The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Factory
2050 is a new state-of-the-art research factory, to meet the needs of aerospace and other high value industries.
Factory 2050 combines technologies including advanced robotics, flexible automation, unmanned workspace, off-line programming in virtual environments linked to plug-and-play robotics, 3D printing, man-machine interfaces and new programming and training tools. Around 50 research engineers work in the new facility.
Factory 2050, built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ environmental standards, is a revolutionary glass walled “reconfigurable factory” employing displacement ventilation (DV) for cooling
and ventilation. The bespoke Halton “Lipstick” DV terminals accommodate both power and data sockets in a configuration coordinated with the consultant and M&E contractor.
The benefits to employing what is a low level, low velocity delivery of air into the space are one’s of improved comfort and ventilation efficiency and reduced energy consumption.
All this in a DV terminal engineered and constructed to the same high standards reflected
by that of it’s surroundings.