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Data, it's collection and use, lies at the heart of many modern production models and if companies are to remain competitive it is imperative they invest to make themselves future-proof.

Unfortunately, a recent survey by InfinityQS shows that there is still a tendency to rely on legacy systems, even when the costs associated with digital transformation can be recouped through production line and process improvements. Read more in the lead story, right.

Charlotte Stonestreet
CDA Editor
cda@western-bp.co.uk
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EVENTS
Health & Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Fire Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Facilities Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
PPMA Show 2018
NEC, Birmingham
25th - 27th September 2018
Maintec
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
Smarter Futures 2018
Smarter Futures - 2018
LATEST NEWS
Lack of budget main barrier to further IT adoption

New research by InfinityQS has revealed that 64 per cent of global manufacturers claim a lack of available budget is the main barrier preventing them from further IT adoption. This was closely followed by 59 per cent citing a lack of available resources and 47 per cent claiming other business priorities as the main factors holding them back from additional investment in digital transformation.

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EEF launches dedicated Brexit hotline

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has launched a dedicated Brexit hotline for businesses to call for expert advice following publication of the first raft of technical notices on what they can expect in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU in March next year.

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Kimberly-Clark, SSG Insight & Pruftechnik confirm Maintec 2018 participation

Kimberly-Clark, SSG Insight and Pruftechnik have confirmed sponsorship participation of Maintec, the UK's only exhibition dedicated to maintenance, plant and asset management, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, 6th-7th November 2018.

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IoT development kit

RS Components (RS) has introduced a Cloud-enabled development kit that kick-starts IoT-sensing projects by allowing users to collect and analyse data on a dashboard within minutes of unboxing.

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ABB expands UK network for low voltage drives & Dodge products

ABB has extended the reach of its UK variable speed drives (VSD) and mechanical power transmission products with an expansion of the ABB authorised value provider network.

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TE Connectivity acquires ENTRELEC

Leader in connectivity and sensors, TE Connectivity, has completed its previously announced acquisition of ABB's ENTRELEC terminal block business.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Weidmüller PRO RM redundancy modules

With PRO RM, Weidmüller presents three new redundancy modules for decoupling the outputs of parallel switched-mode power supplies.

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KELLER LEO digital pressure gauges

The KELLER LEO Record and LEO Record Ei, are digital pressure gauges equipped with an integrated data memory to record pressure and temperature over user defined periods.

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Muting reinvented

"Smart Process Gating" is the name of a new process from Leuze electronic through which muting processes are made more economical, simpler and safer.

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Coded quick-release couplings

Inoxline stainless steel fittings were developed by Eisele especially for use in hygiene-sensitive areas; the series has now been expanded to include coded quick-release couplings.

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Alternative to conventional EMC cable glands

Based on its cable entry frames, icotek now offers frames with EMC shielding. The frames for cable entry are highly conductive and metallised. They are entirely factory painted with a scratch resistant coat.

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Emergency stop switches

Essex-based specialist distributor of electromechanical components, Foremost Electronics has announced the introduction of 9 new emergency stop switches from the IDEC e-stop series. The new products include the IDEC XA, X6, XN1E/5E, XN4E, EU2B, FB1W, XW, HW and YW product ranges.

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Stainless motors enhance hygiene & cut running costs

Hygienic, easy-to-clean stainless motors and gearboxes plus high-efficiency IE4/IE5 permanent magnet motors will be exhibited by Lafert Electric Motors at the PPMA show (stand A24, Sept 25-27). In addition, the company will also be showing its IE2, IE3, single phase and brake motors.

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