Digitising legacy production equipment pays dividends

Modern plant automation systems provide transparent monitoring of system status, plus tools such as condition monitoring or predictive maintenance. All help to reduce unscheduled downtime and improve productivity. However, the same is not true of many existing installations where the owners have yet to recognise the benefits of digitising legacy equipment from fairly simple and […]

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New OEM business models

Planning and developing new machines are major investments for OEMs. There are many drivers from competitor activity, customer demand, new techlologies and new comcepts like Industry 4.0 . The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is about the value of data, but what is this data, where is it from, who is collecting it and how is […]

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Benefits of open platform controller for automation

  There are times in machine control that a PLC cannot give you the performance you need for a special requirement. Rather than opt for a PC or special micro controller,  a C-Controller offers an interesting alternative. Mitsubishi Electric’s C-controller can be used stand-alone controlling the I/O or integrated within the Mitsubishi Electric iQ-R control […]

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