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Automation/Control

Zero unplanned downtime - dream or reality?

Leroy Spence discusses how manufacturers can use predictive analytics to manage assets and minimise downtime

Invest now to protect your industrial control systems from cyber attacks

Phil Neray explains why the threat of cyber attacks on industrial control systems can no longer be dismissed by the 'it’s never happened before' argument

Maintenance: in-house or outsource?

Jonathan Wilkins argues the pros and cons of outsourcing plant maintenance compared with keeping it in-house


Top tips on how to optimise air preparation for pneumatic systems

Help engineers optimise air preparation to improve process reliability, machine availability and service life

Next-gen predictive maintenance software

Senseye launches latest predictive maintenance software, which includes Remaining Useful Life analysis

Technologies leading the fourth industrial revolution

Technologies leading the fourth industrial revolution

Making legacy systems IoT compatible

Adrian Swindells looks at the steps that plant managers can take to create IoT networks with minimal disruption and cost

Industrial robots and the labour market

Should we be concerned? How industrial robots will shape the labour market

Flexible manufacturing through automated engineering

Automated equipment and robotics are the basis of any smart factory, meaning that to stay competitive, manufacturers must learn to embrace this technology. Jonathan Wilkins reports

Handling heat with high temperature repair compound

NCH Europe has launched Mega Fix-IT HT, a high temperature repair compound which is used for fast repairs of industrial plant pipework and equipment in high temperature environments

Benefits of the smart supply chain

Smart supply chains will play a leading role in the factories of the future by offering manufacturers financial and space savings and even reducing the need for human intervention. Bob Davies discusses the role the smart supply chain plays in the factory of the future

Why choose obsolete?

Infographic on the benefits of purchasing obsolete components as opposed to buying brand new equipment

Industrial PCs aimed at Industry 4.0

IndraControl VPB40.4 set to become a key element of Industry 4.0 applications

Retrofit your way to Industry 4.0

Jonathan Wilkins discusses issues to consider when retrofitting your migration to Industry 4.0

Especially flat Box PC with 6 GigE ports

Can be used in demanding applications the areas of automation, fabrication, logistics, image processing, robot steering, monitoring and building automation

Digital decay in industry

Jonathan Wilkins examines how digital decay is affecting industry and the options available to manufacturers

Conquering the data mountain

The ability to manage data is crucial when trying to achieve plant efficiency. Robert Golightly reports

Conquering the data mountain

The ability to manage data is crucial when trying to achieve plant efficiency. Robert Golightly reports

Designing with obsolescence in mind

Tech life cycles are becoming shorter. This means it is important for product designers to plan in advance for component obsolescence to maximise the life span of their products. Jonathan Wilkins discusses his considerations for designing for obsolescence

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