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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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    • Automation
    • (09/02/2024)

    The journey of an engineering apprentice: An insider’s perspective

    To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 February), Lucy Gale, a Digital Energy Degree Apprentice at Schneider Electric, offers a personal glimpse into the dynamic world of apprenticeships and the enriching opportunities they present.



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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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    Flexibility in food manufacturing: the key to meeting changing market demands

    • Automation
    • (26/01/2024)

    From the food to personal care and the electronics industries, mid-sized businesses rely on factory automation to secure growth.

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    Making the most of production data: Moving away from big data towards smart data

    • Software - Cloud / Edge / Big Data
    • (22/01/2024)

    It has been reported that around 90 percent of data generated in a manufacturing plant typically doesn't get used to build insights that can really help the business.

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    Reflecting on the past hype of Industry 4.0

    • AI - Machine Learning
    • (17/01/2024)

    When the German government published its policy paper on Industry 4.0 in 2013, there was a sense of excitement about the future at COPA-DATA as terms such as IIoT and Smart Factory were being hotly debated. In this article, Stefan Reuther of COPA-DATA reflects on the past hype surrounding Industry 4.0 and asks, ‘where could it all lead next?’. .





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