Comment & Opinion

A Factory Fit For The Future

26 Sep , 2016  

The factory of the future will be inhabited by 3D printers, robots, and other advanced machines, all driven by software. Andy Pye looks in more detail at what that entails.

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Comment & Opinion

Automating America

20 Sep , 2016  

The Automation Engineer speaks to Alex Harvey – US marketing director for Control Techniques – to learn his view on what the future holds for automation in America.

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Education

Introduction To Fieldbus

7 Sep , 2016  

Geraint Thomas from Control Techniques offers some insight into fieldbus systems, and explains how and why they benefit machine builders.

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Comment & Opinion

Product Personalisation In Modern Factories

1 Sep , 2016  

Andy Pye looks at product personalisation and how traceability and regulation are critical to its success.

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Comment & Opinion

Focus On: The Machine Safety Market

24 Aug , 2016  

Dario Dallefrate, Safety Product Manager at Control Techniques, gives an overview of the machine safety market and the trend towards increasing safety technologies for original equipment manufacturers.

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Technical

Drives & Motors In Cranes And Hoists

15 Aug , 2016  

For many decades, motors and drives have been utilised in electric hoists, reels and winches. Andy Pye explains how they are incorporated into these systems.

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Education

Introduction To Open And Closed Loop Control Systems

2 Aug , 2016  

Everybody in the world will at some point have used a control system, perhaps without realising. Here Geraint Thomas expands on the difference between open and closed loop systems.

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Education

A Brief History Of AC/DC Electricity

27 Jul , 2016  

In the world of electricity the question is still asked; What is the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)? Here, Geraint Thomas looks at the history.

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Education

Automation Technology In Sport

12 Jul , 2016  

Here, Chris Corfield looks at some interesting ways automation and technology are used the world of sport.

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Technical

Energy Efficiency With Variable Speed Drives (Part 2)

4 Jul , 2016  

In the second part of this blog series, Control Techniques’ chief engineer looks deeper at achieving greater energy efficiency using variable speed drives.

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