MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
The truth about data integrity in pharma
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long emphasised the importance of reliable data in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Despite this clear recommendation, recent FDA reports have highlighted an increase in data integrity violations during several recent current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) inspections. Here, Lee Sullivan, Regional Manager at HMI/SCADA software expert COPA-DATA UK, explores three data integrity pitfalls to which pharmaceutical manufacturers are most vulnerable.
Protection from cyberattacks without compromising machine safety
This article from Pilz discusses how production machinery can be protected from cyberattacks without compromising safety.
Safe speed monitoring - standards and ways to implement it
Dr Martin Kidman, a Safety Specialist at Sick UK, discusses safe speed monitoring, the requirements in the relevant machinery safety standards, and ways to implement safe speed monitoring.
Lifting is going wireless
New wireless control technologies are being adopted by manufacturers and users of cranes and other lifting equipment. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd explains the advantages and looks at how the field is developing.
The five golden rules of PLC specification
With so many choices and configurations available to the user, how should you go about selecting the correct controller for your application? Mitsubishi Electric product manager Hugh Tasker offers his five golden rules for PLC specification.
Bespoke process control systems for the food & beverage industry
Process control systems that are unique to the food and beverage industry can be used to deliver higher levels of efficiency and reliability. Mark Lilley, Field Segment Manager .Hygienic - Food and Beverage for Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the benefits of a bespoke control system, the features it should include and how to achieve the most effective system.
Closing the feedback loop is the key to servitisation success
Fabrizio Battaglia, Head of Manufacturing at HSO Enterprise Solutions, explains the vital role that ERP (enterprise resource planning) software can play for engineer-to-order manufacturing companies wanting to increase revenues through value-added services, commonly referred to as servitisation.
Replacing old or obsolete electrical resistors
They say that one man’s junk can be another man’s gold and, although one may think that the saying only applies to car boot sales, the maxim also illustrates the state of the industrial power resistor market. Here, Martin Nicholls, Sales Director at Cressall Resistors, offers advice to manufacturers and plant managers who need to replace old or obsolete electrical resistors.