• 5 Jan
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    Product life cycle management for automation components

    When purchasing automation products, it is not only about the performance and price. Buyers should also ensure they ask suppliers how long their product will be supported and where it is in its product life cycle, says Jonathan Bullick of KEB America.

  • 5 Jan
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    UK manufacturing’s golden opportunity & the key role of systems integrators

    As the manufacturing sector emerges from the shadow of COVID-19, the feeling from the market is that automation is the transformative change needed for future success. With many businesses looking to implement automated solutions for the first time, systems integrators have a critical role to play in ensuring the right product is specified and correctly installed.

  • 13 Dec
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    Modern control technology gives F&B production machines new momentum

    Staveb Automation AG relies on OMRON controllers (PLC) for retrofitting. Swiss food company Delica AG replaces control system and drive technology for more productivity, less waste and faster packaging.

  • 1 Nov
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    Robots and manufacturing concepts are going mobile

    We’re all very familiar with the concept of industrial robots and the benefits they bring to our manufacturing processes. Over the years, we have seen the technology improve in many ways, with increased payloads, greater speeds, better accuracy and repeatability, more intuitive and user-friendly programming methods, and the ability to interface with other technologies, such as vision systems.

  • 1 Nov
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    An introduction to feedback devices for VFD and servo applications

    One issue that often arises when designing closed-loop applications is which type of feedback to use on the motors. In this article, Jeff Kardell of KEB America describes the different types of feedback devices in variable frequency drives (VFDs) and servo applications, as well as some typical examples of where they can be utilised.

  • 1 Nov
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    Five advantages of 5G in IIoT applications

    The term '5G', like its predecessors, is a term simply used to describe a set of common standards and technologies in the cellular world. Where most of us have been using 3G and 4G for several years in a commercial environment, through phones and tablets, it's the Industrial IoT space that will perhaps benefit the most from the step up in cellular technology that 5G will bring, as IIoT devices become more complex and more prevalent in industrial applications.

  • 1 Nov
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    Automation Concern Three – “The benefits of automation in panel building are uncertain and limited”

    In part three of this exclusive four-part series, EPLAN looks at the many benefits that automation can bring to panel building.

  • 1 Nov
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    Unidrive keeps Singapore Dolphin Fountain flowing

    Sentosa is an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast, home to Sentosa Cove, the first and only oceanfront residence in Singapore. Comprising more than 2,000 oceanfront villas, waterway bungalows, hillside mansions and upscale condominiums, Sentosa Cove is home to a unique installation, known as the Dolphin Fountain.

  • 1 Nov
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    Getting up to speed on food automation

    There is an old proverb that goes: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” This sentiment can be applied to the adoption of automation in the UK food and beverage production industry, which has traditionally lagged behind other markets.

  • 27 Oct
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    Small potato producer gets a grip on growth

    This video features a system from FANUC Authorised System Integrator Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. engineered and built for Tasteful Selections LLC., the largest grower, shipper and packer of bite-sized potatoes in North America.

  • 2 Sep
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    Buying automation with confidence

    There is mounting pressure on manufacturers to increase throughput, run times, and provide safer working conditions – as a result, the adoption of industrial robots is increasing.

  • 2 Sep
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    A pizza challenge for Control Freaks

    Automation 'solutions provider' Control Freaks has applied the latest Mitsubishi Electric PLC technology to solve production challenges and increase competitiveness for Bakkavor's Lincolnshire-based pizza production facility.

  • 2 Sep
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    Automation Concern Two – It is expensive

    In part two of this exclusive four-part series, EPLAN discusses why concerns about expense should not hold you back from automating your panel building.

  • 30 Jul
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    Buying automation with confidence

    There is mounting pressure on manufacturers to increase throughput, run times, and provide safer working conditions – as a result, the adoption of industrial robots is increasing. During a recent roundtable, hosted by Paige West, Editor of Connectivity at the IML Group, a panel of BARA representatives and industry experts discussed developing the business case for automation and choosing the appropriate suppliers and applications.

  • 30 Jun
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    Warehouse automation services market to double by 2025

    Calling all System Integrators! In a new report on the warehouse automation service market, Interact Analysis has revealed that soaring growth in the warehouse automation equipment market is causing parallel growth in the market for service contracts – worth $4.3bn in 2020 and projected to grow to $8.7bn by 2025.

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