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Trending tech for remote access

In the manufacturing industry the use of apps is becoming a more common way to access information. Jonathan Wilkins compares industrial apps to browser based alternatives

Good vibrations: Tuning into food metal detection frequencies

Metallic inclusions are the number one contaminant in food products, causing product quality and consumer safety issues. Phil Brown looks at the technologies behind effective metal detection, explains the three key frequency options and why it is essential to select the correct frequency for your food application

The bigger, the better?

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

Bluetooth communication for sensors

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

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

Camera tech for process tasks

Glenn Wedgbrow on optimising the measurement performance of infrared thermal imaging cameras

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

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

Planning a plant revamp

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the stages of hot cutover and alternative solutions to minimise downtime

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