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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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Downloadable Safety Distance Calculator

Hazards must come to a safe state prior to an operator reaching the hazard. For safety distance calculations, ISO 13855 defines the distance as follows: S = K x T + C: To help you calculate safety distances we have … Continue reading

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Zero Cost Ideas To Boost Factory Output

Boosting factory output is something that every manufacturing company wants to do as increased output directly translates into increased profits. However, this can often require capital investment, increased staff costs, and increase overheads, which all start to eat into that … Continue reading

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What Type of Robot Do I Need?

When specifying a robot for an application there are many different things that need to be considered. What space is available? What is the robot going to be lifting? What speeds need to be achieved? What environment is it in? … Continue reading

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Quick Wins To Reduce Your Overheads And Improve Profits

In January we all tend to review the previous year to see how we can improve this year, so these Quick Wins on how to reduce your production overheads should come in useful! The first category outlines ways to directly … Continue reading

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How To Reduce End Of Year Chaos In The Factory

As we all know, the end of year rush always brings its challenges with it! Too many goods to get out the door, staff having to work overtime to fulfil customer requirements. Machine break downs just when you really could … Continue reading

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How To Define The Value Of Intangible Benefits

Calculating ROI is needed to validate any project but often this is not as easy as it appears on the surface. Often companies start and stop by thinking in terms of ‘how much paid staff time will this project save … Continue reading

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4 Effective Ways to Boost Factory Staff Morale and Keep The Pace Up

There are many different ways to boost staff morale, and if you do a google search like this  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+to+boost+factory+staff+morale you will get 1000’s of ideas, but we want to cover 4 really important ones that are less easily found on … Continue reading

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