• 2 Jan
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    Connectivity fit for manufacturing

    Technology is a fast-moving area and it can be difficult to ensure your business is implementing the right network services to ensure the best outcomes for your business and your customers. In manufacturing, this challenge is even more acute.

  • 2 Jan
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    Analog Devices launches portfolio of industrial connectivity solutions

    Drawing on a decades-long heritage of expertise in analogue, mixed-signal and digital semiconductor technology, Analog Devices (ADI) launched a portfolio of Industrial Ethernet solutions at SPS 2019 in November to address communication challenges within Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, and the digital transformation.

  • 11 Nov
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    Intelligent electrical computer-aided design

    Digitisation is occurring in all sectors of industry, improving productivity and quality. One such area is cabinet engineering where the development of computer-aided design (CAD) software has allowed for a faster and more accurate design process. For this article, PBSI Editor Alistair Hookway spoke with WSCAD CEO Dr. Axel Zein to find out more about the CAD software market and where the technology is headed.

  • 11 Nov
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    Five tips to get started with smart devices on the factory floor

    The latest sensors are now equipped with IoT features, whilst machine controllers with artificial intelligence are also making their way to the factory floor. With these developments, the discussion around implementing IIoT and Industry 4.0 has again picked up speed, while companies are looking for ways to reap the benefits of increased computing power and the availability of growing amounts of data.

  • 11 Nov
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    Why put the cart before the horse?

    There’s usually a logical sequence followed by most OEMs when an electronics project is being developed. It goes something like this.

  • 11 Nov
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    How smart technology is transforming the industrial world

    When it comes to the world of manufacturing, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things and Smart manufacturing are all terms we hear thrown around a lot. Whilst these terms can all be used in isolation; they share one very important commonality – they are all impacted by digital transformation.

  • 11 Nov
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    The intergenerational smart factory

    Germany is the European leader in automation and robotics. Yet, according to a 2018 study of the country’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI), only 28 per cent of German manufacturers have a strategic plan to digitalise their factories.

  • 11 Nov
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    A paperless state of affairs

    The idea of ‘going paperless’ is not a new one; offices, businesses, hospitals, shops and most other organisations you can think of have made strides towards digitalisation and away from paper documentation. But by and large, industry has been slow to follow. Now though, many have also pledged to go paperless, but they face the daunting challenge of finding new and efficient systems to replace the traditional ones.

  • 11 Nov
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    Getting to grips with connected products and solutions

    Operating in an environmentally-friendly way is becoming ever more prevalent for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and there are corporate, social and commercial demands for buildings to operate more efficiently.

  • 11 Nov
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    SCADA upgrade is cream of the crop

    Yeo Valley is one of the biggest organic food producers in the UK, supplying yogurt, butter, cream, ice cream and fruit compote to major retailers including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

  • 11 Nov
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    How smart are you, really?

    Whether it’s a factory filled with connected systems or a sensor-equipped coffee machine, ‘smart’ is undoubtedly one of the most widely used phrases of the digital age. The term has also become nearly synonymous with agility, efficiency and productivity. But are industrial business leaders and plant managers focusing on the right areas of the smart revolution? Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff UK, explains why you might be looking at smart manufacturing in the wrong way.

  • 11 Nov
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    SPS 2019 preview

    Despite the challenging economic climate ahead of the SPS anniversary exhibition, the outlook for the trade show is once again very positive and testifies to the importance of the exhibition for smart and digital automation.

  • 7 Nov
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    Remote monitoring – increasing BMS & HVACR efficiency

    Remote monitoring is an essential tool to optimise a building’s infrastructure. Integrating a comprehensive remote monitoring strategy for HVACR assets into the management of any facility can increase its efficiency and reduce operating costs.

  • 27 Sep
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    Oceans of potential for data centres

    Welcome to the October issue of PBSI! This month’s issue includes an article (Eaton – pg.32) discussing the dichotomy between reducing the environmental impact of data centres at a time when an ever-increasing amount of data is being produced.

  • 27 Sep
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    A welcome port

    Removable (flash) memory devices are required for many industrial applications. However, commercial USB devices are unsuitable for operating in harsh environments, are not durable, have security flaws and may even be fakes. Michael Barrett, Managing Director of Nexus Industrial Memory, explains why bespoke, fit-for-purpose devices are a must.

Lascar Electronics Ltd