish confectioner hit the sweet spot
Manufacturing & Production Engineering Magazine
by Anna Startin
5d ago
Factory simulation helps Scottish confectioner hit the sweet spot Manufacturing improvements could enable Aldomak to make tonnes more fudge per day An advanced digital replica of its Glasgow confectionery factory could help family-run business, Aldomak, streamline manufacturing processes and increase capacity, creating as much as 2,400 kilograms of sweet treats daily from a single production line. With assistance from the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) – operated by the University of Strathclyde and part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult – a digital simulation of ..read more
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Managing energy demands: Achieving a cleaner, more efficient future
Manufacturing & Production Engineering Magazine
by Anna Startin
5d ago
The energy sector is being driven by the need for decarbonisation and the increasing demand for electricity. In this article, Kelly Cole, General Manager for Electric Power at Finning UK & Ireland, explores the challenges and opportunities in energy, providing valuable insights into how companies can thrive. Challenges in renewable energy expansion The renewable energy sector is experiencing significant growth, driven by the UK’s focus on offshore wind and solar generation. Substantial investments, such as the £960 million allocated to the UK Green Industries Growth Accelerator and the rec ..read more
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Space-Comm Expo Scotland
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by Russel G
5d ago
Space-Comm Expo Scotland, taking place 11-12 September 2024 at SEC Glasgow is the new catalyst for one of the world’s leading space nations at the forefront of the UK’s global ambitions. A future-focused platform From satellite platform primes, satellite operators, military, government, and application developers, this free to attend exhibition and leading seminar will encapsulate the growing space ecosystem, focusing on the small satellite revolution, the internationalisation of the value chain, the acceleration of spaceports and the increasing commercialisation of the sector. Did you know ..read more
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Creating Clockwork Productivity: How AZ Pneumatica Achieved 80% Efficiency with Automation & Robots
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by Russel G
5d ago
Forget manual labour and misplaced parts! AZ Pneumatica, a leading Italian manufacturer of pneumatic valves and cylinders, has undergone a robotic revolution. This transformation, achieved through a two-phase collaboration with Kardex, boasts an impressive 80% increase in picking speed and a near-elimination of picking errors (a 90% reduction!). in Demand Imagine juggling over 60,000 components, all whizzing through a complex manufacturing process for worldwide distribution. That was the reality for AZ Pneumatica. As demand soared, managing this intricate operation became a logistical nightmar ..read more
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Guidance and Training by Industry, for Industry
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by Russel G
5d ago
Developed, verified and maintained by industry, EEMUA’s practical ‘how to’ publications and training for Industrial Engineers are available when you need, where you need, and how you need them… Free checklists; hands-on guidance; blended, live online, classroom, e-learning, and in-house training options, in multiple languages, with CPD up to 110 hours and certification up to 5 years. Covering * Process Engineering, * Alarms Management, * Control Rooms, Mechanical Integrity, * Third-party Management and much more – for efficient and safe industrial engineering proven by engineers in everyday us ..read more
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Eight pioneers chart a sustainable future for UK manufacturing
Manufacturing & Production Engineering Magazine
by Anna Startin
1w ago
Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, welcomed eight technology pioneers to the Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK manufacturing. Working with industry leaders BAE Systems, HS2 and Creagh Concrete, the participating companies will receive support from innovation experts at Digital Catapult to co-develop solutions that will establish a more sustainable industrial future.    Delivered by Digital Catapult, the programme is funded by Made Smarter and Innovate UK, to build on the success of the Ma ..read more
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Case Study: Strathallan School Perth and AXYZ Routers in Education
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by Russel G
1w ago
Introduction to Strathallan School Strathallan School, located approximately 30 miles north of Edinburgh, is a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 5-18. Known for its commitment to fostering creativity and innovation in education, Strathallan School embarked on a journey to enhance its educational offerings through the integration of AXYZ routers. Adoption of AXYZ Machines: A Thoughtful Decision In the summer of 2022, Strathallan School made a significant investment in an AXYZ INNOVATOR router. The decision to invest in AXYZ routers came after an exhaustive four-month consultation ..read more
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