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

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

Intelligent machine monitoring

CC-Link IE’s Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) simplifies integration of Schaeffler’s FAG SmartCheck into Industrial Automation

Master alarm database, alarm rationalisation and management of change software

M.A.C. Solutions has added a software application to the ProcessVue Alarm Management software that incorporates a Master Alarm Database, a set of alarm rationalisation tools and Management of Change functionality

Top three emerging eco technologies

Mark Proctor unveils his top five emerging environmental technologies to look out for

Keeping up with demand for water

Consumers generally take their water supply for granted, giving barely a thought to how it is extracted, filtered and delivered. By John Browett

Is your plant vulnerable to cyber-attacks?

Even the most basic control system is connected to a computer. This connectivity brings benefits but also opens up a hazard - attacks from unfriendly parties

Process control design – do not let ATEX restrict your plans

There are more options than you would think to increase process control and efficiency in a potentially explosive atmosphere by using the latest valves, controllers and panel built solutions

Real time operating system for safety critical applications

The TQ Group has ported the INTEGRITY real time operating system to its TQMa6x minimodule for safety critical embedded applications. Nick Flaherty reports

Concentrated industry: Modern manufacturing clusters

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the benefits of modern manufacturing clusters

3D printing: looking to the future

Jonathan Wilkins explains why the manufacturing industry should celebratate 3D printing

Automaton motion server

Advanced control features such as learning control, harmonic cancellation and command shaping

Top five reasons to choose obsolete

Broken-down components can cause a world of problems for manufacturers. When disaster strikes, manufacturers are forced to make the decision to replace or upgrade their industrial equipment. Here, Jonathan Wilkins discusses the top five benefits of sourcing obsolete industrial automation parts

Top 5 problems with human machine interfaces

Seventy-five percent of office workers admit to resorting to physical violence against their computer; the other 25% probably only employed mental abuse. Jonathan Wilkins reports

How to make the most of ESOS and EAS

To prepare companies for ESOS and EAS energy audits, industrial software expert COPA-DATA has launched two online platforms advising large enterprises in the UK and Ireland to act upon their findings to reduce energy consuption and bills

Machinery health monitoring in hazardous areas

Metrix gains ATEX approval for field-configurable vibration measurement system

Industrial systems given added protection

Power quality specialist REO UK launchesa range of 5-limb chokes, which target electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems in industrial applications



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