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Don’t develop – adapt!

SLMP for CC-Link IE offers rapid way to exploit the fastest growing open industrial Ethernet protocol

Manufacturing and the digital evolution

Increasing energy costs requires manufacturers to implement lean production solutions that help to eliminate risk, reduce costs and better manage maintenance to minimise production downtime

Standalone data logger

Provides simple monitoring of production quality, efficiency and throughput

Fire suppression in corrosive environments

Tyco DDS system suited to circular, rectangular or irregular ductwork in applications including steel manufacturing, coal power generation, chemical industry and acid processing plant

Optimised controller for HVAC and pumping applications

Family includes DIN rail-mounted versions with and without integrated displays and keypad, as well as a flush-mounted version for mounting in cabinets or panels

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

Conformance testing ensures clear open communications

Open control and automation networks, upon which devices from many vendors can be used, are increasingly preferred throughout most industrial sectors. John Browett explains the role and importance of conformance testing

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

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