Data Acquisition

The future of pharmaceutical

Back in the nineteenth century, the undeveloped nature of the trade meant that pharmacists sold a vast array of medicines alongside soft drink, hair gel and even heroin as over-the-counter medicines. Today, pharma is one of the world’s most rapidly advancing industries, considering the quick development of the COVID-19 vaccine …

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KiSUITE – Analysis software for NVH

KiSUITE is the software platform designed to complement the Kistler KiNOVA data acquisition system by providing comprehensive data analysis capability. A group of four packages share the ease of use and flexibility characteristics that make NVH analysis simple, straight forward and insightful. KiSUITE – Analysis – A flexible and powerful …

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Long-term volcano monitoring

Monitoring volcano activity is an important issue in the mitigation of natural hazards.  Recently, most fatal issues occurred on volcanoes with low-energy and moderate activity, making them attractive touristic places (e.g., the 2014 Mount Ontake eruption in Japan).  For these types of volcanoes, monitoring involves multiphysics measurements on dense networks. …

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Agriculture 4.0: reaping the benefits of technology

Food production must increase to feed an extra two billion people by 2050 ― but how can this be done with limited land and workforce? Here Stewart Goulding, managing director of precision drive system supplier, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), explores how technology can boost the productivity of agriculture. Industry 4.0 …

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Securing sensitive manufacturing data

There was a time when securing sensitive information was as simple as putting a lock on a filing cabinet. But with the rapid development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud computing technologies, industrial data protection has become much more complex. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at …

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GI Systems announces Systems Integration Partner agreement between Sella Controls and Gantner Instruments

GI Systems is pleased to announce the signing of Systems Integration Partner agreement between Sella Controls and Gantner Instruments. Sella Controls, the Systems Integration and Functional Safety specialist has been appointed a System Integrator partner for Gantner Instruments for their test, measurement and data acquisition products and solutions. Gantner Instruments …

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Spilling the tea on factory connectivity

How many steps does it take to make a cup of tea? Before those tiny leaves make their way to your mug, they have been rolled, fermented, sieved, inspected and bagged in a factory — not to mention the process of adding strings, tags and specialist packaging. Automation has done …

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Cloud identified as the single most important solution to surviving and thriving in today’s “New Normal”

Industrial organisations are opting for Cloud, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies to address the complexities of today’s challenging macro-economic environment, according to AVEVA. At a recent virtual press panel, hosted by the company and moderated by Craig Resnick, Vice President, Consulting, ARC Advisory Group, industry leaders exchanged views on …

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Improving data collection

Collecting data from devices connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is critical in smart manufacturing. It can help, among other things, monitor the health state of machines, track stock levels and gain precious insight on how to maximise productivity. However, this can only be achieved with comprehensive and …

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Siemens sets the foundations for digital operations in upper tier COMAH site

Siemens Digital Industries (Siemens DI) has helped Kemira, a global chemical manufacturer, achieve record breaking productivity levels at its Bradford plant. By deploying an integrated solution, Siemens DI enabled Kemira to optimise how it makes its polyacrylamide products, which are used for the cleaning of municipal and industrial wastewater. At …

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