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The benefits of software-defined industrial control systems

The benefits of software-defined industrial control systems
The current ‘digital transformation’, happening in the industrial world right now, is largely driven by moving industrial control to ‘software defined’ functions, and there are many benefits to making this move. Guest blog by Jeff Gowan.
1st December 2017

Software upgrade allows for encrypted project management

Software upgrade allows for encrypted project management
Delivering a host of new features, many the result of feedback from the user community, Products4Automation has announced the release of Progea Movicon.NExT SCADA version 3.2. The free upgrade Version 3.2 of Movicon.NExT brings improvements to the workspace, the user interface and the Historian, as well as adding new functions to screens and improving the performance of drivers. It also brings updated recipes and implements security on encrypted project management.
30th November 2017

MES software platform certified for SAP ERP 6.0

MES software platform certified for SAP ERP 6.0
Global provider of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES), Aegis Software, has announced that its FactoryLogix MES software platform has been certified for SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), version 6.0. Aegis Software’s FactoryLogix MES solution provides a next-gen digital solution for discrete assembly manufacturing across multiple industries, promoting practical and achievable Industry 4.0 values.
14th November 2017


Design flexibilty and efficiency offered in loading bay pods

Design flexibilty and efficiency offered in loading bay pods
What do you do, when vehicle loading and unloading must be fast, efficient and reliable and warehouse space is actually at a premium? Loading bay pods that effectively extend the building may be the solution. Alan Ryder, Area Sales Manager at sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists) looks at the advantages pods can bring to a busy logistics centre.
7th November 2017

Stop, collaborate and listen

Stop, collaborate and listen
Martyn Williams, Managing Director of industrial software specialist COPA-DATA UK, explains why manufacturers should consider independence when striving for more collaborative facilities and supply chains. Independence for collaboration. This concept might sound like an oxymoron, but in the era of smart manufacturing, valuing independence can be the difference between failure and success. 
6th November 2017

A chip designed just for you will give your product the edge

A chip designed just for you will give your product the edge
Can a single, multi-function electronic component, designed and produced specifically for a single customer or product, make a major contribution to functionality, performance, size, reliability and overall cost? Without a doubt says Richard Mount of Swindon Silicon Systems. What’s more, incorporating Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) will make your offering unique while insuring against future component supply issues during the lifetime of the product, according to Mount.
4th November 2017

The educational sector can now benefit from free bundle licenses

The educational sector can now benefit from free bundle licenses
Portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services company, Creaform have announced that educational institutions can receive 50 free bundle licenses of the VXmodel scan-to-CAD software and VXinspect dimensional software with the purchase of any of the company’s 3D scanners or portable CMMs.
30th October 2017

To overcome a challenge you first need to recognise that it exists

To overcome a challenge you first need to recognise that it exists
Ian McWha, Key Account Manager at Boulting Technology, explores the importance of recognising and overcoming challenges when designing a switchboard. When plant managers look to install a new switchboard in their facility, they are often presented with a range of challenges that they must address. Identifying these challenges as soon as possible is imperative to the success of the installation and the functionality of the switchboard. If not addressed, these issues can have drastic consequences, causing production down-time or even damage to other systems and employees.
23rd October 2017

Schematic software aids MEP design

Schematic software aids MEP design
Specialist in software and services for the building industry, Progman, has released MagiCAD Schematics, a new software solution for creating schematic diagrams in full synchronisation and data connectivity with Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design projects. MagiCAD Schematics is the first software to date to enable synchronisation and data transfer between schematic diagrams and Revit models in MEP design. MagiCAD Schematics is available for both Revit and AutoCAD technologies.
19th October 2017

3D design and engineering portfolio improves business outcomes

3D design and engineering portfolio improves business outcomes
The latest release of Dassault Systèmes' portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications has been announced. SOLIDWORKS 2018 features an integrated, end-to-end solution for the design to manufacturing process that enables businesses of any size to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made and quickly bring innovative ideas to market in today’s experience economy.
18th October 2017


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