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The Advantages of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a Manufacturing Setting

I’ve worked in numerous plants and visited dozens of others. All of them had something in common: their control systems were completely driven by Programmable Logic Controllers or more commonly called PLCs. Although these systems are extremely common in manufacturing, you don’t see them elsewhere. It is thus very interesting to discuss some of [...]

By | 2017-10-21T19:44:34+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Manufacturing|Comments Off on The Advantages of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a Manufacturing Setting

Plant Floor Control Network Considerations, Advantages and Innovations

Nearly every item you own has been through the manufacturing cycle at one point or another. Automation and Process Control have only been growing in the recent decades. With the introduction of technologies, commonly umbrellaed by buzzwords such as IoT, big data, connectivity and others, we see the rise and constant need to expand [...]

By | 2017-09-22T16:50:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Manufacturing|Comments Off on Plant Floor Control Network Considerations, Advantages and Innovations

The sensitivity of a human touch in a collaborative robot (Cobot) world

How to make collaborative robots more agile? Robot manufacturers such as ABB, Fanuc and Keyence expect a slow but steady expansion into the food industry as well as new types of manufacturing and adjacent niches of distribution and agriculture. FOOD? Japanese company Yaskawa Electric are currently experimenting with rice and tofu. Yes, you [...]

By | 2017-08-16T20:07:35+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on The sensitivity of a human touch in a collaborative robot (Cobot) world

Should you do a cobot risk assessment?

Safety + Collaboration = Success! Collaborative robots are developed to free human hands from tedious and potentially dangerous jobs. With the removal of safety fencing and other safety monitoring devices, collaborative robots (cobots) are revolutionizing and re-shaping the manufacturing world. Cobots are undoubtedly gaining popularity and it is therefore important [...]

By | 2017-07-09T18:24:23+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on Should you do a cobot risk assessment?

IoT Advancements Impact on Autonomous Vehicles – Smarter Driverless Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

Over the next few decades, autonomous vehicles will continue evolving. The progress we’re making in this market will have a deep impact on our existing infrastructure, vehicle ownership and the whole automotive industry.   Autonomous Vehicles and IoT Technologies Although we can’t purchase a fully autonomous vehicle at the dealership as [...]

By | 2017-06-24T22:37:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on IoT Advancements Impact on Autonomous Vehicles – Smarter Driverless Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics