“Advanced Distribution Management System” is the Schneider Electric response to these growing trends.

Increasing demand for reliable, safe and efficient operation of power grids leads network operators to search for an efficient operational platform, gathering all applications and solutions in one integrated platform, model and user interface. Consequently, the electricity market moves in the direction of integrated sophisticated software products, which may unify operation technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT) in the single platform. Proven and award winning “Advanced Distribution Management System” is the Schneider Electric response to these growing trends.   Schneider Electric’s Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) is a modern and…

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Extended’ suite of Bystronic automation solutions on for ultra-fast sheet steel processing

Extended’ suite of Bystronic automation solutions on for ultra-fast sheet steel processing While the company is a global leader in design and manufacturing of equipment such as fiber lasers, press brakes, and the requisite software to work with these various systems, Bystronic’s focus is very much on providing the leading-edge in innovative solutions for its customers. In South Africa, the company First Cut, a foremost South African distributor of a range of cutting consumables and capital equipment, represents Bystronic. Automation solutions for greater productivity These cutting-edge solutions also include a…

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Bar codes: back to the beginning

Bar codes – and more modern versions such as two-dimensional codes and QR codes – allow organisations around the globe to uniquely identify their products and trace these at every point along the value chain. It’s difficult to imagine life without machine-readable product codes, but this concept has only been in commercial use since the 1970s. Smithsonian.com reports that in June 1974, the first item marked with a Universal Product Code (UPC) – a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum – was scanned through the checkout of Marsh Supermarket in Ohio,…

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How the Growing Impact of IoT Is Automating the World

The Internet of Things promises widespread automation and data exchange, which will change the way we work and live. In the Industrial Revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, new technology such as steam-powered transportation and machines transformed the economy and the structure of society. The Internet of Things’ reach includes transportation and machines as well—but it is advancing this equipment with new technology in the form of extremely small sensors that collect and relay data. The IoT is a vast network of hardware, software, and applications that interact with…

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