Moving from food producer to a smart food factory pays dividends

Food producers often operate without industrial networks connecting machines and systems across the factory floor. However, as demand increases, so does the need to improve productivity. For companies considering a move to becoming a smart food factory, network connectivity across a production site is the first step. Food producers currently span the full automation spectrum. […]

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Modicon M262 Smart IIoT integration simplifies connectivity

Industry 4.0 is transforming the way engineers and manufacturers think about factory automation. Few manufacturing companies are actively implementing it yet and many have not given it much thought. However, for machine builders the fast approaching era of digital transformation offers new opportunities if they implement smart IIoT integration platforms. Device makers are adapting their […]

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Mitsubishi Electric MAPS 4 offers multi-functional SCADA platform

  MAPS 4 is a multi-functional SCADA from Mitsubishi Electric with object orientated control and visualisation software for demanding customers and applications. It provides a full life-cycle planning, management and integration platform for applications from manufacturing to infrastructure. An HMI version also exists for machine builders and customers wanting a lightweight localised control and visualisation […]

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Enabling shop-floor IoT with Schneider TeSys ecosystem

For most organisations, Industry 4 is still a moveable feast. However, manufacturers buying new equipment will expect their purchases to be IoT ready or compliant-whatever that might mean. Specifically, this poses a problem for OEMs and machine builders who prefer to standardise their control systems. Schneider Electric is addressing this by enabling shop-floor IoT using […]

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New 7″ hose-proof HMI GOT2507T from Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new hose-proof HMI for harsh and demanding applications. The GOT2507T-WTSD 7″ operator terminal offers an extended operating temperature range of -20°C to +65°C and IP67F/IP66F protection. Furthermore, it has a UV resistant screen for harsh and demanding applications. Hose-proof HMI construction The new terminal needs no additional protective measures for […]

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