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NI Week: Wireless devices end manual data collection.

NI Week: Wireless devices end manual data collection.
Wireless monitoring hardware has been announced for NI’s InsightCM, a solution for online condition monitoring with full access to data and customisation with the InsightCM Software Development Kit. The new wireless devices automate the otherwise manual process of route-based data collection.
23rd May 2019

Controller expansion modules bring adjustable interfaces

Controller expansion modules bring adjustable interfaces
It has been announced that PLC Next Technology now offers users even more flexibility for individual requirements with PLC Next Controllers from Phoenix Contact. The interfaces of the PLC Next Controllers can be adjusted using expansion modules. These expansion modules are then connected to the left side of the controller. 
22nd May 2019

Sustainable heating systems for the wood industry

Sustainable heating systems for the wood industry
At Ligna 2019, digital solutions and service concepts for efficient plant operation will be presented by Viessmann, for industry, commerce and local authorities at Ligna 2019 from 27th to 31st May in Hannover. Alongside service, the main focus is on new digital solutions for optimum plant operation and cutting-edge engineering. The Industrial Systems Division of the Viessmann Group will be exhibiting in Hall 26, Stand G 27.
20th May 2019


AI module to improve industrial production

AI module to improve industrial production
Industrial workers can now more easily use the data from their equipment to predict production issues and improve processes with their existing automation and control skill set. The new FactoryTalk Analytics LogixAI module, formerly known as Project Sherlock, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect production anomalies and alert workers so they can investigate or intervene, as necessary. 
1st May 2019

Operations software enables seamless system integration

Operations software enables seamless system integration
FAST/TOOLS R10.04, the latest version of Yokogawa Electric’s real-time operations management and visualisation software. It is released for sale on April 18 as part of the OpreX Control and Safety System family. A highly flexible and scalable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution FAST/TOOLS R10.04 is suitable for use in everything from smart IoT-enabled applications to enterprise-wide integrated operations spanning multiple sites and subsystems.
17th April 2019

Electro-hydraulic pump system reduces fuel costs

Electro-hydraulic pump system reduces fuel costs
The Mobile Systems Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has released its Electro-Hydraulic Pump System (EHPS) for high power lifting applications in the construction, materials handling and mining markets. The new integrated solution provides the opportunity to realise fuel cost savings of up to 50% and gives the potential for customers to downsize or remove the diesel engine, therefore creating an optimised, highly-efficient, completely electric vehicle.
16th April 2019

Cloud-based cooling units for Industry 4.0

Cloud-based cooling units for Industry 4.0
Cooling units are playing an increasingly important role in Industry 4.0. Smooth communication between cooling units and associated cloud-based systems is opening up opportunities for new applications. Essential to these applications are IoT-capable devices such as the cooling units and chillers in the Rittal Blue e+ range. By Karl Lycett, Rittal’s Product Manager for Climate Control
10th April 2019

Strengthening industrial control system security

Strengthening industrial control system security
Communications between industrial control devices have minimal protection today. This leaves them vulnerable to threats like malicious tampering and incidental system changes that can stop production or injure workers. New solutions from Rockwell Automation deliver built-in security based on security standards to protect control-level communications and overall system integrity.
5th April 2019

Minimising costs through process optimisation

Minimising costs through process optimisation
The control of industrial processes can be a complex operation involving multiple valves, sensors and controllers which means there are many considerations when looking for opportunities for process optimisation.  By Greg Wainhouse, UK Water Segment Manager at Bürkert.
3rd April 2019

Flowmeter innovation moves forward

Flowmeter innovation moves forward
Bürkert has released the latest update to its FLOWave flowmeter, which offers greater functionality and widens its appeal for the pharmaceutical sector as well as food and beverage applications. The list of new capabilities includes the ability to detect different fluids, which will open-up new applications in many areas.
26th March 2019


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