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Change management systems: safeguarding your plant automation assets

The increased use of plant floor automation to achieve production goals has created a dependency on PLCs, PC-based control systems, SCADA systems, robotic controllers and HMIs. Andy Thorogood reports

Conveyor chains guarantees safe transportation

Can be used in automation, logistics systems, packaging, manufacturing of food and bakery products, pharmaceuticals and automotive industry

Counter module adds flexible counting capability

Designed for applications within the packaging, drive engineering, process, food and drink, mechanical engineering and other industries

Advanced motion control system simplifies design of modular printing machinery

Multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment helps rapidly evolve finishing system

New modular high-performance control concept

Improved debugging and error recovery functions will enable commissioning and maintenance work and associated costs to be reduced further

Lightweight system for a variety of robotic applications

As robot systems are becoming more and more advanced, plastic experts are constantly developing plastic components to reduce costs and increase service life

New book demonstrates the scope of thermal imaging in automation

FLIR thermal imaging cameras for automation enable manufacturers to validate and increase product quality and throughput, minimise waste and improve profitability

DIN rail power supplies have up to four year warranty

Suitable for a wide range of applications including; process control, building and factory automation, alarms, telemetry, signalling and control panel applications

CC-Link plans to strengthen its position in Europe

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has major developments to unveil at the SPS IPC Drives 2013 Fair in November

Reacting to fickle food trends

The food manufacturers who are successful in today’s fast paced, ever changing industry are the ones who can capitalise on fast moving trends, optimise their efficiency and productivity, best manage their supply chain logistics, and minimise waste. Chris Evans looks at how advanced automation technologies can help

Automation key to process optimisation

Whether the drivers are efficiency, safety, or hygiene, automation is at the heart of efforts by companies optimise to their processes. Sean Ottewell reports

Taking the logical way forward

Joanne Banks highlights some recent additional functions added to the latest generation of LOGO! logic modules - widening the fields of application considerably, as well as simplifying configuration tasks

Automation key to process optimisation

Whether the drivers are efficiency, safety, or hygiene, automation is at the heart of efforts by companies optimise their processes. Sean Ottewell reports

Control projects focus on quality and cost

Installation of powerful control systems on chemical plants can bring substantial savings in terms of improved energy efficiency, reduced raw materials use, easier maintenance and larger capacities. Sean Ottewell reports

Controller designed for water treatment systems

The mxControl unit automates control of process variables within water treatment systems such as boilers, coolers and reverse osmosis plants

Gaining energy intelligence

Enhancements to software lets users make more informed decisions about energy usage

Linear actuators ensure precise positioning

Dynamic handling of transformer core sheets to repeatable high accuracy requires robust, large-scale machinery

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