The upgrade of an HVAC system nearly always brings savings in maintenance; in one instance it has also about an approximate 50% improvement in performance at a cheese factory in Scotland.
Alan Norbury, industrial CTO for Siemens UK & Ireland, says a technologic revolution has started, so while many British manufacturers pride themselves in sweating assets, foreign competitors are investing in technologies that are accelerating innovation cycles beyond all expectations.
Jonny Williamson takes a tour of Festo’s ultra-modern technology plant in Ostfildern-Scharnhausen (just outside Stuttgart, Germany), a site heralded as the forefront of automation for the future.
Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK, delves into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
While attending the 14th International Festo Press Conference, Jonny Williamson spoke to senior executives about how Industry 4.0 may be disruptive, but offers huge potential for the automation industry.
As we enter a truly digital age, manufacturers are increasingly looking to technology to help in ways they might never have imagined before. IFS’ Antony Bourne explains.
At the time of writing, the year is winding down in the run-up to Christmas and people are already thinking about how it went and what they can do differently to improve their lives and businesses in 2016.
Autodesk's Jeff Kowalski explores how generative design is ushering in a new era of CAD - computer as designer.
The internet of things; 3D printing; cloud deployment, and big data may have captured the imagination and budget of many manufacturers, but amid this glamour, it's easy for the basics to fall to the bottom of the list of IT priorities, warns Andrew Kinder - industry and solution strategy director, Infor.
Chip and pin credit and debit cards are fast replacing the traditional cards which utilised a card’s magnetic strip.