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Top 10 tips for mitigating harmful harmonics

The rise of non-linear loads in industrial environments over the last two decades has resulted in the growing problem of harmonic currents and utility-level voltage distortion. Facing a lack of awareness, the industry has struggled to implement effective mitigation techniques. Here, global business development manager of CP Automation, John Mitchell, discusses offers useful tips for mitigating harmonics.
27th January 2016

Protecting your production line

Protecting your production line
Back in June 2010, malware computer programme Stuxnet hit the headlines as the first computer worm to target modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and programmable logic controller (PLC) systems. Industrial Control System (ICS) users became aware of how software hackers and malware could affect operation. Back then, you'd be forgiven for thinking that as a regular ICS or SCADA user, you had nothing to worry about. Five years on, everything has changed.
22nd January 2016

The challenges posed by Amazon Dash Replenishment Service

Following Amazon’s announcement of its new automated order service, Dash Replenishment Service (DRS), Neil Penny, Product Director, Sunrise Software, has commented on the challenges this new model could pose for service providers.
22nd January 2016


The art of design validation & verification

The art of design validation & verification
We've all seen Russian nesting dolls, each perfectly decorated doll giving way to a smaller one inside. Every one of those little dolls is hand turned, carefully decorated and finished with a fine gloss. Medical device design operates on a similar concept, layering smaller components together to form one machine, each component tailored to the needs of the OEM.
18th January 2016

Technology is not death to the human touch

Technology is not death to the human touch
  Channel 4 hit a home run with its 2015 series Humans, hailing it as its most successful drama in 20 years, with the first episode alone being viewed by 6.1m people. Proof that - as much as we love our smartphones - we’re all a bit concerned about the rise of the machines.
18th January 2016

The largest collection of insecure devices in the world

The largest collection of insecure devices in the world
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has just wrapped up. With 160,000 attendees, 3,800 exhibitors and almost 2.5m square feet of exhibit space, this is the largest electronics show in the world. The array of new products and technologies has been featured on virtually every media outlet from Good Morning America to the BBC. By Alan Grau, President and Cofounder, Icon Labs.
15th January 2016

Think of this when you say smart energy

When referring to modern technology, companies bandy the word "smart" around a lot, especially when talking about energy efficient devices. We have smart meters, smart grids and even smart cities. In November 2015, for the first time in history, the National Grid resorted to paying large companies to turn off their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in an effort to keep the lights on in Britain. Here, Nick Boughton, the sales manager of systems integrator, Boulting Technology, discusses a smarter approach to energy efficiency.
8th January 2016

A journey of 25,000 volts

Electric rail might be the accepted standard of powering train journeys across the UK now, but it is still a relatively new system. To help electrical and transport professionals better understand the history of rail electrification, power quality specialist REO UK has put together an infographic outlining its journey. The infographic is available to download from the company website.
8th January 2016

Top three emerging eco technologies

Top three emerging eco technologies
According to scientists and the internet, the Earth is 4.543bn years old. In comparison, humans have been around for a modest 200,000 years. The consensus is that we would like to continue our existence for as long as possible and anything that can be done to extend the life of our home planet should be trialled and tested. Here, Mark Proctor, Managing Director of European Automation, unveils his top five emerging environmental technologies to look out for.
7th January 2016

Three things you didn’t know about IIoT

Three things you didn’t know about IIoT
The human brain is a wonderful thing that works tirelessly from the day we are born until the day we die, only stopping on special occasions, like when presenting in front of large audiences. We’ve been studying the brain for many centuries, but we still know relatively little about the trillions of connections that make it work. Creating a road map of the brain is a bit like trying to map out the IIoT.
7th January 2016


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