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IIoT, Industry 4.0 and managing cybersecurity threats
Tom Canning, VP of IoT Devices at Canonical, the company behind open-source software platform Ubuntu, discusses cybersecurity, the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
Robots for clean rooms
Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells every 27 days, equating to around 1000 new skins in an average human’s lifetime. Even in a clean room environment, a worker will shed 600,000 particles of skin per hour. With this flakiness in mind, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, explains how clean room robots can eradicate the risk of human contamination.
Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime
Bearings are highly stressed drive components which, over a period of time, become susceptible to wear. With this in mind, it is particularly important to include bearings when developing a maintenance plan, as this strategy will help extend the operating life of machinery or equipment.