Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Controls Drives & Automation, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
Keeping a servo driven system running at peak efficiency is no simple feat. Misunderstanding performance criteria such as misalignment, torque, or RPM can be all it takes to cause a critical and costly failure says Robert Watkins
The growing pace of technological change, increasingly uncertain prospects for the global economy and political debate about trade relations and Brexit are putting the manufacturing industry under pressure. Rather than simply going with the flow, Festo aims to play an active role in this complex scenario
Hannes Niederhauser, CEO at Kontron and Chairman of the Management Board of the S&T Group, considers five technology trends to be the defining themes for the industry in 2020, including edge computing, real-time networks including 5G, new standards for embedded platforms, cyber security and artificial intelligence.
Industry 4.0 is the current buzzword of choice for engineers and marketing professionals across almost every market sector; and for good reason. Industry 4.0 describes the integration of digital communication with the industrial process to create a network of ‘smart’ tools and components that can improve efficiency, quality, productivity and safety.
The 4th edition of the Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo takes place 31st March - 1st April at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, providing attendees with the opportunity to see the latest technologies and solutions to make manufacturing smarter