• 30 Mar
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    E-CAD integration reduces time to market by 80% for automation control specialist

    The time to market for automation system design and development has decreased by up to 80% for a control technology specialist following the introduction of a comprehensive electrical system design package.

  • 30 Mar
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    A new DesignSpark and SOLIDWORKS partnership on Electrical CAD

    In early 2019, a close partnership began between RS Components/Allied Electronics & Automation and Dassault Systèmes. Our vision of this partnership is to enable SOLIDWORKS users to take advantage of the vast product catalogue and expertise from Allied and RS Components and for DesignSpark Electrical users to have a seamless growth path to the increased capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

  • 30 Mar
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    EPLAN helps PCE Automation to take the next step

    EPLAN has recently helped PCE Automation take the next step in expanding its business and offering enhanced services for its customers. The company, which focuses on the design and manufacture of bespoke automation machinery, has invested in EPLAN Pro Panel licences with the associated Fluid add-ons.

  • 11 Mar
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    Is automation a question or a must?

    There's nothing better than building a great cabinet all by yourself. It's the pride of every professional panel builder. But how long will that last? If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you have to keep up with the shift to automation.

  • 2 Jan
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    Realising the benefits of virtual commissioning on automation projects

    Virtual commissioning is a valuable technology commonly used on large projects, typical of those found within the major automotive manufacturers, where systems containing hundreds of robots, PLCs and complex devices are tested, validated and commissioned in a virtual environment.

  • 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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    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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    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.

  • 23 Aug
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    Control panel engineering with integrated manufacturing

    Specialised control panel manufacturers need to be equally proficient in both the technology and the skills of the trade. In addition to the appropriate machines for production, it is crucial that they also have the right CAD tools. In this article, Holger Pawel, Managing Director of NW-Niemann, provides an insight into how his team have mastered the daily challenges.

  • 23 Aug
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    Digitally supported switchgear engineering

    What do American footballers and the workings of their teams have in common with system technology from Rittal and Eplan? More than you might expect. In short, both operate on an “all for one and one for all” basis. Both demonstrate how coordinated systems that link together can tap into unimagined potential.

  • 5 Jun
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    Swift upgrade puts an end to obsolescence

    Established in Cork in 2016, Alpha Automation and Controls is a system integrator specialising in the provision of end-to-end industrial automation solutions to organisations in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and manufacturing industries in the UK and Ireland.

  • 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.

  • 4 Feb
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    Complete documentation at the touch of a button

    Industrial automation specialist Festo has introduced a new software tool that enables customers to generate complete EPLAN projects for individually configurable products using a single type code – saving time and reducing human error.

  • 4 Feb
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    Implementing cybersecurity in a smart environment

    As the stakes between cyber attackers and their targets continue to rise over the coming years, the value of cybersecurity knowledge will only increase.

  • 5 Dec
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    Cyber security for energy infrastructure

    Power grids are fast becoming digital jungles. Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart meters and integrated cloud services are bringing new considerations for organisations in relation to hackers, cyber security and data protection.