i3 Intelligent remote control of radio towers

Bell Canada is one of Canada’s largest providers f radio and television services. They also supply the transmission services for various digital and analogue platforms. Some however were beginning to show their age, with control panels for the antenna arrays over 50 years. They used a combination of timers and relay logic to control the […]

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How can Omron AI Controllers extends your equipment’s life?

  Machines with AI can perceive their environment and use the information to change the way they respond. Omron Industrial Automation has developed an AI controller for predictive maintenance and extend equipment life. There is growing interest in using artificial intelligence (AI) in automation controllers to enhance their intelligence and improve decision making. AI becomes […]

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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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Pragmatic cyber security in digital automation

  Chris Evans, Marketing & Operations Group Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division considers the growing importance of cyber security in manufacturing. A recent report from Trend Micro, says major flaws continue to exist in two of the most popular M2M machine automation protocols. Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Constrained Application Protocol […]

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Is a poor power factor dragging your profits down?

Many businesses overlook the fact they pay more for electricity depending on how it is used. The how depends on the type of electrical load as some loads have a poor power factor. Most electrical equipment, such as motors, compressors, welding sets, fluorescent and LED lighting create an inductive load on the supply. In most […]

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