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26/07/2019 - The role of SCADA in an Industry 4.0 environment
The era of Industry 4.0 heralds a model where individual production systems will no longer work in isolation but will be connected to business systems and be able to quickly adapt to changing needs.
26/07/2019 - Rexel Industrial division launches to offer bespoke solutions for all
Rexel UK has launched its specialist Industrial Solutions division, with a national network of branches delivering expert insight and bespoke solutions to improve business efficiencies.
26/07/2019 - Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company TO EXPAND AL-ZOUR REFINERY WITH Honeywell technology
Facility will become the largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant in Kuwait

Honeywell has announced that Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has awarded reconfiguration of refining and petrochemicals sections of its Al-Zour refinery to Honeywell UOP.
26/07/2019 - Industry calls for apprenticeship levy payers to be able to fund wider skills training from their levy cash
Make UK survey shows that 95% of manufacturers say levy must be changed to an employer-led system to deliver the skills of the future

Key findings:

• 95% of manufacturers say the Apprenticeship Levy must be changed, just 5% want the Government to keep it as it is
• This level of dissatisfaction figure is the same figure as last year -deep frustration with levy remains
• Levy paying companies are struggling to spend their Levy with just 19% of companies spending all their Levy last year
• A lack of training provision, apprenticeship standards and quality candidates are blocking companies from taking on more apprentices and as a result over half of manufacturers now want to use their levy contributions for non-apprenticeship training across wider skills
• One in five manufacturers want to scrap the Levy and one in five wish improvements to be made
• Almost one in five (17%) want government to focus on creating more apprenticeships in skills shortage areas and one in five (18%) say ensuring quality among apprenticeships is essential
• 65% of manufacturers recruited an engineering apprentice in the past 12 months
• 73% of manufacturers plan to recruit an engineering apprentice in the next 12 months
• But 11% of manufacturers say they have delayed or cancelled an engineering apprenticeship directly because of the Levy

Britain’s manufacturers are calling for an urgent rethink to Government’s Apprenticeship Levy to make access to funding more flexible so that industry can develop the essential skills of the future.
25/07/2019 - Spelsberg els: Ensuring a fast turnaround on enclosures
To the untrained eye, electrical enclosures can come across as very uniform, standardised products. However, experts such as Spelsberg, a leading manufacturer of premium enclosures, must be adaptable when it comes to meeting specific customer requirements within a short timeframe.
25/07/2019 - Using the IIoT to Improve Packaging Line Performance
Incremental implementation of the IIoT by plant engineers and other experts is the best route to success.

Food packaging plants face a host of challenges in terms of eliminating food waste, improving safety and increasing uptime.
25/07/2019 - Emerging Manufacturing Technologies Demand Modernisation
By Greg Hookings, Head of Business Development, Stratus Technologies

The goal of minimising downtime has been a priority for the manufacturing industry, really all industries, for some time now.
25/07/2019 - Manufacturers speak out about uncertainty: New report by Advanced Engineering gauges the voice of industry
Ahead of this year’s show, Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals, has launched a new report gauging uncertainty in the engineering sector.
25/07/2019 - TM Robotics and RARUK Automation partner for Autumn trade show season
Demonstrating automated pick-and-place at PPMA and Robotics and Automation

TM Robotics will collaborate with its official UK distribution partner, RARUK Automation, for this Autumn’s trade show season.
24/07/2019 - Rockwell Automation Helps Simplify Integrating Safety into Machines
Seven new Allen-Bradley safety I/O modules help create smarter, higher-performing machines

Machine designers are required to design safety into more industrial systems than ever.
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