Computers and Controls

Reining in on industrial automation

Johannes Petrowisch discusses the benefits of cloud computing for the manufacturing industry

Multicore cable

Hybrid solution combines multiple cable options in single product

Unlocking the value of cross-facility data sets

Martyn Williams examines what companies should expect during their cloud migration


Top 5 problems with human machine interfaces

Seventy-five percent of office workers admit to resorting to physical violence against their computer; the other 25% probably only employed mental abuse. Jonathan Wilkins reports

Fuse is optimal for intrinsically safe applications

Schurter announces VDE and UL approvals for its SMD Fuse with 1500A breaking capacity

The analysis of data

Asian Engineer talks data, statistics and analysis with Minitab’s Michelle Paret

Sealing the deal

Carly Barry reveals how Boston Scientific validates changes to its packaging process

Sign of the times

Electronics and engineering designers can save time and money with digital signatures

Making a smooth operation even smoother

A surgical device maker moved a critical part of its manufacturing process in-house, which meant they needed to make sure their process delivered maximum efficiency and a finished product that met strict quality standards. Eston Martz reports

Boom time for additive manufacturing

There are almost as many different additive manufacturing techniques as there are materials, so outsourcing is the watchword. Boris Sedacca reports on recent developments

When the Internet of Things meets Big Data

The ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ hold the promise of one big interconnected world that will allow people to harmonise with machines and gadgets. Boris Sedacca investigates whether it is all vapourware or whether there are real life examples in practice

Getting a grip with data analysis

A tyre and rubber company designed an experiment to solve challenges overcoming a production bottleneck and certifying new tires meet government standards. Eston Martz reports

The Cloud helps to dispel the mist

Cloud-based simulation is a game-changer as it can significantly lower the costs, so making it available to smaller businesses unable to invest in local high performance IT infrastructure. Erwin Burth reports.

Printing in three dimensions

3D printing promises to make short-run parts that are not economic using traditional methods, but potential users must watch out for hype. Lou Reade 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

Recycling everything but the kitchen sink

One manufacturer of building innovation products reduced the amount of landfill waste they generated from 81 million pounds per year to zero. Eston Martz reports



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