MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
How manufacturers can improve servitisation with social media
Last year, Waitrose & Partners announced it would begin testing its While You’re Away service, delivering orders into customers’ homes while they are out. Like supermarkets, manufacturers should continually improve their service offerings to stay competitive. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains how manufacturers can use social media to improve servitisation.
Four criteria to consider when specifying industrial drives
Paul Streatfield, Strategic Product Manager for industrial drives specialist Bosch Rexroth, explores four key criteria for industrial drive specification to meet the challenges of today's requirements.
The importance of proper protection for electrical equipment
Karl Lycett, Rittal UK’s Product Manager for Climate Control, explains that businesses need to provide adequate protection for their electrical equipment in order to make the most of their assets.
Benefits of capacitor-based uninterruptible power supplies
Michael Raspotnig, a Senior Design Engineer with PULS Power, discusses the advantages of using capacitor-based power buffer modules instead of traditional lead-acid batteries for industrial uninterruptible power supplies.
How is Industry 4.0 impacting the supply chain?
Scott Fawcett, Divisional Managing Director of Essentra Components, discusses the impact industry 4.0 has had on the development of the supply chain, the need to streamline manufacturing processes, and the need to build one transparent ecosystem.
How the role of the systems integrator is evolving
Andy Marshall, technical manager of systems integrator Boulting Technology, discusses how the role of the SI has changed over the course of his career, and what can be expected in the future.
How to avoid losing data about manufacturing processes
Our reliance on data to complete our work, communicate with friends and stream our favourite TV series is increasing. In fact, 90 per cent of all data that exists today was created in the last two years. While not all of this data is important to manufacturers, losing any of their own data can be detrimental to the business. Here Sophie Hand, UK country account manager at industrial automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains how manufacturers can use virtualisation to consolidate and keep track of their data.
How to specify brakes for safety-critical applications
In many safety-critical applications, safety brakes are often the only means of safeguarding against crashes or the inadvertent descent of suspended loads. Incorrect selection or dimensioning of these brakes can lead to serious injuries and damage to property. Therefore, it is essential that you take a critical look at the technical product details and the performance spectrum of the provider when selecting your brakes.