Manufacturing machinery is a complex blend of electronic and mechanical components integrated into a single machine or production line. The designs are sophisticated, and…Read More
BPX Industrial Control & Factory Automation News & Blog
Cyber security in manufacturing is already an issue. Cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent and increasingly sophisticated. Attackers may find a backdoor into your system months before anyone realises-if they ever do. Identification may…Read More
When it comes to new production lines, the automotive industry focuses on reducing its supplier base to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Tangible benefits are lower development costs and a faster time-to-market for new…Read More
EcoStruxure is a Schneider Electric’s open IoT systems to help organisations compete in the modern digital economy. It offers customised architectures across multiple industries where Schneider has expertise and experience. Markedly, EcoStruxure for Industry…Read More
To begin with, it is hardly surprising that engineers are confused about what IIoT means for the automation of their industry. A recent study by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers showed only 8% of…Read More
Whether Industry 4 represents automated heaven or an engineers’ hell rather depends on your viewpoint. From a management perspective, the challenge for manufacturers is knowing how best to improve productivity. This is important for…Read More
BPX has acquired the business of Manchester-based JK-Electrical, a longstanding distributor of Telemecanique and Schneider Electric. The business will now trade as BPX Manchester and we welcome the JK Electrical staff to the BPX…Read More
New generations of collaborative robots (cobots) are changing the face of manufacturing in the UK. From a low starting point, in 2016 the UK increased robot installations for the first time in four years….Read More
UK manufacturing is recognising that low productivity is a problem. The time has gone when producers were prepared to accept new products based on low introduction costs, but higher unit costs.
The growing recognition of…Read More
The development of Human-Robotic cooperation (HRC) in manufacturing is at an early stage. Collaborative robot (cobot) design allows them to work alongside people in a production cell. It is no longer necessary to install…Read More
Schneider Electric has published a white paper outlining key steps for reducing TCO in pumping applications.
Electricity usage costs are an ever-present factor in the total cost of ownership (TCO) for industrial pumping systems, and…Read More
Commercial, political and environmental pressures are driving organisations to make more with less. This means they need to increase productivity with fewer resources, and using less energy. Thus, connectivity offered by the Internet of…Read More