Wayne Turtill of Mitsubishi Electric UK explains how the versatility of a problem solving VSD extends far beyond controlling the speed and torque of a motor. Many problems solving VSDs like the FRA-800 offer PLC level controls and even servo drive like performance.
Modern VSDs are the cornerstone of the automation environment, providing effective a... Read more »
Problem solving VSDs are the new automation platform
July 15, 2021
A recent blog “Lessons for post-pandemic manufacturing automation”, suggested using robots for labour-intensive applications. Mitsubishi Electric’s Barry Weller looks at selecting an assembly robot that best suits your application and how to integrate it.
If speeding up operations is the goal for deploying a robotic solution, conventional industria... Read more »
Selecting an assembly robot and where to start
July 8, 2021
What the pandemic showed is that businesses like online retailers who already embraced automation have coped with the sudden changes. By the same token, office automation allowed many people to work from home provided the infrastructure was in place. In contrast, many traditional manufacturers struggled to maintain their production levels.
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Lessons for post pandemic manufacturing
June 24, 2021
Industry 4.0 and IIoT are making new demands on industrial automation hardware. Yet many embedded controllers, industrial PCs and single-board computers are not meeting industry needs. They are either too big, too difficult to integrate, or have limited, hard to scale specifications.
Advantech’s new AMAX-5580 Control IPC combines a PAC with EtherCA... Read more »
Advantech’s new AMAX-5580 EtherCat slice I/O controller
June 17, 2021
Why rob a bank for a few thousand pounds when you can extort millions through ransomware cyber-attacks on SMEs? The risks are smaller, payment comes in safe cryptocurrencies, and you do not even need to leave home. For manufacturers, a defence-in-depth approach may be a good starting point to protect their operational technology (OT).
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Defence in depth reduces risk of ransomware attacks on manufacturers
June 10, 2021