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The challenges of hiring an apprentice instrument technician

The decline in apprentice training and the uncommon nature of instrument technician knowledge create difficulties in finding suitable apprentices.

Business 09 October, 2018

The benefits of on-site heat and power generation

In recent years, some of the country's most forward-thinking food companies have been turning waste into renewable energy for use in their on-site operations.

Equipment 08 October, 2018

Leveraging process historian data: context required

The critical step before process data can be transformed into information is adding context, a challenge unique to manufacturing datasets.

Software & IT 05 October, 2018

The future of production intralogistics: the final frontier for manufacturing optimisation

Technology, such as automated storage and retrieval systems and AGVs, can be applied as effectively to production intralogistics as to warehousing and distribution.


How to bridge the industry-wide knowledge gap

Businesses need to minimise the negative effects of retiring workers by upskilling existing employees and attracting talented young people to roles in industry.

Software & IT 03 October, 2018

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Automation
Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value towards spending on autonomous materials handling...

Article 07 August, 2018
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Making sense of complexity

Making sense of complexity

Industry 4.0 and associated developments in the digital world are promising to make a vast range of tasks more manageable and understandable.

Article 02 October, 2018
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Reaping the benefits of the Industrial IoT: using IPCs as gateways

Reaping the benefits of the Industrial IoT: using IPCs as gateways

One of the problems of implementing an IIoT strategy is having to deal with legacy systems on the plant floor.

Article 05 September, 2018
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