Cyber criminals accidentally hit industrial PCs.

  most Cyber criminals accidentally attacking industrial computers.   Industrial companies suffer encryption malware attacks alongside other organisations. However, attackes on the industrial infrastructure being appear to be accidental, rather than targeted infections.   Unfortunately, even an accidental infection of computers on an industrial network by encryption malware can result in downtime. A related malfunction […]

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New update for official Machinery Directive guide

    New update for official Machinery Directive guide.   After leaving the European Union, UK machine builders will still need to comply with the European Machinery Directives on equipment destined for both home and export markets. A helpful source of information is the MachineBuilding.net website which regularly contains updated information.   According to MachineBuilding, […]

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Is UK manufacturing on-track to miss the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)?

Global manufacturing is on the cusp of change. The fourth industrial revolution is coming to the manufacturing sector, and according to the Manufacturing Organisation EEF, only 11% of manufacturers think the UK manufacturing sector is ready to take advantage of 4IR.   There are those who call it hype or a passing fad. But, as […]

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Mitsubishi Automation Product News | January 2017

  iQ-F Series selection tool update The latest version of the Mitsubishi Electric selection tool for Compact PLC has been released. You will find the updated MELSEC iQ-F Model Selection System version 1.0.3 in the “Selection tools” provided in MyMitsubishi and in the Service box of the respective product page.   MELSEC iQ-F Model Selection […]

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Helping manufacturers understand 4th industrial revolution (4IR)

Manufacturers’ organisation EEF and Oracle have published a free new fact-card to help manufacturers identify opportunities through a clearer understanding of the coming fourth industrial revolution (4IR), otherwise known as Industry 4.0. According to the EEF, 4IR will be crucial for UK manufacturing.   Knowledge and understanding are key Lee Hopley, their Chief Economist says […]

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