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Cybersecurity: learn the lessons

Cybersecurity: learn the lessons

In order to better protect industrial control systems from cyber attacks, companies should take heed from the wise words of successful military tacticians and the lessons learned from some of the greatest failures in military defence, says Tim Ricketts

The evolution of selective plating into automation

The evolution of selective plating into automation

Derek Vanek discusses why selective plating warrants a wider appreciation in the aerospace industry and potential applications that could vastly increase cost efficiencies and improve durability and safety of components

Zero unplanned downtime - dream or reality?

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

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

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

Around 800 firms featured at show which takes places FIVE, Farnborough, UK, from March 21st to 23rd

Maintenance: in-house or outsource?

Maintenance: in-house or outsource?

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

From local to cloud-based condition monitoring

From local to cloud-based condition monitoring

Condition monitoring no longer needs to be restricted to highly skilled, experienced engineers. With the advent of cloud-based CM systems, users can now share data with experts via the cloud, enabling improved fault diagnosis, faster reaction times and reduced machine downtime, says Dr Steve Lacey

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

Understanding non-contact colour measurement

In order to successfully utilise the benefits that modern colour sensors can offer, it is important to understand how sensors measure colour, says Stephen Smith

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Safety & Security

The cyber security layer cake

The cyber security layer cake

As industrial software becomes more intelligent, cyber attacks are becoming more complex. Martyn...

How safe is your data?

Adrian Swindells investigates how plant managers can keep themselves safe from data loss

Intrusion detection for the IIoT

How do we detect threats on the factory floor? asks Alan Grau


Measurement & Calibration

Encapsulated power supplies

Encapsulated power supplies

Applications include instrumentation, test equipment, medical electronics and equipment operating in...

Multifunction installation tester

Provides fast, dependable and efficient testing of low voltage installations in line with the IET...

3.2kW 2U three phase supply avoids transformers

Aimed at applications from test and measurement equipment, printers, lasers and RF power amplifiers

Machines & Motors

High temperature lead type capacitors

High temperature lead type capacitors

High degree of durability is needed for a capacitor deployed in automotive applications

Upgrade for brushless pancake motor range

Contains larger bearings for driving heavier loads and improved sealing performance

Common causes of electric motor failure

Motor failure can cause downtime, an inconvenience for all manufacturers. Martin McGuffie explains...


Platform Control Systems

Making legacy systems IoT compatible

Making legacy systems IoT compatible

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

Visualising the future

Robert Golightly explores how terms like IOT, cloud and big data all have a part in automating...

Benefits of the smart supply chain

Smart supply chains will play a leading role in the factories of the future by offering...

Software & Equipment

Ready to trace and profile in just 15 minutes

Ready to trace and profile in just 15 minutes

SEGGER has just introduced the new Cortex-M Trace reference board

Manufacturing the connected car

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the increased use of cloud computing in automotive manufacturing and how...

Enhanced vision software for smart cameras and multi-camera systems

The Boa series of smart cameras and the Geva range of multi-camera vision systems from Teledyne...


Human Machine Interface

High-speed deposition process outperforms current techniques for making displays

High-speed deposition process outperforms current techniques for making displays

Spatial atomic layer deposition can deliver semiconductor layers with better performance than...

Flexible manufacturing through automated engineering

Automated equipment and robotics are the basis of any smart factory, meaning that to stay...

Touchscreen LCDs reduce time to market for rugged equipment

CHO-TOUC range from Chomerics benefits OEMs in industrial, medical, aerospace and other sectors with...

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