• 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.

  • 30 Jun
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    Stäubli expands MPS robotic tool changer range to cover all robots and payloads

    Five new sizes have now been launched to expand Stäubli’s existing MPS tool changer range, covering payload capacities from 15kg to 80kg, enabling Stäubli to offer a robotic tool change solution for virtually all robots and payloads.

  • 30 Jun
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    Collaborative robots – the integrators’ perspective

    There is little doubt that collaborative robots are finding their way into a broad range of applications. However, the question is: how are these types of robots being used? Are the majority of them actually working in true collaboration and coordination with humans, or are they being used in other ways by replacing traditional industrial robots?

  • 4 May
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    Three steps to make your manufacturing facility smarter

    Industry 4.0 promises a step change in the efficiency of industrial production and automation. As well as delivering greater flexibility, events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have focused attention on an organisation’s ability to adapt and service demand with a remote workforce.

  • 4 May
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    Reducing electrical complexity with modern automation

    For all the uncertainties that the industrial sector has faced in recent years, one thing has remained constant: automation, and investment in it, has grown steadily. These systems provide a wealth of benefits, but they can present a series of challenges for electrical engineers in terms of wiring and control cabinet functionality.

  • 4 Jan
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    Finding the right control system to use in hostile manufacturing environments

    Northern Combustion Systems (NCS) has opted for Siemens Sirius ACT with a PROFINET remote push button station as a reliable and robust solution under hazardous conditions – a system that saved 50% on costs.