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Generation Z vs the machine

Stephen Parker discusses the fear of automation and explains how businesses can use technology to enhance jobs rather than replace them

Machine learning and graph technology

Social networking tools and graph technology can map and extract insights between entities in a network. Jonathan Wilkins looks at how both can be used to make sense of big data in the manufacturing industry

Improving enterprise through operations intelligence suite

Siemens is expanding its range of industrial management software for the process industries with the release of its XHQ Operations Intelligence platform

Resistor choppers slow overspeeding fans

Usually, fans do not need a braking resistor and chopper. However, when operating in a closed system, fans are at risk of over-speeding, causing the DC voltage on their motor drives to rise. John Mitchell reports

I/O blocks enable quicker CC-Link IE network building

CC-Link IE provides gigabit bandwidth so that large amounts of data can be transmitted very quickly

Water-cooled power controller offers extended lifespan

Power quality specialist REO UK has launched a new water-cooled power controller which requires less maintenance

Flexible options for control cabinet mounting

Fibox has engineered the ARCA IEC series for high utility, durability, and excellent usability

Water-cooled power controller offers extended lifespan

Suitable for industrial ovens and heating equipment in the process, automation and plating industries

Enhancing production processes

Offers individual, networked and reliable plant monitoring; encompasses a new range of search and visualisation functions

The crucial scope of plant scheduling

When industry leaders look to gain every possible competitive advantage in business, scheduling is a key area that needs to be given greater precedence. Roch Gauthier reports

Trending tech for remote access

In the manufacturing industry the use of apps is becoming a more common way to access information. Jonathan Wilkins compares industrial apps to browser based alternatives

Good vibrations: Tuning into food metal detection frequencies

Metallic inclusions are the number one contaminant in food products, causing product quality and consumer safety issues. Phil Brown looks at the technologies behind effective metal detection, explains the three key frequency options and why it is essential to select the correct frequency for your food application

The bigger, the better?

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the advantages and challenges of both small and large companies in industry

The risks of replacement

Darren Halford challenges the outdated perceptions of sourcing obsolete industrial technology.

Bluetooth communication for sensors

Arc sensors have improved process measurement accuracy and speed while reducing installation and maintenance costs

Dynamic linear position sensing

Novotechnik’s new TF1 series inductive linear sensor suits harsh environment high speed processes

Why e-commerce is now a must have in automation and control engineering

Tony Young discusses the changing attitude towards purchasing industrial components online

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