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Automate UK CTO Laurie Barnes helps to set new standards in the ISO Global directory. Members News
12/07/2024

Automate UK CTO Laurie Barnes helps to set new standards in the ISO Global directory.

Automate UK Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Laurie Barnes has not stopped since his appointment to the Automate UK executive. Becoming a committee member of TC 313 and its overarching committee MCE/3/3 Packaging Machines, and added to the CEN TC 146 equivalent within the ISO Global Directory.

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A golden year for Ceetak celebrating 50 years in business.
Members News 10/07/2024

A golden year for Ceetak celebrating 50 years in business.

Ceetak Ltd is marking 50 years in business during 2024, and the Bedford offices kicked off in style.

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Identify Direct / Machine Vision Technology have developed a system to solve a long-standing problem at a vinyl flooring manufacturer Members News
10/07/2024

Identify Direct / Machine Vision Technology have developed a system to solve a long-standing problem at a vinyl flooring manufacturer

Once finalised and put into action in the factory, the payback for the customer was measured in months rather than years!

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Achieving Pricing Equilibrium and Prioritising Aftercare in Industrial Machine OEM Services
Industry news 08/07/2024

Achieving Pricing Equilibrium and Prioritising Aftercare in Industrial Machine OEM Services

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Understanding Robot Density and the Smart Industry Readiness Index Industry news
03/07/2024

Understanding Robot Density and the Smart Industry Readiness Index

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ATD secures SafeContractor Health and Safety & Sustainability accreditations for 2024
Members News 03/07/2024

ATD secures SafeContractor Health and Safety & Sustainability accreditations for 2024

ATD Marking Systems is delighted to announce that it has once again achieved the esteemed SafeContractor accreditation, which has now been held for over 10 years.

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Welcome Ryan Griffths Members News
03/07/2024

Welcome Ryan Griffths

Simmatic Automation are thrilled to welcome Ryan Griffiths to the team as their new Apprentice Automation Engineer.

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Acrovision Introduces Pharmaceutical Auditing Compliance to their Validator Label Inspection family.
Members News 02/07/2024

Acrovision Introduces Pharmaceutical Auditing Compliance to their Validator Label Inspection family.

Validator CFR21 – End of Line Label Inspection with 21 CFR-11 Compliance.

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OTTO Digital Services for Systems Members News
26/06/2024

OTTO Digital Services for Systems

Busch Vacuum Solutions has expanded its range of OTTO Digital Services to include vacuum systems.

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Quantum Design UK introduces Specim's new Macro Lens for FX10 Camera
20/06/2024

Quantum Design UK introduces Specim's new Macro Lens for FX10 Camera

Specim, Spectral Imaging Oy Ltd, the leading provider of cutting-edge hyperspectral imaging solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its new macro lens for the Specim FX10 hyperspectral camera.

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