The advantages of hardware-independent software Software for the smart factory

The term ‘SMART factory’ describes an industrial facility that leverages internet-connected technology to improve manufacturing processes. Central to the success of a SMART factory is the technology that makes data collection possible, the sensors embedded in industrial equipment and, importantly, the industrial software to collect and analyse the data to ensure that the correct decisions…

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Human-free construction sites coming soon

Balfour Beatty has published its paper “Innovation 2050: A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry”. The construction site of 2050 will be in stark contrast to what we see today – it will be human-free with work moved off-site, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency.…

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Electric shock for new MPs

The 96 new MPs who have just entered Parliament may have experienced a shock at the briefing they have just received from leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First. The Charity, which is dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and fires, caused by electricity has sent its manifesto to the ‘class of 2017’, to explain why electrical…

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