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New engineering equipment will make Wrexham Glyndwr University graduates more employable than ever before

28 November 2017

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Engineering access to new cloud monitoring and industry-4 technology thanks to a partnership with a Swedish engineering company is set to make Wrexham Glyndŵr University graduates more employable than ever before.

Students on all of its engineering degrees will be able to use equipment made by HMS Industrial Networks Ltd, who supply industry-4 communication technology to the engineering industry.

More than £2,000 of hi-tech gear will now take its place in Wrexham Glyndwr University’s engineering department laboratories.

The equipment includes a Netbiter, which allows remote monitoring via HMS Industrial Network’s cloud based server “Argos”, Communicator, which allows serial to network connections, and X Gateway, which allows network to network communication.

The technologies are focused on a step move within the engineering towards storing data in the cloud, allowing companies to gather data, control equipment and diagnose any faults remotely.

Collecting data from wareable devices, for example, for sport and medical use is just one of the ways which students will use the equipment from HMS as part of final year project work for their degree.

Dr Ardie Osanlou, Chartered Scientist and Reader in engineering and applied science, said: “Wrexham Glyndŵr University prides itself on the employability of its graduates so it’s vital that we bring them as close to industry as possible while they’re here.

“HMS Industrial’s products are used widely in engineering – and for a variety of applications – and by getting experience of using the technology in real-life situations, all of the students will be one step ahead when they’re looking for employment, or are in employment.”

Phil Gray, Technical Sales Manager for HMS Industrial Networks, said: “For any student looking to work as an engineer, it’s vital to know about all of the technologies available.

“We already do lots of work with universities in Sweden, where our head office is, and we are more than happy to help out where we can.

“It’s important to think about our future engineers and as a company we try and invest as much as we can in people who are coming through into industry.”

Based out of headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden, HMS Industrial Networks Ltd employs more than 500 people in 13 countries worldwide. It supplies companies such as Siemens, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic and Hitachi. More information at https://www.hms-networks.com/

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a suite of engineering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, accredited by professional bodies including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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