Tag Archives: industry 4.0

Powelectrics Industry 4.0 solution helps Craggs Energy improve site safety, stock control and logistics

Powelectrics have delivered another Industry4.0 Metron telemetry solution, this time to Craggs Energy, an innovative and expanding business, which supplies over 50 million litres per annum of fuels and lubricants to UK homes, farms and businesses via three depots and a national partner network. This image shows Craggs Padiham Depot, where …

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Analog Devices acquires Test Motors to expand condition-based monitoring offerings for Industry 4.0

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced the acquisition of Test Motors, a company specialising in predictive maintenance of electric motors and generators.  Based in Barcelona, Spain, Test Motors offers products and services that detect faults in electric motors before they cause damage to production cycles and advises on how and when …

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New eBook highlights next-generation connectivity solutions for Industry 4.0

Mouser Electronics has announced a new eBook in collaboration with Molex that explores the exciting changes taking place in industrial automation. The new eBook,Connector & Antenna Solutions for Industry 4.0, features contributions from Molex and Mouser subject matter experts that cover some of the most important topics in industrial automation, including digital twinning, deep …

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Metron4 is formally launched at the 10th Sensors & Instrumentation Live

This years’ Sensors & Instrumentation Live celebrated its 10th anniversary in style!! The show was a huge success, boasting over 60 specialist exhibitors from the worlds of sensors, measurement, monitoring and control, around 2,000 visitors, an Engineering Symposium and an Enterprise Hub, where key engineering institutions presented funding and training …

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Individualisation of Products in Mass Production: Development of cutting-edge Technology within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project “Go Beyond 4.0”

Six Fraunhofer Institutes (ENAS, IFAM, ILT, IOF, ISC and IWU) have succeeded to manufacture electrical conductor patterns, sensors, and high-tech lighting modules, individually integrated into components by using digital printing and laser technologies. The result: individualisation of components in mass production environments with new opportunities for design, material savings and …

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MAC Solutions appointed preferred partner for distribution of OPC Router in the UK, Ireland and France

MAC Solutions has been appointed preferred partner in the UK, Ireland and France for distribution of the OPC Router from inray Industriesoftware. For many companies, the continuous optimisation of production processes is crucial in ensuring the quality of their products and, ultimately, in ensuring the success of their business. As …

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Navigation by light: research project demonstrates the possibilities for light-based positioning in industrial applications

In a German Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) joint project, OSRAM, Götting, KEB Automation and Fraunhofer IEM have researched the possibilities of light-based positioning, particularly for use in industrial applications. At the end of the project, the team came to a promising conclusion: navigating by light is practical, …

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SICK’s Opens Doors of its Industry 4.0 Smart Factory to PPMA Visitors

SICK is inviting PPMA Total Show visitors to gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into its pioneering new Industry 4.0 smart sensor production facility in Freiburg, Southern Germany. It is the first time the doors of SICK’s 4.0 Now factory have been opened to UK industry, since full-scale, high-volume production of …

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Smart factories just got a whole lot smarter, and it’s about time…

As Industry 4.0 drives the adoption of cutting-edge machines, robots and sensors in manufacturing, network technologies that facilitate their communications to create an interconnected smart factory become even more crucial. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) offers a key tool to futureproof industrial Ethernet for the Factories of the Future. John Browett, general manager …

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Schneider Electric’s Batam Smart Factory recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

Schneider Electric has today had its Smart Factory in Batam, Indonesia, designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum at its 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC). The Batam site is the third of the company’s factories to receive this recognition, joining its Le Vaudreuil …

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