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The Robot: Is Automation Eating Jobs?

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With two-thirds of its jobs at risk of replacement by robots, the South African economy is shifting towards services. But some say this deindustrialisation is premature: an economy trying to run before it can walk.

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ASA & Dixon Batteries

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Dixon batteries started a project to add traceability to all their batteries. ASA was asked for a solution, and we recommend applying a laser engraved 2D data matrix code on each battery top and body.

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Must-Watch Manufacturing Process Videos Under 5 Minutes

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The precision of modern manufacturing makes it easy to overlook all the time and effort that goes into making the products that surround us. We used to be able to see the marks of human creation—unique imperfections which signified that…

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Sense and Sensibilities: The Evolution of Automation

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Security, safety, mobility and even a measure of autonomy are just some of the areas in which automation is moving forward. Ilene Wolff at Advanced Manufacturing writes: The latest trends in automation are wide-ranging. They include the integration of the cloud,…

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Innovation: Five key elements of industrial automation

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By Derrick Penner. The industrial workplace has been changing since the first manually operated machines were automated with electronic controls. Those controls have become increasingly sophisticated, thanks to advances in technology that have made them ever more intelligent. Here are five things driving…

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1950’s tackling automation: fears, concerns & the future

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Ford’s first fully automated engine factory in the 1950’s. The below video gives an uncanny look into the views on automation almost 70 years ago:        

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The Future of Automation—and Your Job, its not all bad news!

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Below is an interesting article on the future of automation and the possibility of jobs shifting opposed to job losses: Will a robot run my organization in 10 years? Maybe. I know a chief executive’s job, which requires a fair…

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Automate this! – The business leader’s guide to robotic and intelligent automation

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Guide by Deloitte. As the nature of work has changed, so too have the methods of automation. Robotic process and intelligent automation tools can help businesses improve the effectiveness of services faster and at a lower cost than current methods,…

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Automation 2020 by Control Engineering China

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Ambition to change the world is essential as automation spreads into areas beyond industrial applications. Control Engineering China (CEC) has witnessed strong growth in the industrial control and automation business in China, and automation will continue to expand beyond the…

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Does ASA do electrical panels and PLCs?

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Yes, we build our own panels and we have experience working with Siemens Technology. For further information on our service and solutions contact us by clicking here. Below is a link to a video on Siemens technology and some of…

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