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10/10/2018 - Condition Monitoring: a key part of I4.0 and the ‘Dark Factory’
While Condition Monitoring (CM) systems are continuing to prove their value in industrial applications, many companies are still unsure how CM should fit into their Industry 4.0 strategy and the automated ‘lights-out’ factory, says Ian Pledger, Service Engineer at Schaeffler UK.
 
24/09/2018 - Reducing cross contamination in pharma applications
Cross contamination in the pharmaceutical industry is not just an issue for those working in it, but for the wider public as a whole. As general awareness of the potential issues has increased, more and more questions are being asked of manufacturers and health professionals about the safety, integrity and potential side effects of a range of products and medicines.
 
21/08/2018 - Smart Manufacturing is Gathering Steam. Are You Ready?
Advances in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are transforming the industrial automation world in a big way. Significant increases in data collection and big data analytics are happening at the edge—whether on the factory floor or more remote sites—often far away from data centers and specialised IT staff. With real-time feedback, local operators can make small adjustments to help production lines run faster and more efficiently and prevent failures.
 
01/08/2018 - How Dairy Companies can Find Value at the Network Edge
By nature, dairy companies are complex operations. With narrow margins and intense competition – on top of the numerous challenges brought on by regulatory issues, compliance measures and pressures from the consumer marketplace – the dairy industry is ripe for improvement with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
 
24/07/2018 - How the IIoT and edge computing enable pumping systems to meet new challenges
With demand for water and wastewater treatment on the rise, the operators tasked with keeping it all flowing face daunting challenges on several fronts. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, including edge computing, may provide the answer for creating the efficient, self-optimizing distribution infrastructures needed to meet today’s growing demands in the face of flat budgets.
 
12/07/2018 - Reduce waste and future-proof production with automatic product recovery
It seems that everybody is talking about Industry 4.0. Whether you are reading an online publication, reading a magazine, visiting a trade show or talking to business consultants, it doesn’t take long for the latest manufacturing buzzwords of ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘fourth industrial revolution’, or ‘internet of things’ to be mentioned.
 
04/07/2018 - Make Skid Integration Smart from the Start
Industrial networks and digital technology have transformed manufacturing. But as we all know, not every equipment supplier or manufacturer approaches network connectivity and data in the same way.
 
25/06/2018 - CODING WITH A CONSCIENCE
With anti-plastic waste sentiment growing and the UK Government pledging to tackle the plastic problem via its 25-year plan, packaging sustainability has never been higher on the corporate agenda. Steve Ryan, UK sales manager at Rotech Machines, shows how coding can become a source of advantage in an age of heightened environmental awareness.
 
12/06/2018 - When measuring colour, ensure you choose the right sensor and chip technology
When sourcing a non-contact colour measurement sensor, it is important to understand the underlying technology the sensor is based on and how this affects measurement performance. Otherwise, you could be purchasing a sensor that simply isn’t up to the task, says Stephen Smith of Micro-Epsilon.
 
22/05/2018 - Smarter factories; safer working
In food produce environments and packhouses, the benefits of automation when it comes to workforce health and safety are uncontended. From eliminating arduous and repetitive tasks to working uninterrupted within inhospitable chilled settings, robots are most certainly the future. Case loading specialist Brillopak and industrial automation pioneer Omron explore how smart robots, hardware and software can be deployed to work collaboratively, safely and productively alongside human counterparts.
 
 
  
 
    
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