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At some point in an electrical or electronic engineering career, you might come across MIL-SPEC Connectors, also known as MS or Military Standard Connectors. …


An exceptional level of hygiene is necessary in the food and beverage industry, with stringent hygienic standards, such as ISO and FSSC 22000, to ensure that there is no compromise in the quality of consumables being produced. …


The car has come a long way since the first Benz vehicle was patented in 1886. Originally hand-made from steel tubing and wooden panels, the car’s construction evolved to include glass, rubber, copper, aluminium and steel panels. While much of the work continued to be done manually, Ford built the…


Open source software programs are devised and developed initially by someone needing to address a particular problem. This could be a supply or distribution issue in your manufacturing processes, for example, or a new development in control and connectivity technology. The first iteration of such software represents the initial step…


Electronic symbols are used when drawing circuit diagrams to represent the basic components that make up the circuit. Engineers have to study these diagrams to understand how electronic devices work, the complicated collection of components that goes into them, and how they’re connected together. …


Right to Repair groups have been forming over the past ten years in a bid to change the traditional manufacturing policy of built-in obsolescence, and to combat environmental destruction. The movement is particularly aimed at reducing the 53 million tonnes of e-waste that are produced globally every year, of which…


Obsolescence is an accepted part of any life cycle. However, industrial automation equipment is surprisingly durable, and if you installed new machinery in the 1970s, you might still be using it 50 years on. This lifespan is likely to be way past the date set for its obsolescence by the…


At Rowse Automation, we stock a wide variety of control cables that you might need when wiring your control panels and automated systems. However, not everyone is familiar with Control Panel Wiring Colour Codes or the standards that govern them, so the following information should be helpful.

Standards

It’s always important…


The future seems rosy for smart manufacturing, but there is a downside. Cybercrime is on the rise, and though it might not seem as though industry presents a particularly valuable target, hackers think otherwise. Once your automation and control systems are fully automated and connected to the IIoT, you immediately…


The threats to our climate and our global subsistence are beginning to impact industry, in a shift that brings recycling more directly into the manufacturing environment. It’s widely recognised that something serious needs to be done to conserve the world’s resources.

A circular economy is a system that incorporates the…

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