automation

  • The connected mine

    15 June 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Mining is one of the most ancient trades performed by humans. It is also one of the trades whose evolution has been fairly slow, considering that the first mining efforts were to search for stones suitable for making...
  • Council elects future IEC President

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    IEC Council elected Yinbiao Shu of China as IEC President for a three-year term of office, starting 1 January 2020.
  • A belt and braces approach to cyber security

    15 April 2018 by Mike Mullane
    We use the expression “belt and braces” to mean that we are being extra careful about something. The idea is that if our belt breaks unexpectedly, our braces will ensure that our trousers stay up.
  • Good things come in pairs in Industry 4.0

    15 March 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    Imagine opening your email and finding a medical prescription to treat an illness you didn’t know you had, without any prior physical tests and perhaps before you even felt unwell. Your doctor could have decided on the...
  • Energy efficiency trickles down into large applications

    24 January 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Achieving better Electrical Energy Efficiency (EEE) is a very broad task that extends well beyond the more efficient transformation of primary energy, chiefly fossil fuels, into electrical energy. It must be introduced...