CC-Link IE network improves sawmill productivity

At first glance, wood processing may not appear to need cutting-edge manufacturing technology, but that was not the case here. When Danish company Dansk Træemballage A/S (DTE) looked at how to increase their sawmill’s…

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Growth of digital twins in manufacturing automation

Digital twinning is an interesting technology gaining momentum in applications across a wide range of industries and organisations. It enables planners to improve plant and equipment utilisation with the aid of digital models (twins)…

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Brewery automation plays a blinder

The perfect beer is a harmonious blend of art and science. Brewery automation helps by performing the measured and repetitive tasks while allowing brewers to focus on more creative, interesting and rewarding…

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Edge data brings flexible control to manufacturers

The evolution of manufacturing to the smart factory, means factories filled with sensors collecting data for optimising performance. These cyber-physical systems mean that rather than relying on a single machine, businesses now have networks…

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Securing IIoT deployments is critical

Connectivity is at the heart of Industry 4.0 and IIoT implementations, and securing IIoT deployments from cyber-attacks is critical to this. A successful cyber-attack on an IIoT system can result in the loss of…

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