Month: August 2012

Month: August 2012

Month: August 2012

Bad Jobs Cured by Automation

Some people think that a negative side to automation is the reduction of jobs for actual humans. But this isn’t always such a bad thing. Below are some jobs that are downright boring or horribly disgusting, that we’re pretty sure no one misses.

Month: August 2012

Northern Industrial Take Gold in the Pixsys Awards

Well, we didn’t exactly get a gold medal but we did come top in Pixsys first Application Award! To celebrate their 20 years in business, Pixsys recently launched a competition to award the top three most interesting projects featuring Pixsys programmable systems. We entered with our project where we developed a fully-functional test rig for

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Month: August 2012

How is LEGO Made?

In our second video we take a look at how automation is used in the manufacturing of LEGO. The production of the bricks is now almost completely automated and it only takes 10 seconds to make one brick, with 1.7 million bricks produced every hour. Never mind the machines though, I fancy a job as

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