Advanced power management

  With integrated advanced power management control systems, companies can design and implement highly available backup power infrastructures for maximised uptime, reduced costs, and improved performance and efficiency, all of which drive the bottom line as well as customer satisfaction. This article will explore the merits of integrating power synchronisation and measurement into the backup […]

Clever pumping: making water industry’s pumps intelligent

  Climate change, increasing water demands due to global urbanisation, and the legal obligations of the EU’s Water Framework Directive are all making the water sector an attractive arena for technologies that can help reduce costs and contribute to reducing the effects of climate change. It is against this backdrop that the demand for intelligent […]

Interfacing design and test automation tools

  As the development of design and test automation tools continues apace, so too does the convergence of the disciplines that utilise these sophisticated software systems. In this article we will consider how electronic design automation (EDA) and automated test development software and their users interact at the following levels: Connection data (Netlist) import for […]

Safety is not the only driver of automation and robotics in mining

  With frequent – and now in some sectors of the mining industry, ongoing – strikes the question arises: should more automation be deployed in mines?  I posed this question to Dr. Declan Vogt , strategic research manager at the CSIR Centre for Mining Innovation.  “I believe that it is the way we are heading!”  […]