- Digitising oil and gas
PACE catches up Craig Segers and David Turner from Rockwell Automation at the company’s recent TechEd on the Gold Coast to talk about the challenges that face the oil and gas sector in carrying out digital transformations. With operations spanning multiple and often remote regions, with heavy capital investment and vast supply chains, the oil … Continue reading Digitising oil and gas
- Lowest prices ever on Pfannenberg cooling units
For a limited time only on selected Pfannenberg DTS and DTT cooling units, “Beat-the-heat” and save with never-to-be-repeated prices. Pfannenberg’s selection of cooling systems combine the latest in intelligent electronics for optimal energy-efficiency and are available in both wall mounted and roof mounted options. The DTT 6000 series of cooling units by Pfannenberg are 100 per … Continue reading Lowest prices ever on Pfannenberg cooling units
- Feeding the USB port for wireless applications out of the control cabinet with optimum protection
With the new CU8210-M001 cabinet dome, the USB port of an Industrial PC can be fed out of the control cabinet and still be well protected. In this way, reliable and powerful wireless connections to the control computer can be established without having to use attenuation-prone antenna cables. When combined with the appropriate CU8210-D00x USB … Continue reading Feeding the USB port for wireless applications out of the control cabinet with optimum protection
- Protecting the quality of your food and beverage production
ifm is introducing some very technically advanced and quite revolutionary products to ensure the safety and quality of your valuable food and beverage products during manufacture and clean-in-place (CIP). Glenn Thornton, national product and brand manager at ifm, explains. ifm has recently introduced new technology with a new approach to protecting your product with our … Continue reading Protecting the quality of your food and beverage production
- STAR Learners Membership Program
The next industrial transformation is here and we need a 21st-century talent strategy to stay abreast of the competition. Rockwell Automation understands your challenges in talent engagement, and we lead the way in developing human capital advantage. Standing by our brand promise in “Expanding human possibility”, we work closely to help our clients prepare their … Continue reading STAR Learners Membership Program
- Integrating field level and management level technologies
In the custom install space, we are not only facing a broad variety of technologies, but we are also confronted with technologies which are suitable for the so-called “field level” and “management level.” But what is the difference, and can either technology satisfy individual needs? “Yes, you can cut your steak with a spoon, but … Continue reading Integrating field level and management level technologies
- Two worlds converging
With the introduction of specific solutions for the process technology market, Beckhoff is not introducing new components, but bringing together two automation concepts that for decades have been developed separately, yet side-by-side. While traditional PLC-based systems were optimised predominantly for short cycle times as a replacement for complex relay technology in machine controls, Distributed Control … Continue reading Two worlds converging
- Easy-to-use pressure transmitters
With the introduction of the plics family around 10 years ago, VEGA turned the vision of simple, standardised measurement of level and pressure into reality. The VEGABAR 80 series represents a systematic further development of the concept and the products. The clear structure of the new VEGABAR 80 instrument series ensures easy selection when looking … Continue reading Easy-to-use pressure transmitters
- Discovering your own strengths in industry
While some may have the image of a dream job set in their heads and take steps towards pursuing that vision, for others, careers can be a journey of discovery. PACE talks to Rockwell Automation’s Jasmin Perry about her career in process control. Following the paths that open up along their twists and unexpected turns … Continue reading Discovering your own strengths in industry
- Innovative maxGUARD control voltage distribution
Weidmüller’s maxGUARD provides load monitoring and potential distribution combined in one convincing complete solution. It has a modular design, so the customer only pays for the load monitoring they actually need. Substantial savings can be made in terms of both space and wiring. Innovative ideas are required in panel building for control voltage distribution. With … Continue reading Innovative maxGUARD control voltage distribution
- Is your digital transformation programme supporting your operations and enterprise goals?
Written by Bob Murphy, SVP, Connected Enterprises Consulting at Rockwell Automation. Digital transformation has the potential to address many of the challenges facing the manufacturing industry today. A study conducted by LNS Research on the current state of industrial transformation revealed that 28 per cent of companies embarking on industrial transformation programmes are actively reaping … Continue reading Is your digital transformation programme supporting your operations and enterprise goals?
- Making the abstract concrete in IIoT
Talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all the rage. But what are the real advantages of digital technologies associated with the concept? PACE speaks with Ali Hafeez from Endress+Hauser to find out about the tangible benefits of data-based technology. The concept of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become pervasive across … Continue reading Making the abstract concrete in IIoT
- Securing the supply of energy and data
Treotham Automation presents two new igus products that meet the heavy-duty cabling demands of industrial settings. The new igus E4Q energy chain is a lightweight igus e-chain for unsupported lengths and long travels. The first prototype was presented by igus at the Hannover Messe 2019. The chain links of the e-chain have a smooth, contoured … Continue reading Securing the supply of energy and data
- Getting automated one step at a time
Rockwell Automation’s new Australian regional director, Anthony Wong, gives us his thoughts on his new role and where automation is heading over the next decade. Anthony Wong is very engaging. He has an easy laugh, but a serious undertone that lets you know he is here to do business. Recently appointed as Australian regional director … Continue reading Getting automated one step at a time
- Myths and facts about cloud systems
Fabio Coelho de Souza Silva of Novus Automation provides insights into the major features of cloud computing in industrial settings. Cloud computing technologies, widely known as “cloud”, are already a consolidated reality in the market. It is undeniable that this technology is here to stay and change the way the IT sector gets related to … Continue reading Myths and facts about cloud systems
- The taste of sweet success
The need for an all-in-one solution for automation tasks comes from a single source, SEW Eurodrive’s MOVI-C covers complex motion control applications helping a confectionary machine achieve optimum results. When a candy manufacturer in the United States needed a specific machine to manufacture soft-gummy candies they turned to JH Tester, who have been providing machine … Continue reading The taste of sweet success
- Smart encoders with IO-Link: the ideal solution for digitised automation systems
Written by Martin Hummel, product manager for encoders in the Motion Control Sensors division of SICK Stegmann GmbH, Donaueschingen, Germany. The use of intelligent sensors in the field is a key requirement for process digitisation, which is becoming increasingly widespread in factory and logistics automation. In addition to measuring posi-tions and speeds in machines and … Continue reading Smart encoders with IO-Link: the ideal solution for digitised automation systems
- The Total take on Industry 4.0
Construction companies that understand the requirements of industrial automation are few and far between. We talk to Total Construction’s James Bolton and Rob Blythman to discuss how the company’s expertise extends across the advanced industrial sector. Industry 4.0 – it is the concept on every manufacturer’s lips. The potential of advanced technologies and techniques to … Continue reading The Total take on Industry 4.0
- Getting back to the basics: what is machine learning?
By David Willingham, Senior Application Engineer at Mathworks Australia Machine Learning seems to be the engineering industry’s latest buzzword – a technology with astonishing potential, yet one that many businesses struggle to understand, let alone embrace. Just last year, fewer than one-third (23%) of businesses had adopted any level of Machine Learning automation, and only … Continue reading Getting back to the basics: what is machine learning?
- PLICSCOM with Bluetooth – adjustment with magnetic pen
The innovative PLICSCOM display and adjustment module is mounted directly on the sensor for measured value indication, adjustment and diagnostics. With the help of a magnetic pen, a sensor can be adjusted through the window of a closed lid.