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More Control & Automation features

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    Converging at the Edge(03/05/2019)

    Why should we be happy to embrace Edge computing so soon after we got used to the cloud, IoT, Industry 4.0 etc…?

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    Compact, self-contained robot welding systems(25/03/2019)

    Sparta Ltd are established as one of the UK’s leading sub-contract engineering companies’ specialising in Laser Cutting, CNC machining, Investment and Die Castings, Metal Fabrications, Rubber Mouldings and Forgings. Like any expanding, forward-thinking business, constantly reviewing and investing in the most up-to-date manufacturing processes, skills and accreditations is vital in maintaining a competitive edge.

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    Automation meets craftsmanship(04/03/2019)

    Mitsubishi Electric halves Denby Pottery's clay manufacturing times and reduces lost production with a new automation system.

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    Hannover Fair 2019: Welcome to the age of industrial intelligence(04/03/2019)

    From 1 to 5 April, an anticipated 6,500 companies from 75 nations will be exhibiting at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.

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    New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions(04/02/2019)

    Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.

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    ŠKODA AUTO uses Omron’s fully autonomous transport robot(04/02/2019)

    The autonomous robot contributes to the continuous improvement of work safety in Vrchlabí and helps to minimise work risks. It recognises people crossing its path as well as other vehicles and stationary obstacles.

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    Automated water level control(04/02/2019)

    The Dyke and Main Sluice Association (DHSV) responsible for flood protection on the Eiderstedt Peninsula is also in charge of safeguarding the interests of local agriculture and nature conservation: While farmers require dry, arable land for cultivation in summer, a number of endangered bird species need higher water levels to enable nest building. The solution: a smart drainage concept based on a centrally monitored automation system.

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    Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge(04/02/2019)

    The recent Water 2020 report published by the regulator Ofwat encourages sludge trading markets between operators in order to move sludge from a company where it is expensive to treat, to one that is cheaper. Ofwat modelling suggests that if its proposed changes are implemented, around 30 percent of all sludge could move between different water companies.

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    Achieve smarter operation and maintenance in water applications(04/02/2019)

    Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operators are increasingly supporting better decision-making by utilising the digitalisation capabilities available through instrumentation and plant management systems.

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    Proactive cyber security for beginners(02/01/2019)

    No modern business is completely safe from cyber threats, even if their system does not have a high level of network connectivity. So, what can industrial companies do to protect themselves?

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    Optimum protection for man and machine(12/12/2018)

    MVK Metal Safety from Murrelektronik facilitates field bus solutions for safety technology.

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    Holistic solutions for smart manufacturing(29/11/2018)

    As digitalisation, Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) take their course, the classical linear manufacturing model is changing: Complex, integrated networks are developing that aim to achieve higher productivity with lower resource consumption.

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    Reducing robot risk: How to design a safe industrial environment(29/11/2018)

    The increase in industrial automation, and particularly the use of industrial robots, is increasing the chance of an unexpected interaction between a human operator and a piece of other mobile equipment or moving machine.

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    Cyber-security in the emerging digital world(29/11/2018)

    It seems a long time ago now since various malware attacks on the operational layer changed the security landscape and highlighted vulnerabilities in the de-facto automation architecture. However, as we move along the road towards Smart Manufacturing with a view to improving efficiency, productivity and reliability of supply using the principles of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the subject of cyber-security is becoming arguably even more important.

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    How a partnership with ABB allowed UK boiler manufacturer to digitalise(05/11/2018)

    As more businesses digitalise, true competitive advantage lies in making alliances with large technology companies to gain the most benefit from complete digital solutions.