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SCADA used to automate fire training for Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Services
A PC based SCADA system has been used to upgrade a fire behaviour training rig at Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Services Headquarters. This is used to show fire fighters how fire spreads through buildings, where temperatures build up fastest and which parts can be expected to remain relatively cool.
Optimas increases productivity for cancer diagnostic equipment manufacturer
Early diagnosis of cancer can greatly improve survival rates, with health centres utilizing the latest technology to ensure identification of the condition is achieved sooner. Cancer diagnosis machines are at the forefront of this technology, which emphasizes the importance of smooth manufacturing operations when producing such equipment. When one leading manufacturer was experiencing downtime due to fastener issues, they contacted Optimas to help improve productivity.
ABB software solution to underpin Poland’s national electricity market
ABB has been selected by Poland’s national transmission system operator Polskie Sieci Elektronergetyczne SA (PSE) to deliver its ABB Ability Market Management System (MMS), a state-of-the-art software solution.
Lenze proves drives don’t’ have to be like a box of chocolates – with the right drive, you know exactly what you’re gonna get.
Tradition blends with advanced drive technology, as chocolatier Camille Bloch overcomes production expansion challenges posed by limited warehouse space.
Editor's Comment
Air Apparent
Amid the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is easy to forget the effect of the technologies that powered industry’s earlier transformations. The factories of the original Industrial Revolution were driven first by water and then by steam. Later, the mass production of the Second Revolution was enabled by electricity, especially by the electric motor, which freed industrial engineers from their dependence on cumbersome belts and shafts and allowed controllable mechanical power to be delivered anywhere it was required.
The editor
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