That’s NXT: when the camera calls the shots in factory automation 13/04/2021
In Industry 4.0 plants, the strategic use of AI, edge computing and embedded vision ensures flexibility and productivity. Automated vision systems perform tasks without loss of concentration, which accelerates processes and minimises errors. With the help of integrated data processing and equipped with industrial interfaces such as OPC UA, they can also become the driving force for follow-up processes in connected systems. With AI camera solutions such as IDS NXT ocean, this is already a reality Full Story...

Reasons to pursue Manufacturing Operations Transformation 12/04/2021
From optimizing plant performance, to elevating business agility, to raising quality and compliance, there are countless reasons to pursue Manufacturing Operations Transformation (MOT). Full Story...

Strengthen your Industrial Network Security with Procentec's new solutions! 06/04/2021
Protecting industrial networks from accidental or intentional sabotage is a high priority these days. Although the focus is usually on external attacks, internal threats can be just as damaging and almost as common. Procentec, the global leader in diagnostic and monitoring solutions, will be presenting new OT cybersecurity tools during its Virtual Product Launch on Thursday, the 8th of April. Full Story...

SICK’s Flexi Compact, Neat and Compact Mid-Range Safety Controller 30/03/2021
SICK has added the Flexi Compact to its portfolio of industry-leading safety controllers, featuring a modular, compact and scalable design that focuses on space saving, responsive performance and ease of use. Full Story...

Fulton launches intelligent sequencing system for steam boiler installations 23/03/2021
Process steam and heat transfer specialist Fulton has launched SCOPE, an all-new, PLC-based boiler sequencing control system that can optimise installations to ensure energy efficient operation and improve boiler longevity. Full Story...

Pick & Place without PC - direct interaction of camera and robot 23/03/2021
AI Vision per edge device – easier than ever! IDS NXT industrial cameras are able to carry out the image processing for localising pre-trained objects themselves. The immediate conversion into control commands and the direct communication with the robot make a PC for "pick and place" tasks no longer necessary. Full Story...

Turn machine data into insight, starting at the Edge 23/03/2021
A focus on interoperability, mobility, and portability makes it possible to develop HMI/SCADA applications in a single development environment for deployment everywhere. AVEVA Edge Offers Scalable, Flexible HMI/SCADA Solutions. Full Story...

New Condition-based Monitoring Development Platform 22/03/2021
Analog Device’s new CbM development platform, the CN0549, extends the life of machines through advanced vibration sensing and can be easily mounted while maintaining sensor signal integrity up to 20 kHz. Wide bandwidth MEMs accelerometer sensor data is output in the popular IEPE format. The integrated DAQ system solution provides real-time data into a data analysis tool or application. Full Story...

Driving AIoT Forward: Join us to explore ASUS AIoT solutions 16/03/2021
ASUS will host the AIoT Forward webinar series March 22-26 to showcase and explore the latest ASUS AIoT solutions, including in edge AI, smart retail, smart manufacturing and smart healthcare. One webinar will air each day, and each webinar will give participants the chance to win an ASUS AIoT solution as a prize! Full Story...

Emerson vibration sensor simplifies asset monitoring 16/03/2021
The AMS Wireless Vibration Monitor from Emerson is a low-cost, easy-to-deploy vibration sensor that performs prescriptive analytics on vibration data using native software to automatically identify failure modes and prevent potential problems involving rotating assets. The compact device makes it economically feasible to fully monitor motors, pumps, fans and other critical plant equipment to reduce downtime and achieve more reliable operations. Full Story...

Ultra performance in a complete family of brushless, slotless miniature motors 16/03/2021
Portescap has extended its Ultra EC range of motors with new sizes, with the motors now covering diameters from 16mm to 35mm. Crafted around Portescap’s proprietary U coil technology, these motors deliver outstanding performance, minimal iron losses, improved efficiency and cooler operation. Full Story...

Driving AIoT Forward: Join us to explore ASUS AIoT solutions 08/03/2021
ASUS will host the AIoT Forward webinar series March 22-26 to showcase and explore the latest ASUS AIoT solutions, including in edge AI, smart retail, smart manufacturing and smart healthcare. One webinar will air each day, and each webinar will give participants the chance to win an ASUS AIoT solution as a prize! Full Story...

AVEVA Insight - Predictive Analytics: What operational challenges can it help with? 08/03/2021
Improving reliability, performance, and safety are among the top priorities for industrial organisations and businesses today. They are focusing efforts and resources on controlling costs and maximising value from existing investments. Read what operational challenges can AVEVA Insight – Predictive Analytics help with. Full Story...

Optimising steam boiler installations 02/03/2021
In this article, following its recent launch of the SCOPE sequencing controller, Carl Knight – managing director of process steam and heat transfer specialist Fulton – takes a look at boiler sequencing control systems and how these intelligent controllers can optimise steam boiler installations to ensure energy efficient operation and improve boiler longevity. Full Story...

Visualize, Control and Optimize your Operations 02/03/2021
The more complex your operations become, the more you need a common-sense, real-time view of your business. Let AVEVA InTouch HMI take you beyond simplistic graphics to create meaningful content that will drive enterprise-wide operations productivity and cost savings. Full Story...

ALRAD IMAGING offers extensive range of industrial cameras 23/02/2021
ALRAD IMAGING is pleased to offer the extensive range of cameras from The Imaging Source which is one of the leading manufacturers of imaging products for industrial applications. Full Story...

5 tips for easing the remote workforce transition 15/02/2021
Find out how you can leverage cloud technologies to connect people to the information they need to get their jobs done, wherever they are located. Full Story...

Unifying Operational Live Feeds with Enterprise-Wide Information 08/02/2021
Unifying operational live feeds with enterprise-wide information is key to successful automation in industries and infrastructure. Without a holistic data strategy and tools to quickly unify, organize, and contextualize data, it is challenging to extract relevant insights – important opportunities might be missed. Find out how to sharpen your data strategy and empower your teams. Full Story...

A Control Engineering Europe special supplement: Industrial Networks 01/02/2021
This special supplement shines a spotlight on the most interesting developments reported on in the past year by Control Engineering Europe, relating to industrial networking – a vital element for creating smarter factories and processes by enabling greater connectivity. Full Story...

FlexEdge™. One controller does it all, bridging the gap of the OT/IT divide! 01/02/2021
The FlexEdge™ platform is a combined hardware & software solution and offers devices with router functions, modular gateways and scalable edge controllers with expandable I/O modules and PID controllers for data acquisition and digitization. FlexEdge™ realizes flexible Edge Automation solutions for OT-IT applications. Full Story...