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Engineering versus IT: a perfect storm for manufacturing

The worlds of engineering and IT are banding together. Manufacturing is becoming more IT focussed and this is accelerating the cycle of product obsolescence. Jonathan Wilkins reports

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

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

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

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Darren Halford challenges the outdated perceptions of sourcing obsolete industrial technology.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

Smart process automation

Chase Shih describes how simple network management protocol I/O is an enabling technology for intelligent process engineering

Actuators are up to scratch

Electric control valve actuation passes the glass-making test, says Katie Wilson

Chemical control solution

Brazil chemical facility first to adopt new process controls that allows for more effective responses and less operator fatigue

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