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In-depth interviews

Grant Collier, British Automation & Robot Association (BARA)
the increasing marriage between automation, robots and industrial vision systems. Basically, industrial vision serves as a robot's eyes. It is fascinating watching an application where industrial vision can identify the smallest imperfections of a product on a fast moving production line and then watch as robots "see" and consequently remove the product at incredible speed.
Grant Collier, British Automation & Robot Association (BARA)

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Stuart Kelly, International Institute of Obsolescence Management
Modern production cycles average about five years, rendering previous components obsolete very quickly. When obsolete production systems or parts break down, companies have the choice between overhauling the whole system and sourcing obsolete parts to retrofit into the existing application.
Stuart Kelly, International Institute of Obsolescence Management

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Julia Angerer, COPA-DATA
Companies have to face the challenge of continuously optimising their production processes for maximum output, while at the same time reducing energy consumption to a minimum.
Julia Angerer, COPA-DATA

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Steve Brambley, GAMBICA
Since the downturn in 2009, UK automation has been growing year on year at a rapid rate and has already grown by 30 per cent compared to 2008 levels. This means recovery in automation is real.
Steve Brambley, GAMBICA

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Detlef Zühlke, Germam research Centre for Atrificial Intelligence
Industries that will benefit the most are those that already have modular mechanical systems and are under pressure to fulfil customer requirements in ever shorter times.
Detlef Zühlke, Germam research Centre for Atrificial Intelligence

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Past Articles

All aboard the automated bus

All aboard the automated bus

Navigating a city without public transport is almost impossible. Under the strain of increasing urban populations and growing pressure to reduce pollution in metropolitan areas, public transport is constantly adapting. But is it changing fast enough? Here we discuss the potential benefits of automation for public transport.

Automation November 28, 2016

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Industry Insight

Plastics

Plastics

According to a report by Global Industry Analysis, annual worldwide plastics consumption could reach 297.5 million tons by 2015. The Asia and Pacific regions are emerging as prime growth...

Plastics & Packaging September 07, 2016

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Paper & Pulp

Paper & Pulp

The paper and pulp industry has made serious commitments to energy efficiency, while simultaneously trying to boost productivity levels. The key market drivers are reducing paper or pulp...

Plastics & Packaging September 07, 2016

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Packaging

Packaging

A major consumer of plastic and paper, the packaging sector is extremely elaborate, because it needs to respond to manufacturer needs from across all industrial sectors. To succeed in such...

Plastics & Packaging September 07, 2016

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