UK PLC market sees continued growth

Despite an increasing number of alternatives, the UK PLC market continues to thrive according to trade organisation Gambica, despite competition from IPCs. Just why this is, and the direction of the market is considered…

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Manufacturing lighthouses show the way

Manufacturers have tried for years to develop a computer network standard for interconnecting devices from various manufacturers (remember MAP?). Now things are different: IoT is providing the underlying platform. Markedly, equipment and device makers…

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European engine plant adopts Gigabit open Ethernet

In seeking to increase productivity at their engine and power transmission manufacturing plant in Poland, the management had several priorities. Firstly, to increase production line availability, secondly to improve the data transparency. Finally they…

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How do XIOT remote sensors work?

One of the unusual features of Telemecanique Sensors self-powered XIOT cloud-connected sensors is they work outside of buildings. Indoor wireless sensor applications are not new, but now users can use them in a field with…

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Intuitive automation with EcoStruxure Machine Expert

EcoStruxure is the Schneider Electric open IoT systems to help organisations compete in the coming digital economy. Within EcoStruxure, Machine Expert is an intuitive software solution for simplifying machine automation. It provides all the…

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High-speed bottling rejection gets soft-landing

Reliably rejecting damaged containers is paramount to bottling operations. If a damaged container, especially a glass one, gets through the system it could become a high liability. This can be costly in both money…

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