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    • Energy Efficiency
    • (22/02/2024)

    The risks of not testing your diesel generator

    For many facilities, reliability and resilience are safeguarded by diesel generators, which ensure continuous power supply when the grid falters. Here, Andrew Keith, Director of load bank manufacturer Power Prove, outlines some of the main risks that arise if generators aren’t regularly tested.

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    • Automation
    • (22/02/2024)

    How to read even the smallest signals

    When designing instrumentation for amplifying small signals, the process is rarely straightforward. Here Matthew Youngs, Sales and Marketing Manager at signal conditioning specialist Mantracourt, discusses the key considerations for designing high-quality instrumentation amplifiers and signal conditioners.

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    • Automation
    • (21/02/2024)

    Automation trends: a 12-month forecast

    Sustainability, artificial intelligence and reshoring will shape the demand for automation, says Tom Cash, a Director of industrial parts supplier, Foxmere. By 2030, it is predicted that over 85 million positions will be unfilled across the globe, hampering economic growth and presenting an opportunity for businesses to introduce more automation. 

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    • Automation
    • (21/02/2024)

    Stimulus policies ‘improve outlook for China’s manufacturing output’

    In order to better understand how China’s manufacturing industry is performing and its outlook for the future, we spoke with Interact Analysis Research Analyst, Samantha Mou.

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    • Software - Cloud / Edge / Big Data
    • (12/02/2024)

    How software ushered in a new age of data storage (Part 1)

    Here we explore the drivers behind the evolution of software, its game-changing capabilities, its challenges, and how far along organisations are in realising the full potential of software over hardware in the data storage industry. We asked a number of industry influencers and vendors for their views, culminating in a future outlook of software in data storage. 



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    Streamlining legacy machine integration

    • Automation
    • (30/01/2024)

    Legacy machine integration is one of the biggest challenges during data integrity remedial plans. Here, Giuseppe Menin, Life Sciences & Process Industry Manager at automation software supplier COPA-DATA, explores how an advanced automation integration layer (AIL) introduced by COPA-DATA can support manufacturers on their journey to a more connected plant. .

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    Can artificial intelligence (AI) in robot systems manage the functional safety parts?

    • Robotics
    • (26/01/2024)

    Robots and AI systems have become an integral part of industrial manufacturing sites. To ensure the safety of workers while using robots, a detailed risk assessment is necessary. This assessment is carried out from the perspective of functional safety, which examines the five main elements employed by robots to determine autonomous control actions: environment recognition, action planning, trajectory generation, motion control, and measurement. .





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