Does Occam’s Razor apply to modern control solutions?

Some 800 years ago, English philosopher William of Ockham developed a principle giving precedence to simplicity. Called Occam’s Razor, his problem-solving principle is that in the event of two competing solutions, the simpler one is preferable. It is sometimes expressed as “Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity.” Putting this into a modern context, […]

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New Mitsubishi FX5U safety extension modules for PLC, simplify design.

  Mitsubishi Electric has strengthened its compact PLC series with the addition of two new FX5U safety extension modules. The modules allow users to create a compact, integrated safety system by connecting a safety extension module to a PLC. Developed and produced in conjunction with German safety maker SICK AG, the modules connect directly to FXU and […]

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Intelligent controller improves micro-brewery production

Over the last few years, the UK has seen a significant growth in micro-breweries as more hobbyists turn their past time into a business. Accessing an easy-to-use intelligent controller helps the production process and enables owners to check and control their batch production remotely. One reputable micro-brewery with a reputation for creating unique hand-crafted beers […]

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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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