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What makes RFID systems industrial strength?

The retail environments where products are sold look nothing like the industrial environments where they are produced, yet the same RFID products developed for retail...


Functional safety with IEC 61511 Edition 2: is your plant ready?

With the release of IEC 61511 Edition 2, Australian companies in the process industries will be required to achieve compliance, not only on greenfield sites, but existing...

Safety 29 August, 2016

Fumed silica measurement problem solved

Cabot Carbon's plant in Barry, Wales, needed to solve the problem of how to measure the silo level of fumed silica, a light material that presents significant...

Instrumentation 26 August, 2016

Octobot demonstrates autonomous soft robotics

A self-powered, octopus-inspired, entirely soft robot has been demonstrated in Nature. Soft robots are resilient and have the ability to adapt to some natural...

Factory automation 26 August, 2016

Mix and MES

An ABB manufacturing execution system raises productivity for a nutritional products manufacturer.

Software & IT 24 August, 2016

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Automation
Using pneumatics brings breakthroughs in robot design

Using pneumatics brings breakthroughs in robot design

Pneumatic actuation eliminates backlash, improves accuracy.

Article 19 August, 2016
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Water storage tanks: the science of mixing and improving water quality

Water storage tanks: the science of mixing and improving water quality

Water storage tanks and reservoirs are a critical component of distribution systems, yet they can pose a significant challenge for water utilities...

Article 08 August, 2016
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Industrial Internet of Things — the next big thing?

Industrial Internet of Things — the next big thing?

Much of what has been heard and read lately claims that the Industrial Internet of Things will be the next big thing in manufacturing and...

Article 12 August, 2016
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