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With increasing connectivity comes the need to combat ever-evolving cyber security risks.

New research from Forescout Technologies has found that, while the traditional concept of malware damaging operations for monetary gain are still present, a new breed of attacks - 'disruptionware' - is wreaking havoc in networked industrial control system (ICS) and operational technologies (OT) environments.

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Disruptionware identified as emerging cybersecurity threat

Leader in device visibility and control, Forescout Technologies, has released a new report 'Rise of Disruptionware: A Cyber-Physical Threat to Operational Technology Environments', that explores how the nature of cyber-attacks is changing.

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Invertek Drives acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries

Leading innovator and manufacturer of variable frequency drives, Invertek Drives, has been acquired by Tokyo-based Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI). The deal will lead to significant investment in the growth and development of Invertek in Mid Wales, it is reported.

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£1.2 million boost for small firms developing future aviation technology

Cranfield University has been awarded £1.2 million to create a UK Aviation Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship cluster, named AVIATE+, helping small businesses develop the technology of the future.

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Plug & play precision measurement

New from Analog Devices, MeasureWare is a plug and play suite of hardware measurement kits and software studio tools to help fulfil the growing need for precision measurement across multiple industries including precision agriculture, machine health monitoring and electrochemistry.

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Endoline launches Robotics Company under a FANUC strategic partnership

In a bid to meet the ever-growing demand for fully automated end of line systems, which increasingly require robotic solutions, Endoline Machinery has launched sister company Endoline Robotics Limited (ERL) and formed a strategic partnership with FANUC UK.

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Optimum lubrication for linear guides results in longer machine operating times & reduced maintenance

The KUVE series of four-row linear recirculating ball bearing and guideway assemblies from Schaeffler is suitable for a wide range of industrial applications where high load carrying capacity and rigidity are required to move heavy loads with high running and positional accuracy, as well as low friction.

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Special belts printing

Improve traceability, enhance branding and help ensure correct installation with a TransDev printed Special Belt.

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Unpack, connect and you're done!

The innovative PTFIX distribution block system with Push-in connection

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A shopping guide: What to observe when selecting brakes for safety-critical applications

In many safety-critical applications, safety brakes are often the only means of safeguarding against crashes or the inadvertent descent of suspended loads. Incorrect selection or dimensioning of these brakes can lead to serious injuries and damage to property. Therefore, it is essential that you take a critical look at the technical product details and the performance spectrum of the provider when selecting your brakes.

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FANUC to focus on delivering productivity through automation at inaugural Open House

In order to answer some of the burgeoning questions on automation in UK manufacturing, FANUC will host its first ever Manufacturing, Automation, and Digital Transformation Open House.

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