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The bigger, the better?

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the advantages and challenges of both small and large companies in industry

The risks of replacement

Darren Halford challenges the outdated perceptions of sourcing obsolete industrial technology.

Bluetooth communication for sensors

Arc sensors have improved process measurement accuracy and speed while reducing installation and maintenance costs

Dynamic linear position sensing

Novotechnik’s new TF1 series inductive linear sensor suits harsh environment high speed processes

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

Actuators are up to scratch

Electric control valve actuation passes the glass-making test, says Katie Wilson

The path to productivity

Steve Leech outlines some key areas that can have a big impact on releasing a process plant’s productivity potential

Chemical control solution

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

More flexibility for safe connectors

The Han Ex range is deployed chiefly in the mining, chemistry and process automation industries

Ultrasonic flow meter for process and control

Titan Enterprises announces the Process Atrato - a new low volume, high performance ultrasonic flow meter packaged to address the challenges of the process and control environment

Robots lightweight for pick-and-place tasks

Manufacturing and packaging industries are incredibly competitive and this translates into demands for higher speeds and high reliability

Designing for the man-machine collaboration

Robert Holloway examines the importance of ergonomics in industry

The crucial scope of plant scheduling

Roch Gauthier looks at why executives need to view scheduling as a vital part of the business decision-making process

These are not the Androids you are looking for?

Jonathan Wilkins takes a look at the growing popularity of Android and the role it plays in industrial applications

Miniature rotary stage

Combine with motion controllers, drives and interfacing components for complete automated positioning solutions

Protecting your production line

The latest advancements in industrial connectivity mean that even the smallest of manufacturing businesses could be in potential danger from software hackers. Here, Jonathan Wilkins discusses how to protect your production line

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