New widescreen operator interface

  Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its GOT operator interfaces with two new high-resolution LCD wide screens. The larger viewing area gives users of the GT21 and GT25 HMIs access to more visual information. They enhance machine operability and the potential to increase productivity. Further, they provide two Ethernet ports and a built-in sound output. Mitsubishi […]

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Multiple energy efficiency benefits

  Almost all capital expenditure requires a financial return. But, with energy efficiency projects, ABB sees finance as only part of the story. Moreover, they estimate investing in energy efficiency generates multiple energy efficiency benefits, adding up to 50% more added value, plus energy savings. Most companies have a hurdle rate that defines the lowest […]

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The drivers behind Smart machines

Smarter machines are integral to the success of Industry 4 is and IIoT. So, who and what are the drivers behind Smart Machines, and who decides how smart they need to be?   Introducing new technologies and components to machines to increase productivity is not new. They improve reliability and ease of use, simplify maintenance, […]

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E-Factory delivering manufacturing intelligence via MES

Processing data on the shop floor and improving manufacturing intelligence in real-time leads to greater productivity and competitive advantage. IIoT enables Smart Factories to efficiently connect real-time shop floor data with IT systems. Integration across domains is a huge risk to a project’s success, to deliver completion on-time and in budget. Importantly, automation suppliers are […]

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Linking asset maintenance and energy costs

Linking asset maintenance and energy costs   A recent white paper, Schneider Electric looks the relationship between asset maintenance and energy costs in pumping. Assets such as pumps need maintaining on an ongoing basis, and maintenance costs are 25% of TCO. Thus maintenance practices warrant examination of their contribution to energy-influenced savings. In pumping installations, […]

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