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Data visualisation improves energy management in meat processing
From rearing to refrigeration, it’s no secret that the meat processing industry is highly energy intensive. While newer, more energy efficient physical systems are developing to combat excessive electricity use in the sector, meat plant managers must first identify areas of high energy use. Here, George Walker, managing director of food control system provider Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how data visualisation software can help food manufacturers optimise their processes.
Advantages of auto-cushioning pneumatic cylinders
This article outlines the benefits for machine builders of specifying pneumatic cylinders with auto-cushioning.
What does the future hold for motion control?
Industrial control is a highly developed field that advances year on year as the underlying technology advances. But will it and all its specialist sub-sets continue to thrive? Gerard Bush, a motion specialist with INMOCO, offers his opinion.
How IT/OT convergence can benefit industrial businesses
Today, we can freely communicate instantaneously with people on the other side of the world from wherever we are, whether it’s the office, a bar, or walking between the two. This connectivity is a product of the internet, but it’s facilitated by our smartphones, which are a prime example of technologies converging. Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial connectivity specialist Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how similar convergent technologies are benefitting industrial businesses.