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Paving the way for innovative plastic recycling technology

Paving the way for innovative plastic recycling technology
Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution (HydroPRS) is an advanced chemical recycling process designed to rapidly convert waste plastic that cannot be recycled easily, into valuable raw materials, reusing waste that would otherwise pollute the environment. igus has invested further in recycling company Mura Technology, to a total of €5m, to advance this important technology worldwide. Mura Technology and igus have also partnered with KBR to help license the technology globally.
9th April 2021

How AI can tackle the engineering skills gap

How AI can tackle the engineering skills gap
The process industry workforce is changing. In the UK a recent survey shows that by 2026 19.56% of engineers will have retired or be close to retiring. Similar studies in the US show that 23% of the American chemicals manufacturing workforce will be eligible to retire within ten years. In the oil and gas industry as a whole, there is even a name for it: 'The Great Crew Change' - the gap where experienced engineers in their 50s and 60s will shortly be retiring and the ones to fill those jobs are in their 20s and 30s. 
9th April 2021

adi fosters sustainable growth with EcoVadis leadership award

adi fosters sustainable growth with EcoVadis leadership award
An engineering business has bolstered its sustainability status after receiving its latest commendation from global rankings platform, EcoVadis. And the recognition solidifies its status as one of the most socially responsible-led businesses in the world. The adi Group, headquartered in Birmingham, has enhanced its reputation after being named Best Performer in the Wholesale, Services and Professionals category in the annual EcoVadis Sustainability Leadership Awards.
8th April 2021


The Help to Grow scheme - what does it mean for manufacturing?

The Help to Grow scheme - what does it mean for manufacturing?
Small businesses have been some of the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, lacking the resources needed to recover in the same manner as bigger companies. The new Help to Grow scheme announced by the UK Government plans to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) develop their digital competencies and boost their profits, while helping the nation expand its technological infrastructure. Here Neil Bellinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, explains what the new initiative means for the manufacturing sector.
30th March 2021

Could maintenance engineers work from home?

Could maintenance engineers work from home?
The year 2020 has been named the ‘year of remote work’, due to the changing work conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many occupations, a suitable work environment requires no more than a desk, a PC and an Internet connection. However, maintenance engineers require innovative technology and expert software. In this article, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, discusses the requirements of remote working maintenance engineers.
25th March 2021

Partnership to advance additive manufacturing across Middle East

Partnership to advance additive manufacturing across Middle East
Sandvik Additive Manufacturing and part subsidiary, BEAMIT have established a strategic partnership with Immensa Additive Manufacturing Group, AM solution provider in the MENA region. Immensa Technology Labs is part of the high-technology Immensa Additive Manufacturing Group, which has played a vital role in several milestone additive projects across the region, since being founded in 2016. 
22nd March 2021

Students benefit from support to get into engineering

Students benefit from support to get into engineering
Coventry University engineering students from Black, Asian or other ethnic minorities are benefitting from support to help break down barriers to careers in the industry. Statistics from the Association of Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) show that less than 10% of UK engineers are from BAME backgrounds, with nearly a third of all engineering university graduates being from the same background.
19th March 2021

Distribution deal ensures production quality across Europe

Distribution deal ensures production quality across Europe
Inspekto, the company that founded the Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) category, has partnered with Macnica, a global semiconductor distributor, to distribute its INSPEKTO S70 to a growing European customer base. Inspekto’s flagship product is the only visual inspection solution on the market to provide a truly plug and inspect experience.
16th March 2021

Warner Electric helps ramp up for the fight against COVID

Warner Electric helps ramp up for the fight against COVID
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many medical equipment manufacturers have been setting up ambitious, fast-paced scale-up activities to boost production and shipment of critical resources. To do that, they require highly responsive and reliable partners, who play a crucial role in the implementation of effective systems to quickly increase volume without compromising on quality. 
11th March 2021

Automating manufacturing resiliency not resistance

Automating manufacturing resiliency not resistance
Automation is causing seismic shifts across many industries, as the adoption of intelligent technology promises to transform the way we live and work. At its core, automation has the potential to reduce our reliance on manual or physical labour, drive process efficiency, reduce administrative burden and produce more effective workflows in the process.
9th March 2021


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