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Water companies will reap benefits of sharing data with suppliers

Added: 24 Jun 2020

By providing data to equipment providers, water companies would support the design, build and opera…

Automation increases beer production capacity

Added: 12 Jun 2020

A top brewery increased production capacity by 50 percent in a fortnight with Rockwell’s virtualise…

Robotics provides answer for scaling up production

Added: 10 Jun 2020

Artisan beer production often operate at small scale. Robotics offers the cost effective solution t…

Protect to thrive: meeting the growing cybersecurity threat

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Increasingly sophisticated threats, limited internal experience and a lack of cybersecurity culture…

Factors to consider before postponing statutory inspections

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Many companies find themselves urgently needing to decide whether to postpone major maintenance int…

Why you need XY coordinated for accuracy

Added: 4 Jun 2020

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions’ Jonathan Plummer on the benefits of XY Data and its role in sav…

VSD blowers ensure reduced maintenance programme

Added: 23 Apr 2020

Installing modern VSD rotary screw blowers, Scottish Water's Nigg wastewater treatment works now ac…

VFDs point the way forward for tackling animal feed crisis

Added: 22 Apr 2020

Growing demand for animal and fish food protein means more facilities will need controlled, ambient…

There's no short cuts to boosting female recruits in the manufacturing supply chain

Added: 18 Mar 2020

The lack of female recruits into the manufacturing supply chain is a brake on talent and needs urge…

Scaling up efficiency and sustainability with AkzoNobel

Added: 18 Feb 2020

Siemens has helped ensure the entire manufacturing process at paint giant AkzoNobel’s state-of-the-…

Electrification is spreading and that will increase the focus on power quality

Added: 12 Feb 2020

Electrical engineers can expect substantial challenges in the years ahead, warns REO UK’s Steve Hug…

Boosting productivity? Then look to your fluid system

Added: 29 Jan 2020

Maximising your fluid system efficiency is a must if you want to boost productivity  and reduce cos…

Industrial wearables are getting smarter - in both senses

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Gone are the days of clunky steel-toe capped boots, oversized fluorescent jackets and poorly fittin…

Upgrading sewage works for rapid population growth

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Rapid population expansion doesn’t just put pressure on a town’s schools and housing stock. There a…

Blockchain's process industry benefits

Added: 22 Dec 2019

Just as the internet led to the complete overhaul of processes, so blockchain is creating a profoun…

The hazardous limits to bringing your own device to the workplace

Added: 11 Dec 2019

Sophie Hand of EU Automation, assesses whether personal devices are equipped for hazardous environm…

Company reaps the real-time benefits of IT-OT convergence

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Companies understand the need for IT and OT convergence but can be thwarted by their fragmented inf…

Retrofit saves Wessex Water recycle site from population overload

Added: 5 Nov 2019

When a fast growing West Country town put a strain on the water recycling plant, it was an opportun…

IT/OT convergence: greater accuracy, agile responses and happy stakeholders

Added: 18 Sep 2019

Novotek’s George Walker explains how, as with smartphones, modern industrial firms’ IT and OT opera…

Michele Windsor on the overlooked element for effective industrial logistics

Added: 11 Sep 2019

While we know reliable power is essential for effective logistics, we tend to ignore the role of ba…