The immediate future for automation in the food industry

    The immediate future for automation in the food industry   Chris Evans, Marketing and Operations Group Manager at Mitsubishi Electric UK’s Automation Group looks what is around the corner in terms of automation for the food and beverage industry.   When food producers range from craft breweries and hand-made foods to some of […]

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Sysmac platform reduces unplanned machine downtime

As producers know only too well, unplanned machine downtime carries significant penalties, from lost production to waste of spoiled product and unhappy customer. By offering advanced machine solutions, Omron’s answer to significantly improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of your installed machine to avoid stoppages.   The Integrated Automation of Omron’s Sysmac a philosophy is […]

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Schneider’s PacDrive 3 integrating automated machine control

  Schneider Electric launches PacDrive 3 integrated solution for automated machine control.   Based on proven logic motion technology, PacDrive 3 unifies PLC, motion, and robotics control functionality on a single hardware platform. Its centralised system architecture, is specifically designed to control a wide range of servo-driven production and packaging machines, as well as material […]

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How are smart machines improving productivity?

IIot and smart machines are offering OEMs and manufacturers a step-change in ways to improve flexibility and productivity. The emergence of Industry 4.0 is triggering significant transformation in manu­facturing and production industries.   Making the case for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) Schneider Electric’s Rainer Beudert, Marketing Director for the system and software Machine Solutions […]

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