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Mobile maintenance: proof of Industry 4.0 payback (20/08/2018)
Article image Eberhard Klotz, head of the Industry 4.0 campaign at Festo, demonstrates what contribution Industry 4.0 is already making to the booming automation technology sector today. He highlights the potential improvements in performance and quality of maintenance teams – and thus OEE figures – with rapid return on investment times.
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Monitoring an aggressive environment: staying ahead of the curve (13/08/2018)
Article image Maintenance managers working within aggressive environments need to adopt a different approach to traditional condition monitoring methods according to David Manning-Ohren.
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The key to effective cyber security (13/08/2018)
Article image Derek Lane, automation manager at WAGO, explains how IT and OT convergence can help protect against cyber threats.
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Improving pharmaceutical productivity 13/08/2018
Howard Forryan explains how predictive maintenance can help to reduce production line downtime in the pharmaceutical industry. Full Story...

Is wireless data the key to effective MES? 07/08/2018
As manufacturers look to make the most of manufacturing execution systems (MES) to improve efficiency, James Wood explains that companies are still held back by traditional Factory processes. Full Story...

AGV protective fields – does size matter? 07/08/2018
Dr Martin Kidman looks at safety laser scanner technologies which are a vital component of AGVs. Full Story...

Safety can now pay its way! 30/07/2018
Arguably, information is the most powerful tool in manufacturing today, with data being made available from the component to enterprise level and converted into information-enabled management tools. But, what effect is this having on machine safety? Full Story...

Butterfly valves take control 23/07/2018
Mark Nymeyer discusses the advantages and limitations of butterfly valves, and highlights developments that are making them more suitable for flow control. Full Story...

Artificial intelligence in the food industry 17/07/2018
Stephanie Duvault-Alexandre explains what artificial intelligence (AI) might mean for the food processing industry. Full Story...

Improving packaging line data collection 17/07/2018
Control Engineering UK finds out how Molson Coors has upgraded its packaging production system to benefit from improved data collection to allow it to fault find a single machine or across entire production areas. Full Story...

Rethinking the optical sensor 17/07/2018
In response to feedback from industry customers SICK has recently upgraded its optical sensor technology to meet industry needs today and in the future. Full Story...

Solenoid control without the bang 10/07/2018
Paul Hobden looks at the challenges surrounding process control in potentially explosive atmospheres and how they can be overcome. Full Story...

Toyota sees the benefits of increased data transparency 09/07/2018
Toyota upgraded its communication networks to an open, gigabit Ethernet technology to help it increase the availability of its production lines and improve the transparency of data. Full Story...

Servitisation: making data pay 09/07/2018
Tim Clark, head of manufacturing solutions, SAS UK & Ireland, talks about how data can make money for manufacturing companies. Full Story...

IT/OT convergence: resistance is useless 29/06/2018
Suzanne Gill finds out more about the trend towards IT and OT convergence - and explores the barriers it poses and the benefits it will bring. Full Story...

Pneumatic control solution for automated loading and discharging solution 25/06/2018
Rotork has completed a contract to supply fully automated pneumatic control systems on high capacity biomass rail freight wagons supporting the decarbonisation project at Lynemouth Power Station in the UK. Full Story...

FDI: Opening up the integration process 25/06/2018
Find out more about how Field Device Integration (FDI) technology looks set to provide automation stakeholders with a better user experience and an open, future-proofed standard for integration of field devices with process and enterprise systems. Full Story...

Lean and digital: perfect partners for transformation 25/06/2018
Bernd Schreiber, Willem Romanus, and Yong Lee explain how integrating lean principles into digital transformation can be a highly effective way of simplifying the process, allowing for easier identification and application of the most effective levers for the digital journey. Full Story...

New variable data finishing system matches digital printing growth 19/06/2018
Find out how VITS International developed an industrial-strength print finishing system with the capacity, speed and sophistication to handle offline and inline finishing with the highest quality. Full Story...

Machine control: It’s all about the data 19/06/2018
Suzanne Gill reports on the latest machine control technology developments. Full Story...

Optimising productivity for warehouse packing 10/06/2018
An industrial edge computer is being used in warehouse packing operations to help optimise workflow. Full Story...

Change management and people are key to a successful digitalisation transformation 10/06/2018
Suzanne Gill was at the Emerson Global Users Exchange 2018 in March, where Mike Train, executive president for Emerson Automation Solutions, talked about the importance of people in the digital transformation process. Full Story...

FDT standard gains mobility 04/06/2018
Control Engineering Europe reports on the latest developments from the FDT Group, which is advancing its open standard for enterprise-wide network and asset integration. Full Story...



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