• 7 Mar
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    Faking it

    For whatever reason or reasons, counterfeit electronics remain a problem that doesn’t seem to want to go away. For designers and system integrators of electrical control panels, just what needs to be considered, and indeed how serious could things get, were ‘fake’ components to end up in a panel?

  • 6 Mar
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    Coping with congestion: How mmWave technology is contributing towards smart cities of the future

    Walter Magiera, Chief Commercial Officer at Filtronic, an expert in RF technology, explains how mmWave enables high-performance and reliable connections in densely populated areas. 

  • 6 Mar
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    Overcoming counterfeits once and for all

    The market for counterfeit electronics is one of the industry's most widely-discussed and analysed topics, yet little headway has been made in solving the problem. 

  • 10 Jan
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    Why vision software should be specifically designed for your automation process

    Renowned for having the most sophisticated vision across the animal kingdom, the mantis shrimp possesses a visual system that far surpasses human capabilities. While we may not be able to replicate its vision system directly, understanding its remarkable features can inspire us to push the boundaries of manufacturing vision systems.

  • 10 Jan
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    Mercedes-Benz prepares its ‘Digital First’ system using latest NVIDIA platforms

    To showcase the vital role of simulation when bringing up new factories, automaker Mercedes-Benz is using digital twins for production, with help from NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for developing Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) applications to design, collaborate, plan and operate manufacturing and assembly facilities.

  • 10 Jan
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    Busting the automation myths: Seven reasons to embrace robotics

    There is a lingering fear of automation, largely based on myths that are well past time for busting. Here, we counter seven of the most popular misconceptions around robotics, and explain why there’s never been a better time to make the move to automation.

  • 10 Jan
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    Robotics helps to navigate market and technology challenges

    Speaking to ABB Robotics and Automation, PBSI learns more key trends shaping the future for robotics, including challenges faced by control panel designers/builders.

  • 5 Nov
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    Optimising intralogistics with AI

    At its production facilities in Barntrup, KEB Automation operates an in-house transport system, AGILOX, which is designed specifically for intralogistics tasks. The company has identified a need for a machine learning solution that is capable of monitoring vehicle status and predicting potential failures.

  • 5 Nov
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    Smooth operations at Budapest Airport

    In the words of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, and in the modern age of international travel, this first step is often an airport. At Budapest Airport, however, the control and SCADA systems for operating critical infrastructure were aging and not standardised. Here’s how COPA-DATA helped.

  • 5 Nov
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    Are TEDS-enabled sensors worth investing in?

    How can engineers overcome challenges associated with sensor calibration and ensure accurate and meaningful data measurement? Dr James Slader, Deputy Engineering Manager at telemetry specialist Mantracourt, explains the advantages of upgrading legacy sensors to incorporate transducer electronic datasheet (TEDS) memory devices, and how this could be a worthy investment.

  • 5 Nov
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    High-efficiency low-voltage drives and motors for energy-intensive applications

    Rockwell Automation and Infinitum have formalised an exclusive agreement to develop and distribute jointly a new class of high-efficiency, integrated low-voltage drive and motor technology. 

  • 5 Nov
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    Ultra-low voltage motors market worth $6.5bn by 2027

    New research by market intelligence firm Interact Analysis shows that the ultra-low voltage motors market is experiencing a period of growth. 

  • 5 Nov
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    Taking control of crane magnets

    While cranes are built for durability and are often in use for decades, operators should consider how they can introduce newer technologies alongside the crane, to improve productivity and safety while reducing costs. Here, Andy Swann, Business Development Manager for cranes and power transmission at cranes specialist CP Automation, explores. 

  • 5 Nov
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    Keeping industrial control with ASICs

    As manufacturers strive to meet production demands, more and more businesses are using automation technologies, driven by industrial control systems. Here, Richard Mount, Director of Sales at ASIC design and supply company Swindon Silicon Systems explains the crucial role of ASICs in improved industrial control systems. 

  • 6 Sep
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    Panel problem prevention

    Once electrical panels are installed, companies can face a number of ongoing issues and challenges, from monitoring and testing, to component failures, and cybersecurity worries. A holistic view of the panel landscape is a prudent way to alleviate these concerns, and to minimise future downtime. 

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