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World’s most extensive motors, drives and controls offering highlighted in new guide


A selection of bespoke motor and drive packages aimed at specific industries and applications is launched in ABB’s new 116 page drives and controls, m...

Enhanced robotic motion control performance


A new ABB movie demonstrates the motion control possible with its MultiMove robotic control technology. The 'Fanta Can Challenge Level 2' features thr...

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Obsolescence – understand your risk level


When it comes to obsolete machinery and control systems that can't be supported, manufacturers must be aware of their exposure to risk, warns Mike Ald...

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Simplyfying calculation of performance level


The SISTEMA tool, developed by Germany’s BGIA organisation, helps to simplify calculation of the attained Performance Level (PL) of the safety related...

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'Easily accessible realtime'


Citect systems integrator, Silchester Control Systems, has achieved a 90% reduction in manual inputs across the production system at Ryvita...

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Canary in the mineshaft – the role of process control


The canary’s untimely death in a mineshaft indicates a dangerous situation, much like HACCP alerts a plant manager of a potential hazard. How did Butt...

Robots speed up production lines


The revolution in processor power, drive and servomotor performance and miniaturisation means robotic control can be integrated into standard machine ...

Technologically driven milling process


When Quaker realised its automation process was on its last legs, it decided to convert to a corporate standard. So it called on Elite Control Systems...

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Ensuring sustainability in the plant-based protein sector


Nigel Devine explains how and why plant-based protein manufacturers need to valorise their by-products to ensure sustainable production in this growin...

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Dairy introduces sustainable yoghurt pots


Preston-based yogurt producer, Alston Dairy has introduced a fully recyclable pot to its Ann Forshaw’s Farmhouse Yogurt range. ...

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AI improves maintenance


Steve Sands explains how new software is evolving to help manufacturers implement a predictive maintenance prioritisation strategy. ...

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Collaboration on sustainability is the way forward


Despite ambitious climate targets focussing hearts and minds on making businesses more sustainable, there is still a prevailing view that a trade-off ...

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Product inspection: Breaking down barriers


John Dunlop argues the case for inspection-as-a-service in the food production sector. ...

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Rising energy costs highlight power struggle for manufacturers


The majority of manufacturers are facing the perfect energy storm as they admit rising energy bills have significantly impacted their margins and abil...