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Fixing the ‘Automation pyramid.’ Does anyone else see that our industry is broken?

There is a relentless rise in the sentiment that the expectations set by Industry 4.0 are far from being realized. Rumour has it that Industry 5.0 is coming, and yet again, we risk contributing a new item to the collection of buzzwords devoid of meaning.

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10 Years Ago, We Decided to Switch to Beckhoff PLCs. Here's Why.

In this comparison, two main aspects are considered: the overall ecosystem of a given platform, and the programming/software development tools. Some background: The perspective here is of a programmer working in a company (MTS) that builds single-purpose machines — each original, rarely repeating projects.

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