Data Acquisition

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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Viavi acquires Expandium to complete virtualised assurance portfolio

Viavi Solutions today announced that it has acquired Expandium, a provider of core network monitoring and assurance solutions powered by big data, based in Saint-Herblain, France. This acquisition augments Viavi’s leading network assurance portfolio with a cloud-native virtualised solution offering, in alignment with virtualisation initiatives at Tier-1 service providers worldwide. In …

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ABB and ORION unite to help Bangladesh deliver more power from renewable energy sources

ABB has signed a contract with ORION to implement automation and control solutions at Bangladesh’s 100MW Moidhara solar power plant in Mongla, supporting the country’s growing energy requirements and helping the government to achieve its goals of delivering cleaner power generation projects by 2020. Collaborating with Energon Renewables (BD) Ltd, a …

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What is deep learning and how can it benefit manufacturing?

In Christopher Nolan’s 2010 masterpiece Inception, the protagonist is a corporate spy who steals information by infiltrating people’s dreams, exploring the different layers of his victims’ subconscious to find a path to the desired information. Deep learning, a specialised form of machine learning, works in a similar way, recreating the complex …

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ABB’s new analytics software helps producers optimise operations in demanding market conditions

The ABB Ability Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite is a scalable advanced analytics platform with pre-built, easy-to-use applications and services. It collects, contextualises and converts operational, engineering and information technology data into actionable insights that help industries improve operations, optimise asset management and streamline business processes safely and sustainably. …

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