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Slotless versus slotted brushless DC motors

(28/09/2020)
Brushless DC motors are the technology of choice for applications operating at higher speeds. However two different motor architectures can present a selection conundrum, says Madhavan Ramanujam and Cyril Baud.
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Connecting industrial applications to a private 5G network

(28/09/2020)
Control Engineering Europe finds out more about an industrial 5G router for private networks, by speaking to Frank Hakemeyer, director of communication interfaces at Phoenix Contact Electronics.
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Challenging times spark digitalisation push

(22/09/2020)
Tim Faulkner believes that the challenges posed by 2020 have resulted in greater determination from many manufacturers to start their digital journey to ensure they remain competitive.


Archive

  1. 22/09/2020 Empowering innovative business models with a standardised IIoT ecosystem

    Glenn Schulz, managing director at the FDT Group, explains how and why the FDT standard is helping to support the digital transformation for manufacturers.

  2. 22/09/2020 The rise of the PAC

    David Humphrey explains the difference today between a PLC and PAC and offers advice on which would best suit different applications within the manufacturing environment.

  3. 15/09/2020 Reasons for system integrators to comply with IEC 62443

    Massimiliano Latini explains why system integrators need to ensure that their automation systems are IEC 62443-compliant to adhere to international cybersecurity requirements.

  4. 15/09/2020 Securing the IoT by design

    Joe Lomako offers advice on the preventative measures that can be taken to secure processes against cyber attacks.

  5. 08/09/2020 Connecting industrial applications to a private 5G network

    Control Engineering Europe finds out more about an industrial 5G router for private networks, by speaking to Frank Hakemeyer, director of communication interfaces at Phoenix Contact Electronics.

  6. 08/09/2020 Adding machine controllers to the factory floor

    Martin Gadsby explains how factory automation projects can leverage the most suitable machine control solutions.

  7. 08/09/2020 Looking to the future

    Alexandre Peixoto and Rick Gorskie discuss some simple strategies to achieve the most value from cyber risk assessments.

  8. 01/09/2020 Guidelines for securing industrial networks

    Because component suppliers are playing an increasingly important role in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks, it is useful to understand the security requirements they must meet when designing devices for deployment on them. Susan Lan reports.

  9. 01/09/2020 Driving towards cost-effective condition monitoring

    A new approach to smart condition monitoring allows much more than just monitoring machines and processes – it provides extensive information about the ‘state of health’ of machines and plants without the need for any additional, costly sensor technology, says Marc Vissers. 

  10. 25/08/2020 Is 5G ready for deployment in the real world?

    Brendan O’Dowd comments on the rise of 5G mobile technology, as the industry gets set to test its ‘six 9s’ capability.

  11. 25/08/2020 Why bother with functional safety management?

    David Green explains why functional safety management guidance is important.

  12. 24/08/2020 How scalable are your vision systems?

    Stephen Hayes explains how engineers can simplify vision processing to improve efficiency and scalability. 

  13. 18/08/2020 Energy efficiency: Getting a grip

    With energy consumption being one of the biggest costs to industry, Mike Loughran discusses some approaches that can help reduce these costs.

  14. 10/08/2020 Servo motor sizing for precision pumping applications

    Interestingly, there are some operating conditions where servomotors that should be big enough for an application are actually too small, in terms of their power rating. Find out more. 

  15. 04/08/2020 Cloud solutions enable remote work productivity, without replacing SCADA

    Eric Fidler offers advice on how to use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used.

  16. 04/08/2020 Redefining the boundaries of automation

    Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science, says George Walker.

  17. 28/07/2020 How to enhance data acquisition best practices

    As technology evolves and becomes more sophisticated, data acquisition models need to change, as well.

  18. 27/07/2020 Driving towards cost-effective condition monitoring

    A new approach to smart condition monitoring allows much more than just monitoring machines and processes – it provides extensive information about the ‘state of health’ of machines and plants without the need for any additional, costly sensor technology, says Marc Vissers.

  19. 27/07/2020 Overcoming lubricant challenges

    Phil Burge discusses the importance of using the right lubrication in the right application, and looks at technological advancements designed to reduce bearing wear and corrosion.

  20. 20/07/2020 Predictive analytics for efficient production

    Lee Sullivan explains how food and beverage manufacturers can use predictive analytics to reduce product waste and downtime.