iSmart lighting energy control

  Liberty Specialty Steels have updated their apprentice training centre lighting using IMO’s iSmart lighting energy control.  The new system provides improved levels of lighting control  and saves energy. The high-bay lights used in the 25-year-old centre were on all the time, even though the training centre operated from 8am to 6pm. Control of the […]

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Advanced condition monitoring in F&B

Advanced condition monitoring in F&B Unplanned downtime costs food producers anything from hundreds of pounds an hour to tens of thousands, depending on the process. In the production of food and bev, smart condition monitoring cuts downtime by anticipating device failure. For example, if a mixer unit fails in a processing plant the drop in […]

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IIoT worker participation offers advantages for producers

A recent white paper by leading automation provider Schneider Electric considers the advantages of IIoT worker participation in industrial automation. An empowered workforce can help turn existing automation control systems into industrial profit engines to drive measurable operational profitability.   Over the years, many new control strategies and initiatives have been based on the idea […]

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CC-Link IE Field Network Basic simplifies Ethernet networking

  Mitsubishi Electric’s recently launched CC-Link IE Field Network Basic compatible products to further leverage networking on the production floor. It simplifies connection with almost any device having an Ethernet port.   With recent trends of IIoT, network connection of devices and equipment for small-scale systems is becoming more popular.  CC-Link IE Field Network Basic […]

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THE AGE OF THE CONTROL AUTOMATION PLATFORM IS NOW

    An article by Mitsubishi Electric considers how the PLC has developed into a control automation platform suitable for Industry 4.0. In doing so, it brings together a wide range of benefits for harmonious integration for users and integrators. The evolution of the modern control automation platform, commonly with a PLC at its heart, […]

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