• 5 Dec
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    How to give your industrial platform a real edge

    According to a recent Gartner report, “By 2022, more than 50% of industrial IoT analytics will be performed at the edge, up from less than 10% today.”

  • 5 Dec
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    Modular busbar system modernises steel mill

    Rittal was approached to provide power distribution and motor control centre system for a replacement drives panel at a steel mill based in the North of England.

  • 5 Dec
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    Energy savings in enclosures

    Saving energy within an enclosure may not be as high a priority as keeping the equipment cooled with the correct combination of fans and outlet filters, but savings can easily be made.

  • 5 Dec
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    The magnetism of CAE software

    Long-established designer and manufacturer of high performance magnets and associated technology, Eclipse Magnetics, recently experienced an increase in demand for filtration systems and solutions.

  • 5 Nov
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    3 questions to ask before selecting an LTE WAN

    “We have our device, now we need to connect it to the Internet.”

  • 5 Nov
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    Robot wars

    Time and again we are reminded that we are in the age of automation. Annual statistics prepared by the International Federation of Robotics paints a positive picture for 2017, with a 31% increase in annual global shipments.

  • 5 Nov
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    Cobots and the future of maintenance

    Unplanned downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing. Recent research by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates that downtime can cost manufacturers anywhere between £20,000 and £40,000 an hour.

  • 5 Nov
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    Surviving the Brexit-induced labour shortage

    It’s no secret that the skills shortage in the UK is reaching critical levels. At the end of last year, a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) highlighted the labour shortage as a serious concern and revealed that a record number of recruitment firms were reporting difficulties.

  • 5 Nov
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    SPS IPC Drives 2018

    Some 1,700 automation providers from all over the world are expected in Nuremberg on 27th-29th November 2018.

  • 5 Nov
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    On the cusp

    The creation of new business models, combined with the availability of emerging and innovative digital technologies, means manufacturers are poised to reap the commercial and competitive benefits that a digital future offers.

  • 5 Nov
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    Smart safety at the heart of Industry 4.0

    Along with the protection of staff and the environment, smart safety precepts can deliver multiple benefits to manufacturing companies.

  • 5 Nov
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    Integrated safety – what exactly is it?

    In broad terms, integration enables increased speed and precision of production processes due to more finely tuned technology and control systems.

  • 5 Nov
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    Sensor data available globally

    Making sensor data and information from different sources available globally and linking both together in a meaningful way is the crux of Industry 4.0.

  • 5 Nov
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    Automating building energy efficiency

    Whether it’s motivated by financial or environmental concerns, energy efficiency is now a top concern. Although energy management is becoming easier with the development of smart buildings, many existing, ageing premises are in need of transformation.

  • 5 Nov
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    What is KNX?

    Mark Warburton, Technical Director, Ivory Egg says “As energy costs continue to rise, so has society’s agenda to be more careful in terms of tangible energy use and wastage.