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Why choose obsolete?

Infographic on the benefits of purchasing obsolete components as opposed to buying brand new equipment

Industrial PCs aimed at Industry 4.0

IndraControl VPB40.4 set to become a key element of Industry 4.0 applications

Retrofit your way to Industry 4.0

Jonathan Wilkins discusses issues to consider when retrofitting your migration to Industry 4.0

Especially flat Box PC with 6 GigE ports

Can be used in demanding applications the areas of automation, fabrication, logistics, image processing, robot steering, monitoring and building automation

Conquering the data mountain

The ability to manage data is crucial when trying to achieve plant efficiency. Robert Golightly reports

Conquering the data mountain

The ability to manage data is crucial when trying to achieve plant efficiency. Robert Golightly reports

Designing with obsolescence in mind

Tech life cycles are becoming shorter. This means it is important for product designers to plan in advance for component obsolescence to maximise the life span of their products. Jonathan Wilkins discusses his considerations for designing for obsolescence

Generation Z vs the machine

Stephen Parker discusses the fear of automation and explains how businesses can use technology to enhance jobs rather than replace them

Machine learning and graph technology

Social networking tools and graph technology can map and extract insights between entities in a network. Jonathan Wilkins looks at how both can be used to make sense of big data in the manufacturing industry

Improving enterprise through operations intelligence suite

Siemens is expanding its range of industrial management software for the process industries with the release of its XHQ Operations Intelligence platform

Resistor choppers slow overspeeding fans

Usually, fans do not need a braking resistor and chopper. However, when operating in a closed system, fans are at risk of over-speeding, causing the DC voltage on their motor drives to rise. John Mitchell reports

I/O blocks enable quicker CC-Link IE network building

CC-Link IE provides gigabit bandwidth so that large amounts of data can be transmitted very quickly

Water-cooled power controller offers extended lifespan

Power quality specialist REO UK has launched a new water-cooled power controller which requires less maintenance

Flexible options for control cabinet mounting

Fibox has engineered the ARCA IEC series for high utility, durability, and excellent usability

Water-cooled power controller offers extended lifespan

Suitable for industrial ovens and heating equipment in the process, automation and plating industries

Enhancing production processes

Offers individual, networked and reliable plant monitoring; encompasses a new range of search and visualisation functions

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