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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Smart approaches to manufacturing digitalisation

John Browett of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Europe, addresses the challenges companies face on the road to manufacturing digitalisation. Different approaches will suit different businesses and choosing the right one is critical to achieving a company’s full potential. Two main aspects of the project need addressing if a company is to benefit fully from […]

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BSI agrees EU standards policy on Brexit

 On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomes these decisions as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of our stakeholders. The decisions, taken separately in both organizations, will enable […]

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IIoT driving Industrial Ethernet growth for 2018

For factory automation, the installation of Industrial Ethernet nodes has overtaken traditional fieldbuses for the first time. This is the finding in HMS Industrial Networks’ annual study of the industrial network market for 2018.   IIoT driving Industrial Ethernet growth The move to Industrial Ethernet reflects the needs for high performance networks expected by the […]

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