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UK Government Super Deduction Scheme – How Will It Affect My Purchase?

The UK governments Super-deduction scheme is one of the most attractive tax incentives for business investment that has ever been offered by the UK Government.  The scheme has been created to encourage firms to invest in productivity-enhancing plant and machinery … Continue reading

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Ways To Overcome The UK’s Nationwide Labour Shortage

With staff shortages predicted to last up to 2 years and affecting many different industries, many manufacturers are looking for ways to overcome the issue. Supply chains have been disrupted, and whilst there is demand for product, many business are … Continue reading

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How To Calculate Automation CapEx ROI

When making your CapEx plans it is always useful to know the ROI of any proposed expenditure.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to calculate as there are often several different factors that need to be taken into account to … Continue reading

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What Does The Manufacturing PMI Mean For You?

Have you heard of the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) before? Do you know what it means for you? The Manufacturing PMI is a diffusion index that includes responses to questionnaires that have been collected from approximately 650 manufacturing firms … Continue reading

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Automated Container Unloading Systems

As you would know if you have anything to do with manually unloading containers, it is hot, dirty, back breaking work.  So it’s only natural to consider automating to remove this time consuming process and its associated health & safety … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Improve Production Productivity In Manufacturing

Having got here, you’re now only 3 steps away from improved OEE! All too often it’s easy to over think things when it comes to improving OEE in production. A lot of time is often spent analysing the current process … Continue reading

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UK Gov Plant & Machinery Super-deduction Scheme

Are you looking to take advantage of the UK Government’s Plant & Machinery Super Deduction Scheme? In brief the scheme means that: • For expenditure incurred from 1 April 2021 until the end of March 2023, companies can claim 130% … Continue reading

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Downloadable Palletiser URS Template

A User Requirement Specification (URS) document is essential to ensuring that the system you are looking to purchase is going to meet your requirements.  However, when you get into the realms of automation, it can be difficult to know exactly … Continue reading

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Automation in Transit Packaging

As a business you are no doubt familiar with the issues that arise from goods being damaged in transit; unhappy customers, returns and refunds, admin work in sorting out the issues, etc.  All of these are no doubt areas that … Continue reading

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How To Ensure CapEx Plans Will Yield The Best ROI

Ensuring your CapEx plans will yield the best return on investment is key to any successful business.  However, the first step is not necessarily one that would usually spring to mind! What Are The Core KPIs Of Your Company? Identifying … Continue reading

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