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Predictive Maintenance – Impact and Value to Manufacturing

Machine breakdowns are normal occurrences in the manufacturing industry. The repetitive functions of each machine inevitably lead to failures and downtime. The trouble with this, of course, is that manufacturing today requires greater levels of efficiency and quality output. Any equipment failures resulting in unplanned downtime can lead to service delays, disgruntled customers, and possible losses in terms of productivity and income.

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Now is the Time to Implement Warehouse Automation

Warehouse storage and retrieval are set to undergo a worldwide change over the next decade. Automated warehouses will delegate many of the tasks now performed by people to robots, including automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Warehouses with automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) will have several advantages over those that rely on human labour.

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Radwell International Promotes Industry Leading Services Through a Virtual Exhibition

Radwell International is using the IndustryExpo Virtual Exhibition as a ‘permanently open platform’ to demonstrate its range of industry leading automation parts and repair services to 500,000+ visitors.

Today, Radwell International operates globally as one of the largest industrial repair and distribution facilities in the world. Visitors to its virtual stand are presented with a visual browsing experience that makes it easy to find information and view the complete range of services offered by Radwell International.

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Why Augmented Reality is Set to Change Manufacturing in the UK

In the digital age, what is the best way to grow a business? Adopting the newest and best technologies, of course. For this reason, enterprises and manufacturers in the UK have ventured into what is now known as Industry 4.0. These are 'smart factories' which incorporate cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems, among other tech advancements. In addition, many manufacturers have started to realize the benefits of implementing augmented reality (AR) to assist their production lines.

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Is the Pulp and Paper Industry Ready for Machine Learning?

Few industries have seen more transformation over the past decade than that of the pulp and paper industry. Gone forever is the ability of the business to rely heavily on staples such as newsprint and glossy magazine paper. Use of electronic devices and media have reduced considerably even the need for paper in the office environment.

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The Internet of Things in Manufacturing: What are the Key Applications?

Across the UK and around the world, both technology experts and the media have focused a great deal of attention on the Internet of Things (IoT). Some marvel at its ability to make the lives of consumers easier. Others worry that an increasingly digitally automised world will no longer need as many jobs in manufacturing and other sectors. 

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Managing Your Obsolescence in the Manufacturing Industry

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” The words of legendary innovator Alexander Graham Bell. And, of course, we know this to be true both in business and in the manufacturing environment. It is critical to plan ahead, but some things are harder to plan for than others, even when we know they’re coming. 

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