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Follow the yellow brick road to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is this year’s automation industry buzzword, says Jonathan Wilkins

High-performance automation controller

Based on IEC61131-3 which reduces both development time and cost

Smart remote I/O with front-end control logic

Moxa's ioLogik 2500 is designed for almost any distributed and remote I/O application

HMI/PLC for advanced analogue monitoring and control

Allows users to perform both operator interface and control for a much wider range of applications

M2M communications brings sophistication to the water industry

The ‘Internet of Things’ is coming to the water industry, delivering new levels of data that will enable water companies to control remote assets with increased sophistication and minimise risk, writes Jeremy Shinton

New IR lens for thermal imaging

Resolve Optics announces Model 307, high-performance IR lens

Better knowledge, more efficiency

Improved process knowledge as a result of the latest automation systems is enabling process companies to reduce production costs, improve quality control and cut their total cost of ownership. Eugene McCarthy reports

Single phase 50/60Hz step/control transformers

Suitable for heavy-duty industrial controls including motor speed

Food and beverage production fit for the future

Stefan Knauf looks at was of improving productivity and efficiency

Measuring both vibration and acceleration

Silicon Designs introduces digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers

Scada software goes mobile

Siemens’ Simatic WinCC V7.3 Scada software boosts engineering efficiency

Pneumatic control automation systems: simplicity is the key

Neil Saunders looks at the common components and processes involved in pneumatic control automation systems, from the most basic design to a complete production line

Industrial wireless blackout looms, warns GAMBICA

Industrial trade body is calling for the harmonisation of the new EN62657-2 industrial wireless co-existence standard. Without the standard, major industrial failure can occur

Speeding up the production of gold bars

Festo automation technology brings more speed and precision in Autocon Innovations’ production of gold bars

Process plant expert enhances GKN’s process line

Plasticraft helps GKN Aerospace enhance its original process line – 30 years on

Advanced computing and control systems transform chemical plants

Chemical companies rely increasingly on advanced computing and control systems to keep their plants at peak efficiency. Eugene McCarthy reports

Change management systems: safeguarding your plant automation assets

The increased use of plant floor automation to achieve production goals has created a dependency on PLCs, PC-based control systems, SCADA systems, robotic controllers and HMIs. Andy Thorogood reports

Conveyor chains guarantees safe transportation

Can be used in automation, logistics systems, packaging, manufacturing of food and bakery products, pharmaceuticals and automotive industry

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