The next level
of AUTOMATION

Connecting you with the smart manufacturing
solutions for today, tomorrow and beyond.

New technologies are revolutionising the future of the automation industry. We partner with leading brands to support you with products, technical knowledge and unbeatable service – helping to improve your automated processes, whatever level your systems are at.

The Future of
Industrial Automation

How is technology transforming its processes?

The first industrial revolution in factories changed the world in the late 1700s. Then came the second during the early 20th century with the combustion engine, and the third after World War II with the development of transistors and microprocessors. Now in the 21st century, we’re experiencing the fourth industrial revolution; known as Industry 4.0.

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Everything you need to keep your processes running

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Key suppliers

We partner with leading suppliers to bring you the latest and best products to maintain or enhance your automated processes.

Data Driven Manufacturing

‘Black-box’ solutions fall by the wayside as connectivity and data drive next-generation smart machines and factories

Industrial ROBOTICS - Preparing for the FUTURE

The rise of robotics is transforming the way we operate all over the world – and leading manufacturer HARTING, one of our suppliers, is helping to pioneer the movement.

Take a look at how this global company is using automated robotics and the Internet of Things in its operations.


Designing Modern Machine Networks

FUTURE-ORIENTED COMMUNICATION

Making setting up machine networks
as easy as child's play

DesignSpark is the home of our engineering community. It’s an online platform which enables passionate engineers to share ideas and find resources or tools to help with their projects.

Check out some of the brilliant articles DesignSpark offers, written by other engineers.


IoT and Industry 4.0 improving industrial distribution

Learn more about how we’re improving our own automated distribution processes by integrating IoT solutions.

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Leading with robotics

Discover how HARTING is using adaptable robots to always deliver what the customer wants – no matter how individual the request.

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What tools can you find in the new DesignSpark Toolbox App?

Take a look at all of the helpful tools available in our free multi-platform app for engineers, makers and students around the globe.

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Reinventing the PLC for Industry 4.0

Find out how the fourth industrial revolution is transforming a core automation product, the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

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IIoT in building automation

Discover how PowerTag from Schneider Electric can manage building systems and energy in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable.

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Industrial process automation solutions from Bürkert

Find out more about how industry expert Bürkert is developing unconventional automated solutions for specific applications and plant requirements.

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