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SCHUNK wins HERMES AWARD 2017 (26/04/2017)
Article image This year’s HERMES AWARD winner is gripping solutions developer, SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG for a solution that supports human-robot collaboration.
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fleXstructures wins Robotics Award at Hannover Messe (26/04/2017)
Article image fleXstructures GmbH has been announced the winner of the Robotics Award 2017 for applied robotics at Hannover Messe this week, after impressing the judges with its smart software solution for robot optimisation.
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Opening up the world of predictive maintenance to SMEs (24/04/2017)
ALM-enabled Smart Maintenance (ALMeS)  is a new innovation activity launched by EIT Digital’s Digital Industry Action Line with the goal of developing a cost-effective solution based on the collection and analysis of real-time data from machines.
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IoT set to trigger enterprise digital transformation 18/04/2017
From the results of a global survey – the IoT 2020 Business Report – Schneider Electric has predicted that the Internet of Things (IoT) will trigger the next wave of enterprise digital transformation. Full Story...

Online learning portal for the oil and gas industry 10/04/2017
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has introduced a new set of online short courses designed to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry. Full Story...

Intelligent wiring creates transparency 03/04/2017
A white paper from Eaton provides a description of how machine operating costs can be reduced and productivity increased with a device-level, intelligent wiring and communication system. Full Story...

New facility helps Emerson customers achieve operational excellence 03/04/2017
Emerson's new Langenfeld offices, in Germany, showcases automation technology innovations that harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things to transform business performance in an Industry 4.0 environment. Full Story...

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2017 Plant of the Year Award 28/03/2017
Qualified nominees for the 15th annual Plant of the Year Award are now being sought by FieldComm Group, which recognises end user companies in the process automation industry for their valuable application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, FDI and/or HART Communication technologies. Nominations will be accepted until 31 May 2017. Full Story...

A real-time, smart water solution for water network optimisation 21/03/2017
Schneider Electric recently introduced Water Network Optimisation (WNO) Suite, a Water and Wastewater industry solution powered by Aquis 7.0 and built on its Wonderware System Platform. Full Story...

Putting down the pencil and paper in favour of automated data collection solutions 07/03/2017
InfinityQS International is calling for greater adoption of automated data collection technologies to attain enterprise visibility and begin to adopt Industry 4.0. A recent survey of 260 manufacturers found that 75% are still manually collecting data. Full Story...

On the way to production runs of one 27/02/2017
Work being undertaken by Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology is putting us on the road towards ever shorter production runs, with the help of digital twins. Full Story...

Ericsson and Intel launch 5G initiative with Honeywell, GE and the University of California Berkeley 27/02/2017
Ericsson and Intel Corporation are launching the 5G Innovators Initiative (5GI2), an open industry initiative designed to explore, test and innovate with 5G network and distributed edge technology and to accelerate the adoption of 5G wireless and infrastructure innovation. Honeywell, GE and the University of California Berkeley, are the first participants to join the initiative. Full Story...

Industrial robot deployments grow as manufacturers adopt connectivity technologies 24/02/2017
The global market for robotics in manufacturing is steadily gathering pace, says Frost & Sullivan. This, it says, is driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  Full Story...

Emerson opens oil and gas education facility 14/02/2017
Emerson has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen, to provide a range of training courses and competency assessment programmes, enabling engineers and technicians to enhance the automation technology skills required to maximise the operational performance of the assets on which they work. Full Story...

Panduit to showcase its industrial automation infrastructure solutions at Industry 4.0 Summit 14/02/2017
At the event, which takes place from April 4 - 5 in Manchester in the UK, Panduit will give visitors access to an interactive demonstration about 'Defining IIoT/Industry 4.0 Physical Infrastructure' across a manufacturing environment. Full Story...

UKIVA plans machine vision conference 06/02/2017
With its first ever Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition, the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has developed a new event for the imaging industry in the UK which will take place at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on 27 April. Full Story...

Siemens and Bentley Systems formalise strategic alliance 30/01/2017
Siemens and Bentley Systems have formalised a strategic alliance agreement to drive new business value by accelerating digitalisation to advance infrastructure project delivery and asset performance in complementary business areas. Full Story...

Pipeline management and SCADA solution for oil and gas pipeline project 23/01/2017
Yokogawa United Kingdom has received an order from the British Pipeline Agency Limited (BPA), a provider of engineering and operational services to the oil and gas pipeline sector, to supply a management and control system for a multi-product fuel pipeline system. This project will replace BPA’s existing pipeline management and SCADA systems. Full Story...

NI opens Industrial Internet of Things lab 16/01/2017
NI has recently opened a new Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters in the US. Full Story...

B&R achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification 03/01/2017
B&R is one of the first Austrian companies to pass an ISO 9001:2015 recertification audit by TÜV AUSTRIA, the latest version of the ISO 9001 quality management standard. Full Story...

e-F@ctory Alliance grows 03/01/2017
APT Automation has become the latest member of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory Alliance. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP nodes take 25% of market share 03/01/2017
According to figures from IHS Markit, an international analyst firm, EtherNet/IP represents the largest number of new nodes shipped of industrial Ethernet networks in 2015, at nearly 25% share of market. Full Story...

CC-Link IE and PROFINET interoperability specification launched 13/12/2016
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) announced the launch of a new joint specification at sps/ipc/drives to allow for easy interoperability between CC-Link IE and PROFINET. Full Story...



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