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If the UK industrial sector is to compete in the global market, there needs to be a step change in education and training, with much more emphasis on STEM subjects going forwards. It is great news then, that plans for a 'new model' university, based in Milton Keynes are developing, with Cranfield University having been announced as the lead higher education provider.

You can read more about the new university currently known as MK:U in the lead story, right.

Charlotte Stonestreet
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cda@western-bp.co.uk
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LATEST NEWS
New university will focus on the technology of the future

A 'new model' university in Milton Keynes will focus on teaching the technology of the future world of work, leading in areas including digital, cyber, autonomy, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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Report reveals the 'True Impact' of manufacturing

Manufacturing accounts for nearly a quarter of the economy and more than 7.4 million jobs depend on it according to new research commissioned by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

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RARUK adds traditional robots to offering

Strengthening its position as a leading UK provider of automation solutions, RARUK Automation has teamed up with TM Robotics to offer the Toshiba Machine SCARA, Cartesian and 6-axis robots.

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Stäubli & Schneider Electric partner

Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric have further developed their partnership by signing a long-term agreement to integrate customised Stäubli TS series four axis SCARA robots into Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Machine architecture and platform.

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For interconnected, intelligent conveying

Drives & Controls 2018 saw the first live demonstration in the UK of Mitsubishi Electric's latest Linear Transfer System (LTS) with Smart Carriage technology for the integration of production and packaging.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
WIN an automation training course for 2 from Omron

Omron offers 2 places for a training course of your choice from 8 topics covering the complete range of their advanced industrial automation products.

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Training at maxon

If you want to gain experience in using maxon products, feel more confident in your product selection or become a maxon specialist for your company, we are now offering the following training sessions at our offices in Berkshire.

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App-based image processing with IDS NXT vegas: now with colour sensor

IDS NXT is a new generation of vision app-based industrial cameras from IDS. Individual tasks can be realized with the app development kit, new functions can be installed as easily as apps on a smartphone. From the end of April, a colour sensor model complements the product range.

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Weidmüller at Hannover Messe 2018

From April 23 to 27, 2018 the Weidmüller Group exhibited at Hannover Messe presenting a wide range of new products and solutions in the fields of automation and digitalisation, panel building and device connectivity.

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Predictable performance

The new FM502-CMS module from ABB allows precise and reliable real-time monitoring of machine or operation condition for increased plant availability and dependability.

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