Features

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How do variable speed drives save energy?

(19/10/2021)
Marek Lukaszczyk explains why using a VSD can help save money and the environment in a number of popular applications.
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Sustainability: It’s time to get on with it!

(19/10/2021)
With net zero deadlines getting closer, more emphasis is being put on the need to cut carbon footprints. Claire Price explains why companies need to act now.
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Water treatment plant boosted by actuators for ultrafiltration processes

(19/10/2021)
A water treatment plant in Texas has ordered hundreds of Rotork’s K-TORK rotary vane actuators for use in its ultrafiltration system.


Archive

  1. 12/10/2021 Is it time to switch to non-invasive measurement?

    Thermowells have long been considered the best solution for measuring temperature in industrial applications. Dr. Guruprasad Sosale explains how developments in non-invasive temperature measurement are offering new possibilities for comparable performance while cutting the time, cost and disruption associated with setting up new measurement points.

  2. 12/10/2021 The pandemic effect

    Ravi Gopinath discusses the effects that the past 18 months have had on the speed of digitalisation across the industrial sector.

  3. 11/10/2021 Variable speed drives for safer operations

    WEG has released a free whitepaper including architecture design examples for implementing VSDs in different safety systems. 

  4. 04/10/2021 Why analyse machinery vibration?

    Jason Tweedy discusses the benefits of vibration monitoring and analysis.

  5. 04/10/2021 Industry 4.0: how the concept became a reality

    Nick Elkin discusses how the idea of implementing technology into manufacturing processes has revolutionised production across the globe.

  6. 04/10/2021 Edge computing: overcoming the barriers to adoption

    Martin Thunman discusses the advantages, obstacles and future outlook for edge computing.

  7. 27/09/2021 Industry 4.0 comes out of its Shell

    Steve Sands explains the role of the Asset Administration Shell in delivering the Industry 4.0 vision.

  8. 27/09/2021 Convergence questions answered

    Suzanne Gill posed some information technology (IT)/ operational technology (OT) questions to a variety of cyber security experts. 

  9. 20/09/2021 Sewage works saves energy on filter bed application

    Variable speed drives, supplied by ABB, have improved energy efficiency, with payback of less than three years, at a sewage treatment works.

  10. 20/09/2021 BEP Europe uses torque meters to calibrate roller testing systems

    BEP Europe in Bruges, a manufacturer of testing systems for assembly lines in the automotive industry, has utilised HBK’s HBM T40B torque meters and a TIM-PN measurement amplifier for the calibration of braking forces in new test benches.

  11. 20/09/2021 Securing converged IT/OT networks

    Martin Jenker, head of cybersecurity at MOXA, offers advice about securing converged IT/OT networks. 

  12. 13/09/2021 Securing your OT network

    Matt Lundberg highlights the importance of locking down your operation technology networks.

  13. 13/09/2021 Wireless to the last mile

    Alexander Weber discusses the beneficial relationship that IO-Link Wireless and 5G can offer in industrial applications.

  14. 07/09/2021 Control and improve fluctuating processes

    Martina Walzer discusses how the application of digital capabilities can push the energy and resource transition.

  15. 07/09/2021 Selecting the right wireless sensor network

    Jonas Berge outlines the importance of selecting a wireless sensor network that can meet the demands of your process application.

  16. 06/09/2021 Wireless connectivity: trends and considerations

    Well-engineered design, which takes into account the physical environment, safety, and security will help make wireless control the new normal in factories and plants around the globe.

  17. 31/08/2021 Digital twinning of the safety lifecycle

    Prasad Goteti and Steve Lindsay explore the benefits of digitally-twinning safety instrumented systems which are responsible for the operating safety in the process industry.

  18. 31/08/2021 Vision inspection solution doesn’t miss a thing

    To make sure that no out-of-specification packaged products leave the factory, one manufacturer relies on customised inspection systems with inspection cameras.

  19. 29/08/2021 Identifying the traps that can impede OT data acquisition

    Oliver Wang highlights the traps that can impede OT data acquisition, slowing down a digital transformation.

  20. 23/08/2021 Having it all!

    Digital transformation and process safety don’t have to be mutually exclusive argues Sophie Silk.