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Automation of Proof Testing

With modern safety systems and the "digitization" of field device information, test sequences can now be largely automated. In practice, this means considerable simplification and potential savings.

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2021: A Turning Point for Europe’s Railways?

Europe’s railways have not yet realized their full potential as an agent of decarbonization of transport and socially inclusive mobility because of low market share. However, recent adoption of digital and predictive technologies in areas like signaling, maintenance, and dispatch may be about to change all that. Could 2021 – the Year of European Rail – provide a vital turning point in the industry’s story?

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Tracking Changes: Reimagining EU Rail for a Post-COVID World

Adopted back in 2016, the 4th railway package is due to enter the frame this year. The European rail market is set to be liberalized, operations made safer, and the continent greener. But nobody predicted the breakout of COVID-19. Could the pandemic have put a spanner in the works of the EU’s plans?

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Basic Safety Functions Explained: Turbomachinery

In this instalment of our blog series, we put the focus on turbomachinery. This article introduces the fundamentals of turbomachinery – including pumps, compressors, and turbines – and explains how to keep it operating safely.

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Farm and Food 4.0: How Technology Is Transforming an Industry

Smart technologies are at the forefront of Industry 4.0. A company’s competitiveness hinges on its ability to incorporate AI, machine learning, robotics, and other innovations into everyday operative tasks. We’ve been studying how digitization has affected different industries. In the last part of the series, we examine the evolving food, beverage, and agriculture industries.

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ISO 27001: Why a Culture of Security Is So Crucial

Careless handling of information, targeted sabotage, and hacking: For businesses, sensitive data poses a significant potential threat. If it falls into the wrong hands, the financial losses and damage to a company’s reputation can be huge. Yet many security breaches can be avoided when enterprises foster a culture of security that makes employees more conscious of the risks.