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One of the most common hurdles to implementing IIoT, Industry 4.0 and digitalisation seems to be taking that all-important first step.
Increasingly, companies are realising that maintenance offers a viable way of achieving this, providing tangible benefits through improved predictive maintenance.

WEG has published a paper that addresses where IIoT and big data analytics can be used to increase production efficiency and reduce downtime, as well as covering how maintenance jobs will evolve.
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Charlotte Stonestreet
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cda@western-bp.co.uk
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LATEST NEWS
Maintenance sector digitalisation

WEG has launched a new paper entitled "How digitalisation transforms the role of the maintenance professional", which covers the growth in influence of IIOT and, with the digitalisation of the electric motor, the impact this could have on the maintenance sector.

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Emerson to buy Aventics

Emerson has agreed on terms to acquire Aventics from Triton for a cash purchase price of €527 million.

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IoT digital experiments-as-a-service

ADLINK Technology has launched its DXS IoT digital experiments as-a-service offering. The service is for the testing of potential IoT-based endeavours to determine the viability of possible solutions with none of the upfront costs and risk associated with a full solution commitment.

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Oil-free rotary screw air compressors

Atlas Copco has launched the ZR 90-160 VSD+, a new range of oil-free rotary screw air compressors with motor variants of 90, 110, 132, 145 and 160kW. These are said to offer up to 10% more flow and up to 15% less energy consumption compared with other VSD compressors. There is also said to be a 25% reduction in floor-space.

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Alarm system performance KPIs webinar

M.A.C. Solutions, developer of the ProcessVue suite of alarm management software, is hosting an educational webinar on 'Alarm System Performance KPIs' on 13th June 2018.

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Geoff Baker becomes IMeche's 133rd President

Geoff Baker MSc CEng FIMechE has assumed office as the 133rd President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has set out an exciting vision for the future of the Institution.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
WIN an IIoT Starter Pack sponsored by Schneider Electric!

Farnell element14 is partnering with Schneider Electric to offer you an All-in-one bundle of the latest IIoT enabled devices.

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Intelligent stepper drive has ATEX & UL certification

Applied Motion Products (AMP) has released a variant of its STAC6 series microstepping drive for high performance motion control where ATEX, IEC-Ex or UL certification is required. Available from Mclennan, the intelligent drive suits medium-to-large sized hazardous area compatible stepper motors.

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How to get DC motors to work on Mars

More than half the motors that have landed on Mars were designed and manufactured by maxon motor. Learn the process of product selection, modification and testing necessary to qualify designs for use on another planet!

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Portescap's miniature stepper & DC motor technologies

Discover our new products and turn your ideas into reality. We can help you choose the best motion technology for your application, including linear actuators, gearheads and encoders, miniature brush and brushless DC motors, and miniature stepper motors.

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Looking for more insight into factory floor performance?

If you visited FANUC's stand at MACH this year, you'll have noticed the MT-Linki in action, collecting and displaying the performance data of every machine on the stand. Click through for five reasons why you should choose the MT-Linki.

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Small but mighty: always on the right rack

With the IPS 200i, Leuze electronic has introduced the smallest camera-based sensor on the market for compartment fine positioning with high-bay storage devices in single-depth storage. It impresses with some powerful advantages, particularly its fast commissioning and simple alignment.

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