Adopting the AutomationML provides consistent data exchange

  Mitsubishi Electric has implemented AutomationML within its iQ Works integrated software programming suite. Adopting the AutomationML open standard simplifies complex equipment design, installation and maintenance. Hence AutomationML  provides consistent data exchange between electrical wiring and control software. Production systems regularly adapt to meet changes in demand, thus leading to reengineering and reconfiguration of hardware […]

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Performance metrics | What gets measured, gets done

Developed over thirty years ago and still popular today, the balanced scorecard is a management tool. It helps organisations measure their performance in relation to key aspects of their strategy, and vision. The concept has evolved over time and covers four business perspectives. Being: financial performance; customer focus; internal processes, and organisational capacity. Furthermore, key […]

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Three new remote services for ABB drives

Remote services for ABB drives   ABB Ability is adding three remote services for ABB drives users. They provide instant alerts, rapid help and support before failure occurs. The services are: Remote assistance; condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Introduced in 2017, ABB Ability is a cloud-based service providing their digital solutions on a single platform. […]

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CC-Link’s OPC UA companion widening IIoT machine connectivity

Moreover The CC-Link Organisation (CLPA), and the OPC Foundation, announced a companion specification. Thus ensuring widening IIoT machine connectivity, it simplifies IIoT and Industry 4.0 implementations.   It does this by providing a unified interface between devices and IT at production sites. This simplifies the IIoT machine connectivity required for Smart Factories, and improves productivity […]

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Automation Platform Simplifies Competitiveness

Keeping ahead of your competitors is a challenge for most businesses. Companies that succeed are the ones who are quick to adapt and flexible enough to change. Mitsubishi’s Jeremy Shinton argues a single source of automation platform simplifies competitivness , and plays a big role in improving business. Consumers seeking more variety and low prices, […]

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