Industry 4 -automated heaven or an engineers’ hell?

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…

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New – Mitsubishi iQ-R OPC UA Server Module

Mitsubishi have announced the launch of a MELSEC iQ-R Series OPC UA server module, which integrates the OPC UA server directly into the PLC as a robust alternative to a computer-based configuration.

OPC Unified Architecture…

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What does IIoT mean for Automation?

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…

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