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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

Making legacy systems IoT compatible

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

Visualising the future

Robert Golightly explores how terms like IOT, cloud and big data all have a part in automating manufacturing if used and understood correctly


Benefits of the smart supply chain

Smart supply chains will play a leading role in the factories of the future by offering manufacturers financial and space savings and even reducing the need for human intervention. Bob Davies discusses the role the smart supply chain plays in the factory of the future

Top five causes of PLC control system failure

Systems integrator clarifies most common reasons PLC control systems fail

Rewriting the rules of IT and OT

Martyn Williams explains the changing responsibilities of IT and operational technology

Eliminating leading or lagging power factor

AccuSine PCS+ is a flexible, high performance, cost-effective solution for stabilising electrical networks by providing harmonic mitigation, power factor correction and load balancing

DCS versus PLC

Mark Proctor gives his analysis of DCSs and PLCs in the modern plant

Technology and standards: a close connection?

Nick Boughton contrasts the relationship between technology and standards in the commercial and industrial spheres

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

Tony Young discusses the changing attitude towards purchasing industrial components online

Adaptive control

Paul Hurst explains how vacuum brazing control technology is successfully transferring to other sectors

Smart process automation

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

Chemical control solution

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

Shield connection for full-scale solution for toolless assembly

Includes various shield connection clamps for cable diameters of 1.5mm to 18mm, clamp mountings for all mounting types, bus bar holders

Designing for the man-machine collaboration

Robert Holloway examines the importance of ergonomics in industry

Decentralised control intelligence

OEMs can reduce their delivery times through modularising their concepts

The rise of ubiquitous computing

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the concept of ubiquitous computing and how it will affect the relationship between humans and technology

Air-to-air cooler/ heater

Temperature control system optimises performance of outdoor enclosures and kiosks

Controlling CIP/SIP in food processing applications

Controlling these processes reliably and effectively requires the use of automated control valves that are integrated with the main production control system and designed to withstand high temperatures and aggressive cleaning media

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