UK manufacturing loses 34,000 jobs, but is still 64,000 short
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The number manufacturing jobs in the UK dropped by 34,000 in the past year, but there are still 64,000 vacancies – representing around £6bn per annum in lost output – according to a new analysis by Make UK and BDO. Their annual Regional Manufacturing Outlook Report also reveals that the three devolved nations of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have seen a significant growth in the number of manufacturing jobs, unlike every part of England (except for the East), which have recorded falls in employment ..read more
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Fanuc opens $110m automation campus in the US
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The Japanese robotics and automation giant Fanuc has opened a $110m facility in the US which will provide advanced manufacturing and customised automation systems, and includes warehouse space for more than 6,000 quick-delivery robots and tens of thousands of parts. The 650,000ft2 (60,390m2) West Campus facility, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, plus other infrastructure projects now underway, will take the Japanese robot-maker’s investment in North America to more than $250m ..read more
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Coding errors cause shutdowns that can cost $126m
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Industrial coding errors are resulting in manufacturing shutdowns that last 30 hours on average, cost $4.2m per hour, and $126m per shutdown, according to a new survey by US-based Copia Automation. It reports that half of all downtime is caused by industrial code changes, code confusion, lack of visibility into industrial code, and issues with PLCs ..read more
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Surging OT cybersecurity sales could outstrip IT
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The global market to provide cybersecurity for industrial systems will more than double from US$12.75bn in 2023 to around US$21.6bn by 2028 – a CAGR of 9.2% – according to a new report from ABI Research. It suggests that spending on cyber-protection for OT (operational technology) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications could overtake spending on IT security because, while the number of laptops, tablets and other IT-related devices has hit a plateau, OT applications are continuing to grow ..read more
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Norcliffe succeeds Conn as MD of B&R in UK and Ireland
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1w ago
B&R Industrial Automation has appointed Andrew Norcliffe as managing director for machine automation in the UK and Ireland. He succeeds Alan Conn, who has been promoted to a new role as B&R’s regional managing director for machine automation in Northern and Eastern Europe. Norcliffe will report to Conn ..read more
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Sensor-less salient-pole motors challenge servomotors
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2w ago
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a series of salient-pole motors that deliver high-quality speed and position control without encoders. It says that the EM-A motors – which it describes “an industry first” – offer a competitively priced alternative to servomotors ..read more
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Smart alternative to conveyors moves heavier loads
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2w ago
Rockwell Automation has announced an electromagnetically-driven production-line transport system that has been optimised to carry loads of more than 10kg at speeds of up to 5m/s. The iTrak 5750 Intelligent Track System offers an alternative to traditional conveyor systems that Rockwell says will give users “the opportunity to redefine machine productivity using faster, smarter and more flexible motion ..read more
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Universal control system �will lead to new automation era�
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2w ago
A Chinese supplier of intelligent manufacturing systems, Supcon Technology, has announced a cloud-based Universal Control System (UCS) architecture that, it claims, overcomes the limitations of traditional hardware-based control systems with their rigid, hierarchical layers and fixed computing power. It predicts that the development will lead to a new era in automated control ..read more
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First biowaste-based breaker will cut carbon emissions
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2w ago
Siemens and BASF have announced the first electrical safety product to contain plastic components derived from recycled sources, such as agricultural waste, instead of relying on fossil-based raw materials. Siemens’ Sirius 3RV2 motor starter circuit breakers are now being produced using materials developed by BASF in which traditional fossil feedstocks have been replaced by renewables-derived biomethane. Siemens estimates that the change will cut its carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by around 270 tonnes a year ..read more
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MVTec accuses lens-maker of using its products illegally
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The German machine vision software developer MVTec Software claims that Largan, the world’s largest supplier of camera lenses for smartphones, has been using its products illegally. MVTec has initiated criminal proceedings in Taiwan against Largan and its employees. Largan’s customers include Apple and Samsung ..read more
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