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Viewpoint: raising the alarm on cyber security

Added: 25 Apr 2017

EU Automation’s Jonathan Wilkins discusses three cyber security pitfalls that industry should prepa…

Engineering the future: people are the key component in mastering Industry 4.0

Added: 25 Apr 2017

The fourth industrial revolution is all about modern technology, mass connectivity and the diversif…

More than zero: SMEs are vital for the progress of connectivity

Added: 25 Apr 2017

Smaller firms often feel left behind or daunted by Industry 4.0, but that can be down to perception…

Case study: Siemens ‘ferment’ change for Dorset family brewery

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Siemens know-how enabled a family brewer to improve its fermentation process while maintaining its …

Viewpoint: closing in on the divide between IT and OT

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Stratus Solutions’ Andy Bailey gives his view on whether bringing together information technology a…

Want to maintain food quality? Time to keep on testing

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Every mistake during processing and packaging in the food industry can lead to a drastic loss in qu…

Viewpoint: time to rethink the need for safety gloves?

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Globus’ Nick Green considers the case for wearing safety gloves in a modern engineering process.

Viewpoint: how cloud-based systems make monitoring accessible

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Condition monitoring no longer needs to be restricted to highly skilled, experienced engineers, tha…

Wireless is key when it comes down to gas detection

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Companies across the process industry are increasingly adopting technological solutions that provid…

Show Preview: Hannover Messe

Added: 4 Apr 2017

‘Integrated Industry – Creating Value’ is the official lead theme for Hannover Messe, running from …

Plant maintenance: CMMS can adapt to all scales of businesses

Added: 4 Apr 2017

Adopting an effective CMMS can be crucial in planning a maintenance regime, and now, as Michelle Kn…

In full flow: Totex is finally taking effect in the water sector

Added: 4 Apr 2017

A sector once seen as slow moving and traditional is now in its most dynamic period for decades. To…

Show Preview: Pump Centre Conference & Exhibition

Added: 28 Mar 2017

The Pump Centre is back in Telford with a bumper number of highly topical technical sessions and ex…

Viewpoint: analysing a pump’s life cycle is a good investment

Added: 28 Mar 2017

Lifecycle costing can help to reveal the true cost of a pump, writes British Pump Manufacturers Ass…

Options open – choosing between sealed and sealless pumps

Added: 28 Mar 2017

Michelle Knott takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of sealed and sealless pumps and which …

Case study: lobe pumps keep the sun cream process in motion

Added: 21 Mar 2017

Hygienic lobe pumps help to smooth the sun cream process.

Case study: gas pipeline benefits from alarm system revamp

Added: 21 Mar 2017

Integrated data analysis improved safety monitoring for the Bacton-Zeebrugge bi-directional pipelin…

PUWER up – how predictive checks underpin electrical safety

Added: 21 Mar 2017

Electrical safety enforcement has got tougher. Avoiding injuries won’t suffice if you can’t prove c…

Case study: brewery benefits from embracing robotics

Added: 14 Mar 2017

A busy family-run Belgian brewery has used industrial FANUC robots to process, fill and palletise i…

Viewpoint: a trio of automation trends for 2017

Added: 14 Mar 2017

COPA-DATA UK’s Martyn Williams examines three of the most prominent automation trends of 2017 and d…