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Artificial intelligence in the food industry (17/07/2018)
Article image Stephanie Duvault-Alexandre explains what artificial intelligence (AI) might mean for the food processing industry.
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Improving packaging line data collection (17/07/2018)
Article image 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.
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Rethinking the optical sensor (17/07/2018)
Article image In response to feedback from industry customers SICK has recently upgraded its optical sensor technology to meet industry needs today and in the future.
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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...

Addressing old challenges with new controllers 04/06/2018
Suzanne Gill looks at the features of modern machine controllers that can offer benefits in food industry applications. Full Story...

IT and OT collaboration is vital for a secure Industry 4.0 04/06/2018
Increasing connectivity of machines and equipment is offering manufacturers competitive advantage by producing goods more efficiently. However, the only way that Industry 4.0 can succeed is when IT and OT collaborate on an overarching security approach, argues Anja Dienelt. Full Story...

Total productive maintenance: where to start? 29/05/2018
Jonathan Wilkins explains the three core concepts of total productive maintenance (TPM) which are necessary for any manufacturer striving for a lean manufacturing model. Full Story...

I/O in the era of Industry 4.0 29/05/2018
Control Engineering Europe finds out about I/O device developments which ensures they are prepared to work as part of a digital enterprise. Full Story...

Future-proofed telemetry set to soar? 23/05/2018
Rory Dear looks at the industrial telemetry journey so far and he has high hopes for its future. Full Story...

Adding modularity and versatility to field testing 20/05/2018
Clive Davis talks about a new portable test instrument which combines features of a general-purpose oscilloscope and those of a data acquisition recorder. Full Story...

Getting the right tool for the job 20/05/2018
Michael Risse gives advice on evaluating advanced analytical solutions to help ensure you have a tool that meets the very particular requirements of the process industry. Full Story...

Automating control panel design 13/05/2018
We find out how one panel builder has been able to increase its productivity by around 70%. Full Story...



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