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
As the demands on food & beverage production become higher, and margins become tighter, ABB’s Andrew Bould, explains why focusing only on the energy efficiency of variable speed drives (VSDs) and low voltage motors loses sight of the bigger picture of potential savings
Traditionally a success story for UK manufacturing while other sectors flounder, the Pharmaceutical industry nonetheless faces its own challenges. Andy Pye takes a look at some of the latest developments in terms of both legislation and technology
Across the UK and around the world, both technology experts and the media have focused a great deal of attention on the Internet of Things (IoT). Some marvel at its ability to make the lives of consumers easier, while others worry that an increasingly digitally automised world will no longer need as many jobs in manufacturing and other sectors.
Data is pivotal to any Industry 4.0 operation; data which comes from sensors. So it stands to reason that for a sensor specialist like SICK, Industry 4.0 in going to be at the heart of operations, not just in terms of the product that the company develops and makes available to the market, but also in its own production facilities.