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Electric motors account for a huge proportion of energy used worldwide - a simple google search will put the figure at anything between 45 and 70% depending on the source and parameters of the calculation.

In light of this, 2011, when the the most recent energy standard IE4 came into force seems like a very long time ago.

In the lead article, right, David Ede, Business Development Manager at TEC Motors looks at the idea of adopting IE5 standards and technological developments that might enable this.

Charlotte Stonestreet
CDA Editor
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Smarter Futures - 2019
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IE5 motors could aid climate change ambitions

The UK government's bold climate-stabilising target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 would be helped significantly by the adoption of IE5 standards for electric motor efficiency, says David Ede, Business Development Manager at TEC Motors.

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Analog Devices acquires Test Motors

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has announced the acquisition of Test Motors, a company specialising in predictive maintenance of electric motors and generators.

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Camozzi awarded Giant Magellan Telescope construction contract

The Italian Group Camozzi, through its fully owned subsidiary Ingersoll Machine Tools headquartered in Rockford (Illinois), has entered into an agreement in conjunction with MT Mechatronics, located in Mainz (Germany) - with GMTO, the organisation managing the development of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) on behalf of its US and international founders, to build the telescope's steel precision structure.

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Cognex acquires deep learning solutions specialist

In a move intended to advance its leadership in the field of deep learning-based machine vision, and the automation of visual inspection tasks in the industrial sector, Cognex has acquired Korean provider of deep learning machine vision solutions, Sualab.

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Fanuc praised for changing perception of industrial automation

Rugby MP, Mark Pawsey, has praised FANUC for bringing the manufacturing industry together and hopes that it will help change the perception attached to automation in the UK, after attending the company's inaugural UK Open House event on Thursday 31 October.

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Save time, save miles, save money with the award winning Ewon Cosy

HMS Networks are offering a free "Try before you buy*" scheme so you can see the benefits of securely accessing your remote machine data without spending a penny, as engineers spend more than 50% of their time travelling to fix problems, and 63% of sites did not need a visit.

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The best of both worlds

With the innovative BB-400 Controller, Brainboxes are launching businesses around the globe to the forefront of the smart technology revolution.

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OEM I2C digital transmitter

The smallest fully functional OEM I2C digital transmitter for pressure and temperature measurement by KELLER the LD Series.

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Absolute linear encoder now with universal SSI interface

Leine Linde's RLA 4200 series absolute linear encoders now include a universal SSI option as well as the original EnDAT™ interface. With scale length options up to 260 mm, this precision positioning component is particularly suited to heavy duty industrial applications and is fully supported in the UK by Mclennan.

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How can flexible production help UK manufacturers adapt to a changing market?

Manufacturers in the UK face an increasingly dynamic consumer market combined with shorter product life cycles. To ensure that brands can keep up with the changing trends, manufacturers need to implement new flexible and agile production methods, says Daniel Rossek, Regional Marketing Manager, Omron UK.

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