Rethinking automation in pharmaceutical processing

The global demand for pharmaceutical products has grown consistently since the turn of the century. Despite the growth in demand and market value, pharmaceutical manufacturing has by and large neglected many of the productivity and efficiency benefits presented by automation systems.

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Data and the new oil industry

The oil and gas industry is perhaps one of the most important to the global economy, with the combined economic value of upstream oil and gas sectors accounting for at least an estimated five per cent of the entire global economy.

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Out with the old, in with the new SCADA

Novotek was part of the team of companies that initiated PC-based SCADA back in the 1980s. While it was revolutionary in the automation industry, plants have changed enormously since then, so SCADA systems must reflect this. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) means that there are far more connected devices around the plant, all of which need monitoring by SCADA systems.

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Managing food waste

How can food waste be reduced at the manufacturing stage of the supply chain? In an ideal world, there would be no food waste and manufacturers would be able to derive a perfect yield of production, relative to the ingredients put in. Nevertheless, food waste is an issue; albeit one that automation and optimisation technologies can help solve, including by maximising the efficiency of generating gas from food waste.

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