Tag Archives: automation

Overcoming the pilot purgatory

Automation has always been considered as a key element for profitable, sustainable and cost-effective manufacturing, but there is a misconception that only big manufacturers may have the financial and technical resources to implement it. At the same time, those who do implement it often find themselves stuck in a transition …

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The next technological frontier in pharmaceutical manufacturing

As the pharmaceutical sector is ramping up production of vaccines against COVID-19, it faces enormous manufacturing and logistics challenges. Quality assurance is a key part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, ensuring that products conform to requirements and are not defective. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff UK, an automation …

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ABB to deliver major efficiencies for 630MW power plant in Mugla, Turkey

ABB has signed a contract with Yatagan Termik Santrali Enerji Uretim A.S., one of the biggest independent power producers in Turkey. ABB will provide critical integrated control, cyber security and automation technology to Yatagan Power Plant located at Mugla site, which produces 630MW of power to homes and businesses in …

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PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency selects ABB to automate world’s largest membrane bioreactor

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency has awarded ABB a contract worth around $30 million to deliver a complete site-wide plant monitoring and control system for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). With a 30 percent more compact footprint than conventional plants, the Tuas WRP is a key component of the …

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Farnell signs agreement with Industrial Shields to distribute open-source automation devices

Farnell has announced a new global franchise with Industrial Shields. Industrial Shields is the leading developer and manufacturer of industrial automation devices (PLCs and Panel PCs) based on open source hardware from Raspberry Pi and Arduino. The use of open source hardware provides many benefits to design engineers, including the …

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Listen up! Free educational podcast for manufacturing professionals

To add another tier of educational content to its website, automation parts supplier EU Automation has launched EUAudio, a free podcast on industrial automation and smart manufacturing, available on the company’s website and on all major audio streaming platforms. EUAudio enriches the company’s already vast offering of free learning content. …

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ABB robots for processing and packaging highlighted in virtual panoramic tour

With this year’s PPMA show being postponed, ABB has created a virtual exhibition stand demonstrating its latest products and solutions for processing and packaging applications. Accessible via bit.ly/ABB_PPMA2020, the stand is built around a panoramic tour that enables you to discover the benefits robots can bring to many industries worldwide. A …

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Taking the cabinets out of control automation

It’s time to take control cabinets out of industrial control and automation applications. This is the view of industrial technology specialist Beckhoff Automation UK, who has published a new whitepaper laying out the company’s view of the future of automation and exploring the concept of automation without cabinets. The whitepaper …

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Advantech and BrainCreators announce an edge solution for visual inspection and observation

BrainCreators and Advantech have announced an edge solution for automating visual inspection and observation. The end-to-end solution will combine the edge computing technology of Advantech with the BrainMatter platform for intelligent automation based on AI. This allows BrainMatter to perform automated tasks on-the-edge of innovative Internet of Things (IoT) devices …

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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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