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Following on from the announcement in this year's Spring Budget of the first three areas to receive investment through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), Business Secretary Greg Clark has confirmed the total investment in each field, including an investment of £93 million over 4 years in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).

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£1b to go to Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over next 4 years

The government is investing £1 billion in cutting-edge technologies to create jobs and raise living standards, Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced.

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Siemens strengthens Large Drives network through strategic partnership with Indrico

Siemens has extended its Partner network across the UK through a strategic partnership with Indrico, which sees the distributor appointed as a UK Drives Technical Partner for its Large Drives products and solutions.

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Raising robot literacy

Cobots are shaping the education industry by giving students the opportunity to learn about robotics first hand. Within interactive learning environments, students are introduced to automation and industrial applications, mastering robot programming in minutes.

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Independent of communication protocol

In process automation, rapid installation and easy operation of field devices are important user requirements consistently across manufacturers. The PA Profile for PROFIBUS has already met these requirements for many years, proving itself in practice and gaining broad market acceptance in the area of process automation.

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LG Motion becomes UK distributor for Baumeister & Schack

LG Motion designs and manufactures a wide range of motion control products and systems. The capability is complemented by close working relationships with a number of other international manufacturers of drive systems and components. LG Motion is now pleased to announce that it will represent baumeister & schack in the UK.

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Hima-Sella is changing its name back to SELLA CONTROLS

Hima-Sella, renowned for the provision of control and automation systems in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Nuclear, Rail, Power and other safety-critical sectors, is changing its name back to SELLA CONTROLS; effective 1st June 2017.

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New HBM T12HP torque transducer guarantees maximum precision over the entire measurement range

The new T12HP digital torque transducer provides unprecedented precision, particularly in terms of temperature stability. Unlike other technologies currently available on the market, the new T12HP enables different measurement tasks to be expeditiously performed using a single characteristic curve, eliminating the need to switch to a second measurement range.

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Weidmüller's new RockStar® ModuPlug delivers future-proof connections

RockStar® ModuPlug is designed as a modular system consisting of modules, module frames and data inserts. The four module sizes allow for individual plug solutions that save a huge amount of space, and the smaller pitch also makes for an optimised design.

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High speed reading of stamped, etched or printed 1D/2D codes

The Boa Spot integrated vision sensor from Teledyne DALSA now features a versatile new high speed code reading algorithm. This not only increases reading speeds by a factor of up to 10, but offers enhanced capabilities for more difficult direct part marking applications. These include codes produced using dot peening or laser of chemical etching methods.

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Second-generation CMOS sensors

The Imaging Source has introduced cameras featuring the second-generation Sony Pregius global-shutter CMOS sensors, IMX264 and IMX265. The colour or monochrome cameras are available with either USB 3.0 or GigE interface standards.

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Panel enhances valve safety

To help simplify Eni Norge's valve processes on the Goliat Field oilfield, Smith Flow Control developed a custom-built operating panel that enhances safety and increases efficiency by moving the control and operation of Eni Norge's large number of valves to a single, safe location.

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Drive data in the cloud

For IoT-driven machine and plant engineering, NORD Drivesystems now offers solutions for making drive data available in real time in a cloud environment.

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