• 1 Apr
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    Greater security in manufacturing IT

    Rittal’s teams work closely with leading industrial companies to create IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms. The following tips are to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure IT for production environments.

  • 1 Apr
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    The Davos debrief

    Nick Boughton digital lead at integrator Boulting Technology, outlines the findings of WEF’S 2019 Global Risk Report and how manufacturers can enhance their cybersecurity strategy.

  • 1 Apr
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    A deep dive into gigabit Ethernet

    As we embark on the journey to Industry 4.0, it is becoming apparent that industry’s reluctance to move beyond 100Mbit Ethernet technology is a very real limiting factor. CLPA-Europe General Manager John Browett argues that the transition to gigabit Ethernet networking technologies has to start now.

  • 1 Apr
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    Digitalisation and the food and beverage industry

    Wikipedia, the world’s largest free-content encyclopaedia, now has over 41,000,000 articles in 294 languages. If printed, the English articles alone would form an impressive, but unrealistic 2,512 volumes. Without digitalisation and the widespread use of computers, this amazing wealth of knowledge would be impossible.

  • 4 Mar
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    Boom or bust for industry?

    Welcome to the March issue of PBSI! This month will see the United Kingdom leave the European Union after months of negotiations and disarray – that is unless an extension to the deadline is agreed.

  • 4 Mar
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    UK’s first integrator certification scheme

    The British Automation & Robot Association (BARA) has announced the UK’s first robot integrator certification scheme.

  • 4 Mar
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    Top causes of PLC control system failure

    On New Year’s Day 1968, the programmable logic controller (PLC) was first designed. It has been used ever since to make logic based decisions in automated industrial processes.

  • 4 Mar
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    Welcome to the age of industrial intelligence

    From 1st to 5th April, an anticipated 6,500 companies from 75 nations will be exhibiting at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.

  • 4 Mar
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    Performance monitoring

    Will Darby of metering, controls and automation specialist Carlo Gavazzi UK, outlines how to select the most appropriate machine monitoring relay for various applications.

  • 4 Mar
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    The world surges ahead

    The 18th Edition regulations represent a change of protection for installations, designed especially to increase the level of safety and reduce the risks associated with transient over-voltages.

  • 4 Mar
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    Controlling obsolescence

    Over the past 50 years, a growing number of industrial businesses have adopted computer-based automation systems.

  • 4 Mar
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    Tougher enclosures simplify remote I/O applications

    The continuing evolution of networked and distributed control system architectures is generating much higher demand for tougher enclosures, capable of providing comprehensive environmental protection in remote locations.

  • 4 Mar
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    Considerations when specifying enclosures for Industry 4.0 applications

    Industry 4.0, the deployment of distributed automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, is based around the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing to create the "smart factory".

  • 4 Mar
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    Top considerations for building an enclosure

    When it comes to product design, both the manufacturer, purchaser and end user will all approach equipment requirements from different perspectives.

  • 4 Mar
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    Enhanced for extreme applications

    The new Rittal VX25 large enclosure system delivers significantly enhanced value to electrical engineering companies thanks to its technical features, ease of assembly and high levels of safety.