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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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EcoStruxure: Transforming the Food and Beverage Supply Chain for Efficiency and Sustainability


The food and beverage industry is grappling with a significant challenge as food and non-alcoholic beverage prices surged by 13.6% up to August 2023, ...

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A green cleaning revolution


Brent Stansfield discusses the factors that are driving the use of natural cleaning products in food production environments....

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Partnership promotes ethical hydration through GS1 Digital Link QR codes


Polytag has announced a partnership with One Water, that will see its QR codes printed onto selected products to incentivise recycling and provide inv...

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Optical character recognition with AI improves label reading


Mathijs Baron and Feifei Huo argue that Optical character recognition (OCR) powered by artificial intelligence (AI) provides a modern, automated solut...

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National roll-out for Made Smarter programme


Government has finally committed to expanding the pioneering Made Smarter technology adoption programme....

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Stainless steel motors solution for food/pharmaceutical mixers


A UK manufacturer of stainless-steel mixers for the food, drink, chemical and pharmaceutical industries had been searching Europe, Asia and the USA fo...