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Impressions from the sps ipc drives Italia 2017 fair

The sps ipc drives 2017 fair which took place in Parma last week has been dominated by the Industry 4.0 theme, which was already lurking in last year’s edition (see the mini-reportage about that). All visitors coming from the south … Continue reading

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Commento alla fiera sps ipc drives Italia 2017

La fiera sps ipc drives 2017 che si è svolta a Parma la settimana scorsa è stata dominata dal tema dell’Industria 4.0, che aveva già fatto da sfondo all’edizione dell’anno scorso (vedi il mini-reportage in inglese). Questa volta ai visitatori … Continue reading

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Iperammortamento Industry 4.0 e superammortamento software

Le aziende fornitrici di macchinari assoggettabili agli iper/super-ammortamenti Industry 4.0 nei prossimi due anni (2017-2018) avranno un vantaggio competitivo rispetto ai concorrenti che non possano offrire queste caratteristiche. Infatti i clienti preferiranno l’acquisto di macchine, sistemi e dispositivi in grado … Continue reading

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How to make the digital transformation of manufacturing happen ?

[Originally appeared as guest post on the Industrial IoT/Industrie 4.0 Viewpoints blog] The Digital Transformation is there: devices, technologies and suppliers are ready to bring manufacturing enterprises to a new level with increased productivity and more added value. But if … Continue reading

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HOWTO migrate tasks from kanboard to phabricator

Kanboard is a Kanban Project Management tool written in PHP. an excellent lightweight tool to quickly set up a project and organize tasks (think of it as a down-to-earth trello). Phabricator on the other hand is a complete suite of … Continue reading

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Extend the system partition in a Windows virtual machine running within kvm with file-based virtual disk

The post Extend the system partition in a Windows virtual machine running within kvm/lvm is applicable if the virtual disk is on a LVM volume. If the virtual disk is file-based, these are the required steps: Find out what is … Continue reading

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Effect of initial estimates for KLLs on the convergence of liquid-liquid equilibrium calculations

The initial estimates for the KLLs (equilibrium factors) have a big influence on the convergence behavior of liquid-liquid equilibrium calculations. To highlight this effect, let’s try out something with LIBPF. We choose the system H2O / 2-ethyl-1-hexanol. Experimental measurements for … Continue reading

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Running your own kernel from the LIBPF user interface on OS X

During model development, you rapidly produce new versions of the calculation kernel (the command-line executable version of your models). The easiest thing to do to try them out is to run them from the LIBPF user interface. Here is a … Continue reading

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Impressions from the sps ipc drives Italia 2016 fair

The state of confusion that currently prevails when the Internet comes to manufacturing was confirmed at the sps ipc drives Italia fair that took place this week in Parma, Italy. The confusion starts from the terminology. If you view the … Continue reading

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Debugging LIBPF applications with gdb

GNU debugger (gdb) is the standard command-line debugger on many Unix-like systems for troubleshooting C++ programs. To prepare for debugging your application, compile it with debugging symbols enabled; for example assuming you want to debug Qpepper and use bjam to … Continue reading

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