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Automotive Mega Factories

If the Autumn fuel crisis had done anything other than make headlines and annoy motorists, it had brought to focus the significant benefits of the switch to electric vehicles (EVs). As the seemingly straightforward answer for the least-environmentally friendly industry, the EV movement is garnering some real momentum.

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The BACnet to MQTT Broker Adapter

This exciting tool from Hark labs fully simplifies the world of connected assets and devices. The adapter app makes configuring, reading and transcribing asset data from BACnet devices super easy…

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Becoming Greener Guest Series: Powerstar

We love anything relating to energy. We love it even more when it’s technical. And we love it, even more, when it’s being used for the greater good: to reduce the effects of climate change.

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What is Vibration Analysis and Why is it Important?

Vibration analysis is one of the most important and effective methods of detecting the health of machinery. Vibration data can help us identify faults or detect warning signs of potential failures. It can also aid in the detection of misalignment or unbalance of assets such as bearings and rotating pieces of equipment. By looking at vibration data, we can also identify high and damaging levels of vibration.

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Fleeing Climate Change: The Growing Climigration Problem

‘Climigration’ is a phrase that has been introduced to describe those that have had to relocate because of climate change. The environmental consequences of climate change are increasingly threatening communities all over the world. It’s not hard to find news stories around towns and cities that have been devastated by fires, floods and rising sea levels. Environmental and government bodies have growing concerns over this type of displacement and what can be done to tackle it.

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Powered by a Microgrid: How Microgrids Work and Why They’re Becoming Popular

A few weeks ago, when the world opened up again – albeit only slightly – I trotted off to a campsite in North Yorkshire for some much-needed R&R and a little detachment from the grid. I was expecting the fully off-grid experience, but was pleasantly surprised to find a solar powered bathroom on the campsite. It seemed that the estate of the campsite was powered by its own microgrid, which got me thinking about off-grid and microgrid living…

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Predictive vs Preventive Maintenance

All industrial facilities carry out maintenance. Two common types are preventative and predictive, and knowing the difference between the two and understanding which is best for your organisation is key.

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