Profinet module embraces the future

Power quality expert REO UK has developed a module to help integrate food production machines into industry 4.0 networks

Collapsing architecture in infrastructure

There will be 25 million industrial and commercial connected devices in use by 2020. Here, Nick Boughton discusses how greater connectivity is changing infrastructure

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 DALSA now benefit from the new iNspect 1950 vision application software

Reconciling practice and paper

Practice versus paper is an age-old issue facing those in the asset management arena. Roald Rodseth reports

Filtration of catalysts

Since catalysts are mostly very expensive to purchase, it is desirable to preserve them completely after the reaction

All things to all men ... the Internet of Things

Simon Kampa outlines the vast potential of the Internet of Things – and explains how his firm plans to capitalise on it

Top 10 tips for industrial gearbox inspection and maintenance

To prolong the operational life of your industrial gearboxes, regular inspections and maintenance is essential

Maximising production efficiencies in food and beverage processing plants

By selecting, maintaining and monitoring critical components processing companies can improve their plant efficiencies, eliminate production downtime and increase the operating life and reliability of plant equipment, says Dr Steve Lacey

Key maintenance tasks combined in a single tool

CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer adds an interface to laser shaft alignment fixtures, making technicians’ field time more productive

Failure to conduct oil checks a ‘major cause’ of hydraulic failure

A new report says 80% of all hydraulic failures on machinery can be traced back to contaminated oil

Five-point plan for best practice grease selection

Helpful hints have the potential to increase machine uptime and reduce operating costs

Protect your assets and eliminate downtime

How to take a more predictive approach to maintenance strategy, avoiding high repair and replacement costs and increasing machine availability

Identify and achieve potential energy savings

COPA-DATA brings zenon Energy Data Management System to the market

Product lifecycle management

Ethanol producer chooses Aras PLM to define and manage engineering best practices across product operations

Advances in filtration systems

Latest on the advanced Chemap-Filter system from Infolabel

Peak performance in process engineering

Roald Rodseth reveals a new approach to performance assessment that is designed to minimise downtime while maximising efficiency

Deep in thought

When a robust Process Safety Management (PSM) audit programme finds no issues, it does not always mean that improvements cannot be made. Conrad Ellison explains



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