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Supply difficulties in a material world

Published 1st March 2021

As one of the UK’s leading plastic injection moulders we are not alone in dealing with the growing difficulties in obtaining some grades of raw material. Since the start of the year, we have seen a sharp rise in the lack of availability of a range of polymers including EVA, ABS, Nylon and Polythene of […]

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Maintaining Optimum Stocks Levels With PSL Datatrack

Published 23rd February 2021

All subcontract precision engineers need to control their material and component stocks as efficiently as possible. The cost of holding stock versus not having it available to deliver at short notice is a fine balance and you need to know how much you can afford to hold at any point in time. Holding stock is […]

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UKCA mark – we need to say what it is for

Published 9th February 2021

Now that the UK has left the EU single market, companies which have hitherto sold their products with CE markings are required to change to use the UKCA mark (UK Conformity Assessed) for products placed in the GB market. 

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People Make A Production Control System

Published 4th February 2021

Utilised correctly, a designated purpose-designed production control software system will enhance and streamline the entire production process from quotation to invoice. However, solutions do not come in cardboard boxes and so the staff members responsible for running the system are crucial to its success. In order to maximise a system’s capabilities, staff members must firstly […]

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Machine Or System? Which Comes First?

Published 15th December 2020

It may be that many new small/medium manufacturing businesses think that the only first investment they need to make for their machine shop is just that – a machine. However, many recent new PSL Datatrack customers are making production control software their first business investment, setting the entire production process right, from quotation to invoice, […]

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Effective Shop Floor Data Collection

Published 30th November 2020

Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC), defined as the capture of data from the shop floor of a manufacturing machine shop, is crucial regardless of whatever system is in use.

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How magnetic encoders help build ‘life-changing’ exoskeletons

Published 24th November 2020

Millions of people suffer from debilitating neurophysical conditions such as paraplegia, cerebral palsy and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Recent advances in robotics mean that neurological rehabilitation can move away from passive aids, such as canes and walkers to more advanced technologies. Marsi Bionics S.L. is a leading technology start-up based in Madrid, Spain that designs […]

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PSL Datatrack Training And Implementation

Published 23rd November 2020

It is all well and good investing in a production control software system but what happens afterwards? Will you receive training and help with implementing the system? Like the system itself, PSL Datatrack’s training and implementation plan is tailored to each specific customer. It is essential to give you a kick-start in training so you […]

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How might software change how cars are manufactured?

Published 16th November 2020

The speed of growth within the automotive industry in the last few years has been hugely impressive. The demand for more efficient and technologically advanced vehicles has increased and manufacturers have had to take huge leaps to meet the customers’ expectations. GOM has long been involved with the automotive industry – our 3D metrology systems […]

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Getting back on your feet with metrology

Published 27th October 2020

According to Make UK’s September 2020 Manufacturing Monitor, only 46 per cent of manufacturers achieved 75 to 100 per cent of their pre-Covid-19 operating levels in August 2020. 54 per cent now expect it will take less than twelve months to return to normal trading conditions. Here Mike John, managing director at industrial metrology provider […]

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