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What Can We Learn from Machines?

by Andrew Dawes

Andy Dawes sits down with Richard Chamberlain, Strategic Product Manager at Rexroth to understand what we can learn from machines and the questions we should be asking. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is founded on machine learning – when software is given the ability to solve complex problems, undertake increasingly complex processes, and crucially, learn.

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Putting Our Money Where Our Office is with ERIKS e-Connect

by Mark Jackson

Starting from the ground up in a new building is not something you get the chance to do every day. So when you do, you have to make the most of it. For ERIKS, the opportunity was to incorporate extensive monitoring, sensing, connectivity, energy efficiency and sustainability technologies, to turn the building into a real-world technology testbed.

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The Application Engineer Will See You Now

by Richard Ludlam

ERIKS are well-known for their capabilities in procurement, stores and inventory management. But did you know they also run surgeries? They can’t help with that ugly rash, but, as a multi-product specialist, their expertise can save you money and reduce your downtime through a Know-How Surgery Day.

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The First Industry 4.0 Fluid Monitoring Solution

by Paul Dooley

According to Fortune Magazine1, using IoT sensors to continuously monitor machine performance can, reduce maintenance costs by up to 35%, cut unplanned outages by up to 50% and add years to the life of assets. But no-one has applied this technology to lubrication and hydraulic fluid cleanliness – until now.

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Any Bearing, Any Problem, Anywhere

by David Carmichael

Wherever there’s a piece of moving machinery, there’s almost certainly going to be a bearing. And wherever there’s a bearing, sooner or later there’s likely to be an issue: whether it’s routine maintenance or a catastrophic failure. Whatever the case, ERIKS’ Bearing and Lubrication Product Business Unit (PBU) has the experience, know-how, resources – and the Answers.

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Quick and Reliable Automated Generation with Festo 3D Design Tool

by Mark Stone

The world of technology and design is an ever-evolving one, with 3D CAD design providing many advantages over traditional 2D. Allowing for truly effective communication of concepts, this innovative technology also offers faultless product configuration.

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Industry 4.0 - Are You Ready?

by Mark Stone

Mark Stone, ERIKS Technical Manager for Fluid Power, sat down with SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd Strategic Product Sales Manager, Pete Humphreys, to discuss the impacts of Industry 4.0.

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A Step-by-Step Approach to Industrial Digitalisation

by Gareth Pollard

Digitalisation is now a fact of life for manufacturers, big or small. Yet “going digital” means different things to different organisations. For businesses with big budgets, and with flexible workforces less resistant to change, Industry 4.0 can mean implementing an all-encompassing, enterprise-wide digital manufacturing model. This might be appropriate for them, but going all out for digital transformation is not for everyone.

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Festo Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness by Reviewing Maintenance Programme and Process Using Industry 4.0 Insights

by Mark Stone

Only one in three manufacturers has a high-availability manufacturing IT strategy or solution in pace. Yet the average manufacturer deals with more than 15 hours a week of downtime, and unplanned incidents are on the rise. When Festo looked into their maintenance programme and processes, they achieved a 15% increase in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

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Can 5G Unlock Industry 4.0?

by Richard Ludlam

There are still some formidable barriers in the way of implementation, not least for MRO work. When I talk to senior people in industry, the potential for greater connectivity is quickly apparent, particularly in their maintenance operations, specifically remote monitoring, software and data analytics, augmented reality and predictive maintenance through AI.

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