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Automation made easy: latest version of the zenon software

Automation made easy: latest version of the zenon software
The latest version of the zenon Software Platform from COPA-DATA is now available. The independent manufacturer has made its automation software for the manufacturing and energy industry even more secure, efficient and user-friendly. Together with zenon 8.10, COPA-DATA is also releasing a new version of its zenon Analyzer 3.30 reporting and analytics software.
6th August 2019

Staying secure in the smart era: Three rules for cyber security

Staying secure in the smart era: Three rules for cyber security
Almost half of manufacturers have fallen victim to cybercrime, according to the Cyber Security Manufacturing Report 2018, published by EEF. One of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is choosing from the range of products and services available to protect against these crimes. 
15th October 2018

An overview of the zenon Energy Day 2018

An overview of the zenon Energy Day 2018
At Microsoft’s British headquarters in Thames Valley Park, Reading, software provider COPA-DATA, invited leaders from the UK’s energy industry to its zenon Energy Day 2018. The event, which was held on 24th Tuesday, April, welcomed industry experts and energy suppliers to address the current challenges the sector is facing — renewable generation, substation automation, IoT and cyber security.
24th May 2018


COPA-DATA releases latest software versions

COPA-DATA releases latest software versions
COPA-DATA has presented new versions of its automation and reporting software with zenon 8.00 and zenon Analyzer 3.20. Users will benefit from a number of performance improvements, extensive functionality for smart factories and energy distribution, as well as predictive analytics calculations. As well as module and industry-specific extensions, the focus of this year’s release is adaptations to product infrastructure.
19th April 2018

Software for the smart factory

Software for the smart factory
Investments in smart manufacturing are set to drive a 27% increase in efficiency over the next five years, boosting the global economy by a colossal $500bn. This is according to the recent Smart Factories and the Modern Manufacturer report. Here, Lee Sullivan, Regional Manager for COPA-DATA UK examines one of the key choices manufacturers will make during their digital transformation - choosing the right software.
26th June 2017

Why the pharmaceutical industry is so vulnerable to cyber attacks

Why the pharmaceutical industry is so vulnerable to cyber attacks
A whitepaper investigating the state of security in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector has been released by COPA-DATA. The whitepaper includes, the reasons why the pharmaceutical industry is so much more vulnerable to attacks and examines some of the most effective security tools that companies have at their disposal in the era of Industry 4.0.
21st September 2016

Compliance – more than just red tape

Compliance – more than just red tape
A growing customer demand for regulatory compliance combined with increased competition amongst manufacturers has made SCADA software a minimum requirement for the pharmaceutical industry. Here, Lee Sullivan, Regional Manager at COPA-DATA UK discusses why today, more than ever before, regulatory compliance is crucial for the pharmaceutical industry.
30th June 2016

Engineering: it’s not just for the boys

Engineering: it’s not just for the boys
As a nation, Britain has a knack for producing and harbouring engineering talent. Throughout history, its resourceful and practical people have poured their energy into infrastructure, innovation and technology. John Logie Baird gifted the world with colour television, Richard Trevithick created the first railway steam locomotive and British mathematician, Charles Babbage, is widely regarded as the ‘father of computers’ after inventing the world’s first programmable computer.
21st June 2016

Three steps to automated engineering

Three steps to automated engineering
Increased demand for customised products and shrinking time-to-market expectations have contributed to the fundamental shift in how products are designed and created. To fulfil today’s demand for smart products and customised design, manufacturers must break away from their outdated, mass manufacturing habits and explore the world of automated engineering.
25th May 2016

Decreasing workplace stress

Decreasing workplace stress
Providing employees with a suitable work-life balance can be quite the challenge for employers. Incentives including office pets, flexible working hours, team building exercises or a steady routine can all have a positive impact. However, implementing this balance across a team of individuals with varying motivators, interests and backgrounds is no easy feat. On average British workers spend 43 hours a week sat at their desks and one in five admit to spending the entire day behind their screen, without a break.
9th May 2016

Unlocking the value of cross-facility data sets

Unlocking the value of cross-facility data sets
According to an industry survey by IBM, two thirds of mid-sized companies have already implemented - or are currently considering - a cloud based storage model for their organisation. The analytic advantages of cloud computing in industry are no secret, in fact, 70% of these cloud-using respondents said they were actively pursuing cloud-based analytics to gleam greater insights and efficiency in order to achieve business goals. By Martyn Williams, managing director at COPA-DATA UK.
26th April 2016

COPA-DATA partners in the DIMA project

The software specialist COPA-DATA is one of the first providers of process control systems in the DIMA – Decentralised Intelligence for Modular Applications project, initiated by industry specialist WAGO’s automation sector. The objective of the project is to create a de facto standard for decentralised, modular automation of process equipment and efficient engineering.
18th April 2016

Are your machines ready for the 21st Century?

Are your machines ready for the 21st Century?
The cost of production downtime varies significantly from one industry sector to another, but without a doubt, when it occurs, downtime is a troublesome and expensive inconvenience for all manufacturers. More often than not, halts in production could be avoided, so imagine just how much manufacturers could save if machine data was available to anticipate breakdowns.
6th April 2016

Ergonomic engineering with zenon

Ergonomic engineering with zenon
With zenon 7.50, zenon Analyzer 3 and zenon Logic 9, COPA-DATA is bringing to the market a comprehensive update of its family of software products. Numerous new features and improvements ensure simple project configuration, as well as robust runtimes and support users with ergonomic implementation of their automation projects.
16th March 2016

Industrial IoT in the pharmaceutical industry

Industrial IoT in the pharmaceutical industry
The London-Oxford-Cambridge triangle continues to boast a hotbed of life science talent and more recently, West Sussex has started to hit headlines with its plans to reinvent itself as a science and health hub. With such rapid growth for the industry, predictions have emerged suggesting 2016 will be the year for even more ground-breaking work in the life science industry. By Martyn Williams, Managing Director of industrial software expert, COPA-DATA UK.
24th February 2016

COPALP is now COPA-DATA France

The COPA-DATA Group is strengthening its presence in France. Since 2002, COPA-DATA has held the majority stake in the COPALP company based in the South-East of France. The company has now been renamed COPA-DATA France. The youngest COPA-DATA subsidiary thereby takes over the management of the zenon product portfolio in France.
18th February 2016

Smarter steps to compliance

The pharmaceutical industry today operates in one of the world’s most heavily regulated environments. Over the past few years, the industry has experienced significant regulatory change and looking to the future, the strict nature of the industry doesn’t appear to be slacking.
26th 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

Upgrade without hesitation

The current version of COPA-DATA's automation software, zenon 7.20, has successfully passed Microsoft’s Windows 10 compatibility test. The software runs reliably on the new operating system and supports all quality and security requirements.
18th December 2015

Industrial automation trends for 2016

Industrial automation trends for 2016
In 15 short years, rapid advancements in technology have changed the way we live. With each passing month, we’re introduced to new, innovative ways to play, eat, shop and communicate. But new technology isn’t just for consumers. In recent years, several waves of new technology have emerged and transformed the face of industrial automation. While traditionally, the manufacturing industry has been relatively slow on the uptake, a number of new trends are causing a growth spurt in industrial automation. By Martyn Williams, Managing Director, COPA-DATA UK
18th November 2015


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