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Automation lets the good times roll

Mitsubishi Electric has supported Optimation, a machine builder specialist in the packaging and converting industries, in an automated till roll packing system upgrade project. The improved setup combines a MELSEC iQ-F PLC, MR-J4 servos as well as a GOT2000 series HMI, doubling the speed of operations while maximising availability and durability.

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The key to successfully managing large IT environments with centralised monitoring

Managing the monitoring, resilience and complexity of a large IT environment can be a real challenge. Centralised monitoring can help to achieve this.

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Riding the wave of tidal power

Comprising more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, water plays a vital role in everything from cleaning and sanitation to processing food and drinking. It is also capable of supporting renewable energy generation, with hydropower and tidal power being underutilised in the UK. Here, Beth Ragdale, Product Manager at Beckhoff Automation UK, explains the role of automation technologies in improving tidal energy generation.

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Industry 4.0 comes out of its Shell

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing. Remarkable changes are taking place – often behind the scenes – to turn expectations into reality. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo, explains why the unassumingly named Asset Administration Shell is so crucial to delivering the Industry 4.0 vision.

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