Heysham Nuclear Power station runs four AGR reactors on its site in the North West of the UK. Verotec was approached by Beran Instruments, a certified F4N (Fit for Nuclear) company, to provide custom 19” subracks to house upgraded power supplies on the site.
It is generally recognised that, by the end of this year, more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and it will be a market worth $200 billion by 2021. In basic terms, the IIoT is real-time data connection, driven by processing and transmitting data at faster speeds, on progressively smarter and smaller machines.
Marshall Tufflex is a manufacturing company, based in East Sussex, that produces PVC trunking, cable trays and a range of other products for the construction industry.
Editor of sister title EPDT, Mark Gradwell, talked to Joe Davies, Senior Product Specialist at UK-based manufacturer of industrial computers, Amplicon to learn more about their new Impact-P – which they describe as the smallest industrial embedded PC in the market!
Throughout 2020, the UK will be witnessing the wider rollout of 5G telecommunications networks. The introduction of these networks will support the development of more advanced computing applications and it’s got many businesses considering edge computing. For manufacturing businesses, more effective edge computing doesn’t need new telecoms technologies – it just requires consideration of industrial PCs (IPCs) at the edge. Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explains.