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How can brewers achieve impeccable product consistency? 23/08/2016
Twisted Vine Brewery, a three-man operation dedicated to the art and science of brewing, creates unique, hand-crafted beer. In order to produce high-quality craft beer, the team at Twisted Vine was searching for a robust and reliable controller that would enable them to brew with meticulous attention to detail for a consistent, delicious end result.  Full Story...

Omron Sysmac advanced machine control Starter Kit special offers 16/08/2016
Get the chance to access the advanced machine control functionality that is offered by the Sysmac Automation Platform with the introduction of three NJ1 Starter Kit options, including NJ1 motion, NJ1 SQL data and NJ1 safety kits, all at a fraction of the UK list price, for a limited period. Full Story...

Free online 3D tool allows quick and easy configuration of terminal block assemblies 16/08/2016
smartDESIGNER is a free web tool that enables users to quickly and safely design custom terminal block carrier rails, drawing on over 12,000 WAGO electrical interconnect and automation components from an interactive catalogue. Full Story...

Configuration software streamlines commissioning process 02/08/2016
WAGO’s new automation engineering suite of tools shortens development time for automation projects by bringing all tasks – including hardware configuration, programming, simulation and diagnostics all the way up to final commissioning – into one single platform. Full Story...

25 percent space and cost saving offered with push-in rail mounted terminal block 19/07/2016
A DIN rail-mounted terminal block, some 30 percent smaller than its rivals, is suitable for all conductor types while offering additional safety capacity. Full Story...

HARTING’s MICA ruggedised computer now available 19/07/2016
HARTING has announced the UK commercial availability of its ruggedised computer, MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture). The device was displayed for the first time in the UK at the ‘Drives and Controls’ show in April, and is now fully supported by HARTING Ltd for commercial use. Full Story...

Cyber security for control systems 19/07/2016
Attacks on IT which controls and ensures the safety of industrial plant are becoming more common, sophisticated and potentially damaging. The plant owner must be aware of the full range of possibilities for attack, and must deal appropriately with the vulnerabilities associated with each. EEMUA’s seminar on 8 November 2016 will be looking at the trends both in the way that industrial IT is used and at the developing threats and favoured modes of attack. Full Story...

Is it possible for an automated system to run so efficiently you forget it’s there? 05/07/2016
Steam is an important component of meat processing. Djurdjevic, a meat production company, wanted to automate the boiler they use to produce steam; they needed this system to be efficient and safe. Ideally, the system should operate effortlessly, without requiring human intervention. Using Unitronics PLC+HMI this goal became a reality. Full Story...

Why adopt Nonlinear Model Predictive Control? - Whitepaper 05/07/2016
How are Control Engineers saving time, preventing human error, and producing highly optimized controller code by adopting Nonlinear Model Predictive Control? Maplesoft explains. Full Story...

Automated Fluid dispensing: PRO Series delivers complete, vision-guided automated solution 05/07/2016
Nordson EFD PRO Series integrates vision and laser height sensing with closed-loop encoding to provide a complete automated solution that is quick to set up, easy to program and operate, and with advanced dispensing capabilities. Full Story...

National Instruments - 5 Benchtop Instruments - 1 Unified Interface. 05/07/2016
The VirtualBench all-in-one instrument is simple and convenient and results in more efficient circuit design, debugging and validation. Full Story...

Updated LabVIEW device drivers available from Alicat Scientific 27/06/2016
Alicat Scientific has released updated LabVIEW instrument drivers for its line of standard mass flow meters, flow controllers, and pressure controllers running the company’s new Gas Select 6.0 Firmware. Full Story...

Five Star cyber protection for businesses 27/06/2016
A North East training manager is spearheading a national campaign to get firms to protect their IT systems and be one of the most security conscious firms in the UK with the launch of a new training programme designed to protect businesses of all shapes and sizes from the real threat of cyber crime.  Full Story...

New level radar for chemical pilot plants 21/06/2016
The unrivalled focusing of the new 80 GHz VEGAPULS 64 allows for more flexibility in the chemical industry. Full Story...

Free online 3D tool allows quick and easy configuration of terminal block assemblies 21/06/2016
smartDESIGNER is a free web tool that enables users to quickly and safely design custom terminal block carrier rails, drawing on over 12,000 WAGO electrical interconnect and automation components from an interactive catalogue. Full Story...

National Instruments Control Design Guide 21/06/2016
Download the NI Control Design Guide for Smart Machines to learn the methods and solutions that will get you ahead of the competition. Full Story...

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control - Free Whitepaper 21/06/2016
Why has Model Predictive Control, the closed loop implementation of optimal control, become the alternative advanced control method to proportional-integral-derivative controllers in many industries? Maplesoft explains. Full Story...

Let’s Build It - discover innovation in panel building 21/06/2016
Omron’s new panel builder products provide new value in your control panels. Reduced dead space, improved airflow and easy wiring enable you to build smaller panels, quicker.  Full Story...

Hygienic load cells - frequently asked questions 21/06/2016
Founded in 1950, HBM has been manufacturing test and measurement equipment for over 60 years now and has built up expert knowledge in all areas of this field. Here, we take the time out to answer some of the more frequently asked questions that we have received recently on hygienic load cells and food production – questions that you may well be familiar with! Full Story...

Predicting process and equipment events in time for the operator to mitigate or avoid 14/06/2016
Find out more about PPCL's groundbreaking Geometric Process Control technique in free webinar which offers a new approach to event prediction and condition monitoring. Full Story...



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