Omron RX2 VSD offers triple duty ratings amongst new features

  For organisations seeking ways to reduce energy consumption it is important to evaluate the performance of both their existing systems and products. Evaluating new products also forms an important part of this activity. If you’re not going forwards, you’re going backwards, and using VSDs that offer triple duty ratings is a good starting point […]

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Embracing industrial transformation through digitisation

Two major trends are accelerating the pace of modern industrial transformation. Firstly, increased pressure to improve productivity and boost ROI; secondly the relatively low cost of IT-driven data acquisition and analysis. A recent LNS Research report indicated that 45% of industrial organizations surveyed are already engaged in industrial transformation. Furthermore, another 23% of companies expect […]

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Schneider Electric launch IIoT Starter Pack competition

Schneider Electric is offering the chance to win an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Secure Asset Connection Starter Pack. The pack is an ideal solution for machine builders and end users seeking integrated asset-to-cloud connectivity. As well as being cybersecure it also provides end-to-end remote access to program and monitor other control equipment. The IIot […]

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Will TSN be another disruptive communications technology?

The growth of IIoT means information has become the most important commodity for international manufacturing industries. Automation systems need the ability to handle large amounts of data at speed and Time Stamped Networks (TSN) provide this. TSN offers a non-proprietary technical solution for delivering high performance deterministic communication between industrial devices to field level over […]

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Digitising legacy production equipment pays dividends

Modern plant automation systems provide transparent monitoring of system status, plus tools such as condition monitoring or predictive maintenance. All help to reduce unscheduled downtime and improve productivity. However, the same is not true of many existing installations where the owners have yet to recognise the benefits of digitising legacy equipment from fairly simple and […]

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