E-Factory delivering manufacturing intelligence via MES

Processing data on the shop floor and improving manufacturing intelligence in real-time leads to greater productivity and competitive advantage. IIoT enables Smart Factories to efficiently connect real-time shop floor data with IT systems. Integration across domains is a huge risk to a project’s success, to deliver completion on-time and in budget. Importantly, automation suppliers are […]

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Linking asset maintenance and energy costs

Linking asset maintenance and energy costs   A recent white paper, Schneider Electric looks the relationship between asset maintenance and energy costs in pumping. Assets such as pumps need maintaining on an ongoing basis, and maintenance costs are 25% of TCO. Thus maintenance practices warrant examination of their contribution to energy-influenced savings. In pumping installations, […]

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Energy savings-The energy audit process

  ABB offers a wide range of technologies that help reduce energy consumption and improve productivity.   According to ABB, the best way to startis with an effective energy audit: it will have several characteristics, but generally include for following proven characteristics:   The ABB energy audit process   Outlining the scope of supply To start, the […]

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Omron NX1 compact controller offer

NX1 compact controller for machines.   UK manufacturing is struggling to boost productivity and to improve quality. A flexible production line is a key for the next manufacturing processes. Hence, the use of high-end multi-functional machines is one solutions.   The NX1 entry level compact controller brings this level of performance to compact machines. Its […]

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Energy savings? I don’t believe it

Energy savings? I don’t believe it.   Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best. UK manufacturing needs to improve its productivity. An easy way of achieving this is to reduce energy costs. At least, so you would think. Yet, a report from ABB suggest theory and practice are not the same when it concerns reducing […]

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